Well, if you've read this post about Bills Gates interviewing me and the actual disaster, then you might have figured out that I'm heading to some sort of tech firm. That firm is Tencent QQ, the MSN/Facebook/Twitter of China. You might laugh at Facebook's current valuation of $11B (see range), but Tencent is no laughing matter, publicly traded and valued at ~$35B.
Anyway, today was the first day of work. And here comes the obligatory Good Bad and Ugly:
- I have to leave the company at 630 to catch the shuttle bus back to the HK border; so, yeah, I now have a natural time to get off work
- No lap top, no Blackberry
- The team seemed very nice, and things seemed efficient (the internal portal has so much info it's a bit overwhelming)
- How can no Blackberry be good!?
- I don't understand why the wall of a cell has to be against the window. Can I saw off the cell wall?
- Food options are going to be extremely limited... unless I'm brave enough to eat on the streets
And the Ugly
- It's a 1.5 hour commute minimum
- And the most painful part is the immigration. Rule #1: don't be a foreigner. Rule #2: don't line up behind clueless old people