scoops on the way AOL-Huffington Post are handing human resource issues--that is, firing people, in a scandalously cruel way. So where's the media coverage? Where's the outrage?
AOL has been laying off employees for as long as The Cable Gamer can remember. But Huffpo was supposed to be different: It was a) supposed to be growing, and b) supposed to be liberal, and thus pro-worker. And yet as we coming to realize, Arianna Huffington's business model was always based on no-wage labor (with a few low-wage workers), plus clever search engine optimization.
That's what she sold to AOL for $315 million. And if those ideas seem hard to transfer, and hard to "scale," well, yes, that's exactly right. Huffpo was always sort of a scam, and now it's AOL workers who will be left holding an empty bag.
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