Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner announced his departure from the company last week, leaving the software giant after 11 years to become the CEO of Citadel Security, and it turns out that employees are very happy with this decision.

Kevin Turner can hardly be described as a people person by the Microsofties, and this became obvious after he confirmed he was leaving the company.

Employees using anonymous messaging app Blind have been heard screaming of joy after finding out that Turner steps down as Microsoft COO, Business Insider reports, with 60 percent of them believing that he actually got fired, and only 40 percent claiming he voluntarily leaves the firm.

Here are three of the messages that Microsoft employees posted after learning that Kevin Turner is leaving the company:


“Fantastic news!!!!!”

“Yeeeeeeeeess!!!! Best 4th of July gift ever!!!!!”  

On the other hand, there are employees who think that Microsoft might prepare another round of layoffs, and Kevin Turner’s departure is just the beginning of more job cuts.

“Last time a guy of that level left, we had massive layoffs (Nokia). Are we seeing a pattern? Has the field underperformed last year and he is taking the fall for it with more to come?” one Microsoft employee explained.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella hasn’t offered any hints that Kevin Turner was fired from the company, and in the official statement announcing his departure, the COO was actually praised for his performance during the 11 years he spent within the firm.

“Kevin has made a tremendous impact at Microsoft over the past 11 years. He built the sales force into the strategic asset it is today with incredible talent,” Nadella stated, explaining that he actually learned a lot from Kevin Turner during his tenure at Microsoft.

There won’t be just an individual taking Turner’s role at the company, but a completely new team that’ll help deal with various responsibilities, including Amy Hood, who’ll also lead the SMSG finance team and WWLP, as well as Kurt DelBene, who’ll be in charge of the IT and Operations group.

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