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

#1thundercat2600Posted 5/17/2013 1:38:58 PM
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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#2StickMen1090Posted 5/17/2013 1:40:25 PM
im sure he is gonna get fire anyways..
#3BeanBeanKingdomPosted 5/17/2013 1:40:43 PM
He's being fired as we type.
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#4KroganBallEaterPosted 5/17/2013 1:41:59 PM
he's not going to be fired #dealwithit
#5PendragoonPosted 5/17/2013 1:42:33 PM
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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#6DrumguyPosted 5/17/2013 1:43:22 PM
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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#7Wiiplayer111Posted 5/17/2013 1:43:28 PM
Yes. If you are in the business world you have to be professional.
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#8STE573Posted 5/17/2013 1:43:40 PM
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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#9PendragoonPosted 5/17/2013 1:44:05 PM
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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#10wombatkiddPosted 5/17/2013 1:44:54 PM
thundercat2600 posted...
http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/05/17/ea-senior-engineer-the-wii-u-is-crap

^ source

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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