Mass exodus from Ford today

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Mass exodus from Ford today
Thanks to buyouts, thousands of workers call it quits

February 28, 2007

BY SARAH A. WEBSTER

FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER

This is it: The big good-bye. The finish line.

Ford Motor Co. had hoped to convince about 10,000 salaried workers to leave as part of a voluntary buyout program that aims to revive the automaker. Today is the last day for many of them.

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I read last week that it surprised Ford that so many had signed up to go,and many were being denied, since Ford can't afford all those buyouts either. Was that true or not? Think it was in a detroit paper.

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In World War 2 we fought (and defeated) the Axis. Today we're afraid of cellphones, smokers, and cheeseburgers. It's about at the end, people.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

I knew they were offering this, but I had no idea it would result in this.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

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