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Fri Aug 24, 2012, 11:54 PM

Bain capital outsources plant / has US workers train their Chinese replacements

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/aug/10/illinois-workers-bain-outsourcing

The shock of losing a precious job in a town afflicted by high unemployment is always hard. A foundation for a stable family life and secure home instantly disappears, replaced with a future filled with fears over health insurance, missed mortgage payments and the potential for a slip below the breadline.

But for Bonnie Borman and 170 other men and women in Freeport, Illinois there is a brutal twist to the torture. Borman, 52, and the other workers of a soon-to-be-shuttered car parts plant are personally training the Chinese workers who will replace them.

It's a surreal experience, they say. For months they have watched their plant being dismantled and shipped to China, piece by piece, as they show teams of Chinese workers how to do the jobs they have dedicated their lives to.

"It's not easy to get up in the morning, training them to do your job so that you can be made unemployed," said Borman, pictured, a mother of three who has worked for 23 years at the Sensata auto sensors plant.
Bonnie Borman at Sensata in Freeport

Borman knows her eventual fate in the stricken economy that surrounds Freeport. "I am going to be competing for minimum wage jobs with my own daughter," she said.

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shcrane71 Aug 2012 OP
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antigop Aug 2012 #2
Initech Aug 2012 #3
HeiressofBickworth Aug 2012 #4
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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:05 AM

1. If the USA was a proper country this would be headlines in the US newspapers

but the US media won't report this

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 01:01 AM

2. Maybe Hillary can explain to the Sensata workers the "advantages" of outsourcing

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ndtv-exclusive-hillary-clinton-on-fdi-mamata-outsourcing-and-hafiz-saeed-full-transcript-207593

Hillary Clinton: So you are talking about the outsourcing of US jobs to India. We know it's been going on for many years now and it's part of our economic relationship with India and I think there are advantages with it that have certainly benefitted many parts of our country and there are disadvantages that go to the need to improve the job fields of our own people and create a better economic environment so it's like anything like the pluses and minuses.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 01:29 AM

3. If corporations are people, Bain Capital is a serial killer.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 03:23 AM

4. The whole system seems to conspire against the workers

The workers can't refuse to train their replacements 1) they will be needing the salary for the time it takes, 2) if they quit they can't collect unemployment benefits and 3) if they refuse to train, they can be fired for insubordination, and therefore no unemployment benefits. They have no option but to assist in the screwing of themselves. Talk about being USED!!!

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 05:36 AM

5. +1

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 11:01 AM

6. some companies withhold severance pay if you do not train your replacement n/t

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