I have been lucky in life. I've experienced poverty and prosperity. Been to war and come home safely. I don't get too upset about most things anymore. Been there, done that. 

Your article on Nov. 2 about the Nestle plant (Nestle plans temporary layoffs for 729 Bakersfield factory workers) on District Boulevard shutting down in December and temporarily laying off 729 employees upset me. Merry Christmas, employees, apply for unemployment benefits. What a wonderful Christmas present. 

Ronald Duckett, Bakersfield