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The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you | Zach Stafford | Comment is free | The Guardian
Psychologist Iris Mauss at the University of California, Berkley found that the pursuit of happiness might just leave you worse off. “Wanting to be happy can make you less happy,” said Mauss in an interview with livescience.com. “If you explicitly and purposely focus on happiness, that appears to have a self-defeating quality.” [...] In her studies, participants who were not happy would begin blaming themselves for feeling sad. They thought it was an immediate flag for their failure, making these negative feelings even more counter-productive. The people who accepted these negative feelings as normal, however, were much happier in the long run. So, accepting your sadness could actually make you feel good. [...] For Darwin, emotions were very much tied to surviving, which requires more than just happiness. [...] Be open about how you’re feeling, don’t try to hide behind it or conceal it. // &! keeping a diary talking to and about yourself compassionately.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Weight | The Players' Tribune
via - bit.ly/1IRTX3b --- ie Storytelling, like what Fish has done here, is certainly changing the world and it is this incremental progress which we should all celebrate. His beautiful story, among others like his, will inspire people to be more open about their mental health and hopefully in the process inspire a better future.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon's No Outlier: The Science Behind Broken Work Cultures | Fast Company | Business Innovation
via bit.ly/1LGvMtb // RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THE BETTER OUR REASONS FOR WORKING, THE BETTER WE WORK. AND IT ISN'T JUST AMAZON THAT SHOULD TAKE NOTE. // >> 4-day work week hustle and busting ass, 3 day weekend!? - via ycombinator commenter - I think that I did better work always having 3 day weekends, and opened up time for other activities like writing books and getting more exercise. - see descape.de/about/ - // work has meaning, u have identity, and get time to recover and explore else, not just identify yourself w work. // see teamtreehouse ryan carson. // http://thehustle.co/why-millennials-are-unhappy
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Arbeitsbedingungen ǀ Der eigentliche Skandal ist ein anderer — der Freitag
Amazon verfolgt lediglich eine Strategie. Doch all das ist gar nicht so entscheidend, denn auch wenn der Artikel ein schockierendes Firmenbild aufzeigt, kann man dem Unternehmen daraus __nur bedingt einen Vorwurf machen. Letztendlich befindet sich Amazon in einem harten Konkurrenzkampf__ und versucht daher die leistungsfähigsten Mitarbeiter zu gewinnen und zu behalten – weniger leistungsstarke Mitarbeiter kann man dagegen nicht gebrauchen. Diese Strategie ist in großen Erfolgsunternehmen kein Einzelfall, sondern Normalität. [...] Der eigentliche Skandal sind die Logistikzentren
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
What to Make of Amazon's Work Practices? | Bothsides of the Table
It’s best encapsulated in a famous Jeff Bezos quote, “You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com you can’t choose two out of three,” [...] Try working at Goldman Sachs, [...] You think it’s different at any of the top consulting firms? [...] You see organizations like these thrive on large pools of some of the country’s best and brightest graduates that trade off 2-5 years of work experience under extreme pressure in exchange for skills, experiences & relationships that will last a lifetime. [Accelerated Learning] [...] Think its a cake walk working @ any of the countries top law firms? [...] Should we do an article on what it’s like to be a medical resident? How abt working in the US military? Chief of Staff for a major political figure? What abt a top athlete in the NFL or NBA or even part of the coaching staff. Think they dont have work/life balance challenges in a field theyve chosen to work in? [#Top 100 of X vs avg white- or blue-collar worker ] [what u optimize for?]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon's Culture: Toxic or Just Tough? by The Jay & Farhad Show
Hello! This week, Farhad Manjoo (New York Times) and Jay Yarow (Business Insider) are joined by special guest Jodi Kantor (New York Times) to discuss her polarizing article about Amazon's culture. // // how technology functions in the workplace - efficiency, quantified self << the feedback tool you can always use, what ever your state of emotion, gripe, stick, bias, prejudice, ... feudal Darwinism creeps into knowledge worker, white-collar and blue-collar workers, MBA's and PhD's. [...] contributes to gender inequality (women with the back on their wall, leave or get started and forget about family & kids, life.) [...] brutal years are NOT Tour of Duty - Reid Hoffman The Alliance. // PS: Reed Hastings (Netflix) Culture document transpires that it is expected to contribute, even if it doesn't spell it out. Netflix also had to fight and overcome as much as Amazon! Proves again that internal & external environment a company finds itself affects its values & culture inevitable [Thesis].
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
[ AMAZON's culture ] by USA TODAY Tech (podcast)
Amazon, Silicon Valley, Unicorns and Decacorns - go go go even for broke. making things happen. winning the category. // vs Google and Facebook are those that won sort of automatically and had not that much internal and external pressure growing up. had not to fight surviving dot.com crash. Facebook sort of became a self-runner despite of its many missteps. Amazon had to fight all the way, and still has to fight because now it faces antitrust on both sides of the Atlantic. That creates, inadvertently, a specific culture that has been cited by personal examples in the NYT piece.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
More must be done to help people with mental health problems stay in work | Society | The Guardian
More help is urgently needed to help people with mental health problems stay in their jobs, says the government's chief medical officer, warning of the toll of mental illness on individuals and the economy. Dame Sally Davies said that around 70m working days were lost to mental illness last year, costing the economy £70 to £100bn. The number of working days lost to stress, depression and anxiety has risen by 24% since 2009, she says in her annual report. Yet 75% of people with diagnosable mental illness get no treatment at all.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The office after Amazon: is the workplace becoming a jungle? | Technology | The Guardian
Certain companies operating in certain fields with certain competition, can and inadvertently develop certain cultures. That some describe as ruthless competitive externally and internally. You could even say that Reed Hastings culture document transpires that this is a workplace where it is expected of you, to contribute and solve problems for our customers (competitive and toppling the established players). PayPal too. And Jeff talks about being obsessive about the customer and inventing in the name of the customer (build a monopsony/monopoly). Gates made MSFT internally competitive (build a monopoly), working long hours, and as they were externally. Very different to FB and Google and their business & product position. // The recent claims about Amazon’s aggressive corporate culture were a cause of consternation to many – but plenty of others couldn't see what the problem was. So is a gentler, more relaxed office culture any better for employees? And is it even what they want?
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
You probably don't want to work for Amazon | The Verge
Amazon is known for its cutthroat efficiency and harsh tactics; it's what makes it possible to get a pack of toilet paper delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. But CEO Jeff Bezos' love of precision and data goes far beyond fulfilling orders and undercutting competitors' prices. It permeates every aspect of the workplace. [...] Working at the retail giant's Seattle offices is apparently nothing like showing up to work at an idyllic Silicon Valley campus. // &! on.recode.net/1fhOStC &! on.recode.net/1THgExm - SVers take shots at the NYT's piece vs "_reflexive criticism_" by those who left AMZN. ( flashy offices *false sense of success* leased with money from Venture Capital, companies pushing PR on their A, B, C round like its a major milestone ). Keith Rabois "Awaiting the NYT expose on Kobe Bryant's success or Jordan's. Or any Olympic medalist." &! Josh Elman ["start-ups can] have intense cultures." --- My take, its about the balance of things! // how to nudge to be no asshole
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Study suggests safe alcohol guidance 'unrealistic' - BBC News
But the study found that the guidelines are largely ignored because most people do not drink every day. Instead they drink heavily at the weekend - in order to get drunk. [ as socially acceptable outlet, from a weeks worth of chronic stress and worry. legal high and stress relieve as is tobacco. ] // thus as food can be used/abused as emotionally compforting and stress-reliever, binge drinking on the weekend as well as the habit for 2-3 drinks during weekdays to relieve the stress, should this behavior be space made in the DSM for disorder!? abuse/coping mechanism!/being dependent on it!? which is socially acceptable!. but long-term harmful to your health, as well as short-term to ur disposable income/savings rate & alcohol related injuries A&E & police force has to deal with!? --- Eating Disorders - bbc.in/1JRg4fu - Gemma and Dr Radha are on hand to talk about eating disorders.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Bürodesign: Office Snapshots zeigt Arbeitsplätze weltweit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
bit.ly/1MHRiQT officesnapshots.com // designed by designers VS designed & input by employees (see Joel Spolsky comment abt what office programmers & every employee would like (input and accommodating their needs! the individual(s) & the team(s) & the companies) // &! Google Startup Lab workshop: Workspace design youtu.be/j0wM_NIXUYY // &! Robert Grudin youtu.be/9XInkz_XcEo Design & Truth "Good design is the material image of mental health. Design can reintegrate our character & fulfill our awareness. We follow good design to discover what is good in ourselves." // &! Design Rules - Interior Planning youtu.be/kdh08cVW8Os // &! Frank Wilczek "A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design" youtu.be/q_1ApbLzJAg // << inspo: melting the company, the people, and the outside (city) into a somewhat identifiable always re-refreshing concept, identity, recognizable, regionally sourced! & adding value 2 local economy: make space 2 provide ~15% subsidized freelance/smb office space.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Inequality and the Challenge of Employment - New Economic Thinking - YouTube
intrinsic motivation, fairness, social animal - social comparison (is encoded into the brain) - status anxiety // self-interest mostly wins over ethics/moral values? // trust between principle & agent // org structure and inventive - ie bonus variable attracts more selfish people and risk takers // justice and fairness is critically important - not only in orgs but also democracies //&! Natural rate theory (equilibrium) - service sector jobs (unskilled manual labour jobs) w minimum wage and not higher. and flexible wages with no minimum wage (USA) create working poor/inequality. institutional change - economists are not just analysts they also affect policy makers (think tanks). // austerity hurts equality/social mobility = economic long-run damage to potential (thus output gap and productivity loss) - lack of supply of able workforce to create added value products & services. trickle-down not helping. //&! tax code unfair, lower capital gains tax than on earned (labour) income
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Call for action on Scottish NHS 'failings' - BBC News
A body representing health professionals in Scotland has said major changes are needed to address "systemic failures" in the NHS. [...] The academy's report, Learning from Serious Failings in Care, identified key issues to be addressed, including: Poor leadership from senior staff. Poor leadership from NHS boards. Staff shortages. Poor staff morale [...] In addition, leadership and accountability were all too often sadly lacking and bullying endemic. [...] there is little evidence to suggest that we are tackling the underlying systemic failings which exist." [...] It also raised concerns about staff sickness, saying this could be an indication of deteriorating morale and should be used as "an early warning system".
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
How to Find Fulfilling Work - YouTube
& we think we are free to choose. but in reality, we only can and have to choose from a set given options to us. // you don't need to ask for permission // the deathbed - eulogy - is the ultimate criteria (to judge) - see David Brooks book 'The Road to Character.'
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest : The Two-Way : NPR
[crony capitalism and Wall Street chews them up and spits them out without regard ] // Toyota in a statement today said Hamp resigned Tuesday, and the company accepted her resignation "after considering the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders." As Scott reported June 19, "A total of 57 pills were discovered by Japanese customs officials on June 11 inside a package that Hamp mailed to herself from Kentucky, declaring the contents to be a necklace." Oxycodone is legal in the U.S. with a prescription. Hamp, who was arrested June 18, has denied the charges. She told authorities she did not think she had imported an illegal substance, police said. Prosecutors must decide whether to indict Hamp by July 8. She is in detention, but has not been charged with a crime.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental health job fear for one in five with stress - BBC News
Working is the most stressful part of many people's lives, over health and money worries, according to a survey form mental health charity Mind. They say one in five people is scared of losing their job if they admit they are suffering from stress, and that 22% of people who said they had disclosed a mental health issue in a previous job had been fired or forced out. Tim Muffett reports. // &! bbc.co.uk/news/health-12986314 - Prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac rose by more than 40% over the past four years, data obtained by the BBC showed. // &! bbc.co.uk/news/health-12087916 &! bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-12086055
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
The way we're working isn't working: Tony Schwartz at TEDxMidwest - YouTube
time is a finite resource, non-renewable. computers are only limited by electricity and # of transistors. // Time is finite. Tony Schwarz debunks the myth that "We are meant to run like computers; at high speeds for long periods of time". He eloquently outlines how the reality of renewing our personal energy is just as important as expending it. This discipline grants value to rest which ultimately allows us to manage more skillful lives. // intrinsic motivation; purpose, mastery, autonomy. // honesty without compassion is cruelty. tenacity without flexibility is congeals interregidity. courage without prudence becomes recklessness. // need for certainty. // software/technology is running our life's. // renewal of personal energy! aka recovery to sustain high performance >> 6-hour work day, 4-day work week //
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Germanwings: Should there be screening for mental illness at work? - BBC News
Psychiatric disorders are among the most stigmatised of all, even in the 21st Century, and any large-scale efforts to "flush out" employees with mental disorders are likely to result in a reduced rather than a greater willingness to seek help. It is not "screening" for mental ill health at work that is needed but earlier recognition and better access to treatment. [...] At present, many people with a mental disorder are never diagnosed as such, and very few of those with more common disorders such as depression and anxiety receive any treatment. This would be a scandal in any other area of medicine. There is good evidence on what aspects of the workplace can lead to mental ill health. High demands, low control over your work, an imbalance between what you feel you put in and what you feel you get out, low levels of support - these have all been shown to lead to higher levels of mental illness at work.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental stress and coronary artery disease: a multidisciplinary guide. - PubMed - NCBI
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2003/178/6/stress-and-coronary-heart-disease-psychosocial-risk-factors // The expert group concluded that (i) there is strong and consistent evidence of an independent causal association between depression, social isolation and lack of quality social support and the causes and prognosis of CHD; and (ii) there is no strong or consistent evidence for a causal association between chronic life events, work-related stressors (job control, demands and strain), Type A behaviour patterns, hostility, anxiety disorders or panic disorders and CHD. - mja.com.au/journal/2003/178/6/stress-and-coronary-heart-disease-psychosocial-risk-factors // stress.org/stress-and-heart-disease/ &! bit.ly/1OS3mkE
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
£3m sex discrimination case winner: 'Everybody loses' - BBC News
So after three-and-a-half years of legal battles and millions in legal bills, has it been worth it? She shoots back an answer: "Of course it wasn't worth it, people who think you come out of court as a victor - that's just not true. "Everyone loses out," she says. "What a waste of three years of my life, a waste of health, a waste of money."
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Dicke Männer bekommen mehr Gehalt, dicke Frauen weniger - SPIEGEL ONLINE
KarriereSPIEGEL: Und für Frauen? Caliendo: Sie verdienen am meisten bei einem Body-Mass-Index (BMI) von 21,5 - einem Wert, der nach gesellschaftlichen Standards als attraktiv definiert wird. Mit diesem BMI verdienen Frauen bis zu zwölf Prozent mehr als übergewichtige Kolleginnen. Das gilt besonders für Berufe, in denen sie Kundenkontakt haben, zum Beispiel in der Gastronomie oder im Vertrieb. [...] Ja, für Männer gibt es offenbar einen Schlankheitsmalus, der auf Körperkraft beruht. Frauen bekommen dagegen einen Schlankheitsbonus, der auf physischer Attraktivität basiert. Bei ihnen geht der Effekt sogar noch weiter. [...] Das Körpergewicht wirkt sich bei Frauen nicht nur auf ihr Einkommen aus, sondern auch auf die Wahrscheinlichkeit, überhaupt einen Job zu bekommen. Das Risiko, arbeitslos zu sein, ist für übergewichtige Frauen größer als für schlanke.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Slack's New Arbitration Policy | Hacker News
From Comments: You could say they just learnt from the Hipchat announcement and remebered to address the issue head-on which makes it seem like they really care. But in the end the problem is exactly the same and your company will now have access to whatever you write including private chats. Personally that means I'll ensure to avoid private chat on Slack and use external tools again on top of everything I already use which is clearly annoying. [.&!.] The fact that people bitched and moaned over Hipchat allowing history to be viewed is just ignorant and stupid. You know why managers have the ability to view these things? Harassment. Sexual, physical, altercations, etc. If your company has more than 5 people these things WILL come up and the INABILITY to retrieve this data is BAD. [...] This is NOT some mind blowing new development. [.&!.] [Work com is about Work. Period. Thus if something comes up that needs to be looked into, it need to be available.]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Women, what would you say is the most difficult part of working in a male dominated field? : AskWomen
ie Comments!!! &!&!&! http://randi.io/wp/archives/86 - via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8613855 "This post is dedicated to all of the people that think sexism in tech doesn’t exist, that harassment isn’t a big deal, that trolling is harmless and funny, and that the gender disparity in tech is due simply to biology. I originally posted my story on Facebook and later on imgur under the title Abusing Women is the New Normal. It’s the first time I ever publicly discussed everything that had happened. I told the shorter version of my story there, and I’m going to tell you the longer version today. Trigger Warnings abound." &!&!& http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/laurie-penny/2011/07/women-business-finance-power &!&!& http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/18/why-women-make-less-when-they-work-for-men/
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
In case you needed another reason to promote diversity in tech… | PandoDaily
The survey found that 67 percent of respondents say diversity is “an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers.” So by valuing diversity, companies will not only find talent across all demographics — they will also increase their chances of attracting more talent simply by virtue of being diverse. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. Unsurprisingly, women and minority groups value diversity most, with 72 percent of women, 89 percent of African Americans, 80 percent of Asians, and 70 percent of Latinos calling it an important factor. Interestingly, military veterans were also among those most likely to value diversity at 65 percent. [ Diversity = more points of view & experience range that can be drawn upon when making decisions [and debating the way forwad] however big and small. ]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job
The last reason is the one that troubles me most. It may not be true that the partners are miles dimmer than the graduates. It is just that the two can't talk to each other, and so are blind to each other's strengths. It was always the case that the old and the young sometimes struggled to understand each other at work, but now it is more true than ever. [...] The graduate trainees joining this year will be among the first to have grown up on the internet, which means they communicate differently, think differently, acquire knowledge differently and do different things with it. They look at the partners and see slowness - the partners look at them and feel sad about their limited vocabulary, and wonder if they have ever read a book.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Killing the Messenger at Mozilla, by Tim Chevalier | Model View Culture
The tech industry has a hero problem, and during my time there, Mozilla was no exception. Famously, Eich developed the JavaScript language in ten days, in order to meet a Netscape release deadline. This is a textbook example of how tech valorizes individual "heroes", always male, who can put in intense effort on a problem over a short period of time but not work with others on a solution in the long term. I have no doubt that Eich's work on JavaScript was solid, but I also see no reason to think that he was the only person who could have done the same thing. In fact, there are probably people who could have done better, but were not accorded the privileges in life needed for doing so. As far as I'm aware, Eich himself has maintained a humble attitude about his achievements, but the same can't be said of his fans. [...] Tacit acceptance of silencing and of abuse of power runs throughout our culture, but that doesn't make it okay in the specific instance of tech culture. [... >>]
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Leaving Toxic Open Source Communities, by Anonymous Author | Model View Culture
When the senior developer wouldn't respect a technical decision I had made, I was first politely firm, then more insistent, and finally loud and angry. The developer then told me, a woman developer, that I was being "too emotional." Talk about double standards! When I got that email, it was the last in a long series of run-ins with sexist developers in my community. I couldn't work in this community anymore without the threat of harassment. I was done. Fed up. So I voted with my feet, and I decided to leave. [...] I was a minority in tech, someone that others looked up to as a leader in open source. And the stereotype threat was causing me to re-think leaving my toxic community. I finally accepted I had to leave my community in order to protect my mental health. With that decision, my emotions started to come back in a very painful way. Every emotion was powerful, raw, and uncontrollable. I was guilty about letting my community down. ...
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Tinder CEO’s Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate | TechCrunch
Rad’s official email: "Hey team, I know it’s been a difficult 24 hours for all of us…" << yeah right, language & communication, right words. "Us." get all on the same line internally, like we are in this together. ;-) + http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/30/tinder-suspends-co-founder-in-wake-of-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/ + http://www.rezlaw.com/News-Events/06-30-14_Complaint_with_Exhibits-1.pdf [ I personally would like to add that some of her txt msg communication with the CEO are not very "corporate." And on the other hand the handling of such a situation by the guy in question was beyond inappropriate and even self-incriminating. Then the CEO of Tinder fails. And then the CEO of Match.com/IAC fails too. ] + http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/28103857 + http://www.businessinsider.com/tinder-lawsuit-and-sexual-harassment-text-messages-2014-7 + http://pando.com/2014/07/01/an-uncomfortable-truth-the-tinder-lawsuit-will-have-very-little-impact-on-the-companys-growth/ [ ! Read Last Paragraph ]
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Julie Ann Horvath on GitHub Investigation: “How Do You Sleep at Night?” | Re/code
according to her, internal investigation was a sham. + Preston-Warner Threatens Legal Action in Github Scandal Fallout ( http://recode.net/2014/04/21/as-horvath-accusations-continue-preston-werner-threatens-legal-action/ ) + GitHub Clears President Tom Preston-Werner, but He Resigns Anyway After Harassment Controversy http://recode.net/2014/04/21/github-ceo-tom-preston-werner-resigns/ + http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/15/julie-ann-horvath-describes-sexism-and-intimidation-behind-her-github-exit/ "In short, Horvath said that she felt she was being treated differently internally simply due to her gender and not the quality of her work. She calls her colleagues’ response to her own work and the work of other female GitHub employees a “serious problem.” Despite GitHub hiring more female developers, Horvath said she struggled to feel welcome." + http://www.businessinsider.com/julie-ann-horvath-github-harassment-twitter-2014-4 +++ http://youtu.be/BxyJlP4MEa8?t=16m5s
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april 2014 by asterisk2a

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