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GE “Forcing” Employees Into Chevy Volts

GAS2 -- General Motors and General Electric are two companies that have been in the political crosshairs lately. GM stands accused of “crony capitalism,” while GE is under fire for paying no Federal income taxes in 2010. The two companies share more than that though, with GE placing an order for 12,000 Chevy Volts and other hybrid vehicles.

A memo leaked to Green Car Reports lays out GE’s plans for their new fleet of Volts, and as expected, it has some people crying foul.

The memo, sent to employees of GE Healthcare Americas team explains that all sedan, crossover, and minivan purchases in 2012 will be replaced by the Chevy Volt. Only field engineers are excepted from having to drive a company Volt.


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Submitted Feb 23, 2012 By: Jumpmaster82
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:58:22 PM

It also seems that most responded based on the headline, not any of the facts in the story.
Rbsheba
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:41:32 AM

Agree with Gnusman
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:03:22 AM

Actually, it seems jumpmaster posted the story because of the headline... not the facts in the story.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:01:40 AM

Apparently SavinginNC isn't interested in a company actually saving money or being able to choose a company car they want.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 11:57:24 PM

This is jumpmaster's REPOST of old news with a very misleading headline.

A GE division is purchasing a new fleet of company vehicles. GE's very fortunate employees in this division will have the use of a nice new company car. It is so rough to be "forced" to use a company car now!
rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 11:11:30 PM

SavingInNC - "That is just not right!"

What "is just not right"?
SavingInNC
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 5:29:46 PM

The unions and the greens are threatening them I adm sure...
SavingInNC
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 5:25:17 PM

That is just not right!
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 3:42:22 PM

Next, posters will be mad when the company even buys high gas mileage gasoline cars.....
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 3:39:41 PM

so many anti-business types posting (grin)
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 3:38:30 PM

question is..... why are they so angry about a decision a business makes.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 3:36:24 PM

perhaps if more companies did that it might help their bottom line
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 3:34:18 PM

funny so many people here seem to hate companies trying to be more cost efficient..... especially with gas prices in a state of flux..
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 6:39:06 PM

So posters... please read the stories...then comment.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 6:38:15 PM

seems none of the posters actually read even the first paragraph .....please read the LAST FOUR WORDS in the first paragraph.......

..."and other hybrid vehicles..."So GE is NOT just buying Volts.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 6:34:40 PM

poor babies....usually company vehicles are leased for a three-year time span or purchased with a specific window of use. They do not buy all the company cars every year. Usually, companies rotate purchase over several years.....

Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 6:30:08 PM

People are not being told what they have to drive. The company has made a choice based upon economy...and that has all the nattering nabobs heads exploding (grin)
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 6:28:40 PM

Geee.... How dare GE try to lower its corporate gasoline costs....

PetroPedro
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 4:49:18 PM

GE has become an arm(interest) of the government, just like GM(government motors)

they're telling us what we can/cannot drive, they're even telling our children what they can/cannot eat in their lunch. Government Intrusion
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 3:09:01 PM

WOW
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:06:17 PM

They have to give them away. They can!t sell them.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:32:02 AM

Are make indidivval buy these cars, if not it just a business case. what the forcing bit.
jerej829
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:28:39 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 7:35:04 AM

ok
SavingInNC
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 5:34:23 AM

Lord have mercy
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 5:16:55 AM

rjhenn says: "Even more posts by ignoranuses."

Agreed. I hate to say it, but reading some of the replies in this thread makes me wonder how some people live past puberty with so little ability to read and comprehend the English language.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:33:19 AM

Sounds like a good match to me....General Electric and Volt EV's. After all, our GE complex here will be producing varied industrial types of lithium batteries. It'll be a good opportunity for all those that develope these energy sources to be able to experience their applications in real life. What better place to "plug in" than at a GE Plant.
rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:10:34 AM

Even more posts by ignoranuses.

1) The article is about GE company cars, not private vehicles.

2) The Volt is not an electric car with limited range. It's a hybrid, that can run on gasoline when you can't recharge it.

3) Where is there anything in this about tax dollars?

4) Or subsidies?

5) Or Obama?

6) Or a "gummint agency"?

7) Or "tax breaks for the super rich"?
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:01:44 AM

Typical for a gummint agency.
RBob
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:30:06 AM


More tax breaks for the super rich.

us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:16:01 AM

How can the volt replace a minivan or crossover??? Maybe GE had minivans for no reason???
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:14:59 AM

GE not paying any federal tax sounds like something cons could get behind.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:12:52 AM

OK.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:12:02 AM

another group FORCED to buy something they do not necessarily want. Did they learn NOTHING from O'Bummer Care ?
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:11:28 AM

Why?
LegoVasavouchi
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:10:31 AM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:09:45 AM

amazing
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:08:40 AM

total BS
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:07:47 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:07:10 AM

ok
NatureBoyKY
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:07:05 AM

this is BS and a lie! No company can force employess to buy a certain brand or model care. This sounds like Right Wing HS to me.
JesseJack52
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:06:28 AM

Alrighty then
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:06:24 AM

I wish I had a company car to drive.
Rooster922
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:06:15 AM

Fine, with a 95% subsidy.
amgine27
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:05:19 AM

they are not all that
TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:04:28 AM

force one on obummer
speedys
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:04:12 AM

They must not travel to far from the office.
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:04:00 AM

At least they American autos...
LoneGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:02:06 AM

I guess they don't plan on any long trips with their vehicles.
Pumpz
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:01:25 AM

Wow, I wish somebody "forced" a co. car on me! The horrors!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:59:40 PM

What do they want, Cadillac's? GE can buy whatever vehicle it wants for its fleet. If employees don't like it, they can go somewhere else to work.
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