Monday, July 26, 2010

Cherished Number Plates

All in the news lately has been about the firing of the BP CEO Tony Hayward. I get the impression from the reporters that this is suppose to be some punishment for his work or bad public relations mess with the gulf spill. Yet, I don't see that - Mr. Hayward has already stated that he wanted his life back, what better way to get that life back than by being fired?? Having been through two bankruptcies with non-descript airlines, I know that firing for these CEO's is not like firing for the rest of us. Mr. Hayward will not have to go on welfare because of this - chances are more likely that he will lay low for a few months and than re-emerge with some other company. Worse comes to worse, he will get a tenured position at some business school, who wouldn't want the Ex-CEO of multi-billion dollar corporation British Petroleum on their faculty.

To me this firing isn't a punishment so much as a reward, for all the mess his company has made, I would think the least this man could suffer is being forced to man the company for a few more months, go through some more headache. To not allow him to get his life back seems a more fitting punishment. Though I suppose there are those in the media who say that this has nothing to do with reward or disciplining Mr. Hayward but instead getting the company back on track. If one was to poll me, the best way to get the company in the black is to invest in alternative energy and help push that through throughout the world.

One area that no one on the United Kingdom is having problems with is obtaining Cherished Number Plates for their car. As it really is the only major method of transportation in much of the modern world, we must use oil for our cars so shouldn't we at least get something nice out of the drive for ourselves, such as a personalized license plate that expresses our self. Now I just have figure out what I would want my plate to say......


Blogger mommanator said...

humm I didnt think he was being fired, but relocated to another high paying slot in Germany or somewhere like that? He will land on his feet you can bet that. Owell another one bites the dust so he cant stand and take right judgement! However on the other hand bp will prob just rename itself to something other so it doesnt bankrupt! When do companies have to stand and take it! Never guess I should stop here before I gte all riled up LOL

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Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Remember, Arizona has a committee to approve plates, so nothing nasty now. (as if you would)

3:37 PM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

Wonder if we'll ever see our way clear to reducing our dependence on oil other than just running out of the stuff.

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