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Comment: Re:The Internet is meant to be anonymous (Score 1) 237

by GoCrazy (#47466293) Attached to: Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+
I have a unique name IRL, but I never thought using it was a problem because while I did have discussions online, I made a point to not say anything controversial or trollish. If only my own intentions were what mattered, right? A woman on Buzzfeed didn't think so. She disagreed with me, but disagreeing wasn't enough. She looked up where I worked and sent messages to my company saying that I was saying disgusting things on the internet. I got called into the HR to notify me about this. I didn't get in trouble, of course, because I never said anything "disgusting".

But it did get me thinking about who would be so petty as to pull real life and real reputations into an online discussion where my arguement should be my words and not whether I'd stake my job on it.

I don't know about you, but I don't go around my office discussing politics, sex, religion, or any polarizing topics. My opinions on those are something I try to keep separate from my professional relationships. My personality isn't defined by my opinions on topical subjects; I don't find myself to be hypocritical for not announcing my views to everyone I know. The aforementioned type of person, is someone who doesn't understand this. Someone who can't comprehend that not sharing does not mean lying. Someone who believes this so deeply that they take it upon themselves to "expose the truth" as a selfless act to save others.

This actually sounds a lot like you. I make a point to stay away from people like you.

Comment: Re:94%, really? (Score 1) 710

by GoCrazy (#47314679) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
The article is kind of all over the place. While it provides no proof that less hours worked means a better economy, it quote some studies that find taking more vacation hours boost productivity and lowers turnover. But to quote The Office:

Jan: How would a movie increase productivity, Michael? How on earth would it do that?
Michael Scott: People work faster after.
Jan: Magically.
Michael Scott: No. They have to, to make up for the time they lost watching the movie.

Comment: Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (Score 1) 435

by GoCrazy (#47262647) Attached to: Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's
As a Chinese American, and not that I can speak for all but I think most share my experience, growing up without English speaking parents meant I wasn't exactly taught eloquence or English social convention. Yet other Asian Americans and I are 3 times over-represented in the STEM fields.

And can you tell me with a straight face that tech workers are hired for their interpersonal skills?

Comment: Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (Score 1) 435

by GoCrazy (#47262167) Attached to: Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's
I know I can't for minorities, especially since despite making up 6% of the US population, Asian Americans make up 30% of Google's employees. And that despite making up 71% of the US population, "whites" only make up 61% of Google's employees. In general STEM fields, Asian Americans make up 15% while whites make up 70%.

My conclusion is that certain races are attracted to different fields, Asians moreso to tech, whites are neutral, and other races less so to tech, and that passion contributes to their qualifications. My social commentary is that judging a field by their attractiveness to certain races trivializes the effort those workers put in to go into that line of work, when social pressure prioritizes an innate and unchangeable trait over life choices.

Comment: Well (Score 1) 1040

by GoCrazy (#47154461) Attached to: Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
We could sit here and just theorize about what's going to happen but...this is a rare clear cut chance to see the effects of an above estimated living wage minimum wage. Who else is excited? Maybe we can learn from what goes wrong and apply a modified technique to cities with similar demographics?

We're all STEM workers here. Where's the excitement?

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