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Yahoo CEO accidentally sacks 30 people

You're fired! Oops, sorry, my bad.

Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, is eating humble pie this week after swinging the ax on dozens of employees in an embarrassing bungle, reports the NY Post.
The balls up affected as many as 30 employees who were under performing, who then got a nasty surprise when their names accidently made it onto the wrong list.
“They put people on firing lists who they didn’t mean to — people who were lower on the performance scale but who weren’t meant to get fired,” an insider explained. “But no one told the managers, and then they had the conversations, and it was like, ‘Oops.’ ”
The mishap was unfortunately timed as at a recent staff meeting Mayer cracked a funny that there would be “no lay-offs this week.”
Her bad joke apparently drew nervous laughter, but no one is laughing now.
Although a Yahoo! Spokesman had reportedly said they “do not comment on rumours or speculation” further rumours suggest that investors are out for Mayer’s head next.

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