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(Detroit Free Press)   Ford plans to hire 800 new Detroit area workers from places like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Seriously. "It's just about getting more positive messages ... about what's available here. It's a great place to work, to live and to play   (freep.com) divider line 177
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2013-07-24 12:48:29 AM  
And you can buy a nice 4 bedroom house for 6 bucks.
 
2013-07-24 12:55:00 AM  
I spent a month in Detroit; I think it was a Tuesday.
 
2013-07-24 12:56:37 AM  
Salaries will have to be big enough so they can live out in the burbs and take the armored train to work.
 
2013-07-24 01:30:15 AM  
The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?
 
2013-07-24 02:21:10 AM  

bojon: Salaries will have to be big enough so they can live out in the burbs and take the armored train to work.


Ford is in the 'burbs, they're based in Dearborn, not Detroit.  Chrysler is also based in the 'burbs, in Auburn Hills.  GM is really the most exposed with the corporate headquarters in Detroit proper.

HotWingAgenda: The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?


Ford has been offering pension and early retirement buyouts, but they're in good shape overall.  They've been recording solid profits for the past couple years and have been paying down their debt ahead of schedule.  They never took the bailout funds (they secured credit from the government in case they needed it, and ended up not having to use it, though they did take merit based DOE loans, which they've paid back on schedule) and never gave up control of the company.

There are still issues ahead, but overall the retirees don't have much to worry about.
 
2013-07-24 06:42:56 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?


You're blaming Ford for the mess in Detroit?
HAHAHA
Oh, you're serious.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-07-24 07:22:28 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: bojon: Salaries will have to be big enough so they can live out in the burbs and take the armored train to work.

Ford is in the 'burbs, they're based in Dearborn, not Detroit.  Chrysler is also based in the 'burbs, in Auburn Hills.  GM is really the most exposed with the corporate headquarters in Detroit proper.

HotWingAgenda: The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?

Ford has been offering pension and early retirement buyouts, but they're in good shape overall.  They've been recording solid profits for the past couple years and have been paying down their debt ahead of schedule.  They never took the bailout funds (they secured credit from the government in case they needed it, and ended up not having to use it, though they did take merit based DOE loans, which they've paid back on schedule) and never gave up control of the company.

There are still issues ahead, but overall the retirees don't have much to worry about.


Plus their cars don't suck like GM and Mopar.
 
2013-07-24 07:22:47 AM  
I assume they will be hunted for sport?
 
2013-07-24 07:23:34 AM  
And with all the money they save on real estate, they can hire their own private army to patrol the home and escort them to work.
 
2013-07-24 07:24:06 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?


Round these here parts we calls 'em "Ford's".
 
2013-07-24 07:25:15 AM  
Bwah-HAHAHAHAHAHA!
That's a mertic shiat-ton of misguidedness.

/The executives who run these companies, not very smart, eh?
 
2013-07-24 07:25:43 AM  
Leave Seattle for Detroit?!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Or Silicon Valley?

Are you FARKING SERIOUS?!

(inhale)
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

(passes out)
 
2013-07-24 07:32:59 AM  
Detroit is pretty safe, certainly not as bad as Baltimore or DC.
It gets a bad reputation solely based on the handful of serious cases that happen there, the missing cats or stolen bicycles, but in general it's an oasis of calm and I'd move there in a cocaine heartbeat.
My advice is get yourself there and try it, there's already been an influx of young hippers (or whatever the hell they call themselves) but don't be put off by reports of half-naked beautiful young tattooed nerd women spoiling the ambience, there are plenty of decent neighborhoods where you can still live in a completely blissful and wildly optimistic utopian dream.
 
2013-07-24 07:33:10 AM  
Hmm... Bringing a bunch of engineers and programmers to a blighted, violent Detroit? I see a real life Robocop in the near future.
 
2013-07-24 07:33:29 AM  
If I ever win the power ball, I'm going to start a corporation called OCP and just make ED 209s and SUX 6000s.

Oh and buy up as much of Detroit as possible to turn it into the world's largest prison complex and charge PPV when the EDs go out on the prow for some convicts to kill.
 
2013-07-24 07:35:17 AM  
Wednesday's headline in the San Jose Mercury News:

800 Silicon Valley Workers Kidnapped, Shanghaied to Detroit
 
2013-07-24 07:42:57 AM  
How the fark does a city of 700K amass $18B in debt?! Ridiculous
 
2013-07-24 07:43:47 AM  
Silicon Valley?  Perfect.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-24 07:44:58 AM  

Mjeck: How the fark does a city of 700K amass $18B in debt?! Ridiculous


Because that city used to have over 2 million people and covers 143 square miles.
 
2013-07-24 07:45:01 AM  
Plus, for the price of a reasonable three-bedroom home in the Bay Area you can buy the Pontiac Silverdome, have it completely remodeled into your vision of what Thunderdome should have been AND hire Mel Gibson and Tina Turner to fight to the death.
 
2013-07-24 07:47:49 AM  
This is bad news for the Chinese entrepreneurs I talk with. They are excited about the bankruptcy. A few of them are gobbling up cheap property to import mass amounts of Chinese workers with the intention of making it a "world" city, and technology hub. They also plan to "move the blacks" to a concentrated area.
 
2013-07-24 07:50:38 AM  

MemeSlave: TuteTibiImperes: bojon: Salaries will have to be big enough so they can live out in the burbs and take the armored train to work.

Ford is in the 'burbs, they're based in Dearborn, not Detroit.  Chrysler is also based in the 'burbs, in Auburn Hills.  GM is really the most exposed with the corporate headquarters in Detroit proper.

HotWingAgenda: The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?

Ford has been offering pension and early retirement buyouts, but they're in good shape overall.  They've been recording solid profits for the past couple years and have been paying down their debt ahead of schedule.  They never took the bailout funds (they secured credit from the government in case they needed it, and ended up not having to use it, though they did take merit based DOE loans, which they've paid back on schedule) and never gave up control of the company.

There are still issues ahead, but overall the retirees don't have much to worry about.

Plus their cars don't suck like GM and Mopar.


Really? As far as I can tell, Ford still can't make a transmission, after being in the car business for 100 years. I've never lost a tranny on any GM product, or Toyota, or NIssan, or anything else I've owned (Well, the Hyundai went out but they slapped a new one in for free and gave me a rental)
 
2013-07-24 07:53:18 AM  

Ooba Tooba: This is bad news for the Chinese entrepreneurs I talk with. They are excited about the bankruptcy. A few of them are gobbling up cheap property to import mass amounts of Chinese workers with the intention of making it a "world" city, and technology hub. They also plan to "move the blacks" to a concentrated area.


You need the hate speech ban hammer.
 
2013-07-24 07:53:37 AM  

FullMetalPanda: If I ever win the power ball, I'm going to start a corporation called OCP and just make ED 209s and SUX 6000s.

Oh and buy up as much of Detroit as possible to turn it into the world's largest prison complex and charge PPV when the EDs go out on the prow for some convicts to kill.


Better idea: convert them into "drones" and allow gamers to take them on rampages. FPS with actual kills.

/you can tea bag tith an ED209, right?
 
2013-07-24 07:56:05 AM  
HotWingAgenda:  Why would I trust them with my career after that?

Money.  I'm going with money.
 
2013-07-24 07:57:31 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: Mjeck: How the fark does a city of 700K amass $18B in debt?! Ridiculous

Because that city used to have over 2 million people and covers 143 square miles.


So Detroit has been mismanaged since the 50s? Wow... again, how the fark?!
 
2013-07-24 07:58:44 AM  

YoOjo: Detroit is pretty safe, certainly not as bad as Baltimore or DC.
It gets a bad reputation solely based on the handful of serious cases that happen there, the missing cats or stolen bicycles, but in general it's an oasis of calm and I'd move there in a cocaine heartbeat.
My advice is get yourself there and try it, there's already been an influx of young hippers (or whatever the hell they call themselves) but don't be put off by reports of half-naked beautiful young tattooed nerd women spoiling the ambience, there are plenty of decent neighborhoods where you can still live in a completely blissful and wildly optimistic utopian dream.


4/10
 
2013-07-24 07:58:44 AM  
The key word in that announcement was "area" not Detroit proper.
 
2013-07-24 08:01:02 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Ooba Tooba: This is bad news for the Chinese entrepreneurs I talk with. They are excited about the bankruptcy. A few of them are gobbling up cheap property to import mass amounts of Chinese workers with the intention of making it a "world" city, and technology hub. They also plan to "move the blacks" to a concentrated area.

You need the hate speech ban hammer.


If I had possession of said hammer, I'd bonk a few of these fools for the ingenious minority migration plan:)
 
2013-07-24 08:01:02 AM  
"You cannot put lipstick on a pig," says Mee-maw
 
2013-07-24 08:01:22 AM  
LL316:
4/10

fark off judging me/10
 
2013-07-24 08:01:56 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Ford is in the 'burbs, they're based in Dearborn, not Detroit.


But I heard that Dearborn is a Muslim theocracy under Sharia law.
 
2013-07-24 08:03:30 AM  

Mjeck: So Detroit has been mismanaged since the 50s? Wow... again, how the fark?!


I'd say why, but I don't want to be called racist so early in the day.
 
2013-07-24 08:08:52 AM  

YoOjo: LL316:
4/10

fark off judging me/10



memedepot.com
 
2013-07-24 08:09:05 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: Mjeck: So Detroit has been mismanaged since the 50s? Wow... again, how the fark?!

I'd say why, but I don't want to be called racist so early in the day.


I'm not sure it's racist to point out that the (admittedly all-white) elite in this country have systematically raped the bones of the rotting corpse of American industry. It's not because they're white, it's because they're lizards with boners for dollars like you wouldn't believe.
 
2013-07-24 08:09:19 AM  
I'd move to Detroit, it's an entrepreneurs dream, there is a boom in the arts and urban farming. Of course most of American racists are afraid on account of the blacks, but they're not welcome there anyways.

my bet is that in a decade or so it'll be similar to Brooklyn today, in actuality a mostly prosperous area, with world class shopping and restaurants but with a segment of Americans still fixated on the crime narrative they've been spoonfed by the media.


/lives in Brooklyn
 
2013-07-24 08:11:22 AM  
ph0rk:


[memedepot.com image 413x413]

Been here 10+ years, new account is all.
/not Gorgor
 
2013-07-24 08:11:47 AM  
Nobody is being recruited to Detroit, they're being recruited to the suburbs which are some of the best in the country.

I lived there for thirty years and would move back in a second after having lived in Vegas, Denver and NOLA. NorCal would be tough to leave but the cost of living differential is enormously in Michigan's favor.
 
2013-07-24 08:13:58 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: bojon: Salaries will have to be big enough so they can live out in the burbs and take the armored train to work.

Ford is in the 'burbs, they're based in Dearborn, not Detroit.  Chrysler is also based in the 'burbs, in Auburn Hills.  GM is really the most exposed with the corporate headquarters in Detroit proper.

HotWingAgenda: The biggest problem here isn't Detroit, it's Ford itself. I'd be willing to risk working in Detroit and commuting from some kind of suburb, especially if the money covers its status as a hardship post. But Ford will go down in history as one of the companies that farked over its employees' retirements so badly that they managed to take down an entire city in the process. Why would I trust them with my career after that?

Ford has been offering pension and early retirement buyouts, but they're in good shape overall.  They've been recording solid profits for the past couple years and have been paying down their debt ahead of schedule.  They never took the bailout funds (they secured credit from the government in case they needed it, and ended up not having to use it, though they did take merit based DOE loans, which they've paid back on schedule) and never gave up control of the company.

There are still issues ahead, but overall the retirees don't have much to worry about.


==============

Ford was one of the first to leave Detroit.....their headquarters were moved to Dearborn in the 1920s.
 
2013-07-24 08:14:07 AM  
They're adding tech jobs for a push ten times the size over the next two years. Just letting people know that they could like, ya know, rtfa before we have this thread again.
 
2013-07-24 08:14:15 AM  
Ready for the followup story in a few months. "Ford seeking Government bail out"
 
2013-07-24 08:15:21 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: I'd move to Detroit, it's an entrepreneurs dream, there is a boom in the arts and urban farming. Of course most of American racists are afraid on account of the blacks, but they're not welcome there anyways.

my bet is that in a decade or so it'll be similar to Brooklyn today, in actuality a mostly prosperous area, with world class shopping and restaurants but with a segment of Americans still fixated on the crime narrative they've been spoonfed by the media.


/lives in Brooklyn


I'm convinced that the underutilized infrastructure is a gold mine. Wish I could figure a way to mine it.
 
m00
2013-07-24 08:17:45 AM  

TanSau: Leave Seattle for Detroit?!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Or Silicon Valley?

Are you FARKING SERIOUS?!

(inhale)
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

(passes out)


Yeah... it would have to be 2 corporate levels higher and triple the cash for me to even to consider moving to Detroit.
 
2013-07-24 08:18:14 AM  

KeatingFive: I'm convinced that the underutilized infrastructure is a gold mine. Wish I could figure a way to mine it.


You are right, copper prices are through the roof.....wait that's not what you meant is it?

Nevermind
 
m00
2013-07-24 08:20:11 AM  

mike_d85: Hmm... Bringing a bunch of engineers and programmers to a blighted, violent Detroit? I see a real life Robocop in the near future.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-24 08:22:47 AM  

FullMetalPanda: If I ever win the power ball, I'm going to start a corporation called OCP and just make ED 209s and SUX 6000s.

Oh and buy up as much of Detroit as possible to turn it into the world's largest prison complex and charge PPV when the EDs go out on the prow for some convicts to kill.


I bet if one kept to an "American-made" & anti-enviromentalist ad campaign, the 'Baggers in this country would buy 'em...
 
2013-07-24 08:25:25 AM  

YoOjo: Popcorn Johnny: Mjeck: So Detroit has been mismanaged since the 50s? Wow... again, how the fark?!

I'd say why, but I don't want to be called racist so early in the day.

I'm not sure it's racist to point out that the (admittedly all-white) elite in this country have systematically raped the bones of the rotting corpse of American industry. It's not because they're white, it's because they're lizards with boners for dollars like you wouldn't believe.


============

You win an internet.

I've worked for a lot of rich people, many are so wealthy,  they could spend thousands of dollars per day, every day, for the rest of their lives, and not spend it all...even if they never earned another dollar.  Despite the fact that these people were richer than Nazis, they were pathological about acquiring more, they needed to constantly get over on people, they had to win at everything, every time.
 
2013-07-24 08:27:37 AM  

YoOjo: Detroit is pretty safe, certainly not as bad as Baltimore or DC.
It gets a bad reputation solely based on the handful of serious cases that happen there, the missing cats or stolen bicycles, but in general it's an oasis of calm and I'd move there in a cocaine heartbeat.
My advice is get yourself there and try it, there's already been an influx of young hippers (or whatever the hell they call themselves) but don't be put off by reports of half-naked beautiful young tattooed nerd women spoiling the ambience, there are plenty of decent neighborhoods where you can still live in a completely blissful and wildly optimistic utopian dream.


Utopia:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-24 08:30:37 AM  

YoOjo: Popcorn Johnny: Mjeck: So Detroit has been mismanaged since the 50s? Wow... again, how the fark?!

I'd say why, but I don't want to be called racist so early in the day.

I'm not sure it's racist to point out that the (admittedly all-white) elite in this country have systematically raped the bones of the rotting corpse of American industry. It's not because they're white, it's because they're lizards with boners for dollars like you wouldn't believe.


This can't be repeated enough.  Reagan, NAFTA, and our legislators handing out tax incentives like crack to anyone moving jobs offshore are what killed Michigan (and the middle class).  Not weasel mayors.

Detroit has a rockin' subculture too.
 
2013-07-24 08:33:03 AM  
Something, something, RoboCop.

Your move, creep.
 
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