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Activision Blizzard Re-Elects Bobby Kotick To Board of Directors, Rejects Employee Representation

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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,336
    Working as intended.
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  • urriel1970urriel1970 Member UncommonPosts: 85
    man they keep shooting themselves in the foot..
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  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 736
    Blizzard: Dont you have phones?

    Community: Dont you have brains?
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member LegendaryPosts: 9,216
    edited June 22
    Probably gave him a raise too....What man can feed his family on only 30 million dollars a year?...and yes we will be paying for it
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  • MadLovinMadLovin Member UncommonPosts: 28
    What a joke! Bobby Kotick is the reason why we lose faith in humanity.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,151
    MadLovin said:
    What a joke! Bobby Kotick is the reason why we lose faith in humanity.
    Actually as they just showed, it isn't just him. The whole public company thing with investors that don't give a shit about game quality or ethics of any sort is the real problem that keeps putting the Bobby Koticks of the world in charge.
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  • GinazGinaz Member RarePosts: 2,346
    Not surprising since, for all the shitty things he's done over the years, he's probably made them a boat load of money during his time at the top. They probably want to keep him around for the sale to Microsoft to ensure a smooth transition. Still hope he gets gonorrhea or something else that's non-life threatening.
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  • Warhawke80Warhawke80 Member RarePosts: 329
    I still think things will change once Microsoft takes over
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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,431
    A massive company is not going to change CEOs in the middle of a $60 Billion acquisition.

    And nothing will change once Activision Blizzard is under Microsoft. As we've seen several times this year alone Microsoft's "hands off" approach to management has caused huge problems for the companies they already own.
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  • DarkpigeonDarkpigeon Member UncommonPosts: 55
    Good grief. Just when you think there's the slight possibility that progress is being made.
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  • ZenJellyZenJelly Member UncommonPosts: 89
    YES!
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 40,474


    Probably gave him a raise too....What man can feed his family on only 30 million dollars a year?...and yes we will be paying for it



    We?

    I haven't given Blizz any money since 2010.

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  • StizzledStizzled Member EpicPosts: 2,522
    Blizzard investigated itself and found no wrongdoing, that's good enough for me. Go Bobby go, I knew you were a good guy all along!
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,780
    Is this the part where I repeat ‘Capitalism and basic Human Rights are mutually exclusive?’

    /Cheers,
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    WOW!
  • Deathkon1Deathkon1 Member UncommonPosts: 511
    edited June 23
    Kyleran said:


    Probably gave him a raise too....What man can feed his family on only 30 million dollars a year?...and yes we will be paying for it



    We?

    I haven't given Blizz any money since 2010.

    I haven't bought a blizzard game nor have I Ever paid a sub to them, I don't plan to either business is run by a bunch of exploiting slime balls that can't stop harassing women in the work place or using crunch culture to continue to keep games and updates coming out 


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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 40,474
    lahnmir said:
    Is this the part where I repeat ‘Capitalism and basic Human Rights are mutually exclusive?’

    /Cheers,
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 18,361
    edited June 23
    I think it is fair for a director to be re-elected unless allegations were proven against him. This trial by media has to stop, lets see the court case, lets hear a verdict then you can say he is not fit for the job.

    Incidentally I think he is culpable and should go. But I don't think it is down to media journalists and a social media mob to make that decision. Everyone deserves their day in court before they loose their job and are branded as a deviant. Likewise considering the amount and depth of the allegations I think he should face a courtroom; but that also is down to the legal system, not social media.
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  • WargfootWargfoot Member EpicPosts: 1,746
    Scot said:
    I think it is fair for a director to be re-elected unless allegations were proven against him. This trial by media has to stop, lets see the court case, lets hear a verdict then you can say he is not fit for the job.

    Incidentally I think he is culpable and should go. But I don't think it is down to media journalists and a social media mob to make that decision. Everyone deserves their day in court before they loose their job and are branded as a deviant. Likewise considering the amount and depth of the allegations I think he should face a courtroom; but that also is down to the legal system, not social media.
    I love how the same people who take issue with the Salem Witch Trials have absolutely no issue with essentially doing the exact same thing to people today.

    Trial by Hysteria.
    KyleranScot
  • TheDalaiBombaTheDalaiBomba Member RarePosts: 841
    edited June 23
    Scot said:
    I think it is fair for a director to be re-elected unless allegations were proven against him. This trial by media has to stop, lets see the court case, lets hear a verdict then you can say he is not fit for the job.

    Incidentally I think he is culpable and should go. But I don't think it is down to media journalists and a social media mob to make that decision. Everyone deserves their day in court before they loose their job and are branded as a deviant. Likewise considering the amount and depth of the allegations I think he should face a courtroom; but that also is down to the legal system, not social media.
    You do not deserve a day in court to keep your job.

    Not to discount your overall point, but holding companies hostage to employees short of a criminal conviction (or even civil liability) is absolutely, 1,000,000%, positively, objectively *not* a good idea.

    Just as an apropos example of why: generally, making crude jokes about titties and vaginas in front of women who do not want to hear you make them is still not illegal.  If we take your position regarding employment, nothing can be done about such behavior.  Even more apropos: condoning such behavior is not illegal, either.  Even in the workplace.  So again, if we subscribe to your philosophy, he could be on tape encouraging male employees to behave in this way, and there's still no crime committed and no legal liability for him unless he encourages real criminal behavior.
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  • WargfootWargfoot Member EpicPosts: 1,746
    Scot said:
    I think it is fair for a director to be re-elected unless allegations were proven against him. This trial by media has to stop, lets see the court case, lets hear a verdict then you can say he is not fit for the job.

    Incidentally I think he is culpable and should go. But I don't think it is down to media journalists and a social media mob to make that decision. Everyone deserves their day in court before they loose their job and are branded as a deviant. Likewise considering the amount and depth of the allegations I think he should face a courtroom; but that also is down to the legal system, not social media.
    You do not deserve a day in court to keep your job.

    Not to discount your overall point, but holding companies hostage to employees short of a criminal conviction is absolutely, 1,000,000%, positively, objectively *not* a good idea.

    Just as an apropos example of why: generally, making crude jokes about titties in front of women who do not want to hear you make them is still not illegal.  If we take your position regarding employment, nothing can be done about such behavior.
    I think whether the court room or the board room the principle is the same: "Allow for due process" instead of the reactionary nonsense we get so much of today.  There is no circumstance where trial by media is appropriate.

    The Twitter mob should be entirely ignored when dealing with these things.


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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,431
    Scot said:
    I think it is fair for a director to be re-elected unless allegations were proven against him. This trial by media has to stop, lets see the court case, lets hear a verdict then you can say he is not fit for the job.

    Incidentally I think he is culpable and should go. But I don't think it is down to media journalists and a social media mob to make that decision. Everyone deserves their day in court before they loose their job and are branded as a deviant. Likewise considering the amount and depth of the allegations I think he should face a courtroom; but that also is down to the legal system, not social media.

    Doesn't have anything to do with the court cases, it's all money.

    Voting out your sitting CEO in the middle of a billion dollar acquisition would destroy their stock and possibly cause Microsoft to cancel the acquisition or renegotiate for a much lower price which would just further destroy their stock.

    Bobby Kotick isn't going anywhere until the acquisition is 100% concluded. Anyone who thought otherwise is plain delusional.
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  • TheDalaiBombaTheDalaiBomba Member RarePosts: 841
    Wargfoot said:
    Scot said:
    I think it is fair for a director to be re-elected unless allegations were proven against him. This trial by media has to stop, lets see the court case, lets hear a verdict then you can say he is not fit for the job.

    Incidentally I think he is culpable and should go. But I don't think it is down to media journalists and a social media mob to make that decision. Everyone deserves their day in court before they loose their job and are branded as a deviant. Likewise considering the amount and depth of the allegations I think he should face a courtroom; but that also is down to the legal system, not social media.
    You do not deserve a day in court to keep your job.

    Not to discount your overall point, but holding companies hostage to employees short of a criminal conviction is absolutely, 1,000,000%, positively, objectively *not* a good idea.

    Just as an apropos example of why: generally, making crude jokes about titties in front of women who do not want to hear you make them is still not illegal.  If we take your position regarding employment, nothing can be done about such behavior.
    I think whether the court room or the board room the principle is the same: "Allow for due process" instead of the reactionary nonsense we get so much of today.  There is no circumstance where trial by media is appropriate.

    The Twitter mob should be entirely ignored when dealing with these things.


    I agree, I just wanted to clarify that there's a middle ground there that companies need to be allowed to operate in.

    Harassment requires pervasiveness, but companies still shouldn't have to endure a sexist employee making jokes simply because the employee doesn't do it daily or directly to female employees.

    If it gets to the point that harassment can be proven, that's an indicator not *just* that things were happening...  *But that they were so pervasive that it created a hostile work environment for female employees.*

    By the time the courts are involved, we're well beyond mere tasteless jokes every once in a while.  Businesses shouldn't let things get to this point, and they definitely shouldn't feel pressured to let things get to this point before they act.
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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,924
    No brain?

    This isn't a signature, you just think it is.

  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 7,114
    edited June 23
    They probably weighed the money he has made for the company against getting rid of him because he is an awful person and the scales were tipped heavily in the former. They don't give a damn about the allegations because money is the most important thing in this equation.


    :smile: edited because my KB decided to the 'y' in they was optional
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