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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

What is this blog got anything to do with Indians? - New comment on Microsoft Walks On By - Yahoo!.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Microsoft Walks On By - Yahoo!":

What is this blog post got anything to do with Indians ? Looks like the blog is becoming more and more a forum for venting personal frustrations and insecurities.

You are in a team and this Indian guy is really dwarfing you (intellectually or otherwise), you cannot do anything, so you come here and vent on the entire Indian race (Similar thing is probably going on against Whites on an Indian MSFT blog somewhere :))

I have a major in Social psychology and it is interesting to read the forums on these posts to see how people derive nonsensical generalizations for their personal specific experiences with a few people.

I wish if people could stop whining/fighting about races and develop a broader view of the World. But hey, we are not perfect.

(Moving to CRF to avoid continuing the conversation in the original post. Have it here if you want.)

3 Comments:

  • Man, it is all about diversity.

    When a new boss is hired, usually he/she will replace some of his/her direct reports, which is normal.

    However, from my observation, a new Indian boss too often crosses the line and replaces every of his/her direct reports with Indian.

    Since this has been happening so frequently, I have to wonder who keeps the company policy in check. HR apparently has failed on this.

    This is not about race but about a fact. I don't see this happens to a white boss, or an African boss, or a Russian boss, or a Chinese boss, or a Brazilian boss.

    This is also about hiring. I've seen quite a few Indian people, who were CSG and apparently were not up to the hiring bar, get hired by Indian bosses.

    Many complains have been sent to HR but this keeps happening.

    If your team has only one or two Indian engineers, I'm almost sure that you see a different picture. They're usually hard-working, smart and humble.

    However, when you have a big Indian boss on top, you'll definitely see what I've seen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 6, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

  • Sure this happens with all groups at MS but for some reason only Indians are singled out for this behavior (I'll agree, quite common, but normal.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 22, 2008 at 12:47 AM  

  • "When a new boss is hired, usually he/she will replace some of his/her direct reports, which is normal."

    Unless you are not indian, in which case just make sure your Resume is polished and job skills up to date - because you'll soon need them both.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 12, 2008 at 9:13 PM  

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