Tech CEO apologizes for quoting Martin Luther King Jr. in layoff announcement

Tech CEO apologizes for quoting Martin Luther King Jr. in layoff announcement

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  • New York CNN — A tech CEO is apologizing after quoting Martin Luther King Jr. in a layoffs announcement.
  • On January 24, PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada sent a letter to employees announcing the digital operations management company would eliminate about 7% of its workforce.
  • “I am reminded in moments like this, of something Martin Luther King said, that ‘the ultimate measure of a [leader] is not where [they] stand in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where [they] stand in times of challenge and controversy,’” she wrote.
  • “The quote I included from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was inappropriate and insensitive,” she said in the memo.

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