Former Norwalk Furniture workers struggle with reality of losing jobs

NORWALK Eating at McDonald's for her wedding anniversary, Debbie Pflieger said she and herhusband fe
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

 

NORWALK

Eating at McDonald's for her wedding anniversary, Debbie Pflieger said she and herhusband felt like the butt of aJeff Foxworthy joke.

"We don't go out to eat ever," said Pflieger, who was laid off from Norwalk Furniture in March. "Well, we did go out to eat for our anniversary. We went to McDonald's and laughed because it reminded us of Jeff Foxworthy when he said, 'You must be a redneck if you go to McDonald's for youranniversary.' We just didn't say supersize it -- that's all that was missing."

After sewing for the furniture company for 15 years, Pflieger received a pink slip when the company's financial troubles were really just starting.

Fast forward six months, and Pflieger sees many familiar faces at the unemployment office. That's because Norwalk Furniture announced Tuesday it was permanently sacking its employees.

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