An Apple Vice President of procurement appeared in a TikTok video as he parked his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and bragged about the perks of his wealth. One of those perks involved his interactions with women that would spark a major blaze in HR’s world of hair on fire. And an Apple ad executive posted a memoir of his days at his previous employer, Facebook. “Sexist” and “misogynistic” were the terms used to describe his musings.
Both have left the company. Apple described their departures as “left the company.” One “left” after just weeks on the job.
The internet has an interesting effect on the human brain. There is a drop in IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence). There used to be a solution — growing up. That process was an age-old remedy that cured us of pranks, lack of discretion and judgment, and the desire for that shallow moment of attention. Now, apparently, tech companies are really good at finding executives who escape the refiner’s fire of adulthood. They even hire them, if only for a few weeks.