“This employee in our Zurich office was absolutely not terminated for writing this or any other memo. Discussion and criticism of workplace policies is fine, but in this case there had been more than 11 complaints and 7 warnings over two years around his antagonistic and disruptive behavior in the workplace, including singling out other employees. Like any other workplace, we have rules against that," a Google spokesperson wrote.
For example, they may absolutely not have been terminated for writing this memo, but for circulating it or refusing to take it down.
Similarly, 11 complaints and 7 warnings over two years could all have occurred in 1 month and be the result of said memo.
Not saying that is the case, but just pointing out that these public statements always designed to support the company position and seem definitive, while actually committing to nothing factually.
I've never seen a reasonable person file a complaint. The employee describes the usual oppressive wokeness for employee control story. I see no reason to disbelieve him and Google may be doing doing a hit job:
The link as a submission was flagged, presumably by loyal employees.
You may be more interested in the memo that got Kobernyk fired:
There's just way too much to take apart here. But, like Damore, the author shows a naive understanding of D&I initiatives. Like _all_ HR related things, the purpose of such is not what's written on the tin.
Even that aside, the author is trying to shake the tree. That never works. Again, naive. Unless of course, _I_ am the naive one! The document could be performative.
I will take the risk of being lambasted, but IMHO (with very little real info, I admit) this employee was rightly fired. Not due to his opinions either way, or his [probably largely correct] analysis. But from the corporate POV. This level of dissent among the ranks simply cannot be tolerated, right or wrong. I just mean that in a corporate governance kind of way. You simply cannot allow the rank and file to point out when the emperor has no clothes.
> White people do have culture. Our culture is that of colonization. Of genocide. Of taking. Of envy and of fear. The majority of white people can name no more than two generations back in their families. The majority of white people barely know where their grandparents were from, much less who their ancestors were. The majority of white people have no traditions, and the ones we have, are rooted in consumption and the superficial application of organized religion, both of which are steeped in histories of violence.
I have hard time believing it was really on the reading list of internal training at Google.
I feel empty and superficial > I am white > Therefore whiteness is the the root of emptiness (not me)