If this happened to any one of us, we probably wouldn't have our job anymore.
Yahoo! CEO (that's Chief Executive Officer) Marissa Mayer is known for her good looks and talents for spending big money on startups like Tumblr. But, she recently had a seat at a private dinner arranged just for her, so she could be introduced to marketers from a slew of different companies. Instead of showing up on time, though, she had other plans, according to the Wall Street Journal:
Last Tuesday evening, Interpublic Group arranged a private dinner at the swanky L'Oasis for Ms. Mayer to meet executives from marketers such as Mondelez International, brewer MillerCoors and Greek yogurt maker Chobani...But Ms. Mayer was nearly two hours late, and several dinner attendees including IPG Chief Executive Michael Roth ended up leaving before she arrived, people familiar with the matter said.
Ms. Mayer told some attendees that she had fallen asleep, some of the people said.
One anonymous executive said: “If it were an investor meeting, a board meeting or a potential acquisition, I am sure she or someone from her team would have woken her up... It is another instance where she demonstrated that she doesn’t understand the value of clients, ad revenue or agencies."
Anyways, I'm off to take a nap. Catch y'all later.
[via Wall Street Journal]