Maybe Chrysler cannot be held responsible for what someone does outside of work, but they certainly can be responsible when that individual is at work.
I know we all value your personal rights and privacy in the United States but when it puts others lives at risk around machinery or a product that is produced for others, where do we draw the line?
Is requiring a worker to be subjected to random drug and alcohol tests when in the work environment stepping over the line? When and where is it that we take the time to consider the value and the safety of co-workers and end users in the process? This country already has banned smoking in public buildings but does not seem to have the same view when it comes to alcohol. Maybe that has to do with the money behind it and the tax revenues associated with it. While I have no problem with someone having a drink or two when they are off work, I do have an issue when they go to work that way or get behind the wheel of a car or any other item or machine that can be dangerous to others.
I am sorry but these people are building vehicles for transportation. In other words, the quality of the work certainly suffers when someone is under the influence, just as driving skills are compromised.
To the poster above, would you have the same view if you were going into a hospital for open heart surgery and later you found out that your surgeon had been drinking all day at work and was drunk when he or she performed your surgery?
I also believe this is not a problem solely related to Chrysler. This is a wide spread problem across the work place. While I certainly do not support communism, I do feel that until there is some system that works where people are held accountable it will continue.
Chrysler is certainly not the military, they are simply an employer who I feel is stuck in the middle of a bad situation that appears to be getting worse as time goes on.
Things like this really make you wonder, if Chrysler is unaware of employees drinking at work, then what else are they missing as they manufacturer cars and trucks they want the public to buy.
Just my two cents,
Last edited by ComicDom1; 02-21-2012 at 12:22 PM.