Police: 2 shot dead at Kraft plant in...

Police: 2 shot dead at Kraft plant in Pennsylvania

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 9, 2010, titled Police: 2 shot dead at Kraft plant in Pennsylvania. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A woman who had just been suspended from her job and escorted from a Kraft Foods Inc.

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Diaz

Cameron, WI

#1 Sep 10, 2010
Very sad for the victims and their families. This woman obviously is a very troubled person. Prayers for her family, as well all others affected by her violent actions.
Perhaps

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 10, 2010
employers might want to think about who their firing and why, lots of stories where guns are threatened but not used after lay offs and firings never make the news,
Good TImes

Maple Grove, MN

#4 Sep 10, 2010
Che Guevara wrote:
most likely she's black. that's the most likely thing, the logical explanation, no?
Not sure where your lust for racism and bigotry started, but a more likely explanation would be a hostile work environment. American business seems to have no idea what happens in its work environments when they continue the practice of promoting people into supervisory positions who lack managerial skills and have no idea how to work with people. These 'supervisors' are not educated or inclined to work within boundaries that are set by managerial protocol, instead they lead by instincts that got them promoted, which in many cases is through fraternity versus leadership and ability. These supervisors, who in most cases did an excellent job in their previous job lack the know how and initiative to motivate, direct or lead and quickly learn to get the job done through intimidation and assertive prodding. This action leads to favoritism of those who accommodate the style of the supervisor and leave the rest bewildered and questioning the actions while trying to figure out how to succeed in an environment that looks like an 'uneven playing field'.
While their is no excuse for workplace violence and the behavior by the assailant is inexcusable, business plays a role and shares a responsibility in its workplace and in my opinion should take a close look at how its perceived by its work staff or be prepared for the escalation of unnecessary angry reactions.
LBJ

San Jose, CA

#5 Sep 10, 2010
Great to see women breaking that glass ceiling. We always knew they had it in them, they just needed a shot.
no reason

Elk River, MN

#6 Sep 10, 2010
No reason for this woman to be fired in the first place. If she were part of a union, she could have kept working even if she was a horrible worker. Support the democrat party.

Since: Aug 10

Shakopee

#7 Sep 10, 2010
Steven Slater grabbed a beer and hit the slide.

His behavior doesn't seem so bad now.
white raists

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Sep 10, 2010
Che Guevara wrote:
most likely she's black. that's the most likely thing, the logical explanation, no?
nope! most likely white just about all mass killings are done by white people, but! of course it won`t be long before other races and ethnic groups start coping how white people comitte mass murder at work
A Few Cents

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Sep 10, 2010
no reason wrote:
No reason for this woman to be fired in the first place. If she were part of a union, she could have kept working even if she was a horrible worker. Support the democrat party.
I have worked in both union shope and non-union and I can assure you that their are far, far more individuals in nun-union shops that are supported for poor work practices then in union shops. If you had the ability to think beyond your FOX NEWS entertainment brainwash, you would recognise this. Union shops are far more scrutinized and any imbecile with an IQ above 60 knows this is a fact......
Penny

Madison, WI

#10 Sep 10, 2010
Unfortunately this is a sign of the times right now. People pushed to the limit with the economy and job pressures. Just when things look really bad something else happens to push them over the edge. But of course it is just played off as an unstable person gone crazy with no one willing to take the blame for the pushing. We live in an unstable world right now and they have made us look at everyone around us as a possible terrorist. Not a comforting feeling anywhere.
John Truth

Chicago, IL

#11 Sep 10, 2010
A Few Cents wrote:
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I have worked in both union shope and non-union and I can assure you that their are far, far more individuals in nun-union shops that are supported for poor work practices then in union shops. If you had the ability to think beyond your FOX NEWS entertainment brainwash, you would recognise this. Union shops are far more scrutinized and any imbecile with an IQ above 60 knows this is a fact......
I would ask you for references/documentation to back up your claims, but I know none exist.

FYI: When you have a thought in your head, it doesn't become reality. What you think and reality are often very different. So now you know.
WHAT

Eau Claire, WI

#12 Sep 10, 2010
white raists wrote:
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nope! most likely white just about all mass killings are done by white people, but! of course it won`t be long before other races and ethnic groups start coping how white people comitte mass murder at work
Ah, beer warehouse killings--black dc snipers--black subway massacre--black, just to name a few, i think blacks and whites are runnin neck and neck when it comes to this kinda sick crap.
LBJ

San Jose, CA

#13 Sep 10, 2010
A Few Cents wrote:
<quoted text>
I have worked in both union shope and non-union and I can assure you that their are far, far more individuals in nun-union shops that are supported for poor work practices then in union shops. If you had the ability to think beyond your FOX NEWS entertainment brainwash, you would recognise this. Union shops are far more scrutinized and any imbecile with an IQ above 60 knows this is a fact......
If it was a union shop, production probably just went up and expenses went down since for every job out there, unions need three workers. Now they won't be tripping over each other. I work where there are union workers and I've never seen a lazier, less motivated, more over-paid bunch of hacks in my life. Plus they all have a crappy attitude and think their shiite don't stink. That woman should have come here. She could have gotten rid of a whole lot of dead weight. The union guys are easy targets because they're too lazy to duck.
Diaz

Cameron, WI

#14 Sep 10, 2010
Good TImes wrote:
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Not sure where your lust for racism and bigotry started, but a more likely explanation would be a hostile work environment. American business seems to have no idea what happens in its work environments when they continue the practice of promoting people into supervisory positions who lack managerial skills and have no idea how to work with people. These 'supervisors' are not educated or inclined to work within boundaries that are set by managerial protocol, instead they lead by instincts that got them promoted, which in many cases is through fraternity versus leadership and ability. These supervisors, who in most cases did an excellent job in their previous job lack the know how and initiative to motivate, direct or lead and quickly learn to get the job done through intimidation and assertive prodding. This action leads to favoritism of those who accommodate the style of the supervisor and leave the rest bewildered and questioning the actions while trying to figure out how to succeed in an environment that looks like an 'uneven playing field'.
While their is no excuse for workplace violence and the behavior by the assailant is inexcusable, business plays a role and shares a responsibility in its workplace and in my opinion should take a close look at how its perceived by its work staff or be prepared for the escalation of unnecessary angry reactions.
Good points. I've known supervisors to swear publicly at employees, threaten bodily harm, harass, and even throw punches. There's got to be a better way. Declining unions leave workers without the protections to safely and effectively deal with such mistreatment.
LBJ

San Jose, CA

#15 Sep 10, 2010
Diaz wrote:
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Good points. I've known supervisors to swear publicly at employees, threaten bodily harm, harass, and even throw punches. There's got to be a better way. Declining unions leave workers without the protections to safely and effectively deal with such mistreatment.
I think you're mistaking reality for a Sally Field movie. I've been around a while and I don't ever see anything of the sort. But I've seen some lazy-arse union workers who deserved it. You're about as astute as the real Cameron Diaz. She opens her yapper and all you hear is a hiss of air.
Moni

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Sep 10, 2010
AHH, doesnt she know by now from the others, you are supposed to off yourself before the police get to you!!!

Whats up with all these people shootin up the work place.. and throwing acid in other peoples faces?
Diaz

Cameron, WI

#17 Sep 10, 2010
LBJ wrote:
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I think you're mistaking reality for a Sally Field movie. I've been around a while and I don't ever see anything of the sort. But I've seen some lazy-arse union workers who deserved it. You're about as astute as the real Cameron Diaz. She opens her yapper and all you hear is a hiss of air.
So you are a union worker? I have worked in union and non-union establishments for many years. I have been in labor and management positions. I have been in the work force for nearly 50 years. I base my earlier comments on my experiences and I stand behind them as the truth. I've seen lazy workers in all situations, but union and non-union workers were about the same, when it came to work ethic. Most people are hard-working, but there are always a few loafers around in any establishment. How long they are allowed to stay usually depends on how well-connected they are within their organization. The abusive bosses that I mentioned were mostly in hon-union establishments and lacked appropriate training. The few that I saw in union shops got set straight in a hurry or were sent packing, because workers had the support they needed to stand up to their abuse. It might not be consistent with your observations, but I wasn't writing from your perspective, was I? As for the hot air to which you refer, it seems to be all that you have contributed to this discussion.
Typical

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Sep 10, 2010
WHAT wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, beer warehouse killings--black dc snipers--black subway massacre--black, just to name a few, i think blacks and whites are runnin neck and neck when it comes to this kinda sick crap.
What about Asians? Don't forget Virginia Tech.
truthy

Lansdowne, PA

#19 Sep 11, 2010
The two "victims" were both black and I GUARANTEE you got killed because they opened their big nasty black mouths to the wrong person. So be it.

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