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Leaving two hours early shouldn’t be whined about


I read with some dismay your recent editorial about the “major inconvenience” that the Thursday night game against Florida State University was causing (“Major inconvenience,” Aug. 31).

Is this a joke? It’s Fall Break. It’s the last two hours of a Thursday. Leave it to out of touch academia to whine about something this ridiculous.

My wife works in the private sector and was dropped to 32 hours per week, lost her matching 401(k), had her insurance benefits cut, no longer has a stock plan and was just thankful to still have a job.

I am self-employed and haven’t made one penny this year from a real estate company that I have had for 10 years, but I’m thankful that we are all healthy. If this is such a major inconvenience, disgruntled employees can quit; there are probably thousands of people in Orange and Wake counties that would love to have this “major inconvenience.”

Tracy Warlick
UNC ‘91

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