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Rick

Herrin, IL

#1 Jan 9, 2012
Which coal mine is a better one to work at, American Coal in Galatia or Sugar Camp in Akin? I have been offered a job at both.Thanks for your input.
hmm

Carterville, IL

#2 Jan 9, 2012
Galatia has went down hill since Bob Murry took over
Coal Miner

United States

#3 Jan 9, 2012
I find that this post is all most a fake or something. People will do about anything to get a job with Mach Mining Company Sugar Camp Mine. I personally know people who are working at some bad places like American coal just so they might have a chance to get a job with a better company. You must not have any mine experience at all if you donít know the difference. A few people like American coal but I have worked there and many others and I will tell you it is a bad scary place with some very mean management they treat people like they are slaves. My advice is to leave American coal alone. I heard it said once that American coal was the starter mine, this is true cause that is what you do you go there get started and hope to get the hell out and move on to a place like Sugar camp. I hope this helps and you are not just putting people on by saying which is better Sugar Camp or American Coal. Am Coal SUCKS> God bless the people there but I am telling you just drive right on by that place. Was the best mine ever before Murry Got it.
Rick

Herrin, IL

#4 Jan 10, 2012
No not a fake..moved here not too long ago from out of state so I am not familiar with either. Thanks for your info.
coal

United States

#5 Jan 11, 2012
I work at am coal and have for years sounds like whoever wrote post about it being scary and having slave driving bosses didnt work out prob just lazy.almost every person i've ever seen quit comes back
spicy

Fort Scott, KS

#6 Jan 17, 2012
Hey its a job. And there is few around. But honestly go to sugarcamp. You get paid good and fast. My brother in law works there. And my uncle works at american. And makes less and has worked in the mines longer.
zach braggs

Herrin, IL

#7 Jan 17, 2012
Wish I could get job tthere i wouldnt be lazy i think it would be cool to get dirty
mminer

Litchfield, MN

#8 Jan 18, 2012
no offense but If you think it would " be cool to get dirty" you probably have never worked a hard manual labor job be4 and probably couldn't handle the caliber of work that is done in the coal mines, and Rick if I where you I'd go to sugar camp rather than am coal but I have herd from a guy at my mine that used to work there that alot of the bosses are dickheads to redhats just for the sake of being dickheads, and if you get the chance to go to mach take it over any other mine it is a great place to work and is ran by good people who know there shit
run coal

Des Moines, IA

#9 Aug 16, 2012
Mach and sugarcamp(akin) are great. Got six yrs btween the two. Am coal is a shit hole.
do it

Sesser, IL

#10 Aug 16, 2012
Need to get unions back at the mines. Then u guys could really make some money. And have s safer place to work. They are all non union. right? I could be wr0ng..
old miner
#11 Aug 17, 2012
the new breed of miners will wake up in a few years and wish they had medical and pension as long as they keep stuffing money inthese boys pockets they dont even respect msha let alone the union. these hillbillies are gonna gut this area and walk off and leave it!!
good source

United States

#12 Aug 19, 2012
I worked at mach for five years, they are from west virginia and treat everyone like its 1950. Threats scare tactics and everything you don't wanna be around every day. You gotta suck their cocks to get anywhere with them. Damn straight you'll make the money but you won't see your family or have a day for yourself. They lie cheat and take every last bit of dignity you got cause they know you ain't gonna go anywhere else. MSHA knows they break every rule known to mining but they stuff their pockets and their employees pockets to keep it hush hush. I know from experience with these dickheads. Big steroid problem there too. I can name names
old miner

Eldon, MO

#13 Aug 21, 2012
msha hotline
Random

Norristown, PA

#14 May 16, 2017
mminer wrote:
no offense but If you think it would " be cool to get dirty" you probably have never worked a hard manual labor job be4 and probably couldn't handle the caliber of work that is done in the coal mines, and Rick if I where you I'd go to sugar camp rather than am coal but I have herd from a guy at my mine that used to work there that alot of the bosses are dickheads to redhats just for the sake of being dickheads, and if you get the chance to go to mach take it over any other mine it is a great place to work and is ran by good people who know there shit
Lol try build storm shelter's. Im weilder at SI Storm shelters.
Miner 2

Carterville, IL

#15 May 16, 2017
Random wrote:
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Lol try build storm shelter's. Im weilder at SI Storm shelters.
Galatia is a thing of the past because of a fat ugly pig. Murray.
Miner

Vincennes, IN

#16 May 17, 2017
Miner 2 wrote:
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Galatia is a thing of the past because of a fat ugly pig. Murray.
Yes i agree. Good that place is shutting down it's dangerous.
speakerOtruth

United States

#17 May 17, 2017
Rick wrote:
Which coal mine is a better one to work at, American Coal in Galatia or Sugar Camp in Akin? I have been offered a job at both.Thanks for your input.
Well they are all Scabs and all tremble when MSHA shows up. So just pick one, you can't really trust any Scab, otherwise they would be Scabs.
miner

Carterville, IL

#18 May 17, 2017
speakerOtruth wrote:
<quoted text>Well they are all Scabs and all tremble when MSHA shows up. So just pick one, you can't really trust any Scab, otherwise they would be Scabs.
yup we're all scabs. We can't be union because all you old fools that mined in the 80-90's killed the umwa. Strike to protect the bums. Strike to go fishing. Strike to go hunting. Etc. umwa is a weak almost extinct union to to its own greed. Hell they backed a president that declared a war on coal.
Miner 2

Carterville, IL

#19 May 18, 2017
miner wrote:
<quoted text>yup we're all scabs. We can't be union because all you old fools that mined in the 80-90's killed the umwa. Strike to protect the bums. Strike to go fishing. Strike to go hunting. Etc. umwa is a weak almost extinct union to to its own greed. Hell they backed a president that declared a war on coal.
Wrong, UMWA is Republican now. Im a member retired. I've got insurance for life. How about you. You all voted against the Union years ago. Its your fault. Cry somewhere else.
speakerOtruth

United States

#20 May 18, 2017
Miner 2 wrote:
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Wrong, UMWA is Republican now. Im a member retired. I've got insurance for life. How about you. You all voted against the Union years ago. Its your fault. Cry somewhere else.
And most of the mine safety regulations in place now they can thank the Union for.

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