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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Care to try again? I played softball in the company league for four years and my team(as well as pretty much everyone else) beat the crap out of the office team each time we played them. It's just amazing how those who make the most money in a corporation, supposedly because of their heavy responsibilities, have an excuse why it is the hourly workers' fault anytime there's a screw up. It's a primary reason they aren't respected in the workplace.
    LOL, I was referencing your finger pointing in the same way you accuse your coworkers. You have a lot of envy, or disdain, for people who are paid for their jobs and not for their time. Professionally, to what do you aspire in your life?

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    LOL, I was referencing your finger pointing in the same way you accuse your coworkers. You have a lot of envy, or disdain, for people who are paid for their jobs and not for their time. Professionally, to what do you aspire in your life?
    Actually, I have contempt for incompetence. The fact that in corporate America the most incompetent are often the highest paid and least responsible for their actions just magnifies my contempt. That's why I want to vomit whenever the right starts acting like this country, and especially the business sector, is a meritocracy.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Actually, I have contempt for incompetence. The fact that in corporate America the most incompetent are often the highest paid and least responsible for their actions just magnifies my contempt. That's why I want to vomit whenever the right starts acting like this country, and especially the business sector, is a meritocracy.
    There is nothing wrong with having contempt for incompetence, but you have determined as a fact that the most incompentent are often the highest paid? Not sure about your political comment about the right, but clearly it colors your thinking. I'm sure plenty on all sides can think the same thing.

    Again, to what do you aspire professionally?

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Actually, I have contempt for incompetence. The fact that in corporate America the most incompetent are often the highest paid and least responsible for their actions just magnifies my contempt. That's why I want to vomit whenever the right starts acting like this country, and especially the business sector, is a meritocracy.
    I have to agree. Moreover, a lot of hourly people are problem solvers who are quite smart but don't get credit for it, because we aren't in the managerial class. For example a tractor trailor needs to back into a dock to unload product, there are literally hundreds of variables in this scenerio that need to be taken into account in order for the driver to get this 70 foot monster lined up perfectly with these two litte 12" rubber pads on the dock. Many times this is also complicated by deregulation having made trucks far longer than docks were designed to accommodate.

    Despite the actual complexity of the action the managers act as if it must be the easiest thing in the world since it is an everyday occurrence, they discount all problem solving abilities that are not thier own. This has been my experience with most corporate stooges, I have only had.a few.with real respect and understanding of what it takes to make business work on the ground level.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Which cars are being pulled, anyway?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    The fuel leaks sound like the result of a design or engineering flaw. Once again the professional class can't hold up its end and tries to blame the people who carry out their instructions.
    You got a source to back this up, or you just blabbing off?
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You got a source to back this up, or you just blabbing off?
    The original article says they are replacing a plastic part that can crack causing fuel leaks. The part is more likely to crack in warm or hot weather climates. Since the part isn't already cracked when the car comes off the assembly line, that would tend to eliminate the likelihood of an error in assembly. Someone either designed a part that is defective or approved the use of an already existing part that was inadequate to the task. Would you like me to explain how a toilet works next?

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    yes, recalls are very expensive

    did rav4 or crv or escape or tribute crossover suspend operations?

    USA Today: GM stops building slow-selling Chevy Volts for 5 weeks

    GM Suspends Chevy Volt Production After Poor Sales | PCMag

    twice?

    in 2012?

    did honda or toyota or hyundai or mazda discriminate against their non union pensioners, like delphi's

    did subaru or ford cost the taxpayer 25B?

    Treasury: U.S. to lose $25 billion on auto bailout | The Detroit News


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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    GM said its U.S. sales fell more than 6 percent last month as a money-back guarantee offer failed to attract many buyers.

    The company blamed much of the drop from a year ago on reduced sales to rental car companies. But retail sales to individual buyers fell 3 percent.

    GM's sales continued to lag growth in the overall market.
    GM, Ford report lackluster July sales - NBC

    today, gm blames low sales to rental outfits, but just a few weeks ago the vp for global affairs cited the politics of the bailout

    "even republicans and independents buy cars," explained mr ewanik

    "gm execs," according to wsj, complained, "it hurts our reputation"

    and nissan, over the same sept, was up 16.2%

    toyota increased sales 36.6%, chrysler grew 4%

    ford, like govt motors, is down (4%)

    but, bottom line, gm is in a unique position

    Treasury: U.S. to lose $25 billion on auto bailout | The Detroit News

    buy!

    USA Today: Obama calls for a 'new economic patriotism'

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    The original article says they are replacing a plastic part that can crack causing fuel leaks. The part is more likely to crack in warm or hot weather climates. Since the part isn't already cracked when the car comes off the assembly line, that would tend to eliminate the likelihood of an error in assembly. Someone either designed a part that is defective or approved the use of an already existing part that was inadequate to the task. Would you like me to explain how a toilet works next?
    Once again the professional class can't hold up its end and tries to blame the people who carry out their instructions.
    Show me in the article where this occurs.

    And no, I wouldn't trust you with the toilet explanation; no having a potty mouth doesn't mean you're qualified.
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