This month, Dave Wright will become the 31st member of the coveted Twenty Year Club at Confer Plastics. Twenty years is an incredibly long time to work someplace. According to studies done by the Department of Labor, the average tenure that a worker has at one employer is just 4.6 years. We thank David for his incredible commitment to Confer Plastics and our customers.
Dave is currently a machine operator on our third shift. He has worn many hats through the years such as trainer and quality control inspector. Ever the one to improve his skill sets, he has taken part in voluntary training provided by the company, including a 6-month computer course a few years back. He is a hard worker and a dedicated fellow, balancing two jobs and a family life.
To put his 20 years into perspective, here’s what was in the news way back in May of 1998…
• The Unabomber Ted Kaczynski was given 4 life sentences for his acts of terrorism
• Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood struck out 20 batters in one game, tying the major league record
• Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were in the early stages of that season’s famous home run battle
• Mercedes-Benz bought Chrysler for $40 billion and formed DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history
• The last episode of Seinfeld aired
• Pakistan responded to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions
• The Paula Jones sexual harassment trial versus President Clinton began