The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 November 2005

I guess it still Hertz

A couple of months ago, Ford Motor Company announced that it would spin off Hertz, its wholly-owned auto-rental unit, to a group of private investors.

Today Hertz chairman Craig Koch says he will step down as of the first of January because of a "family medical issue."

That's the first of January 2007.

The reader who pointed me to this story commented: "I wish I knew 14 months in advance when my family would have to deal with a 'medical issue'."

I don't know. I once left a job because of "mutual illness": I was sick of them, and they were sick of me.

Posted at 4:04 PM to Driver's Seat

You know, I clicked the little flag thing to see what it was (honestly, I thought it'd be one of those guestmaps) and I was told you bite you.

So, consider yourself bitten.


Posted by: aldahlia at 6:22 PM on 7 November 2005

Actually, that was a send-up of Blogger's Flag feature, which is used to alert the gods at Google that a site might be, um, out of compliance with whatever the Standards and Practices guys have come up with. After the first week (it went up in late August), most people happily ignored it.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:55 PM on 7 November 2005

August? Well, now you know that I spend my time in a half-aware haze.

Posted by: aldahlia at 8:48 PM on 7 November 2005