- According to Apple, Apple engineer Antonio García Martínez has left the company Bloomberg.
- The staff had cited his “misogynistic” previous comments on the attitude. The edge reported.
- They said Antonio García Martínez made “racist and sexist statements” in his autobiography “Chaos Monkey”.
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Apple engineer Antonio García Martínez left the company after employees responded to his comments on women and people of color. Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
“At Apple we have always tried to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behaviors that humiliate or discriminate people for who they are have no place here,” said Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr to insiders.
The edge Earlier on Wednesday, Apple employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into García Martínez’s hiring. In his 2016 autobiography “Chaos Monkey”, “misogynist statements” were quoted.
“Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, spoiled by worldliness despite their claims of worldliness, and naive, and generally full of S – t,” García Martínez writes in the book, according to The Verge.
“Given Mr García Martínez’s story of openly posting racist and sexist statements about his former colleagues, we are concerned that his presence at Apple will contribute to an unsafe work environment for our colleagues, one of public harassment and private bullying are threatened. ” Staff wrote to The Verge in the petition.
They also said that Apple’s hiring of García Martínez undermines its commitment to its stated values, diversity and inclusion goals, and called on Apple to guarantee that García Martínez is not involved in “hiring, interviews, or performance decisions.”
In a rare show of public protest by Apple employees, several used social media to criticize García Martínez’s attitude.
“It is so exhausting to be a woman in the technical field. I sit across from men who, because of my gender, think I am soft and weak and generally full of shit,” wrote an Apple engineer on Twitter, referring to the quote from “Chaos Monkey”.
“Like many other people at Apple, I have been disappointed with the appointment of Antonio García Martínez,” tweeted another engineer.
Apple and other big tech companies have made it little progress increases diversity among their ranks, despite years of public promises – especially among technical and managerial roles that tend to be paid higher.
According to Apple’s 2020 Diversity Report34% of the employees were women, while women only held 24% of technical and 31% of managerial positions. In 2014 women made up 30% of the company and held 20% of technical and 28% of managerial positions.
In 2020, white employees made up 47% of the company as a whole, but held 59% of leadership roles, compared to 55% overall and 64% of leadership roles in 2014.