Netflix tells ‘bright’ workers to quit if offended: ‘culture’ memo

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Amid internal disagreements sparked by productions like Dave Chappelle’s messy controversial stand-up special, Netflix has reportedly sent out a dodgy letter to its disgruntled employees, stressing that the streaming giant violates the “artistic expression” of its content creators values ​​about each employee’s personal thoughts, beliefs and lifestyles.

And any worker who doesn’t like it can run away.

“As employees, we support the principle that Netflix offers story diversity, even if we find some titles run counter to our own personal values,” read the memo, titled Netflix Culture – Seeking Excellence.

“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles that you find harmful,” the communiqué continued. “If you’re having a hard time supporting our breadth of content, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

The not-so-soft note, sent out on Thursday, follows ongoing staff protests over Chappelle’s barbs regarding transgender people on the Netflix special The Closer, which debuted on the digital platform in October.

Netflix released a statement advising its bright-eyed employees to leave the company if they are dissatisfied with company policies and practices.
Netflix released a statement advising its bright-eyed employees to leave the company if they are dissatisfied with company policies and practices.
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During his hour-long laugh, Chappelle, 48, fired off a series of controversial quips about trans women’s genitals, insisting “gender is a fact” and deeming the LGBTQ+ community to be “too sensitive”.

Shortly after the show premiered, disgruntled Netflix employees staged a walkout to demonstrate their collective disapproval of the comedian’s digs.

But the mutiny failed to sway Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, who maintained his support of Chappelle and continued to air the special.

Netflix's memo likely comes in response to mass protests by employees against Dave Chappelle's controversial stand-up special. "The nearer" in which he targeted the transgender community.
Netflix’s memo likely comes in response to mass protests by employees against Dave Chappelle’s controversial stand-up special The Closer, in which he targeted the transgender community.
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And as a warning to any remaining dissatisfied cogs, the company’s freshly distributed letter underscores its commitment to prioritizing artistic expression.

“Entertaining the world is a great opportunity and also a challenge because viewers have very different tastes and perspectives,” the lengthy proclamation reads. “That’s why we offer a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which can be provocative.”

“Depending on your role, you may have to work on titles that you find harmful.”

“To help members make informed decisions about what to watch,” she added, “we offer ratings, content alerts, and easy-to-use parental controls.”

And while the streaming giant acknowledged that its content might be problematic for some viewers, it remains firm that it won’t be silencing the voices of its artists.

“Not everyone is going to like — or agree with — everything in our ministry,” the broadcaster said.

“Although each title is different, we approach them based on the same principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we work with; we program for a variety of audiences and tastes; and we’re letting viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, rather than having Netflix censor specific artists or voices,” it said.

Netflix — which suffered a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 and expects another drop of a whopping 2 million viewers over the next four months — also urged employees to “spend our members’ money wisely.” Valuable Behaviors section of the document.

The streaming giant warned dissatisfied employees about it "Dream Team" of the workers are not coddled, but whipped up like a sports team.
The streaming giant warned dissatisfied employees that its “Dream Team” of workers is being groomed like a sports team, not coddled.
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Elsewhere, the newsletter reminded workers that the company does not intend to treat workers like “family” but rather like lion-hearted athletes on an award-winning athletic “Dream Team” — a team where every player is easily benched or can be booted.

“Our model is to be a professional sports team, not a family,” Netflix wrote. “A family is about unconditional love. A dream team is about making yourself the best possible teammate, caring deeply about your team and knowing that you might not be with the team forever.”

The bulletin also reminded disgruntled employees, “Dream teams aren’t for everyone.”

Notwithstanding its flippant attack on Groans, the company concluded its guide with a summary of what makes Netflix a “special” place to work, citing its mission to “encourage employee decision-making, share information openly, fully, and consciously, and openly to.” Communicate and direct and only retain our highly effective employees.”

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