The last few days I’ve been mostly off-line as I’ve been sick with one of my occasional bouts of bronchitis that hit me every once in awhile. The illness itself was no fun but the time off was actually rather nice. I rented a few movies (one was a new one I hadn’t seen before: K-Pax. I really liked it.), read a little and slept as much as I could. It was mostly nice though just to be home and to not have to go anywhere.Today though I’m back at school (or at least for my afternoon classes). Finals are fast approaching and I guess I need to start cranking on those outlines in the next week or two. (BTW, if any of my classmates are reading this and would like to share your outlines with the world I would love to post them on our class website at Send them my way and I’ll get them posted.)

Besides school everything else is ok. The protests that Rachel & I have been doing at the Wrangler plant are sort of in limbo right now. We’re debating on whether we will continue to protest this month or not. It seems like for a lot of folks there that they are so beat down by the relentless injustice of the situation that there is no fight left in them. I guess I don’t blame them, but especially when we have heard reports that workers are being threatened with losing their severance packages for even talking to us. — I guess more than anything we don’t want to make a bad situation worse. It’s hard to know what is right to do, but I do know this that we have tried our best.

I only wish the VF Corporation (Wrangler’s Parent Corporation) had tried a little harder to treat their employees right. There’s going to be 600 folks without jobs in a few weeks (right before Christmas if you can believe that).

BTW, if any of my readers would like to express their feelings to the VF Corporation here is their contact information (I would encourage y’all to be polite when speaking to them. This might be a bad company but the employees who are answering the phones aren’t the ones to blame):

  • Email: – Cindy Knoebel – VP, Financial and Corporate – Susan Hendrickson, Manager, Corporate Communications
  • Phone: 1-888-784-8571 (Toll-free)
  • Fax: 336.424.7631
  • Smail: VF Corporation, PO Box 21488, Greensboro, NC 27420-1488