(Facebook) Reddit chief engineer Bethanye Blount has stepped down after only two months on the job, Re/code reports.
Blount joined the company two months ago from Facebook. She said her departure wasn't directly related to the resignation of CEO Ellen Pao on Friday, but she told Re/code she had lost faith in the company's new direction.
That could be a reference to Pao's statement that she quit the company because the board of directors set growth goals that she thought Reddit could not meet without compromising its core principles.
Blount also said she believed Pao was put on a "glass cliff," a term referring to female executives being put into leadership positions at times of crisis, during which they are more likely to fail.
The company has been thrust into chaos since last week, when popular executive Victoria Taylor was apparently dismissed. Pao was criticized for how she handled the dismissal, though it has since emerged that the decision was actually made by Reddit board member and cofounder Alexis Ohanian.
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