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Itís Tough Being the Center of the Universe These Days
MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-23-19 | MOTUS

Posted on 02/23/2019 7:09:22 AM PST by NOBO2012

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve probably cursed Microsoft more than most normally well-adjusted adults.

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And I think that Microsoft defines the situation antitrust laws were written to address. Still, there’s a reason Corporate Boards run public companies not employees. And this is it: Microsoft Workers' Letter Demands Company Drop $479 Million HoloLens Military Contract.

The workers object to the company taking a $479 million contract last year to supply tech for the military’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS. Under the project, Microsoft, the maker of the HoloLens augmented reality headset, could eventually provide more than 100,000 headsets designed for combat and training in the military. The Army has described the project as a way to “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy.”

“We are alarmed that Microsoft is working to provide weapons technology to the US Military, helping one country’s government ‘increase lethality’ using tools we built,” the workers write in the letter, addressed to CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith. “We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used.”

My advice to these workers: read your contract. Employees seldom, even in tech, get the right to proceeds from the work they perform and are paid for by their employer. Nor have I ever seen an employment contract that allows the employee to determine what work their employer is allowed to do. But never mind that, these techy snowflakes, because of their very special skills (they code) believe they have the right to determine what their employer does for a living:

“Intent to harm is not an acceptable use of our technology,” it reads. The workers are demanding the company cancel the contract, stop developing any weapons technology, create a public policy committing to not build weapons technology, and appoint an external ethics review board to enforce the policy.

Life among the snowflakes is not easy.

Related imageSnowflakes: they think - despite all evidence to the contrary – they will not melt in the ever-expanding, over-heating universe they believe in

I guess these employees (I wonder how many of them are here on a H-1B visa) would prefer to leave such technology development to China and Russia, places unhindered by utopian technology standards. I would also like to remind the Microsoft snowflakes that they do have the ultimate say in “how their work is used.”  They are not indentured servants, they are free to seek employment elsewhere, someplace that embraces their high moral and ethical standards.

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Damn, it’s tough being the center of the universe these days.

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Posted from: MOTUS A.D.




TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: china; hololens; microsoft; military

1 posted on 02/23/2019 7:09:24 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012
We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used.

If you don't like it, then quit and find another job. Won't happen. When a libtard's perverted version of morality hits them in the pocketbook, they wither quickly. In fact, they hate the pocketbook jab so much, that is their preferred tool at tamping down free speech of conservatives.

Like I said, "perverted morality" . . . GROSSLY "perverted morality".

2 posted on 02/23/2019 7:20:03 AM PST by RatRipper
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To: NOBO2012

Hope they get slapped down hard!


3 posted on 02/23/2019 7:22:11 AM PST by A strike (I DEMAND my responsibilities!)
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To: NOBO2012

My advice to these workers: read your contract. Employees seldom, even in tech, get the right to proceeds from the work they perform and are paid for by their employer.

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I doubt they have a contract. They are probably free to leave at any time.


4 posted on 02/23/2019 7:23:20 AM PST by Moonman62 (Facts are racist.)
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To: NOBO2012

Better watch them.......they won’t leave because of the money and will stay sabotaging their work product.


5 posted on 02/23/2019 7:53:48 AM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: RatRipper

They are like Google employees. Don’t want to help this Republic stay ahead of its enemies but at the first sign of real trouble will all head to their corporate safe spaces and pet their puppies until the coast is clear.


6 posted on 02/23/2019 8:41:16 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: RatRipper

They cannot quit. They are not US citizens. They are here on H1B visas. If they quit, they either need to find a new sponsor ASAP, or they and their family are deported.


7 posted on 02/23/2019 9:28:25 AM PST by RainMan (rainman)
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To: RainMan

Ah, did not think of that. Never a wise thing to place non-citizens, or leftist potential traitors, into strategically important businesses.


8 posted on 02/23/2019 9:41:09 AM PST by RatRipper
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To: NOBO2012

And THIS is why we need more foreign workers, after these a$$hats get fired.


9 posted on 02/23/2019 9:43:51 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: NOBO2012

These leftist snowflake pukes can go find their sorry behinds another job. Until then, shut your cry-baby pie-holes!
Now ask me how I really feel!


10 posted on 02/23/2019 9:29:57 PM PST by vpintheak (Stop making stupid people famous!)
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To: RatRipper

Mostly Indian H1Bs complaining, no doubt. Send them home back to thier hellhole. Plently of Americans that can do their jobs.


11 posted on 02/24/2019 9:54:04 AM PST by Starcitizen
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To: RainMan

Send the unqualified cheating filth and thier families home. Americans first.


12 posted on 02/24/2019 9:55:21 AM PST by Starcitizen
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