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Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Offered Job at Oracle

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd has been no stranger to headlines over the last few weeks. Ousted from HP last month over a sexual harassment investigation, which revealed fudged expense reports, Hurd is making headlines again because of most recent job offer.

The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with the matter who say Hurd will be joining software company Oracle as a 'top executive.' The sources said they couldn’t elaborate on the position other than to say he won't be replacing current CEO Larry Ellison, and warned that the talks weren't complete. Though the details have yet to be finalized, it sounds like discussions have been going on for quite some time; Ellison last week sent a letter to the New York Times calling HP's decision "the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago."

Reuters also cites an anonymous source familiar with the situation who said Hurd has been offered a job at Oracle. This source didn't give any details on position and also mentioned that talks weren't final just yet.

Mark Hurd resigned from HP in early August amid a sexual harassment scandal. Though a subsequent investigation found that he had not broken HP's sexual harassment policy, he was guilty of altering expense reports to cover up a relationship with a female contractor.

  • digiex
    "the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago."

    I like the sound of that!

    He does not deserved to be fired, Clinton won his impeachment case.
  • arunloveshacking
    We here in Our country end up in JAIL if we were to commit sexual harassment, but dude, u get a new job plus a pay increase too... I wish i was him ;-)
  • back_by_demand
    Clinton didn't get fired though, or have to resign early, and after Clinton left they got George W Bush.

    When people jump for joy that Hurd left, remember the next guy could be HP's equivalent of Dubya.
  • thegreathuntingdolphin
    Good, he can go help ruin Oracle too. Larry and Mark are perfect for each other.
  • cookoy
    i thought 2 of the most important qualities of a CEO is integrity and leadership. altering expense reports don't reflect well on the first trait. HP's morale was at its lowest when he was at the helm. this doesn't reflect well on the second trait.
  • Onus
    Fudged expense reports = dishonesty = "No job for YOU!"

    I'm not anti-Oracle in any other way, but I hope they learn a very painful lesson from this.
  • Mark Turd
    Fiddling the books after he stuffed up all HP employees.
    Going against the original HP policy.
    Nobody should hire this weener.
  • sa1nt
    Can he make java more crapy ?
  • coleipoo
    Why are greedy, corrupt, and douche baggy guys so attractive in the executive corporate positions?
  • zaixionito
    Y'guys seen the story of the employee? He does not look to be at fault, in my opinion. Check out the employee's former job, for more info... :O