Fired Apple keynote executive producer sues, claims Steve Jobs promised him a lifetime job
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM
There he says that he has not been shown the door for performance, but rather for "business reasons", while his lawyer argues the termination might have been to avoid granting him the restricted stock due, all the while Apple shares ballooned from $97.4 to way over $600 now.
coordinating those famous keynote speeches, working directly with Steve Jobs, including the iPhone and iPad introductions. He also says that he was the first to introduce Apple to Siri, arranging a meeting that resulted in the biggest iPhone 4S software differentiation last year.What was Wayne Goodrich in charge of? Well, he had the important role of
Mr Goodrich says he met one on one with Steve Jobs after he returned in 2005 from medical leave, and was promised a position with Apple perpetually, no matter what happens with his duties, which apparently SJ has the habit to do quite often for people that worked directly with him on issues. We'll see how the story pans out, but for now it seems Apple has no use for an executive producer of keynote presentations the way Steve Jobs did.
Another dissapointment you made Apple :(
posted on Aug 21, 2012, 8:10 AM 25
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Wow Steve Jobs being ruthless & not keeping his word, I would have NEVER thought that. lol
posted on Aug 21, 2012, 8:13 AM 19
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I just want to say one thing... Is anyone’s job really guaranteed for life? I think it’s a bit naive to think it is.
posted on Aug 21, 2012, 8:24 AM 13
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yes, it does happen and usually only the CEO of a company can offer it. (because most companies have 'at will' employement) If he can prove that verbal agreement was met he could win this one. Good luck to him.
posted on Aug 21, 2012, 5:58 PM 0
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It's just Apple being greedy again. They're cutting off executives from their stocks. This guy basically made the 4S because without him, Siri wouldn't have been done and without Siri, 4S would've just been 4. Whether or not he's the guy behind the horsesh*t Steve Jobs says while on his keynotes is a different story though.
posted on Aug 21, 2012, 8:24 AM 2
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He never use to keep up his promise..... He said apple will never make a phone they did it..same case with ipad mini..... He said great artist will steal....and he accused android for same thing(actually android din do it).....
posted on Aug 21, 2012, 10:38 AM 2
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