This is a fascinating Twitter thread that gives us a glimpse into what is happening in the woke world of Big Tech. Given all we know from the outside and my brief experiences with similar situations, I have zero problem believing this is what life is like on the inside. (I had to go into the Wayback Machine to find it because by the time I saw a link to it, it had disappeared from Twitter.)
How many owners of tech stocks realize what is really happening in these businesses? How do these businesses ever claw back to any kind of productive workplace? Short of cleaning house and hiring actual qualified employees who do actual work, how do you fix this?
You can only run on the work of a small group of qualified people for so long. Eventually a critical mass will leave and then what?
It’s interesting the list of companies he says could disappear and it would be for the best.
If you aren’t familiar with the terminology:
- WFH = Work From Home
- RW = Right Wing
- LW = Left Wing
- DEI = Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
It’s a long thread so settle in for an astonishing read.
Wow. That was interesting. My son in law writes code, is very good at it, works for a local company but WFH. For two years now. He prefers it. Is always coding, sometimes just for open source stuff. He’s a Microsoft MVP.
Maybe because he’s not at a big tech company he’s not experiencing the burnout. Interesting though that since he got involved online with open source and became a Microsoft MVP he’s become liberal and woke.
It sounds like your son-in-law has a good situation with his work. That’s a blessing although the movement toward liberal and woke isn’t. I do think there are many people who are going along to get along. If the winds of change come, I think many people will move away from it.
It’s astonishing the author of these tweets said there are people who haven’t written a line of code in a year. I’d love to know which company this is because I can’t see how it succeeds on this path.
Good to hear from you!
Wow! I knew the Great Resignation was real as the competition out there for jobs is huge. Those who have more skills and experience get the jobs and those who don’t seem left in the dust unless someone who sees their potential hires them.
I kinda figured this “wokeness” was destroying morale. No person wants to work in that environment. I won’t either. If I see DEI as part of a position, I pass right by it. It’s insane how this has infiltrated companies as well as small business.
For some reason I had not heard the term Great Resignation until those tweets. I knew people were leaving woke employers for better situations, but hadn’t picked up on the name.
It’s interesting that there is fierce competition for jobs when there is something like 12 or 13 million job openings right now. I’m sure a lot of those are lower paying, but still. That’s a lot of openings.
Did you see Jordan Peterson’s opinion piece related to DEI? He calls it DIE just like I do. It’s so much more appropriate. I’m going to put it here for anyone who reads these comments and hasn’t seen it.