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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ellen Pao lawsuit is going to have an impact on LLNL staff relations.

I think the recent Ellen Pao lawsuit is going to have an impact on LLNL staff relations.

http://recode.net/2015/03/06/women-outperformed-men-and-a-sexual-predator-was-on-the-loose-kleiner-perkins-investigator-opens-up/

Staff relations has a history of blaming the victim and easing out employees who are victims of retaliation or seen as "problems" by the management. Management also has a history of making highly personal attacks on performance appraisals that have no relevance to actual performance. That isn't working in the Ellen Pao case. Of course at the lab, management "picks the winners" and pushes down those it doesn't like. This highly subjective criterion doesn't play well in the courtroom.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This thread can disappear now - it's over, and Pao lost.

Anonymous said...

Does the real world ever affect the culture of the Labs?

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say, I can imagine that the Ellen Pao lawsuit is going to put a big damper on high powered firms hiring women who don't previously have a strong work experience and reputation. Bad for new women grads.

Anonymous said...

Self-absorbed, arrogant, pain-in-the-ass people are never fun to work with, women or men. Pao is the poster child. Listen to the juror comments.

Anonymous said...

" Self-absorbed, arrogant, pain-in-the-ass people are never fun to work with, women or men."

However they are the ones that get the attention and get it done. The modern world is about getting other people to pay attention to you and that is all there is to it.

Anonymous said...

The modern world is about getting other people to pay attention to you and that is all there is to it.

March 29, 2015 at 7:38 PM

In case you missed it, Pao learned just the opposite. But just go on ignoring reality, it seems to work for you.

Anonymous said...

Being likable is a big factor anywhere. It's clear that Pao didn't have this. At Livermore I have seen unqualified people promoted into upper management because they went to an Ivy League school and everyone thought they were smart, regardless of the evidence. Sometimes these people had no peer reviewed articles or had even falsified their work. People's opinion of you matters.

Anonymous said...

Reputation is everything. By having an affair with a married, male colleague, who was subsequently fired for making sexual advances towards a second female colleague, I think Ms. Pao lost all creditability in the eyes of the jury. Even if her case had some merit. You can't say "I loved him" and slept with him willingly, then sue to company.

Anonymous said...

Interesting article, although somewhat black and white

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/03/30/thankyouellenpao-only-if-you-like-bullying-vexatious-opportunists/

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