Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz, was fired today. Over the phone. And she let everyone know about it.
I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.
Sent from my iPad
There are just so many things wrong with this HR-wise that I don’t even know where to start. Suffice to say that the firing of a CEO (or any termination) should take place in person rather than over the phone.
And to that end, perhaps access to the all-employee email list should be cut off immediately as well.