I am an Uber survivor.
Amy Vertino

Thank you, “Amy.” Every woman who has worked in tech probably has a story like this. I left (what turned out to be) a dead-end job after being denied a contractually-agreed-upon raise. The manager had said it was to do with my “professionalism,” which was a surprise considering my role in establishing important partnerships and multiple incidences of overt sexism that I pushed past… but it made me work harder with the agreement that we’d reevaluate a month later. Despite a glowing 360* performance review, I was then told that there was somehow no money in the budget for a raise, despite corporate’s decision to hire a male contemporary to essentially do my job at double the salary. Toxic work environments should not be tolerated, and I’m disgusted that Uber is continuing to sweep cases like this under the rug.

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