Cry me a river
So, Blount County Mayor Jerry Cunningham was blindsided that the local Rubbermaid plant decided to lay off 200 people. By blindsided, you’d think he meant shocked or concerned. But he’s more concerned because Rubbermaid didn’t tell him:
I am very surprised that any company would have handled the manner in the way that this company chose, he said in a press release.
In the past, other companies, when they have even downsized, have had the courtesy to visit with the different governmental entities relative to these kinds of things inasmuch as it affects so many live, he said.
Well, first of all Sparky, the local government did know because police were there when Rubbermaid fired everybody.