NewsPerspectivesPoliticsFinanceTechBusinessTravelHealth/FitnessInsuranceLegalSportsFashion

AOL Director Fired By Boss In Front of 1000 Employees at a Conference

How would it feel to be fired in front of 1000 co-workers at a conference call?  

An AOL employee got axed from his work in the most public way, as he apparently tried to take a picture of the boss during a conference call.

CEO of AOL Tim Armstrong was having a conference call about the future of Patch, the hyperlocal websites he founded(Patch is yet to gain any maintream traction), when he noticed Creative Director Abel Lenz of Patch using his camera.

"Abel - put the camera down right now Abel you are fired Out.!.!" Armstrong said, according to audio obtained by Media Blog JimRomenesko.com.

The call went silent for five uncomfortable seconds. Then, Armstrong continued with the call as usual.

"If, uh, you think that AOL was not focussed on the success of Patch, you're wrond. I will remain not committed to Patch", he said.

Lenz later tweeted from a bar in New York: "No comment.". Not bad his next destination was a bar.Maybe get a litlle reprieve.

On the other hand, less than a minute before the fatal snapshot of Lenz, Armstrong said that he does not care if someone leaked information on Patch.

«I want also to clarify the fact that leaked information or anything around Patch will not disturb me,"the CEO said."»»It doesn't bother me, I'm not going to change course. ''

According to Business Insider, the call took place Friday as reports fizzled out that AOL was planning to layoff 600-900employees.

While some employees would have been expecting to hear about layoffs, no one expected to hear a direct axing during the call.
+3
Author's Score
5
Up Votes
48
Down Votes
0
Articles
13
Voted on
10 articles

Comments on AOL Director Fired By Boss In Front of 1000 Employees at a Conference

Fonolive.com, Fastest Growing Classifieds Marketplace
Fonolive.com, #1 Free Classifieds Marketplace
Tags:
us unemployment, us unemployment, unemployment drops, unemployment drops, aol employee fired in front of co-workers, aol employee fired in front of co-workers, aol, aol, job market, job market, jobs, jobs,

Recent Articles

Getting into a medical college should be your first step if you want to have a long and vital profession that...
When hearing the word disability, most people tend to imagine people in a wheelchair, someone having a speech...
A good pair of footwear is no less than a best friend. Just like your friends back you up when the times get hard,...
The proposed Polyurethane Market report will encompass all the qualitative & quantitative aspects including...
When it comes to getting high, how do you explain the experience to someone who’s never tried weed? Ask a...
Backpage EscortsEscorts Canada, TorontoEscorts VancouverEscorts CalgaryEscorts Ottawa


Copyrights © 2021 Voticle. All Rights Reserved.