Just because a person appreciates the free market being free does not mean they are void from caring for others. Quite to the contrary of typical stereotypes, I believe a conservative position best enables us to express true compassion because it is done from our free will and not forced by taxes/debt and laws.
With this being said, I feel sad for the families affected by Caterpillars decision to move their operations down south. It's a terrible thing when you invest your time and talents into an organisation and you feel they do not value you as a person. I know there are several employers out there who desire to earn a profit and value people all at the same time.
In my last entry, I pointed out that shareholders made a decision with respect to what they own. I have no control over their choice however, I do have control over how I choose to use my time and talents. This is quite likely an incredibly small offer, however it is something: I am offering to review resumes of anyone who was recently laid off from Caterpillar. I have viewed 1000's of resumes in my day and am passionate about helping people put their best foot forward. I have received a lot of feedback over the years as to how I have helped developed resumes that best suit the employers needs. If that initial edit goes well, I would agree to stay in touch via phone to provide encouragement, advice and support to help you find your next job. Again, it's not much, but something*.
Furthermore, keep your eyes open for Canada Job bank as each of my companies either have ad's out or will have adds out shortly. I agree to personally review every resume from Caterpillar to ensure careful consideration with respect to possible employment (put on resume: Attn Ryan, per Ryan and it will be directed accordingly).
Finally, here are some resources for your review if you are looking to get ahead or simply trying to make ends meet and find a job.
How to get a raise:
Top Tip On Your Resume:
Finally, the 'free market' almost crushed me and my operations. I was tempted to be angry with the big banks and government, the 'crushers of my dreams'...only to realize, I am the only one who can crush my dreams. Keep dreaming.
*I don't have 24/7 open for time, but I will do as much as I resonably/possibly can.