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Who protects you from getting fired? Who has your back when things at work get hard or when your employer decides to increase your share of health benefits?
If you’re like me, the answer is easy: no one except yourself.
Advocating for yourself keeps you working as hard as you can to keep advancing and growing in your career.
As a writer I can tell you that no one will fight for me if my job were threatened. Like you, I can’t get lazy in my work or someone else will come along and work harder.
Advocating for one’s self is better for the employee and for the employer. Who wouldn’t want a workforce determined to work hard and do all they can to keep their jobs?
That’s my thought process for my position on the auto union.
Remember back in 2008, when General Motors said the coming Chevy Volt would be certified as a 100-mpg vehicle? It was big news back in the day. Now, though, we can all look back and laugh at the ridiculousness of such a claim. The EPA says the Volt gets a combined 37-mpg rating, though on all-electric power it’s rated at 94-mpge (miles per gallon equivalent).
So when an automaker makes grandiose claims that a new car can get unheard of gas mileage numbers, you’ll forgive the skepticism.
Volkswagen, though, has been working on such a vehicle for more than a decade. If the latest news is true, expect a 270-mpg V-Dub to debut very soon.
When FIAT took over Chrysler, there were great possibilities for more Italian models to grace showroom floors here. So far, all we’ve seen is the tiny, but fun, FIAT 500 and the super-exclusive Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
Promises of more Alfa models have teased those of us in the U.S. for a while now, but all we seem to get are announcements declaring another delay in getting the brand over here.
Could those delays be because Volkswagen wants to buy Alfa? Or is FIAT CEO Sergio Marchionne just fine-tuning the American Alfa offering?
Reports are all over the board.