Mercedes COO: "Full-Blown Sales Crisis"
Reuters reports that Mercedes COO Rainer Schmueckle says his company is in a “full blown sales crisis.” In other words, he’s checking his pension plan and prepping his people for a big ass round of layoffs. “While it [Mercedes] has not yet discussed reduced working hours, it has already cut the number of temporary workers. As of the end of June, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars division that also includes its Smart badge of microcars employed a staff of 98,000 worldwide.” And as that’s about it for this one, how about a tidbit from the world of Mercedes onership, via Kenya’s The Standard? “Police have questioned High Court Judge GBM Kariuki over the stabbing of a motorist after a minor road accident in the city… Police said Justice Kariuki and Kamau were driving from opposite directions on Lower Kabete Road at about 8pm on Saturday when their vehicles were involved in a minor accident. The judge, who was driving his official Mercedes Benz car, was alone at the time of the incident, while Kamau had two passengers in his Toyota Corolla vehicle… The judge seemed disturbed when journalists arrived at the police stations to take his pictures. At one point, he shouted at them, saying they were free to ‘take even his buttocks.'” And do what with them, precisely?
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