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Fired Yahoo CEO could lose $10million over her F-bomb rant at board of directors
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9th September 2011 | Mike O'brien

Posted on 09/09/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT by SanFranDan

Fired former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz could lose $10 million for violating a non-disparagement clause when she raged that the company's board members 'f***ed me over.'

Miss Bartz, in an interview with Fortune after her Tuesday firing by phone, also said the board was 'trying to show that they're not the doofuses that they are.' However, according to Fortune, her contract with Yahoo contained a clause barring her from criticizing the internet company.

A source told the magazine that Bartz could lose $10 million over her pointed comments.

That clause, if violated, could allow Yahoo to cancel a $10 million payout, due if she was sacked.

Miss Bartz made the call to the influential business magazine from Silicon Valley as reporters waited outside to report the news of her departure.

She said she was in New York on Tuesday to speak at Citigroup's technology conference on the following day. And she revealed that she was scheduled to call Mr Bostock at 6pm but when she did he promptly started to read a lawyer's prepared statement dismissing her. Miss Bartz told Fortune: 'I said "Roy, I think that's a script. Why don't you have the balls to tell me yourself?"'

She went on to explain that the by the end of the call she merely replied: 'I got it. I got it' as he finished reading the dismissal notice.

She told the magazine she had told her former boss: 'I thought you were classier.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: yahoo; yahooceo

1 posted on 09/09/2011 3:32:41 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

If I lost a $10 million dollar seperation package because of some BS non-disparagement clause, every executive who had a role in dismissing me better be looking over their shoulders for the rest of their short-assed lives.


2 posted on 09/09/2011 3:36:12 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SanFranDan

she was in over her head,

like carly fiorina at hp.


3 posted on 09/09/2011 3:36:39 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SanFranDan

Very small fiddle.


4 posted on 09/09/2011 3:36:45 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SanFranDan
Carol Bartz, 2009

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Carol Bartz, 2011


5 posted on 09/09/2011 3:42:05 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: SanFranDan

- Fired former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz could lose $10 million for violating a non-disparagement clause when she raged that the company’s board members ‘f***ed me over.’

Twice.


6 posted on 09/09/2011 3:43:55 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: HighWheeler

Seriously, that’s the same woman?


7 posted on 09/09/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: SanFranDan

Whadda buncha yahoos.


8 posted on 09/09/2011 3:46:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We still hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: The KG9 Kid
If I lost a $10 million dollar seperation package because of some BS non-disparagement clause...

No sympathy here. It was a "BS non-disparagement clause" to which she agreed in a contract. If the company chooses to exercise that clause, she brought it on herself with her own stupidity.

9 posted on 09/09/2011 3:47:06 PM PDT by Bob
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To: SanFranDan

Maybe they could hire somebody who could make them a stable, reliable, usable email system.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 3:47:11 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We still hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: kalee

Thats what a good photographer can do for you.

There’s an awful lot of technique and technology applied to making “women of a certain age” look better.


11 posted on 09/09/2011 3:52:06 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: Bob

I understand, but it’s irrelevant: Those people would live in fear.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 3:52:41 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SanFranDan
It was clearly worth it to her.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

13 posted on 09/09/2011 3:55:58 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: buwaya

WOW, just wow.


14 posted on 09/09/2011 3:59:32 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: SanFranDan

didn’t jerry wang turn down $35 billion from microsoft?

i bet yahoo regrets that now.

they’re going down the toilet.


15 posted on 09/09/2011 4:00:33 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SanFranDan
"trying to show that they're not the doofuses that they are."

Hmmmmmmm........losing 10 million for calling someone ELSE a doofus.

16 posted on 09/09/2011 4:02:12 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Personally, I think firing someone by phone is poor. Have the decency to do it in person.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 4:08:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: The KG9 Kid

If you signed a non-disparagement clause and then violated it you are the one in the wrong. I hope they keep the 10 mil and anything else they can.


18 posted on 09/09/2011 4:08:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ken21

BINGO !!


19 posted on 09/09/2011 4:11:01 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: The KG9 Kid

You’re an idiot. You threaten someone over a contract you willingly signed and then willingly violated.

I’d watch for ya and put a .45 in your forehead and feed the remains to the hogs.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 4:11:37 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sometimes its not feasible to do it in person, especially for people at those levels who are in different cities.

How many people has this doofus fired or cost their employment because of her incompetence?


21 posted on 09/09/2011 4:14:09 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I’d see you long before you saw me.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 4:17:04 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SanFranDan

What I want to know is what the estimates are for attorney’s fees in the lawsuit declaring “You F@@$ed Me Over” was a statement of FACT and not a disparagement.


23 posted on 09/09/2011 4:19:23 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: HighWheeler
"Seriously, that’s the same woman?"

Well, she probably has had more than enough reasons to occasionally take a drinkie-poo or two.

10,000,000 less reasons today I suppose...

24 posted on 09/09/2011 4:19:47 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Hmmmmmmm........losing 10 million for calling someone ELSE a doofus.

I'm rubber and you're glue...

25 posted on 09/09/2011 4:22:08 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
Yahoo was a great company. Everyone just picked on all the individual things they did and made them better while they didn't.

Another woman bites the dust. Can you cook honey?

26 posted on 09/09/2011 4:28:10 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: SanFranDan

She was known at Yahoo as some vulgar _itch!
Which explains why they chose to fire her over the phone.


27 posted on 09/09/2011 4:29:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: HighWheeler

Hmmm. Ridden hard and put away wet, looks like.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 4:30:47 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Revolting cat!

“She was known at Yahoo as some vulgar _itch!
Which explains why they chose to fire her over the phone.”

Her post firing behavior is certainly consistent with that. If she wants to collect $10 million severance after getting fired, its not too much to expect that she keep her mouth shut.


29 posted on 09/09/2011 4:49:44 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: bigheadfred; EternalVigilance; HighWheeler

Defending her choice of words describing what they did to her may be the easiest part of the inevitable lawsuit.

Establishing the factual basis for informing Fortune magazine that the Directors are “doofuses” could also be a walk in the park.

EternalVigilance offers the key, her challenge will be to demonstrate how each of the board members had a hand however so slight in developing Yahoo’s new email program, or paying for it, or approving its release, all over her vigorous and timely objections. I have been a user since my floppy disk days and the current program sucks. Experts and milions of users will rise to her defense if she can link the Board.

They can also use HighWheeler’s photos to depict the stress she has endured and the obvious physical hardship she has experienced trying to save the company from the actions of this totally inept Board. Hell, with a little luck she may get more than $10m.


30 posted on 09/09/2011 5:00:39 PM PDT by frog in a pot (When will politicians realize the danger of allowing a Marxist to control our capitalist economy?)
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To: SanFranDan

Boy, she sure is ladylike, huh? Heavens! I never cease to be amazed at the short length of time that it has taken for our culture to go through such disgusting changes.


31 posted on 09/09/2011 5:17:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: kalee

Cocaine?


32 posted on 09/09/2011 5:19:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: SanFranDan
I consider dropping f-bombs in mixed company pretty much a deal breaker for taking a woman seriously as a dating prospect.

Sadly, that disqualifies most of them, it seems.

33 posted on 09/09/2011 5:25:18 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: buwaya

Maybe she’s like that Seinfeld girl who looked bad in certain lighting.


34 posted on 09/09/2011 5:25:42 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: EternalVigilance

Maybe they could hire somebody that knows how to build a real search engine.


35 posted on 09/09/2011 5:28:21 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Waiting for Palin)
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To: ken21
didn’t jerry wang turn down $35 billion from microsoft?

Nope. Jerry Wang turned down $40 billion from Microsoft.

36 posted on 09/09/2011 5:30:21 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: SanFranDan

According to sources close to the situation, the board
director given the task of firing Ms Bartz over the phone,
was advised to use a language that would be clearly understood
by her, and was reported as saying: “Your ass is trash!”


37 posted on 09/09/2011 5:32:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: montag813

wow!


38 posted on 09/09/2011 5:38:59 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: bigheadfred
Not to mention the fees for the suit about whether ‘disparaging” the Board is disparagement of the company.

Analogous to, “I love America, and would never disparage her, which does nothing to change the fact that President Obama is an incompetent doofus, who needs to ridden out of DC on a rail, along with all of his Czars!”

39 posted on 09/09/2011 5:44:57 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: frog in a pot
I have been a user since my floppy disk days and the current program sucks.

Same here; and I am NOT "upgrading" to let them read my INCOMING mail to target ads to the SENDER! I will miss my Yahoo account, but I'm dropping my membership.

They have slowly but surely removed one favorite feature/workability after another, and now their new email policy & program is the last straw. I'm slowly downloading the emails I've saved over the years; and the addresses I have there & not elsewhere (very few), then pulling the plug.

40 posted on 09/09/2011 5:51:53 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: rabidralph
Maybe she’s like that Seinfeld girl who looked bad in certain lighting.

Yep! Whenever the switch was on; looked her very best in the inkiest dark.

41 posted on 09/09/2011 5:54:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: buwaya
since they can make a person like Barbara Streisand look good, they are truly miracle workers with face paint and hair products. They even make her nose look smaller..
42 posted on 09/09/2011 6:00:18 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Minn
I consider dropping f-bombs in mixed company pretty much a deal breaker for taking a woman seriously as a dating prospect.

Just for you. Get it? Apparently not...

Jest kidding.

43 posted on 09/09/2011 6:04:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: ApplegateRanch

LOL!


44 posted on 09/09/2011 6:36:45 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SanFranDan

Real class act. \sarc


45 posted on 09/09/2011 6:47:08 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: HighWheeler

Damn


46 posted on 09/09/2011 7:15:49 PM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: rabidralph

Back in the day certain quite expensive camera lenses were made JUST for this purpose. Some Hollywood types would not have their publicity pictures taken without the use of the Wollensak Verito.

These days a lot of this is done with digital post-processing, but there still is a largish market for
these lenses.

Add in the right lighting and makeup and a great deal is possible.


47 posted on 09/09/2011 7:21:36 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: buwaya

She looks like she rolled out of bed after battling the flu. Not a good presentation, in spite of the poor lighting.


48 posted on 09/09/2011 7:26:02 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SanFranDan

“That clause, if violated, could allow Yahoo to cancel a $10 million payout, due if she was sacked.”

Note to self: Get the money first.


49 posted on 09/09/2011 7:33:07 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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