Title says it all. Well, except the fact that Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was apparently fired over the phone. Harsh. This is the note Bartz just sent out to Yahoo employees:
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
We noted in June that Yahoo was quietly looking for a replacement for Bartz — something which Yahoo (obviously) denied, and other press ate right up. Yahoo even talked about our post at their shareholders meeting and essentially called it “bullshit”. Funny.
The moral of the story: how do you know a company is lying about something potentially damaging, even (and perhaps especially) in an official capacity? If their mouths are moving.
Crazy day. Here’s our favorite Bartz moment.