Pattison closing pattison signs..

Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby westbankkid » Feb 16th, 2018, 11:31 pm

If Pattison wants to close his Penticton plant and move it to the US then a boycott of Save on foods might be in order. Pattison owns it as well.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby Queen K » Feb 16th, 2018, 11:33 pm

Poor Billioniare Patterson, BC born and bred, just doesn't have enough money and therefore has to send sign makers in Penticton out on their bleeps.

I was sick when I read this, like jobs are everywhere in Penticton.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby larion » Feb 17th, 2018, 1:13 am

Jimmy has to come up with some plan to pay for Marilyn's famous dress. [icon_lol2.gif]
Seriously that place was primarily a collection of the nastiest idiopathic bullies I ever had the misfortune to work with!! I am so surprised that mess lasted this long! Finally justice is served! :up:
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby Osoyoos_Familyof4 » Feb 17th, 2018, 7:42 am

I think it's pitiful that a Canadian Company with Canadian customers and Canadian shareholders takes their labour elsewhere, it's inexcusable. Yes to Save On, Buy Low, Family Foods, they won't be getting my business which means no more grocery shopping for me in Osoyoos as Pattison owns both stores.

Telus too, they keep moving call centre jobs overseas and have contracted out work to lesser paying companies.

Sad, sorry to those losing a job.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby fluffy » Feb 17th, 2018, 7:43 am

Interesting that they are apparently unwilling to deal with the press so far. It shouldn't exactly catch them unaware that the closure of an employer of this size in a relatively small town would arouse some curiosity.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby firecracker » Feb 17th, 2018, 8:00 am

Jimmy Pattison does not care about the little city in the mountains, or any of the people in it. Including the people that work for his companies. There are over 200 employees at save on foods. Do you really think it's fair to them to try and put them out of a job just because the 1% doesn't care? Do you think everyone that works for his companies agree with what he does? I can assure you they don't. Most of them are just trying to pay their bills, feed their kids or put themselves through school.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 17th, 2018, 8:01 am

FYI this is a list of the companies that the group includes.
https://www.jimpattison.com/industries/
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby Osoyoos_Familyof4 » Feb 17th, 2018, 8:04 am

^^^ I hear what you're saying, however THE ONLY way a person can protest effectively is with their money.

I will no longer be shopping for groceries in my hometown at all, and sure I know folks that work at these stores, it's hard but it's the only power I have.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 17th, 2018, 8:14 am

Maybe a bit off topic, but this also just happened.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4031185/spitz-sunflower-seeds-jobs-bow-island/

Isn’t that just the spitz!

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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 17th, 2018, 8:43 am

I have started a new thread in the Canada section with regards to Treeguy's post.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby JagXKR » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:12 am

Osoyoos_Familyof4 wrote:^^^ I hear what you're saying, however THE ONLY way a person can protest effectively is with their money.

I will no longer be shopping for groceries in my hometown at all, and sure I know folks that work at these stores, it's hard but it's the only power I have.


Jimmy has no qualms about shutting anything down. He has done hard line stances at his businesses many times. Your protest will not make any difference to him and you will instead hurt the good people at Save-On or Buy-low.
It's always your choice but I will not be changing my habits due to a business decision, especially if the unintended consequences could cost someone else their job.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby GordonH » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:21 am

Osoyoos_Familyof4 wrote:I think it's pitiful that a Canadian Company with Canadian customers and Canadian shareholders takes their labour elsewhere, it's inexcusable. Yes to Save On, Buy Low, Family Foods, they won't be getting my business which means no more grocery shopping for me in Osoyoos as Pattison owns both stores.

Telus too, they keep moving call centre jobs overseas and have contracted out work to lesser paying companies.

Sad, sorry to those losing a job.


That's how business runs, finding the cheapest supplier.... with acceptable quality.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:30 am

Osoyoos_Familyof4 wrote:I think it's pitiful that a Canadian Company with Canadian customers and Canadian shareholders takes their labour elsewhere, it's inexcusable. Yes to Save On, Buy Low, Family Foods, they won't be getting my business which means no more grocery shopping for me in Osoyoos as Pattison owns both stores.

Telus too, they keep moving call centre jobs overseas and have contracted out work to lesser paying companies.

Sad, sorry to those losing a job.


Has there been an announcement that the sign shop is moving to another country? Link please.
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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby westbankkid » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:48 am


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Re: Pattison closing pattison signs..

Postby southy » Feb 17th, 2018, 10:55 am

larion wrote:Jimmy has to come up with some plan to pay for Marilyn's famous dress. [icon_lol2.gif]
Seriously that place was primarily a collection of the nastiest idiopathic bullies I ever had the misfortune to work with!! I am so surprised that mess lasted this long! Finally justice is served! :up:


Lets put the emotion aside and look at what larion has just said. It would seem with the information above that this might have been a somewhat toxic environment. Toxic work environments don't always produce product in a timely manner or generate needed revenue. Perhaps the market it was serving (not quite sure of the geography) has softened to the point it is no longer feasible to be doing business out of Penticton. This company could have been owned by any large corporation and I suspect we may have had the same end result. Pattison earned his wealth. I have friends who continue to work for him and I have seen how they have grown into management roles and how they are receiving above average income and benefits. I suspect there is more to this than what is being divulged and really does the Pattison group really have to tell you the whys? I'm sure those nasty, idiopathic bullies know why.

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