Google employees walked out of multiple work sites today (including the Dublin site) demanding the following:
Here is an article with some context.
Google staff walk out over women's treatment - BBC News
One could conclude Google is a nasty place to work since they seem to treat alleged harassment victims quite badly and the alleged harassers quite well.
Not sure if that is the right conclusion. They have led the way in good treatment of employees in other ways (pay, perks, free food, everyone wants to work there). They fired James Damore to show support for women in the company. Many other tech companies would not have done that. One of Damores points was that the environment was a bit too strong on affirmative action as an attempt to progress the careers of women.
The list of demands strikes me as a mixed bag.
One question: Putting yourself in a CEOs shoes: which of the demands are reasonable and which are not ?
Second question: This was bound to happen one day or another. But why does this first arise in Google ? What makes them more susceptible to it.
Third question: put yourself in a shareholders shoes: do you feel more safe or less safe in your investment due to this ?
Fourth question: put yourself in an employees shoes, does this occurrence encourage you to stay or leave ?
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