Carol Bartz is going to be out for two weeks. The surly Yahoo CEO is having her leg surgically enhanced so she can kick ass even harder; why are the rest of you peons just sitting around, on your butts??
Bartz would certainly like to know. In her weekly all-company email, sent out early, she asked why her workers "seem they're waiting for something," and demanded that "we stop waiting and get moving."
Uh, OK, but doing what? Shouldn't Bartz be, like, more specific? As out tipster put it: '
Q: Why are people "waiting for something"?
A: Because there's no freaking direction from managment to the troops. Isn't that *her* job?
Most of the email:
Surprise! You're getting my Friday message a bit early this week - I'll be out for two weeks or so starting today for knee replacement surgery. :(
I've got lots to cover before I go under the knife, so let's dive right in:
we're going to take a new approach to my weekly emails. You'll now hear from me every few weeks, but in-between will hear more from my staff. I'm not the only person with interesting things to say, and it's important that you hear from others that are running the business. And when I say my staff, I mean all my staff. Even Judy. I'm sure she can't wait to tell you what it's like working for me day-in and day-out.
One last thing before I go. I've noticed that since the reorg, people seem like they're waiting for something. I'm not sure if it's a sugar-low or what, but we need to stop waiting and get moving. Good things do not come to those who wait, they come to those who make things happen.