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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's 'Twisted' Joke Is Killing Morale

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's 'Twisted' Joke Is Killing Morale

According to the New York Post, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer may have offered a textbook lesson on how to kill morale at the company.

The New York Post, citing "sources," reported that Mayer offered a "creepy" message that drew "nervous chuckles" from employees who are worried about their job prospects.

"She said there are going to be no layoffs 'this week,' and many of the employees laughed at her," a source said. The source added that many employees took the "scary remark as twisted confirmation" that Mayer is "sharpening the ax" ahead of a potential new round of layoffs.

"This is the reason employee morale is so low," the source also said.

The publication also noted that Mayer's "less-than-reassuring" comment was made at an internal meeting on January 8.

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