Wellmore Coal Company
Edd

Grundy, VA

#42 Nov 18, 2012
It's a shame you would say such a thing when Coal is all we'll ever have inBuchanan County. There never going to be any factorys and you can only employ so many teachers as there going to be cuts there also I'll gaurentee that. My heart goes out to all the hard working miners and I pray that things get turned around for all of you.

Since: Sep 11

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#43 Nov 18, 2012
Edd wrote:
It's a shame you would say such a thing when Coal is all we'll ever have inBuchanan County. There never going to be any factorys and you can only employ so many teachers as there going to be cuts there also I'll gaurentee that. My heart goes out to all the hard working miners and I pray that things get turned around for all of you.
While I feel greatly for those now out of work, my question is this - WHY have people not gotten an education to allow oneself to be able to look for other jobs?

When you continually rely on a singular industry and refuse to get an education in a marketable trade or profession, then there is only yourself to blame.

There is a vast shortage of people in the trades - HVAC, electricians, automotive, etc. There is a BIG shortage in long-haul trucking.

There ARE jobs out there to be had; however, one has to be willing to adapt to the changing world of 2012 and not be chained to what WAS yesterday.
the truth

Yawkey, WV

#44 Nov 18, 2012
My dad work there at one time like years ago. They laid him off because he used his insurance card. They are deff... a piece of art work I could write a book... lol
coal miners wife

Grundy, VA

#45 Nov 18, 2012
Hey you that said buchwheat is doing a good job referencing coal. My husband is a coal miner and has been his entire life. Do you have electricity? Are you warm in the Winter? Are you cool in the Summer? Can your spouse or whomever push a button to wash your clothes? Can you get something out of the fridge and it not be spoiled? If it wasn't for COAl you'd not have any of the above. The tree huggars woudln't either!!!
Workn4change

Phelps, KY

#46 Nov 18, 2012
jdaffron wrote:
<quoted text>
While I feel greatly for those now out of work, my question is this - WHY have people not gotten an education to allow oneself to be able to look for other jobs?
When you continually rely on a singular industry and refuse to get an education in a marketable trade or profession, then there is only yourself to blame.
There is a vast shortage of people in the trades - HVAC, electricians, automotive, etc. There is a BIG shortage in long-haul trucking.
There ARE jobs out there to be had; however, one has to be willing to adapt to the changing world of 2012 and not be chained to what WAS yesterday.
I agree with this guy, some who work in the coal mines did not even graduate high school and depended on the coal to be there the rest of their lives and got the job in the first place because they knew someone or had family working there. I do not feel sorry for those layed off that are sitting around complaining about how life is not fair, and what am I gonna do and so on, hell macdonalds, sykes, and wal mart hire everyday so stop your bitching, get up off the couch and go get a job. Most of these layed off miners have to be brought back down to reality as they would always go around with the nicest trucks, motorcycles and so on and would always look down at the people that worked for pocket change, well now come join the rest of us and do the same as for years some of these coal miners would not help you get a job if your life depended on it and the mines would not hire you no matter what your qualifications. So no pity from me as it does not bother me one bit if they layed them all off. maybe that will bring some of them down off their high horses

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#47 Nov 18, 2012
coal miners wife wrote:
Hey you that said buchwheat is doing a good job referencing coal. My husband is a coal miner and has been his entire life. Do you have electricity? Are you warm in the Winter? Are you cool in the Summer? Can your spouse or whomever push a button to wash your clothes? Can you get something out of the fridge and it not be spoiled? If it wasn't for COAl you'd not have any of the above. The tree huggars woudln't either!!!
Actually, my electric company - Dominion Virginia Power - is run by nuclear and any coal plants are changing over to natural gas. There are some in Dominion's system that are also hydroelectric. Furthermore, my hotwater heater and range all natural gas. Wouldn't have it any other way. I have an emergency generator that is tied into my gas line so that I have power with the electric does go off.

Understand that most coal fired electric plants will be transitting to NG because of cost, efficienty and cleanliness
gell

Radford, VA

#48 Nov 18, 2012
Workn4change wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with this guy, some who work in the coal mines did not even graduate high school and depended on the coal to be there the rest of their lives and got the job in the first place because they knew someone or had family working there. I do not feel sorry for those layed off that are sitting around complaining about how life is not fair, and what am I gonna do and so on, hell macdonalds, sykes, and wal mart hire everyday so stop your bitching, get up off the couch and go get a job. Most of these layed off miners have to be brought back down to reality as they would always go around with the nicest trucks, motorcycles and so on and would always look down at the people that worked for pocket change, well now come join the rest of us and do the same as for years some of these coal miners would not help you get a job if your life depended on it and the mines would not hire you no matter what your qualifications. So no pity from me as it does not bother me one bit if they layed them all off. maybe that will bring some of them down offso their high horses
......,...maybe if u had the guts to actual go underground u wouldn't be at Micky ds or wal mart....it takes alot of hard work to be a miner..thats why u at Micky ds...some of us cant afford college..if we lived near the ocean..maybe we would fish..if we lived n Hollywood we would act...if we was 6"5 black and big we would play professional sports..but we ant...u work with what your town provides u..which maked us coal mining sobs...sorry if u ant got the gaul to do it..

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#49 Nov 18, 2012
gell wrote:
<quoted text> ......,...maybe if u had the guts to actual go underground u wouldn't be at Micky ds or wal mart....it takes alot of hard work to be a miner..thats why u at Micky ds...some of us cant afford college..if we lived near the ocean..maybe we would fish..if we lived n Hollywood we would act...if we was 6"5 black and big we would play professional sports..but we ant...u work with what your town provides u..which maked us coal mining sobs...sorry if u ant got the gaul to do it..
I will never dispute that working the mines isn't hard work, but the rest of your answer is a crock of crap.

Regardless of whether it's voc-tech or community college or a 4 year college, monies are available in loans, grants, scholarships. All you have to do is get off your ass and do the work to apply. My daughter is taking classes ON LINE at 1/3 the cost of going to physically going to class. She is also working 2 jobs to pay for it.

BTW, if you fill out the FAFSA form and you make under a certain income, you'd be AMAZED at the help you can get.

Your answer is a crock and a total cop-out. And as long as you continue to cop out you'll never be more than what you are and that's nothing cause you'd rather bitch than help yourself.
clerical

United States

#50 Nov 18, 2012
did any of the office folks get laid off?
hey

Red Jacket, WV

#51 Nov 18, 2012
Workn4change wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with this guy, some who work in the coal mines did not even graduate high school and depended on the coal to be there the rest of their lives and got the job in the first place because they knew someone or had family working there. I do not feel sorry for those layed off that are sitting around complaining about how life is not fair, and what am I gonna do and so on, hell macdonalds, sykes, and wal mart hire everyday so stop your bitching, get up off the couch and go get a job. Most of these layed off miners have to be brought back down to reality as they would always go around with the nicest trucks, motorcycles and so on and would always look down at the people that worked for pocket change, well now come join the rest of us and do the same as for years some of these coal miners would not help you get a job if your life depended on it and the mines would not hire you no matter what your qualifications. So no pity from me as it does not bother me one bit if they layed them all off. maybe that will bring some of them down off their high horses

Just what is your profession you kinda sound like you know it all.
grundy

Grundy, VA

#52 Nov 18, 2012
coal miner are just cry babys. get a life work with what u have. obama said he going forward, so lets go with him,,,use your brain.. look for other work that is not nasty like coal. u will feel better. go with wind power or solar power it is so much cleaner and cheper..and safer , no black lung, and back pro.....
gell

Radford, VA

#53 Nov 18, 2012
jdaffron wrote:
<quoted text>
I will never dispute that working the mines isn't hard work, but the rest of your answer is a crock of crap.
Regardless of whether it's voc-tech or community college or a 4 year college, monies are available in loans, grants, scholarships. All you have to do is get off your ass and do the work to apply. My daughter is taking classes ON LINE at 1/3 the cost of going to physically going to class. She is also working 2 jobs to pay for it.
BTW, if you fill out the FAFSA form and you make under a certain income, you'd be AMAZED at the help you can get.
Your answer is a crock and a total cop-out. And as long as you continue to cop out you'll never be more than what you are and that's nothing cause you'd rather bitch than help yourself.
. cop out?....lol...gee weez..ya got me there...son thr only bitching u will hear from me is toward people who want coal to go away simple b/c of the fact there jealous cause they cant find a job that pays as good,..u say u wana go green,solar energy,cleaner energy ,well weres your smart car? Wheres your solar panel? Go green or clean if thats what your gona do ..back up what you support....coal has raised more familys around here than you have sold double cheese burgers to..I worked for what I have and done I had to do to keep beans on the table..ive got all I ever wanted and the goes for my child and wife..I couldent ask for ,dont want more..im happy with what I got..evidently you ant...get off the tit and try it before knock coal...or go clean energy and all that with your Micky d.wages
grundy

Grundy, VA

#54 Nov 18, 2012
stop crying, get a life, if coal is all u know ur a dumm ass.. get real, look for better things to come.. lissen to your leaders. gas, solar, wind, is the answer.. bo the math..
Edd

Grundy, VA

#55 Nov 18, 2012
Gell in all honesty you're correct there jealous and probably on a check.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#56 Nov 18, 2012
hey wrote:
<quoted text>
Just what is your profession you kinda sound like you know it all.
My father was a miner and my mother a school teacher. I am a paralegal with a criminal law speciality currently working in civil litigation. I am originally from Buchanan County. My daughter is currently working her way thru college at present
The monies are there to help people. There is also programs called co-oping and work-study.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#57 Nov 18, 2012
gell wrote:
<quoted text>. cop out?....lol...gee weez..ya got me there...son thr only bitching u will hear from me is toward people who want coal to go away simple b/c of the fact there jealous cause they cant find a job that pays as good,..u say u wana go green,solar energy,cleaner energy ,well weres your smart car? Wheres your solar panel? Go green or clean if thats what your gona do ..back up what you support....coal has raised more familys around here than you have sold double cheese burgers to..I worked for what I have and done I had to do to keep beans on the table..ive got all I ever wanted and the goes for my child and wife..I couldent ask for ,dont want more..im happy with what I got..evidently you ant...get off the tit and try it before knock coal...or go clean energy and all that with your Micky d.wages
A. I'm a paralegal with a criminal law speciality and now working civil litigation; born/raised in Buchanan County. Daddy a miner; mom a teacher.

B. Daughter is currently working her way thru college.

C. My power company, Dominion, generates power thru nuclear, hydroelectric and is currently changing all plants from coal to gas.

D. There are several houses where I live that use solar panels and actually give BACK power to Dominion.

There are jobs in various voc-technical field if one wants. Long haul truckers are in great demand.

Monies for school are to be had if one wishes to apply for them. Course, you actually HAVE to apply for them to get them.

Now, excuses are a crock.
reply

Grundy, VA

#58 Nov 18, 2012
Sir, in all respect, and I am only giving an opinion, not on here to bash or curse, as you, but with regard to going to school and getting another profession, I agree there is classes on line, but not all classes needed are taught on line and these guys have home mortgages, children to feed. clothe, automobile payments, utilities, insurance, as I am sure you do also. It is much harder for someone to attend college or be re-trained when you live in a rural area and you have to drive for over an hour to get to the local college or two hours for further education. Lots of these guys are forty and older, can't sell their homes, and have many more issues that just don't afford them the opportunity to make change. You have many more opportunites where you live than they do.
grundy

Grundy, VA

#59 Nov 18, 2012
keep playing the fiddle, coal miners are a lost bread, but in their day they were giants. but now is the time to look for someting elese. and if u have no luck finding work ,, that is the price u pay for being stupid.....
hope

Grundy, VA

#60 Nov 18, 2012
you know change is a gamble, scary, easier if it is only self but at the same time it could be the best thing that ever happened to someone. It may take several years to bounce back but in time all things will return to normal with change and most of the time even better.
suggestion

Grundy, VA

#61 Nov 18, 2012
Maybe this could help someone...Lets start listing any job information that is available in any area
that we know of and it might possibly help some to find replacement jobs and resourceful work.

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