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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-25-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It became offical today at a 10:00am meeting...as of March 28th I am unemployed !!! 6 1/2 years ago I started work at "Philips Technology"...5 years ago they were bought by "VDO Controls"...and then 1 year ago a huge foreign company ("Siemens Corporation") bought us and announced almost immediately that they were closing our North American plant ?!?!? The feeling is that they just wanted to get there claws into the American auto industry....WELL THEY DID !!! Its been real sad watching people with a lot more years than me leaving over the last few months . God I hate looking for and then starting a new job.
I just had to vent a little, I hope nobody minded.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sucks! Sorry Ken!

Man, I hate corporations! "Hey, let's not compete, we can buy our competition and then shut them down." If that isn't anti-trade, I don't know what is...

Better days are ahead for you, Ken, I can feel it! You'll probably find a better job at better pay. Good luck, buddy!

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Fastymz
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posted 01-25-2002 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken,I know it dose not make it better,but I'm very sorry to hear that.
Like Steve,maybe a fresh start will bring better job.
I too hate to look for or start new jobs.Keep your head up,and something will come your way.

SCOOP.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-25-2002 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like the post about how the foreign car mfrs DIDN'T help the cause after 9-11-01.

With public corporations, there's no stopping them. By the way, M&Fords and MMonthly went from Emap to Primedia. A foreign co., was told. Also heard, look for things to tighten up. Also, heard that this group also bought Mustangs Illustrated. Next thing, they'll suck up MCA. LOL

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rellik74
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posted 01-25-2002 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rellik74   Click Here to Email rellik74     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken I know how you feal Keebler and Kellogs did a merger and closed my plant. They made lots of promices on a severance package the screewed me out of $5,000 but now I have a cool job that I relocated for and got out of the big city. Hopefully it will work for you TOO.
Phil

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Mike65
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Registered: Dec 2000

posted 01-25-2002 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about your bad news. Keep your chin up Ken something will turn up. Good luck.

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73trials
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posted 01-25-2002 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of the best times of my life began the same way. Just look at it as another opportunity. Best of luck to you!

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mustangs68
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posted 01-25-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken,
Your very talented and finding a new job shouldn't be hard.

To make you feel better all of our Management is in Red China lloking to build another Plant and they can't keep us working 40 hours a week..like Steve said Corporations are looking out for themselves these days..

sam

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-25-2002 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOnder how many more are SHREDDING DOCUMENTS!

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Dave Gibson
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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 01-25-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, that sucks. Sorry to hear aoubt your job loss. But there are always greener pastures. Good luck on finding a new job that you enjoy.

Dave & Terri

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Stewart
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posted 01-26-2002 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ouch! I'm sorry to hear that Ken. I swear, it sure as heck would be nice if we all had our dream jobs that paid tons of money, with great bosses and fantastic co-workers.

Alas, we live in the real world.

I hope you find something even better than what you had, Ken. And I hope you find yourself happy. Try not to stress too much. I know that's easier said than done, but try anyway, buddy.

Stewart

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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
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posted 01-26-2002 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone....I was basically venting here. I don't think I'll have too much trouble finding a job, its like I said earlier...I just hate starting new jobs...you just never know what to expect !!!
I'll be updating the resume ASAP because I don't feel like I owe these people anything.
I do know that they would HATE to loose their only Moldmaker earlier than they anticipated...OH-WELL

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71RESTO
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posted 01-26-2002 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear of it Ken
The company I work for (Actually consult with) for the past 10 years was just taken over in a hostile takeover by a larger competitor, so I may be in the same boat before too much longer. But like others have said, we (you and I) have to view this as an open opportunity.
Hope all works out for the best for you!!!

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The Iceman
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posted 01-26-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, sorry to hear it!
I agree with you that searching for/getting into a new job is never fun, my dad went through it for 4 or 5 months after working for his company for almost 20 years!

But like everyone has said, maybe a fresh start will reap even more rewards

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-26-2002 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
To make you feel better all of our Management is in Red China lloking to build another Plant and they can't keep us working 40 hours a week..like Steve said Corporations are looking out for themselves these days..

Damn! Sounds like they are planning to have you working 0 hours a week! Don't ignore the writing on the wall! When I look back over my recent adventure, I now realized I had about 1 year of warning signs.

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SuzyQ
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posted 01-26-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 73trials:
Some of the best times of my life began the same way. Just look at it as another opportunity. Best of luck to you!


BRAVO! I like your outlook! Ken, when you look at it this way, good things are bound to happen and you got 60 days to do it. Chin up! Get out those classifieds, start pounding the pavement, and sell, sell, sell yourself! You'll do fine my friend

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 01-26-2002 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken,
Sorry to hear about your misfortune, but on the bright side being a moldmaker/toolmaker your expertise is always in demand. At least they gave you advanced notice.

The ones I feel for are the people who worked for small companies that were owned by Enron. A guy on the news worked for an electric company, which was owned by Enron, he is 55 and his total retirement was tied up in Enron stocks, lost a $500,000 nestegg.

Mike

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Big D
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posted 01-27-2002 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll do fine Ken... It does suck to HAVE to go out fine another company... But,,, Better days are ahead for you...

Don

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posted 01-27-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Ked
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posted 01-28-2002 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sucks, Ken. Not that it helps, but at least they gave you a notice.

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