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Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)
NBC 17 ^ | 11/16/2012 | JUSTIN QUESINBERRY

Posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST by tobyhill

Several former workers at a Hostess Brands plant in Rocky Mount said Friday they were relieved after the company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to close its operations.

The closings will mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs overall.

“They’ve been holding this over our head for a long time and now it’s here,” said Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union. “They had to do it.

“I don’t have to deal with that anymore. The things that they were trying to do to us, it wasn’t fair.

“They always hold that over our heads, that they’ll close it down. So, I’m like, ‘OK. Close it down.’”

And on Friday, Hostess did. The flag at a Hostess plant in Rocky Mount hung at half staff on Friday afternoon, and many former workers there hung around outside to talk about what had happened.

Hostess had offered an 8 percent pay cut, but Phllips said that wasn’t going to work for the employees.

“We’re not making a whole lot of money out here and then we got to take a pay cut like that. Then you got your health benefits going up,” he said. “They stopped paying into the pension fund. ….

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epicfail; jobs; karma; layoffs; losers; northcarolina; obama; obamacare
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To: tobyhill

Guess this dip hasn’t looked for other work recently. Wait until he applies for other jobs and the interviewer asks him how the common task of being an “oven operator” qualifies him for employment.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:04 PM PST by nonamer
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To: pgkdan

I thought the 99 week of UE thing was over?


22 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slump Tester

This attitude is pretty common in Rocky Mount, particularly among Holder’s people.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: massgopguy

You have to wonder.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by Sybeck1 (When do the vodka rations start?)
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To: tobyhill

Foodstamp alert!


25 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:38 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: GeronL

5000 idiots cost another 13,000 people their jobs. Not to mention the jobs that will be lost in the surrounding communities.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

None of these bakeries were in Texas, just the headquarters.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tobyhill

Apparently the government edge-you-kay-shun system in NC doesn’t teach that an 8% pay cut is better than a 100% pay cut.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:37 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: cripplecreek
Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: tobyhill
“They always hold that over our heads, that they’ll close it down. So, I’m like, ‘OK. Close it down.’”


30 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:34 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AAABEST

My wife sees these folks at the Rocky Mount Wal-Mart all the time... using the EBT to buy better food than she’s buying with honest money, then taking it out to load it up in a better car than she’s driving...


31 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:41 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s exactly what I was thinking! A total idiot!


32 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:22 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Safrguns

He would rather sit at home watching cartoons and eating Twinkies than work anyway.

Now that’s all shot to hell.

Some people just can’t win.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:43 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: tobyhill
Lamont, you big dummy!!


34 posted on 11/16/2012 2:30:05 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: tobyhill

How many people would have been thankful for those jobs and these fools act like they were put into slavery or something!


35 posted on 11/16/2012 2:31:26 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: tobyhill

Cool. I’m with them: I don’t care, either. I don’t buy any of their products and never have. There are 2 retail outlets w/in 50 miles of me. But my state voted for Ds and so did the neighboring state w/an outlet.

Glad they achieved this victory. I wish them every similar success in the future.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:10 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: AAABEST

Free Obama-iPads next. You watch


37 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:14 PM PST by petercooper
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To: tobyhill
“We’re not making a whole lot of money out here and then we got to take a pay cut like that.

But a 50% pay cut on unemployment is worth it because Lamont and his ilk can sit on their asses and don't have to listen to the bosses tell him what will happen because of the union strike,

In the meantime, those who needed this job are now scared to death about losing everything. But, Lamont doesn't have to hear it anymore.

38 posted on 11/16/2012 2:34:09 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: tobyhill

“oven operator”

From Simplyhired.com:

Every Bakery Oven Operator job on the web. 85 jobs available.

Good luck to the idiot in landing one of 85 positions available in the nation, all presumably at lower pay that he was making at union wages.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 2:34:53 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: massgopguy
BTW, if you’re making Wonder Bread do you really qualify as a Baker

Which leads to a question that's plagued us for years...Is Wonder Bread really bread?

40 posted on 11/16/2012 2:35:02 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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