Kraken offers 'triggered' workers four months severance to quit

CEO of Crypto firm Kraken offers woke workers four months severance pay to QUIT after warning staff ‘being offended doesn’t make you harmed’ – そして 30 take up his offer

  • Kraken CEO Jesse Powell issued the new policy in a company memo this week
  • Warned staff to stop accusing each other of being ‘toxic’, ‘hateful’, or ‘racist
  • Powell is offering staff who are unhappy with the rules four months severance
  • They have until Monday to decide, そして 1% の 3,000 workers have taken the offer
  • The CEO of Kraken, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, has offered his employees four months of severance pay to quit if they are ‘triggeredby new policies cracking down on culture-war debates in the workplace.

    CEO Jesse Powell, 41, issued the company’s new culture guidelines in a memo 水曜日に, warning employees to stop calling each other ‘toxicor ‘racistand saying ‘being offended doesn’t necessarily make you right.

    オン ツイッター, Powell said that the new guidelines were prompted by a handful of employees sparking ‘heated debatesover issues such as diversity, pronouns and ‘being ‘harmedby ‘violent’ 革を忘れる’

    ‘Most people don’t care and just want to work, but they can’t be productive while triggered people keep dragging them in to debates and therapy sessions,’ Powell added.

    Guidelines published online also take aim at what libertarians and conservatives claim are attempts by some progressives to impose an authoritarian crackdown on free speech by claiming that words they disagree

    In a staff handbook posted online, under the heading ‘Someone Must be Offended, Some of the Time,’ the firm writes: ‘Being offended doesn’t necessarily make you “harmed”and that ‘Words nor silence are ever “violence”’ (ママ).

    The same section continues: ‘Being offended doesn’t necessarily make you right. We say why we disagree and calmly challenge ideas with logic, reason and better ideas. We do not call someone’s words toxic, 彼女が私に賛成してあまりにも高く話した場合, 人種差別主義者, x-phobic, unhelpful, 等’

    Kraken CEO Jesse Powell, 41, has offered his employees four months of severance pay to quit if they are 'triggered' by new policies cracking down on culture-war debates in the office

    Kraken CEO Jesse Powell, 41, has offered his employees four months of severance pay to quit if they are ‘triggeredby new policies cracking down on culture-war debates in the office

    The company's new culture guidelines were publicly released on Wednesday

    The company’s new culture guidelines were publicly released on Wednesday

    Kraken also shared these anti-woke principles on its staff handbook

    Kraken also shared these anti-woke principles on its staff handbook

    に応じて, Powell is offering the severance package to any employee who disagrees with the new culture statement, giving them until Monday to decide.

    Powell told フォックス・ニュース in an interview on Friday that about 30 employees had taken the severance deal so far, or roughly 1 percent of Kraken’s workforce of 3,000.

    ‘We had a few people creating distractions for the whole company, and we had a bunch of people sympathizing with these people, so we thought it would be better if these people weren’t comfortable here, if they just moved on,’ 彼は言った.

    Powell said that among the majority of employees, there ‘was a huge amount of support for this move, huge amount of support for the company’s culture and mission and the reinforcement of those.

    'そして, I think everyone’s just ready to get back to work and stop being distracted,’ said Powell.

    The new company guidelines include a lengthy section on internal communications, and warns that avoiding feelings of offense is not the company’s primary goal.

    Powell told Fox News in an interview on Friday that about 30 employees had taken the severance deal so far, or roughly 1 percent of Kraken's workforce of 3,000

    Powell told Fox News in an interview on Friday that about 30 employees had taken the severance deal so far, or roughly 1 percent of Kraken’s workforce of 3,000

    ‘If nobody is ever offended, we either don’t have enough diversity of thought or we don’t have enough transparency in communication,’ 声明は言う.

    The policy bans calling ‘someone’s words toxic, 彼女が私に賛成してあまりにも高く話した場合, 人種差別主義者, x-phobic, unhelpful, 等’ and says that neither ‘words nor silence are ever ‘violence’.

    The guidelines were released on the same day that the ニューヨーク・タイムズ published a lengthy article detailing the culture wars within the Kraken workplace.

    The article, citing five Kraken employees and internal documents, said that some workers accused Powell of ‘fostering a hateful workplace and damaging their mental health.

    In one instance he reportedly asked his employees, ‘If you can identify as a sex, can you identify as a race or ethnicity?’

    He also questioned their use of preferred pronouns and led a discussion about ‘who can refer to another person as the N word,’ タイムズによると.

    Some Kraken workers accused Powell of 'fostering a hateful workplace and damaging their mental health'

    Some Kraken workers accused Powell of ‘fostering a hateful workplace and damaging their mental health

    Powell also reportedly mused that questions about differences in intelligence and risk appetite between men and women were ‘not as settled as one might have initially thought.

    As part of Wednesday’s announcement, Kraken said that it was seeking to hire 500 new employees, even as competitors shed staff amid a sharp downturn in the crypto market.

    On Friday evening, Bitcoin was trading around $20,400, ダウン 29 percent from a month ago and 57 percent from the start of the year.

    Powell describes himself as libertarian and previously said that Bitcoin is the ‘embodiment of libertarian values.

    He attended California State University, Sacramento and first founded Kraken in 2011 with with Thanh Luu, who now sits on the company’s board.

    会社, which allows users to buy, sell and trade various cryptocurrencies, s valued at $11 十億, according to PitchBook.