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Hostess sends layoff notices to all workers (more-than 18,000)
blogs.wsj.com/bvankruptcy ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rachel Feintzeig

Posted on 05/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by MamaDearest

Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday sent out letters notifying its more-than 18,000 workers that they could be laid off in the next two months.

The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread on Friday mailed out WARN Act notices to all of its employees, a Hostess spokeswoman confirmed to Bankruptcy Beat Monday. The federal WARN Act requires companies to give employees 60 days notice before closing a facility or ordering mass layoffs. However, sending the notices doesn’t mean a company is definitely going to lay off the recipients.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: bakery; bankruptcy; bhoeconomy; foodpolice; hostess; jobless; layoff; nutrition; obamanomics; recovery; twinkies; wonderbread
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To: Drew68
“Our goal is to emerge from bankruptcy as a growing company with a strong future—one that continues to provide good jobs with competitive wages and benefits...

...in Mexico.

Only Mexican's still eat that crap.

51 posted on 05/07/2012 6:22:12 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: GeronL
If the NY majority owner declares bankruptcy, the rest of the company would then be in a better position to regroup in Texas, rather than in NY, right?

Just asking.

I am certainly not a financial expert, but based on personal experience, all the NY equity company owners that bought up stable companies, ruined them in 6 years or less...

52 posted on 05/07/2012 6:24:24 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: kearnyirish2

“The problem is that I need the caffeine, and would fall asleep at 5:30 pm without it.”

That’s why I drink black tea. I practically mainline the stuff.


53 posted on 05/07/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: GeronL

Slaughtered by Unions.. And Michelle Obama who’s declared ‘WAR ON SNACKS’ and freedom of choice as she raids children’s lunch boxes and confiscates their Twinkies. That reminds me, when’s her next luxurious, tax payer funded vacation of frills and perks?


54 posted on 05/07/2012 6:24:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: panaxanax

Now I could eat a bag of these, especially the chocolate ones.

55 posted on 05/07/2012 6:26:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: MamaDearest

No problem ... the liberal MSM will be reporting that unemployment has reached a four year low in October. Would you believe 5.4 percent? That’s where we are going ...


56 posted on 05/07/2012 6:27:25 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: GeronL

Start looking for TastyCakes!


57 posted on 05/07/2012 6:28:11 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Bronzy
Homeboy’s layin’ off Twinkies?

They ain't screwin' wit Skittles, other than trying to extort money.

58 posted on 05/07/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: Delta 21

the little debbie stuff is pretty good and way cheaper than hostess.


59 posted on 05/07/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: MamaDearest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qrW84f9dpY


60 posted on 05/07/2012 6:34:28 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: GeronL

With an RC cola of course....


61 posted on 05/07/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Maudeen

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Giant-Ding-Dong-Cake/Detail.aspx

you can make cupcakes as well


62 posted on 05/07/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT by VA40
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To: dsrtsage
Awesome, that will surely get the unemployment rate down to 7.9%

The workers are not being "laid off", they're being "proactively retired".

63 posted on 05/07/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Rebelbase

lol my Mex neighbor brags about Bimbo all the time.


64 posted on 05/07/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT by max americana
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To: MamaDearest
wonderful... now the union has 60 days to destroy everything they can out of spite
65 posted on 05/07/2012 6:48:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL

I’m suing them; I want labels in 22 languages warning us about this. I know there are many news stories telling how diet soda really isn’t good for you, and I can’t drink regular soda at all (I feel bloated and “belchy” immediately - I don’t know how people drink it). I basically have a beer gut, but don’t drink beer enough to attribute it to that, coupled with a Hank Hill no-ass...

I do intend to cut down on the stuff, but it is hard to get through the day without it.


66 posted on 05/07/2012 6:49:27 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: MamaDearest

I hope it’s not too late to buy 40 or 50 cases of Twinkies.

They’ll last forever, you know, with all the chemicals in them.

3 or 4 packs of those and a glass of milk...yum.


67 posted on 05/07/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT by moovova
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To: kearnyirish2
I think a lot of us are going to be getting used to generic soda again

I've been stocking up on teabags for iced tea. Name brand sodas are going for around $5.oo a 12-pack, I will NEVER pay that. After $3.00, they can keep it. We used to take day rides in our general area - now we stay home. Can't help but feel sadness for those who've lost jobs. Obama and his regime need to get a taste of unemplpyment SOON.

68 posted on 05/07/2012 6:51:26 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: FatherofFive
Best if all this crap was off the market.

You want a bunch of union pukes to bankrupt a company so that sweets will be unavailable because you have no self control?

What the hell are you doing on a conservative site?

Shouldn't you be at a union meeting so a bunch of goons can tell you how to live your life rather than you in your weakness you trying to dictate to adults who actually can run their own lives without your help?

Geez, I absolutely hate you nanny staters!

69 posted on 05/07/2012 6:52:02 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: panaxanax

My husband worked for Hostess (Continental Baking) when we were first married.


70 posted on 05/07/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Drew68; Maudeen
Copycat recipes for ding dongs)
71 posted on 05/07/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: M1903A1

“That’s why I drink black tea. I practically mainline the stuff.”

I’ve been told I’d get the caffeine without the gut if I just drank old-fashioned iced tea (without sugar - teabags in water); has that been your experience?


72 posted on 05/07/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: GeronL
Private and public union a-holes don't care. They would rather destroy a company or bankrupt a local or state govt. before giving up any of their featherbed contracts. See Eastern Airlines, TWA, USPS, State of CA, etc.
73 posted on 05/07/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT by twister881
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To: GeronL

HoHo is the best!


74 posted on 05/07/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Eaker
Geez, I absolutely hate you nanny staters!

Next thing they will tell us which leaves we can legally smoke. Oops, too late.

75 posted on 05/07/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: MamaDearest

The only thing I dislike more than twinkies are unions...goodbye.


76 posted on 05/07/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: MamaDearest

“We used to take day rides in our general area - now we stay home. Can’t help but feel sadness for those who’ve lost jobs. Obama and his regime need to get a taste of unemplpyment SOON.”

I couldn’t agree with you more. We still go on short rides (under an hour) to places where we can hike and see old mines, furnaces and such to the north & west of us; the days of movies or bowling with the kids, eating out (or ordering in), etc. are over. Occasionally (every few months or so) we will order a movie “on demand” (maximum cost $5, compared to theater prices). When we go to the shore or nearby lakes we bring our own lunch in a cooler; for hiking we need only bring water in canteens (sometimes with imitation Kool-Aid mix), a tube of crackers, a can of Spam, and a can of Cheez Wiz.

I’m glad I grew up in a large family; many of the things people are missing I never had anyway.


77 posted on 05/07/2012 7:14:43 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

We can’t believe the prices on anything on the grocery store shelves these days. $4.00 per pound for hamburger!

Fuel cost are the reason for the price increases of all food items over the last couple of years.


78 posted on 05/07/2012 7:17:58 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: panaxanax

Super!


79 posted on 05/07/2012 7:22:50 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Rebelbase
haha, looks like Moochelle will have to switch her secret snacking to a more appropriate brand.


80 posted on 05/07/2012 7:23:34 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: MamaDearest
In college, my breakfast often consisted of 2 Suzi-Q's and a can of Mountain Dew.

Perhaps this will become merely a memory - instead of an option.

81 posted on 05/07/2012 7:27:31 PM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: VA40

You made my day!


82 posted on 05/07/2012 7:29:02 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: GeronL

That would be a Ring Ding. Got to keep your Ding Dongs separate from your Devil Dogs, Yodels, and Ring Dings. Personally, I will be renting a storage unit to hoard all my synthetic Hostess “baked” goods in. You never know when you’ll get a yen for a Yodel. If you ever see it auctioned off on Storage Wars, you’ll know that was me.


83 posted on 05/07/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: 2111USMC

I personally think they raise the prices (soda, chips, medical supplies, fast food items, etc., etc) because they can. A few cents at a time so the price gouging is under the radar unlike the gas prices that are front and center.


84 posted on 05/07/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: GeronL
>>Now I could eat a bag of these, especially the chocolate ones.

Since you brought up the topic, this is a classic in that space:


85 posted on 05/07/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Maudeen

Yeah, I assumed rationalized, since it doesn’t look like you rationed anything much. Personally, I’d do the box on a slightly long ride home from the market. I’m not trusted around artificial food.


86 posted on 05/07/2012 7:40:34 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Doe Eyes

Unions didn’t make pot illegal.

The government did and since it is illegal we should just throw up our hands and let Michelle Odinga ban anything she wants?

We should just give up?


87 posted on 05/07/2012 7:41:07 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: visualops; Delta 21

They’re out of TN, so almost certainly non-union.

I had some guys I worked with ~25 years ago who were addicted to their stuff. Me, I was never much for junk food of any sort.


88 posted on 05/07/2012 7:41:27 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FatherofFive

Ho Hos? Ding Dongs? Cheeze Whiz
Best if all this crap was off the market. “

Fie! You’ll pry the Cheez Whiz from my cold, dead hand. If I could visit one moment in the past, it would be a toss-up between the moment Tchaikovsky thought of putting cannons in a symphonic overture, and the moment the words “aerosol” and “cheese” first came together in someone’s mind.


89 posted on 05/07/2012 7:45:05 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: GeronL

Yeah, we got lots of exercise walking back and forth to the candy store.


90 posted on 05/07/2012 7:46:40 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: GeronL

You nee to either get a bigger butt or try Viagra.


91 posted on 05/07/2012 7:50:46 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: kearnyirish2

Oh yes...all the caffeine and none of the calories! (Though look into using actual loose tea instead of teabags...a 100% improvement in taste!)


92 posted on 05/07/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: 2111USMC

I think inflation is more of a cause than anything else (though we officially have none). Our tolls just doubled here in NJ; everything costs more (gold, foreign currencies, etc.) because the IOUs are weakening our dollar.


93 posted on 05/07/2012 8:04:46 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Humble Servant

Playing outside until dark helped.


94 posted on 05/07/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kearnyirish2

I once found a can of Minute Maid that was 100% fruit juice instead of the soda-type and it was the best thing I ever drank.


95 posted on 05/07/2012 8:08:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: M1903A1

Thanks; I’ll definitely give that a try. I have to do something; it’s one thing to be heavy, and another to have just this grotesque gut.


96 posted on 05/07/2012 8:11:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Bronzy

Hostess used to be part of Wonder Bread, in the Philadelphia area, anyway.


97 posted on 05/07/2012 8:12:25 PM PDT by Eva
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To: GeronL

I’m not familiar with a Minute Maid soda-type drink; what do you mean?


98 posted on 05/07/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
I was under the impression that not all of their canned products were 100% juice. I guess I could be wrong. Like a soda can.


99 posted on 05/07/2012 8:24:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Huskrrrr
Satisfied Moochelle?

This story is about HO HOs, not HOs.

100 posted on 05/07/2012 8:49:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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