Zuckerberg to employees: "It may be painful"

PALO ALTO, Callif.

In just three months, the price of Facebook stock has gone from its initial offering of $38 to Friday's closing price of $19.07.

The psychological shock of seeing your stock shrink to half its value can be devastating.

"You have people, who, in their heads, think they're worth a lot more money initially than they end up worth, and that can be a very emotional thing for people. I can't imagine it isn't scary when you thought you had enough money to buy a house and all of a sudden you don't," said Shayndi Raice from the Wall Street Journal.

Some Wall Street investors want Zuckerberg to step aside as CEO. Zuckerberg himself has lost $9 billion in personal wealth since the IPO.

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