Google Walkout organizer Claire Stapleton tells her story of the company’s retaliation
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Claire Stapleton, one of the organizers of the watershed Google Walkout protest, has penned a first-person essay for Elle magazine detailing her time at the search giant and the series of events leading up to her resignation this past June after alleged retaliation from upper management.
The essay, appropriately titled “Google Loved Me, Until I Pointed Out Everything That Sucked About It,” is among the first public and detailed accounts from Google’s growing activist coalition about the way the company has been treating protest and labor organizers. It’s well worth a read for understanding the situation inside Google and how fraught its corporate culture has become in the last few years.
Stapleton, who says she became known as the…