Earlier today I started writing a blogpost that’s turned into an angry rant. At this point I don’t think publishing it is the best thing to do, but I do think it’s important to acknowledge how I’m feeling right now and share it.
In 2014, I went far too long without expressing my Mozilla frustrations and it left me feeling exhausted and disenfranchised. I had to take 7 months away from engaging Mozilla in any way. I’d like not to go through that again, thus this thread.
I have a very high tolerance for bs at Mozilla, and so if I’m feeling angry and frustrated, so must other people! So, let’s get it all out together on this thread.
Before I get a few things off my chest, I’d like to ask a few things of everyone who participates here:
1. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL!!
2. Avoid airing grievances that are targeted at a specific person.
3. Don’t write here if you expect a response or change from the organization. Do write here if you need to get things off your chest: your own response for inner change. My intention for this thread is to be a place for shared personal healing.
4. If you’re able, find a place of gratitude. What’s the silver lining to your frustration that keeps you coming back to Mozilla.
So, I’ll start!
I’m frustrated about the culture of sweeping failure under the rug at Mozilla. This keeps us from growing together and learning from our mistakes at all levels of the organization.
Today I realized I’m guilty of perpetuating this culture. I’m afraid of speaking my truth for the betterment of the organization because I’ve seen other people get burnt and lose social standing and capital because of it.