Topic: west seattle
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October 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Rich history and location
Thanks to The Seattle Times for its article [“Happily unhip West Seattle attracts a new crowd,” NWSunday, Sept. 29.]
West Seattle is a place apart due to its history and geography. Perhaps peninsulas, like islands, are special geographies of and for the soul. They satisfy not only its need for beauty, but also offer endless opportunity for its favorite pastimes — reverie, reflection and reimagining.
Mary Parlato Gunderson, Seattle
July 28, 2013 at 7:02 AM
Former employee supports McGinn
As a former Whole Foods employee, I’d like to respond in support of Mayor Mike McGinn’s stance against the new West Seattle development. [“McGinn goes all out on Whole Foods,” NW Sunday, July 21.]
On the surface level, Whole Foods has the makings for what looks like a great place to work: bright, open space, classy-looking products, “organic” and “local” signs dotting the shelves of produce and artisanal goods.
However, the working conditions for many are subpar. I worked roughly 20 hours a week in a refrigerator tucked back in the store’s kitchens. Yes, an actual walk-in refrigerator. It was my job to pack salads for the prepackaged section of the store.
I was told to bring layers and deal with the cold. My hands were numb by the end of my shift.
I appreciate the mayor’s efforts to make Seattle a place where you are treated fairly, no matter your job. Let’s bring a grocer to West Seattle that values every employee.
Alexa Burwell, Seattle
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