After thirty years with a company, it’s always nice to have your shafting quickly followed by a twist of the corkscrew rigidly standing from your behind.
When Ford downsized last January, Michael Stawasz, an employee of over thirty years, was one of the guys canned. Stawasz argues that he was fired precisely because he was an employee of nearly three decades… mere months away from being able to cash in on the sizable full benefits and pension of a long term Ford employee.
Then he received the above plaque by mail, in which the president of Ford heartily congratulated him for thirty years of service. The package also contained numerous plastic rings, allowing Stawasz to size himself for the massive loop of Ford-emblemed bling that is the reward for all workers who spend most of their lives toiling in dedication to the company.
Of course, he was still fired. It was all just one further ‘fuck you’ from Ford for a job well done!
Is Ford’s parting gift to ex-workers ‘cruel joke’? [Detroit News]