An anonymous woman using the gossip app Secret has described the heartbreaking way Google allegedly treated her when it became interested in the company that she founded.
Google decided to hire her five male colleagues in an acquisition deal, but not her. Even though she founded the company and “the product was my idea,” she didn’t get a deal because she was not an engineer.
Worse, she made only a $60,000 salary at the startup while her male colleagues were paid twice that. “Their attitude was, We can leave you with nothing because you’re a girl and you have a rich boyfriend,” she told New York magazine.
Google has some ‘splainin to do.
When one of Epstein’s hires told scouts they’d be using Microsoft Excel for scheduling, one asked, “Sorry, but what is Excel?” When McLeod took over player development, just eight of 24 area scouts had email linked to their smartphones.
“Hendry is a great guy, but this was the Stone Age,” says a player-development source no longer with the team. “A report would be, ‘Plus-plus makeup — I love this kid.’ What does that even mean?” Scouts did not take video of players — a basic and invaluable task with today’s technology.
The job of one executive under the computer-shy Hendry consisted of scanning the Internet for relevant stories and distributing printouts twice a day. “Theo finally told him to stop,” the source says. “They let the guy go, which is sad, but nobody needs stuff that’s three hours old when they have MLB Trade Rumors up on their computers and the app on their phone.”
Apple is known for eschewing popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
So it’s extremely interesting to see the company launch a Tumblr page this weekend…