Blackblurry

More good news for Blackberry!

Research In Motion canned a couple of high-level executives who got so viciously, psychotically drunk on an Air Canada flight to Beijing that it had to turn around over Alaska and land in Vancouver so they could be removed and arrested:

Two top BlackBerry executives who got so drunk on a transpacific Air Canada flight that it had to be diverted to Vancouver last week are no longer employed at Research In Motion.
In a brief statement issued Monday, the Waterloo-based company said: “RIM expects that its employees conduct themselves in a manner reflective of our strong principles and standards of business behaviour. […]
RIM won’t reveal what positions the pair held, but sources have told the Star that George Campbell, 45, was a senior vice-president and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, was a vice-president.
Under Sedi securities filings, Campbell is listed as an “insider,” a senior officer since 2009.
Ah ha: the “1%”, 100% drunk.
However, I would suggest that Air Canada should have expected this, and had the appropriate restraints ready for these guys.  If, as RIM’s statement indicates, employees are expected to behave in a manner reflective of RIM’s standards, how could they be in any condition other than cataclysmically shit-faced?:

4 Responses to “Blackblurry”


  1. 1 hemmingforddogblog Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 6:31 am

    it get’s worse! Their manager in Indonesia is going to be charged with causing a riot. He decided to offer 1/2 price Blackberry’s to the first 1,000 people that showed up. thousands showed up. Hilarity ensued…

  2. 2 JJ Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    The good news never stops in Blackberryland. Who can blame their executives for getting LD50-level intoxicated.

  3. 3 hemmingforddogblog Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

    They were probably all sitting with worthless options! There goes the Porsche for Christmas!

  4. 4 JJ Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:34 am

    LOL, unless they were puts! But that’s probably frowned upon by the company 😛


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