Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jul 15, 2013
What ever happened with Orion bus

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jul 15, 2013
Roman wrote:
What ever happened with Orion bus
Dawn Lazavic!
lazy workers

Watertown, NY

#3 Jul 16, 2013
All the lazy cry baby union workers.
That will bring any company down.
I bet wherever they are now they are still bitching. I knew a couple scumbags from there. Both a couple of thieves!!

Hamilton, NY

#4 Jul 16, 2013
Was there

Camden, NY

#5 Jul 16, 2013
Oh stop about the lazy cry baby union workers...although NYS union workers have not done industry any favors.

LMAO at Dawn Lazovic.

Probable truth, Daimler and their Ex-Pats sent over to do anything were intolerant, not understanding of the existing business culture, forced systems into place that couldn't/wouldn't/didn't work causing ineffective 'work-arounds, and were outrageously over budget with their arrogance.

Add to that legacy grudges, departmental finger pointing (let's take weeks to figure out who was responsible when a fix could be in place in days), the overall lack of accountability and holding people accountable, a few screw-up not downs and some arrogant lunatics.

Add in an inefective sales team, bids team,contracts team, engineering team, purchasing team, quality team, union production and a MANAGEMENT team who all fall under the legacy grudge finger pointing crapola.

There is the recipe for plant closure.

Truly sad thing is....the place was turning a page. Fleet defects and warranty claims were coming to an end, multi-disciplined teams were in place to deal with the (few) new contracts that were coming in and successfully getting those buses through all stages to a timely delivery to difficult customers. WMATA to name one.

Bottom line IMHO, Daimler pulled the plug because their Melonie, Danijel,Oliver, Ludwig, Marcus, the fat guy with the mismatched socks and others were arrogant, went over budget (you should have seen the perks they got),thought OBI should run like Germany and were unwilling to accept anything other than what they knew.
(Not to say there weren't some Ex-Pats who tried, they did and pretty much they got screwed in the end).

Like I said earlier...really sad thing is....the place was turning the corner. And while everyone working there, union or not, shares responsibility for their ineffectiveness and lack of accountability, my opinion.....Daimler bailed.

Still lmao at the Dawn Lazovic response.

Hamilton, NY

#6 Jul 16, 2013
John Riggleman, he's to blame!
yuk yuk

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jul 19, 2013
happy place

Saranac Lake, NY

#8 Jul 19, 2013

Asskissing yes men,(women--term used loosely mind you), with their heads up top management's asses for years..........and their many minions..........
out of biz

New Hartford, NY

#10 Jul 20, 2013
gone years ago

Watertown, NY

#11 Jul 21, 2013
out of biz wrote:
gone years ago
Years ago? Try a few months ago
wow weeee

Dover, DE

#12 Jul 22, 2013
respect wrote:
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Years ago? Try a few months ago
bottom line was...they were all GREEDY! I don't feel sorry for them one bit! They were Not happy making 20 plus per they can collect 400 Max in unemployment!

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