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#1 OFFLINE   napman

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:05 PM

Norfolk short shifted day shift and night shift because they don't need the trucks.But yet they canceled all of our down weeks except March due to stronger than expected sales.Something does not add up.
One thing we know at Norfolk is that FORD really does not need us anymore.Our time is limited!







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#2 OFFLINE   DearbornDerek

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 12:55 AM

Norfolk short shifted day shift and night shift because they don't need the trucks.But yet they canceled all of our down weeks except March due to stronger than expected sales.Something does not add up.
One thing we know at Norfolk is that FORD really does not need us anymore.Our time is limited!


We have been s.s. at Dearborn (afternoon shift) every day this week. We hit our magic number and we are done. Anyone from K.C. want to chime in? :poke:

If you waste your time thinking about what if you will miss what was

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#3 OFFLINE   TruckerMan2003

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:37 AM

Norfolk short shifted day shift and night shift because they don't need the trucks.But yet they canceled all of our down weeks except March due to stronger than expected sales.Something does not add up.
One thing we know at Norfolk is that FORD really does not need us anymore.Our time is limited!


Do not be so down the UAW will save the day.

#4 OFFLINE   napman

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 12:26 PM

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Do not be so down the UAW will save the day.
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The UAW is only at Norfolk to protect the deadbeats not worry about job security.

#5 OFFLINE   f150builder

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 02:30 PM

We have a magic number everyday. Dayshift, according to one board is making more than its numbers and nightshift only has to make less. By my count we are building a little more than 810 units a day. We have had no major breakdowns and have started up on time everyday. Trust me if they wanted us to have the down time we would. By the way, group leaders are required to work on March shutdown.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 03:04 PM

Nothing at Ford adds up because it's not suppose too.

Could you Imagine what would happen if we knew everthing Ford was planning and doing?
We already criticize them for the way they run their plants, and we know they can't even do that shit right. And it's not just them. Look at the UAW, they don't even have standards nor have a F'n clue as to what to do with the membership. It appears to Me that everyone is trying to find a way to cover their ass for not doing their job in the first place.

#7 OFFLINE   Frigeman

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 05:15 PM

Nothing at Ford adds up because it's not suppose too.

Could you Imagine what would happen if we knew everthing Ford was planning and doing?
We already criticize them for the way they run their plants, and we know they can't even do that shit right. And it's not just them. Look at the UAW, they don't even have standards nor have a F'n clue as to what to do with the membership. It appears to Me that everyone is trying to find a way to cover their ass for not doing their job in the first place.

I think you pretty much covered it.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:41 AM

Norfolk short shifted day shift and night shift because they don't need the trucks.But yet they canceled all of our down weeks except March due to stronger than expected sales.Something does not add up.
One thing we know at Norfolk is that FORD really does not need us anymore.Our time is limited!



Then why is there an alleged $30 million expansion going on @ NAP, or is that just another rumor? Also, it has been said that there are some people from NAP coming up to TCAP tomorrow for what, nobody seems to really know. Supposedly, they will be here for about 2 weeks. Anyone from NAP know what this is about? :shrug:

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:32 PM

Then why is there an alleged $30 million expansion going on @ NAP, or is that just another rumor? Also, it has been said that there are some people from NAP coming up to TCAP tomorrow for what, nobody seems to really know. Supposedly, they will be here for about 2 weeks. Anyone from NAP know what this is about? :shrug:


The $30 million dollars poured into Norfolk means nothing but a tax write off if FORD decides to close Norfolk.Trust me that expansion would not stop FORD from closing Norfolk.
As far as people going to TCAP I have not heard that but I have heard that Norfolk is trying to get that new ranger that is suppose to be built.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:47 PM

The $30 million dollars poured into Norfolk means nothing but a tax write off if FORD decides to close Norfolk.Trust me that expansion would not stop FORD from closing Norfolk.
As far as people going to TCAP I have not heard that but I have heard that Norfolk is trying to get that new ranger that is suppose to be built.

New Ranger most likely will end up in the Rouge "TRUCK" plant

#11 OFFLINE   sunoco260

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:24 PM

New Ranger most likely will end up in the Rouge "TRUCK" plant



More like Thailand when the chicken tax is dropped...

The $30 million dollars poured into Norfolk means nothing but a tax write off if FORD decides to close Norfolk.Trust me that expansion would not stop FORD from closing Norfolk.
As far as people going to TCAP I have not heard that but I have heard that Norfolk is trying to get that new ranger that is suppose to be built.



I understand about the write off on the $30 mil. Supposedly the NAP plant manager and the Building chairman are going to TCAP tomorrow and no I hear that it's for 2 days, not 2 weeks. Check it out...

Edited by sunoco260, 28 February 2006 - 01:26 PM.


#12 OFFLINE   Harry Bennet

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:37 PM

The next Ranger is from Thailand, worst kept secret ever
Of course you could ask to go to Thailand

#13 OFFLINE   AdamCaan

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:09 PM

The next Ranger is from Thailand, worst kept secret ever
Of course you could ask to go to Thailand


If Ford expects the consumers to buy Ford Rangers they better not have them
built at Norfolk.

Norfolk has too many problems. But this is a big secret.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:23 PM

More like Thailand when the chicken tax is dropped...
I understand about the write off on the $30 mil. Supposedly the NAP plant manager and the Building chairman are going to TCAP tomorrow and no I hear that it's for 2 days, not 2 weeks. Check it out...



Plant Mngr and Building Chairman are supposedly going to see how T.C. runs on 4 10's and try it in NAP.



If Ford expects the consumers to buy Ford Rangers they better not have them
built at Norfolk.

Norfolk has too many problems. But this is a big secret.



No more problems than any other plant. But thanks for the disparaging comments about NAP.

Edited by Simpleman, 28 February 2006 - 07:24 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:58 PM

If Ford expects the consumers to buy Ford Rangers they better not have them
built at Norfolk.

Norfolk has too many problems. But this is a big secret.

WHY DONT YOU FILL US IN ON WHAT THOSE BIG PROBLEMS ARE?? :read:

#16 OFFLINE   napbob

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:50 AM

Left an hour ago and didn't see any problems

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:16 AM

WHY DONT YOU FILL US IN ON WHAT THOSE BIG PROBLEMS ARE?? :read:

Is it snakes in the basement?
Not enough grass on the roof?
Not enough hi-lo drivers to sell drugs?

Its probably 'cause NAP only has 3 gates and cannot get enough material into the plant

or the fishing in the Indain River is just too bad

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:10 PM

Back on topic.....

We haven't short shifted on days yet this week. Nights short shifted Monday due to a fire in paint (or so I heard).

We ran about 440 on days today..... Many people are hopeing to be short shifted this week, and we'd like to know more about the 4-10's thing and how exactly it's gonna work.
Good luck to those who've made the choice to stay with Ford Motor Company. I hope you and the company are successful.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:30 PM

Back on topic.....

We haven't short shifted on days yet this week. Nights short shifted Monday due to a fire in paint (or so I heard).

We ran about 440 on days today..... Many people are hopeing to be short shifted this week, and we'd like to know more about the 4-10's thing and how exactly it's gonna work.



It will depend on your local of course, but basically it's 4 ten hour days @ straight time pay (Mon.-Thurs.) which undermines the time-and-one-half pay after 8 hours. You will then have a 3 day weekend. Also, you can bet that skilled trades will not be working Sundays any more as they will still be at five 8's. NAP will no longer need to pay all the overtime for Sunday work when trades could essentially have a "weekend" to do projects, etc. on Friday (with no production working) and Saturday.
:rolleyes:

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:50 PM

Is it snakes in the basement?
Not enough grass on the roof?
Not enough hi-lo drivers to sell drugs?

Its probably 'cause NAP only has 3 gates and cannot get enough material into the plant

or the fishing in the Indain River is just too bad

O.K. THOSE PROBLEMS. :mellow:








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