Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Automakers: "Do As I Say, Not As I Do"

The top bananas from the Big Three automakers went to Washington D. C. to tell congress they’re running out of money and running out of time, and would law makers please give them a slice or two of Government cheese, in the form of $25-billion from the $700-billion bail out fund.

The only problem is, these knuckleheads flew to Washington in private Gulfstream G-4 jets, at a cost of $20,000 round-trip.

Hmmm…let’s see, Northwest Airlines flies from Detroit to Washington, D.C. First Class tickets are only $837 roundtrip, and if you really want to prove to Congress you're serious about trimming expenses during Survival Mode, you can squeak by for $288 Coach-class.

If these guys really wanted to prove they were serious about making substantive operational and cultural changes in the way their companies are run, you think they might have re-thought their travel plans?

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