Authenticity: a shared value

21 05 2009

From a co-worker who couldn’t take it anymore:

In protest of the way that the layoffs were handled, there hypocrisy laden announcement, and in solidarity with the PEOPLE that were let go, I will not be working one more minute for [my company’s parent company]. Most of the people I have met at [my company] are the greatest, truest, and most talented people I have ever known. I will miss seeing you all on a daily basis immensely. Work hard and do your best, but not out of fear for your job, do it for yourself. There are many things that one can derive accomplishment from, a job well done is very high on that list, but the greatest and most elusive for many of us would be to always KEEP IT REAL.

And… [my company’s parent company] had me censor this broadcast message to all employees in our office. I thought the query used to do so was very telling (particularly the LIKE part):

select * from messages where message like "(to all%solidarity%" and when_added >= '2009-05-20 22:00:00';
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