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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted October 26, 2020

 

Dear Editor:
 

If you were going to fire someone for something they did that you felt was wrong, for which of the following reasons would it be?


    1) They were good stewards of company money and always stayed within budget?
    2) They have been able to work together with other employees regardless of differing views to get the job done?
    3) They didn’t cause unwarranted scrutiny by news sources?
    4) They found ways to bring the company from being in the red to being in the black?
    5) They have worked extra hours without compensation to get the job done?
    6)  They volunteered their skills to enrich their employer (at no charge and not needing recognition)?
    7) When a critical employee safety component of the business was about to be lost they found a less expensive solution while protecting more?
    8) They found a way to decrease utility costs at no extra expense for the employer?
    9) They lobbied to keep an important source of revenue for the company?
    10) They transformed a company disgrace into a state-of-the-art facility?
    11) They protected the company from chemical contaminants insuring all employees stayed safe?
    12) They made sure all departments had the resources needed to perform properly?
    13) They looked forward to ensure that the revenue needed to survive was being addressed?
    14) They proactively made required minimum wage increases less of an impact on the company’s bottom line, while working at well below minimum wage levels to do their own jobs?
    15) They are willing to keep their positions even though they know the road ahead is going to be difficult because of revenue losses created by Covid19 and other factors?
    16) They continually look for a revenue stream which doesn’t cost the employees any financial burdens…even when not all support their efforts?
    17) There have been no lay-offs during their tenure because of good budgeting and fiscal responsibility?
    18) They make decisions because it was good for the company and other employees rather that what a minority thought of them?
    19) They were willing to voice their opinions in public when others who are applying for their jobs wouldn’t?


Now, substitute DeWitt County for company and workplace, residents of DeWitt County for bosses and other employees, and they for incumbent board members now running for re-election.


Looking at the very possible loss of revenue that we may face down the road, it is more important now more than ever, to keep experienced and proven leaders in the offices of the County Board. 


Re-elect Camille Redman and Lance Reece in District A and
 Jay Wickenhauser, Scott Nimmo, and Dave Newberg in District C.


Kim Spencer

Clinton, IL  

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