Overhome

United States

#101 Aug 4, 2010
I have been out of contact with TRW folks for many years so I am honestly wondering if the regular workers and management there are Overhomes like it used to be?
chickensoup

Fort Campbell, TN

#102 Aug 4, 2010
Uhh whats overhomes mean?
Sinner

Imperial, MO

#103 Aug 5, 2010
chickensoup wrote:
Uhh whats overhomes mean?
The Overhomes are the people from across the mountain in the extended Clinch Valley area. There was a time that Overhomes were the only people who could get a good job in Rogersville. TRW was infested with them once upon a time. Just wondering if that is still the case.
Local

United States

#104 Aug 6, 2010
I agree with your point Mr. Edwards. The problem isn't small business
which are going out of business left and right. It's major corporations who make millions and billions of dollars, even in a bad recession, and want to lay off people for pure greed. Noone says that they shoudn't make money, they should but if you lay off people across they country or pay miniscule wages, who can afford to buy their products? Inflation is going up not down and as long as we set ideally by not doing or saying anything they will keep geting away with it. That is why they orginzed in the first place. To keep large companys from doing what they are doing now.
Worker

United States

#105 Aug 6, 2010
Corporate greed is THE most important thing in America. It will never end. Corporations have no concern for the rest of us. Maximizing profits is the be all and end all no matter who it hurts or whether or not it will distroy the nation. And according to the right wing nuts on the supreme court, corporations have the same rights as an individual person.
awi

Kirkland, WA

#106 Feb 16, 2011
TRW Portland MI.

Starting wage $10.00 an hour. Top pay reached $13.01. Takes two full working years to obtain.

Temp starting pay $9.00 an hour. Can't get hired in if you smoke or chew. You are giving a tabbaco test.

TRW screwing its workers priceless.

Taking pay cuts is one thing but this is just screwing its workers over. Old wage used to be $20.00 an hour then they laid half the plant off and tried calling them back for $10.00. Yes yes were in hard times and paycuts are needed but let me tell you this... The portland plant best recorded gross its ever made was 78M back in 1994. Back then they could afford to pay employes fair wages, good benefits, bonous etc... In 2009 the plant made 80M. 2010 the plant is expected to produce in the 90M range, but as of now the sales are up %14 so its looking higher. In 2011 the plant is expected to be a 100M+ facility. How could they affored to pay employes good wages benefits, and in general take care of the workers on 78M a year but now that were blowing those numbers out of the ball park there saying they dont have any money...? hmm...maybe because John Plant CEO of TRW made 21Mil in 2010? I dont know..
iwa

Alpharetta, GA

#107 Feb 17, 2011
First off the old wage was never $20 an hour, unless you worked in skilled trades. Yes the plant has recovered from the bankruptsies of Chrysler and GM and business is improving with implementation of electric steering and yes TRW is leading the competition in this area. Tennessee is a right to work state so TRW can do as they wish, but instead they have just given everyone a raise. Employee's that previously made the $13 an hour that you mentioned are now making over $14 an hour. Not a bad pay rate if you want to stay in this area. Jobs are hard to come by and after a recession $14 an hour is a lot better than unemployment. I'm thankful to have a job. So humble yourself, stop complaining, get a job and make something of yourself.
Everywhere

Knoxville, TN

#108 Feb 17, 2011
This is not only trw it's anywhere u work....we aren't people anymore we are just a dang number that can be replaced in a matter of minutes.
Big Dog

Chattanooga, TN

#109 Feb 17, 2011
We have been replaced by China, India, Mexico, ect....
Sinner

United States

#110 Feb 18, 2011
China, India, Mexico, etc., that you mention, are just doing for themselves what the USA did back when. They are people also who are trying to do for themselves and their own just like we did. The world does not belong to just us. The problem with the "us" side of the equation is that part of corporate greed that pays out gozillians of dollars in executive compensations and begrudges its workers a living wage. That is what will destroy us. Too many bean counters are trying to out count each other.
worked to death

United States

#111 Feb 18, 2011
Jason wrote:
Just wanted to let the community know that good ole TRW has workers laid off and are replacing the full time workers that are laid off with temporary workers. What a sorry ass place. And the people who run it as well. Its funny that the H.R. Manager Daronda Patterson is half owner of the temp service that they are using also. Im never goin back to work there again. The place sucks and so does the management. BULLOCK,BOLTON,BOWERS,PATTERSO N,FANNON, YOU BASTARDS KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!
You think TRW sucks,try working at Sam Dong you cry baby.
Just me wanting to know

Knoxville, TN

#112 Feb 18, 2011
TRW is over paying workers. most jobs at trw could be done by a monkey.stop crying u r lucky to have a job. just keep kissing the boss butt.
wondering

Kingsport, TN

#113 Feb 18, 2011
Hows the new Plant Manager?
funny

Alcoa, TN

#114 Feb 19, 2011
I hear nobody likes him. In the day, TRW was the place to work. Great benefits, great retirement plan - don't know about now. All I know is, there aren't many places that someone can retire with over a half million dollars paid out to them - what I heard anyway.
I do my job u do yours

United States

#115 Feb 20, 2011
wondering wrote:
Hows the new Plant Manager?
I agree no one likes him. That new guy they just hired seems good. He is on the floor he listens and gets shit done why ain't he the plant manager maybe we could get more shit done.

I am not happy about the situation but I know it is the best offer in town.
Interested

United States

#116 Feb 20, 2011
Who is the hot boss at TRW anyone know if he is seeing anyone?

Where is he from?
Big Dog

Chattanooga, TN

#117 Feb 20, 2011
If you don't like it quit! Nobody makes you stay.
Reader

Erwin, TN

#118 Feb 20, 2011
This place sounds like Hutchinson Sealing Systems.
I hear

Kingsport, TN

#119 Feb 20, 2011
Nobody likes the management team there (Hutchinson) either.
Big Dog

Chattanooga, TN

#120 Feb 20, 2011
I hear wrote:
Nobody likes the management team there (Hutchinson) either.
That's why it's called a JOB! You're NOT supposed to like it!

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