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Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
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Edward is on a bender vacation all week south of the border. I’m heading to Paris (autoshow, among other attractions) Tuesday morning. Will I find old Citroens on the streets? Anyway, that will leave TTAC Niedermeyer-free, temporarily. The show will go on, thanks to our remaining intrepid cast of characters, but with the possibility of some reduced content, most likely the domestic news blogging. Full throttle activity will resume next Monday, at the latest. Au Revoir!

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  • Windswords Windswords on Sep 28, 2010

    Have a good time! Meanwhile the B&B will get by just fine. We can talk about the news ourselves. . Speaking of news, I just heard that Chrysler fired those workers who were caught on video drinking in the parking lot of the assembly plant where they worked. A lot of us thought they would be protected from termination by the UAW. Maybe that would have been true 5 or 10 years ago but not in today's economic climate. What is your reaction to this news?

    • Mikey Mikey on Sep 28, 2010

      @windswords..Yeah your right, thats the way it is these days. In my 36+ years at GM I might of seen five or six guys fired,never to return. In the 20 months since I retired, I've heard of at least six terminations. Here's another fact. In the 2003 to 2008 time period there was seven retirement incentive packages offered. I know, because I have six of them on my garage wall.{I took the seventh} Now, for those,retirement eligble, that had a chronic discipline/absentee problem, at the slightest infraction,you found yourself on the rug. With commiteeman and management present you were stongly advised to check the "I will accept this offer" on your personal incentive letter. Management and the union made it VERY clear that we were entering a new world. Enter at your own peril. Some thought it was a bluff. I can't mention details,but I personally know of at least two cases of guys being escorted out. No free car,no fat check,no retirement cake, and coffee. All that gone, and a six month wait for your first pension check. I guess they wern't bluffing eh?

  • J Mendez J Mendez on Sep 28, 2010

    Bon Voyage Paul! Enjoy Paris and your Family. And ask PSA to let you drive the RCZ...;-) We will be kinda fine here, don't worry too much. Saludos.

  • PeriSoft PeriSoft on Sep 28, 2010

    Paul, While you're there, check out the rally motion sim in Ford's booth. Assuming some shipping-related electronics destruction is addressed, it should be pretty fun. (It's my baby.)

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Sep 28, 2010

    If there are old Citroens, I'd love to see photos. ditto with old Peugeots (403, 404). Bon voyage!