I was let go and I am wandering if I am going to be able to get an electronic W2 form from Ford now that I do not have user name and password access any more. Anyone knows?
Topics regarding layoffs at Ford
Throwing people out in the street because they’re older after they have devoted their entire lives to your company in order to save a buck as you hide behind all your personal wealth Shame on you Bill Ford Enjoy your new Train Station
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephaniedenning/2019/05/25/fords-layoffs-signal-ominous-future/#1ff4704a2ea9 Insightful article by Stephanie Denning - the conclusion in her article follows: “But I am far more concerned about its strategic priorities... read more
In planning for coming layoffs - I was wondering if someone can educate on what I can expect in terms of medical benefits from the company. I am over 55 and more than 10 years of experience but hired after 2004. They define benefits for people before... read more
Anyone under 62 and thinking about the pension because of the supplemental? I ran the pension annuity numbers taking lump sum and they are equal to if I took lump sum and purchased an annuity myself —— except for the supplemental 800 per month until... read more
The UAW is next for layoffs and sacrifices. Contract negotiations are in the early stages for GM & Ford, which both companies have been going through heavy restructuring efforts. People knowledgeable and close to the talks have said that Ford has... read more
I get that the ones that are laid off are having it real tough at the moment and I feel for them. On the other hand, even I survive all the waves and the so called Smart Redesign I won't be any less unhappier, knowing that I’m working for a company... read more
I would appreciate to hear some job hunting stories from ex Ford employees that go laid off? How long did it take to find a new job? Did you apply at competing car companies or have you moved out of the industry ? How hard was it? Of course, im... read more
Due to a long over due of inefficiency work force, salary workers without any work to do, multiple failure new program launches, poor management, unqualified salary workers, unmotivated salary workers, salary workers taking advantage of the company -... read more
Didn’t get any sleep last night and I can say that I’m feeling any better today. Although I don't have any reliable info that my location is going to get hit next week, it doesn’t make it any better, as we all know this isn’t gonna stop for a while... read more
Blessing in disguise. Most of you folks live a static lifestyle and rot away in an office cube for 8 hours a day, given you don't skip out early and make it a 5 hour day. It'll be good for you to see what the world looks like, and let me tell you...a... read more
Meanwhile Ford continues to fund FordDirect and the employees there enjoy “Summer Fridays,” working from home, FREE lunch and snacks, FREE top of the line medical/dental benefits, BONUSES, and a Google-like work space — all on FORD’s dime. Most if... read more
Meanwhile, as cuts are occurring in in the US, an upper level manager from the AP region has been delivering a presentation to his US teams showing photos of the newly built Chennai, India, building, it’s features (such as child care facility... read more
Seriously, It’s bad enough to get laid off, but to be told that your job basically doesn’t exist anymore is a whole new level. If every company in the industry is changing towards implementing new technologies, than classic plant workers have no... read more
Judging by everything the next week will everything but quiet. Any word what exactly they have in store for us on monday? Which departments could be next in line for cuts. What numbers are we talking about from now on? If anybody has any info or a... read more
I had 10 people reporting to me that are all “safe” I was told by my LL4 and LL5 they had to lose someone and they picked me. Nice. All this 4 months after reporting my LL4 for inappropriate behavior to HR. Nice to know those types of LL4s are... read more
Ford those who are retirement age The lump sum is not nearly as attractive as in past year due to higher interest rate. Good info in "Where's Bill Ford" thread. IPBGC insurance protects pension regardless of Ford's future
Consolidate departments. Automate. Eliminate redundancies. Staff people with the competencies to implement your vision. Eliminate obstacles, the inferior, the obsolete, and the naysayers. Eliminate waste and overhead. Improve efficiency. Outsource... read more
"Hatchet-Man" lives in his own egocentric world where he is the brain, savior of the company, and father figure to us all. His rambling Huddles make me sick. I will give him credit however. At least we hear from him. It might be more of the same... read more
I was an agency rep for 20+ yrs and now work for Ford. I’ve literally released hundreds of employees over my career. Want to share my experience. Best day to lay-off workers- Tues. Why? Friday is the worst day. You are helpless. Nothing is open on... read more
Does anyone know or have a feeling if buyouts will be offered again in 2019 or in 2020? I was not eligible last year to take the buyout, as I was short 1 year both for age and time with the company. After this past week, I've already told my wife... read more
Any notice that the employees laid off are not eligible for rehire? That hasn’t been the case in the past. Is this a way to avoid future contributions to the pension?
Look on line. The Free Press put out an article that an engineering firm wants the Ford Laid off workers for their Pontiac site! Good luck.... I hope everyone gets a better job!
Cannot wait to read the next one.
How are you doing on finding new jobs? Is the job market really as good as they say or is that only referring to low skill, low paying jobs? I'm about to start sending out resumes, so it'd be nice to get at least some kind of a picture of what's... read more
We know more is coming in June, at least for us in IT, so after all this stress we get a full week of not having to worry about our jobs before we are back to square one. How generous of Ford to provide us with even that long, right??? I'm starting... read more
These layoffs might look good to then in the excel sheet, but life is not an excel sheet. Cost may be cut, but they are willingly losing some of the folks that were the backbone of many operations and that kept this place running. They will be the... read more
Usually there are no layoffs on a Friday. Not so sure with what went on this week. So if you know of any, post department, location, and grade (GSR, LL, etc) and the number of people let go.
No longer Ford but follow this blog with interest. Where is Bill Ford? Has he addressed the Company in the last few months-- town hall, video, email? The press is all about Hackett and his thinking. His execution seems terrible. thr
For those of you with a pension coming, what is your formula for obtaining your pension?
The direction management has decided to go is pure folly.
This goes beyond Ford. R&D spending by companies is growing quickly, but it is weighted towards development rather than research... So R&D money is spent on the marginal innovations related to the commercialization of old research than the... read more
The leadership themselves admitted the layoffs will continue until June, so that means that, in reality, they could go on for quite some time. What do you think the final headcount of laid off folks will be after all this is over?
They are never over, at least while this leadership is in place and while the company is in this state. I’m talking about the people speculating about weather this wave is over or will layoffs continue throughout the weak. Of course, everyone wants... read more
I look at it this way. I worked nearly 20 years for this company, keeping my head down, doing my job. Was intensely friendly to my co workers, helping them if I could. Was calm in the face of adversity, laid back with those working for me. I did NOT... read more
Because as much as you dislike them saying layoffs would go all week when they only went through Wednesday or Thursday, you would have really hated it if they said it would only go a few days and it ended up going all week. They were just hedging... read more
If you are looking to buy new and are considering Honda because they offer reliable vehicles in segments Ford will not be competing in check Tamaroff (Southfield). They were over 10% cheaper than my local dealer. There is a Ford connection -- the... read more
IF you are <50 and <$130K ish you are 100% safe IT dept is at risk because of some outsourcing discussions with T*S company If you are a minority or colored person you are generally safe H1Bs are safe Agency budget is cut by 20% so expect to see... read more