Longaberger Announces 125 Layoffs | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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“Defecting to Mexico”

Since: Sep 09

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#1 Jan 4, 2010
It looks like that place is going to hell in a handbasket.
Heath

New York, NY

#2 Jan 4, 2010
What? You mean in hard economic times, no one is splurging on a basket? Oh the horror......
James

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 4, 2010
Net Guru wrote:
It looks like that place is going to hell in a handbasket.
That was a good one. I mean in todays economy who the hell is buying over priced baskets.
Zanesville ohio

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 4, 2010
that's fine with all of us in Z-ville!! we don't want nor need the longaberger company. baskets cost WAY TOO much and with everything we have here we will be just fine. close the doors and move on out!!!
John Henneke, southside.
Keeping it real

Dublin, OH

#5 Jan 4, 2010
Heath wrote:
What? You mean in hard economic times, no one is splurging on a basket? Oh the horror......
I feel you I mean the company is a offense to the economy . Who has money to buy a basket for 400.00 ? How does this company even exist ? I hate to see people loose jobs but you would have to be a basket case to pay those prices for !!!
Jack Flannigan

New York, NY

#6 Jan 4, 2010
Guru, Heath & James - Not to worry, Nancy and Harry have stirred interest in the Basket Recovery Act of 2010 and it looks like congress will pass this newest stimulus package. Their motto is - A chicken in every pot and a basket in every living room.
Seriously, I hate to see these jobs being lost. If it were me in this situation I would have to scramble to find something to replace the lost income. No offense intended to those who were unfortunate enough to have lost those positions. Good luck, and the first paragraph was strictly sarcasm.
Yes or No

Longwood, FL

#7 Jan 4, 2010
Jack Flannigan wrote:
Guru, Heath & James - Not to worry, Nancy and Harry have stirred interest in the Basket Recovery Act of 2010 and it looks like congress will pass this newest stimulus package. Their motto is - A chicken in every pot and a basket in every living room.
Seriously, I hate to see these jobs being lost. If it were me in this situation I would have to scramble to find something to replace the lost income. No offense intended to those who were unfortunate enough to have lost those positions. Good luck, and the first paragraph was strictly sarcasm.
You are a nice man Jack. As I told Guru, a sense of humor is the best thing we all can have in our lives. I know these people didn't take offense. Saying this to say it was funny!!
Jack Flannigan

New York, NY

#8 Jan 4, 2010
Yes or No - Agreed, sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves and shrug it off but never indulge ourselves over another's pain or loss. You are a nice LADY Yes or No.
Angel

Ada, OH

#9 Jan 4, 2010
Yea those baskets are exspensive buuuttt!!!!!! The government bailed out the""big business" why can't the government bail out us little people I don't care about baskets there all many many small business that need help too
jmm

Mechanicsburg, PA

#10 Jan 4, 2010
Exel is a great company.
Jack Flannigan

New York, NY

#11 Jan 4, 2010
Angel #9 - Well said. The Small Business Administration has attempted to assist its members at least to the point of staying competetive in the world market and economy. Sadly, this administration AND the previous administration have given little regard to the little guy.
Big businees has the pockets of the legislators lined with their "Donations" and has first pick of the fruit given. The average Joe and Jane will not recieve assistance due to either being at the back of the bus or being thrown under it.
Yes or No

Longwood, FL

#12 Jan 4, 2010
Jack Flannigan wrote:
Yes or No - Agreed, sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves and shrug it off but never indulge ourselves over another's pain or loss. You are a nice LADY Yes or No.
You are right & on here, it's hard to "keep it light" & stay respectful sometimes. I do try. Thanks for the compliment, but remember I have that Irish temper - sometimes don't talk like a LADY.(I'm always nice but whew - my fresh mouth)
Yes or No

Longwood, FL

#13 Jan 4, 2010
Jack Flannigan wrote:
Angel #9 - Well said. The Small Business Administration has attempted to assist its members at least to the point of staying competetive in the world market and economy. Sadly, this administration AND the previous administration have given little regard to the little guy.
Big businees has the pockets of the legislators lined with their "Donations" and has first pick of the fruit given. The average Joe and Jane will not recieve assistance due to either being at the back of the bus or being thrown under it.
So true Jack. My Dad owned his own business & had lots of issues and almost lost it when Carter was Prez. And just think, things are worse today - really.
Jack Flannigan

New York, NY

#14 Jan 4, 2010
Yes or No - Small business has recieved the shaft for many many years as compared to the big dogs. Actually businesses that fall into the "Small Business" catagory employee more total people than large national coast to coast companies.
These small businesses are burdened with many extra rules, laws and regulations that the big dogs can sweep under the carpet. The small business owner is the owner that will stay here in the U.S. due to local community commitment while the big dogs look overseas and actually are assisted in moving large portions of their companies overseas.
It almost seems that the deck is stacked against the local businessman/women.

“Defecting to Mexico”

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#15 Jan 5, 2010
Yes or No wrote:
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You are a nice man Jack. As I told Guru, a sense of humor is the best thing we all can have in our lives. I know these people didn't take offense. Saying this to say it was funny!!
Reminds me of a great Jack Handy quote:

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.
Heath

New York, NY

#16 Jan 5, 2010
Net Guru wrote:
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Reminds me of a great Jack Handy quote:
Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.
MORNIN' GURU! Make us laugh today! Lord knows we need it in these fun economic times.

“Defecting to Mexico”

Since: Sep 09

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#17 Jan 5, 2010
Heath wrote:
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MORNIN' GURU! Make us laugh today! Lord knows we need it in these fun economic times.
I'm not good under pressure.
Judd

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 5, 2010
As a former employee (victim of last lay-off) i cant believe they treat people this way...They brought in 50 laid off employees to help with production for christmas. Those people worked 6 weeks on the night shift. Basically they brought in people to put other people out of work...In the last 12 months they have let go over 300 people ,good people with over 16 years of loyalty to the company. And not a single member of basket manufacturing management has been let go....GOOD JOB GUYS I HOPE YOUR PROUD OF WHAT YOUR ACCOMPLISHING....or should i say what your NOT accomplishing......keep up the good work, and you all know who Im talking about.
out of towner

Columbus, OH

#19 Jan 5, 2010
A tiskit, a taskit, why buy an expensive basket?
1-20-2013, Obama's last day in the white house.
The hype

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 5, 2010
Sad but basket weaving is just not in anymore. Not too many folks spending $$$$ on weaves.

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