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Case
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Reference no. 9-310-P01
Portuguese language
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2008
Version: 10 February 1994
Revision date: 30-Apr-2024

Abstract

This is a Portuguese version. Charles Foley, Vice President of the computer retailing firm Sayer MicroWorld, must decide whether or not to fire his employee, Kathryn McNeil, a 37-year-old Product Manager who has been unable to work as many hours as her colleagues due to her status as a single parent of a six-year-old boy. The company's recent risk-laden acquisition of another ailing firm has intensified the office's already high-pressure environment by necessitating that all employees work 13- and 14-hour days. Although McNeil appears to be doing her best to fulfill both her parental and professional responsibilities, her immediate supervisor insists that McNeil has not been able to complete her share of the work.
Location:
Size:
USD2.1 billion revenues, 2,700 employees
Other setting(s):
1992

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Abstract

This is a Portuguese version. Charles Foley, Vice President of the computer retailing firm Sayer MicroWorld, must decide whether or not to fire his employee, Kathryn McNeil, a 37-year-old Product Manager who has been unable to work as many hours as her colleagues due to her status as a single parent of a six-year-old boy. The company's recent risk-laden acquisition of another ailing firm has intensified the office's already high-pressure environment by necessitating that all employees work 13- and 14-hour days. Although McNeil appears to be doing her best to fulfill both her parental and professional responsibilities, her immediate supervisor insists that McNeil has not been able to complete her share of the work.

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Location:
Size:
USD2.1 billion revenues, 2,700 employees
Other setting(s):
1992

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