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Dear ScubaSimpleton,

The thing that shook me to the core when I toured TMF was the amount of money an hour the place HAD TO BE hemoraging. If I knew it in 20 minutes, a few managers with decision making power should have been canned.

I was fortunate enough to tour Fool HQ about one year ago as well. However it wasn't obvious to me. Can you tell me the signs?

What I remember was a very barren place, with a bunch of tables and computers. I didn't see anything particularly fancy there. I do remember that they did seem to be anticipating more expansion, as they seemed to have a bit more space than people, but there was nothing like a fancy plant or an oak-covered conference room, and in fact I think I am sitting on a nicer chair than I saw there. I also remember being a bit surprised that writers didn't comprise a larger percentage of total staff, as it seems to me that it is a content place.

What kinds of signs made it obvious to you? (Not wanting you to disclose anything confidential of course; but I actually thought the place looked pretty spartan to me).

Best,

Lleweilun Smith
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