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    Google coming to Council Bluffs

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    $600 million, 1,125 acre facility. Wow, very impressive.



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
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    $600 million, 1,125 acre facility. Wow, very impressive.
    What on earth are they going to do with 1100 acres of land??? Is that a misprint???


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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    What on earth are they going to do with 1100 acres of land??? Is that a misprint???
    Lots of space to bury the bodies on their unrelenting climb to the top.



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Did you read the comments at the bottom of the article? How is Google coming in a bad thing? It's not a "kill" plant or oil refinery (or wind mill if you're a kennedy). It's google, council bluffs needs all the help it can get!



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    It's very good for the state of Iowa.



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    I gotta move there to get a job now...the geeks are coming the geeks are coming!


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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Did you read the comments at the bottom of the article? How is Google coming in a bad thing? It's not a "kill" plant or oil refinery (or wind mill if you're a kennedy). It's google, council bluffs needs all the help it can get!
    Was your comment directed at me? If so, my comment was meant in total jest. I'm actually a fan of Google coming to Council Bluffs. It's a huge economic boost to the city and the state. It's also great for helping reinforce the state's growing reputation as a technology hot spot. I don't necessarily agree with each and every way that Google runs its company, but I'm not anti-Google, and I'm pleased that it's coming to Iowa.



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    So from the article, they avg salary is $50K? That is pretty darn low for an IT person.


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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by BvK1126 View Post
    Was your comment directed at me? If so, my comment was meant in total jest. I'm actually a fan of Google coming to Council Bluffs. It's a huge economic boost to the city and the state. It's also great for helping reinforce the state's growing reputation as a technology hot spot. I don't necessarily agree with each and every way that Google runs its company, but I'm not anti-Google, and I'm pleased that it's coming to Iowa.
    No not you, the comments at the bottom of the Des Moines register online article referenced at the begining of the thread.

    relax ... for now - your day is coming bwahhahaha!



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    So from the article, they avg salary is $50K? That is pretty darn low for an IT person.
    its a server farm ... they'll hire in migrant workers during the growing season.

    grow them servers up right!



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    200 workers seems like a lot of people for a server farm.



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    They don't just employ IT people.



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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    No not you, the comments at the bottom of the Des Moines register online article referenced at the begining of the thread.
    Gotcha. I didn't realize what you were referencing until your second post. I almost never read the comments from the Rag because it may be the most mindless public forum on the planet. Any moron with an internet connection can spout their uninformed blather there. (Unlike CF, with its well-informed blather! )

    I agree with you. I'm not sure how anyone can object to this. Let's see... the Democratic governor is a huge proponent. Unless you're illogically anti-corporate, what's there to be upset about? New jobs... great publicity for the state... yeah, this is just horrible!

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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    What on earth are they going to do with 1100 acres of land??? Is that a misprint???
    Let's see...1125 acres / 200 employees = each person is responsible for growing their own 5.6 acre server plot.

    Any one know what the growing season for a server is????


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    Re: Google coming to Council Bluffs

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    So from the article, they avg salary is $50K? That is pretty darn low for an IT person.
    That includes janitors, administrative people, etc.



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