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(Enterprise News)   Yahoo CEO says he couldn't have put false information on his resume because he never gave Yahoo a resume   (enterprisenews.com) divider line 29
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2012-05-11 08:16:22 AM
If only there were some way that Yahoo could have found information about
him before he was hired, something automatic. Like an engine.
 
2012-05-11 11:15:27 AM
Or just ask for his Facebook password. That seems to be a common trend, these days
 
2012-05-11 11:15:45 AM
who cares?
 
2012-05-11 11:17:10 AM

DjangoStonereaver: If only there were some way that Yahoo could have found information about
him before he was hired, something automatic. Like an engine.


Like this?
 
2012-05-11 11:20:14 AM
I have to ask: why does anyone give a flying shiat about this?
 
2012-05-11 11:20:17 AM
In his Thursday meeting, Thompson blamed the mix-up on an unidentified executive search firm and said he didn't notice the bogus degree on his bio, according to the person who talked to The Associated Press.

I'm having a hard time getting all fake outraged over this. This actually happens often. In my case - one of the companies questioned me about my degree - which I don't have one. But at some point I was taking classes and put down an estimated graduation date on some form which ended up being published as the date I graduated some years later on some other document that ended up at some background check firm.

/didn't submit a resume for my current job either
//but he is completely farking up the handling of this
 
2012-05-11 11:22:33 AM
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2012-05-11 11:24:48 AM
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jvl
2012-05-11 11:25:31 AM
Whatever.

The false information is on the forms filed with the SEC which, as an officer of the company, he is responsible for.
 
jvl
2012-05-11 11:27:22 AM

JackieRabbit: I have to ask: why does anyone give a flying shiat about this?


Hmm. Why would it matter that someone lied on the forms sent to the SEC? The same forms investors read as part of their determination of whether or not to invest in a company worth a lot of money. Think think think. Nope, can't think of anything.
 
2012-05-11 11:27:44 AM
Why hasn't he been fired yet? This is just pathetic and embarrassing. Just admit that you farked up. The guy can't even do that.
 
2012-05-11 11:33:50 AM

TheSelphie: Why hasn't he been fired yet? This is just pathetic and embarrassing. Just admit that you farked up. The guy can't even do that.


Why should he? Do you think someone else lost out on the job because of this?
 
2012-05-11 11:37:49 AM

InfrasonicTom: TheSelphie: Why hasn't he been fired yet? This is just pathetic and embarrassing. Just admit that you farked up. The guy can't even do that.

Why should he? Do you think someone else lost out on the job because of this?


Because he handled it like a douche. Then again, it is Yahoo, only a failure would want to lead that company.
 
2012-05-11 11:38:22 AM

jvl: JackieRabbit: I have to ask: why does anyone give a flying shiat about this?

Hmm. Why would it matter that someone lied on the forms sent to the SEC? The same forms investors read as part of their determination of whether or not to invest in a company worth a lot of money. Think think think. Nope, can't think of anything.


You have to be kidding me. First, this has nothing to do with SEC filings. Second, investors could not care less what a CEO majored in as an undergraduate. They care about his/her track record as an effective corporate executive. Finally, Yahoo is on it's way down anyway. It's a prime acquisition target and nothing more. And, even then, the only reason that anyone would want it is for its patents.
 
2012-05-11 11:45:02 AM

jvl: Whatever.

The false information is on the forms filed with the SEC which, as an officer of the company, he is responsible for.


BINGO!
 
2012-05-11 11:45:27 AM
It's funny that Yahoo is spending more time reportedly trying to figure out how they managed to hire a CEO with fake credentials than they did vetting him in the first place.
 
2012-05-11 11:50:04 AM
He's a bean-counter in geek's clothing! String up the bastard and fire him off the U.S.S. Yahoo before the ship sinks!
 
2012-05-11 11:50:37 AM

arcas: It's funny that Yahoo is spending more time reportedly trying to figure out how they managed to hire a CEO with fake credentials than they did vetting him in the first place.


Reminds me of the 2008 Republican Presidential committee and Sarah Palin. Was Yahoo's board responsible for that as well?
 
2012-05-11 11:58:59 AM
I haven't used Yahoo for probably 11 or 12 years. Do they even have a niche/specialty that makes them worthwile?
 
2012-05-11 12:03:59 PM

THX 1138: I haven't used Yahoo for probably 11 or 12 years. Do they even have a niche/specialty that makes them worthwile?


Yes, well, if you like fantasy sports that is...
 
2012-05-11 12:05:36 PM
The "who you know" job network in action. Cue the fake turmoil and pearl clutching.
 
2012-05-11 12:10:39 PM

TheSelphie: InfrasonicTom: TheSelphie: Why hasn't he been fired yet? This is just pathetic and embarrassing. Just admit that you farked up. The guy can't even do that.

Why should he? Do you think someone else lost out on the job because of this?

Because he handled it like a douche. Then again, it is Yahoo, only a failure would want to lead that company.


This IS the same Yahoo who employess Chris Chase....
 
2012-05-11 12:12:13 PM

JackieRabbit: jvl: JackieRabbit: I have to ask: why does anyone give a flying shiat about this?

Hmm. Why would it matter that someone lied on the forms sent to the SEC? The same forms investors read as part of their determination of whether or not to invest in a company worth a lot of money. Think think think. Nope, can't think of anything.

You have to be kidding me. First, this has nothing to do with SEC filings. Second, investors could not care less what a CEO majored in as an undergraduate. They care about his/her track record as an effective corporate executive. Finally, Yahoo is on it's way down anyway. It's a prime acquisition target and nothing more. And, even then, the only reason that anyone would want it is for its patents.


Actually, it absolutely does have something to do with SEC filings. In signing the various SEC documents that are filed, both the CEO and CFO are certifying that all the information is correct. Signing an SEC doc while knowing that something is incorrect opens them up to liability. Even errors in something as trivial as the executive's age, which, along with their bio, is a required disclosure in From 10-K, can create an exposure for them. It's possible he could be barred from even being an executive in a public company.

Sound draconian? Perhaps, but underlying this is the notion of 'tone at the top'. The executives are supposed to 'set the tone' for the entire company/employees/culture of the organization. Things like intentional misstatements in bios make people question their integrity and wonder about what else they misstate, overlook, lie about, cover up etc. Whether this specific incident was intentional or an honest mistake, I personally don't think he survives because the questions will linger and everything he does/proposes will be looked at with skepticism.
 
2012-05-11 12:20:14 PM
This petty cat-fight between the idiot CEO and the even bigger idiot board member who are busy arguing over who looks better in a sundress or who has the bigger crush on Justin Bieber or whatever they're fighting over is tiresome and boring. These two vaginas need to get over it and get on with their lives. Nobody gives a shiat if some asshole didn't get some useless degree from some 9th tier college 35 years ago.
 
2012-05-11 12:20:54 PM

Trance750: TheSelphie: InfrasonicTom: TheSelphie: Why hasn't he been fired yet? This is just pathetic and embarrassing. Just admit that you farked up. The guy can't even do that.

Why should he? Do you think someone else lost out on the job because of this?

Because he handled it like a douche. Then again, it is Yahoo, only a failure would want to lead that company.

This IS the same Yahoo who employess Chris Chase....


I won't say too much, because I also write for Yahoo, but Chris Chase is quite possibly the worst thing ever.
 
2012-05-11 12:21:06 PM
Please upload resume in .doc or .pdf

thank you

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2012-05-11 02:02:10 PM

THX 1138: I haven't used Yahoo for probably 11 or 12 years. Do they even have a niche/specialty that makes them worthwile?


Asia. The entire continent of Asia.
 
2012-05-11 02:38:14 PM

suthrnrunt: who cares?


Done in three
 
2012-05-13 05:37:00 PM
How is Yahoo is still around, they're a relic of the 90s. They were idiots for not taking Microsoft's offer to buy them.
 
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