What will your future hold?
June 24, 2008 12:32pm CST
Have you ever sat there and thought about your future plans? Well U.S. Sugar was just bought for 1.7 million dollars or something and they are still allowed to grow sugar for the next 6 years but basically after that its a dead end. Its hard when there isnt much work down here as it is but then you find out that one of the biggest companies wont be in business anymore. What will happen to the families of the workers that worked there? Yes its not gonna happen for another 6 years but thats 6 years that you have to wait for and figure out a whole new plan. a family who thought about buying a house cant beause unless they find a better paying job or a job with similar pay they wont be able to afford it. so my question is what will the future hold for the employees? in 6 years will they come in one day and be told sorry your out of a job? and what other companies will be effected by this? and how much of an effect will it have?
• United States
17 Jul 08
I am hoping that my future holds for me to have a couple more healthy babies. Then later have many grandbabies!! Also to stay with my husband til the end and have a wonderful and loving life together and to grow together!
• United States
25 Jun 08
The more I read about this the more I'm learning about how badly this is going to hurt the economy in the area and the people who live in a couple of different counties. Sure, they have 6 years and Sugar is offering their employees a very generous severance package, equal to an entire year's salary in most cases, but no one is looking out for the other folks this is going to effect, like the independent farm owners who lease Sugar's land or need the refinery for their cane. No one is looking out for the small businesses that will not be able to stay in business once Sugar closes it's doors. There's a fertalizer plant in the area that sells most of it's product to Sugar so they'll suffer economically, too. Florida just experienced severe budget cuts to essential services througout the state yet Charlie Christ can afford to pay that amuont of money for land that, for the most part, is going to sit idle. A small percentage will be flooded for the Everglades restoration but the current plan seems pretty dumb so watch what happens to West Palm the first time a big storm comes through and all that additional water has no place to go. I dunno. At least there's time so maybe another big employer can be attracted to the area. I was thinking earlier that the mill could be turned into an amusement park...SugarLand!