Why I Quit Google’s WebAssembly Team, And How It Made Me Sick

I joined Google in early 2015 to work on the V8 team as one of the first authors of the WebAssembly specification. This is a partial story…

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Hasnain says:

This was a sad story to read, a growing indicator of how burnout is often systemic and organizational and not a personal thing. Of course I’m sure nothing happened to the exec in question.

“Over the last two decades I’ve managed to be productive despite struggling with chronic illness, and I owe a lot of this to the people I’ve worked with. Despite that, Google is the worst place I’ve ever worked and it quite literally gave me brain damage. If you find your job is making it hard to sleep, making you feel on edge every day, or making you constantly question your own self-worth, I would encourage you look for a new job.”

Posted on 2022-05-11T19:24:12+0000