What's going on at LIFE?

Synergies=Layoffs
coming B4 year end.

I am getting the feeling that

I am getting the feeling that this forum is just 2 or 3 people in Frederick who are really, really pissed off. Rightly so if the things being said are true, however, there is not much incentive anymore to come look at it. I am truly sorry that anyone has to go through what those in Frederick have gone through from looking through these posts. I hope that things get better for you.

I think they got in some hot

I think they got in some hot water over the mandatory 12 hour days because all of a sudden one day MM did away with them now it's just voluntary 12 hrs. Now see, there's one good thing he done for his dept.LOL

MM did nt get rid of

MM did nt get rid of mandatory 12 hours, read the law, you can not make employees work a mandatory 12 hour shift over and over. He simply followed the rules, not hard to do by the way. It is still a lost cause in Frederick, too many shot callers with limited experience in the field.

Re r

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Wow, I was called by your

Wow, I was called by your company to work there and I just had questions. Obviously working at an uneducated place is Life Technologies. I was asking how this company was from the people that worked there... Gave me my answer. Can't wait to call the lady back on Monday... Thank you for helping me make my decision..

Such hostility!LOL Maybe it's

Such hostility!LOL Maybe it's you who needs to get another job, then again with that attitude maybe you cant find anyone to hire you either?

what a bunch of losers...

what a bunch of losers... Piss ant bitches!!! just fucking grow a set and go work for someone else... oh wait you are too incompetent to fool anyone from hiring you. you suck... kill yourself and die. Mark Macera is NOT the devil...you are by being such a cheesey whiner. do us all a favor and KILL YOURSELVES RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIE YOU WHINY CUNTS DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hear life is being sold and

I hear life is being sold and laying of up to or more than 10% of the workforce.

Why would you still work for

Why would you still work for a company that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy?

Who said I did? I got out of there a year ago.

Easy money.

Easy money.

Why would you still work for

Why would you still work for a company that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy?

They do offer benefits but

They do offer benefits but personally I dont think they are very good. The contract through the temp agency runs for 10 months then if you dont get hired on as a permenant employee by Life Tech you are layed off and new temps are hired to replace those whose contracts run out. Thats the reason for the whole lay off/hiring.

What does it mean with no

What does it mean with no benefits?, and why layoffs but are hiring? Makes no sense.

I wouldnt recommend Life Tech

I wouldnt recommend Life Tech for employment to my worst enemy let alone an anonymous poster here. Hold out for something better and save yourself from an ulcer.

Most of the positions are

Most of the positions are filled through a temp agency, though some people are hired "off the street" like you I presume. Turn over is extremely high there so I'd suggest even if you do get a job with us I would keep looking for something better.

I'm looking to work up there

I'm looking to work up there at the frderick office . I was wondering on layoffs there. Are they often? It wouldn't be a temp position so could you please reply

Well said, and I would agree

Well said, and I would agree with you in most other situations, but in life you get in return what you dish out. Those that run this company have been shitting on the employees (me included) for years. And like alot of other companies I've heard about they use the guise of a bad economy to further dump on us. The revolving door of temps and contractors is bad for morale. They fire people for the stupidest of reasons more likely to cut their bottom line. If there is a Hell most of these managers/supervisors/directors are headed there as well as some of the employees who backstab and connive to further their own miserable "careers".

I like to come here to hear

I like to come here to hear the latest info on the company. This site is devolving into constant slurs and obscenities. I feel like I am standing around in an elementary school yard listening to a bunch of bullies. If you are calling people names and slandering people you are being a bully. What you are doing is not ok, it is not funny and you are not helping the situation. You may feel helpless, we all do, but you would be better off finding something positive to do for yourself, your family or community, rather than to spend your time here degrading others. I have friends that complain about conditions and equipment at their workplace and I tell them maybe it is a choice between better conditions and layoffs. This company has to make the numbers just like every other company. Try to think of a way to improve the situation and if you can't, thank God that you have a job. There is a little thing in your brain called the amygdala and it registers everything you do, however it can not distinguish between what you do to others and what is done to you. Everything you do to emotionally injure someone else is registered just as if it was done to you. So you see there is a physical correlate to the golden rule. Bullies end up with just as many anxiety disorders as those who have been bullied. The only immediate relief is to try to bully even more but that just leads to more anxiety. If you want out of the loop, try doing something kind for someone else. Love your neighbor as yourself, you will end up enjoying life a LOT more.

Black Diamond Crampons. With

Black Diamond Crampons. With front points if you have to get stuff off the high shelves.

I recall horrid working

I recall horrid working condition in the freezer. The floor iced up alot causing slips, and falls. They still dont' fix it?.

"Management clowns think they

"Management clowns think they are in touch with the day to day operations when a paper cut is escalated for discussion in their daily meetings"

Thats because they are too stupid to know whats going on around there. And dont get them started on the slippery floor in the freezer, they act like people are too dumb to walk on a wet floor. One supervisor always harps about watching out for forklift drivers and letting them know you are passing by them. If the drivers cant see his fat ass around they shouldnt be driving a forklift.LOL

Darn! back to the 40's.

Darn! back to the 40's.

"Make no mistake, this is a

"Make no mistake, this is a "good" but not "great" business. Sales rose 5% in 2011 (to $3.8 billion) and 1% in 2012, and they are expected to rise just 3% in 2013 and 2014, according to consensus forecasts. Operating profits have never exceeded $650 million, meaning this stock trades for around 16 times likely peak cash flow. That's quite rich for a company with limited growth prospects.

The recent move -- from $40 to $58 -- has left shares vastly overvalued, and there appears to be little upside, even if the company is sold. If Life Technologies doesn't get acquired, shares may disgorge all of those gains."

From thestreet.com earlier today. Discuss "quite rich", "limited growth prospects", "vastly overvalued" and "little upside" ...

Management clowns think they

Management clowns think they are in touch with the day to day operations when a paper cut is escalated for discussion in their daily meetings.

Continuous improvement is a

Continuous improvement is a joke at Life. In order to replace 30 year old critical instruments, that is better in productivity and quality, we have to sell other equipments! Broken instruments can't be replaced. Service techs are constantly coming up with inventive ways to fix instruments. Money is better spent buying yellow tape to section off a spot for my stapler. If not, I get docked 1 point.

"me on floor laughing me ass

"me on floor laughing me ass off."

What can I say, I aim to please.

"how does that make MM a

"how does that make MM a racist, if anything it would make him a food critic?LOL"

me on floor laughing me ass off.

MC is still there? Geez I

MC is still there? Geez I thought they would have gotten rid of that moron. He's got the personality of a wet blanket.

Well he is from Texas.LOL

Well he is from Texas.LOL

He has used plenty of racial

He has used plenty of racial slurs in conversations I have heard. Plus, most of his picks have not mounted to much more than flukes, hey what can you expect when you work side by side with MC.

So how does that make MM a

So how does that make MM a racist, if anything it would make him a food critic?LOL

Them make funny my foods.

Them make funny my foods. that'sno racist me knownot wat iz.

"You too MM, you deserve to

"You too MM, you deserve to get bitched slapped one day, keep up your racial tone."

I agree on everything else in your post, but where how is MM a racist? I mean the DC has just about every ethnic group represented I figure if he was bigoted there would not be any minorities working for him.

" "Regulated" R u high?

"
"Regulated" R u high? Only IVD is. Nd that's stretch. Just mo B.S.

"Agreed! This isn't a rumor

"Agreed! This isn't a rumor board it's a Frederick winer board! If you all hate it so much quit and get another job! Tired of the whining, this board is for posting news and rumors not backstabbing and whining. Get off and get a twitter account"

Hmmmmmm, sounds like some one came to work without their knee pads and Astroglide.

This is news you fuck,

This is news you fuck, employees are being shitted on, ok, deal with it. It needs to be heard. News does not always need to be good. People are just shedding some light on their view. These mother fuckers lie and people that work hard and do the right thing everyday are tired of it.

Y'all should start a new

Y'all should start a new thread called "LIFE Frederick Whiners." That way, those of us interested in LIFE wouldn't have to listen to you so much. Just a thought.

Agreed! This isn't a rumor board it's a Frederick winer board! If you all hate it so much quit and get another job! Tired of the whining, this board is for posting news and rumors not backstabbing and whining. Get off and get a twitter account

MC is a back stabbing fruit

MC is a back stabbing fruit cake with the personality of a dead lab rat. He does nothing but throw people under the bus. For a guy that has been there that long, he knows nothing about the operation. All he does is follow the other little piece of shit MM and taste test his shit all day. How does it taste MC? Your a fucking scared little prick who has no say in anything you do, Grow some balls. You too MM, you deserve to get bitched slapped one day, keep up your racial tone.

"MM has reduced temps by

"MM has reduced temps by hiring the good ones and got Reno approved."

By hiring "the good ones" as you say means hiring fat bimbos who come to work wearing short shorts and screwing employees when she was barely there a couple of weeks herself then yes I suppose your right.LOL

"Y'all should start a new

"Y'all should start a new thread called "LIFE Frederick Whiners." That way, those of us interested in LIFE wouldn't have to listen to you so much. Just a thought."

Sorry to rain on your parade you happy bastard. Someone actually "interested" in LIFE thats a new one. You must be one of the "yes people" who have no life outside of "LIFE". Oh and you got a little something dribbling down your chin there, better wipe it off.

Reduced temps?????? How so

Reduced temps?????? How so when all they do is keep firing people left and right and they end up replacing with MORE temps. And really the only ones they keep are the back stabbers anyway.

Y'all should start a new

Y'all should start a new thread called "LIFE Frederick Whiners." That way, those of us interested in LIFE wouldn't have to listen to you so much. Just a thought.

How ignorant are all of you?

How ignorant are all of you? MM has done more for the DC than any other leader. ML and TC did absolutely nothing! MM has reduced temps by hiring the good ones and got Reno approved. Think about it, he squeezed money out of GL and is trying to get the bathrooms fixed and a new break room. Should I mention he got rid of 12 hr shifts. You all don't get it.

Never had any issues with the

Never had any issues with the maintainence dept. I guess if they call MM "lower than scum" they have good reason. Maintenence dept. has a budget like every other dept. and if the powers that be dont provide them with enough money to work with how will shit get fixed? Like the old saying goes "shit runs down hill" so it's those above the maintenence dept. calling the shots causing all these problems in the DC.

"MM is way up the food chain

"MM is way up the food chain compared to maintenence personnel so if he said jump they would say how high". Maintenance guys say MM is lowest scum. Dat y nothing got fix dudes.! they aint shy about talking shits in thier shop.

Should'nt have to "go

Should'nt have to "go upstairs" to use the bathrooms. If the dumb son of a bitches would have made those downstairs with enough stalls to handle the number of employees they would have this problem.

"Regulated product gets made

"Regulated product gets made upstairs and MM already cleared the DC to go upstairs to use the bathrooms. I hope you pay more attention in your job and quit whining."

Whats to pay attention to in regards to the job? A retarded monkey could pick and pack the shit, for the way they treat us and pay us they might as well hire retarded monkeys. At least the upstairs bathrooms are availiable now so we dont have anymore shit piles on the steps.

Regulated product gets made

Regulated product gets made upstairs and MM already cleared the DC to go upstairs to use the bathrooms. I hope you pay more attention in your job and quit whining.

"Bathrooms in the DC don't

"Bathrooms in the DC don't work because MM doesn't stand up to the maintenance people and make them permanent fixes. Maintenance blames problems on us, MM is not helping and MC is weak, so nothing get fix. Reno is also causing issues with utilization of the bathrooms. Why cant we use the new ones upstairs.?"

It's not that he dont stand up to them, he just dont give a damn about his employees. And besides MM is way up the food chain compared to maintenence personnel so if he said jump they would say how high. And MC is little more than a weak sister, talks shit about people behind their back but not to their face, someone needs to kick him in his vagina.

Bathrooms in the DC don't

Bathrooms in the DC don't work because MM doesn't stand up to the maintenance people and make them permanent fixes. Maintenance blames problems on us, MM is not helping and MC is weak, so nothing get fix. Reno is also causing issues with utilization of the bathrooms. Why cant we use the new ones upstairs.?

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