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James Damore, the former Google software engineer who was fired over a memo that criticized the company's mentoring and diversity programs, responded to the uproar he started, describing the tech giant as "almost like a cult."
"For many, including myself, working at Google is a major part of their identity, almost like a cult with its own leaders and saints, all believed to righteously uphold the sacred motto of 'Don't be evil,'" Damore wrote in an opinion piece Friday in The Wall Street Journal.
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"With free food, internal meme boards and weekly companywide meetings, Google becomes a huge part of its employees' lives. Some even live on campus," he continued.
Damore lost his job on Tuesday after the memo, in which he argued that the lack of women in computer programming jobs was because they were susceptible to "neuroticism," which...
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