Hostess is Toast

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  1. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    He's a physician. So he probably doesn't care that nurses work just as hard as he does, if not harder. ;)
     
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  3. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

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    FALSE. I am a nurse and my last job required 16 hour shifts with no break. Here is the USA. And neither the doctor nor the nurse should have to do that.In fact, I was not allowed to use the bathroom unless another nurse was in the building and I was the only one there. So I was breaking the rules to even go pee. And THIS is why the place is seeking out the union. AMongst other things.


    You know how many more patients probably die from medication errors when tired health care workers make mistakes? Probably a lot I would venture.
     
  4. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

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    Why am I not at all surprised.
     
  5. foreUT

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    If this has been posted earlier, my apologies, but the union was protesting the pay reductions ordered by the federal bankruptcy Judge.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324556304578122632560842670.html


     
  6. angwill

    angwill I just want to live at WDW!

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    :rotfl2::lmao::rotfl: I just laughed so hard looking at this poster and the quote underneath. Thanks
     
  7. furb & dez

    furb & dez City Bear Jamboreers

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    Nonsense, companies lay people off at the end of the year because it gives their balance sheets a boost by showing that their liabilities are smaller compared to their profits. It's the same reason you see auto dealers hawking cars as Xmas presents, even though I've never know a single person that has ever given/received a car as an Xmas gift... They just want the inventory off their books show they can show a lower liability level at the end of Q4.

    Happens every year, recession/depression or not.
     
  8. donaldlovesdaisy

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    I come from a family of nurses and the ones who work long shifts do it on purpose and only work 2-3 days a week which is why they do it.
     
  9. foreUT

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    I will have to differ w you on reasons for lay-offs. When you have companies like Xerox and Energizer laying off almost 4000 workers among the two of them, and companies like Cummins and Stryker closing long-time plants, the costs of severance and closure (in the case of the plants) are major hits. Growth was terrible last quarter and this quarter will probably be worse.
     
  10. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Unions increase their demands, until they finally break the camel's back. It's why, companies are leaving the U.S...and taking their jobs with them.
     
  11. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

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    New Grads do not have that luxury. You have to take what you can get until you get enough experience to get a better job with better hours. The job market is not the same in the entire United States and New Grad Nurses are not in a position to be choosy in my area. I did 16 hour shifts for an entire year before I left for greener pastures. A lot of hospitals are not willing to pay for orientation of a new grad since it takes 12 weeks or so. It is costly.
     
  12. twinboysmom

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    I have been a RN for almost 15 years. I have never worked anywhere union and have never seen conditions as you have described. I have worked all over the south including in states not known for always providing the best work conditions. What part of the country are you in?
     
  13. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    I agree with this however at the same time people have mortgages and other expenses and can't continue to have their salaries slashed. There has to be a happy medium for everyone.
     
  14. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Unfortunately, there's not always a happy medium. Companies also have leases, mortgages, and other expenses, beyond their control. If, the company cannot prosper, there is no profit. If, there is no profit, there is no incentive to invest. Not warm and fuzzy, but it's reality.
     
  15. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

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    Inventory & employees are two entirely different things. And moving inventory often means working OT, not cutting staff.
     
  16. Albort

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    Not sure if its been posted but i guess both sides agree to mediation...
     
  17. Buckalew11

    Buckalew11 2013 1/2 Marathon Finisher!!! Woohoo!!

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    I just came to the last page and this isn't going the way I thought it would be.

    Anyway, Drakes (by Hostess) used to wrap Ring Dings in foil. Changing over to plastic was the downfall of the everything. A Ring Ding does not even taste the same coming out of plastic wrapper.
     
  18. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Trying to explain, "there ARE no more Twinkies"..to my 89 year old grandmother. I still don't think, she gets it. :faint:
     
  19. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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  20. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I don't think they agreed to it, I think the bankruptcy Judge ordered them to mediation.
     
  21. ilovemk76

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    Losing your job will not make paying the mortgage easier.

    There is greed with all parties, shareholders, executives, management, workers and the union. Until all see that it is better to compromise jobs will continue to go overseas.
     

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