SAN FRANCISCO – One-third of workers at an American software company have filed a petition to resign after political discussions in the workplace were banned. The wave of layoffs began after Basecomb chairman Jason Fried announced the new corporate guidelines in a blog post on Monday. This includes a ban on “social and political discussions on our company account.”
In addition, subsidies to fitness studios or “support” employee bonuses such as advanced training should be discontinued, Freight announced. According to a survey, 20 out of 57 basecom employees announced their resignation on the online service Twitter. Among them were the head of design, head of marketing and head of customer service.
The corporate debate has recently evolved into a “major distraction” from political work: he justified the policy ban by saying, “We don’t have to solve any deep social problems, we develop software.”
In the United States, there have been heated debates for months over issues such as racism, the presidential election last November, and the rights of transgender people. (APA / AFP)
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