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BOEING: Worker should be grateful to have a job

Letter by Kathleen M. Morales, Graham on July 14, 2011 at 9:47 am | 49 Comments »
July 14, 2011 1:23 pm

Re: “Boeing can’t be allowed to illegally take jobs out of Washington” (Your Voice, 7-14).

The writer talks about how proud she is to work for Boeing and the planes she helps build. I don’t see that. What I see is what is wrong with us as a nation and what is hurting our economy.

She talks about making $34 and hour and suffering through the 2008 strike on peanut butter and instant noodles. My family and I make half as much as she does, and that is the way we live all the time, but we manage to save for a rainy day.

It’s people like her who have put this country and the world in the economic grief we are in now with the mentality that I deserve to get paid so much and spend it on anything and everything with out looking to the future.

I applaud Boeing for building a new plant and taking jobs to an area that really needs them. She and others like her should be ashamed of their attitudes and their responses. I am grateful when I get a 25-cent raise, because I am one of the fortunate ones who has a job for now.

If this person is so proud of Boeing and the work she and her co-workers do, why doesn’t she do like so many others have done: Take a pay cut and be grateful for a job.

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