Why it Sucks to Work For Chrysler

April 6, 2007

We all make bad decisions. DaimlerChrysler is trying to break free from its 1998 decision to merge with the Chrysler Corporation and is looking for buyers for the Chrysler assets.

While CEOs and private equity groups try to determine the best way to turn a buck from the game of hot potato with Chrysler, the employees wait with baited breath. If a private equity group like the Blackstone Group or corporate raider like Kirk Kerkorian win the bidding many fear the company will be broken up and sold off.

The auto-makers in Detroit have taken a beating over the last few years and those that have likely suffered the most are the working families that build the vehicles. Now they are caught in the middle of this corporate dance and fear for their future. It is sad watching a once – great company lose its grip but to me it’s even more depressing thinking about the uncertain future of those that worked for years to make the company what it once was.


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One Response to Why it Sucks to Work For Chrysler

  • Bryan C. Fleming

    I live down the road from their world headquaters. An amazing building if you’ve never seen it.

    Inside it looks like a palace. A place where you could picture taking over the world. Long vast hallways. Everything white and clean.

    Work there? LOL… never

    In fact I just had a programming job offer there last week.

    Here’s why:

    – You can’t bring your cell phone in the building
    – You can’t bring your own laptop into the building

    so let me get this straight… you want me to work for you, but you can’t trust me an inch. The security there is a joke.

    I agree with you however. I think things will work out for them and the Detroit area. I hope they get sold to Kirk Kerkorian.

    Let the UAW have some ownership.

    Get rid of the dumb German corporate policies.

    I think we’re all set;)

    – Bryan