TO THE EDITOR:
This is another sad day in my employment history at Chrysler ("Sources: FCA has Chinese suitors," Aug. 14). I am a third-generation Chrysler employee, along with two brothers, and with every takeover comes the stress of a future. I'm 50 years old with 23 years at this company. Being loyal doesn't count for anything; they pass you around for the sake of "shareholder value." Just what is the value of a lifetime of hard work and dedication to a company that trades you around for a profit?
The company is in business to make money for major shareholders, not the people below the top who get up at 3 a.m. to work 12 hours a day to try and acquire a life they have dreamed about, only to watch it skip around like a rock on a lake, waiting for its last skip before it sinks. Our Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association never should have sold out to Fiat, or Bob Eaton to Daimler, for that matter. It's sad when you've been with a company longer than the letters on the corporate signs! I'm at a loss on what I should tell my kids when it comes time for them to pick a career. I know one thing: Stay away from the auto industry!
DOUGLAS CORNACCHIA, Warren, Mich. The writer works at an FCA assembly plant.