Bartz was never been one to mince her words. She famously told Michael
Arrington to "f**k off" last year (on stage during an interview) at
Disrupt conference in New York City. Today, she
let loose in a phone interview with Fortune
Magazine following her departure Yahoo.
people f***ed me over," Bartz told Fortune's
Patricia Sellers. Bartz upped the ante by going directly after Roy Bostock,
Yahoo Board Chairman. She explained that on a scheduled phone call on Tuesday
evening, Bostock started out with lawyer-speak.
fired back at Bostock, interrupting, "Roy, I think that's a script. Why don't you have the
balls to tell me yourself?" After Bostock finished his prepared statement,
Bartz threw in a rather ironic jab of her own to end the conversation; "I
thought you were classier?"
succeeded Jerry Yang as CEO of Yahoo on January 13, 2009. Yahoo was already in
trouble when Bartz took over, but didn’t
do much to improve its situation during her tenure.
Bostock's phone call, Bartz
sent an email out to Yahoo employees via her iPad to announce her
that time, it's been revealed that Bartz will get a $3 million USD lump, plus a
pro-rated bonus of $1 million USD to $2 million USD courtesy
of her severance package. She stands to rack up even more courtesy of her
quote: (2) she is dealing with 'foreign' intellect. U.S. customs and traditions need to be reinforced in these so called american-born, foreign corporations.