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Old 06-25-2009, 08:55 AM
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Being a small buiness owner in OK isnt muck of a cake walk either. I havent laid of any people for 10+ yrs and this year I had to cut a couple and my unemployement went up 1K in one qtr. I am talking 2 people on unemployement! I could probably kept them on the payroll for not much more.

Worker comp!!! I dont want to even go there, 18yrs in business NEVER a claim!! $2500 a month and I only have around 20 employees. Hate to see what would happen if I had a claim..
Small business is the backbone of America, that supports the Big business and all the favors they get.
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I heard it was because E-Dock has such a large presence.....in OK
I heard the exact same thing! It has gotta be true.
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Being a small buiness owner in OK isnt muck of a cake walk either. I havent laid of any people for 10+ yrs and this year I had to cut a couple and my unemployement went up 1K in one qtr. I am talking 2 people on unemployement! I could probably kept them on the payroll for not much more.

Worker comp!!! I dont want to even go there, 18yrs in business NEVER a claim!! $2500 a month and I only have around 20 employees. Hate to see what would happen if I had a claim..
Small business is the backbone of America, that supports the Big business and all the favors they get.
Taxes gotta love em.
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I have a friend who owns a roustabout outfit in Stroud. Guy went from 50+ employees in the field to 10 in the shop & field combined. Oklahoma ain't a cake walk for sure!
I hope they (HP) make the move to Stillwater.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:54 AM
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I would love to see them bring the Hi-Pro division to OK. Bring it on......
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:54 AM
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I heard it was because E-Dock has such a large presence.....in OK
I wouldn't doubt it because here at E dock there is plenty of Mercury on the boats!!
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I wouldn't doubt it because here at E dock there is plenty of Mercury on the boats!!
Maybe they are just trying to cut the delivery costs for all the #6's that the E-Dock boys keep going thru!!!!! LOL!!!!
Its like poker, If you gottem, Play them!!!! And we know they know how to do that!!!! Good luck guys!!
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Being a small buiness owner in OK isnt muck of a cake walk either. I havent laid of any people for 10+ yrs and this year I had to cut a couple and my unemployement went up 1K in one qtr. I am talking 2 people on unemployement! I could probably kept them on the payroll for not much more.

Worker comp!!! I dont want to even go there, 18yrs in business NEVER a claim!! $2500 a month and I only have around 20 employees. Hate to see what would happen if I had a claim..
Small business is the backbone of America, that supports the Big business and all the favors they get.
Taxes gotta love em.
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Quin,
you need to speak with my step dad. He has been able to help small companies with high work comp rates and save you a ton of money.

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in the times likes this we have to lower our prices, and move inventory just to keep our heads above water, they merc should do the same, lose alittle now, or lose it all in the long run.
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Wait a second. Has NO ONE caught on to the irony here!!!!!! A boat motor mfg. in a town called STILLWATER!!!!!!! Now that is some funny chit!!!!!!!!
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Yep, another one gone, raise the taxes, again, again and again.....oops, looks like we didn't learn. This would be a great state without Milwaukee and Dane counties.

I agree..thats why I moved...and because it's too frickin cold up there. Ey .....
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