This is horrific & not getting anywhere near the attention it deserves.
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"I want them to have a healthy baby because it's great for our business experience," Ezzard said. "Rather than having a baby who's in the neonatal ICU, where she's not able to focus much on work."
@denikombucha I worked for 6 years for a different division of the parent company, and I wish I could say I found this surprising, but I can't. They're a company that regularly posts close to billion dollar profits, had record profits last year, and then promptly laid off 40% of their workforce. Just total scum.
they've also been lowering salaries and eliminating stock options and various employee incentives employees used to enjoy 6-7 years ago.
@denikombucha yeah. the stock options were never that good, but they used to do up to 15% retirement savings matching, which was super valuable, and that's gone now too.
Its absolutely rancid, fuck Blizzard and fuck their lameass games.
@denikombucha it's really too bad. blizzard as a studio was quite good for a long time. really enjoyed working with the devs there. it's just Activision as a parent company that is toxic as hell and ruins everything they touch. feel super bad for people who have built their careers there and now are totally stuck, since EA's totally failboated their whole business too. videogames as an industry is just the worst.
@denikombucha this is fucking disgusting. smfh.
its horrifying, and there needs to be a mass class action against this shit. They already have a huge paygap between men and women so saying this is all 'voluntary' by paying women 1 fucking dollar a day(an extra 360 a year🙄 )to make sure their biology isn't going to cause any problems for the company or to help target women with a history of pregnancy concerns to fire them is beyond repugnant. Fuck that studio and fuck their lameass games.
@Jewbacchus @denikombucha it really is. thankfully haven’t come across this in e-commerce tech but shit. i once found out what a coworker was making and he and i did the exact same work (fucking consulting and gender gap). and these are fake numbers but i was essentially making 60 and him 90 a year. i def sat in my car and cried for a while. not good, very demeaning. so bringing health and bio into this just makes it worse ten fold. it gets my blood boiling.
@garbados How is trying to help women avoid having premature babies or have to pay for fertility treatments "horrific"?
@garbados Also, how is it in any way related to eugenics?
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