PepsiCo (PBNA) Laid off 9 drivers

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  1. WhiteBoyRick

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    Northern VA. Plant.
    Forced drivers to 4 day work week 6 months ago. (4x10hrs)vs (5x8hrs)
    Last week laid off bottom 9 guys based on seniority.
    Offered positions within the company as Merchandiser(s) ($10 less an hour)
    Interesting. Stock price is down 9% YOY.
    Not sure what to make of it.
    Plant is managed like a “mom and pop” budget.
     
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    And the band played on,,,if PepsiCo, who is HUGE, and not just in sody pop, lays people off, we're in worse shape than we think. I read, Master Lock, been in business like 150 years, recently closed too. Aye Carumba!
     
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    They're also Frito Lay......not a good look
     
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    Believe it or not the economy is circling the drain.
    Some areas of the country are worse than others with more layoffs coming our way.
    High energy prices have cut into everyone's spending money.
    Master lock was bought out and moved their operations.
     
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    Everybody is buying cheap Chinese products and Americans are losing jobs very rapidly. The liars in the media are trying to paint a picture of an economic boom but if you listen to the people that are losing their jobs on a daily basis you will quickly realize that we are sinking like the Titanic on it's maiden voyage. There are people all over this country that are getting notifications of layoff on pretty much a daily basis. It's about like the 70's at this point. If interest rates continue to climb to combat inflation, it's going to get down right ugly fast. For those who weren't around, at the end of the 70's, mortgage rates jumped to 18 to 21 percent for those with great credit references.
     
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    Yep, and automobile manufacturing gradually moving to Mexico.
     
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    Lol Great documentary/story
     
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    We got a new plant manager. (Arriving within the next 30-90 days)
    The one that laid off the 9 drivers, allegedly got promoted.
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    Beyond that, recently had a driver get a 3 day suspension. Another preventable accident. 2nd in last 12 month window.
    A 3rd within a rolling 24 month window, is termination.

    Currently 35ish guys on the lineup, 1 female.
    The quality in work ethic besides maybe 7-10 guys is that of a typical union worker, does bare minimum.
    I’ve come to realize the secret to 30 years and saving your body in beverage industry is to look for internal postings for ‘Transport - Driver’. No touch, 53’ trailer, move product from production hub to distribution plant(s).
    Ran the retirement pension numbers, 30yrs.
    Looking at 650k. Could be way off but that’s using 1percent annual rise.
    Hard to believe 20+ years from now doing this type of labor. Considering they already have Tesla-Tractors, out west.
     
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    I read, some Mexicans are crossing the river BACK to Mexico,,:dontknow: and auto biz in Mexico is nothing new. When Chrysler left Kenosha,( 2005?) they begged the union to reconsider. At the time, the only thing left being produced was the 4.0 in line 6 motor. I actually hauled some of the last motors to come out of Kenosha bound for overseas. The union stood fast, with the $35/hr WITH benefits, when the Mexico plant was doing the same thing for $7.50/hr. and probably no benefits. Doesn't take Warren Buffet to figure that one out.
     
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