- The very commercial survival of a mfr. now depends on passing these tests. Of course that creates pressure to cheat which why the tests are govt contolled. If mfr. wont work tight up against the rules and thereby fail to sell cars not just "evil" corporate shareholders but thousands of workers lose thier jobs which doesn't usually help society much.
Everyone on God's green earth must exercise moral judgement, from the Chairman of BP to the single mother waiting tables. Both stare into the cash drawer each hour and both have a decision to make. People who run businesses are absolutely nothing special
in that regard. They just think they're special.
The people who operate car companies, like the people who run all companies, don't care anything about jobs and workers. It's their responsibility to not care. If they can reduce the payroll from 10,000 to 9998, that's what they will do. Bet on it. Their job is to eliminate as many jobs as possible to maximize "shareholder value," not that they give one shit about the shareholders either. That's why we must give them zillions of dollars in bonuses and stock options, to compel them to care. Otherwise, they would have insufficient motivation, they tell us.
When executives lose their moral compass, it's seldom because they were overly concerned about their employees or customers. Almost invariably, the motive is personal gain. If the employees and stakeholders were really first in their minds, they wouldn't put the enterprise at risk.
Edited by Magoo, 24 March 2013 - 11:10.