To the Editor: Work & Attitude

I absolutely agree with the points Bob Garvey made on having passion at one’s career and finding and using one’s best skills (U.S. 1, November 8).

I would just add one thing: a good company and manager really help, as does a company with profit sharing. An employee really has a stake in the business then and really cares. It makes for good morale and good work. More companies should go the profit-sharing route. It’s, after all, demoralizing to know that your hard work gives the CEO an enormous, and probably undeserved, salary.

Keep up your good work but remember that the employer is in the work and attitude equation, too.

Grace Gambino

South Harrison Street

The writer is a retired teacher, who had also worked for RR Bowker, the New York publishing company.

Crafters’ Success

On behalf of the YWCA Princeton, we want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of Crafters’ Marketplace 2006 held November 18 and 19 at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton.

Our patrons’ preview party on November 16 was an overwhelming success, thanks to the generosity of Bobby Trigg of the Ferry House and Miele, plus the Blue Point Grill, Brothers Moon, Chambers Walk, Cherry Valley Country Club, Cranbury Inn, H&H Home Appliance Center, Hopewell Valley Bistro and Inn, Lahiere’s Restaurant, Lawrenceville Inn, McCaffrey’s, McCarter Theater, Mediterra, PNC, Rats, Tre Piani, the Underground Cafe, and Witherspoon Grill.

We also want to thank our many dedicated, hard-working volunteers; the staff at John Witherspoon who were so helpful and accommodating; and the hundreds of individuals who came through the doors to shop and support this event.

Proceeds from Crafters’ Marketplace help the YWCA Princeton and its Pearl Bates Scholarship Fund. For 33 years this fund has helped make the programs and activities of the YWCA accessible to all children and adults who wish to participate but need financial assistance.

Barbara Purnell

Susan Battaglino



Steve Barney, a reader (online, no doubt) from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, E-mailed to note that Peter Singer’s co-author of “The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter” is Jim Mason, not Jim Davis, as was stated in the November 8 cover story on “Food, Ethics, and the Environment.”

We also noted another Princeton connection on the list of speakers at the food conference: Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation,” is a 1981 Princeton alumnus.

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