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Fired Google memo writer draws jeers, cheers and a job offer

11:18 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Fired Google memo writer draws jeers, cheers and a job offerBy David Ingram and Jonathan Allen SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company's diversity hiring program became the centre of a heated debate on sexism, drawing scorn, cheers and even a job offer on Tuesday from WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. James Damore, 28, confirmed his dismissal from Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday, after he wrote a 10-page memo that said the company was hostile to conservative viewpoints and shaped by a flawed left-wing ideology. Assange, praised by some for exposing government secrets and castigated by others as a nation security threat, offered Damore a job.


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