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No more work...PLEASE!!!

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Oof..... the sound of me plopping down in my chair sounds so good, Type  but I can't stay for long. More work ahead at "Roadkill Cafe".  BS

 

Just a little info about our plant.... We make too many parts!!  I got loaned out to 3 lines today only to be brought right back to my line, after they decided our parts were actually important, only to have the line break down and then get sent home. Hmmm... can somebody say "ironic"? Leaving So, I went home... 1 1/2 hours early.... whoop-dee doo.

I just can't wait to go back to Ford. I say "return to Ford" because in 2000, our plant, along with all of the other UAW-represented Ford parts plants, were spun off by Ford into a new company called Visteon. BUT, Visteon was contractually obligated to keep all employees at their current wages, as those employees were guaranteed Ford employees for life.

So, as you may have heard, Visteon is going down the tubes, and FAST. Ford, a couple months ago, stepped back in and put 12 of the 15 plants with UAW-Ford workers into a holding company in the hopes of selling off the plants. Our plant, and one in Sterling Heights, MI, are reverting back to Ford as of October 1st of this year. One additional plant, the other plant in Ypsilanti (I am at the Rawsonville plant) is being combined into our plant.

Here's the kicker: Since I was hired by Visteon after the spin-off (I was hired last year), when the plant returns to Ford, I get a hefty $7.10/hr RAISE, as opposed to the $14.42/hr I am making now, and I become a UAW-Ford employee.  Everyone in the plant is ecstatic about this just as much as we are (all of us UAW-Visteon employees).

So, needless to say, None of us can wait for this to happen. It just seems like every day waiting for this to happen is an eternity.

BTW, I talked to my boss today about yesterday's little incident, and he replied with "So? Happens all the time." Argue Got in another argument, of course.

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LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - July 28, 2005, 11:50 pm
why do you work at taco bell? that ford job seems like it ought to make you enough to live on by the amount of money an hour you said you make. once you get the raise you should drop the taco bell job or you might burnout,lol.......
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Comment by NoCompLotto! - July 29, 2005, 5:03 am
I work there because the money I make at Visteon is just enough to pay the bills from a long time ago. But, you pinned it though... I'm leaving there for good after the holidays. I want to put up decorations for one more season. :-)
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ToddComment by Todd - July 29, 2005, 6:12 am
Very interesting! Congrats on your upcoming 50% raise. I can imagine what it's like to have to wait for it - must be tough. I never knew about Visteon and all that, so this is quite enlightening. It'll be nice to give your boss the kiss-off when the time comes. Be sure to make him feel guilty, like "remember the time you didn't care that I had to clean up; well that got me thinking about leaving." Ha!

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