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Google’s Secret Underclass?

For many years Google has been the crowning jewel of the tech world admired by many for both their talent and technology. Andrew Norman Wilson a contractor for Google’s book scanning project, soon discovered that the reality of working for Google (at least for some contract workers) leaves much to be desired. The people that scan books for the Google Book Search service knows as ScanOps work in the shadows as “yellow-badged workers”. “The workers wearing yellow badges are not allowed any of the privileges that I was allowed – ride the Google bikes, take the Google luxury limo shuttles home, eat free gourmet Google meals, attend Authors@Google talks and receive free, signed copies of the author’s books, or set foot anywhere else on campus except for the building they work in.”

Source: tmhwriter