• Jun 1, 2008
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Whenever you walk into an automaker's factory or engineering facility, there are signs prominently displayed letting everyone know that cameras and camera phones are prohibited. Unfortunately for an electrician at the General Motors Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario where the Camaro is due to begin production late this year he ignored the warning. Worse yet, he took some shots inside the body shop where pilot production units were making their way down the line and then showed them to his kids. The youngsters evidently extracted said photos and shared them with the world.

The electrician with 28 years of seniority has apparently now learned that those signs were not an empty threat. Even though there is nothing particularly secret about how car bodies are welded together or about how the new Camaro looks, GM and other manufacturers are serious about those policies. This employee who apparently just wanted show off a bit for his kids is now unemployed. Was it worth it? If you're going to whip out the camera phone, you might want to be a little more discreet about how you share the pics.


[Source: LeftLane News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      "Somebody is going to get a hurt real bad"... ahahaahaahhahah.
        • 6 Years Ago
        russell peters?..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe it is the assembly line and its robotic equipment that is the big secret. Or just an excuse to fire someone and make an example of him.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oops...Chris beat me to it.
      I agree with Chris.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those kids are going to get the beating of their lifetime.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You play, you pay
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now, did GM fire him because it's right, or did GM fire him because they just wanted to cut jobs...?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't anyone else think this is also another PR stunt? Like they say, there is never such thing as bad publicity...
      liz
      • 6 Years Ago
      He probably got fire for showing that do not have to be directly involved in assembling the car. Really. A lot of machinery, No people and NO reason why they ask an arm and a leg for GM cars. Now, That's a good reason for firing a guy!!!!!! The only hidden secret is that most of you are dumb enough to pay high prices for machines making cars!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      did he have to forfeit his retirement too? Hopefully his kids won't mind taking care of him
        scharon71
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think it is a big deal, the car was in the movie Transformers already and will be just another GM piece of crap
      Mike
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are we in Cuba?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since no one is in the pictures, it appears he was being catty. He purposefully circumvented policy, and deserves discipline. However firing him would depend on his prior performance and actions. Ask my dad if you want a different opinion.

      This could also be a publicity stunt. Again, ask my dad about this.
      terry
      • 6 Years Ago
      28 year employee making???? a year, insurance, pension, vacation, sick pay,.....replace with a robot, great savings for the company
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