What kind of diversity do you value most at work?

Nvidia buck25
May 15 31 Comments

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  • F5 Networks / Eng <-
    Diversity of background. Not the race kind, the one where you have folks from startups/big companies, front end/backend, PM + EM + UX/UI in a team.

    Essentially a six-eight member team with a varied experience.
    May 15 3
    • New / Eng Tc270Nw150
      Agreed. Diversity of background is the best.
      May 15
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      TechLeedmore
      Almost goes hand in hand with diversity of ideas
      May 15
    • F5 Networks / Eng <-
      Yes, it does and I did vote for diversity of ideas.
      May 15
  • Intel tbYt72
    Diversity of country of origin. I smell nepotism if everyone in a team are from the same country, and that country is not the US.
    May 15 12
    • Intel tbYt72
      I'm not racist. I'm a minority myself. Some managers hire only from their country of origin which is not acceptable. Why would you consider having a preference towards having a diverse team racist? It's the opposite of racism.
      May 16
    • Nvidia buck25
      OP
      Just like to point out that you don't have to be in the majority to be racist (not saying you are though)
      May 16
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      TbYt72, you just flat out proved that you indeed are racist. Racism doesn't care about majority/minority it strictly deals with... Wait for it... Race!

      What you're proposing is diversity hiring is just moronic. You just get diversity of color but everyone can think the same, or maybe they don't think at all and they just managed to be the right color and applying at the right time. Essentially a racist ("diversity") hire, go ahead but just realize you're part of the problem when people claim this country is so racist.

      Hope this has been an enlightening experience. You don't need to have vitriol towards a race to be racist.
      May 19
    • Intel tbYt72
      I never mentioned color. Apparently you are one of those managers who discriminate against who are not from your hometown. Some discriminate even within their countries and hire from same religion, same social class, same part of the country.
      May 22
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      "Apparently"? Don't project your biased views onto a stranger.

      I've hired many different people from all over the world. The only metric I care about is can you solve the problems we have. Unlike my coworkers who look at what color you are and the rest of the team I look at you as an individual with a skillset. All I do is evaluate if your resume and your actual skillset align.

      I don't care whether you think you're racist or not. What you have said is racist. You hire based on ethnicities or country of origin and not talent or skill, which is racist. Stop being shallow and trying to project your bigoted views claiming they're socially just, because they're not. You're a racist plain and simple. Good thing AMD is kicking Intel pretty hard this cycle, you idiots need it.

      All I ask is that you're honest with your own beliefs and you understand that your value of origin, race, sex, gender, or whatever else is bigoted and should be an illegal practice. Reward talent and skill not innate traits people are born with.
      May 22
  • Amazon on one
    Diversity of gender
    May 15 4
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      I'm sorry you feel that way
      May 15
    • Nvidia buck25
      OP
      But if you're a male working at an all female workplace, you'd probably feel the urge too, not that it would solve much for anyone else but the individual though.

      It's natural to be inclined or prefer different configurations, many of which you don't see until one is placed in that particular environment, but sound reasoning behind it makes all the difference for what results in it.
      May 15
    • Facebook
      Alalak

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      I've worked in primarily female orgs and companies (publishing, sales, and marketing) ... So much fighting, backstabbing, and crying. Shared an office with three lesbians who hated one another and argued incessantly.

      Can't wait until engineering has more women ... I miss the fireworks.
      May 15
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      I don't care who I work with as long as you can hold your opinion when discussing solutions.

      The only thing I care about whoever it is isn't the race, nationality, or sex. Just give me your ideas and tell me why you think it's right. Just because you're not the same race, sex, or nationality as me doesn't mean I'm going to bend over and accept your answer as right. Gonna treat everyone the exact same.
      May 15
  • New / Eng
    TechLeed

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    *grabs popcorn*
    May 15 4
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Mind to share?
      May 15
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      No. I meant share the popcorn. Lol
      May 15
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      Sure buddy of mine.
      May 15
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      🤝🤘
      May 15
  • Apple
    EyePhoneX

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    EyePhoneXmore
    Diversity of ideas. Everything else is useless superficial feel good nonsense.
    May 15 1
    • Nvidia buck25
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      Ballmer if Ballmer was born in the late 90s: DIVERSITY DIVERSITY DIVERSITY
      May 15
  • New / Eng Tc270Nw150
    Diversity of ideas makes decisionmaking harder
    May 15 1
    • Nvidia buck25
      OP
      And an echo chamber is better?

      Decision making is a different component, eg. subordination.
      May 15