Googler who penned manifesto fired

Aug 7, 2017 1,075 Comments

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  • New / Eng kMBi76
    He wasn't wrong... ridiculous for Google to fire someone for reasonably expressing his views
    Aug 7, 2017 36
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Mine is usually 9-6 but I need to be on call one weekend a month or thereabouts
      Aug 8, 2017
    • Microsoft mdrchd
      Right or Wrong, who cares. Google reserves the right to fire anyone.
      Aug 9, 2017
  • Salesforce wLSv86
    This thread clearly shows how many Trumpers are lurking everywhere. Under the veil of anonymity, (blind app or voting booth) people's true colors are shown. Fucked up.

    Maybe Silicon Valley employees are getting tired of receiving their fat paychecks at the pricey cost of creating a more inclusive, equal society.

    This guy who felt it necessary to tell all his coworkers that women are biologically inferior in tech (while working in tech) for no reason other than to challenge the status quo is not bringing any new viewpoints to the table. He's simply bringing people down and his opinions do no good other than to make people feel bad. What's the point of that?
    Aug 7, 2017 16
    • Microsoft SOD
      Aug 8, 2017
    • New / Other
      OCne35

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      OCne35more
      People like you are the reason why companies feel comfortable firing people simply because they express non far-left opinions.

      Maybe people should be hired and kept on not because of the color of their skin, their mental illnesses, nor their niche identities. Maybe hiring and promotion should be based on merit. A wild theory, I know.

      Also sweetie, the election is over. You can get over it any day now.
      Aug 8, 2017
  • Lyft fear-me
    Are people forgetting that this guy's opinion which he freely shared with the entire company is that women have differences in gender that make them unable to be as good at engineering as men?! Do you know how bad that is? He claimed at least a third of his engineering coworkers aren't as qualified to do their jobs. That is the definition of creating and unsafe and hostile work environment. How can his female coworkers trust his judgement on their peer reviews? How can female candidates expect to be judged fairly if he interviews them? The answer is they can't. If you can't be a part of the employee ecosystem, you have to go. Differences of politics is one thing, but codes of conduct exist for a reason.
    Aug 7, 2017 13
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      OCne35

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      You're a moron, Morty
      Aug 8, 2017
    • BlackBerry FuckJerks
      Saying that he created an unsafe and hostile work space is a stretch. If women coworkers feel they can't trust his judgement because of his bias then they should remove him from those peer reviews or candidate interview loops. The firing was harsh and expected given that they found him in violation of the code of conduct
      Aug 8, 2017
  • Splunk tSJF67
    This guys deserves to get fired and probably will never get hired in tech. However, I am sure he has some nice job waiting for him at Breitbarb news or the Trump administration.

    It seems that many white dudes are feeling upset about loosing some of their male and race privilege in a very fast evolving country. The issue of America's identity is front and center of this issue and reflective of our national politics.

    As a white male, my advice to other white men who think along the same lines

    - you can not force your warped opinion on 50% of the population. If you feel the need to debate an offensive opinion, the workplace is definitely not the right place.

    - realize that our historical actions of denying women vote, treating them like cattle, making them sex objects, etc are ours to own and we need to do a lot to fix this. If you have daughters, you will understand this better than most.

    - race: are ancestors are directly responsible for killing, enslaving, disenfranchising, and now demonizing entire communities of color (American Indians and African Americans). We have an awful and shameful history around this and something we still haven't acknowledged and apologized for. Time to figure out what is our role to pay for the sins of our fore fathers (it is just a matter of time when someone pens an article questioning the biological abilities of some race and making the case of some other race's natural superiority)

    White people, I think some of us have truly lost our mind. Travel the world, leave your all inclusive resorts, and see the poverty and difficult circumstances that most of the world lives in. We have it incredibly well in the United States.

    Let's stop whining, acknowledge our privilege, and be good citizens of the world. Privilege is not bad. Just something we need to be cognizant of. It helps us better understand issues facing others who may be less privileged.
    Aug 7, 2017 46
    • Uber mymonie
      Well debating this in other media could be harmful, no?
      Aug 8, 2017
    • Microsoft trenches
      Took a day off and you fuckers are still debating this.

      What do y'all think about North Korea 🇰🇵 threatening to nuke Guam?
      Aug 8, 2017
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Microsoft / Eng ric_ta
      Political correctness is creating more Trumps
      Aug 9, 2017
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      Lvngdadrm

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      Lvngdadrmmore
      Actually trump deranged syndrome creating more left wing fascists
      Aug 10, 2017
  • New AtMN03
    He addressed male vs female in his manifesto. I'm definitely not buying into all of what was written, but playing devil's advocate... How is the lack of women in the tech industry different than the lack of men in the nursing, HR, or graphics design (and other design) industries? Are there diversity programs to get more men into those jobs? If not, why?
    Aug 7, 2017 20
    • Microsoft other
      uh... lobbying doesn't only mean government lobbying... i thiink you need to check the definition. and yes, the only thing government is actually good at is violence.
      Aug 8, 2017
    • Amazon IrKK22
      And customer service
      Aug 8, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng AwGK74
    How many of you people actually read the whole manifesto? Id like to hear any rebuttal to any of his core points... and I'm not looking for shit slinging, I want thought out responses that address his concerns.
    Aug 7, 2017 20
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    It's amazing (and sad) to see how racism, sexism and conscious bias flows when you can hide behind anonymity. This "bravery" and self-righteousness disappears when you are no longer a handle on Blind.
    Aug 7, 2017 10
    • Glassdoor hqJU66
      mUqi08 The guy who wrote this has a phd in structural biology from Harvard. He was not stupid, just lacked awareness in his surroundings.
      Aug 8, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng ric_ta
      No this guy was a martyr
      Aug 8, 2017
  • Microsoft ExFactor
    Very sad. Guy was wrong but should not have been fired.
    Aug 7, 2017 14
    • Microsoft Shinjix17
      The problem is that many employees expressed their disgust over the document. Some even expressed quitting unless HR took action. So you let him stay at the risk of having a lot of employees feeling disgusted by his actions? He knew what he was doing and the consequences it would carry. He just didn't give a fuck. Now he got fired and he deserved it. If he wanted to express an opinion he could've done it in a better way instead of writing a document saying that "biologically" women shouldn't be hired because they can't perform the work.
      Aug 7, 2017
    • Microsoft Shinjix17
      @bupkis He is making a deal. Some news outlets mentioned he expressed it was unfair and he plans to sue Google.
      Aug 7, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng whatthefu
    WHAT

    This is so trash. Why are people calling it a "manifesto", and that it was "anti-diversity" , that's the most absurd shit I've seen all year.

    People are demonizing an intelligent and what seemed to be a thoughtful and psychologically well-calibrated individual because he doesn't agree with them? What the fuck are people smoking? The dude's hypotheses make way more sense than the currently accepted theories
    Aug 7, 2017 6
    • New SVArea
      Some data on women in tech abroad. A drastic drop in the trajectory in the US. Definitely something cultural, probably not biological.
      Aug 7, 2017
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