Posted December 22, 2009 9:23 am by with 5 comments

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Would the last person to leave Yahoo, please turn off all the lights?

You may think I’m mocking the gradual decline of the tech company, but I’m not. Not this time.

Apparently, in a measure of frugality, Yahoo is sending home all but its most essential employees for the Christmas break. According to AP:

It’s the first time that Yahoo has required most of its 13,200 employees to use vacation time or unpaid leave during the holidays. Only employees performing essential duties will be working from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1.

You can expect more spam in your search results, viagra offers in your Yahoo mail, and porn on Flickr during this time. OK, maybe not that last one. 😉

  • Deborah

    What’s so odd about that? Many companies shut down over Christmas. It’s an easy way to save money, force employees who never take leave to take some, and to relax. Was this article written because you had to fill as space with something?

    • The key is this: “It’s the first time…”

  • It’s a nonstory, but the genius of social media marketing can’t resist a cheap shot.

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  • Wow i don’t know about you but i wonder how many people work for Google.?

    Yahoo used to be the best search engine for me but for couple of years i didn’t get the information i was seeking for. 🙁
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