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Facebook has lots of friends at Menlo hearing

Original post made on Jan 11, 2012

Facebook is good at making friends. That much was clear at a public hearing Monday night on an environmental report on Facebook's plans for its Menlo Park headquarters. ==B Related story:==
• [Web Link East Palo Alto takes no action on Facebook]

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Posted by Shyvonne Hooker, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

Will there ever be anywhere to eat in East Palo Alto beside McDonald on bay road I would like to give some ideas about different places to go and eat,to put different eating places in that lot on Bay road, if we can came together and put something together give me a answer on what I am talking about.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

45% of Facebook employees paid below median income? Doesn't that sound extremely unlikely, given the nature of this business? Surely they don't have lots of hourly employees in low skill jobs?

Posted by Leonor Delgado, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

Perhaps Facebook is trying to give itself a facelift. I once attempted to apply for a job there but couldn't get past their drop-down dialog box that forced me to enter a year of graduation date. Unfortunately, the years stopped at 1980... so much for EOE at Facebook. I believe that's changed--that is, the drop-down dialog box no longer exists on their online application site, but I do wonder how Facebook feels about job candidates older than 50 or if any unemployed person over 50 in that training program will ever be offered anything by Facebook.

Posted by over 50, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

Facebook does have some employees over age 50, working in the cafeteria or as janitors.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Of course they have employees making below median. What do you thInk- that they're highly compensated, 100%? I know managers there who can't afford to buy around here. They also have plenty of lower comped professionals, such as admins & marketeers.

Posted by median, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

What is the median income for east Menlo Park? Or did they include Atherton in that calculation?

Posted by harry, a resident of Community Center
on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Facebook is a bunch of cocky 20 somethings......we will see how cocky they are when they fold......they are currently under investigation for privacy infringement. Bite me Facebook!

Posted by Council Watcher, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Didn't one of our former mayors go to work for Facebook as an attorney? If so, she was definitely over 50.

Posted by david messer, a resident of Stanford
on Apr 19, 2012 at 3:09 am HAS LOTS OF FRIENDS ALSO