I had 32 years at Ford from the line to union rep to management roll. I've never heard why specifically, but I do know that there were a lot of arabs in the plants that took a lot of advantage of the medical leave programs. I knew several that ran businesses on the outside, came to work at Ford enough to remain on the employment rolls-usually a few days every 2 or 3 months, then went back out on medical leave with the help of certain doctors. They kept their vacation, health care, and other benefits that way. The company "Human Relations" department knows all about it, but has a hard time doing anything about it. They have a diversity program at Ford don't you know.