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Woman with Naked Ambition, Men with False Modesty

What Intel President's Memo Taught Us
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Bob Snyder
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Re: Go Renee!
Bob Snyder   7/22/2015 6:40:45 AM
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"I'd say 27 years is more than sufficient....."

I would agree. I had a look at Renee's bio. This is not the bio of someone with "naked ambition". It is the bio of someone who is deeply loyal. Not many people stay at the same company for 27 years these days. One never knows the true reasons why someone leaves a company. Renee's stated reason seems incongruous with her track record.

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Bob @ JVD Inc.   7/21/2015 5:40:24 PM
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Bob,

 

From her LinkedIn page:

President

Intel Corporation

1988 – Present (27 years)San Francisco Bay Area

Member of Executive Office 
Chairman of the Intel Foundation Board
Chairman of Intel Federal Subsidiary Board (Intel Federal Contracting Business)
Chairman of McAfee Subsidiary (pre-integration 4yrs)

 

 

I'd say 27 years is more than sufficient.....

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Bob Snyder   7/20/2015 11:15:25 PM
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"She sounds like someone I would have loved to work for..."

Not me. If I worked at Intel, I would feel as though she ditched us.

It's great to celebrate people's professional accomplishments, but let's not forget that professionals have a duty to apply their skills in a sustained, vigorous effort to help their employers.

For a CEO to leave for greener pastures after only two years reveals a lack of serious commitment. How long will it be until she gets bored in the next job?

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perl_geek   7/16/2015 4:28:36 PM
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The only important words in a resignation letter are "I quit", (or equivalent), and the date. Everything else is verbiage.

 

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junko.yoshida   7/16/2015 3:49:00 PM
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@shank123, everyone has his or her own reason to quit or move on, just like you did. I respect the choice and I pass no judgement on that.

And I think what you just explained in your comment as to why you decided to do a different kind of work is admirable.

Certainly, nobody can judge people by their resignation letters. And yet, I still believe how you say it matters...

 

 

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junko.yoshida   7/16/2015 3:40:03 PM
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Thanks for chiming in. Yep. I would say, "Go Renee! " too!

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Go Renee!
Bob @ JVD Inc.   7/16/2015 2:19:18 PM
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Junko,

I try to read as much of your material as possible. This time you hit one out of the ball park.  Good for Renee! She sounds like someone I would have loved to work for 'when I wore a younger man's clothes.' No Bullshit! No chameleon! And what a decision maker!

In my 43 years in the chip business, the vast majority of the managers I've had (all but 5...I went back and counted) were pussies. AHs in disguise.  All were men. All were deeply flawed. Isn't that a stereotype characteristic we see in female protagonists in the movies? Great to see real life is different. Go Renee!

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shank123   7/13/2015 11:46:45 AM
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I am not too sure how one can judge people by their resignation letters and whether it is really fair. Some of us are not able to express ourselves fully and this can be misinterpreted and the benefit of doubt should be given and assume in goodfaith that the intentions were true. I cannot see any difference in men and women in this aspect though a large majority may see otherwise and are entitled to their opinions.

I quit a civilconstruction site management job which was paying well in my early forties to change over to education and allied fields to get more time for myself from the tough grind of a construction site and am quite happy though sometimes the financial aspects strike home now when I am 55 and I struggle to manage my monthly budget and longterm financial goals. But I have chosen this path myself and so each to himself/herself to chase that elusive goal of  happiness(?) in life.

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Re: Does ambition work well as a male excuse?
resistion   7/12/2015 11:08:47 AM
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So we must also admit that males cannot state their bare honest reasons for leaving either and must fall back to the usual banalities.

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Quiting a job doesn't requires bathos and melodrama
spike_johan   7/10/2015 5:15:48 PM
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I think the reason why so many people write squirmy, feel-good resignation emails is that they are really uncommitted to leaving (not having sorted out what the impact of leaving really is going to mean) and are hence giving themselves plausible deniability should they decide to return to workforce.

Me? I left Intel in '99. Not as an exec but as a senior engineer. I'm in Mexico these days making sandals for a living. I am very happy and I would never go back to the stress, to the long hours. As they say down here, 'In Mexico, you are free.'

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