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Today is my last day at Google.

Today is my last day at Google. After 7 years I'm looking forward to doing nothing for a while, writing a book or two (oh yeah, I have a big announcement: I've signed 2 book contracts! More info soon!), and I'm getting married.

Please, no speculation on why I'm leaving. I was at Bell Labs 7 years too. It's just time.

(FunFact: I found a draft of a "goodbye message" I wrote. The file's datestamp was Nov 10, 2010.)

The annoying thing about job hunting is that usually you have to take random days off from your current job claiming "something came up" or taking vacation days or faking sick days. It is disruptive to coworkers, especially if you are in a team environment with lots of meetings. This time will be different: I'll be free to go at my own pace. (I'm looking only in NYC at this time.)

Officially I'm taking 4 days of vacation so that my last day is April 1st. Yes, my last day is April Fools Day. This is not a PR stunt to promote the April Tools RFCs book but wouldn't have that been hilarious if it was?


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Best of luck, Tom!

Good luck Tom! Looking forward to your new books. And congrats on getting married. Looking forward to see where you go from here.

Congratulations and Best of Luck!

Congratulations on all of it! Quitting after 7 years... twice? Sounds like sabbatical to me. I hope you get to enjoy it properly and don't start that search for a new job too soon.

congrats and best wishes, can't wait to hear what you do next. Lots of amazing opportunities await.

Sorry to see you leave, but good luck on your new ventures!

All the best Tom, it has been a pleasure working with you!

Sorry to see you leave. Best of luck, Tom!

The end of an era, the beginning of another. Another step forward!

Hey Tom, you deserve a break ! Enjoy and congrats to all new stuff !!

Wow! I'm very surprised! I expexted you to be the CEO of Google someday. Wishing you the very best in whatever venture you choose.

Bud, move out to the Los Angeles area, we welcome the intellectual capital.

In any case, enjoy these latest changes, they are what make your life richer.

PS: I look forward to your next book, "The Practice of Marriage Management".

Congratulations on all fronts! Do you get to keep the tee shirts?

Sorry to find out you left Google , but as always I wish you nothing but the best.
Mazel Tov on your upcoming wedding!



Funny to read this. I mentioned this to Tom when I saw him at LOPSA this weekend. I this would be a hit with the ops community.

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