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Square is one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley right now, and it’s led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.Just like any other company, though, it has some cultural faux-pas. There’s a big list of them on Quora, but here are some of our favourites:
- Not tipping well. Dorsey initiates every new employee by taking a Square payment from them. The minimum payment you can make is $1 and you have the option to add a tip. Kay Luo, a former Square employee, says you should definitely add a tip.
- Not wearing plaid at least once a week.
- Not having a Twitter account. Dorsey did create Twitter, after all.
- Not liking coffee.
- Using a PC. Most new-wave Silicon Valley types aren’t big fans of PCs.
- Using a BlackBerry. Twitter’s most integrated with the iPhone and BlackBerry phones are pretty dated by now.
- Wearing a suit. This is pretty uncommon in Silicon Valley.
- Disliking the Tempest. (We believe this is referring to a bar in San Francisco, not the Shakespearean play).
- Passing out business cards. Just connect on Twitter or LinkedIn.
- Not pushing in your chair. Sounds like Dorsey and Square are a little sensitive about their office.