amanda sent a message to Gregg M. Sherrill – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tenneco Inc. – Email Address that said:
why is it marshall tenneco is cutting back on their indirect labor (maintenance)...they dont get paid what they are worth...but are willing to bring in 3rd party (sub contracted) to do their job and pay them 3 times their amount per hour...i am confused on where their is a benefit on either end...one is a residential electrician (3rd party) that has to be trained by the maintenance electricians to do the same job for more pay...maintenance has been short handed between plant 1 2 since plant 2 started. i dont think that the people behind this decision has truly thought this through. office workers are replaceable, production workers are replaceable, not the only people that work 7 days a week that jump through hoops to keep every machine in both shops running everyday. so again i ask...why are they not willing to pay them their worth...but wlling to bring contracted tradesmen in to be trained by the employees that you are cutting back on...but paying 3 times the amount for them to be there. please explain this to me.
i am a previous employee and have had years of friends and family working there...i have seen lots of the games played...you dont want to push out the only people that know the ins and outs of the shop. ..they are not just maintenance they also make up for the set-up employees that dont do their jobs. they are fabricators when needed to keep the machines running because the company cant afford correct parts when needed, but can spend money on catering and tents for all 3 shifts because, someone above plant manager has come to visit...priorities.