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Grange Insurance drops 100 employees | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 69 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 11, 2010, titled Grange Insurance drops 100 employees | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Grange Insurance has eliminated 100 jobs as it looks to cut costs in an increasingly competitive business, the Columbus-based company announced yesterday.

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Columbus, OH

#64 Nov 15, 2010
Here's an idea. If uppermanagement is concerned with expenses and the bottom line...why not refuse your salary for 1 year. This would save the company several million dollars in expenses which would lower the COR. Base your salary on COR which would be the bonus only. that would put serious action on their part to take the necessary steps to incorporate the correct business actions.

So, if the higher ups are committed enough to fire/layoff people, lets see how dedicated you are to "saving" the Company. Then maybe Alan Brannan can live his statement of "how much money did you make me today!".

United States

#65 Nov 15, 2010
Well, this is the last time I am going to look at this site. I don't even want to think of "Grange" anymore. As far as I am concerned the company no longter exits. Good bye and good ridance.

Columbus, OH

#67 Nov 22, 2010
How many of you griping about the big guys and their big paychecks voted Republican or didn't vote at all? What is the Right's favorite saying? Nanny State? It isn't Grange's obligation to take care of it's workers for the rest of their lives.

If there were people with 45 yrs of service they should have been smart and retired.
Interested stand-by

Hilliard, OH

#68 Nov 23, 2010
"If there were people with 45 yrs of service they should have been smart and retired." As said by Geesh.

You are exactly right and I've had Grange Insurance for 35+ yrs and it is time to move on.

Sure Grange is providing a service but the 45 yr employee was providing something as well.

Besides now the employee gets almost a year's salary from good ole Grange (one week salary for every year they worked there)for doing nothing, and gets to retire as well. It is the ones not ready to retire that took it on the chin.

Columbus, OH

#69 Nov 23, 2010
Catlin wrote:
As someone who just dropped Grange due to their outrageous premiums, I can tell you why they're cutting jobs and it has nothing to do with politics. We requested quotes from several insurance companies when we added our teenage daughter to our policy. ALL of the quotes, with the addition of a new teenage driver, were several hundred dollars cheaper than what we were paying for two people with clean driving records. We called Grange and asked if they would be willing to match the quotes that we were given as all of them were within the same price range, and we were told no, that they did not have the ability to adjust the rack rates. So, after 20 years with the company, we left. I'm all for company loyalty, but not at the cost of $600 a year! When our home owners policy comes up for renewal we'll be moving that as well and saving ourselves another $300 a year.
you can move your homeowners policy at any time, you are not stuck until renewal.

Columbus, OH

#70 Nov 23, 2010
1st hand knowledge wrote:
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There were several different departments. No one particular department.
Many of the employees were there for over 10 years to 30 years
They were called to the human resource department and told they were terminated.
teh terminated were not allowed to go back to thier cubbicals and
retrieve thier personal property.
The management told them they will pack it up and mail it to them
Escorted to thier cars and aksed for the parking pases back
Plus they were told they were not allowd back n the building for any reason for at least 30 days..
This is from what my wife told me. She was there for 13 years. Never had any work problems.
wow, just wow. even the other insurance companies give you 60 days notice and allow you to work...

Columbus, OH

#71 Nov 23, 2010
Dirk wrote:
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wow, just wow. even the other insurance companies give you 60 days notice and allow you to work...
Some companies do that to avoid disgruntled employees messing with people's information in some way.

Southfield, MI

#72 Nov 23, 2010
Why wrote:
Why were bodyguards escorting Bob James on Thursday, who paid for them and the other plain clothes security people. What goes around comes around and I hope I live long enough to see Grange get theirs. How does Bob James and the other top executives get up in the morning and look at themselves in the mirror knowing the lies they are telling Grange.
It's all about greed. He gets paid the big bucks, that is all he cares about.
David Polk

United States

#73 Apr 23, 2013
You cannot blame anyone else, except for your yourself, if you loss your job.

If you are young and in school, get a 2nd degree in different subject areas. For example, in medical and in business. If you want a free education, join the military A haircut wont hurt you. In fact the military would raise you better then your liberal parents ever did.

Yes, Obama care will cost us several jobs. But the good news is your care will now be free and crappy like Canada and China. Yes there will be shortage of doctors. You will have to go to the free clinic and stand in line. But it is free.

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