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Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Vonz90 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:52 pm

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... rsity-memo

At least that is how it is being covered. Actually reading the memo, the author is not dissenting from the idea, just asking questions about the particulars of the way Google is doing it. But whatever.....

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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Greg » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:07 pm

He makes several terrible, unforgivable errors. (Yes, sarcasm.)

He suggests that men and women, in terms of population average distribution of traits, have real measurable differences.

In view of those differences, he questions the use of additional resources to *force* equal gender representation in various fields (but not others).

He suggests 'diversity' be considered in bottom line instead of absolute moral terms. ROI vs religion.

Funny thing is, apparently this guy is some kind of genius prodigy with a background in biology.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Netpackrat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:49 am

Only approved diversity is approved.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Jered » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:29 am

Well, that's not surprising.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby FelixEstrella » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:33 am

Diversity is the goal and shall not be questioned. I took one of the HR droids at my company to task after she (it's always she) wrote a breathless, congratulatory, email to the whole company about the important, and I quote, "diversity hire" who just accepted a position with the company. I asked her how she felt about women being reduced to "diversity hires". Never did get a response.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Darrell » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:51 am

Celebrate Diversity has become Celebrate Diversity, Or Else.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Netpackrat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:23 am

FelixEstrella wrote:Diversity is the goal and shall not be questioned. I took one of the HR droids at my company to task after she (it's always she) wrote a breathless, congratulatory, email to the whole company about the important, and I quote, "diversity hire" who just accepted a position with the company. I asked her how she felt about women being reduced to "diversity hires". Never did get a response.


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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:01 pm

I'll just leave this here.

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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby FelixEstrella » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:46 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:I'll just leave this here.


I'm not hip enough to understand. Explain please?
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:15 pm

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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby FelixEstrella » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:32 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:The Prisoner

The Village is what Google wants to make for us. Looks idyllic, but wander outside the boundary and along comes Rover.


Ah. The "euro" e in google threw me......
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:52 pm

I tracked down the "Village" TrueType face. :)
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby randy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:00 pm

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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby HTRN » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:59 am

Greg wrote:He makes several terrible, unforgivable errors. (Yes, sarcasm.)

He only made one: Thou shalt not make the company look bad. :ugeek:

This is why i generally dont talk politics at work.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Greg » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:41 pm

HTRN wrote:
Greg wrote:He makes several terrible, unforgivable errors. (Yes, sarcasm.)

He only made one: Thou shalt not make the company look bad. :ugeek:

This is why i generally dont talk politics at work.


Yes, I try to avoid it. Nothing to win, and it can only harm your career.

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The person they spoke to was my site manager (dotted line boss, my direct report boss was in Virginia) who was something of a friend and mentor, and - I checked - a closet gun-owning Republican.

Otherwise I might not have applied.

Google guy's problem wasn't talking politics, exactly, it was talking the *wrong* politics.
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:46 pm

FelixEstrella wrote:Diversity is the goal and shall not be questioned. I took one of the HR droids at my company to task after she (it's always she) wrote a breathless, congratulatory, email to the whole company about the important, and I quote, "diversity hire" who just accepted a position with the company. I asked her how she felt about women being reduced to "diversity hires". Never did get a response.


Wonder how the new hire felt about being referred to as a "diversity hire"....
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:54 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:Wonder how the new hire felt about being referred to as a "diversity hire"....


That's supposedly better than being referred to as the "affirmative action hire" or "token female." :roll:
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Re: Google fires diversity desenter

Postby Jered » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:46 am

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