September 26, 2022

Woke Twilio CEO Conducts “Anti-Racist” Mass Layoff

Last night saw  San Francisco-based technology firm Twilio join the particular growing ranks of businesses that are laying off employees  as post-pandemic growth truth falls short of pandemic-pumping hype. Source Twilio CEO Shaun Lawson announced plans to cut around 11% of the company’ s workforce, after admitting that the company had cultivated too fast: “ Twilio is growing at an astonishing rate […]#@@#@!!

Yesterday saw  San Francisco-based technology firm Twilio join the growing ranks of companies that are laying off employees  as post-pandemic growth truth falls short of pandemic-pumping hype.

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Twilio CEO Shaun Lawson announced plans to slice around 11% of the industry’s workforce, after admitting how the company had grown too fast:

“ Twilio has grown at an astonishing rate over the past few years. It was too fast, and without enough focus on our most significant company priorities. I take responsibility for those decisions, and also the difficult decision to do this layoff. ”

Yet this announcement was various.

For the first time we can remember, the CEO appeared to make the situation that race was mixed up in decision-making process around who seem to lost their jobs…

“ Layoffs like this can have a more pronounced impact on marginalized communities, ”   Lawson  published in a memo to employees .

“ So we had been particularly focused on ensuring the layoffs – while a company necessity today – had been carried out through an Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression zoom lens. ”

Forgive all of us for our obvious bias, yet doesn’t that statement infer that if they hadn’t regarded race then the layoffs might have been ‘ racist’?

Of course , the liberal media rose up as one to defend Lawson’s comments.   Fortune  reviews, that two sources in Twilio told  them  the anti-racist effort was not controversial in the company.  

“ No one at Twilio made any mention of it, ”   one of the resources said.

“ Being an anti racist business is part of our core values. ”

The employees terminated claims of “ race-based” job cuts.

“ I’m sure right wingers think this means firing only white people, ” one of the employees said, noting that it appeared anecdotally the fact that laid off employees were “ an equal mix” of women, guys, and underrepresented minorities.

Well how do they explain his feedback then… since Lawson  did not provide any details about how the company would ensure that the layoffs did not reduce deeper into certain groups   of its seven, 800 worldwide employees

Are we really when this occurs?

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