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Job Loss Leads to Violent Emotions in Wayland Mich (Chevrolet Dealership Fight!)
News Channel 3 WWMT ^ | 03/30/2009 | News Channel 3 WWMT

Posted on 03/30/2009 1:35:09 PM PDT by Dallas59

WAYLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The economy continues taking its toll on people across the country. Locally, the emotion and pain of job loss struck in Wayland Friday as tempers flared and employees fought just hours after they found out they were losing their jobs.

Employee Jason Stanton went after another employee in desperation in the aftermath of a difficult day.

30 employees at Wayland Chevrolet found out their jobs were gone on Friday, and to many in town the move came as a huge surprise. Compassion and sympathy were extended for those dealing with the sudden loss.

"You're talking about a lot of benefits and income," said Mike Shea, owner of the Village Pharmacy, "and so in this economic climate it's just sad, sad."

While Shea expressed sadness, outside Wayland Chevrolet, anger was on display. After the fight, Stanton confronted Newschannel 3's crew.

Wayland police responded to the scene and told us the altercation that Newschannel 3 had caught on camera was the second fight of the day at the car dealership.

When he'd cooled down, Stanton told us why he was so angry.

"Does it matter how hard you work, because there is somebody a little bit above you that has the right to control every decision and every effort you put forward, don't you have a right to be a little bit mad when somebody says hey we're all done," said Stanton. "It's terrible, horrible."

The owners of the dealership blamed the failing auto industry and the closing of the General Motors stamping plant as reasons for the closure.

The closure in Wayland is the third dealership to close recently. The first came in December when Classic Chevrolet in Wyoming closed its doors, putting 60 employees out of work, then Bill Seif in Hastings closed in January, where 18 workers lost their jobs.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: brawl; chevrolet
Cheverolet Dealer Fight Video!




1 posted on 03/30/2009 1:35:10 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Coming soon to a business near you ....


2 posted on 03/30/2009 1:38:23 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Definition of a sucker: Pay your bills like a responsible adult to compensate for those who didn't!)
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To: Dallas59

Looked like union thuggery but it was hard to tell for sure.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 1:39:12 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live... at least a while...)
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To: softwarecreator

You get what you vote for....


4 posted on 03/30/2009 1:39:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59

Welcome to the democrat economy.


5 posted on 03/30/2009 1:39:45 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Dallas59

Pink hat boy knocked down the old guy. I bet that won’t play well at home.


6 posted on 03/30/2009 1:40:00 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Dallas59

The gravy train ends here.


7 posted on 03/30/2009 1:40:48 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Dallas59

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is in charge of Obama’s “Economic Recovery Task Force.”

Have a nice day. :)

/sarcasm


8 posted on 03/30/2009 1:41:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Dallas59

Well Zero said he was going to bring people together!


9 posted on 03/30/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT by geege
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To: Dallas59
Well, they played it this way with us for eight years, so I'm giving it right back to them...

Obama's Fault.

10 posted on 03/30/2009 1:42:41 PM PDT by chimera
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To: Dallas59

So, Stanton pummels a fellow employee because the owner of the dealership is closing his doors? Well, that makes sense/sarc


11 posted on 03/30/2009 1:42:41 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: DogBarkTree

“Looked like union thuggery but it was hard to tell for sure.”

Well, it appears you’re going to find that bogeyman wherever you wish to find him.

That was about the most awkward union bash I’ve ever read.


12 posted on 03/30/2009 1:42:45 PM PDT by brownsfan (Kool aid comes in two new flavors: Hope and Change.)
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To: Dallas59
Elections have consequences.

How do ya' like that 'change?'

13 posted on 03/30/2009 1:43:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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To: Dallas59

The brawlers’ anger is misplaced. They should be brawling with the union bosses.


14 posted on 03/30/2009 1:44:32 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: brownsfan

Pink hat boy knew he was being filmed. That’s why he held back on the kick while the old man was down.


15 posted on 03/30/2009 1:45:14 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Dallas59
Does it matter how hard you work, because there is somebody a little bit above you that has the right to control every decision and every effort you put forward,

Welcome to O's world pal...

16 posted on 03/30/2009 1:45:45 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Dallas59

Leave your fellow employees alone, march on Washington D.C.


17 posted on 03/30/2009 1:47:12 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Dallas59
Quick - raise taxes and add more government control - that will solve this crisis!
18 posted on 03/30/2009 1:48:10 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: softwarecreator
Coming soon to a business near you ....

There has to be hundreds of auto dealerships that will go out of business in the next few years. - Tom

19 posted on 03/30/2009 1:48:58 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Dallas59

Unemployment in Michigan is now officially 12%...unofficially probably between 15% and 20%.

It ain’t good.

Large GM trim factory will close in Grand Rapids next year...about 1,500 jobs gone. The residential neighborhood surrounding the plant will be devastated.

Drive down main commercial streets...every fifth business has gone under...and this is just starting.

Lots of people around here voted for Obama...(not I), many felt they had no choice. Hope they like what they got.

and 20%


20 posted on 03/30/2009 1:51:34 PM PDT by kjo
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To: brownsfan
That was about the most awkward union bash I’ve ever read.

Yes, quite a stretch.

21 posted on 03/30/2009 1:54:43 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Dallas59
But, but, I lost my job, so I had to kick the old guy's a@@! Don't you understand? I have a right to be angry and take it out on, well, someone else who is losing his job too and is older and smaller than me. It makes sense, right? I mean, I could just say I was wrong and I'm sorry, but this is Obama’s America and we blame others for our faults here.
22 posted on 03/30/2009 1:59:05 PM PDT by jpf (Obama's been President for like 15 minutes and I'm a better person already.)
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To: kjo

“Lots of people around here voted for Obama”

Morons, believing the lie that Democrats are for the working man... nope, the Dems are owned by the various leftwing special interest hustlers and social engineers.

Democrats are killing jobs every day.


23 posted on 03/30/2009 2:00:47 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: jpf

Beat on the old guy but don’t blame the guy you voted for....


24 posted on 03/30/2009 2:01:40 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Dallas59

I bet that pink hat is ticked off and full of fight... but when his employer was doing well, and would have paid most or all of pinkhat’s night school education, or mechanic’s training, he couldn’t find the time or energy to better himself.


25 posted on 03/30/2009 2:05:43 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: brownsfan

Not meant to be a bash so to say. I just wished there was more background info in the video identifying who was who.


26 posted on 03/30/2009 2:10:55 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live... at least a while...)
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To: Dallas59; All
Let me think. Who did the state of Michigan go for in the election? I think it was Obama, right? The Unions went overwhelmingly for Obama, right? Well Michigan this is what you get. You have made your bed and now you will have to sleep in it. You have brought these problems on yourself.

I have no guilt feelings and I have two late model American Cars in my driveway so don't blame me.
27 posted on 03/30/2009 2:13:37 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: truthguy

I am sure GM (Government Motors) will make it all well.


28 posted on 03/30/2009 2:20:02 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: Dallas59

Say you have a boss who is a total creep. The owner of the company announces that he’s closing down, and everybody has to go. Is there any reason not to beat the crap out of your (former) boss at that point?


29 posted on 03/30/2009 2:22:48 PM PDT by tvdog12345
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To: Kakaze

This is really the only way...passive, resistant, intellectual (as RP states)opposition to the corporate and government elite! and not radical revolution!


30 posted on 03/30/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT by FREE19724ALL
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To: truthguy

I am sure it is not that black or white, geez, Michigan is first state to be fluoridated, also, MANY Ron Paul supporters, so, no we are not all getting what we deserve.


31 posted on 05/31/2009 4:37:20 AM PDT by FREE19724ALL
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