The story of how a former Microsoft engineer left the company to become a journalist and then spent years trying to make a living writing about it, even after it closed its doors, and how it changed Microsoft in ways he could never have imagined.
The former employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the subject of his time at Microsoft, said he and others at the company made it their business to create a “culture of failure.”
“I think what’s really unique about it was that I actually had a very unique position that you can do that,” the former employee said.
“There was a lot of work that went into this.”
After leaving Microsoft, he was a software developer at Adobe and then at a startup called Red Hat.
But after a few years working at a software company, he decided to work for Microsoft in the corporate software division.
He said his job there was “to make sure that everything that was done by Microsoft was done right.”
The former Microsoft employee said that he was fired from Microsoft after the company decided to change the way it did business and hire an outside contractor to create its internal system for reporting problems.
He described it as a “f***ing disaster” that affected every person at Microsoft at some point.
The person said he worked as a test engineer at Microsoft for six months in 2004, before being promoted to manager of the software engineering group.
He then went on to become the chief of engineering at the software company for nine years, before leaving the company in 2012.
He said that the company was “shocked” when he told them what happened.
“It was a complete disaster, and it was a disaster for the company, but it was the right thing to do,” he said.
“You were a great team member, but there was this failure in the company.”
The person who spoke to the Times described Microsoft’s culture as “dumb” and said that it was one of the reasons he left.
He added that Microsoft “had a lot to hide,” but it also had “a lot of people who were willing to give their lives for this company” and that he felt betrayed by the company for leaving him.
Microsoft told the Times that it has a “zero tolerance” policy for discrimination in its workplace.
“Microsoft has been a leader in the fight against discrimination in the workplace, and we are committed to fostering a workplace that is free from harassment and intimidation and that treats everyone with respect and dignity,” a Microsoft spokesperson told the newspaper.
“Our company has taken strong action against employees who have violated our workplace policies and we have removed them from their positions.”
The Times said that despite its “unusually aggressive and pervasive” approach to the issue, it had never seen a case of a senior Microsoft employee being fired or demoted for leaving the organization.
The company told the paper that it had a “tremendous amount of internal diversity” and it “will continue to work to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our employees.”
The company also told the Washington Times that the incident is “unrelated” to any allegations of sexual harassment at Microsoft.
The Washington Post reached out to Microsoft for comment but did not immediately receive a response.
Microsoft has not been without controversy lately.
In February, Microsoft agreed to pay $12.7 million to settle allegations of illegal use of the company’s software.
In March, the Washington Post reported that Microsoft was paying former executives $2.8 million to avoid civil penalties after they admitted to sexually harassing or abusing female employees.
Microsoft did not respond to a request for comment about the employee’s claims, but in the past the company has denied allegations of harassment or mistreatment of women in the workforce.
Microsoft also faced a federal investigation into its treatment of employees last year, which the company settled for $7.5 million.