In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #00828

Submission Number:
00828
Commenter:
Barbara Breslin
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I am from an upper middle class family and have a Bachelor's Degree with honors, and yet I struggled to get my career started. It took about 12 years after earning my degree for my career to take off. Was it because I didn't have the proper education? No, I went to a prominent university. Did I not work hard enough? No-my superiors consistently named me as one of their hardest and most reliable and competent workers. It was because of company buyouts or mergers and layoffs!! I was laid off 3 consecutive times within 7 years of earning my degree! This not only stalled my career and my financial life, but my self esteem dipped for a long time as well. These layoffs and company shutdowns deeply affect people while the super rich get richer!! This has to stop!!