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News HP CEO resigns, stock tanks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Aug 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    With someone of his salary, why would he need to do stupid things like that, and also this stupid sexual harassment case. Christ, if he's that desperate for a model girlfriend, his money would get him one in less time than it takes to even CONSIDER the word harassment.
     
  3. bestseany

    bestseany New Member

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    "soft core 'adult' titles" ? :D
     
  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Sounds like he was given a choice;

    "resign and get a nice package, or don't and get kicked."
     
  5. dyzophoria

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    maybe he left to save the face of the company, even if said allegations are false.
     
  6. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Bet its cause of HP's random buying spree of late and their CEO's inability to actually use the assets itsobtained.
     
  7. StoneyMahoney

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    Pig caught with snout in trough! Breaking News!
     
  8. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    The guy causes a loss of face AND a 10% drop in stocks and gets 40 million$ for it.
    Bravo.
    Who hires guys with a contract that says "if you leave of your own free will, we'll pay you for it!"?
    Dear HP, I feel I'm capable of dropping your stock severely (simply hiring an unknown person as CEO should do this) and will only take 10% of your last CEO's golden handshake upon leaving.
     
  9. Dreaming

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    It might have been written into his contract that for the years he serves he would get a 1% bonus of increases in NPV during that time or something (I'm speculating). But it's not unreasonable to have that kind of clause in a contract, so when you leave it's not unreasonable to expect to get it!
     
  10. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    She's hot.
     
  11. pimlicosound

    pimlicosound New Member

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    Someone had to say it.
     
  12. crazyceo

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    and since she was in "softcore porn" you know you'll be in like flint as well!

    on another note, this is becoming a trend these high profile firings. The guy who was incharge of the new iPhone has just been sacked as well! I wonder why?
     
  13. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    If she was a nun … and he was inappropriate …ok sexual harassment
    Soft Core Porn Actress… Money grabbing, headline attracting meat bag.

    Ambulance chasing lawyers acting on behalf of … .. leeches
     
  14. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Who cares? He is gonna get 25 million. I'd never do a 9-5 job again if I got that much. Hell I'd probably never work again period.
     
  15. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Wait.... he fell on his sword? surely she did?
     
  16. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    It's very typical for people in power; remember that they have aspired to, and reached, their positions for a very good reason. One common thread that you find woven in these cases is a sense of entitlement when someone reaches achieves that level.
     
  17. bobwya

    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    Maybe the guy is innocent and just models his professional conduct on "Mad Men"... At least he can pull, I can't believe Steve B. gets many shags...
     
  18. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

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    Quite!
     
  19. crazyceo

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    Hubba, Hubba!
     
  20. thehippoz

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    I don't get these guys.. they end up in bathrooms putting their foot under stalls- or like spitzer spending 4k think it was on a high priced hooker

    this guy was so caught up in it all he harassed a co worker probably against his better judgement.. laundering money on top of it (allegedly).. imagine what huang is doing- I bet he swings from a rope into his harem :blush:
     
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