“Woke” capitalism is being exposed.
It turns out that the laws of economics cannot be overridden by pandering.
And failure to learn from Chick-Fil-A just led a virtue-signaling CEO to make one shocking announcement.
The politicization of corporate America has been one of the worst developments of the past few years.
Thanks to overbearing leftists, it has become a political act to go to a restaurant like Chick-Fil-A.
The Left have sworn off the company ever since CEO Dan Cathy, a devout Christian, said he believed in traditional marriage back in 2012.
The fast food leader stood pat and Chick-Fil-A’s success skyrocketed.
And despite Chick-Fil-A’s continued success in the wake of Cathy’s stance, the statement seems to have been the nexus of the massive on-going campaign that’s seen corporation after corporation bend the knee to the work mob.
The tech world is no different.
The pandering to the Left has only increased since the 2016 election, when suddenly opposing Donald Trump became a mission in life.
Salesforce CEO did the reverse of Chick-Fil-A and now employees are paying the price
Marc Benioff, CEO of cloud computing behemoth Salesforce, is one of the worst at virtue-signaling to the Left.
And now Salesforce is being forced to fire thousands of employees.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that “Salesforce will cut around 10% of its nearly 80,000-person workforce in one of the biggest rounds of tech layoffs in years. The cloud computing giant, which is San Francisco’s largest private employer, also plans to close an unspecified number of offices after growing too much during the pandemic, according to a regulatory filing…It isn’t clear how many of Salesforce’s roughly 10,000 San Francisco employees will be affected, but the move is another blow to the city’s struggling downtown core and office market, where vacancy is a record high 27%, according to real estate brokerage CBRE.”
History of cancelation
After January 6, Benioff went as far as canceling cloud services for the Republican National Committee as well as investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas, which exposes public corruption.
In 2015, Benioff was one of the Democrat donors that coerced Mike Pence, then the Governor of Indiana, to back away from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Benioff explained, “As our revenue accelerated through the pandemic, we hired too many people leading into this economic downturn we’re now facing, and I take responsibility for that…The environment remains challenging and our customers are taking a more measured approach to their purchasing decisions.”
The Chronicle added that “Salesforce expects to spend between $1.4 billion and $2.1 billion in expenses related to the layoffs. Affected U.S. workers will receive a minimum of almost five months of pay and health benefits. The company’s workforce grew by more than a third during the pandemic. A wave of top executives are also departing, including co-CEO Bret Taylor, whose resignation is effective at the end of the month.”
Despite all of the virtue-signaling, the elites enriched themselves greatly during the pandemic at the expense of the middle class and the poor.
The sweep of Big Tech layoffs should be a reminder to both the companies and the “woke” employees that the laws of economics always win.
So do good customer service and a principled commitment to free speech.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.