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shady

Clarksville, TX

#1 Jan 1, 2011
whats really happening with that plant? are they
going to close?
what and who

United States

#2 Jan 1, 2011
No but the main part of Sarha Lee was bought by Old Mexico for around a billion and that will help Mexican people out in their on country. And they can sell it the cakes to Americans who are drawing welfare and food stamps. Seriously I figured the Paris one would be the first to go since it is run by a bunch of ass holes. When Amheisor Bush owned it the only hired part time and any job you bid on was something 450 people didn't want. While on call my wife kept getting obsence phone calls, and a girl who they said put out who drove a white caddy told me I wouldn't qualify for a job 2 weeks before I didn't. Worked at a lot of places but nothing like that anywhere. I'm so glad some hard working serious acting Mexicans have took their union out. Workers were alright but supervisors were pervs. The 2 months I worked their part time and two weeks trying to qualify on a job 450 people didn't want made me wonder why I had even wasted my time. Spent next 20 years at a low paying good job as a machinist. I genuinely hate the smell of that place on the loop to this day.
Not Bitter

Bossier City, LA

#3 Jan 1, 2011
what and who wrote:
No but the main part of Sarha Lee was bought by Old Mexico for around a billion and that will help Mexican people out in their on country. And they can sell it the cakes to Americans who are drawing welfare and food stamps. Seriously I figured the Paris one would be the first to go since it is run by a bunch of ass holes. When Amheisor Bush owned it the only hired part time and any job you bid on was something 450 people didn't want. While on call my wife kept getting obsence phone calls, and a girl who they said put out who drove a white caddy told me I wouldn't qualify for a job 2 weeks before I didn't. Worked at a lot of places but nothing like that anywhere. I'm so glad some hard working serious acting Mexicans have took their union out. Workers were alright but supervisors were pervs. The 2 months I worked their part time and two weeks trying to qualify on a job 450 people didn't want made me wonder why I had even wasted my time. Spent next 20 years at a low paying good job as a machinist. I genuinely hate the smell of that place on the loop to this day.
Bitter?
justanotherguy

Paris, TX

#4 Jan 2, 2011
Ive been out there for 24 yrs and Im still there and I can tell you what and who doesnt have a clue what he's talking about. He has the right to his opinion and I'll be the first to recognize that, but sara lee now and formerly when it was owened by the others has been a good place to work. Does it have it's problems? Sure, but what place doesnt.
The job bid system is a fair one based on senority and no 2 months time wont land you a. Isnt tht all places of work? ful time job.
Sara lee like alot of other places is going thru a hard time but we still have @ 175 employees that are working hard to do a good job and keep this plant inthis town as long as we can.
As far as management, we've had some bad and some great. Isn't that all places of work? Joe Machetta is the current plant manager and he is excellent in thaat position.
I work on the floor and make competetive wages along with good benefits, so yes, I'm very appreciative for my job.
Sara Lee sold a portion of the fresh goods bakery b usiness which will not affect the paris plant.
As far as long term plans for this plant, I think it was best said the other day at work. If you want to quit its your option but the ones that are staying are init for the long haul. Call that blind optimism if you will, we just call it commitment and dedication to our jobs and our families which our jobs support.
One last thing, there will always be positions and types of labour people dont like, but hen its not a hobby we are talking about its a job.
Hope this helps to at least clarify an employees side of it and please understand there is a ton of rumors floating around but we are still making crescent rolls and pizza dough, no beer yet. lol
anon

Paris, TX

#5 Jan 2, 2011
what and who wrote:
No but the main part of Sarha Lee was bought by Old Mexico for around a billion and that will help Mexican people out in their on country. And they can sell it the cakes to Americans who are drawing welfare and food stamps. Seriously I figured the Paris one would be the first to go since it is run by a bunch of ass holes. When Amheisor Bush owned it the only hired part time and any job you bid on was something 450 people didn't want. While on call my wife kept getting obsence phone calls, and a girl who they said put out who drove a white caddy told me I wouldn't qualify for a job 2 weeks before I didn't. Worked at a lot of places but nothing like that anywhere. I'm so glad some hard working serious acting Mexicans have took their union out. Workers were alright but supervisors were pervs. The 2 months I worked their part time and two weeks trying to qualify on a job 450 people didn't want made me wonder why I had even wasted my time. Spent next 20 years at a low paying good job as a machinist. I genuinely hate the smell of that place on the loop to this day.
Are you related to "Toilet?"
blanketchic

Paris, TX

#6 Jan 2, 2011
shady wrote:
whats really happening with that plant? are they
going to close?
what really happened?...you got a bunch of disorganization out there that screwed up some good accounts and now my husband along with plenty other former employees are out of a job...all we have to do now is sit around and worry about if were going have to move to make a living....if whatever comes here and takes over i hope they don't retain the ones who ran it into the ground or they will be going out business again.
what and who

United States

#7 Jan 2, 2011
justanotherguy wrote:
Ive been out there for 24 yrs and Im still there and I can tell you what and who doesnt have a clue what he's talking about. He has the right to his opinion and I'll be the first to recognize that, but sara lee now and formerly when it was owened by the others has been a good place to work. Does it have it's problems? Sure, but what place doesnt.
The job bid system is a fair one based on senority and no 2 months time wont land you a. Isnt tht all places of work? ful time job.
Sara lee like alot of other places is going thru a hard time but we still have @ 175 employees that are working hard to do a good job and keep this plant inthis town as long as we can.
As far as management, we've had some bad and some great. Isn't that all places of work? Joe Machetta is the current plant manager and he is excellent in thaat position.
I work on the floor and make competetive wages along with good benefits, so yes, I'm very appreciative for my job.
Sara Lee sold a portion of the fresh goods bakery b usiness which will not affect the paris plant.
As far as long term plans for this plant, I think it was best said the other day at work. If you want to quit its your option but the ones that are staying are init for the long haul. Call that blind optimism if you will, we just call it commitment and dedication to our jobs and our families which our jobs support.
One last thing, there will always be positions and types of labour people dont like, but hen its not a hobby we are talking about its a job.
Hope this helps to at least clarify an employees side of it and please understand there is a ton of rumors floating around but we are still making crescent rolls and pizza dough, no beer yet. lol
Yea it was 1982 when Amheiser first bought the place about 23 yrs ago. Bet you had just started. I would bet your a female, were in the union, and better looking. Actually over the years I've heard they overhire so they can call people in from 30 miles away to work 3 or 4 hrs, and anyone who bids on a job that 400 or so people didn't want back then was sure to be a bad option. But the Clarksville plant Stoveille Furniture had shut its doors to Singapore imports leaving 300 people looking for work, and I just felt unemployment was wrong. So housekeeping was all that had full time work, but you had 2 weeks to qualify. When I reported to a night supervisor on the bread side where the bread molds came around before cornmill and oven that I saw a huge roach crawling across some of the flower on the floor and he took a can of Raid just like you buy in the store and sprayed it directly into a bread mold laughing. I reported him and was disqualified. So I will not eat any thing made by earth grains. I'm sure this goes on everywhere, but I kept thinking about my kids eatting Raid and they got rid of me and the problem. I'm glad the place worked for you for 24 years and I'm sure it's under new managment now who don't allow such things. I don't think it would have bothered me if he hadn't laughed while looking at me as he put poison in the bread molds. I made a good living at a machine shop that paid the same and retired their fully vested and with a good 40k. Thank you for defending your workers, I'm sure they will keep you another 24 years. <grin>
wowza

Dallas, TX

#8 Jan 2, 2011
what and who wrote:
No but the main part of Sarha Lee was bought by Old Mexico for around a billion and that will help Mexican people out in their on country. And they can sell it the cakes to Americans who are drawing welfare and food stamps. Seriously I figured the Paris one would be the first to go since it is run by a bunch of ass holes. When Amheisor Bush owned it the only hired part time and any job you bid on was something 450 people didn't want. While on call my wife kept getting obsence phone calls, and a girl who they said put out who drove a white caddy told me I wouldn't qualify for a job 2 weeks before I didn't. Worked at a lot of places but nothing like that anywhere. I'm so glad some hard working serious acting Mexicans have took their union out. Workers were alright but supervisors were pervs. The 2 months I worked their part time and two weeks trying to qualify on a job 450 people didn't want made me wonder why I had even wasted my time. Spent next 20 years at a low paying good job as a machinist. I genuinely hate the smell of that place on the loop to this day.
Is your name Butch?
Sweet Sue

Paris, TX

#9 Jan 3, 2011
blanketchic wrote:
<quoted text>
what really happened?...you got a bunch of disorganization out there that screwed up some good accounts and now my husband along with plenty other former employees are out of a job...all we have to do now is sit around and worry about if were going have to move to make a living....if whatever comes here and takes over i hope they don't retain the ones who ran it into the ground or they will be going out business again.
All you have to do is "sit around and worry about if were going to have to move to make a living"? Are you serious? The last thing I'd do if I had been laid off would be to just sit around! Maybe that's your problem. Were you "sitting around" at Sara Lee when you should have been working?
Im thankful

Paris, TX

#10 Jan 3, 2011
Some of the Sara Lee employees have thankfully been hired at other plants in Paris.Instead of being thankful for a job their whining and griping about having to work.Or that they was laid off during the holidays.I was one that didn't get to work and I been there 20 yrs.I mean its slow during the holidays.Thats just part of the job.They acted like they was supposed to work and to bad you got 25 yrs on me.I should be getting to work not you.Then they whined more than the ones with 20 yrs or more.
It's really sad.I sure when they have to work overtime 7days a week they'll be griping about that too.I mean one plant is nearly shut down.Just hope they don't get another closed because of poor attitudes and low work ethics.I think if your that unhappy McDonald's and Burger King are hiring at 7.50hr!
blanketchic

Paris, TX

#11 Jan 3, 2011
well "sweet sue" since you have sat your fat ass around at a machine shop my husband has been out looking while i work and go to school....and since you have your little machine shop job i guess you haven't had time to check around paris to tell there isn't any good paying jobs around here...so get of my ass about a "slang" term maybe if you got out of your machine shop and looked around you would know how many people this has affected.
blanketchic

Paris, TX

#12 Jan 3, 2011
yeah right "im thankful" get out there and go to work for some place like burger king or mcdonalds but you couldn't even pay for groceries on that. all you sob's deserve to lose your job so you know what it feels like!!!
Im thankful

Paris, TX

#13 Jan 3, 2011
Hey it's not my fault you lost your job.Stop whining and work.What I stated was if your unhappy making 15 or 16 an HR go to McDonalds or Burger King and let someone who really wants and would be thankful for a job have it.You seem to think somebody owes you something.Which no one owes you anything.And with your attitude I can see why your not working.Be careful when wishing bad on someone else.Karma always comes back to you.With that good day and good bye.I have a job to be at by 3:30
Sweet Sue

Paris, TX

#14 Jan 3, 2011
blanketchic wrote:
well "sweet sue" since you have sat your fat ass around at a machine shop my husband has been out looking while i work and go to school....and since you have your little machine shop job i guess you haven't had time to check around paris to tell there isn't any good paying jobs around here...so get of my ass about a "slang" term maybe if you got out of your machine shop and looked around you would know how many people this has affected.
I'm afraid I'm in the dark on the machine shop references. Haven't a clue what you're talking about. Why don't you hop on over to the Lone Star card thread and read post #3782. You might find it helpful.
oh my goodness

Paris, TX

#16 Jan 3, 2011
Blanket you think that you are something else don't you?I am self employed and I wouldn't hire you if you was the best applicant that applied.You are demeaning,accusing,foul mouthed and trashy.You attacked the other commenters because you didn't like what they told you.You really need to work on your attitude.Good luck with school because with your behavior you are going to need it.As,far as your husband I feel sorry for him not having any type of employment and having to be around all your bitterness and negativity on a daily basis.The best thing you could do is get off topix and study study study or maybe take an anger management class.With deepest sincerity Best of Luck!
blanketchic

Paris, TX

#17 Jan 3, 2011
good thing i didn't ASK you for a job then huh? anyway this isn't about just me this about a major corp laying off alot of folks in paris. but i tell you what you need to work on "oh my goodness" sounds like your job becausee it is obvious you don't have enough to keep you busy if your on topix TOO !!!
what and who

United States

#18 Jan 4, 2011
No we need every business that can to keep as many working as possible. They spend their money at McDonolds and Burgerland and generate more jobs. At times I wonder if Lone Star and Unemployment actually are generating all the Wall Mart jobs. If all government funds were cut off from Paris I believe it would go belly up. I know that Soup, kimberly Clark, and Merico do not put as much money into Paris economy as government programs including social security. To many poor and old people live here. Wall Mart in Bonham cut all it's employees back to 4 hrs a day 2 yrs ago. But things are getting better all over. When gasoline goes up then you know the economy is getting better. Just not fast enough.
John John

Paris, TX

#19 Jan 5, 2011
blanketchic wrote:
f**k you sweet sue and im thankful no compassion about someone who had a job for 20 years and was never late or missed any days loses their job, my husband is hard working and doesn't mind working and btw if i could use the lone star card i would since we have paid into that program ever since we have both worked (which is since the 80's)you know people need help every now and again and i am not whining and we sure don't mind working and no i don't take back what i said about hoping you would know what it was like to know what it's like to lose a job....karma is a bitch and both of you will find out one of these days what it's like for her to bite your ass. so don't lecture me about whining, complaining or whatever you want to call it. like i said before i work and go to school while my husband gets out and trys to find a job in this town. it sure isn't like we are trying to live of the gov't like some of the other people that talk on here. truth be known i bet sweet sue or im thankful has kids or grandkids that do live of the gov't so don't throw rocks at glass houses bitches !!!!1
You've been paying taxes since the 1980's and you're just now going to school? Anyway, you were the one who said all you were doing was sitting around.
John John

Paris, TX

#20 Jan 5, 2011
blanketchic wrote:
good thing i didn't ASK you for a job then huh? anyway this isn't about just me this about a major corp laying off alot of folks in paris. but i tell you what you need to work on "oh my goodness" sounds like your job becausee it is obvious you don't have enough to keep you busy if your on topix TOO !!!
I'm really interested in how much education you've had. Your posts are very hard to understand because they are, at best, semi-literate.
blanketchic

Paris, TX

#21 Jan 5, 2011
John John wrote:
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You've been paying taxes since the 1980's and you're just now going to school? Anyway, you were the one who said all you were doing was sitting around.
duh dumbass i was a teenager when i started working and no if it's any of your business i have already went to school been working and am going for more education

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