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Post subject: How can you be sure a layoff is coming?
Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:11 am
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003
Location: Erie, PA
Well, it has happened again.
the largest private employer in Erie, Pennsylvania,
where I now live (Government is of course the largest
employer in any town). This particular division
make locomotives. Just before Christmas, there was
a big front-page article in the Erie Times-News
featuring an interview with the young CEO. When
asked about the health of the division and whether
layoffs were eminent, he replied that things look
stable and that none were planned.
of course, was the cue.
By New Year's
Day, the radio news had announced that unpaid leave
for some workers would be mandated. This morning,
a big newspaper headline told of layoffs to come.
These are all union guys and gals
that are getting laid off. They all bloc voted for
Obama, who was of course endorsed by the unions,
and were promised they would be taken care of. I
guess they can be retrained to be part of the New-New
Deal Civilian Conservation Corps or that mysterious
new protection force Obama mentioned on the campaign
trail that will patrol the land and will be as well
funded and as well supplied as the military.
What the heck, we don't make anything in America
anymore anyway. We don't need no stinking skilled
industrial workers. Right?
- Kirt Blattenberger
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Post subject: Re: How can you be sure a layoff is coming?
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:44 pm
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2008
We keep being told the economy is on the mend, but
where are the employment ads and worker recalls?
In a few weeks the news will be reporting the thousands
of auto worker and sales and maintenance people
who will be laid off across America. I don't know
if this affects Americna car company outlets overseas
or not (hell, are there even Chevy and Pontiac dealers
in Europe and Japan?)
The example you give
of companies announcing that there will not be layoffs
just weekes before actually having one has been
around for a long time. I remember back in the late
1980s and early 1990s the defense contractors pulling
that trick. I was one of the casualties from Westinghouse.
The more things change, the more things stay
the same. But I'm afraid the intensity will be much
worse this time around. How is your advertising
doing on RF Cafe? I notice the number of job postings
is way down. Yikes
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