This had been okay at first, since the plant had a larger than average workforce, but GM laid off 800 workers without cutting production by the end of the first year of production. Relations between labor and management would become more and more strained, and would eventually lead to strikes. But before this, there were some other problems. The quality of the work declined, as you might expect when asking a smaller number of people to do more work, but this wasn't the only cause. Workers would eventually start to actually sabotage cars as they came down the line, sometimes with horrifying results.