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Monday, October 08, 2018

Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be leaner, have fewer layers, and offer more decision-making power to employees, the company announced.

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Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be leaner, have fewer layers, and offer more decision-making power to employees, the company announced.

White collar managers getting the shaft?

As usual, George Carlin saw this coming ...

upload.democraticunderground.com

"The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care.

Good, honest, hard-working people: white collar, blue collar, it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on.

Good, honest, hard-working people continue -- these are people of modest means -- continue to elect these rich ----------- who don't give a ---- about them.

They don't give a ---- about you. They don't give a ---- about you. They don't care about you at all! At all! At all!

And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That's what the owners count on.

The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that's being jammed up their -------- every day, because the owners of this country know the truth.

It's called the American Dream, ‘cause you have to be asleep to believe it."


QFT

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-08 09:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well, maybe not a billion, he certainly hurt her feelings!

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-08 09:47 PM | Reply

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages.

My select quotes from Henry Ford.

#3 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-10-08 11:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump promised whites that he would make it 1953 again. Michigan voters believed his lies. Manufacturers continue to look for ways to reduce the most expensive portion of everything they build--labor. Meanwhile, in China the latest in automation is widely embraced.

The last thing this country needs is a leader who looks to the past, not the future...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2018-10-09 06:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So much winning!

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2018-10-09 09:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

There is one rule for the MODERN industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the LOWEST wages possible.

FTFY

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-10-09 11:09 AM | Reply

There is one rule for the MODERN industrialist and that is: make an ok product that lasts until just past the warranty using cheap imported goods acquired at the lowest cost possible, paying the LOWEST wages possible.

FTFY

And here we are!

#7 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-10-09 11:35 AM | Reply

We'll all be forced to manufacture and drive Yugo's soon; knowing trump.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-09 12:38 PM | Reply

Haha, very smart stock move for the new CEO. Of course, like every exec that comes in, he's taking the easy way out to make an impact by laying lots of people off. Happens all the time, with or without external influence. Now, he's blaming the tariffs so stock prices are safe. And where are all the Liberals demanding that the execs take pay cuts? Everywhere else they talk about how there isn't fair pay and that people don't have to be laid off if the execs would just take pay cuts...but since Trump is involved, now Liberals just want to argue the point and ignore their hypocrisy.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2018-10-09 01:10 PM | Reply

"Now, he's blaming the tariffs so stock prices are safe. And where are all the Liberals demanding that the execs take pay cuts?"

Liberals are not in charge numbnuts.

We are at War! There has to be sacrifices.

Sorry Ford employees. Looks like you are first to go.

Thank you for your service!

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-09 02:05 PM | Reply

ignore their hypocrisy.

what hypocrisy? Exec compensation is out of control. There is a pool of money that must be used for executive compensation, employee compensation, and shareholder compensation. What has changed in our economy is how it is proportioned. The slider keeps moving to the right towards executive and shareholder compensation and that money is being taken from wages. Simply realigning with the proportions in the 70s would result in a significant pay raise for most of the corporate employees. If I give 1000 employees $30K and 5 execs $6 million each and distribute $20 million to shareholders or give 1000 employees $45k and 5 execs $4 million each and distribute $15 million to shareholders the total cost is the same.

#11 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-10-09 02:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

this should send Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana back to a dem next election

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2018-10-09 02:28 PM | Reply

Cramer: China is more of a 'paper tiger' than people think, and that plays into Trump's hand on trade - www.cnbc.com

President Donald Trump's approach to levying tariffs on China in hopes of applying enough economic pressure to get Beijing to change its ways on trade has a better chance of working than many people expect, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.

"I think the president is right. I favor tariffs against the Chinese because I think they're far more of a paper tiger than people realize," Cramer said, contending the world's second-largest economy and stock market are more vulnerable than the mainstream media depicts. The term "paper tiger" refers to an outwardly powerful or dangerous force that's actually inwardly weak or ineffectual.

"The intelligentsia in this country [the U.S.] has decided that China is all-powerful and we're all weak. Empirically, that's not the case, particularly when you look at the Chinese stock market, which does matter," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street."

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 12:24 AM | Reply

this should send Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana back to a dem next election

And yet we all know this won't sway Trump voters in those states; they'll find a way to blame this on liberals and Obama.

You may still be right in that this could motivate nonvoters last time around to turn out in 2020, but there's no changing the mind of Trump supporters. They've all walked the plank.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-10 08:02 AM | Reply

It has been axiomatic since the first economist's piece of chalk touched a blackboard that capital chases cheap labor!

#15 | Posted by john47 at 2018-10-10 11:41 AM | Reply

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