Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chirpy Miss(ive)

In lighter business news--although it does involve a crime--a Disney corporate communications employee has been charged with trying to sell inside information. According to the WSJ, she sent this chirpy missive to dozens of investment companies:
"Hi, I have access to Disney's (DIS) quarterly earnings report before its release on 05/03/10," the March 5 letter began. "I am willing to share this information for a fee that we can determine later."
Bonnie Hoxie and her boyfriend were in it together. She said that she wanted "an expensive Stella McCartney designer handbag available for $700 at Neiman Marcus." His response: "I may be able to (buy) u 2 of them." Her subsequent Facebook post: "I go shopping shopping shopping!!"

With jobs so hard to come by the shocking element of this whole story is that this person was hired by Disney over what must have been a slew of qualified candidates for a corporate communications job. Sounds like HR is in need of housecleaning, too.

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