Dr S wrote:
Yeah, but the way they did it was disgusting.
Imagine working somewhere for 5 years, then getting sacked with 1 hour's notice. No redundancy pay, nothing.
Whats the story there? who got sacked?
I heard some union bloke droning-on about how it's disgusting that BMW are not selling any cars???? on the radio today. This bloke thinks they should still keep producing cars flat out to keep the boys in jobs. Has this bloke forgotten why we don't have a motor industry any more? Blindly churning out stuff no one wants, gobby unionists mouthing off and calling the shots to a commie workforce and and a product that has been allowed to get a little long in the tooth. Sound familiar? feck me it's like 78 all over again.
Sorry to sound harsh but what do they expect? do they think BMW will throw itself down the toilet just like BL did? If these guys want a future and jobs to go back to when things settle down, they'd show a little support to the company that has kept motor manufacturing going (especially when it's frankly much easier and cheaper to build elsewhere) and see that thats what BMW have to do to weather the storm then thats what they have to do. Its called forsight. If it wasn't for our union pal on the radio and his red predecesors we might still have a bloody motor industry of our own!
Another nail in the UKs coffin I guess. Pass the hammer.
What he said....
I've also been in meetings where its 'goodbye and thanks for all the fish', it isnt fun, espesh when it was a 60 year old company with third generation employees.
A brand new car should be considered a luxury - fecksake theres thousands of perfectly decent used cars out there for a tenth of someones vanity...
My 8 year old Passat TDI (PD engine) is showing 52.5 mpg around town, I got my 2001 Mondeo up to 378,990 miles, I cannot ever justify myself buying a brand new car, ever...