· 2009 Escalade
This is interesting to see someone from Hemmings chime in on the NNBS or 07-14 Escalade as a future classic.
Life does have a way of throwing curve balls at you. If I hadn't told myself a while back that I thrive off of adversity I'd probably be dead by now...Ah yes, Europe. Where everyone takes a vacation (holiday) and most businesses do the same. There’s a general level of balance and appreciation for life in general when the entire family can spend time together for weeks at a time.
I discovered that phenomenon while working at GE here in Calif. GE was an international Co until a few greedy Mr. Burns types broke them up and sold them off into pieces. Essentially we worked 9 months out of the year, had a pension, a 401k and great benefits. The venture capitalists (v/c) that took us over incentivized mgmt by threatening to lose their pensions if they didn’t fire all the hourly employees.
One by one my colleagues disappeared for the oddest reasons. I was let go for going to the bathroom during a meeting, rehired because that was illegal and then let go again for my pottie break because the v/c knew the fine they’d pay was less than paying my benefits as an employee. I was a lucky one who reported them to the labor department who actually told me to hire an attorney to recoup my lost wages & benefits.
Unfortunately now those types of jobs in CA are only available when a union is watching out for you. Sorry to go off topic. I guess I miss holiday. You don’t know how great it is until you’ve had it and it’s gone.
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