205 Union employees released from the Schenectady defect factory today.
Although I have little affection for the lazy, self entitled, uneducated union employees that make up such a vast portion of the factories dwindling work force, I truly would never wish a layoff on anyone. Even terrible employees have obligations to those they love and that part of the equation does make me feel sorry for anyone released today.
With that said, oh my god, it’s about time! This productivity dud is finally on its way to the rubish heap. Anyone who works here must know that it’s only a matter of time before 273 and it’s manufacturing is retired. A work force that is completely over compensated for a technical skill set that it no longer possesses, a materials engineering group that has had no significant advances in its product line in two decades, and a once competent management team that has been replaced by smiling empty suits that know all the current catch phrases and nothing about managing an operational work force.
Trust me, the remaining work is going overseas, and soon. Schenctady was given a final chance to save its self two years ago and instead of unifying everyone associated with 273 blew it. The Schenectady manufacturing team, unionized and otherwise should be ashamed of itself. It’s a disaster that has taken a decade to run its course.
There is nothing funnier than watching the salaried employees try to align them selves with managers that they think may save their job, and watching union employees talk about their contract, abuse FMLA benefits, and file childish grievances in a poorly veiled attempt to veil there negligence and poor performance. It’s like watching cats and dogs trying to kill each other on the Titanic. Priceless.