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  •  AT&T nepotism (2+ / 0-)
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    tmo, La Gitane

    Cara Carleton Sneed rose in the ranks of AT&T the old-fashioned way.  She married Frank Fiorina, a VP.  AT&T was a very insular company, promoting from within, with such a deep structure (about 30 levels) that only a total ass-wipe who got promoted every year had a chance of reaching the top.  To do that, you had to look up, not down, and never focus on your job, just on the next step up the ladder.  Carly rode that ladder well, pushed along as the wife of an older executive.  Then Frank retired and Carly was the star.

    She screwed up at AT&T and what became Lucent, and trashed HP.  By the standards of the corporate world, she was a glamour-pussy playing up to the boys.  She never had a clue.  In playing her game, she probably set back the cause of competent women.

    I'm no fan of Meg Whitman either, but at least she got lucky on her own.

    •  Awesome. I love how in (0+ / 0-)

      her commercials she talks about "starting out as a receptionist and working her way up".  hehe - what a piece of shit.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 10:39:05 AM PDT

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