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Public Discussion / Re: Hollowing out manufacturing
« Last post by WildRiver on November 29, 2018, 04:39:34 am »
I lived in Ann Arbor, MI for 16 years and Mount Pleasant, MI for 2 years. I worked in the car industry (suppliers) on and off. Here is my personal experience and feeling about it. I'm talking about 1997-2008 time frame.

American car companies used to make shitty cars saved for the luxury brands. I don't know what it is. I think the bean counters who decided to get the cheapest parts and put it in the car. Plastic pieces come off in about 1 year time. Mechanical components failed too early. The design was hideous for low end cars.

In the late 90s, American car companies started catching up with the Japanese in term of quality. I haven't driven an American car since my bad experience with Dodge Neon years ago. This leads to my personal experience. So I was and always am patriotic. I just graduated from grad school and found the first job in computer industry in 1995. I decided to buy an American car. I bought a Chrysler Neon. It was shocking when I got home and started looking under the hood. The car was assembled in Mexico! I'm sure some parts were from Canada. That Neon didn't last long. 5 years in and it started having problem with head gaskets. It costed me thousands to fix overheated engine. After that I said no more shitty American car for me.

I then went on to my first Mazda 6. It was a joint venture between Ford and Mazda. The car was assembled in Michigan with Ford engine block and everything else Mazda. I think some plastic pieces were American. In the first month I have to take the car back few times for warranty work. Brake pad warping and engine code update! What's the hell going on with American production? I'm sure the Japanese didn't screw it up.

Now I drive Mazda 6s and it is 100% from Japan since Ford and Mazda got divorced years ago. It is a perfect car. It is the best for my money and beautiful styling. At 23K price it is nice and well made.

Union - I know we need union but they suck! I once went to Ford to fix a problem on testing equipment that my company sold to Ford. I am not allowed to put a USB cable into a computer and upload the code. I have to wait for the union guy coming back from lunch. It is union rule that only union guy can do the work. So I waited for 2 hours. He came back and said OK you can put that cable in. Goddam wasting my time for that???

Retirees pension - this costs a lot. I am trading Alcoa Aluminum stock right now. It is shocking to hear that there are 50,000 retirees and 16,000 active employees. Companies must make enough money to cover pension before talking about profits.

I have never worked with companies that have pension. I think it is fair that they just give me x amount of money for me to save and that is all I want. When I leave the company, I want nothing.
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Public Discussion / And some perspective on sedans not being popular anymore
« Last post by Phil on November 29, 2018, 04:08:16 am »
So it seems that GM is closing factories because sedans aren't selling but Japanese branded sedans are doing okay thank you very much.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-29/chevrolet-sedans-suffer-while-toyota-and-honda-hang-on

I know that American cars are as good as Japanese cars are but Honda never fucked me over on a new car while Ford and GM both have multiple times. I would find it very difficult to walk into an American dealership these days.
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Public Discussion / Hollowing out manufacturing
« Last post by Phil on November 29, 2018, 03:44:11 am »
I know there aren't many fans of the Washington Post here but I came across a contributed piece from someone whose family has lived through the end of manufacturing in the US. There's a paywall but you can go incognito.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/11/28/i-sent-my-dads-manufacturing-job-overseas-my-own-followed-not-long-after/?utm_term=.bbfc47f78d1e

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Public Discussion / Re: Did H1-B's Cause Hillary the Election
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on November 27, 2018, 04:47:54 pm »
Well, I don't like my coffee going too black. Can I have something like a Latte? :o

We have a uniform and jack boots in your size. Trust me.
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Public Discussion / Re: Did H1-B's Cause Hillary the Election
« Last post by Phil on November 27, 2018, 12:06:16 pm »
I really don't care if they're black, brown, red, pink, yellow, or white. (They're are eastern Europeans taking jobs as well as Asians but their labor pool is smaller.)

The problem is the government favoring capital holders (read large donors) over workers.
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Public Discussion / Re: Any fabulous Black Friday deals?
« Last post by unix on November 27, 2018, 11:13:59 am »
Ebay frequently has these 15% off on everything deals.
Maybe once a quarter
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Public Discussion / Re: Any fabulous Black Friday deals?
« Last post by The Gorn on November 27, 2018, 08:50:37 am »
https://amzn.to/2P5E4Bg

Kingston 480GB, Sata 3.0.

Yes, but @78 now, not $54. IMO you could do better on a SSD if you shop around and wait out some deals.
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Public Discussion / Re: Any fabulous Black Friday deals?
« Last post by WildRiver on November 27, 2018, 08:19:33 am »
Wow, that is a good deal? Are they still selling those?
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Public Discussion / Re: Did H1-B's Cause Hillary the Election
« Last post by The Gorn on November 27, 2018, 08:18:17 am »
Well, I don't like my coffee going too black. Can I have something like a Latte? :o

I can't take it! I'm triggered!

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Public Discussion / Re: Did H1-B's Cause Hillary the Election
« Last post by WildRiver on November 27, 2018, 08:17:01 am »
Well, I don't like my coffee going too black. Can I have something like a Latte? :o
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