Father to Son

Hitachi's Welsh plan

Father: Son, how'd you like to be a real Welshman and take over my job?

Son: Huh? I'm only 16.

Father: For once, pay attention.

Things haven't been going well down at the factory. Hitachi was the last big Japanese company to start making tellys in Britain. It got here after Sony, Matsushita and Toshiba. The factory at Hirwaun makes 300,000 sets a year, but Hitachi is losing money on it.

Son: So, what's that got to do with me?

Father: Listen, you. Hitachi modernized the factory, but the upshot of it was that 500 of the 1,300 of us were sacked.

Son: Yeah, I...

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