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Ford's tactics a sign of the times?

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posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:26 PM
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DETROIT — For the first time in generations, Ford Motor (F) has resorted to firing employees and immediately escorting them from corporate buildings — shaking up the company and compelling Chief Executive Officer Bill Ford to send a message last week to employees.
Until now, Detroit automakers have cut thousands of white-collar jobs almost exclusively by getting employees to voluntarily leave through early retirement or buyouts, or by letting open jobs go unfilled.

But not nearly enough people have come off Ford's payroll to meet its initial goal of cutting 2,750 of its 35,000 North American white-collar workers.

Even worse for workers, the company reported a $907 million loss in the April-June period this year for its North American division and says now that cuts may have to go even deeper than the 2,750 positions.


While it is not quite exactly news that Ford is losing money and that workers are being laid off, this particular tactic of doing so is quite bizzar. I have never heard of someone escorting workers out of a building after being fired, usually they are left alone to leave with dignity under their own power.

I find this a sign of the times of Ford's debt problem, currently in the billions. I heard on the radio a few days that Ford and its subsidiaries may be bought out by the Koreans or Japanese, though I am not sure how reliable this is.




posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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Link please...



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:37 PM
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Frosty, you are aware that Chevrolet/GM is having such problems and doing the very same thing?




seekerof



posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 10:04 AM
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Hey...At least once they're fired, they can still buy new cars at the employee rate, right?



cjf

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by Frosty
While it is not quite exactly news that Ford is losing money and that workers are being laid off, this particular tactic of doing so is quite bizzar. I have never heard of someone escorting workers out of a building after being fired, usually they are left alone to leave with dignity under their own power.


To your point, downsizing was to be expected.

However; escorting terminated employees off premise is no longer a matter or issue of integrity but rather liability and pure ‘CYA’ for employers.

Also regularly today, US employees are also not allowed to return to premise and are formally warned of ‘trespassing’, if there is a public access site, then 90-120 days ‘off premise’ is usually the norm (often the agreement is found and passed over in a voluntarily signed agreement contained in small print when one accepts the job or during training/continued training).

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posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
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here

And none of you people thought I was a wizard :shk:




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