Originally Posted by rs0460a
I retired from an automotive manufacturing company last year, after almost 30 years of "service".
Anyway, that's a look behind the scenes from somebody's who's "been there, done that".
Ron, I currently work in a 'related' industry, have been there 20 years, and can say that your account is nearly dead-on to what I've seen at my company. My company is NOT UAW...but unionized. I started at my company in the union (skilled trades), but moved into management after about 8 years. This has given me the unique perspective of seeing both sides of the operation.
Although our specifics are slightly different, the "story" is the same as yours...good job in explaining it.