Retirement letter from Google’s CFO

It’s common for corporate executives who are retiring to say they’ll be spending more time with their family. But Google’s chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, appears to really mean it.

In an unusually reflective and candid letter posted Tuesday afternoon to Google Plus, Pichette wrote that “after nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family. Yeah, I know you’ve heard that line before. We give a lot to our jobs. I certainly did.” He said he wrote the letter because “I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.”

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