Video Shows Exact Moment 1,400 Employees Learn They Are Losing Their Jobs to Mexico
Although the decision to inform a workforce of 1,400 employees that they’ll soon be losing their jobs to Mexico is an admirable one from the standpoint of candor, it hardly makes for a good recipe for workplace morale.
A cell phone video taken at Carrier Air Conditioner in Indianapolis shows the exact moment that the plant and union workers were told that the company had decided to shift production south of the border. “The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for longterm is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” says the company representative at the microphone.
Although the change would not take effect until 2017, the reactions from the gathered restless crowd were telling.
“How long will it take before people start tearing shit up?” remarks one employee.
Others took the decidedly less civil route in response, as one worker simply yells, “Yeah, fuck you!”
“This is an extremely difficult decision,” says the rep at the microphone. “It was made most difficult because I understand it will have an impact on all of you, your families, and the community.”
“We will provide you with as much information as soon as possible about the transition,” he continued.
Watch the above video via YouTube.
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