Firestone is a good place to work! Be thankful

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bored

United States

#1 Jan 21, 2009
My Husband works at Firestone and they have been good to us. He does like his job and we are very thankful to them. So, hat's off to the people who make it possible for so many people to have and keep their jobs, especially in times like these. Thank you.
Some random Guy

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#2 Jan 21, 2009
i dont know if you knew this or not. but the natural rubber that employees handle day in and out is poisonous and could be cancerous to the health. it isnt in firestone policy to enforce the use of gloves. i dont know if they even distribute them to the workers or not. i have family working there "every body does" its just an other day another dollar. but kudos for not laying off the fulltimers like they did the temps.
no offense
justme

Madisonville, KY

#3 Jan 22, 2009
bored wrote:
My Husband works at Firestone and they have been good to us. He does like his job and we are very thankful to them. So, hat's off to the people who make it possible for so many people to have and keep their jobs, especially in times like these. Thank you.
could'nt have said it better!! kudos
My Opinion wrote

United States

#4 Jan 22, 2009
are you people on crack, you don't put up with the crap we do, daily. You need to work there and you wouldn't be so thankful.
Facts

United States

#5 Jan 22, 2009
Some random Guy wrote:
i dont know if you knew this or not. but the natural rubber that employees handle day in and out is poisonous and could be cancerous to the health. it isnt in firestone policy to enforce the use of gloves. i dont know if they even distribute them to the workers or not. i have family working there "every body does" its just an other day another dollar. but kudos for not laying off the fulltimers like they did the temps.
no offense
I bet half of the people that work there end up dying of lung cancer, that place is nasty. If you have ever worked there as a temp or full time you all know that it only takes about a day for a snow white piece of paper to turn a nasty yellow color that looks like it is 100 yrs old, imagine what all those people's lungs look like that have worked there for 5 years or longer, I wonder if Firestone will take care of those people's family.
josie

Lexington, KY

#6 Jan 23, 2009
As a former employee that worked there a few years . Trust me, At some point in your life you will start thinking more about your health. Mine came a few later after I quit. I suffered a stroke , that opened a door to find that I had a rare blood clotting disorder. That was just the start of alot of health issues. I don`t blame Firestone. It was me that worked there on my own free will. I was the one wanting that paycheck. The years that I did work at Firestone I chose to handle what was in there. Never forced ! So people don`t need to complain about what they are being force to breath in the plant , or complain about hours being cut back , You need to thank God above that you are able to walk in that plant and still have a job. Take a look at your family and be thankful that you are able to keep a roof over their head , food on the table. There is so many people that are loosing everything. Be thankful for what you have. Remember , Firestone is still there with its doors open in Williamsburg.

Another thing, why post whose cheating with who ??? Thats something that goes on everywhere people work. Need to think of kids reading these topix before posting nasty things about posting names on here.
I think I have said enough.

The Wife

United States

#7 Jan 23, 2009
Firestone is a good place to work! The people who have been there for years have become complacent and do not realize what a good job they have. They should sit back and take a look at all of these places that are laying off or shutting down, and be thankful that they have a job to go to and health insurance to help take care of them and their families.

If you are an unhappy employee, then by all means, move on! Stop trying to cause trouble and bring everyone else down.
Big Spender

Grass Valley, CA

#8 Jan 23, 2009
That's right bow down slaves and thank the people who have more money than they can spend. Thank your overlords for the low wages and air that poisons your lungs. Praise them for not moving to China. Be thankful for the luxury of low wages. You don't need money you will just spend it. Remind your families that to want more from life is un-american. You deserve cancer for not being born rich. We need to cut down on excess population and still have great tire tread. Don't tread on me tread on firestone. Brimstone is firestone and the bible tells us all about brimstone. Be thankful do your job shut up don't complain or they'll move to China. Shop at Wal-Mart destroy free thought. God wants you to be economic slaves it's in the bill of rights.
Free Thinker

Grass Valley, CA

#9 Jan 23, 2009
We need to break our addiction to working for other people. We need to simplify, learn to do with less. Wake up.
employee

Madisonville, KY

#10 Jan 23, 2009
Big Spender wrote:
That's right bow down slaves and thank the people who have more money than they can spend. Thank your overlords for the low wages and air that poisons your lungs. Praise them for not moving to China. Be thankful for the luxury of low wages. You don't need money you will just spend it. Remind your families that to want more from life is un-american. You deserve cancer for not being born rich. We need to cut down on excess population and still have great tire tread. Don't tread on me tread on firestone. Brimstone is firestone and the bible tells us all about brimstone. Be thankful do your job shut up don't complain or they'll move to China. Shop at Wal-Mart destroy free thought. God wants you to be economic slaves it's in the bill of rights.
did someone take a long ride on the short bus today?
Big Spender

Grass Valley, CA

#11 Jan 23, 2009
Are you implying retardation? Yeah I know it was a bit much. However I've worked in factories and warehouses. Big corporate giants and for all kinds of micro management obsessed pricks. Now I am a free agent. I don't mooch off the government like these supposed pillars of the community. Corporate welfare anybody? Why not cut a check to GM or some swindler's bank. Have your wages gone up at the same rate as inflation? Are you working more hours? Is the overtime pay worth missing time from your families? Why should we, the workers of America be denied a good life? So some schmuck on the board of directors can raise their pay 30%. Be thankful have a job? Please, Low wages are nothing to be thankful for. Don't blame the foreign workers, blame the guy hiring them for lower wages. We don't deserve to be treated like cattle. United we stand divided we fall. Why does that ring a bell?
Facts

United States

#12 Jan 23, 2009
Big Spender wrote:
Are you implying retardation? Yeah I know it was a bit much. However I've worked in factories and warehouses. Big corporate giants and for all kinds of micro management obsessed pricks. Now I am a free agent. I don't mooch off the government like these supposed pillars of the community. Corporate welfare anybody? Why not cut a check to GM or some swindler's bank. Have your wages gone up at the same rate as inflation? Are you working more hours? Is the overtime pay worth missing time from your families? Why should we, the workers of America be denied a good life? So some schmuck on the board of directors can raise their pay 30%. Be thankful have a job? Please, Low wages are nothing to be thankful for. Don't blame the foreign workers, blame the guy hiring them for lower wages. We don't deserve to be treated like cattle. United we stand divided we fall. Why does that ring a bell?
I think you said it all, better than anyone else could, made the simple minded people understand exactly what is really going on.

In the news today the Merrill Lynch corportation was exposed for spending 1.2 million to decorate the CEO's office, one man one office, so please all you so grateful people that got your hours cut, and possibly lose everything you have tell me why should we settle for less, the big coporation just like Firstone, their not giving anything up, So I'm not the one riding the short bus and neither is Big Spender you are, for believing anything Firestone tells you,
Big Spender

Grass Valley, CA

#13 Jan 23, 2009
Thanks Facts, that is the only positive response I've had. I've also commented on wether In God We Trust belongs on our money. As far as Firestone goes. I feel for all of the folks whose hours have been cut. It should not be a fight between those on the floor and those in a cubicle. It should be between the exploited and the CEOs. The haves and the have not's. Don't let them pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.
stang 88

United States

#14 Jan 23, 2009
We ran a 93 piece order in about a hour and each part was worth 64 dollars this is a fact. The whole order was worth around 6,000 dollars. Firestone is still making alot of money, I just think they should invest in us and give us more respect and they would get more in the long run.
Big Spender

Grass Valley, CA

#15 Jan 23, 2009
Add it up. The worker will always get the small amount. They want you to be thankful to have a job. They should be thankful to you for doing a good job. But no they want you to narc each other out. They want to push you harder, make you afraid of losing your job. Take a stand. Don't kneel to these fear mongers. Stand up to these sadists.
Wow

United States

#16 Jan 23, 2009
Big Spender wrote:
Add it up. The worker will always get the small amount. They want you to be thankful to have a job. They should be thankful to you for doing a good job. But no they want you to narc each other out. They want to push you harder, make you afraid of losing your job. Take a stand. Don't kneel to these fear mongers. Stand up to these sadists.
You are total right, but 50% of this factory is narc's, it's kill or be killed, everyone is for themselves. I have always tried to get people to take a stand and everyone will agree with you and then they kill you, it's pretty sad.

I have never asked to be treated with anything other than the respect I deserve as a human. Our human resource manager is out of control. I don't understand why these people are o.k with being treated like this.

Do you have any ideals how we can get coporate to see her for what she really is???

I was raised to defend yourself, but also to pick your battles wisely. I believe defended yourself for respect, to be equal to plant manager's and HR is worth fighting for. I'm a very open person I stay on the outside, but if being fake and a real a@@hole is what I have to do to keep my job, then they can have it, but people are not robot's, they are people and even this management will not ever change that. Maybe they should invest in Robot's that take's command's without question, but I question the management when they tell me to ship a scrap part, I'm responsible for that part, not them. All they see is the $$$$ signs and that's it. If they don't care about sending our customer's quality in this economy then that should tell everyone they do not care about us.
Big spender

Grass Valley, CA

#17 Jan 23, 2009
Take notes on her. Hell she's keeping them on you. Get some others to do the same and after you review your data, send it to the paper, or news channel. Make it a human interest story.
bored

United States

#18 Jan 24, 2009
My Opinion wrote wrote:
are you people on crack, you don't put up with the crap we do, daily. You need to work there and you wouldn't be so thankful.
If you will actually read what I wrote then you will see that I stated my Husband "does" work there. And yes he and I are thankful. If you are so ungrateful for the job you have there then why don't you quit??? You could always go and work at McDonald's. So, the way I see it you must not be to unhappy there or you would quit. And to answer your question, no, we are not on crack. As I said before, just thankful.
bored

United States

#19 Jan 24, 2009
josie wrote:
As a former employee that worked there a few years . Trust me, At some point in your life you will start thinking more about your health. Mine came a few later after I quit. I suffered a stroke , that opened a door to find that I had a rare blood clotting disorder. That was just the start of alot of health issues. I don`t blame Firestone. It was me that worked there on my own free will. I was the one wanting that paycheck. The years that I did work at Firestone I chose to handle what was in there. Never forced ! So people don`t need to complain about what they are being force to breath in the plant , or complain about hours being cut back , You need to thank God above that you are able to walk in that plant and still have a job. Take a look at your family and be thankful that you are able to keep a roof over their head , food on the table. There is so many people that are loosing everything. Be thankful for what you have. Remember , Firestone is still there with its doors open in Williamsburg.
Another thing, why post whose cheating with who ??? Thats something that goes on everywhere people work. Need to think of kids reading these topix before posting nasty things about posting names on here.
I think I have said enough.
Very well put.
Firestoner

Grass Valley, CA

#20 Jan 24, 2009
Return to your posts. You have no business reading topix. Obey! You are wage slaves get over it and get back to work. Obey you generous overlords. Be thankful to have a thankless job. Obey! Or learn Spanish. You are being watched. Work harder, shut up. Obey!

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