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Monday, April 05, 2021

Talent hates convergence

The Dark Herald explains why converged organizations are incapable of performing their core functions at Arkhaven.

There is an old adage in business; talent goes where the money is.

There will shortly be a new adage; talent avoids where the Woke is.

Google and Amazon became the powerhouses they are today because a generation ago (ouch) they were willing to spend big to get talent. And they got it. It says something about the level of people they were getting that one of the questions on Google’s employment application was, how many books have you written?  This was before internet publishing was a thing.

Unlike the Dickensian workhouse conditions for the Microserfs up north at Redmond, the googlers were treated like princes.  One of the big winners when the company finally went public was the company chef, not food service’s director you understand, but chef as in actual chef.  

Google was also very tolerant of their employee’s eccentricities, believing (not without reason) that a happy employee was a creative employee.  However, this opened the door to a certain kind of eccentricity; political activism.  Since Silicon Valley has its roots in Berkley’s Home Brew Computer Club, Leftism was built into their culture from the start. * Consequently, Google and Amazon were both happy to indulge these little hobbies of their junior employees.  

But then these corporate activists started making hiring decisions.  I remember a story one veteran told, when he applied, the interviewer sneeringly asked him, (citing the company’s Don’t be Evil mantra) how many innocent people had he killed?

The Woke will always find a reason to hire other Wokelings.  Diversity is usually a good excuse but there is always a way to justify hiring someone who is utterly unqualified for her job.  And those that are actually good at their jobs have to take up the slack for the useless dead weight. It used to be a “blonde with a great rack.” Now it’s a “three-hundred-pound, hippo with a purple mental-illness haircut.”  

The thing is the blonde was always cheerful, nice to everyone and pleasant to look at.  She at least made the work environment more enjoyable.  On the other hand, the whale with the purple hair is constantly shrieking and demanding submission to the SJW narrative from everyone that she comes in contact with. During working hours instead of doing her job, she is organizing witch hunts to get people fired. She and her comrades make life miserable at that company.

Here's my big point:  Every top tier worker in that field will know about this and avoid that company like the plague in the future.  

If the Arkhaven blog isn't on your list of day trips yet, it should be. 

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35 Comments:

Blogger Peter April 05, 2021 8:15 PM  

Even mixed gender work environments is asking too much. Ever been on a homogenous team of guys with a clear objective, proper resources, and the right SSH arrangement? It's like a Vivaldi symphony. Diversity, equity team? Demonic cacophony.

It's no coincidence that we see more bridges collapsing and planes falling out of the sky.

Blogger Hammerli 280 April 05, 2021 8:34 PM  

"The thing is the blonde was always cheerful, nice to everyone and pleasant to look at. She at least made the work environment more enjoyable."

Trading secretaries for voice mail and word processing software may have been a serious mistake.

Blogger RedJack April 05, 2021 8:39 PM  

Even my woke family members are getting sick of it.

One wants to move to TX, I keep telling them to go to VA.

Blogger wahr01 April 05, 2021 8:43 PM  

I've spent 10 years in tech actually come to the realization I'd rather pick vegetables for piece-work with the illegals than work for a company where people put pronouns in their slack handles.

The tech sector is becoming increasingly as fake as an 80's S&L. The biggest "what we want" buzzwords on most job descriptions are cancerous tumors that serve no function other than to make things "look pretty" for the corner office types while actually removing access to useful diagnostic information.

I'd say about 10% of the advertised market are actual jobs doing honest work in the field these days, which means we're due for another massive implosion, which will probably occur as the woke purity spiral deplatforms more "cloud" customers who will never see it coming.

Blogger Bettey Fontaneaux April 05, 2021 9:05 PM  

A similar effect is happening too: Talent is finding ways to weed out and not hire the woke.

Blogger Cloudbuster April 05, 2021 9:26 PM  

The thing is the blonde was always cheerful, nice to everyone and pleasant to look at. She at least made the work environment more enjoyable.

Back in the day, we'd stick those girls in marketing. They'd socialize with potential customers, make up fun promotional events and generally do the things pretty, sociable girls are good at.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira April 05, 2021 10:32 PM  

"the interviewer sneeringly asked him, (citing the company’s Don’t be Evil mantra) how many innocent people had he killed?"

This one always kills me in the interview, even though my answer is pretty good: "Hopefully none, so far."

Blogger CM April 05, 2021 10:53 PM  

the interviewer sneeringly asked him, (citing the company’s Don’t be Evil mantra) how many innocent people had he killed?

Answer: I haven’t had any abortions.

Blogger johndoe03526 April 05, 2021 11:03 PM  

Woke "civilization" cannot stand. The whole structure is anti-competence. I don't want to drive over a bridge built with non-racist math. Or be treated by a doctor trained in non-racist medicine. It's long past time to go Augusto Pinochet on these people.

Blogger Cobalt Wolf April 05, 2021 11:10 PM  

I read this and the "New Gods" article. I immediately added the blog's RSS feed to my browser's reader add-on.

As I posted in the "New Gods" thread over there, I enjoyed the articles, but the spelling errors were distracting. Nothing that a spellcheck, and better yet giving the manuscript to an additional pair of eyes to review it, wouldn't fix.

That said, looking forward to future articles.

Blogger Chris Lopes April 06, 2021 12:24 AM  

"If the Arkhaven blog isn't on your list of day trips yet, it should be."

Some of my favorite sensor sweep articles are from Arkhaven.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel April 06, 2021 1:17 AM  

I know it was 37 years ago, but what amazes me is that there was a time when Apple aired its famous "1984" commercial with a hammer wielding opponent of a Big Brother character promoting a "garden of pure ideology". They were really the first to cater to certain eccentricities, ditching dress codes and the like

Now Apple is just one head on the Silicon hydra seeking to be free of the "pests" of contradictory thought along with Alphabet, Amazon Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter.

It's hard to believe, but Jobs will have died ten years ago this October. Apple hasn't had a new idea since he left the scene. . As a young man, I believed the hype that computers would destroy entrenched bureaucracies, not fuse with them. Thank God for open source alternatives.



Blogger Ostar April 06, 2021 1:27 AM  

I live near Disneyland and it is still not open, though it is supposed to be end of April. The only ones around here that seem excited for it reopening are the out of work "cast members". Locals have been priced out of going, and even the "Disney Princess" loving teens and young adults are not happy with the direction the parks have gone over the recent years.

Blogger lowercaseb April 06, 2021 3:07 AM  

Cataline is one of the best hires Arkhaven has made!

Blogger Harambe April 06, 2021 6:39 AM  

The worst experience I've had with a female coworker was right after we lost our first child at delivery and this bitch complained to HR that I was "always in a bad mood". she knew about the death of my son.

Blogger Uncompliant April 06, 2021 6:51 AM  

@ Cobalt Wolf -- spel wthout rythim 2 evoid the wyrm AI.

Blogger ND April 06, 2021 6:54 AM  

Brilliant!

Blogger Doktor Jeep April 06, 2021 7:01 AM  

Lots of talent NOT in Silicon Valley is a good thing. Decentralized talent is decentralized power.

Blogger szook April 06, 2021 7:08 AM  

The correct answer, however, is to sneer back and growl " All of them....and they where delicious"

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 06, 2021 7:33 AM  

SJWism for the white land whales with mental issues hair cuts is the last gasp of the white left, nothing more desperate than the white left from prole to their elites. As one of the commenters noted most of Silly Valley is non-whites and any leftism they display is their racial politics. So the white land whales and white SJW need to reenforce their place in the pecking order and that is where us right wingers fit in, we play "common enemy" and our conservatism guarantees that role is mainly the stooge.

I say the white SJWs and the colored folk should fight, but for the right wing surrender monkeys they would. It's quite lucrative being a high ranked CivNat stooge.

Blogger xavier April 06, 2021 7:50 AM  

I dislike having women as supervisors. I had really bad experiences working under them. I just want to be left the hell alone ones the expectations and objectives have been hammered out

Blogger RedJack April 06, 2021 8:09 AM  

When Little Bear was 8n deep trouble, I had one do the same. HR quietly told her that poking ne right then was not wise

Blogger Avalanche April 06, 2021 8:14 AM  

This may not be the right place for this comment, but to folks trying not to be swept along/under by the currents, and maybe pull a few others out of the flood. I'd ask folks to work, in their word choices, to hew WAY closer to the truth (and the good and the beautiful) by being entirely clear in what is meant.

Really good clear article:
https://www.wnd.com/2021/04/60-minutes-deceives-americans-edited-video-ron-desantis/

My comment there was directed AT the pols and health system folks:

"What the hell is wrong with these pols and CEOs?!!? They *help* the leftie malfeasance by using the phrase "absolute malarkey" instead of speaking directly, clearly, and accurately: these were LIES by the press! They are ALSO covering for the LIARS by using a phrase that means "insincere or foolish talk" -- there was no insincere or foolish in editing the truth out of what Gov. deSantis said! This was INTENTIONAL lying to damage a sincere and effective politician (and the CEOs and health system leaders/employees); this was maliciously and for evil purposes editing the truth to present a false -- and damaging -- fake picture of what went on! Zhou Bi-den used that term to hide his team's ILLEGAL MALFEASANCE -- and now our team is trying to make it seem like the left was just playing around, instead of intentionally hiding a a legit description of the TRUTH!

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And then: I also just watch James O'Keefe's brief on his latest victory over the NYTimes; he does a good dissection of word choices and meaning.


It's important to (ha.) speak truth to power, except in this case, as in most cases, it's more speaking truth to the people!

Blogger Angela April 06, 2021 9:18 AM  

I'm in the minority in thinking that women need to exit the workforce en masse.

Blogger TechieDude April 06, 2021 9:27 AM  

"I dislike having women as supervisors. I had really bad experiences working under them." - I run 50/50. There's no middle ground, they are either OK or freak shows, in my experience.

"Ever been on a homogenous team of guys with a clear objective, proper resources, and the right SSH arrangement? It's like a Vivaldi symphony. Diversity, equity team? Demonic cacophony."

For over a decade, my VP had three teams under him - all men. It was an amazing run. Very productive with a customer sat rating nearing 100% every month. Then, he hired a woman who was nowhere near as technically adept as the rest of the team. Enter the white knights...

Then the company was merged, then purchased and I'm in rainbow hell.

Like one comment above, I think I'd rather unload trucks. At least that's not as soul sucking.

I work for a very gynocentric company. After assimilation shuffles, I now have a female boss. Her boss is female, and so is her boss' boss. A nightmare. We have an HR system that we have to outline our "goals" and career path. Mine is to find another career. Telling that the graphic art on the welcome email had no males. Only women in the united colors of Benneton.

Blogger Avalanche April 06, 2021 9:29 AM  

@24 "I'm in the minority in thinking that women need to exit the workforce en masse."

Angela, I think (unhappily) it's more important to start first by removing the "right" to vote from women and immigrants...

Blogger Newscaper312 April 06, 2021 10:40 AM  

Give the interviewer an intense, evaluating look and say "Please define 'innocent'."

Blogger Akulkis April 06, 2021 1:26 PM  

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Blogger Akulkis April 06, 2021 1:30 PM  

>> Then the company was merged, then purchased and I'm in rainbow hell.

>> I [now] work for a very gynocentric company. After assimilation shuffles, I now have a female boss. Her boss is female, and so is her boss' boss. A nightmare. We have an HR system that we have to outline our "goals" and career path. Mine is to find another career. Telling that the graphic art on the welcome email had no males.


You have solid ground for a Hostile Work Environment lawsuit.

Make them live up to their own professed standards. You obviously are not being treated nor recognized as an equal.

Blogger Akulkis April 06, 2021 1:34 PM  

>> Angela, I think (unhappily) it's more important to start first by removing the "right" to vote from women and immigrants.

You're not alone.

"I would gladly give up my right to vote if it would keep every idiot woman from ever casting a ballot again" -- Ann Coulter.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 06, 2021 5:16 PM  

Angela wrote:I'm in the minority in thinking that women need to exit the workforce en masse.
Are you really in a minority? Or have you been gaslighted into thinking that?

Blogger Canada78Bear April 06, 2021 6:10 PM  

Agile programming seems to correlate heavily with tech and convergence.
You have a ever increasing amount of useless people and middle management and lower management.

I'm talking 1:4 people doing the work hired to people who'd never exist at a small startup.

Easy monetary policy is just jet fuel on the convergence fire here.
I do not believe we have had an "Office Space" kind of efficiency downsizing in a generation. Going to get ugly.
Looking forward to it.

Blogger Kevin Pilsner April 06, 2021 8:03 PM  

5 or 6 but it's hard to remember

Blogger spacehabitats April 07, 2021 1:33 PM  

Unfortunately, once you have attained the status of a bloated monopoly, the level of talent needed to maintain your business is not nearly as high. I'm afraid it will take a long time for companies like Google to fail, even under the weight of SJW parasites.

Blogger Digger Variant April 08, 2021 1:52 PM  

Interesting hypothesis. Any observations you can cite to support it? From what I see the wokest industries are still buying talent with top money. Unfortunately, in an era dominated by Jewish pseudoscience the ability to discern, uncover, and disclose the truth does not pay well, nor does it lead to career stability.

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