Eric Simons lived at AOL’s Palo Alto campus for two months, “hiding out at night on couches, eating the company’s food, and exercising and showering in its gym,” reports CNET’s David Terdiman.
“I couldn’t afford to live anywhere,” says 20-year-old Simons.
His free-rent deal ended this way:
One of the guys who manages the building came in at like 5 or 6 in the morning, and he scoured the entire place to find me. And he ripped me a new one. He was pissed that I was treating it like a dorm. Which was reasonable.