Requiem for the Twinkie?

Oct 12, 2012 Full story: Kmareka.com 17

Just after the New Year, Hostess Brands, the largest producer of baked goods in the United States, filed for bankruptcy.

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Linda

Leominster, MA

#1 Nov 9, 2012
The IBC plant in Biddeford Maine went on strike tonight. 11/09/12
Deyquan

Mount Holly, NJ

#2 Nov 25, 2012
The IBC plant in Biddeford Maine is closed permanently. Good job bakers union.
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#3 Nov 25, 2012
Deyquan wrote:
The IBC plant in Biddeford Maine is closed permanently. Good job bakers union.
Not the bakers fault. When you are not receiving the pay you are owed and the CEO and management are taking 2 million for bonus that is not right. When do you think a person should stand up for himself when the bakers hours, wages, pension, and insurance are cut by at least 25%? Hostess was working on combining the routes and they were going to have HALF the routes they had from last month. They were going to be a lot of drivers out of work. I worked with all of that in the office until they farmed our jobs out. Bakers hours would have gone to 31 hours and then they would have NO insurance. So you do NOT have a clue what you are talking about. I worked in the office for 30 years and I KNOW what they were up to. They were going to really hurt the bakers and drivers on hours and insurance. So maybe that is ok with you but some of us have worked hard for what little we got. I already have another job making as much as I did at Hostess WITH benefits. So instead of talking about what you know nothing about how about turning you anger into peace. Much better for your health. There is diffently life after Hostess and it is a better life. Better hours, too.
just another routeguy

Ashburn, VA

#4 Nov 26, 2012
thrown to the curb wrote:
<quoted text>Not the bakers fault. When you are not receiving the pay you are owed and the CEO and management are taking 2 million for bonus that is not right. When do you think a person should stand up for himself when the bakers hours, wages, pension, and insurance are cut by at least 25%? Hostess was working on combining the routes and they were going to have HALF the routes they had from last month. They were going to be a lot of drivers out of work. I worked with all of that in the office until they farmed our jobs out. Bakers hours would have gone to 31 hours and then they would have NO insurance. So you do NOT have a clue what you are talking about. I worked in the office for 30 years and I KNOW what they were up to. They were going to really hurt the bakers and drivers on hours and insurance. So maybe that is ok with you but some of us have worked hard for what little we got. I already have another job making as much as I did at Hostess WITH benefits. So instead of talking about what you know nothing about how about turning you anger into peace. Much better for your health. There is diffently life after Hostess and it is a better life. Better hours, too.
well spoken if it wasnt the company it would have been someone else kicking us in the pants when we were down. By the way where the hell did you find a job in this job market with benefits that's in DSD nothing going on in the Ny Nj market
xoxo

Richmond, VA

#5 Nov 26, 2012
Filed for unemployment today qualified for maximum benefit hope to find something soon.
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#6 Nov 27, 2012
just another routeguy wrote:
<quoted text>well spoken if it wasnt the company it would have been someone else kicking us in the pants when we were down. By the way where the hell did you find a job in this job market with benefits that's in DSD nothing going on in the Ny Nj market
Caterpillar
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#7 Nov 27, 2012
xoxo wrote:
Filed for unemployment today qualified for maximum benefit hope to find something soon.
You will find a good job with benefits and one of these days you will look back and realize just how bad it was working for Hostess Brands. If you were a baker you will not have to work in that awful heat in the summers. I know it can get to 140 degrees by the ovens in the summer. If you were a route driver...no other company could have trucks as bad as Hostess. Good luck and God bless you and your family!!!
just another routeguy

Plainview, NY

#8 Nov 27, 2012
thrown to the curb wrote:
<quoted text>
You will find a good job with benefits and one of these days you will look back and realize just how bad it was working for Hostess Brands. If you were a baker you will not have to work in that awful heat in the summers. I know it can get to 140 degrees by the ovens in the summer. If you were a route driver...no other company could have trucks as bad as Hostess. Good luck and God bless you and your family!!!
You are right are trucks were death traps and not being a baker I can't say I worked in 140 degree plants.It still just sucks that it going to months to find a job of equal value and the pension well that's another topic pennies on the dollar I will get! Best Wishes to all and my prays go out to you and your families.
Brian

Edwardsville, IL

#9 Nov 28, 2012
Most places are not hiring these days and when an employer finds you are one of those Hostess union bozos you can bet they wont be interested in you. Walmart probably won't want any union rabble rousers either so it looks like many of you will end up becoming self employed landscapers, gardeners, car washers and the like. Buying a sewer cleaning machine is another possibility unless you are in a state that requires all sewer cleaning be done by a licensed plumber (unions)
On the bright side fast food will overlook your background at times when they are hurting for employees. Those burgers have got to be put on the cooking belt you know and at the more sit down types of restaurants someone has to load dishes into the dishwasher.
Last but not least consider becoming a handyman of sorts. People always need windows washed, a basement cleaned out or other odd jobs. Bear in mind that being self employed means you will not fall under minimum wage laws so you will work for much less.
Happy Holidays!
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#10 Nov 28, 2012
just another routeguy wrote:
<quoted text>You are right are trucks were death traps and not being a baker I can't say I worked in 140 degree plants.It still just sucks that it going to months to find a job of equal value and the pension well that's another topic pennies on the dollar I will get! Best Wishes to all and my prays go out to you and your families.
I wish you the best and I know you will find another job that is better than Hostess. You just have to have faith in the good Lord. He will guide you and I will pray for you and your family. God bless you and your family!!!!
fed up

Haledon, NJ

#11 Nov 28, 2012
brian sucks c*ck
xoxo

Bronx, NY

#12 Nov 28, 2012
Everything happens for a reason to open up doors to something better that,s how I look at it now
Isaac Newton

Sayre, PA

#13 Nov 29, 2012
Let's apply a little basic mathematics.

2 million spread across the entire workforce is about $100 a man. The executive bonus doesn't amount to shit.

OTOH, let's take $2500 a man spread across the entire workforce. That comes to...46 million and change.

I don't know what the actual proposed pay cut was, but one can see that even a modest cut results in a large savings.

Good luck finding work.
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#14 Nov 29, 2012
Isaac Newton wrote:
Let's apply a little basic mathematics.
2 million spread across the entire workforce is about $100 a man. The executive bonus doesn't amount to shit.
OTOH, let's take $2500 a man spread across the entire workforce. That comes to...46 million and change.
I don't know what the actual proposed pay cut was, but one can see that even a modest cut results in a large savings.
Good luck finding work.
The problem is people are afraid to stand up to these companies. Well this time they did and it is about time since the last 7 CEO's and their buddies stole pension monies for bonus. God says stealing is a sin...commandment 7. That is the REAL problem with companies is these CEO's and their buddies think they deserve these enormous bonuses and they DO NOT!!!! Oh, and on the job....I already found another job with great pay and benefits. There is a better life besides getting robbed by Hostess. So THERE IS LIFE AFTER HOSTESS!!!!!! Next time maybe know what you are talking about before you open you mouth.
Hostess Worker

Frankfort, IL

#15 Dec 20, 2012
Brian wrote:
Most places are not hiring these days and when an employer finds you are one of those Hostess union bozos you can bet they wont be interested in you. Walmart probably won't want any union rabble rousers either so it looks like many of you will end up becoming self employed landscapers, gardeners, car washers and the like. Buying a sewer cleaning machine is another possibility unless you are in a state that requires all sewer cleaning be done by a licensed plumber (unions)
On the bright side fast food will overlook your background at times when they are hurting for employees. Those burgers have got to be put on the cooking belt you know and at the more sit down types of restaurants someone has to load dishes into the dishwasher.
Last but not least consider becoming a handyman of sorts. People always need windows washed, a basement cleaned out or other odd jobs. Bear in mind that being self employed means you will not fall under minimum wage laws so you will work for much less.
Happy Holidays!
Can`t wait for the day that you and your family will have to suffer. Karma is a bitch but you won`t see it that way. No matter who`s fault all of this was with Hostess, the fact that you taunt, and take pleasure with the fact that over 18,000 folks lost their jobs only because they were union workers is sad.

Like I said, I wish only the best for EVERYONE no matter what happens. But you, I just can`t do it. People like you are the lowest form of scum. Now go have a pleasant day & go f*ck yourself. I do wish the best for your kids if you have any and feel sorry for them. But I hope you suffer. Bad.
Hostess Worker

Frankfort, IL

#16 Dec 20, 2012
Isaac Newton wrote:
Let's apply a little basic mathematics.
2 million spread across the entire workforce is about $100 a man. The executive bonus doesn't amount to shit.
OTOH, let's take $2500 a man spread across the entire workforce. That comes to...46 million and change.
I don't know what the actual proposed pay cut was, but one can see that even a modest cut results in a large savings.
Good luck finding work.
Problem was, we had already taken that modest cut. Then we took a huge cut. Then the company demanded cuts that would have doubled both of the other cuts. Enough already.
Good luck being an as*hole.
As the bread soured

Peoria, IL

#17 Dec 21, 2012
Brian has an 8th grade education. He has to go to the strip girls to get a certain part of his body to work. Isn't that right Bri???? Doesn't work to well does it. That part south on your body works about as well as your brain. Maybe try viagra!!!! The strip girls say it looks like he stepped out of a really, really cold shower. Poor Boy!!!!!!!!!!

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