Henry Ford’s Model T-witter

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Jobs, in order: 1, Low costs. 2, Put down strikers. 3, Spend profits. 4, Advertise (maybe). 5, Lower wages. 6, Quality.

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Posted by: Twitter Historian on December 11th 2008

Posted in: 1900-1950

3 Responses to “Henry Ford’s Model T-witter”

  1. Scott Monty responded on 05 Jan 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    Hey, I’ve definitely got a sense of humor (ref http://www.scottmonty.com/2007/04/what-would-david-ogilvy-twitter.html), but let’s honor Henry’s memory.

    Henry Ford lowered *prices*, not wages. In fact, on this date (January 5) in 1914, Henry more than doubled the minimum wage of his factory workers – from $2.34 to $5.00 an hour AND announced a profit-sharing plan.

    Oh, and there was no union in 1910, therefore no strikes.

    Scott Monty
    Global Digital Communications
    Ford Motor Company

  2. Billy Smithwick responded on 07 Jan 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    So Scott. No comment on the fact that Quality is Job 6? And I don’t think that anyone will argue that auto workers have been coddled and overpaid for nearly a century. That’s one of many root causes of your problems. That and the fact that the megacorps have people employed to troll that intarwebs.

  3. New Guy responded on 15 Jan 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    On the list before quality should have been “Tweet Adolf Hitler, thank him for saying ‘I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration’ and for giving me the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.”


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