A conservative employee for Google has totally slammed his employer for its abject, gross liberal bias in an open letter describing the company’s culture of “outrage mobs” that course through the company to shut down dissent.
The open letter was written by software engineer Mike Wacker, who was reported many times for daring to be a conservative via the company’s anonymous reporting tools.
“Google has become a company where outrage mobs and witch hunts dominate its culture,” Wacker wrote. “These outrage mobs and witch hunts have become an existential threat not only to Google’s culture internally, but to Google’s trust and credibility externally.”
“If left unchecked,” Wacker wrote on the website Medium.com, “these outrage mobs will hunt down any conservative, any Christian, and any independent free thinker at Google who does not bow down to their agenda.”
Wacker reported that one of his Google colleagues was threatened because he was heard saying something complimentary about conservative philosopher Jordan Peterson. The man was told, “One Googler raised a concern that you that you appeared to be promoting and defending Jordan Peterson’s comments about transgender pronouns, and this made them feel unsafe at work.”
Wacker also noted that he was reported at least twice to the bosses.
“You wrote in the [email protected] group: ‘The definition of ‘Google’s values’ that matters is the one used by Google’s activists, who could only be described as ‘nonpartisan’ in the same sense that the Women’s March could be described as inclusive towards pro-life Jewish women,’” reads a note he received in January. “Other members of the group responded that your statement was percieved [sic] as hateful/incendiary/inflammatory. [redacted].”
Wacker also said that he was offered a severance package from Google because they wanted to fire him because he is a conservative.
“I was pulled into a meeting of my own with my management and HR. During that meeting, I received a final written warning, and I received a verbal offer of 8 weeks of severance pay if I left the company,” Wacker wrote. “That verbal offer of severance was an implied threat of termination. While they never said it explicitly, it was clear that if I didn’t take that offer, they would invent some pretext to fire me shortly thereafter.”
Naturally, Google has refused to comment on Wacker’s allegations.
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