Job training at Google sounds very normal – Elizabeth Lopatto

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It is unclear to me why The New York Times is making such a big deal of Google’s incredibly normal job-training practices! Google employees can speak up about anything as long as they don’t talk about antitrust, the Times reports. Google employees shouldn’t bring it up in emails, meetings, or job interviews.

“We are not out to ‘crush,’ ‘kill,’ ‘hurt,’ ‘block,’ or do anything else that might be perceived as evil or unfair,” a Google training slide says, per the Times’ reporting. Very normal to receive this instruction every year! I’m sure Google is also not out to maim, dismember, assassinate, eliminate, macerate, or otherwise squash competition.

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