You've just described our entire economy. Mass production American goods having to compete globally against cheaper labor and low standards, while sales figures fall and business insurance skyrockets. This means less benefits for the employees, plant closures, faltering customer service, and constant staff downsizing. Today, one person does the work that used to be done by three.Blown Formula wrote: Truly a sad day to see an American icon such as AT&T go to the dogs.
While the prices of the products drop to match the global demand, this also results in lower quality US goods.
There are a few American companies that still maintain the high standards that America was known for, but the price also reflects the expense. And we all know that, when given the option, most most Americans will opt to buy the lesser expensive of the products.
That's why our government is doing very little in attempting to stop the flow of illegal immigrants - US companies are starving for the cheap labor that competitors can find in third world countries. That is also the reason behind recent legislation offering benefits to US companies who relocate "offshore" to relieve themselves of the tough US employee labor standards, high taxes and strict business laws.
But a country can't survive if the government caters only to helping Big Business. The average American employee must be a focus too. That's why they were having riots in Florida last week.
BUT CONGRATS TO YOU! Enjoy that lake house.
33 years is a long time to hang in there......
You've earned it!