Netflix tells ‘woke’ workers to quit if offended: ‘culture’ memo

They wake up workers in bed.

In light of internal divisiveness sparked by productions like Dave Chappelle’s chaotically controversial stand-up special, Netflix has reportedly released a sleazy missive to its disgruntled employees, pointing out that the streaming giant values ​​its creators’ “artistic expression.” content in relation to the personal thoughts of each employee. , beliefs and ways of life.

And any worker who doesn’t like it can ‘Flix off’.

“As employees, we support the principle that Netflix provides a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles contrary to our own personal values,” reads the memo titled “Netflix Culture – Seeking Excellence “.

“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles that you perceive to be harmful,” the statement continued. “If you’re struggling to support the breadth of our content, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

The not-so-sweet note, sent Thursday, follows ongoing staff protests against Chappelle’s beards regarding transgender people on the Netflix special “The Closer,” which debuted on the digital platform in October.

Netflix has released a memo advising its woke employees to leave the company if they are unhappy with the company’s policies and practices.
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During her hour-long festival of laughs, Chappelle, 48, launched a series of controversial jokes about the genitals of trans women, insisted that “gender is a fact” and judged the community LGBTQ+ “too sensitive”.

Shortly after the show premiered, miffed Netflix staffers staged a walkout in a bid to demonstrate their collective disapproval of the comedian’s digs.

But the mutiny failed to sway Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, who maintained his support for Chappelle and continued to air the special.

Netflix's memo likely comes in response to massive employee protests over Dave Chappelle's controversial stand-up special,
Netflix’s memo likely comes in response to massive employee protests against Dave Chappelle’s controversial stand-up special “The Closer,” in which he targeted the transgender community.

And as a warning to any remaining disgruntled cogs, the company’s freshly distributed letter underscored its commitment to putting artistic expression first.

“Entertaining the world is an incredible opportunity and also a challenge as viewers have very different tastes and viewpoints,” the lengthy proclamation said. “So we have a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which can be provocative.”

“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles that you perceive to be harmful.”

Netflix Memo to Employees

“To help members make informed choices about what to watch,” he added, “we offer easy-to-use ratings, content warnings, and parental controls.”

And while the streaming giant has acknowledged that its content could be problematic for some viewers, it remains firm that it won’t silence the voices of its artists.

“Not everyone will like – or agree with – everything about our service,” the broadcaster said.

“While each title is different, we approach them with the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what is right for them, rather than letting Netflix censor specific artists or voices,” he pointed out.

Netflix – which suffered a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 and expects to see a further drop of 2 million viewers over the next four months – also urged employees to “spend our money wisely. members” in the “Valued Behaviors” section of the document.

The streaming giant has warned disgruntled employees that its
The streaming giant has warned disgruntled employees that its “dream team” of workers will not be pampered but rather groomed like a sports team.

Elsewhere, the bulletin reminded workers that the company did not intend to treat workers as members of the “family”, but rather as lion-hearted sportsmen part of a “dream team”. award-winning athleticism – a team where any player can easily be benched or kicked.

“We model ourselves on being a professional sports team, not a family,” Netflix wrote. “A family is unconditional love. A dream team is about pushing you to be the best teammate you can be, caring intensely about your team, and knowing that you may not be in the team for still.

The bulletin also reminded irritated employees, “Dream teams aren’t for everyone.

Despite its outlandish attack on whining, the company closed its review with a summary of what makes Netflix a “special” place to work, noting its mission “to encourage employee decision-making, share information openly, widely and deliberately, to communicate frankly”. and directly and keep only our highly efficient employees.

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