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07:27 AM ET 10.01 | This has certainly been an interesting time for Pete Karmanos, who not long ago saw his son leave the Hurricanes franchise. Compuware Corp. fired founder and former CEO [Karmanos] from his consulting job with the downtown Detroit technology company, after Karmanos made a blistering public attack on his new bosses. Speaking at the Sept. 20 Old Newsboys Goodfellows Tribute Breakfast, Karmanos, 70, was critical of current Compuware management, which is entertaining a bid for the company. "Current management of Compuware needs to get their head out of their [butt], all right, and understand they have more responsibility than playing some kind of silly game with some jerks in New York City," he said in widely quoted remarks.

The Detroit News

Pete Karmanos, Icon Sports Pete Karmanos, Icon Sports
October 1, 2013  08:30 AM ET

They rocked you like a hurricane

October 1, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They rocked you like a hurricane

Karma is a bee-otch. He can's his son's arse and now, he gets his arse canned.

Beautiful, ain't it?

October 1, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Karma is a bee-otch. He can's his son's arse and now, he gets his arse canned.

Beautiful, ain't it?

That would take a lot of mason jars.

October 1, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Sweet guy apparently. Now he's got time to work on mgmt.-employee relations consulting. A win-win for sure!

October 1, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Great story! WGAF?

October 1, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Karmanos canned by the company he founded

They put a lid on him.

October 1, 2013  10:22 AM ET

"Current management of Compuware needs to get their head out of their [butt], all right, and understand they have more responsibility than playing some kind of silly game with some jerks in New York City..."

Replace Compuware with pretty much any corporate name and you have a truism here.

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October 1, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

"Current management of MLSE needs to get their head out of their [butt], all right, and understand they have more responsibility than playing some kind of silly game with some jerks in New York City..."

Hey, you're right!

I tried it with my employer's name... worked perfectly.

October 1, 2013  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I tried it with my employer's name... worked perfectly.

Kinda like adding "between the sheets" or "in bed" at the end of the fortune cookie proverb

October 1, 2013  05:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That would take a lot of mason jars.

Maybe he got canned by Purina. Explains the puppy tummy ache

 
October 1, 2013  05:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I tried it with my employer's name... worked perfectly.

Dilbert, is that you???

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