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My son has survived several layoffs but this one finally caught up with him. He works in the experimental department as an electrician (non-union) for Hawker-Beechcraft. The 300 consisted of 210 salary and 90 hourly workers. He was hourly. Although he got his notice last Friday, the company is working to find him and others a chance to stay on by next Friday. If they can relocate him to a different department by next Friday, he will be able to stay on. If not, he will be out the door.
1 posted on 11/13/2011 2:37:06 PM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Gee... this couldn’t possibly have anything to do with Dumb0 constantly opening his yap about “corporate jet owners” and how wicked they are? Nah, nothing to see here (my cousin invested in new corporate jet development and between the economy and Dumb0 the Resident the sector is flat-lining).


2 posted on 11/13/2011 2:39:45 PM PST by PhilosopherStone1000
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I didn't think Hawker/Beechcraft had that many workers left thanks to plastic face pelosi.
4 posted on 11/13/2011 2:45:47 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Evil Slayer

We have a Beechcraft - great plane.

Great American companies are being trashed by Obama - deliberately I think.


5 posted on 11/13/2011 2:54:17 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Evil Slayer

Prayers for your son.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 2:58:08 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I received a text message, Friday afternoon, my very dear friend was axed and led out the door. I have been reading the comments in the Wichita Eagle, http://blogs.kansas.com/aviation/2011/11/11/city-officials-hawker-beechcraft-layoffs-could-be-in-the-hundreds/. I was shocked to read about the quality control issues of parts being made in Mexico for aircraft. Also, what is the deal with awarding “Trophies” instead of pay raises or a bonus?

I hope that your son is relocated.


8 posted on 11/13/2011 2:59:57 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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I work in the avionics industry, so I see the slowing aviation industry. The problem with aviation is simply government. Get those bastards out of Washington and things will perk up quickly. There is money out there but it is afraid of being spent. For instance, we know that 30% of pilots within 5 years will retire but due to federal meddling in student loans, and other issues, even students are becoming rare.


18 posted on 11/13/2011 4:03:23 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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