Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. grey2112

    grey2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    First the unions kill the Twinkie, now they’re going after Santa? For shame!

  2. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, almost 2 years ago

    The North Pole is not a Right-to-Fly state.

  3. LinksmasGrybas

    LinksmasGrybas said, almost 2 years ago

    The unions did NOT kill the Twinkie, the greedy CEOs killed the twinkie.

  4. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 2 years ago

    Those reindeer look like thugs. lol

  5. brightr1

    brightr1 said, almost 2 years ago

    @LinksmasGrybas

    Sorry, No. The unions demanded (among many other costly and expensive things) separate bread and sweets trucks and separate delivery people, making Hostess non-competitive. The “greedy” CEO is one person and one salary. The thousands of money-sucking union members bled the company dry.

  6. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @brightr1

    Yeah, the cost conscious CEO only tripled his salary to $2.5M while preparing to file bankruptcy. Not that that will change the opinion of old gutter mouth.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @brightr1

    I could not have said it any better.

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @mabrndt

    But the union doubled the cost of delivery, which outweighs one salary. And that does not include any of the additional benefit costs. Have you ever wondered why a car costs so much?

  9. Poollady

    Poollady said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s why Santa’s $10,000 sleigh cost him $28,000

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tax Man

    Excuse me, but this Wall Street Journal (not exactly union friendly) article makes no mention of your cost of delivery claim. The CEO, who tripled his own salary and doubled other executive salaries, imposed an 8% wage reduction and pension-plan reductions on bakers, causing them to walk off the job. What valid source do you have for your claim?

  11. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, almost 2 years ago

    It seems to me the real point is that management cut worker’s salaries while tripling their own. That doesn’t exactly reflect a desire to save the company money, regardless of the relative amounts.

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s always pretty brazen that the reindeer (workers) think they own the company to the point of dictating to Santa (boss/owners) how the company should be run. If they want to be entitled to run a company they should quit and start their OWN company and then compete with Santa. Santa should fire their candy cane butts and hire plenty of new reindeer that’d LOVE to have a job at all!

  13. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    If they want to be entitled to run a company they should quit and start their OWN company
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Without workers, there is no company. Employer and employee must get along together. If employee cannot make a living wage, he/she has no choice but to either ask for more or move on. If owner/employer cannot make a reasonable return on investment, then he/she needs to draw money out and put it in a different investment. End result of either action can mean the end of the company. The real problem exists when either side thinks only their opinion matters and has no respect for the other side

  14. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Of course you need workers, but when it gets to the point to where workers get so demanding I believe that they should be fired. Like I said, there’s PLENTY of other people that would love to take their place for even a lower paying salary!

  15. FUNG1

    FUNG1 said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought the ’toon was a good one. How does one go from a cartoon to a “orange-crate”? Too much B.S. for a sunday morning toon reader.

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