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    Renault nurtures engineering center after suicides

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    PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) on Friday announced steps to improve working conditions at its Technocentre engineering site after several suicides by employees there laid bare a workload problem.
    French police started an investigation in late February after three separate suicides in several months. In February, a man's body was discovered at his house, with a note blaming work pressure for his action. In January, a worker drowned himself in a lake near the center and in October a third worker jumped from an office window and died.
    Charged with spearheading the launch of 26 new models up to 2009, the Technocentre is on the frontline of the company's Commitment 2009 business plan that seeks to boost sales and profit.
    On March 1, shortly after returning from Japan, Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn ordered a review of working conditions and practices at the center.
    Renault is appointing a director with responsibility for the daily management at the site at Guyancourt near Paris and is taking other steps to "facilitate dialogue and the support of colleagues," the car maker said in a statement.
    Renault added that to deal with a peak of activity in 2007 and 2008, it would recruit 110 automotive specialists and use temporary resources to reinforce the engineering teams.

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    Re: Renault nurtures engineering center after suicides

    I bet Ghosn is a real treat to work for. At least he seems to be showing some sensitivity and concern by ordering a review of working conditions at this center.
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    Re: Renault nurtures engineering center after suicides

    Quote Originally Posted by 69Firebird400
    I bet Ghosn is a real treat to work for. At least he seems to be showing some sensitivity and concern by ordering a review of working conditions at this center.
    After 7 years and 5 weeks of vacation here I could not imagine that French employee would do such a thing with 4-6 weeks vacation time. I guess they had quite tough time for that turnaround exercise.

    Working for automotive earlier I was clicking 50-80 hours, 6 days a week and for just average salaried pay it was the worst mental obstacle.

    Ghosn is out of NA operations now, they can try to get some positions here.
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    Re: Renault nurtures engineering center after suicides

    Quote Originally Posted by 69Firebird400
    I bet Ghosn is a real treat to work for. At least he seems to be showing some sensitivity and concern by ordering a review of working conditions at this center.
    too bad it took him 3 suicides to look into it.

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    Re: Renault nurtures engineering center after suicides

    I have to wonder why any employee at a firm partially owned by the state would choose this "way out". France is heavily socialized, and I believe unemployment benefits would be fairly generous (I'm guessing). Why not simply resign? Or organize a strike? I'm sure there are extenuating circumstances in each case. And probably lots of other issues in the lives of the indivduals. But for heaven's sake, it' just a car!
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    Re: Renault nurtures engineering center after suicides

    I don't get it. If you hate your job enough to kill yourself, why not just quit?

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