Thread regarding Ford layoffs

Ford allows everybody to stay home for 2020

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/06/17/criminal-investigtation-ford-mileage-emissions-doj/3198419001/

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Post ID: @OP+15v5exSl

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Post ID: @fom+15v5exS , fyi.. they can also source your hourly jobs to countries like Mexico. and btw they take care of those plants, they are modernized and kept clean. Not much of a quality difference

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Post ID: @fdxi+15v5exSl

1god+15v5exSl There will be an announcement that Ford is transforming the train stain to luxury apartments and condos.

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Post ID: @4vbk+15v5exSl

3caz+15v5exSl they are still reading and replying to the director/vp they admitted emails
they are still scheduling Webex meetings for the director/vp
they are still creating powerpoint presentations for the director/vp

The bigger question is what are the director/vp doing?

Every other layer of management should be eliminated.

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Post ID: @4icq+15v5exSl

Just a question - what do all the administrator assistants do while working from home??? I’m sure that is a great return on those salaries.

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Post ID: @3caz+15v5exSl

Well i see fom+15v5exS1 must be a UAW person? I wander what made this individual an expert on the auto industry? So take away your product development /purchasing/finance and we will see how fast current and future model programs come to a halt ? But what do you care you still get your 4% raise nearly $0 HC cost and your $19k bonus. Did any of the hourly give up their pay increase? NO.
So why as a salary person would I (or anyone in my family) buy a vehicle from the Oval after your comment? If you think I would buy a vehicle to save your job and listen to that comment. I guess i will by a foreign vehicle next time.

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Post ID: @2tzn+15v5exSl

What does this mean for Billy’s train station?

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Post ID: @1god+15v5exSl

How do you save $10B? Don’t rebuild the Dearborn campus and WFH.

I wonder how long it took for the bean counters to think of that one?

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Post ID: @1dfq+15v5exSl

Totally disingenious to blame external costs and lack of sales income on "information" aka office workers who are working remotely. Not to mention that most office work is about optimizing business flows and not generating green dollars.

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Post ID: @wqx+15v5exSl

@asm+15v5exSl - Have you actually ever gotten good work out people located in low cost countries working online? Two decades of working with off-shored resources has me convinced that there isn't any savings, those locations are money pits. The truly skilled people who can compete on the global market, especially those that speak clear international English, have all gone to work in higher income locales to make much, much better money. Those resources in low cost Asian countries are hard to communicate effectively with, do only what is asked at the very most and usually produce results that need a LOT of clean up and re-working.

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Post ID: @hgc+15v5exSl

Ford lost many IT employees because they were unwilling to let them work remotely.
Ford is unable to recruit highly skilled IT workers because they don’t want to live in Metro Detroit and also because the pay and culture are very bad. Ford thinks the train station will magically make Detroit appealing. LMAO.

Maybe Ford will change the work remote restriction permanently. More than likely they will just shift the IT work to India.

Near as I can tell the loafers continue to loaf. They comprise 60% of team. The LL6 continues to do nothing. We have one guy who is working at his family owned business everyday, but Ford also pays him to do nothing. He logs on every morning and has an app running to make it appear like he his doing something on the computer. Both the LL6 and LL5 know. Disgusting

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Post ID: @kmx+15v5exSl

If having everyone work from home is so great, why did ford lose $2 Billion last quarter and expects to lose another $5 Billion next quarter? Get off the internet and do something that generates revenue!

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Post ID: @wmb+15v5exSl

It seems a lot of companies are switching for most of their workforce to do work from home at least for the year perhaps permanently. I am in IT and this is nothing new, I can create and fix apps without stepping into the office. It's also in the news many companies are seeing productivity increase. For my job the only purpose I see in going to office is to see people and attend in person meetings. Not much sense in going to the office right now if I have to wear a mask my entire shift and only take it off for 15 minutes to eat. I also have to social distance 6 feet the conference rooms will make that difficult to achieve so there goes the in person meetings.

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Post ID: @lmt+15v5exSl

This is going to weed out necessary employee expense from wasteful spending. If you are not needed in the office, your job can be done by someone in India or China for a fraction of what you are being paid. I highly recommend showing up in your office more often than not.

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Post ID: @asm+15v5exSl

Not everybody stays home, just the salary employees who do not contribute to the operation of producing vehicles. This is great news for those who have zero accountability for anything, they stay home doing nothing of value for the company for another six months at full pay and benefits!

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