He also warned against “arbitrary social engineering of tech just to make it appealing to equal portions of both men and women” and claimed that efforts to hire more women via such methods are “misguided and biased”. And he outlined his view on the reasons why there are so few women in tech, arguing that females are more neurotic than men and less capable of handling stress.
Harvard graduate James Damore sparked outrage last week when he posted a sprawling memo – titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” – in an internal company network. The engineer was subsequently fired.
Damore said Monday he was “exploring all possible legal remedies” after the internet giant terminated him over his 3,000-word manifesto blasting Google’s “left bias” for creating a “politically correct monoculture” that ignores differences between the sexes.
“We want to hire the Google employee who wrote this handsome work of art”, declared Gab on their official Twitter account, before Damore had been fired and his identity was unknown.
Without wading further into the gender-equality swamp however, what really struck me was the unhinged reaction of his (now former) colleagues.
“Women, on average, have more openness directed towards feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas”.
Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, released a letter that he had sent to his employees explaining the decision to fire the engineer. Google, Facebook and Uber have said they are trying to improve hiring and working conditions for women. He said in his memo that he had written it in the hope of having an “honest discussion” about how the company had an intolerance for ideologies that do not fit into what he believed were its left-leaning biases.
While the document has led to outrage publicly, the author says he has heard from many fellow employees who thanked him and agree with him, CNBC.com reported.
Assange, who is praised in some circles for exposing government secrets and castigated by others as an underminer of some nations’ security, offered Damore a job.
Just take, for example, the misleading statistic that women earn just 79 cents on the dollar of what men earn due to gender discrimination. Neither Damore nor Mountain View, California-based Google responded to a request for comment for this article. “Whatever Google decides to do, they’re going to be potentially disappointing somebody along one of those groups or making them angry”.
But because Mr Damore’s essay did not seem created to rally employees to his cause, his case there would be “pretty weak”, Mr Schiller said.
Nonetheless, we can read Damore’s memo and be outraged or we can acknowledge the fact that many women are more likely to care about work-life balance than a title or fatter pay check.
He stated that you cannot have a world leader company as Google if even the least prejudice and stereotyping is allowed any breeding ground in the work force.
“The company was founded under the principles of freedom of expression, diversity, inclusiveness and science-based thinking”, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt said at the time.