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Friday, April 30, 2021

Clearing house

Basecamp has managed to purge its SJWs en masse. Twitter completely fails to grasp that this will prove to be a massive benefit to the company:

  • About one-third of Basecamp employees accepted buyouts today after a contentious all-hands meeting. I’m told more are coming.
  • wow, lost 20 of their 60 employees?
  • And had to pay them out. That’s gotta be a huge chunk of their profits
  • The entire iOS team is out, Head of Design and one of the oldest hires is out of the team and the Rails Core Team as well.
Prediction: Basecamp will be thriving one year from now as a result of the SJW purge. And no one in the tech world will understand why.

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49 Comments:

Blogger FUBARwest April 30, 2021 9:12 PM  

Congratulations to them for not backing down! Future is bright for Basecamp.

Blogger Imwill April 30, 2021 9:15 PM  

I’m submitting my application to base camp.

Blogger Nikolai Collushnikov April 30, 2021 9:19 PM  

BasedCamp? Anyone?

Blogger SecondComingOfBast April 30, 2021 9:21 PM  

They'll understand but they'll still stick to their long game strategy. To them, it's about creating alternate realities for future generations. Just like the earliest communists aimed to evolve Soviet Man.

Blogger Romans 12:2 April 30, 2021 9:23 PM  

Coinbase did it too. They are doing great.

Blogger Beefus April 30, 2021 9:23 PM  

The cope here is astounding, using their echo chamber hugbox to try and convice themselves of their righteousness. How confident can you be when the first thing you decide to do after losing your job is to virtue signal for approval on Twatter?

Blogger Beto April 30, 2021 9:24 PM  

Buy the dip.

Blogger James Dixon April 30, 2021 9:25 PM  

> And no one in the tech world will understand why.

Oh, lots of people will understand why. But no one will be allowed to say it on Twitter.

Blogger Daniel April 30, 2021 9:29 PM  

I don't believe the team members have been removed from this page yet.

I'll screenshot it in a few days in order to build a brief list of ex-Basecamp SJWs to not hire.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 30, 2021 9:38 PM  

Dogs also don't understand rainbows

Blogger Chris Lopes April 30, 2021 9:43 PM  

What's so complicated about the benefit these SJW's were giving the company was far less than the problems they were causing?

Blogger weka April 30, 2021 9:43 PM  

The smugness of the twitterati who resign as the leading edge of our needed long depression hits will date.

Fast.

Blogger John Best. April 30, 2021 9:51 PM  

So interesting just how easy and simple it is to wipe these people out and how once they are gone the company will run much better.

Blogger SDaly April 30, 2021 10:02 PM  

If an entire team is leaving, that only means that the head of the team was only hiring SJWs, there are millions of coders graduating every year, and remote-work means the talent pool for replacements is enormous.

Blogger RadixMalorum April 30, 2021 10:26 PM  

The 1/3 ratio is interestingly biblical.

Blogger Taqiyyotomist April 30, 2021 10:32 PM  

The whole iOS team, huh? Well there's a shocker. Heh.

Blogger Steve Canyon April 30, 2021 10:37 PM  

Those buyouts will prove to be an extreme bargain relative to keeping them on.

Blogger Balkan Yankee April 30, 2021 10:51 PM  

The wokelash cometh.

Blogger mh01701@gmail.com April 30, 2021 10:57 PM  

Because of a list of funny names? Too funny!
In the 70s in the Air Force I transferred to an overseas base. The airmen there passed out a monthly newsletter with thumbnail descriptions
of the newly assigned female airmen. My fellow women were outraged. I thought it was funny but then, I didn't sleep around.

Blogger M In The 517 April 30, 2021 10:58 PM  

Holy fucking shit.

Basecamp got chunks of Asana and JIRA in its stools!

Blogger Jimmy The Freak April 30, 2021 11:09 PM  

Prediction: big tech SJWs will do everything in their power to cause Basecamp to suffer. They will use any excuse to delist their mobile apps and bury their search rankings. They can’t let this precedent stand.

Blogger tdcommenter April 30, 2021 11:24 PM  

Basecamp will attract tech refugees from converged companies & come back better than ever.

Blogger Jose Miguel April 30, 2021 11:43 PM  

I subscribed to them for job alerts, I got the first one but it's a receptionist role.

Blogger DeeJay April 30, 2021 11:49 PM  

I'm a little daft, wouldn't it have been just as effective (and far cheaper) to ID the obvious troublemakers on social media and fire them outright? Plus, there has to be at least a few who refused the package and will continue destructively Making A Difference™...

Blogger Dont Worry About Me May 01, 2021 12:06 AM  

If I were running a company right now, the #1 thing I would do is Gamma and SJW purge. Get em all out, more toxic than sewage water on tap.

Blogger Wazdakka May 01, 2021 12:08 AM  

1 week of free advertising
Product that's in demand (remote work assistance)
Purge ranks of unproductive troublemakers
Clear policy to employees (we are here to work)

i think this company is going to do very well

Blogger Dafo May 01, 2021 12:42 AM  

Holy crap, I’m applying. Not that they need my intermediocre skills but man… I am desperate to hear of more brave/sane companies like this and get the heck out of Babylon.

Blogger Connor May 01, 2021 12:50 AM  

It would be nice to see this spread to the wider Rails community.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd May 01, 2021 1:10 AM  

Prediction: Basecamp will be thriving one year from now as a result of the SJW purge. And no one in the tech world will understand why.
Oh, some will probably figure it out - some of the ones who aren't dependent on woke venture capital. We'll be able to tell which, because they will purge the poison, too.

Blogger Reziac May 01, 2021 1:29 AM  

Good for them. Great way to purge a bunch of deadweight all at once.

Blogger Boating Philosopher May 01, 2021 1:34 AM  

Thank you to all of the employees who announced that they left Basecamp on Twitter today.

Blogger Boating Philosopher May 01, 2021 1:42 AM  

All these b#tches moaning about taking time off... I leave a job at 7pm on a Friday and turn up at 8am on Monday for the next tech job. Get a grip, no one cares about you, precious.

Blogger artensoll May 01, 2021 3:06 AM  

The more it costs them to cut out their cancer, the less likely they will let it happen again.

Blogger knight who said ni May 01, 2021 3:53 AM  

This is a great opportunity for people who want to work in tech but want to avoid the Woke Cancer

Blogger wreckage May 01, 2021 4:08 AM  

"Understaffed" is better than "staffed with vampires". And an explicit anti-SJW stance a great way to get parasites and pathogens to self-identify and sod off.

Blogger Dusty Bear May 01, 2021 4:12 AM  

Base camp job notifications are here. https://basecamp.com/about/jobs

Blogger Bert Head May 01, 2021 4:14 AM  

Removing poorly performing employees usually increases profits. I would expect that a slimming of the workforce was part of the plan.

Blogger Dan in Georgia May 01, 2021 4:43 AM  

I'm sure their CEO noticed how Coinbase did the same thing and then went public after they shed their SJWs. Someone's been reading Corporate Cancer...

Blogger CubeCubis May 01, 2021 5:00 AM  

When moon? this company will be amazing

Blogger Br1cht May 01, 2021 5:21 AM  

Never go public else this become impossible.

Blogger Troushers May 01, 2021 6:30 AM  

I laughed when I saw the Head of Cancerous Support resigning despite being 4 months pregnant - a truly wonderful financial decision.

Blogger Avalanche May 01, 2021 6:47 AM  

@24 "far cheaper) to ID the obvious troublemakers on social media and fire them outright"

Unless you can fire them for cause (and then they sue!); your company is on the hook to pay their unemployment.

Blogger Avalanche May 01, 2021 6:50 AM  

@32 "All these b#tches moaning about taking time off... I leave a job at 7pm on a Friday and turn up at 8am on Monday for the next tech job."

Yesssss but YOU must be productive. Imagine trying to get a job if you're an SJW lump who left in a huff over politics and "justice"! Public announcement of: (I'm a) "leper! Stay back! Leper!"

Blogger Unknown May 01, 2021 7:00 AM  

DeeJay wrote:I'm a little daft, wouldn't it have been just as effective (and far cheaper) to ID the obvious troublemakers on social media and fire them outright? Plus, there has to be at least a few who refused the package and will continue destructively Making A Difference™...

I do less of this now than I did earlier in my career, but...

The trouble makers band together and have no shame or morals. You fire them outright. They file a civil rights notice, together, and back up each other's story. You fired them because (their partner is black, they have Indian blood, they live with another man and they are not married to him...)

And they group up in threes, where two of them heard your manager say they were firing the third for that exact reason.

Of course they are lying. But they claim to have heard it in the hall before the firing meeting where the HR witness was present. Maybe the month before when they were doing that thing in the (support, changing, equipment) room.

So you are looking at picking one who doesn't get along with the other two that well and throwing some money to them to roll on the other two.

Yes, I know, lying to the state civil rights commission is a crime and all that. I don't think an employee has ever been charged for false statement.

This also happens a lot with union salts. When they are still pretending they are not salting.

Blogger Steve Canyon May 01, 2021 8:29 AM  

Resignation tends to keep the legal types busy on other things except bleeding you dry via wrongful termination litigation. It's essentially the Sun Tzu maxim of winning without a fight being preferable to winning with one.

Blogger rcocean May 01, 2021 12:58 PM  

A demographic breakdown of the fired SJW's would be interesting. How many Gays, how many females, how many people of color, how many religious minorities.

Blogger Bob May 01, 2021 4:48 PM  

@46: I'd like to see that myself.

Blogger Statix May 02, 2021 12:09 AM  

Didn't Coinbase ban Nick Fuentes? Lol

Blogger Dave May 03, 2021 3:47 PM  

On the upside, it's no secret the kind of people Basecamp is going seek and hire. The hard working dedicated kind.

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