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  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Idiots
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
almost forgot that little poem was sent by the BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Boo Boo, you need to put the life-like image of same on a head stone and place it in front of your plant! Kill her with kindness and well-intended humor! Banish her from IBC with a host of future acts. Point her out!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
How 'bout a little levity to end the year. This one's for you Mr. Alvarez Tony A. you're moving too slow When are you going to start the blood flow If A stands for Ax, then you are the man Cuz chopping is needed in our little clan Now thay THEY have all of their xmas toys Let's get to whacking those good ol' boys We're just dumb bakers, so of course we don't know How cutting our people will get you more dough If you still don't get it, then let me explain Them boys sitting next to you are really insane With this year that's ending the message you're sending is WE WON'T SURIVIVE 2005 THANK YOU VERY MUCH
 
  Name:   Boo Boo
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
How can you get ahead in life when this company has f*cked up your life so bad that you have to see a shrink. The HR manager we have thinks its fun to hurt the individual and family. All she wants is a statue of herself in front of the plant.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: News Flash...December 13, 2004, a recently published news report indicates Wonder Bread maker continues to lose millions of dollars each month! IRS in California is searching their ski line for signs of "Spudley" satellite, recently launched from Hostess-LA by Wonder Bread's parent company, IBC.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Hmmmm, has the term Bloody Monday suddenly taken on a new meaning? Should this be the case, please take heed here. The best things in life are not found in dark corners of the human mind. If one has a desire to "get even" the very best way to achieve this is for one to get ahead and continue to move on in their life. Nobody on this earth has the absolute authority to deprive others of the right to live. If you really want happiness in your life then you have to allow others in your life to continue in their lives as they choose. We are indeed born creatures with a sense of free will. In order to advance as a nation of people, we formed a society known as the United States of America. It is not a perfect place by any means however we believe it is the best place upon this good earth. Don't waste your life dwelling in the past. You have a great future! Get busy on it!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Spudly, do you think that with all that "union money" you are making at IBC, you could hire someone else to do your PR post's for you?
 
  Name:   M.Mcdaniel
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
Bloody Monday Is Fast Approaching And I Am Going To Right Some Wrongs. Espescially The Two Troublemakers That Ratted Me Out. They Will Be Dealt With Severly.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC should take some lessons from WalMart in how to trim down their management staff! WalMarts' pet centers' take on a new meaning thanks to recent news reports concerning how WalMart treats a local cat looking for nothing more than food, shelter and three-square meals at one of their stores! WalMart has a policy of No CATS ALLOWED! SHOOT ON SITE!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: After reading alot of the posts, this company sounds alot like the Postal Service. I did that gig for about five years and it was by far the worst job I have ever had. Every poster on this board seems to be as disgruntled as it gets. To bad, were taking what there giving cause were working for a living!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
to the guy who hasn't got a call back. one question for you. ARE YOU STUPID? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK FOR A BANKRUPT COMPANY? YOU KNOW AS SOON AS THERE ARE LAY OFFS YOU'D BE THE FIRST TO GO. Try to find a job somewhere else.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Did I ever tell you the time that I was unloading and a wheel fell off the rack and I waited 3 hours untill someone came out to help.....Gotta love that union wage! IBC has the shittiest equipment in the industry, they'd rather pay us "bottom feeders" OT then buy new trucks. May be the next time I am out on the road and the bypass signal comes on I will ignore it and pull in and ask the scale operator to write the company a ticket because the trailer hasnt been washed in months. Ca doesnt play when it comes to hauling food in dirty trailers. Gotta go the Semi is loaded and it is raining! you know the rest.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: The reason that HR has not contacted you is that they are getting rid of people not hireing most likely because the company is going under. Why is the add in the paper? That is a good example of mis-management on HRs part.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Question: I have applied several times for a route sales position over the last couple of months. I have left voice mails in the HR dept but still can't get anyone to contact me. They are still running new ads for the position and I am still contacting them but still have not heard a word. I am a college graduate, Army veteran, and have been in sales for the last five years. Any ideas why I haven't been contacted? Thanks.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   
 
  Comment: How hard can it be to punch in some numbers and put bread on the shelves????? Even the most dumbest person can do this line of work (as I have noticed).
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
To all Hodgkins Employees: The post few below is correct. If all you do is complain about your job FIND ANOTHER ONE. This goes to everyone, people in the back constantly complain, yes I know it's hard work, but you make a good pay rate, you have to work holidays, well you knew that when you took the job, and when you call off on a holiday you''re not screwing management, you're really screwing your fellow worker making him/her stay for a double. The routemen make a good salary, yes their work is hard but like I said before you knew that before you took the job. Now the office. How hard can you people be working up there. How hard is it to move paper around. What is there really to complain about. You don't like your supervisor, well guess what most people don't like their bosses. So if you constantly talk about quitting do us all a favor and DO IT. This especially goes for the BAM. Thank you for letting be blow off steam
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Milwaukee, WI
 
  Comment:
Brenda, You did a great job at your position and helped me always, Your Milwaukee friend, no longer with IBC.....
 
  Name:   PATTY CAKE
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Get ready, roll up your sleves and just do the best job you can. I f you leave, then you leave in peace knowing that you did your best. Those that wont or can't should stay in those jobs and focus on the tasks at hand. Be mindful of your roll in this company and what you can do do help reduce costs and maintain good morale. If what you do or say does nothing to help build this company up then don't say it. There's lots of good people in this comany tht want to see it succeed, regardless of what style of businees we turn into. Try posting some helpful words to someone that has a problem, Their bashing stems from frustration, which is common when there's turnoil in a company. I you all work here then set those battles and bashing aside and work on resolving the problems. Good deeds will always help a frustrated person out, Help your co-worker when you can. Managers, try finding the good in you people and they will know that you appreciate then,
 
  Name:   Hodgkins Operator
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Oh I forgot to put my name in! I'm Brenda
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
First of all, I was not Complaining about about the company, I've have worked for Wonder for 20 years and always been grateful for my job! My point was, a job was eliminated, one that I believed to be useful to the company. And who are you to decide , if I earn my money. At least I sign my name.
 
  Name:   PATTY CAKE
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Still C - I guess that's a question a good accountant could answer...interesting catch. Well, I'm hoping for the best for you all. Good luck and Happy New Year!
 
  Name:   Still confused
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Patty Cake, I was not very clear on my first post. The reason I am questioning the $12 million figure is because IBC is claiming the "savings" on this 8-K filing. Is the 8-K filing for the listed financial period or is it an accumulative amount for the year to date? Actually, in either case the amount shouldn't have been listed because they don't pay out the amount until the end of January. Is this just a case of pre-posting a "savings" which hasn't occurred or what?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
i have been working at this location for 19 years.and we have trucks here that dont RUN and we have NO HEAT in none of the trucks we drive. we are always breaking down on the side of the road 2 to 3 times a week. we need help at this depot. our mechanic is never at work always on vacation. all our trucks are 20 to 30 years old. we need trucks that run properly and not fix for a few weeks and then breaking down. we need heat in our trucks,wind shield wipers to work. something need to be done .
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
This is in response to the Hodgkins Operator. You're making people believe you are losing your job - when in fact your position was eliminated not your job. You will still be employed by our company in a position that will pay you more, even though there is talk that you don't deserve it. So, quit your whining and be happy you will still be employed by our company, which I believe is a good company. The company can only be good as it's employees. Too bad we have so many bitter and vicious people working for our company. If you all have nothing better to do than complain about the company than do yourself and the employees that are content with being employed by IBC a favor, QUIT. No one is forcing anyone to stay at a company that they that unhappy about. This is the first time in years I have gone on this website and I am really ashamed of all the bashing being done on this website.
 
  Name:   THE STOCK WATCHER
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Just look at this stock SOAR today. Why it is over the $6.50 mark. Things have to be looking better so buy up consumers because it is going to go alot higher. We will be watching.
 
  Name:   PATTY CAKE
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: TO THE WRITER OF "I'm confused. In the company's most recent 8-K statement (for the period ending 11-13) the company is claiming a $12 million "savings" by them not paying into the "profit sharing" 401K plan for non-union employees. The previous statements they made was that there were 1200 employees affected, then they said 900. If there were 1200 employees then that comes out to $10,000 per. Now is that $12 million a year and if so, why are they claiming this credit for this period. They have always made this payment at the end of January (and it has never been the $10K per employee which they are claiming!). I know for a fact the $10K does not apply to most of the non-union employees so are they including stock options or what? More book cooking? Hmmmm.". IT'S NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED, THE DEPOSIT THAT THEY MADE PREVIOUSLY TO 401 K ACCOUNTS WAS A PERCENTAGE OF ANNUAL SALARY, SO NOT EVERY AMOUNT WAS THE SAME FOR EVERY PERSON. THE BIG BOYS HAD MORE THAN 10 K......
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Randy i agree with you . you know what she thinks of us in tranpotation
 
  Name:   RANDY.
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Our HR dept head Big Deb is a real power hungry bitch .She is in way over her head she is clueless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
You people would not believe what king of HR manager we have. She does not care who she hurts and you better know she runs the show.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
She thinks she can fire anybody she wants. But if we are sold she might be the first to go.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Billings is it true that your HR director said she would fire anyone who posts on this message board.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Hey Lakewood,I am not from Billings,but be ready,Spudly is coming to pick you up so you can save IBC1 together.
 
  Name:   Mr. A
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   
 
  Comment: spudly are you black
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Billings where are you come on Buckshot "lapdog" respond
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Steve Butler: What goes around, comes around.
 
  Name:   Another Wife
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   
 
  Comment: Dear Consumer who wrote this post: Name: Consumer Web site Comment: Apparently, you all might benefit if your bakery closed. You need to go back to school and learn proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. It seems like IBC has a poorly educated workforce that is contributing to the company?s downfall. I found this Web site today doing a Google search. Whoever posted this Web site should be ashamed of themselves. If you have a problem with your employer?s business practices, you should use the proper channels to resolve your problems. If it is true about the issues complained about in this message board, someone should go to the labor board instead of trashing the company with improper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. All you are doing is showing your ignorance! Do you check the educational background of the folks who come to your home to clean your pipes, shampoo your carpet, change your oil in your car or pick the vegetables that you put in your salad? I didn't think so, so why are you so concerned about the education of the guy that puts bread on the shelf?I'm just curious. BTW your document only reads a grade level of 8.3 so I guess you need to go back to get yous some mores edumacations as well :)
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-31
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: Save Your Money And Stop Buying IBC Products!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Lucus form Texas
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: yaaaaaaaaaa
 
  Name:   sean
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
IBC CHAT ROOM--yahoo chat click business and finance then user rooms then ibc chat 4 on now lets find out whats up in your area
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Nobody in their right mind would buy IBC! It's like I said earlier this month, IBC is going to sell itself off, piece by piece, to the highest bidders. It may have already happened with the understanding of the parties to withhold this information until all sales are final! Why? Because IBC is holding a hand with too many losers in it!
 
  Name:   Lucus form Texas
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Howdy boys, hows the war goin? I were wondering why all the fuss? yer getting a pay check.. right..well then. shut the f--- up
 
  Name:   AFA:-D
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
Our bakery has poor quality products..we have tried, tried, and tried but our new plant manager can not seem to figure anything out that works for our sales. Our old fashion bread is the worst its been in 5 years. We need to do away with ESL and private label and i know thats riiight:)
 
  Name:   Lucus
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Howdy partners, Bimbo calling... yer bread sure lookin perty in the Bimbo Bag... Get It
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
zzzzzzz......zzzzzzzz...ring ring..."hey driver, I got some OT, wanna take a load out today"...Ah working on my day off...OVERTIME....load the truck big guy, I am on my way! Gotta love that union wage! Twinkies.....3.59 Box of Cup cakes......3.79 Working for Hostess and Driving in LA....Priceless!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Angie
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
How bout sending in some $$$$$$$$$$ so I can order even more parts!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Angie
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
I got lots of parts in today-so we should be good to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do u remain anomymous? U SCARED??????
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Two Wal-Mart employees who police say followed a manager's orders to shoot and kill a stray cat have been charged with federal animal cruelty. The men, both assistant managers at the Supercenter, were arrested and released after a court appearance Wednesday. Christopher Anderson, 29, and Jeffrey Hardin, 21, told police the store's manager ordered them to get rid of the animal that was living in a storage trailer behind their store. All managers potentially involved in the incident have been suspended without pay pending an internal investigation and could be fired, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Sharon Weber. "We were outraged when we learned of this incident. This kind of action is completely inconsistent with the way we do business," she said. A truck driver who reported the incident said he saw store employees placing what he believed to be a dead animal in shrink wrap a day after he heard workers joking about shooting the cat. Store manager Darrel Weitzel told police he had told some of his employees to get a gun and get rid of the cat after attempts to coax it from the trailer failed, according to a police report. IBC better clean up your sanitaion Act you can not misuse pestisides to kill wild birds!!!! read your labels AIB approved I think NOT........
 
  Name:   Route Rep
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Billings your other shoe fell so you are out of luck FAGS
 
  Name:   The Fall Guy
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Charlotte, NC
 
  Comment:
Sorry guys, It's my fault the company is going under. I ran 6.3% stale last week!! :(
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
To Angie in Rocky Mount, PLEASE!!!! Order us parts so we can keep running.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I am a senior citizen and I just invested my life savings, including those savings of my four family pets, in your Company stocks based upon the recent postings on your web site. My fate, including those of my four family pets, is now in your hands. My hope is to provide myself with proper medical treatment, three-square meals a day and a meager savings account. Please do not fail me! signed: Your President, Mr. Bush!
 
  Name:   Wooch
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
To The Person Saying Bloody Monday Is A Wet Dream Because I.B.C. Is Looking To Sell The Company Think About This: The Company Needs To Trim Management Payroll And Downsize In Order To Make The Company Attractive To A Prospective Buyer. No One Will Buy This Outfit In Its Present Size And Shape.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
TIC TIC TIC TIC WHEN THE OTHER SHOE GOING TO FALL
 
  Name:   M.Mcdaniel
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
To Consumer And Angie: Trying To Resolve Issues Through Proper Channels Has Never Worked As Management Keeps Their Head Buried In The Sand And Would Never Stand Up To Upper Management For Fear Of Losing Their Own Jobs. And As Far As This Board Goes, It Is A Harmless Way To Vent Ones Frustrations With This Cobbled Mess Of A Company.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Sounds like IBC'S management in Hodgkins is on some type of drug to make a statement like that this ship is sinking fast I can only hope he;s on board when it goes down. He sound like one of those kissass management people that is unaware of what going on around hym.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC stock is soaring? I don't think so!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
The stock is soaring. It is now at $6.63. Our present management team as reversed the downfall. The new year will bring a new start of increased sales and jobs and many bonuses to the present management team as without their help the company would have failed. Pat yourself on the back corporate. You did your job.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Close all the bakerys down as no one is buying this junk food anyway except the obese fat slobs that have no life. Take away their junk food and they may become a normal person again.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Hey Angie from Mt. Pilot,95% of the stuff on this site is BS,but the 5% of the other is right on the mark.That 5% shows me how mis-managed this Co. is and probably saved alot of employees lots of cash by selling their stock before it was all lost.You're right ,nothing is going to change until some if not all of this management team is out the door.
 
  Name:   Consumer
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Apparently, you all might benefit if your bakery closed. You need to go back to school and learn proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. It seems like IBC has a poorly educated workforce that is contributing to the company?s downfall. I found this Web site today doing a Google search. Whoever posted this Web site should be ashamed of themselves. If you have a problem with your employer?s business practices, you should use the proper channels to resolve your problems. If it is true about the issues complained about in this message board, someone should go to the labor board instead of trashing the company with improper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. All you are doing is showing your ignorance!
 
  Name:   Angie
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
Do any of you really think that writing on this website is going to help you with any problem you have with IBC or someone at IBC??? Get real and grow up! I agree with Julie in Charlotte, we are adults! Why stress over all the BS written here? Dont you have anything else better to do??? I just read this stuff and sit back and laugh how childish everyone is. Although I have complaints about somethings that have happened here at IBC-it really isnt worth my time to stress over it. Just do your job as you should and keep your head high. It has worked for me! Happy New Year!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
I'm confused. In the company's most recent 8-K statement (for the period ending 11-13) the company is claiming a $12 million "savings" by them not paying into the "profit sharing" 401K plan for non-union employees. The previous statements they made was that there were 1200 employees affected, then they said 900. If there were 1200 employees then that comes out to $10,000 per. Now is that $12 million a year and if so, why are they claiming this credit for this period. They have always made this payment at the end of January (and it has never been the $10K per employee which they are claiming!). I know for a fact the $10K does not apply to most of the non-union employees so are they including stock options or what? More book cooking? Hmmmm.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
To the Hodgkins Operator from a former Employee: Sorry they are cutting your job. If they need to get rid of a person they should look to the HR Department. Matt McAdamis is a jerk, Carol Gee knows nothing and the clerk Laura , things in the HR Department are suppose to be confidential, but she tells her break buddies everything. I know this for a fact because the bitch did it to me. All I can say to you Hodgkins Operator - Good Luck and maybe you'll find something better
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Bloody Monday!! Some of that information has leaked out on the east coast thats why we are in a uproar. It is not a wet dream!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
To the person that put the post, Lets face it group, Bloody Monday will happen in every plant except the ones that are on the slate to close, Some people on this site do have a few friends left in the G.O. That give out information. It is sad that this company keeps every thing HUSH HUSH. Lack of comunication from top to bottom that is why we are in this mess besides Mark Dirks collecting a fat pay check and never keeping up with the consumer needs. But it will happen on Monday .
 
  Name:   Julie
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Charlotte, NC
 
  Comment:
Greensboro, N. C. I feel like alot of people are upset about all of this with IBC. But some of you need to get a life! It's not the end of the world. The way most of you talk(write) about the bad things that are happing, how can you expect anything good out of this. Lift your sprits up by remenbering some good times in your life. Are some good values that your parents taught you. Does that amount to anything to you? Alot of this complaning is really silly! THANKS ---------ALLEN JERNIGAN in Rocky Mount & COOKIE MONSTER in Henderson, NV. You both were the only nice, etc. to leave a message and to leave your name. Why do you upset people insist on being so mad and rude. I used to be very mad at Merita, but i got over it. The stress will kill you! Their's other ways of dealing with this. Sometimes it does not happen the way we want. But it's what we make of it. We will move on no matter what happens. We are adults, lets deal with it. How come their is not alot of complaining on the east coast? I wish ever one well. Life is going happen no matter what. Julie Ann Gigi Lay 12-30-04
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Dooms Day is Near! Start looking for a new line of work.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: Save Your Money And Stop Buying IBC Products!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   
 
  Comment: "To the person who wanted to know what is a BLOODY MONDAY., It is a drink that is sold at the bar and made with tomato juice. Thats all." ROFLMAO...
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   
 
  Comment: "i need to find out if theres any animal related ingridiants in your bread." Why not look in the back of the package? You should be able to find the information you are looking for there.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Can you please tell me where I can get boxes of snowballs? They're my favorite and I can never find them in supermarkets or Wal-Mart, Meijer, etc.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: To whom it may concern, I'm looking for any historical information on Drakes brand products. I have conducted many on-line searches of my own and have come up empty on information concerning your snack cake products. I'm looking for product induction dates, why products were created, and any other fun facts about the products. I'm particularly interested in Funny Bones (they are my favorite snack cake ever!), Suzy-Q's, Devil Dogs, Yodels etc. I would love it if you could help me out, or give me a site I could go to research. At this point, I'm so intrigued by why the information is so secretive. All of the other snack cake sites are very easily accessible. Please let me know.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: i need to find out if theres any animal related ingridiants in your bread.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Keep on Truckin baby!!!!!! The Semi is loaded and I gotta go, Love that union wage! Billings is closing, well, I have seen your trucks in the Pamona lot, and it is no wonder you are closing, thats that IBC crap equipment, CBC would have never allowed cake to be delivered in that crap. You plant propbably looked like your tractors! The more plants they close, the more cake LA has to make, the more work we have, hey maybe we can get a couple of runs to the Northwest ( line driving will be next for LA Hostess, it is the only way to save money, just look at UPS and all other union frieght carriers)....Whats that, the semi is loaded and I gotta go.....you know whats next!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Mr. Alvarez, take a look at who sends out the most email out of the KC office and you might gain some insight on who should be cut. These guys are trying to look busy but have nothing to contribute but try to save their own skin?
 
  Name:   Hodgkins Operator
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
I know about jobs being cut, mine was! Didn't see it coming but a head had to be cut so they eliminated the operator. The one job that helps out every department! So now when you call Hodgkins plant all your going to get is a voice, not a Good Morning.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
we have already lost 1/2 of our managers in this area.I understand that thecompany is not doing well, and that we have to cut costs.I.B.C. could have made these changes before declaring bankruptcy . Innovative thinking is what drives companies all across the U.S.New products, more personnel devoted to our companies safety programs,cut down on theft,actually listen to employees.We could save untold millions and future jobs.Do we want to save this company or sell it?I have enjoyed working for this company for many years, but my family has read some of these comments posted here and elsewhere and cannot believe what they read.Hopefully, I.B.C. will come up with a new plan other than cutting empoyees and benefits.Good luck in 2005!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
you know with all the rumors going around, (some will be true, some won't) you would think people would be trying to work together to save your plant. Maybe in some plants they are, but they sure in the hell aren't working together at Hodgkins. You have the Operation Manager blaming Sales, the Sales department blaming Shipping Department, etc. But the one department who places blame on everyone else is the office. The supervisors don't get along, the BAM is MIA most of the time. (three hour lunches), the clerks all hate each other, no one will help anyone else out. They believe that they are all safe. Well wake up people!! Instead of being so back stabbing why not try to work together and see if we can stay off the shut down list. This goes for all the departments. Bloody Monday doesn't have to mean Jan. 3, it could come anytime!!
 
  Name:   MR DRUNK
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: To the person who wanted to know what is a BLOODY MONDAY., It is a drink that is sold at the bar and made with tomato juice. Thats all.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
What is Bloody Monday?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
I was gone for awhile had a bad nightmare I thought that I was living and working at the sweetheart bakery in Billings as a routesalesman it was bad .I'm o.k. now thanks to some heavy meds.Hey Buckshot how did you get the nickname "lapdog"?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-30
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Let's face it group. The so called Bloody Monday is not going to happen. It's nothing but someones' wet dream. Corporate is busy looking to sell IBC. They are not trying to run it. They are not schooled in running a manufacturing company like IBC. They are only babysitting it until it's sold off and they have sucked out every last dime. Then and only then, will they leave. The bakeries that are still baking, need people to do the work. They do not have that many extra people doing the work. They can only lay-off management people because they are not necessary in producing the product or getting it to the store where they sell it to the public. Therefore, without exception, Companies let management go and keep the people who make the product, and get it to market. If your job is in shift management, vice-president, foreperson, planning person, assistant human resources or likewise, you are a prime candidate for losing your job. Good-bye and Good luck...its been nice working under you! Don't come back.
 
  Name:   Part Timer
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
Chadwell And Mcdaniel To Be Rehired As Part Of I.B.C. Restructure. Then They Will Crack The Whip On 208
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Bloody Monday is no rumor, It is going to happen in each and every plant except for the ones that are slated to be closed. Trust me it is going to happen.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
To the sales man in Rocky Mount, You are so right, It would be a better place with out Adam Ligon, To bad all those thrift store clerks did not come forward when they were terminated for not doing what the player wanted. Its just a matter of time, Every dog has its day, Where is Bob Pape when you need him!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Billings be where here comes Westons, no union jobs.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Anchorage, AK
 
  Comment:
It is better to be safe than sorry.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   
 
  Comment: Although I think bloody Monday is nothing but a rumor going around; it will probably be best to be prepared for the onslaught. Good Luck Everyone!
 
  Name:   chad no dick
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
mike mcdaniel to be rehired-the beginning of black monday is near.
 
  Name:   Mary
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Mrs. Cubbison's Cinnamon Graham crackers are the best crackers I have ever tasted.
 
  Name:   mike mcdaniel
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
Yes Bloody Monday Is Going To Happen................
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Where are the boxes of standard size donuts in the grocery stores I shop in on the West Coast of California? What's the plan here IBC? Put you SOAR-SAPS to work and suck the last dime out of this company and then leave! I stopped buying your crap a long time ago. About the same time that you quit putting out these donuts!
 
  Name:   Bimbo
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Happy New Years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Florence, SC
 
  Comment:
BLOODY MONDAY??????? Do u think this is really going to happen???
 
  Name:   June
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
I have worked for IBC for many years. Throughout the years this has been a great company. We started having problems when they hired Adam Ligon as the General Manger. He fired our General Sales Manager, who is great at his job and hired someone with NO COMMON SENSE!!!! Sales Dept. has gone down hill ever since! Since the changes Adam is now the General Sales Manager, sales still suck! There is NO kind of organization within the sales dept. Employee morale is down because of Adam. No one likes him. He blames most of his mistakes on his Division Managers and secretaries. They work hard for him and he does not appreciate the work they do. I think the Rocky Mount Bakery would be a better place without him.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   
 
  Comment: Spudly: I cannot believe you are using a phrase ( Dont hate the players people.....hate the GAME!) from UPN's reality show "The Player" or something like that. I watched the end of the show and that was all I could stand. I remember that phrase because it was sooo stupid...Don't hate the player, hate the game. lol
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
"Spudly" Your constant bragging about your "Union Wage" and the overtime you accumulate in traffic, or the Motel room on IBC's dime for a layover goes to show the amount of waste even down at the "street" level of this company. It's jerks like you who take advantage of the system who end of ruining it for the rest of us along with the greedy individuals at the top. You'd better love that "Union" wage while it lasts, if it lasts. (hopefully for all of us it does) A waste of another's honestly earned wages are you...
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Hey Lakewood,good to see you back.Where you been?Get time off to go see the shrink?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: Save Your Money And Stop Buying IBC Products!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   
 
  Comment: To Spudly: You are one Very stupid individual. I am astonished you have a CDL to drive a truck in L.A.!!!! Your writing reflects your I.Q.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: We have eaten and enjoyed Good Hearth Honey Wheat Berry Bread for years, since moving to the Jefferson City, Missouri area we are unable to find it. Please let me know of any stores in the area in which it can be found.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I was visiting family in Michigan City IN and enjoyed the wonder english muffins everyday for breakfast. I live in the Martin County-Stuart area on the east coast of Florida and wonder where I can purchase them. My Publix supermarket does not carry the english muffins but they do carry wonderbread. Thank you very much.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
All management in this plant would even slit their own mother's throat to get ahead. What they don't know is that they will be going down the same road all them good employees that they have screwed. Management has never learned a lesson that you treat people the way you want to be treated. Your honesty and respect has been lost due the fact that your intentions are to hurt as many families as possible. Now look at your record and see how many people have left. I am tired of working 12 hour shifts.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Ah, please excuse the bad spelling, my bad Milbrook bakery driver, but you better be nice to me Milbrook driver, I may take your RUN when we all become ONE. 90 Grand a year in LA driving at my union wage is very obtainable!! bring on the DOT! they will want to leave with an application! Whats that?...snow on the vine...oh yeah...LAYOVER TIME thats right folks, the hotel room is on IBC, ....IBCen you all later, no chains on this Semi! Milbrook, say it with me baby! The Semi is loaded and I gotta go, Love that Union wage! Dont hate the players people.....hate the GAME!
 
  Name:   Cyndee Buttrey
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: I got on here trying to look for the person to address regarding a crap operation. The outlet store I frequented on Verity Pkwy in Middletown Ohio was great, it was closed last month. The new store I went to in another location in MIddletown Ohio had girls busy talking on the phone to boyfriends !! They would not put down the phones for anything !! Pretty shoddy. The receipt did not reflect the price of multiple purchases. Pathetic, actually, fraudelent. Is there a governing body to this company ? I would really like to know. If you wonder where profits go, look to your management.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC employees----here's your sign! Bankrupt US Airways is now asking their employees to work for free come New Years Eve week-end. This announcement follows a week in which they just had their wages slashed 21 percent by the BK judge! Unbelievable--- but it is all true! IBC employees better start taking that Dumpster Bread home and freezing it for later real soon!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: After visiting your message board, and reading comments from your customers and your disgruntled employee?s I don?t believe I?ll be buying your products anymore!
 
  Name:   Ken K.
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I have been a long time consumer of your Home Pride Butter Top Wheat bread. I recently purchased a loaf and you have changed the recipe for the bread and it is not the same as it used to be. It used to have a coarse texture; this loaf was smooth. I like the old recipe better. If this is what will be produced by you I most likely will not purchase any in the future.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Hector and Rocky (Teamster Local 63 Business Agents aka Two Assholes!) and the entire Teamsters Organization have been selling out American Labor for years. They are bought and paid for by their boss, Randy Cammack. Randy Cammack is bought and paid for by Jim Santangelo, Jim Santangelo is bought and paid for by Jim Hoffa Jr.. You will be bought and paid for and sold out when the time comes. The time comes when your employer says it does. Never forget this! The Teamsters Union is a nothing but a group of thugs and crooks!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Peoria, IL
 
  Comment:
YOU KNOW IT IS A REAL SHAME WHEN A COMPANY LIKE IBC IS IN THE TROUBLE THEY ARE IN AND HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR ACCOUNT A YEAR AND ONE OF THE SUPERVISORS IN KENTUCKY TELLS THEM THEY CAN'T HELP SERVE THEM AT THIS TIME SOMEONE FROM IBC NEEDS TO CHECK WITH FORT KNOX AS THAT IS WHO WAS TURNED DOWN THAT IS SO DISGUSTING WHEN THIS COMPANY NEEDS THESE ACCOUNTS TO HELP PULL THEMSELVES OUT OF THE WHOLE YOU KNOW SOME OF THE SUPERVISORS YOU ALL HAVE DOES NOT HAVE THE SCENTS THAT THE GOOD LORD GAVE A GOOSE
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: To: Our ever-vigilant IBC thrift store employee! RE: No change for customers' twenty-dollar bill! I believe that if you look back upon the orginial customers' complaint, it was not about you or your co-worker not having the correct amount of change ---it was about how rude the thrift store employee acted and spoke to this customer! Notwithstanding the above and to answer your question about what does an employee do about not having change for their customers needs, you have to convey this need to your manager. If they fail to provide your store with what your customers need, then you simply tell your customers, when prompted, the truth! You agree that you should have the proper change and that you have told your managera and apprently they have chosen to ignore you! Customers understand this. They do not understand nor tolerate insults, harsh words or treatment from salespeople whose wages they are paying for! These are your customers! Not IBC customers. Treat them that way all the time!
 
  Name:   THRIFT STORE CLERK
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
TO; COMPANY PERSON THAT RESPONDED TO THRIFT STORE CUSTOMER WITH 20 DOLLAR BILL........................................................... I HAVE WORKED AT A THRIFT STORE FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE ACCEPTABLE TREATMENT WHEN YOU DO NO T HAVE CHANGE FOR A 20 DOLLAR BILL AND YOU ARE THE ONLY CLERK-PERSON IN THE STOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL BE AWAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER????????????? ????????? ?????????????????
 
  Name:   oc8
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
Mr. Cooper, do you know what the f--- is going on in your Profit Center? Bread and Buns sitting in depots right now that will be 3 days old when it hits the market! Costco..small account..no roman meal sent because no one at the plant could bag it..so right now its still sitting on Glendales dock..why??? every day miscoded product...Transport drivers delivering a mail bag only to a depot, yes no bread on the truck!!!!! You need to get out of that office and out into the field!!Things had been getting better but there has been a shift back to total chaos when we get our loads!! I understand what lies ahead for all of us but without accountability then things will not change! Lastly, since you are the leader you need to get out and introduce yourself and LEAD this company back to RESPECTABILITY!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
TO: ELGIN, ILLINOIS CUSTOMER I AGREE WITH YOU, THE CLERK SHOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN NASTY WITH YOU. I HAVE BEEN WORKING AT THE THRIFT STORE FOR OVER 15 YEARS.. I SOMETIMES DO NOT HAVE CHANGE FOR A 20 DOLLAR BILL. I TELL MY CUSTOMERS THAT I DO NOT HAVE CHANGE FOR THAT BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A HIGH PRICED STORE AND WE DO NOT HAVE A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO START OUT WITH . MY CUSTOMERS UNDERSTAND AND BRING IN 5 OR 1'S. ALSO I'M SURE YOUR 5 LOAVES OF BREAD WAS ABOUT $2 OR $4 TRY GOING TO KROGER AND BUYING THAT FOR 2 OF 4 DOLLARS. ALSO MOST OF THE TIME THERE IS ONLY 1 PERSON WORKING AT A TIME, I'M SURE YOU WOULD BE EVEN MORE MAD IF YOU WENT TO THE BREAD STORE AND IT WAS CLOSED BECAUSE THE CLERK HAD TO LOCK THE DOOR TO GO TO THE BANK TO GET SOME 5 DOLLAR BILLS AND 1 ONES SO SHE COULD TAKE YOUR 20 DOLLAR BILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
BYE BYE BILLINGS YOU GUYS ARE TOAST .PLANT TO BE SOLD TO A NON UNION COMPANY
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Pomana your right the teamsters union is weak and will sellout who ever they can
 
  Name:   PUSSY
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
HECTOR AND ROCKY SOLD US OUT. THEY TOLD US THAT THEY WEREN'T INTERESTED IN MERGING THE PRODUCTS, THAT IT WAS 7 YEARS OUT. ANYONE WHO TRIED TO EVEN RAISE A QUESTION WAS YELLED AT AND INTIMIDATED BY THEIR MUSCLE "WATERBOY", THE MUSCLEHEAD BITCH WHO KEPT BRINGING HECTOR WATER. HOW DOES ROCKY REPRESENT US IF HE CANT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH? ALL I KNOW IS FUCK WONERBREAD, WE BETTER START LOOKING FOR NEW JOBS BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS GOING DOWN THE TUBES. IF THEY ARE GOING TO SOAR IN O4, WHY NOT START BY CLEANING HOUSE WIH OUR MANAGEMENT. WHAT A BUNCH OF LOOSERS.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-29
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Many of you people have asked why have people with very little education and no brains in charge. Well think about this. Bakerys run 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Off day are often changed at the companys discretion. Management has 10 to 12 hours of work in a day with no overtime and only paid for 8. Worker are made to work 10 to 12 hours and are burned out or so tired they get injured. Take time off for any reason and management wants to write a document on you and put it in your file union or not. Never get the holiday off ever. The only thing good is the pay. If you have a family forget spending time with them cause there will be little or none. Forget taking a vacation when you want to unless you are a lifer with the company. So my point is anyone accepting a position is from the bottom of the barrel so to speak or the desperate.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   
 
  Comment: To Spudly: It seems you spent too much time on the computer looking at porn and not enough time learning to spell. Your spelling and writing is horrible, go back to school!!! :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Hey Spudly: What's up with "union wage" all the time in your post???? 3/4 of the employees of IBC are unions with union wage...big deal.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   
 
  Comment: I bet your real name is not Spudly either. See, I can pick a name Zircon...
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   
 
  Comment: To Spudly: You see, you made my point. Your post does not make sense. You do nothing but brag, brag, brag. Why do you have the need to brag sooo much on this message board? If you were as secure as you make yourself sound, you would not need to brag on this post to lift your ego. But, good for you if you think driving a truck and making 90,000 a year is a Very good thing. Bravo!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Schiller Park, IL
 
  Comment:
the company is hurting for money but vince calbesse in schiller park gives his dick suckers overtime his good old girls they get visa come in any time they want bigggggggg dick suckers you fags you know who you are fags
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Any IBC employee (like truck drivers)cannot work more than 15 hours a day nor more than 70 hours each work week. The only way a truck driver at IBC can currently gross $90,000 a year is to violate federal DOT hours of service rules. IBC is also guilty by allowing it to take place. Now Spudley at LA Hostess would you like the DOT to pay you and IBC a visit at work? Just keep on typing, my friend!
 
  Name:   ouche nueve-dieze
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
spudly?......out in high school buy others. BUY others??? My 11 year old has a better command of the english language than you. Well dip me in shit and shoot me for stinking. MY semi is loaded and ready to go....
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Anonymous.... Normal people who use the term anonymous as a persons name are the type that got knocked out in high school buy others. Knocked out in clubs, and knocked out in the mall by a women who took your parking spot. You are a coward my friend, you are an internet RAMBO. You are one who hides behind your computer and talks like you think you know it all, in reality, you dont know a thing. You probably have never worked for Hostess, you are most likely the janitor who is learning to type. Go back to your porn site and put the Twinkie away! You are a coward, and I will no longer read your posts as they are as cowardly as you. I am SPUDLY, I work out of LA HOSTESS....come on buddy, put the Twinkie away, there are no girls to look at on this message board! I gotta go, the semi is loaded and there is a union wage!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
As the ship is sinking this company still has employees out to screw the working people. Don't these people realize that they are getting the shaft too? These people must of come from nerverland.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: I had to deal with an arrogant manager named bark in milwaukee, this guy is as stupid as they come, were did they find him ?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   
 
  Comment: Hmm, 90,000 a year for driving a truck? I feel bad for you... Normally, someone who has to brag really has nothing to brag about.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Oh IBC going bankrupt....hmmm, not what my checkbook says, and I got paid thurs. Unless Washington Mutual is going bankrupt, I dont know what all the commotion is about. I love LA! where else can you drive a semi and make 90 a year....! :)
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
AH, living in LA, what a great life! I feel bad for you people in the mid west, and for the people in MT. but why would you want to live in MT. and work for a cake company, I thought that MT. was were us transport drivers went to retire. Afterall, isn't that all you people in MT cry about is Californians moving to your pretty state and buying all the land. Come on you live in MT and work for hostess....there is only one place to work for hostess that makes big bucks, it is the only place where you can tell mgmnt to go F themselves in their face and the union will back you, LA baby!! LA...oh, whats that..its raining?? oh well, the semi is loaded and i gotta go, traffic is jammed and I am on overtime, gotta hurry....yeah right! LOVE that union wage.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a box of Hostess cup cakes for my husband for the holidays. The filling inside is not what is usually in these. Usually he will eat 2 at a time but he could not even get one down.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a box of Hostess cup cakes for my husband for the holidays. The filling inside is not what is usually in these. Usually he will eat 2 at a time but he could not even get one down.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The Management has no HONOR if they were to fire a person that is off under the FAMILY LEAVE ACT. But that does not surprise me as i have seen and heard alot thru the years. There is alot of DEVILS in the world and why most of them seem to work for this company is beyond reason. Like all of us they too will meet the maker and pay for their evil ways and burn in the fires of HELL.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
With all the complaints to higher ups about Matt Mcadamis, maybe they will get sick of his crap too. I'm suprised he found the time to talk to you about your termination, as he never answers or returns phone calls. Not sure what he's getting paid to do except jack people around
 
  Name:   Ronnie York
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Hey Matt did here : And as it is appointed unto men once to die'but after this the judgment.
 
  Name:   Ronnie York
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Thanks for the termination Matt marry christmas
 
  Name:   Ronnie York
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
I have been sick for a long time.And went under the F.M.L.A and Matt Mcadamis of Human Resources Manager gave me a termination for christmastime.Watch out fellow workers your dealing with a real monster.See you in court Matt merry christmas'Thank You
 
  Name:   sweetie pie
Date:   2004-12-28
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
What Hodgkins really needs is a BAM that comes to work!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
Gold Medal Bread in Ralph's (Kroger) Good Job Willie St. Pierre what else are you going to screw up you moron
 
  Name:   Not amused
Date:   2004-12-27
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Please refrain from sharing the personal soap operas....
 
  Name:   Buckshot
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Maybe she is smiling because she is going to fire your dumb ass. Ha!Ha!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: The ability of one to distinquish truth from fiction is a short-cut in finding out about who is really telling you the truth! IBC is not able to tell themselves the truth! Chronic liers are not people you can trust. IBC management is made up from pools of Chronic liers. They, therefore are incapable of solving problems. They do however, lie, cheat or steal their way out of them.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
TIC TIC TIC BOOM It will be done soon
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Dolly)
 
  Comment:
Chatsworth is saving money. Each driver is saving 8 pieces of paper. Of course this if offset by the intellegence of the supervisor who holds the entire branch up by having private meetings before they can go home. but we are saving money on those 8 pieces of paper.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
What an idiot. If the company doesn't respond to employee comments what makes you think they will respond to consumer complaints? Must have been some manager in training or GOB who posts that crap. LEARN THIS: THE COMPANY DOES NOT CARE WHAT THE EMPLOYEES THINK AND THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT CARE WHAT THE CUSTOMER THINKS. This has been sponsered by "Lessons in Reality.com"
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Buckshot did you have anything to do with that big smile Big Deb has been wearing lately .
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Hodgkins don't you know Interstate brands new mission statement "Keep your eyes closed and your mouth shut on what goes on around here" Also the empolyess are on a need to know basisif you need to know anything we will tell you until then KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: ATTENTION: all consumers of Interstate Brands Bakery Products and sweet goods Comments or suggestions on bread products: http://www.wonderbread.com http://www.bakersinnbread.com Comment on cakes: http://www.hostesscakes.com ============================ Leaving your comments/suggestions here is a waste of your time.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-27
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a Cherry Fruit Pie from our vending machine. I was very disappointed when I took my first bite of the pie and discovered that there was virtually no filling inside the pie. There was a thin layer along the top of the pie, not even 1/4" thick. I then turned the pie over and discover a large gapping hole in the pie crust. Isn't this something that should have been caught during the inspection process? I was pretty upset that I had spent my money on nothing but crust. I really love your Cherry pies, but I'm not sure if I will purchase another one for a while.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: To whom it may concern, Today while at work I purchased a package of your Ho Ho?s from the snack machine. When I opened my package I found a short hair inside the package sticking out of the first roll. Needless to say I lost my appetite at that time and closed the package immediately.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I need help with my insurance. The company out of St. Louis is trying not to put my son on my insurance.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: When I was out in Missouri, I live in Connecticut, I was introduced to Hostess Low Fat Brownies and fell in love. How come I can't find them around Cromwell, CT? I even went to the Hostess Bakery Outlet in Meriden, CT and they never heard of them. Is there anywhere around here where they are available? My niece came for Christmas from Missouri and brought me some, that's how much I like them but it will get real expensive traveling back and forth between Missouri and Connecticut to get them. Thanks for any help.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know about an issue I had with a package of Ding Dongs. I just purchased them from Pavilions in Westlake Village, CA. The 'last sale date' says Dec 27 (with the numbers 703436 beneath the date). Not only had the Ding Dongs 'bloomed over' (e.g. whitish cast all over the chocolate coating) but when I broke one apart to further investigate, I found this thing to be stale like a rock and completely inedible--I've just had to throw both of them away :( Please tell me this was a one off deal and if I buy another pack that they'll be good?! I've been a longtime customer since childhood and would hate to see this brand fall into the abyss as so many others have.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: On December 21, 2004 I purchased a box of hostess cinnamon streusel cakes from Walmart. One cake out of 8 was open inside the box although the outer box was sealed. I wasn't sure if the cake had been tampered with and am contacting you to let you know. The code on the outer box reads: RS DEC 21 71337.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: we recently bought two boxes of your hostess cupcakes..code number 4500000301....for our grandkids. when my wife was getting some out to give the children she found that some had pieces or some substanc like rubber in them ! without saying we had to throw out all of them to keep out grandkids from eating anything like that, we are VERY displeased with your product now and will not ever eat them again unless you do something about your packaging or processing
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: We buy our Stoneground wheat wonder bread at Walmart in Auburn Indiana but have to go several times to find it on their shelves. Is there an outlet store in Indiana where we could buy this bread or another retail store close to us where we could get this bread? Thanks
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I recently bought a box of Ding Dongs from our local Wall Mart. When my wife opened one of the packages of individual Ding Dongs it had a bite already taken out of it. That is very disturbing. You say on the box you have a quality guarantee so I thought you should know.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: To: Mr. Transport Driver RE: What's the price for employee vehicle storage at IBC? Revised question: How much does a good pair of knee pads, a set of plumped up ass-kissing lips and the ability to swallow it all, cost at IBC? Answer to both: Absolutely nothing but the abiltiy to lie, cheat and steal one's way to the top of the IBC shit pile!
 
  Name:   Mr. Transport
Date:   2004-12-26
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Question? Does anyone know what the monthly storage fee is that Interstate charges to store a vehicle at their agency next to midway airport? It must be a great deal,(old dark red dodge parked for months)Will the rate be much higher for a motor home?What about inside storage? Please email at: depotmanagersfavoriteemployeesgetawaywithmurder.com
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC Profit Centers? What an outright scam this entire program, known as SOAR has turned out to be for the employee's of this company. It's a classic example of what not to do in business rather than what one should do! When I first heard the term SOAR, it reminded me about the story of someone attempting to soar with eagles, while working with turkeys! Following the introduction of the term SOAR, other similar acts of absurd human behavior with word groups, soon followed. SAP was the next wave of bullshit to hit the employee shoreline at IBC. Then came the hard sell approach, that IBC is One! One what I asked? One big bunch of Lies and Crap?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
KC guy it like yhat all around us they in management think the rule don't apply to them. they feel they are the elite and any cuts will not effect them.Time will tell if this company can make or not make it .They will circle the wagons and protect one another when one of them get caught doing something wrong .Its a shame that they are this way but their judgement day will come soon.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
If Management was serious about saving money and cutting cost they would have eliminated much of the excess supervisors and upper management that is just hanging around smoking and drinking coffee and playing around at their computers. I have seen regional come into a plant and ask the plant eng , How can we fix this problem. Regional had no clues. What a waste. Also heard regional Eng get on the phone and ask for 2 racks of buns for his block party. He should go out and buy them like everyone else. I guess that is the way it is in America.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-26
Location:   Location:Davenport, IA
 
  Comment:
YES I hear we will be loosing at least three shifts here right after the 1st of the year. happy new year huh.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-25
Location:   Location:Buffalo, NY
 
  Comment:
how does filling dumpsters with returns help our situation ? did we get the cost of all those ingredients for nothing?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-25
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
I Work In The Louisville/ Lexington Market Area. You Wouldnt Know That We Were Up By The Way The Upper Management Carries On. Upper Management Cuts Are Coming In January Im Told. There Is A L ot Of Dead Weight That Needs To Be Trimmed. Happy Holidays
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-25
Location:   Location:Columbus, GA
 
  Comment:
cockerell i was wondering what kind of work you do for ibc, you must have a job that you set on your fat ass every day, i have work for ibc for over 22 years i have never seen a routeman that was able to sit on his ass all day. it is people like you that thank that they are better than anybody else is what wrong with this company. get rid of the unions and yall will see how much your insurance will cost, you will work on wednesday and sunday with no extra pay.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-25
Location:   Location:Indianapolis, IN
 
  Comment:
you don't suppose walking away from all that debt has anything to do with the mid-west and all other profit centers being in better shape?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-25
Date:   
 
  Comment: Merry Christmas everyone! :D
 
  Name:   Cockerell
Date:   2004-12-25
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
The Louisville/ Lexington area of the Mid-West profit center is up over $190,000 over last year. If some of you winy cry babies would get off your ass and actually come to work and do a decent job IBC would be profitable
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-24
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
The Guy In Defiance Is Being Sarcastic Just In Case Anyone Is Wondering. No One Is That Big An Asskissing Fool. Merry Christmas Everyone.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-24
Location:   Location:Defiance, OH
 
  Comment:
IBC has never been better. Soar was a total sucess and a positive move to improve the company. The stock is doing fine considering what has happened. The new corporate management is doing a great job in saving the company. Everyone should be happy and not complain. Things have got a lot better and will continue to improve. Just give it more time.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-24
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Box of Twinkies...3.59 Hostess dounut gems....1.29 Driving for Hostess and living in LA....Priceless!! Gotta love that union wage! The Semi is loaded, and I gotta go!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-24
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC is dying and several post's on this site are way off base. Their (people who post here) main concerns should be with what changes are taking place in their work locations and communicating those changes, as a whole, to other employee's throughout the entire company (the IBC heartbeat). Instead, apparently some of them want to joke around with other's welfare and well-being. This site is a great communicating tool however it has to be used correctly. Working people need to know that they have to stand together in order to survive. Why? Because almost everyone else in this world is part of an organized group. Union's used to be part of the working classes. Now they are big business and Union's today work against the real interests of laboring classes of people. It all boils down to how much money and influence can one person yield against a world of organizations with unlimited resources of money, time, talent and influence!
 
  Name:   John
Date:   2004-12-24
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Hey you idiots get off Buchshots back he is not that hard up.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-24
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Boy sure hope they buy hoilday cookiess and fruit cake cause you no after the hoildays ill be picking up tons of stale!
 
  Name:   Ex-emp;oyee with a real job
Date:   2004-12-24
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
IBC isthe most useless outfit that ever existed. The Texans have screwed up a good company!!!! Yup, it stinks. Bye Bye you fags in Billings!
 
  Name:   Bobcat
Date:   2004-12-24
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Don Long W/W: Have you gotten that lazy bitch from the union to get your $$$$ yet? Go get them Louie!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Happy holidays Buckshot we still like you even if you are a litle brownnoser.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Don't Big Deb and Buckshot make a cute couple?Buckshot what do you get a woman who has everything?You two derserve each other.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Looks like the Billings plant will be nonunion when Westons takes over
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Buckshot are you spending the hlidays at Big Debs. Nice to see you post what a job she is doing.Buckshot you brownnoser
 
  Name:   RUMORS
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Orlando, FL
 
  Comment:
I have heard of rumors also of a company from Canada buying ibc, but the unions would have to go.
 
  Name:   George B.
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
Is there any truth of a Canadian company buying the Billings plant?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: You have to excuse Mr. Cooper. He has been busy these last several months stuffing his suitcases with your money and getting ready to leave town in a hurry before the New Year arrives!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: An IBC profit center? What's that? Aren't you presently going through Bankruptcy? Hell no wonder. You guys can't tell a dog from a horse.
 
  Name:   sweetie pie
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
What Hodgkins need is a BAM with some BALLS!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
Thanks Mr. Cooper, another missed opportunity, A simple paragraph or two wishing your profit center employees a happy holiday would have been nice. 1IBC Hmmm.
 
  Name:   Dave
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Merry Christmas to all my brothers and sisters. May we all have a better new year. Peace-out.
 
  Name:   twinkie the kid
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:New Bedford, MA
 
  Comment:
allens a fag !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-23
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The latest Rumor is that the whole works will shut down and a few will reopen with another name. All the unions will have to go bye bye.
 
  Name:   Allen Jernigan
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
why does everyone sign this board anonymous?we all know the company has a lot of problems right now, a lot which can be blamed on poor management and a whole lot on lazy route drivers, store clerks etc.,hiding behind union contracts and the such.this is not the case everywhere, but it is a problem in a lot of areas.the idea of a union is to benefit the employees and the company,to keep both sides in check.lets stand together and work hard and get rid of all this negativity. MERRY CHRISTMAS
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-22
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: When do I have time to fill out my Xbook ASM's? I'm too busy dumping pig feed, sweeping the floors, cleaning the toilets, dumping the trash, and answering the phone. Pretty expensive janitor, huh?
 
  Name:   mcdaniel
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Columbus, OH
 
  Comment:
all is NOT well with this company. i too hear that cuts are coming in january.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
I want to turn in Jerry kemp for stealing money, I need to know who to speak with , I am afraid i will lose my job. This guy is a thief...
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Merry Christmas and happy New Year Deb. You really are doing a great job.
 
  Name:   Breadlady
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Keep up the good work Hodgkins and Schiller Park, we're working hard to sell the product.
 
  Name:   pacman
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Yep, I hear he gonna go after Jan 1. He had enough of IBC. I wish he not go, but I cant blame him. You cant fight fire when all they give you is more gasoline to put it out. Score another one for SAP and IBC loses another good man.
 
  Name:   Cookie Monster
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Right on everyone at Henderson, you all rock! Great employee appreciation from Managers and this is the best bakery in the country!
 
  Name:   Mr. Bronco
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Hey! Big D things might be better but half of management will be cut.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-22
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Will the good ole boys survice the cuts coming in Jan
 
  Name:   BIG D
Date:   2004-12-22
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Rumor has it that in January an announcement will come saying that all is improved and getting better and that all will go on just as in the past. Good news.
 
  Name:   BIG D
Date:   2004-12-22
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Rumer has it the first big,cuts are really going to start happening in january,anybody else heard this!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Merry Christmas to everybody at Plant 17 and a Happy New Year.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: good site
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: To: The Elgin, Illinois, IBC thrift store Shopper! What you experienced on your recent IBC shopping trip, is n-o-t and I repeat -not- acceptable treatment for customers shopping at any store in Americia. Submit your letter to the headquarters of IBC in Kansas City. Note the time and place it occurred. Was it a female salesperson or a male, etc.. Ask for a written apology! If you receive one, then hand deliver a copy to the store. Then decide if you want to continue to support this store in the future. No apology--then shop elsewhere! Your are right...it really is just this simple!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Location:   Location:Sacramento, CA
 
  Comment:
Can someone post Tony Alvarez's e mail address? I think its time to go directly to the top because he's not getting correct information from those ass kissers in Kansas City.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: Our Outlet store in Horseheads, NY recently closed and we need to know where we can obtain JJ Nissen bread and Mrs Cubbinson oyster crackers.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: looking for hostess lowfat chocolate cupcakes
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: My question is I purchased a box of mini muffins and when I opened the box all 4 packages were like what you would buy of the store shelf or in a machine at work. Usually a box of 4 has mini muffins written all over the packages.I just want to know why this box was like this?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I returned to my winter address in Tucson AZ over a month ago, Nov 18. Since then I have not been able to buy one box of the raspberry filled powder sugar donuts, even with asking at Customer service desks at 3 supermarkets in Tucson, SAFEWAY on Valencia, ALBERTSONS on Silverbell, GARRETTS on corner on Mission and Ajo. Am I having an availability problem because you have stopped making the donuts, or is it just that they are so popular, that they are always sold out ? Thanks for any info you can give me.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: DEAR SIR/MADAM, IS IT POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE RECIPE FOR THE DEVIL DOGS CAKES AND THE FILLING? THANK YOU
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: Dear Sirs, Just thought you might like to be aware of this matter. Earlier today, Sunday 12-19-04 I went to the outlet store here in Elgin Illinois located on Airport Rd.. I attempted to purchase 5 loafs of bread for my lunches and my daughters lunches. While waiting in line, the cashier made comment to the customer in front of me about not having change because everyone has been coming in with 20's. All I had was a 20 so I asked if she could make the sale. In a rude tone of voice the cashier replied "only if your purchase totals 15 dollars or more otherwise forget it". So I left my purchase on the counter and headed for my car. Believing this to be uncalled for and wrong for her to refuse me service, I returned inside and asked if the was a corporate number or a manager I could speak with. The cashier said if I wanted a number I could look it up myself. This is the most discourteous service I have ever received and I don't feel it's my responsibility or problem to provide her with correct or smaller money. As a retailer it is there responsibility and refusing me service is totally wrong. Well, just thought you might like to know how the store deals with their customers. You won't ever hear from me or my family again, we will never return to that store or any other store for that matter.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Dear Sir: Why did you change your recipe & wrapper for your Dutch Hearth 100% Whole Wheat Bread. It used to be wonderful. Now it is awful. Please go back to your original recipe. I will not be buying any more of your bread. Please answer this post. I miss your bread.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-21
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: To the former at-will IBC production manager who "suddenly left the building" for FMLA leave, never to return again! Contact (on line or US mail) the federal US Department of Labor regarding a Claim for unlawful termination under FMLA. At will employees are not, by definition ordinarily excluded. Most states also have a family leave law, as well. Now, in a manner of speaking, you really are free! Enjoy, and good will to you and your family!
 
  Name:   JOJO
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Akron, OH
 
  Comment:
Happy New Year !!!!! GET READY FOR THE PLUSSES, SO IBC CAN MAKE UP ALL THERE LOSES IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW YEAR !!!!! (sorry) LOL
 
  Name:   JOJO
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Akron, OH
 
  Comment:
Happy New Year !!!!! GET READY FOR THE PLUSSES, SO IBC CAN MAKE UP ALL THERE LOSES IN THE FORST WEEK OF THE NEW YEAR !!!!! LOL
 
  Name:   JOJO
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Akron, OH
 
  Comment:
Interstate Bakeries Corp. released a hodgepodge of preliminary financial data late Friday as it continues to piece together an accurate picture of its status leading up to the company's bankruptcy filing. The Kansas City-based company (OTC: IBCIQ), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 22, said it lost $16.9 million during the first quarter of its 2005 fiscal year. That compares with earnings of $11.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales for the quarter, which ended Aug. 21, were $812 million, a 2.3 percent decrease from the prior year's $831 million, the company said. The unaudited financials, contained in a Form 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, also included monthly operating reports for the four-week periods that ended Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, as required by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company said it lost $5.9 million for the month that ended Sept. 18 and $11.2 million for the month that ended Oct. 16. Interstate, which hasn't made an audited quarterly earnings report since April 15, said it "remains uncertain if and when it will file its delayed annual report" for the fiscal year that ended May 29. Consistent with preliminary unaudited information released Aug. 9, the company reiterated the following preliminary financials for the fiscal year that ended May 29: A net loss of $25.7 million, compared with earnings of $27.5 million in fiscal year 2003. Net sales of $3.46 billion, a 1.7 percent decrease from $3.52 billion in fiscal year 2003. The company said its total sales continued to decrease in the first quarter because of continuing declines in sales of white bread and snack cake items. On the other hand, the company said it got a revenue boost from price increases for its private-label bread and sweet goods and from sales of its new super premium Baker's Inn products. But it's hard to tell what the future holds for the popularity of various baked goods, the company said. New federal dietary guidelines are due out next month, and a preliminary draft recommends that Americans reduce consumption of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. The government also is expected to recommend increased consumption of whole grain products and decreased consumption of refined grain products.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The solution is so simple. Get rid of the good old boys gang and get new people. The good old boys have destroyed the company. Wher is the government investigators? Where is the news media? They need to be exposed.
 
  Name:   anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Well, this is the first time I have ever seen this board, and I am so glad that I am no longer a part of such a nigthmare company like IBC. I was the production manager for the Chicago plant and have been privy to alot of bad stuff. Let me say that it is no wonder (no punn intended) this company is in chapter 11. Years of the good old boy management system has driven this company into bankruptcy, and it should be no suprise that all of the same people have survived the restructure. Maybe the CEO has resigned, but the crappy managers in the corporate ranks remain. I have never been a part of such a sell-out company. The backstabbers and the company men that don't care about people. These plants have been robbed of budget money so the GM's and the department heads can earn their bonuses. Hey, I'm not compaining as I received my bonus, but when you just simply don't build on people, you become a people using company that falls short on resources. Look at the job descriptions they used for the restructure; they were fitted for the existing staff. many of the operation positions didn't require college degrees. What a farse. I have been a baking professional for over 20 years, and this company is a tragedy. I was terminated while I was on FMLA, and there is nothing i can do about it because I am considered an "at-will-employee". What kind of a company does something like this. My family has suffered great losses from this, and I will succeed wherever I am. I am just glad I don't have to look at those imposters like Rich Hobbs, Todd Brown, Gene Murphy, Jerry Kemp, and Matt the jerk HR guy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: What's up with all the recent name calling? Don't you know that when you resort to calling each other names, you have each lost yourselves in a quagmire? When you have a need to express yourself, find more sutable words. In America, we all have the same rights. None of these rights include the right to belittle others or to make derogatory remarks designed to harm other people. You do not have to agree but we are a society based upon standards of human conduct and common laws. In order to advance as a society, we must establish order. We must also be civil in our relationships with others. We do not own the world. We only live on it! I'm sure you want to help make our world better for all mankind.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Bimbo Bear... Your people mow lawns because they can't live off the Government, because if the Gov't new that they were here, they'd be DEPORTED! You all live under one roof to save money you said??? I think that the money you are saving is not going to buy homes, it is going into things like Rims for your rundown vehicles, try putting on a brake light before spending all that cash on wheels!. I gotta go to work now, cant wait to see the police tape up on Slauson Ave, lets see what Mexican Gang member shot who this week fighting over the land that their parents rent. Got to love the South Central family values. Bimbo, while you and your relitives came to this fine country to work, did you forget to have someone watch your kids? Once again, it is not okay to have your 6 year old watch your 4 year old while you are working. Bimbo, go try being a family advocate for your Walmart generation border baby!! Gotta go the semi is loaded and I got cake to deliver. Sorry about people in other parts of the country, but this is LA, CA the worlds 5th largest economy where people dont mind paying 3.59 for a box of junk food.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Peoria, IL
 
  Comment:
NO $10.00 TURKEY LEG GIFT CERTIFICATE? BA HUM BUG I.B.C.
 
  Name:   Julie Lay
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Charlotte, NC
 
  Comment:
Julie Ann gigi is from Greensboro, N. C.
 
  Name:   Julie Ann gigi
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
I know times can be tuff for all of us. Some worse than others, and some just fine. But we all need to try to except what has happen. It's a part of life. Some times we can't change things and some times we can. You know that life is not always fare. So instead of making ourselves miserable, don't let it get the best of you. When something goes wrong, we need time to cool off. I know the ups and downs of Merita. And it's not the same everywhere. But we will continue to live and make it some how. People are really lucky to even have a job. Have you ever hit rock bottom? We should have thanks for what we have, even if it is not alot. We can make it. And if you do the best you can, then you have givin it alot for a person, and that should make you feel good about yourself. ( at least you tried ). I hope this does not jinks me. My husband has always worked 70+ hours a week, complains a little, but does not get anymore that the next guy. He has not had any special treatment, but he works the best he can, and does a honest and good job. That's all we can do, and wish for the best.!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
the problem is nobody is watching the kids so the kids are not watching what they are doing , everyone does whatever they please and the supervisors are either sleeping or taking the day off. This has got to be one of the worst runned companies i have ever heard of, workers sit on their butts in the cafe playing cards taking as many breaks as they want and if anyone says anything to them they run to the union guy and yell harrassment , while the supervisors get paid salary for five days of work and only work a couple of hours a couple of nights a week cause their wives need them at home and the other supervisors sit in the office playing or reading never once going on the floors to see whats going on. I say go back to the good old days when you got a raise or a promotion for doing a good job and you got fired for not doing your job, now thats how you save money.. ..
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
What is happening at the Biddeford bakery? Are you still throwing bread out the back door? How about rolls? I heard cake dept. is throwing alot also? What is the problem there?
 
  Name:   Black Sheep Squadron
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Seems tuh me, that we need SOMEBODY at the top that has two big huevos to MAKE DECISIONS, instead of reacting to the tiny little garbage things that are being pointed out by the stoopidfocks (maybe their IQ's are not quite that high) that seem to be running EVERYMOTHERFLOCKINGTHING down into the dirt. Even though we ain't yur head bobboin' college gradiates, we is purty good at runnin' this stuff right if'n yuse boys keep yur dumm idees to yurself. WE CAN NOT MAKE MONEY IF YOU BOYS DON'T FIGURE OUT THAT YOU ARE THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE. TALK TO US AND WE WILL TELL YOU, ('cept of course them kiss azzes that just bob their fat heads yes at every stoopid thing you tell them) . Dude, I've been resisting this forum for years cuz it doesn't change a thing. Now that you got me on it...you better be ready for some humor. Whining and crying don't change a thing, most of these "people" in here are part of the problem instead of the answer. Remember? Same to you Ray
 
  Name:   HANS
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
Dear Mary , It is with great joy that I read your little but very inspired observations re. T. White. It is very difficult to believe that a company that is having as much difficulty as IBC can retain supervision as _ _ _ _ _ _ up as this nunbnutted A _ _ _H O L E. The man Can redefine the term Incompetent . It is with no small amount of admiration that I salute you . I was also aware of the by now world famous trip to SPAIN & the financial compensations involved. It is enough to make almost anyone VOMIT.[for you Tom if you read this it means PUKE] .I do not work for this company never did & if GOD smiles on me never will. Dear Tom If you want to find me it aint hard . Love Hans
 
  Name:   Mary R.
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
If there is anyone supervisior who needs to be looked at by Alverez it is tom white. What kind of management close (meaning ; can not keep a store open or get more business) and call themselves a competent sup. I thought one had to help business not hurt it, by not over odering for stores( to get a trip from the cookie co.) by not demeaning employees(talking to them as if they were his children although he probably does not speak to his kid this way, smells like an harassment lawsuit)but the best when he pays his daughter to work the whole summer , i didnt know we had outlets in SPAIN!! lets hire some super. that help not steal
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-20
Location:   Location:St. Louis, MO
 
  Comment:
somebody needs to take a look at the cost of bob kerns employment verus his contributions
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Bye Bye Mark, Jim, Shaun, Smiley, Jerry Jr. and Sr. and Anita oops I forgot Randy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Bye Bye Mark, Jim, Shaun, Smiley, Jerry Jr. and Sr. and Anita oops I forgot Randy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Bye Bye Mark, Jim, Shaun, Smiley, Jerry Jr. and Sr. and Anita oops I forgot Randy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Knoxville, TN
 
  Comment:
My opinion is that too many Spanish people have taken our jobs away from us Americans. Just look around you and you can see most of them can not even speak english and are not citizens either. I say close the borders and worry about our own people first. Then mabey we would not be closing plants if Americans held these jobs.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Tried Baker's Inn (honey white); best bread I have ever had !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: If you do not know the answers to the questions noted below, then you better get busy and start to find answers now. You and your families welfare will depend on how much you know about these questions and answers. Because they will soon be coming your way! How long will it take for IBC to completely close down? Can they take my last payroll check with them? What about my pension and health benefits? Is IBC continuing to pay into these programs since filing BK? When will these programs end after IBC closes down and when is the last day I will be able to use my health insurance? Is IBC required to provide me with advance notice before closing down? Will I be able to apply for unemployment benefits? Will IBC continue to pay their injured workers? Will IBC pay me for my 5 weeks vacation and 40 days of accumulated sick leave after closing down? Will I be able to retrieve my stuff out of my locker at work? Will I be required to continue to pay my monthly union dues after IBC closes? Is IBC required to furnish their employees with a 90 day WARN notice while under BK?
 
  Name:   Betty
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: We used to love your Dutch Hearth 100% Whole wheat bread. Recently you changed your wrappers and the bread inside. It is awful! I will not be buying any more of your bread. I will hunt for another kind. Why did you change the recipe???
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Happy Holiday. Management or Union, we all work for the same company. Take care and God bless you all.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   
 
  Comment: "if the poor guy has a Wal-Mart God help him beacuse this poor guy is the walking dead." Why is he the walking dead if he has a Wal-Mart on his route?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   
 
  Comment: "Most Americans are beautiful people. It is you uneducated trash, that are clueless, bigot, lazy, that whine because if they see anyone work, they are a threat. IBC will be stronger than ever. They are just getting rid of dead weight." You are correct Bimbo!
 
  Name:   Charles
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:San Pedro, CA
 
  Comment:
Is it true that our Glendale Bakery is sold to Oroweat (AKA Bimbo) along with all our Weber name? We need that Bakery...it is hard enough to get bread now. First San Pedro, now Glendale?
 
  Name:   Bimbo Bear
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Oh my dear Spudly < Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess) > My people mow lawns because they do not want to live off the government and get paid by appearing on La Jerry Springer show. We clean your computer because you wife is too lazy to clean and is being serviced by Julio the pool cleaner. We live temporarly live together to save money to buy a house because we are no content in live in a trailer park. Ah amigo, Walmart is your baby. Look at the Employees, 90% American. Look at the Shoppers...same. You like to appear elitist, because deep down you are trash. You live to play Victim. Your bosses are working hard to help you all keep your jobs. If you hate Walmart so much, tell all your friends, families, and neigbors to stop shopping there. Most Americans are beautiful people. It is you uneducated trash, that are clueless, bigot, lazy, that whine because if they see anyone work, they are a threat. IBC will be stronger than ever. They are just getting rid of dead weight. And I Bimbo Bear and Wonder Freddy Fresh will compete and get better.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: ALMOST EVERY MORNING I BUY A NEWSPAPER AND A SNACK THAT I EAT LATER ON. ON THE PACKAGE IT SAYS "HOSTESS CUP CAKES, CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CREAMY FILLING". OH?? WELL WHAT HAPPEN TO THE CREAMY FILLING. NO CREAMY FILLING? SOMEBODY MUST HAVE SUCKED IT OUT BEFORE THEY PACKAGED IT. RUINED MY WHOLE DAY. I BROUGHT THE OTHER ONE HOME FOR MY LITTLE GIRL.GUESS WHAT?? NO CREAMY FILLING. SHE WAS VERY UPSET. WHAT DO I DO NOW??? WATCH OUT TWINKIE LOVERS. THEY ARE NEXT.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: We moved from wisconsin and always had wonder bread. We moved to Thomaston Georgia and would like to know where we can buy it.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I have been eating the Home Pride brand Breads since I worked at a Bakery in Syracuse New York, in 1981-82. Since that time I have been one of your best supporters advocaters of the best Wheat Bread I have ever eaten, and praised your brand to any one who has eaten the bread in my home, as the healthiest ever, and the best to freeze for another day. I was pleasantly surprized when I moved to Florida in 1999, to find that they sold your wonderful bread in my local grocery store (Publix) in Brandon, my new home. That is until someone in your company decided not only to change the outside wrapper, but to change the bread within too. Now your Whole Wheat bread is terrible. The outer crust is dry and crumbly, and has a burned taste to it. It wasn't just the first loaf but all I've purchased since that tastes this way. I'm sorry to have to write this to you but I felt you should know, that your bread is no longer the best in estimation. I don't know what prompted you to change your formula or recipe but in my eyes and taste buds it ain't makin it. I loved your old formula, and as a person who eats bread with every meal in some way, you have forced me to find a new brand, which I know will never live up to your previously fine reputation.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Can't seems to find your Italian Rolls (Bread du Jour) in the following stores any more. (Sam's Club, Winn Dixie & Publix) Can you tell me where this bread might be sold? I live in the Tampa/Lutz, Florida area.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   
 
  Comment: "if the poor guy has a Wal-Mart God help him beacuse this poor guy is the walking dead." What's wrong with Wal-Mart? :D
 
  Name:   BUTTERNUT CLERK1
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
12-18- HAS ANYONE HEARD IF ANYMORE THRIFT STORES ARE GOING TO BE CLOSED???????? LAST COUNT I HAD WAS 68 NATIONWIDE????? SURE WOULD BE NICE TO SEE A PROFIT AND LOSS SHEET AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR...........
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Wonder Bread, Hostess Pies and Cup Cakes today remind me of a brand name back in the 1920s, called Miracle Pies. Their motto was if it tasted good, it had to be a Miracle! IIBC just cannot make their company function like a fine Swiss Clock. If it's not a problem with the dough or their baking process, then it's a problem with not enough wrappers ordered to put it in. Who wakes these people up to go to work each morning and who puts them to bed at night? It can't be Santa Claus.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-19
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Bimbo Bear..... You said it brother...NOW..GO tell your son that an education is not nesessary, working that lawnmower is what is important! Oh yeah Bimbo Bear, sharing the rent with your Extended family all under one roof is not family values, it is stupidity, I gotta go, your mother needs to clean the computer desk, she is done in the bathroom! Bimbo, another sorry walmart generation border baby.....
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-19
Date:   
 
  Comment: To have 5 supervisors for 17 workers show how incompetent this company really is. That is absurd. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Denver, CO
 
  Comment:
welcome back Buckshot we missed you .How are thing in Billings Business is slow here in Denver some time wonder where this company is going.
 
  Name:   Bimbo Bear
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Ah, I'm glad our employees are not crybabies like you. They have jello backs, if they complain we shot them. You Americans like to whine and not work. Blame is your game. Even I will not want your company, your attitudes are like cancer, it would spread through my company and bring it down. Do what my workers do...work and not whine. Your bosses should be allowed to whip your back for mistakes. It takes 10 rednecks to do the work of one Mexican. No wonder Kansas City is hurting. Lazy Americans.
 
  Name:   Buckshot
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
They should let Louise run the plant. At least things would get done and nobody would stand around twindiling their thumbs.
 
  Name:   TOO MUCH MANAGEMENT
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Your opinion on too many supervisors is i believe to be valid. Not only supervisors but the upper management also. That is why management has very little to do so they sit around and do what ever they want. Plus they all cover for eachother even if they are right or wrong. They have little or no honor and if this does not change their plans will fail. I see no changes to date that have produced any positive reconstruction values.
 
  Name:   Engineer
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: "Blue Falcon" Thats what you call babysitting. 5 supervisor and shows how union works are...LMAO
 
  Name:   Blue Falcon
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
I would trade a weeks worth of wages for the bread that wrapping room supervisor HOLLANDSWORTHLESS throws away in one 8 hr shift. With supervision like this we dont need competitors to shut us down, we will die of self inflicted wounds.
 
  Name:   Blue Falcon
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
Question? How can the engineering dept at 05 justify having 5 supervisors for 17 workers. Question? Why are these god damned idiots (SUPERVISORS) being paid $45,000 - $65,000 anualy when they cant even spell BREAD. Seems to me Alvarez needs to go hunting fox.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   
 
  Comment: At present, keep working hard as you all have been doing, but keep an updated resume handy. Keep your options opened and prepare yourself for the unexpected. Wish You All The Best This Coming New Year...Good Luck! :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Re: Hodgkins, IL You hit the nail on the head. Because of SAP we have already lost some people that were very good at it but after getting your ass chewed out because plant ran out of ingredients or packaging, this job is not worth the stress and pressure to keep things going. I'm out of here after the first of the year. IBC is going to lose a lot of good people that cared. And the pool to draw from is not looking too good for replacements?
 
  Name:   pacman
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
The problems of IBC are not just SAP. I hope they are fixable. I hope things get better soon or IBC will lose the people we need to keep going. I watched this smart guy come in here and he was great. There was nothing he couldnt do. If you needed it done and nobody could get it done - he alwaysbfind a way. Then they brought in this SAP and make him a bam. I watch him keep it all moving no matter what happened or how bad things get. He still could do it. Now he tired of fighting the problems of IBC and SAP. He cant help out like before and hedon't like it. I can see how tired he is and Im afraid he going to leave. Hey,if you read this, dont give up, man! We need you. DOnt go.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
Why do you not have HECTOR deported? He is mabey an alien from Mexico. Have his ID checked. Then all your problems are solved.
 
  Name:   GetHectorout@safe-mail.net
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
How much does a unioun man cost? How much was Hector?
 
  Name:   DinGus DoNg
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
Damn, YourMomma is on the ball also!I like you guy's . Lets you guys in charge and stick Willie St P. on a route!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Wise up all you people. You all must be stupid. If the management was interested in what you had to say you would know it by the changes that would take place. You are wasteing your breath. No one in upper management looks at these complaints or suggestions. Go and look for a new job that will appreciate you and move on before the good old boys close you down and you will be left with the table scraps.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
RE;you know me,those were excellant points you just made,but you forgot aboutto point out the big problem we have company wide. This problem is the mid-level management types.I'm talking about the district mgrs. and the supervisors who have no people skills and try to run their areas with an iron fist.This us vs. them(routesales)mentality.Thus that's where the lawsuits all come from.Yet these people still keep their jobs and positions until the next problem arises.Nobody is going to let their bosses treat them in this manner and let them get away with it.If you treat me like crap,then I'm not going to give you 100%,in fact if it gets really bad I can go see my doctor and take a couple of months off with stress leave.Not everybody does this but some people won't take the bs from mngmt.These guys want to treat people under them like if they were little kids.I've worked for this Co. for over 20 years and can say 99% of routemen do a great job.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: can you help me? I need to buy Beefsteak Rye LIGHT bread. I live in the Boca Raton area, but I will travel an hour away to get it, if I have to. Thanks.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Could you send me the E-mail and phone number to contact the Benefits dept..I need a new updated Benefits book for medical purposes. Thanks
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: You use to have an outlet store on 11 mile rd in Madison Heights Mich but it moved and left no information as to where is there another one we can go to.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: recently bought a box of miniature chocolate donuts at our local grocery store for my five year old grandson. Before he had any, my husband opened them and began eating them. He ate about three of them before he stopped. He found bits of plastic in each one. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
 
  Name:   Your Momma
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
It seems the knumb-knutts are on a witch hunt on our cake routes. Sams Clubs are not being served properly! Wal-Marts are not being served properly !You haven?t kept your stupid a** info book up to date! {Who the f*ck came up with that one?} You Are not making your bite numbers! Your not making your Carmel ho-ho numbers! On and on and on. Listen here .You cut the routes so we have to run just to make our time stop on a regular day. Now you have twinty different f*cking sales at the same time . What the f*ck do you think will happen? Yea and you push these bites and Carmel ho-hos and all the shit you look good on ,our you get kick backs on and you force me to cut the things that sell on my route to make room for your ?numbers? Things haven?t changed your still stupid! You keep f*cking with the cake .We have been carrying your a** so you keep it up and run us down and down . Go away !Go play golf and pat your selves on the back on what name for your new program you came up with and let us do our f*cking jobs. Oh and stick those mlt bites up your ass!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a loaf beefsteak soft rye from a store in Greensboro Maryland. and I am have checked out your web site and the closest bakery I see in in Philadelphia, Pa this loaf of bread has paper baked in it and would like to know what to do to tell the right person
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: you know me is right, but it is probably too late for most IBC workers. bloody monday is coming, if not exactly on jan 5 then shortly after. i know someone higher up at my plant who told me and i am looking NOW for a new job and not waiting. routes and shifts will be dropped and soon. firings all over the place. they wantred to do it at thanksgiving but were afraid of bad p.r. before the holidays. crappy time of year to be lookin for a job but i am doing it.
 
  Name:   DinGusDonG
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
You know me. Dude you said it all. Bravo!!!
 
  Name:   you know me
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
I have worked for this company for over 28 years. (ABCand IBC) all in management. This business is a very smiple business. You bake a great product. price it right and give the best service in the industry. Whats wrong with our company. The quality is poor and our service stinks. Our competitors are out serving us and baking a much better product. Our breads have low volume, under weight,Key hole sidewalls,buckshot crumb and smell moldy.Our cake taste stale and dry and lack filling. ESL is not the way to bulid sales. Our business was bulid on freshess not on how long the product can stay on the shelf. We continue to pull routes. That's not good for business. How can we expect a Route Saleman to work 3 or 4 chain stores per day and make call backs,sell-in dispays,speak to the store manager and if the poor guy has a Wal-Mart God help him beacuse this poor guy is the walking dead. We builded this company by giving the best service and adding route not cutting routes. I know that there's a cost to the route. Gas,wages.medical,WC etc. Ok where's what we need to do. Cut out the ESL program(it's ok to say it was a Mistake) go back to a 72 hour code on all branded bread and rolls.pull off the market on Monday and Thursday freshen the market. 14 day code is all you need on cake. If it does not sale in 7 days it's not going to sale. ADD BACK THE ROUTES. Let's service the accounts not just drop and run.When business is bad that's when you should have the best product on the market put the right stuff back into the product. This company has been my life,It's been great to me and my family and it hurts to see this Great Company in the shape that we are in today. But if each IBC empolyee would stop asking why and start saying what can I do to fix this company we would all see this Great company back on top. Service/the very best product/Add back routes and discontinue ESL. This is a very simple business. You put it out if does'nt sale you pick it up. That's it.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-18
Location:   Location:Florence, SC
 
  Comment:
for the people who hates the unions,go back and check what the unions did for people 30 to 40 years ago. if it was not for the unions we would be worst off than we are. it is not the unions that cause the company to go down, but people who are for there selves and no one else, i hope they catch hell and some even go to jail. when the real truth comes out, what goes around comes around. i know it will be hard for some people that works for ibc but i hope every one has a great christmas.
 
  Name:   Wife of Near Dead Salesman
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
I read this at lunch every day and the last comment sadly seems to be the most realistic. Fear is a very destructive force and it is bringing out the worst in a lot of people. Greed and selfishness have also been very destructive to this company. I get the impression a lot of factions had wasted a lot of resources to make figures appear a certain way. Baking, shipping and sales staff were made to handle a lot of excess product that would never be sold except as animal feed or given to charity. The higher the position, the more return from this waste, until the "chickens came home to roost" and certain ones jumped the gun, selling too much stock, tipping off the SEC, analysts and stockholders. Let's try to pray for everyone who is a victim of these sorry acts.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I can see from reviewing post's on this site how a great many mistakes can happen for any number of reasons. And, for the most part, they all are noteworthy for the information and expressions which they seek to impart. The underlying questions remain to be about IBC being able to continue to operate; Will we see wage and benefit cuts; Will my workplace be closed; Will I have to seek employment elsewhere? The answers to these questions will not be the same for all employees. Some bakeries will close, some will not. Some employees will continue to perform their work, some will be layed off, fired, or retire. IBC was left running for such a long time under their own steam and without a captain or crew, that is will be almost impossible to rebuild it! All they have left of value to others, will be certain real estate locations and several name brand products. They lost their soul, a long time ago!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   
 
  Comment: The way I see it, if Alvarez really wants to fix what is broken with this company, he needs to listen to the working class within this company. Some of you have valid points in what you say on this message board. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: For the person with frosted donuts. Your donuts were made at bakery # 62 on the 344th day of the year. The experation date is correct, They do not put the year only the month and day
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Lakewood, WA
 
  Comment:
All hope is lost. The greedy and overpaid upper management only cares about themselves. Nobody on this earth can remove them from power. It would take god to come down from heaven to do it and that will not happen. We will all be out of jobs soon.
 
  Name:   LP
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
Happy Holidays !!! not sure about a Happy New Year yet lets wait and see
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   
 
  Comment: What's up with Jan 3rd? "BLOODY MONDAY" - is this a fact or an assumption because it is the first Monday of 2005?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   
 
  Comment: "Union bosses and Upper management at KC is to blame for this mess" I agree! :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Emporia, KS
 
  Comment:
We are closing plant and ready to lay people off but yet the company hired a group of fifty lawyers to help the already stupid ones they have on payroll to handle the Bankruptcy. One bad decision after another.
 
  Name:   Angry/Left out
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Charlotte, NC
 
  Comment:
(Jan 3) Bloody Monday, People will lose their jobs and plants will be closed. sell your stock now. Check out the want ads for employment opportunities. Then never buy IBC products again, oh yea tell your friends and families the same thing
 
  Name:   mike
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
Union bosses and Upper management at KC is to blame for this mess, don't fool yourself. Alvarez and Hutchinson are long time buddies. Elsesser was a moron for listening to the a-hole called the G-9.
 
  Name:   Marty
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Indianapolis, IN
 
  Comment:
They ought to fire the dumb ass that came up with the stress chocolate training. It's all afront for closing plants. Hey Mr. Alvesez I thought you promised to keep us informed. You have became one of the GOOD OLe BOYS at the top too!
 
  Name:   BOB
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Florence, SC
 
  Comment:
Wait til "BLOODY MONDAY" (JAN 3) Thousand will be losing thier jobs because of the imcompetent bastards in charge of this company
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   
 
  Comment: "Idiot !!!!!!!!!! Poor Management is 4 words, not 3 !!!" You both are idiots... 'Poor Management' = 2 words Poor = one word, Management = one word. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Attention DollyHo employees (Dolly Madison Routesalesmen with Hostess management) I need input. Please respond! What has been going on since June 2004? Are standards the same or is there a difference in application to some? Have you lost Shelve space or gained space to Hostess/Wonder? Have you lost special displays or gained special displays to Hostess/Wonder? Is your immediate supervisor a Dolly person or Hostess? How many routes are carrying Dolly and Hostess products on the same truck? How many combo cake/bread routes are out there? Have you heard of a National Rack set which requires Dolly being pulled off End Caps and being replaced with Hostess except for Zingers? Are your Dolly Sales up or down compared to last year? Do you know if Hostess sales are up or down to last year? Have you (Dolly) lost people either mangers or salesmen since June? Has Hostess/Wonder lost people? Are we One Company or are we Three Dolly, Hostess, and Bread?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
CAN WE LEARN FROM THE PAST?? Product quality is dropping again. Remember when Dolly Madison 2- pack cinnamon rolls were in the top 10 best selling items for vending companies? It was just 7 years ago, then what happen we let Hostess have it and then the formula was changed. Now we do not even sell 30% of what we use too. Take a look at the Dolly 3-pack raspberry zingers they are soon to follow. Lets go back to making something good in appearance and taste, not cheap and easy to make.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
This company (IBC) will never survive unless mangement accepts the fact that our customers want service not competion between two sub-companies. Mr Sullivan next time you vist a area you should talk to both Hostess and Dolly to see and hear the truth. The truth is we can not be one company. I do not care how many labels we have stick to the basics a shelve with cake on it; therefore, a happy customer and a happy route salesman making a good living. Let the Bread people do their thing and cake do its. TWO COMPANIES BREAD AND CAKE with seperate mangement and seperate sales figures.
 
  Name:   OCHO NUEVE-DEIZ
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: What is going on? Do you guys know about this? I feel dirty and used. Lady, you need to get a life.WTF?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Idiot !!!!!!!!!! Poor Management is 4 words, not 3 !!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Just wondering if you have Drakes Cakes - Devil Dogs, Yodels, Ring Dings, Coffee Cakes etc. in the Bay area. I've been mailing from New York to Bay Point to a friend of mine.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Dear Sirs: On Dec 15, 2004 I purchased the Frosted Donettes from our vending machine at work. As I was eating my donettes I was looking at the package and realized the expiration dates was Jan 04. I couldn't believe it. There was a number under the date which was 62344. Why and the world were these still for sale?? I thought these expiration dates were checked periodiacally. I went back to the machine and they were all marked the same way. Could you please give me an answer??
 
  Name:   A Senior Manager
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Just for all of you out there who really want to know the truth about the problems with IBC, here it is summed up for you in three words- Poor Management. It is absolutely ridiculous how much money the upper management of this company are making. IBC goes bankrupt, and what do they do, keep on paying these outrageous wages to the upper echelons. The hard workers of this company are the people that are suffering. If the company would pay a little more, maybe that would be an incentive for all of the laborers of the company to sell more product. If the employees sell more, then IBC makes more. It is common sense.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: HEY! I am so dissapointed in this years Hostess Holiday Cakes, that I purchased this Day-Thursday December 16th. I was so psyched to try out a new yellow cake surprise. I love yellow cake, it is my favorite. I almost purged when my first bite was greeted with chocalate disaster. THIS WAS NO YELLOW CAKE AS MARKED ON THE PACKAGING. What is going on? Do you guys know about this? I feel dirty and used.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Instead of working so much overtime why can't we get some help? I do know we have had alot that quit this year and management is why. If these guys are sweating their jobs why do management take it out on us? Were the ones working all the damn overtime for them. They can laugh this off but come January half the management staff is gettig cut, just ask Kansas City.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Philadelphia, PA
 
  Comment:
Isn't it funny that "On The Rise" newsletter is promoting national stress week. Yep people are bailing out right and left due to stress from added work loads and SAP?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
CAN WE SURVIVE SAP? I guess if we eat enough chocolate cupcakes to control our stress we all will be ok.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
How can we survive when we are running out of ingredients and packaging and have to cut my route orders because bakery can't bake or package what I ordered?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Alvarez did not do the Kmart BK. The AHole we hired to be our CFO is the one that worked on the Kmart BK. So go figure we got all these experts that worked on all these other companies BK and they still have not desimated the top management people, like they did at Kmart that put us in this mess?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-17
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Dind Dong ,Alvarez never worked for kmart.Also the bk judge has to treat all employess the same.The union has to accept what he decides unless he is treating them different he has the power to bust the union if he wants
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Ding Dong right Spudlythe teamsters union is weak And run by a bunch of thugs that could care less about the rank and file their attitude is "Pay your dues sit down and shut up "
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Ding Dong...O Ding Dong Another Union hater joining the Union, I knew that all crane operators in Vegas were union, just dont let me ever ever ever find out who you are, you would be blackballed from working for a union for all the shit you talk. I am a believer in KARMA, one day you will be working on that crane, and it will fall my friend, the Union is listening to your remarks. As for Drakes Cakes on the West coast, you have to remember people, in our contract it states, "if you bake it", you take it. Drakes are made in the east, they were once sold on Vons markets in CA, wasnt made in our West coast bakery, so the Swift Driver or other non union sucker was drop shipping, union found out, and yanked the product. You want Drakes, which I think is a good sell in So CAl, you need to bake them in So Cal. I goota go, the Semi is loaded and there is plenty of Wind to divert my route, gotta love that union wage.
 
  Name:   Big Foot
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: Wayne Fogel is a communist!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Too many posts... from misguided souls here in order to make sense out of anything. Other than IBC is a real Mad Hatter's Teaparty! There have been several post's that refer to the IBC-BK Wizard (Tony Alvarez) as having been a part of the K-Mart BK filing, having taken place several years earlier. How can this be! His list of references, at least to my recollection, never included K-Mart. The person most responsible to clarify and correctly post this information remains to be the person who posted it in the first place. This person is invited to research and re-post for the sake of truth. When you take it upon yourself, responsibility for other people's welfare, it is a great undertaking.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
In my opinion Ding Dong Has no dick and wants one real bad.
 
  Name:   DING DONG
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: My opinion is that the union workers are lazy and the management has followed suit. Nobody cares anymore about anything. Everyone just wants a check. That is lazy america for you. The people of India are not lazy so they will do a good job for less money. The Mexicans are also good workers and will do a job for a lot less money. America is going down hill. It is no wonder the rest of the world hates us.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Hey Ding Dong,since you "don't work" for this company,you obviously don't know what you're talking about.We union workers in the west coast are basically making the same wages as we have the last 10-15 years.The slight increase is due to routes being cut thus making the rest of the routes larger.So I guess the unions on the west coast have worked with IBC on having contracts that the Co. can afford.I can't speak about the unions in the midwest or the east coast.The union does not speak for each member,we speak for ourselves when we VOTE for each contract.If you want to know how things were before unions,talk to the old timers or better yet inform yourself with a trip to the library
 
  Name:   annoyed by anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Columbus, IN
 
  Comment:
In reference to Biddeford's likening a union strike to a child's tantrum. It also goes if you have a spoiled brat that will not choose to share, you stop playing with them. (aka STRIKE ) Over the last few years as IBC started loosing market share and big money. During that time the mucky mucks sitting on the board of directors still pocketed their big bucks. Will they have to stand accountable for their actions of running us into the ground? NO! We now are hearing how it is the fault of the union worker for asking unreasonable wages/benefits. Saralee and Flowers Baking are doing well. Their employees have very similar benefit packages. What was the big difference? MANAGEMENT YOU FOOL !!!!!!!!! Even Flowers has gone with a similar Extended Shelf Life program. The primary difference is they have added only one day to shelf time. Blame the workers. Say how lazy we are. Scream unjust retirement. Tell me this, if management did their job could a worker get by doing nothing??? Get the supervisors off their ass to watch what is going on. Make the truly lazy worthless union worker do their job. But make the real problem take part. Get management to lead and direct. Get the top mangement to check on the downstream people. Create a product line that the customer wants and get it to the market place. But not one to two years after your competition. Much like the legendary Phoenix IBC will rise again from the ashes. But for now it looks more and more like the not-so-legendary Titanic. I'd just like to see the Captain and crew go down with the ship. However, I'm afraid to say they left with the women and children. p.s. they took their fat wallets with them
 
  Name:   p. d.
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
Hey crib , why dont you do something about your lazy supervisors in shipping , they are stuck so far up your ass it will be years before they see daylight. Grow some balls and be a boss instead of a wimp You only have four supervisors us workers actually respect , the rest are a bunch of lazys dogs that have no clue whats going on and we never see because their hiding in the office , because they have no clue what to do.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Management you are doing a great job. Without all of you in management we would have been closed long ago. SOAR was a total sucess that launched the company back on its feet again. Stock is gaining and reconstruction is moving forward in a positive manner. Things will continue to improve and we will enter back in the common markets soon. Great job management. Keep up the good work.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
Whos bright idea was FMLA? i dont think your wife needing to go out shopping because shes depressed and needs to spend money constitutes a family medical emergency. HELLOOOOOOO stupid people, my god do they really pay you people up there in management to waste money? Damn if thats the case give me some money, i'll spend it wisely for you.
 
  Name:   DingDong
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Poeple, Sorry to pi$$ some of you off. Let me explain. I don't hate all Unions. Just most of them! Most Unions don't give a Fu*# about the membership or the company. For the most part that is the Union that you and in the past I was part of. Look at the United Auto Workers. They have worked with the auto makers to try to keep jobs in this country. That is a real Union, one that trys to protect jobs, not thier own ass and pay check as the bakers and teamsters union does. If your Union does not learn to work with IBC things will be much worse than you have it now. Trust me, I'm educated. I choose to work with my hands becasue I can't stand the suits! As far as me not making statdard wages for being a crane operator I'm still in training. yes I will have to join a Union again soon. Guess what though? My wages will change by the job. My Union is not as bad as most. Still not happy about it though.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Out of habit, I spelled Receive correctly in my post below. Suppose to be "In addition, you need to remember 'I' before 'E' except after 'C?. Receive not Recieve."
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   
 
  Comment: Biddeford, ME: Granted, higher pay today started with the Union, but that is all. However, the point DingDong was making is; he does not have to be in a union to get the pay he wants. He gets the pay he wants by working for it and not by relying on someone else to get the raise for him, unlike union workers. Union workers are like children, if you do not get what you want you go on strike, like a child throwing a tantrum because he/she did not get what he/she wanted. In addition, you need to remember 'I' before 'E' except after 'C?. Receive not Receive. Go back to school and learn how to spell.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
didng dong your 35 per hr is about 15 under average for what you do. it is your type that that makes people rich as you do not understand what the bottom line is. also remember you recieve your "high" (ha ha ha) rate of pay as a result of the unions
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:San Diego, CA
 
  Comment:
Name: Cramer Location:Pomona, CA Comment: Hey, Stop talking shit about me. I will close your plant and fire you all. Just try me! this is whats driving us into the ground Iliterate morons running more then one bakery.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   
 
  Comment: When someone speaks about unions which you do not agree with, it does not make one a loser nor does it make one a union hater. If you want to see a real loser?look in the mirror. Anyway, it will be hard for Alvarez to cut my pay considering I do not work for IBC?Can you say the same? :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
If you dumbass non-union workers make so much money I think that's where Alvarez will get started first.In the west coast we are 100% union,we make money for this Co. You union haters are losers,losers losers.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   
 
  Comment: Name: DingDong Location: Henderson, NV Comment: ?The only reason why he did so well at K-Mart is he did not have a Union that is trying to run a company into the ground to save their own ass. The Union cares about their dues, not the rank and file. So sad for all of you. How will you get along with out your Union?? Thumbs up DingDong, you nailed the hammer on the head again. If memory serves, CBS MarketWatch reported couple of months back that one of the down falls for this company was, it has too many union contracts even for a company this size. Therefore, heads up union employees...I would not be surprised if Alvarez and his people will make big changes or eliminate most of your union contracts once the contracts expire. Just keep your eyes and ears opened and be prepared for the unexpected. You do not want to be caught with your pants down. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Hey Ding Dong in Nev.,you suck.GO UNION!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Northwood, OH
 
  Comment:
About the vacation time, in a word.............NO. Vacation time doesn't roll over. You can take the vacation pay, but you can't use it next year.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
I have a question that I need an answer to if at all possible. I am currently employed by Interstate Brands. At the present time, I have accumulated three weeks of vacation per year and have not been presented with an opportunity to take any vacation time this year. I need to know if our vacation time rolls over to the next year, or can we be paid for our vacation time? If our vacation time is to roll over to the next year and I was unable to take three weeks this year, how can I expect to receive six weeks as of January 2005?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
I have a question that I need an answer to if at all possible. I am currently employed by Interstate Brands. At the present time, I have accumulated three weeks of vacation per year and have not been presented with an opportunity to take any vacation time this year. I need to know if our vacation time rolls over to the next year, or can we be paid for our vacation time? If our vacation time is to roll over to the next year and I was unable to take three weeks this year, how can I expect to receive six weeks as of January 2005?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: To whom it may concern, I was looking on the box of powdered donettes that we opened today about a place to comment and even found on the box that talked about "Quality Guarantee: ...We invite your comments and questions." However, there was number or web site for a person to send their comments to so I looked this up on the internet to submit my comment. My wife purchased a box of Hostess Powdered Donettes on December 14, 2004 from our local grocery store where we have previously purchased your products. The following morning we opened the box for breakfast and were very disappointed with the quality of the product. The donettes were hard and tasted stale to the point my children would not even eat them and threw the remaining donette that they took a bite out of away. I tried one just to make sure it was not children being silly and found that they were indeed telling the truth.
 
  Name:   Cramer
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
Hey, Stop talking shit about me. I will close your plant and fire you all. Just try me!
 
  Name:   Angry Mad
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Me too! Had to pay theDoc with my credit card. They said that Cigna did not get premium payment. This is a sure sign that the end is near. Better go and dust off the ol resume. Anyone else? I'm calling my union rep first thing in the morning. Damn IBC.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
has any one eles had any truble with there insurance????? got letter said we did not have ins any more!!!!! we had cigna has any one eles had this problem???? called cigna and they would not even talk to me just sent me to a line that had a recording telling of the chap 11???? pleas let me know
 
  Name:   DingDong
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Keep watching that stock! The more plants that close, the more of you union lovers lose your jobs, the higher the stock will go. Just bought 200 more shares. Go Alvarez! Cut them Union jobs. Run this place just like K-mart. The only reason why he did so well at K-Mart is he did not have a Union that is trying to run a company into the ground to save thier own ass. The Union cares about thier dues, not the rank and file. So sad for all of you. How will you get along with out your Union?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
One way of saving money is to install in each depot a bank of monitors with daily instructions from the corresponding plant.Each routeman can punch in and out using his or her PIN.Thus no need for all that mid-level management.You could still do all the work needed with about 50-70% less of all that deadwood. All mid-level mngmt.(District managers,supervisors,etc.) think about is how to pluss-up their people's loads so they climb up the management ladder.Their salaries,cars, gas,expense accounts,cell phones would be eliminated.You're talking millions of dollars in savings for the Co. This is the year 2004,you don't need this amount of mid-level people when you have computors in each depot.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Sara Lee sucks
 
  Name:   ibc/fedEx/DHL/UPS
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
There is a demand for branded east coast cake on the west coast and west coast stuff in the east, example Drakes wanted in the west and regional hostess product else where.......is it legal to resell ibc product on ebay???????? they ship cookies why not ibc goodies......whats a few hundred more miles then they aready travel This is a brilliant idea i am sharing fellow ibc pepole mail order junk food.........viva le by-pass surgury
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-16
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: You are still in Defiance(Ohio).Maybe you should move to Real Life Indiana.
 
  Name:   L.D.
Date:   2004-12-16
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
"Great Job Management?" You Cant See The Forrest For The Trees.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Miracles do happen and Xmas is a great time for them however if anyone is thinking IBC and their stock is going to rise up out of the ashes then they need to quit eating those twinkies and come back down to earth! Don't bet your life on it! Bet their life instead!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Defiance, OH
 
  Comment:
The stock climbed back to over $6.05 today. Great job management. Without you we would all be out of a job. Continue the great work management and we will be back on the top soon.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: If your friend is eating 2 to 3 boxes a week of Twinkies he must be big as a house and will not live too much longer eating like that. Poor soul he is. And you want to help him get bigger?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
Re: Comment: To Whom It May Concern, I hope your holiday season is going Great. I'm writing for a friend of mine he is a large Twinkie fan and when he can afford them he usually buys 2 to 3 boxes a week just for him. I was wondering if santa might have some coupons for my friend. In fact he mentioned to me that would make him happy and he would enjoy them for Christmas. He doesn't know I'm sending this letter because I wasn't sure if I would get an answer. Please answer my request. ============================ Leave your message at: http://www.hostesscakes.com
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Denver, CO
 
  Comment:
Buckshot How is bussiness in Billings have a happy holiday
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Can you tell me what has happened to the low carb bread called Good Hearth Carb Action Bread. My wife and I were buying it at the grocery store and it suddenly was not stocked anymore and the grocery people can not tell me why. This was not just one grocery store but three different grocery store franchises here.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I am trying to find out if you make Susie Q?s? If so how can I go about buying a box or two. My boss loves them and I want to get them for him as a Christmas gift.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Dear Sirs: I recently purchased a box of Hostess Cup cakes 8 individually wrapped cupcakes at the Lowes Food Store in Mint Hill North Carolina. The Number on the box is H53307 and paid $3.49 for the box. I have had it in my refrigerator and when I opened the box this week I got a disgusting surprise. The cupcakes were moldy. I at first thought maybe one of the bags did not seal properly but they realized several of them were moldy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I recently bought a Hostess Cherry pie. It absolutely sucked. Something has changed.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I want to let someone know that I am sooooo disappointed in the quality of the product I just purchased. I have not had a hostess product for a long time (probably a couple of years) mostly because I have been staying away from sweets. But I remember the taste as a kid and ran across a Cherry fruit pie in a vending machine in Michigan and bought one on the spur of the moment - (as a dinner option) lookin forward to what I remember was a great taste. 1. The pie was not dated for "last sale date" (this should have been a clue) 2. I bit into it and the cherry reminded me of a fruit roll up (it was that bad) 3. Because it was all gummy it appeared hollow. Even on a good day - this was utterly disgusting!! Proof of purchase 04502805 Distributed by Interstate Brands Corporation General Off ice Kansas City MO 64111 Conn UC NO 1417/3636
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Can I purchase Dolly Madison cakes from a web site?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: To Whom It May Concern, I hope your holiday season is going Great. I'm writing for a friend of mine he is a large Twinkie fan and when he can afford them he usually buys 2 to 3 boxes a week just for him. I was wondering if santa might have some coupons for my friend. In fact he mentioned to me that would make him happy and he would enjoy them for Christmas. He doesn't know I'm sending this letter because I wasn't sure if I would get an answer. Please answer my request.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Schiller Park, IL
 
  Comment:
Did,nt your buddy rudy recomend bernard kerik to the president yea i,ll beleive that self promoter on anything.Rudys gone hollywood
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Speaking of lunches! You have to know that not only is IBC out to lunch on this BK thing but they also missed the boat, as well. Don' t look back. We want to keep going with our lives and never look back. Those guys and gals are nothing but a bunch of fools.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: What's up IBC? What lies are they telling you at work today? Are your hearing that IBC is working hard to keep it going or are you hearing no news whatsoever. All we hear about is that we need to bake more bread with less dough and close more bakeries. We need to sell more products but quit baking bread for other brands, dump all overbaked, out dated goods into dumpsters and close all thrift stores. Do they really expect us to believe this action will save us? God help us all because IBC is not only telling us lies, they themselves are living a lie.
 
  Name:   INSIDE MAN
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
My opinion is that the whole system will shut down and be disected and sold to pay overdue debts. What is left other companys will buy or obtain the product name rights and produce under the new ownerships. The rest will be history. Good luck to all the hard working employees.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: For those wanting to blame Continental for the Bankruptcy keep in mind that IBC had been in Bankruptcy a few years before the purchase of Continental, if Continental was in such bad shape why would IBC risk their company in buying them, lastly management was and still is OLD IBC.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Date:   
 
  Comment: If the company is going to downsize, I would keep an updated resume handy. It would also be a good idea to start looking around to see if there are other job opportunities around your area. There's no sense in being caught with your pants down. I would prepare for the unexpected. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
The truth of the matter is IBC is not going to go out of business.They will shut down plants and areas that are not profitable.They will not mess around with the west coast(too profitable).Big changes will happen in other parts of the country.You should all be able to figure if your part of the country is doing good or not.This company will downsize and start all over.It will not go out of business.Everyone should go to work each day and do your best to keep this company going ,regardless of who's fault all this bs bk is. Good luck to all.
 
  Name:   LAST ONE OUT TURN OUT THE LIGHT
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC TIC
 
  Name:   Mr. A
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The real reason sale are down is this,parents don't pack Hostess, Dolly, or Wonder products in kids lunches because............................ THEY ARE POOR, AND GET FREE LUNCHES..........they don't pack a lunch anymore. Besides, they buy extras after lunch, and guess what ?? its Little Debbies for .25 LOWER ARE PRICES, AND GET THE BUSINESS BACK IBC !!!!!!!! We already changed the quality of our products, and it isn't very good, it tastes like it costs .25 so we might as well charge .25 for it !!!!!! end of story...........
 
  Name:   Buford
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
No Big Deb did not fire me because I still work at the plant. I am not scared of Big Deb. She is not as bad as you guys think she is.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-15
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
IBC bought a sinking ship (Continental) and it took them down, it may be a tough pill for you Continental folk to swallow, but it is the truth. Thank You Dolly LA you are 100% accurate and our quality beat the _hit out of brand X
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Tulsa, OK
 
  Comment:
where's chester?
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Okay lets get something straight, When LA Dolly dovetailed with LA Hostess back in the 90's, LA Dolly did not bring any runs over, the only run they brought over were their run down Semi's and run down MGT. Hostess and Wonder were doing just fine without the Dolly product. When this company folds, it is not going to be about MGT, it is going to be about sales, it is not going to be about union teamsters, it is going to be about sales. Parents today dont pack their kids lunchboxes with twinkies and cupcakes, they pack them with apples and veggies. Our society has become so health concious, that pushing foods that are classified as "junk" is like selling drugs. The media has gone to another level with this, everytime I turn on the TV, their taking about another way to lose wait, and trust me people, there is no dounut diet. I take pride in what I do, I am a professional Truck driver, I work for the union, not for Hostess, I am contracted to drive their equipment. When the contract is over, and it is not renewed, I will drive for another union outfit. Theres always the non union Drivers...AKA Swift, Walmart...England, if those guys had a clue and knew that there were other alternatives then 25 cents a mile, they would be all over my union JOB! Hey, whats that?.....Friday gettaway traffic and I got an overtime load to Vicorville and everyone is going to VEGAS...I gotta hurry the 15 is jammed....Gotta love that union wage!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: LA Dolly, If I'm not mistaken, didn't IBC file bankruptcy back in the 90s? I don't believe Continental ever did. Also, with the exception of one, I believe ALL of UPPER MANAGEMENT is from the OLD IBC!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: The real wave of crimes promoted by the Teamsters Union against our nation deal with those committed each day against our children and our elderly citizens. Teamster lies and corruption knows no limits. Our children have the absolute right to grow-up and to learn about their world without having to hear the list of lies from the Teamsters Union. 1989 is the year America finally stood up and took action against this corrupt group of thugs and crooks. We have Mr. Rudy Giuliani, a former mayor of New York to thank for his efforts and accomplisments in this respect and on our behalf. America should always stand for what is good and pure in life. The right to be free and the right to the absolute truth at all times. Mr. Giuliani stood up, raised his voice against the Teamsters Union and made truth and justice in America more real than ever before. We now need to finish the job and remove the Teamsters from our great nation, once and for all. To the day that I die, I do swear!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   
 
  Comment: I wish the company would give a real reason for not being able to file their 2004 10-K. I find it very odd they still cannot or never will file their report. If their earnings are that bad, well I would start looking for another job if you have the time to do so. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: If it's news about labor unions and corruption then it's about the Teamsters! Check it out at www.nlpc.org! Then mouse on over to Union Corruption Update and click on to read about the latest list of corruption going on in the Teamsters Union and against their so called "members" aka suckers!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Sure wish ibc would get there #$%&** together, busting my #$% off with both products on my truck. (Hostess/drakes) Seems like nobody has a clue what is going on! Sales were so much better when i just had drakes. Now i have both and sales are less go figure. Ibc either %$#@ or get off the pot. You have the product now get some people who can manage it. From what the company gives us its amazing sales are where they are. I could go on and on just hurry up before its too late!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Why is it that just about the time I can afford to pay the price for a piece of IBC stock, it turns out to be absolutely worthless? Is this another example of Murphy's law or what? Is it one step forward and two steps back? Life was much better before Corporations were born and started telling more lies than humans.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Lenexa, KS
 
  Comment:
It is a $16.9 million dollar loss for IBC. They also claim they can not file and may never file their financial desclosure papers with the government. This really looks like the end for IBC. Everyone start looking now for a new job or wait till later and take what is left out there.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: The next time you go shopping , check out the bread and sweet aisles for IBC products. Most of their products have been cut and shelf space reduced to less than 4 feet. Hell, I can deliver a 15 stop IBC route using my personal automobile. I don't need one of their antique trucks. And with their extended shelf life SAP program, I only need to deliver once every three weeks! What a job this is going to be. Now I only need to make some money on the side. Any idea's?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Rocky Mount, NC
 
  Comment:
scrape up the wall paper izzy where going bankrupt again.. good work guys you sure know how to screw up a wet dream..
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   
 
  Comment: It's amazing how many narrow-minded, whiny, uneducated people work for IBC. Just read all the posts on this site written by IBC employees. I am not saying all of the employees who posted on this site are narrow-minded, whiny and uneducated, but at least 2/3 of them are. :D
 
  Name:   curious sue
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
Hey people Does anyone know if Alverez visited the plant in Florence before shutting it down? Maybe since he didn't show up it's good?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Dolly)
 
  Comment:
Annonymous in Cincinnati OH hit the nail on the head, sure there was probably some graft in the upper echelons of IBC, but as a whole we were doing pretty good, even when we bought Langendorf here in L.A. The cake, and bread (Weber's/Millbrook) divisions were doing great until we bought Continental, that's when the real problems started. I know because I heard the same complaints from the Hostess, Wonder and Di-Carlo (when they were separate) drivers under Continental, a bunch of imbecils running the show. IBC bought a sinking ship (Continental) and it took them down, it may be a tough pill for you Continental folk to swallow, but it is the truth.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   
 
  Comment: I said it once and I will say it again... It is pretty stupid to assume buying a company like "Wonder"/"Hostess" ruined a big company like IBC. Stop playing the blame game. The problem IBC is in was caused by a lot more than what appears to be on the outside. ________________________________________________________________________ Read this news report: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Interstate Bakeries late Friday filed an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission containing preliminary unaudited financial results the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and reiterating previously released preliminary numbers for fiscal 2004. But the Kansas City, Mo.-based baked goods wholesaler said it was still unable to file its 2004 10-K and did not know if and when it would file the report. Interstate cited a review of the proper accounting treatment for a defined benefit pension plan. The company contributes to the plan on behalf of 900 of its 32,000 employees. The maker of Hostess Twinkies and Wonder Bread filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late September, citing liquidity issues resulting from declining sales, a high fixed-cost structure, excess industry capacity, rising health-care and pension expenses, and higher costs for ingredients and energy. . For the quarter ended Aug. 21, Interstate reported an unaudited preliminary net loss of $16.9 million. That compared with earnings of $11.2 million in the same period a year earlier. The company said it expects its actual first-quarter results, once finalized, will include asset impairment charges related to its evaluation of the carrying value of its assets due to its bankruptcy filing and in response to its fiscal 2005 financial performance. The results may also include the impact of a change to the accounting treatment for its pension plan. If you open your eyes and mind a little more, you can see the problem runs deeper than a bad buy. :D Disclosure: I do not work for IBC nor have I ever worked for IBC, therefore I am completely impartial. I am only trying to point out the obvious.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: RE: To all our IBC depression-laden employees! Look to your state laws for guidance concerning your legal rights and responsibilities in work-related injuries under this subject. Example: California's workers compensation law dictates you have to have no less than 6 months employment before filing a claim for work- related stress in order to have it even considered as a valid claim! This particular type of work injury is one of the most litigated areas of workers compensation law irrespective of which state it is filed in. They are being made, by law, almost impossible to claim and thereafter to prove solely because they are among the most severe and prolonged type of injury one can sustain and one of the most expensive to treat and to attempt to cure. What you need to know is that you do not want to have to deal with this type of injury either on or off the job. The sad part is that most people with this type of injury are not aware of it. Clinical Depression, is the term. At times, it is incurable and it can kill you! And that is the good news! I won't mention the bad part.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
DUH I KNOW VERY WELL THAT MANAGENENT DOES NOT CARE AND THAT THEY GIVE NO WARNING ABOUT LOSING OUR JOBS.. I HAVE BEEN WITH THE COMPANY 15 YEARS HOW ABOUT YOU IN MILWAUKEE,WI ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Milwaukee, WI
 
  Comment:
Are you people STUPID or what? Management does not care about the employees. They will close or layoff anyone and do what ever it takes to insure their own personal survival. They will not tell you until the day of closure because they have no honor or respect for others. They are driven by the almighty dollar and respect no other. Shame on them.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
HERE IS YOU THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! IBC WAS DOING JUST FINE UNTIL THEY BOUGHT THE COMPANY THAT WAS GOING UNDER-------------- HOSTESS AND WONDER BREAD THEN IBC PUT REPLACED MOST OF ITS HIGHER-UP WITH HOSTESS HIGHER-UPS AND GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW IBC IN GOING UNDER DUMB ASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   BUTTERNUT CLERK1
Date:   2004-12-14
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
ATTN: DING DONG i AGREE WITH YOU 100+%....... ALVAREZ NEED TO TALK WITH THE PEOPLE THE DO THE HARD LABOR. BUT I THINK HE IS SCARED, HE WAS SUPPOST TO BE IN CINN. LAST WEEK BUT NEVER SHOWED..
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: Does this company still allow us to seek treatment for depresion?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: It's pretty sad that a Millbrook employee needs to ask the public for information concerning his employer and if they are going to have a job next week or not. Like any business, Smart and Final needs to know that they will have products next week to sell. IBC is in bankruptcy and does not know if they will continue to be in business the end of this week much less next week! Do you get the picture, Millbrook employee of the moment!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
anybody know if millbrook lost the smart/final account to bimbo/orowheat?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: According to a news article today, the continuing feud between Oracle and PeopleSoft creates more business for one of the biggest computer application players in the world known as SAP-AG, based in Germany. Yes, this appears to be one and the same as the SAP based-program running at your local IBC place of work. How lovely! Now if they would only let us know what happened to the hundreds of millions of dollars in cash money missing at IBC, we can then remove ourselves out of bankruptcy. How about it SAP? Show us our money or take a hike!
 
  Name:   Ding Dong
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Been FUCK AGAIN by IBC. I thought Alvarez was a real man . Real men don't FUCK EVERYBODY. If you really want to make it talk and work with the people that do the hard labor
 
  Name:   Rob Sorrentino
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Hostess Cherry Pie- I recently bought one. It absolutely sucked. Something has changed since I was a kid. Proof of purchase number 450280
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC "Cold Wind" news report for Dec. 10, 2004@ 8:05PM EST.... Interstate Bakeries Reports taking a $16.9M Loss for their first Quarter ending 08-21-04 (Yes, that's one-quarter which equals 3 months!) Losing almost $17 million (in the prior quarter) before filing for bankruptcy protection in September 2004, is not really good news for this company. Last year they earned $11.2 millon in the same period! How can you lose this much money in 3 months? An amount that really is $28 millon dollars overall. Well, according to them, it's all in their heads and their accounting departments. Check it out! Log on to www.theday.com, to read the article for yourself under the business section. We are well past Stupid, here folks!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: Oh boy, another PMSing poster below. :D
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
ATTEN Ding DONG I need to know what building you are currently constructing so I can let people know that is is made by a non union contractor, you non, the non union contractor who has to work outside of the union because of a possible DUI conviction, or maybe you are the type who beat his wife and had to go to jail for the weekend and lost your union job. Well, congrats on your 35 dollar an hour job, make sure you work slow, last I heard, NV construction was dominated by UNIONS, just make sure that if you get sick, I "hope your healthy" work plan kicks in with a bottle of Niquil. Oh, whats that...the Semi is loaded, and there is snow on the Vine, gotta go, Love that Union WAGE.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: I think someone hit a sore spot with Los Angeles (Hostess). Retire before 40? So will I...it's a great feeling. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: Why would I or anyone else be jealous of you???? I can retire before I hit 40. I live Very comfortably now and when I do retire, I will have more than just 35 - 40,000 pension a year. Honestly, the way the economy is going, 40, 000 a year on a pension is ok, but not great.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Emporia, KS
 
  Comment:
why dose the emporia plant have a problem with women beening in mangament? why dosen't GO check on the problems of the emporia plant? Why can't a women work in engineering the recent job posted at the emporia plant was signed by a women and from dolly rumors received the highest score for her interview but becuase the uppper mang. dosen't want her they have submitted a letter to higher a man instead, with no experience for the job (which she has proior ) . I s it because she won't go play golf or go to lunch with local venders ? or is it just plan discrimnation? the emporia plant has alot of problems and i feel the KC office should check in to them, Most of our production supervisors are worth less. we ae paying them 40 to 50+k ayear for piss poor leadership. If we need to cut back on money lets cut a few superviosrs in the emporia plant, Terry Textur 1ST, arron auston, arther,berret cuningham, orlando garza, and tood crook, these people keep the employes so stressed and up tight that the product shipped out the door is very poor quality , they don't care why should we?
 
  Name:   mtm finger man
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
g-man keep me posted i lost your address.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: First, let me start by saying that I have been a happy consumer of your products most of my lifetime, and have never (until now) been disappointed in any way with your products. That is, until this morning. As usual, I stopped by the store this morning on my way to work, and grabbed a package of Dunkin' Sticks to eat when I got to the office. After I got into my work, the first 2 of the 3 went down rather quickly, but then when I reached for the last one, I noticed not only that it was falling apart, but that I was covered with a gray, mold like substance. I quickly checked the expiration date which is not until December 24th. Still, it turned my stomach. I thought you should be aware of this occurrence.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a package of Hostess Powdered Donettes yesterday in a vending Machine in Evansville, IN, for my granddaughter (age 3). She only ate three of them and then said she did not want any more (even though this was a snack to tide her over since we had not had time to get a good meal and I knew she was hungry.. Then, my daughter ate one and realized it did not taste very good. She told me to smell them. I did and thought they smelled like paint. I tried to eat one and then realized it tasted like paint. What is up with this. There is one remaining donut in this package. These are disgusting. I can't help but believe something must have fallen in to the batch.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: This week I purchased a box of Hostess Cupcakes. This morning, I went to open one of the inner packages and the package had not been properly sealed; therefore the cupcake was dried out. Just thought I should let you know, since very seldom do the cupcakes go on sale in our area and this is my husband's favorite of all the Hostess snack cakes.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a packet of Powdered Donettes today from a vending machine in our company cafeteria, and they had what I took to be chunks of unmixed dough in them. The expiration date was Dec. 23. I don't want a replacement package (I doubt I'll every eat another pack of donettes again).
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: are you going yo have any fruit cakes this year??
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I'm emailing you because. I opened a bag of your powered donuts this morning. I ate four donuts and when my daughter came down to join me, She found something very unusual in the bag. I don't even know how to decribe it. its about 5inches long and green and white. It has 2.0mm NFE safeline on it. And quite dirty. please explain!!! Because I assume since it's as dirty as it, It's not some sorta prize.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Hostess, Do you still make Raspberry filled donuts, if so where are they available ? Thank You,
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
To all you union haters out there,I made 60k+ this year,+benefits and will retire in about 6 years with a pension of 35k to 40k.I have made good money and have made this Co. good money.I am not jealous of Ding Dong or any of you union haters.I think it's the other way around.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: To: Los Angeles, CA (Hostess) You seem to be jealous of DingDong. Probably because you are too stupid to work without a union. You need your union to do all the thinking for you.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: If the company is not union, they do not have to go with the union pay scale, as long it is not below minimum wage...duh! Therefore, pay in a non-union company does not have to follow the union guidlines. Normally in a non-union company, you receive your raise (pay) by the way you work, how well you do your job and/or what type of degree you hold. All in all, it is up to each individual company in how they want to treat their employees. Most companies know that happy employees are more productive.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: Well, I do not have a problem going to work 5 days a week. I Really enjoy what I do...it is easy, fun, very enjoyable. Of course, not all days are perfect, but I enjoy what I do all the same. That is the difference about having to work. It is not bad if you enjoy what you do, but it can be hell if you hate what you do. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
This is to stupid ass DING DONG. How do you think you are able to receive $35 per hour? It is because of union pay scales and not your so-called negotiations.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Grand Rapids, MI
 
  Comment:
You people who complain about employees , that they should look for another job if they are not happy. Who the hell is happy working for a living? Not many people. We are forced to work in order to live and raise a family. You people suggesting to look for another job has to be the biggest assol in the world. Stay on the job and fight to make it a better place to work. Up yours.
 
  Name:   Forbidenfruit
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
There's a lot of crap floating around here about the Millbrook plants. According to the master of miss-information, Fat F*ck Cramer, wont be long before one of these plants goes bye-bye. There's alot of disgruntled, unhappy people over there, especially in their mechanics department. About a year ago I went to their Glendale plant to give them a hand and I think Fat F*uck was right this time. Those guys have some serious problems.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Miami, FL
 
  Comment:
One thing I don't understand is that if you are unhappy with your job or the company as a whole and it's business practices, then quit and go somewhere else. No one is being forced to stay in their job. If you have better ideas on how to company should run by all means send them to GO and let them know.
 
  Name:   TWINKY THE KID!!!!
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:New Bedford, MA
 
  Comment:
hey i know how to find out if your plant is closing just check this web site and if its no longer on the ibc location part stay home !
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   
 
  Comment: "When will we know when we will get canned?" Keep your eyes and ears opened. I would keep a updated resume handy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Name: Anonymous Company Comment: Why is this company getting away with breaking local and federal laws? Because employees are afraid to stand up to the company and Union. Why is the union not representing the working people in a fair and lawful manner? Because the Union is responsible for writing the illegal contract. Why is not the government agencys or the news media exposing all of these facts or rumors? Because Employees have not contacted the media. Why is not some of the employees hireing lawyers to fight for their rights if at all they are right? Some have, then the company filed chapter 11 which put the suit on hold. FACT OR FICTION?
 
  Name:   ESCOMO
Date:   2004-12-13
Location:   Location:Anchorage, AK
 
  Comment:
When the weekly payroll checks start to bounce that is when you will know it is the end.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-13
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
has anyone heard that millbrook has lost the private label account to orowheat/bimbo?if so this is a great blow to ibc southern california,look for route cuts soon
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
When will we know when we will get canned?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: It seems this company cannot make up their mind. The two choices they have at this point is to either follow through with their bankruptcy plans, and to liquidate or to continue to operate as a viable business. Two facts fail to belie this dichotomy: 1. They filed Chapter 11 in order to continue to operate as a business enterprise. 2. They fired the CEO who was running the business and gave his job to someone who never ran a business like IBC, in his life. I hope their pockets are deeper than their brain cavity! We are going to need all the money in the world to just survive the next two long BK years.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The teamsters union doesn't care about the rank and file members they only care about collecting the union dues.The only thing coming out of the teamsters union lately is hot air every chance they get they will sell out the rank and file. Like what been said before "Pay your dues sit down and shut up we will tell you what to do"
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Why is this company getting away with breaking local and federal laws? Why is the union not representing the working people in a fair and lawful manner? Why is not the government agencys or the news media exposing all of these facts or rumors? Why is not some of the employees hireing lawyers to fight for their rights if at all they are right? FACT OR FICTION?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Until this company starts following state laws, a union contract and improves the quality of their products lets all quit buying their products. I support you all 100 percent. Trust me actions speak louder than words. Even though I no longer work for this company I still encourage family and friends to back you all. This really is the worst company I've ever worked for in my life. I've never seen so many manager on drugs. 5
 
  Name:   Big D
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Buford what did I tell you about posting on this board
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: How long...? It won't be long now! When will it be? Sometime soon! Will we die a painful death? No, my son, we will not die full of pain and we will continue to be the same people we have always been.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Boford Didn't Big Deb tell us that anyone who posted on this board would be FIRED You know how powerful she is just ask her .been nice working with you Buford
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   
 
  Comment: It is pretty stupid to assume one company "Wonder" ruined a big company like IBC. Stop playing the blame game. The problem IBC is in was caused by a lot more than a buying of a company like "Wonder". :D Disclosure: I do not work for IBC nor have I ever worked for IBC, therefore I am completely impartial. I am only trying to point out the obvious.
 
  Name:   ME TOO
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Waterloo, IA
 
  Comment:
I am very happy to work for IBC. What a wonderful place to work.
 
  Name:   Pissed Off
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
It's so sad when we were profitable and growing company, to buy a dwindling Wonder Corp. and change the system to theirs. didn't you ever wonder why they were going out of business in the first place? Yout took a good profitable company and ruined it. I'm ashamed and saddened by what you have done and i only hope i can make it till i retire and get the hell out. That's what happenes when investment bankers think they are bakers. Make their money and get out, and leave the rest in shambles for whomever is left.
 
  Name:   Buford
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Hey! Ding Dong is the great Scott Miller still working in Henderson?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Memphis, TN
 
  Comment:
Just wondering if anyone from other plants got a notice saying you will not receive your earned work credit check do to chapter 11 we will not receive ours MARRY XMAS from I.B.C taking my money
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   
 
  Comment: Boy, whoever wrote the post below is delusional. One look on this site and you can see all is not well.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The stock is starting to climb. Sales are going well. The reorganization plan is a sucess. The new management team has done a great job. Everyone is a happy camper. All is well.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Its to bad drakes has to go down with ibc. Remember the good old days when borden owned us.Only old school drakes peeps no that. Hey ibc you listening if your smart push the drakes and leave hostess what it does best, Waiting to be pick up for stale!
 
  Name:   DingDong
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Be honest, other than line their pockets with your money what has the union done for you to get you better wages? Now that the company is in BK the union will do what ever they must for them to stay alive. They don't give a rats ass about the rank and file.
 
  Name:   DingDong
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
RE Scooter- Duh
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   
 
  Comment: To DingDong: You nailed it! I agree with everything you wrote in your statement. If you know how to work with good work ethics, you do not need a union to negotiate your wage or work conditions. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: When the cash runs out they are out of here!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
HOW LONG CAN THIS COMPANY STAY IN BUSINES?
 
  Name:   DingDong
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
It was funny to read your pro union sorry a$$ comments. The union held me back. I don't make ten an hour, try 35 plus. I work for a private company with no union. I operate a crane high above the city. None of you are smart enough for this type of job. It is sad to see how many of you use the union as a crutch. Get a real job that you can neogiate your own wage. If you have to pay someone for this it means that your not all that bright.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: When your management is removed and some very lazy acct. exec.'s are gone, then you will have a fighting chance..
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: The best way to handle IBC bad news is to expect the worse. Then when it does happen, it don't feel so bad. You know it will not be good news. Not unless you don't care about where you live or eat the next 20 years or more. IBC is getting ready to shut down. You can get ready to take the hit now rather than on their time schedule. IBC will take your last paychecks with them.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: RE: IBC captives (aka employees) get ready for the big BANG! There has to be some truth to the above statement because what should be taking place at IBC is not happening. Like wage cuts and pension cuts via bankruptcy authority! Get ready to bend over Mother Hubbard, cause Rover is about to take over!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
After hearing the financial report on IBC how much longer can they last this is not good looks like they have some serious issues to adress mainly poor management. Looks like yhis ship is going down fast.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-12
Location:   Location:Tulsa, OK
 
  Comment:
The quality of the product at the tulsa bakery has gotten so bad I am no longer proud to delivery it.
 
  Name:   Diane
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a package of wonder hot dog buns from Wal Mart in Tulsa Okla. on 12-11 they were dated 12-18 they were crumbly and stale what happened to my fresh wonder I used to love.?
 
  Name:   Scooter
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
Do you think this will happen in California? They have removed trucks from some of the depots and moved them to another city. They have left thrift store by themselves with empty depots for months. Do you think these stores will eventually end up being closed?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
LORD LORD Another bright idea from people whom never ran a bread route in their lives. Now they say its against the rules to have a stack of bread higher than 11 trays. Me, for example have 14 stacks in walmart alone( I know others may have more) and I have about a half a mile to walk to get to where the bread is. . Look how many trips I will have to make alone at one store. Company doesn't realize walmarts wants you finished and out the door by a certain time and that we have lots of other stops we have to make with backdoor closing times. Why do they constantly come up with these stupid ideas. Most of the ideas are impossible to do and the others are laughable. If they only new what running a bread route is like. There wasn't one idea they came up with yet that hasn't lost us customers. Now our trucks are always late.Customers are getting mad. Guess what there answer is." We come to work too early and we need to come in later !!!!' can you believe that? How many stops will we lose now????? I'm sorry mr Grocery manager My company doesn't want me to come to work early no more. So i can't be here until........
 
  Name:   SOON TO BE JOBLESS
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Start looking now because soon after Xmas all will come to a ending. Do not wait till your job closes down. Get out now while you have a choice. If you wait you will not have any choices. Look now for another job. The stock is going to bottom out again.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Becareful!! there will be many plant closings,wage and benefits reductions comming soon!This company has no idea where they sit in terms of there financial health and continue to have reporting problems with there financial status. Look at your own plant office, can you say there are well oiled,i doubt it. We are too big for us to get a grip on our situation,this whole program they are trying still to implement has been one large nightmare.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Question: What do you believe are some of the leading causes which led IBC into filing bankruptcy in September 2004? Response: I believe it was a total lack of leadership, innovation, quality control, customer relations, employee lawsuits, lower management cover-ups, antiquated marketing methods, out-dated bakery equipment, out-dated transportation methods, out-dated fleet of motorized vehicles, corporate managment's need to avoid accountability for a number of stock-based lawsuits and a quick and safe exit to take for their early retirement and no corporate support whatsoever from the top of IBC to those below attempting to keep this organization alive.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
How can you union haters be so stupid? IBC,ENRON,MCI,and all the other companies that have gone bk or have gone under,were because of the unions? Don't be so dumb.Anyone who works for this Co. knows that union contracts had nothing to do with this company's failure. That is unless C.Sullivan and the rest of his cronies were union,but I doubt it.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not help you. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   
 
  Comment: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Interstate Bakeries late Friday filed an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission containing preliminary unaudited financial results the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and reiterating previously released preliminary numbers for fiscal 2004. But the Kansas City, Mo.-based baked goods wholesaler said it was still unable to file its 2004 10-K and did not know if and when it would file the report. Interstate cited a review of the proper accounting treatment for a defined benefit pension plan. The company contributes to the plan on behalf of 900 of its 32,000 employees. The maker of Hostess Twinkies and Wonder Bread filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late September, citing liquidity issues resulting from declining sales, a high fixed-cost structure, excess industry capacity, rising health-care and pension expenses, and higher costs for ingredients and energy. . For the quarter ended Aug. 21, Interstate reported an unaudited preliminary net loss of $16.9 million. That compared with earnings of $11.2 million in the same period a year earlier. The company said it expects its actual first-quarter results, once finalized, will include asset impairment charges related to its evaluation of the carrying value of its assets due to its bankruptcy filing and in response to its fiscal 2005 financial performance. The results may also include the impact of a change to the accounting treatment for its pension plan.
 
  Name:   Dave
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Hey Wonder bread You guys make great cakes and bread. It looks like you save a lot of money on water. Just catch some of the tears from your crybabies.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   
 
  Comment: Enjoy your union wage while you still have it...I have a feeling your union wage will not last long.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   
 
  Comment: To Spudly: No one needs to be in a union to be able to own a home or anything else for that matter. I am a non-union worker, but I am able to live Very comfortably, invest in the stock market and still be able to retire before I turn 40. Therefore, your views of non-unions are flawed. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   
 
  Comment: Yes, I am a white-collar worker, but I do Not work for IBC. Just because some stupid white-collar workers f***ked up your company, does not mean that ALL white-collar workers do not know how to do our jobs. The difference between white-collar workers and blue-collar workers (unions only) is we do not need a contract to get what we want. Now, do not get me wrong, I do not believe that ALL union workers whine, are lazy, uneducated, etc., but there seems to be quite a few of these types of union members on this site. :D
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Attention non union Walmart Boarder babies... It is not okay to live with your mom, your dad, your brother and your grandparents at age 35, and it is not cool to cram your entire family tree under one roof. Union jobs create wages that allow us to purchase our own homes, and send our children to college. You see the Wal Mart non union border baby would'nt understand about sending their kids to college because the only education the non union worker needs is simple math....the rent divided by 15 people....Oh the Semi is loaded, time to hit the freeway, I love LA traffic, but I love union wages even more!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
This is why product from San Diego is molding early. We just received product from San Diego coded for Monday sales with blue kwik lok, and this is Friday.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: A hot baked IBC news flash: Interstate Corporation today files their form 8K containing prelimiary UNAUDITED Fiscal 2004 report. This is the one that should have been filed several months earlier! Check it out at IBCIQ stock price on the MSNBC web site under stocks. It's nothing more than outright lies and a downright shill game of now you see it, now you don't. These reports do not contain the signatures of the accountants' either because they do not want to go to jail! Whoa Baby! Where's the bun and the beef?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
You are so right.
 
  Name:   Neil
Date:   2004-12-11
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
Wow, we Americans have become crybabies...I read useless white collars writing stupid stuff,crying about being anti-union , saying the hard workers that make the bread, and run our routes are useless, while you do stupid mistakes, costing the company millions of dollars, and to cover the mistakes, ask your employees to take a pay cut, and if they refuse they are "greedy". You can't even wipe your own ass. I also read the crying blue collars complaining, yet they do nothing. They don't realize how much power they have. I've been working for Wonder for 30 years, I've been through the takeovers. I worked from the bottom , all the way to the top. Got my Masters in Business and Management. Yet I feel more at home when I go visit the bakeries across the country to see the workers that bake and deliver our product. The pride, the hard work. I also found most of them are college educated, but were attracted by the things this great company offers ( or at least at one time. Most in upper management now are friends or kids of the big wigs. They are there to just collect a paycheck. No more pride, just greed. It's a matter of time they'll need a house in Spain and charge to the company, and blame it on the nearly bankrupt Krispy cream for taking our business, or the Atkins Diet...yeah, that's the Ticket! Let's do what all big companies are doing...what the lawyers recommended... take all the cookies from the cookie jar, and run. Blame it on high wages, Diets and Fads. I'm retiring in January. God bless you all and my your hearts guide you to new opportunities In this company, or with an other.
 
  Name:   Kawika
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Do you still make rasberry filled donuts, if so were are they avalible ?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   
 
  Comment: IBC stock got another small gain. The stock is up .10 @ 5.85.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   
 
  Comment: Enjoy your Union while it lasts...
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Buffalo, NY
 
  Comment:
spudly you are on the money. these jokers that hide behind a computer do not get it where would their wages be without the union thank GOD for the union
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: To Spudly: If you are at work, what are you doing on the computer writing in this forum? Shouldn't you be outside making sure your truck is being loaded correctly? That's Union for ya. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
I HOPE ALL THE PLANTS SHUT DOWN AND GO AWAY.
 
  Name:   cupcake
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
you whiners are overpaid and underworked, get off your fat asses and start working for your money. especially you supervisors, i can count on one hand the number of supervisors that actually work..... or you'll all be whinning all the way to the unemployment office soon... bunch of idiots dont know how good you have it. .. Check around to different companies and see if anyone pays as much as ibc ... my god i cant believe how dumb you guys are... when ibc shuts down im sure burger king will still be hiring, maybe you can work all three shifts to make up for the money you'll be losing once you lose your jobs.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: IBC Quote of the Day! You can help us stay in business by not telling others the truth about how are products are produced and taste. Let people find out for themselves, after we have put their money into our pockets.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Attention Henderson...DING DONG!! It is obvious that you wish you had a UNION job. Nevada is full of $10 an hour jobs. You cannot raise a family on those wages, but I guess you must be of those kind that thinks it is ok to still live at home, or share a house payment with your relatives. The union will not bring down IBC, poor product made by non union workers will! DING DOG! You sound like a WAL-MART generation border baby. But hey Ding Dong, if living in a trailor ouside of Vegas is your cup of tea, then may you live happly ever after. I gotta go, the Semi is loaded, and the 91 freeway awaits during rush hour, gotta love the UNION PAY!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   
 
  Comment: BEWARE CONSUMERS: SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STOP BUYING IBC PRODUCTS!!!! Unhappy Employees = Poor Products The company and their employees only want your money, they do not care if you are unhappy with your purchase. Therefore, posting on this site with your complaints will not get you anywhere. I = Incompetent B = Bankrupted C = Careless
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: This is just meant to be feedback. I have never in my entire life purchased and eaten something so TERRIBLE as this one Apple Spice Cupcake that you have available. The cake was stale, there was no creamy filling, and the sale date was 12/20. Hopefully this is just a fluke and you do not have a problem with quality control. I stopped buying the chocolate cupcakes for the same reason. For investigative purposes the numbers before the sale date are D00320Dec20 and the UPC # is 04512909.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: To whom it may concern, We have been buying Wonder bread for several years. We enjoyed it very much until today.We bought a loaf of Wonder Light Italian. I only eat reduced calorie breads since I had my Heart Transplant. We bought it a few days ago. This afternoon I was going to make toast & the bottom of the bread is moldy. Yet the bag is stamped good until Dec. the 10th. This is only Dec the 9th & yet the bread is moldy. I am on a fixed income & I can't afford to waste my money on something that is spoiled before it is out of date. I would like to know why this happened. The bar code is 0-45000-11097-7 on the bag I am wondering just how many other people this has happened to that just threw the bread & never said anything about it.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I recently purchased 2 packages of the Bread Du Jour Rolls and upon eating them with my family they were molded in the middle the upc number is 4500014017 this was the most diguesting thing in the world I used to think that Bread Du Jour was a good name but obviouly I was mistaken
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: THE ONE AND ONLY CAKE THAT I RELISHED FROM DRAKES WHICH I DO NOT SEE IN STORES ANYMORE IS THE "SWISS ROLL". WHERE DID IT GO??? BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DRAKES, ARE YOU LISTENING????????????????????
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I WANT WONDER BREAD BACK IN OUR TOWN OR AT LEAST SEND ME SOME TO PUT IN MY FREEZER I WILL BUY IT. MY FAMILY WONT EAT SANDWICH'S ANYMORE BECAUSE THAT FRANZ/GAIS BREAD IS CRAP
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: In th 80's, Dolly Madison made a jelly roll (it came 3 per pack). Are they still available? If so, where &/or do they ship them? I would really like to buy some.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I recently purchased a box of 8 Hostess Cupcakes, and discovered that there were only 7 instead of 8. The 8th one was only a sealed cellophane package with the piece of cardboard in it.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: My family has been eating your Fruit & Cereal grain bars for years. Since we moved from Michigan to Florida, we cannot find them in the stores here. The closest outlet is about a 35 min ride away. Is there any way you can find a distributor closer to my home?? Patty barrett
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I am looking to purchase funny bones cupcakes to purchase. I live in Sarasota Florida is there anywhere to purchase them locally?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I recently purchased a loaf of Wonder Premium Cinnamon Raisin Bread and was extremely disapointed. The slices were so intangled with one another it was almost impossible to extract one slice at a time to put in the toaster. I don't know the reason for this but it is irritating to say the least.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased 8 individually wrapped Low Fat Cup Cakes Hostess Lights The number 4500000821 appears on the bar code$3.49.They were purchased at Jewel Foods on Howard street in Evanston Illinois on NOV 29, 04 They contained "spoiled" ccup cakes. The frosting was grey/green in color.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I was wondering if you could please tell me what your process is on checking the items before they are boxed and shipped. I recently purchased 2 boxes of ho ho's from walmart and when I got home and opened them each box has 3 opened ho ho's in the box that are hard as a rock. The boxes were in perfect shape so its not like they were smashed or something which caused the packages to open. Then boxes have an expiration date on it of 12/17/04 followed by the numbers 68328 $5.58/lb 18:18 $3.49. I was just wondering what the process was. Thanks!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I recently bought a Hostess Cherry Pie from our office vending machine, I?m just wondering WHERE IS THE FRUIT? The pie was filled with gel filling, but NOT ONE CHERRY. How can you call these ?fruit pies? with ?real fruit filling?, when there is NO FRUIT? Your company should be sited for false advertising.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Recently Sav-A-Lot stopped carrying the Daffodil bread that is made by Interstate Brands Companies. I would like to know where I can now buy the Daffodil bread in Indianapolis.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I am looking for job openings in Arizona.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I am looking for a place to purchase Banana Flips. I live in Slidell, Louisiana
 
  Name:   concerned customer
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I live in the scranton PA area, I think u guys have the best pies when they are available, it's very hard with getting your pies consistently, for instance I can get the drakes cakes apple pies like once a week, and the blueberry pies are hard to come by, also my parents own a small store and they used to carry the drake cakes pies but the delivery guy hardly ever stopped in to re-stock, this is also a problem at a few other stores, I think your sales probably would be higher if the product was constantly on the shel's, they are always fresht and the best tasting when they are available,
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: To Whom It May Concern, Are there any stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that carry Drakes Devil Dogs and Yodels? Tom Thumb in my neighborhood used to, but I can't find them anymore. Any info?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Where is the closest company outlet that will have the Christmas Hostess fruit cakes for sale to Athens, Tennessee, 37303 I have eaten them for 40 years and have gotten them in Memphis, TN. my birthplace hometown and essentially become addicted to them and can't make it through Christmas without them. There is no other cake that comes close to them.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I was wondering if you still made the white powdered donuts with the raspberry filling?I've been looking for years.thanks
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I have been getting your holiday fruitcakes for years. They have become a holiday tradition around my house. This year, I find out that they are only available in 1 lb. "sticks". Moreover, after trying one of those, they are NOT the same fruitcake as in the 3 lb or greater sizes. Will Hostess be producing the ORIGINAL fruitcake ever again? Where can I purchase one for this year? Help!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Gentleman; re Home Pride Butter Top bread packaging printing is bleeding /leaching on my counter top. Which I believe is a violation of F.D.A.regulations regarding ANY packaging that comes in contact or used in the food industry.Commments or questions?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Dear who ever has the time to call someone back after they have eaten a molded product of Hostess Mini Muffins distrubited by YOU! I have left a message on your 800-483-7253 regarding hostess mini muffins that were bought in frankfort kentucky at Leestown Shell. Noone has called me back regarding the message I left. I bought mini muffins this morning, that were MOLDED meaning MOLD has covered the muffins. After VOMITING FOR over 15 mins. I contacted the store manager where I bought the muffins.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
George Costanza how many phone books do you sit on to reach your desk? Its DUCT tape not DUCK tape........
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Does anyone know when the bakery in seattle, wa is closing? Not sorry to see it go. I was just wondering.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Mr Ding Dong . You evaluation of the working class people is bias. Are you German. If so then i can make an excuse for your stupid words of wisdom by saying you must be a member of the nazie party. If not a member then you are a total complete assol.
 
  Name:   DingDong
Date:   2004-12-10
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
People, Stop the bitching. If you need a union to help keep your job that means your stupid. Wake up and work. Stop standing around and being lazy. The union is what is going to bring this company down. Most of you are only worth less than four dollars an hour with no benefits. It takes three of you to do one mans job. Why are you so lazy? It is so much better now that I work elsewhere. You are the biggest bunch of losers I have ever seen!
 
  Name:   Mike
Date:   2004-12-10
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I am trying to find a product called Banana Flips. I don't know if you ever made them, but if you could please let me know if they are available anywhere. Thank You
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-09
Date:   
 
  Comment: IBC stock is up a little again. The stock rose .05 not much, but at least it gained something.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-09
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
sap has lost the company 60 million already. IBC you are pretty stupid with your money. Know wonder Wall Street And Forbes is laughing. You people in Montana don't worry your HR manager is about to take a fall.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-09
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: It doesn't surprise me most of the thrift stores are closing. You can't treat your employees like dirt,refuse to follow state laws, work people off the clock,etc. and think the company will do well long term. I'm sure glad I left this company and found a better company to work for. Just wish I would of done it sooner. I certainly wouldn't buy any of their products. It's the best message you can send out. True no large corporation is perfect but I know from exp. there are way better companies to work for than this and certainly better companies to buy stock from. Trust me all that have been laid off . You will find a better job.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-09
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Regarding market value for IBC stocks: It is my understanding the price posted at IBCIQ is only an indicator and not the actual cash value. It is a superficial price based upon speculation and wishful thinking. IBC stock is as worthless as K-Mart stock was determined to be. Furthermore, IBC is not busy attempting to rise out of bankruptcy. Their present CEO is an individual noted only for his expertise in Bankruptcy. A good analogy of this situation would be where the passenger plane you are flying on is piloted by a fellow passenger who just drew the lucky ticket for Pilot of the Day! Therefore, this CEO is nothing more or less than what he appears to be. He will attempt to pare down and sell off what he can, as soon as he can before he runs of out operating cash. Following this plan, ff any IBC operations are left standing, they will only represent a small portion of the size they once were.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-09
Location:   Location:San Francisco, CA (Wonder)
 
  Comment:
Damn, SAP done did it to me again. I'm out of packaging and ingredients.
 
  Name:   Spudly
Date:   2004-12-09
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Attention Drivers in the LA Transport Division.....has it occured to you that you work in the most dangerous area in South Los Angeles, I noticed that you have to park your trucks on the unlit streets, sometimes two blocks away from the plant. Does this concern anybody? Does anyone in MO know or care about the safety of their drivers? Safety goes a lot further then wearing your seatbelt and using your turn signal, if you work LA Transport, I hope your strapped for your own saftey.
 
  Name:   THE STOCKWATCHER
Date:   2004-12-09
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Im back again. Well i guess i made some bad moves saying that IBC stock was to surpass the $6.00 mark. It is falling again even after announcing the plant closings accross the country. Time to sell off and move on to better things.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Birmingham, AL
 
  Comment:
And what the guys in my district are telling me about your love life is that it involves more young boys and your best friend is named Jackson! So lets get this straight......... You and the guys in your district talk about other guys, love lives, young boys, and somebody named Jackson. These are your words. You continue to make a fool of yourself.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Is it true Big Deb will fire anyone from Billings that post on this board.Good luck Big Deb This just show how you deal with people" my way or the highway do as I say not as I do attitude"Boy are you important You are the HR DIRCTOR.GO to ### YOU #####
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: You still missed the point, Mr. $10,000 and counting! The facts are that you cannot deliver IBC product that does not exist. Nor can you drive a truck that does not exist. You have no more control about what takes place in your workplace than any other IBC employee. And what the guys in my district are telling me about your love life is that it involves more young boys and your best friend is named Jackson!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Birmingham, AL
 
  Comment:
I detect a little Jelousy on your part. The only thing I take exception to is you calling me a meat head. You however can su*k on my meaty head. I wont disclose all of the personal information you ask for because I dont have to prove anything to anyone. There are several routes in my depot that run these kind of numbers so there for cant be singled out for posting here. There have been people fired for posting on these boards also. Believe it or not there are areas of this company that have newer trucks that dont break down. A $10,000 route is not that uncommon. A good Wal-Mart can account for most of that. As for a promotion I a very happy where im at. I make more than any supervisor around so stepping up in my opinion is a demotion. Yes I work hard but thats what im paid to do. If you dont believe me I really dont care. $6500 route averages are the target today. Tommorow maybe $7500 so I suggest you get with the program or get out!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: You say you maintained a 10 thousand dollars a week route average, huh? Maybe you will share with us exactly how you were able to perform this seemingly impossible task. Oh yea, don't forget to mention the parts dealing with being able to get your product from the bakery that forgot to bake it in the first place and if they did bake it, it was misdelivered or it fell off the truck in route and you need to reorder it next week or the antique route truck you use each working day, to make your deliveries in, keeps breaking down on a regular basis and constantly prevents you from making all your stops on time or on the same day of the same week! Don't forget to also include with your post, a copy of your photo I.D., your real name, your real work location and your real phone numbers to your cell, home and work phones. Then get ready to take our calls, because you have to one delusional dude and in dire need of our help. You Meat Head!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
To the Birmingham Salesman Of The Year : Congrats on a job well done ! You are definately an exception to the rule. I'm surprised you haven't been promoted yet!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Birmingham, AL
 
  Comment:
You think a $6500 route average is to high. Move along and make room for the big boys!! I averaged over $10,000 for the last two years and dont plan on stoping. People like you make me sick. Lazy S.O.B.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
$6500 route averages may sound great, but in six months we'll be back down to $5500. Oh well I'll just have to have the IBC attitude. Change + Loss - Growth = IBC
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: If bakeries were closed due to error alone, we can kiss goodbye to Wayne NJ Schiller Park Jamaica
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Buffalo, NY
 
  Comment:
to biddeford: you make 70,000 for 45 hours a week - wow ,lucky you
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Tulsa, OK
 
  Comment:
Tulsa Mgr. Your attitude shows what kind of problems we have in Okla. With people like you in charge we don't stand a chance.You were probably a sorry rt. man
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
I think that everybody should write to their local newspaper tell them how IBC treats them and don't worry about slander if you just tell the truth.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: What I enjoy most in my life is when I am able to see other people struggle with impossible tasks in their lives, and yet continue to lift the bar for humanity, ever higher, one more time. Our collective efforts on issues of human equality for all, has never been labeled a burden on mankind. Those that would, would not do so publicly because they have something to hide from the rest of the world. The fate of IBC is close at hand. It's downfall is due to it's lack of worldly leaders schooled in the laws of humanity. And in a large way, our world is better off without them. Now we need to foster and encourage the next generations of humans to seek out only the best of things in their lives. To continue to build upon our past ideas, dreams and hopes for a better future. A future where we can all share equally and good-will based upon our own individual contritbutions and sacrifices! Our life is better today, because other people in our lives and history have made it happen. We need to continue to make it happen, every day of our lives. Everyone, is born with these abilities. Don't waste them.
 
  Name:   Cat
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: Education? If a manager cannot apply good managerial skills, education means nothing. Education is indeed important, but I think that in this industry, an education from the school of hard knocks is the best education. As one posting stated, let management suffer as we do, on a route for not one token day, but week in and week out. Maybe then they will see how things really are.
 
  Name:   Larry
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Mr Manager in Tulsa, Sir I appreciate the time you took to get a higher education, but this company(IBC- PRE 1994) was built by people who didn't mind doing more than a days work for a paycheck! Those who have been around awhile remember Lou Goad. This was a man with NO formal education, but through hard work and dedication to his job rose to be plant manager of Emporia, Kansas. As the story was related to me by Jimmy Walker and others of the OLD IBC, Lou was hired in of all places, Tulsa(if memory serves me correctly) and after a short time his sales manager came to him and informed him he had to let him go. Why, because Lou didn't have a High School education. Well, as the story goes, Lou got out and increased his route so much they couldn't fire him bceause he was doing such a good job! He climbed through the ranks and eventually took over Emporia. He then went back to not only get his high School diploma but went to College! So Mr. edjecaded man in Tulsa one of us did make it good! I have always felt one of the biggest problems is people of your thinking DO NOT know understand or care what one of us lowly route people do out on our routes! Why dont you get out of your office and run, not ride, a route for 6 months and see what we have to do to earn not only our paycheck but ultimaley yours!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: SUPERVISORS, NOW ROUTE BUILDERS, SAME PAY? DEAD WEIGHT?????????????
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: ROUTE BUILDERS? SUPERVISORS NOW ROUTE BUILDERS, SAME PAY, DEAD WEIGHT???????
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
to those who feel union members should take a reduction in wages obviously are uneducated in contract dealings and negotiations.the company enters in negotiations knowing what kind of money may be paid to the work force to make a profit. they would not agree to a contract if this was not possible, therefore concessions are made and granted by both sides to achieve proits and stability. overloaded at the management level, as ibc is, this is where the first reductions have to come from to turn the company around, making it necessary for reductions in management wages or letting management personel go. in the previous contract the union gave in to net pricing resulting in the average route man losing $4'000 a year in income. i average 45 hours a week to earn $70,000 yearly fighting through snow and other unclement conditions hoping to reach retirement at approximately 4400 a month in the next 5 to 10 years. by the way ihave degrees in both education and marketing, and would not consider taking a management job with ibc where berating and belitteling personal is their key to success. to all management ,union and non union personell lets get together and try to achieve positive results, and enjoy the holidays with our families
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
Never mind what you think- Just work the programs, that is all you can do at your level was what I was always told. Now that it is evident they were the wrong programs and there was too many of them, all we have is the finger pointing. We have so many products the consumer doesn't have a clue ( seven freakin varieties of Bakers Inn for example, all with identical packaging)
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   
 
  Comment: (continued from my post below) Also, raises should not be given just because the union contract says raises are due. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   
 
  Comment: Comment: "Lets face it also . Why should management take any cuts at all. Management has earned the additional perks because we are educated and deserve more because of our educational status. No we should not have to take any cuts at all. We should get a raise having to put up with many in the work force that came from the bottom of the pile." I agree somewhat with the statement above. Higher wages should be given to those that took the time and money to get a higher education. However, raises should be given by your work ethics and not by education alone. In other words, someone with a degree should start with a higher wage than those with only a High School Diploma. Raises should be given by work ethics and not by education only. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: You get overtime?You lucky dog.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Sacramento, CA
 
  Comment:
great company to work for. but have a suggestion on how to cut down on overtime. GET THE LOADS OUT ON TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
All Management are suck ass little weasles that only care about them selves
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
All the more reason to get rid of management. You "are educated" what a joke. The company is in the position they are in due to your "education" The employees in the office and on the line are not the people responsible for the stupid decisions made by "so called leaders" Name: Anonymous Location:Tulsa, OK Comment: Lets face it also . Why should management take any cuts at all. Management has earned the additional perks because we are educated and deserve more because of our educational status. No we should not have to take any cuts at all. We should get a raise having to put up with many in the work force that came from the bottom of the pile.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-08
Location:   Location:Tulsa, OK
 
  Comment:
Lets face it also . Why should management take any cuts at all. Management has earned the additional perks because we are educated and deserve more because of our educational status. No we should not have to take any cuts at all. We should get a raise having to put up with many in the work force that came from the bottom of the pile.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: We know how you feel. It happened to us too. No compassion shown to the employees displaced. Guess it was my early Christmas gift. Guess they will lump of coal in their stocking
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Lets cut management wages too they are no different the the rank and file.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   
 
  Comment: Comment: "The real truth of the matter is that the working force is making too much money for what they do and know. The unions have drained the company so much over the years that now it has no more money left in the banks. Union wages must be cut in half, as that would be the normal wage standard. Wake up unions and make resessions before all the work goes to India or Mexico where they will do the jobs cheaper and better." I agree with this statement. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: The IBC gravy train has finally run out of luck. You can run but you cannot hide. All their employees are going to suffer and to pay for something they had no control over. Those that did, are now attempting to grab what little is left before they disappear forever.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
sounds like management talking out of their ass again.The promplem with this company is lazy dead beat management. Like the saying goes "Suck up and move up"
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Shipping bread in from India,now there"s a concept that might work.Soar people get to work.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
The real truth of the matter is that the working force is making too much money for what they do and know. The unions have drained the company so much over the years that now it has no more money left in the banks. Union wages must be cut in half, as that would be the normal wage standard. Wake up unions and make resessions before all the work goes to India or Mexico where they will do the jobs cheaper and better.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: I cant wait till we lock the doors on Jamaica!! We cant even get thier stupid buts to answer the flippin phone!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Hodgkins ,you may not be that far off I here all jobs will have to be justified We have way to much fat in this company. What did you do today to increase sales or reduce costs?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Hodgkins, IL
 
  Comment:
I have a money saving idea. Cut 25% of district managers give them 55 rts instead of 44 then cut account mgrs by 1/3 believe me it wont hurt our sales one red cent. Put the money where it matters.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
I HAVE BUT ONE QUESTION FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE AKRON OFFICE......YOU CLOSED OUR STORE IN WESTON WV AND YOU TOLD US NOT TO SAY ANYTHING TO OUR CUSTOMERS ABOUT THE CHAPTER 11 AND TOLD US TO GUIDE THEM TO CERTAIN PHONE NUMBERS.....WELL THE QUESTION IS....WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSE TO TELL THE PEOPLE IN THIS SMALL TOWN WHY WE CLOSE? WHEN IN FACT WE ONLY KNOW THAT WE DIDNT MAKE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THIS COMPANY AND YOU ALL WASNT GOING TO GET YOUR LARGE BONUS WITH A STORE THAT DIDNT DO 10,000.00 A WEEK!!! I KNOW I WILL NEVER GET AN ANSWER BUT AT LEAST I ASKED!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: I WOULD LIKE THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THAT THE PRODUCTS THAT WONDER HOSTESS PUTS ON THEIR SHELVES NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT AND REALLY LOOKED OVER WELL BEFORE SENDING THEM TO THE SHELVES OF THE STORES.....IN A TWO OR THREE PERIOD IN ONE SMALL TOWN STRANGE THINGS IN THE PRODUCTS WAS FOUND....A WORM IN A LOAF OF GIANT WONDER BREAD AND A BANDADE IN ANOTHER LOAF OF GIANT WONDER THEN A LARGE PIECE OF MACHINE FROM THE BELT IN THE FACTORY WAS IN A PACKAGE OF BREAD DI JOR WHICH CAME BACK ON A ROUTE RETURN RACK....WHICH THAT GOES TO SHOW THAT IT WENT FROM THE FACTORY TO THE TRUCKS THEN TO THE PUBLIC SHELVES AND THEN BACK ON THE TRUCK TO A THRIFT STORE WHICH WAS FOUND BY AN EMPLOYEE THAT THEY NO LONGER NEED NOW AND NOT EVEN A BONUS NOR A THANK YOU FROM ANYONE FROM KEEPING THIS COMPANY FROM LARGER LAW SUIT THAN THEY NEED....SO WHY IS IT CALLED WONDER?....MAYBE BECAUSE WE SHOULD ALL WONDER WHAT WILL BE IN THE PRODUCT NEXT THAT YOU ALL CALL "WONDERFUL"
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Your stores look bare in Milwaukee, glad I do not buy homepride anymore never on the shelf.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
Our local union sucks, they are sleeping with the company. If your not a personal friend or have connections you are not fairly represented.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
The good old boys from Portland , the ones in sanitation are stealing supplies daily. Why are they not stopped at the door? They are seen carrying black garbage bags full of stuff. Some of the maintanance men are also steling parts for their personal use. Mark Bridgewater has his own company and he steals stuff he needs for his own use. All of maintanace punches in and just hangs around. Why aren't they made to work, we have cameras so there is no reason not to discipline them, work or get out. This company can do much better than they are now if only the company will look around.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Philadelphia, PA
 
  Comment:
Please get Hank McKay out of the union rep position. He is working with the company and screwing the people. Local 6 is the worse because of him.
 
  Name:   unhappy customer
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: With the closing of bakery outlets company should be deciding whether they need all the district sales managers, assistant district managers and the supervisors. If they can sacrifice stores then management should be next. If you don't have stores who are they going to manage?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: I am sure all those soon to be laid off in Florence, SC will find a better job somewhere else. You all deserve to be employed by a company that appreciates your hard work and not take you for granted. At least, the company waited until after the Holidays to shut down the bakery. Although, it is not much of a Holiday to know you will be out of a job in a couple of months. Best Wishes to the IBC employees of Florence, SC. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
Hey Shawn.....n I still see you are wearing your kneww pads for doing RAY........ Oh Ray you can't fire me. I quit many years ago from you corrupt practices!
 
  Name:   Sarcasmic Jack
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Columbus, IN
 
  Comment:
Hey Josh where ever you are Stop and think for a minute. A true vegetarian tries to adhere to a healthy life style which includes proper exercise as well as proper food intake. Just where in that life style does a grease laiden (animal fat vs. vegetable fat) chunk of high calorie carbohydrate really fit in??? Let me guess I bet you are one of the "Anulists" that determined IBC is in the top ten for employment... That is if you want to be a leech, and Go eat your tofu.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Dolly)
 
  Comment:
MOOOOOOOOOOOO........we eat veggies Mr.Vegan
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:San Pedro, CA
 
  Comment:
Dicarlo has been cut up into tiny lil pieces just rats and roches left......oh Ya and a ball field
 
  Name:   Josh
Date:   2004-12-07
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: Dolly Madison uses alot of beef fat and beef tallow in their snack foods. How many vegetarians do you think would eat this? In a 2002 article by Time Magazine (online), it is estimated 10 million Americans are vegetarian and rising faster than ever before. That's alot of potential sales lost due to using cheaper ingredients.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
They have closed 5 stores within 2-3 weeks of each other, they don't gove advanced notice, they just come in and ask for keys and tell you to get your personal belongings and leave, they tell you thaey can't answer your questions, but contact HR dept., but guess want they are being rude. What store is next? Some of these people worked for this company (Hostess and Dolly) for years, and right before Christmas. They have too many people in upper management that just costing this company money, company cars( do they really need?)
 
  Name:   THE WORKER
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
As i see it the company is in good hands with the new management in place. Sales are good and cost cutting measures are coming into place. Bakeries must be closed and workers must take wage cuts in order for many others to survive. Better to have a few close then the whole company. All will continue to improve greatly as soon as the unions take the needed pay cuts and benifits reductions. This will save the company alot of money. Most of the working members make too much anyway.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Waterloo bakery will be one of the bakeries to close. Too old and too slow. Its seen better times.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
With supplies not meeting demands, and routes not getting bread...we must reopen the Di Carlo bakery. Ralphs (Kroger) has taken notice and discontinued all buns and dogs in their stores. IBC wants us to sell more? Our marketing Department is weaker than bottled water.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
Cramer buy a Dictionary U dumb ass!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
there will be several bakeries closing in the next year. More route cuts If your bakery isnt runing 18-20 hours a day or you dont have a high rt average look out.
 
  Name:   Jose
Date:   2004-12-07
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Hostess)
 
  Comment:
Just got through serving my Ralphs store in Glendale. Went from the middle of the inline table to the far right corner plus I lost a total of 9 feet. What is going on with our Account Managers??? Also we now have Box Donettes on sale for $2.69??? What happen to the 2 / $5.00 retail. Where is Bob Mass?? That's all he ever did was get me great pricing, position and extra space. Bob where ever you are make a call and get me back my space and position.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Merry Christmas To all in Florence, SC. we will dive in 2005!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: They call it wonder bread because its a wonder any person would buy it and its a wonder anyone would work here for more than a day. I thought working 12 to 14 hous a day off the clock went out of style about the same time as horses and buggies.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: This is the worst company in the world to work for. Sure glad I got out and found a better job. I certainly would'nt buy any of there products either. I would'nt worry about getting laid off from this job . You'll all find a better job and trust me it'll be a piece of cake after working in this hell hole of a company.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: PR Newswire confirms IBC announcement today (12-06-04) it is closing its 85 year old bakery in Florence, South Carolina effective February 06, 2005 and will affect 200+ employees. Production will transfer to IBC bakeries in Charlotte, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Distribution in South Carolina will be unaffected. See MSN stock quote (IBCIQ) listing service for additonal information.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:New Bedford, MA
 
  Comment:
hi leo and terry your too busy to be checking an employee web site arent you???? sad!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Florence, SC
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: RE: Rumors and Warmonger's! Please keep in mind, that rumors, for the most part, can be anything but the absolute truth advanced by people for any number of personal reasons including imbecility, immorality, insanity, morbid sense of humor, and a complete lack of concern for the general welfare of fellow human beings. What you need to know and always remember, is that you are the most important person to yourself on this good earth. To others, you may not be worth two-cents! w
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Florence, SC
 
  Comment:
Florence S.C., bakery to be closed on Feb. 6th. 200 more employees gone.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: If bimbo or Sara Lee bought the Dolly label do they have bakery outlets?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Peoria, IL
 
  Comment:
Whats up with this team crap,theres no team here if so we need a new coach so we can put in a concept,not fling this garbage on the market,maybe were a dumpster team thats were it ends up team.A blind man can see were overloaded with managment most unfit for there job,good ones staying behind les be dead man walking.I say this bankruptcy is just a scam to lower wages.Dont rock the boat ,no accountability;horrible management is that team gang,when you cleaning house alverez your employee
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   
 
  Comment: Comment: "I would not buy anything from this company.the workers are to angry and who knows what they would do." I agree completely. That is why I now buy LIttle Debbies or Entenmanns. Although, I do miss Hostess products. :D
 
  Name:   IBC CONCERNED EMPLOYEE
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Buffalo, NY
 
  Comment:
MR HANNEY, YOU FIRED THE WRONG PERSON? YOU KNOW AS WELL AS EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT YOU DID TO THE BOOKS, THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE BIG BOYS HAVE NOT QUESTIONED ALL THE SR. MANAGEMENT THAT HAVE QUIT OR YOU FIRED SINCE COMING TO BUFFALO? WE ALL KNOW SO IF THEY ASK WE WILL TELL? NOW THE OFFICE IS ON THE STREET IN 60 DAYS, IT'S A REAL TRAVISTY BUT BIG BUSINESS CONTINUES TO RUIN AMERICA. I WONDER IF ANY ONE IS CHECKING THE RESULTS, IF THEY ARE THEY MUST BE ACCEPTING POOR PERFORMANCE AS O.K.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Philadelphia, PA
 
  Comment:
what is up with bob( nj driver) since his wife left him he is not the same.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Philadelphia, PA
 
  Comment:
i would not buy anything from this company.the workers are to angry and who knows what they would do.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   
 
  Comment: You know what would be more impressive? If some of you would at least try to spell correctly. You know who you are...
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
"Good to your people, people are good to you." Henderson someone needs to let Cothran in on this qoute...................
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
We are doing the best job running the most state of art bakery, the numbers are showing and we'll be as successul as our team planned to be. No whining out this way, just doing our job. Way to go Chris,Tom,Jose,Shane and Norm =Mr. Superior AIB audit superman. Great job with the enginners new program. Keep up the good work. Good to your people, people are good to you.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   
 
  Comment: "A great place to work." If IBC is a great company to work for...what is up with all the complaints?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   
 
  Comment: "At any rate with the new management team in place IBC has risen to the top 10. A great place to work." From whom did you get this info from? Or, is this your personal opinion? :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
That forbes company listing of the top 100 companys to work for awhile back was faulty and not accurate. At any rate with the new management team in place IBC has risen to the top 10. A great place to work.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Oakland, CA
 
  Comment:
Were trowing away bread right and left and the stock continues to climb? People don't care as much about their jobs and the stock still goes up? My Boss just waits for news that his job has been eliminated so that he can collect severance and unemployment and the stock still goes up? Does anybody else see a pattern here?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   
 
  Comment: "Someone stated that IBC is one of the top 10 companys to work for." I have no idea who gave you that information. IBC did not even make it to the "Top 100 Best Companies to Work For" in Forbes Magazine a while back. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: Na it's not bimbo, It's going to bee sara Lee. They are going to run with the dolly lable & take it nation wide. Employees will go with the transfer. i'm the one with the earlier post. I have seen the prop. It will fly
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-06
Location:   Location:Henderson, NV
 
  Comment:
Looks like the end is near good job management .
 
  Name:   THE END
Date:   2004-12-06
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: When you get to the top there is only one way to go from there and that is down.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: The word on the street is that Dolly now belongs to Bimbo. All affected Dolly employees will either transfer to Bimbo's with their work, take a lay-off or melt-down.
 
  Name:   concerned
Date:   2004-12-05
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
nother thrift store bites the dust in neptune ,new jersey. an anyone there tell me if they gave you notice. Did they just come and lock the doors. I know the rest of us are on borrowed time. What a grat holiday season. But remember Jesus is the reason for the season.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: what happens to dolly routes if someone else bought them? What becomes of dolly drivers?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Employee
 
  Comment: Expect an announcement within two weeks that ibc has sold the dolly madison label. You'll never guess who bought it?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Welcome! Come on in, take a seat and sit down. The story you are about to hear has been taking shape over the last several years in America. It's not only about the loss of a great many good paying jobs and industries but also about our various levels of self-government handing these same jobs and industries over to third world nations. For what purpose, if not to control the growth and future prosperity of the working classes of people currently living in America! This process first began with an organized and highly centralized effort to dumb down and to isolate American's workforce from the rest of the world. Then a program named NAFTA was imposed upon us and our government shoved it down our throats as being good for America! Farm out and share America's wealth, jobs and good-will with Mexico and other less fortunate Countries and Nation's on earth. American workers need to work longer hours for less wages! A federal system of No care health care plans and laws! Corporations mean more to the American way of life than it's citizens do. Next comes several waves in newly created taxes of all shapes and sizes. Have you taken a good look at your phone bill lately. It's full of these same types of taxes. Now not only are we making less income but we also are required to pay more with less! God help me understand all this bullshit. Almost every one of my elected officials is in the news at one time or another as being crooked or having lied. Corporate officers are dupping their investors. Unions are stealing millions of dollars out of worker's retirement funds on a regular basis. America is now a Nation of no accountability for some! It's all about money needs at the top. As a Nation we have not been able to control illicit drugs and now we are being sold a bill of goods--at some considerable additional expense--that we are able to control the threat of terrrorism to our country while leaving open, our borders. Yea, right! It's back to the money folks. What we have left to give, they now what that and more. So make out your checks now and send it in. Don't forget the I.O.U. for the rest!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Someone stated that IBC is one of the top 10 companys to work for.
 
  Name:   STOCKWATCHER
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Friday IBC closed on the markets around $6.00. Good job New management team. What a great job they are doing. We will be back on top in no time. All the employees should be honored that they indeed work for one of the best companys in the nation. Help support IBC by purchasing their stock. Hats off to management.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Location:   Location:Springfield, MO
 
  Comment:
This company does not care about you or your family. Get out while you can. They are only concerned about there own jobs most all management would walk over you if they thought it would get them a point. We have no one left with the morals or balls to stand up for the workers. And we wonder why we are falling! I don't think these people would let the women and children in the lifeboats first thats who you are working for.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: Last week, I purchased a box of eight Hostess chocolate cupcakes with creme filling at a local Ralphs Grocey store here in Southern California. Shortly after my first bite, I came across one that appeared to be remarkably different. It was at least four shades lighter in color than the rest and tasted stale and hard to the touch. Each one in the box was individually wrapped and should have been, in all respects, the same, but they were not. I decided to throw the rest away and into my trash container because I did not want to risk our family's health for a few more Hostess chocolate cupcakes in life before we die! I now need to look for another type and brand of cupcakes that will not result in our possible death and a much shorter life span than we presently enjoy!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Location:   Location:Schiller Park, IL
 
  Comment:
worst company to work for, glad I am gone, short time now as i take all my customers with me to my new company, your competition....
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Location:   Location:Columbus, IN
 
  Comment:
The question was raised as to the legality of closing a thrift store with no advanced notice. Some of our store operations are covered under union contract. Whatever the contractual language states concerning plant/store closing will dictate the notification time. The thrift stores without union contracts will be at the mercy of the hangman. So far the hangman has shown to have little mercy.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   
 
  Comment: You know what... What IBC needs is Dr. Phil. He would tell them to get "real".
 
  Name:   guess who
Date:   2004-12-05
Location:   Location:Tulsa, OK
 
  Comment:
what a travesty. this is bullshit.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   
 
  Comment: STOCKWATCHER is right about IBC stock. The stock has been much higher than expected for a bankrupt company. Although, (IMHO) I do not think the stock would be worth much after the company pulls out of bankruptcy with a new name. I am assuming the outcome would pretty much be the same as it was for Kmart shareholders. Again, this is only my opinion. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: RE: A local group of Pig Farmers and Waste Management dumpsters compete with a number of local IBC thrift stores in America for survival rights! If it's any consolation prize to this group of displaced workers who found themselves suddenly out of work, please consider the following: ISSUE PRECLUSION: Should I stay or should I go? IBC management cannot see the fields of profitability for the trees of wisdom blocking their view. Please think of it in this manner: Someone named Company Profits proceeds to travel thousands of miles to seek an audience before their Queen IBC, who at the time they arrive, is busy taking a bath in bankruptcy. The Queens' aide tells the weary stranger that she will be busy for the next two or more years. The stranger is left to return home never to be heard from again. All the Kings horses and all the Kings men could not put the Queens' wealth together again!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
I guess it's cheaper to rent dumpsters rather than thrift stores.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-05
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: to the unemployed thrift store retail I know how you feel. It happened to us too. At least I got paid. I would be happy to have my job back. I am still in shock over the way it was handled.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-04
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: mold eveywhere
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-04
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
STOCKWATCHER...you are full of crap. go out toany bakery in the country and see the mess. DONT BUY IBC STOCK !!!!! YOU WILL SCREW YOURSELF
 
  Name:   STOCKWATCHER
Date:   2004-12-04
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Lets all thank the new management team for doing such a great job of getting IBC back on their feet. Sales are great and the reconstruction process is an ongoing success. Lets see what happens on monday as the market opens up. Invest in IBC is an investment in the future. Keep up the good work management. You are looking good.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-04
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: I AM AN UMEPLOYED RETAIL CLERK OF THIS "WONDER" COMPANY THAT IS NOT SO WONDERFUL.....AND THEY CLOSED THE STORE THAT I WORKED IN FOR A FEW YEARS AND THE LETTER THAT WAS HANDED TO US SAID TO CONTACT THE HR DEPARTMENT AND WHEN YOU DO YOU GET A PISS POUR RESPONSE AND WHEN YOU ASK WHEN YOUR LAST PAY CHECK WILL BE HERE ALL THEY TELL YOU IS THE NEXT PAY PERIOD WELL IT HAS GONE BY TWO WEEKS AND NOTHING SO WHY NOT JUST COME OUT AND TELL US THAT WE ARENT GOING TO GET PAID....AFTER ALL THERE WASNT EVEN AS MUCH AS I AM SORRY FOR CLOSING YOUR STORE....IT WAS I GUESS YOU KNOW WHY WE ARE HERE......AND THE PRODUCT THAT WAS LEFT IN THE STORE WAS THROWN AWAY I GUESS FOR A BIG TAX RIGHT OFF....THAT IS A WASTE I DO THINK THAT THE PRODUCT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE SENIORS AND TO THE HOMELESS AFTER ALL THEY NEED FED TOO.....BUT THE HIGHER UPS IN THIS COMPANY DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM THEY MAKE 6-DIGITS A YEAR....FOR WHAT.....THE POOR EMPLOYEES TO HELP THEM OUT TO GET A BONUS....IF THEY WOULD HAVE WARNED US OF THE CLOSING WE COULD HAVE MADE MORE MONEY FOR THEM BY SELLING THE PRODUCT IN THE STORES INSTEAD OF JUST A TAX RIGHT-OFF....I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE WORST CHRISTMAS GIFT THAT ANYONE COULD EVER RECEIVE......IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER TO THE UPPER COMPANY MEN THAT WE ALL HAVE FAMILIES TO FEED TOO I HOPE YOU HAVE A REALLY HARD TIME SLEEPING AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING HUNGRY OUT THERE......YOU CLOSED US BECAUSE YOU SAY WE WERENT MAKING ENOUGH PROFIT WELL VISIT OUR TOWN WE DONT HAVE THOSE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT MAKE 6-DIGITS A YR AND WE DONT HAVE THE PEOPLE THAT BRING HOME THOUSANDS A MONTH EITHER.....BUT I CAN SEE WHY YOU WOULDNT UNDERSTAND BECAUSE YOUR NOSES ARE SO HIGH IN THE CLOUDS THAT IT MAY HURT YOUR NECK TO LOOK DOWN ON THE LESS FORTUNE....
 
  Name:   unemployed
Date:   2004-12-04
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: thrift stores beware. They give no warning that your store is closing until the day they come and lock the door. Is this legal?
 
  Name:   Soon to be in the cold
Date:   2004-12-04
Location:   Location:Columbus, IN
 
  Comment:
To thrift store in Cincy Bad Karma is everywhere. Thrift stores in the Columbus, In region are being shut down as well. It sounds as if the profitabilty of a store does not matter. Several here are doing well, they are still to close. Good Luck to you, we all need it now.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-04
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
To Kris Graves: Go back to high school and learn how to spell. Although you are probably OVER Qualified to work in the Shipping Dept!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-04
Location:   Location:Biddeford, ME
 
  Comment:
7X Cake software program sucks! Unaccounted for in the thousands every week because Wayne, N.J. shipping can't do their job.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-04
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: check out your frankfort store your reginal managers are turning a blind eye to union contract and company policey think the press will be intrested?
 
  Name:   BUTTERNUT CLERK 1
Date:   2004-12-04
Location:   Location:Cincinnati, OH
 
  Comment:
There was 1 thrift store that closed in Ky.. and about 5 thrift stores that closed in Ohio. One was a Hostess and the others was Butternut.. I have worked in a thrift store of 15 years. I have been a lead clerk for 6 years. I have seen ONLY about 4 months of my stores p&L (profit & loss) sheets, so please tell me how in the HELL am I suppost to know how my store is doing financially????? The new C.E.O. is going to be in Cinn. the week of Dec. 6, maybe I he will visit the thrift strore and I will ask him.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Columbus, IN
 
  Comment:
What is this about Bimbo buying Dolly Madison?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
Any problems with your insurance from IBC please turn it in to your state auditor.
 
  Name:   THE WATCHER
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
I'm watching you!!!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   The watcher
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Why dont the sales people in Jamaica do there job??? We cant find Wonder bread, or baker's Inn. Either sell the products or get rid of the bakery!!!!
 
  Name:   STOCKWATCHER
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Wayne, NJ
 
  Comment:
Good job IBC. The stock hits close to $6.00 today. Sales are up and thanks to the new management teams IBC will survive.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Columbus, IN
 
  Comment:
Bimbo is buying Dolly look out cheap cake and high wages, Long Hours
 
  Name:   Nitro Shopper
Date:   2004-12-03
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: What happened to Nitro, WV store. I went to shop there and found it closed. Someone needs to rethink this move.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Date:   
 
  Comment: Comment: "In addition, it is very important to make sure you spell your words correctly and use the correct punctuation when applying for a job, if you need to, use a spell checker.......This is good grammar? Well dip me in shit,and shoot me for stinking." Oh boy, someone has a bad case of PMS.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Date:   
 
  Comment: "This is good grammar? Well dip me in shit,and shoot me for stinking." Hmm, sounds like a hillbilly to me.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Comment: "In addition, it is very important to make sure you spell your words correctly and use the correct punctuation when applying for a job, if you need to, use a spell checker.......This is good grammar? Well dip me in shit,and shoot me for stinking." If you want me to, I am more than happy to help you out. :D :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
He's in henderson plt 28 running off all the good help in the eng. Dept. phat phuck
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:San Diego, CA
 
  Comment:
Who is Hog Head at Glendale?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Indianapolis, IN
 
  Comment:
someone should investigate the use of tractors for the transport department
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
What ever happened to Marty Fahey? Or who did he befriend?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
Why would IBC rehire racisist HOG head? This worth less trailer trash would follow employees on their lunch hour off the plant property on their own time. Also he is affraid of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for some reason, so much so he called the _omb squad to remove one from the parking lot here. Unbelivable
 
  Name:   whooooooooooo
Date:   2004-12-03
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
they should put cake people in charge of cake sales not bread people i worked for hostess for 35 years 1966 2001 in the bronx harlem and washington heights and the company was very into the display of the product.now that hostess and drakes are together there is no scametic for the cake they have hostess and drakes all mixed together on the stand i think this is a mistake i go into the stores and the drakes cake is left in the boxes the stands are a mess even though one company owns hostess and drakes they should be put on stand seperate 2ft stand top 3 hostess bottom 3 drakes 3ft and 4 ft stands the stand should be cut in half hostess on one side drakes on the other .and in the markets end caps should be cut in half hostess on one side drakes on the other .the stands would look 100 percent better and i think the sales would go up .leaving the cake in the boxes and mixing the two products is a mistake keep them seperate and i think sales would go up after all cake is an impulse item and if it looks good you have a better chance of selling the cake why not try i think it might work
 
  Name:   casey
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
chat room open yahoo chat business finance user room then ibc
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: For your information: According to an ERC Organized Labor News Report, Teamsters Local Union #63, Svendhardt Bakery and IBC are reported to have recently dupped IBC employees into voting away their job rights by bringing in Svenhardt employees and putting IBC employees (with less than Svenhardt seniority) out of work and in the "IBC Bread Line." The report further indicates what happened is that Local 63 was faced with losing Svenhardt Route Driver membership (Svenhardt Bakey told Local 63 they were going to lay-off and thereafter eliminate this classification of employee) Local 63 and IBC in turn, used this information together with the fact that IBC was going to claim bankruptcy and called a meeting to convince IBC employees they would be better off if they gave up their site seniority and allowed Svendhardt's products to be delivered by IBC. In turn, route drivers at Svendhardt's would be hired and dovetailed into current IBC driver seniority lists. All current individual (by depot or by bakery) seniority lists would be abolished and a master area-wide seniority list would be created and thereafter apply. The effects of this change in how seniority is now applied at IBC is that these employees just put themselves out of work and gave their jobs to Svendhardt employees and also let other IBC employee's working at other IBC bakeries and depots the right to take their jobs by using a master (company) seniority list. i.e. A Driver facing a lay-off at Hostess in Los Angeles can bump a Driver working in Pomona with less Company Seniority. Prior to this "new undertaking" this action was prohibited. You could not use your work location seniority to bump into another work location. Do you want to guess who really benefited by this change of operations? Unless you are brain dead, it has to be IBC, Svendhardt employee's and Teamster Local 63 at the expense of every IBC employee! Now tell me this is not the absolute truth and then tell me why we allow the Teamsters Union to remain in our workplace.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Peoria backery & all assocaited with it suck!
 
  Name:   ocho nueve-diez
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Emporia, KS
 
  Comment:
In addition, it is very important to make sure you spell your words correctly and use the correct punctuation when applying for a job, if you need to, use a spell checker.......This is good grammar? Well dip me in shit,and shoot me for stinking.
 
  Name:   PEOPLE IN VALDOSTA
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
I THINK THAT OLD MAN HARRY DOWN IN VALDOSTA GA. NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO TALK TO HIS EMPLOYESS WITH CURSING AND SCREAMING AT THEM. LEAVING LITTLE INAPPORIATE NOTES ON THE BOARD SUCH AS IT IS A DAM SHAME THAT GROWN MEN CAN'T DO WHAT THERE ARE TOLD. HIS PROBLEM IS HE DON'T KNOW HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE BUT SOON HAS THE DISTRICT MANAGER PAUL LATHUM COMES AROUND HE ACTS LIKE HE IS AN ANGEL. WE ARE SO SICK OF HIM DOWN HERE, THIS IS EXACTLY WHY HIS PACEMAKER KEEPS GOING OUT. AND HE IS PROBLAY WONDERING WHY HIS NEW HIRE JUST QUIT ON HIM WELL THIS IS IT.
 
  Name:   Daly-Anne
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   Products
 
  Comment: I purchased a loaf of 100% Whole Wheat Bread on 11/30/04. After opening it 2 days later having used 1/2 the loaf already - I found mold running through several pieces of the loaf right in the middle and I'd like my money back. This bread's expiration date is 12/6/04.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Mark in engineering how come your assistant knows more than you? Someday all that ass kissing and back stabbing will catch up to you.
 
  Name:   Merry Christmas
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: Stores are closing quickly. 5 WV stores were closed last week. I understand that there were several in Ohio and KY also. According to the letter employees received they are concentrating on the bigger and more profitable stores so if you are doing really well and making them money you have no problem. Good luck
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   
 
  Comment: (continued from post below) In addition, it is very important to make sure you spell your words correctly and use the correct punctuation when applying for a job, if you need to, use a spell checker. If you do not, employers might perceive it as laziness. :D
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   
 
  Comment: To: KRIS GRAVES Why would you want a job with a company that is in Chapter 11? Would it not be smarter to apply for a job with a company that is more stable? I mean, there seems to be quite a few IBC employees who are uncertain about their current position with the company on this site. :D
 
  Name:   KRIS GRAVES
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:
 
  Comment:
HELLO I AM NOT AN EMPLOYEE ,BUT I AM INTRESTED IN BECOMING A ROUTE DRIVER IN LITTLE ROCK. I USED TO MANAGE A RESTURANT IN LITTLE ROCK WICH OUR BREAD WAS DELIVERD BY INNER STATE BRANDS. I KNOW WHERE THE WAREHOSE IS IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET AN INTERVIEW OR FIND THE WEB SITE.CURRENTLY I AM THE DELIVERY MANAGER AT PIZZA HUT IN N.L.R. I HAVE A GREAT KNOLEGE OF THE AREA,UNMATCHED COUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS,AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONSIDERED A LEADER AMONG CO WOKERS.I ALSO HAVE ROUTEING AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS.MY DRIVING RECORD IS GOOD AND I AM LOOKING FOR A STABLE CARRER IN ROUTE SALES OR MANAGEMENT.I WILL TRY TO GET AN INTERVIEW IF I CAN.PLEASE E MAIL ME AT GRAVESTONE1@COMCAST.NET THANK YOU KRISTOPHER E GRAVES
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
That was not an illegal alien seen today at the plant it was Mendoza.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Akron, OH
 
  Comment:
REGARDING:As far as route sales persons, well I can not tell you how many stores call saying they have not received deliveries in days. Without us where would they get product? We are not here to hurt you just provide a service like anyone else My RESPONSE: Ohhhh, you must be talking about the 5.00-10.00 a week stops that we have quit 10 times this year !!! Your right, we should go back to selling OUR RETURNS in your thrift stores, cuz its accounts like this, that keep the thrift stores open, and the company dollars DOWN !!!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: To: Jamaica, NY (What can I do?) Send a signed letter to the top executive at IBC corporate headquarters. Outline your outstanding questions and concerns with your employer and your continued employment needs with them. Introduce yourself and offer your assistance. Mail it certified mail. Wait for a response. Respond as required. Show up and on time for your work as scheduled. Perform your work to the best of your abilities. Formuate an alternate plan of personal survival and write it down for future consideration. Get plenty of rest. Enjoy each day and help others when and where you are able. Have faith in yourself to do whatever you need to do in order to survive. Don't put all your eggs in one basket!
 
  Name:   jimmy
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Jacksonville, FL
 
  Comment:
interested in hearing from some route reps, my sales are really good here in florida, we're kicking flowers ass. product is really good and it seems everything is really great at the time.
 
  Name:   Mark
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Buckshit you need some english classes.
 
  Name:   Buckshit
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
Mark you are wrong she has such a large ego she only care what in for her just lok at the she kissed up to Mike Connell she just stood by and watch as Connell rip the empolyees.
 
  Name:   Jack
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Birmingham, AL
 
  Comment:
IBC chat room open. employees, lets chat yahoo chat business and finance-then user rooms-then ibc. 3 on now.
 
  Name:   Cat
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Glendale, CA
 
  Comment:
We are acting like crabs in a barrel, pulling each other down. Route sales and thrift store employees need each other. We all need jobs, so lets work together as a team. I do believe that the ESL program should be eliminated, and we should go back to the 3-4 day code. This will give consumers a better product and will allow the thrift stores operate as they were intended, to sell recovered product.
 
  Name:   Shawn
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
To the person that said Ray let's his wife use a wonder truck. There are no wonder trucks here, only cotton's. So get real and get off here.
 
  Name:   concerned
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
Without going on the attack to see who can out do who. Here is what I think. I am also a thrift store clerk and feel we are just as important as anyone else in this company. We probably deal with the public more than anyone else. We need to work together to come up with a solution instead of trying to blame each other. As far as route sales persons, well I can not tell you how many stores call saying they have not received deliveries in days. Without us where would they get product? We are not here to hurt you just provide a service like anyone else.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Tulsa, OK
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-02
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment:
 
  Name:   Thrift Store Employee
Date:   2004-12-02
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Well Mr. Route sales, I stand corrected. Your job is to meet customers needs and to get shelf space,customize thier sales etc. Well that must be why little Debbie has more shelf space . The 4ft. space that you stock so proudly, they would walk away from. I always thought that it was the account managers job to get the space and accounts, talk it up to the store managers. And your job was to talk to the back door person that checks in the fresh and all your stale . Since you see so many of the consumers that buy our product you must be on first name basis with most of them bet you take all those orders for the Boy Scouts and special events in your area that the back rooms of all your stores are just set up waiting for them to pick it up, since that little 4ft shelf maybe 5or 6 high can't keep up with the supply and demand that you must have on your work load. Give me a break Any other Thrift Store Clerks what is your comment about our jobs and the kind of work we do.
 
  Name:   concerned
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
Ibc stock prices rising and security of jobs is still not good. This is not fair to any of us. Especially family people. What ever happened to loyalty. Anything new out there yet to report. Everyone seems to be walking around with a frown, waiting for the other shoe to drop. What can we do to turn this situation around. Anyone have any ideas. I mean real ones. Thanks for your help.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Date:   Company
 
  Comment: RE: HR personnel are good people post! Nobody in their right mind could ever make such a statement knowing the truth. HR is in your workplace solely to serve and to protect their employer. HR continues to hold their job as long as they continue to satisfy the employer. They are management level, not subject to overtime laws and at-will employees. HR simply follows orders from the top. If they attempt to step out of line, they are fired just like any other employee and the employer starts the process all over again. If you are a jew and applied for a job with a company named Hitler, Inc., don't be disappointed if their HR person did not hire you. They can only hire or fire as they are instructed. They are bought and paid for just like all the other employees who work there.
 
  Name:   Mark
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Billings, MT
 
  Comment:
We have a good honest HR manager. She takes care of the employees, and she really does show she cares. Keep up the good work Deb.
 
  Name:   Ray
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
To the person that posted this Name: Anonymous Location:Alexandria, LA Comment: Well What about Ray wilkinson down here???? He has been letting his wife use a wonder truck for years to operate her(and his) catering business on the side. ANd also using company storage to store their inventory!!!!!!! Lets take it out back. I will whip your azz before I fire you. Im just a good ole boy thats trying to make a living.
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
why do we have theses so called "contact men" they never get there shit right,we order for these ad's that they say are goinbg to be coming out and then another fuck up and a shit load of product at store level,we need to fire each and everyone of them or is this just the way to get units ...next time do not add any product even if your supervisor say's so...
 
  Name:   STOCKWATCHER.
Date:   2004-12-01
Date:   Web site
 
  Comment: Today the stock is up to $6.00. The new management team has pulled IBC out from the bottom of the barrel. Sales are good. Buy stock today and make money tomorrow.
 
  Name:   concerned
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
Whythe sarcasim. I have worked for IBC for 18 years now. Just any clue or word about a future or lack of is all I ask. It is obvious ther will be no new openings.
 
  Name:   Mel
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Kansas City, MO
 
  Comment:
Sorry, keep getting busted by the wives. Would hate it if my husband found out. Hey, I called that phone number, that said for a good time call, we went out and she still wouldn't put out. WHAT A CROCK!!!!!!!! Here ya go MB
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:New Bedford, MA
 
  Comment:
WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN LOOSING MORE EXPERIENCED PEOPLE GOOD LUCK KEVIN 27 YEARS GOING OUT THE DOOR!!!!!! BECAUSE OF IBC
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Grand Rapids, MI
 
  Comment:
did you think there was going to be some plant openings and more thrift stores added
 
  Name:   Supplier
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Pomona, CA
 
  Comment:
Its not as bad as you think! Stop your bitching and keep baking. If your not happy move on. Your union will destroy you. Vote them out and organize yourself. Bush is the best for business! Four more years of making my wallet fat! Down with unions and Democrats! Ha Ha Ha
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
YOU ARE 100% correct sir! Name: NOT SURPRISED! :Alexandria, LA Comment: WELL, Here we go AGAIN. Yet ANOTHER man quit. 15 years of service. GONE. In a time when the bakery has hardly any people left that's been there over 6 months one of the last things we need to happen is another man gone. You bunch of ignorant assholes. YOU HAD BETTER PULL YOU HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS! Your gonna end up with nothing but a punch of 3rd street crack heads running you bakery. Then what are you gonna do? And to the HR dept. I hear you got the same letter that was posted here 2 weeks ago. WAY TO GO you morons. NOT ONE WORD. NOT ONE QUESTION> NOTHING you act as if your clueless. Well I guess its not such a BIG act. You are pretty shallow. As long as you and Jeremy get to eat on company money and go to tunk's and have your little "private" meetings all is well and good in holsum land. YOU MAKE ME SICK!
 
  Name:   I concerned
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Jamaica, NY
 
  Comment:
Word in the bakery is that some more bakeries will soon be closed and all thrift stores across the country by July or August of next year. Anyone hear anything different?
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
Well What about Ray wilkinson down here???? He has been letting his wife use a wonder truck for years to operate her(and his) catering business on the side. ANd also using company storage to store their inventory!!!!!!!
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Los Angeles, CA (Millbrook)
 
  Comment:
AHHH a new page for December post away people.........
 
  Name:   Anonymous
Date:   2004-12-01
Location:   Location:Alexandria, LA
 
  Comment:
Your post about HR i believe it to be true accross the whole region. They all do not care because they have no honor or religious beliefs to govern their lifestyles so they pratice evil doings. The facts are that nobody lives forever and these evil people will be judged before the almighty and down to hell they will go.
 
  Name:   LOYAL SHOPPER
Date:   2004-12-01
Date:   ThriftStore
 
  Comment: PLEASE OPEN NITRO, WV BAKERY OUTLET AGAIN. WE NEED THIS STORE
 

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