June 17, 2008

It Has Begun

And will continue this Thursday, better pack up today to be on the safe side.

The effort started Thursday night, when more than 200 contract employees were called at home and told to hand in their badges the following day at their agency offices, a worker with knowledge of the plan told the Free Press. She did not want to be identified for fear of repercussions.

Another round of cuts for agency employees -- a group that includes engineers, designers and secretaries, among others -- is slated for Thursday, June 26, she said.

I don't understand how one could hand their badge into their agency unless Ford packed up the contract workers desks Thursday night and shipped them to the agencies that night for worker pick-up on Friday.

Looks like all agency cuts will be completed this Thursday and Ford employee cuts will happen after summer shut-down.

Ford goes on its regularly scheduled summer shutdown the following week, and when workers return the week of July 7, they can expect to begin learning who among them will lose their job involuntarily.

So maybe I can assume if I make it to Friday I will have my job until the end of August when it's suppose to end anyway.

Doubt that though.

Looks like my summer vacation will start in 2 days.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 17, 2008 10:29 AM | TrackBack

Actually, it's not until next Thursday. I am a week ahead of myself.

So now I have to wait 1 1/2 weeks to find out.

I hate waiting.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 17, 2008 11:16 AM