Starry

Crossville, TN

#45 Feb 28, 2013
Unions rock!
The organizer

Crossville, TN

#46 Feb 28, 2013
colinx employee wrote:
Colinx don't need a union, it also don't need dictator a.k.a supervisors. They walk around and act like they sit on thrones and we all should bow down and kiss their feet, they are very disrespectful towards the workers, they insult workers and if you stand up to them you get walked to the door. They don't listen to a word you say to them when it is concern you have about safety or work ethic of another,when all you are doing is looking out for the best interest of the company. They are very unappreciative. They make some feel scared to speak up when problems occur because the workers are afraid of termination. Everyday it seams like that place gets worse. Hardly no one in there smiles its always a pissed off disgusted look.
I don't agree with top out pay because some deserve more and some deserve less. Insurance ain't worth a flip, but I guess it is better than none. Colinx could be a great place to work if you got rid of supervisors, ass kissers, druggies and lazy bums. Some may agree with my post some may not but I don't care.
This is the same story i have heard over and over, if it is that bad, what would forming a union hurt. sounds like it cant get any worse. Usually when a non union company goes union most of the management that allowed it to get that bad are walked out the door, remember you can form your own union, you dont have to join the locals
The organizer

Crossville, TN

#47 Feb 28, 2013
My Opinion wrote:
Everyone has their own opinion and here is mine.. I have worked for CoLinx since shortly after the doors were opened like many others who still work there and have been there since day 1! I too was brought in through a temporary agency and worked there almost a year before being hired on. The temporary agencies provide people with a job and in my opinion, help weed out some of the deadbeats. No matter which temp agency you are brought in with, if you work hard and prove yourself, in time, you will be hired on full-time. This company thrives because the majority of us go in there everyday and actually do our jobs! Anyone who has any time in there are accused of being favorites, butt kissers, etc. I have yet to kiss anything but call it what you want. If you were let go, are you really saying that you had no fault in that? You can't pick,(match up numbers), you can't pack,(match up numbers), you're unsafe, or you're a trouble maker! The list goes on and on! Yes, we get pushed to do our jobs but you know what? We are really good at what we do! As for the jackass that started the "Union" comments, when did you get fired? Lol, just recently right? If you hadn't have been doing something wrong and still had your job, would you be yelling Union? I don't think so! You all know as well as I do, that as soon as something like this started we would ALL be out of a job! Not that this is my true concern of a Union, but we don't need idiots trying to lead us and making money for it. We are all a great team! Management and hourly employees alike. That's not to say that SOME are not lacking in certain areas but CoLinx decided to give them a chance because they see or saw potential. I guess the moral of this post is, if you want to work for a Union, go somewhere else because we choose not too! If you don't want to work, go get in the unemployment line like so many other druggies and deadbeats and file for welfare and food stamps! Those government benefits are no longer just for people who truly need help! We support anyone now days!! Just try to get a Union and see what happens. Those of us who go in there everyday and actually do our job and support our families, also support those with government benefits. I am not afraid of the "union talk" because everyone knows how that crap works and would be so stupid to bring it in, but with all the people we are supporting, who would support all of us when CoLinx shut down! Lol! So take your Union talk somewhere else, get a job, and stop running your mouth!!!!
Once again trying to scare employees into thinking the doors will be closed if unionized, you keep bashing unions when some of your owners are union, and guess what their doors are still opened. The fact is they have to much invested to close the doors, your companys concept on saving the owners money, I doubt had much to do with your few employees being union. They are profitable companys union or not. Your company exist because of logistics and competitors working together to save on shipping. This is just the beginning.
My Opinion

Nebo, NC

#48 Feb 28, 2013
colinx employee wrote:
Colinx don't need a union, it also don't need dictator a.k.a supervisors. They walk around and act like they sit on thrones and we all should bow down and kiss their feet, they are very disrespectful towards the workers, they insult workers and if you stand up to them you get walked to the door. They don't listen to a word you say to them when it is concern you have about safety or work ethic of another,when all you are doing is looking out for the best interest of the company. They are very unappreciative. They make some feel scared to speak up when problems occur because the workers are afraid of termination. Everyday it seams like that place gets worse. Hardly no one in there smiles its always a pissed off disgusted look.
I don't agree with top out pay because some deserve more and some deserve less. Insurance ain't worth a flip, but I guess it is better than none. Colinx could be a great place to work if you got rid of supervisors, ass kissers, druggies and lazy bums. Some may agree with my post some may not but I don't care.
If you have a supervisor that is really like that, then maybe you should talk to them respectfully and explain it. If that doesn't work then go above them.. If that's not a possibility, bid on a different job. Find something you like. This is a big place with lots of options. The pay scale? We are paid pretty good for our area. Just imagine, you don't like it now, bring a union in so the overall cost (pay scale) goes up and they shut it down because of that not to mention, what will be taken out for union due payments until they do close. As for the insurance, yes the cost continues to go up every year at every company not only CoLinx which is due to multiple things beyond any companies control. Including running yourself or kids to the ER or Drs office every time their nose runs... Get some Kleenex...
My Opinion

Nebo, NC

#49 Feb 28, 2013
The organizer wrote:
<quoted text>Once again trying to scare employees into thinking the doors will be closed if unionized, you keep bashing unions when some of your owners are union, and guess what their doors are still opened. The fact is they have to much invested to close the doors, your companys concept on saving the owners money, I doubt had much to do with your few employees being union. They are profitable companys union or not. Your company exist because of logistics and competitors working together to save on shipping. This is just the beginning.
Wow, you sure know an awful lot about CoLinx. When did you loose your job here? I'm sorry that happened but let the ones of us who are still employed here make our own decisions. Regardless of any owners union status, we don't want it or need it. Thanks though. Now go find yourself a new job and let go of the issues you think you have with CoLinx. Again, come in, do your job and be safe and you will have no problem at CoLinx! It's a great place to work if you can handle working in a safe environment.

Since: Mar 10

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#50 Feb 28, 2013
My Opinion wrote:
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As for the insurance, yes the cost continues to go up every year at every company not only CoLinx which is due to multiple things beyond any companies control. Including running yourself or kids to the ER or Drs office every time their nose runs... Get some Kleenex...
This is a Catch-22. If someone is paying for something every month, they typically want to get some use out of it. Would you happily pay a mortgage every month for a house you don't live in? It would be different if the expenditure were lower, but if your insurance takes almost as much money out of your income as your mortgage does, you're going to feel more inclined to get some use out of it. That goes for any employee of any company who pays high premiums for healthcare insurance.
My Opinion

Nebo, NC

#51 Feb 28, 2013
Any insurance is a catch 22.. Whether its car insurance, house insurance, or medical. To say you have to pay for medical insurance so why not use it is like saying you must continually wreck your car, flood your house, burn your house or whatever. And all the same on any of them, the more claims you have, the more the premiums go up. ;( unfortunately, that is insurance. If you don't have it, you need it and if you have it you don't need it.
colinx employee

Crossville, TN

#52 Feb 28, 2013
My Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
If you have a supervisor that is really like that, then maybe you should talk to them respectfully and explain it. If that doesn't work then go above them.. If that's not a possibility, bid on a different job. Find something you like. This is a big place with lots of options. The pay scale? We are paid pretty good for our area. Just imagine, you don't like it now, bring a union in so the overall cost (pay scale) goes up and they shut it down because of that not to mention, what will be taken out for union due payments until they do close. As for the insurance, yes the cost continues to go up every year at every company not only CoLinx which is due to multiple things beyond any companies control. Including running yourself or kids to the ER or Drs office every time their nose runs... Get some Kleenex...


I do talk to my supervisor respectfully like I do everyone else and I didn't say I wanted a Union all I would like to see is respectful supervisors that don't let things go thru one ear and out of the other. Plus if you go above them it is a good chance of losing a job. I like the job I do, and some of the people I work with so I am not going to bid on something I might hate.
colinx employee

Crossville, TN

#53 Feb 28, 2013
My Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
If you have a supervisor that is really like that, then maybe you should talk to them respectfully and explain it. If that doesn't work then go above them.. If that's not a possibility, bid on a different job. Find something you like. This is a big place with lots of options. The pay scale? We are paid pretty good for our area. Just imagine, you don't like it now, bring a union in so the overall cost (pay scale) goes up and they shut it down because of that not to mention, what will be taken out for union due payments until they do close. As for the insurance, yes the cost continues to go up every year at every company not only CoLinx which is due to multiple things beyond any companies control. Including running yourself or kids to the ER or Drs office every time their nose runs... Get some Kleenex...
Also I ain't complaining about the pay because yeah it is good money but for those who bust their asses like I do should at least get some compensation for their hard work instead of stopping it at a certain amount. In a few years things like groceries gas and other nessities will go up in price and 13 bucks an hr and the every other week payday just won't cut it. It is also hard on people who are the only ones in the household who work because their spouse isn't able to work,not cuz they are lazy but because they can't due to some kind of disability that keeps them from holding a job. Not everyone is able to get disability. Just my opinon.
My Opinion

United States

#54 Feb 28, 2013
colinx employee wrote:
<quoted text>
Also I ain't complaining about the pay because yeah it is good money but for those who bust their asses like I do should at least get some compensation for their hard work instead of stopping it at a certain amount. In a few years things like groceries gas and other nessities will go up in price and 13 bucks an hr and the every other week payday just won't cut it. It is also hard on people who are the only ones in the household who work because their spouse isn't able to work,not cuz they are lazy but because they can't due to some kind of disability that keeps them from holding a job. Not everyone is able to get disability. Just my opinon.
I understand your point on both posts and that you to we're expressing your opinions just as I did. I know life is hard but look at the bright side, there has not been 1 year yet, that we haven't gotten a cost of living raise and yes insurance premiums usually take that but most places don't even get that. Hope it gets better for you! ;)
The organizer

Crossville, TN

#55 Mar 1, 2013
My Opinion wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, you sure know an awful lot about CoLinx. When did you loose your job here? I'm sorry that happened but let the ones of us who are still employed here make our own decisions. Regardless of any owners union status, we don't want it or need it. Thanks though. Now go find yourself a new job and let go of the issues you think you have with CoLinx. Again, come in, do your job and be safe and you will have no problem at CoLinx! It's a great place to work if you can handle working in a safe environment.
Letting employees make their own decision is my job, if fiftyone percent say no before thirty percent say yes time to move on. You say let them make their own decision, how about posting the petition in your breakroom, it could speed things up. I have talked to too many of your employees, if they choose whats best for them that is my goal as well as yours, sounds like we want the same thing.If you were confident in how things were being ran, and in the morale of all your employees you would invite a vote proudly, your reaction tends to make me believe otherwise.
Mafukka

Crossville, TN

#56 Mar 1, 2013
Good pay my ass. 30K was good money maybe 30 years ago...FYI a living wage now is $14hr for a single person and that's just a little over $29K...you must be from Cambodia...lol
justhired

Crossville, TN

#57 Apr 2, 2013
Ok,

Just what does colinx do? Reason i asked is i just filled out an app and in a few days will start at colinx. Is it like rockwel? Anyhow i am looking forward to the job and after not being at a job in 15 years will be glad to work there. A job is what you make of it. if you come into work, do your job, work hard every day, and get along well with others it will be a blessing to you. If you go in with a bad attitude, complain and curse, and fight, just not give a damn rather you do your job or not. Kind of stay lazy and slow it will be a nightmare.

A job in this day and age is a blessing rather you work 1 day, 1 week, or several years, its a job and one should be thankful to have that when so many dont and so many are losing their homes and now living on the streets. And its not just bums anymore. Go to a local homeless shelter and take note of the homeless some with small children. People who had good paying jobs at 1 time and now they have nothing and in no fault of their own. I do a lot of voluteering because i have been here many are right now and others may soon be.

If you have a job, be thankful don't complain because a lot of people dont have a job. When you get laid off or even fired it can take a very long time to get another job and it hurts not having money coming in to buy food or pay the bills for your family.

I start in a few days and i am proud to be a employee of them and will do my best to do a great job for them.
yuck

Crossville, TN

#58 Apr 2, 2013
That's the right attitude!! I wonder if they will do rehires there.
its me

United States

#59 Apr 2, 2013
justhired wrote:
Ok,
Just what does colinx do? Reason i asked is i just filled out an app and in a few days will start at colinx. Is it like rockwel? Anyhow i am looking forward to the job and after not being at a job in 15 years will be glad to work there. A job is what you make of it. if you come into work, do your job, work hard every day, and get along well with others it will be a blessing to you. If you go in with a bad attitude, complain and curse, and fight, just not give a damn rather you do your job or not. Kind of stay lazy and slow it will be a nightmare.
A job in this day and age is a blessing rather you work 1 day, 1 week, or several years, its a job and one should be thankful to have that when so many dont and so many are losing their homes and now living on the streets. And its not just bums anymore. Go to a local homeless shelter and take note of the homeless some with small children. People who had good paying jobs at 1 time and now they have nothing and in no fault of their own. I do a lot of voluteering because i have been here many are right now and others may soon be.
If you have a job, be thankful don't complain because a lot of people dont have a job. When you get laid off or even fired it can take a very long time to get another job and it hurts not having money coming in to buy food or pay the bills for your family.
I start in a few days and i am proud to be a employee of them and will do my best to do a great job for them.
Good luck and welcome to the team. Choose your freinds wisely, they can make you or break you.
Well

Crossville, TN

#60 Apr 3, 2013
yuck wrote:
That's the right attitude!! I wonder if they will do rehires there.
Depends on what you mean as a "re-hire". Things such as being walked for an accident, fighting ect., probably not. If you gave notice, worked it and left, probably. Call HR and ask.
need a job

Crossville, TN

#62 Apr 10, 2013
Need a job
the observer

Crossville, TN

#63 Apr 11, 2013
To many chiefs, not enough indians!
temp slave

Cookeville, TN

#65 Apr 18, 2013
there are some truths to what people are saying here but overall the company is wrong in much of what they do. now that they are hiring off the street many of the temps are pissed off. Im a temp and they dangle this carrot in front of you that you "might" get hired on if you do a good job but odds are you will be let go before they hire to to avoid paying the benefits.

i work in a dept that expects 100 lines/day which is almost impossible, nobody gets that when you have to weigh everything and split into new boxes constantly. 1 line tickets with 2000 parts. 8.82/hr is not a livable wage and even though i hit more lines than everyone in the dept chances are i wont get hired on as i cant make the 100 mark either. the pack line is a joke, they wait till boxes are stacked over your head to bring in people to get them moving, you spend lots of time just trying to find room for your boxes.

I like the job, the cherry pickers are fun to drive but when you see people getting trained in off the street that will be making 2.00 more an hr than you it angers and frustrates many of us. and the 13/hr someone mentioned takes over a year to get to which would be fair compensation in my opinion for whats expected of you

i cant afford a car payment, house payment, a life making these slave temp wages. ask around some temps have been there over a year and still not hired.
*sigh*

Crossville, TN

#66 Apr 18, 2013
I have heard that they "clean house" every year or so and fire a lot of people. Not sure if they just don't want to give out raises to longer term employees or they just know they can hire in temps for less and no benefits. Never worked there, just what I heard.

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