My memories of working at the Nashville Glass Plant are mostly pleasant. The work was sometimes taxing and sometimes boring but the pay was good and there was generally a positive atmosphere in the workplace. As is usually the case there were some memorable people and stories. I had not been working there long before [...]
Continuing with my experiences working at Ford’s.
Gratefully I was recalled to Ford after being laid off for several months. That began 37 years of uninterrupted employment. I would continue to work at the Nashville Glass Plant for the next two years.
As an hourly employee with relatively short seniority, I was assigned to many [...]
I have been “out-of-pocket” on blog posts for awhile. I will pick up on my memoirs of employment at “Ford’s”.
My last post on the subject ended with me being on lay-off from the Ford Nashville Glass Plant. Because I had completed my probationary 90 days, I was on the recall list should openings occur. [...]
As an elderly person, I often think about and strive to find the meaning and purpose of a life that is increasingly useless (relative to my younger years). I hear people who are older bemoan their utter uselessness, even to the point of despair.
Tim Spivey recently pointed out: “If we don’t know why [...]
From Donald Miller’s blog:
Fear is an ally and an indicator of what you have to keep doing in life.
Steven Pressfield sums it up well in his groundbreaking work, The War of Art:
“Self doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of [...]
Having completed my 90 day probationary period at Ford’s, I was feeling confident about life and our future, Then the lay-off notice came and everything changed. The reality of being unemployed did not set in immediately. I was optimistic I would be called back in a short time. My optimism was misplaced. Days turned into [...]
The most feared words for a new employee at Ford’s was lay-off. Most days there were rumors of lay-offs. That environment made completing your 90 day probation period even more important. If you got laid-off before then you start all over. I was one of the fortunate ones in that I was able to complete [...]
In my last post I explained how I came to be hired at Ford Motor Company, I was very fortunate to be hired. Getting hired was a big deal in itself. But there were other hurdles before I could become a permanent employee, As with all of Ford Motor Company, the plant was unionized. Being [...]
My last post reflected on the occasion of my hiring at Ford Motor Company’s Nashville Glass Plant. Becoming an employee at Ford Motor Company proved to shape my life in ways I could have never anticipated. What I didn’t understand at the time, but later came to recognize was that I had not just been [...]
July 23 is a significant date for me. It is the hiring date for my employment at Ford Motor Company. That event, 51 years ago, shaped my my life in ways I could not imagine at the time. I, like most I suppose, like to believe I am the master of my destiny but an [...]