J/K, LOL. For reals though, the three-day standoff was ended Saturday after the plant's 9,500 workers accepted a 4.5 percent pay raise, although their initial request was an 8.5 percent bump. Also packaged in the deal is a 1.6 percent increase in benefit vouchers. An unresolved part of the negotiation is the work week issue, which was truncated to four days last year in order to cut costs. Many employees want to return to the full five day schedule, which leads one to believe that Puebla employees make an hourly wage, since who wouldn't want to work less and get paid more? The Mexican plant is the sole producer of the New Beetle.

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