Tone -Deaf Microsoft's Nadella says Women Shouldn't ask for raises but wait on Good Karma


 

Tone -Deaf Microsoft's Nadella says Women Shouldn't ask for raises but wait on Good Karma
 


10 October 2014 at 12:56:18 AM
salon

Read something tonight that boggles the  mind. Head of Microsoft Nadella said at a conference (and not just ANY conference but one FOR WOMEN IN TECH) the following

He had been asked to give his advice to women who are uncomfortable requesting a raise. His response: "It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along." Not asking for raise, he added, is "good karma" that would help a boss realize that the employee could be trusted and should have more responsibility.

(Time magazine)

Nadella’s Etiquette Academy For Polite Young Ladies: Smile pretty and don’t be so unbecoming as to ask for a salary bump. After all, a raise is a lot like a male suitor, and if you pursue it, you might just drive it away.

After, understandably, there was some pushback on such a moronic thing to say, he walked it back by saying he didn't properly articulate this message. Oh, yeah, he did, and women understood. I worked myself for Microsoft for a number of years in tech, one of the only females in a sea of men, and I definitely asked for raises and promos, as EVERY MAN DID. In general, the people who were the squeaky wheels that spoke up for themselves instead of just hoping that Good Work (or Good Karma, as Nadella would have it) would somehow make the boss pony up some more dough were the ones that got it. I cannot imagine in what world not asking to be paid what you're worth equates to employee trust. I suspect Microsoft is trying to figure out how to cut costs while going through a huge re-org, but telling women to shut up, accept less money and hope that someone notices is NOT the way to do it. 

 


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