Toyota Afraid It Could Lose 70% Of Workforce In Move To Texas

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    Nov 17, 2014 5:55 PM GMT

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    http://jalopnik.com/toyota-afraid-it-could-lose-70-of-workforce-in-move-to-1659584799

    Tensions at Toyota ahead of big move
    Who'll go? Who'll stay? Who knows?
    http://www.autonews.com/article/20141117/OEM/311179960/tensions-at-toyota-ahead-of-big-move

    Toyota said that it has budgeted to retain 50 percent of its work force -- a rough estimate of the number needed to stanch losses in productivity during the transition -- but internally, said one person familiar with the matter, management fears that number will be closer to 30 percent.

    "They would be happy to have 50 percent," said that person, who asked not to be identified. "It's hard to tell [how many people will go] because nobody has been offered their jobs yet."
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    Nov 18, 2014 2:26 AM GMT

    Hopefully Toyota will lose between 80% and 90% of their most qualified work force since they want to move to the lone star shithole of Texas which is the most backward, oppressive, and un-American state in the US. When are these corporations going to realize that cheaper isn't necessarily better. Why don't they just drop the move to Texas and focus on cheaper states that are better places to live like Nebraska, Indiana, Tennessee, and North Carolinaicon_question.gif Better yet why not remain in Californiaicon_question.gif
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    Nov 18, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    From an economics perspective, America needs Texas more than Texas needs America.

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    Nov 18, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    libertpaulian saidFrom an economics perspective, America needs Texas more than Texas needs America.

    I disagree. We don't need Texas. However we need to boot Texas out of the union permanently and strip it of its ability to pirate major employers from the other states. Other than oil and natural gas, Texas is seriously lacking in almost all other resources. Annual rainfall is insufficient and unpredictable for the most part. Texans are among the most backward and undereducated people. Most of the physical infrastructure is very poorly planned and sloppily built. Almost all the advancements and development in Texas came from other states in the US and from other countries. So it is the total opposite of what you said, Texas needs America and other countries more than America and other countries need Texas.
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    Nov 18, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    libertpaulian saidFrom an economics perspective, America needs Texas more than Texas needs America.

    I disagree. We don't need Texas. However we need to boot Texas out of the union permanently and strip it of its ability to pirate major employers from the other states. Other than oil and natural gas, Texas is seriously lacking in almost all other resources. Annual rainfall is insufficient and unpredictable for the most part. Texans are among the most backward and undereducated people. Most of the physical infrastructure is very poorly planned and sloppily built. Almost all the advancements and development in Texas came from other states in the US and from other countries. So it is the total opposite of what you said, Texas needs America and other countries more than America and other countries need Texas.

    Texas isn't just full of fat, dumb white Bible thumpers. Hispanics are on the rise and are destined to be the majority population within 10 years or so.
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    Nov 18, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    roadbikeRob said
    libertpaulian saidFrom an economics perspective, America needs Texas more than Texas needs America.

    I disagree. We don't need Texas. However we need to boot Texas out of the union permanently and strip it of its ability to pirate major employers from the other states. Other than oil and natural gas, Texas is seriously lacking in almost all other resources. Annual rainfall is insufficient and unpredictable for the most part. Texans are among the most backward and undereducated people. Most of the physical infrastructure is very poorly planned and sloppily built. Almost all the advancements and development in Texas came from other states in the US and from other countries. So it is the total opposite of what you said, Texas needs America and other countries more than America and other countries need Texas.

    Texas isn't just full of fat, dumb white Bible thumpers. Hispanics are on the rise and are destined to be the majority population within 10 years or so.
    Texas will than be filled up with Hispanic, right wing, bible thumpers since its Hispanic population tends to be much more conservative and religious than Hispanics in other parts of the US.
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    Nov 18, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
    the Hispanics will not dis respect their families back in Mexico.
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    Nov 20, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    RoadBikeRob

    Annual rainfall is insufficient and unpredictable for the most part.

    Texans are among the most backward and undereducated people.

    Most of the physical infrastructure is very poorly planned and sloppily built.


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    Here, in Collin County, we are very car dependent.
    The apartment owners know we sometimes get hail but I do not think there is sufficient covered parking.

    People are rent and car poor here. The local PBS radio station this past summer had many reports about how credit scores in Texas are among the lowest in the country and Texas has a high percentage of people with less than $1,000 in their retirement account. How can people save when an okay 1BR apartment is $1,000/mo. and you have to buy a $19,000 car (with car insurance and change of tires every 30K? miles) every 10 years?

    In Plano, there is a place called Shops at Legacy. There's an Angelika cinema there. There isn't enough parking. Let's say you've worked for two weeks and would like to go someplace nice like the Shops at Legacy and the restaurants there. Parking is a problem and you can't just call a cab and skip the parking problem because everything is sort of spread out, suburban-style. There are no buses here to get you there. About a mile away is Stonebriar Mall. Malls are teenager entertainment not entertainment for 30-70 year olds. Sure, you can do a birthday party at a mall restaurant but not a get away from it, have a good weekend outing.

    Well, why not just go to early Plano city neighborhood where streets are smaller and you can walk around? That's all the way on the southeast side of Plano. It's about a two block strip. There are no buses there but the lite rail stops there. The early McKinney city neighborhood is nicer than than the early Plano city neighborhood. The early McKinney city neighborhood has a square and is good for about six corners (four around the square and a couple of side streets). If you're in northwest Plano, you don't really want to go east and north to McKinney.

    You cannot do too much of sitting back and letting someone else do the driving without buses and cabs.
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    Nov 20, 2014 7:26 AM GMT
    There are many employers not reachable by the lite rail just as there are many cinemas and restaurants and Barnes & Noble bookstores not reachable by lite rail or bus.
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    Nov 20, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    The hire at will policy doesn't help the low credit score problem much either. Employee turnover is very high because of it. The business community is low on providing stable employment. One contract worker said, there are many contract jobs in North Texas.