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What happens in a takeover

To add to Al Williams’ letter in the May 7 edition of the Whidbey News-Times:

I own a business in Oak Harbor and worked for Puget Sound Energy for 20 years. PSE subcontracted all their work out to Potelco and people I had knowned for 15 years were suddenly laied off, one of them had only one year to go before retirement.

Then more recently, PSE sold to the Aussies, and more cutbacks, people that had 15 to 25 years with PSE were let go as well as my company. They treated us as if we were yesterday’s garbage, we had no notice, just an e-mail notifying us of our termination.

These people are our friends, so if someone tries to tell me that a corporate takeover is a good thing for Whidbey General Hospital, I have several friends that will tell them differently.


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