Rico is right. Read his whole statement. Let's stop denying shortcomings. Stop attempting to blame our problems on someone who 'doesn't like us'. Take responsibility for ourselves and our families. Stop fostering the VICTEM mentality, it leads to nowhere but FAILURE. In fact look all around us. The "victems" are failing everywhere! Tommy Brown is provding no benefit to "HER PEOPLE" by fostering such thinking. Put your energy into improving yourselves, to educating yourself & your families, to working hard. You'll find success that way. Long and Hard road. But the only way to success and self respect.
Lifetouch buying Olan Mills will be a good thing for the Name, Family and Church Portrait buyers, and especially for the Olan Mills Employees. Why? Lifetouch has developed a successful formula for providing quality images to America's families and for supporting their (Lifetouch's) employees. It is a Employee Owned company. What that means is that employees will begin to own part of the company as they work successfully as a team to help it succeed. I know several Lifetouch employees and hear very good things about they way Lifetouch insists their customers are cared for and how Lifetouch cares for it's employees. There is of course accountability where the less motivated individuals may find themselves out of work. So, it's up the the New Lifetouch employees to make the best of a good thing or get left standing by the side.
Good luck to all the New Lifetouch Team Members. It's going be be nerve racking as they adjust to new standards but it will be good for the industry.