The Scoop #33: Will Google start to pay less, over time?
Also: Twitter’s ongoing cruel treatment of software engineers, and a look at the Ukraine tech job market.
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Today's topics are:
Amazon’s rolling layoffs and Google doing performance check-ins. Both Amazon and Google have avoided layoffs, but for how much longer? Analysis.
Will Google start to pay less, over time? An investor owing $6B of Google stocks thinks the tech giant’s pay is overly generous, and that it should reduce packages. Could Google do this? Analysis.
New lows in Twitter’s ongoing cruel treatment of software engineers. In the past three weeks, the majority of software engineers at Twitter were either laid off or resigned. Just as things were looking to hopefully settle down, more software engineers were fired or put on performance warnings over concerns about their “coding ability.” Why is Elon Musk treating developers in this cruel way, and creating a toxic workplace unlike we’ve seen before at tech companies? Exclusive.
The Ukraine tech job market in wartime. Demand for senior software engineers is increasing, but less experienced professionals are struggling. Could this be indicative of global trends? Analysis.
Monta: an EV charging software management startup. The Danish, electric vehicle charging management software startup put open salaries in place and has shared details on how this experiment went, as well as some details about its tech stack and the company. Exclusive.