Flowers Baking Company good or bad to...
Not that bad

Bardstown, KY

#21 Mar 24, 2011
Thats what I made in my first year. Insurance is 7.50 a week, but just for myself. One week vacation after 6 months, the other was taken in the 2nd 6 months. Ive not used my insurance yet, so not sure of how good it is.

Since: Mar 11

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#22 Mar 24, 2011
Well we was working only 8 hours since lol the Bradstown bakery opened. But before that I made 44 to 47 a year.
Got Answer

Bardstown, KY

#23 Mar 24, 2011
I have a friend that works there; to work directly for Flowers you have to have a 2-year degree or 2 years of military experience; there are different "rules" to work for Diversco in cleaning or for shipping; here is what the paystubs says "hour wage:$16.45; family medical insurance:$41.00 (includes dental/vision); 401K match;" he has life insurance ... that is the gist of it. Flowers was 110% honest about the hours and days you will be working when the hire you. If it fits your life style, great, it it doesn't quit. There are hundreds of people looking for a job.

“Where's the snow ???”

Since: Oct 09

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#24 Mar 24, 2011
If you work for Diversco, you can take a test to work for Flowers, I think the test cost around 700.00. Then you'll make more money for the same work.

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#25 Mar 25, 2011
700 WOW! I don't think I would need a 2 year degree because I have 13 years experience. The insurance I had paid 100% of my 3 kids being born, 2$ prescriptions, I have a son with autism and it paid 100% of that bill. My gallbladder had to be taken out and it paid 100% of that bill. Why does any of the employees comment of their jobs? Are they scared too? Just wondering?

Since: Mar 10

Bardstown, KY

#26 Mar 25, 2011
I've heard they have to sign somethnig about not saying anything bad about the company...like on here......dunno if that's true or not though.
YAKE

Bardstown, KY

#27 Mar 25, 2011
steelcity_man wrote:
700 WOW! I don't think I would need a 2 year degree because I have 13 years experience. The insurance I had paid 100% of my 3 kids being born, 2$ prescriptions, I have a son with autism and it paid 100% of that bill. My gallbladder had to be taken out and it paid 100% of that bill. Why does any of the employees comment of their jobs? Are they scared too? Just wondering?
Why would you want to work somewhere where the maintenance crew is mainlining HEROIN? Seriously?? Your liable to end up baked with the bread!!

“Where's the snow ???”

Since: Oct 09

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#28 Mar 25, 2011
FYI_ wrote:
I've heard they have to sign somethnig about not saying anything bad about the company...like on here......dunno if that's true or not though.
Yes.. this is true.
goodidea

Antioch, TN

#31 Mar 28, 2011
who thinks we need a union in the bakery??????? i for one am all for it!!!!!!!

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#32 Mar 28, 2011
goodidea wrote:
who thinks we need a union in the bakery??????? i for one am all for it!!!!!!!
That would be the best thing that could happen for the employees. Anybody know how many? I heard around 300.
Then say good bye

Coxs Creek, KY

#33 Mar 28, 2011
goodidea wrote:
who thinks we need a union in the bakery??????? i for one am all for it!!!!!!!
to your job. Unions only do these things: 1. Make the union bosses rich 2. Keep incompetent, lazy, drugged up workers on the job.
No union is going to be able to get you $15 or more an hour for something a high school drop out can do. Those days are over.

Since: Mar 10

Bardstown, KY

#34 Mar 28, 2011
Then say good bye wrote:
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to your job. Unions only do these things: 1. Make the union bosses rich 2. Keep incompetent, lazy, drugged up workers on the job.
No union is going to be able to get you $15 or more an hour for something a high school drop out can do. Those days are over.
I respectfully disagree with you on this. Yes unions do protect some bad apples...no need to argue this. But they also protect employees from unfair company policies/practices. I've witnessed it on both ends as I've been in management where employees were screwed to the absolute limit of it being legal and stood there quietly. I have also seen unions that had a good contract....not over-zealous at all...that was well-written and protected employees and yet gave the company enough power to enable itself in business situations. All in all, depending on how the contract is set up, a union would be best for all. Like I said...depending on how it's set up. Something to think about.....the days of the "all-powerful union" of years ago are over but they still can serve a purpose.
In the Know

Eddyville, KY

#35 Mar 28, 2011
Then say good bye wrote:
<quoted text>
to your job. Unions only do these things: 1. Make the union bosses rich 2. Keep incompetent, lazy, drugged up workers on the job.
No union is going to be able to get you $15 or more an hour for something a high school drop out can do. Those days are over.
You sound like the plant manager at Mitsuba who's scared to death a union will come in there too. You are an idiot because it sounds like both Flowers and Mitsuba need a union to protect them. Not all unions are bad. They protect the workers from people like YOU!!!!

Since: Mar 11

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#36 Mar 28, 2011
Then say good bye wrote:
<quoted text>
to your job. Unions only do these things: 1. Make the union bosses rich 2. Keep incompetent, lazy, drugged up workers on the job.
No union is going to be able to get you $15 or more an hour for something a high school drop out can do. Those days are over.
Yes some of the jobs at the union bakery paid well over 17 an hour.
fbc bardstown

Bardstown, KY

#37 Mar 29, 2011
Steel city Did you get offered to transfer to another bakery when they shut you all down. What did you do in bluefield?
Then say good bye

Coxs Creek, KY

#38 Mar 29, 2011
In the Know wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like the plant manager at Mitsuba who's scared to death a union will come in there too. You are an idiot because it sounds like both Flowers and Mitsuba need a union to protect them. Not all unions are bad. They protect the workers from people like YOU!!!!
I don't know anything about Mitsuba, obviously, you have some sort of problem with them. Perhaps you need to start your own thread, this one is supposed to be about Flowers.
You will have to change your name - I'm a retired carpenter. That's right - a former union member, who was in a union probably longer than your punk a$z has been alive.
Then say good bye

Coxs Creek, KY

#39 Mar 29, 2011
steelcity_man wrote:
<quoted text>Yes some of the jobs at the union bakery paid well over 17 an hour.
And that is probably why they are gone. No one will buy bread at $4 a loaf to cover those kinds o wages.(I am referring to "line" workers). I'm a former union man, however, I was in a skilled trade.

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#40 Mar 29, 2011
Then say good bye wrote:
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And that is probably why they are gone. No one will buy bread at $4 a loaf to cover those kinds o wages.(I am referring to "line" workers). I'm a former union man, however, I was in a skilled trade.
We was told the bakery was too old. I believe it was built some time in the 1940s. There was really not much land around it to expand.

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#41 Mar 29, 2011
fbc bardstown wrote:
Steel city Did you get offered to transfer to another bakery when they shut you all down. What did you do in bluefield?
No one got offered transfers but just 2 or 3 supervisors. I worked just about everything but the relay and maintenance department.
fbc bardstown

Bardstown, KY

#42 Mar 29, 2011
steelcity_man wrote:
<quoted text>No one got offered transfers but just 2 or 3 supervisors. I worked just about everything but the relay and maintenance department.
Yeah all I know is that 2 people came from there. Are there very many other places to work in bluefield? Sorry about them shutting you all down.

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