Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

GM-to risky to work for

GM hadn't been stable in a very long time, I am very surprised that anyone young coming out of school would even entertain working for this company.
If I was a youngster living with the folks, I would be connecting on LinkedIn as much as possible and looking hard for opportunities all over the globe for a career path. We all know there is no guarantees with anything in life, it's a c-ap shoot but how to minimize the risk is the game.
Point is GM is to risky to work for and I would go to a better company if possible, whatever that means. God bless all of you, Merry Christmas and hold your head high!
2018-19 has been a brutal year for many and I pray that it will get better for all of us.

Took this from @12q72nlL-4zpn and reposted it . This couldn’t be more true
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Post ID: @OP+12xeSMtS

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The way things are going, perhaps in GM's not to distant future, the older white male will eventually become a diversity candidate that will be protected by quotas.

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Post ID: @vfih+12xeSMtS

@12xeSMtS-june

Looks like a few 2nd or 3rd choice candidates didn't like the message and down voted.

An open society of equals promote skill set over race and gender. Those what want a free pass, need these affirmative action laws to level the playing field. Not because of talent, because of, a free pass. Because talent does not equate, they need a few bonus points.

Is that whom you want running your industry, business, or household? 2nd, 3rd, or 4th best based upon talent?

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Post ID: @kyrl+12xeSMtS

Well said. As Crowder would say, prove it wrong. Just because it's right, doesn't make it racist. It just makes obvious, obvious.

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Post ID: @jrnl+12xeSMtS

That's not true at all, sarcastic or otherwise.

When I interviewed with my current employer, of those scheduled for interview, 9 out of 10 were of a non-white status. Infirmative action much?

I can't walk around my workplace, without a significantly large presents of non-American individuals.

This is your future demographics America. You are about to be replaced, and you hardly even notice. We didn't just let the barbarians enter the gates, we invited them in.

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Post ID: @june+12xeSMtS

Wake up the layoffs had nothing to do with race and everything to do with saving money. If a lot of old white men got laid off it was because a lot of old white men made too much money or cost too much insurance. This is private industry not a government job. Keeps your skills strong or get turned over. In fact I’ve seen Asian women be targeted harder then old white men during layoffs

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Post ID: @fakt+12xeSMtS

You know what the bumper stickers say. Out of a job yet? Keep buying foreign.

9 out of 15 vehicles according to cars.com, are Japanese vehicles with the most USA content by vehicle percentage.

Out of a job yet? Keep buying GM...

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Post ID: @emuk+12xeSMtS

Why not say the name of the company?

Why hide the name of a company that mistreats its employees?

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Post ID: @ensl+12xeSMtS

@erhj So true. I left a job of 10 years that for the last 5 of those that did the same things. The only difference is that their high-powered legal team reviewed all the people they wanted to let go. If legal didn't approve, the company (whom I won't name) would go back and add or subtract names to make it all 'legal-like.'

Their targets were those with the company 25+ years because they made too much money, those 50 years or older (ageism) and those that had the audacity to use their medical benefits. One guy on my team had triple bypass surgery, over 50 and had 20+ years with the company. A trifecta! He was let go (obviously) along with many good people.

In addition, the company went to the burn and churn method, aka, forced rankings for annual evaluations around the same time along with major internal restructuring. Good people with impeccable reviews for 15+ years were suddenly given bad evals to get rid of them. That was the kiss of death. No PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) was available so you were forced to get your resume ready for the inevitable. Entire teams were either eliminated or outsourced to add to the terminations.

The place went from a decent place to work to absolutely miserable. There was an increase of employees taking antidepressants. Employees were breaking down and crying in the bathrooms. No more happy employees. It became a place to work just to get a paycheck. No more pride in the company.

To make matters worse, after every layoff, leadership would hold divisional meetings to basically tell us that the layoffs were over, to get over it and focus on our jobs. And of course next week would be another round of layoffs along with another meeting of lies.

I voluntarily left before I was targeted.

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Post ID: @exwp+12xeSMtS

Some of these posts are off base. The targets were older white men. This is fact. Of course some young people were cut. Of course some minorities were cut. Of course some women were cut. They had to hit every group in order to prevent being sued. It was a big exercise in statistics. Thats why they had a consulting firm come in to review the names on the list. This is also fact. Needed to show just enough statistical diversity to prevent law suits. And a lot of the younger layoffs were bogus as they were called back a month or two later. I personally know of three. All younger women. I Hear many callback stories from across the company. The whole thing was to change the makeup of the workforce to suit Mary’s vision of being a Silicon Valley type tech company “like Tesla”. Younger people and diversity employees let go and not called back were collateral damage.

Statistically, if you are under 35, female, and/or not white, you are in a safe place. This is fact. These are the marching orders handed down through the ranks - all verbally of course. Whole thing was as dirty as the Detroit river.

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Post ID: @erhj+12xeSMtS

As I say in many of these posts, I fight back by not buying anything, especially a new automobile. If corporate America wants to treat employees like c-ap, in turn I buy nothing and have a mind set just like a corporation. That mind set is: cut costs, everything I do basically revolves around earning cash and investing. All my hobbies, yes you guessed it, I find a way to make a buck while enjoying them. Advice: Never give your life to a corporation, it does not care about YOU or your family, only it's investors.

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Post ID: @erhb+12xeSMtS

The layoffs were a wake up call for a lot of people. GM needs to fix its business. Get more work done with less people.

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Post ID: @8ofk+12xeSMtS

Company s—s, just put it behind

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Post ID: @7jzs+12xeSMtS

I'm a white guy 40, I am sorry dear.
That's why I said the all mighty dollar dosent discriminate, it hates all equally. I had the pleasure of working with all cultures and it was an amazing experience for me. We made the company go daily but the blind folks at the top will bury it as you can all now clearly see. Regardless of Mary's gender she isn't the right person for the job and never was, unfortunately she has added zero value and has provided zero results, she has delivered zero products of any kind and has provided nothing but negative for GM.

God bless all of you ladies and gentlemen and Merry Christmas 🙏

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Post ID: @6vrn+12xeSMtS

I was the only African American woman in my group, there were a few people that were older than me and made lots more money and were white, They picked according to popularity and youth. I stayed long hours, was a team player and worked hard. So that blows that theory of diversity. We all have a story, GM just doesn't care, as long as it doesn't affect them and their bottom line...Greedy Motors.

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Post ID: @6hdh+12xeSMtS

12xeSMtS-3zmf
Basically you make to much money, they cut people based off that alone.
55 on up right?
Race has absolutely nothing to do with this, it's about the all mighty dollar and it hates everyone equally. " Corporate America"

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Post ID: @3afw+12xeSMtS

I was a long term double diversity employee but am old so it’s just not white guys that got let go. It had to do with age and those caught in the web as they tried to lower the ages of those let go.

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Post ID: @3zmf+12xeSMtS

It's not risky if you are a diversity hire, aka a token hire who gets a
free pass. I would certainly feel pretty ticked off if I was hired solely
based on a feature, rather than a skill set, but I'm also not the agenda
driven hiring manager who must meet a higher up hiring quota based upon an
overall corporate social agenda.

I mean as the employee, should I feel bad because I potentially stole a
job from someone more qualified, or be thankful I landed a job? As long
as I get mine right?

The path to hell is always paved in good intentions...

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