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Yahoo employees are angry, disappointed, and feeling pushed to the limit because of CEO Scott Thompson’s resume scandal.For at least eight years, Thompson allowed people – employers, employees, and shareholders of eBay and Yahoo – to believe that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he did not actually have one.
The scandal started with an accusatory letter from Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb last Thursday.
Yesterday we asked Yahoo employees to tell how angry are they, exactly?
Some where simply furious:
How angry? LIVID! This douchebag comes in, brings with him his useless cronies from PayPal (btw, *not* a single good word about his tenure at PayPal from anyone who touched him there), sets up shop with Boston Consulting Group, lays off 2,000 people, but worst of all, gets rid of all QA and Product Mgmt people — doesn’t lay them off, but puts them on various transition plans, ranging from 3 to 12 mos. Why? Because he’s a cheap scumbag, and if they bolt before their transition is over, they lose all severance.
Now, it turns out he’s a lying motherf***er??? I say build a guillotine in the courtyard of Blgds A and D and chop his head off. Unapologetic, arrogant arse is what he is. The sooner he goes (and btw, let’s pray ALL OF THE BOARD sinks to the bottom of Pacific Ocean along with him), the better it is for the future of Yahoo. Not that this company can be salvaged at this point, but at least there’s *some* hope.
Everyone hates his guts. He keeps saying that he doesn’t care if *everyone* leaves — he’ll rebuild the company from the ground up. Except, he wouldn’t know from building a company — he’s a fraud, a liar, and a douchebag. He cheated and lied his way to his position at PayPal, didn’t get caught, got brazen, and decided to swing it to become a CEO of an ailing giant. I hope he falls hard and lands on his thick head!
This sentiment, btw, is shared by almost all of middle management, and most of the directors and VPs. The guy is dead meat, even if he doesn’t know it yet.
Another takes a more moderate tone with Thompson, but takes a direct shot at Yahoo’s board:
My Reaction: Don’t care. I’m a bit disappointed Scott did not correct the interviewer, and understand how “bachelor science” could have been misheard as “computer science”. Definitely a knock on Scott for not paying attention to the details, though. But that should be it. If you’ve met Scott, it’s hard to believe he would be intentionally deceptive.
The larger issue to me is the vetting process by our board. Excluding the new board members, who I respect, large snafus like this should be utilized to ferret out the weak links. I hate that Loeb is attacking us, but Jesus, does he not have an effing point? Not vetting Scott’s bio is absolutely ridiculous and wreaks of incompetence. IMO, Patti needs to step down over this, and as crazy as it seems, we need to embrace the enemy a little and have Loeb or one of his lackeys join.
Some of the Yahoos seem angry because this is the same CEO who laid off their friends. Last Friday, when it looked like Thompson might get canned right away, one Yahoo employee wrote us to say:
Ironic that the day that people are asking for Scott Thompson’s resignation is the last day of work for many, many of the folks whom he laid off several weeks ago. wouldn’t it be something if he left WITH them?
To this point, another said:
[Some employees are] still in the layoff process…. So it’s even worst for us as we still don’t know who will stay or not…. To go through that painful process for that liar who makes us lose the few credibility we still had….Yahoos LOVE Yahoo!, but that love is currently very painful!
It seems like many Yahoos are just sick of all the drama:
As a Yahoo that we are all very unhappy about the resume issue… not because of the issue itself but because we have had so much drama. it’s becoming unbearable and this is the icing on the cake and from our new CEO nonetheless.
Watch below: Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson May Get Fired For Another Reason Than Lying
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