Former Google employees reveal the horrible truth

Labouring in the murky, underpaid world of IT journalism, Downtime has always been led to believe that Google was, by comparison, a land of chocolate and fairies, where staff spent entire days in bed eating peeled grapes pondering the meaning of life…

Not so. Leaked e-mails from ex-staff have revealed that staff at Google feel just as bitter and angry as the rest of us. One former staff member said he could not help but shudder when he recalls how Google dropped plans for a better benefits package.

A quick Google search reveals the average salary for a Google employee to be $56,000. Downtime is considering starting a campaign. How do they live?