I feel a bit insensitive posting this video considering the continued plant closure announcements in the auto industry and Chrysler’s bankruptcy, but don’t blame me, blame “The Onion” (the web’s funniest fake news)…
But, keep in mind this video makes fun of the media and Ford executives… not the auto workers.
I’ll add a synopsis and commentary after the video for those who find this blocked at work (YouTube is an alternate source, maybe the same IT blockage issues).
In their inane “Today NOW!” morning show, the hosts describe a new (Fake) reality show called “Auto Warriors” where the workers at two Ford plants compete in “The Apprentice” type challenges to see which factory of the two remains open. The Today NOW! hosts are wide-eyed and chuckling, not seeing the pain involved in anyone losing their job (“It’s high-stakes fun!”)
The host says, “The challenges are pretty wild! Trying to produce more cars than the factory is equipped to handle, working with outdated equipment…”
And the Ford worker says, “Well it’s all normal part of working at the plant, really the only change is that there’s cameras everywhere… and now the bosses make us follow the OSHA rules…”
Sad, but funny.
About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.