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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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6 minutes per hour for this, 12 minutes for that

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 11:40 AM
 
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they teach you in basic training it takes two minutes to poop, two minutes to shower, and two minutes to shave. You'd better be squared away in those six minutes

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 10:43 AM
 
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they teach you in basic training it takes two minutes to poop, two minutes to shower, and two minutes to shave. You'd better be squared away in those six minutes

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Screw that!!

I read all my mail on the pooper, it takes at least a minute and a half for the hot water to get to the shower, and well, I gave up shaving for lent, so I'm good to go there....

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 03:17 PM
 
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Thats it, man trying working in an auto plant. Half the time the workers are drunk and the other half of the time they arent at work. I saw an article in the Oakland Press that said a guy killed his wife got out of jail 6 1/2 years later and got his job back at GM. Auto Plants are f'ed up places!!!!
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Thats it, man trying working in an auto plant. Half the time the workers are drunk and the other half of the time they arent at work. I saw an article in the Oakland Press that said a guy killed his wife got out of jail 6 1/2 years later and got his job back at GM. Auto Plants are f'ed up places!!!!
Not quite.... The stereotypical drunk working the assembly line is a thing of the past.... Sure, there are a few, but they are the exception, not the rule. The same thing applies to absenteeism.... sure there are a few that like to never show up for work, but isn't that also true of McDonalds? The vast majority of the non-skilled work force get up, go to work, and do the best job they can just like you and I do.

An ex-con getting his job back isn't a surprise.... If he took an FMLA-approved absence for it while he underwent therapy and counseling for his problems, the company HAS to give him his job back after he's better.... it's a loophole that allows the system to be milked.... I'm not saying it's right, but it happens. Once again, he's the minority, not the majority.

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I'd like to see the rules in China/Japan! OSHA? Medical? Workers comp? EPA? Unions? No wonder we can't compete and our jobs are going offshore. I also wonder how long it takes an illegal alien to PooP.

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Not quite.... The stereotypical drunk working the assembly line is a thing of the past.... Sure, there are a few, but they are the exception, not the rule. The same thing applies to absenteeism.... sure there are a few that like to never show up for work, but isn't that also true of McDonalds? The vast majority of the non-skilled work force get up, go to work, and do the best job they can just like you and I do.


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Not true, the absentee rate in one auto plant I recently read about was just under 20%, or about 1 day per week per employee. I'll bet Japanese auto workers aren't absent that many days in a year I'm sure this isn't the national avg, but 20% is frickin ridiculous. You can't run a successful business with numbers like that.
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Not quite.... The stereotypical drunk working the assembly line is a thing of the past.... Sure, there are a few, but they are the exception, not the rule. The same thing applies to absenteeism.... sure there are a few that like to never show up for work, but isn't that also true of McDonalds? The vast majority of the non-skilled work force get up, go to work, and do the best job they can just like you and I do.

An ex-con getting his job back isn't a surprise.... If he took an FMLA-approved absence for it while he underwent therapy and counseling for his problems, the company HAS to give him his job back after he's better.... it's a loophole that allows the system to be milked.... I'm not saying it's right, but it happens. Once again, he's the minority, not the majority.

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I agree with you a bit here but those few bad apples are way more than a few!
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I agree with you a bit here but those few bad apples are way more than a few!
Of course... in raw numbers, a McDonalds staff of 50 might have two employees with absenteeism problems. Now, extrapolate that to an assembly plant staff of 5000, and where does the number of problem employees go?

And I find it hard to believe that ANY production facility of 5000 employees regularly has 1000 employees off. With the union rules in place for attendance, that's just not possible anymore. If an employee is gone 20% of the time, that's almost 10 1/2 weeks... I don't care how much time you've got, unless you're on a medical leave, or family leave, nobody gets that much vacation without a penalty.

Again, are there exceptions? Yes. But they are exceptions, not the rule.

I'd like to know what auto plant functions with every employee taking one day a week off? No way, Jose`.

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First off that would be my hint to get out of the auto manufacturing proffession, and preferably away from a town that relies on that for its economy. Lets face it fellaws things dont look good for the US auto industry. They can barely hold the japanese back, and here come the koreans and the chinese.


I'll save the tirade on unions till some other time... It sure be nice to get rid of 'em....



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