Monthly Archives: October 2011
I’m a turncoat. Unions are great! Look at all the great Halloween and candy treats made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). And then their snack foods by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); or even fruit and nuts from members of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). Go forth and eat union made!
|Hershey Products||Necco (New England Confectionery Company)|
|Hershey Syrups||Mary Jane Peanut Butter Chews|
|Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar*||NECCO Wafers/Necco Wafer Smoothies|
|Hershey Milk with Almond Bars||Sky Bar|
|Hershey Special Dark Bars||Clark Bar|
|Hershey Nuggets||Canada Mints|
|Hershey Kissables||Thin Mints|
|Kit Kat Bars||NECCO Assorted Junior Wafers|
|Carmello Bar||Clark Junior Laydown Bag|
|Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bar||Mary Jane Laydown Bag|
|Cadbury Roast Almond Bar||Haviland|
|Cadbury Royal Dark Bar||Mallow Cups|
|Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar||Necco Peanut Butter Kisses|
|Hershey Symphony Bar with Toffee||Ghiradelli Chocolates|
|All filled & non filled squares|
|Just Born||non pariels|
|Mike & Ike|
|Hot Tamales||Gimbals Fine Candies|
|Jelly Beans||Cherry Hearts|
|Jelly Belly’s Candy Company|
|Jelly Bellies – also made in a non-union plants in Chicago/Taiwan||Nestle|
|Chocolate Dutch Mints||Nestle Treasures|
|Chocolate Temptations||Laffy Taffy|
|dimples||Kathryn Beich specialty candy|
|Goelitz Confections||Baby Ruth*|
|Pet Rat||Pearson’s Nips|
|Pet Tarantula||Famous Old Time Candies (gourmet chocolates)|
|Sweet Temptations||Nestle Crunch Butterfinger Crisp|
|Licorice||Pearson’s Candy Co.|
|Malted Milk Balls||Salted Nut Roll|
|Chocolate Coated Nuts, and Sours||Nut Goodie|
|Sunkist Fruit Gel Slices||Mint Patties|
|Black & Red Vines||Anabelles Candy Company|
|Strawberry Ropes||Boston Baked Beans|
|Sconza Candies||Rocky Road|
|Chocolate Covered Cherries||Look|
|Kraft||Yogurt Nuts & Fruit|
|Lays Potato Chips||Vanilla Wafers|
|Chips Ahoy!||Jax Cheese Curls|
|Oreos||Keystone Snacks Party Mix|
|Nutter Butter||Cheese Curls|
|Vanilla Wafers||Corn Chips|
- This is clearly the time to hold all by the hand, and treat everyone as equals; is it not?
Suspend Or Terminate Any Employee Shortly After Dubious Claims of Sexual Harassment.
- Retaliate don’t Investigate. In fact, quickly re-write the policy to read “Not only do we tolerate sexual harassment but we ask that you not report any incidents of sexual harassment. Should you report incidents of sexual harassment to us, we shall immediately initiate a smear campaign against you.”
Terminate All Problem Employees By “Eliminating Their Positions” While Simultaneously Interviewing Their Replacements.
- Avoid the difficult talk with problem employees and don’t confront performance problems as the reason for termination. There will be no investigation by the ex-employees’ attorneys into the “real reasons” for termination.
Give “Excellent” Performance Reviews To Marginal Employees.
- Allow the marginal worker to build a record of “excellent” performance quickly as to ensure appropriate judgment subsequent our world’s “imminent and wrongful termination.”
Conduct All Sensitive Personnel Discussions By E-mail.
- E-mail discussions are often quick, frank, open and unfiltered. E-mail is never truly deleted and can be recovered. What better way to leave a lasting impression and documentation of employee performance.
Quickly Challenge All Terminated Workers On Their Claims for Unemployment Benefits.
- Forget “for cause” & go straight to “misconduct’ including theft, damage to company property, drinking on the job, fighting with co-employees, and other serious violations.”
Allow Flex Schedules Just Because Employees Prefer Four 10-Hour Days.
- Who cares about overtime claims and penalties such as a “three year reach back” now?
Hold All Employees’ Final Paycheck Until They Return Company Keys And Cell Phone.
- Clearly these employees are not giving 72 hours’ notice, and nor shall they need to receive their paycheck within 72 hours.
Avoid Employment Laws Altogether By Making Everyone An Independent Contractor.
- Simply treat everyone as an independent contractor and disregard all tax, workers’ compensation implications and potential wage and benefit liabilities.
Publish The Company’s Succession Plan Everywhere.
- Pull back the curtain, open the kimono, and shout at the top of your lungs “it is what it is, it is what it is.” Oz has spoken and there are no “High Potentials”, only “Two Promotables”,”Four Experienced Professionals”, and rest of you are “Manage-Outs.”