General Motors founder Billy Durant spooked future generations of GM chiefs when, late in life, he was discovered broke and running a bowling alley in Flint, Mich.
So far none of Durant's successors has fallen that far, or even close. Still, it's kind of strange whenever a former head of GM turns up someplace less exalted.
Last week two former CEOs got part-time jobs. And while they aren't exactly in the fast lane anymore, they aren't in a bowling lane, either.
Fritz Henderson, GM's CEO last year from March 31 through Dec. 1, signed on as a consultant for AlixPartners, the suburban Detroit turnaround specialist hired to dispose of the unwanted assets GM left in bankruptcy.
It is the second post-CEO gig for Henderson, 51. Last month GM brought him in as a $60,000-a-month part-time consultant on international operations.