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Yahoo's brain drain shows loss of faith in tech giant's chief executive

Faced with failure of her efforts to reignite growth at the firm, Mayer is resorting to job cuts, even as some investors seek her dismissal

Worried after more than a third of Yahoo's workforce leaves, Ms Mayer is approving hefty retention packages to persuade people to reject job offers from other firms. This is causing resentment among employees who have stayed loyal and not sought jobs elsewhere.

San Francisco

MARISSA Mayer, the glamorous, geeky Google executive hired to turn around Yahoo in 2012, used to inspire hope in Yahoo's workforce just by visiting the cafeteria for ice-cream and mingling.

Now, morale has sunk so low that some employees refer to Ms Mayer, Yahoo's