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Letters: It's called 'firing,' not 'shedding'

September 22, 2012

Re "Northrop to shed nearly 600 workers," Business, Sept. 18

Northrop Grumman Corp. will be firing 600 workers. This action is described with soft phrases, including "trimming the payroll." Shedding workers is how The Times' headline describes the firings.

Shedding is a soft, natural process hardly reflective of the true meaning to the unemployed, decent skilled workers and their families.

Haskell Wexler

Santa Monica

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