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    Delphi has filed chapter 11 but not before sweetening the severence packages for its top executives:

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/08/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes

    It plans to come out of it mid 2007 but with downsized domestic production.

    Can you say Chinese van door motors?

  • #2
    ...And more American hourly workers get screwed. Delphi is negotiating with the UAW to significantly lower wages to around $10-$12/hr. I can find work mowing grass for that wage.

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    • #3
      Seen a fellow instrument tech, He used to work where I did. The company paid us well, charged a pretty hefty price for us. I lived out of a suitcase till I got tired of it.

      He is working at Lowes in the electrical dept.

      David

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      • #4
        i just ate a piece of candy that said made in china on the back. i feel like vomiting.

        i'm getting sick of this bull**** already...
        -paul

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        • #5
          "i just ate a piece of candy that said made in china on the back. i feel like vomiting.
          i'm getting sick of this bull**** already... "

          Check the majority of ads in HSM, guess where the equipment is coming from?

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          • #6
            <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DR:
            "i just ate a piece of candy that said made in china on the back. i feel like vomiting.
            i'm getting sick of this bull**** already... "

            Check the majority of ads in HSM, guess where the equipment is coming from?

            </font>
            Yeah exactly, and guess where all those cheap harbor freight tools come from too.

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            • #7
              <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DR:
              "i just ate a piece of candy that said made in china on the back. i feel like vomiting.
              i'm getting sick of this bull**** already... "

              Check the majority of ads in HSM, guess where the equipment is coming from?

              </font>
              oh, i know. i own a chinese-made lathe and mill, but a friggin' piece of candy! next thing you know, conagra is going to be making slim jims and ore ida french fries in china, too.
              -paul

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              • #8
                To work in the Local Con-Agra, you had better "sie habla Espanola"..

                And the smell that came off some of them workers.. Kinda reminded me of the Beavis and Butthead episode where he was scratching his "nadS" and the people were getting sick off the hamburgers.

                Yeah.. I could go on.. Who handles your food? it is not Farmer brown anymore.. Lemme tell you about my Hotdog-tank experiences.. where they blow steam through the tank of entrails, eyeballs, skulls, tongues and ... Okay.. Sing with me.. Ohh I wish I was a Oscar Myer wienier....

                If you don't kill it, skin it, prepare it, you really don't know what they did or didn't do to it.. Stories abound about sides of pork being replacements for lost girlfriends,and the McDonalds shootings in Texas was because what they did to his food.. What is real? Clean? Not kosher either.. They just pay dues to a Rabbi to bless the production of the food. It does not ensure it meets any higher quality or standard. Look on your food for a circle with 'K or U in it, that is the Kosher seal of Approval. On everything from Orange juice to steel wool.

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                • #9
                  Ohh did I mention I am paranoid about people touching my food? I cut a guy to the bone across his knuckles while working at a Sewage plant, he touched my coca cola bottle after I mentioned he had not washed his hands. I was spreading mayonaise on my sandwich and he touched it and I didn't even realize I had cut him till he was squirting on everything.

                  Yeah, I got fired. I hated that job anyways.

                  David

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                  • #10
                    "...but not before sweetening the severence packages for its top executives:"

                    Aw, gee. The CEO was only making $900 an hour, assuming he was working 60 hours a week.

                    Roger
                    Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.

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                    • #11
                      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ibewgypsie:
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                      Yeah.. I could go on.. Who handles your food? it is not Farmer brown anymore.. Lemme tell you about my Hotdog-tank experiences.. where they blow steam through the tank of entrails, eyeballs, skulls, tongues and ... Okay.. Sing with me.. Ohh I wish I was a Oscar Myer wienier....

                      If you don't kill it, skin it, prepare it, you really don't know what they did or didn't do to it.. B]</font>
                      You hit the nail on the head as usual! I worked for years with a guy that had been a supervisor for 12 years in a wiener room of a huge processing plant in a former life. He swore there was no way on earth his kids would ever eat something so disgusting.

                      That's one good thing about being a small farmer, we are still allowed to kill and butcher our own animals for our own home use. For off-farm private sales or even to give it to family that don't live on the farm, the animal has to be killed and inspected at a registered slaughtering facility, but then I can bring the sides or quarters home and cut it up myself. Ours lets me watch, and I let them hang it there and quarter it, but I do my own cutting, grinding and sausages. The slaughterhouse take the hide as part of the deal, and dispose of the guts, head and hooves etc so we don't have to. Kinda hard to kill and dismember an animal you spent a couple years raising too. I can do it, but wife can't stand it. For sale in a store or for restaurant use, it all has to be done in a gov't inspected facility. Chickens and turkeys, if we just want one for supper, I kill and clean it, but the ones we sell (about 300 a year) are all professionally done. Costs 2 bucks a bird, but it's worth it not to have to deal with the mess! LOL!

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                      • #12
                        Yea, lets hear it for Global Economy. We're sharing our wealth with the rest of the world but it's comming from the working stiffs wallet and not management's. Thank you Corporate America.

                        As many folks loose their loyality for our respective countries it's no surprise that corporations do the same. (yea I got chi-com sh_t, damned near impossible not to these days. Some of this stuff ain't even made here in America these days.)
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                        Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

                        It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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                        • #13
                          Well the Con Agra I worked for in Council Bluffs is still union.

                          BTW they are haveing there Case sale on Oct. 15 it is a good deal,In the past you could buy a case of Frozen dinners for $5.00.

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                          The tame Wolf !

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                          • #14
                            Ooops, sorry.

                            I gave old data on the CEO pay. That was for the last one who left in July '05.

                            The new one got a $3,000,000 signing bonus, but his base salary is $1,500,000 a year, which works out to $481 an hour for a 60-hour week. Sucker!! But then, he may be eligible for up to $2,000,000 in performance incentives.

                            The incentives probably include screwing over the employees, the vendors, and the shareholders. Oh, and us taxpayers, too, since we'll be picking up the tab when they dump the underfunded pension plan on the government-funded PBGC.

                            Roger
                            Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.

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                            • #15
                              Re: made in China candy ... check older posts here and on the PM forum for Chinese popcorn.

                              Brooks Pharmacies in this area had a popcorn and movie time popcorn box package and the darned popcorn bas was labeled "made in China". That's pretty darned disturbing especially when you consider our agricultural capabilities.

                              Our food supply should be either from USA or guarded and inspected more closely than the gold (whatever's left) at Fort Knox. Think the FDA or USDA are up to it? Think again.

                              Looking at the latest flyers from Enco, MSC and others, though, I see the prices on imported tools climbing quickly. End mill sets, etc. which used to be in the $29 range now seem to be in the $89 range for similar items. Good for us.

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