You just don't get it, do you? Every auto company copies other companies' ideas. Do you think GM does not copy ideas from other companies? or other countries?
((((You wouldn't know what a days work is.))))
Jeyedolt, the most I've worked in a day as a civilian is about 16 hours or so.
If you knew anything about the military, you'd know they do longer days than that on a routine basis, especially in a first line combat arms direct support unit.
I won't lie - it got old after a while.
(((I once had a plant that housed the product engineers as well as the mfg. engineers. I had the guys responsible for the designing and manufacturing a part butt their desks up against each other so they had to look at each other all day. I liked that and it worked well.)))
Kinda takes out the adversarial we-they dynamic. Very shrewd move and I've seen that work in other places including the military.
Certainly true that you don't want to be in a job where you trade your entire health for a paycheck.
At least I don't.
In jeye's case, he never had to do too much as an assistant machinist's helper's aide, so as a result he could do that for decades.
((((("As a American I'm going to support America and American jobs first. The more good payiing jobs we ship out the higher our debt.")))))
(((Well, we're all Americans, Jeye, but there's a limit to how high a good paying job can get. The problem is that the UAW used their monopoly power to dramatically exceed what was a reasonable market rate for their labor. Not only that, they made themselves a huge pain in the neck to work with.)))
Now let's see if jeyedolt will listen to some common sense talk out of chebby, or argue with it like the moron he is.
Grandfather them in but with no COLA. Then inflate the currency to take it away from them.
((( but then you add in Government regulation that the competion didn't have)))
Like what, jeyedolt?
Wealth is like manure.
If you let it pile up, it stinks.
Spread it around a bit and it can do a lot of good.
But the govt should not force you to
((((Oh, I'm sure they "are thinking" about it everyday. You want them to do exactly what the Japanese are doing. You want them to stop allowing companies to "ship jobs out". That's government interference just like closing our markets to foreign competition and manipulating currency rates. Don't be hypocritical Jeye. Ross Perot didn't know anything more than any medium intelligent business person knew. When the U.S. and Mexico opened the borders to commerce, the high cost country loses jobs but gets lower priced goods. It's not that tough to figure out. Because Mexican labor is cheaper (and more productive) than U.S. labor, the capital will flow there, as I said earlier, barring any external interference. The only way that high cost countries can maintain jobs is to erect trade barriers. You don't want the Japanese to do it, but you're fine when our government does it, you're all for it. The reason we have so much debt is that our federal government continues to blow smoke up our #$%$ about how the American work force is the most competitive in the world and fails on a daily basis to recognize the fact that government spending continues as as our economy continues to under perform. You will be able to tell when they get serious about this when entitlements are cut because that is the biggest part of spending. They will need to cut social security, Medicare, unemployment benefits, etc. We will all suffer. ))))
Wow two posts in one day from Justy that I had to give thumbs up.
Most GM cars are no longer even built in this country. The majority are foreign made.
((((It can never go down because it is backed by the printing press/ young blood serving us in our military,,the men and women risking their limbs to keep Obama's appointed VP Biden's promise alive that we saved GM! what you say my fellow Patriots! you a flag holder or flag burner? You trust GM and Biden or the enemies abroad?))))
What the hell are you talking about, it can never go down?
GM has already gone BANKRUPT once.
If that's not a fail, what do you consider a fail?
Nobody in the service is there to keep a Joe Biden promise.
You are a lunatic if you think that, and there is nothing patriotic about supporting this multinational American killing company.
((((What he doesn't get is that capital is attracted to return on investment and if companies are all held to minimal profitability (so as not to create winners and losers), there will be little draw for capital))))
Well said, Justy.
This is what I see as well.
He doesn't get it.
((((No Justum-most states are decided -these are the swing states-NC, Iowa,Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin,and Ohio. I believe Virginia is no longer in play and I believe two red states-Kentucky and Arizona will join the swing column by 2016))))
What is the most amusing about you is your continual certainty about these things, and then you turn out to be wrong. Bunky only mentioned a few of your bonehead calls -- you're lucky he didn't bring up any of the sports-related ones.
Knock yourself out justum, I don't waste a lot of time on posts.
Feel free to if you like
(((Not true, bobpaulovich. GM has over 156,000 new SUVs sitting on its dealer lots.)))
That September number is now out of date.
GM has now got over 195,000 SUVs sitting on GM dealer lots.
(((gm, is leaner, and smarter these days!!)))
So you are totally unable to read an Annual report.
FYI GM profits have dropped every year since 2011.
GM EARNINGS TREND:
2014: $2.6B (consensus)
I'm just sayin'
((((Russian Currency drops to its all time low, why didn't jeyebolt complaint about it? What is jeyebolt motive to complaint only Japanese Currency but not other currencies?))))
What's the answer here? Haven't got around to it? Slipped your mind? Why isn't the dropping Russian currency a subject of about 10 Jeyedolt rants?
(((Payton's tanks, propelled by a GM engineered, built, and supplied Hydramatic transmission.)))
Payton, huh. You foreign infiltrator! The name is PATTON!! Get it right!