Sign of the times. On a side note, firing over phone, what are we coming to. Next in the name of being social, we will have firings over Facebook Wall - "Dude you're fired" and then people can like it and leave consolation messages :)
Bartz also sent a stunning email to staff, saying she had been ousted:
I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.