Ford cuts are un­eth­i­cal

RE: Ford to cut 1,400 jobs to boost prof­its, stock price (May 18)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Imag­ine that you have just moved your fam­ily sev­eral thou­sand miles, bought a new house, set­tled your kids into a new school and you re­ceive a note from the em­ployer who lured you away from your pre­vi­ous sit­u­a­tion which was good if not ideal: “Our an­a­lysts in­form us that we can en­hance our al­ready prof­itable bot­tom line and make our stock more at­trac­tive with­out you on the pay­roll so we won’t be hir­ing you af­ter all.”

That vi­gnette is ex­em­plary of what Ford is do­ing. An en­ter­prise that en­tices peo­ple to cast their fate with it in­curs re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. To re­nege on them so ca­su­ally is un­eth­i­cal, im­moral, de­testable, and I, for one, will have no deal­ing with any such en­tity. Roy J. Adams, Hamilton

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