: Anyone here work for an auto manufacturer or supplier?



Jesda
08-06-10, 12:55 AM
I'm tempted to take my stack of references, letters, and my business degree and head to Detroit to see what I can shake up.

Should I do it? I might be the only person left on earth who doesn't really mind that city and loves the food and enjoys some cold weather. I grew up in STL in the 80s and 90s during the peak of its four-decade period of decay, so maybe I'm numb to it.

Worst case scenario, I fall flat on my face, come home, and do pre-med... right?

Bro-Ham
08-06-10, 01:07 AM
If you don't try you'll never know. Do whatever it takes to do whatever you want to happen and don't look back. Good luck! :)

Destroyer
08-06-10, 01:26 AM
If you don't try you'll never know. Do whatever it takes to do whatever you want to happen and don't look back. Good luck! :)

Well this is a true statement but at the end of the day life sucks and you die. Nothing in between will ever change that.

Jesda
08-06-10, 01:48 AM
Well this is a true statement but at the end of the day life sucks and you die. Nothing in between will ever change that.

Life is kind of awesome, bro.

Ranger
08-06-10, 12:25 PM
Detroit has about the highest unemployment in the nation and that is due to the big 3 laying off. Not a good time to be looking for employment from them. Then again, I'm sure you are not looking for an assembly line job so that would change things. What are you looking for? On the flip side, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Jesda
08-06-10, 01:00 PM
Management, finance, sales/marketing.

Definitely not assembly or manufacturing. You should see my shoddy craftsmanship.

orconn
08-06-10, 01:50 PM
I see no reason why you shouldn't give it an honest try! When things seem really bleak is the time when management is looking for new ideas, and new ideas come from new blood. So if the auto industry is what turns you on, by all means give a job search your best efforts. There may just be a spot out there waiting for Jesda's unique approach! As other have said nothing ventured nothing gained. But take the attitude that the problems in the auto industry are really opportunities for people with good ideas for solving those problems.

noahsdad
08-06-10, 02:27 PM
Despite the image most people have of Detroit, it's really not that bad of a place. The core inner city is the pits, yes, but it's surrounded by suburbs from merely pleasant to upscale gorgeous. There is a lot of crime, but it's largely confined to a fairly small area. You can go almost anywhere in daylight and be safe. They have great sports complexes, museums, casinos, theaters, a world class symphony, ethnic food, and an outstanding music scene. Ford is doing some hiring (a friend's daughter just joined their marketing arm), and GM probably will be shortly. Plus, real estate in Detroit is dirt cheap right now. If I was young and unencumbered, I'd think about it.