Call it a 21st-century firing.
The New York Times reports that Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was fired by phone while en route to New York from Maine.
According to the Times, Bartz promptly sent a note to her staff from her iPad informing them that she’d been fired and how it happened, and she wished them the best of luck.
Bartz, who was blamed for her inability to turn the struggling Internet company around, is one of millions of Americans who have been fired or laid off in the past few years. While some have been given a traditional sit-down talk, others have been shown the door far less ceremoniously.
Readers, is it OK to fire someone by phone? Vote below, and share your stories about the best and worst ways to handle the unpleasant task of letting someone go.