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MissingDad

Spring Hill, TN

#1 Jan 11, 2010
Everyone predicted this would happen after our family members signed on for 3 years in Lansing. GM will employ new workers at the Spring Hill plant at lower pay while our Fathers and Mothers, Brothers and Sisters are stuck away from their families for 3 years... Dirty politics. I miss my Dad, and it's only been a week...
George Carlin

Spring Hill, TN

#2 Jan 12, 2010
Well said!!! I have a friend who signed there lease and has to move too and didnt but, she didnt know if she could find another job here in Spring Hill. It will be nice for the new jobs, but once has to wonder if this was the plan from the gettgo from the very top.
TaxedPayer

Spring Hill, TN

#3 Jan 12, 2010
George Carlin wrote:
Well said!!! I have a friend who signed there lease and has to move too and didnt but, she didnt know if she could find another job here in Spring Hill. It will be nice for the new jobs, but once has to wonder if this was the plan from the gettgo from the very top.
Yes...Considering GM now wishes it never created the Saturn program of workers being involved in everyday decisions, and does wish to go back to the "I'm the boss, you're the horse" mentality on the floor.
It does make sense for them to have done this to break up the Old Saturn workforce, and restart with new people trudging thru the day mindlessly taking a foreman's orders.
As well as retiring and giving buyouts to the higher paid workforce in lieu of a newer, younger less paid workforce.
I'm sure it crossed their minds...
Re-Open the plants

Columbia, TN

#4 Jan 13, 2010
MissingDad wrote:
Everyone predicted this would happen after our family members signed on for 3 years in Lansing. GM will employ new workers at the Spring Hill plant at lower pay while our Fathers and Mothers, Brothers and Sisters are stuck away from their families for 3 years... Dirty politics. I miss my Dad, and it's only been a week...
Hi MD.
Sorry to hear about your dad being away from you. I know it was a hard decision for him to make and in the end he probably wanted the best for you/his family.

There was another option though that was available without the 3 year committment? For less money however for the move, and recall rights to come back.
It's too bad that new workers will have to take lower pay for doing the same tedious assembly line work our dads, and families before us have done.
We remember seeing new hires walk out at lunch, never coming back, When they were hired, they had heard for yeas 'how easy' the jobs were at the plant. They got a reality check and many quit on the spot.

If the SH plant reopen hopefully, you never know what might be proposed. Perhaps an offer to pay back the incentive money, and move back to TN. Never know.

Best to you and please keep in touch with dad, he misses you too :)

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#5 Jan 14, 2010
When are these losers going to pay us back our damn money?
TaxedPayer

Spring Hill, TN

#6 Jan 14, 2010
MSO4, suck it up and move on.
Support GM

Columbia, TN

#7 Jan 14, 2010
MSO4 wrote:
When are these losers going to pay us back our damn money?
They will pay back the loan when people like you start supporting the company again, buy products, and start making a profit again.
If you were so worried about getting "your" money back, you'd be best to do a little advertising of the GM brands.

If you and other like you don't support, then you will never see a return on the investment of your money. It is fairly simple isn't it?

Since: Apr 09

Gallatin, TN

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Put out a product that is cheap, runs for many miles or at least until you get it paid for and maybe the American people could support GM.

To many "other" auto co. puts out good, cheap cars. They run forever it seems. Now why would GM think we should just buy their product so the CEO's. president, or vice pr. and union and the auto workers keep getting their big fat checks?

Cut the pay for everyone that plays a role in GM and put out a decent product then we might want to syupport GM.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#9 Jan 19, 2010
Support GM wrote:
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They will pay back the loan when people like you start supporting the company again, buy products, and start making a profit again.
If you were so worried about getting "your" money back, you'd be best to do a little advertising of the GM brands.
If you and other like you don't support, then you will never see a return on the investment of your money. It is fairly simple isn't it?
Why should I support a company that builds mediocre cars at best?
dabronx

Franklin, TN

#10 Feb 21, 2010
All the folks whinning about the money GM got in a goverment loan, This go`s on w/ other companys,Nissan,Toyota,Kia,etc .No one crys about that.Nissan got 800 million for a head quarts in williamson county.We will not see a return in our money for 20 yrs or more.I dont hear you.Well go drive a toyota & put your family in it, Take along trip to japan.GM,Ford,& Chrysler saved our country 2 times in world wars I, & II. Show some loyalty to a americancompany & products, & maybe you wouldent have to buy as you say a cheap car. Wake up & get off your cell phones. I drive GM trucks for over 25 yrs never had a problem & never had to worry about dieing in a truck or car, Hope you all love your toyotas.
Toyota Driver

Chapel Hill, TN

#11 Feb 21, 2010
dabronx wrote:
All the folks whinning about the money GM got in a goverment loan, This go`s on w/ other companys,Nissan,Toyota,Kia,etc .No one crys about that.Nissan got 800 million for a head quarts in williamson county.We will not see a return in our money for 20 yrs or more.I dont hear you.Well go drive a toyota & put your family in it, Take along trip to japan.GM,Ford,& Chrysler saved our country 2 times in world wars I, & II. Show some loyalty to a americancompany & products, & maybe you wouldent have to buy as you say a cheap car. Wake up & get off your cell phones. I drive GM trucks for over 25 yrs never had a problem & never had to worry about dieing in a truck or car, Hope you all love your toyotas.
I love my Toyota. Did Toyota make the brakes or were they supplied by another company? My bet is that they were supplied by another company. Wonder if the unions had anything to do with sabotaging Toyota? Just something to ponder.
IHateJapLovers

Spring Hill, TN

#12 Feb 21, 2010
Toyota Driver wrote:
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I love my Toyota. Did Toyota make the brakes or were they supplied by another company? My bet is that they were supplied by another company. Wonder if the unions had anything to do with sabotaging Toyota? Just something to ponder.
Nice try but Toyota and the rest don't use union shops. Most of their parts come from overseas. I hope your Toyota has the good brakes cause when that POS takes off on it's own, you're gonna need them.
Toyota Driver

Chapel Hill, TN

#13 Feb 21, 2010
IHateJapLovers wrote:
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Nice try but Toyota and the rest don't use union shops. Most of their parts come from overseas. I hope your Toyota has the good brakes cause when that POS takes off on it's own, you're gonna need them.
Are you saying that Toyota has a supplier for its brakes? Now, could that supplier also sell brakes to GM? Be real careful how you answer that. I might already know the answer. LOL See, we aren't as stupid as you thought.

Since: Aug 08

Murfreesboro

#14 Feb 21, 2010
IHateJapLovers

Spring Hill, TN

#15 Feb 22, 2010
Toyota Driver wrote:
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Are you saying that Toyota has a supplier for its brakes? Now, could that supplier also sell brakes to GM? Be real careful how you answer that. I might already know the answer. LOL See, we aren't as stupid as you thought.
Well, apparently you are, because if you really knew, you'd understand how Japanese companies are structured. I'm not going into the details but this creates an almost exclusive supply base to the Japanese manufacturers.
IHateJapLovers

Spring Hill, TN

#16 Feb 22, 2010
SUZANNE IN THE BORO wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/2 1/autos/toyota_document/index. htm?hpt=T1
Nice article Suzanne. There is the real Toyota attitude for all to see.
Toyota Driver

Chapel Hill, TN

#17 Feb 22, 2010
IHateJapLovers wrote:
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Well, apparently you are, because if you really knew, you'd understand how Japanese companies are structured. I'm not going into the details but this creates an almost exclusive supply base to the Japanese manufacturers.
http://www.densocorp-na.com/corporate/custome...

Check out the customer base on this one. All Japanese? LOL Are you the clever one?
IHateJapLovers

Spring Hill, TN

#19 Feb 22, 2010
Toyota Driver wrote:
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http://www.densocorp-na.com/corporate/custome...
Check out the customer base on this one. All Japanese? LOL Are you the clever one?
I didn't say exclusive. I said 'almost' exclusive.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#20 Feb 22, 2010
IHateJapLovers wrote:
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Nice try but Toyota and the rest don't use union shops. Most of their parts come from overseas. I hope your Toyota has the good brakes cause when that POS takes off on it's own, you're gonna need them.
Have you looked under the hood of American cars lately. I had to use metric tools on my American made PT Cruiser that was built in Mexico. My wife's Ford Ranger was a Mazda truck with Ford's logo on it.
IHateJapLovers

Spring Hill, TN

#21 Feb 22, 2010
Jason B Bour wrote:
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Have you looked under the hood of American cars lately. I had to use metric tools on my American made PT Cruiser that was built in Mexico. My wife's Ford Ranger was a Mazda truck with Ford's logo on it.
Let's see

"American made PT Cruiser that was built in Mexico"........
"Ford Ranger was a Mazda"..........

I'm missing the point you haven't made.

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