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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Yowza Indeed! Un-PC bombs away - New comment on Microsoft Academy

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Microsoft Academy":

"When I started at MS, only 25% of the total employees were women. They were very proud of that fact. But as I looked around, I noticed that the majority of those 25% were in HR, admin, or other people-skills roles. Very few were PMs, a few were testers, and I've yet to actually work with a female developer on ANY of the technologies I've documented"

Your reasoning is typical of the victimology crowd. Let's set the clock right: it's not because females dev are treated unfairly that there are not many around, it's because there are not many around to be hired that there are not many to be found in the workplace. Obviously less women than men want to be dev's. There certainly are no obstacles for them to register for CS instead of nursing school; law school' or women's studies. But look at the annual graduations numbers. They tell the tale and PC lies won't change that. We still keep good official statistics in the United States.

I've worked with female dev's at MS. They are around. The thing is, I'm not sure that in spite of all the PC rhetoric, MS is willing to hire second-rate dev's just because they're females. To be sure, any female dev that I have ever encountered at MS was as good as anyone else.

With the politically correct stuff in place at MS and almost anywhere else, any competent female dev will get the red-carpet treatment for a job. Microsoft bends over backward to hire female devs when it can find them. Hell, if it could find black female devs (yowzah!) or even better black female lesbian devs (Politically Korrect nirvana!) our powers-that-be would have a huge diversity orgasm. Just look at what speed "minority" csg's get a blue badge.

MS is the quintessential politically correct "diversity till u puke" company. In spite of all the nationalities working together at MS, what a pathetic and despicable intellectual racist mess that company is: hypocrisy reign supreme. In some groups I have been in, I was one of a couple of white men among litterally dozens of Asians, East-Asians and Middle-Easterners. Out of those, probably one-third were immigrants or work visa holders who would never miss an opportunity to badmouth the United States or even rejoice at the catastrophes befalling us. On top of that, more than half of the non-dev staff including PM's were women, and still we were told that "diversity" is important and we must hire more women and "minorities". How about treating everybody equally like our laws say they should and our minds say they ought?

(Well, it's a point of view that certainly deserves its own time, but a bit too "yowza!" for me.)


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