Re: 1929 deja vu

Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 15:30:38 MDT

In a message dated 4/27/00 1:56:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< No argument, it's a matter of historical fact, but I don't see how that
helps your case.
      John K Clark
    John, I spent my career in manufacturing and I thought everyone
understood how automation worked. You probably do know but for the benefit
of the others the rule is "Automate and layoff one production worker then
hire two maintenance men." :))
    During the days I was doing management consulting in manufacturing I was
told that studies show that the companies that are buy "labor saving
equipment" end up hiring even more workers. If there is any net layoff at
all it is over at their competitors plants; not theirs.
    Sorry John, you woke me up with that subject <G>
Ron H.

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