A whole lot of us in Michigan can remember working on an assembly line during some point in life. While going to Michigan State, I earned money back in the sixties by working at plant six at Saginaw Steering Gear.
Those memories were reawakened by Detroit News auto reporter Bryce Hoffman who blogs about spending an hour on the line at the Ford's Wayne (MI) assembly plant where he attached rearview mirrors to the Ford Focus.
It's not the mindless, no-skill work that many believe it to be. It's a good post and worth a read by anybody who wants a better understanding of life working in an auto plant.