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Casey Newton is reporting:

About one-third of Basecamp employees accepted buyouts today after a contentious all-hands meeting. I’m told more are coming.

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@c0debabe i'm a couple days behind on the news about this, do you know a good place to catch up? my google-fu is failing me

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@balrogboogie

nytimes.com/2021/04/27/busines

They banned politics talk in the work place. There's been industry backlash. Big time.

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@c0debabe thanks, I'd heard about that but wasn't sure if there was anything else that spurred the mass exodus today

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@balrogboogie Yeah, apparently they had an all-hands and offered good-bye packages -- about 25% of the company has accepted

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@c0debabe @balrogboogie I think they only had about 100 employees so 25% is a big deal.

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@vortex_egg @balrogboogie It's under a 100. But yeah. Word is whole teams are resigned. So. Yikes to them.

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@c0debabe

Lmao at some of the comments on that thread. "So I guess they are hiring? I'll wait until Monday to not be totally obvious about it." jfc.

@balrogboogie

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@c0debabe how can we make our company more like us? (because we're the best)

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@c0debabe any leader that presided over that level of attrition for almost any other reason would be run out on a rail by the board/investors…

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@calcifer @c0debabe The humerous take by the PHP CEO Twitter account says it best:

UPDATE FOR INVESTORS: YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR THAT YESTERDAYS COURAGEOUS CHANGES HAVE RESULTED IN OUR STAFFING COSTS DROPPING 30% OVERNIGHT!

I THINK WE CAN CALL THAT A WIN

twitter.com/PHP_CEO/status/138

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