Cat Can't Scratch It
- May 9, 2000
Seriously, is this any way to run a business, especially a major corporation? AOL’s CEO publically fired Abel Lenz, the Creative Director of Patch.com in front of 1K of his co-workers. The firing took place on Friday during a conference call to Patch employees to inform them of major cutbacks in the Patch local news sites. The cutbacks will result in a large number of layoffs for Patch. Business School 101: take company HR business private, not in front of 1K company employees.
We were unable to get a comment from AOL on this story. A second source with direct knowledge of these events confirmed this story, and said that Lenz has been fired.