Microsoft CEO To Women: Don't Ask For Raises, Let Karma Take Its Course
Credit: ZDNet
October 10, 2014

Well. I'm glad I'm no longer dependent on Microsoft products, and gladder still that I'm not a woman in tech, because Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella basically admitted women make less than men and justified it with bizarre reasoning.

Salon:

However, advice given by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hit a new level of terrible: Don’t ask for raises, trust that your “super powers,” “the system” and “karma” will get you what you want. I’m not sure what mystical world Nadella is living in, but I imagine that there [sic] raises gallop magically into a woman’s bank account via a unicorn.

It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise,” Nadella said in conversation with Maria Klawe, a member of the Microsoft Board, Harvey Mudd College president and computer scientist.

“That might be one of the initial ‘super powers,’ that quite frankly, women (who) don’t ask for a raise have,” stated to Klawe. “It’s good karma. It will come back.”

Oh yes, because that system has been so generous and kind to women. That would be the system where women make about 3/4ths of what men do on average? That one?

Nadella is now trying to backtrack on those comments, but it's really too late because Karma can be a bitch who wants equal pay and equal time.

And if you believe that, I've got an operating system I can sell you.

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