Thomasville Furniture
Lou King

Barnwell, SC

#1 Jan 16, 2013
Any thoughts on them? I hear they are getting ready to close, not paying their vendors and such.
witness

Lenoir, NC

#2 Jan 16, 2013
Too bad to hear that! It seems like only the companies hiring undocumented workers are gonna survive. All the companies trying to provide jobs to american citizens are gone ! Lenoir Mirror for years had prefered undocumented workers from Hunduras and El Salvador over american workers and Furniture Brands keep all the undocumented workers as well. You see these guys coming from Morganton and Marion to work in Furniture Brands while residents from town unemployed and begging for a job !
REALLY

Hickory, NC

#3 Jan 16, 2013
I disagree with that...the unemployed Americans have been burnt too many times by the furniture business. They don't want jobs with Furniture Brands! And the ones that do, can't pass a drug test or aren't willing to stop their government handouts to work. Trust me, I did the hiring for a furniture company in the Lenoir area and the ones that pass a drug test AND show up their first day are the Non-Americans! It wouldn't matter if I had 20 Americans scheduled to start and only 3 hispanics....I bet I would only be able to start 3 Americans; the others simply didn't pass the test or just didn't show up! The American people have NOONE to blame except themselves!!!
connie s

Ellenboro, NC

#4 Jan 16, 2013
REALLY wrote:
I disagree with that...the unemployed Americans have been burnt too many times by the furniture business. They don't want jobs with Furniture Brands! And the ones that do, can't pass a drug test or aren't willing to stop their government handouts to work. Trust me, I did the hiring for a furniture company in the Lenoir area and the ones that pass a drug test AND show up their first day are the Non-Americans! It wouldn't matter if I had 20 Americans scheduled to start and only 3 hispanics....I bet I would only be able to start 3 Americans; the others simply didn't pass the test or just didn't show up! The American people have NOONE to blame except themselves!!!
I agree .most want free everthing.i think if you can't pass a drug test ALL your freebees should stop.including unemployment.Thanks for your great input
Furniture Coming back

Hickory, NC

#5 Jan 16, 2013
Furniture manufacturing in the US may be coming back but not the jobs. Robots are the new wave of workers.
Robots and automation systems work for free, they donít take breaks, they can work 24 hours a day. Letís see the Chinese workers do that.
Worker

Enfield, IL

#6 Jan 16, 2013
Furniture Coming back wrote:
Furniture manufacturing in the US may be coming back but not the jobs. Robots are the new wave of workers.
Robots and automation systems work for free, they donít take breaks, they can work 24 hours a day. Letís see the Chinese workers do that.
Amen to that.
ATWT

Barnwell, SC

#7 Jan 17, 2013
Worst place ever to work but it pays my bills. They don't want to pay their suppliers but CEO Ralph can get a bonus of a gazillion dollars. One raise in 6 years for us and they treat temps like crap. But like I said, it pays my bills so I will stay there until they don't.
suresure

Fayetteville, NC

#8 Jan 17, 2013
REALLY wrote:
I disagree with that...the unemployed Americans have been burnt too many times by the furniture business. They don't want jobs with Furniture Brands! And the ones that do, can't pass a drug test or aren't willing to stop their government handouts to work. Trust me, I did the hiring for a furniture company in the Lenoir area and the ones that pass a drug test AND show up their first day are the Non-Americans! It wouldn't matter if I had 20 Americans scheduled to start and only 3 hispanics....I bet I would only be able to start 3 Americans; the others simply didn't pass the test or just didn't show up! The American people have NOONE to blame except themselves!!!
You are whats wrong with America . You worked that Job with a suit and tie on drinking coffee sitting in your office " Hiring people " making more money in 3 months than those poor ol people you were " Hiring " to be a slave in some dark, dusty ,nasty , no air condition 90 year old factory !

You were probably 40grand a year (or more)while the people that you were hiring made minimum wage doing ten times the work the first day than you did in a week .

Ive worked in factory's for the biggest part of the past 20 years .

I know people like you , you work " UpStairs " coming down to visit us " common folks" once a week . Good chance you wear boat shoes , slacks , 5$ dress shirt smelling of cheap colon when you had that " job" . every company is full of punks like you who " work' in the office with all the other douche-bags , do nothing , wouldn't know how to drive a nail in a bored or have the muscle to do any production work .

All Company's have people like you working " Hiring People" lol .

I work production with other real men , 10 hrs a day , lifting 100+ lbs repeatedly all day everyday . making furniture for LESS MONEY than i made in 1994 . Watching people like you walk around with a clip bored laughing all day with your other cronies in a suit and tie . your a pathetic man .
REALLY

Hickory, NC

#9 Jan 18, 2013
suresure wrote:
<quoted text>
You are whats wrong with America . You worked that Job with a suit and tie on drinking coffee sitting in your office " Hiring people " making more money in 3 months than those poor ol people you were " Hiring " to be a slave in some dark, dusty ,nasty , no air condition 90 year old factory !
You were probably 40grand a year (or more)while the people that you were hiring made minimum wage doing ten times the work the first day than you did in a week .
Ive worked in factory's for the biggest part of the past 20 years .
I know people like you , you work " UpStairs " coming down to visit us " common folks" once a week . Good chance you wear boat shoes , slacks , 5$ dress shirt smelling of cheap colon when you had that " job" . every company is full of punks like you who " work' in the office with all the other douche-bags , do nothing , wouldn't know how to drive a nail in a bored or have the muscle to do any production work .
All Company's have people like you working " Hiring People" lol .
I work production with other real men , 10 hrs a day , lifting 100+ lbs repeatedly all day everyday . making furniture for LESS MONEY than i made in 1994 . Watching people like you walk around with a clip bored laughing all day with your other cronies in a suit and tie . your a pathetic man .
First off, until you walk in my shoes, who the hell are you to judge me? Second, I started off in the plant with the "working man" and I worked my way up. So don't sit there and tell me I don't do anything. Most of the time, I would trade my "office" job for a plant job anyway. At least with plant work, the job stops at the end of the day buzzer....mine doesn't. I refuse to try to justify the work done in an office. You just keep right on thinking we don't do anything. Your attitude just helps prove my point anyway.
same ole song

Lebanon, TN

#10 Jan 18, 2013
suresure wrote:
<quoted text>
You are whats wrong with America . You worked that Job with a suit and tie on drinking coffee sitting in your office " Hiring people " making more money in 3 months than those poor ol people you were " Hiring " to be a slave in some dark, dusty ,nasty , no air condition 90 year old factory !
You were probably 40grand a year (or more)while the people that you were hiring made minimum wage doing ten times the work the first day than you did in a week .
Ive worked in factory's for the biggest part of the past 20 years .
I know people like you , you work " UpStairs " coming down to visit us " common folks" once a week . Good chance you wear boat shoes , slacks , 5$ dress shirt smelling of cheap colon when you had that " job" . every company is full of punks like you who " work' in the office with all the other douche-bags , do nothing , wouldn't know how to drive a nail in a bored or have the muscle to do any production work .
All Company's have people like you working " Hiring People" lol .
I work production with other real men , 10 hrs a day , lifting 100+ lbs repeatedly all day everyday . making furniture for LESS MONEY than i made in 1994 . Watching people like you walk around with a clip bored laughing all day with your other cronies in a suit and tie . your a pathetic man .
Oh boo hoo you little cry baby. You used the same old dumb arse cliche sob story I heard the whole time I worked in a factory... "those big bad mean rich people... blah blah blah". Go drink your cheap beer and count your welfare money cry baby. I bet it was the big bad mean rich furniture owners that caused you to be a moron and drop out of school to go work in factory your whole life. No ones fault but your own that you had no drive or initiative and wasted your pathetic life.

I worked there for a few years and no longer than I was there I manged to work my way up to being a manager, then I took the opportunity to go back to college and get a decent career. I started at 6.50 an hour and managed to make over 16 before I left, whats your excuse and I was fresh out of high school. The sad part if he is right about the Hispanics, they were the only ones that would be there every day and not stoned or high. While the whites and blacks would miss day after day for court, being hung over and other white trash drama the Hispanics were there hard at it. When you guys were there all you did is come back from breaks late, stand around and talk about screwing some factory skank or how mean the evil rich guys and office guys were. Its your own damn fault, you crapped yourself out of a job now go sux on it.
Fred

Lenoir, NC

#11 Jan 18, 2013
Anyone that is hiring illegals over citizens should be stripped of their citizenship and everything they own. Then they should be dropped from a plane to Hunduras, El Salvador, etc.
suresure

Fayetteville, NC

#12 Jan 18, 2013
same ole song wrote:
<quoted text>Oh boo hoo you little cry baby. You used the same old dumb arse cliche sob story I heard the whole time I worked in a factory... "those big bad mean rich people... blah blah blah". Go drink your cheap beer and count your welfare money cry baby. I bet it was the big bad mean rich furniture owners that caused you to be a moron and drop out of school to go work in factory your whole life. No ones fault but your own that you had no drive or initiative and wasted your pathetic life.
I worked there for a few years and no longer than I was there I manged to work my way up to being a manager, then I took the opportunity to go back to college and get a decent career. I started at 6.50 an hour and managed to make over 16 before I left, whats your excuse and I was fresh out of high school. The sad part if he is right about the Hispanics, they were the only ones that would be there every day and not stoned or high. While the whites and blacks would miss day after day for court, being hung over and other white trash drama the Hispanics were there hard at it. When you guys were there all you did is come back from breaks late, stand around and talk about screwing some factory skank or how mean the evil rich guys and office guys were. Its your own damn fault, you crapped yourself out of a job now go sux on it.
I got laid off from the factory years ago . i went back to school and now i have an engineering degree . you don't know me , not at all .

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