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someguyfromcanada  ·  2979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Parting Words from Most Recent Female Reddit Admin to Leave

That is not the complete truth obviously. Her husband was also fired by reddit about six months after they moved back to the Bay Area from Salt Lake City, after moving there less than 2 years ago (?) ago for "family reasons", and to open a satellite office of reddit. They were then given the ultimatum to move their family back to the Bay Area or abandon the redditgifts business they founded and which attracted enormous attention and traffic for reddit (mostly due to the Guinness World Record they set IMO).

It would be pretty hard to work for people that fired your husband in those circumstances.

That being said, I like krispykrackers and hope she enjoys it and does a good job.

captain_nemo  ·  2979 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It would be pretty hard to work for people that fired your husband in those circumstances.
I bet.

Fortunately u/spez said during his last round of announcements that the mandatory move to SF was a bad decision. They are going to keep the mandatory location for now until everything settles in the next coming months just because of how much more efficient it is to have everyone in the same location at the moment. But he indicated that once things settle they are going to let the admins work remotely again and not need to be in SF to keep their jobs.

I still think reddit is not the same as when I joined 4 years ago and definitely not what it was before that from what I've read. Hubski has been great so far and we'll see how it works out here if the userbase/working base grows

someguyfromcanada  ·  2979 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There is also another female admin that moved to SLC, because of her relationship with 5days and kickme444, and then to SF because of the ultimatum. So who knows how she will react to this development. I don't think Jess left because of anything relating to sexism and neither will this other admin. So even though it has and will likely be spun as that, the use of the word "female" in article title tends to spin it like that and, even though I don't work there so can't really know, I am not so sure about that.