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  • Tim Jamison
    June 21, 2012 - 16:20

    Foot, meet gun barrel. Corner Brook, meet economic depression. Corner Brook residents, welcome to St. John's!

    • a business man
      June 22, 2012 - 06:13

      And while all this happens, life simply goes on for the rest of us. Frankly, this is a cornerbrook problem, not a NL problem. The NL economy is fine, our dollar is still high, and property values are going up. Sure it must suck cornerbrooker now, but for the majority of NL citizens, today is a good day.

    • Jim Jamison
      June 22, 2012 - 11:31

      This is true, Business Man. Their failures are not my concern and St. John's needs more skilled workers anyway.

  • gary
    June 21, 2012 - 15:03

    Too bad for Corner Brook !!! looks like the greed of these people will cause the closure of another major employer here in Newfoundland... Time will tell when the locks will be put on the doors !!! I agree with DARLS on this one... You are your own worst enemy !!!

  • saelcove
    June 21, 2012 - 14:38

    the same bunch who spend most of their day sitting around playing games

  • Dave
    June 21, 2012 - 13:18

    Reality simply hasn't set in especially in Quebec with the union sector. But of course it will be the greedy company's fault when this mill is shut down because it's no longer competitive. I find it quite perplexing that when a corporation makes a responsible decision based on sound economic criteria, they are considered greedy and poor corporate citizens. Is going bankrupt a better option?

  • Edmund
    June 21, 2012 - 09:40

    Like mom used to say "Much wants more but often gets less". I agree with DARLS, good luck in your next carreer, if you can find one. Outside the oil & gas industry this provibce is in seriuos trouble with gainful employment in the general business and lobour markets, especially for mature workers. Like myself, many highly skilled displaced workers are applying unsucessfully for work (some up to 2 years and counting) that they are sometimes more than qualified to do but either they do not have the exact training, too old (60+) etc. etc. I guess all of us are not so fortunate that we can just up and leave our families and homes to go to Alberta and elsewhere to chase the big money. To sacrifice all that when you are in a position to accept a very good living and stay home amazes me. Don't forget boys, the unions are not getting any poorer. You should ask to see their profits, that they get from your dues, blood sweat and tears, it will shock you. Don't be so greedy, accept the offer and put your families and community before the greedy unions unless you are so afraid of them that you have decided to give up your personal pride and let them control you. It is tough times out there so adjust and move on.

  • newtsmitt
    June 21, 2012 - 09:33

    The ones that voted so far will find it easy to find work, it is too bad people like DARL$ criticize people like the tradespeople in Corner Brook (that are in the know) and suggest that he know's that was the best option, I am sure if he is not in management he is in a very poor paying job since it is obvious he would just bend over if the wind blows for the right person as long as they were paying him. What Kruger is doing here is jumping on a band wagon of cuts in this industry, not just trying to cut costs.

    • a business man
      June 22, 2012 - 06:17

      There is nothing wrong with Kruger "jumping on the band wagon of cuts in the industry". If your competitors cuts workers and plants, you have to as well just to stay competitive. Making a profit is not the only objective; rather a successful company needs to make the best product at the lowest price and dominate the market. This means running your competitors out of business and taking their market share. So in that vein, the closure of cornerbrook may lead to some trickle down profits from my investment portfolio. To me, that is a good outcome.

  • darls
    June 21, 2012 - 07:30

    WELCOME TO THE UNEMPLOYED BOYS....and remember you caused this not the owner...he gave you a best option and you blew it....good luck with your next career...cheers