July 20, 2017

Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication

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Lyft’s head of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace.

The letter, sent on anonymous workplace app Blind and obtained by TechCrunch, pleads with employees to reach out to her about any issues they may be dealing with in the workplace.

Here’s what she wrote: “To those who are either posting or lurking here: I want to offer up my availability to chat freely,” she writes. “I struggle with my own work/life balance, anxiety around compensation, and the conflict between feeling grateful for the many privileges I have while still wanting better from my peers, my company, and my industry. I often feel really energized by our company mission and the amazing people here, and yet like most women my age I daydream about when I’ll leave tech. “One thing I want for Lyft (and any company I work for) is for us to iterate and improve. I want transparency in communication, both from our leadership and from our individual contributors. This is not to say I begrudge anyone posting on Blind. But I also want you to know […]

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