A court case in UK has revealed that Microsoft UK has a much more party atmosphere than previously expected from the straight-laced company.
Simon Negus,Â Â general manager of Microsoft in the UK, is suing the company for wrongful dismissal following being fired for lying to an investigating panel after allegations of kissing a former colleague.
In papers lodged at the High Court, Mr Negus described a Microsoft annual sales conference in which â€œdrunkenness and outrageous misbehaviour were rifeâ€.
Talking about an Atlanta Microsoft Global Exchange conference in 2009, he claimed :
â€œThe alcohol made freely available in unlimited quantities included neat vodka which could be drunk from an ice fountain, and a very strong German liquor called Jagermeister,â€
According to the court papers, one director was so â€œridiculously drunkâ€ he followed a female manager into the ladiesâ€™ lavatories. Another executive was â€œso p***** he could not remember a thingâ€.
A Microsoft spokesman said it would be â€œinappropriate to commentâ€ on an ongoing court caseâ€.
Maybe this explains those lost 2 years of mobile development…
Read more detail at the Telegraph here.