Oscar Munoz Says Goodbye As CEO Of United, Get Ready For The Kirby Era

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  1. Jeebus that was a long farewell note. Anyway, bailing on your company at its lowest point is cowardice. Maybe there are extenuating circumstances I missed because I didn’t slog through the entire note, but the optics look really really bad.

  2. Announced back in Dec, 2019 so pre-Covid crisis. I doubt the Board or Kirby wanted to change the decision, so not really fair to describe it as cowardice…

  3. @Jason – the guy LITERALLY has a new heart in his chest (and all this was pre-announced too)…he is lucky to be alive. SMFH.

  4. He has only been a figurehead for the past couple of years. Kirby has been running the airline. So his departure doesn’t really change anything.

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