Rachel sent a message to Michael T. Strianese – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of L-3 Communications – Email Address that said:
Dear Mr. Strianese,
I'm just a kid and you're a rich CEO who's business contributed to national security. So I'm a little nervous! I'm not sure if this will ever reach you, let alone if this website I'm using will send it your way, but I wanted to contact you. I'm Rachel from Pennsylvania, I'm 17 years old, and my dad worked for your company for 25+ years. Everyone is always shocked to hear that my father held his position for such a long time, and with it came health benefits like free shots for me and my sister and a great salary to help us with everything we needed. He's humble, very giving, intelligent, and now with a horrible back (following a failed surgery), my mom wanting me out of the house to live with him, and a girlfriend with three children needing his income, he needs help. He was laid off and has no where to turn. See, he's a simple fellow. He's lived in Bristol and Bensalem his whole life, and not having money to attend college he went from job to job before finding L-3. I know, I'm going on and on aren't I? Don't worry, I'm almost done explaining. Well, as you guessed, because of no degree, no money, and a poor back, he's lost. And now we don't know what to do sir. So I guess all I'd like to know is why your business is laying off good people, especially such a dedicated man who is now stranded from his own business he put all those years into making your company great like it is today. What do you suggest for him? Do you have any advice? Is there anyway he could just possibly get his position back? I know you're awful busy, and a small incident must be nothing compared to your responsibilities, but please at least offer me an answer.
Thank you, and have a great day,