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  •  It is interesting to me (6+ / 0-)

    ...in a grim sort of way, that MS corporate policy is so divergent from gamer culture.  The comments I saw on the gaming sites I just checked were...incredibly ugly, even (or perhaps especially) the ones that attempted chin-stroking dispassion.  

    But that kind of crap -- the discourses or the routine itself -- would get you escorted out of Redmond so fast your head would spin.  MS corporate policy has been nothing but kind to me, in that regard, over many projects and gigs.

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 04:48:38 PM PDT

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    •  just sent a comment with link to XBox /nt (5+ / 0-)

      Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

      by annieli on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 04:54:14 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know how well... (5+ / 0-)

        ...Europe's MS culture mirrors Redmond.  My experience working in Europe (for another company entirely) was that these things are part of human rights law, and don't end up being the company's responsibility in quite the same way.  More so legally, less so as a matter of culture.   And handling an external asshat -- it's going to be spin regardless.   But I'm getting old and the world has perhaps changed.

        ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

        by jessical on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 04:59:22 PM PDT

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        •  Apple's Euro division is also quite different /nt (5+ / 0-)

          Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

          by annieli on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 05:02:19 PM PDT

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          •  People are people tho (3+ / 0-)
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            Weirdly, in techworld there are a lot of libertarian types in my experience who while mostly live & let live can be quirky in inconsistent ways.  Fortunately the corporate cultures tend to social liberalism.  It's actually sound economics if you take the moral aspect out of it; if you accept everyone, there is a larger candidate pool.  

            I do not demand tolerance, I demand equal rights. --Anna Grodzka

            by VeggiElaine on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 06:22:13 PM PDT

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