Fritzy gets the boot

Whoops, I mean, he “resigned.” Fritz Henderson, that is, former CEO of General Motors. Yesterday ol’ Fritzy tendered his resignation, which GM’s board promptly accepted. Which makes sense, since they fired him, of course. A guy doesn’t work for GM for 25 years, rise to the position of CEO, and then just quit after less than a year. It just doesn’t work that way.

So, GM canned Fritzy, for reasons unknown. It’s not like he actually put GM in the position they’re in today, after all. But he’s gone, so that’s that. Of course, his daughter didn’t take too kindly to the news, according to a wall post she put up on Facebook, that went a little something like this:

HE F*****G GOT ASKED TO STEP DOWN ALL OF YOU F*****G IDIOTS. I’M FRITZ’S F*****G DAUGHTER, AND HE DID NOT F*****G RESIGN. WHITACRE IS A SELFISH PIECE OF SHIFT [sic], WHO CARES ABOUT HIMSELF AND NOT THE F*****G COMPANY. HAVE FUN WITH GM, I HOPE TO NEVER BUY FROM THIS GOD FORESAKEN [sic] COMPANY EVERY [sic] AGAIN. F**K ALL OF YOU.”

Classy, little Henderson gal. Classy.

In Fritzy’s place, at least in the interim, will be a cat named Ed Whitacre Jr. If you’ve never heard of him, don’t feel bad, no one else has either. He’s basically a random old white guy, if you believe Jalopnik. Until GM finds a new full-fledged CEO, Whitacre will be calling the shots. Does anyone even care, anymore?


Published on December 2, 2009 in GM

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