submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

They have approximately now lost over 5000 subscribers which equates to about $25000 per month or $300000 per year in lost revenue.

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[-] fluxion 201 points 9 months ago

Maybe that extra $400 time investment wouldn't have been such a bad idea after all

[-] [email protected] 128 points 9 months ago

This is the issue every first world manager makes time and time again. They make greedy little shyster decisions to save a penny here or save face there and then it ends up costing them hundreds of times what it would have cost to just be ethical and decent in the beginning. It's incredible really what letting the entire world be run by business degree graduates will create in terms of the corporate landscape.

[-] jasonwaterfalls 2 points 9 months ago

Stepping over dollars to pick up pennies.

[-] [email protected] 69 points 9 months ago

Honestly, that bit now seems kinda small compared to what’s happened with the sexual harassment allegations.

It’s gone from YouTube drama because the channel’s a mess, to an actual scandal which paints the entire company as toxic.

[-] Dragon_dick_99 18 points 9 months ago

Whoa, I haven't heard about the sexual harassment. Got a link?

[-] [email protected] 30 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)


(one of the top posts in this community rn, was pinned all of yesterday)

[-] Ilovethebomb 4 points 9 months ago

OK, wow.

The gamers nexus stuff was merely incompetence, this is something else entirely.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

It's all related. When you run a company at such a ridiculous pace, everything that gets in the way has to be ignored, downplayed, or mitigated. Instead of taking the time to train, or help the employee do her job, they made it her fault. On top of it all not taking complaints and accusations seriously may be for lack of time. Don't get me wrong, they fucked up. But these aren't isolated incidents.

[-] merthyr1831 2 points 9 months ago

True. Though in that case, too, it seems like Linus had more than enough warning to have fixed it proactively if he wanted to

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