Local economy gets hit hard

The announcement of Kodak cutting 1,300 local jobs means more people fighting for fewer jobs. Full Story
Jon

Alden, NY

#1 Jan 29, 2009
It is too ironic that Antonio Perez was one of the CEO's invited to the Whitehouse by
President Obama for help in recovering he ecomony. Mr. Perez and Kodak's Mr. Faraci are
probably two of the most contributing executives to have have violated all principles
of American job viability. The two of them have moved most Rochester job functions out of
the USA, including Kodak IT, HR, manufacturing, and most recently much design. They were
very FAST to shift employees out of our own country. Their salaries are astronomically higher than the average worker, one of the VERY main reasons for the current American job problem, not to mention the severennce packages they have setup for themselves and the other execs. Get this, they actual get multi millions of dollar value for failing and leaving or if they are sold etc. Very soon the only Rochester based Kodak
employees will be primarily all obscenely overpaid executives.
IHATEDUFFY

Rochester, NY

#2 Jan 29, 2009
SEE Kodak employees should have thought about a Union years ago.....BUT that big Kodak Bonus took that thought away......Ummmm are they getting a bonus this year or.....are they gonna get BONED
slammer

Rochester, NY

#3 Jan 29, 2009
Well if you are part of the white mans welfare like being a lazy firefighter or a scumbag city employee you would not have to worry about losing your job.These bums that hate duffy hate him because he is going after there welfare (retirement)payments.They are not happy that the light is being shined on them because no loser that is employed by the government ever worked a day in there lives.They will pay a price for what they have done.
slammed

Newark, NY

#4 Jan 29, 2009
It's too obvious that slammer failed many of the civil service exams over the years. Sorry buddy.
Tom

Newark, NY

#5 Jan 29, 2009
The union would not have been able to stop the layoffs at Kodak. If you think so then your a fool. We have lost a ton of union manufacturing in this town of the past 4 years. Not every union worker got a big payoff to leave either. They were simply told the last day they were working and have a nice life.
Fred

Fairport, NY

#6 Jan 29, 2009
At least Rochester, NY will have a new 175 million dollar bus terminal and MCC campus thanks to Maggie Brooks. Just think how many families could have been helped threw these hard times with $175 million. More waste by government.
holy crap

Golden City, MO

#7 Jan 29, 2009
very well said Fred. I can't even fatham why something like that would cost $175 million in the first place. That number sounds very excessive for what will come of it.
Get a Clue

Canandaigua, NY

#8 Jan 29, 2009
It's a good thing we have the new bus termial...somewhere for the unemployed and future homeless to sleep when they lose everything because of the crazy taxes we pay in Rochester.
Dave

Fairport, NY

#9 Jan 29, 2009
HOW MANY MORTGAGE COULD BE PAID IN FULL WITH 175 million? There will be a lot of people with no money and no homes in the next few years in Rochester NY. Thanks to people like Maggie Brooks who just keep spending money we do not have. We just went in debt more. So our kids will be in debt for life because of people like Maggie Brooks.
yoyo

Spencerport, NY

#10 Jan 30, 2009
big deal tv 10 laid off people too
jgtrst

Pittsford, NY

#11 Jan 30, 2009
Kodak employees that are being laid off today and the following weeks are getting their monies worth, trust me. Lets just say that many employees were advised to take the deal so that their retirements were saved, and on and on. If they did not take the deal, it would become worse (monies lost) if they are laid off afterwards. Everyone is laying off , this shoul dbe no surprise. I feel Kodaks problem was they were a little behind the times when it came to digital products. Even though we are in a tough economy, it seems other countries are thriving, why is that, could it be because most jobs are being sent overseas and Americans are NO longer performing the job? Good luck to the POLITICIANS who have to work double time to now find work for all of this mess. Even at my job, I have been cut to 10 hours a week. And the corporation I work for makes about 2.8 billion dollars in their last fiscal year, go figure.

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