My husband works for a factory that supplies Honda and does some parts for others. They told them yesterday that they are having a layoff and were asking for volunteers. The only thing is that what they offered did nothing but hurt you.
If you take the layoff, your seniority stops, you will be paid for vacation and any hours you have built up, you will not get a vacation added again for a year. No guarantee that you get called back, and if you do, you will go anywhere in the shop they want to put you and the shift they want you on. You will pay $250 a month in insurance if you want insurance, starting May 1. When you start back they will not start paying your insurance until you have been there for at least 30 days.
I am hoping that he does not get it, as they had 6 volunteers and are eliminating about 50% of his shop. It is really getting scary.
I just don't know how people are going to make it with the gas prices and everything else going up. Our area has about 10 plants that it is affecting, most of them have already laid off and have cut hours.