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Chrysler Autoworkers Caught on Camera Drinking Beer, Smoking Pot During Break

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Packman73, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    While taxpayers are footing the bill to keep America's auto industry off life support, an undercover investigation shows illegal activities by Chrysler employees who have enjoyed nearly $15 billion in government money.
    Dozens of autoworkers in Detroit were caught on camera drinking beer and smoking marijuana before heading to work at the Chrysler plant that President Obama praised in a speech just two months ago.
    An exclusive investigation by MyFoxDetroit showed workers at Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Mich., drinking beer and smoking joints while on a half-hour lunch break at a nearby park.
    The investigation -- conducted over several weeks and based on tips from workers at the plant -- outraged the auto giant's top executives who reportedly called the behavior "totally unacceptable."
    Obama spoke July 30 at the plant, where he lauded the American worker, saying, "It's workers like you that built this country into the greatest economic power the world has ever known."
    "I want all of you to know, I will bet on the American worker any day of the week." he told the crowd.
    "I wish they could see what I'm seeing in this plant and talk to the workers who are here, taking pride in building a world-class vehicle," Obama said, referring to opponents of the multibillion-dollar government auto bailout. "I don't think they'd be willing to look you in the eye and say that you were a bad investment."
    Chrysler took $14.3 billion in government bailout money, which includes pre-bankruptcy loans. The company has repaid $3.7 billion.
    The plant -- taking up more than 3 million square feet of factory -- employs 2,833 union auto workers. The station's report did not say how many workers were involved in the incident.
    Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing, told MyFoxDetroit that he was "very disturbed" by what he saw in the video.
    "I want to make it clear that we at Chrysler take this very seriously," he said in an interview with the station. "For us, this behavior is totally unacceptable and will be dealt with swiftly."

    See vid here
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/2...camera-drinking-beer-smoking-pot-lunch-break/
     
  2. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    That must be why Dodges arent worth a shit. :facepalm:
     
  3. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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  4. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    SO, they smoke pot and drink beer on their brake......fire them and move on.

    As much as I hate and dislike this Administration and ALL of the bailouts, to be fair they would have had no way of knowing these idiots were doing this.
    And I think it's unfair to a certain extent, to try to link this administration to this......the other side does this crap all the time in articles.

    Just because of few employees are engaging in this activity, doesn't mean everyone else at the plant is too.
    I bet there are a few idiots doing this kind of stuff at Ford plants or Toyota plants, and they should be fired too, and other places.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    Good points however the article and it's facts are solid.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    so with all this enlightenment....what does chrysler stand for now?
     
  7. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Fire Their ASS
     
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    Drunks and stoners need to be fired.

    I'd like to see the news crew follow the executives with a camera and count how many martinis they suck down on the expense account while out too lunch with the politicians and lobbyist
     
  9. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    EXACTLY!!

    This just only explains how lame the management is for not taking notice to this activity earlier and not taking care of it before the media got their hands on it.

    This type of stuff happens everywhere. Each and everyone of us who have a job probably works near or around people who do illegal activity while at work to some degree. Some people are just better at hiding it and doing it where the boss can't see it.

    Hell, even last night where I work....I thought I smelled 'alcohol' on one of my employees. I couldn't get a firm grasp on whether it was *for real* or not.
    If I was absolutely certain about it, I would've reported it. Employees & employers have to work together in keeping things 'clean'.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    What do you mean by this?
     
  11. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    you know...like FORD..stands for Fried On Race Day:rolleyes:
     
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    I wouldn't exactly call that partying. I'd call that dulling the pain.
     
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    lol OK.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Haha....you may be on to something there. Who wouldn't want to drink at a Chrysler plant or GM plant! :drunk:
     
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    OK, these people do this and what, the car falls apart and doesn't work anymore? What are workers at Toyota plants doing at lunch that makes their cars accellerate uncontrollably and kill people?................just curious, not flaming or defending either.
     
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    Yeah no kidding!

    I've heard of stories like this, putting smashed up coke cans in, and other things that could rattle.
    Bastards! lol
     
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