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      03-20-2017 02:32 PM #1
      http://www.dw.com/en/drunken-bmw-wor...ion/a-38029221

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      Drunken BMW workers disrupt car production

      At a BMW plant in Munich, Germany, production came to a standstill for almost an hour after two workers had passed out during their shift due to alcohol and drug consumption, costing the company dearly.

      Confirming a report in the German tabloid Bild on Monday, the Munich-based premium carmaker said two of its assembly line workers had collapsed towards the end of their shift earlier this month after drinking "copious amounts of alcohol" and smoking synthetic marijuana.

      Other BMW employeeshad called for an ambulance, which caused production to be suspended for a period of 40 minutes, a BMW spokesman said. The incident resulted in a financial loss "in the five figures," he added.

      Mass-circulation Bild reported earlier on Monday that one of the workers had been fired and the other moved to a different location. The newspaper also cited an anonymous source as saying BMW's loss due to the incident totaled 1 million euros ($1.06 million).

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      03-20-2017 02:33 PM #2
      shift-three is the button combo you're looking for bro ##########
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      03-20-2017 02:36 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by ByronLLN View Post
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      03-20-2017 02:37 PM #4
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      shift-three is the button combo you're looking for bro ##########
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      03-20-2017 02:39 PM #5
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      03-20-2017 02:42 PM #6
      BMW already got their reliability back to 1978 Detroit standards, now it looks like its taking it's workforce there
      Typical forum guy with busted third-hand cars.
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      03-20-2017 02:56 PM #7
      Breaking: Auto assembly plant staffed by prolls, details at 11.

    9. 03-20-2017 03:00 PM #8
      this would never happen in a non union worker assembly plant. I mean only union plants have alcoholics right?

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      03-20-2017 03:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeeDoubleU View Post
      this would never happen in a non union worker assembly plant. I mean only union plants have alcoholics right?

      Only union plants serve beer and synthetic marijuana at lunch.

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      03-20-2017 03:16 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeeDoubleU View Post
      this would never happen in a non union worker assembly plant. I mean only union plants have alcoholics right?
      Union guys wouldn't pass out mid-shift like a bunch of lightweights.

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      03-20-2017 04:05 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      Union guys wouldn't pass out mid-shift like a bunch of lightweights.
      You're damned right, it proves that Europeans are weak and inferior.
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      03-20-2017 05:14 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      You're damned right, it proves that Europeans are weak and inferior.
      Could have been Turks working in Germany.


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      03-20-2017 05:32 PM #13
      The robots are slowly creeping into the plant.

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      03-20-2017 05:37 PM #14
      But cars built in Germany are so much better than cars built in Mexico!

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      03-20-2017 05:41 PM #15
      Glad my 325i was made in South Africa

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      03-20-2017 05:42 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      But cars built in Germany are so much better than cars built in Mexico!
      Duh. It's because they have soul.
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      03-20-2017 07:20 PM #17
      Simspons, when the Germans buy the power plant

      Horst: Do we have any alcoholics among us?
      Collection of workers: Uh, me?…Right here…I’m drunk right now!
      Horst: You will be given a six-week treatment at our drying-out facility in Hawaii, after which you will return at full pay.
      Len: Oh, great! Alright! Hey, maybe I’ll marry Elizabeth Taylor!
      Homer: Lucky drunks…

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      03-20-2017 07:35 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Crafty guys, those are cleverly disguised bongs.

    20. 03-20-2017 07:43 PM #19
      On a slightly more serious note, this has absolutely F-all to do with union vs non-union.

      Has anybody seen Wolf of Wallstreet lately? He sure as hell was NOT union. Fiction or not, nobody seems to bat an eye at that sort of glorified white collar tom-foolery.

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