the last three lines from the author, aptly sums up everything.
those people who are complaining/crying, whether they have been employed earlier or lost the jobs offer,are those who were joining a startup, either for money or the "coolness" quotient, or probably for the fact that would have looked good on their resume.
they were never ever in the game and now crying for spilled milk,blaming everything on startups.
the whole essence of startups is about risk, and it implies to all stake holders, including the prospective or present employees.
if only people are aware of this one element of startups, i don't think they would have cried.
those who are in the game, would find the next battle or gig at any other startup and move on.
yes, the way company should treat such sensitive matter is definitely paramount, but I dont think any founder would have deliberately done that.it just happens that, there are so many pressing matters, that errors and omissions are expected and happen.
On a positive note, those who were moved out or got their offers cancelled and took to public crying, they should thank their stars that they got out of the rut, so early and easily.
they were never made for the startups, and just saved themselves from a lot of pain.