East Penn Manufacturing Laying off 100 Positions : WFMZ-TV 69News

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Some workers at East Penn Manufacturing are learning that they will be without jobs. Full Story
Jessika

Havertown, PA

#1 Jan 30, 2009
Ok, This is crazy just the other month they where hiring people like crazy like over 1000, Now they are letting them go. God I am so glad they never called my husband back!
deka

Coplay, PA

#2 Jan 30, 2009
if they never called your husband back then he must not have been the best worker or a trouble maker. deka always calls people back. i was laid off and then got called back my first year there. i'm glad i work for a reputable company---they are getting harder to find these days. deka also moves workers from slow buildings to the busier buildings to keep people working. a measure of a good company is how long they retain employees...there are many people there with 25+ years. i agree with you on one thing...thank God they never called your husband back.
ku parent of 2

Coplay, PA

#3 Jan 31, 2009
Jessika wrote:
Ok, This is crazy just the other month they where hiring people like crazy like over 1000, Now they are letting them go. God I am so glad they never called my husband back!
Perhaps you dont know the difference between 1000 and 100.....1000-100=900 that means deka retained what 900. What is crazy is your response to that story. Have you seen how much money Deka has reinvested in itself? I dare you to find another company that can do that in this current market. DUH>>>>>*< <<<<<
Courtney

Souderton, PA

#4 Jan 31, 2009
my husband was laid off from Mack truck over a year ago now and they still are laying off people. It sucks that people cant keep there job because the way the economy is
NEG

Blandon, PA

#5 Feb 10, 2009
Hey jessika...Im going to assume you are talking about what they hired, and not the WORK FORCE...They are nearly 5300 strong...So the 100 person lay off took them to 5200...Not to mention the 100 they did lay off, that have paid benefits for 2 months, They are also calling back those 100 people from time to time to reup their 2 month benefit period...Unfortunately as stated earlier, Your husband was most likely not called back due to having to many days off, or poor work performance. They always call back. also as mentioned previously, they moved people around as much as possible to avoid the layoff...However they could only do so much...Paying for a workers benefits while they are off, and also reupping them for another 2 months after they come back to work for a day...Tell me where else you can find that in the county...
klp

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Feb 25, 2009
My last day with the company is coming up in a couple days. I put in my two weeks notice and then changed my mind but they told me that I was not allowed to do that and that I still need to leave. Even though there is nobody to replace me because they are not hiring anyone and just fired all our temps and BMT's. It is a great company to work for I just wanted to try something else then realize what I was going to be losing.
Blacklung

Reading, PA

#7 Feb 25, 2009
klp wrote:
My last day with the company is coming up in a couple days. I put in my two weeks notice and then changed my mind but they told me that I was not allowed to do that and that I still need to leave. Even though there is nobody to replace me because they are not hiring anyone and just fired all our temps and BMT's. It is a great company to work for I just wanted to try something else then realize what I was going to be losing.
The dope smoking thread is over there.Good luck,I just hope you dont have a family that has to sacrifice because of your poor decision.
rey

Whitehall, PA

#8 Feb 26, 2009
good, i hope they close the whole plant. they fired me 10 years ago for no reason. if i lost my job, let the other 5000 plus, lose their jobs too.
roboto

Middleburg, PA

#9 Dec 28, 2010
i know dozens of people that work there and have for years and unless you are a moron 40+ production worker it is a **** place to work. That is a fact. I set up robotics for manufacturing facilities all over the country and I promise if you can be replaced by a robot you will. That would be a lot of robots though and they are quite expensive. I'm sure they are saving up. Oh and they didn't call him back because they could give a **** less about people. Even DANA has people with over 50 years, don't mean **** . Anyone getting mad in this thread is a bitter, obsessed production worker with no life and never did anything else. You are clown shoes.

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