Corporate blog nightmare
September 27, 2006
German magazine Der Spiegel reports (site in German) that Siemens CEO Klaus Kleinfeld has been the target of nasty comments by Siemens employees in his own blog. His colleagues find obscene the fact that he has promoted a 30% raise for the company´s main executives. Here are some cool comments on “poor” Kleinfeld (translated from Spiegel´s article):
“Hi Mr. Kleinfeld, I’ve been asking myself for long now where people like you want to lead our society. Always more, more, more…”
“when I tell people where I work, I usually hear the same question: “And when are you going to be fired?”
“From your letter in June, 29th:”We must first make money before we spend it.” So I hope the 30% were already made.”
Hmmm…. It looks like the CEO is going to have a hard time this week. The press can be unforgivable and sometimes employees even more.