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While there are plenty of people that are gleefully happy that Facebook went down, I take a different view. I'm thinking of the engineers at Facebook who were suddenly under immense, superhuman pressure to get things up and running again. I've been in that situation before, and it sucks.

Spare me the "they chose to work at Facebook" lecture. The only people who sign up to fight fires are firefighters. They're as human as me and they had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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@mcornick I enjoy the adrenaline rush of having to fix things when catastrophic failure has happened. It's actually the definition of so many jobs. People don't need us until something bad has happened. It applies to IT and Firefighters.

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@Ricardus fair. I do much better work under much less pressure, but that's just me, I guess.

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@mcornick I actually hate most stressful situations, and deal with general anxiety every day.

That said, I do tech at theaters and it is an amazing rush to get shit up and running again so the audience can enjoy a good show. sometimes without them even realizing anything had happened.

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@mcornick Why should we brush aside their willingness to work for a company that knowingly harms society? Facebook recruiters call me all the time but I don’t ever entertain the idea of working for them. It’s a choice and an easy one to make.

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@rcode3 if you feel this choice means they don’t deserve empathy while having to clean up a mess with half the world piling on the pressure, that’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it. My opinion is that even people who make decisions to work at Facebook, appalling as those decisions might be, are still human at the end of the day no matter who they work for, and I can and will empathize.

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@rcode3 the discussion about “why your employer is a bad choice” can wait until after the fires are out.

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@mcornick Heck no! This is the Internet. I’m just gonna make a statement of moral equivalence referencing concentration camps and guards. :)

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