Morning Quickie

December 11, 2008 at 11:18 am 10 comments

My streak continues …

Chicago workers end window plant sit-in
“Laid-off workers at a Chicago window factory ended a five-day sit-in after banks agreed to lend the failed company $1.75 million for outstanding wages and benefits, union officials said Wednesday.”

Yesterday’s Prediction


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  • 1. MommyCity  |  December 11, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    1-888-1COOKIE only $7.99 a minute

  • 2. BT  |  December 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I understand the purpose of the wall street bailout was to loosen credit. But do we really want to loosen credit for failing companies? What good is it to extend funds to an already bankrupt firm? Isn’t that what got us into this mess, that is, lending money to people who couldn’t possibly pay it back?

    Alternative Analysis through looking at the Dicta.

  • 3. this buddy of mine  |  December 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Morning Quickie

    That’s false advertising

    *pulls up fake internet pants and storms out*

  • 4. lifeisacookie  |  December 11, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    sorry buddy — but THANKS Mommy that you didn’t start that number wtih 966!! 😛

    And BT — I totally get your point here, but in this instance it was an agreement between the bank and the company that the workers were unaware of (fault of company). The workers deserved this — they worked for that money and deserve every penny — because, hell — that could be any of us right now the way things are going.

    Power to the people!! 🙂

  • 5. writechicpress  |  December 11, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Yer like ppsychic. (P not Silent)

  • 6. lifeisacookie  |  December 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    glad you didn’t say ppsychotic … 😉

  • 7. Type Writer  |  December 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Somehow six grand doesn’t sound like it’s gonna get them far. After all, it’s not like there are other window/door manufacturing jobs these guys can move to right away. I hope some enterprising journalist makes a point to keep up with these guys to see how they make out in the future…


  • 8. lifeisacookie  |  December 11, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    True, but the typical compensation, depending on length of service, for separations is now two weeks per, isn’t it?

    I love that they were demanding what they earned – what they were owed and not looking at it like a fucking Lottery (like a lot of folks would).

  • 9. MommyCity  |  December 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Cookie, I think that’s what confused everyone. They just wanted what they were owed. Everyone was so dumbfounded by this that they just didn’t know how to handle it.

  • 10. lifeisacookie  |  December 11, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Isn’t that just amazing? We’re so programmed to expect greed that we can’t quite wrap our brains around ‘just due’ …

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