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Need new job

United States

#1 Sep 26, 2013
They gave a % pay raise in Aug. then had a meeting this morning saying how they were gonna screw everyone over on overtime and vacation pay. Going to lose that 2% and they haven't even told us how they are going to screw us on benefits next year yet! Morale at Berry is at an all time low and they just keep making it worse! Not one word was mentioned about salary workers taking a cut to "help out". Place is a joke!!!!!!!
just sayin

United States

#3 Sep 26, 2013
Yep looks like berry took the turn for the worst and the wonderful place it is gave the cut to the ones who make them their money and made the corporate side come out the same. But I supose it makes since to continue on with giving the ceo a 1million dollar bonus on top of that which is his salary. But keep on keeping on. Looking great out Berry Plastics
chief slap-a-hoe

Evansville, IN

#4 Sep 26, 2013
Bonuses will be gone soon also...
Whiners

United States

#5 Sep 26, 2013
How do u know salary people don't have a cut? My friend did. If u r so miserable then quit, if gladly take ur spot.
Need new job

Wadesville, IN

#6 Sep 26, 2013
If you want a job at Berry and can't get one then you really have no reason to comment on here because it means you have never held down a job for any amount of time or you have a record. Especially if you have a "friend" on salary.
wondering

United States

#7 Sep 26, 2013
So basically berry went from a great place to work to a complete shit hole with poor management. Thats how I'm
Taking it. Sounds bout right. Or did this happen after the new ceo that pretty much up and left after his past few companies started down hill. Does anyone know the truth on the place.

Since: Jul 13

United States

#8 Sep 26, 2013
Its starting to be not as great as I thought....yup next thing gone will def b the bonuses...and as far as the comment about morale...ya it's just gonna keep going down...down...down...I bet the hr dept got it good today! But what did they really expect? Berry sustics! Lol
Employed

Evansville, IN

#9 Sep 26, 2013
I don't see a 2% drop in income from taking vacation OT away. Basically if you work all 40 hours a week and then take two weeks vacation, working every other weekend, your average vacation time for 5 days is 48 hours. You take that 8 hours of time and a half (12 hours) away and you don't lose 2%. It's closer to .75%.
Also, they are not doing this to screw anyone over; it's to lower operating costs. That is what responsible companies do. It is not the only thing that we are doing to lower operating costs either. The other things is alternative materials, new molds and processes, increasing machine output, and minimizing downtime, which is why I find it hilarious that people complain when machines get sped up because it is "harder". It also saves us a lot of overhead and money to produce more parts in less time.
You would think that if you had time to complain about how "terrible" this place is that you would do something productive to improve it (cost savings initiatives, downtime prevention, quality observations) instead of complaining about it from the shadows.
Either get up and make a difference or be quiet. Some of us have work to do.
yeah

United States

#10 Sep 26, 2013
Employed wrote:
I don't see a 2% drop in income from taking vacation OT away. Basically if you work all 40 hours a week and then take two weeks vacation, working every other weekend, your average vacation time for 5 days is 48 hours. You take that 8 hours of time and a half (12 hours) away and you don't lose 2%. It's closer to .75%.
Also, they are not doing this to screw anyone over; it's to lower operating costs. That is what responsible companies do. It is not the only thing that we are doing to lower operating costs either. The other things is alternative materials, new molds and processes, increasing machine output, and minimizing downtime, which is why I find it hilarious that people complain when machines get sped up because it is "harder". It also saves us a lot of overhead and money to produce more parts in less time.
You would think that if you had time to complain about how "terrible" this place is that you would do something productive to improve it (cost savings initiatives, downtime prevention, quality observations) instead of complaining about it from the shadows.
Either get up and make a difference or be quiet. Some of us have work to do.
I totally agree with you. Berry might not be the best place but at least it's a job. If you hate it here that much then go somewhere else. I'm sure it will be just as bad there as it is here.

Since: Jul 13

United States

#11 Sep 26, 2013
Hahaha ...right...I'm one of the ones that actually do my job and keep my machine running ...rarely any down time on my end...unless I run outta parts or repeatedly report machine isn't running right and then takes numerous times to fix or whatever...I put out more skids on my shift than most people do on theirs ( per the p chart) ...and I have good quality product....how about get rid of the lazy a** people who do nothing but talk and generate off color scrap....hmmm that is one way to save money ...less scrap less rework ...
employed

Evansville, IN

#12 Sep 26, 2013
dorkus300 wrote:
Hahaha ...right...I'm one of the ones that actually do my job and keep my machine running ...rarely any down time on my end...unless I run outta parts or repeatedly report machine isn't running right and then takes numerous times to fix or whatever...I put out more skids on my shift than most people do on theirs ( per the p chart)...and I have good quality product....how about get rid of the lazy a** people who do nothing but talk and generate off color scrap....hmmm that is one way to save money ...less scrap less rework ...
I agree. Scrap and rework reduction will help lower costs. It all goes back to stepping up. Don't like how things are running? Report it to your tech or supervisor. But simply complaining on topix doesn't fix anything.
I'm sorry, but I actually enjoy my job and work extremely hard at it. I dislike when people try to drag the company through the mud without trying to correct anything they're complaining about.
I'm glad that you are keeping your machine running. Now, how do you make it run better? How do you help others keep theirs running and run more efficiently?
Sheesh

Evansville, IN

#13 Sep 26, 2013
Employed wrote:
I don't see a 2% drop in income from taking vacation OT away. Basically if you work all 40 hours a week and then take two weeks vacation, working every other weekend, your average vacation time for 5 days is 48 hours. You take that 8 hours of time and a half (12 hours) away and you don't lose 2%. It's closer to .75%.
Also, they are not doing this to screw anyone over; it's to lower operating costs. That is what responsible companies do. It is not the only thing that we are doing to lower operating costs either. The other things is alternative materials, new molds and processes, increasing machine output, and minimizing downtime, which is why I find it hilarious that people complain when machines get sped up because it is "harder". It also saves us a lot of overhead and money to produce more parts in less time.
You would think that if you had time to complain about how "terrible" this place is that you would do something productive to improve it (cost savings initiatives, downtime prevention, quality observations) instead of complaining about it from the shadows.
Either get up and make a difference or be quiet. Some of us have work to do.
Your obviously HR or Managment. Blaming executive mismanagement on hourly employees.
employed

Evansville, IN

#14 Sep 26, 2013
Sheesh wrote:
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Your obviously HR or Managment. Blaming executive mismanagement on hourly employees.
I'm neither of those things. I'm an hourly employee just like the rest of you.
I'm not blaming anyone for anything. We are slow right now. There's no way around that. It effects everyone. I'm simply stating that if you are having problems you need to do something about it (in the correct way, of course). I have the opportunity to see a part of the business from a different angle than most, so I understand it in a different way.
Need new job

Wadesville, IN

#15 Sep 26, 2013
employed wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm neither of those things. I'm an hourly employee just like the rest of you.
I'm not blaming anyone for anything. We are slow right now. There's no way around that. It effects everyone. I'm simply stating that if you are having problems you need to do something about it (in the correct way, of course). I have the opportunity to see a part of the business from a different angle than most, so I understand it in a different way.
Then why are you on here? Why aren't you doing something? Practice what you preach instead of being two faced and doing exactly the opposite of what you say. You must have a little to much time on your hands!

Since: Jul 13

United States

#16 Sep 26, 2013
Well...sometimes we do complain to techs...some of them r not the easiest to get along with for one.
..some of the others don't care...and I can tell u from and operator point of view ...most of the employees don't care ...not all...but a lot...not a day goes by that I don't see operators packing bad parts or techs telling operators to pack em...people today just don't have a good work ethic ...I'm a twelve hr so the changes don't really affect me one way or another...but I do think there are other ways to save money and get business rather than like the comment earlier said...making the people who make the money mad...I mean ya everyone above says it's a job ...but I'm proud of my work when I finish it...proud of how much I get done on my shift and really think if others felt the same it would b a much better place to work...I understand wanting to turn the machines up also but also want us to watch quality very closely ...which is fine with normal cups...but VERY hard when u r copacking or tripacking...in the end all u can do is ur best and hope the higher ups make the right decisions I suppose
agreed

United States

#17 Sep 26, 2013
I would have to say if the management side is doing their best that's great. But on the other side which groupleader and so on that have a leader position would do their part it would probably help. As a example they are to lead and direct the right path and as well help correct problems but not happening. Here is the berry way lets not do our job right lets just hand out write ups that will fix it. But basically how they operate is on a buddy system and what fits their needs at that time. Then rules change as needed so why have a berry so called rule book.
Sir Sluggo

Wadesville, IN

#18 Sep 26, 2013
Love it Love it
Employed

Evansville, IN

#19 Sep 26, 2013
I don't disagree that there is insufficient supervision in some departments. It seems like some people can get away with anything. On the whole though, we have decent management.
I'm confused as to why exactly I'm two faced. I never said that I didn't do this sort of things to improve our productivity myself (I do, by the way), I was suggesting that instead of posting it on here that you might try doing something constructive about it and try to solve some of these problems.
I want everyone to be proud of what they do and proud to work at Berry, but it's posts like these that give us a bad name, along with all the ones about this person or that person or who you want to fuck.
In my opinion, and this is the last time I'll give it, we should be trying to work towards making what we have running now run better, improving our people, and generally helping our operations run more profitably. I do not think we should be taking to topix saying that we suck, because we don't. We are going through a rough time (which will get better eventually) and we need to work our way through it.
Sir Sluggo

Wadesville, IN

#20 Sep 26, 2013
Tomorrow is Blue hairnet day.
employee

United States

#21 Sep 26, 2013
Just think this way new day same place same time same thing different rules and same ppl slide by. Its how it goes. Lets enjoy it and go on with life.

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