Comments on: The Packer- Fresh Talk Blog http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog Just another WordPress site Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:44:53 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: olden timer http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-256 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 01:02:58 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-256 Yea, when do we get those financial numbers? Do we have to wait for the March 30 advisory committee meeting when FPB springs the next fee increase on the users of the service? And how do they calculate the split between Market and SPI oblications?

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By: thedog http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-255 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 15:41:54 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-255 Unfortunately, the inspectors in the field do not have a say in any of the restructuring taking place, nor do they have any real access to the real financials of the branch.
And, is the Branch Chief coming back or did she jump to FDA?

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-254 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:34:49 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-254 False budget numbers? can you elaborate please?

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-253 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:30:06 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-253 why not give YOUR name instead of remaining anonymous?

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-252 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:16:09 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-252 Again WOW – you missed the point you HQ POD! You are run by a group of nincompoops who can’t formulate a proper sentence or thought. WHY can’t HQ answer simple questions like blanching versus yellowing or any other number of defects that have been raised over the years? Am I still off base? I have been around for more than a few years and KNOW how misrepresented things from the FPB are – so do many others. Hey, what about that third party audit from Paradigm that occurred in which the FPB management gave FALSE budget numbers? OOOPS was that a secret? Oh, when is the CHIEF coming back? The FPB is TRULY in capable hands as we speak… People are fed up and its time someone actually investigate what’s going on!! I challenge the HQ person to give a name in their response and myself and the other 12 people who formulated this response will upon the reveal……yes 12!!!!!

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-251 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:43:40 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-251 not needed? you need to go back to middle school and see how those “middle schoolers” would teach themselves, show up for class and behave without the instructors.
Don’t be foolish. The field needs HQ and all of its components.

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-250 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:28:00 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-250 WOW…someone needs to go back to middle school and take another grammar course! BTW – No, you are NOT neded at 40%!

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-249 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 12:53:27 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-249 Hey anonymous;
HQ is much needed to run and oversee the operations. The 40% is just a part of doing business. HQ doesn’t get the kind of bonuses that corporation CEO’s get. So be thankful you have a job and get out there and do inspections of which you were hired to do. If you want chances to the program then go to work at HQ.

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By: Anonymous http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-248 Fri, 05 Feb 2010 12:43:58 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-248 Administrative costs? Our office has to pay over 40% of our revenue to HQ for their overhead costs. That means all the revenue from each and every inspection we do from January to May has to go to HQ, just to cover their expenses. And this is true for every market office in the country. No wonder we are going broke!

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By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/the-packer-fresh-talk-blog#comment-247 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:28:53 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1415#comment-247 Thanks for the question. The USDA Inspection Service has been in business for over 60 years. If anything will kill the program it will be their administrative costs. The USDA currently has a Chief, an Assistant Chief and an Assistant to the Chief. There is a Head of Field Operations and an Assistant Head of Field Operations. Also, they have a Head of Training and Standardization and an Assistant Head of Training and Standardization.

But, the office in Los Angeles went almost 12 months without an Officer in Charge. The largest office in the country, Hunts Point, has been without an Officer in Charge for the past few months, and countless market inspection offices have suffered reductions in personnel through attrition and forced transfers. If the inspection service is going to survive they will need inspectors in the field not managers in Washington.

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