Originally Posted by gearheadslife
yes very sad, but is there ever a good time to get a pink slip..
that companys owners and management ran that ship into the ground twice in 8 years.. they where all getting pink slips at some point.. as they(owners and management) clearly didn't know how to run the business..
The unions had a big hand in this companies downfall. The union contract wouldn't let the bread products (such as Wonder bread) and the bakery products (such as Twinkies and Ho-Ho's) to be delivered by the same truck, had to be two trucks instead of one.
And when they got to the store with the goods, the driver wasn't allowed to unload the truck.
This is exactly the kind of sillyness that creates 4 jobs where 1 job is needed. That's great for the union, 4 people paying dues instead of one.
The problem is to be competitive Hostess needed to be more efficient.
Hostess management said work rules from existing labor agreements made it hard to improve productivity and spend money efficiently. For example, some rules required different workers to deliver bread and cakes, the company said
. Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close - WSJ.com