Chuck House speculates that HP’s board was looking for a reason to force Hurd out:
The Voice of the Workplace, HP’s thirty-five year historic ‘measure’ of employee feelings (done every five years) showed in April an astonishing finding — more than two-thirds of HP’s employees would quit tomorrow if they had an equivalent job offer. Not a raise, not a promotion, simply an alternative. That number never used to be in double digits.
Hurd was, apparently, very unpopular with the HP rank-and-file.
Wow, 67% would work at another company for the equivalent pay. I wonder what percentage would work at another company for less pay? I wonder if they will be doing another one of surveys in 5 years?