Landing On Her Feet
FanDuel spokesperson Justine Sacco told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the company’s internal data showed that DraftKings employees won 0.3 percent of the money the company has awarded in its history.
I remember there being concern that Sacco’s life was permanently ruined due to her ill-fated Tweet. Assuming this is the same Justine Sacco (and I can’t confirm that it is but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…), it seems she has rebounded nicely. Which is probably what we ought to want. My position at the time was that Sacco likely deserved to be fired — or at least disciplined — not because she was an Awful Evil Racist Monster (TM) but because she proved to be pretty bad at her job. If you are charged with maintaining a social media presence that is favorable for your employer, Tweeting out a joke that can so easily be perceived as insensitive and racist would reasonably call into question her ability to do that. I hope her employment at FanDuel means she has learned from the episode and positioned herself for a successful career. That would seem to be the ideal outcome: she received sufficient consequence to necessitate positive change while receiving an opportunity to recover.