Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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The Other Lives of Salaried Workers

Regarding the column "Dilemma for Parents: Neglect Your Child or Neglect Your Job" (April 24): As former white-collar workers, we have always been puzzled by the corporate philosophy that automatically requires anyone in a salaried position to work more than 40 hours a week.

It's time that business is seen as the major threat to American families and community cohesiveness. Without labor unions and under the threat of "downsizing," workers are forced to sacrifice more and more time at the altar of global competitiveness - hours that could have been spent with spouse, children, neighbors, never to be recovered. Lest we forget what is most important in life, remember that no headstone has ever been engraved, "I wish I had spent more time at the office." Rick and Suzanne Soule Vista, Calif. The less conservative South In the article "Conservative South Clashes With Open Homosexuality" (April 30), the author mentions that the Charlotte, N.C., county commissioner "has been besieged with thank-you notes from constituents cheering his vote to stop funding groups that expose the public to homosexuality." But before the 5-to-4 vote, the commission heard from hundreds of people opposed to slashing funds, including almost every prominent civic and business leader in the city. A Charlotte Observer poll indicated that 80 percent of the public wanted arts funding to remain in place. And over 300 people switched from Democrat to Independent in order to vote out the theocratic commission members in the coming Republican primary. The majority of the people of Charlotte are open to homosexuality and support taxpayer-funded arts that deal with the issue. The conservatives may be in power now, but people are livid that their elected representatives blatantly ignored their wishes and voted their narrow, theocratic, bigoted views into law. Dorne Pentes Charlotte, N.C. Lexington and Concord revisited Regarding the opinion-page essay "Men and Women We Must Remember" (April 18): William Emerson was pastor of the church in Concord, not Lexington. …

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