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Single Mom

Tornado, WV

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#24
Oct 10, 2012
 
former employee wrote:
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If you look at my user name, it says "former" employee. I left Special Metals/INCO several years ago. I make more than twice the money now that I made when I left there.
Yeah there are "trades" that make $60,000 or a little better without a degree. I do have a degree, so that's not an issue.
It's funny that drug testing comes to mind so quickly for you, it must be a big concern for you. I never give it a second thought. I pass several drug tests per year, for 2 different company testing requirements and I'm glad the testing is as demanding as it is.
As far as me not knowing anyone who actually makes money... you better make over 100,000 before you get into that conversation with me.
I have been a single mom for a little over 10 years. Raised 3 kids. The most I ever made in a year was a little upwards of $30,000 but we managed to pay bills, eat, and have some fun. I went back to school couple years ago and hope to graduate soon. If I can get a job making $60,000 or $100,000 a year I will be thrilled.

Point being- no matter what each of you make it is more than many people, from your own admissions, so instead of having a p*ssing contest over it just be happy with your good fortunes. I am happy for both of you. Your successes give me inspiration and hope.
former employee

Allentown, PA

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Oct 10, 2012
 
Single Mom wrote:
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I have been a single mom for a little over 10 years. Raised 3 kids. The most I ever made in a year was a little upwards of $30,000 but we managed to pay bills, eat, and have some fun. I went back to school couple years ago and hope to graduate soon. If I can get a job making $60,000 or $100,000 a year I will be thrilled.
Point being- no matter what each of you make it is more than many people, from your own admissions, so instead of having a p*ssing contest over it just be happy with your good fortunes. I am happy for both of you. Your successes give me inspiration and hope.
EXACTLY RIGHT. You have my admiration and respect. I hope you are blessed with the due reward for your hard work. There is always a trade off. Mine has been working odd hours and missing out on, not all, but, a considerable number family functions. My employment has however, enabled me to allow my wife to have the ability to always be available to join our kids in their activities. Truly blessed.
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Brooklyn, NY

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#26
Oct 10, 2012
 
former employee wrote:
<quoted text>Very few make more than $60,000 per year there. If they do, they live in the place. You're insinuating it'd take 100k to make more than you? Yeah, right.
I have no idea how long you've been gone but I don't know anyone that makes less than 70 even working as few hours as they can get by with.
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Brooklyn, NY

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Oct 10, 2012
 
Toofus wrote:
<quoted text>Hell yeah! The brave steel dude! Way more dangerous than being a cop or firefighter or even a crab fisherman! You guys are my heroes!
I never said I was brave but I guarantee you that working here is more dangerous than being a cop or a firefighter in huntington. I've been here 9 yrs and there have been 2 job related deaths in the time I've been here. How many police officers and firefighters have died in the past 9 yrs? I'm not trying to take anything away from those jobs b/c the same thing could happen there anytime but the fact is it DOES happen here.
wow 40

Allentown, PA

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Oct 10, 2012
 
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I have no idea how long you've been gone but I don't know anyone that makes less than 70 even working as few hours as they can get by with.
Wrong. I still have close family and friends who work there. At the highest pay scale in the plant, which VERY few make, it'd take about 500 hrs of time and a half to get to 70,000. Avg pay in the plant might be step 12 which is significantly less than step 25. You'd have to work more than 50 hours per week, every week. That's what I call living at work.
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Brooklyn, NY

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#29
Oct 10, 2012
 
wow 40 wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong. I still have close family and friends who work there. At the highest pay scale in the plant, which VERY few make, it'd take about 500 hrs of time and a half to get to 70,000. Avg pay in the plant might be step 12 which is significantly less than step 25. You'd have to work more than 50 hours per week, every week. That's what I call living at work.
Ok. Since you have friends that work at my job you obviously have better info than I do. Did your math account for any double time? Triple time? Weeks with double doubles? Bonus pay? I didn't think so. Thanks for caring so much but until you have any idea what you're talking about you would be better off keeping your fckn mouth shut so yo you don't look so stupid.
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Brooklyn, NY

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#30
Oct 10, 2012
 
just wondering wrote:
anybody know if Tommy Webb got laid off?
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Since: Oct 11

Hurricane, WV

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#31
Oct 10, 2012
 
lol wrote:
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Yeah we risk our lives everyday at work for 75k. Get real man


Risk your lives? I thought that's why you kids were union nut-huggers...because they make sure you are safe!? Now, you're saying it's NOT safe?

The unions only care about money. The union fat cats are just like lawyers. They sue on your behalf and then line their own pockets. They could care less about your well-being, as long as you get paid.....because the more you get, the more they get.

The problem comes when you both are overpaid so much that the prices of the finished product are too high for the market. Then, cheaper non-union products (usually from China) are shipped in to replace your overpriced products.

So good luck with it, suckers. You are digging your own graves.
Union Dem

Evington, VA

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Oct 10, 2012
 

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sempron wrote:
Welcome to the world of union labor, my friends. It happens time and time again, but you people keep falling for it.
"Bubby's gonna get me a sweet union job down at the plant so I can make a buncha money 6 months out of the year, while being laid off the other six!".
Then we have to listen to all their sob stories on the local news. Well, the way I see it, the sooner we can rid this state of unions, the sooner we can start resuscitating the economy.
Reagan and his "trickle down" bullsh@t, stripped the Unions of their power long ago,so I can't see how you can blame anything on that.It's not a coinsidence that Corporate profit has risen over 250%,and middle-class wages have steadily declined,ever since.It is a shame that people with good paying,safe,jobs with benefits are too ignorrant to realize that it was the sacrifices of Union workers,that made that possible.Reagan and every Republican President since,has waged war on the middle class. The billionaires who pull the strings of the Republican Party have fed you a line of bullsh@t, you've obviously swallowed!
Union Dem

Evington, VA

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Oct 10, 2012
 

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Risk your lives? I thought that's why you kids were union nut-huggers...because they make sure you are safe!? Now, you're saying it's NOT safe?
The unions only care about money. The union fat cats are just like lawyers. They sue on your behalf and then line their own pockets. They could care less about your well-being, as long as you get paid.....because the more you get, the more they get.
The problem comes when you both are overpaid so much that the prices of the finished product are too high for the market. Then, cheaper non-union products (usually from China) are shipped in to replace your overpriced products.
So good luck with it, suckers. You are digging your own graves.
Maybe ol' Mitt will buy the Company,and send it to China, and we can work for a bowl of rice,and a place to sleep,on our 4 hours off.That way he can make more money,and pay even less taxes! All of you Fox News sheep can cheer him on, not me!
wow 40

Allentown, PA

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#34
Oct 10, 2012
 
lol wrote:
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Ok. Since you have friends that work at my job you obviously have better info than I do. Did your math account for any double time? Triple time? Weeks with double doubles? Bonus pay? I didn't think so. Thanks for caring so much but until you have any idea what you're talking about you would be better off keeping your fckn mouth shut so yo you don't look so stupid.


My original point was, if you make over 60,000 per year there, you're living in the place. I didn't once say it was impossible. If you're getting double time, weeks with double doubles, YOU ARE LIVING IN THE PLACE. There is no triple time. Bonus pay? Right. So, you just made my point for me. I'll take my 30+ per hour straight time and spend a little more time at home. Now who looks stupid?

“dolla dolla bill y'all”

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the burg

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#35
Oct 10, 2012
 
what is all the shit along the fenceline east of the elm street gate.wtf is in those big drums
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Huntington, WV

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#36
Oct 10, 2012
 
wow 40 wrote:
<quoted text>My original point was, if you make over 60,000 per year there, you're living in the place. I didn't once say it was impossible. If you're getting double time, weeks with double doubles, YOU ARE LIVING IN THE PLACE. There is no triple time. Bonus pay? Right. So, you just made my point for me. I'll take my 30+ per hour straight time and spend a little more time at home. Now who looks stupid?
Still you. Triple time is every holiday. Bonus is every quarter. Ill work a mans ached and provide for my family.

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Grass Lake, MI

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#37
Oct 10, 2012
 
Union Dem wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe ol' Mitt will buy the Company,and send it to China, and we can work for a bowl of rice,and a place to sleep,on our 4 hours off.That way he can make more money,and pay even less taxes! All of you Fox News sheep can cheer him on, not me!
It's fine with me, if you disagree with my post. I simply pointed out that it is YOU who's responsible for your own demise.
Union are the good guys

Brooklyn, NY

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#38
Oct 10, 2012
 
Sempron, you do realize that salary get paid more than hourly and get bigger bonuses. To most these bonuses would seem way too high. Most companies do not believe in sharing the wealth. They will underpay their employees so the top brass can enjoy huge pay and bonuses.

Take Wal-Mart for example. Last I checked, there were 4 Walton's in the top 10 list of richest people in the U.S. How rich do they need to be? If they paid their employees, say, three dollars more on the hour it might move them down the list a spot but I doubt it. Would that hurt them? Of course it wouldn't. Now what would that three extra dollars on the hour do for those employees? It would make a big difference.

As for union members pay being too high, these things are negotiated, the company knows what they can give and still live large. If they have to give a little extra that simply means the rich top brass must select the yacht without the swimming pool.

As for your safety comment, there is only so much you can do when everything in the place will likely crush you rather than just hurt you. At your work place, have you ever seen anyone killed, have their hands crushed, have their legs cut off, or get pinned against a wall by something that broke loose and you try to free them while they are screaming for help? I have. Also, union dues are a small fee that I do not even notice to be honest.

Do not get me wrong, I like my job. I just know what a fair wage should be for what we do and for the amount of profit I know they make. The union tries to get that for me.
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Brooklyn, NY

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#39
Oct 10, 2012
 
when my dad retired there in 1995 I can't remember the number but there were a lot of people working there. maybe twice as many as work there now.
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Ashland, OH

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#40
Oct 10, 2012
 
wow 40 wrote:
<quoted text>My original point was, if you make over 60,000 per year there, you're living in the place. I didn't once say it was impossible. If you're getting double time, weeks with double doubles, YOU ARE LIVING IN THE PLACE. There is no triple time. Bonus pay? Right. So, you just made my point for me. I'll take my 30+ per hour straight time and spend a little more time at home. Now who looks stupid?
Look dumbass I made 67,000 last year and I worked maybe 5 weeks of overtime maybe. I had a step 12 job so don't tell me I live in this place. You don't work here so where do you get the nerve to tell us what our own jobs are like or what kind of money we make. Let's not forget the 4 weeks of vacation I get every year. So go ahead and tell me I live here. I spend more time at home than I do here I can promise you that and I don't miss out on any family time.
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Huntington, WV

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#41
Oct 10, 2012
 
Your right Machinist, over the years the number has probably been cut by half. A lot of jobs were combined. I now have to do two jobs and I get paid the same as I used to for the one. I am also expected to get the same amount of work done on those two jobs or more.
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#42
Oct 10, 2012
 
To the rest of you on here floating rumors and such your morons. Nobody knows what's going to happen or how many there going to layoff. I mean do u really think there going to tell any of us. As far as the union doing something about it and the contract well dumbass's what can they do exactly. No mr. Company man don't lay these people off we won't let you lmfao your all fools. If they wanna shut down the plant and out source our jobs there's not a damn thing we can do about it.
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Brooklyn, NY

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#43
Oct 10, 2012
 
what's the highest hourly rate there? I interviewed for a job there in 96 and I think because of the 70% rule it started at about 9.00 an hour. they wouldn't give me a straight answer on how long it would take to get in the machine shop so I turned it down.

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