Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have bailed on every single weekly "TGIF" town hall meeting in 2019, according to BuzzFeed News - the pair's longest attendance lapse in company history.
The town halls give Google employees a chance to ask questions of leadership with no limitations, and are a key element of Google's transparent workplace culture. They regularly feature an introduction from leadership, a presentation from a team, followed by time for employee questions. For years, Page and Brin have attended, either individually or together, and faced questions from Google's rank and file about the company and its direction. Asked when their last TGIF appearance was, Google declined to comment. -BuzzFeed News
"I don't think they've ever missed more than a few consecutively, and definitely not both," said one Google employee. "It's a double act! One of them was consistently always there at minimum."