RIP Hostess

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by LTFedExer, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    That animated gif would be good to use to describe the US National Government addressing the financial woes of the US Government.

    Kicking the can down the road.
  3. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    3 words....Deep Fried Twinkies
  4. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Not unless you buy them off EBay. Check out some of the prices their asking HERE
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I don't care about Twinkies, but I sure am going to miss HoHo's. :sad-very:
  6. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    That's what you get with a union workforce... Unemployed. Bring on July 2013!

    (This is 100 percent a trolling post for those too dumb to realize it)
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I've been stocking up at the local Hostess outlet store. Almost everything is half off and/or buy 1, get 1 free.
  8. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    slightly offtopic: what's going to happen in July 2013?

    anyways, i stumbled on how to clone those treats:


    and if you just want the printed instructions:

    Ho Ho No! With Twinkies' Fate Uncertain, Try This Recipe - CNBC


    PPS: i was going to try Ground work on Mondays, while staying at HD during the rest of the week, but I was told not to because I will exceed my DOT hours for the week as soon as Black Friday rolls around

    does co-opco locations work that way? do some drivers have that option?
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Not sure why I put July... I was making some hard apple pie cider yesterday for thanksgiving. Haha did a little too much taste testing. I was referring to the ups strike.

    As far as running 6 days a week you have a total of 70 hours to get it done. So it really depend on how many hours you're running for HD. You also need a 36 hour restart at the end of the week to reset your 70 hours. So make sure you leave enough time from when you clock out Saturday and start on Monday.
  10. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    thanks for taking the time to answer so fast.

    i knew about the 70 DOT hours max per week... but as a temp hourly driver at the moment, I don't think the temp agency doesn't want to pay for OT after 40 hours/week yet. They're waiting for the S#!t to hit the fan (black Fri/cyber Mon) & every hourly temp HD employee will be going to have a fat paycheck from then on... the terminal i'm working at are still trying to hire more temp drivers in time for the Dec 10 spike in volume.

    oh i forgot about the weekend rest period ~ now it made sense... So, if i log off on Saturday by 2030, I can show up to work for Ground on Monday @ 0800?

    i'm thinking of going with a contractor just for one day during the week as a co-driver/ helper to knock out the heavier volume on mondays & just coming back to the hourly pay at HD if the agency doesn't want to pay OT at this time... should have done that 2 months ago <shrugs>
  11. rrunner

    rrunner Member

    Oh, like the management had nothing to do with it!!This looks like a willard,bain type operation here..


    Yeah, the union is to blame...blah blah blah. The store side union agreed to cuts in pay and pensions in order to keep the company profitable, the bakery side was holding out. It's painfully obvious that this was in the works for a while, they just needed a strike to drop the axe. The really sad part is, most all of those folks found out about losing their jobs via the news and internet, I know for sure because my aunt managed an outlet store.
  13. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Somebody will buy that division, they would be back......
  14. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I guess they haven't been watching the news huh?
  15. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    No....36 hours would be Monday at 0830.
    It's your classic he said/she said. The way I see it (and this is my opinion based on what I've read), Hostess put itself in debt ($100 million) and wanted the unions to bail them out with cuts. Hostess tells the unions 'If you don't agree to these cuts, we'll have to shut down production'. Unions don't believe them and bam, Hostess shuts down.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    More accurately, the Teamsters agreed to the concessions while the Bakers Union did not. All 3 will be meeting with a mediator tomorrow and I wouldn't be surprised if they work out a deal to avoid bankruptcy.
  17. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    oops my bad... thanks for the double check on those hours

    yea, i know of another driver that goes to Ground on Mondays & HD from Tues-Fri & i'll pick up his slack on Saturdays...

    have a safe peak out there guys, purple or brown
  18. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Image the boost in sales they just experienced.
    Stores wiped out and no expired product picked up requiring driver to credit merchant.
  19. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Correct.....but I doubt they'll work something out without a mediator. It'll take a change in management to solve the problem.
  20. Themule73

    Themule73 New Member

    ...Sorry, how do I make a thread?