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Chrysler is apparently a little worried that there might be a mass exodus of executives during the transition from DaimlerChrysler "partnership of equals" to Cerberus stewardship. Because of that, they have taken the bold step of advising current employees against applying for jobs at Daimler AG or Chrysler Financial.
The Detroit News
obtained an internal email written to Chrysler's senior white-collar staff by Rita C. Rinner, Chrysler's manager of global staff. In the letter she advises that "Requests to interview for positions at Chrysler Financial and other Daimler units, including Mercedes-Benz USA, 'are currently not advised'."

The e-mail went out to senior Chrysler employees, but applies to all white-collar workers and their staffs. It also went out the same day Bob Nardelli was named as the new CEO of Chrysler. Did they really think the execs would be that afraid of what Nardelli had in store? Perhaps. He does have that kind of ruthlessly efficient reputation.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, this gives Nardelli the opportunity to request that each exec level personnel bends over and grabs their ankles to become personally acquainted with his management style.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dear White Collar Slaves:

      Here at the new Chrysler, attempts to secure gainful employment and secure your livelihood at meaningful companies 'are currently not advised'.

      Instead, we advise you to stay here in a harsh environment of instability and suffer thru Home-Depot-boy's BS and A-holish attitude until we decide which of you are to be fired and spat out due to senior management failure.

      Sincerely,
      Rita C. Rinner, Chrysler's Manager of Global Staff

      PS: And about your bonus program, you can forget it. If we bonus you, Nardelli and his senior management golfing buddies will get less of a payoff, so that idea is in the shìtter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      J.Crew, I saw it too and here what I read at the section "under the table" then I quoted

      "Carlos Ghosn. Guess who is licking his chops at the prospect of a Bob Nardelli-led regime at the "new" Chrysler? None other than Carlos Ghosn himself. Given the way things are in this business, don't be surprised if Ghosn doesn't make a play to take Chrysler off of Cerberus' hands before this decade is out. Ghosn is hell-bent on picking off one of the Detroit Three - and Chrysler is shaping up to be the perfect target."
      • 7 Years Ago
      The job future in Auburn Hills does not look so bright, maybe people should go to Farmington Hills to look for jobs. The alternative is to try to get a job across the street at VW/ Audi / Bentley. Though there is Bogwarner or maybe just drive to the RenCen.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Read this:

      http://www.autoextremist.com/index.shtml

      Every fan of the business side of the auto industry should read this ever Wednesday.
        • 7 Years Ago
        BTW - This weeks article is all about Nardelli and why Bernhard did not take the job.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is probably familiar to anyone who works for a large corporation. Translation: "We haven't decided yet who we plan to throw away, so for now, you all please stay."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Say what you want, Nardelli doubled the profits at Home Depot in 5 years. Cerberus and him are going to gut positions from white collar to blue. They're going to move so many overpaid factory worker jobs to Mexico it won't be funny. The UAW can keep on striking and demand more pay and benefits but eventually they wont have a job to bitch about.
        • 7 Years Ago
        He new nothing about retail when he took over HD, seemed to work out. I see a real possablility of them trimming the fat of Chrysler, making it an appealing company to another brand and selling it for a nice margin since Cerberus got a bargin on it. The CEO doesnt have to know squat about cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I used to be a loyal customer of Home Depot. After Nardelli took over, customer service plummeted. Thank goodness for me, a Lowe's opened up in town. At Lowe's, I can actually find an employee and the employees are actually helpful. I have not set foot in Home Depot since.

        That's what Nardelli did at Home Depot. That's what Nardelli will do at Lowes -- crush employee morale.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nardelli knows nothing about cars and the people who do are fleeing. It doesn't look good for Chrysler.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dialmer or Mercedes-Benz is spending a billion euros (or 1.26 billion dollars) of profit to up grade the quality of the cars that they build. You can see the quality in all the current lines that they have put out recently...but they need a new SL to come out sooner than later. Thats how a car company should be run, up grade quality with profits. In my very limited knowledge of the situation I would place bets that Chrysler will be back to cheap junk cars like in the 1980's ( or is it 2000's). Chryslers will tumble.
      • 7 Years Ago
      She is advising Chrysler employees not interview for current openings at Chrysler financial and MB?

      This borderline violation of their civil rights. Someone call the ACLU!!!

      Seriously, if there are openings at other divisions of a company on one has the right to deny you an interview or application for a position.

      Nice, this how unions got started.

      • 7 Years Ago
      My response would be to leave the company altogether...Chrysler seems to be a sinking ship, and for them to mess with employment opportunities smacks of selfishness. People have mouths to feed and mortgages you know.
        mary
        • 7 Years Ago
        why would anyone want to work for Chrysler Financial? They are just a group of unintelligent pedestrian losers who have absolutely no idea how to run a business.. they are a large part of the problems that Chrylser has experienced overn the past several years... they seem to confuse arrogance with intelligence.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The current stars see the Nardelli train wreck coming and obviously want to bail before it's too late. This does not bode well for Chrysler and is very telling about what they think of their new "leader".
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