A good friend called this morning. She’s been worried about her son-in-law, who’s worked at Cessna Aircraft for 11 years in production. He was braced to get a 60-day layoff notice today.
Thankfully, he was spared this morning. Another son-in-law wasn’t so lucky. He was laid off in an earlier round of cuts.
A Cessna employee called me this morning as well. He didn’t get laid off, but was aching for those who were. We all are.
As Cessna’s head of marketing Tom Aniello told me for a story this week, the folks in marketing, sales and in management take all of this very seriously. They’re in a fight to sell airplanes so people can stay working, he said.
The market for new airplanes will come back. But it will take time.
In the meantime, let’s give a hand and a boost where we can to those who are feeling the effects from this down economy.