5 April 2012 Jay Shepherd

Cheaper than an ad saying “Don’t work here”

Nice piece from HRLori about how the CEO of OMGPOP took to the Twitter to bad-mouth an employee who chose to leave when Zynga bought the company. Lori writes:

This is such a poor example of leadership. The high road would have been to wish the employee the best and be on his merry (very merry) way. It is up to any CEO to lead the company into the future, not look back with disdain. People come and go. Those who stay want to be there. It is evident that Shay Pierce didn’t want to be there. And that was his choice.

The CEO later apologized and deleted his tweet, but the damage to the company is done. You think they’ll have any trouble attracting talent in the future? I sure do.

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Comment (1)

  1. Jay: well posted. I was meaning to take another shot at Pincus over this one (I am on the record as a Pincus-hater here: http://scratchpaperblog.com/2011/11/zyngas-bad-kharma/). My initial reaction to that unbelievable post was “wow, how perfectly will this guy fit in at Zynga? A jerk like that going to work for Pincus is a match made in heaven. Good luck to them both, and kudos to the guy who had the courage to walk.

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