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Old 08-08-2017, 08:31 AM
Location: My House
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Originally Posted by dog8food View Post
By firing the guy who wrote the report claiming Google suppress diversity of opinion, Google have literally proved him right.
So, they proved that women are as ineffective as he said they were? Because, that's what he wrote about.

I don't think any women fired him.

Or, if they did, I guess they're pretty effective because they had no problem showing him the door.

Did you read what he wrote?
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:34 AM
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Originally Posted by residinghere2007 View Post
This is what I got from this story, and unfortunately the uber right leaning people in this country. They think their right to speak freely in some way makes society responsible for tolerating and not taking actions against their own words/ideas.

I read some of the memo this guy posted. It was inappropriate in the workplace and could have opened Google up to lawsuits if he were allowed to stay and lead teams that lacked any female employees in particular (since he focused a lot of his memo on women). They were right to get rid of him.

He and his ilk are the real "snowflakes" IMO. They want to talk the talk and then claim to be a victim when their employees and peers don't agree with them. They also want to claim to be some sort of free speech martyr just because they put their prejudice on display. It is sad that people want to be respected for their prejudicial and stereotypical beliefs. They can have those beliefs and even speak about them in our society, but they will have to deal with the consequences of their words like this man did/does.
Exactly. This guy wants the right to speak out - but wants a pass on the consequences.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:35 AM
Status: "End of summer" (set 14 days ago)
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Originally Posted by mohawkx View Post
Meh, Bakers want to blacklist gays.
Once this attitude prevails it happens from all sides.
That's the thing, everyone is the same. Nobody escapes being a puccy. It's just how we roll. At least the curtain has been pulled back on liberals and now we have an equal view of both sides.

It seems when it has to do with the social justice religion, it gets more clout but in the end judging others and punishing them is the same. We can spin it however we want but it's pretty easy to see.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:36 AM
Location: Barrington
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The median age of a Google employee is 29 years. The average tenure is slightly greater than 1 year. Tech companies that hire the sharpest knives in the drawer are guaranteed high turnover. Despite the sign- on bonuses, compensation and benefits, another employer is willing to offer more and young employees jump.

The turnover is baked into their business model. The next graduating class of the top tech universities provide a never ending supply of new blood.

In contrast, the median age at Microsoft and Intel is 33 and the average tenure is 4 years.

The greater the median age, the longer the tenure.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:39 AM
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Some folks thought than Google had shot himself in the foot.

After Gamergate, Comicsgate, can we said "Googlegate"? ;-)
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:40 AM
Location: Kansas/China
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Did you guys read the memo? Duh he was fired and duh no other company wants to touch this guy. What a moron. Any company anywhere would have fired this guy and justifiable so. Koch Industries would have done the exact same thing.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:41 AM
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I heard about this.

It's a shame that the very people who call themselves "progressive" are instead self righteous and operate with the tactics of worst of society.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by No_Recess View Post
Isn't this a private matter between an employer and employee?
It should be, but since we no longer have freedom of association, the workplace anti-discrimination laws need to be enforced to protect men as well as women. This firing constitutes illegal sex discrimination.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by RedZin View Post
It was HIS truth. And, he had every right to say what he thought was true. Google had every right to get rid of him for saying it, too.

That's how free speech works.
I don't disagree that Google could fire him.

I disagreed you calling his memo "inappropriate" without any supporting argument.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Location: Barrington
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That some choose to use an internal organ to express their ideology is a useful tool to weed out emotionally immature people who cannot control their impulses.
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