Skip to comments.Heinz cuts 350 jobs here, commits to Pittsburgh [John Kerry prefers profits over people!]
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.
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I think we need a few words from Kerry’s wife about this, she has such a wonder way with them.
I thought grape laden terayza sold the business years ago ...
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.
I think that company was sold off to Berkshire Hathaway. Its now Warren Buffets toy.
Heinz was sold recently, I believe. Teresa has already cashed her check from her late husband’s share of the sale.
Occupy JF’nK’s yacht.
You beat me by a measure of time that this website could not record accurately.
He is not associated with the company management
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.
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.
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.
Prepping for Obamacare.
Obama did not invent layoffs or the use of security to escort laid off people out. Not everything bad started after the 2008 election.
Every once in a while we have o find a way to out liberal spies in our midst. Thanks for responding...; )
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.
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 :(
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.
But it's often fun to pretend that you're an Obama-loving low-information voter and throw an Internet tantrum. :-)
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.
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.
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.
We did not especially like it, but understood the rationale behind the process.
The Tribune-Review is much, much better, but their subscription base is a lot smaller.
Pittsburgh is a Democrap stronghold still.
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.
What’s the skinny on Hunts?
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)
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.
Oh. Thanks for the correction.
Oh wow - both posts were made at the exact same second!
“John Kerry prefers profits over people!”
Any business that doesn’t put profit before people doesn’t deserve to exist!!!