Sunday, April 03, 2011

Make an oily mess, earn a bonus

Do you get a raise and a bonus when you screw up bigtime? If not, try a new job in the oil industry.

The CEO of the company that owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico got a raise and a bonus. And the company compounded the public relations error by declaring last year their "the best year in safety performance in our company's history." No wonder Transocean Ltd. found themselves on the front page of CNN, and BBC. Next stop, the Onion.

Just in case you want to look back and laugh while Transocean executives take the oil spill to the bank:

1 comment:

Heather said...

This is funny, it really made me laugh, that they actually call it a successful year. Unbelievable, but true. We saw this kind of behaviour before when bank managers had bonuses while thousands of people lost their homes. Just an unbelievable greed!