Wednesday, February 11, 2009

True Story:For the price of you, we could hire 2

"For the price of you, we could hire 2." "Two mexicans for half the price we pay you." That's what they told my father today. 15 years on the job, and a man who has only been workin at the company for 4 months, told my dad, a veteran, that they were laying him off. With no compassion or heart. Just business. They would pay each mexican $550 every two weeks. Times 2 =$1,100.00. That's less than what my father bought home every two weeks. Now as a husband, of 6, how does he tell his wife that he just laid off ? How do you tell a wife of 22 years that you will no longer be bringing home a check? My mother doesn't bring home in her pocket as much as my dad did. Yes, she makes more, but she doesn't bring home more. What are we to do now? They don't care that he has 6 kids to provide for. They don't. My father said took a nap and thought he had a bad dream. I even thought I did too. I woke up to a text message from my brother saying," How could they do this, do they not know he has six kids?!" I replied, "Yes, they know, they knew for 15 years. We just got hit with the reality of the recession, better yet the depression. I just hope Obama's plan works........."


  1. I wrote a piece similiar to this sometime last month. It was in reference to the CA family who "succumbed" to the recession in Jan. This reminded me of it.

    I don't know if this is just a piece, but Nice.

  2. Thank you. It's not just a piece, it was real. I would love to read your piece though.