A lot of businesses operate within rules
I am compelled to comment on your article on Wally Mohammad (``Exec lands Stepco post after prison,'' Jan. 21, Page 1). The business world that I have operated in during the last 50 years does not and did not operate on the edge of breaking the rules. I started one business in the plastics industry and am now six years into a new business.
I have had personal dealings with many different businesses and their owners, and I know that they operated the same as I.
Quote doesn't serve plastics' best interest
The story on Wally Mohammad is interesting (``Exec lands Stepco post after prison,'' Jan. 21, Page 1), but the second paragraph should not have been used. I am not sure that there is that much rule-breaking, and now with the Enron scandal this gives more fuel to the fire that business is bad. The lefties and elite liberals could jump all over this.
It may be true, but to publish this is not in our mutual best interests.
Robert P. Burrington
Mohammad's words not true for everyone
I was disappointed that your publication gave the publicity space to Stepco on behalf of Mr. Mohammad in your Jan. 21st publication (``Exec lands Stepco post after prison,'' Page 1). Although I do not believe Mr. Mohammad should have been provided this opportunity in your publication, I do think it points out that in his mind the entire business world is somehow corrupt, bends or breaks every rule and this justified his actions. Given the recent Enron issues, I can just imagine Mr. Mohammad thinking he now has additional justification.
In the article, Mr. Mohammad presumes to speak for everyone when he says, ``We always ride the edge of breaking the rules out here, in the business world.'' He does not speak for all of us. There is still honesty, integrity and ethical practices left in business today, although I am sure it is not with Mr. Mohammad. He should move up to politics.
Dana Molded Products Inc.
Arlington Heights, Ill.
Entrepreneurs place cheap sites above all
Regarding the Jan. 21 Viewpoint (``Wages keep Mexico teetering on border,'' Page 6) and the possibility of Mexico losing jobs to China - today's definition of an American entrepreneur: the guy who can find the cheapest place in the known world to have his product manufactured.
Diamond Polyethylene Products