By Xeni Jardin at 1:42 pm Fri, Aug 6, 2010
From the article: “The investigation determined there was no violation of HP’s sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP’s Standards of Business Conduct.”
So I think the investigation is over, and he didn’t technically resign over the sexual harassment allegations.
HP CEO’s seem bug prone.
They aren’t exactly batting a thousand for CEOs lately.
To be fair, there are plenty of honest, straightforward CEO’s out there getting rich off the blood of the workers without sexually harassing anyone or causing environmental catastrophes.
Well GM’s CEO just announced he’s “not a car guy”, so maybe it’s just really hard to find a good CEO.
Now that he’s ruined his own life (instead of ruining the company), he can follow Carly Fiorina into politics. Yay?
I’m assuming he’s wearing that red tie in the picture to be more appealing to women.
Yo dawg, I Hurd you like abruptly resigning.
Dude’s also getting $53 million severance. I’d be happy to go halvsies with anyone who wants to accuse me of sexual harassment, if I get that kind of payoff.
Book title: “Riding Hurd”. You hurd it here first.
The puns! They hurd!
Soon after announcing his resignation he was overheard bragging about the size of his package to the contractor in question.
Is that $40-$50 million in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
“Hurd will reportedly receive a $40-50 million severance package.”
HP sends this message: we reward alleged sexual harassers with millions of dollars.
HP from now on actually stands for “Harassment Pays”.
Wow…now that he’s gone, can I have my job back?
And the final severance figure is…
$12.2 million, shares worth $16 million (they would’ve been worth 10% more until all this happened) plus benefits. Guess HP wanted to teach him a lesson!
Also, he was actually canned for expensing the hush money, not for sexual harassment itself.
IT-Crowd, S04E01. I’m just saying…
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