Google employee Chade-Meng Tan probably has the best job title ever, and it is great to know that at least one employee at the well-known search giant is a “jolly good fellow” indeed.
More commonly known as Meng, the Google employee’s job title has gone viral on the social media, and it’s not surprising, as it sounds like everyone is quite literally cheering for him. Basically, his job title is “Jolly Good Fellow (Which Nobody Can Deny).”
He explains on his website that he started using the nickname “Meng” when he realized “Americans can’t do names with more than one syllable,” and that Meng is the name of a famous ape in Singapore.
Chade-Meng Tan is a Google employee. His official job title is ‘Jolly Good Fellow (Which nobody can deny)’.
— The QI Elves (@qikipedia) September 22, 2015
He goes on to explain, “I work in a modest little company called Google, you might have heard of us. I am Google’s Jolly Good Fellow (yes, it is my official job title). I used to be a Google engineer. I’m now semi-retired.”
“My current job description at Google is, ‘Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace.’ In my free time, I try to save the world.”
On Meng’s website, he explains that initially the job title was a joke, but like many things at Google, it eventually became real. To prove that point, see his Google employee business card in the image below.
Reportedly, Meng was one of Google’s first engineers and among his many tasks, he helped to build Google’s mobile search service. He also headed a team who constantly monitored Google’s search quality.
As a Google employee, he has also worked as the Head of Personal Growth at the company and is now a member of their Talent Team.
According to his website, Meng’s motto is “Life is too important to be taken seriously” and his personal mission statement is “To love and to enlighten.”
The Mirror reports that Meng has even written a bestselling book, rather appropriately titled Search Inside Yourself, which has been endorsed by the Dalai Lama and President Jimmy Carter. The book is all about achieving success, happiness and world peace.
In honor of the 90th birthday of one of my biggest personal heroes, President Jimmy Carter. pic.twitter.com/rqreaJRWo0
— Chade-Meng Tan (@chademeng) October 1, 2014
To show how well the term “Jolly Good Fellow” applies to Meng, he is also involved in the non-profit organization One Billion Acts of Peace, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. Reportedly, the nomination was signed by six Nobel Laureates, so nobody can deny that he is a jolly good fellow indeed.
Hear Meng speak about himself and his book Search Inside Yourself in the video below.
[Images: Chade-Meng Tan and business card screengrab from YouTube video]