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”A megacorp is not your dream job”:

A business doesn’t get a billion-dollar valuation (or… ugh… a trillion-dollar valuation) by having a productive team which takes good care of its employees, rewarding them with interesting projects, or quickly correcting toxic work environments. A business might get millions of dollars, at most, with that approach. The megacorps got their 10th figure with another strategy: ruthlessness. They create and exploit monopolies, and bribe regulators to look the other way. They acquire and dismantle competitors. They hire H1B’s and subject them to payroll fraud and workplace abuse, confident that they can’t quit without risking their visa. Megacorps are a faceless machine which is interested only in making as much money as possible with any resources at their disposal, among those being a budget which exceeds most national GDPs.

And yes, I’m sure your megacorp is different… they really do care about you. Keep telling yourself that, and by all means, keep posting on LinkedIn about how great they are.

Also, it’s not just companies with billion-dollar valuations.

  1. @petebrown I don’t think this is a binary solution set. There’s no reason why a successful company can’t take care of its employees and be ruthless in the market (depending on your definition of each, of course — language is tricky).

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