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This is what happens when Ford announces they are hiring

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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:57 AM

Originally posted by davidgrouchy
I don't know if its the music or what,
but for some strange reason this seems heartbreaking.

David Grouchy

edit on 22-1-2012 by davidgrouchy because: (no reason given)

Omg, six blocks, and the line just... keeps ... going...
edit on 22-1-2012 by davidgrouchy because: (no reason given)

Cause it is heartbreaking and inexcusable. Like the videographer said Ford should have took people's applications over the internet and called them in for interviews rather than the method they opted for, making them stand in coldness just to put in an application. Hell standing in extreme cold is punishment but they want to work so the people did what they deemed necessary.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by randomname

Are you from 1908? Serious?
Also what's so sad. These people are willing to work and a major US manufacturer is hiring. What's the problem?

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:01 AM

Originally posted by dreamingawake
Indeed very sad, lots of people in need of work, not enough jobs.

Does this prove to some people now that out of work people are not lazy? I hope so at least, people need to pay attention in this concerning time and quit buying what the msm throws.
edit on 22-1-2012 by dreamingawake because: vid added

Thank you for pointing that out my thoughts exactly!!!

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:06 AM
I salute the people trying to get a job. I only wish it wasn't for an industry that is so absolutely dependent on people buying new vehicles.

Is that really what we need more of?

I don't exactly know what I would rather have them making, but another car isn't it.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:07 AM

Originally posted by randomname
the saddest part is yet to come. when they are hired, they stand in front of the same machine day in and day out for 8-12 hrs a day.

sometimes for 6 days a week, because the greedy imbeciles who run the show save money by overworking employees, even with overtime.

stale air, no natural light, harmful fumes from plastic, paint and metal.

then only a minutes warning to getting laid off because ford's latest car is sh-t, and they always run at a loss because their main source of revenue is government bailouts.

if i was one of them, i would be selling hotdogs to the people in line. you'd make more in one day than working there a month.

edit on 22-1-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)

I understand what you're staying but at this time people need to pay their bills and sustain themselves so those conditions are doable. Corporations are holding "Americans" by the sack if you know what I mean so long gone are the days of nit picking over no natural light in the workplace.
edit on 23-1-2012 by Chai_An because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:08 AM
It will only get worse.

Capitalism innovates to maximize the efficiency of profit. There are no other considerations.

It really is unsettling, many people are trapped in a form of Stockholm syndrome, to be held hostage but to cling to their captors while holding onto a false reality, a status-quo, a dream that will never come for most, regardless of how hard they work. To be disillusioned enough to defend the ones that are using and abusing you, that are destroying any future, all for the hope of someday profiting from a system that will eventually throw you, and your children away. To promote a system of generational slavery as a way to justify your current suffering, to make sense of it, to deal with it.

I personally know many that had the exact mentality that these folks had. They worked hard, went to school, DID EVERYTHING RIGHT, and now they have been thrown away like trash by their corporate masters. They have lost everything and are unable now to provide for themselves or their families. Struggling to survive, their health deteriorating, and their future gone. By getting to this point, their eyes have been opened and they now know there is only an American Illusion, meant to enslave and pacify the masses while neutering the people of their power all in the name of profit.

The Utopia that is constantly made fun of and attacked is possible with the technology of a decade ago. But the primal greed deep within the very soul of man is too strong, and will not allow a world free of pain, suffering, inequality, and intolerance. Instead, trading a world of prosperity, creativity, and love for one of personal wealth at the expense and suffering of a great multitude of others.

Sadly, the cost of the current path of our greed will ultimately lead to self destruction, as the excesses continue up until the final breath is exhaled from the last human in the universe.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by randomname

I take it you have never worked in a plant before it's not that bad the air is clear and they give a 24 hour notice for layoff at the very minimum. Thats why people are in line. Lots of good bennifits and vacation. But you'll whine about that too because you don't stand a chance at a job there

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Something else everyone should know.

These are most likely NOT union jobs. The UAW has made concessions to allow non-union workers to be right next to union workers for half the pay.

I'm totally ok with that since there's a little false inflation that goes along with higher hourly jobs. I do feel that the union workers had it so good for so long that it has really crippled the Big 3. They are recovering now because those lifers are finally dying off and aren't sucking at the lifelong benefit teat.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:23 AM
Disturbing trends in this thread:

1. The amount of people who still apply the nose-to-the-grindstone approach and spew hackneyed nonsensical jargon such as "they call it work because it's hard", "just be happy you have a job", etc.

It's 2012 people. You're telling me that this is the best we can do? We're still tied to this fracking rock, fighting the same stupid battles, and listening to the same refurbished crap from people who don't realize this is the 21st century.

No, I don't want to work 8-12 hours a day at a job I don't like just in the hope that I can retire at an age where I go to bed at eight o' clock in the evening, wake up at four in the morning, and no longer care to accomplish anything because I lost the drive that youth gave me.

No, I don't want a fracking job. "Want" is the key word. I "want" to live and enjoy life--I am forced to have a job and work. Let people like me complain.

Yes, you all should stop living off of your grandparent's depression era advice and, more importantly, stop repeating it to those of us who would like to see this civilization progress.

Yes, mindless service driven jobs are crappy--let people complain about them. We should be at a point in society where the majority of what people do is aimed towards actual progress. We should be using our technology to eliminate the need for service driven jobs.

The point we're at, as a civilization, is depressing. Let us complain.

2. Using the phrases "putting food on the table", "feed my family", etc.

Please, for Frack's sake, let's finally wash our hands of these phrases.

Every time I hear one of these phrases I can't help but conjure visions of lugging home giant sacks of potatoes, through depressed streets of a broken down city surrounded by burned out apartment buildings crowned with giant smoke stacks pumping black sludge by the gallons into the air, up three flights of stairs to a scantily furnished one bedroom apartment where my family of five lives with no heat and soot stained walls.

3. Posters who come on and tell people to go apply for jobs


posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:23 AM
reply to post by mossme89

That is so crazy. It is depressing to know how many of those people wont't even be considered for those jobs. We need to change things before they get worse.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:26 AM
I have three close relatives that are retired from the old glass plant in nashville and two second cousins working there until it closed. These are very good jobs with nice pay and excellent benefits. Nissan held a job fair just last month and hired about 1000 people.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by yadda333

Any chance you're have a privileged background?

Have you ever been without a job?

Sometimes it takes hard work to pay the bills. You can't sit in an Ivory Tower and wish away low level manual jobs.

What is your plan to take away this "Depression-era mentality" other than simply saying "Don't do it!"?

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:59 AM
reply to post by WickettheRabbit

It's really more of a vision and hope.

It's also this mild annoyance I feel from people constantly rehashing the same cliched jargon about "working hard" and "paying the bills".

Okay--we get it. You describe reality very well. Congratulations. But please, just let us hope.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 11:06 AM
reply to post by yadda333

I wish there was something more meaningful that we could come up with that people would be able to do for a living, but someone has to make my Value Menu food.

BTW - It wasn't meant as a personal attack on you.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 11:17 AM
At least a great America company is hiring - one that didn't take bailouts (I've bought two Fords in last few years for that reason alone). I hope this continues, the hiring, and I hope those lines get shorter quickly.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 11:29 AM

Originally posted by jude11
This looks like the line ups at the soup kitchens during the depression.

What happened to the Greatest Country on Earth?


edit on 22-1-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)

The liberals sold it to China.

Someone brought this up, and I was thinking it, too. These are the people who haven't given up yet. Imagine for every one of these people, there are at least 10 more at home who have thrown in the towel.

edit on 23-1-2012 by AwakeinNM because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 11:36 AM

Originally posted by Irish614
Not to be rude or anything but how the hell are those people standing in the lines expect to get a job dressed the way they are? Jeans and puffy jackets etc? That is no way to go about getting a job, at least put some slacks on with a button up shirt. Am I the only person seeing that?
edit on 1/23/2012 by Irish614 because: (no reason given)

It was ten degrees out dude. Seriously lol.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 11:38 AM
reply to post by randomname

I thought that Ford didn't accept bailout money?

And Fords can be good. My 15 year old Escort is still running, even if the body is starting to fall apart in places.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:13 PM
reply to post by Strict

I could care less about the temperature. They make pea coats for that very reason. The fact that they were standing there in line with jeans, sneakers and some puffy jacket makes it look like they aren't trying very hard to get the job. As an unemployed person I went out with my unemployment checks and bought "interview" clothes.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:18 PM
reply to post by yadda333

Hope for what? A day where you can sit around on your butt all day and get paid for it?

Seriously? That's the best you've got?

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