Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned. In a press release posted to its newsroom this morning, the company confirmed that Krzanich had stepped down and said it had appointed executive vice president and CFO Bob Swan as its interim CEO.

Intel provided the following rationale for Krzanich's resignation and statement regarding Swan's appointment:

Intel was recently informed that Mr. Krzanich had a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee. An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. Given the expectation that all employees will respect Intel's values and adhere to the company's code of conduct, the board has accepted Mr. Krzanich's resignation.

“The board believes strongly in Intel's strategy and we are confident in Bob Swan's ability to lead the company as we conduct a robust search for our next CEO. Bob has been instrumental to the development and execution of Intel's strategy, and we know the company will continue to smoothly execute. We appreciate Brian's many contributions to Intel,” said Intel Chairman Andy Bryant.

Krzanich became Intel CEO in May 2013 and led the company against a headwind of declining PC sales, cultivating a number of new businesses in an attempt to diversify Intel's sources of revenue and lessen its exposure to the whims of a single market. Despite the company's stated goal of becoming a “data-centric” rather than “PC-centric” business, however, PCs continued to make up about half of Intel's revenues and a large share of its profits as recently as the first quarter of this year.

Even with the continued importance of PCs to Intel's financial health, the company's woes in transitioning to its 10-nm process have led to stagnation in its CPU core and graphics processor designs, hampering the ability of the company and its partners to sell new and more capable systems with Intel chips inside. AMD's Ryzen resurgence has also fired up enthusiast desire for fresh architectures and higher performance from the blue team, even as Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake Refresh CPUs hold the line against the Ryzen rebellion in both desktops and laptops.

Questions about the company's execution aside, Krzanich also came under fire for stock sales ahead of the revelation of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities and recent comments to analysts regarding the prospects of AMD's server products in the data center. We'll be curious to see how Intel's next CEO plans to handle the challenges that continue to face the company.

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    • dpaus
    • 1 year ago

    Perhaps he thought that the ’80s nostalgia’ celebrations extended to 80s ‘CEO Edition’ office nookie?

    • Wirko
    • 1 year ago

    So the new 8086 was basically meant to become famous as the Brian Farewell Edition?

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Incidentally, if anyone here doubts my genius there’s [url=https://techreport.com/news/24752/intel-board-elects-brian-krzanich-as-new-ceo?post=728631<]this[/url<]: [quote<]So you're saying that he'll be all cool for the first 5 years or so, but then jump his motorcycle over a tank full of sharks?[/quote<] I called this 5 years ago.... CONFIRMED!

      • smilingcrow
      • 1 year ago

      If he had only been jumping a shark there wouldn’t have been a problem but the fact that he was ‘jumping a shark’ is rather different.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    So after a full day to digest the news Intel dropped about 2.4%.

    For context, AMD and Nvidia both had substantially worse days of dropping more than 5% because of analyst chatter about the drop in mining demand.

    So context is important.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      That’s exactly why they axe him with the “affair” angle as the official reason instead of the more glaring performance issues.

      It is simple corporate politicking at work.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        The “glaring performance issues”, if they were given as the reason, might have sent Intel’s stock [b<]upward[/b<] briefly, not downward. If investors thought the company was cleaning house to fix their fab problems they might be happy.

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      Context is important, but I think the context here is the decrease in mining demand has a real, serious impact on a large source of revenue for both GPU makers (likely moreso AMD than NVIDIA.) This as compared to Intel, which has struggled to execute as well as it typically does over the past year or so, is facing renewed challenges from its biggest competitor in one of its most lucrative (and, until recently, most stable) markets, and simply lost its CEO for reasons allegedly not related to performance.

      All in all, I think Intel actually came out better than most people would have expected.

    • ronch
    • 1 year ago

    At the end of the day, he’s still got [url=https://www1.salary.com/Brian-M-Krzanich-Salary-Bonus-Stock-Options-for-INTEL-CORP.html<]tons of cash[/url<] and can retire and stay in his room all day for the rest of his life playing PC games. His family and personal life is going to be horrible, OTOH.

      • LoneWolf15
      • 1 year ago

      Family life? Yes. Personal life? Totally depends on how much of a conscience he has.

      “Hey folks, I’m rich!” still works in a lot of places around the world to buy you friends, companionship, etc.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        This is a weird series of judgments of a person you guys haven’t met.

        • tipoo
        • 1 year ago

        Presidents have been made out of people with more money and substantially worse deeds.

      • Concupiscence
      • 1 year ago

      You make the assumption his wife wasn’t aware, or that they didn’t have an “understanding.” A lot of people’s married lives are much more complicated than you’d expect from the outside.

      • NovusBogus
      • 1 year ago

      Who needs a family or personal life if one can stay in one’s room playing PC games?

    • NoOne ButMe
    • 1 year ago

    Just a pretense.

      • NoOne ButMe
      • 1 year ago

      And thankfully it finally happened! Over a year late imo.

      Well, 5 years go late.

    • geekl33tgamer
    • 1 year ago

    Intel Inside – Quite literally…!

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      this joke has been done better, earlier.

      [url<]https://techreport.com/news/33837/intel-ceo-brian-krzanich-resigns?post=1082291#1082291[/url<]

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 1 year ago

    Using #MeeToo for a covert replacement is pretty sly. Wonder if he’s getting a good payout for his contract termination? He’s married right, was this before his marriage?

    This is appears to not be the actual reason for his replacement. It lacks all the scandal of such a firing. Looks more like Intel trying to downplay their financial woes by passing off his replacement as such.

    On the matter of workplace dating:
    I’ve worked in companies where this happens and honestly, it’s only a problem when hookup culture is part of it. The workplace policy is to protect the firm from liability if the dating goes badly. I’ve been involved with coworkers, it’s just a matter of not hooking up first and foremost, being an adult and a gentleman, and understanding that such a relationship immediately throws your job out the window (though it’s never come to that). I’ve never had issue moving companies though so that wasn’t ever a concern, plus I never found a career more important than the prospect of love or family. A job is a means to an end, not the end itself.

      • Ninjitsu
      • 1 year ago

      I don’t think you understand what #MeToo was for. Hint: it wasn’t/isn’t about consensual relationships.

    • NovusBogus
    • 1 year ago

    It’s no secret that dating a coworker is a bad idea, but I find it rather interesting that this is a fireable offense and ditching lots of company stock after learning about a big security hole apparently isn’t. Though one wonders if the two things might be related…

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      He got fried by a combination of 10nm process troubles, possible inside trading in light of Spectre/Meltdown issue and sorta admitting that AMD is going to snatch enterprise/SMB marketshare in the next few years.

      Shareholders wanted him out, but decided to use a more relatively more benign vector of using the not so secret affair as the axe(Probably been known for years) for the sake of company morale and market confidence.

        • freebird
        • 1 year ago

        Exactly… and with all the rehiring of previous talent going on at Intel maybe they will have to come out with CEO 2 Release 2 (like CORE 2) Gordon Moore… he won’t be 90 for about six more months.

        Otherwise, they’d have to probably tap Andy Grove, I don’t see them bringing Craig Barrett back or digging up Paul Otellini (Rest his soul)…

      • LoneWolf15
      • 1 year ago

      Silly. You know only unprofitable CEOs pay for their sins.

    • MOSFET
    • 1 year ago

    Life’s too short for this company bullshit policy. Go get laid and be happy.

    • CScottG
    • 1 year ago

    Human Resources:

    -yes miss (intern), not only will you be paid a salary (..that ‘s similar to flipping burgers in any fast-food establishment), but more importantly you will gain valuable work experience, quite possibly enabling you to climb the Intel corporate “ladder”.

    Intern:

    -who should I report to?

    Human Resources:

    -oh you are very prett.. um, “lucky”. The position you you’ll have filled comes with a great deal of prestige! You will be working under CEO, Mr. Krzanich.

    Intern:

    -isn’t that the position I will fill, that I will be working for Mr. Krzanich?

    Human Resources:

    -sure, lets say it that way – sometimes my southern-drawl can be confusing.

    • elites2012
    • 1 year ago

    this is the type of good news i like to read. this made my year!

    • uni-mitation
    • 1 year ago

    He was fired. In the C-suite, it is the accepted custom for the fired executive to tender his “resignation.” This gives the corporation a face-saving way in having to deal with a disgruntled executive that will speak freely and give bad PR to the corporation. This resignation is an implicit guarantee that future C-suite executives will go lightly by being taken care by a nice fat parachute package.

    Of course, for us regular grunts, the rules aren’t the same. We get to be fired for no stated purpose or for any arbitrary one if you are employed-at-will. This also gives you the opportunity to leave any employment for any reason that you like. I would argue very strongly that your loyalty to your employer is only to meet the minimum expectations of your duties, and nothing more. Don’t bust your ass for an employer that chooses to not reciprocate with a fair compensation for going beyond what is expected. To do so is to be taken advantage of it. Do what the law requires of you, and nothing more. Look out for your own interests. If the employer asks you to tender your resignation, then don’t. It is better to be fired for sticking up to your guns, than to admit that you were wrong when you weren’t.

    uni-mitation

    • kuttan
    • 1 year ago

    Krzanich: “enough is enough”

    • ronch
    • 1 year ago

    So you could say this is Mr. Krzanich’s er.. Swan song? I hope Mr. Swan can keep Intel Bobbing afloat while they look for a new CEO.

    • ET3D
    • 1 year ago

    This looks like an excuse for jumping ship.

    “We’ll try prevent AMD from capturing 15-20% of the server market. Oh, who am I kidding? I don’t want to be remembered as the Intel CEO who lost to AMD! Ah, there was that girl…”

      • Kretschmer
      • 1 year ago

      Every time AMD is competitive in benchmarks people expect a huge surge in processor market share, but it never materializes…

        • Kaleid
        • 1 year ago

        Yeah, people are slow.

        • the
        • 1 year ago

        The last time this really happened was with the original Opteron, which did happen. It wasn’t until Core 2 era that Intel was able to stop the bleeding and then recapture with Nehalem combined with AMD’s Bulldozer misstep.

        The more interesting thing this time around is that not only is AMD is competitive, but in the server space select Intel benchmarks have gotten worse due to Spectre/Meltdown patches. Intel is at least 18 months behind with 10 nm with high volume of 10 nm still a year away. Several high profile product cancellations have occurred (first 10 nm desktop chip is Ice Lake now). This is very bad for Intel in the short term.

        • blastdoor
        • 1 year ago

        In the past that was in large part because of manufacturing constraints. Fabs are expensive and AMD has been severely undercapitalized for most of its history.

        But with the burden of building fabs removed this could change. GloFo is backed by big oil bucks and the owners are keen on long term diversification away from oil. So GloFo has money and patience on its side — two things AMD never had.

          • freebird
          • 1 year ago

          Yeah, people hate to hear that AMD had to compete with Intel on a manufacturing process that was always behind Intel’s by approx. 2 years. AMD also went the SOI route, which hit a wall around 32nm and the wafers were more costly.

          But things are changing…
          Looks like AMD will be building Zen 2 on both TSMC & GF 7nm… with TSMC 7nm going into Production NOW.
          [url<]https://wccftech.com/amd-7nm-vega-gpu-zen-2-cpu-mass-production-tsmc/[/url<] Get the popcorn, this is going to be fun to watch.

            • Gadoran
            • 1 year ago

            The article don’t say this my friend. TSMC “hopes orders” but have not yet :).
            Obviously this will not happen, two sources and two different family of masks are too
            expensive, not to mention the different performance between processes.

            Anyway the voice is intersting, likely the so hiped GloFo process is worse than expected.

            • freebird
            • 1 year ago

            Try READING the entire article and links my friend… 😀

            “GF made the size of its 7-nm pitches and SRAM cells similar to those of TSMC to let designers like AMD use both foundries. AMD “will have more demand than we have capacity, so I have no issues with that,” he said of AMD using the Taiwan foundry.”

            AND since we already know 7nm Vega is being made at TSMC and highly unlikely that it will have such huge volumes that they’d have to make it at TSMC AND GF, the logical conclusion is 7nm products made at both foundries will be Zen 2.

            Also from EEtimes article
            “Later this year, GF will use immersion steppers to tape out its first 7-nm chip, an AMD processor. An IBM processor will follow with ASICs coming in 2019, said Patton.”

            So if AMD will be sampling 7nm Epyc (to customers) in 2H18 and shipping in 2019; it is more likely that TSMC will be producing the 1st 7nm EPYCs and ramp production as GF brings up 7nm. I didn’t believe AMD would be building 7nm EYPC(Zen2) at TSMC, but with GF not having enough capacity for AMD and then hearing that GF is aligning their 7nm pitches and SRAM cells similar to those of TSMC; it definitely leads me to believe that TSMC will be building 7nm CPUs along with 7nm GPUs for AMD.

            BTW, I wasn’t saying TSMC was making 7nm AMD cpus NOW. Just that as the article states

            “Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC has just confirmed that the mass production of their 7nm process node has just begun.”

            • Goty
            • 1 year ago

            [quote<]AND since we already know 7nm Vega is being made at TSMC and highly unlikely that it will have such huge volumes that they'd have to make it at TSMC AND GF, the logical conclusion is 7nm products made at both foundries will be Zen 2. [/quote<] I think it's at least equally as likely that moving Vega production only to TSMC could free up enough wafer runs at GloFo to make all of their Zen 2 dice there. Designing the GloFo process to share some characteristics with the TSMC process could just mean that it enables them to re-use many of their design tools between the product lines for common components (such as the aforementioned SRAM), which would still lead to a cost savings. We also have to consider that Vega is a much larger chip than Zen (and likely Zen 2) at more than double the area, so moving Vega only to one production line would allow for production of proportionally more Zen 2 dice.

            • chuckula
            • 1 year ago

            What we know for a fact instead of speculation is that a GloFo spokesman flat out said that GloFo does *not* have the 7nm capacity to fulfill all of AMD’s orders.

            [url<]https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/270191-amd-needs-more-7nm-capacity-than-globalfoundries-can-provide?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14[/url<] That does not mean that Zen2 is being made at [b<]both[/b<] GloFo and TSMC or that both of them are ready to start shooting out Zen2 + Navi in large quantities right now. TSMC did recently announce that it's starting production on 7nm, but another company that starts with an "A" and that isn't AMD is first in line.

            • freebird
            • 1 year ago

            Nobody claimed Zen2 & Navi are being produced in large quantities right now…

            But with this news, I FULLY expect AMD to ship 7nm EPYC processors in 2Q2019.

            If I was AMD I would “smell blood in the water”, since they have stated they were planning for 7nm EPYC to go against 10nm IceLake-SP processors. Spending extra money for capacity across two FABs will let them take more market server market share than they would be able to take going GF 7nm alone. AMD needs to strike while the iron is “hot” and Intel seems a little vulnerable right now in the server market.

            This is where I want to get popcorn sit back and watch the fireworks…

            I wouldn’t be surprised to see Zen 2 Desktop pushed back just so AMD can get volume for EPYC. AMD KNOWS they need to steal as much market share as they can get in the server space for revenue and drive future projects. Intel won’t be sitting around twiddling their thumbs, hence the pouching of Raja and return of Tom Forsyth &Jim Keller.

    • ET3D
    • 1 year ago

    “Intel was recently informed that Mr. Krzanich had a consensual relationship with AMD. An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy.”

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      Not only is it true…. there’s [url=https://techreport.com/review/33506/intel-nuc8i7hvk-hades-canyon-gaming-pc-reviewed<]illegitimate offspring![/url<]

        • blastdoor
        • 1 year ago

        Hades Canyon, you magnificent bastard!

    • thx1138r
    • 1 year ago

    But I thought he was married, how was this possibe???

      • jarder
      • 1 year ago

      He is married…. for now…
      And as to the “how” question, you might want to read over:
      [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infidelity[/url<]

        • ermo
        • 1 year ago

        [i<]*whoosh*[/i<]

      • Redocbew
      • 1 year ago

      I understand this probably happens a lot on the Internet, but I don’t think it’s really up to us to explain the “how” if nobody has done that for you already.

        • NovusBogus
        • 1 year ago

        The interwebz being what it is, would it help if I recite my famous ‘theoretical concept of females’ monologue? 🙂

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    I’d like to share his [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsx2vdn7gpY<]farewell speech with you.[/url<]

      • RAGEPRO
      • 1 year ago

      Are you sure it’s not [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o<]this?[/url<] ([i<]semi-NSFW YouTube link[/i<])

      • Redocbew
      • 1 year ago

      More like [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPrSVkTRb24<]this...[/url<]

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]Intel was recently informed that Mr. Krzanich had a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee. An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. Given the expectation that all employees will respect Intel’s values and adhere to the company’s code of conduct, the board has accepted Mr. Krzanich’s resignation.[/quote<] Yeah, you can't bang a subordinate. That's true in basically any company.

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      I’d be willing to bet this is just a cover for “we want to fire you because we’re screwing the pooch on 10nm but we don’t want to go through the whole process of ousting you for that.” That’s not to say this didn’t happen, but I find it hard to believe he’d be forced out for a consensual relationship, policy or no policy.

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        Are you sure the consensual relationship wasn’t with the 10nm stepping equipment?

        That would explain everything!

          • bthylafh
          • 1 year ago

          Don’t try so hard, it’s tiresome.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          “Gumming up the works,” as it were.

          • tay
          • 1 year ago

          I wish this wasn’t down voted, it made me smile.

          • 223 Fan
          • 1 year ago

          Intel’s 10nm process, CEO edition.

          • just brew it!
          • 1 year ago

          Oooh, baby, I love how the UV reflects off of your flawless photoresist layers… it perfectly highlights the fine patterning of your FinFETs!

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 1 year ago

          The relationship has failed and it will take years to “make it work” if they can sort out their problems.

          • Mr Bill
          • 1 year ago

          That would be a [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confocal<]Confocal[/url<] relationship.

        • bthylafh
        • 1 year ago

        That depends. One reason why you shouldn’t date coworkers is if you have a falling-out it makes the workplace difficult. The other person might be ex- and causing a stink and this is a way to eliminate Intel’s liability.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          Oh, for sure, and it will be interesting to see if any more information in that regard leaks its way out, but the timing is interesting.

          • ludi
          • 1 year ago

          Those are practical reasons, but not usually legal reasons. The legal reason in this case was the power relationship. Someone in a management position has power to engage in favoritism or even coercion, and that can and does create legal liability for the company.

            • drwho
            • 1 year ago

            Trouble is this was from years ago , ten years. I feel they kept it in their back pocket in case they ever had to fire him. Maybe the relationship , plus the stock sell-off and the off-clour remarks added up to a “go away” clause. He will be well rewarded, his lifeboat will be VERY well stocked.
            FreeBird:
            AMD is also producing the cpu/gpu for the PS5 and that has to be fabbed somewhere.

        • jarder
        • 1 year ago

        I had a feeling a head or two had to roll because of the 10nm delay, but I honestly didn’t think it would be this one.
        Not sure If I like a number-cruncher at the head of the company, they tend to lack the long-term technological vision that a company like this will need to do well long term. For Intel’s sake the search for a new CEO needs to be reasonably swift, certainly less than a year. But in the short term he might make a few improvements like cutting all that drone nonsense that Mr. Krzanich was so fond of,

        • NeelyCam
        • 1 year ago

        Murthy is making a power move.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        No, Intel has been relatively forward about its recent process struggles. Canning him publicly for those problems would probably make shareholders feel better. If it’s a cover-up, it might actually be more harmful to their stock than telling the truth.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          That’s a good point. My rationale would probably require some other, more nefarious issue that hasn’t been disclosed yet.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            If you want to change your argument now, I guess that’s OK. I addressed the one that you made.

            • Goty
            • 1 year ago

            I was agreeing with you, but ok.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            Sorry, I’m a little touchy lately. Not sure why. I’ll do better.

            • Goty
            • 1 year ago

            No worries! Sorry if it wasn’t clear from my post.

          • Zizy
          • 1 year ago

          I don’t think so. Right now, investors see current great profits and somewhat uncertain future.
          Seeing board sacking CEO for late 10nm that isn’t actually shipping yet (ignoring that mostly disabled lowend chip) will send the message “stuff is fucked up beyond repair, run!”

          I mean, we all “know” he was sacked for the 10nm … but there seems to be at least some plausible deniability right now that is preventing mass panic of investors.

        • Questar
        • 1 year ago

        Intel’s employment is at will. He did not have a contract. There wouldn’t be a “whole process of ousting you for that”.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          Sure, but one does not preclude the other. Everyone employed in a corporate environment has a contract, just not necessarily one for a term of employment. Each NDA and policy document you sign when you start is a contract of some type.

        • Waco
        • 1 year ago

        I highly doubt there are many companies that would gloss over an abuse of power like this. Even if it was 100% consensual and had nothing to do with the fact that he’s the CEO…it looks really bad. There are some lines you just don’t cross; banging your subordinates definitely falls into that bin.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          That’s giving a lot of credit to corporate culture that I’m not sure it really deserves. Yes, this relationship violated policy, but I don’t think anyone would call him out on it unless he pissed somebody off enough to officially complain about it.

            • Waco
            • 1 year ago

            It looks bad, and that’s all that matters. In today’s society (especially the current state of affairs in the US) it’s better to tread on the side of caution. That’s corporate culture to a T.

        • Stonebender
        • 1 year ago

        If that was the case they should have fired Sohail Ahmed as well.

        • faramir
        • 1 year ago

        It’s not just the 10 nm delay …

        1: True, Intel dropped the ball on tick-tock and then again on P-A-O (fourth generation on 14 nm …).

        2: But then hit Spectre, Meltdown etc., and the fact that there is no way to fix all of these, not even a roadmap on when to expect fixed CPUs.

        3: Krzanich sold off his shares prior to divulging the above mentioned fiasco.

        4: ???

        5: Intel parts with (“sacks”) Krzanich to reduce the nuclear fallout from a very likely investigation/arrest/trial that will make WV affair look like a girl-scout gathering.

        Car manufacturers are aplenty; CPU manufacturers – more specifically x86 CPU manufacturers – are not.

        “Banging his secretary” … it’s not as though he had been banging a porn star and then attempted to shut her up with $130000 …

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      This does have shades of Hector Ruiz to it.
      Maybe they can get together and form a consulting group.

      • ET3D
      • 1 year ago

      I hope he got a good bang for the buck.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        I’m choosing to look at this as a story of love. In this world of chaos and greed, I want so badly to believe that he chose this person with whom he had a relationship over the megabuxx of being a very successful CEO.

          • nanoflower
          • 1 year ago

          Except I think the relationship has been over for some time. It just came to the board’s attention and they reacted based on the policy and not on any current risk. So this is about having everyone have to stick to the rules (or just an easy excuse to change top level management) and not about love.

        • Goty
        • 1 year ago

        “He went out with a bang.”

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          Eyyyyyyy

      • ronch
      • 1 year ago

      Did he? Pictures or it didn’t happen! :-p

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        DO NOT WANT

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      Clearly, this was a situation where you didn’t want “Intel Inside.” ;->

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 1 year ago

        Lmao. Too far.

        • Goty
        • 1 year ago

        *10nm joke*

        • ronch
        • 1 year ago

        Well, when he saw her a part of him went Ryzen up.

        • Inkling
        • 1 year ago

        Congratulations, Neurtonbeam. Your post was part of “TR Triva” at the TR BBQ. You have been immortalized.

          • Neutronbeam
          • 1 year ago

          Thank you for letting me know! This is the proudest day of my life! Have fun at the BBQ folks!

      • crystall
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]Yeah, you can't bang a subordinate. That's true in basically any company.[/quote<] Actually that depends on company policy. I've been in a couple of companies with no such rules but in general it's considered a Very Bad Idea™ even when not explicitly forbidden.

      • Freon
      • 1 year ago

      It’s not specifically fireable at my company, but considered a problematic situation that HR is supposed to be notified of.

      • Vaughn
      • 1 year ago

      You can’t at his level.

      I know people at the manager level at the place I work that are banging each other.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        They only way that’s allowed in our handbook is if one is not in the line of supervising the other. Even if they’re separated by multiple levels, say if your SO’s boss reports to you that’s also a no-no. And if you’re up-front about it, and if a suitable position is available, you guys can transfer between departments to try to make it work. Nobody’s doing anybody any favors, though.

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