Sears CEO denies using fake name online to pick fights with employees
By Hayley Peterson Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 24 July 2013
Sears CEO Edward Lampert is denying a report that he used a fake name to harass employees on the company’s internal social network.
Sears spokesman Chris Brathwaite told ABC News that the report, published by BusinessWeek, is ‘patently false.’
BusinessWeek had reported that Lampert, 51, used the name ‘Eli Wexler’ on Pebble, the company’s internal social network, to anonymously interact with employees.
Sears CEO Edward Lampert is denying a report that he used a fake name to harass employees on the company’s internal social network
‘[Lampert] left critical comments on other people’s posts, according to more than 20 former employees; he even got into arguments with store associates,’ the magazine reported.
The company had started using Pebble at the direction of Lampert, who wanted employees to engage online more often. As word spread that Lampert was using the pseudonym to monitor how often employees were using Pebble, ‘Bosses started tracking how often employees were “Pebbling,”‘ the magazine reported.
‘One former business head says her group organized Pebble conversations about miscellaneous topics just to appear they were active users. Another group held “Pebblejam” sessions to create the illusion they were using the network.’
Lampert became CEO of Sears in February.
Sears spokesman Chris Brathwaite told ABC News that the report claiming Lampert ahd used a fake name online is ‘patently false’
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