And two Facebook employees -- Soleio, a designer, and Putnam, an engineer -- are to be believed, the operator of the world's most self-important social network is a magical place where you can change the world with only a couple of days worth of work.
To be fair, Putnam does do a dead-on impression of cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
What perks do Facebookers enjoy?
Well, three weeks of paid vacation, for starters; you'll never have to learn to do your own laundry thanks to a free laundry drop-off service; nor will you have to learn to cook, with three free meals a day -- for lunch Tuesday, the Facebook Cafe served Spanish-style oxtails braised with chorizo (or a soyrizo frittata for the vegetarians).
Basically, at Facebook, you never have to actually grow up.
It sounds like a delicious opportunity. But in reality, only if you're an engineer or manager. Customer service representatives? They made $18.75 an hour in 2008. Which sounds good, until you check out Palo Alto real-estate prices.
Jackson West knows folks who work at Facebook, and they are decent people, but the company still creeps him out a bit.