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The Woman Who Cried Wolf

by James Denison / July 5, 2015 2:09 PM PDT

So glad to see this. She has falsely tried to use "harassment" as a crowbar against her former employer, it went to court, and she lost, bigtime. When she came to Reddit, she deliberately encouraged discrimination against male workers there, continuing her gender war. Now, even that has failed for her. It couldn't happen to a more deserving person. I think I reported on her previously in another thread in the last year.

"The petition was started earlier this year, but its signature count has skyrocketed over the weekend. It reads, in part:

After Pao lost her gender discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins she was appointed CEO of Reddit Inc and Reddit entered into a new age of censorship. A vast majority of the Reddit community believes that Pao, "a manipulative individual who will sue her way to the top", has overstepped her boundaries and fears that she will run Reddit into the ground. ... Action must be taken to prevent Reddit from being further run into the ground. It now has more than 132,000 signatures total."
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200,000 signatures asking her to resign
by James Denison / July 7, 2015 10:22 AM PDT

This is the most ever in a petition asking a CEO to quit. The last one was 192,000 and that person did resign.


"et even Pao's mea culpa hasn't stopped the petition's numbers from rising. A representative from Change.org said in an email that the only comparably sized petition for a CEO's removal came in September of last year, when signers urged Centerplate, a sports and entertainment catering company, to remove then-CEO Des Hague after he was caught on video kicking a dog. That petition reached more than 192,000 signatures before Hague resigned. The petition for Pao's ouster has so far reached 200,000.

Such petitions are very uncommon, according to Change.org. Aside from the ones against Hague and Pao, the next largest anti-CEO petition was likely against United Airlines chief executive Jeff Smisek over outsourcing and customer service complaints. It had fewer than 11,000 supporters."

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by Steven Haninger / July 7, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

Does this operation perform a valuable service that improves peoples lives? Would the world be worse off if it never existed or just went away? Sounds like it could be a waste of legal system and other people's time to me.

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I don't care for it
by James Denison / July 7, 2015 8:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Reddit?

but obviously the advertising groups do.

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POW! on Pao. She's Gone. Forced Resignation (fired)
by James Denison / July 10, 2015 6:06 PM PDT

"SAN FRANCISCO — Capping a stormy and controversial stint as interim CEO of online message board Reddit, Ellen Pao has resigned from the company. Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman will replace her as CEO, putting the leadership of the popular service back in the hands of those who dreamed it up.

The San Francisco company made the announcement Friday. Reddit said the parting of ways was a mutual decision.
(jd- aka "fired") "Clearly there have been some challenges, but I would not characterize (the recent uproar) as the driving force here," Sam Altman, a Reddit board member, said in an interview.

Frustration with Pao from the Reddit community reached a boiling point in recent weeks with a mass online protest. Pao apologized this week to the Reddit community which was in an uproar over the firing of popular staffer Victoria Taylor. Taylor, who worked with Reddit moderators, was dismissed from Reddit without explanation. More than 200,000 Reddit users signed an online petition calling for Pao's removal."
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(NT) when is she going to file the lawsuit against reddit
by renegade600 / July 10, 2015 6:17 PM PDT
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I remember reading that Reddit was mostly male and young
by Diana Forum moderator / July 12, 2015 10:56 AM PDT

Seems like a weird place to call for discrimination against men.

I remember seeing that she resigned but not why.

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