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post #91 of 180 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 03:31 PM
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We're not amused by workers losing their livelihood, but we Canadians are endlessly amused by TV news items showing dads carrying their 2 year old children into Walmarts for the run on Twinkies and making straight-faced statements like "I just wanted her to be able to have a Twinkie before they're all gone..."
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Maybe if they'd paid their top execs MORE than only a paltry $125,000/month they could've found a good CEO and turned the company around.
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How can one be expected to live on $125,000/month? ;-)
to be fair, they also got free Twinkies

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Maybe if they'd paid their top execs MORE than only a paltry $125,000/month they could've found a good CEO and turned the company around.
You see? You see? The unions refused to give more concessions! It's their fault!

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to be fair, they also got free Twinkies
Supply and demand......that means the Twinkies will be worth a lot more ....the heck with the 125,000 I would want the twinkies..on ebay they would fetch a fortune.....
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Why hasn't any one thought to ask why we stopped buying the sugar products these folks made? Why is it the union's fault for not wanting to give more back to a company that couldn't make it to begin with back in 2004?
Did the company make bakery shop improvements? Not that any article has stated, they pocketed the bucks. Did it stream line the baking process to use less labor, shut down non profitable shops, research why they were losing market share?

Aside from the loss of 18,500 jobs (which is very sad) do we really give a hoot about this crummy company? Kinda like saving worthless car companies, lack luster banks and huge investment (pension driven) funds.

Those that have blasted big business and capitalism, let's hear how you would have saved the company and it's union jobs. Those that hate the unions just who do you intend to bake your sugar bar?
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The union killed their goose that laid the golden egg.. their golden spongy cream filled egg.

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Reading comprehension is a useful capability.

Now there is a novel idea. But, probably non attainable for some.
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