Former GM Worker Writes Ballad "Didn't Quit My Day Job, It Quit Me"
Seeing how the global recession was affecting car makers all over the world, Miles anticipated that he will be laid off, so he thought of writing a song in order to express his feelings about the frustrating situation. He worked as a contract employee for General Motors but he has recently lost his job at the Weld Tool Center in Grand Blanc and sees no bright perspectives for him in the future.
Miles, age 56, has been working in Manufacturing Engineering for 38 years but now he sees very few opportunities to remain in this field.
Although he expresses it in a lighthearted manner, the ballad contains a lot of drama. It is meant to emphasize that the American worker lacks stability at job nowadays."There were some downturns but it always came back stronger/No sense living in the past. It won't happen any longer," says the song.
What's more, Miles is now wondering "what his new career will be", saying that "retirement is no longer an option."
Although we're no music experts, we must confess that the song sounds quite good. It's too early to tell but who knows, maybe Miles will start a music career at his age and won't feel miserable any longer.
Until this happens (in case it does), you may listen to the song here or even download it if you're willing to pay 99 cents for it.
Judging by the survey on the site, the majority of people who listened to the song liked it. They also believed that it should be played across America. Even more amazing, the survey showed that 79 percent of those who heard the ballad were willing to buy it. So, the future doesn't look that bad...