04 May 2012

I should have knowd...

...actually, I almost saw it coming

so anyway, for the second time since The Won took office, I am unemployed.  I am pissed off beyond belief.

Back in May 2009, I was laid off prior to my (then) employer filing for bankruptcy.  That employer had to file for bankruptcy directly because of the Administration's bail out of General Motors and Chrysler, which protected the UAW and absolutely screwed the suppliers.

Fast forward to the present, and I find myself working for a major supplier to Government Motors.  Not only are they a big supplier to GM, but they are heavily involved with (...wait for it...) the Chevy Volt.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the plant where they make the Volt parts.  In an eight hundred thousand square foot facility, there were maybe thirty people on the production floor.  It was as quiet as a funeral home, whereas it should have been deafeningly loud.  I walked through the shipping dock side of the building, past racks and racks and racks of parts, ready to go but the customer isn't building, so the customer isn't buying.

When I got home that evening, I started updating my resumé and dusting off the rolodex.  Today, they announced the dreaded "corporate re-structuring" and several of us were re-structured out of a job.

more soon

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