“As big tech’s reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn’t seem so cool.”

Tech workers ashamed for who they work for

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Thu, Nov 9th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With the declining reputation plaguing Silicon Valley many tech workers are reportedly ashamed to work for the big tech giants. And as the damage the industry is doing to the communities they occupy becomes noticed by the world, tech giants don't seem to care about the repercussions of their actions outside of their Silicon Valley bubble.

“We have this habit of highlighting and celebrating brilliant assholes like Steve Jobs and [Uber co-founder and ousted CEO] Travis Kalanick, when the reality is they are awful human beings,” said Greg, head of technology at e-commerce startup Brandless, adding that it is women and people of colour who tend to bear the brunt of their behaviour.

“It reminds me of stories that came out of Wall Street in the 1980s, when sexism was part and parcel of the culture,” he added. “Stories like that become public very quickly and people find out and paint tech with one brush.”

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