Arrington: ‘I Can’t Work Under These Conditions’


By Rachel Kaufman Comment

Michael Arrington isn’t even sure whether AOL’s deal to purchase TechCrunch has closed yet, but he does know one thing: this corporate thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

He wrote:

But today we celebrate our new corporate overlords with…an internal all hands. EVP David Eun, Heather’s new boss, scheduled a whopping 3.5 hour all hands meeting today starting at 11. Everyone’s here in the office pretending like it’s perfectly normal to be awake and in the office at this ridiculous hour. And God help us if news breaks, because we’ll all be in the conference room acting out a Dilbert cartoon….We once had an all hands here at TechCrunch but it ended after a few minutes because I wanted to go back to my office and do anything else besides be in a meeting.

In fairness, he did include a smiley face at the end of his post title…