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Old 03-25-2017, 03:57 AM   #1
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BMW was forced to shut an assembly line down for 40 minutes on March 3-reportedly costing the company more than $1 million-after two drugged-out employees got high and collapsed while working.
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Following the incident, one of the employees was fired, and the other was transferred to a different position.
Both employees worked in the Munich plants's exhaust assembly area. Before heading out to work they had smoked a joint, but that's not the worst of it, one also had high levels of alcohol in his/her system and the other was also under the influence of amphetamines. Thankfully no one got hurt.

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Old 04-01-2017, 08:59 AM
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Isn't that X5 assembly line in your picture actually located several thousand miles away from Munich, where this is alleged to have occurred? Not that the American South is without drug issues, of course, but still. Article says Germany. Picture is South Carolina.
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The image is simply a representation of BMWs production line.
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Isn't that X5 assembly line in your picture actually located several thousand miles away from Munich, where this is alleged to have occurred? Not that the American South is without drug issues, of course, but still. Article says Germany. Picture is South Carolina.
Just cut and pasted. Not like I picked the picture and put it with article.

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This is why they need to eliminate humans and replace them with machines. Machines don't get high before work.
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This is why they need to eliminate humans and replace them with machines. Machines don't get high before work.
Someone had that idea

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This is why they need to eliminate humans and replace them with machines. Machines don't get high before work.
When I took the BMW factory tour in München, more than 10 years ago, I was amazed at how few people were working on the assembly line. It seems that sophisticated robots have taken over much of the work that used to be performed by humans.

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