Author suggests debt sank Vertis Communications

There are 20 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Feb 7, 2010, titled Author suggests debt sank Vertis Communications. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

When Vertis Communications announced Jan. 15 that it was closing its West Manchester Township plant and laying off its roughly 180 workers, the company pointed to the economy.

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Press Operator

Gettysburg, PA

#1 Feb 7, 2010
Scantron Corporation prints scannable forms for businesses, government, education and healthcare. We are owned by Harland Clark, the biggest check printing company in the world. Our business has grown every year for the past 20 years and there is realy no end in sight. We are currently working 7 days a week and will be through March. If you want a real printing job at a great company come over to Columbia and check us out!
citizen

York, PA

#2 Feb 7, 2010
greed is good?
will comment

Des Moines, IA

#3 Feb 7, 2010
funny how all these executives who are screwing all the vertis employees do not want to comment. we just exchanged more debt for equity till 2014, but the hammer will fall before that. vertis has dug a hole for themselves and we sink deeper everyday.happy employees make customers happy and right now we lack both. i am very surprised that people are sticking around. see ya tuesday quincy...my ass has no more room for your smoke.
Stinky

York, PA

#4 Feb 7, 2010
That's ridiculous. Borrowing and spending is the way to prosperity.
Jeff

Shrewsbury, PA

#5 Feb 7, 2010
O, the copier guy turned CEO is visiting Marengo, how nice. Where is the lying, 2 faced, back stabbing Sr VP of Ops? Out looking for another former ACG plant to close? Not only did PE firms screw this company up, but the incompetent management put in place after the bankruptcy & "merger" w/ ACG made it worse. Good luck to my friends in Marengo, Stevensville, Lufkin & whats left of Medina. I was in Belcamp & York.
Brian S

York, PA

#6 Feb 7, 2010
Press Operator wrote:
Scantron Corporation prints scannable forms for businesses, government, education and healthcare. We are owned by Harland Clark, the biggest check printing company in the world. Our business has grown every year for the past 20 years and there is realy no end in sight. We are currently working 7 days a week and will be through March. If you want a real printing job at a great company come over to Columbia and check us out!
This is to Press Operator You are not autherised to speak to the media facebook Topix or any other reporter or newspaper in regards to Scantron that is a direct violation of our company polocy and could result in your termination you can consider this your last and final warning - Brian.
Press Operator

Gettysburg, PA

#7 Feb 7, 2010
Brian S wrote:
<quoted text>This is to Press Operator You are not autherised to speak to the media facebook Topix or any other reporter or newspaper in regards to Scantron that is a direct violation of our company polocy and could result in your termination you can consider this your last and final warning - Brian.
I think Brian S. has a better education than you, the impersonator, speaking on behalf of him. I know for sure that his spelling is not as bad as yours. I'm just putting the word out that we have a great, fast growing and money making business. In 2009, we made approximately 62 cents on the dollar and still looking to improve in 2010. I welcome any former Vertis employees to apply at Scantron and see what we have to offer. We did have an operator leave our plant a few months ago for what he thought was a better oppurtunity at Vertis. I feel for him now as he sits home awaiting a call back from some other lame printing company as we work 7 days a week collecting overtime and double time with healthy paychecks and steady work. WE ARE...SCANTRON!!! LMAO
Equal Oppurtunity

Gettysburg, PA

#8 Feb 7, 2010
Thanks for nothing, Press Operator. I hear that they only hire lazy blacks and ricans anymore. The benefits there suck and they treat their employees like crap, pretty much a sweat shop anymore. They are owned by a holding company that will suck the life out of them and then sell to some other dumb ass company. A lot of 20 and 25 year employees are being ousted for the cheap help of these minorities and the quality of product has suffered immensely from this. I'd rather make MTO's at Sheetz for 8 bucks an hour.
Ex Vertis Employee

York, PA

#9 Feb 7, 2010
Press operater I spoke with the employee that left there and came to vertis. Said the company used to be good but is a real shthole now. If the place is so good why do you think he left. Thanks but no thanks for the offer.
Press Operator

Gettysburg, PA

#10 Feb 7, 2010
Ex Vertis Employee wrote:
Press operater I spoke with the employee that left there and came to vertis. Said the company used to be good but is a real shthole now. If the place is so good why do you think he left. Thanks but no thanks for the offer.
I think that he left to make $1 more an hour, what a joke! Now he is home making sock babies all day while I can't even spend all of the money that I've been making. Grass isn't always greener on the other side! It is true that we are hiring a bunch of lazy, worthless blacks and ricans but they aren't in the pressroom...yet!
Ex Vertis Employee

York, PA

#11 Feb 7, 2010
Press Operator wrote:
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I think that he left to make $1 more an hour, what a joke! Now he is home making sock babies all day while I can't even spend all of the money that I've been making. Grass isn't always greener on the other side! It is true that we are hiring a bunch of lazy, worthless blacks and ricans but they aren't in the pressroom...yet!
Can I use you for a referance. By the way I am BLACK but not lazy as you call us.Seems like you guys have a problem working with blacks. You sound like some asskissing brown noser any way just as soon kick your butt then work with you.
Press Operator

Gettysburg, PA

#12 Feb 8, 2010
Bring it on then big boy! I'll bash your f@ckin face in. Don't have to kiss a$$ or brown nose, my work speaks for itself. Keep the lazy scum out of the pressroom and we'll be fine!
Ex Vertis Employee

York, PA

#13 Feb 8, 2010
Press Operator wrote:
Bring it on then big boy! I'll bash your f@ckin face in. Don't have to kiss a$$ or brown nose, my work speaks for itself. Keep the lazy scum out of the pressroom and we'll be fine!
You are right I am big and black and I'll kick your fat ass any day of the week.Shoot I'll even take care of your wife for you I hear your supervisors are racist also here they cater to the crackers, and show no respect for the hard working black man
press tech

United States

#14 Feb 11, 2010
I've work for NCS( no common sense) then we were bought out buy Pearson made alot money on that deal & now Scantron. I've love my job I am in the boys club & as long as I keep stroking the management I'll never really have to bust my ass at work. I pitty all the guys who really work & get shit on all the time, if your in the boys club you can do no wrong.. I only have one complaint our maintence dept sucks can't fix a dam thing.
Scantron did not give raises last year.
Investigate Vertis

Denver, CO

#15 Mar 22, 2010
Debt did not sink Vertis. Vertis management sank Vertis. The employees have and continue to pay for the poor decisions made by Vertis execs. Employees have suffered repeated pay cuts, elimination of their vacation time, force furloughs and elimination of benefits. Nevertheless, managers are still permitted to travel whenever and wherever they want. Employees are forced to work 24/7 and are threatened if they don't. Add to that the fact that Vertis screwed their shareholders and are now not paying their vendors, and you have the reason for their demise. Vertis won't last much longer, which will be a big relief to its employees. They will be free.
ern

San Antonio, TX

#16 Apr 2, 2010
Brian S wrote:
<quoted text>This is to Press Operator You are not autherised to speak to the media facebook Topix or any other reporter or newspaper in regards to Scantron that is a direct violation of our company polocy and could result in your termination you can consider this your last and final warning - Brian.
learn how to spell brian
ern

San Antonio, TX

#17 Apr 2, 2010
Investigate Vertis wrote:
Debt did not sink Vertis. Vertis management sank Vertis. The employees have and continue to pay for the poor decisions made by Vertis execs. Employees have suffered repeated pay cuts, elimination of their vacation time, force furloughs and elimination of benefits. Nevertheless, managers are still permitted to travel whenever and wherever they want. Employees are forced to work 24/7 and are threatened if they don't. Add to that the fact that Vertis screwed their shareholders and are now not paying their vendors, and you have the reason for their demise. Vertis won't last much longer, which will be a big relief to its employees. They will be free.
Yes, i'm a former Vertis employee your right management screwed the company up I was there 22 years and now i'm gone and so happy that company sucks balls I don"t know how I wasted those years there.
Press operator SLC-Utah

West Jordan, UT

#18 Jun 16, 2010
To Press Operator in Scranton:

Wish we could get pressman jobs out here that were better. I worked for one of the ones you mentioned.

30+ years experience, no interviews.
poor union worker at stev

Fort Erie, Canada

#19 Sep 29, 2010
since vertis took over job really sucks.4515
stevensviile canada

Fort Erie, Canada

#20 Sep 29, 2010
job sucks now, since vertis took over

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