1 May 2009 aicra   » (Journeyer)

Leaving the Evil Empire

Could you keep speaking about a pay cut while a man was having an attack in the audience?

Hypothetically, you are an employee of a semiconductor company or "micro chip" located in in Chandler, AZ.

Ok, let's be real. It was Microchip. Sanghi got up for a communications meeting where he informed employees that there would not only be a 10% pay cut but the raise that the employees were waiting for many months, was not coming. During this announcement, a man began to have an attack. A woman in the audience ran around trying to find help for him.

Did they get security? NO. Did they call the on site nurse? NO. Did they call 911? NO.

Instead, they walked... I repeat WALKED the man out of the meeting during his attack!

This is a serious matter. Did the CEO stop talking...? NO. They were filming, right... There was no explanation, no apology, nothing.

My question is this: How can Microchip employees continue to respect this CEO - Steve Sanghi. Not only do they continue to respect him, some almost worship him. It's a little creepy.

Steve Sanghi should step down and let Steve Drehobol take over. Why Drehobol? Owens can't get pics off a thumb drive or figure out Sharepoint on his own. Ganesh has a big loser of a project that cost millions for naught. Vance is LDS... that's a plus unless you are FEMALE.

Also, I think Canadians with less experience and less education that are being promoted should be sent north.

The funny thing is that in New Product Development, not only are the managers all male, but the Manager and Director are South Africans - from Keeloq. I don't think they can code either. I had a few conversations with one who doesn't seem to understand programming.

I can tell you some sick stories about the gender bias at Microchip but that probably wouldn't surprise you.

However, what may surprise you is the fact that Microchip engineers in New Product can not code. There is maybe 1 or 2 guys from Rose Holman (burke and mike) who can code.

That's right. They CAN NOT CODE. One guy asked me if PHP was difficult. WTF.

Also, more importantly, IMHO they are violating the GPL.

Ask for a copy of the code... see if it compiles...

Microchip ... Ethics = NULL

It has certainly been quite long time since I last wrote.

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