“No Car Guys Need Apply”


Talk about sacralidge. Brian O’Conner’s article, in the News yesterday, on non-car guys running the auto industry was pretty brutal. What I found ironic though was after reading that the Woodward Dream Cruise is “a nightmarish orgy of denial that’s nothing short of High Mass for the rearview mind of the “car guy.” And that “. . .Detroit is not a good-ol’ boy network, it’s a good-ol’ days network.” I went to the next section and low and behold. . .

. . . on page 1B, there it was, a huge spread on the ’57 Chevy. Maybe he is right after all. Under Alan Mulally’s guidance, (he was the wagon master at Boeing) Ford had a $750 million second-quarter profit. Who knows what Bob Nardelli, (returned Home Depot to record profits) will accomplish at Chrysler. In thinking along those lines, how about a totally non-political type runs for govenor?? “No Politicians Need Apply!”

2 Comments so far

  1. Coward (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 9:06 am

    Wow, I grew up with the children of upper management at the Big 3, and I can’t say how refreshing it is to read something like this! The Big 3 for most of my life seemed to exist for one reason: to give out gobs of money to undeserving, short-sighted, and under-performing individuals. If any thought had been given to the future, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

    I saw completely unqualified individuals making $250k plus, and then there kids would come right out of college, and join the ranks at $150k plus, with no experience. I’ve never seen another industry as ass-backwards, and a management as self-serving, as I have in the Big 3.

  2. max (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    i completely aggree with the “coward”…i’ve had friends that got jobs with the so called “big three” with not one bit of experience. as for having never seen management this ass-backward (as you say) look to every politician in the country and you will.

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