Chrysler employees caught drinking on lunch break – Click above to watch the video after the jump

If this story sounds familiar to you, it's because something very similar happened just ten months ago. Chrysler employees at the Jefferson North Plant in Detroit were busted for drinking beer during their lunch breaks, and the automaker subsequently fired 13 of the workers involved.

Now, the same behavior has been observed at Chrysler's Trenton Engine Plant. The news crew at FOX 2 Detroit investigated many tips sent in from workers at the Trenton, MI plant, citing that employees were spending their lunch breaks drinking and smoking (and we aren't talking about cigarettes) at a nearby park.

When FOX 2 showed the investigation to Chrysler, Scott Garberding, the automaker's Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, said that he was "both hurt and angered" over what the cameras captured, adding:

"The employees that we identify, as soon as we understand who they are, will be suspended indefinitely without pay and anybody else involved will be dealt with swiftly. It's very frustrating to us, we take it very seriously."

Follow the jump to watch FOX 2 Detroit's official investigation.

Chrysler Auto Workers in Trenton Caught Smoking and Drinking During Lunch Breaks: MyFoxDETROIT.com



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      Kevin W
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing, with unemployment as high as it is how some would have zero appreciation for their jobs. Pan these guys and hire some honest workers. There's plenty out there!
      Mike
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bud light salutes you, real men of genius
      • 4 Years Ago
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        IOMTT
        • 4 Years Ago
        Report em' and don't let them reflect poorly on the other 99 percent. I have learned you get little attention for doing things right 99 percent of the time and a lot of attention for the 1 percent of the time you screw up.
      NipponEngine
      • 4 Years Ago
      OUCH. Well, with this economy, I'm sure there are plenty people to take their place, people who value having jobs. That's a shame. Chrysler is having a hard enough time cleaning up it's name post-bailout.
      FunkyBanana
      • 4 Years Ago
      As long as they get the ax this is no big deal and its not systematic of every employee. It is actually good to see that co-workers ratted them out. My biggest concearn is why union took no action - they co-workers must have gtried that before going to the news, right? Bad apples are in every bunch. These tards deserve to be unemployeed. Give those jobs to some folks that are willing to work hard and not take the opportunity for granted. How stupid can people be?
      KaBoomBOX
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting that the fellow employee had to turn them in to a TV station to get any kind of action.
        • 4 Years Ago
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      6speed
      • 4 Years Ago
      My favorite part is the "...again"
      Maxximtl
      • 4 Years Ago
      Having a drink at lunch isn't a huge deal. Swilling beer and smoking pot at a public park on your lunch break IS. Its adolescent behavior and not something that can be tolerated in a manufacturing facility where accuracy and attention to detail is so important. I am sure management was well aware of what was happening, but had to protect their fellow union members. Now that its gone public, they have to act surprised.
      Noname
      • 4 Years Ago
      Must be a rash of glaucoma in Trenton.
      tenspeeder
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Gee Mrs McAllen. I'm sorry I don't know why your new car's radio and taillights were wired backwards. Something must have happened at the factory that day to cause the error"
      greenz1977
      • 4 Years Ago
      Officer, I swear that bottle in my Chrysler 200 isn't mine.
      b
      • 4 Years Ago
      The audio guy had a field day with this one.
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