After sexual harassment account, Uber exposé shows aggressive, unrestrained work culture


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/22/after-sexual-harassment-accoun.html


#2

Ah, the deafening silence of no-one at all being surprised.


#3

Um… well… Some guy in the building on another floor got shit faced at lunched and had to be escorted out of the building by cops. That’s all I got for drama here.

At my old job people were stealing my lunch.


#4

Pro tip: if you think you are this; you aren’t. If you think that being this would be good; you should probably be reprocessed.


#5

This is the same organization that survives by wringing money from the destitute and is doomed to crash and burn if the self-driving car doesn’t take off soon, right?


#6

Holder will clean that excrement up.


#7

[quote=“Indubitably, post:6, topic:95645, full:true”]
Holder will clean that excrement up.
[/quote]Holder, who is one of a team of five, three of which have an outright financial and/or professional interest in Uber coming out smelling of roses. The same Holder who works for Covington & Burling, long-time Uber legal representatives, and in that capacity, has defended Uber in court on multiple occasions.

Call me crazy, but I’m not so confident he will.


#8

I guess their name really was derived from Übermensch.


#9

Again, who’d imagine a zero-hour contract company would be so shitty to work at.

I’ve heard a lot about how “the biggest transportation company doesn’t own a single car”. That’s because they are actually in the business of unhinged exploitation of cheap work, [edit] of putting the “reserve army of labour” to generate some revenue to them between gigs, expecially during crises [/edit] . Doesn’t surprise me a bit that they also cultivate a cut-throat culture inside their offices.


#10


#11

I had a nearly full Olive Garden entree someone at and I left a nasty note. HR then made a statement that people caught would be fired and they gave me a gift card.


#12

I’m the guy with eight ounces of powdered bhut jolokia in his kitchen.

Nobody’s stealing my lunch.


#13

Not sure if this is about stealing lunches or sexual harassment.


#14

Ahh yes, Big Swinging Dick Management Culture meets software development: Coffee is for closers only!!!

Maybe self-coding AIs will actually be a good thing for the industry, by removing the white male penis from the equation.


#15

I dunno I think maybe you got the better end of the deal here. I’d probably leave that out for the thief to take out of spite. (Then again I live were there are way way better options for food)


#16

Well it cost me over and hours worth of work to buy, so I was a bit pissy. They also ate my TV dinners some times, but those were only like $2.50.


#17

Twice.


#18

Cunts.

Plink.

That’s the sound of my app being deleted.

This is one of the drivers of the tech investment mess.


#19

The app comes standard on Galaxy phones.

Doesn’t matter, I’ll still try to delete it.


#20

http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/20/technology/uber-travis-kalanick-memo-sexism-investigation/

Also here’s Liane Hornsey from her Google days.