I read the letter of May 18, "Deficit means Ogden district must make cuts." To be frank, I agree with the writer of that letter. Yet, I feel for the teachers and other employees. Whenever any school district or other employer must reduce expenses, the first expense to be trimmed away is someone's wage. That really hurts. People have financial responsibilities. And, when the means to fulfill those responsibilities are severed, it's more than just the employees who must pay. It's their children and other dependents, their pets, their households. And, when teachers are severed from their posts, their students must go into the pre-existing class of teachers who remain. That creates a burden what really must not exist.
An electronics industry, headquartered in Roy, laid off many workers. That took place shortly after a fellow, who was once my immediate supervisor, began his new job there. I don't know if he was one of those who were separated from the company. But, what I find so disturbing is that not long after this massive layoff, that same company began to expand with a few new buildings. Now, just how could they have the money to build, and not have the money to pay wages? That doesn't make sense. The money used to build could have been better spent in paying wages so that the people could fulfill their financial responsibilities, which would include providing for their children and other dependents.
Dallon Eugene Nye