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Someone was fired for these pics. Same pics as posted earlier.

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-camaro-in-production/818672/

Whenever you walk into an automaker's factory or engineering facility, there are signs prominently displayed letting everyone know that cameras and camera phones are prohibited. Unfortunately for an electrician at the General Motors Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario where the Camaro is due to begin production late this year he ignored the warning. Worse yet, he took some shots inside the body shop where pilot production units were making their way down the line and then showed them to his kids. The youngsters evidently extracted said photos and shared them with the world.

The electrician with 28 years of seniority has apparently now learned that those signs were not an empty threat. Even though there is nothing particularly secret about how car bodies are welded together or about how the new Camaro looks, GM and other manufacturers are serious about those policies. This employee who apparently just wanted show off a bit for his kids is now unemployed. Was it worth it? If you're going to whip out the camera phone, you might want to be a little more discreet about how you share the pics.
 

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Someone was fired for these pics. Same pics as posted earlier.

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-camaro-in-production/818672/

Whenever you walk into an automaker's factory or engineering facility, there are signs prominently displayed letting everyone know that cameras and camera phones are prohibited. Unfortunately for an electrician at the General Motors Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario where the Camaro is due to begin production late this year he ignored the warning. Worse yet, he took some shots inside the body shop where pilot production units were making their way down the line and then showed them to his kids. The youngsters evidently extracted said photos and shared them with the world.

The electrician with 28 years of seniority has apparently now learned that those signs were not an empty threat. Even though there is nothing particularly secret about how car bodies are welded together or about how the new Camaro looks, GM and other manufacturers are serious about those policies. This employee who apparently just wanted show off a bit for his kids is now unemployed. Was it worth it? If you're going to whip out the camera phone, you might want to be a little more discreet about how you share the pics.
I've said it over and over again on this site ! No pictures inside the plant because you are breaking a company policy. Every employee knows the rules, why anyone would roll the dice is beyond me.
 

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He did though - signs are posted saying no cameras.

Rules are rules.
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
Nevertheless, you're talking about an otherwise loyal employee who made a mistake, and his whole family is going to suffer for it. It seems to me that if GM is that worried about camera's, they would have a security checkpoint where you're required to leave your picture-phone when you enter the facility.
 

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Nevertheless, you're talking about an otherwise loyal employee who made a mistake, and his whole family is going to suffer for it. It seems to me that if GM is that worried about camera's, they would have a security checkpoint where you're required to leave your picture-phone when you enter the facility.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBLITY!!!
 

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PERSONAL RESPONSIBLITY!!!
Wow, bud. 2 posts and you're already yelling. Awesome...

We all know that personal responsibility is pretty much dead. Also, consider that they're GMs secrets. When words don't stop knuckle-heads, maybe a little action will. Take away their means, and nobody has to lose their job. If they try to get around the system and take their camera phone in anyway, then remove them from their job.
 

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I think they made an example outta him...so maybe in the future, employees will think twice about doing it.
 

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It seems to me that if GM is that worried about camera's, they would have a security checkpoint where you're required to leave your picture-phone when you enter the facility.
They do, all GM plants do.
He circumvented security to get the camera in, took pictures he shouldn't have taken, and they wound up on the internet. Not wise.
It's not the first time people have been fired for taking pictures in a plant, the punishment fits the crime.
 

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They do, all GM plants do.
He circumvented security to get the camera in, took pictures he shouldn't have taken, and they wound up on the internet. Not wise.
It's not the first time people have been fired for taking pictures in a plant, the punishment fits the crime.
LOL Well then, forget I said anything. If they're not allowed to take a camera phone into a facility and are supposed to check it out the door, then yah...the dude deserved it.
 

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Wow, bud. 2 posts and you're already yelling. Awesome...
Not sure what my post count on this board has to do with the post...

...however...

...the point is the same. If you take the risk, you have to be prepared for the axe to fall. I simply reject the notion that "they should have gone light on him because this isn't that big of a deal" or that GM should have to police it's employees by hiring more people to search employees coming and going from work.

It is very simple. IF your employer has a policy, either written in manuals or posted all over the faclitiy, and you violate it, you have to expect that the punishment may include termination.
 

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Not sure what my post count on this board has to do with the post...

...however...

...the point is the same. If you take the risk, you have to be prepared for the axe to fall. I simply reject the notion that "they should have gone light on him because this isn't that big of a deal" or that GM should have to police it's employees by hiring more people to search employees coming and going from work.

It is very simple. IF your employer has a policy, either written in manuals or posted all over the faclitiy, and you violate it, you have to expect that the punishment may include termination.
Please read below...V

LOL Well then, forget I said anything. If they're not allowed to take a camera phone into a facility and are supposed to check it out the door, then yah...the dude deserved it.
Oh, and your post count has nothing to do with anything. I was merely surprised that you were screaming on a board over such an inane topic.
 

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LOL Well then, forget I said anything. If they're not allowed to take a camera phone into a facility and are supposed to check it out the door, then yah...the dude deserved it.
I hope this guy at least still gets his retirement/pension benefits though. To work that many years for a company and not get those would be unjust
 

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Depends on whether or not they let him resign. If they let him resign he gets pension etc. If he was just outright fired he gets zip.
 

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Start the Camaro line, body cavity search for everybody who shall enter the Generals Camaro Kingdom!!

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I hope this guy at least still gets his retirement/pension benefits though. To work that many years for a company and not get those would be unjust
Not me, people know the rules yet they do things like this. He got what was coming to him.

we should take up a collection for the guy.someone find out who it is.was it in the paper?

Are you kidding? Go ahead and send this fool your hard earned money. I'm in no hurry to support him.

Tim posted it above, every GM plant has these rules, they are not secret, GM is very adamant about things like this and more than one person has been escorted out for doing the same thing.

Why should they pay for security check points at every entrance when people know and understand the rules? That wouldn't help the cost of vehicles we buy now would it...

I don't feel sorry for this person one bit, I feel sorry for his family that he let down over some stupid pictures.
 
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