Literally on the heels of the last "I wish GitLab was cool": #GitLab asking their saleswomen to wear short skirts and high heels, then hiding the follow-up discussion. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/06/gitlab_sales_women/
Previously: GitLab drives out their female execs.
Previously: GitLab doesn't see how politics should determine who to take on as a customer.
Previously: All the same, no hiring people from China, Russia, or Ukraine.
Previously: Plans to put in detailed user telemetry until forced to backtrack.
They're VC-funded... trying to be the opposite of GitHub could pay off.
@zachdecook As in "now both GitHub and GitLab have a history of dealing badly with women"?
Transparency helps, since the scandals get out before getting big*.
@zachdecook Ah, wait, you're seeing being VC funded as positive. I don't think there is a common ground to our conversation.
@rixx I think that has been blown up. Though I won't deny its strange to say short dresses.
@jordan31 I think a high rate of female employees leaving, combined with a message like this, shows an icky attitude I would not feel comfortable with. I had considered sending in an application to GitHub in the past, and I would not consider it currently.
(missing CW) GitLab, sexism, Template:This Organization Has Multiple Issues
@rixx rip GitLab
@moonbolt Ah damn, I should've CW'd sexism at the very least. I forgot, that was stupid. Thank you for pointing it out!
@rixx on the flip side, I eagerly CW pretty much anything that isn't positive before posting it from this account, so :P
(I get exhausted of all the badness in the world, y'know?)
@moonbolt Yeah, same – and I appreciate it when others CW all sorts of negative stuff, too. Most of the time I'm just not in the mood for more negative shit, so mood/mh/*pol/anything warnings are very appreciated. On my private account, I think >80% posts are CWd.
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