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Letter to the editor: Courthouse work ethics

The World War II generation truly was the “Greatest Generation.” They believed a good employee was synonymous with being a good citizen. That’s how I was taught. They sternly enforced guidelines for proper work ethics, such as earning your pay by working hard and putting in a full day’s work; not calling off sick unless you can’t move; showing respect; and dressing properly. The good old days! Today’s employers long for that kind of work attitude. That may even be true for the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

Unfortunately, you can be hired for a row office and not be expected to work a full day or full week. That’s an insult to hard-working taxpayers who work overtime to pay for government salaries.

Fortunately, Kimberly Horrell, who is running for Register of Wills, believes in the guidelines modeled by the Greatest Generation — work hard and put in a full day’s work.

Government reform is needed, and it begins with taxpayers not returning any “part-time” worker back to a full-time salary. We are always learning how to do more with less due to government waste. Let the courthouse do the same. Put politics aside and vote for the worker who emulates and honors the work ethics that made this nation great.

Susanna N. DeJeet

Penn Township, Westmoreland County

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