Sierra_Dad - 10:43 pm on Sep 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
It is not a huge surprise that she has been fired, but doing it over the phone is a no-no. That is definitely something that needs to be done face to face.
True, but we don't know the full circumstance. Maybe she had been briefed and this was just the final confirmation that the board was about to go public. Maybe she didn't want to go along with the standard line about moving on for the sake of the company and spending more time with family, etc.
Or perhaps. . .
Board: "Carol, could you fit it into your schedule to meet with a few members of the board and our corporate lawyer at headquarters tommorrow?"
Carol: "Could you just cut the crap and tell me whether I'm fired?"