Chrysler Group is reported to be reconsidering an earlier plan that required all salaried workers to take off the last two weeks of July because future models are behind schedule and, with recent cutbacks, there’s too much work to do.


“We’re already behind schedule,” one salaried worker who agrees with the decision but did not want to be identified told the Detroit Free Press.


Since last summer, Chrysler has shed about 6,000 workers and has been pinching pennies. Last summer, it mandated salaried workers take off the same two weeks, with pay, to help the company save on utilities and other costs, the paper noted.


After a 41-day journey through bankruptcy Chrysler is making cars and trucks again but key products such as the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 are behind schedule and the company now has begun telling some workers they can’t go for the full two weeks or at all, the Free Press said.


Chrysler spokesman David Elshoff told the paper most workers should be able to take their planned two weeks off unless they were involved in business-critical activities.