Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

How the mighty have fallen. I remember this scenario.

As someone who is doing incredibly well outside of GM, I wanted to put out the feelers since we've entered a worker shortage nationwide. One door closes, another opens. How bad is it really? We see at the lowest level, employers can't fill spots, not enough employees, but what happens when employers are seeking truly talented individuals such as designers and engineers? We tried this stuff 40 years ago without success. You can't replace talent. It's a losing proposition.

GM has in it's past, had a mandate to hire Bachelor, Masters, and dual degree candidates as part of it's elite caliber class - for direct hire salary only. Stated, by their HR department whom I interviewed and disclosed. Today, we find that beggers can't be choosers, and we see it currently within their listings. We see GM resorting back to years of experience, no degree required in many areas. I recall this situation from years ago, it occurred around, can't remember whether before, or after, but around 2008/2009. Sucking up everyone in the field, degrees be damned. If you were employed, you are now considered direct salaried. I have many that were part of that large vacuum. They later moved on to earn their degrees on the backs of GM.

That says something about the sign of the times. We're about to experience an economic cataclysm, much like last time. The situation is not only similar, it's much worse.

I left GM a few years ago, despite working for GM for a few decades. I wasn't qualified to hire in direct, yet I trained most everyone within my department including directs. A piece of paper separated our qualifications. Despite GM's policy NEVER to endorse people, I walked OUT with two dozen references - their policy be damned. That's how much influence I had upon GM, that their own employees said eff you, they deserve recognition.

Now, it would seem I'm too qualified. I am actually interviewing internally, requesting ridiculous salary requirements, benefits, and paid off time. I have a current excellent job, a fantastic one. Let's see HOW desperate GM actually is. I intend to ra-e it for all it's worth. I am fishing around to see where GM is in it's hiring endeavor. Do they want a piece of paper, or do they now want skill.

I'm about to put that to the test. If I fail, then oh well. I'm sitting VERY pretty. My intention is to take advantage of GM and all of their worth for my position. And to exploit their lack of resources and talent.

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GM stock about to crater 20% or better.

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Post ID: @dfpq+1cF7cI46

Somebody's unhappy about being treated poorly so there must be something wrong with them. Sounds like General Motors logic to me!

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Post ID: @5pho+1cF7cI46

Author, I suggest you get some counseling. You need to let go.

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Post ID: @5qxk+1cF7cI46

I spent years at GM getting treated like cr-p for doing a good job. Working late, on weekends, etc. Wasting my life away to get somewhere only to be laid off. Those people don't deserve respect. Those people think nothing of exploiting employees for nothing in return. Those people do not have empathy, only excuses for treating people poorly and ruining people's lives.

They deserve nothing but the same.

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Post ID: @4bwm+1cF7cI46

Woah! Hold a grudge much? Time to let go! You already started moving forward - keep going!

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Post ID: @2rhp+1cF7cI46

Great points in prior posts. Thank you.

I did do well moving on, but with that, they made an offering that came with the talent to back it up. A skeleton crew always get crushed eventually until failure. Always putting out fires, and never preemptive in nature. Understanding this, I think back to how easy mode GM was. How autopilot it was.

I've always said that GM was the old man, wise, and moved incredibly slow in everything they do. The alternative OEMs and tier 1's are quick paced, teenagers of the age, in a hurry. Sometimes accuracy be damned, yet, in all their speed and agility, they still manage to make things work financially until failure. You would be surprised how much we "waste" fully paid for, that never gets used. We're already on the next phase before the last is ever used and scrapped. Absolutely incredible.

Imagine working for all of the OEMS, and some tier ones, and finding the flaws of each. Pros and cons of each. Does it come down to satisfaction, dollars, and/or benefits?

I'm of the mindset that one should enjoy what they do, and with a diverse background, you have this opportunity to participate in MANY opportunities.

I want to play these corporations against each other, and to see what they're willing to present, especially since we're in an employee shortage. I saw first hand over a decade ago, how they sucked everyone up without a degree. The desperation reeks today, like it did back then but only worse. I expect to inquire, and should it make senses, perhaps exploit it for maximum gain. Obviously I won't join until it becomes an incredible opportunity. Let's see how desperate they actually are, if at all.

And then, I may still deny them. To have that influence is sometimes the prize. Sometimes, you simply want to f**k with those that once do you wrong.

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Post ID: @1ily+1cF7cI46

As another poster said why go back to the BS if you have it nice now? If i could get the same pay and benefits elsewhere Id be gone in a heartbeat. Thats all that keeps me there dealing with the politics, excessive red tape and stupidity.

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Post ID: @rcm+1cF7cI46

Good luck to you, but why would you want to go back to GM? My time at GM was so aggravating daily, due to the waste, incompetence and dysfunction. By all accounts I did my job very well, but I have never been one to suck up or go along with the fools. I got recruited on Linked In for significantly more money and a much better atmosphere. Keep moving ahead my friend and don’t look back.

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Post ID: @fnm+1cF7cI46

Watch the overall listed views, to the subject matter views.

As of this count, the overall was 40 views. The in thread count was 15.

Manipulation? Yes, much like everything in life. It's all a lie.

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Post ID: @ies+1cF7cI46

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