I was fired last week by Google for organizing. All I did was make a popup to share the labor notice Google has to share with its workers.
3 hours later mgmt came to my desk, took my phone/laptop, escorted me away. I never got to say goodbye.
My story: https://medium.com/@ksspiers/google-fires-another-worker-for-exercising-her-rights-and-protecting-coworkers-from-illegal-b86c41ef91b9
@bn4t she sent a CL (equivalent to sending a pull request on GitHub). That CL still needed to be approved by the owners of the code in question. She was essentially fired for *suggesting* this change. That's ridiculous.
Also, what she specifically added was a warning when you went to the IRI Consultants site that sending certain information to that site was illegal. That was very much in line with the purpose of the tool she was suggesting changes to.
@nex3 The "don't be evil" motto from Google seems like ancient history. Google is an ugly monopolist that mistreats their employees. I think it won't be long before employees feel embarrassed to tell that they work for Google.
If there is so much damn discontent at Google, why do people still work for them? Why haven't people quit en-masse and formed a competing start-up? If several key teams did that, not only would it hurt Google's bottom line, but then we would have a serious competitor to Google.
It's not like Google has that many tangible products, almost everything could be replicated by someone else.
I would suggest most of Google's employees would be happier working for us, because Intel actually seems to care about its employees (based on my 9 years working for them)
> Work in Evil Corp
> Be surprised it's evil
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