META PLATFORMS/FACEBOOK: EQUITY BABY!
I couldn’t stop laughing as the executives at Meta got a dose of their own liberal bullshit on “equity.” They are learning that the progressive communist democrats and their unions always eat their supporters.
Laid-off Meta cafeteria workers ask for the same severance as the company's employees
The more than 100 cafeteria workers who were recently laid off at Meta Platforms Inc. are asking the giant tech company to treat them like it did its laid-off engineers and other employees.
The workers and their union supporters plan to rally at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon to urge Facebook parent Meta (META) to give laid-off subcontracted service workers the same severance and benefits as the office workers it directly employed and laid off.
Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced late last year that he would lay off 11,000 employees, or 13% of the company's workforce. Since then, almost all the other large tech companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have announced mass layoffs, including Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)(GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) They have cited a changing economic landscape, and, in some cases, too much hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an email to his staff, Zuckerberg detailed the severance package the company made available to the employees who lost their jobs. It includes 16 weeks of base pay plus two weeks for each year of service; six months of healthcare coverage; and more.In a petition signed by about 800 people, the laid-off cafeteria workers, who were directly employed by Meta vendor Flagship Facility Services Inc., asks for similar benefits and more, including: four months of pay plus two weeks for every year of service; healthcare for six months; recall right for five years; and two weeks to accept a transfer.
According to filings with the state of California, Flagship laid off 126 food-service workers from a dozen different addresses for Meta in Menlo Park, effective March 6. The workers were notified that their jobs would be cut in early January. Other service workers at Meta have been laid off in the past year, including janitors.
A Meta spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday. Neither did Flagship, which provided the cafeteria workers with their severance packages. <Source>
You reap what you sow…
Building the Metaverse With Diversity and Inclusion from the Start
“Because companies like Meta are starting to think about this future now, we have the opportunity to help build the metaverse with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) from its inception. It definitely isn’t easy to resolve the complicated issues of DEI in technology, especially at a global scale. But working on these issues is one of the things that excites me most about Meta, and our role in using technology to have a positive impact on society.” -- Maxine Williams, Chief Diversity Officer <Source:Meta>
The entire business case for employing contracted labor is to isolate the company from human resources complaints and to allow the expeditious removal of unruly or underperforming employees without legal entanglements. If there is any valid legal or moral claim, it is with Flagship Facility Services Inc., their employer, not Meta.
But it is great to see Meta suffer a little reputational damage after their woke bullshit.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS