Saturday, May 5, 2018

Things that make you go "Huh?"

Eaton Rapids' largest employer is a plant that makes magnesium die castings.  They also have machining operations.

Magnesium burns.  Magnesium dust is explosive.

Story HERE
These are quotes from employees and spouses.

Basically, just my husband being out of job,” she said Thursday morning. “It’s a devastating thing. It’s half of our income and he’s the primary provider."
Interpretation:  Hubby's income covers the essentials and my income is for luxuries.
"...It’s a specialized skill set that won’t apply at every other company...Not everybody can go walk out the door and do what they did there. It’s a huge hit.
Interpretation: My hubby is unwilling to work at jobs that I consider to be a step down in status or pay. 

And my favorite...

Confused, confused about what’s the next step,” said employee Name Redacted, 36, when asked how he felt after the meeting. “Do you look for another job? Do you do unemployment?
“Every day that you waste off unemployment makes it longer to get a check.
 From a different site

"When you are collecting unemployment, you must be available for work and actively seeking employment. You must be ready, willing, available and able to work, and you may be required to report on your job search activities."
What that means, Mr Redacted, is that You Must Be Looking For Another Job if you are to legally collect 'a check'.  It is not an "or" thing.  It is an "and" thing.

1 comment:

  1. a couplafew things...
    1. Determining the root cause of the disaster is very important. How do you correct a problem if you don't know what the problem is?
    2. Employees may be able to continue to work, in Ontario or England (if they are willing to follow the dies)

    *3. The news coverage didn't report the number injured, really? In Automotive, the safety recordables frequently determine if , and I mean IF, your company will continue to be a supplier.


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