Emotional farewell as Bodine workers ...

Emotional farewell as Bodine workers leave

There are 27 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Dec 12, 2007, titled Emotional farewell as Bodine workers leave. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The men walking around the Bodine Assembly and Test Systems plant Wednesday morning come from the same mold - in their 40s or older, dressed neatly but not to impress, comfortable in the factory setting and ...

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Easton Wolf

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#23 Dec 13, 2007
#10, Joe of Southington, CT. writes
"I was with Bodine for 20 years, it was a great company to work for up until 2000 when they hired "outside" the family to micro-manage the company. It was downhill from there, by the time the family caught on, it was to late."
Answer #1 of the demise.
#2 is by Intheknow, AOL
"Someone should ask the Bodine boys why they turned down a higher offer from a company that would have kept Bodine in Bridgeport and preserved the employees jobs".(Answer;they were not guaranteed jobs!)
Connecticut Sam

Wolcott, CT

#24 Dec 13, 2007
pwilson wrote:
<quoted text>Has nothing to do with taxes??? Then why did they ask for Tax credits? Why did GE go to court to have their tax on the property on boston ave reduced? You bet your a__ it has to do with taxes. It is the number one reason business has moved out.
pwilson
You are right again. It is al about taxes.
Bert

Vancouver, Canada

#31 Sep 17, 2008
Joe wrote:
I was with Bodine for 20 years, it was a great company to work for up until 2000 when they hired "outside" the family to micro-manage the company. It was downhill from there, by the time the family caught on, it was to late.
I worked briefly for Bodien in 1989 even at that time their equipment was outdated, management was stale and the two brothers were ready for retirement. Unfortunately there sons were incapable of running anything one was an alcoholic and drug user and the other two were just spoiled rich boys that had no management capability.
Bert

Vancouver, Canada

#32 Sep 17, 2008
Easton Wolf wrote:
#10, Joe of Southington, CT. writes
"I was with Bodine for 20 years, it was a great company to work for up until 2000 when they hired "outside" the family to micro-manage the company. It was downhill from there, by the time the family caught on, it was to late."
Answer #1 of the demise.
#2 is by Intheknow, AOL
"Someone should ask the Bodine boys why they turned down a higher offer from a company that would have kept Bodine in Bridgeport and preserved the employees jobs".(Answer;they were not guaranteed jobs!)
I worked briefly for Bodien in 1989 even at that time their equipment was outdated, management was stale and the two brothers were ready for retirement. Unfortunately there sons were incapable of running anything one was an alcoholic and drug user and the other two were just spoiled rich boys that had no management capability.
Bert

Vancouver, Canada

#33 Sep 17, 2008
I worked briefly for Bodien in 1989 even at that time their equipment was outdated, management was stale and the two brothers were ready for retirement. Unfortunately there sons were incapable of running anything one was an alcoholic and drug user and the other two were just spoiled rich boys that had no management capability. There sons and is up screwing a lot of people, I'm sure they're still living well.
American

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#34 Sep 17, 2008
Brion wrote:
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Companies like Bodine has been out sourcing work for decades! Has nothing to do with Bridgeports taxes! All over the US it is the same story. US seems to think that the service industry is the way to go.
It has everything to do with taxes. Don't kid yourself. The Dems. have run this state into the ground and have no plan or leadership to correct things. Vote'm all out come next election.
Peter D

Toms River, NJ

#35 Aug 16, 2013
Joe wrote:
I was with Bodine for 20 years, it was a great company to work for up until 2000 when they hired "outside" the family to micro-manage the company. It was downhill from there, by the time the family caught on, it was to late.
I did business with Bodine in the early 1990s and got to know the business and family owners pretty well. The owners were hard working, good people. They cared very much about their company, their employees and their products. They were also very proud of Bridgeport and Connecticut. I admired them.

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