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UPDATE: A Google spokesperson reached out to us to say Google categorically denies that Larry ever said “If you don’t get that, then you should probably work somewhere else.”Bad news, Googlers: if you don’t like Google’s new “Search Plus Your World” direction, you should leave the building.
Google’s new social strategy has ruffled a few feathers. One ex-Googler told us it was a “sad day” and a “turning point” when Page carried out his plans to launch “Search Plus Your World,” which would have been “unthinkable” a few years ago.
So Page told all his employees on Friday that if they didn’t like it, they should leave, PandoDaily reports.
“This is the path we’re headed down – a single unified, ‘beautiful’ product across everything,” Page said, according to PandoDaily. “If you don’t get that, then you should probably work somewhere else.