Manufacturing jobs open in Poplar Bluff

Manufacturing jobs open in Poplar Bluff

There are 74 comments on the KFVS12 story from Jun 16, 2010, titled Manufacturing jobs open in Poplar Bluff. In it, KFVS12 reports that:

DONIPHAN, MO - The Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce says every company in Poplar Bluff's Industrial Park is looking for new employees.

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Since: May 10

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#61 Aug 20, 2010
union
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#62 Aug 20, 2010
guest wrote:
It was not surprising to learn that our factories cannot find enough employees in PB. A majority of the population here collects unemployment, food stamps, medicaid, etc. Or they have found a doctor, lawyer and judge somewhere to declare them "disabled." They would rather hunt, fish, roam around Walmart and McDonalds, and do drugs rather than work. There are whole families and generations of families around here that operate this way. And their explanation is, who can blame us.
Well, the people working and paying taxes, that's who. There are many who can work, but stay home and collect unemployment. Many business people I know tell me the people come for interviews and demand a certain unreasonable wage to come to work, or threaten to stay on unemployment. Complaints to the unemployment office and state do nothing. They say there is nothing they can do about it.
The white trash around here makes Poplar Bluff one of the worst areas in the state. It is really apparent when the Chamber of Commerce has to go to surrounding small towns to help the factories find workers. I guarantee that if they cracked down on all the trash, the factories would be flourishing and unemployment would immediately drop in half.
Thank You very much, could not have said it better myself.....If they would cut out these programs to able body people that can work this town would be in much better shape...Please get these young people off welfare and make them work!!!!!!!!!
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#63 Aug 20, 2010
Sure wrote:
Man, I would sure hate in this economy to work at job where I made the kind of money you would get working six twelve hour days a week. If you don't want to work, move away and hope to find a nine to five job. Otherwise, stay in PB and make the money while you can make it.
I've been at Briggs for three years now and we just ended several months of five days of nine hours and Saturdays of eight hours. Sure it was rough but it was good money and now that we're through the building engines for our customers that will need them for the peak seasons of selling lawn mowers we can relax a bit into our forty hour a week jobs.
Sure working all the overtime was tough not seeing my family and having little time for a personal life a bit but it's worth it each year for the great money, excellent insurance for me and my family and a growing 401k so that if I stick it out I can relax for good. Even if I lose my job at least I can roll my 401k over to my next job and move on with my life so that I'll still have a stable future to look forward to.
I'm sorry the original poster of this thread doesn't have the motivation to think this far ahead.
you are so right,most of the people around here just do not want to WORK, Sorry guys thats why its called a JOB.........

Since: May 10

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#64 Aug 20, 2010
without a union you will not make a living wage
wake up south east missouri
Bobby Burns

Saint Louis, MO

#65 Aug 20, 2010
Union, nonunion, it a moot point at this juncture.

Simple fact is that after 8-10 hours the human brain, yes brain, functions at lower capacity than it should. Mistakes get made, injuries happen, product is less than sterling.

Breaks of at least 15 minutes should be given every two hours at a minimum.

Safety considerations dictate an 8-20 hour work day, 60 hours in 7 days is a maximum from a safety point of view.

A factory running 3-8 hour shifts is more likely to have fewer job related injuries, fewer product items with flaws, and a more efficient running line. Quality over quantity.

The more efficient factories have cross over training for their employees, which takes care of the problem of illness or family emergencies removing key personnel from the line.

Innovative people should be encouraged, after all Henry Ford said something to the effect about a lazy man finding an easier way to do things with the same end result.

Complaining on a public forum doesn't affect change, a well thought out and written proposal with facts and sources cited might.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#66 Aug 20, 2010
Good Worker wrote:
I started working at Nordyne at the beginning of this month. When I began, they told me exactly how long the shifts would be, that the work would be hard, the factory hot, and overtime was a very real possibility. The job was not sugarcoated. There were close to 30 people who started on the same day as me, and 3 quit the first night. Now, a month later, there are maybe 7 from my round of hiring. The people around here are lazy, and want to get the awesome paycheck, but without having to do the work that earns it.
If you want a good paying job without having to go to college for years, then factory work is the best way to go. If you are expecting a free ride, go live somewhere else, because I'm tired of supporting your lazy welfare receiving ass.
SOOOOOO TRUE please move to another state.!!!
Hmmmm

League City, TX

#67 Sep 1, 2011
ex employee wrote:
Nordyne treats poeple like a stick of gum ! When you run out of flavor,they will spit you out,(Fire You)and grab a new person.......you have to be a suck #ss to last any time there,or Biggest #ss kisser of all thetre Tim Harris !
\naw its chuck allstun and tammy morgans fat a$$es now days
Hmmmm

League City, TX

#68 Sep 1, 2011
dbunyard wrote:
without a union you will not make a living wage
wake up south east missouri
LOL i used to run around screaming union at nordyne..

Open door open floor my ass..
Hmmmm

League City, TX

#69 Sep 1, 2011
guest wrote:
<quoted text>SOOOOOO TRUE please move to another state.!!!
Actually.. no they lied.. it says u get vacay after one year.. false.. along with alot alot alot of other false statementys they make to lure you into their hell hole..

I asked hr and the career center about it.. and they both gave me some run round bs. they know what they doing they just dont care
food 4 thought

Neelyville, MO

#70 Sep 1, 2011
the problem with Nordyne and alot of other places is this new debit card pay system.it may not sound like a bad deal, unless you consider all the fees that come with using it. In the end, you are paying them to pay you. Who wants that?

Since: Jun 11

Poplar Bluff, MO

#71 Sep 2, 2011
food 4 thought wrote:
the problem with Nordyne and alot of other places is this new debit card pay system.it may not sound like a bad deal, unless you consider all the fees that come with using it. In the end, you are paying them to pay you. Who wants that?
I never heard of that but sounds like the old company store has risen it's head from the mining towns to across the country, only much smaller and slimmer. Can we get a purty picture on that co. store card?
right…

Doniphan, MO

#72 Sep 2, 2011
Gee I wonder wrote:
"Tammie Morgan of Nordyne was also left guessing as to why her company couldn't fill 30 open positions, especially with so many people looking for work."

Could it have something to do with the fact that they (nordyne) hire people telling they will work 4 10 hour days, and then turn around and tell them they have to work 6 12 hour days? Maybe some job stability would bring in workers.

Briggs and Stratton will fire you for attendance even if you've been there 5 or 10 years and you've stayed within their attendance requirements the whole time... 100+ people can attest to that.

Most of the 'industrial' type jobs in PB are 3rd rate operations with absolutely no ethics or stability. I can see why they have to reach into the backwoods to find people uninformed / desperate enough to work for them. You're honestly better off taking a job at Wal-mart than these places.
Yeah, that's why there aren't any 10,15, or 20 yr folks at Briggs. Their attendance policy is so strict. That's a bunch of crap. Abide by the rules and take a lil pride in your job. There are several people that's been there for yrs.
Sick of Bums

United States

#73 Sep 2, 2011
Hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually.. no they lied.. it says u get vacay after one year.. false.. along with alot alot alot of other false statementys they make to lure you into their hell hole..
I asked hr and the career center about it.. and they both gave me some run round bs. they know what they doing they just dont care
You are a lazy no good bastard!! Go to another state and live off welfare u stupid lazy punk!
hello

United States

#74 Sep 7, 2011
over time is great in the economy that we are in. My husband didnt know if he would have a job,they let a lot of people go on his job .
He got lucky.we still have a job that pay's are bills.
It is hard to work a lot of over time ,but it look's very good in the bank.
i lost my job they closed the plant,I worked 6 days a week 12 hour's a day untill that happened. Yes I was wore out.But sure wished I had that job now

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