All things cream cheese in Lowville

All things cream cheese in Lowville

There are 8 comments on the North County Public Radio story from Sep 14, 2010, titled All things cream cheese in Lowville. In it, North County Public Radio reports that:

Regional Headlines: Comment on this story WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 Workers at the Kraft plant in Lowville are focussed on one of their biggest assignments this year - creating a cheesecake large enough to feed hundreds.

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binder

United States

#1 Sep 15, 2010
Gotta love this,the community continues embrace the very company that continues to eliminate their neighbors jobs,stink up the community with a digester that they claimed would never give off any foul vapors,and treat their employees and their families with disrespect,in regards to their safety and well being.Every year the employees get it shoved in their backside harder,while the greedy corporate entities brag about the profits they continue to make and the ceo gives herself a healthy 11 million dollar bonus.Health and dental benefits are a joke,because the deductibles are set so high,employees never reach them,therefore kraft doesnt pay shit.Employee pensions were done away with for anyone hired fulltime after 2004,and anyone who does have a pension hired before that will not have anything contributed by kraft as of 2019.If anyone thinks this is a wonderful business to work for,they ought to speek to the employees that actually work there for some true insight.
binder

United States

#2 Sep 15, 2010
Isn't any wonder the philadelphia plant had a shooting episode,employees after awhile get sick of being shit and cant deal with the stressful shit every day.I am not condoning what this person did,but kraft needs to take a good look at how it treats its employees and families,otherwise,WHO's NEXT?
sonya

United States

#3 Sep 15, 2010
I didn't know this about Kraft. It makes me sick. I think it's common for plants like that to set up in poor areas like ours, so they can treat employees like crap and they won't have any other place to find work. So they tolerate the crappy pay, benefits, etc.
Will a boycott of the festival help send a message? Or does that hurt the other locally owned businesses?
Citizen Cane

Canajoharie, NY

#4 Sep 15, 2010
binder wrote:
Gotta love this,the community continues embrace the very company that continues to eliminate their neighbors jobs,stink up the community with a digester that they claimed would never give off any foul vapors,and treat their employees and their families with disrespect,in regards to their safety and well being.Every year the employees get it shoved in their backside harder,while the greedy corporate entities brag about the profits they continue to make and the ceo gives herself a healthy 11 million dollar bonus.Health and dental benefits are a joke,because the deductibles are set so high,employees never reach them,therefore kraft doesnt pay shit.Employee pensions were done away with for anyone hired fulltime after 2004,and anyone who does have a pension hired before that will not have anything contributed by kraft as of 2019.If anyone thinks this is a wonderful business to work for,they ought to speek to the employees that actually work there for some true insight.
Oh please give me a break you whiney cry baby. Try working at the "other" cheese plant in town and have your paycheck bounce. Try making promises to your kids or your wife and be standing in line at the bank and they won't cash your check. And then you go home with nothing but bad news and tears. Try worrying that your electricity will be shut off. Try worrying that they will take your truck. You don't know how bad that is. You are spoiled. Grow up or just leave. I will gladly take your job in a country minute.
Good Farmers and Workers

Canajoharie, NY

#5 Sep 15, 2010
Get some balls or get some teeth (or toofers to cover your gums). This is how we make a living! They are good to us.
barely getting by

Long Lake, NY

#6 Sep 16, 2010
my husband would be glad for a job at the Kraft plant but that place is so slow looking at his applications that he's put in EVERY week! he used to work at the other cheese plant but they got rid of him over a year ago & he has been on unemployment since then. his sister works at kraft and she's even tried getting him in there to no avail so far. why is that place so slow with the hiring????
Head Cheese

Syracuse, NY

#7 Sep 16, 2010
If they haven't hired him after a year of submitting applications, perhaps they're not interested.

The Cream Cheese Festival isn't about embracing Kraft as much as it about embracing a sense of community. Kraft just happens to be the most identifiable character of this village that separates us from every other small village in upstate New York. It's all about getting people into our community, and hoping that they fall in love.
lowville

United States

#8 Sep 16, 2010
they want kelly temps so they dont have to so much.

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