In light of my husband's recurring layoffs, I've been tempted to think that companies no longer care about their employees and their situations.
However, let me share with you one story that I read this morning that renewed my faith that there are still some employers that value their workers. Please take a moment to read this wonderful story about Lance, Inc. purchasing the Archway cookie factory in Ashland, OH. I attended Ashland University, and the university and the cookie factory were the lifeblood of this small community, so Lance's actions mean much more to this town than just the individual workers.
Next time you're at the grocery store, please make a conscious decision to support these companies if they provide goods for your area. You can also purchase Lance products in their online store. It would be wonderful indeed to see other companies follow their example.
Thanks so much to Jen at Cherry Picker for bringing this story to my attention!
As an aside, I want to thank you all so much for your support over the past few days via your comments and emails. I feel very blessed to have so many wonderful readers, and I'm beyond grateful to those of you that have emailed to let me know you'd be interested in contributing guest posts. I'm sorry I haven't had a moment to respond to any of you. Not long after we finished our last holiday family gathering yesterday, my 2yo came down with the flu. So far it's gone through her, my 6yo, and the baby, so I'm just praying that no one else gets it. I'll get to you all as soon as I can!