Few folks treating Blind as Tinder

New / EngPrometheuz
Feb 20 44 Comments

Recently I got an offer from Amazon; I posted the offer details on Blind seeking inputs from the huge community here. A day later, I received a message (screenshot attached) from an Amazon dude asking me for my picture.

How to deal with such "adults" who still can't differentiate between Tinder and Blind? Under the mask of anonymity, they are just bringing down the name of their employer. I have reported this person on Blind already.

On a side note, I am a student who is going to graduate in the next few months. Among all the offers I have bagged, Amazon is the best in terms of comp. However, such kind of messages from someone who could be my potential colleague is a big turn-off. Sigh!

Few folks treating Blind as Tinder

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  • Google KissMyPiss
    Did you reveal you were a female in any fashion?

    First off, why? Second off, stop it, it's pointless to state that here.
    Feb 208
    • New / EngPrometheuz
      OP
      Yes. In the thread comments, someone addressed me as a "guy", I politely corrected. I understand that tech is male-dominated and more than 70% of the times, OP will be a male. I am not sure why I corrected him, might have ignored that comment?
      Feb 20
    • Facebook / EngLetMeFree
      You corrected him because subconsciously you want attention, just like every other girl. You may not even realize it.
      Feb 21
    • New / EngPrometheuz
      OP
      @facebook: I appreciate your inputs. That might be the case. Or may be I wanted to make the person aware of his unconscious biases. :)
      Feb 21
    • Facebook / EngLetMeFree
      Congrats on your offer in any event.
      Feb 21
    • Microsoft ocnwkxhw
      > unconscious bias

      Oh ffs were off work. Cool it with this bullshit.
      Feb 21
    • Apple / HRSnVL04
      For what it’s worth, I for one think you should keep correcting people if you so desire, and just ignore the tards.
      Feb 21
    • Amazon NMJO05
      Holy shit people on here are sexist af
      Feb 21
    • Pegasystems PegaPawn
      The world is sexist. Some of it is ok some of it is not
      Feb 21
  • Western Digital rhrR87
    OMG why do you cry? He never told you anything offensive. If you will provide picture go for it, if not, just don't. Why do you have to make big story?
    Feb 219
    • Amazon / MgmtKYuG83
      She didn’t say she cried. Why do you believe she cried? Also, she didn’t make it a big story. Do you see MSNBC involved? She posted on Blind. Literally nothing here is a big story.

      I could have responded to you also to say “OMG why are you crying about her crying? She never told you anything offensive. If you agree with her, post something, if not, just don’t. Why do you have to make a big story?” Does that help illustrate how ridiculous your post is?
      Feb 21
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      First of all nobody ask your opinion. Second, you are participating in what u call stupid post and that makes you part of the same..
      Feb 21
    • Amazon / MgmtKYuG83
      Participation in a thing does not make all participants in that thing the same. We’re def not the same. I hope you get over the toxic masculinity, you’ll form better relationships with people when you do.
      Feb 21
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      I don't give a sh*t of what you say or do. Why the Fu* people need to be so sensitive? She definitely just want to call the attention of idiots like yourself.. BTW, you think you are special, to my eyes you are not
      Feb 21
    • Amazon / MgmtKYuG83
      You are psychologically cracking bro. No one is being sensitive but you. You are behaving like an emotionally shattered half-man, and it is hilarious to behold.
      Feb 21
    • Flagged by the community.

    • SpaceX uevh5
      Yep, it's hilarious :). @rhrR87 - keep digging your hole. Some people are such a joy to observe. I feel like David Attenborough sometimes.
      Feb 21
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      Uevh5 sure your mother is a joy to observe, such a case with a son like you
      Feb 21
    • SpaceX uevh5
      Keep going my man, you haven't reached the top of your idiocy yet. Here, let me help you shine - my mother is dead and yes - she was very proud of me. Go on, say something about that.
      Feb 21
  • Facebook / Data他妈的
    This is run of the mill trolling. All companies (at least big ones) will have employees you don’t like. Thats just life.
    Feb 200
  • Amazon TempDa
    It will be hard for you at Amazon. And not cause you are a girl.
    Feb 212
    • Amazon / MgmtKYuG83
      Amazon makes you cry at your desk regardless of gender. We offer equal opportunity employment.
      Feb 21
    • Amazon onmH64
      That’s why we offer such large desks, maximum cry:wood ratio 🙂
      Feb 21
  • New Dq4ia
    *phew* it wasn't me
    Feb 205
    • Facebook / Data他妈的
      Thank you Shaggy
      Feb 21
    • New Dq4ia
      de nada
      Feb 21
    • Apple / EngMarijuana
      Underrated comment
      Feb 21
    • New / Eng
      /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

      NewEng

      PRE
      Apple
      BIO
      You know I’d do anything for you.
      /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\more
      I lol’d
      Feb 21
    • Ecolab
      Elon must

      Ecolab

      BIO
      Strategic thinker.
      Elon must more
      People have to much free time haha
      Mar 7
  • Amazon kDpV13
    Hey mom i am famous
    Feb 212
  • Google / Eng
    चाचा चौधरी

    GoogleEng

    BIO
    चौधरीकोइँन H Y P E
    चाचा चौधरीmore
    Op you forgot the most important detail. What's your current tc + yoe? Also what are the offers?
    Feb 211
    • Facebook / EngLetMeFree
      For girls it's bra size. Get your blind etiquette right.
      Feb 21
  • Microsoft richardhea
    You should have made the snapshot after you sent him the picture. Disappointed.
    🍆
    Feb 210
  • Facebook / Engfired
    Now you’ll receive even more PMs :)
    Feb 200
  • Qualtrics / Sales
    '🈚🀄🎶🈶

    QualtricsSales

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    Bad news for you OP: Seattle has a lot of desperate guys. Instead of resenting it, I suggest embrace your popularity and use it to your advantage.
    Feb 211
    • New Dq4ia
      "popularity" on blind is not being a guy
      Feb 21
  • Amazon NMJO05
    As a guy I’d be pissed too if someone asked me for a picture of myself on an anon app. What a fucking creep.
    Feb 210
  • Amazon / EngAprlSun
    You will be fine. I hope you will take up the offer. Within the company, this is taken very seriously. If you feel that you are harassed or uncomfortable, report it to HR, they will act on it. Don't worry about it.
    Feb 210
  • Apple / EngMarijuana
    I'm surprised you only got one message given how huge the community is.

    If you revealed your gender to provide a TC datapoint, that's appreciated. Just block the sender and move on...

    Also the sender could just be an Amazon intern trolling around.
    Feb 200
  • Dropbox / Eng100k🔗🐼
    Majority of Amazon employees I’ve met are assholes. Most of them lack empathy. You’ll burn out in like one year at Amazon if a little blind message like that offends you...you’ve got plenty more awkward stuff coming your way at work. Jeff loves you alive girl.

    AWS is slightly better.
    Feb 220
  • Oracle y0lo
    There will be weirdos everywhere. This is anonymous internet site so its worse than tinder wrt how folks behave
    Feb 200
  • AT&T sjjsis
    I got messaged by someone from Amazon as well lol might be the same guy 😆
    Feb 210

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