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I'd like to point out a few things here, that I think are a little off in your assessment of the situation. (Edit: All of this is assuming that your Skype is used for official work) First It seems like you think that a joke on concentration camps (Especially one downplaying them like calling them an education camp) can be equated to a silly joke like "...


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There is an old saying that the best way to lose friends is to talk about religion or politics. Throw in the aspect of human rights abuses and the fragile ego of the CCP (as demonstrated by their banning of various western franchises that have been used to criticise them) and you have a joke that is guaranteed to piss someone off. The company (or its ...


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No one has pointed this out yet. That sort of behavior is child like. Just because 'everyone else' is putting something stupid as their location, doesn't mean you should follow them. Set your location to your actual location. Funny stuff in the office will not impress anyone who matters. You are putting yourself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons....


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Apologies if this reads like a rant, I really just don't understand the fundamental issue with a viewpoint that most U.S. citizens hold. What reasonable recourse of any kind do I have here given the situation above? The company owns the system. Therefore they have the right to enforce policies regarding how you present yourself on that system. They ...


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Angel's list provides information on funding when you browse for jobs. Here is an example for Patreon (unfortunately, not all the company profiles on Angel's list are filled out). Crunchbase also has funding information. Most of this information is self-reported or comes from the industry press, so I don't know how true it is. Public companies share such ...


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Can we ask a fact-sheet from an organization we're about to join ? You certainly can ask, but in most countries you won't get one. A big part of the job hunting process is to do this work yourself. If it's a public company, they are required to provide quarterly financial reports which are available to the public. It's more difficult for a private company....


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It sounds like you misunderstood the "openness" of the office culture. It's typical for a tech company to promote various humor in relation to technologies and pop culture references like Star Trek or Star Wars quotes. That doesn't mean you can bring in political humor into the office at all, even if it is a popular meme on technology sites or video games. ...


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