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Now, this is a pretty unique and interesting story…

Aaron Genest, who is the President of SaskTech in Canada, wrote a lengthy Twitter thread that went viral and got a lot of feedback on the social media platform because it deals with a lot of hot button issues.

Let’s take a look at what Genest had to say.

Hmmmm. He said no…

Genest continued with his story.

He went on to say that the woman’s assumption about what would happen was wrong.

He said that the productivity of the team shouldn’t go down just because of what’s going on in the world and that his team actually did better despite working from home with children during the worldwide pandemic.

And he added that his team went above and beyond and relied on each other to achieve their goals.

Genest also said that they covered for each other and were a cohesive unit, which ultimately led to success.

And so he said no to his female employee because of all of those reasons.

He also wrote that the whole team is working to make sure that this specific employee is happy and productive.

Genest also said,

“I’m also pleased that Siemens (my employer, with 350,000 employees) reached out to me from headquarters in Germany to tell me that my message matched their ethic and offered to help manage the deluge.

I actually didn’t quite realize that I had put the bait and switch into the thread until people pointed it out. I guess I have a bit of a dry sense of humor and that was my natural approach to storytelling. It turns out that it works.”

Well, that’s a new approach! Bravo!

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