Is Chandigarh Boy’s Claim Of Bagging Rs 1.44 Cr Job With Google A Sham?

1:45 pm 2 Aug, 2017

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A few days ago, a 16-year-old from Chandigarh claimed to have bagged a job with Google. However, on investigation, it turns out that the story of the high-paying Google job may just be a sham.

On being inquired by the Indian media, an official from Google had this to say:

Currently, we don’t have any information on our records with respect to Harshit Sharma’s candidacy.

Harshit Sharma claims to have learnt graphic designing secretly from his uncle. The Indian Express


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16-year-old Harshit Sharma had claimed that he was selected for the “dream come true” job through the submission of posters on an online “Google link”. The student of Class XII (IT stream) of Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 33-B of Chandigarh further said that he got a job as a graphic designer and was also supposed to get special training in Graphic Designing with a monthly stipend of Rs 4 lakh. However, this stipend would go up to Rs 12 lakh a month eventually, taking the salary to a whopping Rs 1.44 Cr per annum. However, his dreams were marred by Google when the search giant announced that they never recruit anyone from schools.

Incidentally, Harshit, who had been secretly trained by his uncle, was supposed to leave for California on August 7. On being asked further about the job after Google brushed aside any such possibility, Harshit said:

I never expected to get selected for Google. Since the age of 10, I used to do graphic design as I was inspired and trained by my uncle Rohit Sharma. Slowly, it became my passion and I always aimed for a job in Google. Whatever I am is because of my uncle and I owe my selection to him as I never joined any professional institute for training.


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