Why target stay-at-home state workers
This is in response to Tim Bolaski’s Nov. 23 letter (“State workers must get back to offices.”)
“I don’t know of many jobs that pay employees to work at home,” he wrote.
Have you actually investigated that, Mr. Bolaski?
Many companies in the Capital District had much more lenient telecommuting policies than New York state had prior to the onset of the pandemic in March. CDPHP, GE both downtown Schenectady and Niskayuna, MVP, to name a few. Even the local hospitals (St. Peter’s, Albany Medical Center and Ellis) developed policies to allow non-front line employees to work from home during this pandemic to protect them.
Many people work from home permanently, as in always.
What is your beef with the New York state workforce? Are state workers. in your opinion, somehow more immune to the coronavirus than other workers, that they should be working in buildings without appropriate filtration systems and riding elevators with hundreds of other people who may be asymptomatic, but still shedding the virus.
New York state telecommuters are held just as accountable as private sector employees, sometimes more so. They get up every day and sign onto their workstations, and do their job, just as private sector telecommuters do, often logging on before their work day actually starts and off after their work day actually ends.
Pick on somebody your own size.
America will end up missing Trump
My, my, President Trump, how will we miss thee? Let me count the ways. Let us begin with your starting, enduring, and ending your presidency while daily being attacked by a totally belligerent press and House of Representatives, i.e.: Congressional investigations based on fake dossiers, a non-ending impeachment along with major media daily attacks.
Yet in spite of that your presidency is ending on almost impossibly successful accomplishments (uphill both ways) though you inherited a limp economy and got it and the Dow Jones roaring to unprecedented heights.
Couple this with the lowest unemployment and highest minimum wage on record, three Nobel Peace Prize nominations (so far) by foreign countries that recognize (even if our own press won’t) the unprecedented multiple Mid-East peace proposals, with more to come and the bringing our troops home without flag draped coffins. All this while reversing a trade deficit with China that was killing our economy and our American manufacturers.
Oh yes, lest we forget his businessman’s acumen that brought us a safe vaccine in record time after being blindsided by the Chinese Communist regime.
Yes, Donald, we are going to miss you and your policies of ‘finger in the dike’ whilst holding back socialism (read: Communism). Let us now pray that Biden doesn’t weaken and cave into his leftish comrade’s rule and reverse all that is good.
Dr. Arthur Salvatore
Retread crew can’t beat Trump’s record
Looks like many from the Obama administration will be working for Ole Joe now. And why not? They helped keep us out of foreign entanglements, began to establish peace in the Middle East, and made a booming economy with record low unemployment for minorities.
Oh wait. That all was during Trump’s four years. Dang!
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