Tuesday, January 17, 2006



Google jobs, hiring, openings, opportunities, recruitment, interview tips, process, Dublin, Network Engineer, letter of appointment






· See GOOGLE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

· Tips: Things to keep in mind at all times during the whole process

· Read Chronology of my Google odyssey

· Read My mail exchange from 2 March 2005 - 28 Oct 2005

Please read on - A brief account below with an analogy first

Extract from Oliver Twist Chapter 2

The gruel disappeared; the boys whispered to each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbours nudged him. Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said, somewhat alarmed at his own temerity:
”Please, sir, I want some more.”
The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper.
The assistants were paralysed with wonder; the boys with fear.
”What!” said the master at length, in a faint voice.
”Please, sir,” replied Oliver, “I want some more.”
The master aimed a blow at Oliver's head with a ladle; pinioned him in his arms; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.
The board was sitting in solemn conclave, when Mr Bumble rushed into the room in great excitement, and addressing the gentlemen in the high chair, said,
'Mr Limbkins, I beg your pardon, sir! Oliver Twist has asked for more!'
There was a general start. Horror was depicted on every countenance.
'For more!' said Mr Limbkins. 'Compose yourself, Bumble, and answer me distinctly. Do I understand that he asked for more, after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?'
'He did, sir,' replied Bumble.
'That boy will be hung,' said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. 'I know the boy will be hung.'

My interview experience

I am a regular technical guy from the old continent(in Rumsfeld speak!) working in Telco for aeons. One fine day I get this wonderful idea to apply for a job in Google, go through all the hoops(literally) and reach up to getting an employment contract in hand with a not so happy ending(hence this blog J) IE they treat you like a disposable, expendable object IE like a paperclip. Once you finish reading, please drop me a mail if their approach is fair [google hiring is fair or highhanded @ mailto:oliver_twist_at_google@yahoo.com.

Monday, January 16, 2006

My mail exchange from 2 March 2005 - 28 Oct 2005


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: resume-thanks@google.com
Date: Mar 2, 2005 10:08 AM
Subject: Thank you from Google!
To: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

Dear Applicant,
We recently received your resume and would like to thank you for your
interest in working at Google. After reviewing your resume, a member of our
staffing team will be in touch if we find you may be a fit for the role for
which you've applied. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Google Jobs
jobs@google.com


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Google Jobs Autoresponder
Date: Mar 2, 2005 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Network Engineer - EU Headquarters
To: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

We want to thank you for your interest in joining the Google team. We received
your email inquiry and look forward to the opportunity to review your background
and experience. Unfortunately, we are unable to give a personal reply to every
applicant. However, please know that we do review all resumes by hand so it
takes us just a little bit longer to get back to applicants we feel might be
a fit for one of our positions. If you do not hear from one of us, we may not
have a position available for you at this time. We thank you for your patience
and want to thank you again for your interest in Google.

Google Staffing
http://www.google.com/jobs.html


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Mar 14, 2005 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: for Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Jim,

Good day. I am sorry that I missed your call. Monday 11 AM your
time should be good. Talk to you later.

Best regards/Partha


On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 12:53:44 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> Hi Partha,
>
> I just called -- sorry I missed you. I will try you again on Monday.
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 9:11 AM
> To: Jim Oakley
> Subject: Re: for Partha from Jim at Google
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> Thank you for your reply. The best time would be between 8 PM -10 PM Paris time which would be 11 AM - 1 PM your

time, preferably on my home number .
>
> Thank you/best regards/Partha
>
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 18:39:57 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > Hi Partha,
> >
> > Thanks for submitting your resume for the position of Network Engineer
> > for our EU Headquarters. Here is a link to the description:
> > http://www.google.ie/jobs/openings.html#net_eng
> >
> > I had a chance to share your resume with our team and we were interested in speaking with you further about this position. Would

you please send me an email to let me know when I could call you to speak about this? It would be especially helpful to have evening

parameters to allow for our time zone difference. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
> >
> > Thanks and best regards,
> > Jim
> >
> >
> > Jim Oakley
> > Google Recruiting - Network Engineering
> >
> >
>
>

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: Mar 16, 2005 10:13 PM
Subject: RE: Google call on Thursday, 3/17 at Noon Central European time (11am GMT)
To: Partha sarathy

Hi Partha,

It turns out Przemek will not be able to call at the time scheduled (he will
be in transit to Mountain View). I will call you in a few minutes to
discuss and find a new time.

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 1:40 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: Google call on Thursday, 3/17 at Noon Central European time
(11am GMT)

Jim,

Thank you. I would prefer to call Przemek from one of the conference
rooms - could you pls give me his number.

Thank you/best regards/Partha


On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:06:30 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> Hi Partha,
>
> Thanks for taking the time to chat today and for being available to talk
with a member of our technical team. Przemek ("Pshimick"), one of the
group's Dublin-based engineers, will call you on Thursday, 3/17 at Noon
Central European time (11am GMT). He will call you at
>
> Here is a link to the job description:
>
> http://www.google.ie/jobs/openings.html#net_eng
>
> Here also is the Mountain View-based position. This captures the type of
engineer we are seeking for our Dublin facility:
>
> http://www.google.com/jobs/eng/network.html#net_eng
>
> Please let me or Jennifer know if any conflicts arise. I
hope the two of you have a good discussion.
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Oakley
> Technical Recruiting
> Google Technology Corp.
>
> 650-623-4000 - general
> http://www.google.com/jobs/index.html
>


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Mar 16, 2005 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: for Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Jim,

How are you? I would prefer Tuesday next at 8 PM - 9 PM.

Thank you/best regards/Partha


On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:25:26 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> Hi Partha,
>
> I just left you a message about this at your home number.
>
> Unfortunately Przemek can not call you tomorrow as originally scheduled, as he will be travelling to the Google headquarters. He

could speak with you this evening (e.g. very soon) or we can set something up for next Tuesday oir Wednesday evening (Paris time)

while he is in California.
>
> Please send me a quick reply if you think we can set up something in the next hour or so, or let me know your hours of availability next

week -- preferably in the evenings to account for the time zone difference.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
> Jim Oakley
> Google Recruiting - Network Engineering
>

====================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: Mar 22, 2005 9:58 PM
Subject: RE: Google call now scheduled for Tuesday 3/22 at 8pm Parisian Time (11am Pacific Time)
To: Parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

Hi Partha,

I hope Przemek was able to reach you. Perhaps the two of you are speaking now. I tried to contact him (he is in Mountain View) and

the team said he had mentioned the call and was not around. Hopefully the two of you are talking.

Let me know if you were able to talk with him. My apologies for any inconvenience.

Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 11:15 AM
> To: Jim Oakley
> Subject: Re: Google call now scheduled for Tuesday 3/22 at 8pm Parisian
> Time (11am Pacific Time)
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> How are you? I am waiting for Przemek's call. Please
> advise. Thank you.
> Best regards/Partha
>
>
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:40:42 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > Hi Partha,
> >
> > Thanks for the call back. I scheduled the call with Przemek for next
> Tuesday 3/22 at 8pm Parisian Time (11am Pacific Time). He will call you
> at the original number listed below.
> >
> > Take care,
> > Jim
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Subject: "Google call on Thursday, 3/17 at Noon
> > Central European time (11am GMT)", Content: "Hi Partha,
> >
> > Thanks for taking the time to chat today and for being available to talk
> > with a member of our technical team. Przemek ("Pshimick"), one of the
> > group's Dublin-based engineers, will call you on Thursday, 3/17 at Noon
> > Central European time (11am GMT). He will call you at .
> >
> > Here is a link to the job description:
> >
> > http://www.google.ie/jobs/openings.html#net_eng
> >
> > Here also is the Mountain View-based position. This captures the type
> of
> > engineer we are seeking for our Dublin facility:
> >
> > http://www.google.com/jobs/eng/network.html#net_eng
> >
> > Please let me or Jennifer ( ) know if any conflicts arise. I
> > hope the two of you have a good discussion.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > Jim Oakley
> > Technical Recruiting
> > Google Technology Corp.
> >
> > 650-623-4000 - general
> > http://www.google.com/jobs/index.html
> >
> >



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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Mar 23, 2005 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: to Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your mail Jennifer was kind enough to patch
me through to Przemek and we had our call part on land line and part
mobile. I am glad to hear the positive feedback from him and I look
forward to the next steps. What I really appreciate in this process -
2 calls - is the "franc parler" - candidness of Google culture.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 14:41:26 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> Hi Partha,
>
> I understand you and Przemek eventually had an opportunity to talk. Sorry about the delayed call. Przemek did mention that he

enjoyed the call and believes you are a strong candidate. I expect to be contacting you in the coming days about next steps in the

process.
>
> Thanks and best regards,
> Jim
>
> Jim Oakley
> Google Recruiting
>


=============================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Apr 4, 2005 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: for Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

I would prefer Thursday - 2000 CET is that could
be convenient.

Please let me know.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On Apr 4, 2005 6:14 PM, Jim Oakley wrote:
> Hi Partha,
>
> I hope you had a pleasant weekend. I would like to schedule another phone call between you and one of our team members. Would

you please let me know when you are available to receive my call? I will be here all day today.
>
> Thanks and best regards,
> Jim
>
> Jim Oakley
> Google Recruiting
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:43 AM
> > To: Jim Oakley
> > Subject: Re: to Partha from Jim at Google
> >
> > Hi Jim,
> >
> > Thanks for your mail Jennifer was kind enough to patch
> > me through to Przemek and we had our call part on land line and part
> > mobile. I am glad to hear the positive feedback from him and I look
> > forward to the next steps. What I really appreciate in this process -
> > 2 calls - is the "franc parler" - candidness of Google culture.
> >
> > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> >
> > On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 14:41:26 -0800, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > > Hi Partha,
> > >
> > > I understand you and Przemek eventually had an opportunity to talk.
> > Sorry about the delayed call. Przemek did mention that he enjoyed the
> > call and believes you are a strong candidate. I expect to be contacting
> > you in the coming days about next steps in the process.
> > >
> > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > Jim
> > >
> > > Jim Oakley
> > > Google Recruiting
> > >
>
>

=============================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Apr 12, 2005 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: Google call on Thursday 4/7 at 8pm CET (11am PDT)
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

How are you? I would like to touch base with you to get
the feedback on my last interview and to discuss further. Pls let me
know a convenient date/time.

Thank you/best regards/Partha



On 4/4/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
> Hi Partha,
>
> Thanks for your note and phone message, and for being available to talk with another member of our technical team. Vadim, one of

the group's engineers, will call you on Thursday 4/7 at 8pm CET (11am PDT). He will call you at
>
> Please let me or Jennifer ( ) know if any conflicts arise. I hope the two of you have a good discussion.
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Oakley
> Technical Recruiting
> Google Technology Corp.
>
> 650-253-4000 - general
> http://www.google.com/jobs/index.html
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 9:53 AM
> > To: Jim Oakley
> > Subject: Re: for Partha from Jim at Google
> >
> > Hi Jim,
> >
> > I would prefer Thursday - 2000 CET is that could
> > be convenient.
> >
> > Please let me know.
> >
> > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> >
> > On Apr 4, 2005 6:14 PM, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > > Hi Partha,
> > >
> > > I hope you had a pleasant weekend. I would like to schedule another
> > phone call between you and one of our team members. Would you please let
> > me know when you are available to receive my call? I will be here all day
> > today.
> > >
> > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > Jim
> > >
> > > Jim Oakley
> > > Google Recruiting
>
>


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Apr 20, 2005 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: for Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Jim,

Thank you. I look forward to meeting with the Google person in Paris. I would like to get Vadim's assessment on the interview. I

wanted to let you know that, on my side I had some difficulty following him specially when he asked me to troubleshoot with diagrams

and I didn't think that I did very well, I am afraid.

Thank you/best regards/Partha





On 4/19/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Sorry for the delay in communication about a position with Google. We are looking into having you meet with a member of our team

who is currently working in Paris as a probable next step. I will be in touch about this in the coming days.

Thanks and best regards,
Jim




===============================
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: Apr 22, 2005 11:09 PM
Subject: Partha - from Jim at Google
To: Parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

Hi Partha,

Sorry for the delay. I am still trying to get some clarification from the Dublin manager.

Jim

===============================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Apr 29, 2005 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your mail. I am interested in the next logical steps and would prefer visit with you in Dublin next Friday - May

6th.

Thank you/best regards/Partha



On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Sorry for the delay in all of this. I finally got definitive direction on the next step in the process. We are interested in inviting you to visit

with us in Dublin at a time that would work for you. I know it has been a while since we first started to explore this and perhaps your

situation has changed, but we would be delighted to find a time to make this happen -- we would cover airfare, hotel, etc.

Please let me know if this is of interest to you and, if so, some times that might work for this.

Thanks,
Jim



======================================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Apr 29, 2005 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Jim,

Thanks for your quick reply. I am traveling the following week IE from May 10 and will be back in 2-3 weeks time. So, I arranged

to take Friday May 6th off and would appreciate if you could schedule my interviews next Friday.


Thank you/best regards/Partha




On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Thanks for the note. I think we may be having another candidate visit that day. Do you have some flexibility on other days (like the

following Friday, 5/13)?

Thanks,
Jim

________________________________________
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 1:46 PM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your mail. I am interested in the next logical steps and would prefer visit with you in Dublin next Friday - May

6th.

Thank you/best regards/Partha
On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Sorry for the delay in all of this. I finally got definitive direction on the next step in the process. We are interested in inviting you to visit

with us in Dublin at a time that would work for you. I know it has been a while since we first started to explore this and perhaps your

situation has changed, but we would be delighted to find a time to make this happen -- we would cover airfare, hotel, etc.

Please let me know if this is of interest to you and, if so, some times that might work for this.

Thanks,
Jim




===========================================================
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Apr 29, 2005 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

I left you a voice mail earlier. If the interviewing part - Dubin & Mountain View - can be arranged, I can buy a ticket

Paris-Dublin-Paris and travel on Wednesday evening.

Ple let me know. Good week-end.


Thank you/best regards/Partha






On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,



I am going to send a request to the coordinator in Dublin about this, though given the time zone complications I am expecting this will

be extremely difficult to swing (she is 8 hours ahead and I will not be in the office in Mountain View until 5pm in Dublin on Monday).

We'll see what we can do but I am guessing we will have to wait until after your return.



Jim




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From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 2:17 PM


To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google



Hi Jim,

Understand. I just checked and saw that Thursday - May 5th will be good for me as it's a public holiday in France and is a

working day in Dublin. Let me call you to discuss.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:

Hi Partha,

Thanks for the note. Unfortunately it would be virtually impossible to schedule you for Friday, as we also would need to schedule you

with some of the Mountain View engineers over video conference. We could find a time in early June or when you return.

Jim

________________________________________
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 2:00 PM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google

Jim,

Thanks for your quick reply. I am traveling the following week IE from May 10 and will be back in 2-3 weeks time. So, I arranged

to take Friday May 6th off and would appreciate if you could schedule my interviews next Friday.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Thanks for the note. I think we may be having another candidate visit that day. Do you have some flexibility on other days (like the

following Friday, 5/13)?

Thanks,
Jim

________________________________________
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 1:46 PM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: To Partha from Jim at Google

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your mail. I am interested in the next logical steps and would prefer visit with you in Dublin next Friday - May

6th.

Thank you/best regards/Partha
On 4/29/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Sorry for the delay in all of this. I finally got definitive direction on the next step in the process. We are interested in inviting you to visit

with us in Dublin at a time that would work for you. I know it has been a while since we first started to explore this and perhaps your

situation has changed, but we would be delighted to find a time to make this happen -- we would cover airfare, hotel, etc.

Please let me know if this is of interest to you and, if so, some times that might work for this.

Thanks,
Jim





=========================================================
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: May 2, 2005 11:40 PM
Subject: RE: to Partha from Jim at Google
To: Parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

Hi Partha,

Thanks for your note. Please do let me know asap of your anticipated availability. We need to coordinate both Dublin and Mountain

View engineers for these interviews, so the more notice the better.

We are interviewing a few engineers for Dublin but I think it makes sense to keep moving forward with the expectation that there will be

available opportunities into the foreseeable future.

Jim

________________________________________
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 2:29 PM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: to Partha from Jim at Google

Hi Jim,

Thanks for trying. I will let you know once I have a firm date for my return - late May/early June. I hope that the positions will be

open till then.

Thank you/best regards/¨Partha


On 5/2/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

It turns out we will not be able to schedule anything for this week (the recruiting team and a couple of the relevant engineers will not be

there). We are still interested in trying to schedule a visit when you are available later in May. Please give me some dates that would

work for you at your earliest convenience.

Thanks and best regards,
Jim



=======================================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: May 13, 2005 9:06 PM
Subject: RE: Partha - scheduling a visit to Google Dublin
To: Partha sarathy


Hi Partha,



Thanks for the message and proposed dates. We may end up shooting for the 13th. I am going to be working with the Dublin

coordinators to work out the details.



Best regards,

Jim




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 9:56 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: Partha - scheduling a visit to Google Dublin



Hi Jim,

Good day. I am very much interested in meeting people in Dublin and doing the interviews. I would prefer either June 13th or

17th. I will be returning to Paris during the first week of June. Pls let me know if these dates would be OK or we can try to find another

date during this week.

Thank you/best regards/Partha




On 5/9/05, Jim Oakley wrote:

Hi Partha,

I would like to get details of your trip worked out in advance of your visit, if possible, since we would need to coordinate with the

schedules of engineers in Dublin and Mountain View (via video-conference). Please let me know if you are still interested in

scheduling an interview in Dublin after your return and, if so, a range of dates that would work for you. I assume you would use de

Gaulle airport.

Best regards,
Jim

_______________________________________
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com ]
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 2:29 PM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: to Partha from Jim at Google

Hi Jim,

Thanks for trying. I will let you know once I have a firm date for my return - late May/early June. I hope that the positions will be

open till then.

Thank you/best regards/¨Partha

On 5/2/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

It turns out we will not be able to schedule anything for this week (the recruiting team and a couple of the relevant engineers will not be

there). We are still interested in trying to schedule a visit when you are available later in May. Please give me some dates that would

work for you at your earliest convenience.

Thanks and best regards,
Jim



=================================
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Jun 13, 2005 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: Google Flights and Travel
To: Barbara Mathews

Hi Barabra,

I hope it works out - I will confirm during the course of next week (I am traveling).

Thank you/best regards/partha


On 6/13/05, Barbara Mathews wrote:
Hi Partha,

I am going to schedule flights to Dublin on the 7th – do the interviews on the 7th and schedule outgoing flights on the 8th back to

France.

Please confirm this and I will book them from Charles de Gaulle.

Sorry for all the changing – eventually this will work out!

Regards,

Barbara



Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

G oo gl e Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle



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From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: 10 June 2005 08:41


To: Barbara Mathews
Subject: Re: Google Flights and Travel



Hi Barbara,

Understand. I am OK for the 6th of July. I would prefer to fly out the next day 7th.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On 6/9/05, Barbara Mathews wrote:

Hi Partha,

Thanks for your mail. Unfortunately July 4th is a public holiday in the US and we would like to schedule you to speak with some people

over there. How about flying over on July 6th? We can hold the interviews on Wednesday, July 6th and you can fly home either late on

the evening of July 6th or the next day – the 7th?

Let me know,

Thanks

Barbara





Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

G oo gl e Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle




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From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: 09 June 2005 07:32


To: Barbara Mathews
Subject: Re: Google Flights and Travel



Barbara,

Good day. I am traveling between 16 June to 29 June. I would request to schedule this meeting on 4 July preferably.

I would give a call later to confirm.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On 6/2/05, Barbara Mathews wrote:

Hi Partha,

As per our telephone call, do you have availability the week of June 27th. When you are sure that you do, please email me to confirm

and I will schedule flights from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Kind Regards,

Barbara



Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

G oo gl e Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: 01 June 2005 15:51


To: Barbara Mathews
Subject: Re: Google Flights and Travel



Hi Barbara,



Good day. I am back in Paris. I would like to confirm June 13th as the interview date. I plan to take only the 13th off and I

hope that should be OK. Could you pls give me your contact number? My tel is





Thank you/best regards/Partha



On 5/18/05, Barbara Mathews wrote:

Hi Partha,

Thank you for your mail. If I book these flights, they are non refundable so I will wait until you can properly confirm both outgoing and

incoming flights. Please let me know when you can.

Kind Regards,

Barbara



Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

G oo gl e Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: 18 May 2005 17:27
To: Barbara Mathews
Subject: Re: Google Flights and Travel



Hi Barbara,
Thank you. Tentatively, June 13th looks good for me. I will confirm later on working out my return to France. My full\name is

Partha sarathy/S Mr

Best regards/Partha


On 5/17/05, Barbara Mathews < barbaram@google.com> wrote:

Hi Partha,

I would like to schedule your flights and accommodation for your stay in Dublin. We have tentatively scheduled the interviews for

Monday, June 13 th. Please confirm you can attend interviews that day. We will fly you over that day, book one night hotel

accommodation and book your return flight. Please let me know as soon as possible what airport you are flying out of and also if you

are available for that day. Please also confirm your full name on your passport (for your tickets).

Thanks

Hope to hear from you soon,

Barbara



Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

G oo gl e Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle
















========================================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barbara Mathews
Date: Jun 13, 2005 6:00 PM
Subject: FW: Accommodation
To: Partha sarathy


Hi Partha,

Below is the reservation number for your one nights accommodation stay in Dublin on the 7th July.

I will forward your flight details when I receive them from the Travel Agent.



The address of the hotel is:

Grand Canal Hotel,

Ringsend,

Dublin 4



Your interviews start at 3pm on Thursday, July 7th.

The address of the Google Offices is:

Gordon House,

1st and 2nd floor,

Barrow St,

Dublin 4.



You will be meeting with 4 people face to face and 1 person via VideoConference.

If you have any questions/queries, please let me know.

Kind Regards,

Barbara







Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

Google Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rebecca Sloper [mailto:RebeccaSloper@grandcanalhotel.com]
Sent: 13 June 2005 16:37
To: Barbara Mathews
Subject: RE: Accommodation



Hi Barbara,



No problem at all, Mr Sarathy’s reservation number is 18238



Regards,
Rebecca



Rebecca Sloper

Reservations and Conference Co-ordinator

Grand Canal Hotel

Tel: +353(0)16461000

Fax: +353(0)16461001

Direct Dial: +353(0)2309604

Email: rebeccasloper@grandcanalhotel.com

reservations@grandcanalhotel.com

Web: www.grandcanalhotel.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Mathews [mailto:barbaram@google.com]
Sent: 13 June 2005 15:17
To: Rebecca Sloper
Subject: Accommodation



Hi Rebecca,

Can I reserve one nights accommodation bed and breakfast for Mr Partha Sarathy on Thursday, July 7th?

Please invoice Google Ireland for the bed and breakfast.

Thanks

Barbara



Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

Google Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle





=============================================================



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Jun 15, 2005 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: FW: travel management ireland Option (Sarathy - 07/07/05)
To: Barbara Mathews

Hi Barbara,

How are you? Pls schedule the interview on any day between July 11th - July 15th as I will be back on July 6th in Paris(as

discussed). I appreciate your support.

Thank you/best regards/Partha



On 6/15/05, Barbara Mathews wrote:

Hi Partha,
Have you taken a look at the different flights - any feedback on which ones
you would like?
Thanks
Barbara

Barbara Matthews

Recruitment Coordinator,

Google Ireland.

IM: barbaramgoogle




-----Original Message-----
From: Travel [mailto:Travel@travelmanagement.ie]
Sent: 13 June 2005 16:58
To: barbaram@google.com
Subject: travel management ireland Option (Sarathy - 07/07/05)

DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL, Please forward your response to:

Prepared by Caroline Masterson please e-mail on
caroline.masterson@travelmanagement.ie or phone
(Please note, if the attached document is an OPTION, this a provisional
reservation ONLY and you MUST note the TICKETING DEADLINE)

Failure to confirm this reservation by the ticketing deadline may result in
a higher fare or no seat being availble.

If this is an e-ticket, you must print and present it at check-in.

Travel Management Ireland
"pioneering innovative travel solutions"

Partner of GlobalStar Travel Management(r)
a worldwide joint-venture partnership of leading travel companies leveraging
the buying power from sales in excess of 5 billion dollars. GlobalStar
partners
deliver worldwide, culturally sensitive travel management solutions with a
distinct commitment to high standards in service excellence, true global
price
sourcing and integrated information systems.
More information: www.globalstartravel.net


**********************************************************************
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify system
manager.
This footnote also confirms that this email message has been examined for
the presence of computer viruses.
**********************************************************************







============================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Jun 18, 2005 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: Dublin position
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your reply. I look forward to meeting your folks in Dublin.

Best regards/Partha



On 6/15/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Thank you for the note and for sharing your concerns. The gap of time since the first interview and today has been extraordinarily long

but I can assure you that our needs in Dublin are only growing. There are ABSOLUTELY positions available there and we are very

much looking forward to your visit (at last!).

Do you have other concerns you would like to share?

Jim

PS: The date I saw marked for the interview is 7/7, but that information might be out-of-date. What exact day did you settle upon with

Barbara?

________________________________________
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:00 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Dublin position

Jim,
Good day. how are you? I have my interview scheduled in Dublin in the week from July 11th - July 15th. I would like to confirm

with you that there are positions available before I travel as it has taken considerable amount of time from my first telephone interview

to this meeting.
I appreciate your support.

Thank you/best regards/Partha






==========================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Jun 24, 2005 7:05 AM
Subject: Re: FW: travel management ireland Option (Sarathy - 12/07/05)
To: Barbara Mathews
Cc: Jim Oakley

HI Barabara,
Could you pls reserve my return flight by AF5003 at 06:40 AM on 13 July? I would need to take one day off this way.

Pls let me know. Thank you/best regards/Partha

Air
Tuesday
12/07/05
AF5004
CDG
Paris Charles de Gaule
DUB
Dublin

T2F
Economy
10:15
11:15


*AF5003

06H40
DUBLIN, (DUB)
09H30

PARIS, Charles De Gaulle (CDG)
Terminal 2F British Aerospa

01H50




On 6/22/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Partha,

Would you please confirm with Barbara about the details of the trip (per her
email below)?

Thank you.

Jim

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barbara Mathews [mailto: barbaram@GOOGLE.COM]
> Sent: 17 June 2005 15:21
> To: 'Partha sarathy'
> Subject: FW: travel management ireland Option (Sarathy - 12/07/05)
>
> Hi Partha,
> Please take a look at the flight details attached and mail me your choice.
> You will be flying over on the 12th - interviews start at 3pm (that day)
> and
> then you will fly back on the 13th. I have booked a hotel for you on the
> night of the 12th.
> Please reply to me with your flight choice.
> Kind Regards,
> Barbara
>
> Barbara Matthews
>
> Recruitment Coordinator,
>
> Google Ireland.
>
> IM: barbaramgoogle
>

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Travel [mailto:Travel@travelmanagement.ie ]
> Sent: 17 June 2005 15:14
> To: barbaram@google.com
> Subject: travel management ireland Option (Sarathy - 12/07/05)
>
> DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL, Please forward your response to:
>
> Prepared by Caroline Masterson please e-mail on
> caroline.masterson@travelmanagement.ie or phone on
> (Please note, if the attached document is an OPTION, this a provisional
> reservation ONLY and you MUST note the TICKETING DEADLINE)
>
> Failure to confirm this reservation by the ticketing deadline may result
> in
> a higher fare or no seat being availble.
>
> If this is an e-ticket, you must print and present it at check-in.
>
> Travel Management Ireland
> "pioneering innovative travel solutions"
>
> Partner of GlobalStar Travel Management(r)
> a worldwide joint-venture partnership of leading travel companies
> leveraging
> the buying power from sales in excess of 5 billion dollars. GlobalStar
> partners
> deliver worldwide, culturally sensitive travel management solutions with a
> distinct commitment to high standards in service excellence, true global
> price
> sourcing and integrated information systems.
> More information: www.globalstartravel.net
>
>
> **********************************************************************
> This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are
> intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
> addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify system
> manager.
> This footnote also confirms that this email message has been examined for
> the presence of computer viruses.
> **********************************************************************






=========================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: barbaram@google.com
Date: Jul 13, 2005 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: FW: travel management ireland E-Ticket (Sarathy - 12/07/05)
To: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

I am out of the office.
Please contact Jeanine Wade - jwade@google.com for any queries pertaining to Conversions.
For all other queries, please contact orna@google.com or emmalee@google.com.
All else, I will reply to on my return.
Kind Regards,
Barbara


===========================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Jul 21, 2005 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: Partha - Google status
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,

Thank you for your positive feedback. I had an interesting trip to Dublin. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards/Partha



On 7/21/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us at Google. I hope your trip went well.

We have been collecting feedback over the last week or so and so far it seems like things are going well. We have a bit more to

collect before we can be sure of next steps. I hope to be in contact in the coming days about this.

Again, thanks for the visit and I look forward to talking again soon.

Please let me know if any new questions surfaced in the interview or if you have any issues you would like to surface.

Best regards,
Jim

Jim Oakley
Google Recruiting



=====================================
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: Jul 29, 2005 2:54 AM
Subject: for Partha from Jim at Google
To: Parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com

Hi Partha,

Thanks a lot for your patience through the whole interviewing process. It has been *much* lengthier than usual and I appreciate that you

have stuck through it. The feedback is in from your on-site in Dublin and it is quite positive. The team really liked what they thought you

could bring to the company. Unfortunately there were some engineers who were not able to participate because of technical difficulties

with the video machines (and due to other factors). We had hoped to have you speak with more than just Kevin from the Mountain

View netops team!

The hiring committee (which definitely likes your resume and the feedback so far) would like to see one more person speak with you

before we look to make an offer. This would be a phone (non-video) interview with one of our Mountain View engineers for about

30-45 minutes. Would you be able to give me some times that would work for you -- perhaps early to middle of next week.

Again, I *GREATLY* appreciate your patience in all of this and I would not ask you to do this additional step if I did not think it was likely

to net good results soon thereafter.

Please let me know what would work for you to speak with another person.

Thanks and best regards,
Jim

Jim Oakley
Google Recruiting



=============================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: Aug 22, 2005 5:50 PM
Subject: RE: Partha - Google
To: Partha sarathy


Hi Partha,



Ron confirmed that the time would work for him. Thanks again for making yourself available.



I hope you had a good weekend.



Jim




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 12:36 AM


To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: Partha - Google



Hi Jim,

Thanks. I look forward to Ron's call and a happy conclusion.

Best regards/Partha

On 8/19/05, Jim Oakley wrote:

Hi Partha,



Sorry for the delay. The person we initially tapped for the call had a conflict that has since cleared up. Ron will call you next

Wednesday at 1pm PDT (10pm CET) at .



I hope the two of you have a good interview.



Jim




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 1:40 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Fwd: Partha - Google



Jim,

Hi. Can we schedule my interview ob 8/24 Wednesday? Pls confirm.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Aug 17, 2005 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: Partha - Google
To: Jim Oakley

Hi Jim,



Thanks for your reply. 8/24 would be fine at a 23 at a convenient time.



Best regards/Partha




On 8/16/05, Jim Oakley wrote:

Hi Partha,



Thanks for the note. The person with whom we would like you to speak has commitments until about 1pm, PDT, which would equate to

10pm CET. That might be too late to start. Would you like to go the next day? What is your preference?



Thanks,

Jim




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:00 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: Partha - Google



Hi Jim,

Good day. I am back in Paris now and I would like to schedule the interview on Tuesday - 8/23 at a convenient time for the

interviewer.

Pls advise.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On 8/3/05, Partha sarathy < parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com> wrote:

Jim,-

Thanks you for your 2 mails. I am in India for urgent personal reasons and would like to know if we can schedule the interview after

my return to Paris.

I would like to understand "key area" issue better. As for my background, I come from a level 3 technical support and am using

my skills for Automation. I would like to discuss with you further, get some clarification and to address your concerns. My contact

number in India is . The time difference is +12.5 hours for Mountain View.

Thank you/best regards/Partha



On 8/2/05, Jim Oakley < joakley@google.com > wrote:

Hi Partha,

I am not sure if you received my last message from Friday regarding setting up another phone call. I apologize for continuing the

process but want to clarify the reason for the call. Two of the interviewers had different impressions of your skills in one of the key

areas. Otherwise your candidacy looks excellent. I am confident we will be able to move directly toward an offer for employment if the

call goes well.

Please let me know at your availability to talk with one of our team members.

Thanks and best regards,
Jim

Jim Oakley
Google Recruiting










===========================================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Aug 25, 2005 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: Partha - Google next steps (at last!)
To: Jim Oakley


Hi Jim,

Thank you for your mail + call. I had an interesting conversation wirh Ron last night. As Andrew White in Ireland told me,

Google waits and picks the right people and I am glad to one of those. My GPA details are

I am calling with the compensation info.

I would like to thank you for your support through this process and look forward to working with you.

Best regards/Partha

On 8/25/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

Many thanks for taking the time to speak with Ron. He said that he enjoyed the call a great deal. He also mentioned that the two of you

discussed the length of this process. It certainly sets a record for me and I *greatly* appreciate your patience throughout. Thankfully

we are at the end of the process and things are looking very optimistic for you joining Google. At this point I need some information as

soon as possible if you can provide it. I hate to ask for some of this information via email, but figure this is the best way to make sure

the information is shared soon enough for moving forward quickly.

Would you please let me know the following?
- Your overall GPA at Birla and your GPA at ESSEC? It is probable that it will not be on a 4.0 scale. We have some tools to make the

conversion for different countries, but please feel free to contexualize with class rank or any additional information. Please also let me

know a Major GPAs if you know them.
- Some compensation information (your current base pay, actual/targetted bonuses, equity stock info, etc)? This is the part that I prefer

not to address via email, but I need this information to move forward in the process. We are considering you for a senior position in

Dublin and hope to make an attractive offer.
- If you know any Google employees through Equant, Birla, ESSEC or professional/casual groups? The company places a lot of value

on internal references, so if you happen to know an "insider" it is helpful in the process (but not fatal if you do not).

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Jim

Jim Oakley
Google Recruiting





=======================================

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Emer Behan
Date: Sep 14, 2005 4:55 PM
Subject: Google Documentation
To: Parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com
Cc: joakley@google.com


Hi Partha



Attached please find the following documentation:


- Contract
- Stock option / GSU agreement
- Data protection agreement



If you have any further queries please feel free to contact me.



Kind Regards



Emer Behan





Emer Behan

Google Ireland

HR Dept.





email: emerb@google.com






==========================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Sep 27, 2005 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Hi Partha - Google offer process
To: Jim Oakley

Jim,

How are you? Thank you for your call.

I have really enjoyed the whole Google interview process and I would like to thank you for your time, candour and efforts to get me on

board. on my side, I am ecstatic to be on board a Number 1 company in its business in the world. As we discussed yesterday, I want to

start on a good note so that I can get on with the job and deliver.



I request that Google offer me a 10% raise on the base salary and 20% more on the variable side - the stock options and unit grant.

Thank you/best regards/Partha





On 9/20/05, Partha sarathy wrote:
Jim,

Thanks - I was held up at work late - I will call you today if that is OK with you.

Best regards/Partha



On 9/19/05, Jim Oakley < joakley@google.com> wrote:
HI Partha,

I am in the office right now. Please feel free to call or let me know how/where I can get you when you are ready to receive.

Jim




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 11:28 PM

To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: Hi Partha - Google offer process



Hi Jim,

Good day. I would like to go over the offer letter I have received from Emer Behan with you. Pls give me a convenient time to

reach you.

Thank you/best regards/Partha

On 9/13/05, Partha sarathy wrote:
Hi Jim,

Thanks for your msgs. I am back in Paris now and you can call me on
till noon your time.

Thank you/best regards/Partha





On 9/12/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,



I also left you a voice mail about this last week. Would you let me know when you are available to talk – perhaps the early evening of

9/13, CET?



Thanks,

Jim








--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:57 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Re: Hi Partha - Google offer process



Jim



Thank you. I am travelling now and will be back in Paris on 13 Sep. I will not have email access from today till 13 Sep. I will revert to

your proposal on 9/13.



Best regards/Partha



On 9/1/05, Jim Oakley < joakley@google.com> wrote:

Hi Partha,

Thanks for your patience throughout the process. We got approval to move forward toward the corporate hiring committee for a

position at Google. I was hoping final approval would come this week, but it is looking like it will come next week. I am very hopeful

(and fully expecting) I will be able to present you with something at that time. Again, I appreciate your patience throughout.

Best regards,
Jim












================================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley < joakley@google.com>
Date: Oct 10, 2005 6:31 PM
Subject: RE: Revised contract and stock letters
To: Partha sarathy


Hi Partha,

Replies in line...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 6:41 AM
> To: Jim Oakley
> Subject: Re: Revised contract and stock letters
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> Thanks for your reply. Please bear with me for
> this delay as I had to go through the contract carefully and
> we are working long hours on an offshoring project.

I definitely understand your other areas of focus. As a person with
managerial experience, though, I am also sure you understand we need to keep
the overall hiring process moving forward, so please give this attention
when you can.

>
> The notice period is 3 months and once we have agreed I will
> resign. I will then start working on reducing this period so
> that my likely start dates will be either Dec 2005 or Jan 2006.

I suspect there is not much we can do in this regard.

>
> I have one concern though at the back of my mind - regarding
> other positions in the future. I would like to know on the
> possibilities of internal mobility in Google - could you
> please give me information on this aspect?

There are a lot of opportunities at Google and I think solid contributors
have had a myriad of opportunities to grow and move into new areas of
responsibility. It is one of the benefits of joining a rapidly growing
company.

>
> I went through your offer carefully and have to say I am a
> bit disappointed on the bonus/option/grant side and would
> appreciate if you could revisit these given my background and
> the points I raised during our last call.

I was pretty surprised to read this, as my understanding is that you orally
accepted the terms I presented to you during our last call. Were the terms
stated in the offer letter different than the ones I presented to you? If
not, this revisiting of settled material strikes me as rather problematic.
Please clarify.

>
> Once again, I really look forward to joining this great
> company and contributing to its success.
>
> Best regards/Partha
>
>

Jim

>
>
>
> On 10/6/05, Jim Oakley < joakley@google.com> wrote:
> > Hi Partha,
> >
> > Thanks for the note. Do you have a tentative start date?
> >
> > I hope your travelling is going well.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jim
> >
> >
> >
> >
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > ----------
> > From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com ]
> > Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 1:10 PM
> > To: Brid O'Donnell; Jim Oakley
> > Subject: Re: Revised contract and stock letters
> >
> >
> > Brid, Jim,
> >
> > Hi. I have received the contract at my
> home address. I need more time to read/sign/return as I am travelling.
> >
> > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> >
> >
> > On 9/29/05, Brid O'Donnell wrote:
> > Partha,
> >
> > Please see you revised contract and stock letter attached,
> these will be couriered to you over the next few days.
> >
> > Regards
> > Brid
> > <<...>> <<...>>
> >
> >
> >
> > Brid O'Donnell
> > HR Department
> > Google Ireland
> > E: brid@google.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>


====================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Oakley
Date: Oct 12, 2005 12:34 AM
Subject: RE: Contract
To: Partha sarathy


Hi Partha,

I am working remotely today and am out tomorrow. You should be able to reach me on Thursday starting at about 16:15 GMT. If I am

not able to answer the phone please leave a message and I will call you back. It would be helpful if you clarified the best number and

time parameter for calling in such a case.

Jim



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: Partha sarathy [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:11 AM
To: Jim Oakley
Subject: Contract


Jim,

How are you? Thanks for your mail. I just tried reaching you. I wanted to go over a few things on the contract with you.
I will call you tomorrow. Pls drop me a mail with a convenient time.

Best regards/Partha

=================================================


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Partha sarathy
Date: Oct 28, 2005 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: Recap of our discussion today
To: Jim Oakley


Jim,

Thanks for your mail. I am surprised though after all our efforts. I have left you a voice mail and would appreciate if you could call

me on .

best regards/Partha

On 10/28/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
Hi Partha,

This letter is to inform you that Google is withdrawing its offer of
employment to you effective immediately. I know it has been a long process
but we feel it is in our best interest not to go forward at this time. I
wish you the best.

Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:05 AM
> To: Jim Oakley
> Subject: Re: Recap of our discussion today
>
> Jim,
>
> Understand - thanks. Could you pls ask
> Brid/Andrew to contact me?
> Best regards/Partha
>
> PS: I don't have their email addresses
>
> On 10/24/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > Hi Partha,
> >
> > At this point the issue is between you, Brid and Andrew.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 5:43 AM
> > > To: Jim Oakley
> > > Subject: Re: Recap of our discussion today
> > >
> > > Jim,
> > >
> > >
> > > Good day. What I am asking is mutual - for both parties.
> > > Brid mentioned that it is not allowed by the Irish law and she
> > > agreed to send me the information on Irish law and
> Google internal
> > > procedures, when I contacted her last Friday.
> > > I am waiting for these infos from her (see my quoted mail of
> > > 10/17 below to you).
> > >
> > > I am sending what I found on Irish law
> > >
> > > http://www.oasis.gov.ie/employment/losing_your_job/redundancy.html
> > >
> > > Quote
> > >
> > > Redundancy in Ireland occurs where you lose your job due to
> > > circumstances such as the closure of the business or a
> reduction in
> > > the number of staff.
> > >
> > > The law in Ireland lays down a minimum entitlement to a
> redundancy
> > > payment for employees with a set period of service with the
> > > employer.
> > > However, you and your employer may agree a redundancy
> payment above
> > > the statutory minimum and in such circumstances,
> employees who have
> > > not reached the statutory minimum period of service may
> also receive
> > > a payment.
> > >
> > > Unquote
> > >
> > >
> > > So, I would like to know why this is not possible? Would
> you pls ask
> > > her to drop me a mail. We have agreed on the rest and I
> am looking
> > > forward to signing the contract.
> > >
> > > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> > >
> > >
> > > On 10/20/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Partha,
> > > >
> > > > I think Brid mentioned to you that this is not something we
> > > can offer.
> > > >
> > > > Jim
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ________________________________
> > > > From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 1:33 PM
> > > >
> > > > To: Jim Oakley
> > > > Subject: Re: Recap of our discussion today
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Jim,
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for sending the details by mail. I
> am OK with
> > > > this package with one add-on in my contract IE 3 month
> > > notice/salary
> > > > in lieu for both parties as I am moving countries. Could
> > > you pls ask
> > > > Brid to include this in my contract?
> > > >
> > > > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 10/18/05, Jim Oakley wrote:
> > > > > Hi Partha,
> > > > >
> > > > > I was hoping to call you now (I am off line the rest of today
> > > > > and
> > > > tomorrow).
> > > > > It sounds like you will not be available to talk.
> > > > >
> > > > > My preference is to present this offer in person, but I
> > > think it is
> > > > > more important that you know the details as soon as
> > > possible, as I
> > > > > don't want
> > > > the
> > > > > process to drag on any longer than it has to.
> > > > >
> > > > > I went to the compensation people and explained your
> > > probable lost
> > > > > bonus situation, to see if they would be able to make another
> > > > > revision to the offer. They were willing to add another
> > > 7,500 Euros
> > > > > to the signing bonus, which pleasantly surprised me, but
> > > they also
> > > > > confirmed that this is a
> > > > final
> > > > > offer. Here are the details of this offer:
> > > > >

> > > > >
> > > > > Let me know if you want to go for this or not.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Jim
> > > > >
> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: Partha sarathy [mailto: parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> > > > > > Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 11:29 PM
> > > > > > To: Jim Oakley
> > > > > > Subject: Re: Recap of our discussion today
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Jim,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks for your call. Could you pls call me
> > > after 2100 CET
> > > > > > (from noon your time).
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On 10/17/05, Partha sarathy <
> > > parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > Jim,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > How are you? I got home late, hence the delay
> > > > > > in replying.
> > > > > > > I spoke to Brid and she will provide more information
> > > this week.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On 10/13/05, Jim Oakley < joakley@google.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > I have a revised and final offer I can present to you.
> > > > > > Are you still up?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I will be out of the office tomorrow, so I might not be
> > > > > > able to talk
> > > > > > > > with you about this until Monday.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Jim
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > > > From: Partha sarathy
> > > [mailto:parthasarathy.paris@gmail.com]
> > > > > > > > > Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:00 PM
> > > > > > > > > To: Jim Oakley
> > > > > > > > > Subject: Recap of our discussion today
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Jim,
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thank you for support and time. As I
> > > mentioned, I
> > > > > > > > > probably was not clear during our earlier call and
> > > > > > > > > needed more time to reflect
> > > > > > > > > - my apologies. I trust you to do a fair
> review as you
> > > > > > have done
> > > > > > > > > all along and I am confident that we can arrive at a
> > > > > > > > > fruitful conclusion.
> > > > > > > > > I look forward to be on board in Dublin and am excited
> > > > > > to be part
> > > > > > > > > of the No 1 search company in the world.
> > > > > > > > >

> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > 1 Information on flexibility of internal moves
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > 2 3 month notice period right from the start
> > > given the risks
> > > > > > > > > involved IE country + company move (right now the
> > > > > > notice period is
> > > > > > > > > 1 week during probation)
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Pls drop Brid a mail and I would contact her tmw
> > > to discuss,
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thank you/best regards/Partha
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>


[The following is a "GoMeme" that I'm reposting here as part of a loosely organized experiment started by Nova Spivack, author of MindingThePlanet.net. I guess you could call it a high-tech chain letter.]


There are by some estimates more than a million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few "A-List" blogs get into the top search engine results for a given topic, while the majority of blogs just don't get noticed. The reason is that the smaller blogs don't have enough links pointing to them. But this posting could solve that. Let's help the smaller blogs get more visibility!


This posting is GoMeme 4.0. It is part of an experiment to see if we can create a blog posting that helps 1000's of blogs get higher rankings in Google. So far we have tried 3 earlier variations. Our first test, GoMeme 1.0, spread to nearly 740 blogs in 2.5 days. This new version 4.0 is shorter, simpler, and fits more easily into your blog.


Why are we doing this? We want to help thousands of blogs get more visibility in Google and other search engines. How does it work? Just follow the instructions below to re-post this meme in your blog and add your URL to the end of the Path List below. As the meme spreads onwards from your blog, so will your URL. Later, when your blog is indexed by search engines, they will see the links pointing to your blog from all the downstream blogs that got this via you, which will cause them to rank your blog higher in search results. Everyone in the Path List below benefits in a similar way as this meme spreads. Try it!


Instructions: Just copy this entire post and paste it into your blog. Then add your URL to the end of the path list below, and pass it on! (Make sure you add your URLs as live links or HTML code to the Path List below.)


Path List

1. Minding the Planet

2. life, as it happens

3. Travels with Rhody

4. Google Hiring Experience

5. (your URL goes here! But first, please copy this line and move it down to the next line for the next person).

Google employment contract

28th September 2005

Dear Partha
On behalf of Google Ireland Limited and subject to our being satisfied with your references, we are happy to extend an offer of employment to you with Google Ireland Limited.

This offer of employment with the Company is conditional on you providing to the Company two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current employer (unless this is your first job), along with satisfactory evidence of your entitlement to work in Ireland.

This letter will confirm the terms of your offer of employment.

1. Your job title will be Senior Network Engineer and you will report Andrew White. You will be required to carry out your duties in a proper, loyal and efficient manner and shall use your best endeavours to promote the interests and reputation of the Company and not do anything which is or may be harmful to it.

2. Subject to satisfactory compliance with the above pre-condition, your employment will commence on a date to be confirmed. No previous period of employment with any other employer shall be treated as continuous employment with the Company.

3. You will be paid a salary of €XX,XXX per annum payable monthly arrears on the twenty-fifth day of each month into your nominated bank account. Due to business requirements, you will be scheduled to provide on call services during business and non business hours, in order to provide 24 hour, 7 day a week cover. Such times will be agreed with you, in advance, where possible, and you will be given as much notice as possible.

Additionally Google will also pay you a one time Sign-On Bonus of €YY,YYY. This will be taxed as supplemental income. Should you terminate your position in Google within your first calendar year of employment, you will be required to re pay the Sign-On Bonus on a pro rated basis.

Upon completion of your move to Dublin, Google will pay you a one-time relocation bonus of €Z,ZZZ which will be taxed at the supplemental tax rate. Should you terminate your position at Google within the first twelve months of your employment, you will be required to repay the relocation bonus on a pro-rated basis

4. You are eligible to participate in the company bonus program. Your annual bonus target will be 15%. Please note that bonus payout is contingent upon company and individual performance, and is entirely at the Company’s discretion. The scheme may be terminated unilaterally, without notice or cause by the Company. Further details of the scheme can be obtained from HR.

5. Initially, your employment will be on a probationary basis for six months. During the probationary period, except in the case of gross misconduct, your employment may be terminated on 1 week’s notice by either party or in the case of the Company by payment of 1 week’s salary in lieu of notice. Your probationary period may be extended up to a maximum of 12 months, by written notice to you.

6. On satisfactory completion of your probationary period you will be engaged on the permanent staff. Your employment may be terminated by you or by the Company on giving to the other one month’s notice, in writing, or such longer period of notice as may from time to time be required by law. Payment may be made by the Company in lieu of notice. Notice will not be given in circumstances which justify summary dismissal.
7. Your normal hours of work will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. You are entitled to a lunch break of 1 hour. From time to time, you may be required to work such additional hours as may be required to complete your responsibilities depending on the reasonable requirements of the Company. No payment will be made by the Company for overtime worked.

8. You will be working at Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland, but the company reserves the right from time to time to vary the place of employment, either permanently or temporarily, to such other location in Dublin, in which event you will be given reasonable notice. Except at the discretion of the Company you will not be compensated for such re-location.

In addition you may be required to work at such other places as the Company may from time to time specify for the performance of your duties. If the Company requires you to work outside Ireland for a period of more than one month it will provide you with written details of any additional terms and conditions which may apply to that work and your return to Ireland.

9. You will be entitled to 25 days holiday per annum. Holidays must be agreed in advance, in writing, with your manager to whom you are responsible. Not more than 3 working weeks may be taken consecutively except by special arrangement in advance, in writing, from your Manager. A maximum of 5 days holidays may be carried over from one year to the next, but must be taken by the end of March that year. The holiday year runs from 1st January to 31st December. Annual leave entitlement shall be deemed to accrue at the rate of 2.08 days per month. If you start or leave your employment during a holiday year your leave entitlement for that year will be calculated prorate at the rate of 2.08 days for each complete month of service.

In addition you may be required, due to the business needs of the Company, to work on a public holiday. Should you be required to work on a public holiday, you will be granted an additional day of annual leave.

10. In the case of absence, a satisfactory doctor's certificate must be produced in respect of absences of three days or more. You must notify your manager or Human Resources Manager as soon as reasonably possible, and no later than 10 am on the first day of absence. In the event of persistent absences due to illness, the Company may require you to be examined by a doctor appointed on its behalf. In any event, the Company reserves the right to have you medically examined (at the Company’s expense) at any time during your employment for the purposes of establishing your fitness to work, and you hereby authorise such doctors to disclose to and discuss with the Company and its medical advisors the results of such examinations and tests.

11. The company is not obliged to pay you during any absence on grounds of illness, and in such event you should avail of the appropriate Department of Social Welfare benefits. Any Company sick pay is entirely at the sole discretion of the Company and the payment of same is not guaranteed.

Any Company sick pay shall include any Social Welfare or other benefit to which you are entitled by law and shall be reduced by the amount of any such benefit recoverable by you whether or not recovered. You shall notify the Company of any Social Welfare or other benefits to which you are entitled.

12. A booklet setting out the terms of the Company’s pension scheme is available from HR.

13. We require a good standard of discipline from all employees together with satisfactory standards of
work. Dismissal or suspension without pay may take place in accordance with the disciplinary
procedure set out in the Employee Handbook if the standard of work falls below an acceptable level
or fails to improve after due warning. Summary dismissal may take place in instances of what we
regard as serious misconduct. Any matters of concern will be brought to your attention and you will
be given the opportunity of giving an explanation before any decision is made as to the form of
disciplinary action to be applied. Full details of the Company’s disciplinary procedure is set out in
the Employee Handbook.
14. We take seriously our obligations regarding the safety, health and welfare of employees and in that
regard, your attention is drawn to the company's safety statement which is available from HR. If you
have any further health and safety queries please contact HR.
15. If not previously terminated, this contract will be terminated by reason of retirement at the end of the
month in which your 60th birthday occurs.
16. During your employment, you must devote your time, attention and skills exclusively to the business
of the Company and you must use your best endeavors to promote the interests, business and
welfare of the Company. You will not, during the continuance of your employment engage in work
or employment for any other party without the prior written consent of the Company. You must avoid
outside business relationships or business dealings with any of the Company’s customers, suppliers
or competitors.
17. You will understand that the business of the Company is of such a nature as to require discretion
and confidence in relation to your work and in relation to matters which you may come into contact
with during the course of your work. You must not during the continuance of your employment or at
any time thereafter, except as authorised by the Company, in the proper performance of your duties
disclose or cause to be disclosed to any person or use for your own purposes or for any purpose
other than those of the Company any confidential information which you may have received or
obtained during your employment with the Company or information in respect of which the Company
is bound by an obligation of confidence to the third party and you shall use your best endeavors to
prevent the publication of the disclosure of any such information.
18. All notes, memoranda, documents, records and writings made, received or obtained by you and any
matters relating to the organisation, business, finance, customers, suppliers, dealings, transactions
or affairs of the Company shall be treated as confidential and shall remain the property of the
Company and shall be delivered by you to the Company forthwith upon request.
The restrictions contained in this clause shall not apply to:
(i) any disclosure authorised by the Company or required in the ordinary and proper course of
your employment or is required by order of a court of competent jurisdiction or an
appropriate regulatory authority; or
(ii) any information which you can demonstrate was known to you prior to the commencement
of your employment by the Company or is in the public domain otherwise then as a result of
a breach of this clause.
For the purposes of this clause “confidential information” means any proprietary information, whether
or not protectable as a trade secret which provides an advantage to a competitor or which a party
wishes to designate as confidential for a valid business reason or, without prejudice to the generality
of the foregoing, which concerns the business, finance or organisation of the Company, their
suppliers or customers, which shall have come to your knowledge during the course of your
employment. For the avoidance of doubt, confidential information shall include User Data.
“User Data” is defined as information directly or indirectly collected by the Company from users of its
services. User Data includes individual log files related to any user session or use of the Company’s
services or log files in the aggregate. User Data also includes personally identifiable information,
which is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity such as a name,
address, telephone number, e-mail address, or information about activities that can be directly linked
to a user such as an IP address or cookie information.
19. Any discovery, invention, improvement, process, design or procedure made or discovered by you, or
any drawings, computer programmes, documents, memoranda, correspondence in whatever form of
which you are the author or originator or otherwise produced by you alone or jointly with any other
person while in the employment of the Company and in the performance of your duties hereunder
or conceived in the course of your employment and whether or not it falls within your duty to make or
otherwise in connection with or in any way affecting or relating to the business of the Company or
capable of being used or adapted for use therein or in connection therewith shall forthwith be
disclosed by you and shall be the exclusive property of the Company to the fullest extent permitted
by law and, in relation to copyright, and without limitation to the above, throughout the world for the
full period of copyright including extensions, renewals and revivals and to the extent possible in
perpetuity.
If and whenever required to do so, whether during or after the termination of you employment, you
shall, if necessary or required by law at the expense of the Company, take all steps which may
reasonably be required by the Company to assign to the Company any copyright or other intellectual
property rights and apply or join in applying for Letters Patent or other similar protection in Ireland or
in any other part of the world for any discovery, invention, process, improvement, design or
procedure as referred to in this clause and you shall execute all instruments and do all things
necessary for vesting the said Letters Patent or other similar protection when obtained, and all right
and title to and interest in the same in the Company or its nominee absolutely and as sole beneficial
owner.
You hereby irrevocably appoint the Company to be your attorney in your name and on your behalf to
execute and do any such instruments or things and generally to use your name for the purpose of
giving to the Company or its nominee the full benefit of the provisions of this clause.
20. All grievances must be dealt with in accordance with the Company grievance procedure. Full details
of which are contained within the Employee Handbook.
21. Upon termination of your employment you shall immediately deliver up to the Company all Company
property including, but not limited to, all correspondence, documents, memoranda, papers,
computer discs, objects or source codes, writings, credit cards, keys, mobile telephones and other
property of the Company which may be in your possession or in your control by reason of this
contract.
22. The Company reserves the right to make reasonable minor changes to any of your terms of
employment from time to time. Such changes may be made by way of general notice applicable to
all employees or by way of specific notice to you. Any such changes shall take effect immediately.
At least one month’s written notice will be given to you of any significant changes which may be
given by way of an individual notice or a general notice to all employees. You will be deemed to
have accepted such a change unless you notify the Company of any valid objection, in writing,
before the expiry of the one month period.
23. The provisions of this contract shall constitute notice to you of your terms and conditions of
employment as are required to be given to you pursuant to the Terms of Employment (Information)
Act, 1994.
Attached to this Contract is our Data Protection Policy setting out our policy with respect to the processing of
all personal information. It is also contained with the Employee Handbook. Please familarise yourself with
this policy, sign and return it with this Contract, to show your acceptance of the terms therein.
This letter is sent to you in duplicate. If you find it acceptable, I would ask you to sign the original and return
it to us before 7th October 2005. In anticipation, that you accept the terms, and that we will find the results of
your references to be satisfactory, please report to our offices on your start date at which time you should
bring with you your certificate of tax free allowances/P45 (if you have worked in Ireland or the United
Kingdom prior to joining Google).
This contract of employment is governed by Irish law.
Yours sincerely,

Rachel Mooney
Human Resources Manager

======================================================

Chronology of my Google odyssey

1. Mar 2, 2005 10:08 AM Apply for Network Engineer - EU Headquarters.
2. Mar 14, 2005 First screening by US recruiter.
3. Mar 22, 2005 at 8:00 PM CET Technical interview I (the engineer who interviewed me believes that I am a strong candidate). Generally these interviews last a good one hour +.
4. Apr 7, 2005 at 8:00 PM CET Technical interview II (didn’t go well, I am afraid).
5. Jul 12, 2005 Technical interviews III, IV, V and VI (on video with the person in Mountain view, CA,USA) in Dublin, Ireland from 3 PM – 7:30 PM (all lightweight interviews).
6. Aug 24, 2005 10 PM One more Technical interview as “Two of the interviewers had different impressions of your skills in one of the key areas” – technical interview VII (an hour+ long).
7. Sep 14, 2005 received the first offer letter by email
8. Sep 29, 2005 received the amended contract (after wrangling over a few items) by email and the original by Fedex in the week Oct 3-10 2005.
9. Oct 13, 2005 request to correct a few incorrect items in the contract and after discovering the one week notice clause, ask for a 3 month notice period given the country + company moves.
Quoting from the employment contract:
Initially, your employment will be on a probationary basis for six months. During the probationary period, except in the case of gross misconduct, your employment may be terminated on 1 week’s notice by either party or in the case of the Company by payment of 1 week’s salary in lieu of notice. Your probationary period may be extended up to a maximum of 12 months, by written notice to you.

10. Oct 17, 2005 call Google, Dublin and explain the need for 3 month notice. The Dublin HR person tells me that it is not allowed under Irish law and would send me information on Irish law and Google internal procedures on redundancy.
11. Oct 18, 2005 receive and accept the terms and request for 3 month notice.
12. Oct 20, 2005 the US recruiter tells me “I think the Dublin HR person mentioned to you that this is not something we can offer.”
13. Oct 21, 2005 I do my Oliver Twist gruel act by sending this mail out

My !destructive! mail

Good day. What I am asking is mutual - for both parties. The Dublin HR person mentioned that it is not allowed by the Irish law and she agreed to send me the information on Irish law and Google internal procedures, when I contacted her last Friday. I am waiting for these infos from her (see my quoted mail of 10/17 below to you).
I am sending what I found on Irish law
http://www.oasis.gov.ie/employment/losing_your_job/redundancy.html
Quote
Redundancy in Ireland occurs where you lose your job due to circumstances such as the closure of the business or a reduction in the number of staff. The law in Ireland lays down a minimum entitlement to a redundancy payment for employees with a set period of service with the employer. However, you and your employer may agree a redundancy payment above
the statutory minimum and in such circumstances, employees who have not reached the statutory minimum period of service may also receive a payment.
Unquote
So, I would like to know why this is not possible? Would you pls ask her to drop me a mail. We have agreed on the rest and I am looking forward to signing the contract.
Thank you/best regards/me

14 Oct 24, 2005 the US recruiter tells me that it is between (I repeat between) me, and my future manager in Dublin and the HR person in Dublin.
15 Oct 25, 2005 I ask the US recruiter to request Dublin to get in touch with me as all my dealings with Google had been with him ONLY all along.
16 Oct 28, 2005 the penny dropped and the guillotine struck – with below mail
Hi candidate(me),
This letter is to inform you that Google is withdrawing its offer of employment to you effective immediately. I know it has been a long process but we feel it is in our best interest not to go forward at this time. I wish you the best.
US recruiter

I called the US recruiter and he mentioned that the mail I had sent asking for an extended notice period of 3 months (as I am moving countries and companies and I have a family to support who will continue to stay in my country or origin as it is already 2 months in to school term) annoyed them and that they didn't think I was suitable for the job. He also said that the on call nature of the job and me citing the law are incompatible J. Voila!!.I was given no opportunity to consider the offer as is IE with one week's notice and summarily dismissed from consideration (like a disposable object).