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The life BP CEO Tony Hayward wants back: ‘I don’t work weekends. … And I take all my holidays.’

By Ben Armbruster  

"The life BP CEO Tony Hayward wants back: ‘I don’t work weekends. … And I take all my holidays.’"


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tony-haywardLast Sunday, BP CEO Tony Hayward complained that the Gulf oil disaster that his company caused is taking up too much of his time. “I would like my life back,” he moaned. Days later, Hayward apologized for his remark. “I made a hurtful and thoughtless comment on Sunday when I said that ‘I wanted my life back.’” So what is it exactly that the oil giant CEO was missing? ABC News reports that he once told a company publication that he really values his free time:

What is the life Tony Hayward wants back? By all accounts, it was charmed, until Deepwater Horizon blew.

I don’t work weekends. … And I take all my holidays,” the British CEO once told a BP publication as he explained his affinity for triathlons and West Ham football. Sailing through the tropics and skiing in Vail, Colo., are annual rituals with his wife, a former BP geophysicist, and their two kids.

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