Saturday, August 7, 2010

Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me

I think we should make up a FB page and solicit donations for Tony Hayward, the former CEO of BP (now known as Biggest Polluter). This poor guy not only couldn't 'get his life back' after that damn inconvenient oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 idiots who couldn't get out of the way fast enough to avert disaster, but the public turned on him and accused him of 'whining' after he held a belated press conference, where he was accused of indifference and non-action. He became the convenient scapegoat for the whole disaster.*

To add insult to injury they fired the guy, leaving him with NO golden parachute other than a measly $18 million in benefits and a potential job in Russia with a joint operation. Is it in Siberia? For his part, Hayward kept up his brave front and stiff upper lip and confessed during a press conference that "Life isn't fair."

No, Tony, it sure as hell isn't.


*Sorry, BP, you'll have to do better than this. The worst oil spill in US history will need more than kicking poor Tony to the curb and hiring a former 'good ole boy' from LA...

6 comments:

The Urban Cowboy said...

You mean to tell me he only received 18 million? Gee, I can see why he would think life isn't fair!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I couldn't possibly agree more!
Well said.

Add to this motely crew the arrogant ass who just got fired from HP and was given a golden parachute of 28 million.

I know a lot of people who have been fired, fairly or unfairly, but none have gotten money. Just a kick in the ass on the way out.

Life isn't fair as Tony would say.
If I had done as terrible a job as Tony did with the PR, my behavior while representing my company, or my poor choices I would have been fired and given nothing but the boxes to put my things in...if I were lucky.

zodiblog said...

And the worst part is that they are just switching the Russian exec (who had a previous disaster and dealt with it much the same as Tony) and Tony, the US exec.

This is like an 80’s spy comedy where the ‘bad’ spy keeps ending up in Siberia.

灏群 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

Tony Single said...

18 million? How will that poor man survive?! Here, I'll pass the hat around. Dig deep, guys... :P

姿宥美岑軒英 said...

Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .