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Stern Pinball just fired us [Hoax]


By SilverBall15

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    *MODERATOR NOTE*
    This is a troll post. We recommend that you consider this entire story fiction unless more credible information comes to light. As far as we are aware, it's business as usual at stern.
    *MODERATOR NOTE*

    Hello all , I'm registered as a new user because you may know me as another alias

    I'm a current factory worker at Stern Pinball. I go back to the B/W days.

    Any way

    Stern just cut half the workforce today, no notice, nothing, pulled us into the main area and didn't give details, just let half of us go.

    Recently production has been almost at a standstill. Many rumors, many I can't get into detail, that some are true some are not. There has been a lot of people coming in and out, I think some type of auditors or consultants I don't know, but nothing made sense as to why we were pulled off Harold LE (Ghostbuster's) production and they have been sitting idle and we were told to halt production on them

    I am not sure what is going on but it doesn't look good

    By the way the Gary stern death hoax was posted by a Stern employee to get a rise, I won't name names but it was stupid to do and they did it to screw with Pinside. Hint his last name rymes with Stankturd

    Listen anyone with pre paid machines might want to get your money back because production is halted and most of us were let go and something is happening at Stern and it doesn't look good

    I'm supposed to be paid tomorrow lets see if that happens, they didn't even give any of us a final paycheck

    #3 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear that. Good luck with any future endeavors.

    #4 3 years ago

    I hope this is a Kaneda troll, because that many people losing their job like that would be terrible. Pinball is cool, but livelihoods matter much more, obviously.

    #5 3 years ago

    mj_(resized).jpg

    #6 3 years ago

    If you have been fired and came on here to post, why hold back about these rumors? Hope you find work soon.

    #7 3 years ago

    in before the lock. IBTL

    #8 3 years ago

    ... Umm... WTF?!
    Seems... odd.
    Could get very interesting very quick.
    But it does have a Hoax-y feel to it right now.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from Darscot:

    If you have been fired and came on here to post, why hold back about these rumors? Hope you find work soon.

    I question the validity of all this, but if it's real, you don't want to make yourself harder to hire because you snitched out your former employer.

    #10 3 years ago

    All I can say is if I was employed somewhere and this was done, I'd be posting in my real name, not an alias. You have just about zero credibility as a totally anonymous noob.

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    I question the validity of all this, but if it's real, you don't want to make yourself harder to hire because you snitched out your former employer.

    "Snitching" would imply lying. If it's the truth, it's "whistleblowing"....sheesh.

    #12 3 years ago

    So I guess that means an REO Speedwagon pinball may never happen.

    #13 3 years ago

    Oh no the sky is falling!!!! everybody start rioting and looting!!!

    #14 3 years ago

    Can anyone validate? Sorry, but too many hoaxsters these days.....

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from Stones:

    Can anyone validate? Sorry, but too many hoaxsters these days.....

    I'm sure Gary will be holding a sign in front of the production line shortly...

    #16 3 years ago

    I'm here out of curiosity too,hope it's all crap.
    Mike

    #17 3 years ago

    Yea.....calling bullshit on this.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from SilverBall15:

    Stern just cut half the workforce today, no notice, nothing, pulled us into the main area and didn't give details, just let half of us go.

    Guess you were in the bottom half of the workforce...

    Perhaps now QC will improves?

    #19 3 years ago

    I wish I can go into detail but I am not sure about the non disclosure I signed and how long I can say certain things, I don't know

    It's a small industry I can't use my real name or else I might have a hard time seeking employment, I don't know what to do, thankfully kids are grown up and it's just me to take care of and unemployment benefits are available

    I just wanted to update maybe this helps, because many people have money out to distributors for their Ghostbuster's machines and there's a reason stern has been quiet, it's a major shakeup, not sure what's happening myself and I don't even have much information since I'm just a low level factory worker. So sorry.

    #20 3 years ago

    My friend just had his Got Prem drop shipped from Stern yesterday, so this is a bunch of BS!

    #21 3 years ago

    Not sure what to think,
    if there where financial issues they wouldnt have moved into a larger place and given the fervor of the ghostbusters machine that seems to bode well for sales. JJ recently posted in his thread that Game Exchange is getting inventory... Good luck with the job search, sorry to hear of your loss.

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from lowepg:

    Guess you were in the bottom half of the workforce...
    Perhaps now QC will improves?

    Too soon.

    #23 3 years ago

    sounds legit stern survived to earn 2000's and is now shutting down during one of the biggest pinball resurgence in over 20 years most be the piles of money theyes are raking in blocking production.

    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

    My friend just had his Got Prem drop shipped from Stern yesterday, so this is a bunch of BS!

    That was yesterday....

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

    My friend just had his Got Prem drop shipped from Stern yesterday, so this is a bunch of BS!

    yes got were shipping out just production halted, much stock still could be shipped, just production ceased

    #27 3 years ago
    Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

    My friend just had his Got Prem drop shipped from Stern yesterday, so this is a bunch of BS!

    There's no way...that would make him the first, and ahead of the LEs.

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from lowepg:

    Guess you were in the bottom half of the workforce...
    Perhaps now QC will improves?

    Total douchebag comment. If true (not saying it is, hoping it isn't) this is really bad form. Sometimes layoffs happen to good people for no good reason other than the bottom line. Real lives are impacted. Families. Think about that next time

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    I call bs on this they haven't made premium ghostbusters yet

    GoT= Game of Thrones.

    Slow down...

    #30 3 years ago

    Ghostbuster's LE many were build but held back because of re design of some parts and the rest are empty cabinets none are being built, at least for past 2 weeks, no one told us why sorry

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    GoT= Game of Thrones.
    Slow down...

    Yup edited comment lol

    #32 3 years ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    There's no way...that would make him the first, and ahead of the LEs.

    GOT Prem= Game of Thrones Premium

    #33 3 years ago
    Quoted from Join_The_Cirqus:

    GOT Prem= Game of Thrones Premium

    Missed that. Thanks.

    #34 3 years ago

    Good game, good effort!

    #35 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear about this if true.

    #36 3 years ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    Missed that. Thanks.

    I took the Evelyn Wood speed reading course.

    #37 3 years ago

    half the workforce cut... time to refresh the NIB prices need to drop argument!

    #38 3 years ago

    Thanks for some of the comments, I will be fine maybe it's a blessing in disguise, I'm old and my hands are tired. Maybe time to call it quits. God bless

    #39 3 years ago

    While prob a hoax, the OP has a Black Knight style to his writing. Guess we'll see.

    #40 3 years ago

    Well honestly how many people almost 60 work on the stern floor (or did). Probably wouldn't be all that hard to figure out who OP is if it's factual. Might as well give his real name now.

    #41 3 years ago

    Not sure I am buying this one

    #42 3 years ago

    I'd suggest if you really want to keep your anonymity hold off all all these key identifiers you're throwing out sir..

    #43 3 years ago

    cancel ghostbusters le orders to free up LE machines? This is almost as exciting as Brexit!

    #44 3 years ago

    Until there is actual confirmaton of any of this, thread closed. There's no need to incite controversy or panic, especially if this is another hoax.

    Silverball15, please start a moderator feedback thread so we can discuss this and the duplicate account.

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