After Mark Zuckerberg decided he didn’t want to drag his social network down into the political pig-wrestling pit any further than it already was by leaving Donald Trump’s posts up, some of his liberal employees were upset. But what do you do to “punish” one of the richest men in the world who also happens to be your boss? They arranged a walkout to protest the decision. It’s a tactic that’s been used by other workers over the years, sometimes to reasonable effect. But this story gets far stranger than it first appears as soon as you look into the details. (NY Post)
Working from home didn’t stop dozens of Facebook employees from conducting a virtual walkout in protest of Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebookers went on rival social network Twitter to announce that they were protesting the company’s policy of leaving Trump’s posts alone, arguing that they violate Facebook’s rule against “language that incites or facilitates serious violence.” …
The protest came after dozens of Facebook employees over the weekend blasted their employer on Twitter, with many specifically singling out founder and CEO Zuckerberg.
Wait a minute. These people were all working from home. How do you arrange a “walkout” when you never “walked in” to begin with? I suppose they could just log off of their work accounts and refuse to do their jobs. Was that what they did?