7000 employees getting laid off

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May 21 71 Comments

Wtf is going on!

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  • Facebook d00ng3r
    Stop making shitty cars
    May 21 7
    • General Motors rlgF47
      I’ll bookmark this snarky answer so in 2 years when GDPR and by some miracle the US government gets its shit together and brings the regulatory hammer down. Or neither happen and we just watch your platform implode on itself by setting a record number of outages and violations of your users trust and private information.
      May 21
    • Facebook d00ng3r
      I'm not worried. If fb implodes due to making shitty products the government will bail us out. You guys have plenty of experience with that so I'd appreciate some pointers
      May 21
    • Glassdoor izzp
      "The government will bail us out"
      Lol
      May 21
    • Ford DjNi16
      Better hope answering leetcode questions counts as a form of debt repayment, Facebook.
      May 21
    • Cruise Automation drstone
      Dear Motor General, shut the fuck up.

      Not that Ford has any future or anything. But neither of your companies comprehend software.

      One has Kyle. Other has Fat Kyle. Neither knows what it takes to build a sustainable and autonomous transportation system
      May 21
  • Apple / Eng Happy Hοur
    Weird seeing Ford on here tbh.
    May 21 10
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      I actually really like Ford's SYNC system. It was revolutionary when it first came out.
      May 21
    • Salesforce CapHaddock
      Tons ™
      May 21
    • General Motors / IT sBto05
      Multi-Ton™ Ton Pro™ Tontech™ tons
      May 21
    • Amazon meowmeow6
      What’s TC like at an auto company?
      May 21
    • Cruise Automation mary.b
      Oh GM IT, jesus literally wept
      May 21
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Because MAGA?
    May 21 3
    • Amazon / Product scubba
      4 more beers! 4 more beers!
      May 21
    • Ford DjNi16
      Haa nothing to do with the current admin.. Did you not see their financials last quarter? Come on.
      May 21
    • eBay sscs86
      Btw what you mean by MAGA
      May 28
  • General Motors rlgF47
    Thank god the president isn’t hurting commodities and is helping facilitate autonomous vehicle legislation or funding electric infrastructure and all the other stuff the industry needs to succeed in the coming years. I gotta be honest I saw a couple super pro Trump guys get walked out here and I just wanted to ask if they wanted to redo their vote.
    May 21 4
    • DigitalOcean qUBc69
      GM talking down? Yikes. If you guys ever built a vehicle that was worth more than it's weight in SCRAP it would be a miracle.

      But you're right. We, as a nation, should totally bend over and let China rape us on our imports while giving them free reign to destroy US industries as they have been for years.
      May 21
    • General Motors BroDown
      GM makes the best, fastest sports cars in the world for the money. And still with manuals.
      May 21
    • General Motors rlgF47
      What the fuck is digital ocean? It’s not talking down it’s literally a cited fact by every auto executive since early 2018. No part of my comment implied being raped by China. The comment implied the stupidity of the president to repeatedly tout support of the domestic auto industry then subsequently enact foreign trade policy that directly negatively impacts that exact industry. The proposed changes to CAFE and low fuel prices directly supports consumer adoption of SUVs over small cars, many of the latter are made domestically. Do you actually have anything intelligent to add?
      May 21
    • Cruise Automation mary.b
      Fastest car for the money? Please calm down
      May 21
  • Tesla / IT m3rulz
    The automotive industry is the first to get hit in a resession. I think one is coming 😢
    May 21 2
    • Microsoft / Eng Blind God
      These companies are building cars people dont want anymore and doing layoffs to respond to consumer taste. Nothing to do with the overall ecconomy.

      These losers will blame Trump but its unrelated.
      May 21
    • Ally Financial WXSV36
      No doubt. I don’t see any OEMs doing as well as they were 2/3/4 years ago. Automotive is always the canary in the coal mine.. a lot of dealerships are suffering right now.
      May 24
  • Amazon SlhS10
    None of my friends own cars. Car companies are stuck selling to a declining customer base.
    May 22 4
    • Salesforce op
      You and your friends are young and single, willing to live in a tiny apartment within walking distance to the office in rather dull area infested with hobos, junkies, and boring Amazon workdrones.

      As you and your friends age and marry/have kids you'll get a car. And move to suburbs or a more family friendly area. Unless, of course, you and your friends are gay or plan on staying young forever.

      Step out of your bubble and look around. People are buying cars. They just not willing to buy shitty cars.
      May 22
    • New zombo
      Nice one ! OP!!!! fuck yeah! You tell those flexing kids
      May 23
    • Bank of America / Mktg MrDickbutt
      Talk to pre-teens today about cars -- none of them even want to learn to drive anymore.
      May 26
    • Salesforce op
      I have teen and pre-teen at home.
      They learn to drive as soon as they need to.
      I did not learn until I was 25 but I lived in a big city with good public transportation which doesn't really exist in the US outside of NYC. Oh, and I had friends and parents with cars for those trips out of the city.

      I can add that teens also have no interest in arthritis meds, cholesterol meds, blood pressure meds etc. It must indicate declining customer base as well.
      May 26
  • General Motors / Eng agmV57
    And laying off people who suck... GM at least was bloated as shit with people
    May 21 5
    • General Motors / Data
      anon1710

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      Seriously though. IT Operations Center basically did nothing but call people to let them know a new ticket came in.
      May 21
    • General Motors / Eng PooPooPP
      There’s still a lot of bloat in some orgs
      May 21
    • A lot of good people were let go. GM didn’t do a good job cleaning up.
      May 21
    • General Motors / Eng agmV57
      I can agree with parts of that. But hell, we gotta keep the demographics in check 😓
      May 21
    • Cruise Automation mary.b
      Dear GM, sincerely, you don’t know how to do shit when it comes to anything besides making hardware out of molten down bridges.

      But GM IT is special kind of purgatory. Every time I need to change my people finder password, we have to get down to how comes is it I have a Mac for an hour or two.
      May 21
  • New / Sales LadyCloser
    May 21 1
    • Microsoft Verso L’alto
      Good use of parochial, anecdotal tweets to assert your point...
      May 22
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    It's called Karma. Tesla is doing to Ford what Ford did to the horse draw carriages.
    May 21 5
    • Lol
      May 21
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

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      FUPMmore
      Dude come on... Tesla is another Tucker... super cool but never will be a mass market company, just a car for nouveau rich nerds.
      May 21
    • Microsoft
      LamestName

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      LamestNamemore
      65% of Tesla's trade-ins were from non-premium cars. Nouveau riche? Nah... That's the Porsche, Audi, BMW crowd.

      The future is electric. ICE cars makers will die a slow death.
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

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      FUPMmore
      That is the exact definition of nouveau riche... 65% of people who could not afford a luxury car that now have the money to upgrade and show off...
      Jun 13
    • Microsoft
      LamestName

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      LamestNamemore
      Upgrade yes. Most of the people I know had no desire to upgrade to a more expensive car until the Tesla. They were Camry/Fusion/Accord owners that held out for the cheapest Tesla to become available. One of them is over 50. They had the money but didn't spend it on expensive cars... until the Tesla.

      Tesla's taking market share from all markets. I also know a Panamera owner that is about to trade in for an X. You can call them all nerds, nouveau riche, whatever you like but at the end of the day Telsa has mass appeal and will continue to grow.
      Jun 13
  • General Motors
    jeishxi838

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    jeishxi838more
    Recession has commenced ;)
    May 21 1
    • Cruise Automation drstone
      Kettle, meet pot
      May 21
  • General Motors / Eng PooPooPP
    Welcome to the shitshow
    May 21 0
  • First GM now Ford. American cars 🤦🏻‍♂️
    May 21 2
    • General Motors / IT sBto05
      Yeah but trucks and SUVs are on fire.
      May 21
    • Cruise Automation drstone
      JOSH JOSH JOSH will save the trucks. Tbh, he is the only reasonable GM person I know
      May 21
  • Tesla santaclz
    Lol, for guys, you’re here???
    May 21 2
    • Tesla iconxx
      They're better than us 🤷‍♂️
      May 21
    • Cruise Automation drstone
      At a thing or two. But also they are worse than you at a thing or two
      May 21
  • Microsoft / Sales
    FUPM

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    FUPMmore
    Maybe a 40k ranger is not meeting the target market for small pickups.
    But I still love the sound of of a cobra... almost as good as a Hemi.
    May 21 0
  • General Motors / Ops kechew
    Probably similar reasons to General Motors. Cost reduction to fund investment in electric vehicles.
    May 21 0
  • Microsoft checkinnow
    This is what happens and will continue to happen when you put a tariff against the biggest growing car market who also happen to be the most important material supplier of these car companies. GM has closed many factories, why is this a surprise? If this continues, we can wait for Boeing lay-off soon.
    May 22 0
  • Indeed / Eng SomeonesQ
    Fallout from the emminent collapse of the car loan financial market most likely.
    May 22 0
  • Microsoft shsnsjb
    MAGA
    May 21 0
  • Trump would get elected again because of this.. sadddd
    May 21 0
  • Uber / Eng
    fvDA28

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    fvDA28more
    Well I am not joining the pissing contests over here. DM if you need referrals at Uber
    May 26 0