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Resident

United States

#1 Feb 10, 2011
I have been reading all the post on different threads about Goodyear closing its doors, and I must say I am literally sick. People are actually rejoicing in this. This isn't funny, this is a very serious matter. Even if you do not work for Goodyear, I assure you that you will be affected.The Goodyear plant in Union City Tn has been here since 1968. We are talking about 1900 jobs here. People really have no idea how much Goodyear has brought to this area. Unemployment rates are at an all time high. People are doing everything they can to make ends meat. The economy is real screwd right now. What is gonna happen to all those people? Their familys? Their homes? Their vehicles? What about all the small businesses? Locally owned restraunts, shops, car lots, this will affect you all. People are talking about drug usage and injuries newsflash this happens everywhere! Look at the other factories in this area. Seriously? What about the retirees? The widows? What happpens to them? And yes these people made good money but what if you went from making 25-30 an hour and had to start over? Goodyear workers make as much as many people with college degrees. Many people have put their blood, sweat, and tears in this plant and now they want to pack up and leave? This is devastating and my heart goes out to these people and our community.
guest

Martin, TN

#2 Feb 10, 2011
I also feel bad for the families and my heart goes out to them.Now for the ones who have always thought they were so high and mighty because they work there.Karma's a bitch!
Resident

United States

#3 Feb 10, 2011
Goodyear just had that big shindig safet/cost incentive carnival with all the free food and shirts. What the hell was that? Because they are complaining about cost, throw a big party to explain how to fix it and then decide to close before trying to fix it? And these problems have been here for yrs...why are they acting like they came over night? Better yet what was that sorry ass Union doing when all this was happening?
SickatHeart

Union City, TN

#4 Feb 10, 2011
Resident wrote:
I have been reading all the post on different threads about Goodyear closing its doors, and I must say I am literally sick. People are actually rejoicing in this. This isn't funny, this is a very serious matter. Even if you do not work for Goodyear, I assure you that you will be affected.The Goodyear plant in Union City Tn has been here since 1968. We are talking about 1900 jobs here. People really have no idea how much Goodyear has brought to this area. Unemployment rates are at an all time high. People are doing everything they can to make ends meat. The economy is real screwd right now. What is gonna happen to all those people? Their familys? Their homes? Their vehicles? What about all the small businesses? Locally owned restraunts, shops, car lots, this will affect you all. People are talking about drug usage and injuries newsflash this happens everywhere! Look at the other factories in this area. Seriously? What about the retirees? The widows? What happpens to them? And yes these people made good money but what if you went from making 25-30 an hour and had to start over? Goodyear workers make as much as many people with college degrees. Many people have put their blood, sweat, and tears in this plant and now they want to pack up and leave? This is devastating and my heart goes out to these people and our community.
Well said, Resident. I agree 100%. I don't work for Goodyear but I know a few people that do. I'm Praying for these Families and I'm Praying for Union City. Some people just don't realize what we are facing.
boo hoo

United States

#5 Feb 10, 2011
Resident wrote:
I have been reading all the post on different threads about Goodyear closing its doors, and I must say I am literally sick. People are actually rejoicing in this. This isn't funny, this is a very serious matter. Even if you do not work for Goodyear, I assure you that you will be affected.The Goodyear plant in Union City Tn has been here since 1968. We are talking about 1900 jobs here. People really have no idea how much Goodyear has brought to this area. Unemployment rates are at an all time high. People are doing everything they can to make ends meat. The economy is real screwd right now. What is gonna happen to all those people? Their familys? Their homes? Their vehicles? What about all the small businesses? Locally owned restraunts, shops, car lots, this will affect you all. People are talking about drug usage and injuries newsflash this happens everywhere! Look at the other factories in this area. Seriously? What about the retirees? The widows? What happpens to them? And yes these people made good money but what if you went from making 25-30 an hour and had to start over? Goodyear workers make as much as many people with college degrees. Many people have put their blood, sweat, and tears in this plant and now they want to pack up and leave? This is devastating and my heart goes out to these people and our community.


Well they can always sell some of their shit, can't they? Or would that be too much to ask of them?
Shocked

United States

#6 Feb 10, 2011
It is pure stupidity. to rejoice when 1 person looses his job. What kind of person could possibly rejoice when 1900 people are told they are going to loose their job. It doesn't matter of they make 5 Dollars or 25 DolLArs an hour that is their livelihood. That is how they feed their family. It is Sad that people rejoice in this situation.
the truth

United States

#7 Feb 10, 2011
It is a very serious matter, but nothing we say or do will make them stay. Goodyear employees are not the first people to loose there jobs, they need to stop living above there means, life will go on, Union City will bring more jobs to the area and things will be ok, we have God on our side.
tell me

United States

#8 Feb 10, 2011
Shocked wrote:
It is pure stupidity. to rejoice when 1 person looses his job. What kind of person could possibly rejoice when 1900 people are told they are going to loose their job. It doesn't matter of they make 5 Dollars or 25 DolLArs an hour that is their livelihood. That is how they feed their family. It is Sad that people rejoice in this situation.
How does one "loose" a job?
Resident

United States

#9 Feb 10, 2011
boo hoo wrote:
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Well they can always sell some of their shit, can't they? Or would that be too much to ask of them?
Would you want to sell your "shit"? Would that be to much to ask of you?
Who cares

Martin, TN

#11 Feb 10, 2011
Resident wrote:
<quoted text> Would you want to sell your "shit"? Would that be to much to ask of you?
Who cares about these people,they have lived abundant lives and they took it for granted.Now try to get a normal life like most of us and learn how to get buy.How could anyone feel sorry for you unless you are employeed there now.People loose their way of life every day.Either by divorce or laid off,but has anyone on here ever started a topic about them loosing everything.No they dont whine like goodyear employees who are always arguing about their job.All they have to do is apply for a normal job like the rest of us and so what if they loose their homes,vehicles,boats,four wheelers and harleys.They will just have to go back to their old way of life.What is wrong with that happening.We are all equal and alot of these employees thought they were better.What goes around will always come around.Enjoy the rest of your lives employees and maybe this is a lesson learned.
yes i would

United States

#12 Feb 10, 2011
Resident wrote:
<quoted text> Would you want to sell your "shit"? Would that be to much to ask of you?


Yes, I would sell some possessions in a heartbeat if I knew I was going to be without a job in a few months. In fact, I have done that more than once in my life when times got tough. What makes these Goodyear people any better to think they are too good to do that? Boats, gas guzzling trucks, big houses, atvs, harleys, new cars for teenagers, name brand clothes, hunting gear, and duck blinds are NOT necessities. People can also survive without trips to Florida every year. Some of these people need to wake up and stop expecting to be paid like they have college degrees.
reality

Alcoa, TN

#14 Feb 11, 2011
Who is going to buy these items? Most people in this area and surrounding area are not buying large ticket items at any price. They do not have confidence in their own jobs. Most people do not have disposable income to spend on a discounted truck, boat, or fourwheeler. Reality is that banks will go under when the Goodyear workes move and leave behind unpaid houses and let items go back in repossession.
I don't know why so many people are happy about Union City loosing Goodyear? The Goodyears workers made $23 an hour, but most of that money was spent in our community in the form of gas, restaurants, clothes, cars, groceries and taxes. Sadly, the things you are griping about with Goodyear workers are the same things that provided for your family in a trickle down effect of money.
If a Goodyear worker/family ate at a restaurant, your child worked at that business. If a Goodyear woker/family bought groceries or clothes, you, your spouse, your child worked at that business. If a Goodyear worker bought gas, once again, someone you are related to or know works at the gas station. Just how many related/service jobs will also be lost when Goodyear finally closes its doors? How about the Chamber of Commerce get out their calculators and do some figuring on how many jobs that are dependent on Goodyear will be lost. Some people need a reality check that Obion County is loosing more than 1900 jobs.
guest

United States

#15 Feb 11, 2011
reality wrote:
Who is going to buy these items? Most people in this area and surrounding area are not buying large ticket items at any price. They do not have confidence in their own jobs. Most people do not have disposable income to spend on a discounted truck, boat, or fourwheeler. Reality is that banks will go under when the Goodyear workes move and leave behind unpaid houses and let items go back in repossession.
I don't know why so many people are happy about Union City loosing Goodyear? The Goodyears workers made $23 an hour, but most of that money was spent in our community in the form of gas, restaurants, clothes, cars, groceries and taxes. Sadly, the things you are griping about with Goodyear workers are the same things that provided for your family in a trickle down effect of money.
If a Goodyear worker/family ate at a restaurant, your child worked at that business. If a Goodyear woker/family bought groceries or clothes, you, your spouse, your child worked at that business. If a Goodyear worker bought gas, once again, someone you are related to or know works at the gas station. Just how many related/service jobs will also be lost when Goodyear finally closes its doors? How about the Chamber of Commerce get out their calculators and do some figuring on how many jobs that are dependent on Goodyear will be lost. Some people need a reality check that Obion County is loosing more than 1900 jobs.
Ever heard of eBay? Ever heard of Craigs list? Yes, they can sell items that can be moved. Gawd some people are so backward.
guest

Sioux City, IA

#16 Feb 11, 2011
People, why can't you understand the correct usage of lose versus loose or losing versus loosing? And please don't try to blame it on simple typos.
Dont Know either

United States

#17 Feb 11, 2011
I don't know either on the lose or loose something.I've have seen it used at least 20 times somewhere in these threads.My God help us all!No typos"HA",just don't know how to spell . LOL.Lets put it this way .They're some "LOOSE" people at Goodyear and they're some Goodyear people that will "LOSE" their jobs.
my take

Miami, FL

#18 Feb 11, 2011
I agree. The message might recieve a little more respect if they would learn to spell and punctuate correctly. Most people who have a 4th grade education can spell better than some who post here.
guest wrote:
People, why can't you understand the correct usage of lose versus loose or losing versus loosing? And please don't try to blame it on simple typos.
guest

Princeton, KY

#19 Feb 11, 2011
Shocked wrote:
It is pure stupidity. to rejoice when 1 person looses his job. What kind of person could possibly rejoice when 1900 people are told they are going to loose their job. It doesn't matter of they make 5 Dollars or 25 DolLArs an hour that is their livelihood. That is how they feed their family. It is Sad that people rejoice in this situation.
Well where were all these people when others lost their jobs and didn't even have notice. These people knew it was coming they could have tried to prepare. Most Goodyear people thought that they could and did have anything at every cost. How do they think it made of rest of the town feel? Obion County went by Goodyear's standards and pay and maybe they just pushed it too far! Everyone will be fine, they will just have to learn to adjust and not overspend and so on. People that don't work at Goodyear have been doing it for years.
i agree

Paris, TN

#20 Feb 11, 2011
Who cares wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares about these people,they have lived abundant lives and they took it for granted.Now try to get a normal life like most of us and learn how to get buy.How could anyone feel sorry for you unless you are employeed there now.People loose their way of life every day.Either by divorce or laid off,but has anyone on here ever started a topic about them loosing everything.No they dont whine like goodyear employees who are always arguing about their job.All they have to do is apply for a normal job like the rest of us and so what if they loose their homes,vehicles,boats,four wheelers and harleys.They will just have to go back to their old way of life.What is wrong with that happening.We are all equal and alot of these employees thought they were better.What goes around will always come around.Enjoy the rest of your lives employees and maybe this is a lesson learned.
I agree with you. I am actually an unemployed worker myself. A LPN as a matter of fact, that due to the economy, my company downsized and left me with 2 children to feed and a wopping 1200 dollars a month to support us. I was accustomed to making that in a week but we survive with what we have and i dont recall a rally of eympathy for me or many of the others in my company when we were hit with the news. i have gone back to school and am almost finished with my RN. It is scary to think of the effects this will have on the entire area, however, these individuals will survive. they may lose some of their material items but that is not the end of the world. sometimes it takes being knocked on your ass to see that you are no different than anyone else. It is time for everyone to see that when you fail to see through someone elses perspective you may end up having to walk in their shoes. I am not saying that my heart doesnt go out to these families, because it does; i am just saying that this horror of what all these people may lose is the exact reason we as a nation are in this mess. Materialism will land you right here. Across this country there are thousands of people sleeping on the streets and in their cars. They would feel like they hit the jackpot if they were offered 25,000 and a job for another few months. So these people may need to sell their lake property, boats, extra cars, if they want to they can buckle down and survive. They just may have to face a reality that most of us have been living with for a long time.
jbl

Hendersonville, NC

#21 Feb 11, 2011
You must make min. wage.
boo hoo wrote:
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Well they can always sell some of their shit, can't they? Or would that be too much to ask of them?
jbl

Hendersonville, NC

#22 Feb 11, 2011
Not everyone at Goodyear overspends. They are just like anyone else that has a job. You have people that don't earn as much that are in debt, you have people that earn alot and are in debt. So it works both ways. Except for now they will have no income coming in. Think about it, its just common sense. As far as the town feeling, you are always going to have someone look at the other person that is employed and have bad feelings. But Goodyear workers were not the only ones employed in Union City. They would have to look at Lennox, Kholer, other business for that matter.
guest wrote:
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Well where were all these people when others lost their jobs and didn't even have notice. These people knew it was coming they could have tried to prepare. Most Goodyear people thought that they could and did have anything at every cost. How do they think it made of rest of the town feel? Obion County went by Goodyear's standards and pay and maybe they just pushed it too far! Everyone will be fine, they will just have to learn to adjust and not overspend and so on. People that don't work at Goodyear have been doing it for years.

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