August 11, 2017
A new survey found a strong majority of Google employees oppose the firing of diversity manifesto author James Damore.
From The Daily Caller:
Blind, an anonymous corporate networking app, surveyed its users from over 4,000 different companies on their thoughts regarding Google’s firing of software engineer James Damore, according to Business Insider. At Google, 56 percent of the 441 employees surveyed opposed their company’s decision to fire Damore.
Blind also reported employee opinions across other tech companies, which seem to support the fired software engineer.
A majority of Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon employees surveyed also opposed Google’s decision by margins of 57-43, 56-44, and 54-46, respectively. Nearly two-thirds of Uber’s employees surveyed also opposed the choice to terminate Damore.
Lyft, LinkedIn, and Apple, however, all favored Google’s decision by margins of 65-35, 53-47, and 51-49, respectively.
The survey only accounted for the opinions of employees who are Blind users. While not scientific, the survey does give an idea of the mood across Silicon Valley.
This is insurrection level rebellion we’ve got going on. Most of the employees are high IQ white men, so it’s not surprising they’re not going along with this BS. What’s strange is how Google is creating such a hostile environment for their workhorses powering their company to please some whiny feminist diversity hires.
On Thursday, a meeting to discuss questions surrounding the memo was abruptly canceled.
Thursday’s town hall meeting was intended to allow Pichai to address employee questions about James Damore’s polarizing missive and his subsequent dismissal. But in a companywide email sent less than 45 minutes before the meeting was to start, Pichai said he had canceled it because proposed questions submitted by Google…