Author Topic: Sergio Marchionne  (Read 382 times)

gpyros85

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Sergio Marchionne
« on: July 25, 2018, 11:54:16 PM »
Reading about the CEO of FCA, his passing has happened very rapidly. One minute you are announcing your retirement and a few days later you pass away..

This topic should hit home to everybody on this board as this is exactly what we are all trying to avoid!!

I love my work, do I want to work 80-100+ hours/week? Hell no!! Heard this guy was a true work alcoholic.

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Re: Sergio Marchionne
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 02:19:26 AM »
The guy I felt the worst for was someone who retired from my job in the spring. Great guy. Full of witty humor, active, loved going to abandoned spaces and giving unofficial tours of interesting places he had access to, and very savvy about wines. Had worked in the job for over 30 years, but started young, and just reached the age where he could collect a full pension. Seemed to be in very good health.

Died 9 days after his last day of work. That one hurt. One of the nicest people I've ever met on the job.

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Re: Sergio Marchionne
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 02:56:47 AM »
An argument for a gradual retirement, slowly reducing the hours over a few years.

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Re: Sergio Marchionne
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 06:04:36 AM »
Reading about the CEO of FCA, his passing has happened very rapidly. One minute you are announcing your retirement and a few days later you pass away..

This topic should hit home to everybody on this board as this is exactly what we are all trying to avoid!!

I love my work, do I want to work 80-100+ hours/week? Hell no!! Heard this guy was a true work alcoholic.

My brother-in-law works for Fiat Chrysler. What you heard about him being a workaholic is on-point. He was an intense guy. First time my BIL had to give him a presentation, his superiors warned him beforehand that Sergio's first question for anyone he doesn't know is "Who the fuck are you?" and that he'd best be ready to answer it. But I gathered that BIL actually quite liked him and was pretty shaken by his sudden death.

Honestly, I hated to hear of his passing, but I don't feel bad that he missed out on retirement. People like that don't quit until they can't go any longer. He was being forced into retirement by his health problems, and he probably would have been miserable. It's the guys that hate their jobs but suffer through 30 or 40 years due to frivolous spending, only to croak after their first taste of freedom that I really feel bad for. I once worked with a fellow whose best friend died literally the day after his retirement. Went home from his retirement party, went to bed, never woke up. Shook my co-worker badly, and he basically went on in-cube sabbatical until his own retirement after that.


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Re: Sergio Marchionne
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 10:06:43 AM »
Reading about the CEO of FCA, his passing has happened very rapidly. One minute you are announcing your retirement and a few days later you pass away..


He went in for shoulder surgery last week and died from complications.  The board of directors had no choice but to replace him when it became clear over the weekend that he would never recover to the point he could resume his duties. He did not want to retire.