Morons. The companies are about to go down the tubes but the union leaders
refuse to give anything back. As a matter of fact, they're asking for more.
The auto industry in this country should be allowed to go down the tubes.
Then they can restart with workers who realize having a job at an OK pay
rate is better than having NO job at Union scale...
How stupid can you be?
If I remember right Chrysler got price reductions from management,
labor and Suppliers, and paid the loan off before it was due. They
even put out a breakthrough #1 selling vehicle, the mini van, that
made it all work. Now they fly in with Jets, and say "its not our
fault" . The real point is this money wont last more than my frozen
pizza and they will need more from you early next year. Are you going
to buy a 40,000$ chevy volt that might get 10 miles at 0f with gas
under 2 bucks, with a battery technology that so far lasts 2-3 years,
nobody will. As folks now looking to buy a new car their stupidy makes
buyers not want to risk buying a car from a company that may not be
there in a few years, kinda self fullfilling, go broke because of
greed. Let them go under. Ford is not asking for a bailout. Their
advertising for years made me puke, it was always "Horsepower" now
they are toting just highway milage ratings which in my city you dont
ever get, even on the highway its a dream. That is out of touch with
reality, and bs people see through. I bet they are bailed out, and
should not be.
On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 13:27:27 -0800, Jim Higgins wrote:
Indeed. But like most unions, they squeeze more and more until there's
less and less.
The large corporation I was working for got in trouble once, and though we
didn't give anything back, the union leaders didn't ask for anything,
either. The die-hard rank-and-file said he was 'sleeping with the company'
but those of us that actually had some brains were glad to keep working.
I was accused of being a 'company man' one time. I looked at the guy and
said, "Someone has to."
I sure am. When I was a kid, doctors made lots of money, but for the most
part healthcare was non-profit, esp hospitals.
Now the money managers have stepped in and are only about profits. Have to
keep the shareholders happy! (Gee, where did I hear that before). Just
like GM, but in this case you can't avoid it...unless you want to go to
Mexico or India...
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