Suffice it to say, Carol Bartz is a little bitter about how things went down at Yahoo.
You’ve probably already seen the now famous email that Bartz sent to Yahoo employees from her iPad, which read, “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.”
Pattie Sellers has now published an exclusive interview with Bartz in which she had plenty of choice words about it all. Here are a few memorable quotes from the piece:
“These people fucked me over.” – in reference to Yahoo’s board.
“‘Why don’t you have the balls to tell me yourself?'” – in reference to chairman Roy Bostock’s phone call to her, which Bartz said she though was a “script.”
“I thought you were classier.” – also in reference to Bostock’s call.
“Now they’re trying to show that they’re not the doofuses that they are.” – in reference to Yahoo’s board.
Interestingly, a Yahoo stakeholder is calling for Bostock and other Yahoo board members to step-down, according to a report from Nicholas Carlson.
CFO Timothy Morse has assumed the role of interim CEO as the company’s new Executive Leadership Council searches for a new permanent CEO.
Bartz’s approval rating among Yahoo employees was only 33%, according to data from GlassDoor.