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Show some compassion

Dear Editor:

Thank you, Aspen Skiing Co., for recognizing the fury you provoked by Dan’s firing and by attempting to rectify the situation. Now, let’s talk about the Limelight Hotel and what you plan to do to the 35 or so current employees, many of whom are longtimers there.

Unemploying people in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression is probably the coldest, stupidest, most heartlessly provocative act you could undertake. Particularly if you plan to hire inexpensive foreign workers to replace them and doubly so if those workers are not legally in the U.S.

Stop, Skico, and recognize that you have not squashed the life out of this town’s people.

Think, Skico, since you are as fond of our multicultural environment as I am, perhaps you’ll recognize the French phrase, “En greve.”

Brian Nardone

Aspen


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