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Yahoo CEO: $1,000 Reward for Turning in Media Leakers

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AllThingD’s Kara Swisher breaks another Yahoo! story, this time that head of PR Jill Nash is leaving the company.

However, the really interesting tidbit is newly appointed CEO Carol Bartz‘s strategy on preventing media leaks: promoting cash rewards to employees who turn in other employees that leak info to the press. A $1,000 cash reward, to be specific.

Writes Swisher
, “Well, she has to do better than the $1,000 bounty she mentioned in a recent email to staff, since I got sent the memo sent out by Nash to staff about her departure in its entirety pretty quickly.”

She continues, “Yahoo is not a prison and its employees are not snitches and-more to the point-they won’t leak to me if Bartz fixes the company.”

Amen, Kara. What’s your take? Have you ever seen or experienced similar tactics at your place of work? We haven’t.

[Image: Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz]

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