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Hundreds of Layoffs at Mohegan Sun Casino
NBC Connecticut ^

Posted on 09/28/2012 4:23:59 AM PDT by matt04

The signs of the struggling economy are again showing at Mohegan Sun Casino. Thursday night the Mayor of Montville confirmed that casino is laying off hundreds of workers, effective immediately.

Mayor Ronald McDaniel said that he's saddened by the news and that it will be difficult for those workers who got pink slips to find new jobs.

The New London Day reports that 282 employees were laid off immediately and that another 46 would be let go by the end of October.

The newspaper also reports that CEO Jeffrey Hartmann left the casino Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcconnecticut.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: economy; layoffs; mohegansun
Hopey Chnagey!
1 posted on 09/28/2012 4:24:04 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

yup Hopey Changey...happening all over.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 4:27:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: matt04

They don’t accept Obamaphones as buy-ins at the blackjack table.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 4:31:41 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

Doesn’t that Obama phone lady sound like Flip Wilson?


4 posted on 09/28/2012 4:33:38 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: matt04

This is all George Bush's fault!

5 posted on 09/28/2012 4:34:47 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: matt04

What a shame. Just saw Zack Brown up there a couple of weeks ago. People within a 60 mile radius probably depend on it for their livelihood


6 posted on 09/28/2012 4:37:53 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: matt04

October 5th is national fire a Democrat day


7 posted on 09/28/2012 4:38:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: relictele
The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress!
8 posted on 09/28/2012 4:41:11 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: matt04

Maybe if they accepted EBT...


9 posted on 09/28/2012 4:47:59 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: matt04

Mayor Ronald McDonald, can I have fries with that?


10 posted on 09/28/2012 4:48:57 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: matt04

They are supposed to keep those people on the payroll, even if they’re not making a profit. Their purpose is to Provide Jobs, haven’t they heard?


11 posted on 09/28/2012 5:00:41 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: matt04

Another example of unintended(?) consequences.
When every State, County, City, Town just HAS to have its own casino etc it hurts the rest of them.

Like the man says - ‘If everyone in the company is designated a supervisor, that means when the company ‘downsizes’, a supervisor is going to have to make coffee and dump the trash’.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 5:01:33 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: matt04

When do I get my free phone?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 5:16:46 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: matt04

I guess they too are preparing for the comimg economic collapse.

tick ticking away


14 posted on 09/28/2012 5:20:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: jersey117

The real shame is if you have $20 to spend and your gas tank is at a quarter tank, you go try to win some more or just put 4 1/2 gallons of gas in your car. This is a down right shame that Connecticut pays so much for gas that it is killing this once great state.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: matt04

Wow, layoffs in Connecticut? Now they’re a Demon-rat colored state, right?


16 posted on 09/28/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: matt04

“The newspaper also reports that CEO Jeffrey Hartmann left the casino on Wednesday an that the casino will shot down its Keno operation.”

I hope at least one of the laid-off casino employees gets a job at nbcconnecticut.com — as a copy editor. No skill or experience needed apparently.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 6:01:09 AM PDT by Jordo
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To: Irenic

How do you know it isn’t?

Flip’s death was kept very quiet......


18 posted on 09/28/2012 6:03:56 AM PDT by relictele
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To: matt04

Unexpected!

Maybe Lieawatha Warren can represent them in bankruptcy.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 6:07:39 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: relictele

Flip’s death was kept very quiet......

_______________

really? why?


20 posted on 09/28/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
If any of the laid-off are DIMocRATs, they deserve it. Maybe they can now commiserate on their nobama-phones.
21 posted on 09/28/2012 6:32:01 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: matt04

that’s funny....I’m sure I heard Ed Rendell assure us that having casinos would solve ALL of our economic problems till the end of time...


22 posted on 09/28/2012 6:33:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: matt04

Just think about it! A casino can’t even keep it’s operation going in this economy.

It boggles the mind almost, sure gambling is there to fleece the “suckers”, excuse me I mean patrons, out of their money. But what a Casino sells most of all is HOPE. Hope that somehow you can make a lot of money suddenly and live the good life, a least for awhile.

So as I see it, even hope is gone there in Connecticut. They can’t afford it anymore.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Chickensoup

Tongue in cheek...


24 posted on 09/28/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by relictele
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To: matt04
is this the Indian no tax casino?..if so, hope they continue to lay off people....

if its a state casino, its very very bad news.....the states need this revenue flow.....infact, all state run or private casinos need to do well, because they pay taxes, unlike the indian casinos, who sock billions away tax free....

25 posted on 09/28/2012 8:20:47 AM PDT by cherry
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To: xrmusn

as long as govt run or private casinos pay taxes I want them to expand everywhere, and force indian casinos out, or to negotiate and pay taxes....the billions lost in tax revenue is pure insanity...


26 posted on 09/28/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT by cherry
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To: matt04; All

So many states have casino gambling now, and can do it much cheaper than in Connecticut

You do not hear the Mississippi casinos shutting down...and they get whacked by hurricanes every now and then. And Miss. does not have the moneyed people like CT and metro NYC, BOS does

Florida has also opened up the Indian casinos, allowing them to have legit slot machines. You wanna go to FL or CT for vacation?

I think its more than a bad economy


27 posted on 09/28/2012 8:25:33 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: cherry

as long as govt run or private casinos pay taxes I want them to expand everywhere
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Somewhat like a bar on every corner...eventually NO ONE makes any money, there are only just so many customers to go around.

Remember the great scheme to get smokers to pay for health care?
Only problem is/was they were expecting smokers to foot the bill while at the same time spending the money (what they don’t misroute or downright steal) coming in on anti smoking material, plus tax themselves right out of existence.

The ultimate PONZI SCHEME....once everyone is a member, the well is dried up.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 8:47:38 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: matt04
Mohegan Sun Casino -- My understanding is they have to kickback 5-10% of earning to Foxwoods Indian casino. Foxwoods was there first, was established first and had an exclusive deal with Connecticut. To get Foxwoods permission, Mohegan had to agree to pay them 5-10% I kinda forget

The tribe behind FoxWoods is the Mashatucket Pequot, the phoniest casino tribe in America. Its members are a lot more black than Indian. Getting their casino was an appeal to sappy, guilt ridden white liberals from beginning to end

 


Mostly black blood in this "Indian"

29 posted on 09/28/2012 9:00:04 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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