Man-No More Twinkies Too!!!!. - Page 4 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge> Off-Topic
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #46 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 03:52 PM
gearheadslife's Avatar
MentalMuffinMan
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 83
Thanked 222 Times in 209 Posts
when the brands come back under another company that just happens to be a "holding" of the same owners.. you'll know the real reason for this move..

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #47 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2012, 05:08 PM
lakeroadster's Avatar
Hot Rods are Built, not Bought
 

Last journal entry: Lakeroadster's '31 Model A Tudor
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: High Plains - Rocky Mountains
Age: 53
Posts: 602
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 24
Thanked 77 Times in 69 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
when the brands come back under another company that just happens to be a "holding" of the same owners.. you'll know the real reason for this move..
Even the teamsters knew the local bakers union should have taken the deal. Common sense says don't bite the hand that feeds ya.

You mess with the bull, you get the horn.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #48 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:12 AM
delawarebill's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: delaware
Posts: 1,183
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 56 Times in 56 Posts
twinkies ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by lakeroadster View Post
Even the teamsters knew the local bakers union should have taken the deal. Common sense says don't bite the hand that feeds ya.
You mess with the bull, you get the horn.
don't bite the hand that feed u..??? your kidding right ???
i suggest u look back 75 yrs and see the working conditions a company put its worker through.. i have worked on both sides of this.. union member and first line management. u treat your people fairly and u get a ton of work from them.. treat them like a dog and u get bit.. unions made a big difference in conditions, pay and benefits.. yes sometimes things went to far. my father worked the coal mines in PA and he told me stories i don't think u'd like to work in.. he got a trade and left...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #49 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 08:01 AM
gearheadslife's Avatar
MentalMuffinMan
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 83
Thanked 222 Times in 209 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakeroadster View Post
Even the teamsters knew the local bakers union should have taken the deal. Common sense says don't bite the hand that feeds ya.

You mess with the bull, you get the horn.
wonder if your employeer said, starting next week we will pay you 1/8th of what we did this week. oh and not our poblem if you can't pay your rent now.. we have the cards, take it or leave it.. as there are no jobs..
it's so easy to say the union was stupid..
untill we put your feet in the fire..
maybe email your employer to let them know you feel this way,, and you'd welcome a pay cut, cause, well you wouldn't want to bite the hand that feed's ya, RIGHT... right
If the owners where willing to replace the management that ran the ship aground.. twice.. they'd have a reason to have faith that the company will survive.. knowing that the same group that put them in bankruptcy court twice is not going anywhere.. most know, they'll be back in bankruptcy court for a 3rd time.. how many times do the employees have to take it on the chin.. as they run it into the ground..
but we'll give you 25% stake in the company.. but that 25% is worthless and never will be worth anything unless the management changes.. as they'll run it into the ground yet again..
we'll never know the WHOLE truth.. but if the union reps thought the company would be able to stay afloat. they'd have worked with the owners,, clearly they had no faith in the future plans the company was putting forth as their new plan that turn it around..
the owners if they didn't know before, nkow now that they can charge more ofr the products.. and will bring it back.. with low wage workers,, and laugh all the way to the bank.. some say that was the plan in the first place.. after the courts wouldn't viod the union contract..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #50 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 08:11 AM
wretched ratchet's Avatar
one full turn after it squeeks
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yuppieville, Tejas
Age: 72
Posts: 1,175
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 62
Thanked 176 Times in 137 Posts
My Grandpa always said that 'nothing' was always or never and I've found that to be the case in 'most' cases. It probably applies here also. However, my only encounter with Unions has been on two occasions, once in the Musicians Union which was out of necessity but for a very short time and the other was when I was hanging drywall in the Rocky Mtns of Colorado. The latter caused me to think about some of the Union's thinking at that time.

Case in point: My partner and I were hanging drywall by the square foot in Condos in Summit County Colorado (non-Union) and then one day, because of the lack of work in Denver, I suppose, some Union hangers came in and started working by the hour (whatever scale was at that time). Anyhow, we would hang at least twice the amount of sheetrock that they would and therefore we made more money (that was our entire purpose - - "to hang as much drywall as possible" ==== $$$$$$$) Now we had no problems with the Union dudes because they were far less competition than other hangers that hung by the square foot as we did. However, one day the Union dudes came over to the unit we were working in and told us that "we were taking food out of their families mouths by hanging more and making more than they were ! ?????????????

We very "politely" told them that we preferred get paid for the amount of work we did rather than the amount of "time" we were on the job site !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #51 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 08:54 AM
gearheadslife's Avatar
MentalMuffinMan
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 83
Thanked 222 Times in 209 Posts
and if you're there and you have to wait in a plumber or electriction or a city inspector, you don't get payed.. because you get payed on piece work.. not time..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #52 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 09:14 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,851
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 243 Times in 198 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
and if you're there and you have to wait in a plumber or electriction or a city inspector, you don't get payed.. because you get payed on piece work.. not time..
Those plumbers and electricians were probably union....thats why they were late......
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #53 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 10:48 AM
gearheadslife's Avatar
MentalMuffinMan
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 83
Thanked 222 Times in 209 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
Those plumbers and electricians were probably union....thats why they were late......

hardy har har....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #54 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 11:07 AM
wretched ratchet's Avatar
one full turn after it squeeks
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yuppieville, Tejas
Age: 72
Posts: 1,175
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 62
Thanked 176 Times in 137 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
and if you're there and you have to wait in a plumber or electriction or a city inspector, you don't get payed.. because you get payed on piece work.. not time..
What? - - - you lost me, Bro
I don't know what you're smoking but I'll take a hit anyhow.

FWIW, we got paid "every" Friday for whatever we had nailed on the wall. Even if the unit wasn't finished yet. Got a funny story about an "Inspection" not getting done by the time the hangers got to the site but that's another story for another useless thread.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #55 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 04:57 PM
Banned User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2011
Location: N.E.
Posts: 385
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Irregardless of all.


Twinkies = Junk.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #56 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 06:00 PM
Banned User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2011
Location: N.E.
Posts: 385
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Actually, the best thing to do would be to stop thinking about, talking about, and eating twinkies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #57 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 06:21 PM
wretched ratchet's Avatar
one full turn after it squeeks
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yuppieville, Tejas
Age: 72
Posts: 1,175
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 62
Thanked 176 Times in 137 Posts
Thank you Dr. Phil !
We got it already OK?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #58 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 06:23 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,851
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 243 Times in 198 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by against all odds View Post
Irregardless of all.


Twinkies = Junk.
According to the doctors, so is Pepsi, chips, cookies........red meat.........dairy products.....etc, etc, etc........

Way to suck the fun out of everything..........
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #59 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 06:26 PM
1Gary's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 383 dyno sym
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Roch,NY
Age: 66
Posts: 1,510
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 201
Thanked 152 Times in 138 Posts
Well as it worked out the union decided to settle.So the company isn't going o close up shop.I can't tell you how many times I have heard the very old story about when unions came onto the workforce because of poor working conditions.Being 65 yrs old,I can remember striking for 7 1/2 cents over three yrs.We where penny less for the three months we where on strike.Never made that money back.
It might serve today's unions to learn they don't own a darn thing.Companies will do what they please and that includes closing up the business.No one here can't say they haven't seen a union run a business into the ground until the cash cow ran out of money.

But anywho yea Twinkies are back.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #60 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2012, 06:57 PM
NEW INTERIORS's Avatar
Believe in yourself !!!!!!
 

Last journal entry: 41 WILLYS FRAME
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In My Shop..
Age: 48
Posts: 9,986
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,133
Thanked 483 Times in 361 Posts
If no one lose's their jobs.. It's good news..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Man I need some help ivanogburn General Rodding Tech 9 10-29-2013 07:00 PM
old man cgarrett Introduce Yourself 5 04-13-2010 07:19 AM
help this man out roberteucare Introduce Yourself 1 07-06-2007 12:43 AM
Man oh man... I wonder if I could have a hot rod that passes emissions tests? r8ptan8 Engine 20 01-07-2004 05:59 PM
Man oh Man!!!!!! slider in wa Hotrodders' Lounge 6 03-16-2003 11:32 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.