Boeing CEO Jim McNerney has apologized for saying the aerospace giant’s employees were “cowering” during his tenure, a comment one union official called “a new low” in the company’s relationship with workers.
McNerney made the remark during a Wednesday call with analysts, when he was asked if he is thinking about retiring after he turns 65 next month. McNerney said he won’t retire because “the heart will still be beating, the employees will still be cowering,” The Seattle Times reported.
In an apology sent companywide on Friday, McNerney said the comment made during a call about the company’s quarterly results was a “joke gone bad.”
More like honesty gone bad, I think. Unsuccessful sociopaths end in prison. Successful sociopaths end up as CEOs.