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to be fair, as an app developer I know apple is very good at quick rejections— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) May 13, 2021
Genuinely surprised that a company listened.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 13, 2021
I spoke up because he could be a danger to the mental health of women in the workplace.
All my admiration to the Apple employees that mobilized so fast and effectively to stand up for diversity and safety.https://t.co/ItX11wPdO0
"Come pandemic they'll be useless" I can't LMAO— Dr Sarah Taber (@SarahTaber_bww) May 13, 2021
I had COVID clocked before anyone else in my town, stocked supplies, grew food, launched a distributed PPE production line, sold 6 figures worth of masks, & talked a friend through firing a man who was trying to steal her company. https://t.co/LgMtadOcK5
This is the same guy who flipped out several years ago when I said that child-free people have lives equal in value to parents, then chased me across multiple platforms posting that I was "a barren bitch" or similar. Other women have similar stories. He's a monster, basically. https://t.co/Cc9qR9SRyw— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 12, 2021
This is a major moment for worker activism at Apple, a company which is known for being incredibly private and closed off to employee debate on sensitive topics, even internally.— Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) May 13, 2021
Also a sign that Apple is taking employee concerns about sexism seriously. https://t.co/HF0mqnj9Us
Today we made our voices heard.— Novall Swift (@NovallSwift) May 13, 2021
We proved that standing up for what's right makes a difference.
Our work is not done here.
This is only a sliver of something much larger.
We can all do our part to make the industry better for everyone.
Apple hiring manager: "You seem perfect. Anything else we should know"?— Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) May 13, 2021
AGM: "Yeah, I'm a brilliant jerk. Just ask the Internet"
AHM: "You had me at brilliant!"
AGM: "Are you sure?"
AHM: "Yep. No need to check with PR"
AGM: <gets in jeep>
AHM: "Whoa. Internet.... You're fired" https://t.co/nbmp22cKOE
Can't blame the adtech bro, he is who he is.— Kontra (@counternotions) May 13, 2021
What's disturbing is the broken recruitment/hiring process that allowed this to happen at Apple. Lack of judgement is palpable.
Antonio García Martínez is actually a good guy. He might write the occasional shocking thing for effect, but he'd never, for example, organize a petition to deprive someone of their livelihood.— Paul Graham (@paulg) May 13, 2021
So you feel, in a world of properly run companies, he should never work again?— Paul Graham (@paulg) May 13, 2021
Also, how is "but I was just pretending to be a misogynist and racist to get laughs" any kind of defense?— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) May 13, 2021
We turned down many people at Stripe for saying much less. It doesn't matter if someone is a 'good guy.' Many good guys don't get hired. It's a bad idea to hire people who say things for shock value, especially if those things alienate half the population.— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) May 13, 2021
Keep in mind this man will almost certainly land in another cushy highly paid corporate job in the next month when everyone starts bleating about how this was “cancel culture” in action depriving him of his livelihood. https://t.co/vrBLksgDUL— della ~ mothra shrine maiden (@della_morte_) May 13, 2021
Apple says “we have always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here.”— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2021
Being femme has meant receiving feedback like being told my philosophy on incident response — which is built on my experience as an emergency medical responder under extremely hazardous conditions — is “too soft” to work in a tech context.— the apocalypse, but make it fashion. ✨ (@ElleArmageddon) May 13, 2021
It ISN’T, but I’m femme, so it must be. https://t.co/au4HZzpNlf
What you're missing, Paul, is that he didn't have a livelihood if he couldn't do the job because was going to discriminate against women (as he has always done.) Secondly, it was Apple's decision to fire him, and surely you agree a company can choose who to hire and fire.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 13, 2021
Antonio García Martínez, a newly hired engineer on Apple’s ads team, is gone from Apple after employee backlash regarding sexist comments he made in his book Chaos Monkeys, company says. Employees have been incredibly angry about his hire and questioned Apple’s hiring practices.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2021
How quickly we forget that Steve Jobs was a far worse asshole than the guy that Apple fired yesterday.— Scoble (@Scobleizer) May 13, 2021
Times are changing. Cupertino used to be all white when I was growing up. Now Silicon Valley is like the United Nations.
No I can’t get hired by the new Apple either.
I’ve worked with @antoniogm. At fb. He is one of the good ones. He may be colorful. But never have I ever witnessed anyone being uncomfortable around him on the personal level. He is paying the ultimate price for essentially, having a big mouth. He is smart and talented.— eitanshay (@EitanShay) May 13, 2021
The thing about Apple Hire Guy is that he wrote those things -- in a published book -- and never expected repercussions.— Steph (Paddock||Shaver)‽ (@onalark) May 13, 2021
In fact, he wrote them thinking they'd improve his standing, positioning, and pay in Silicon Valley.
And worse, he's right.
I started reading Antonio García Martínez (borrowed from library) & the guy really is reprehensible. I find it hard to believe he made it through the hiring, vetting & interviewing process without raising a red flag.— Michael Gartenberg (@Gartenberg) May 13, 2021
Bottom line, actions have consequences & so do words.
We will be burning copies of Chaos Monkeys this afternoon outside the Apple labor camp in the Xinjiang province. DM for details.— Nikita Bier (@nikitabier) May 13, 2021
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