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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Working Poor

Today, myself and a couple other fellow workers went over to one of our customers, set up a big grill, and proceeded to feed about 50-60 people. This is a form of customer appreciation we use to thank the customer for his business, at a level all their employees get something too. Manufacturing in West Mich. has suffered the last 6 years, with many going out of business, or downsizing. Alot of those jobs don't pay much anymore, and it gets your attention when you see some of these people eat. They were grateful, and thanked us for our efforts, but I felt like I was feeding people at the local Mission. Try not to look down on someone who doesn't have the brains, or education to get a better job. Some of those people can't do any better, and still get up everyday and try to do the best that they can with what they've got.

2 comments:

Lynda said...

I think anyone who is willing to work deserves respect. There are so many people looking for that free meal ticket.

It sounds like you did a nice thing.

buffalodickdy said...

It is a pretty much mandatory thing that we must do for a good customer. I just try and pick out a customer whose workforce might need it more than some of the higher paid industries I sell metal to. Not quite Robin Hood, but definitely a well thought out plan!