McCoy Elkhorn has idle all operations
Exactly

Pikeville, KY

#144 Sep 20, 2013
sweet brown wrote:
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Amen. No more call centers. They aren't right for this area, and this area isn't right for call centers. We ned factories, plants, we need to MAKE SOMETHING in Eastern Kentucky again. These outside corporations like SYKES and ACS come and just abuse people and exploit them treat them like §hit because they know that people are so desperate for a job that most of them will not only bend over and take it up the a§§ but say thank you for it and ask for seconds. Bring some REAL jobs to this area.
You're correct.
Just a thought

Charleston, WV

#145 Sep 20, 2013
sweet brown wrote:
<quoted text>
Amen. No more call centers. They aren't right for this area, and this area isn't right for call centers. We ned factories, plants, we need to MAKE SOMETHING in Eastern Kentucky again. These outside corporations like SYKES and ACS come and just abuse people and exploit them treat them like §hit because they know that people are so desperate for a job that most of them will not only bend over and take it up the a§§ but say thank you for it and ask for seconds. Bring some REAL jobs to this area.
You are so right. We do need more factory jobs that will pay a decent salary. Someone I knew who had connections with some very wealthy people practically begged them to come to Pike County to open up a mobile home factory where modular and double-wide homes would be built on site. Their answer was NO! Why? Pike County had an extremely high rate of workers suing companies for compensation. Pretending to hurt their back, muscle strain, or nervous condition, You name it. While there are some good decent people in our county (and I do mean SOME), who want to work and provide for their families, most are lazy, drug taking, government suck scumbags. If the truths hurts, so sorry. It is what it is!
sweet brown

Richmond, KY

#146 Sep 20, 2013
oh well, Im still excited to trade this old DVD player and maybe an iPad for a house in Pikeville.
sweet brown

Richmond, KY

#147 Sep 20, 2013
Just a thought wrote:
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You are so right. We do need more factory jobs that will pay a decent salary. Someone I knew who had connections with some very wealthy people practically begged them to come to Pike County to open up a mobile home factory where modular and double-wide homes would be built on site. Their answer was NO! Why? Pike County had an extremely high rate of workers suing companies for compensation. Pretending to hurt their back, muscle strain, or nervous condition, You name it. While there are some good decent people in our county (and I do mean SOME), who want to work and provide for their families, most are lazy, drug taking, government suck scumbags. If the truths hurts, so sorry. It is what it is!
I am sorry to say you are absolutely right. I have heard walmart managers say they have literally never had enough employees due to failed drug tests (not that walmart is a good example of a company we want, it certainly isnt) And I know for a fact that ACS gave a very weak, easy to cheat type of drug test, and STILL couldn't keep workers. But that was more about the way they treated people. Completely inept management. Even ACS had quite a bit of workers comp claims against it. I mean how hurt can you get in a call center?
sweet brown

Richmond, KY

#148 Sep 20, 2013
Also don't forget that furniture factory at the mossy bottom business district from the late 90s. They left, and put in the paper "eastern kentuckians are bad workers." There is some truth to that, but hey you get what you pay for. Pay workers §hit and you will get §hit workers.
johnboy

Pikeville, KY

#150 Sep 20, 2013
sweet brown wrote:
Also don't forget that furniture factory at the mossy bottom business district from the late 90s. They left, and put in the paper "eastern kentuckians are bad workers." There is some truth to that, but hey you get what you pay for. Pay workers §hit and you will get §hit workers.
exactly, the workers around this area are no different than any other part of the country.
they just need proper training and a decent wage and work environment.
it isnt just eastern ky, its all of america, thanks to nafta, sending all our manufacturing jobs overseas.
i have said for along time, if america would work closely with mexico, if we are going to outsource jobs such as clothing manufacturing, etc, then lets do it with mexico.
pay them a decent wage for the jobs we now outsource to china and other asian countries.
bring our high paying manufacturing jobs back to america, put americans back to work and we would save on import costs by shipping items from mexico instead of across the ocean.
mexico is afterall part of america.
north and south america, we need to work together to rebuild our standing in the world and screw the rest.
brain drain

Louisville, KY

#151 Sep 21, 2013
History tends to repeat itself if one does not learn from it. Coal is a non-renewable commodity, that is when it is gone, it is gone. The easy coal was mined in the camps, when Pike co had all the camps, families had lots of children, the shut down in the 50's when most left, with instructions from parents to, "find a better way of life". Those who came back went back to the mines, to the same end off and on. Obama stated that whoever chose to build a coalfired power plant would go bankrupt, he has his backers to satisfy. I did not support Obama, but you did. I am appalled at all the nice homes built in Eastern Ky on the prospect of keeping a job in the coal industry. I am glad I got out.
end of more jobs

Thelma, KY

#152 Sep 21, 2013
brain drain wrote:
History tends to repeat itself if one does not learn from it. Coal is a non-renewable commodity, that is when it is gone, it is gone. The easy coal was mined in the camps, when Pike co had all the camps, families had lots of children, the shut down in the 50's when most left, with instructions from parents to, "find a better way of life". Those who came back went back to the mines, to the same end off and on. Obama stated that whoever chose to build a coalfired power plant would go bankrupt, he has his backers to satisfy. I did not support Obama, but you did. I am appalled at all the nice homes built in Eastern Ky on the prospect of keeping a job in the coal industry. I am glad I got out.
A lot of those "nice homes" may wind up being for sale. As coal mining leaves so do lots of other jobs. The mining jobs end, the coal truck drivers jobs end, and those that sell supplies to the mines have their jobs at stake too.
derpenstein

Charlestown, IN

#154 Sep 21, 2013
end of more jobs wrote:
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A lot of those "nice homes" may wind up being for sale. As coal mining leaves so do lots of other jobs. The mining jobs end, the coal truck drivers jobs end, and those that sell supplies to the mines have their jobs at stake too.
Like someone else said, a house for the price of a VCR! I'm in!
Fox News Is A Joke

Shelbiana, KY

#156 Sep 24, 2013
brain drain wrote:
History tends to repeat itself if one does not learn from it. Coal is a non-renewable commodity, that is when it is gone, it is gone. The easy coal was mined in the camps, when Pike co had all the camps, families had lots of children, the shut down in the 50's when most left, with instructions from parents to, "find a better way of life". Those who came back went back to the mines, to the same end off and on. Obama stated that whoever chose to build a coalfired power plant would go bankrupt, he has his backers to satisfy. I did not support Obama, but you did. I am appalled at all the nice homes built in Eastern Ky on the prospect of keeping a job in the coal industry. I am glad I got out.
Go eat some tirds now.
Hickbenibble

Whitesburg, KY

#157 Sep 24, 2013
I have to say I hope more coal mining jobs are yet to be lost.You want to work in the mines go out west move away ,get out of Kentucky. Stop thinking mining coal is going to come back its not.Its all down here from now on for the mining industry.
welcome to my opinion

Pikeville, KY

#158 Sep 24, 2013
for all those who are praising the lord that coal is out and the jobs are gone, i wish you would post a pic of your jaw on the floor in a few months when all those men go back to work.
you heard it here first.
what

Thelma, KY

#159 Sep 24, 2013
Hickbenibble wrote:
I have to say I hope more coal mining jobs are yet to be lost.You want to work in the mines go out west move away ,get out of Kentucky. Stop thinking mining coal is going to come back its not.Its all down here from now on for the mining industry.
You wrote, "....You want to work in the mines go out west move away ,get out of Kentucky."

What, are the epa rules for mining coal different in other parts of the country then they are in eastern Kentucky?
Hardline

Hueysville, KY

#160 Sep 24, 2013
welcome to my opinion wrote:
for all those who are praising the lord that coal is out and the jobs are gone, i wish you would post a pic of your jaw on the floor in a few months when all those men go back to work.
you heard it here first.
I hope you are right, but, I'm afraid you're wrong.
Well Yes

Lebanon, KY

#161 Sep 24, 2013
what wrote:
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You wrote, "....You want to work in the mines go out west move away ,get out of Kentucky."
What, are the epa rules for mining coal different in other parts of the country then they are in eastern Kentucky?
Actually the EPA is not on the Western Coal Fields, they are prairie lands "flat grass land". When they remove the overburden from the coal seam and uncover those 80-100 foot thick coal seams just under the earth it is easy to reclaim. Strike it off flat and throw some grass seed back on it.

The mountain top removal "blowing up mountains and covering up valley's and fresh water streams have made the rest of the country sick". The EPA is on the eastern Appalachian coal fields harder because you are destroying mountains, valley's and fresh water streams, complete eco systems.

No the EPA or Surface & Reclamation to be exact, does not stay on the western coal fields out west as they do in the deciduous forest land of east Ky.
what

Thelma, KY

#162 Sep 24, 2013
Well Yes wrote:
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Actually the EPA is not on the Western Coal Fields, they are prairie lands "flat grass land". When they remove the overburden from the coal seam and uncover those 80-100 foot thick coal seams just under the earth it is easy to reclaim. Strike it off flat and throw some grass seed back on it.
The mountain top removal "blowing up mountains and covering up valley's and fresh water streams have made the rest of the country sick". The EPA is on the eastern Appalachian coal fields harder because you are destroying mountains, valley's and fresh water streams, complete eco systems.
No the EPA or Surface & Reclamation to be exact, does not stay on the western coal fields out west as they do in the deciduous forest land of east Ky.
And I had thought that the EPA real issue was carbon emission....
Well Yes

Lebanon, KY

#164 Sep 24, 2013
what wrote:
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And I had thought that the EPA real issue was carbon emission....
and clean water, they pulled out the no mining within 100 feet of stream thing a few years ago! Slowed down a lot of permits with that one!
welcome to my opinion

Pikeville, KY

#166 Sep 25, 2013
thanks wrote:
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Don't get too smug. Someday you may find yourself in a similar situation of being laid off. It may not be from mining, but one never knows what health issues might hit them.
that isnt really the person they say, its just someone being sarcastic.
http://www.nyrstar.com/Pages/default.aspx

i seen something on facebook recently that this place is hiring, and its a zinc mine.
shaft mine.
just do some research, this is for the younger men out there who have lost their jobs. consider leaving east ky for work.
its alot harder for the older men who have no other kind of job experience or training and who have more to give up, but if i were younger, had no kids or even if i had very young kids, i would consider going online and researching job opps elsewhere.
maybe have to do like our uncles, grandpas, etc did back after ww2, and just take off and go and work til you catch up and work around here picks back up, if that ever happens.
good luck to all and to all the haters, it isnt about water or clean air, its about food in the belly of a hungry child, its about paying the light bill.
these people figure out pretty fast what is important, keeping a 4wheeler or feeding their kids.
but if we had any kind of leadership in east ky and in all of ky we would have people striving to bring about jobs and industry into this region, not a damn call in center thats gonna pay ya 8 bucks an hour.
not that theres anything wrong with working for 8 bucks, if thats what you can find, and you need a job, but there is better out there.
too bad our leaders adopted nafta, and started allowing our factories to send all the jobs to fucking india or china.
Fox News Is A Joke

Shelbiana, KY

#167 Sep 25, 2013
welcome to my opinion wrote:
<quoted text>that isnt really the person they say, its just someone being sarcastic.
http://www.nyrstar.com/Pages/default.aspx
i seen something on facebook recently that this place is hiring, and its a zinc mine.
shaft mine.
just do some research, this is for the younger men out there who have lost their jobs. consider leaving east ky for work.
its alot harder for the older men who have no other kind of job experience or training and who have more to give up, but if i were younger, had no kids or even if i had very young kids, i would consider going online and researching job opps elsewhere.
maybe have to do like our uncles, grandpas, etc did back after ww2, and just take off and go and work til you catch up and work around here picks back up, if that ever happens.
good luck to all and to all the haters, it isnt about water or clean air, its about food in the belly of a hungry child, its about paying the light bill.
these people figure out pretty fast what is important, keeping a 4wheeler or feeding their kids.
but if we had any kind of leadership in east ky and in all of ky we would have people striving to bring about jobs and industry into this region, not a damn call in center thats gonna pay ya 8 bucks an hour.
not that theres anything wrong with working for 8 bucks, if thats what you can find, and you need a job, but there is better out there.
too bad our leaders adopted nafta, and started allowing our factories to send all the jobs to fucking india or china.
But you were for Romney, the Outsourcer in Chief!
welcome to my opinion

Pikeville, KY

#168 Sep 25, 2013
Fox News Is A Joke wrote:
<quoted text>But you were for Romney, the Outsourcer in Chief!
no i wasnt for romney and i sure as hell wasnt for obama. i have not seen a candidate in recent years that i would give two shits about, because they damn sure dont give two for any of us.
i know romney wasnt right for america
obama is all about foreign relations
clinton was the first president i was old enough to vote for, the first time he ran against ghw, and he was probably the best president we have had in a long time, except that signing nafta into law, this was the project of ghw before he left office and clinton shouldnt have signed it, he helped with the downfall of our country.
show me one candidate out there who has done anything for we the people?????
help me out here.
the first year i was old enough to vote, i voted for bill clinton against ghw.
overall i felt pretty good about my decision, but now, i look back and think that he set programs into motion that have helped bring about the fall of the empire.
i dont know that i will vote for whoever runs next.
maybe someday there will come a candidate who gives us all hope again.
but i doubt it, they should hold their conventions in a football stadium, that way they can put up signs of all their campaign contributors, that way americans know who will actually be running the country.
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