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Old 09-24-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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Monday production date

My dealer just e-mailed me saying he received an "estimated production date" of October 24.

That's a . . . . . . Monday.

Are the intial "estimated" production dates likely to hold? Should I panic? Any recourse other than to get religion and start lighting candles or throwing clams at the sunrise?

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"Sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays"
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Also the day after the company picnic.
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What is wrong with a Monday date?

Superstition? Fact? It is not like your Box is being built in Deerborn the Monday after the UAW NASCAR race.
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I agree with Lexuspilot, in that according to urban legend, "Friday" was the production date to avoid, the other days of the week being about equal.
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I agree with Lexuspilot, in that according to urban legend, "Friday" was the production date to avoid, the other days of the week being about equal.
From the factory worker's point of view, Monday in much of Europe is like Friday in the US. Here, Friday is get-away day, and everyone wants to escape for the weekend. There, nobody wants to come back from the weekend. Sunday night is another big night out -- with people returning late Sunday night or even Monday morning from their weekend trips to the countryside. Many businesses are closed on Monday morning.
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Interesting analysis. So between what you said...European cell-phone fixation and aversion to email... and the practice in many European nations to take daily siestas it's a wonder that anything gets done at all. I wonder who manages to be less-productive in their typical work-day, your average Corporate American or his European counterpart. I think Americans still have the edge in the unproductivity department.
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Interesting about Monday production. Is there any way to tell what day of the week one's car was produced? Any type of code on the VIN or datacard?
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for 10/17, the previous monday--if that's any consulation. Makes me think that this is a target date or to be produced the week of 10/24.
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Is the car produced entirely in one day? And do we know that the date we have here is the actual date of manufacture and not the date it is signed off or sorted for shipment etc.?

I imagine on every one of our cars some part has seen assembly on Monday.
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this "monday" thread brings to my mind a song by folkster billy bragg called, "St. Monday." in it, he rationalizes the substandard productivity ethic on monday to the day's "saint" status, and appropriates the day as part of the "weekend." he's british, so perhaps the monday phenomenon extends throughout europe.

St. Monday

Monday and the afternoon is bearing down on me
Iím watching the clock and the clock is watching me
Donít have to be cool but you know I am
Donít have to be here but you know that

Iím a hard worker but I ainít working on a Monday
Iím a hard worker but I ainít working on a Monday
A hard working fellow but I ain't working on a Monday
St. Mondayís still the weekend to me

Two dozen enquiries are on hold for me
My shift supervisor is staring hard at me
Nobody can say what the matter is
Iím trying to recharge my batteries

Iím a hard worker but I ainít working on a Monday
Iím a hard worker but I ainít working on a Monday
A hard working fellow but I ain't working on a Monday
St. Mondayís still the weekend to me

Somewhere out on the road, I just wanna be free
I don't wanna do as Iím told
Donít wanna work 4, 5, 6 days and turnaround
Want to get high on life but first I got to get me back home

Nobody can say what the matter is
Iím trying to recharge my batteries


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Interesting analysis. So between what you said...European cell-phone fixation and aversion to email... and the practice in many European nations to take daily siestas it's a wonder that anything gets done at all. I wonder who manages to be less-productive in their typical work-day, your average Corporate American or his European counterpart. I think Americans still have the edge in the unproductivity department.
That's a fallacy forced on us by the Europeans and our media. They repeat it over and over again, and we begin to believe it (like many things in the media).

Fact is, American workers work more hours and are far more productive than their European equivalents.

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I like Bob Geldof (sp?)'s "I don't like Monday" song.
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bob's another euro, no?

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