Date registered: Jul 2005
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HOURLY Coffee Breaks!
As if German factory workers aren't coddled enough, with their generous work rules, six weeks of vacation, etc, I now learn that they have HOURLY Coffee Breaks!
Mercedes-Benz is on the verge of a free fall in the marketplace, due largely to quality issues. I don't necessarily blame the factory workers for that; it seems more like a management issue.. outsourcing electronics modules, lack of accountability etc. But really! SOMEONE at DaimlerChrysler is gonna have to get a grip! They might even have to work harder!
It's been over four years now that Mercedes has been in the quality doghouse and it's not clear that any real changes have been made. See http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/29/business/worldbusiness/29auto.html