People with higher income are more selfish

Microsoft ghc2019
Oct 6 69 Comments

I think the above statment is true. For instance, we were coming back from GHC conference and our seat assignment got messed up and the agent couldnt help us. On the first flight, there was a nice lady who was more than happy to switch seats saying I have kids and I know how difficult is to travel with young kids. On the last flight, a young female microsoft employee refused to switch seats. Worth to mention that we were lucky that there was 3 empty seats just one row ahead us and we got what we asked for. I might do the same if I didnt have any kids and I am not mad at her since she has right to sit whereever she is assigned to. But knowing the company paid for your ticket at every penny, I keep thinking why people are becoming more self centered and arrogant to help strangers. The act of young lady was like most of my colleagues I see everyday in Microsoft. Cold, indifferent. I guess we've all been treated so bad that after a while we become exaclty like our mentors and tech leads and managers. And in annonymous apps, we love to show each other how cruel and aggressive we can be.

EDIT: we bought the tickets and paid for all the seats so that we could sit together. We got reassigned at the time of check-in, thanks to ridicolousness of optimization algorithm of airline companies. I am MS employee too and we are not allowed to buy tickets for our dependent through MS travel agents. There is not anything wrong with bringing a child on the trip as GHC provides daycare. I am a MS employee and coldness of that lady just reminded me of the environment of the org I'm working in and our team also even though my own manager is D&I advocate. For those who say your kid your problem, yes this is my problem and I did my best to do sth to sit by my child so I will ask anyone to swap with me until I find the right person who doesnt care about TC and care more about showing act of kindness and have humanity. Now rethink about it on how tomorrow you all could show a bit of your kindness, if you have any, to anyone in your sorrounding. your parents/kids/neighbors/colleague/starbucks employee.

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  • Google Rilakkuma
    And you sound entitled just because you have kids, like many parents out there.
    Oct 6 21
    • Microsoft
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      There is no communal obligation unless it’s really needed. It’s an airplane with little wiggle room so the kids are not getting lost. As I said, unless they meet the aforementioned criteria, please don’t bother people with your requests and have some ‘common decency’.
      Oct 6
    • Roku cruella
      2muchblind. I can't agree more with : "It’s kind of a communal obligation to make sure the next generation of human beings are somewhat taken care of.

      Children are important human beings,"

      Though I still can't agree that others should be obligated to give up their seats cuz the parents didn't plan well. It's still primarily the parents' responsibility.
      Oct 6
    • For a decent society to work there must be two things:
      -People should respect the rights of others, and respect their right to not give up those rights
      -People should yield their own rights to benefit those in need

      I think the problem is that people are not doing #2 in general, and specifically when it comes to children. Anyone who’s been around small kids knows how intractable they can be — they’re tiny illogical human beings with minds of their own.

      A guy at my work lives on the second floor of an apartment complex. He has a 1 or 2-year old daughter who just started to walk, and toddlers just kind of stomp around. The people who live below him complained to him directly multiple times, saying stupid things like “manage your kid better” and often take a broom and bang on their ceiling when the kid is asleep (to wake the kid up).

      That’s the society we live in. Just saying.
      Oct 6
    • New / QA tester1239
      You really begin to understand how selfish you are when you have kids. They humble you quickly and it's a blessing
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      2muchblind, thank you for your reply. We need more people like you. I always love kids but I've never sympathize with the difficulty of raising a child until I have my own and now I have respect to all parents and everyone who tries to raise a human. Clearly parents of some of the folks here failed to do so.
      Oct 7
  • Lyft Mohammed1
    I’ve long thought the Bay Area has the most souless mean-spirited selfish people. This thread really drives home the point
    Oct 6 4
    • Exactly. It used to be a lot different before so many tech companies took over.

      People born and raised in the Bay Area tend to be laid back, relaxed, and generally concerned for fellow humans.

      It’s the influx of entitled tech brats (attitude prevalent on Blind) that fucks things up.
      Oct 6
    • Lyft Mohammed1
      Yep, I’m on the way out. Don’t be the last rat on a sinking ship
      Oct 6
    • Personally I’m hoping for the tech bubble to burst so a lot of the brats can leave.

      Especially the “I work at Facebook, you are IBM so are dumb” brats in that other thread, I hope they spend a few years working at a gas station.
      Oct 6
    • Roku cruella
      2muchblind I think most of them are just joking in a fun way. And those u aren't and saying things like “I work at Facebook, you are IBM so are dumb” seriously. Fuck U!
      Oct 6
  • Kaiser Permanente krishnamuh
    Another entitled parent. Ur kids, ur problem
    Oct 6 1
    • New / QA tester1239
      You sound like a warm person
      Oct 7
  • Microsoft aopq
    1) It would be difficult for someone younger, who presumably doesn't have kids, to sympathize with you

    2) She has every right to refuse. It's her seat. Why do you feel entitled to it? If you are traveling with your kids, the burden of the logistics falls on you, not her.

    3) I fail to see how you came to your conclusion based on your example.
    Oct 6 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Nuhtella
    This is factually incorrect. Wealthy people on average donate more to charity, both in nominal terms and as a percent of their income than regular middle class folks
    Oct 6 5
    • Expedia Group layup
      The ones who aren’t loose screws give opportunities
      Oct 6
    • Microsoft Flatlinerz
      Giving money to a priest abusing children is only one form of charity. I see poorer people as being more likely to help family/friends/homeless rather than to a tax dodging church
      Oct 6
    • Wealthy people donate to charity due to taxes. And possibly social credibility too.

      There are a lot of reasons to donate to charity that aren’t “being a good human.”
      Oct 6
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      Because they can afford too tf dummy
      Oct 6
    • Dell lKAw06
      As a percentage of income charitable giving goes down pretty dramatically as income increases
      Oct 6
  • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
    Microsoft employees are low income tbh they're just upset in life because they're tier 2
    Oct 6 4
    • Microsoft Flatlinerz
      Amazon 🤣 come on now lad. Google and FB users can say this. Even then, JSP etc are either tier 0 or Google is tier 2
      Oct 6
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      Sorry I can't loan you any money stop begging
      Oct 6
    • Google DocStrange
      Depends on level. Mid-principal and above MS can pay higher than any competitors if they want you.
      Oct 6
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      Yeah but this app is for 0-5 YOE people to shitpost against each other
      Oct 6
  • Barclays PLC / Eng swoog
    If you’re flying with children , and need to sit with them , pay/ book accordingly , this is some entitled nonsense... she was indifferent because it wasn’t her fault you planned poorly , and you had another option where you didn’t even need to bother them.
    Oct 6 1
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      You didnt read it correctly. our seat were reassigned.
      Oct 6
  • AMD GDKa06
    Omg can't believe the hate on this thread! To the folks saying your kids, your problem or it was poor planning, wait till this happens to you. You cannot always be fully prepared for everything and when shit hits the fan, the kindness of 1 stranger can change everything. Do unto others what you wish others to do unto you. You show kindness in one respect, it will come back to you in another form. Swapping seats with someone who clearly has a valid need is a no brainers in my opinion.
    Oct 6 2
    • New / QA tester1239
      Amen
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      Thank you. Blind app shows how scary humans can be to each other. I'm just amazed by this.
      Oct 7
  • Verizon Media Atinlay6
    Why does the other MS person need to move? Maybe they paid to upgrade the seat and you can eff off.

    So much entitlement here
    Oct 6 0
  • Kaiser Permanente krishnamuh
    It’s astonishing the hate against folks who don’t wanna switch seats (unless what ur offering is better). It’s not a Bay Area homegrowns vs transplants, it’s inter-personal communication and negotiation. If u can’t plan accordingly based on u/ur kids needs, make an offer that the other passenger can accept. Simple. Parents can’t just all the sudden expect others to be empathetic just Bc they decided to have kids. SMH
    Oct 6 8
    • Microsoft / Eng jbkvvbj
      Ghc2019, the only selfish person you've pointed out is yourself.
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      You guys are so fix minded that you can understand what I am saying. You sit in bus someone with a child or senior person comes in and you say your problem, I was here first? Thank you for being an asshole. This world doesnt need asshole and arrogant people like you. Now go back to leetcode.
      Oct 7
    • Verizon Media Atinlay6
      The bus example is flawed. You’re assuming there aren’t enough seats. An airplane has enough seats for everyone.

      It’s funny how you aren’t even listening to what anyone says.
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft ghc2019
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      Think before you reply. Separate seats for family is like standing on the bus.
      Oct 7
    • Verizon Media Atinlay6
      Get there early and it won’t be a problem.
      Oct 7
  • Roku cruella
    So if there was an empty row I front why was the young lady being asked to move?
    Oct 6 0
  • Microsoft Flatlinerz
    Why are your kids going to GHC? Why didn't you reserve their seats with you. If she's reserved her desired seat then she shouldn't have to move... especially if it's not a similar swap e.g. aisle seat for an aisle seat or she has to move a lot further down the plane

    No comment on the office style. In my office most people seem friendly
    Oct 6 1
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      Read is once again please. Reassigned!!! Microsoft doesnt allow to purchase ticket for non employees and who says I am not allowed to take kids to ghc? Ghc provides daycare for the kids. Be a little bit open minded
      Oct 6
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    • Verizon Media Atinlay6
      If the seat you are offering is worse than the seat I have, GFY.
      Oct 6
  • Lyft Mohammed1
    Once you give people the right to vote to take other peoples money the downfall of the republic is inevitable. Who’s really selfish here?
    Oct 6 0
  • Microsoft / Eng jbkvvbj
    You ended up getting three empty seats together. This thread is over. She wasn't selfish and never needed to move, you're just continuing to rant and showing how entitled and horrible you are.

    You never know what she did to get her seat, she might've even paid some of her own money to get it. So get bent.
    Oct 7 4
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      Haha! I know whatever seat you buy through Microsoft you will get fully reimbursed. So please stop showing her as a victim here. I'm not a victim either. Karma is real baby!
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft / Eng jbkvvbj
      Except no. You can upgrade your seat on your own. It would be wrong, and not supported, to seek reimbursement for that.
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      It is not wrong. That's what I did. Not the first class though, business class.
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft / Eng jbkvvbj
      Yeah, that's definitely wrong.
      Oct 7
  • Verizon
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    Nothing I could type or not type would or wouldn’t tel someone who I was or wasn’t.
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    Stick kids next to her and see how long she lasts.
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    Maybe if you weren’t a Microsoft employee she would have treated you better.
    Oct 6 1
    • Microsoft ghc2019
      OP
      Lol. She was lucky otherwise she would go crazy on screaming and crying sounds next to her
      Oct 6
  • Flowcast lulll
    Wealthy *women
    Oct 6 0

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