I usually try to avoid getting up on a soapbox but in this instance I'm going to make an exception. There are times when the worst thing we can do is stay silent.
I learned today that the people who deliver the New York Daily News to our homes will soon be losing their jobs because the company plans to change its distribution system.
My carrier, like many of the people bringing the news to our front doors, is a dedicated, hard working individual struggling to provide for his family which includes 2 young children. Everyday, rain, shine, snow and even during tropical storms, the Daily News arrives at my home by 6 am. Richard (yes he does have a name) has notified his customers that in order to support his family he will be starting a house/office cleaning service.
In nothing more than an attempt to improve their bottom line the New York Daily News is implementing a policy that can only be described as contemptible. This corporate giant is targeting the most vulnerable among their employees. I eagerly await the next Daily News editorial concerning the plight of New York's middle class.
Without doubt my words will be mostly met with silence by politicians seeking a Daily News endorsement of their campaigns but I just had to get this off my chest. Let me know if you are looking for paper to wrap your fish.