Regarding Stan Donnelly's comments [“ 'Free' trade carries hefty price,” Sept. 15 Perspective, Page 6]: I am one of the more than 2 million who lost a manufacturing job almost two years ago. I was a mold maker for 21 years. I figured I was only halfway through my career when suddenly I found myself looking for a job.
I personally visited more than 75 mold shops in the Chicago area, handing out my resume and talking to any shop owner I could, but to no avail. Many of those shops are gone now. As for me, I gave up mold making and went to school for heating and air conditioning, which pays about 60 percent less than what I was making in my chosen profession.
I hope someday the greedy yuppies responsible for outsourcing all of the manufacturing jobs to slave-labor countries will experience unemployment when their office jobs are outsourced to India or China. That day is coming, as the end of manufacturing in the United States — one shop at a time — transforms into the end of middle and upper-level management in the United States — one office building at a time.
Gary E. Canzoneri