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Old 09-05-2007, 10:09 PM   #11
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Yup, I hear ya on the great Michigan economy
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:31 PM   #12
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Yup, I hear ya on the great Michigan economy
x2...if I wouldn't have "fell" into the job I'm at now, I'd probably be on the streets...
or living with my parents.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:48 PM   #13
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im just waiting to see what cerbarus is gonna do with chrysler. prob milk the hell out whats left then sell it in a few years.

and yeah good luck selling house. reality market sucks horribly. my house appraised for 160k in 03. and last year only 132k. 28k loss. thats big.

everyone keeps saying that its gonna get worse. how much worse can it get? weve been in a rutt for more than 5 years. it has to pick up sometime. but not if these corporate ***** bags keep slashing payroll to line their pockets even further.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:50 PM   #14
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Well, I have already decided.... IF I lose my job and can't find another one that pays at least within $4.00 / hour of what I am making now, The house will be sold, and Stephanie and I are GONE


I have YET to find ANYTHING I can't do EXTREMLY well, so come what may
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:59 PM   #15
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I work at the Lake Orion plant.
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I work at the Lake Orion plant.
Any job openings there?

There'* a press conference scheduled in Virgina tomorrow to announce the move. That'* pretty sad that we're going to find out what'* happening the same time as the media and general public know. I have a feeling that there are going to be even more unanswered questions after the "party" in Virginia.

I hope Jennifer GranMOLE sleeps well tonight after her day late and a dollar short attempt at keeping Audi and VW in Michigan...
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VW has really struggled the last 2-3 years, a lot of people blame the marketing. The MK4 Mexi-jetta reliability has really hurt their image, and the new beetle is churning sales quite like it did when it was introduced. VW USA'* boss needs to get over himself and bring over cars Directly from Europe, instead of continuing to water them down...

However Audi is really taking off in the US, and world wide. My dad'* new "attainable in the next decade" type car is the RS4, and the only two foreign cars he'* owned have been the 01 camry we have, and hte 80'* SAAB we got rid of when we moved to FL in '88.

Auto industry isn't the easiest job to keep right now, but I think within 5 years most of the companies will have gotten on the upswing again, especially the US ones. Good luck with whatever you do though
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Well, we finally received notification internally. The move is official. (like we didn't know that) They are planning on moving 400 positions to the new location in Herndon Virginia. They are going to keep 600 positions in Oakland County. That leaves roughly 400 positions that will be cut. Starting next week and lasting for ten days, we have to meet with our respective management to discuss our "future role" with the company... So I have to wait at least another week or so to find out if I have to start looking for another job.
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Good luck, I'll pray about it for you
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I work at the Lake Orion plant.
Any job openings there?
I wish I could say yes, but you need a referral and those are extremely hard to come by. I will keep in touch and get back to you if they are going to give out more.
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