OK, Just Need To Vent a Little

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by firedawg60, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Well, we just found out, officially, today, that they are closing the Boeing Facility in Wichita. It's not that we didn't really expect it, but it's really frustrating. I know, this isn't the first place to do this, but it happened.

    I think what really makes me mad is they are suppose to be out at the end of 2013. And that would put me 18 months from being 55. :mad: Plus I have 27 years with them, over 1/2 my life. I saw what they did to people 7 years ago when they sold off the commercial side here, folks with just days of being 55 lost what they had in retirement from the company.

    Also, Wichita is where Boeing got it's start 80 years ago. It's been a good company to work for, but for the last few years, we've all came to the realization that we're nothing but a number.

    So I guess I have a couple of years to figure something out. Again, I realize I'm not the first person to go through this and won't be the last. It's just frustrating.

    OK, thanks for listening/reading. Hope all has a good night.
     
  2. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Geez hate to hear that

    Man that would be hard to take, do you have any options... ie relocate or early retirement with reduced benefits or do you just loose 27yrs of retirement benefits... that just don't seem right! Well good luck with that maybe things will turn around for you.
     

  3. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    It really ticks me off that big companies think they can just treat their workers like crap and get away with it. It seems no one has the decency anymore to treat the people who work for them their whole lives something for your commitment. And the people they do it to can do virtually nothing about it, because the CEOs use the government like a hand-puppet.
     
  4. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    Firedawg, think positive, that you at least have 2 years to transfer.

    With your present skill set, you may be able to find something around the country at another plant. So get used to the idea of moving. I know that's hard.

    Otherwise you may need to find some other vocation in the area where you live.

    It is a really tough world recession, caused by Wall Street, fueled by unregulated and undetected greed, and affecting all of us. None of us had anything to do with this, and none of us can control it.

    Stay calm.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm feeling for you. I wish I had ideas or suggestions, but I don't. My thoughts are with you, though.
     
  6. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    What about transfering to S. Carolina. They are about to open that plant.
     
  7. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Hey guys, thanks for understanding. It's still early in the game. There are probably some options out there, but our direct management hasn't talked to us yet. We have another meeting to go to tomorrow and may get some more info.

    I'm trying to stay positive. I know there's people out there in a lot worse shape than I am right now. I'm a firefighter for them. Right now, none of the other sites has any openings.

    And like I told someone else today, for them to get this accomplished there's 1,000 steps. We're at about step 2 now. Just felt I needed to vent.
     
  8. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    It just broke on fox news. Boeing says it hopes to spread the jobs to OK, TX and WA. Good luck.
     
  9. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    Of the 3 of them, Wash State has more elk, Texas has more whitetails, whereas finding a place to hunt in OKLA could be difficult I think.
     
  10. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I would transfer if that option is available. 18 months isn't that long. You can commute home, live in a trailer at work. Improvise, adapt and overcome.
     
  11. fisher79

    fisher79 New Member

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    Sorry to hear that. My wifes uncle worked for them for years and one day went in and got the rug jerked out from under his feet. All worked out fine as he got a new job building custom jets for celebrity folks hope you find something even better than what you got.
     
  12. dmp

    dmp New Member

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    I grew up in a Boeing Family - at one point my mom, dad, and three brothers worked for the company; and for a time I helped build the over-head storage bins for the 737, while working for a sub of Boeing. I get the frustration; we dealt with many years of worry and frustration as layoffs would happen. Start slamming out resumes and start force-feeding your savings/retirement accounts. Hope isn't a strategy - plan for your exit; if things work out you'll still be ahead.