April 05, 2008

Quote of the day

From David Sneath, the 60-year-old Ford parts warehouse worker who won a $136 million lottery jackpot this week:

"I yelled to the boss, 'I'm out of here,"' the Livonia man said Thursday after coming to state Lottery Bureau headquarters in downtown Lansing to pick up his first $1 million check.

Despite his longtime association with Ford, he said he won't be using any of the money to buy one of his former employer's vehicles.

"I worked for Ford Motor Company," he said. "I won't be buying a Ford product."


Posted by Mike Lief at April 5, 2008 07:32 AM | TrackBack


There was a story a while back that the old Ford plant in Edison, NJ (it's gone now) was not allowing employees who drove anything but Ford products to park in the parking lot. Otherwise they had to take the bus. The union put a stop to that foolishness...

Posted by: sonarman at April 6, 2008 12:07 PM

Although we can all dream about complete and total financial independence from a winning lotto ticket, this disgruntled guy's anti-Ford rant shouldn't be given much weight. You only have to look at the new Mustang to see that Ford is making some pretty good cars now adays. I've also read that Ford will re-work its fleet to focus on smaller more fuel efficient cars.

When products are comparable, I think Americans should strive to buy any product made by an American worker. After all, our fates are linked.

Posted by: Bill H. at April 6, 2008 12:57 PM

This guy isn't half as happy as I'm sure Ford is to be rid of him.

And the UAW wonders why it's losing employers to Mexico and China.....

Posted by: Biff at April 7, 2008 07:14 AM

Let's see if Mr. Sneath turns down his Ford pension and medical benefits now that he is feeling flush.

Posted by: Tejano at April 8, 2008 06:23 PM

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