PPL Looks To Add 500 Jobs To Local Wo...

PPL Looks To Add 500 Jobs To Local Workforce - Regional News - Lehi...

There are 16 comments on the WFMZ story from Sep 1, 2010, titled PPL Looks To Add 500 Jobs To Local Workforce - Regional News - Lehi.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

PPL is adding a jolt to the local workforce. And the company's hiring is starting at the top.

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OLD MAN

Allentown, PA

#1 Sep 1, 2010
PPL is adding a jolt to the local workforce. And the company's going to ad a jolt to your bill.
Remember when PPL said that the cost of next years power was going up , they also said that they had the contracts in place .
Now that more people and companys left them then they thought.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE PRICE IS GOING TO COME DOWN FOR NEXT YEAR. THE SPIN THEY PUT ON THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD ALL EXPECT FROM PPL. If a lot of people go back to them the supplyers that are here now
may not come back in 2012.
I think this is a shell game.
rhino346

Johnstown, PA

#2 Sep 1, 2010
the guy in the blue is hot
rocky

Ephrata, PA

#3 Sep 1, 2010
one of them here today gone tomorrow jobs,be prepared
bill

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Sep 1, 2010
rocky wrote:
one of them here today gone tomorrow jobs,be prepared
so original.
Emmaus

Easton, PA

#5 Sep 1, 2010
Funny..I don't think all those "babyboomers " retired willingly....I know they didn't!!!!
For the lawls

Weatherly, PA

#6 Sep 1, 2010
They're union jobs, trust me, they're sitting fat on the hill.
jose

United States

#7 Sep 1, 2010
good
Larry

Hamburg, PA

#8 Sep 2, 2010
For the lawls wrote:
They're union jobs, trust me, they're sitting fat on the hill.
Why is it that so many people think that because one is in a union that they "sitting fat on the hill". In most cases, that farthest from the truth. I've been in unions for over 30 years and I surely was never fat on the hill! Contracts are hard fought to just keep what you have. Companies like nothing better than to not have a union workforce, that way they can do about anything they please weather it's right or wrong. And the electric bills will go up more for greed than need.
BTW: I don't trust you!
HAPPY WHAT

Emmaus, PA

#9 Sep 2, 2010
I guess it takes about $100,000 to justify each new hire... nice to see my rate increase is stimulating jobs
hellohello

Allentown, PA

#10 Sep 2, 2010
rhino346 wrote:
the guy in the blue is hot
any guy on a pole is HOT!
victaulic sucks

Allentown, PA

#11 Sep 2, 2010
look for another rate hike!!
For the lawls

London, UK

#12 Sep 2, 2010
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is it that so many people think that because one is in a union that they "sitting fat on the hill". In most cases, that farthest from the truth. I've been in unions for over 30 years and I surely was never fat on the hill! Contracts are hard fought to just keep what you have. Companies like nothing better than to not have a union workforce, that way they can do about anything they please weather it's right or wrong. And the electric bills will go up more for greed than need.
BTW: I don't trust you!
A first class linemen is making around $30/hr. Hell, even apprentice linemen are pulling $23/hr. I think that's pretty fat on the hill, especially considering linemen are not contract jobs.
Joe

Allentown, PA

#13 Sep 2, 2010
For the lawls wrote:
<quoted text>
A first class linemen is making around $30/hr. Hell, even apprentice linemen are pulling $23/hr. I think that's pretty fat on the hill, especially considering linemen are not contract jobs.
Maybe you should stop hating and get a better job so you are sitting "fat on your hill". lol
Tammy

Akron, OH

#14 Sep 2, 2010
For the lawls wrote:
<quoted text>
A first class linemen is making around $30/hr. Hell, even apprentice linemen are pulling $23/hr. I think that's pretty fat on the hill, especially considering linemen are not contract jobs.
That's definitely not "fat on the hill" considering how dangerous their job is.
Tammy

Akron, OH

#15 Sep 2, 2010
OLD MAN wrote:
PPL is adding a jolt to the local workforce. And the company's going to ad a jolt to your bill.
Remember when PPL said that the cost of next years power was going up , they also said that they had the contracts in place .
Now that more people and companys left them then they thought.
ALL OF A SUDDEN THE PRICE IS GOING TO COME DOWN FOR NEXT YEAR. THE SPIN THEY PUT ON THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD ALL EXPECT FROM PPL. If a lot of people go back to them the supplyers that are here now
may not come back in 2012.
I think this is a shell game.
First of all this has nothing to do with the rise in price for all in Pennsylvania. There has not been a price hike in over 10 years from the electric companies in Pennsylvania while the cost of supplies, equipment etc have all gone up considerably in that time.

Secondly this will not cause another price hike because electric companies are regulated and the government will not let them raise the prices again to cover something like this.

Thirdly the price hike had nothing to do with the supply end of it that customers can shop around for. It has to do with the distribution end that you can't shop for. Supply is the making and buying of electricity. Distribution is all the equipment and people involved in getting that power to you. That was just a very simplified answer.
The Riv

Allentown, PA

#16 Sep 2, 2010
for the people above who think that us linesman are "sitting fat on the hill", i would like to see you do a week of line work and you see for yourself if we deserve the pay for our "union job". Nothing is given to us and we work our ass off, in every weather condition possible, for every penny that we make, so think about that the next time you complain about how much we make.

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