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Inside Wilmington W/Fast Lane Daily

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They had Peaches start the tour? Did Alice Petit retire?

I'm not sure. I didn't circulate much beyond the body shop and the 'cockpit' line.

But in looking at 'Peaches', she is a visually stunning lady. Her I remember. And that Susan-person. Maybe the most no-nonsense person in GM, extent. We had a discussion re: Fasteners one wet and windy Saturday during my orientation. I loved how my input was solicited then discarded. Tells me that I had a lot of $h!ty ideas. Slow learner's curve.

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I loved how my input was solicited then discarded. Tells me that I had a lot of $h!ty ideas. Slow learner's curve.

Perhaps not, GM may not have been as advanced as your ideas ...

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Perhaps not, GM may not have been as advanced as your ideas ...

Oh please.

Pretty decent flattery though PCS.

In retrospect, given the circumstances, I knew coming-in that what I smelled that first Monday in-plant was the smell of retirement and the end of my years w/GM. I did team up with my engineering mentor, Fred Schmidt and we set out to correct as many panel fit issues as we could tackle. Week by week. I've been out of touch with most of the organization since earlier this year. One other decent soul still working there, whom I knew from Trenton, is Mike Freeman. Paint specialist extraordinaire.

Unequivocally, I can certify (to the best of my knowledge) that those remaining on the job do take their jobs seriously and to heart. Very much so.

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I was surprised to see Dave Allen (looked like him) still there, thought he would have gone by now. I know Stan Plastik locked in his GM retirement like I did, and flew the coup ...

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I was surprised to see Dave Allen still there, thought he would have gone by now. I know Stan Plastik locked in his GM retirement like I did, and flew the coup ...

I scanned the first 5 minutes or so and I haven't been in the mood to watch the rest. Maybe tomorrow.

I know the faces (most of them) but not all of the names. I saw Bruce Mayberry in there in and he was instrumental in getting my most innocuous suggestion green-lit. (bungee cords screwed onto each cockpit retainer fixture so we wouldn't continue to misplace them, my shining moment)

Bungee cords were a medium of exchange when supplies ran low. Ah hell, you had to be there to appreciate it. Innocuous.

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I was surprised to see Dave Allen (looked like him) still there, thought he would have gone by now. I know Stan Plastik locked in his GM retirement like I did, and flew the coup ...

Stan actually retired in 2008.

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