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(KSNT Topeka)   Why aren't you getting your Doritos Cool Ranch lately? Because the Frito-Lay workers are on strike because of stagnant wages and 84-hour work weeks   (ksnt.com) divider line
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2021-07-18 4:10:10 PM  
Huelga!

We are people. Pay us a living wage and treat as human, then and only then may you have your Doritos.

Feel free to substitute Doritos for your preferred brand/product.
 
2021-07-18 4:21:26 PM  
The true essential workers are finding their value. Stand strong.
 
2021-07-18 4:27:12 PM  
 
The Frito Bandito Corn Chips song
Youtube FbYj7ZyqjYY
 
2021-07-18 4:44:32 PM  
I'm pro-union, but anti-Cool Ranch Doritos.

Conundrum!
 
2021-07-18 5:06:27 PM  

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Aye chihuahua!

Corn chips, we ain't got no stinking corn chips! We don't have to show you any stinkin' cornchips!
 
2021-07-18 5:47:17 PM  
Currently eating home made chili and Que Pasa tortillas.

Suck it Frito-Lay
 
2021-07-18 6:52:37 PM  
If I had to give up Fritos for the rest of my life, I might sigh a bit, but I doubt that I'd cry. And that's my favorite salty snack on the planet!
 
2021-07-18 7:11:16 PM  
No Fritos.
No Cheetos.
No Doritos.
No Tostitos.
No Lay's or Ruffles.
No Rold Gold.
No Funyuns.
No Cracker Jacks.
No Munchos.
No Smartfood.

I'd say no Sun Chips too, but nobody actually buys those.
I think they only exist to use up any leftover store shelf space.
 
2021-07-18 7:15:44 PM  
 
2021-07-18 7:25:42 PM  
If there's one good thing about this pandemic, it's that workers now have leverage to exercise against employers. Remember when the Hostess truck drivers went on strike and they just closed the company instead of accepting their demands? That's unlikely to happen now.
 
2021-07-18 7:37:09 PM  
I hope they get what they need.  That shiat is crazy stupid.
 
2021-07-18 7:46:30 PM  

Lsherm: If there's one good thing about this pandemic, it's that workers now have leverage to exercise against employers. Remember when the Hostess truck drivers went on strike and they just closed the company instead of accepting their demands? That's unlikely to happen now.


First: it was the bakers union, the drivers accepted the changes. Second: Hostess really was in deep shiat. They opened their books up to both unions and showed how bad things were. NOW, years of hedge fund managers farking the company over are what caused that but they really were in a horrible position. And the bakers going on strike was the final nail in the coffin of Hostess.

Also, fark hedge funds.
 
2021-07-18 7:49:29 PM  
Two words:  Store brand.
Two more words:  Sh*t's nasty.
 
2021-07-18 7:51:50 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: anti-Cool Ranch Doritos


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2021-07-18 7:54:26 PM  

jayphat: Lsherm: If there's one good thing about this pandemic, it's that workers now have leverage to exercise against employers. Remember when the Hostess truck drivers went on strike and they just closed the company instead of accepting their demands? That's unlikely to happen now.

First: it was the bakers union, the drivers accepted the changes. Second: Hostess really was in deep shiat. They opened their books up to both unions and showed how bad things were. NOW, years of hedge fund managers farking the company over are what caused that but they really were in a horrible position. And the bakers going on strike was the final nail in the coffin of Hostess.

Also, fark hedge funds.


I think it's a forgone conclusion once a hedge fund buys a company that it will go out of business. They're just there to borrow money until they can't anymore and leave other people holding the bag.
 
2021-07-18 8:07:26 PM  
And the 84-hour work weeks are due to the stagnant wages. Seriously, employers of the nation, get your heads out of your asses already. You don't want a discontent and dwindling workforce in all likelihood, and you'd probably do well to have a few more applicants. So bump your starting wage to get people to join, and provide some level of seniority-based scaling that's enough to keep your more experienced staff from walking off with your brain but not so much that you shoot yourself in the ass and scoop out those cells yourself.

For the most part, that's usually it. It's almost painful watching so many employers fail to understand basic supply and demand. It has to be actually painful for those sticking around with such employers at this point while so much of the surrounding grass looks massively greener. You can't coast on worker complacency forever.
 
2021-07-18 8:26:26 PM  

JerseyTim: I can tell you that many people have had heart attacks in the heat at Frito-Lay since I've been here. One guy died a few years ago and the company had people pick him up, move him over to the side, and put another person in his spot without shutting the business down for two seconds.


Like goes to personal anecdote, not factual article.

Take striking union workers claims with an entire salt factory, as they are rarely balanced, and even more rarely factual.
 
2021-07-18 8:33:39 PM  

zgrizz: JerseyTim: I can tell you that many people have had heart attacks in the heat at Frito-Lay since I've been here. One guy died a few years ago and the company had people pick him up, move him over to the side, and put another person in his spot without shutting the business down for two seconds.

Like goes to personal anecdote, not factual article.

Take striking union workers claims with an entire salt factory, as they are rarely balanced, and even more rarely factual.


Yeah, if we want the truth, we can go to management.
 
2021-07-18 8:37:21 PM  
Should have found an article that specifically mentions the 84 hour week, subs. I found this, but it only mentions the 84 hour week in the headline, not the body.

Still, in general. Forced overtime? That's not employment, it's servitude, at best.

Earlier this week, Pepsi reported that its quarterly revenue rose by more than 20 per cent from 2020, with recent stock increases giving the company a market value of more than $211bn.

At least they're maximising shareholder value.
 
2021-07-18 8:41:58 PM  

jayphat: Also, fark hedge funds.


FARKers may hate Tesla and Musk, but TSLA has been the death of multiple hedge funds in the last couple years.  One closed recently, not because they were shorting TSLA and losing a pile (which they did), but several of their major accounts bailed, to quote one person, "I can't believe they were stupid enough to short TSLA."
 
2021-07-18 8:43:59 PM  

natazha: jayphat: Also, fark hedge funds.

FARKers may hate Tesla and Musk, but TSLA has been the death of multiple hedge funds in the last couple years.  One closed recently, not because they were shorting TSLA and losing a pile (which they did), but several of their major accounts bailed, to quote one person, "I can't believe they were stupid enough to short TSLA."


Boo Hoo Hoo.
 
2021-07-18 8:44:16 PM  
NEW: Frito-Lay workers reveal that they've worked up to 5 months straight without a day off, and that multiple coworkers-driven to exhaustion-have died by suicide.

Their strike in Topeka is gaining nationwide attention. Now Frito-Lay workers in other states are speaking out. pic.twitter.com/yppQ8iPn3n

- More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) July 19, 2021

Click through and watch the video.
 
2021-07-18 8:51:33 PM  

iron de havilland: Still, in general. Forced overtime? That's not employment, it's servitude, at best.


There's also the worker who collapsed and died on the production line. And the other workers were ordered to just move him out of the way and get back to work.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo​r​ld/americas/frito-lay-strike-factory-d​oritos-b1885068.html

People whose job is to handle food should not also be handling a dead body at the same time. That's the kind of shiat that should get a place shut the f*ck down.
 
2021-07-18 9:09:52 PM  

bloobeary: People whose job is to handle food should not also be handling a dead body at the same time.


The guy had JUST DIED like seconds ago. His body was no more contaminated that it was when he was alive, which is to say absolutely filthy with bacteria as humans are.
 
2021-07-18 9:22:08 PM  

mrmopar5287: bloobeary: People whose job is to handle food should not also be handling a dead body at the same time.

The guy had JUST DIED like seconds ago. His body was no more contaminated that it was when he was alive, which is to say absolutely filthy with bacteria as humans are.


Glagnar's Human Rinds
Youtube g6Xd6tZkDSI
 
2021-07-18 9:37:52 PM  
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Which came first: Ranch or Cool Ranch?
 
2021-07-18 9:42:08 PM  
This is exactly why I only buy local brands.  When I brutally exploit the working class I like to do it locally.  I feel it's the least I can do.
 
2021-07-18 9:52:28 PM  
Shouldn't all the forced overtime earn the company a nice, big fat class-action lawsuit?

The union could probably use that threat as a bargaining chip. They're used to dealing with chips, right?
 
2021-07-18 9:54:58 PM  

JerseyTim: zgrizz: JerseyTim: I can tell you that many people have had heart attacks in the heat at Frito-Lay since I've been here. One guy died a few years ago and the company had people pick him up, move him over to the side, and put another person in his spot without shutting the business down for two seconds.

Like goes to personal anecdote, not factual article.

Take striking union workers claims with an entire salt factory, as they are rarely balanced, and even more rarely factual.

Yeah, if we want the truth, we can go to management.


Don't ever believe either.

/worked with the union steward
 
2021-07-18 10:44:59 PM  

Lsherm: jayphat: Lsherm: If there's one good thing about this pandemic, it's that workers now have leverage to exercise against employers. Remember when the Hostess truck drivers went on strike and they just closed the company instead of accepting their demands? That's unlikely to happen now.

First: it was the bakers union, the drivers accepted the changes. Second: Hostess really was in deep shiat. They opened their books up to both unions and showed how bad things were. NOW, years of hedge fund managers farking the company over are what caused that but they really were in a horrible position. And the bakers going on strike was the final nail in the coffin of Hostess.

Also, fark hedge funds.

I think it's a forgone conclusion once a hedge fund buys a company that it will go out of business. They're just there to borrow money until they can't anymore and leave other people holding the bag.


The part that always amazes me is that you know this. I know this. Everyone knows this. This is what vulture funds do. They've been doing it for years. They soak the company dry, saddle it with loans, then declare bankruptcy.

So given everyone knows this...WHY IS ANYONE LOANING THEM ANY MONEY? You're GOING to get farked on that loan.
 
2021-07-18 11:16:34 PM  
Meanwhile, Doritos are on sale (BOGO) at Cub this weekend.
 
2021-07-19 12:26:11 AM  

Lsherm: I think it's a forgone conclusion once a hedge fund buys a company that it will go out of business. They're just there to borrow money until they can't anymore and leave other people holding the bag.


Does that apply to private equity firms? Goldman Sachs just bought us a few weeks ago and everything is already getting worse.
 
2021-07-19 12:37:55 AM  
An employer that tries to solve problems with perpetual overtime needs to hire more people, and pay them more
 
2021-07-19 1:52:46 AM  
Having worked in factories, overtime is almost standard. You know how they talk about blue collar work destroying your body? A BIG part of the reason for that has nothing to do with it being physical labor - humans have done physical labor their whole lives for millenia - it has to do with it being constant and there being a shiatload of overtime. Employers even sell it - "sure, the wages are just so-so, but you can always pick up as much overtime as you want!" It adds up, actually, which is probably why these people keep doing it - it will give you a middle class lifestyle, just barely, as long as you keep up with it.

Usually it's not this extreme, obviously. I honestly don't know why people do this shiat, there are other factory jobs out there that won't give you 7 day weeks. But 6 day weeks? Not so rare.
 
2021-07-19 4:08:36 AM  

Jumpthruhoops: Lsherm: I think it's a forgone conclusion once a hedge fund buys a company that it will go out of business. They're just there to borrow money until they can't anymore and leave other people holding the bag.

Does that apply to private equity firms? Goldman Sachs just bought us a few weeks ago and everything is already getting worse.


Id polish up the ole resume.
 
2021-07-19 7:24:21 AM  

bloobeary: No Fritos.
No Cheetos.
No Doritos.
No Tostitos.
No Lay's or Ruffles.
No Rold Gold.
No Funyuns.
No Cracker Jacks.
No Munchos.
No Smartfood.

I'd say no Sun Chips too, but nobody actually buys those.
I think they only exist to use up any leftover store shelf space.


You know why nobody buys them?  They have the loudest god damn bags in existence.  The chips are pretty good, but nobody wants to make all that noise.
 
2021-07-19 8:08:40 AM  
Mandatory overtime needs to be made universally illegal. If you can't run your company with a 40 hour (or less) work week, your company shouldn't exist.
 
2021-07-19 8:11:08 AM  
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best dorito is purple dorito
 
2021-07-19 8:52:24 AM  
bloobeary:

I'd say no Sun Chips too, but nobody actually buys those.

>_>
 
2021-07-19 9:12:47 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Which came first: Ranch or Cool Ranch?


It was Cool Ranch, then Cooler Ranch, then back to Cool Ranch.
 
2021-07-19 9:15:34 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Mandatory overtime needs to be made universally illegal.


They try that at my job.

If they are catching me at the end of a regular shift, the first words out of my mouth are: "I have a medical appointment scheduled that I cannot change. I scheduled it outside my work hours so as to not affect operations. Sorry, you didn't give me any advance notice of the OT."

If they are calling me at home because they need me right that minute, the first words out of my mouth are: "I've been drinking today and your policy is I must stop consuming alcohol 8 hours prior to work, so the soonest I can come to work is 8 hours after I finish this drink in my hand."
 
2021-07-19 9:21:05 AM  
Feel that trickle? Its warm, yellow and smells like caviar and asparagus
 
2021-07-19 9:23:27 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Mandatory overtime needs to be made universally illegal.


Another nice trick I can use is that I keep some of the mini bottles of whiskey in my backpack. If they are looking for mandatory OT at the last minute and you can hide a little bit at the end of your shift, you can slam a shot of whiskey and then if they ask you to clock back in for OT it becomes "Oh, man, I've already been drinking after my shift [shows them empty whiskey bottle] so I'm 'locked out' for the next 8 hours per policy."
 
2021-07-19 11:27:19 AM  

blender61: Huelga!

We are people. Pay us a living wage and treat as human, then and only then may you have your Doritos.

Feel free to substitute Doritos for your preferred brand/product.


Pay peanuts
Get monkeys
 
2021-07-19 11:28:55 AM  

JerseyTim: I can tell you that many people have had heart attacks in the heat at Frito-Lay since I've been here. One guy died a few years ago and the company had people pick him up, move him over to the side, and put another person in his spot without shutting the business down for two seconds.


Lazy sit at home stock owners are ok with it.......
 
2021-07-19 11:35:37 AM  

Lsherm: jayphat: Lsherm: If there's one good thing about this pandemic, it's that workers now have leverage to exercise against employers. Remember when the Hostess truck drivers went on strike and they just closed the company instead of accepting their demands? That's unlikely to happen now.

First: it was the bakers union, the drivers accepted the changes. Second: Hostess really was in deep shiat. They opened their books up to both unions and showed how bad things were. NOW, years of hedge fund managers farking the company over are what caused that but they really were in a horrible position. And the bakers going on strike was the final nail in the coffin of Hostess.

Also, fark hedge funds.

I think it's a forgone conclusion once a hedge fund buys a company that it will go out of business. They're just there to borrow money until they can't anymore and leave other people holding the bag.


Capitalism is a hellava drug
 
2021-07-19 11:36:32 AM  

Nullav: And the 84-hour work weeks are due to the stagnant wages. Seriously, employers of the nation, get your heads out of your asses already. You don't want a discontent and dwindling workforce in all likelihood, and you'd probably do well to have a few more applicants. So bump your starting wage to get people to join, and provide some level of seniority-based scaling that's enough to keep your more experienced staff from walking off with your brain but not so much that you shoot yourself in the ass and scoop out those cells yourself.

For the most part, that's usually it. It's almost painful watching so many employers fail to understand basic supply and demand. It has to be actually painful for those sticking around with such employers at this point while so much of the surrounding grass looks massively greener. You can't coast on worker complacency forever.


Lazy sit at home stock owners kinda like things the way they are.
 
2021-07-19 11:38:15 AM  

JerseyTim: zgrizz: JerseyTim: I can tell you that many people have had heart attacks in the heat at Frito-Lay since I've been here. One guy died a few years ago and the company had people pick him up, move him over to the side, and put another person in his spot without shutting the business down for two seconds.

Like goes to personal anecdote, not factual article.

Take striking union workers claims with an entire salt factory, as they are rarely balanced, and even more rarely factual.

Yeah, if we want the truth, we can go to management.


Managment can be identified by their brown noses and fecal aroma
 
2021-07-19 11:39:20 AM  

iron de havilland: Should have found an article that specifically mentions the 84 hour week, subs. I found this, but it only mentions the 84 hour week in the headline, not the body.

Still, in general. Forced overtime? That's not employment, it's servitude, at best.

Earlier this week, Pepsi reported that its quarterly revenue rose by more than 20 per cent from 2020, with recent stock increases giving the company a market value of more than $211bn.

At least they're maximising shareholder value.


Yea

Lazy sit at home stock owners love living off other peoples labor.....

And they hate socialism
 
2021-07-19 11:42:59 AM  

Jumpthruhoops: Lsherm: I think it's a forgone conclusion once a hedge fund buys a company that it will go out of business. They're just there to borrow money until they can't anymore and leave other people holding the bag.

Does that apply to private equity firms? Goldman Sachs just bought us a few weeks ago and everything is already getting worse.


Goldmans Sack
 
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