“A female colleague and [I] had dared to discuss wage transparency and gender pay gap in the office … Unfortunately we miscalculated – our boss Matthias was beyond furious. After that office meeting, he told my colleague ‘there will be consequences.’ … I want to expose the hypocrisy and double standards in FSFE leadership. How the organisation ‘promoting’ transparency, equality and inclusivity treats employees and more specifically women.”
This is a very disturbing read.
More thoughts: https://twitter.com/aral/status/1340635208236863489?s=20
@aral The fact that this resulted in a court case is indeed very disturbing. Looks like a lot of time which could have been used to resolve internal conflict was wasted.
And an employer showing up at the doorstep of an employee to collect a fucking laptop is not just ridiculous, it is outright irresponsible behaviour which easily escalates into harassment even if there were good intentions (such as an intention to finally mend the relationship).
@aral Well what Matthias did there, is utterly disgusting! And borderline childish. Especially for a person in his position🤢 😡 🤦♂️
Waiting for a response of them to clear things up, but if it’s true what I read I am lost for words and hope there will be at least an apology and fixes of unacceptable behaviors at the Berlin office.
That’s not what I thought the FSFE stands for.
Wow, this is just beyond the pale. I clicked and I was expecting to read about a persistent wage gap, only so much money to go around, certain key employees are good negotiators etc.
I was not expecting to read about a power-crazed boss.
This is something the @fsfe should be responding to immediately because unless these allegations are just outright false (which looks very unlikely) there is no possible "other side of the story" which could justify such actions.
@aral "Freedom is not just about software licenses – it’s about social justice. I fully expect @fsfe and @fsf to address this matter transparently and openly and to tell us what steps they are taking to address the issues of gender and foreign employee pay gaps."
Exactly this, thank you.
@aral Matthias sounds like a right wanker. Sadly, his kind abound in all management positions, regardless of sector.
@aral We will publish a statement soon on this post of 20 December, once we are confident that we protect the privacy and moral integrity of all persons involved, including our current or former employees.
@fsfe Looking forward to reading it. And I hope that you will address the issue of pay transparency and the reported treatment of one of your employees.
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