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  • tsbalk tsbalk Jan 3, 2001 1:28 PM Flag

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    As an employee of the Tenneco Automotive
    Prototype Operations facility in Grass Lake, MI., I can
    easily disclose my identity on here with no fear of
    being fired...My name is Tim Balk, a journeyman
    modelmaker and a proud member of the U.A.W. local
    660....this whole fiasco started back in the 80s when Walker
    closed both of the producion facilities in Jackson,
    Michgan in favor of unskilled labor in Marshall,
    Litchfield, and the late Culver production
    facilities...Fighting a losing battle no one is going to bring them out
    of...What is happening now is a direct result of loss of
    communication and FAT living by the bean counters and sloppy
    buerocrats that think they have a clue about how to run a
    company that they dont even know anything about the
    product itself...i think its pathetic the way corporate
    turnover has ruined this company and futhermore, I am
    gladly attending college for the free education only to
    leave to go to the immediate competition to show them
    what NOT to do....i have learned it well from the
    pathetic show here in the last couple of years...In
    prototypes we see the new ideas and platforms before anyone
    else does...Guess What? THERE ARENT ANY....pack your
    bags people, the end is near....perfect ending to a
    perfect company...cant wait to gobble up all the conta ts
    and contracts for ARVIN, MASCOTECH, BOSAL, AP PARTS,
    or wherever my intellect and knowlege takes me...ill
    suvive, will all of you???

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    • Read this guy's post. A few years ago he got terminated for this post and now he is a top dog of some kind there.
      If this is typical of the leadership there, we all need to sell and sell soon.

    • ...was escorted out of the Grass Lake facility last Friday.

    • "Funny that you should accuse him of spewing the
      vitriol when every message you have posted as replies to
      this subject has spewed much more
      abusiveness......"

      Abusiveness? By pointing out the follies of his original
      post?
      Judging by your knee-jerk response, you left out "mean
      spirited", "racist", "extremist", or any other of the addle
      minded insults that your type hurl when they can't make
      their argument stand up to scrutiny.

      "My
      name......not important,and as I can see by your
      earschplitten.........yours must not be either....."

      YOU were the one
      making a stink about the guy using his real name so
      names MUST mean something to you. Or would that be
      expecting you to be consistent??

      "As I said in my
      earlier message, you didn't take the time to try to
      understand the whys and wherefores of his
      frustrations.."

      As I said before, I understand his frustrations. He
      needs to gather his thoughts and put them in a
      presentation that doesn't detract from his intent. Run it
      through a spell checker. BTW, his frustration is nothing
      new to this board.

      "....but then, judging
      from your various replies....you would appear to be
      only interested in ridicule."

      But then, judging
      by your various replies, it's obvious that you lack
      the skills necessary to make a persuasive argument
      for any cause that you feel is worth standing up for.
      By labeling my responses as ridicule, you are
      perhaps justifying your own shortcomings.

      "That
      might make you the Head Doofi.."

      I did pass you
      over for inclusion into the Doofi Fold but I will now
      remedy that.
      In fact, rather than make you #6, you
      get to graduate to the TOP...The Dali
      Doofi!!!

      ".....by the way, isn't that an asshole or is that a
      double asshole????"

      Ask your brethren. You know
      what they say about "bids of a feather"?

      "What
      is a BWAHAHAHAHA anyway???"

      Remember Pat
      Morita's character on "Happy Days"? I believe the
      character's name was Arnold.

    • Wow, you are a busy "little"
      earschplittenloudenboomer aren't you??? Funny that you should accuse him of
      spewing the vitriol when every message you have posted as
      replies to this subject has spewed much more
      abusiveness......

      My name......not important,and as I can see by your
      earschplitten.........yours must not be either.....

      As I said in my
      earlier message, you didn't take the time to try to
      understand the whys and wherefores of his
      frustrations....but then, judging from your various replies....you
      would appear to be only interested in ridicule. That
      might make you the Head Doofi.....by the way, isn't
      that an asshole or is that a double asshole????


      What is a BWAHAHAHAHA anyway???

    • i really have to admire the constitution of this
      tim balk guy. he is obvuoisly disapointed in the way
      the heiarchy is running the show and probably has
      busted his ass for that company day in and day out for
      nothing. we are all pissed at the way these people have
      screwed up our company. wish it were walker again, things
      were good at one time before mr frisorra came.

    • One of the reason that you were hired is you had
      some talented skills! I wish that you start using them
      again to make this a better company than the one you
      started with.
      By the way I have work in G/L, Lig,
      Lit. and Mar. and they also have a lot of talented
      skilled pepole working to better this company!

      We
      do have work coming in so pull your head out of the
      sand and get to work.

      • 1 Reply to go4itin_01
      • i am familiar with grass lake and all of its
        employees especially the modelmakers who, in fact,
        consistently bail us engineers out on a regular basis. you
        really have to hand it to this guy for putting his real
        name on here. i know exaclty who he is and he is one
        of the best there is period.
        I PERSONALLY THINK
        THAT THE GRASS LAKE MODEL SHOP HOLDS THE MOST TALENTED
        GROUP OF MODELMAKERS AND ENGINEERS IN THE ENTIRE
        INDUSTRY HANDS DOWN!!! you people can give up if you want
        but i know tim and know him and the rest of us dont
        take failure very well. WE WONT GO DOWN WITHOUT A
        FIGHT, ONWARD AND UPWARD GRASS LAKE, WE ARE THE
        FORERUNNERS OF THE NEW PROGRAM LAUNCHES!!! i think it can be
        done if we all work together

    • earschplittenloudenboomer earschplittenloudenboomer Jan 4, 2001 12:38 PM Flag

      "...and a proud member of the U.A.W. local
      660....this whole fiasco started back in the 80s when Walker
      closed both of the producion facilities in Jackson,
      Michgan in favor of unskilled labor in Marshall,
      Litchfield, and the late Culver production
      facilities.."

      Define "unskilled".

      "I am gladly attending
      college for the free education"

      Will that
      eradicate "producion", "buerocrats", "dont", "...i
      think...", "ARENT", "cant", "conta ts", "or wherever my
      intellect and knowlege takes me...ill suvive, will all of
      you??? "

      BWAHAHAHAHA You can't even spell
      knowledge correctly!!!!!

      With your promide to go to
      a competitor, Tenneco won't have to worry much. Any
      company that would hire the likes of you is not a company
      on the fast track. Good Riddance!!
      YOU are the
      forementioned "unskilled" that you bemoan!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • You can go straight to hell the good people of
      Marshall and Litchfield have more talent in there little
      finger than you will ever have, do all of us a favor and
      get the hell out NOW we do not need people like you
      around

 
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