POLL: should Bob Summerwill be FIRED from EA for insulting the Wii U?

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3 years ago#1
Should EA senior engineer Bob Summerwill be fired for calling the Wii U "crap"? - Results (3396 votes)
Fire his ass
40.02% (1359 votes)
1359
No, but demote him to bug-testing Facebook games
15.84% (538 votes)
538
No, let him off with a written warning
44.14% (1499 votes)
1499
This poll is now closed.
http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/05/17/ea-senior-engineer-the-wii-u-is-crap

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He also called it less powerful than an Xbox 360 and insulted its poor online, among other things.
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3 years ago#2
im sure he is gonna get fire anyways..
3 years ago#3
He's being fired as we type.
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3 years ago#4
he's not going to be fired #dealwithit
3 years ago#5
BeanBeanKingdom posted...
He's being fired as we type.


Yep, EA flushed everything off his twitter and removed his title as well, he is probably already packing his office up.
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3 years ago#6
KroganBallEater posted...
he's not going to be fired #dealwithit


Microsoft also isn't exactly struggling in the video game industry. They have a little more breathing room for stupid mistakes.
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3 years ago#7
Yes. If you are in the business world you have to be professional.
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3 years ago#8
He wasn't professional. That is all that needs to be known. He used inside information to slam the Wii U on a social network, which where I work would be a sackable offence, especially given the scale on which this was done.

Sack his ass.
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3 years ago#9
KroganBallEater posted...
he's not going to be fired #dealwithit


He also publicly insulted Origin, you can bet that EA will fire him.
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3 years ago#10
thundercat2600 posted...
http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/05/17/ea-senior-engineer-the-wii-u-is-crap

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He also called it less powerful than an Xbox 360 and insulted its poor online, among other things.


Yep. And not 'cause I like Nintendo. His comments are unprofessional and may potentially damage customer perception of the company. This is why any big company has a social media policy.

Hell, I work at a small business, and WE have a social media policy.
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