Thoughts on Roxane being fired?
Since Paralives Hub is not an official Paralives site, I hope we can discuss this issue here freely. If not, by all means please delete this topic. If yes, please everyone remain calm and civil in our replies. I made this post to make sure that Roxane’s voice is heard as loud and clear as Alex’s, because that’s the only way to be fair and allow people to be objective.
What it’s all about:
– Alex’s official statement: https://twitter.com/_amasse/status/1265707140200751106
– Roxane’s tweets: https://i.imgur.com/x3kxWvg.jpg [taken from this tweet: https://twitter.com/cloegal/status/1265712583933415424 ]
My personal opinion: Alex’s statement has left me with a LOT of bad taste in my mouth, especially after I read Roxane’s original tweets that are now gone along with her whole account.
The way I see it, we have a woman who is a bit brash and prone to losing her temper in stressful situations, but who is passionate and dedicated to the project she is working on. She wants to see Paralives succeed, but she starts noticing problems: with bad management, with lack of art direction, poor communication, treating employees and volunteers like slaves and, last but not least, failing to fully pay for services rendered.
She voices those concerns, perhaps not in the most diplomatic way, and suddenly she is getting fired over an email which is followed by a public statement that can potentially ruin her future career.
In that statement, her former employer uses tired and weak arguments that paint her as a rude, loud and unpleasant woman, and… he completely fails to address ANY of her extremely valid concerns. What’s more, he purposefully mentions that Roxane deleted her tweets, because it’s convenient for him to be the only side in this conflict with actual voice. That way he wins by default.
So please, before you form your own opinion on this, read Roxane’s tweets with an open mind – there’s a lot of hurt, both personal and professional, behind them. And there’s a lot of patronizing arrogance and very little substance in Alex’s statement.