William Floyd teachers have taught us all a good lesson.
According to Newsday these caring people have decided not to accept their scheduled pay raises because doing so would have necessitated the laying off of at least nine others next year.
I salute their hard decision to turn down the extra money in these hard economic times and I am certain their students will benefit from their largess.
I wish more businesses would learn from these caring people and save the jobs of those at risk. Layoffs may be a band aid for the perpetrating company but in the long run they hurt the entire economy and increase the need for future layoffs elsewhere. They are part of this vicious cycle that we find ourselves in and it is wonderful to see this courageous group attempting to head it off.
As the President keeps saying, “We are all in this together.”
(PS - THIS WOULD HAVE APPEARED IN NEWSDAY BUT THEY HAVE A POLICY THAT THEY DON'T PRINT TWO LETTERS FROM THE SAME WRITER WITHIN A 90 DAY PERIOD. - BUMMER.)