I work for a foundry that empolys a lot of hispanic people (many from Mexico). We are currently going through social security number & people who's numbers don't exactly match are being told to get it fixed or they loose thier job. We have lost 30 - 40 people in the last week. That is HUGE in a company of 250 people. I'm in the offices and I'm amazed by the number of people that are so negative about these people. These are the same people (mostly men) who we have worked with every day for years. They took the same paycuts we did in the last couple years. I DO NOT want their jobs and I give them a lot of credit for what they do. I just get upset at these people who were born into middle class families (or above) who are juding people born with so much less opportunity. Maybe it's because I'm only 2nd generation American, or maybe I'm just a bleeding heart liberal, but I say never judge someone until you've lived their life. (I guess this is why I'm going into community counseling & getting out of engineering) I just want to say to some of these people, "You will not change my mind about this so please stop trying." I don't have an answer to the problem, but I do know that the company all those hard working men have worked to improve, is in for some hard times and some people just are not seeing all the long term consequences of getting rid of 1/3 of our workforce.
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12/20/06 at 12:22pm