Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

I love our new management for DFA

Just had a plant meeting today. Our manager told us that we are getting a $400 Christmas gift bonus for staying with the company during “tough times” and thru “transition”. We are very grateful!!!

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Post ID: @OP+17FyraW4

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what a bunch of dreamers, you will all be crying when you go to work and the doors are locked.

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Post ID: @aqea+17FyraW4

Had a Plant Manager that was forced into retirement a number of years ago for refusing to follow directives that he knew would hurt his bonus and he was always quite open about what his annual bonus was....would use a small part of it to buy and grill everyone at the plant a steak dinner. Man, he would have been p-ss-d at a $1,200 bonus. But when he retired Dean Foods was still profitable.

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Post ID: @8gvn+17FyraW4

I smell jealousy. And btw. Managers are getting $1200 “performance” bonus if goals are met.

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Post ID: @8xco+17FyraW4

Why does anyone assume this is an hourly employees?

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Post ID: @8jbc+17FyraW4

I think its those Le Mars Iowa tards again. We're getting tons of work, we're getting bonus cause we're so great, blah blah blah. The only extra pay dfa may give out is for severance.

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Post ID: @8rbf+17FyraW4

You are anonymous. Noone can see who posts. Dfa does not give away bonus money to hourly employees.

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Post ID: @7uut+17FyraW4

Had our plant meeting here at a plant in upper Midwest that ai won’t disclose so I don’t get in trouble. Same kinda deal as others. We are getting a ton of extra quota from other plants plus bonus. But, our money is not upfront. We will get $750 divided over Nov, Dec, and January. Not sure if that’s an attempt to keep people from quitting or what????

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Post ID: @7wgz+17FyraW4

There are no bonuses except for management that supposedly works at home !! Dfa is a management only mentality!!! WE GET NOTHING!! EXCEPT PINK SLIPS!! DONT BE A FOOL

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Post ID: @6tni+17FyraW4

400$ bonus! Gee willikers! That's great! For 1995!

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Post ID: @6kvo+17FyraW4

They're not going to say plant locations because its made up.

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Post ID: @2zpi+17FyraW4

Must be a trend. Because we had same meeting here about how we are getting alot more workload and told we will be getting a $400 dollar bonus on our checks just in time for Black Friday.

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Post ID: @1dwz+17FyraW4

I don't see the DFA progression to bankruptcy taking as long, but progression at Dean Foods went

  • turkeys given out by GM at Thanksgiving and an annual Xmas bonus
  • to Xmas bonus for hourly employees being replaced by a ham given out by GM at Christmas
  • to turkeys and ham being placed on a pallet and employees picking them up as they leave work with no personal "Thank You" from anyone
  • to a coupon good towards the purchase of a turkey at Thanksgiving and the ham being replaced by a cake in the breakroom
  • to nothing for a few years
  • to working most Thanksgivings and some Christmases
  • to bankruptcy and all salaried employees being given big bonuses that per the salaried bonus program they shouldn't have gotten because the bonuses were supposed to be based on profits
  • to where we are today
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Post ID: @1ili+17FyraW4

That's yuor severance pay. Good luck! Keep drinking the Kool-aid!!

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Post ID: @1uwq+17FyraW4

Enjoy it. This company gives nothing away for free. Remember this "gift" when they announce your plant closing in January

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Post ID: @xzh+17FyraW4

I cry baloney!! they could care less !!

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Post ID: @yvw+17FyraW4

So an extra day's pay. Would rather have a pension.

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Post ID: @oud+17FyraW4

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