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RIM (Blackberry) just closed plant in Irving, TX due to election.

Posted on 11/07/2012 3:14:50 PM PST by publana

My friend who works at RIM in Irving, TX just called to tell me he, and 3000 others, were just laid off. The plant is closing. He says another employee told him it was because of the election.

It's a sad day for this man as he was already extremely depressed that Romney lost. Now to lose his job?


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KEYWORDS: election; layoff; obama
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Thanks Obama for ruining so many lives in this country.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 3:14:55 PM PST by publana
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To: publana

rim job.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 3:17:40 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (TURN MICHIGAN RED)
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To: publana

They closed down a plant with 3000 employees the day after the election? hmmm, sounds like there might be a bit more to do with this than just obama winning (although I am sure that did not help)


3 posted on 11/07/2012 3:17:57 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: publana

oh wow, feel bad for him and the others.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 3:18:38 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: publana

My husband works at a coal fired plant. We are waiting on the decision if it’s staying open or not. obama voters are so stupid. Pretty soon there won’t be anyone working to pay for their obama stash. What do they think is gonna happen then?


5 posted on 11/07/2012 3:18:57 PM PST by Josa
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To: publana

And thanks to those who voted for the Jack Wagon. I wonder how many of those 3k employees did. I only have sympathy for the ones that voted against the commie.

We are going to see this repeated all over the country. And Bush will still get the blame and the idiots will buy it.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 3:19:02 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: publana
remember all those firms that were pressured by the whitehouse to hold back layoff notices until after the election? I expect a flood of these reports now that the election is over.
7 posted on 11/07/2012 3:19:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: publana

These layoffs were reported in August so your friend should not be surpised.

http://www.webpronews.com/3000-rim-layoffs-coming-next-week-2012-08


8 posted on 11/07/2012 3:19:25 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: publana

Bam will give ‘em a bailout, he’s a BB kinda of guy.

Bush DOES live in Texas...just sayin...


9 posted on 11/07/2012 3:20:50 PM PST by bigbob
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To: softwarecreator

Why would you say that? Why would the re-election of a man who abhors the free market not be reason enough to pull the plug on a business. Hell, I pulled the plug on mine after his FIRST election.

Many on FR loved this account of it in fact, from Dec 08.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/blame_me_for_job_losses.html


10 posted on 11/07/2012 3:20:58 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("DONE: The GOP Establishment Has Now Lost 2 In a Row")
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To: Lorianne

According to my friend, they had no clue at his plant. They were told layoffs would be “elsewhere”.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 3:21:57 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: softwarecreator
sounds like there might be a bit more to do with this than just obama winning

Yeah, a decision like that isn't made overnight and implemented the next day. RIM is in serious trouble; they stuck with an outmoded product for too long and are retrenching.

12 posted on 11/07/2012 3:24:05 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: publana

my friend just closed his small business in Ferndale, michigan, as of 12/31/12...it was hanging by a thread. He is done, all due to the election.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 3:24:48 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: publana

Obama and MSM (including Faux) laughs.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 3:25:45 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: publana

Where is else where? Blue or red state. Could be that with Obama winning they thought those in the Blue states would fair better. Also when are the doors closing? Most of the time you don’t just shut the doors on a plant that size.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 3:25:55 PM PST by Kadric
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To: Qwackertoo

I’m self employed and was told earlier today that I may be receiving less work from a large client due to Obama being re-elected. I can’t think of any one person that has one more to damage the economy than 0. when those people that elected him can’t find any jobs and are turned away from public assistance programs because there’s not enough tax dollars in the coffers because the middle class was practically eliminated I am going to have the biggest belly laugh you’ve ever seen. They will reap what they sowed and it’s going to the best vengeance because they did it to themselves... : )


16 posted on 11/07/2012 3:26:08 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: BfloGuy

Their new model is supposed to be based upon the Android. It was supposedly downright “snazzy”. As he works on all models, including 10, he is shocked.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 3:26:53 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

Probably laid off and plant closed because they can’t afford the forced 0bamacare. This isn’t even connected to sequestration. We will have a full fledged DEPRESSION before Christmas if sequestration isn’t halted.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 3:27:43 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: Kadric

Doors closing tomorrow. He didn’t say where “elsewhere” was and I didn’t think to ask. I am assuming wherever they don’t work on Blackberry 10.

He said plant is closing doors tomorrow. Passed out pink slips to everybody right before the end of work today.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 3:30:08 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

Obamacare now being the law of the land forever, there will be many job cuts coming.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: publana
Is it because the Blackberry is a fading platform, and their tablet was too late to make a dent in the market?

-PJ

21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:31:55 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: publana

At least this thread is a factual bit of first-hand news and not a vanity about garment ripping or one of the two other thread types we have had all day.

Garment Ripper — End of America (Who doesn’t see that?)

Talking Head Why I was Wrong or What THIS Means

Great New Idea of How the Day After Defeat The House can Rule the World in Washington if they Just Do __________


22 posted on 11/07/2012 3:33:51 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Josa
My husband works at a coal fired plant. We are waiting on the decision if it’s staying open or not

Have faith, but get prepared. I work in the coal fired power industry. Not sure where you are, but it will be tough. Sooner or later, this will come to a head, I am just afraid that so many people (and their critical skills and expertise) will move on before we get our senses back.

23 posted on 11/07/2012 3:36:25 PM PST by !1776!
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To: Political Junkie Too

I would appear so. They were all counting on the new Blackberry being the next corporate phone.

After the posts here, I can’t help but feel he must have had some inkling, but I talk to him at least weekly. He never mentioned any threat to his job at all and was devastated when I talked to him. He said that all the employees were shocked and didn’t know.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 3:36:44 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Josa

He heart goes out to you and your husband. These are now very desperate times.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 3:38:18 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

RIM closed its plant most likely because it was a poorly run company that is not competing against others. Survival of the fittest, folks. If you can’t compete, you will go out. Blaming Obama for the market’s Invisible Hand is not going to be logical. Likely that the plant would have closed regardless of who won. Who buys blackberry these days?


26 posted on 11/07/2012 3:41:01 PM PST by sagar
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To: publana
There's no election pending so no hugs from Osama for those 3000 folks.They're just a bump in the road on the way to 100% of the population getting some kind of government check.
27 posted on 11/07/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: publana
I heard on the radio a few months ago that the new Blackberry phone was going to miss the Christmas market. The ramifications should have been obvious to anyone who worked there, I'm afraid.

-PJ

28 posted on 11/07/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: publana

Do you have a source besides your friend to back of this story?

A lot of people are being laid off in preparation for the cost of “free” health care taxes.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 3:56:19 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: softwarecreator

The Rim Blackberries are a fading technology...underpowered and the software is outdated. The new smart phones with the multicore processors are blowing them away!


30 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:00 PM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: SaraJohnson

No, just my friend. I assume it will be on the local news tomorrow night.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 3:59:07 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

Rim has been going down the crapper for the past year, hate to tell you this but Obama had nothing to do with this one. You can blame Apple and Google who have been destroying them for the past couple of years.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 4:01:54 PM PST by aft_lizard
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To: publana

This indicates that the leaders of RIM adore Obama and hid this reduction in for e until after the election on purpose.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 4:01:54 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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What do they think is gonna happen then?

Qualitative Easing Number 1004. Rev up those printing presses.

34 posted on 11/07/2012 4:02:02 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: publana
Their new model is supposed to be based upon the Android. It was supposedly downright “snazzy”. As he works on all models, including 10, he is shocked.

I think Blackberry can come back -- the name is still valuable. Development will continue. In Canada.

35 posted on 11/07/2012 4:02:14 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thanks for the link, that was very interesting. I admire how you took a stand for you beliefs, how has it been working out for you since then?


36 posted on 11/07/2012 4:29:46 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: Chuzzlewit
my friend just closed his small business in Ferndale, michigan, as of 12/31/12...it was hanging by a thread. He is done, all due to the election.

My wife grew up in Ferndale. Sorry to hear about you friend's business.

37 posted on 11/07/2012 4:32:19 PM PST by softwarecreator
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Is it the whole plant or is this info correct?

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2012/11/07/research-in-motion-does-layoff-irving.html


38 posted on 11/07/2012 4:37:37 PM PST by FreedomForce (Lesser Evil 2012)
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To: jsanders2001

I have the same situation as you. On top of that, at 8am this morning I received an email from a young liberal friend of mine who asked me if I could hire her. Apparently, she just got a lay off notice from Caterpillar here in Denver. I took the delicious time to explain her upcoming reality.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 4:41:01 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: softwarecreator

Thanks for asking. It was actually good for a couple of years - then it’s been tougher the last two. I don’t regret the decision though, and I suspect thousands of not millions more will be joining me soon.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 5:23:08 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("DONE: The GOP Establishment Has Now Lost 2 In a Row")
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To: hinckley buzzard
I expect a flood of these reports now that the election is over.

It ain't gonna be purty.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 5:28:41 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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health insurance

either raise their and/or their employees benefit costs to cover all the mandates, or pay the fines instead, or just cancel all the health plan and send the employees into the government subsidized plan

so be a shnook and raise the employees costs, or be a shnook and throw them onto the government

or get out of the human resources rat race under Obamaccare altogether


42 posted on 11/07/2012 5:32:33 PM PST by Wuli
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Yeah, we've all had it pretty rough. Good luck and hope it works out for you in the long run. And I agree, there will be many more who, by choice, may be joining you.

I am curious because I have two family members who each own their businesses and wonder how the near future will affect them and if they may decide it's time to pack it in. Thanks for sharing your story.

43 posted on 11/07/2012 7:05:29 PM PST by softwarecreator
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RIM was already circling the drain, nothing to do with Obama.

I am personally familiar with a 5000 user organization that is in the process of dropping them.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:34 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: softwarecreator

My wife grew up in Ferndale.
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Off topic, but that jogged my old memories.

Wasn’t there a late night TV show of that name with a host that had a blond mustache and a sidekick who later became the guy that frequently appeared on Leno as a martini slurping drunk?


45 posted on 11/08/2012 1:04:54 AM PST by octex
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I think that was Fernwood Tonight and it starred Martin Mull and Fred Willard, I LOVED that show.


46 posted on 11/08/2012 4:40:18 AM PST by softwarecreator
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Blackberry? They still make those?

I’m guessing that they closed because blackberry’s experienced a drop in marketshare as a result of the dominance of the iphone AND growth of the android market.

However, closing the day after the election is brilliant marketing. Cheers


47 posted on 11/08/2012 4:42:45 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: softwarecreator

Good luck and God bless. The real tragedy are the people behind all these numbers...unemmployment, bank ruptcy , etc....


48 posted on 11/08/2012 5:48:30 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("DONE: The GOP Establishment Has Now Lost 2 In a Row")
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lol.... Thanks for the correction, and the two names I just couldn’t think of last night! That was a pretty funny show.


49 posted on 11/08/2012 12:25:55 PM PST by octex
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To: publana

RIM was in trouble anyway, but I can see the election results being the final straw for any work here in the States (RIM is Candadian).


50 posted on 11/08/2012 12:28:49 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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