Monday, February 18, 2013

A Matter of Perspective

We are fortunate because of their sacrifice and hard work
by Tom K.

I went to work for Martin in 1959 when I was 19 years old, and I worked there for 10 years. The story I would like to share is about my father. He was able to get me my job at Martin. I have his check stub from February 15, 1959. There is such a difference in salaries between then and now. My father was in Department 84, Clock No. 7603. His semi-monthly gross pay was $290.00, Federal Withholding was $43.57, state tax was $1.74 and FICA was $8.15. I keep this stub to remind me how fortunate I am to have what I have now. Thank you!