Apparently, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey isn't a very fun boss. #Yikes.
According to a recent article in the New York Times profiling current Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Dorsey's role the company was reduced (yet again) because he was too difficult and indecisive of a boss.
"Mr. Dorsey’s role has since been reduced after employees complained that he was difficult to work with and repeatedly changed his mind about product directions. He no longer has anyone directly reporting to him, although he is still involved in strategic decisions.
Mr. Dorsey declined to comment on how people feel about working with him. But, in a statement, he said he considered Mr. Costolo to be one of Twitter’s founders. 'He’s had a dramatic impact on the company and the culture,' Mr. Dorsey said. 'He’s questioned everything we started with and made it better.'"
This isn't the first time Dorsey's responsibility at the company he helped found has been diminished. The Twitter co-founder was originally CEO, but stepped down in 2008. Dorsey stayed on as chairman while fellow co-founder Evan Williams took over his previous leadership position.
But in March of 2011, Dorsey went from being just "chairman" to being "executive chairman," a title change meant to reflect the increased responsibility Dorsey would have in product development. He (of course) enthusiastically tweeted the following in response to his Twitter resurgence:
Now, according to the Times, no one at Twitter reports to him.
Of course, don't mourn for Dorsey too much. He has since founded another billion dollar company called Square, which provides a mobile payment services via credit carder readers that hook directly into smartphones. He is also still CEO of that company.
What do you think about Dorsey's role at Twitter? Does it surprise you a former CEO isn't really involved in the daily operation of a growing business? Let us know you opinions in the comments section, or tweet us at [@HuffPostTech]. Then check out 15 things Twitter tells us about humanity (below) or learn more about Dorsey's latest product, Square.
[Hat Tip: MemeBurn]