Chrysler leader: Be grateful, be afraid.
Tom Walsh – Detroit Free Press – Oct. 25, 2008
Chrysler’s Bob Nardelli -- Photo by of Bill Pugliano of Getty Images.
Sounds like a 50’s Sci-Fi movie? Which may be the last time Chrysler had a respectable image and business plan -- Ed.
The latest bizarre bombshell from Chrysler LLC was posted at 10:09 a.m. Friday on the Auburn Hills automaker's internal electronic bulletin board, under the grandiose heading, "Messages From Our Leaders."
This communiqué came from The Leader himself, Chief Executive Officer Robert Nardelli…
So he must send 25% of his salaried subjects away, to the barren landscape outside the boundaries of Chrysler.
"As always" -- a telling preface indicating that The Leader has much experience with such matters -- "we will strive to do this in a socially responsible way, with respect and gratitude to those who have contributed so much to our company over the years," he wrote.
The Leader is not merely generous, but truly magnanimous.
In addition to sending 25% of his subjects away with respect and gratitude, he has promised future exiles who take voluntary buyouts "enhanced benefits," including cash, a half-year of health care coverage and new-vehicle vouchers worth up to $25,000 toward the purchase of a new Chrysler… [Read More]