In the final phase of changing its name from Facebook to Meta, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in fatal strife that the company would henceforth refer to its employees as “metamates” and “metamates” if you will. Something similar often happens in American companies: Pinterest, for example, calls its own employees employeesAccenture talking about dialects And Zappos about Zabonians† The idea behind it: Such a name increases employee engagement, because colleagues begin to see each other almost as family.
Zuckerberg announced this during a virtual meeting with all employees, in which he discussed the values of the new Meta company. The conscientious slogan – “Meta, metamates, me” – inscribing the new name of the staff, immediately led to a lot of sarcastic remarks. Some people said bitterly: “This way we know at once our position in the priorities, all the way in the back.” Many saw this as a version of the US Navy’s motto – “Ship, fellow ship, self” – and jokingly wondered if Zuckerberg would now also demand military discipline or even a flag salute. Others put it more pessimistically: “Are we on a sinking ship now?” It seems that the time when Zuckerberg’s employees swallowed all his thoughts indiscriminately like sweet cake is over. (Cherry)
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