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A few words about ExxonMobil (*)

I worked for Exxon (*) for more than 35 years, but the new management style after the merger with Mobil forced me out of work.

In general what I noticed was a growing level of cynicism and hypocrisy: both typical symptoms of a centralized bureaucratic organization. In four other pages in this website I briefly discussed my views on ExxonMobil.
On October 15, 2002 Esso Italiana S.r.l., on behalf of ExxonMobil, approached my provider threatening to sue them if they did not cancel my pages on ExxonMobil, although I had never received direct complaints by ExxonMobil or any of its subsidiaries about their contents. I soon discovered that most of us are.....

(Sandro Botticelli - Truth)

(*) The words ExxonMobil, Exxon and Mobil are used in a generic sense. I actually worked since January 1, 1966 for Esso Standard Italiana Spa, subsequently renamed Esso Italiana Spa and Esso Italiana Srl. On April 5, 2001 I was notified that my contract had been sold on January 1, 2001 to another company named ExxonMobil Mediterranea Srl (previously a subsidiary of Mobil). Four days after this notification I left the company. Therefore I never had any direct legally binding agreement with Exxon Corporation or ExxonMobil Corporation.

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