Cashing in on Fiorina's departure

Those who outlasted Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard's ousted chief executive, now can trumpet that fact on a T-shirt or coffee mug. The Carly Fiorina YearsMemorabilia Shop sells various items emblazoned with logos such as "I survived the Carly Fiorina Years, 1999-2005."

The site has been expanding its offerings of late. It now offers products for non-survivors who lost their jobs during restructuring initiatives and for those who survived Bob Palmer's tenure as Digital Equipment Corp. CEO. (Compaq acquired DEC in 1998 before HP acquired Compaq in 2002.)

Another logo reads, "Putting the 'i' in 'performance' since 2002," a likely reference to the lowest rank in an HP performance review.

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