from stocks to stumps

from stocks to stumps

There are 42 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 14, 2010, titled from stocks to stumps. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

When Kristina Dion's company handed her a pink slip, she was 7 1/2 months pregnant.

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wow

Oklahoma City, OK

#1 Oct 14, 2010
leave the tree work to the men hun
Ellen

Lowell, MA

#2 Oct 14, 2010
Good for her. At least she is not at home feeling sorry for herself and abusing the system like most illegal immigrants collecting off our hard earned money. Keep up the good work. Or should I say work harder because someone else depends on you.
proud sistah

Lexington, MA

#3 Oct 14, 2010
you go, girl!
Hash Browns

Lowell, MA

#4 Oct 14, 2010
Hard working and cute too.
Mr Garrison

Lowell, MA

#7 Oct 14, 2010
While it's a nice story, it's not really that realistic. I mean she is working for her husband. 95% of any tree cutting companies would not have hired her. She got a job cause her husband is running his own business, not too many people have that luxury.
But good for her getting out in the field.
wow

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Oct 14, 2010
Yeah I mean good for her but lets be hoenst like someone else said not really realistic. There are a million jobless men out there who'd better fill that role she should just stick to the paperwork part of the business.
Nice Story

Burlington, MA

#10 Oct 14, 2010
Great story. Thanks for sharing.
Think about it

Sharon, MA

#11 Oct 14, 2010
What is the big deal? A job has to be done and you do it if you are capable. Women and men may be physically different but that does not mean they can not do the same things.
justme

Redwood City, CA

#14 Oct 14, 2010
Mr Garrison wrote:
While it's a nice story, it's not really that realistic. I mean she is working for her husband. 95% of any tree cutting companies would not have hired her. She got a job cause her husband is running his own business, not too many people have that luxury.
But good for her getting out in the field.
I have an female old school chum who is a graduate of the UMass Arborist program. She climbed trees and did everything/anything the guys did until her first pregnancy. She never worked for a relative but got the job on her own merit.

but you are right, it can be very difficult for a woman to break into traditionally male jobs.
Proud Resident

Framingham, MA

#15 Oct 14, 2010
Ellen wrote:
Good for her. At least she is not at home feeling sorry for herself and abusing the system like most illegal immigrants collecting off our hard earned money. Keep up the good work. Or should I say work harder because someone else depends on you.
Uum, I know plenty of American Caucasions abusing the system also. Why do you just choose to trash the illegal immigrants. Why not trash ALL welfare abusers? I think the root of the problem lies with having fraud investigated more often. Maybe you should be complaining about why we give welfare out to anyone so easy instead of focusing on race....sorry, I mean ILLEGAL ALIENS.
50s Cruisin

Sanbornton, NH

#17 Oct 14, 2010
All she's missing is her eye safety protection. OSHA will be disappointed, and she will, too, if she loses an eye.
JohnnyMac

United States

#18 Oct 14, 2010
Now thats funny! Why do you choose to trash Illegal aliens???? Really??? Thank you for writing Barack. We arent talking about your aunt.
Proud Resident wrote:
<quoted text>Uum, I know plenty of American Caucasions abusing the system also. Why do you just choose to trash the illegal immigrants. Why not trash ALL welfare abusers? I think the root of the problem lies with having fraud investigated more often. Maybe you should be complaining about why we give welfare out to anyone so easy instead of focusing on race....sorry, I mean ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Florida Retiree

Tampa, FL

#19 Oct 14, 2010
What a great story, it's wonderful to see an individual make themselves successful and it proves hard work pays off and that Success only comes before Work in the dictionary!

Best wish's for future success!

I hope people give her a call for snow plowing to help her along, I will.
Hammerhead

Lexington, MA

#20 Oct 14, 2010
paid for, a 2005 Nissan Altima, for a Ford F-350 pickup so she can plow snow.

and there-in the problem lies.

supporting another countries economy helped get us to this economical toilet we are in now!!
no doubt japan was quite happy to recieve the 20 grand for the nissan!
wow

Oklahoma City, OK

#21 Oct 14, 2010
How come the sun doesn't ever do a story about a male nure or sturdess? Pretty sexest if you ask me, they can only do a story about a women doing men's work.
Proud Resident

Framingham, MA

#22 Oct 14, 2010
JohnnyMac wrote:
Now thats funny! Why do you choose to trash Illegal aliens???? Really??? Thank you for writing Barack. We arent talking about your aunt. <quoted text>
MMmm, I mention race, you mention Barack. Dont you have a meeting in the woods somewhere with your friends.
GET R DONE

Hollis, NH

#23 Oct 14, 2010
Those of you who don't know tree work it is very hard work, most companies go through ten ground guys before finding one hard worker that will make it. Regardless of being owners wife she puts in 100% every day without bitching and gets it done. Think about this, if you was being out worked by a girl next to you, wouldn't you pick up the pace? Now the job gets done quicker.
Smart owner ha!
Obamanomics

Malden, MA

#24 Oct 14, 2010
Proud Resident wrote:
<quoted text>Uum, I know plenty of American Caucasions abusing the system also. Why do you just choose to trash the illegal immigrants. Why not trash ALL welfare abusers? I think the root of the problem lies with having fraud investigated more often. Maybe you should be complaining about why we give welfare out to anyone so easy instead of focusing on race....sorry, I mean ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Amen, brother. Amen.
Really

Woburn, MA

#26 Oct 14, 2010
GET R DONE wrote:
Those of you who don't know tree work it is very hard work, most companies go through ten ground guys before finding one hard worker that will make it. Regardless of being owners wife she puts in 100% every day without bitching and gets it done. Think about this, if you was being out worked by a girl next to you, wouldn't you pick up the pace? Now the job gets done quicker.
Smart owner ha!
Great comment -- thank you
annieo

Rockville, MD

#30 Oct 14, 2010
You go girl! Hubby needs to keep his business running and his profits up. He wouldn't have hired her if he felt she was incapable of doing the job. I feel bad for all of you testosterone-deficient males who have to ridicule her in order to feel better.

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