We just got a new Lab Directory and he just sent out his feel-good, hi from the new guy, letter to the entire staff.
This part just pissed me off.
I am committed to making Argonne a great place to work. That means we need a more diverse and inclusive workplace. For decades, Argonne has been a magnet for scientific and engineering talent. To continue to recruit and retain top-tier scientists and engineers, we must foster a laboratory-wide culture of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect.
First, it IS a great place to work. However, I'll forgive the use of making instead of keeping or making it an even greater place to work.
It is the rest that bothers me. We are extremely diverse and extremely inclusive. This is just ridiculous and truly offense since apparently he believes that the people he just sent this e-mail to are NOT inclusive and don't respect each other. Maybe he is projecting his own personal bias, but this is ridiculous. I may not respect some of you douche's here in the CI forum, but at work, this is just silly.
It is typical for me to interact with coworkers who were born in South Korea, Nigeria, France, Italy, China, Canada, England, Spain, Mexico, Egypt, Japan, Russia, Romania, and others I can't think of off the top of my head. Men and women from all different races, religions, and backgrounds. This IS the work environment here. This is what the entire staff has done through their entire career.
A couple of my coworkers who show part of the range of diversity.
One of my coworkers you may have heard of.
Another one of my coworkers you may have heard of. Although, I have never worked directly with him. I do see those eyebrows all the time.
He embodies the ever sage advice that if you don't know what to say, don't say anything. This PC BS just drives me nuts. If he is not reflecting reality in this regard, how will he do so in the rest of his roles?
Maybe all he means there are too many Asians and not enough white people
I'm just sick of this crap. It fosters divisiveness and is an impediment to inclusiveness and respect.