Time is our most valuable asset and nobody should choose to give their time to assholes.
You know those inspirational posters that hang on the off-white walls in unremarkable offices around the globe offering an insulting combination of inspirational photo of some generic person along with an uninspiring quote aimed at keeping employees moving towards the corporate goal(s)?
Yeah, this isn’t that. This policy is born from wisdom earned in working with a broad spectrum of people from all walks of life on a variety of projects ranging from the exciting to the monotonous. Ultimately, it all comes down to time. Time is the single resource that is doled out in equal measure to each of us regardless of station, gender, creed, or social status.It is also the one resource that we can never get more of no matter how badly we want it or how much money we have. We believe time has greater value than money.
With that in mind, this policy exists to serve as a ever-present"north star" to help the team at UPWARD keep focus on what's really important in both our professional and personal pursuits. Given we only have so much to spend in life we consciously and intentionally make the choice to not spend any of that precious time working with assholes. Our people are not objects to be exploited and leveraged for personal gain. Our people are valuable, interesting, talented, and unique human beings that we want to work with because we like them, and we believe they like us too.