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And it's so much worse than that because not only did the CEO work Christmas Eve, not only did they publicly name who was there (and therefore who wasn't), they used it as an advertisement about why you'd want to work there! It's just unspeakably warped; it is like the "Free Stress Test" that the Scientologists offer on the street: it's a way for those who wish to join a cult to self-identify.

In contrast, a quote I ran across today[1] about Fairchild Semiconductor, a startup that actually did the change world:

Most of the founders were married, busy starting their families and raising small children in addition to all the time and effort they were spending building Fairchild ... I am struck by what a remarkable time it was and what innovative opportunities.

Somehow, I don't think the same will ever be written of Homejoy...

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traitorous_eight

Personally I'm suspicious of this so-called "internal tool i've built to increase transparency and communication".

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