April 7, 2005

Alcoa profits down due to cost of cutting costs

Alcoa is citing the cost of their effort to cut costs by laying of 2000 workers as a factor in it's 27% drop in first quarter profits. Alcoa reports that it spent $25 million dollars to add 2000 individuals to the unemployment rolls.

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7 Comments:

At 4/07/2005 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Dennis Ahern work at Alcoa?

I hope he survives the job cut. He's a good guy.

 
At 4/08/2005 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who gives you the right the call someone a good guy? you are probably an Ahern supporter anyway. you probably are Dennis Ahern.

 
At 4/08/2005 10:57 AM, Anonymous say it aint so said...

mister second anonymous - can't we all jsut get along?

 
At 4/08/2005 3:30 PM, Anonymous miss manners said...

More personal bashing. What a world! People don't have the right to make comments about their perceptions now? Ahern is a nice guy. If you don't agree anonymous at 9:30 maybe you should restain yourself. If you can't say anything nice... maybe you shouldn't say anything at all.

 
At 4/08/2005 4:54 PM, Blogger latinv said...

Mr. Ahern does work at Alcoa, and he did keep his job, and he is a nice person.

 
At 4/08/2005 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i meant to say was who can say who is a good guy or who is not? i think someone who puts out positive info on someone anonymousoly obviously is that person of which theu speak, or is one of their supporters. thats all, i just have a feeling ahern is silently enjoying another round of the jacobs/boland feud because it serves him well to see this race. maybe, just maybe he started the rumor....

 
At 4/08/2005 11:20 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon above... I love cynicism as much as the next person, but sheesh! Of course someone has a right to express a positive opinion of anyone they wish to. What's wrong with that?

As a matter of fact, it's refreshing to read someone actually saying something positive about someone from time to time.

As to who has the right to judge whether someone is a "good guy" or not, I'd say anyone has a right to an opinion.

You obviously think otherwise. That's perfectly fine. But there's no need to knock someone simply because they think someone is a good guy. Unless of course, you can make a good argument otherwise.

Everyone needs to use their judgement here and every place they read information and opinion, whether it's online or in print or on TV.

Allowing anyone to voice their thoughts comes with the resposibility to use your common sense to sort out the real from the ridiculous. You just have to use your best judgement.

If someone praises someone here, it's very possible that the person is a supporter of the person their praising. There's nothing wrong with that.

And it's possible that it might be the person themselves. If someone feels the need to praise themselves while posing as someone else, it's pretty weird, but that's their right.

Those are all things to keep in mind. I'm grateful to all who participate and add something to the discussion.

 

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