Martha Stewart, Crane team up

There are 37 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Mar 26, 2009, titled Martha Stewart, Crane team up. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

One week after eliminating 70 hourly and salaried jobs in its stationery division, Crane & Co.

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Rich

Clifton Park, NY

#1 Mar 26, 2009
We cannot have this. Martha Stewart is a rich person and that automatically makes her a bad person. Call the White House and let Obama know there is one more rich person in America that he forgot to get.

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#2 Mar 26, 2009
For the sake of the people who lost their jobs recently, I hope this takes off and allows them to re-hire as many as possible as soon as possible.
Citizen

West Chesterfield, MA

#3 Mar 26, 2009
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
Cincinnatus

Chicopee, MA

#4 Mar 26, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
Spoken like a true uninformed moron, a productive person like Stewart will ultimately make Crane more profitable and create jobs. She got screwed by an overzealous AG, but you just read the Eagle so you wouldn't know that.
OH PLEASE---

Chicopee, MA

#5 Mar 26, 2009
Cincinnatus wrote:
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Spoken like a true uninformed moron, a productive person like Stewart will ultimately make Crane more profitable and create jobs. She got screwed by an overzealous AG, but you just read the Eagle so you wouldn't know that.
So it is okay to be a felon at Crane, as long as you are a productive person. Interesting... I was not aware of that rule. I am sure no other felons feel as if they have been screwed for one reason or another.
Will the real moron please stand?
Lost freedoms

Leicester, MA

#6 Mar 26, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
It will be the "Jail House Living" collection aimed at the repeat offender, each card will have special tips from Martha:

How to get those pesky bloodstains out of your prison garb.

Sprucing up the cell for the holidays.

Polishing handcuffs and leg irons

Great looking hair for your next conjugal visit

What to do when you drop the soap
Mia

Northampton, MA

#7 Mar 26, 2009
Martha Stewart and Crane; it can't hurt, maybe it'll give the company a boost, and the laid off people can get their jobs back.
As Martha would say; "It's a good thing."
taxpayer

Rensselaer, NY

#8 Mar 26, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
You make a good point. Cranes are government employee contracts, very good.
Bob Bunt Burke

Summerfield, FL

#9 Mar 26, 2009
Congratulations to Crane's and Martha Stewart joint venture in the quality stationery community. Just when it looked like beautiful paper would be only found in museums and antique worlds, the creative people at Crane's came up with this excellent plan.
We, who enjoy the beauty of fine penmanship on admirable sheets of carefully crafted Crane's paper, send a tip of the hat in salute to Dalton, Mass. and to Martha Stewart.
Bob Bunt Burke

Summerfield, FL

#10 Mar 26, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
How cruel and mean to say such a thing.
Funny? I think not.
Just when we get a positive action, you have to poke holes.
Instead of being grateful many good people will now have a chance to get a job in the beautiful town of Dalton, you have be negative.
As a sidebar: Convicted felons who have redeemed and made amends, serving their time can come back as find a place amongst.
Recall the third one on cross number 3 was found to be a criminal and the "Boss" accepted him for being repentant.
Hold out your hand, not to slap, but to help your brothers and sisters climb up.
BBB
gonc

Rensselaer, NY

#11 Mar 26, 2009
Bob Bunt Burke wrote:
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How cruel and mean to say such a thing.
Funny? I think not.
Just when we get a positive action, you have to poke holes.
Instead of being grateful many good people will now have a chance to get a job in the beautiful town of Dalton, you have be negative.
As a sidebar: Convicted felons who have redeemed and made amends, serving their time can come back as find a place amongst.
Recall the third one on cross number 3 was found to be a criminal and the "Boss" accepted him for being repentant.
Hold out your hand, not to slap, but to help your brothers and sisters climb up.
BBB
I think it is a legitimate question, why are you twisting the subject, BB? With all due respect, an ex- felon cannot get certain employment.
Citizen

West Chesterfield, MA

#12 Mar 26, 2009
Bob Bunt Burke wrote:
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How cruel and mean to say such a thing.
Funny? I think not.
Just when we get a positive action, you have to poke holes.
Instead of being grateful many good people will now have a chance to get a job in the beautiful town of Dalton, you have be negative.
As a sidebar: Convicted felons who have redeemed and made amends, serving their time can come back as find a place amongst.
Recall the third one on cross number 3 was found to be a criminal and the "Boss" accepted him for being repentant.
Hold out your hand, not to slap, but to help your brothers and sisters climb up.
BBB
What I said was not cruel or mean, it's the truth.
There are a lot of people with felony convictions that can not get hired because of that conviction on their record, and no, I'm not one of them.

It just shows the hipocracity of our system where the rich and famous can continue with their wonderful lives while the average person is shunned for the rest of his/her life for a mistake.
Windsor Resident

Ballston Spa, NY

#13 Mar 26, 2009
gonc wrote:
<quoted text>I think it is a legitimate question, why are you twisting the subject, BB? With all due respect, an ex- felon cannot get certain employment.
And are you (or the other posters) somehow under the impression that Martha Stewart will be running machines at Crane Paper? Working in the factory? Or do you just plan to mandate that convicted felons cannot buy or order merchandise from Crane Paper? Orders which of course will create jobs for local people. Should they all say, "thanks but no thanks. I would rather collect unemployment than to work on a line of products for a company whose CEO is a convicted felon?" It's a thought.
Ma Barker

Springfield, MA

#15 Mar 26, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
Keep talking you mill rat and me an the boys will pay you a little visit.
Meme

Okatie, SC

#17 Mar 26, 2009
Lets hope some others will jump on this bandwagon and bring back social stationery. Some things just can't be done through email!
barrium

Rensselaer, NY

#18 Mar 26, 2009
Wait till she becomes a stockholder. Cookies and kniotted sweaters, for the Holidays at the Cranes'!
sis

Middletown, CT

#19 Mar 26, 2009
Bob Bunt Burke wrote:
<quoted text>
How cruel and mean to say such a thing.
Funny? I think not.
Just when we get a positive action, you have to poke holes.
Instead of being grateful many good people will now have a chance to get a job in the beautiful town of Dalton, you have be negative.
As a sidebar: Convicted felons who have redeemed and made amends, serving their time can come back as find a place amongst.
Recall the third one on cross number 3 was found to be a criminal and the "Boss" accepted him for being repentant.
Hold out your hand, not to slap, but to help your brothers and sisters climb up.
BBB
Mr. BBB, for your own sake and that you will enjoy the time you have on this earth, GET A SENSE OF HUMOR!! LEARN TO LAUGH!! TURN THE SOUR LOOK ON LIFE AROUND!! OK! if not for yourself but for folks that have to deal with you.
fuzhou

Rensselaer, NY

#20 Mar 26, 2009
Triple B, lighten up buddy. Enjoy the scenery!
Veteran

United States

#21 Mar 26, 2009
The cranes have been spoil and gotting rich
off the the taxpayers since the early 1800.
Not one of the boys of the crane family served in the military during the vietnam years or even to this day and yet people in Dalton think that they can walk on water.. Stop kissing the cranes butts
The Truth

Clifton Park, NY

#23 Mar 27, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I wonder if other convicted felons can get jobs at Cranes?
Good point , She doesn,t pass our security clearence.Cranes social paper- IT,s Subcontrated. They closed the mill that made the best cause some "beancounter" said it was no longer turning a profit. Funny they closed what 20+ stores of their own cause it didn,t fly. Now their alined with the "head of arts and crafts". Brother this ship is in trouble .

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