On The Street

Would you take a raise if it meant your co-worker got fired?

LAURYN SOULEK

It depends on how hard the co-worker worked. If they're a crappy worker, then they deserve to be fired.

Would you make that same decision on someone else's behalf?

No.


APRIL LYON

Gosh, that would depend on if I was close to my co-worker. Are we best friends in this scenario? If we were, that would be difficult. I would probably do it only because I gotta think of my family.

How would you feel if your co-worker said the same thing?

I'd be OK with that because I feel like I'd understand she needs to do what's right for her family.


DEBBI ANDERSON

Yes.

What's your rationale?

I'm not sure what the co-worker did to get fired. You never know what that co-worker did, he probably deserved it.


DONNA SEDGWICK

No.

Why not?

I don't think there's any justice in that, and it's not fair. It's not equal rights. It's equal rights for equal work, and that's what I believe.


TOM CASTO

Would I take a raise if it meant my co-worker got fired? Nope.

Why not?

Well, actually, it would kind of depend on who the co-worker was, but working together with camaraderie with someone you've worked with is important. I'd have to sacrifice, I'd get a small raise, not a big raise, but I'd have to do more work.

INTERVIEWS BY JACKSON ELLIOTT
CENTENNIAL TRAIL, 4/29/2019

Holiday on the Ave @ Sprague Union District

Sat., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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