Comments:BP CEO Tony Hayward to resign, say analysts
Mr Hayward is a fine man and was spoken to as if he was a nobody by Senators if thats what one would call them who were not fit to sit in the same room as him. This is not about money he was the only one who had integrity.
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BP's trying to avoid death by public relations, and given how lazy news outlets can be, Tony Hayward ends up being responsible for everything. He'll get a ton of money just to resign and the company might not explode. It's a great trade, but then when you're in a position like his you didn't necessarily work for the money in the first place. He'll just have slightly more free time now.
I don't think his conduct has been ideal over the last few months. After all, if you're going to take on personal responsibility for something like that, you need to have some clue on how to deal with the press. That said, I can't help but feel that he's been made a scapegoat.
Well, that's true, he's made some hilarious mistakes. I guess I mean that the mistakes to me are only hilarious. The little things he's said aren't relevant to BP, but people use him as a figurehead because it's easier. Yes, he's a scapegoat, but in an entirely logical business sense.
Well with a £10 million pension and a healthy "golden parachute" coming his way, I doubt anybody will feel too sorry for him. Still, it's not really his fault but he's convenient target for the media.
Is someone 'taking responsibility' really what we need? Is that productive? How much will this change in leadership disrupt the organization of the company? How will this affect cleanup efforts? Is this act just a burnt effigy?
Personally I feel like this is just an attempt at spin, to change the focus of public scrutiny and opinion.