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- by wish_me_luck Nov 16, '12So, there are more lay offs (Hostess and banks in Britain and other smaller businesses). It is a tough economy out there, but I don't know how far complaining and being hysterical is going to help.
I want to say that this may be a decent time to put money together (if people are serious about working) as a group and go in on a business. Not like shops and such, but like businesses that are needed. Do decent research on what is doing good and what is needed, then pool money together and interview people for positions and start a business like the one they were in before. Make it American owned and supported (yes, we need to do our part to support USA businesses) and hire US citizens (legal) and give the big companies competition. Eventually, they will have to bring jobs back here and bring prices down to be able to stay in business if we build our own businesses (the 47% and Middle class--alienate the rich) and essentially ignore them.
Greed destroys, not grows.
I wish people would stop being negative to the point of not trying to find solutions.
- Nov 16, '12 by StNeotserQuote from MunoRNIt was a union fight, but I've only had one of their "cakes" once. Because once was enough.I was surprised that Hostess is going out of business, you'd think that legalizing marijuana in two states would greatly improve their business outlook.
- Nov 17, '12 by azhiker96I wonder how the Teamsters are taking this. They had worked out their contract with Hostess. It was the bakers union that could not come to agreement and was warned by the Teamsters that Hostess was not kidding and was truly on the edge of solvency. It must be frustrating to work out a new contract just to have the company fold due to other negotiations.
- Nov 18, '12 by aknottedyarnTwinkies went the same way as many companies. Feed CEOs big bucks, make the workers give up money and benefits, blame the workers for being in a squeeze, be sucked up by hedge funds. I remember a presidential candidate whose business experience was to create such scenarios.
I doubt if the world will be any worse off without Twinkies. I do feel bad that the CEO's sucked what little life the company had left and then blamed the vampire act on workers.
In the American world of cuisine the Twinkie always stood out as the poster child for bad food choices. With each generation becoming more aware of the results of these bad food choices it was a foregone conclusion that it would end if they did not change mentalities about what they produced. Workers make and deliver what they are told to. Management did not move with the times. Like other dinosaurs now Twinkies are extinct. And the 6 CEO's of recent years are sitting in the catbird seats - as is so common when the doors close.
- Nov 21, '12 by nursefrancesQuote from wish_me_luckI like them but since I have been more of a label reader, I pick up the box then put it down again. Too many calories for such a little snack.I have to agree with St. I am sure I have had a Twinkie or Ding Dong at some point in my life, but it has not been recently. I am just not into that stuff.
- Nov 22, '12 by aknottedyarnQuote from nursefrancesAnd thus their demise. CEOs with no vision except their own golden parachute.I like them but since I have been more of a label reader, I pick up the box then put it down again. Too many calories for such a little snack.