Friday, January 27, 2006

Ford plant bans competitors' cars from lot

Dearborn manager says employees can only park if they drive a Ford

The parking lot at Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn Truck plant just got a little more exclusive.

Plant manager Rob Webber announced Monday that, starting Feb. 1, the parking lot may be used only by employees who drive vehicles built by Ford or one of its subsidiaries.

Webber's move came the same day Ford announced a restructuring plan under which it will cut up to 30,000 jobs and close 14 facilities by 2012. Ford said the plan is designed to make the company's North American division, which lost $1.6 billion last year, profitable by 2008.
Jerry Sullivan, president of United Auto Workers Local 600, which represents about 2,600 workers at the plant, applauded Webber's move.

"Everybody's in this together. (We need) to buy the products we make and support the company," Sullivan said. "This is a good place to start."

Beauty. Company shitcans 30K jobs; pointy-haired middle manager issues parameters for positive environmental alterations that will synergize with corporate missions and enhance workers' mindfulness of core competencies. Smiley-faced coffee mugs, anyone?

And I liked the union president's response. If he keeps up the good work, he may land a gig at the DLC.


Anonymous Stefan said...

i belive that it is fair because if you work there and you don't have a ford why don't you stop wasting Fords time and go work fo the company that you like to buy from. if you work for Ford you shopuld be driving a ford because that is called freakin respect

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Respect is what you have for yourself when you a) exercise your personal right of choice, and b) buy something of (cough) quality. I wouldn't drive a FixOrRepairDaily if they paid me. Or look at it this way, if Ford Motor Co. employees don't drive Ford products, maybe they know something the rest of us don't? lol

10:32 PM  

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