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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:32 PM

"Elections have consequences, but so soon after the election"

some rightie just posted on my FB with a list of companies that have laid off workers in the past 48 hours. Help me be a smart ass and respond:

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A list of companies that have announced layoffs in the past 48 hours.

Westinghouse
Research in Motion Ltd.
Lightyear Network Solutions
Providence Journal
Hawker Beechcraft
Boeing
CVPH Medical Center
US Cellular
Commerzbank
Iberia
Momentive Performance Materials
Brake Parts
Gameforge Berlin
Vestas Wind Systems
Husqvarna
ING - Ericsson
SRA International
PerkinElmer
Majestic Star Casino and Hotel
Center for Hospice NY
Bristol-Myers
Lower Bucks Hospital
Oce North America
Corning
United Blood Services Gulf
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
Welch Allyn
Dana Holding
Stryker
Boston Scientific
Medtronic
Smith & Nephew
Abbott Labs
Covidien
Kinetic Concepts
St. Jude
Hill Rom
Darden Restaurants
JANCOA
Kroger
Caterpillar
Alcatel-Lucent
Umatilla Ch
Rocketdyne

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Reply "Elections have consequences, but so soon after the election" (Original post)
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 OP
Warpy Nov 2012 #1
Debau2005 Nov 2012 #2
AnnaLee Nov 2012 #11
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #15
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3
democrat_patriot Nov 2012 #4
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #22
Debau2005 Nov 2012 #5
Qutzupalotl Nov 2012 #6
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #7
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #8
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #9
arcane1 Nov 2012 #10
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #21
SCantiGOP Nov 2012 #12
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #18
Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #13
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #17
HangOnKids Nov 2012 #14
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #16
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #19
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #20
Rex Nov 2012 #23

Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. None of these companies will do any better for it

and most will do worse as poor service drives people to their competitors. So will trained staff.

Silly asses will just never get that spite is a poor thing to base business decisions on.

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Response to Debau2005 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:49 PM

11. Yes, someone needs to vet this list

I noticed ING-Ericsson in the list and googled it. It looks like this one may be layoffs in Europe, not the US. Again, like RIM which is obviously a company losing relevance to APPL, etc., not taxes or re-election.

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Response to Debau2005 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:52 PM

15. I love you. nt

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:36 PM

3. list of asshole companies

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:38 PM

4. "prove it" - link? Website press releases?


32,717 companies lay off people every day - that list looks small to me.

PROVE it was due to the election.

or - "they have the tax cuts already - why are they laying off? I thought the 'job creators' needed tax cuts. Guess that was another Country Club Republican talking point."

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:38 PM

5. Ing-Ericsson

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/premium/world/europe-job-cuts-spread-ing-ericsson-20121108

I am pleased to see that your rightie associates are concerned about jobs in other nations!

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. See how or if it affects the UE rate. n/t

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:42 PM

7. Tell 'em to get back to you when the real media posts this list.

I've just checked...not one legitimate business publication is running with this.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:47 PM

8. St. Jude is off my contribution list. They must be able to get hefty sums from Adelson and crew.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:48 PM

9. Yeah, stop the Fed contracts to SRA and Boeing. No bailouts either!

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:49 PM

10. Step one: "where did you get this list?"

Step two: "How do you know all these layoffs are due to the election?"

Expect a LOT of whining for the next 4 years!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:13 PM

21. The ProJo one is real

I used to work there, so I had to look it up...But I can say with certainty that it has jack shit to do with the election...

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/194919/3-photographers-among-those-laid-off-at-providence-journal/

But as the other posters said, somewhere in America companies are laying off people every day -- Just a selective use of stats to blame Obama, and RWers in the media will run with it because they don't have anything else...

I'm curious what kind of "layoff list" I could make if I chose ANY random 72-hour period from any random year going back the past 10...

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:50 PM

12. calm down, people

This is most likely made up bullshit. Boeing is in the process of hiring hundreds of people at it assembly plant near Charleston, SC.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:08 PM

18. It is bullshit. Just look how quickly DU broke it down...

God!! I am hardly starting to get excited anymore.

This is awesome!

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

13. This list is pure BS--here's a press release on just one of the Cos.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/11/05/nb-atlantic-lotto-layoffs.html

Atlantic Lottery Corporation

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has eliminated 16 positions in its sales and marketing division, officials confirmed on Monday. (11/5/12, before the election).

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says the job cuts are related to business structure changes.The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says the job cuts are related to business structure changes. (CBC)

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:07 PM

17. This is great! i called him on the BS, but since it was his page, i was polite and said

horse hockey.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:56 PM

16. Almost all companies lay off workers at the end of the year so they...

....can report better profits to their stockholders. They're using the President's reelection and potential "fiscal cliff" as cover for taking actions they would take anyway.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:45 PM

19. Oh, now rightie has DOUBLED DOWN with this link:

But people on here have warned me that the Blaze makes me cuss and I am trying to nap before I go out tonight.

Here it is:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/how-many-businesses-have-announced-closings-or-lay-offs-since-obama-won-a-second-term/

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

20. Vestas is being screwed by REPUBLICANS--wind energy tax credit.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:21 PM

23. ROFL!!! Err...what does that prove?

The RWinger is a moran and ignorantly posts something he thinks is an indicator to something that in reality is non-existent.

Introduce them to this site and explain how moronic they are for posting dribble.

http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks/worldclock/

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