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Cisco VP Goes Tony Soprano on Employees: Tracking Down the Company’s Memo Leaker Is ‘Now My Hobby’

Oh, and he’s ex-CIA

 Cisco VP Goes Tony Soprano on Employees: Tracking Down the Companys Memo Leaker Is Now My Hobby

 Cisco VP Goes Tony Soprano on Employees: Tracking Down the Companys Memo Leaker Is Now My Hobby

Mr. Quinn (Photo: RIP.edu)

When you hire a former CIA operations officer to be a VP at your tech company, you have to expect that he’ll bring a little of his spy training with him. Such is the case with Cisco VP Mike Quinn, who is so furious at a memo leaker inside the company that he has threatened to make tracking down that sonofabitch his new hobby.

When Mr. Quinn found out that a member of the Cisco “family” had leaked a memo regarding responses to a bit of negative press, he went all Tony Soprano on employees’ asses:

I want you to remember that Cisco puts the groceries on your table every two weeks, not Brad Reese or other Slander Sheet Journalists. That you disrespected everyone else at Cisco. Now I know you do not have it in you to stand up and admit what you did, so I will now make you my “hobby.” Ask around you will find out that I like to work on my hobbies.

Having an ex-CIA agent strike up a personal vendetta against you must be terrifying, though perhaps Mr. Quinn should have kept his plans a little closer to the vest. “If this guy had really been a good CIA ops officer, he would have said nothing until he knew who the leaker was,” argued one Slashdot commenter.

Of course, as Network World points out, perhaps Mr. Quinn knew all along that this second email would be leaked and we’re all playing into his master plan. Tony Soprano would be so proud.

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