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Listening to the radio this morning they listed their three charges and none were alcohol related. However, they did mention that the scent of alcohol was noted in the report. If the cop went as far as to note it in the report I'm sure he did a further test and it turned out that it was not at a level worth being a charge. So it's a perception thing more than anything else. Still dumb, though.
Starting to look like they were fired... https://old.reddit.com/r/cars/commen...ers_that_were/
I am kind of surprised actually, but I guess when you put prototype vehicles at risk...
I find the problem to be that they had a beer, went street racing, got caught, and had an officer jot down "smelled like alcohol" in a police report that got national coverage. That's terrible PR.
They can leave the employer with zero notice, and the employer can leave them with zero notice.
What "wrongs" do you think GM committed here?
Unless you think they can make the case stick that "you can't fire me, I'm a stupid redneck"...
I have friends who are testing engineers. No screwing around in test cars. I've been allowed to drive exactly one test car (aside from press events), and that was with the approval of a senior manager.
These two deserve to be fired for being dumbasses more than anything else.
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I'd be surprised if they didn't have some policy regarding appropriate prototype usage which was violated, that said, I don't think a reasonable person should need a policy to know they shouldn't get arrested for street racing a company prototype. If they got fired for using a ladder slightly improperly or posting a NSFW meme on their Twitter? OK, that ought to need a policy. IANAL though.Originally Posted by absoluteczech
Remember, "stupid move, that was bad PR" can't be pursued in the courts.
Although, I don't think anyone would disagree with GM firing them. Truth be told, they probably went very quietly.
That all being said, would Ford or FCA do well to hire them? Or IIHS? Or NHTSA? Probably. Don't waste good talent, especially when it comes to you already humbled by grand mistakes made elsewhere.
Maybe Gawkmodo Media will hire them to be in-your-face "look at us, we're bad boys" "journalists" (is that what they're still trying to call their bloggers?). But then again, frankly, anything would be better than that kid who looks like a 14 year old fresh out of his parents' basement...