Monday, May 1, 2017

Tech Leavers Study: Tech is a hostile work environment if you’re not a straight white dude - JAX ENTER

by Jane Elizabeth
Originally published: April 28, 2017

The latest study on workplace culture in tech shows that a toxic work environment contributes to tech’s overall diversity problems and costs the industry more than $16 billion each year. Quelle surprise.

Do racist jokes matter to workplace culture? What about homophobic ones? Or sexist ones? What do you do if your coworkers make jokes about your immigration status, or tease you about your sexual orientation? Or how about if your boss makes sexist complaints about your work, while less competent coworkers of a different gender slide by without a complaint? What then? Often, the only way a person can deal with this situation is by leaving.