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Engineers Will Play a Key Role in the 1990s

April 08, 1990

Al Martinez' "What Makes America Work" in the "Southern California Job Market" section and other stories about changing careers really hit home.

Twenty years ago, I decided to change careers mostly because I wanted to do something that gave me a sense of pride, satisfaction and accomplishment. Today, as a lawyer who represents people who are fired wrongfully from their jobs, I know I made the right decision.

I empathize with the aerospace workers worried about losing their jobs through no fault of their own. It is hard to convey in words the depth of emotion from a client who says, "For 25 years I was the XYZ Co. in Southern California. Now I am nothing!"

As mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and the like go on, we should not forget that those who often pay the highest price are the ones out there pounding the pavement.

JOSEPH POSNER

Encino

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