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GM Employees Upset

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The Other day I was at a Bar called Victory on Van Dyke in Warren, MI. I over heard some GM bums at the bar talking of how everything is done by contractors. Then they started saying somthing about protesting contractors. Also they brought up the layed off poeple. Could things get ugly with GM Corprate and GM Employees? Just a thought.
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every other business does it, why should GM be any different? they use contractors to avoid paying benefits and to 'try out' new hires.
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The bigger part of it is that they are non uinion scabs. working around Educated uinion Workers. There taking jobs like Heating and Cooling, Them buildings need full time operaters, not "o its Saturday, will get to it monday".
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Well lets see I can tell you from firsthand experience. I am a contract worker at GM. Are you implying that I'm a scab?! I work my ass off every day at work! I love my job and if I didn't have it I would be probably be on the street or doing some job that I hate. We get treated like dogs while some(not all) of the "precious" GM salary guys sit on their asses and get away with murder!! I work with a great bunch of guys that are contract and do their job to the best of their abilities every day!!!! 90% on my shift are contract, but we do have GM salary guys as well on my shift and they do their jobs and we all get along great. I'm even friends with some outside of work. Believe me though there are contract guys that should not be here and don't know their way around anything!! They couldn't even ask if 'would like fries with that?'. And there are some GM guys that hate contractors and will be nice to you one minute and stab you in the back the next. As far as the unions, we can't even get a lightbulb changed around here until its time and a half or double time on the weekends. And it takes 2 guys to change one! You probably think I'm making this up! Well I'm not. So yeah I'm a little steamed when someone attacks what I do personally!!!! My dad was GM salary for 32 years and GM put food on our table! I own a Chevy truck! All the contract guys I work with own GM vehicles! Alot of their mothers and fathers work for GM or worked for GM and are now retired from GM! If I could get hired by GM directly I would be one happy dude but, I can't and thats the way things are and I can't change them! But you know what I still come in everyday and do my job!!!!!!!!
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Well lets see I can tell you from firsthand experience. I am a contract worker at GM. Are you implying that I'm a scab?! I work my ass off every day at work! I love my job and if I didn't have it I would be probably be on the street or doing some job that I hate. We get treated like dogs while some(not all) of the "precious" GM salary guys sit on their asses and get away with murder!!  I work with a great bunch of guys that are contract and do their job to the best of their abilities every day!!!! 90% on my shift are contract, but we do have GM salary guys as well on my shift and they do their jobs and we all get along great. I'm even friends with some outside of work. Believe me though there are contract guys that should not be here and don't know their way around anything!! They couldn't even ask if 'would like fries with that?'. And there are some GM guys that hate contractors and will be nice to you one minute and stab you in the back the next. As far as the unions, we can't even get a lightbulb changed around here until its time and a half or double time on the weekends. And it takes 2 guys to change one! You probably think I'm making this up! Well I'm not. So yeah I'm a little steamed when someone attacks what I do personally!!!! My dad was GM salary for 32 years and GM put food on our table! I own a Chevy truck! All the contract guys I work with own GM vehicles! Alot of their mothers and fathers work for GM or worked for GM and are now retired from GM! If I could get hired by GM directly I would be one happy dude but, I can't and thats the way things are and I can't change them! But you know what I still come in everyday and do my job!!!!!!!!

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It's great to hear that there are still people who take pride in their work as I do!
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It's great to hear that there are still people who take pride in their work as I do!

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I was a contract worker for GM in what should have technically been a salary position. After about 3 years of employment they told me one Wednesday that my last day was Friday. I guess they found another contract worker who would do my job cheaper.

They also started hiring alot of contract production supervisors.

I'm not even really that mad. They are doing what they have to do to stay alive.
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It just upsets me when someone that believes another persons opinion without knowing the facts. To me they feel threatened because someone else is doing a better job than them and actually likes what they do. I don't make a whole lot I will be honest but I could also be unemployed, so my job depends on my actions. A lot of 'other' people make way more than I do and they have let it go to their heads and their work ethic reflects that. So GM needs to in my "opinion" root these people out that are weighing GM down.
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