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Ass, Fail, and Fucking: Jessica Liebman ajessicaliebman Follow Hey, I wrote something! I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear bya simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: if s An executive managing editor who has hired hundreds of people believes candidates who send thank you emails show they want the job. businessinsider.com Muging M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow White people's fixation on inconsequential social norms is a way to structurally keep out non-white people who lack the cultural capital and privilege to know every one of these inane social rules we're supposed to perform to be granted the jobs and resources we fucking deserve. Jessica Liebman @jessicaliebman Hey, I wrote something!. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them. businessinsider.com/how-to-write-t.. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow As people who lack white or class privilege know, not possessing this cultural capital causes intense anxiety and alienation. Networking events, office small talk, interviews are often dreadful experiences bc we're being judged according to rules that were set up for us to fail. Muqing M. Zhang @muqingmzhang Follow Everyone who has experienced the dread & anxiety of being in a room full of privileged white people and literally not knowing what they're talking about and second guessing everything you do, knows that these "proper politeness" rules are just a way to alienate & marginalize us. Muqing M. Zhang Follow muingmzhang These social norms of the dominant group create intense emotional strain for marginalized peoples. They cause immense mental labor for us to learn and mimic these behaviors, fear that resources will be withheld, and anxiety when we can't contort ourselves to fit their demands. smaug-official: uncommonbish:THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically arbitrary way to keep TALENT + MERIT as secondary qualifiers. “First impressions matter” my ass. Get Gen Xs out of hiring positions Bizarre social rules like these are literally so detrimental to autistic people trying to find work, I already struggle enough with the basics of social etiquette I don’t need weird rules like these to follow…
Ass, Fail, and Fucking: Jessica Liebman
 ajessicaliebman
 Follow
 Hey, I wrote something! I've been hiring
 people for 10 years, and I still swear bya
 simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank
 you email, don't hire them.
 I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: if s
 An executive managing editor who has hired hundreds of people believes
 candidates who send thank you emails show they want the job.
 businessinsider.com

 Muging M. Zhang
 @muqingmzhang
 Follow
 White people's fixation on
 inconsequential social norms is a way to
 structurally keep out non-white people
 who lack the cultural capital and
 privilege to know every one of these
 inane social rules we're supposed to
 perform to be granted the jobs and
 resources we fucking deserve.
 Jessica Liebman @jessicaliebman
 Hey, I wrote something!. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still
 swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire
 them. businessinsider.com/how-to-write-t..

 Muqing M. Zhang
 @muqingmzhang
 Follow
 As people who lack white or class
 privilege know, not possessing this
 cultural capital causes intense anxiety
 and alienation. Networking events, office
 small talk, interviews are often dreadful
 experiences bc we're being judged
 according to rules that were set up for us
 to fail.

 Muqing M. Zhang
 @muqingmzhang
 Follow
 Everyone who has experienced the dread
 & anxiety of being in a room full of
 privileged white people and literally not
 knowing what they're talking about and
 second guessing everything you do,
 knows that these "proper politeness"
 rules are just a way to alienate &
 marginalize us.

 Muqing M. Zhang
 Follow
 muingmzhang
 These social norms of the dominant
 group create intense emotional strain for
 marginalized peoples. They cause
 immense mental labor for us to learn and
 mimic these behaviors, fear that
 resources will be withheld, and anxiety
 when we can't contort ourselves to fit
 their demands.
smaug-official:

uncommonbish:THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically arbitrary way to keep TALENT + MERIT as secondary qualifiers. “First impressions matter” my ass. Get Gen Xs out of hiring positions

Bizarre social rules like these are literally so detrimental to autistic people trying to find work, I already struggle enough with the basics of social etiquette I don’t need weird rules like these to follow…

smaug-official: uncommonbish:THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically ...

Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody wanted a new background color on Tumblr It's just a color change. Nobody cares. Many people rely on higher levels of contrast in order to read due to vision-related disabilities. Now they can. Other people have different disabilities where higher levels of contrast can cause migraines or seizures. This was a bad idea. heres no one Size fits all solution for accessibility, but at least they made an effort to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. hey are in direct violation of other parts of WCAG. They should meet all standards, not just convenient ones WCAG has only been widely accepted for six years. Adoption takes time, and something is better than nothing. Standards don't exist in a vacuum. You need to talk to people with a variety of disabilities to ensure actual accessibility. This likely was not primarily prompted by compassion, but by digital accessibility lawsuits in the news, like the Domino's app case All of this could have been avoided by creating multiple color schemes, like many of their competitors do User choice leads to user satisfaction. Let people set up their own colors. This silly meme I made to vent my frustration probably put in more thought about this than all of Staff did. Meanwhile, there are still fucking Nazis here. youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading
Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody
 wanted a new
 background color
 on Tumblr
 It's just a color change.
 Nobody cares.
 Many people rely on
 higher levels of
 contrast in order
 to read due to
 vision-related
 disabilities. Now they can.
 Other people have
 different disabilities where
 higher levels of
 contrast can cause
 migraines or seizures. This
 was a bad idea.

 heres no one Size fits
 all solution for
 accessibility, but at
 least they made an
 effort to follow Web
 Content Accessibility
 Guidelines.
 hey are in direct
 violation of other parts
 of WCAG. They
 should meet all
 standards, not just
 convenient ones
 WCAG has only been
 widely accepted for
 six years.
 Adoption takes time,
 and something is
 better than nothing.
 Standards don't exist
 in a vacuum. You
 need to talk to people
 with a variety of
 disabilities to ensure
 actual accessibility.

 This likely was not primarily
 prompted by compassion,
 but by digital accessibility
 lawsuits in the news, like
 the Domino's app case
 All of this could have
 been avoided by
 creating multiple color
 schemes, like many
 of their competitors do
 User choice leads to
 user satisfaction. Let
 people set up their
 own colors.
 This silly meme I made
 to vent my frustration
 probably put in more
 thought about this
 than all of Staff did.

 Meanwhile, there
 are still
 fucking
 Nazis here.
youcannotnotbereal:

This all went through my head in like four seconds.
Image description below the cut. Keep reading

youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading

Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody wanted a new background color on Tumblr It's just a color change. Nobody cares. Many people rely on higher levels of contrast in order to read due to vision-related disabilities. Now they can. Other people have different disabilities where higher levels of contrast can cause migraines or seizures. This was a bad idea. heres no one Size fits all solution for accessibility, but at least they made an effort to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. hey are in direct violation of other parts of WCAG. They should meet all standards, not just convenient ones WCAG has only been widely accepted for six years. Adoption takes time, and something is better than nothing. Standards don't exist in a vacuum. You need to talk to people with a variety of disabilities to ensure actual accessibility. This likely was not primarily prompted by compassion, but by digital accessibility lawsuits in the news, like the Domino's app case All of this could have been avoided by creating multiple color schemes, like many of their competitors do User choice leads to user satisfaction. Let people set up their own colors. This silly meme I made to vent my frustration probably put in more thought about this than all of Staff did. Meanwhile, there are still fucking Nazis here. youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading
Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody
 wanted a new
 background color
 on Tumblr
 It's just a color change.
 Nobody cares.
 Many people rely on
 higher levels of
 contrast in order
 to read due to
 vision-related
 disabilities. Now they can.
 Other people have
 different disabilities where
 higher levels of
 contrast can cause
 migraines or seizures. This
 was a bad idea.

 heres no one Size fits
 all solution for
 accessibility, but at
 least they made an
 effort to follow Web
 Content Accessibility
 Guidelines.
 hey are in direct
 violation of other parts
 of WCAG. They
 should meet all
 standards, not just
 convenient ones
 WCAG has only been
 widely accepted for
 six years.
 Adoption takes time,
 and something is
 better than nothing.
 Standards don't exist
 in a vacuum. You
 need to talk to people
 with a variety of
 disabilities to ensure
 actual accessibility.

 This likely was not primarily
 prompted by compassion,
 but by digital accessibility
 lawsuits in the news, like
 the Domino's app case
 All of this could have
 been avoided by
 creating multiple color
 schemes, like many
 of their competitors do
 User choice leads to
 user satisfaction. Let
 people set up their
 own colors.
 This silly meme I made
 to vent my frustration
 probably put in more
 thought about this
 than all of Staff did.

 Meanwhile, there
 are still
 fucking
 Nazis here.
youcannotnotbereal:
This all went through my head in like four seconds.
Image description below the cut. Keep reading

youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading