On 25 Jan 2006 03:24:23 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org
>I don't know if anyone have notice that Ford has slashed over 30,000
>jobs. This is a huge cut, many people may not know that Ford and other
>auto industry have remove more then 65,000 jobs in 2004 - 2005. Now
>they are going to remove more jobs, shut plants.
>Unlike South America, Asia, and Europe - American CEO make millions of
>dollars - that's 300 times more then what public is making - including
>It is true CEO do not deserve "100%" blame, but nonetheless they do
>deserve some. If they really care about their fellow worker then they
>would not be as greedy as they are now. However, the biggest crime CEO
>and other big shot have committed is not cutting jobs, but hiding the
>facts from public.
>World crude oil production is falling - and it has or about to reached
>a peak (all time high). Already, many big oil province are seeing water
>cuts (meaning they are producing more water). Those of who are not
>aware of these shocking fact should read this article.
>You may ask what does this have to do with auto industry? Well, for
>starter they will not be able to sell SUV and other gas guzzling cars.
>And as price of oil go through the roof, some people won't be able to
>afford the car they already have. Ford and other auto industry should
>have taken this into consideration. But did they? So far evidence speak
>Thanks for reading.
It was hard to miss the "the sky is falling" doom and gloom report of
this. However, this is a basic business decision which all companies
are faced with at some point, be the large or small.
The jobs are not being cut overnight. They are being cut over, as I
recall, a 6 year period. How many of those positions will be cut
through normal attrition? That is, retirements (perhaps earlier than
planned), death/injury (on or off the job), normal migration of
workers to new jobs, normal relocations to new geographical locations,
etc? How many due to Publishers Clearinghouse knocking on their door,
or winning the lottery? (Couldn't resist tossing that in... LOL)
How many workers at plants which are closing will be offered jobs at
plants which are remaining open, in order to fill vacancies developed
through normal attrition... similar to Boeing leaving Seattle and
offering the employees the opportunity to relocate to the new complex.
It's an economic hit. One that had to be made, no matter who makes how
much money. But, it's not the end of the world. How many people would
lose their jobs if Ford totally folded? Not gonna happen, the
government would step in and bail them out as happened in the past,
because the country could not take that big a blow.
And unions, while serving a purpose for the workers, have done their
fair share to bring this decision to the table.
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