If you have the time, and the will, read this from Adam at Fortune. It’s one Yahoo employee’s rant about the ongoing turmoil…and it’s really, really dark humor. Really, really dark.
As someone who has, in a minor key, been through really tough times as the head of an organization that is failing, I really empathize with the leaders at Yahoo. But I completely empathize with the employees, who, in a market that is, honestly, pretty shitty, can only hold on and try to laugh a little. From the note:
As for the Google deal, HOORRAY! Now, you might be thinking that we employees – particularly those in Search – who have spent most of our waking hours trying to do battle with Google might in some way be disappointed that we are now getting into bed with the enemy. Au contraire! We love it! Nothing indicates a job well done better than outsourcing your own job to the competition. Am I right, or am I right?
One thought on “Youch.”
It’s almost as if everyone at Yahoo forgets that Google came into it’s own when Yahoo first outsourced it’s (organic) search to them. That didn’t work out to well for Yahoo in the long run, why would outsourcing paid search go any differently?