Friday, December 12, 2008

Good and Bad News

> Finally, there is some good news about a company that cares about employees.
The Columbus Dispatch:

A company reopening the former Archway cookie plant stunned displaced employees by presenting them with $1,500 Visa gift cards.

Lance, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., will begin operations next week at the former Archway plant with a staff of 50 to 70 workers. Nearly 300 employees lost their jobs when Archway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.....

....Lance, which makes and distributes cookies, sandwich crackers and other snacks, expected to finish hiring workers by today. It has promised to hire workers at the same rates they were making at Archway -- an average of $14.93 per hour.

It might be a good idea to show Lance, Inc. and Archway that we approve of the way they operate------ go buy some Lance crackers and Archway cookies today!

> It turns out that Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce (OH-15) had pretty much "checked out" of being our member of Congress. According to the Washington Post, since January 4, 2007, Pryce had one of the worst attendance records in Congress: Deborah Pryce has missed 398 votes (21.3%) during the current Congress.....