Entenmann's eliminating 250 more jobs

Entenmann's eliminating 250 more jobs

There are 136 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Entenmann's eliminating 250 more jobs. In it, Newsday reports that:

Nearly 250 employees of Entenmann's bakery in Bay Shore will be laid off over the next two months, union officials said, dealing another blow to a Long Island institution already reeling from deep cutbacks ...

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pgl

Since: Mar 07

Bronx, NY

#1 Jan 22, 2008
God help Long Island. We need good jobs just to put a roof over our heads here!!! Hopefully somebody with some political power steps in to prevent this from happening!!!
doughboy

Weehawken, NJ

#2 Jan 22, 2008
thats the way the cookie crumbles
Dontbuycake

Arverne, NY

#3 Jan 22, 2008
Screw the parent company don't buy Entennemanns crap. Not good enough to keep on Long Island, not good enough to purchase here either.
Another opinion

New York, NY

#4 Jan 22, 2008
Working at Entenmanns is considered a good job? Since when?
pgl wrote:
God help Long Island. We need good jobs just to put a roof over our heads here!!! Hopefully somebody with some political power steps in to prevent this from happening!!!
jim

Waxhaw, NC

#5 Jan 22, 2008
Just another company fleeing NY's high taxes. I guess there were no incentives to give to a company that has been here since 1961. It will be replaced by a combo of .99 store/bodega/El Salvador cab co. strip mall.

pgl

Since: Mar 07

Bronx, NY

#6 Jan 22, 2008
Another opinion wrote:
Working at Entenmanns is considered a good job? Since when?
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If your so smart where are the good jobs left on Long Island. Every time a business like this lays off on the island workers suffer. Long Island has too many illegal immergrants in the job market right now; the average blue collar worker is having a vert hard time competing with this. Are government does nothing about it and allows it to happen more each day. When is it going to stop?
Through the Looking Glass

White Plains, NY

#7 Jan 22, 2008
I think Entenmann's will be laying off workers because they are all union and they want to eliminate union positions. In the early 90's I knew a young girl who got a union job in the factory putting the donuts in the boxes for $ 15.00 an hour. In contrast I as a college graduate was making the same amount of money per hour working as a social worker.

With corporations it is all about the bottom line.
The Pillsbury Dough Boy

Westbury, NY

#8 Jan 22, 2008
Piece of cake!

“www.longislandbu bble.com”

Since: Jan 07

Long Island

#9 Jan 22, 2008
pgl wrote:
<quoted text> Are government does nothing about it and allows it to happen more each day. When is it going to stop?
It's the government that caused it by adding all the pork to the budget. Now it is too expensive for companies to do business on long island.

Enjoy the meltdown; and thank your local government.
Another opinion

New York, NY

#10 Jan 22, 2008
The Average Blue Collar worker wasn't saying anything when they were getting paid more money than the job actually required. From a Union standpoint, a LIRR Conductor makes great money. From a White Collar perspective, there a plenty of jobs available. Just avoid the Real Estate and Banking Industry for now.
pgl wrote:
<quoted text> If your so smart where are the good jobs left on Long Island. Every time a business like this lays off on the island workers suffer. Long Island has too many illegal immergrants in the job market right now; the average blue collar worker is having a vert hard time competing with this. Are government does nothing about it and allows it to happen more each day. When is it going to stop?
Oh No Not again

Westtown, NY

#11 Jan 22, 2008
Does this mean no more chocolate covered donuts? Anyone notice how they are not as big as they used to be?
DUH

West Nyack, NY

#12 Jan 22, 2008
Their food is just not as good as it was when manufacturing was done on the island. It's now inferior. As if quality and taste are an afterthougt. Then again I don't think they even give either a thought anyloner
joe shmo

Bayville, NY

#13 Jan 22, 2008
thats the way the cookie crumbles
rocky point kid

Glen Oaks, NY

#14 Jan 22, 2008
long island home prices will fall30percent in08
Workersdaughter

Long Beach, NY

#15 Jan 22, 2008
It is said to hear about the layoffs. My father has been working there for over 30 years and he is lucky he isn't one of them being laidoff. My father knows many workers there who have families, jobs and lives that they never thought would be put on the line. Imagine working somewhere for more than 15 years and feel secure, and bam, it was taken away from you.
I just hope that those workers getting laid off are able to find the security that they will lose.
Hasfea

Flanders, NJ

#16 Jan 22, 2008
God forbid if they would start making "healthy" products, maybe organic? In a world of diabetes, not a bad idea?
Frylock

Brookhaven, NY

#18 Jan 22, 2008
Another opinion wrote:
Working at Entenmanns is considered a good job? Since when?
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Hm he said that most of the workers make $40,000 a year, that's a person losing his full time job.$40k a year is pretty good, and necessary to survive on Long Island. It's highly likely that these workers don't have the skills or degrees to make $40k a year anywhere else, they'll probably have to go to a deli for full time work or something like that.
BabyBoomer

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jan 22, 2008
Can I still go to their warehouse and get four cakes for $4 ?
Jackie Gleason

Westbury, NY

#17 Jan 22, 2008
How sweet it is!!!
Maria Muldaur

Westbury, NY

#20 Jan 22, 2008
Waitress In A Donut Shoppe!

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