Bloomberg: FB employees commiserate on Blind over corporate scandal
"Most discussion at Facebook happens on the company’s workplace version of the social network, in various company groups. But when the news is about Facebook’s leadership, some employees have found it easier to talk when they’re unnamed. They used Blind, the anonymous employee chat app, to raise their concerns, according to screenshots obtained by Bloomberg. On Thursday, the conversations were full of outrage. How could Sandberg – and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg – have failed to see the threat to the company? And how could they have managed all of this so poorly?
“Why does our company suck at having a moral compass?” one employee asked, in a message linked to the New York Times story.
“Zuckerberg defers too much to others on issues where he needs to make a call,’’ another said, also anonymously, in the same thread.
“I’m f-ing exhausted of cleaning up after the sloppy and careless mistakes that made so many of the people responsible for them so, so rich,” said a third.
Despite the controversy, some employees on Blind defended the tactics.
“I think the reality of running a global corporation as large as FB is that you have to dirty yourself in the trenches,’’ one person said. “These all seem like pragmatic albeit ruthless and morally sketchy business decisions.’’
“Honestly, I respect Sheryl a lot more after reading this,’’ another said.
Guys.... I feel ya. This could have been any one of us working there too. But it's time to start looking for a safe exit.
Facebook is a stain in Internet history.