At this automotive manufacturing company they had brainstormed who they would like to have in an executive position. They came up with three names, and they narrowed it to three executives to consider.
The executives brainstormed the three names and came up with three names too. Our first executive was Tom Ford of Ford Motor Company.
It was clear that Ford was a very popular and well-respected name in the auto industry, and they decided to give him a position at the company. He’s now the executive vice president at the company.
The second executive was Henry Ford II, the son of the first president of the company. It’s not clear why Ford II was selected, but maybe he was in the family business and felt he could make a decent executive in the company. Or maybe they thought he was too smart for the company. He’s still in the company and is the head of manufacturing.
The company’s CEO, Tom Ford, is a little more experienced than his father, but he’s less than enthusiastic. He’s been in charge of the company for about 20 years, and he is a great kid. He knows how to use his hands, not his head. The company’s CEO was a real cool guy like Tom Ford, but he was a real jerk.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the automotive industry, here’s what you need to know. In the automotive industry, executives are really just a bunch of guys who like to drive around in fancy cars. The executive is the guy in charge of the production line. He is usually the guy who talks to the CEO, he is the guy who makes sure the company is running smoothly, and he is the guy who gets things done. They are the guys who really make all the decisions.
Ford was a jerk, but a really good one. Tom Ford was an executive that did a shit job at his job. He was a hard-driving jerk that couldn’t really let his staff or his employees know. He tried to get them involved in every decision he made, but they were really only allowed to go through the motions and go through his meetings. He was also a jerk to his wife. He wanted a divorce, but his wife wouldn’t allow it.
It’s so obvious and so obvious everyone knows it. And yet it remains so hard to admit.
That’s a great example of being a jerk at work. For those of you that aren’t aware of this, Tom Ford was a jerk to his wife, and he got fired from his job. But it also gets to the heart of the reason he was fired. I understand why it’s so hard to admit you’re a jerk. It is hard to admit when you’re doing something you love.