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(Reveal)   At Tesla, denying that our factory workers were ever injured is job one   (revealnews.org) divider line
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2018-11-06 06:54:27 PM  
I still suspect a dead employee is drifting past Mars.
 
2018-11-06 08:42:52 PM  

naughtyrev: I still suspect a dead employee is drifting past Mars.


Check the trunk.
 
2018-11-06 10:32:30 PM  
Injured employees have been systematically sent back to the production line to work through their pain with no modifications

You mean they don't Borgify injured workers?

CEO Elon Musk's distaste for the color yellow and beeping forklifts eroded factory safety

JFC that guy is such a farking weirdo.
 
2018-11-07 02:31:22 AM  
They could just make a Tesla ambulance to shuttle workers away quietly.
 
2018-11-07 04:45:41 AM  

fusillade762: JFC that guy is such a farking weirdo.


That is just the kind of thing a pedophile would say.
 
2018-11-07 06:03:04 AM  

omnimancer28: fusillade762: JFC that guy is such a farking weirdo.

That is just the kind of thing a pedophile would say.


WAT
 
2018-11-07 06:41:17 AM  
But the workers were injured so innovatively!
 
2018-11-07 06:47:14 AM  
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Muskovites, anyone want to field this one?

Or is this Big Oil/Auto/Short slandering Tesla again?  Or maybe we're due for another round of "Sure he's scummy, but he's advancing humanity so we should just ignore all his faults!"?
 
2018-11-07 06:49:49 AM  

fusillade762: omnimancer28: fusillade762: JFC that guy is such a farking weirdo.

That is just the kind of thing a pedophile would say.

WAT


The British cave diver.
 
2018-11-07 06:56:50 AM  
Then they shot them into space!
 
2018-11-07 07:05:02 AM  
The solution to this is unions. Thanks, unions!
 
2018-11-07 08:20:51 AM  

The Madd Mann: The solution to this is unions. Thanks, unions!


Difficulty: Elon is working hard to keep the UAW from organizing the Tesla factory to prevent them from preventing this very thing.
 
2018-11-07 09:09:11 AM  

NEDM: The Madd Mann: The solution to this is unions. Thanks, unions!

Difficulty: Elon is working hard to keep the UAW from organizing the Tesla factory to prevent them from preventing this very thing.


Um...those damn unions?  Or something.
 
2018-11-07 09:28:17 AM  
A: So it's like every other auto factory in the US.

B: assuming it's true and not yet another hit piece because of the strange Musk-derangement-syndrome that has permeated certain aspects of the "media" in the last few years.

Not saying he isn't weird and doesn't have issues, but I've also seen too many false alarms/double standards on Tesla production to take these stories seriously anymore.
 
2018-11-07 11:15:56 AM  

asquian: A: So it's like every other auto factory in the US.

B: assuming it's true and not yet another hit piece because of the strange Musk-derangement-syndrome that has permeated certain aspects of the "media" in the last few years.

Not saying he isn't weird and doesn't have issues, but I've also seen too many false alarms/double standards on Tesla production to take these stories seriously anymore.


I can't imagine this flies in UAW plants.  Of course, between Japanese, German, and Korean companies that's a lot of non-UAW factories in the US.  And the complete lack of comparison to any other plant screams "hit job" (not that you couldn't make a "hit job" while comparing to unionized plants, but don't expect the backers to ever want that comparison done).

/heard UPS drivers whine about the Teamsters rolling over for UPS
//something's wrong in this timeline
///not that I favor this type of thing, but the Teamsters I remember would have had the corporate guy floating in the river
 
2018-11-07 11:30:57 AM  
Likely unhelpful and over-generalizing anecdote time!

At work I regularly communicate with mostly productions engineers at both Tesla and SpaceX. They are our number one and two customers and take up a good chunk of our time. SpaceX engineers, while sometimes pushy, are always polite and are great communicators. Their problems are easily solved because they deal with us as business partners. Tesla engineers, on the other hand, are always hurried and regularly think one or two-word emails with a picture attached is more than enough to solve complex problems. It's amazing how two companies run by the same guy differ so much in how they operate. Tesla needs some real, seasoned leadership to step in now that they seem to have "righted the ship" somewhat.
 
2018-11-07 06:59:03 PM  

asquian: A: So it's like every other auto factory in the US.


If that's true, it's something else that must be discussed before the USA can be considered a member of the first world.

Ignoring emergencies? Sending injured employees to hospital in a taxi?

WTF? Is that rife in the US? Do actual companies do that?

That is completely f*cked up.

B: assuming it's true and not yet another hit piece because of the strange Musk-derangement-syndrome that has permeated certain aspects of the "media" in the last few years.

Not saying he isn't weird and doesn't have issues, but I've also seen too many false alarms/double standards on Tesla production to take these stories seriously anymore.


So, you're a weird nerd. Got it.
 
2018-11-07 09:57:58 PM  

born_yesterday: NEDM: The Madd Mann: The solution to this is unions. Thanks, unions!

Difficulty: Elon is working hard to keep the UAW from organizing the Tesla factory to prevent them from preventing this very thing.

Um...those damn unions?  Or something.


Those meddling kids at Cal-OSHA and the Workers Comp Board would just totally misinterpret the claims-hiding and injury-denial.  He simply doesn't want his workers frittering away company scrip on costly medical procedures they don't need, just because they THINK they're injured.  I'm really kind of surprised he didn't build a 24-hour Westworld-style factory before he started making his KultKars.
 
2018-11-07 09:59:54 PM  
Finally, an article from a company that hates Tesla as much as frakers!
 
2018-11-07 11:08:51 PM  

asquian: A: So it's like every other auto factory in the US.

B: assuming it's true and not yet another hit piece because of the strange Musk-derangement-syndrome that has permeated certain aspects of the "media" in the last few years.

Not saying he isn't weird and doesn't have issues, but I've also seen too many false alarms/double standards on Tesla production to take these stories seriously anymore.


According to one of the onsite healthcare technicians who was fired for raising concerns 3 weeks after being hired, it's way worse than any of the companies she's worked at in her 20-year career.  And, she worked at petroleum factories and auto plants as well.
 
2018-11-07 11:45:42 PM  

iron de havilland: asquian: A: So it's like every other auto factory in the US.

If that's true, it's something else that must be discussed before the USA can be considered a member of the first world.

Ignoring emergencies? Sending injured employees to hospital in a taxi?

WTF? Is that rife in the US? Do actual companies do that?

That is completely f*cked up.


B: assuming it's true and not yet another hit piece because of the strange Musk-derangement-syndrome that has permeated certain aspects of the "media" in the last few years.

Not saying he isn't weird and doesn't have issues, but I've also seen too many false alarms/double standards on Tesla production to take these stories seriously anymore.

So, you're a weird nerd. Got it.


Poorly managed companies do this. It is illegal and farked up. It doesn't save them money to sweep everything under the rug, even if they get away with it because if you don't identify the hazards in a workplace and correct them, you are going to have more injuries. Injuries, regardless of if they are reported affect efficiency. Injuries are known to affect worker moral very badly, especially lethal accidents, which they are flirting with by the sounds of things.

It is going to be really nasty, lawsuit wise, if it happens to some one that their quack clinic clears for full duty. I would put money on head injury with unconsciousness being injury. Even basic first aid says if any blow to the head results in unconsciousness you need to go to the ER ASPAP, full on ambulance. Their policy would at best have put the worker in a taxi and at worse has drop right on the factory floor as the bleed in their brain kills them.

Telsa needs to hire a CEO, operations officer, auto plant manager, and shift managers that have experience from competent industrial manufacturing companies. They then need to train the lower management how to run a line in, report issues in, and prevent injuries in their respective production lines. It isn't a blame to find an error or flaw in a part/assembly. You just made that machine more perfect, increased its lifespan for the customer, and saved the company money since they didn't need to deal with a warranty repair or recall. The same goes for safety.
 
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