Esther O’Moore Donohoe: Perks and recreation are only one side of tech drone life

We tend to envy those who’ve landed seemingly cushy jobs with Big Tech, but there’s a reason why those offices are filled with flashy freebies and distractions

If you work for a company that has bean bags every ten feet in the office, just enjoy it. Picture: Getty

When a friend got a “proper” job in a big tech company in her 20s, we thought she’d won the work lottery. Back then, we weren’t concerned about the in-house childcare on offer, stock options or her employer matching pension contributions. We just wanted to hear about the free food. We’d sit rapt as she listed the breakfast, lunch and dinner options available 24/7 in the canteen. “Tell us again about the baked potato stations,” ...