This story existed in the media for almost two weeks with nothing other than one side of the story. For several days, every single article I read, opinion or otherwise, had a variation of the phrase "according to management, the company failed because...." with zero examination.
Now, once the story is stale and 90% of the public who gave a **** about it in the first place has moved on, this liberal web site gets off its ass and does a cursory investigation of the issue and we see there is a whole other side to the story.
This is a glaring example of how lazy and incompetent our mainstream media is.
I also don't recall hearing that the main issues with the auto companies were strikes and uncooperative employees generally.
Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together
Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell
If he was merely "posting his opinion" then it sure as heck isn't "beating him down" when we post our opinions.
Interestingly, I know someone who works at a different (large) bakery in the SLC area and they are already making plans to bid for at least one of the hostess facilities. One Brow is absolutely correct. These jobs aren't going away permanently. They will just be changing companies.
When he said "us," I thought he meant the proverbial "us."
RJF, did you work for Hostess?
Yeah, I didn't even get that impression. Looking back, perhaps he does. The overall tone in his post though did not convey that to me at the time.
Two years. I was training to be a District Sales Manager but because staffing was so low I spent 22 weeks out of state, running sales routes, between Dec 25 and Aug 5.
As for the most recent concessions, those monies were to return in the few years following restructuring, including the company resuming payment into the pension plan. Thre fact of the matter is, the Bakers Union, put almost 20,000 out of work instead of giving people the opportunity to seek employment elsewhere. 5000 Union members lost 19,500 jobs. Spin it however you want, that's the reality.