THE READ READER APP | By Hazard Harrington | Jan. 14, 2022
Wanted to give a rundown of what it’s like from the inside right now.
They never had to fear being laid off.
You don’t feel connected to customers or celebrate success in person.
The new employees don’t get enough attention to succeed.
Workers complain that they’re understaffed and demoralized.
People take constant sick days, or don’t show up at all without record.
And you can simply say..
Record profits at the top, because of existing code and product-market fit cruising along, so leaders don’t notice.
We’ve even had explicit discussions of assigning less work to URMs (under-repres
I worked with my Director to finally get her fired after…
This was over 5 years ago.
– Coming up with a “clever” new Zoom background each day (something Harry Potter or Star Wars like children)
– Clever Slack emojis
– Reddit style responses in threads (“First!) and other low brow irony for the lulz.
The first order effect is that this is not good for her or her direct reports, but it gets worse.
Since she had so few direct reports, all new employees were assigned to her and had an awful first
She’s still here years later, wreaking havoc.
Don’t hire unqualified people because of race and gender!
I value diversity of experience, they were wanting me as a white man to apologize for my sin of being born
Find someone who loves you!
Stop eating so much corn and soy! Big ag hates you.
Give pets to animal friends!