The secret and frustrating life of a Google contract worker

A logo sits on a notebook inside Google LLC's office in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai turned down a big new grant of restricted stock in 2018 because he felt he was already paid generously, according to a person familiar with the decision. Foto: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Kevin Kiprovski had a lofty title, "Expeditions Associate," and a fun job - he got to demo Google virtual reality gear to young students. When visiting schools, he wore a gray T-shirt with a cartoon whale and a Google logo. But sometimes the company's reputation made things awkward. Once, a teacher confronted Kiprovski. "'How do you feel walking in here, showing stuff, when you know you're making so much more than all of us?'" he recalled the teacher asking.

"I had to tell her," he said, "'I only make $40,000 a year." He left out another revealing detail: Kiprovski didn't actually work for Google...

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