My Personal Father's Day Reflection on the Journey of Life 2015

Tom Peracchio's Father's Day Reflection on the Journey of LifeMy original writing of "A Personal Father's Day Reflection on the Journey of Life" was published in 2010 for the now defunct website Associated Content. I collected some thoughts gathered over the years to write a father's day reflection in the form of a poem.

The poem in its original form, along with the photo of me and my father was uploaded to this website for Father's Day 2012.  I was looking for the link to the poem to post it to social media for Father's Day 2015. I thought about updating the photo on the original page, but thought I would leave the original poem and photo as it was, and instead, update the photo for 2015, and share it here in an updated blog post.

The photo shows my three generations of celebrating fatherhood. In the left side of the photo, my daughter Lisa is smiling as I am holding her two day old sister Laura. The top right of the photo shows me with my little buddy, my grand daughter Olivia, on her first Thanksgiving. The bottom right of the photo is one of me as a toddler with my father.

Whether you have the opportunity to enjoy the day as a father or a grandfather, or simply share a few words with a father, or father figure in your life, make the most of it.

Disney says screw you to American IT workers with H-1B immigrants

Screw You MickeyWalt Disney World laid off 250 IT workers, replacing them with immigrants on temporary visas working for lower pay.

The incoming immigrants on temporary H-1B visas were brought in by an outsourcing firm based in India. In many cases the Disney employees were required to train their replacements to do the jobs they had lost.

A New York Times article tells the story of a 57-year-old man with more than 10 years at Disney who lost his job. The former Disney employee worked in project management and software development, and his skills include a command of seven operating systems, 15 program languages and more than two dozen other applications and media. He displayed a list of 18 jobs in the company he had applied for. He had not had more than an initial conversation on any one.

Does it really matter whether Disney does it, or some other company?

A lot of people are quick to point out it's not just Disney. Yea, I know it's not just Disney, but you would hope a company like Disney would have more sense.  Yes, it does matter more, because it is Disney, where dreams come true. Tell that to the experienced 57 year old in the article who was forced into early retirement.

Disney's site brags that "Forbes recently reported that The Walt Disney Company ranked in the top spot of the World’s Most Reputable Companies"  and Disney was named one of the "World’s Most Socially Responsible Companies."  Does making America’s Most Reputable Companies list, and World’s Most Socially Responsible Companies list. go hand in hand with supporting the H1B Visa program that displaces currently working American workers with "temporary" immigrants.


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