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A GOOD JOB IS A BLESSING

“These polls/articles on the best places are great. It’s a real blessing when someone scores a good job with a company that takes care of them. … I encourage employers to invest in the people that work for you.”

Posted online by Nui in response to our April 2008 Best Places to Work issue

 

WHAT ABOUT THE WORST PLACE?

“I love this article. There should be a Worst Places to Work in Hawaii done too.”

Posted online by justme in response to our April 2008 Best Places to Work issue

NONPROFIT IS EASIER

“Running a nonprofit organization is easier compared to for-profit because as a CEO you don’t have the headache to make the revenue to replenish your expenses. You don’t have to pay taxes. Your operating expenses are provided. Come on.”

Posted online by loans in response to our October 2007 Talk Story with Hawaii Community Foundation CEO Kelvin Taketa

 

HOPE OUR DEPARTMENTS NOTICED

“Great thinking leaders. I’m happy that you all participated in this and gave your valuable opinions. Hope our service departments noticed this.”

Posted online by Ronald in response to our July 2008 story “9 local leaders provide a roadmap for difficult economic times ahead”

 

AIRLINES IN TOTAL CHAOS

The reason Aloha has had so many problems leading to its final closure is the same reason Pan Am and a whole lot of other airlines are no longer with us today: deregulation. Airlines are capital-intensive service organizations that economies depend on for basic transportation. They should be treated just like public utilities and their markets should be closely regulated. Each company should be guaranteed a minimum return on investment and people using their services should be expected to pay accordingly. These regulated companies should be protected from competition from fly-by-night operations such as Go! and other spoilers.

Airline markets are today wild places in total chaos. This is true now throughout the U.S. and much of the world and we are seeing the consequences of this as airlines fail with regularity. It will go on like that until some order is restored to the business and the markets.

Robert A. Ramsay
Fresno, California
Via email

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