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  1. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Crazy.... heard way worse than that over the years.....🤪
  2. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Yep Fuzzy you got that right. But so many have become those that just want to sit back and wait for the federal level to hand out the checks, clean up and make things all better. Good old Illinois is and has been so broke they even stopped the state income tax agreements with bordering states to hold all state income taxes to gain full interest off of the taxes. Then taxes, taxes and more taxes Chicago, with the entertainment, sales, usage and city taxes but can`t budget money for PPE`s? Then the hospitals say they don`t have this or that just to find out they were busted out by suppliers stating they delivered the supplies the hospital big shots say the government won`t send. It`s just like I got some money hid out and want something but want someone else buy it so I don`t have to use my stash. Then there is the state that went belly up back a bunch of years back, NY. Bankruptcy, debt forgiveness and federal bailout money. Wonder why they can`t get anything together for and emergency? On R&R one time there, the people in general are friendly but dam walking down the street to go to what turned out to be a fantastic place with great food and every drink we could want but... had to get the sight of garbage, rats and the smell of pee out of my head from the walk down the street. I will say the Feds have been pushing to be the only one in control for so long that, that side of the coin has worked out in a bad way more and more. The current raid on the Treasury proves there`s little financial accountabilities by the talking heads in DC. I mean how come PBS funding jumped up under Nancy`s skirt? Or what the hell lets just pay for shit that got voted down back when the virus was sill in the belly of the dead animal that laid on the floor for 10 or 12 hours.... before a California tourist and their tourist friend from New York said shit I`ll eat it if you do... Ever wonder just how fucked up the hole process is? Just watch or listen too this goofy shit. People this shit is real and who did wrong or who did right will only be argued and the fingers pointed by all those low life thief's, two faced, bullshit talking head politicians. I`m not a Donnie boy, Bernie boy, Baaracker or one of Nancy`s hair dressers... Mulally for President & Cuomo for VP Wait Wait where did old uncle Joe wonder off too? Opp`s that's getting kinda political, sorry akirby. I`ll get down off the soap box.
  3. Decker

    Stay at home order

    OH MY Goodness to add to this Par o Dice economy..... Denny Williams just called and said he talked with Gary and Rory they are bringing up to the EBoard waving all monthly dues till Jan 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Annnd They will be donating 50 thousand watches, 125 bottles of champagne, 300 gift cards to a steak place and Ping gulf equipment to members in need.
  4. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Donnie crashed the economy? Hmmm $600 Fed fun money + $500 unemployment + $400 SUB = A Great Economy $1200 free money for me (liquor store) = A Great Economy Legal Pot + Twinkie`s back on 7-11 shelves + Micky D`s drive thru open 24 hours + landlord can`t kick your ass out + gas at $1.49 = Economy shit fricken Par o Dice!!!!!!!!!! Hey did anyone check on old uncle Joe? Did anyone pick up his oatmeal and depends? Cool... Auntee Nancy got it
  5. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Why would anyone believe China`s data as anything other than face value? Seeing as multiple times in the recent past as currently the data coming from China was more of a cover up then factual data. SARS is a perfect example of many covid type viruses, where China bullshitted the world. Then orchestrated some measures to reduce the possible causes of other covid viruses but, then the pressure was on to restart the wet markets to supply the Chinese consumers and all the stylish tourists. The blame game is just apart of our political divide and of course one side is always right and the other side is always wrong. Just ask either side. If there is any blame for this next covid viruses it should sit with the leaders of country of origin. Not the people of the country.
  6. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Actually at this point there`s little need to open up the contract Q-bert cause our treasury department is giving out blank checks.
  7. Decker

    Stay at home order

    One thing for sure the younger, more recently hired salaried people are getting a real education in the Ford "Family" method`s. In the Kumar email Monday it spelled out a "North American Discretionary Spending Freeze". One bullet point "Hey" if you been here long enough good.... it`s mandatory take your vacation hours the first week in April. Another bullet point "Hey" No, merit increases for you... till 01 Oct 2030 Yet another bullet point "Hey" No going back to school for you.... Salaried Tuition Assistance suspended till 01 Sept 2020 Ahh I can almost here it here in the greatest city under lock down, the Ford family is singing "we are family" while counting their rolls of butt wipe and having some Chef Boyardee Ravioli Hang in there Fuzzy, this is just a new way of getting everything they (Demies & Repubies) want and making it look like they saved the day by giving us our money while making the sheepies think its "Free Money"... Land of the Free remember. You`ll be back working at Ford cause you have a big government emergency funding bill to help pay. The Nancy is smiling with pen in hand saying where do I sign yesterday. Cause she wants to rescind the SALT shit she was against back when her crew voted it down but, she realized if she makes those millionaires happy she`ll get her green deal thingy.... maybe the VP thingy...
  8. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Yep, like the pull ahead part of a certain signing bonus that in reality was a partial, early payment of money we had already earned as profit sharing. But it looked like a big signing bonus....
  9. Decker

    Stay at home order

    To tie into that last post I`ll use the old staying "desperate times call for desperate measures" no no not that one, this one "desperate times make Decker post long shit"...... Remember? 12 years ago? well give this a read, "Twelve years ago, banks asked for a bailout after years of irresponsible, highly leveraged lending. The Treasury Department put out a three-page term sheet seeking money from Congress with no strings attached, even eliminating judicial review. Democrats balked, called it a slush fund and worse, then agreed after a few mostly meaningless bits of oversight and some promises to help ordinary people. That $700 billion bailout was window dressing for trillions that came from the Federal Reserve, but it kept Congress quiet, hooking them into the rescue of the system." "Twelve years later, virtually the same course of events is taking place. After just a couple weeks of extreme social distancing measures, the Treasury Department asked for a large bailout, this time of the entire corporate sector. The bill as written initially would have made all bailout activities secret for six months. Democrats balked, called it a slush fund and worse, and then agreed to a few mostly meaningless bits of oversight and some promises to help ordinary people. In fact they’re the same bits of oversight from the 2008 TARP bailout: a five-member oversight panel and an inspector general for the program." Day Jaa Vuu "The enormity of this bailout is being under-reported. The number you’re hearing is $500 billion. Of that, $75 billion goes to the airline industry and the mysteriously named “businesses critical to national security.” The other $425 billion helps capitalize a $4.25 trillion, with a T, leveraged lending facility at the Federal Reserve. (Banks only need 10% capital to lend ten times the loan amount, Fed`s too, 425 "B" gets 4.25 "T" to loan) The taxpayer dollars would soak up any losses from that lending program. The loans won’t be secret anymore, but the oversight is largely after the fact, without subpoena power, and mainly reduced to writing reports. How exactly do you expect a small, underfunded panel to find fraud in a $4.25 trillion lending facility! Especially when the current administration explicitly believes they are not required to turn over anything to Congress." " So it’s not a $2 trillion bill, it’s closer to $6 trillion, and $4.3 trillion of it comes in the form of a money bazooka aimed at CEOs and shareholders, with almost no conditions attached. At the moment nobody’s seen language, but there’s apparently only a buyback ban for the term of the loan. The money cannon can therefore go to executive compensation or mergers or wholesale purchases of distressed businesses or whatever other financial engineering the accounting department can muster. And once the company returns to health, it can leak out cash to investors (and during the loan too, in dividends). There’s no requirement to keep workers hired; in fact, the (necessary) provision to boost unemployment insurance for four months to 100 percent of median salary (including furloughed workers, gig workers and freelancers) means that these companies can fire with relative impunity." Would "they"? "Will ...they"? use a "pandemic" to steal? 60K elderly and people with medical complications in the United States, died last year with the Flu. Was that the ahh haa moment for our profession thieves to start texting their professional political partners? War Production Act made millions of dollars of profit for every corporation sending the bill to Washington for the tax payer to pay for... every ventilator, mask, bandage, Jeep, truck, MRE and yes as a former VP knows first hand millions were paid to his corporation for.... ammunition. (bullets going to the sandbox) Soon as they get that ahh haa smile on their faces and clean up their favorite resort, the all clear will be sounded. The Professional Politicians will rub each other on the butt (wallet) and save the day by stating get your asses back to work, there are bills to pay.... By Partisanship works great and bills get through in record time when.... all the partners get their cut.
  10. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Thanks for posting the article, Fuzzy. I know you and I read the article you posted but I hope others take the time too. Cause it`s starting small and Ford has way more accountants looking into ever possible angle to turn this relief act into a money maker. https://www.kxan.com/news/austin-company-looking-to-dock-paychecks-for-those-receiving-stimulus-checks/
  11. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Yep Dayshift you`re right, and there were members that had to pay back 3, 4 or more thousands of dollars. The weekly bricks on their checks to pay back the "Over Payments of The Trade Relief Act" took a long time to stop. That brings up the current relief act payments, the $1200 check will reduce next years income tax refunds, this is the paying back of the no interest loan "relief aid" payments. That's why the is question raises about the $600 weekly unemployment supplement being added in to your earned income for state unemployment certification. We may still think this is a relief act but, get down into the numbers and it looks more like (to this old Purdue bean counter) a loan.... (interest free? not really) What the hell is with the sheepie panic thingy, I mean toilet paper and bottled water? I`m not a book of facer or twit but I hear from those sheets that are, stating there are knuckleheads bragging about having 2 or 3 hundred rolls of butt wipe. Come on sheep butt holes are like opinions every ewe has one. Now... sheepies do and most always have many, many opinions but... go ahead back up to that mirror and look there it is... just one... yep sheepies there`s only one butt hole. Sooo way would any sheep need 2 or 3 hundred rolls of butt wipe? Hang on this goofy shit is gunna get even stranger.
  12. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Hopefully Ford will live up to all that "we aren`t just a company we are family" talk and just issue SUB as it is agreed on in the master agreement. The Fed`s stated the fun money was in "addition" to regular unemployment benefits soooo hopefully our Dearborn Ford family members will leave us some of the pie???? As for the two holidays coming up, I`d have to look it up to be certain but, I think we`d have to work a certain number of day`s prior to the holiday to be eligible for holiday pay. Then being a Friday and Monday that would trigger short work week benefits for both weeks. "If" that event was to happen that would cancel SUB and unemployment for those weeks. Would the fun money still kick in? We`d would still be on a laid off status, technically. But really who the hell knows what will actually happen. Try to stay healthy and try knot to be made to take up residency in a room with bars.... we have an increase in domestic related bookings in the Best City in the World. "Stay at home" ahhh the side effects.
  13. Decker

    Sales slowing down? Chicago Effect

    ididntdoit Have you got the call? Wait you`re not retiring. There are calls going out at other facilities asking retires to consider a 01 July date instead of 01 April.
  14. Decker

    Stay at home order

    Supplemental Unemployment Benefit is just that. It supplements the State Unemployment benefit payments (that`s why SUB checks are different from state to state) to bring your unemployment gross and SUB gross combined income to an 80% level of your Ford 40 hour gross earnings. If your gross earnings for any laid off week meets or exceeds the 80% SUB established limit, no sub will be paid. With the $600 fun money the Fed is, chances are or in time going to send may need to be claimed as income during the week of Unemployment benefits are certified for. Now think of those broke ass states like Illinois, do you really think the Prickster won`t or one his political idiots think of reducing the unemployment checks or they will just look the other way? Reduce unemployment benefits? No SUB benefits? Possibilities are there.... maybe not.
  15. Decker

    Sales slowing down? Chicago Effect

    Most likely your best advice would be to get in touch with the lets have a huddle, Big Jim Hackett. He`s got some experience in that product line..... Hmmm Steelcase 6 back from the top pick, I wonder if that reflects in anyway about Jim`s leadership abilities in his current CEO position?
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