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Flowers Baking Company good or bad to work for?

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#1 Mar 22, 2011
I know the bakery is fairly new and I was wondering what everyone though about it. Wage? Insurance? How the workers are treated? Hours?
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Bardstown, KY

#2 Mar 22, 2011
steelcity_man wrote:
I know the bakery is fairly new and I was wondering what everyone though about it. Wage? Insurance? How the workers are treated? Hours?
you will earn a decent wage and overtime is always available; insuranceis average. hours are 12 hours a day and only 1 weekend off per month.
InTheKnow

Princeton, WV

#3 Mar 22, 2011
Has anyone considered a union in Flowers? Is Kentucky a right to work state?

With a union the company would have rules they have to follow, just like they expect you to follow. Your insurance would be better and your job security would definatly be better.

Just a thought.
YAKE

Bardstown, KY

#4 Mar 23, 2011
steelcity_man wrote:
I know the bakery is fairly new and I was wondering what everyone though about it. Wage? Insurance? How the workers are treated? Hours?
Except for the maintenance crew being on heroin, I hear everything is tip top.
Truth

Coxs Creek, KY

#5 Mar 23, 2011
InTheKnow wrote:
Has anyone considered a union in Flowers? Is Kentucky a right to work state?
With a union the company would have rules they have to follow, just like they expect you to follow. Your insurance would be better and your job security would definatly be better.
Just a thought.
A union would shut it down for sure, just like they are the root cause for one one plant closing and are in the process of doing with several other factories here. What the hell do you know about this area?
Insurance won't be better until we stop treating for free all of the illegal Mexicans and other freeloaders.
Job security? Make me laugh some more. This isn't the 1930's anymore. State and federal laws protect workers against discrimination. It is a WORLD WIDE economy. No union will save your job from a Chinese worker who will do the work for a third of your wages and benefits.
There is a reason unions have been in sharp decline.
The only people pushing for unions are the fat cat bosses who are losing their income.
NOPE

Bardstown, KY

#6 Mar 23, 2011
InTheKnow wrote:
Has anyone considered a union in Flowers? Is Kentucky a right to work state?
With a union the company would have rules they have to follow, just like they expect you to follow. Your insurance would be better and your job security would definatly be better.
Just a thought.
Doesn't seem to be helping A.G. very well.

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#7 Mar 23, 2011
Truth that a new plant and they just shut one down in Bluefield WV. I can't see them shutting this one down. They have too much money invested to close. What is hourly rate and how good is the insurance? I heard the employee turn-over rate is pretty high.
YAKE

Bardstown, KY

#8 Mar 23, 2011
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>A union would shut it down for sure, just like they are the root cause for one one plant closing and are in the process of doing with several other factories here. What the hell do you know about this area?
Insurance won't be better until we stop treating for free all of the illegal Mexicans and other freeloaders.
Job security? Make me laugh some more. This isn't the 1930's anymore. State and federal laws protect workers against discrimination. It is a WORLD WIDE economy. No union will save your job from a Chinese worker who will do the work for a third of your wages and benefits.
There is a reason unions have been in sharp decline.
The only people pushing for unions are the fat cat bosses who are losing their income.
Oh my god Rush!!?? What are you doing on this lil ol website??!! Talking about Chinese workers and Mexican workers and fatcat bosses... I just know that's gotta be you! Or maybe this is just some mindless yokel who's been listening to good ol 84 a little too long and now can only communicate through 'talking points?' I bet that's probly more like it huh? I doubt rush limbsucker would bother with a little thread like this one but when u say something as flat out stupid as "the only people pushing for unions are the fat cat bosses who are losing their income" I just have to laugh.... A real good belly laugh... HAR HAR HAR!!!! I'd laugh a lot harder too if'n you weren't serious! The RNC has publicly stated that now is the time for them too squash the collective bargaining rights that were payed for in lives and blood!!! I can't for the life of me understand how someone can be so chipper about losing rights! Is it because the fat cats are telling you you'd be better off?? What do you think the odds are of little old you getting anything out of them... about slim to none?! Unions are what give the regular man a voice to match their numbers and when the 'fat cats' succeed in taking that voice away it won't matter how loud you scream, they'll be the one's going HAR HAR and We'll all be standing around looking sad with our pockets inside out!!!!!!!!
YAKE

Bardstown, KY

#9 Mar 23, 2011
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>A union would shut it down for sure, just like they are the root cause for one one plant closing and are in the process of doing with several other factories here. What the hell do you know about this area?
Insurance won't be better until we stop treating for free all of the illegal Mexicans and other freeloaders.
Job security? Make me laugh some more. This isn't the 1930's anymore. State and federal laws protect workers against discrimination. It is a WORLD WIDE economy. No union will save your job from a Chinese worker who will do the work for a third of your wages and benefits.
There is a reason unions have been in sharp decline.
The only people pushing for unions are the fat cat bosses who are losing their income.
And if that is you, you fat little dapper...you just take your disinformation campaign on somewhere else!!
Tia

United States

#10 Mar 23, 2011
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
A union would shut it down for sure, just like they are the root cause for one one plant closing and are in the process of doing with several other factories here. What the hell do you know about this area?
Insurance won't be better until we stop treating for free all of the illegal Mexicans and other freeloaders.
Job security? Make me laugh some more. This isn't the 1930's anymore. State and federal laws protect workers against discrimination. It is a WORLD WIDE economy. No union will save your job from a Chinese worker who will do the work for a third of your wages and benefits.
There is a reason unions have been in sharp decline.
The only people pushing for unions are the fat cat bosses who are losing their income.
If it weren't for the unions, we would all be working 18 hour days for $2/day supporting the fat cats at the top. Even the world wide economies have unions to protect them so get educated. Unions aren't perfect but at least they are a bargaining voice for the workers. And in case you haven't noticed, the Chinese are starting to demand decent wages and benefits just like the United States! If you want to lay down and be a rug for the top guys to step on then go ahead. The rest of us will fight for decent wages and benefits!
InTheKnow

Princeton, WV

#11 Mar 23, 2011
Tia wrote:
<quoted text>If it weren't for the unions, we would all be working 18 hour days for $2/day supporting the fat cats at the top. Even the world wide economies have unions to protect them so get educated. Unions aren't perfect but at least they are a bargaining voice for the workers. And in case you haven't noticed, the Chinese are starting to demand decent wages and benefits just like the United States! If you want to lay down and be a rug for the top guys to step on then go ahead. The rest of us will fight for decent wages and benefits!
Tia, glad to see you understand the subject! Usually the ones who are anti union are the upper management people who don't have to worry about their insurance. They have the best money can buy so why worry about the little man.
Good work !!!

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#12 Mar 23, 2011
No one has really answered the question about Flowers. Just wondering how they treat employees? How good is the insurance? How much is the hourly rate?
cutie0209

Bardstown, KY

#13 Mar 23, 2011
the pay is 11$ hr..
12 hr shifts
and u have to wear uniforms that they provide.
get a 20 min break every 2 hours.. get insurance after a yr i think.. my girl friend works there..
have to have a resume to apply.

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#14 Mar 23, 2011
That's it?? The plant in Bluefield WV lowest pay was 16.62 an hour and the insurance was GREAT thanks to the Teamsters Local 175. That's why the employee turn-over rate is so bad. 11 dollars an hour is not much. The plant in Bluefield WV had employees with 10, 20, even 30 plus years. The hours you have to put in, the weird days off. 11 an hour is not worth it. Wonder why they will not pay a decent wage and benefits.
NOPE

Bardstown, KY

#15 Mar 24, 2011
steelcity_man wrote:
That's it?? The plant in Bluefield WV lowest pay was 16.62 an hour and the insurance was GREAT thanks to the Teamsters Local 175. That's why the employee turn-over rate is so bad. 11 dollars an hour is not much. The plant in Bluefield WV had employees with 10, 20, even 30 plus years. The hours you have to put in, the weird days off. 11 an hour is not worth it. Wonder why they will not pay a decent wage and benefits.
Because they don't have to. Most people with children, can't manage to work there, because of the long hours and the swing shifts.
You don't have a life to work there.

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#16 Mar 24, 2011
I know I worked for the one in Bluefield WV. I have 3 kids and put in 13 years before they shut it down. I missed Thanksgivings, Easters, birthdays. We didn't one weekend a month off. Wondering if the employees there have though about a union?
Not that bad

Bardstown, KY

#17 Mar 24, 2011
Diversco, Flowers contracted labor co. pays their employees 11 something an hour, Flowers pays its employees 16+. 2 weeks paid vacation in the first year. Cheap insurance... Trust me on this info.
Not that bad

Bardstown, KY

#18 Mar 24, 2011
Its been discussed.
Not that bad

Bardstown, KY

#19 Mar 24, 2011
after 13 years, what were you making? Just curious?

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#20 Mar 24, 2011
Right around 37000 to 40000 a year. The insurance was unbelievable. It was 43 a week but that was myself, wife, and 3 kids. Major medical was awesome. We also had a pension. I was getting ready to go to 4 weeks vacation.

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