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Google's Internal Culture and HR dysfunction, comply or GTFO

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Resistance is futile, You will be assimilated, or you can GTFO.

 

The stories, examples, testimonies seem to trickle out of Google about their internal toxicity towards anyone who does not conform to company standards dictated by the whim and direction of the full time outrage mob made up of some portion of the company workforce.

 

Google is a private company, they are free to hold whatever values they like and face the consequences. What will the consequences be for an ultra-liberal workforce working in a vacuum chamber of their own ideas where the most extreme is rewarded and dissent is silenced, scared and fired? What does that mean for anyone who holds a conservative world view or even a centrist world view? Well as one who does not hold Google's company vision and world view stance I can say that it is disheartening, disappointing and a little frightening given the level of sway, control and power that Google wields in the ability to control and know what I believe, where I am, what I do and what I say.

 

If another company were in the opposite position ideologically, what would the response be to similar actions within the company?

 

So I pose another paper, written by a former google employee that testify's to the internal functioning and the response to what would be considered by many to be a centrist or slight right world view and value system.

 

This topic is profound to me because I find myself very similar in worldview and belief system to the Author, and to have gone through what he did inside a company as prominent as Google would have left me with the same feelings.

 

The paper can be found HERE

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Work isn't a place for your unoriginal opinion on life.  You're there to work

 

Edit: they are literally paying you so they can tell you what to do


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4 hours ago, Yoinkerman said:

Work isn't a place for your unoriginal opinion on life.  You're there to work

 

Edit: they are literally paying you so they can tell you what to do

You're probably right, it's perfectly fine to discriminate as long as the company approves of it and you're not discriminating against the current crop of preferred ideological individuals.

 

But I digress, Google is unimpeachable they can do no wrong, if they say he is in error he must be in error.

 

Though while I do second the motion that you're there to work, however social interactions that happen inside of the place where we spend most of our day are rather unavoidable, and it is rather absurd to assume that social interactions are not apart of work.

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I got about a third of the way through that "Post" - and, well? Yes, they should 100% have policies against hate speech. Take the example of the employee who was "warned" about his own comments in support of Jordan Peterson's views against transgenders and transgender pronouns? Yeah - if Transgender people work at Google, and you're posting stuff on the internal boards about how you don't approve of their existence or the way they choose to call themselves (Calling themselves a Woman, when they were born male, for example) - yeah... no shit you're going to get in trouble for that.

 

Free speech is great - but when your speech starts to affect the life of another employee, that's not okay. That wouldn't fly in many companies. Nor should it.

 

On the flip side, if people are making comments about how they think all conservatives are scum sucking evil people who should be killed? Yes, you also have the right to report that to your superiors.


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1 hour ago, Maxxtraxx said:

Though while I do second the motion that you're there to work, however social interactions that happen inside of the place where we spend most of our day are rather unavoidable, and it is rather absurd to assume that social interactions are not apart of work.

 

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I work at an ultra-progressive tech company.

I shut up, put my head down, keep my opinion to myself and try to drink the kool-aid, at the very least to try to see where others come from. 

Most of the time, most things are pretty good. If someone is on the other side ideologically, just go out of your way to be extra nice to them, the emphasize things you DO agree on and watch as you magically get along most of the time. 

This is literally the ultimate first world problem "My 300-500k a year senior engineer job with free gourmet food has the expectation that I don't piss off the entitled trust fund kiddies from Yale (who are competing for social rank on the basis of how "good" they are as human beings) that they hired and I can't keep quiet."

Life isn't fair. Get back in the closet and no one will care. Most of the time when someone expresses their beliefs it's for their own ego. You can come out of the closet in more "normal" spaces - e.g. LTT. 


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Have to agree - work is work.

 

I work in an office full of...people without my ideology. 

 

So I have two options - STFU, or be an outcast. 

 

So I STFU and work.  I really don't care about their opinions anyway.  And if my bosses bosses boss is a Snowflake - play them like the tool they are, use some psychology here folks!


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Ots finecto have views its not fine for your personal views to affect others at work.


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This is sorta unrelated to Google but something some large companies are doing is that if you say something online someone might find offensive and that's brought to attention of that company's HR department you could be written up or fired for saying something on your private time on your private social media is still some how representing that company by virtue of employment is terrifying.


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It's scary to think that huge companies that have a direct effect on internet free speech have so many people who subscribe to extreme political views. 

 

Hopefully, these articles are over-exaggerated for the sake of clicks. 


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11 minutes ago, Giganthrax said:

Hopefully, these articles are over-exaggerated for the sake of clicks. 

Well James D'amore is no longer employed by Google... 


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32 minutes ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

This is sorta unrelated to Google but something some large companies are doing is that if you say something online someone might find offensive and that's brought to attention of that company's HR department you could be written up or fired for saying something on your private time on your private social media is still some how representing that company by virtue of employment is terrifying.

This is basically standard procedure for any large company. Most have a social media policy that you agree to upon accepting a job offer.

 

The typical rules are "Don't say anything stupid that will embarrass the company" - and that includes things that are overly offensive.

 

People can say stupid or offensive things, as long as they do so anonymously. But if your employer finds out - don't be upset if they fire you over it.


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