OT: Note to self: don't buy a car built by a bunch of drunk/doped people....

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Submitted by flu on December 10, 2012 - 12:38pm

I guess it's ok to be drunk and high on lunch break...

Looks like folks have been reinstated

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/10/chrys...

Gotta love it...


Chrysler released the following statement:
"Chrysler Group LLC acknowledges the reinstatement of a number of employees from the Jefferson North assembly plant who were discharged from the company in September 2010 after appearing in a local TV station's story about their off-duty conduct."

While the company does not agree with the ultimate decision of the arbitrator, we respect the grievance procedure process as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement and our relationship with the UAW. Unfortunately, the company was put in a very difficult position because of the way the story was investigated and ultimately revealed to the public. These employees from Jefferson North have been off work for more than two years. The time has come to put this situation behind us and resume our focus on building quality products that will firmly establish Chrysler Group's position in the marketplace."

Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda it is!!!

Submitted by spdrun on December 10, 2012 - 1:06pm.

Yadda, yadda, yadda. Having a beer during lunch isn't the end of the world (I've had harder during a working lunch).

Just American Puritanism talking here.

Submitted by flu on December 10, 2012 - 2:09pm.

spdrun wrote:
Yadda, yadda, yadda. Having a beer during lunch isn't the end of the world (I've had harder during a working lunch).

Just American Puritanism talking here.

It is if you're operating heavy machinery or working in an assembly plant.

Submitted by spdrun on December 10, 2012 - 2:12pm.

If it's good enough for German factory workers (known for their quality work), I don't see American workers drinking a beer over lunch as horrible. There are a hundred other reasons why US auto quality isn't as good as it can be. This ain't one of 'em.

Again: American Puritanism talking and nothing else.

Submitted by SD Realtor on December 10, 2012 - 2:12pm.

Or driving a school bus, or a truck or work in public transportation... or about a million other jobs that regular people have.

Couple of beers and a few bong hits. Why the hell not right?

Submitted by AN on December 10, 2012 - 2:56pm.

SD Realtor wrote:
Or driving a school bus, or a truck or work in public transportation... or about a million other jobs that regular people have.

Couple of beers and a few bong hits. Why the hell not right?


Exactly, why the hell not. It'll kill off some or future polluters and be helpful to the earth in the long run anyways. We don't need all these people polluting.

Submitted by spdrun on December 10, 2012 - 3:06pm.

Jeez, cut the snarkasm. It's different for a worker to have *a* beer at lunch vs showing up on the shop floor unable to walk straight.

Submitted by paulflorez on December 10, 2012 - 3:52pm.

The article makes it pretty clear that Chrysler did not want to reinstate these workers, but was forced by a binding third-party arbitrator.

This could just as well happen at Honda, Toyota, Hyundai.

Submitted by flu on December 10, 2012 - 4:12pm.

paulflorez wrote:
The article makes it pretty clear that Chrysler did not want to reinstate these workers, but was forced by a binding third-party arbitrator.

This could just as well happen at Honda, Toyota, Hyundai.

Um..... I don't think you would have a group protecting someone(s) smoking weed.

Enough is enough.. Time to take a stand on this b.s. in this country. Voting with my dollars on future purchases...

Submitted by spdrun on December 10, 2012 - 4:19pm.

"Looked to be MJ" - could have been a home-rolled cigarette. Innocent 'till proven ... ... ... ?

Submitted by no_such_reality on December 10, 2012 - 4:44pm.

I keep things pretty simple.

When people go scurrying like a cockroach when a light is flipped on, I conclude they know what they were doing was inappropriate.

Submitted by SD Realtor on December 10, 2012 - 8:53pm.

My policy is pretty simple. I dont want anyone who works on any assembly line, or driving any equipment, or a school bus, or a teacher, or pretty much any jobs that require safety or care of other people or children drinking a beer or half a beer or 10 beers before or during their time at work.

Trying to compare it to some white collar yoyo having a beer at lunch is idiotic.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 10, 2012 - 9:58pm.

i was reading the pulitzer prize winning 1776 about the revolution. back then, each soldier was alotted one (1) bottle of rum per day. And look, we won!

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