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2017-09-13 08:43:11 AM  
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"BRING IT!"
 
2017-09-13 09:09:36 AM  
Quality journalism. I almost forgot what that was like.
 
2017-09-13 09:19:10 AM  
"...it has made pastries for Costco, Tim Hortons, Metro, Walmart, and Loblaw."

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2017-09-13 09:24:08 AM  
Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.
 
2017-09-13 09:38:17 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Quality journalism. I almost forgot what that was like.


Yeah, this piece was a gutcheck.

Why is it always the russians?
 
2017-09-13 09:54:05 AM  
 
2017-09-13 09:54:28 AM  

thehobbes: Tr0mBoNe: Quality journalism. I almost forgot what that was like.

Yeah, this piece was a gutcheck.

Why is it always the russians?


It seems to have been a gut check for the Toronto sports radio station I listen to ... no ads for temp agencies for the past 3 days. There was one per block last week.
 
2017-09-13 10:19:10 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: It seems to have been a gut check for the Toronto sports radio station I listen to ... no ads for temp agencies for the past 3 days. There was one per block last week


Oh wow. Good. I hope this story gets more traction. Never look at a croissant the same way again
 
2017-09-13 10:27:01 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.


To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith.
 
2017-09-13 10:31:00 AM  

Mad_Radhu: To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith.


Exactly.

/first thing I thought of
 
2017-09-13 10:33:26 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.


That's why you wear a clip-on tie inside a factory.  Seriously.
 
2017-09-13 10:34:09 AM  
Only "sporadic" workers are paid in cash by a payday lender, he said, because "it is impossible to calculate proper deductions."

It would take some sort of magical machine to calculate deductions AND issue pay stubs!  Maybe someday our technology will catch up to this need, but for now it's in the realm of science fiction.
 
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2017-09-13 10:34:22 AM  
Russians with no morals?  Holy sh*t!
 
2017-09-13 10:34:25 AM  

Mad_Radhu: hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.

To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith.


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2017-09-13 10:36:12 AM  

drivingsouth: Mad_Radhu: hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.

To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith.

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Well it's Canada so there's a hell of a bigger chance something will be done about than here in the US.
 
2017-09-13 10:37:31 AM  
Jesus Christ, that Episode....
 
2017-09-13 10:40:40 AM  

hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....


Blonde Redhead - For the Damaged Coda
Youtube 4Js-XbNj6Tk
 
2017-09-13 10:40:57 AM  
Russians suck, always have, always will. Never trust a single one of them.
 
2017-09-13 10:44:06 AM  

Dickbong: Russians suck, always have, always will. Never trust a single one of them.


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2017-09-13 10:46:05 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.


Nope, not Jesus.  If only her religion didn't make those a requirement.  But then again, there really isn't anything religion can't do.
 
2017-09-13 10:49:09 AM  

Mad_Radhu: To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith


It's the company's job to ensure that work is performed safely. Even if your workers are actively trying to kill themselves, you're still responsible for making sure they don't do it. If she has loose clothing then they need to send her home or have some extra clothes on hand she can swap into. The company is responsible for ensuring work is done safely.

I don't know if you've ever worked in a factory setting like that, but a lot of people just end up there. They don't know about floor safety. They might not speak English. They might be refugees. They don't know that baggy clothes are dangerous until someone tells them and enforces the rule- that's the job of the company.

Beyond that, it's clear that the factory does not have a high priority on safety. Some of the crap they talk about- lack of guards, lack of guard rails, lack of adequate emergency stops, no lock-out tag-out, etc. That's how people die.
 
2017-09-13 10:52:16 AM  
Wow.  That was a very unsettling, well researched and written story.

Very unsettling though.
 
2017-09-13 10:52:51 AM  
Welcome to The Jungle.

2017-style.

This is why we need government regulation.  All you greedy-as-fark suit-wearing, BMW-driving right-wingers can go jump in the lake.
 
2017-09-13 10:54:31 AM  

hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....


RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.
 
2017-09-13 10:56:19 AM  
This is great journalism.

While I never worked in a bakery, I have kept body and soul together working at a packing shed.  A "cherry line".
Millions of cherries coming down a conveyor belt, the bad ones thrown on to a wet concrete floor, to be swept up a flunky making minimum wage--when he had time.
Picture it if you will, stepping on slimy, rotten cherries, each with a small ball bearing inside.
Twelve hour days.
Crew chiefs yelling, "Faster!"  "No talking!"  "If you can't do this job--I've got twenty illegals who want it!"

I working in that hell-hole until I'd saved enough money for my first semester at community college.

/I still don't really like cherries to this day.
 
2017-09-13 10:57:09 AM  

facepalm.jpg: Mad_Radhu: To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith

It's the company's job to ensure that work is performed safely. Even if your workers are actively trying to kill themselves, you're still responsible for making sure they don't do it. If she has loose clothing then they need to send her home or have some extra clothes on hand she can swap into. The company is responsible for ensuring work is done safely.

I don't know if you've ever worked in a factory setting like that, but a lot of people just end up there. They don't know about floor safety. They might not speak English. They might be refugees. They don't know that baggy clothes are dangerous until someone tells them and enforces the rule- that's the job of the company.

Beyond that, it's clear that the factory does not have a high priority on safety. Some of the crap they talk about- lack of guards, lack of guard rails, lack of adequate emergency stops, no lock-out tag-out, etc. That's how people die.


Specifically the lock out/tag out. That's insanely dangerous.
 
2017-09-13 11:00:36 AM  

Ive come from afar: drivingsouth: Mad_Radhu: hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.

To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith.

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Well it's Canada so there's a hell of a bigger chance something will be done about than here in the US.


Yep, stories like this in the US get spread around as a guideline on how companies could save money...
 
2017-09-13 11:01:44 AM  

Mad_Radhu: To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line


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2017-09-13 11:04:30 AM  
It is the perfect storm of scum.
Non-clerical temp agency- Check
Pay Day Lenders- Check
Opportunistic Russians preying on minorities and immigrants- Check

All that is missing is body shops, nail salons, massage parlors, and used car dealerships
 
2017-09-13 11:04:40 AM  
Having done commercial baking in metro Detroit... This is similar, we were smaller, turning out around a million pieces per day total production(article says 2m of just bagels here). It was all 14-18 year olds, myself included, not temps though. I haven't had a donut in over a decade. There were several serious injuries while I was there, fortunately for the company, Marijuana detection on their hair test absolves all responsibility.
 
2017-09-13 11:07:06 AM  

drivingsouth: Mad_Radhu: hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.

To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line. Mohammed needed to write some exemptions for personal safety into the dress code, and not force women to Isadora Duncan it in order to stay true to their faith.

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Keep driving
 
2017-09-13 11:08:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mad_Radhu: To be fair, it's pretty common knowledge that loose, dangling articles of clothing like that are dangerous as hell on a production line

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That's why they have a strict no capes policy...

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2017-09-13 11:09:44 AM  

deliciousflavor: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....

RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.


The promise fulfilled
 
2017-09-13 11:11:23 AM  
The whole place sounds horrible, but...

...where else do you think these folks are going to find work?  If they choose not to work there, it's not like there's a shortage of people to take their place.

It's almost like allowing a free flow of low skilled immigrants enables these sorts of death traps, which can then produce low cost goods, so that the middle class can spend more of its income on luxuries.

Look at the percent of the household budget that goes to food now versus 50 years ago. That savings comes at a price.
 
2017-09-13 11:12:06 AM  

TheMysticS: deliciousflavor: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....

RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.

The promise fulfilled


The God Emperor, on his throne.
 
2017-09-13 11:12:19 AM  

deliciousflavor: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....

RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.


Watched it last night.  Will still be processing in 3 days.
 
2017-09-13 11:13:39 AM  

gar1013: ...where else do you think these folks are going to find work?  If they choose not to work there, it's not like there's a shortage of people to take their place.

It's almost like allowing a free flow of low skilled immigrants enables these sorts of death traps, which can then produce low cost goods, so that the middle class can spend more of its income on luxuries.


did you notice the guys who owned it living a life of luxury instead of making the workplace safer?
 
2017-09-13 11:15:15 AM  

gar1013: The whole place sounds horrible, but...

...where else do you think these folks are going to find work?  If they choose not to work there, it's not like there's a shortage of people to take their place.

It's almost like allowing a free flow of low skilled immigrants enables these sorts of death traps, which can then produce low cost goods, so that the middle class can spend more of its income on luxuries.

Look at the percent of the household budget that goes to food now versus 50 years ago. That savings comes at a price.


Sounds like an ideal system to me. We should probably just not talk about it.
 
2017-09-13 11:15:24 AM  
There are shiat jobs, more at 11.
 
2017-09-13 11:15:32 AM  
CSB

I didn't hear the term white privilege until 2009-ish, but about 15 years earlier I first understood the concept while working as a temp in a factory/warehouse that did work for Novell. My friend and I were the only two white people on the assembly line. It was pretty easy work but incredibly repetitive and boring. Box comes down the belt. Put CD inside. Put instruction manual inside. Slide to next person who put some other shiat in the box. This went on for about 2 weeks when just prior to the start of our shift, the supervisor pulled the two of us aside and said follow me.

We went through a little door and were told that now we were in QA. Sit here and pull a sample every now and then. Scan it. Go through the checklist to make sure everything is in the box. Scan it again and send it down the belt. Repeat. Well, we only had to pull about 5 samples each per hour - maybe 20 minutes work. The rest of the time we tossed around a football.

/CSB
 
2017-09-13 11:15:42 AM  
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All while avoiding taxes and endangering employee's lives.
 
2017-09-13 11:16:20 AM  
With so much drama in the GTA
It's kind hard making croissants for minimal pay
But I some how, some way
Keep coming to this shoulder-crunching job like every single day
 
2017-09-13 11:16:48 AM  

donutsauce: deliciousflavor: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....

RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.

Watched it last night.  Will still be processing in 3 days.


Watching it with my kids tonight.  Sometimes I'm concerned I'm not a good parent.
 
2017-09-13 11:16:56 AM  

donutsauce: deliciousflavor: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....

RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.

Watched it last night.  Will still be processing in 3 days.


"Flavored 'em with lies".
 
2017-09-13 11:17:09 AM  

tricycleracer: hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.

That's why you wear a clip-on tie inside a factory.  Seriously.


I know a lot of guys who take off their watches.  No ties, no long hair.  

I was at a candy shop in a tourist town last week, and I had to leave - I couldn't stand to watch the guy working the taffy pulling machine while wearing a hoodie with the drawstrings dangling down.  Every time he leaned over, I cringed.
 
2017-09-13 11:17:15 AM  

donutsauce: deliciousflavor: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....

RIGHT?
I'm still processing it 3 days later.

Watched it last night.  Will still be processing in 3 days.


You Morty's just don't get it! MERMAID PU$$Y!!! WHOOOOOOOOO!!!!
 
2017-09-13 11:18:56 AM  

thehobbes: gar1013: ...where else do you think these folks are going to find work?  If they choose not to work there, it's not like there's a shortage of people to take their place.

It's almost like allowing a free flow of low skilled immigrants enables these sorts of death traps, which can then produce low cost goods, so that the middle class can spend more of its income on luxuries.

did you notice the guys who owned it living a life of luxury instead of making the workplace safer?


Look if these were better people, they wouldn't be working these jobs in the first place. Am i really supposed to care about someone who can't even make money well? If they were worth caring about they would have more money.
 
2017-09-13 11:21:21 AM  
Now I want a bagel and a croissant.
 
2017-09-13 11:21:51 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: tricycleracer: hillbillypharmacist: Hijab got caught in a machine and strangled her?

Jesus.

That's why you wear a clip-on tie inside a factory.  Seriously.

I know a lot of guys who take off their watches.  No ties, no long hair.  

I was at a candy shop in a tourist town last week, and I had to leave - I couldn't stand to watch the guy working the taffy pulling machine while wearing a hoodie with the drawstrings dangling down.  Every time he leaned over, I cringed.


I won't wear a wedding band at work. 


ommurgh: Look if these were better people, they wouldn't be working these jobs in the first place. Am i really supposed to care about someone who can't even make money well? If they were worth caring about they would have more money


God dammit. This year has broken my Poe meter.
 
2017-09-13 11:22:20 AM  

hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ, that Episode....


Clue a Farkette in please?
 
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