@manton Sure. I get that impulse. I really do. 🙂
My point is that what they did publicly, even before we started to get reports on what was happening internally, is damning enough. We don’t need to find out what happened because none of it would suddenly make their actions good management. Either they badly mishandled one major crisis or they’ve been badly mismanaging the company for months, if not years.
The only way that their public actions last week weren’t incredibly poor decision-making is if the goal was to get rid of employees in a loud and public way so as to discourage specific types of applicants in the future. Keep the company lean and make sure only yes-people apply in the future.
If that was the goal, then it worked perfectly.