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Heinz cuts 350 jobs here, commits to Pittsburgh [John Kerry prefers profits over people!]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 13, 2013 | Teresa F. Lindeman

Posted on 08/16/2013 5:02:05 AM PDT by grundle

The global ketchup maker spent Tuesday morning telling hundreds of workers that they would no longer have jobs with Heinz, as 600 office positions, including 350 jobs in Pittsburgh, were cut across the company's operations in the U.S. and Canada.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; pittsburgh
John Kerry prefers profits over people!
1 posted on 08/16/2013 5:02:05 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

I think we need a few words from Kerry’s wife about this, she has such a wonder way with them.


2 posted on 08/16/2013 5:07:18 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: grundle

I thought grape laden terayza sold the business years ago ...


3 posted on 08/16/2013 5:07:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: grundle

Heinz was taken over by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. The guy who doesnt like profits and the guy who wants to pay more taxes. Warren buffet laid off people.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 5:08:27 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Mouton

I think that company was sold off to Berkshire Hathaway. Its now Warren Buffets toy.


5 posted on 08/16/2013 5:08:27 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: grundle

Heinz was sold recently, I believe. Teresa has already cashed her check from her late husband’s share of the sale.


6 posted on 08/16/2013 5:08:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: grundle

Occupy JF’nK’s yacht.


7 posted on 08/16/2013 5:09:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: swpa_mom

You beat me by a measure of time that this website could not record accurately.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 5:09:51 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: grundle

He is not associated with the company management


9 posted on 08/16/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: grundle

Micron just had a company wide review and cut 5 % of its employees Gestapo style with no warning, bringing in a big security force to ensure there were no nd making them leave, Obama style. Reason? They reviewed their files to see who was the most efficient because they track stats on their employees bean counter style. Those that weren’t were canned. Supposedly they weren’t being quite profitable enough and the company wants to make sure they have enough peofits to invest in more risky investments. Meanwhile families lives were destroyed for profitability yesterday. Welcome to Obama’s NWO.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 5:11:35 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: chopperman

Lol i see that. I also think its important to keep repeating it. Will a laid off employees’s wife be diagnosed with a disease and have it all be the fault of warren buffet?

I am sure the media will be right on it.


11 posted on 08/16/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: knarf

The Heinz family had not been involved in the operation of the business for a long, long time. Even back in 2004 when everyone started hating Heinz because of Kerry, it was foolish.

It was a publicly traded company with professional, non-family management then.

Now it is held by Buffet’s group. Still no effect on the Heinz/Kerry family.


12 posted on 08/16/2013 5:14:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: grundle
Actually, Kerry's out of it and the whole thing kinda stinks.

Heinz was doing OK, not great, but profitable, and the board decided to go the private-equity route, so now they have the "promise of great efficiencies to be achieved" AND 24 BILLION in debt that they didn't have before.
13 posted on 08/16/2013 5:14:30 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: grundle

Prepping for Obamacare.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: grundle
Almost as soon as the plan was unveiled in February to sell the company founded in Sharpsburg more than a century ago to a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, speculation began that the new owners would need to cut costs to make the $28.75 billion deal a good investment.

And Brazilian investment group 3G Capital, where new Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees is a partner, has a track record of trimming headquarter operations, something that happened both at Burger King and Anheuser-Busch when 3G took over those companies. Mr. Hees, formerly CEO at Burger King, took over at Heinz on June 7 when the sale went through.


Where do you get John Kerry has anything to do with this?
15 posted on 08/16/2013 5:15:05 AM PDT by sjm_888
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To: jsanders2001

Obama did not invent layoffs or the use of security to escort laid off people out. Not everything bad started after the 2008 election.


16 posted on 08/16/2013 5:15:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Every once in a while we have o find a way to out liberal spies in our midst. Thanks for responding...; )


17 posted on 08/16/2013 5:16:53 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

What are you talking about, newbie?

There is enough to blame Obama about without making up stuff. Seriously. Obama did not invent layoffs after corporate takeovers. And he did not invent having security watch laid off employees as they pack up and leave.

Get a grip.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 5:19:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: grundle
Good Morning, Lurch has nothing to do with it. As much as I dislike the man you can't lay this at his feet.

Teresa's money came from John's estate, and neither she or Lurch have anything to do with the running of the company.

This is a Berkshire Hathaway issue, but the good reputation of former management will be besmirched by the BH experts :(

19 posted on 08/16/2013 5:19:56 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative (If this be treason, make the most of it. - Patrick Henry)
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To: SoothingDave

The environment he created with his policies is having a very negative causation effect on our economy. I have a grip. I see the bigger picture.


20 posted on 08/16/2013 5:22:16 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BikerJoe

Romney-style.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 5:22:52 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: SoothingDave
Obama did not invent layoffs or the use of security to escort laid off people out. Not everything bad started after the 2008 election.

But it's often fun to pretend that you're an Obama-loving low-information voter and throw an Internet tantrum. :-)

22 posted on 08/16/2013 5:22:57 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SoothingDave

I guess good business decisions are now a bad thing. Next thing you know, they’ll be complaining about the former CEO’s $56 million golden parachute and $156 million in stock and deferred compensation. Class warriors, doncha know.


23 posted on 08/16/2013 5:34:32 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: knarf
I thought grape laden terayza sold the business years ago ...

Yeah, while the horseface and his doped up wife were campaigning, there were several articles published that they were not connected anymore to Heinz Ketchup. Thanks once again to the honest and up front media.

24 posted on 08/16/2013 5:36:24 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoothingDave

Sometimes we here at Free Republic start to sound like Occupy Wall Street.

I’ve been laid-off from a Fortune 500 company. Our product line was cut and our whole group was terminated.

Security walked us all out the door as a precautionary measure. Outgoing employees have been known to throw a temper tantrum or do a bit of computer sabotage.

Precautions.

We did not especially like it, but understood the rationale behind the process.


25 posted on 08/16/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: grundle
The Post-Gazette is Pittsburgh's liberal rag. They endorsed Obama twice.

The Tribune-Review is much, much better, but their subscription base is a lot smaller.

Pittsburgh is a Democrap stronghold still.

26 posted on 08/16/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: Wolfie
Romney-style.

Nah. Weren't most of those companies actual basket-cases? Heinz was far from that.
27 posted on 08/16/2013 6:12:19 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: grundle
The problem has been all along that nobody cares until it's their job. When manufacturing jobs were outsourced, there was no call for tariffs. Why, everyone was going to go to college and become a tech genius. When middle management got laid off it was "let them be teachers". When low income workers lose their jobs to the invasion, they're paid off with government handouts.

The problem is globalism and the massive dominance the elite have over wealth and assets, globally. To them, workers are a cash crop to be exploited for profits and power. The global population is much larger than necessary. We've seen a real culling of both the super rich and middle classes, too many people having any assets or power was not good for the puppet masters.

The only way it ends is the collapse of globalism. Some areas will persevere, by the talents and hard work of residents. Other areas, not so much.

28 posted on 08/16/2013 6:23:41 AM PDT by grania
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To: grundle

What’s the skinny on Hunts?


29 posted on 08/16/2013 7:08:45 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jsanders2001
Micron just had a company wide review and cut 5 % of its employees Gestapo style with no warning,

You can tell there is going to be a lay off because....

1. Security guards are issued shotguns.

2. Employees need to attend "cardboard box folding 101" class

3. Security guards patrol in pairs.

4. Instructions for box folding are incorporated in the company QC manual (this is not a joke...a fellow employee once wrote out a box folding spec and the boss signed off on it)

5. Employees are sent to an off site location for the annual company meeting (never to return)

6. A big group of foreign workers come in to learn how to operate the machinery (subsequently sold to China)

30 posted on 08/16/2013 7:27:37 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: knarf
I thought grape laden terayza sold the business years ago ...

It was never hers to sell. Heinz has been a publicly traded company for 100 years until this year when it was bought out by Warren Buffett and 3G Capital.

31 posted on 08/16/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: swpa_mom

Oh. Thanks for the correction.


32 posted on 08/16/2013 11:08:53 PM PDT by grundle
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To: chopperman

Oh wow - both posts were made at the exact same second!


33 posted on 08/16/2013 11:09:55 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

“John Kerry prefers profits over people!”

Any business that doesn’t put profit before people doesn’t deserve to exist!!!


34 posted on 08/16/2013 11:13:42 PM PDT by dalereed
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