On the Premium Section “5 Easy Pieces” (Aug. 10), I would like to comment to the contrary about the article concerning construction. I am totally disappointed and surprised with The Bee writers’ comments, including Mike Dunbar and Jeff Jardine, considering that neither of them, or anybody else who wrote “5 Easy Pieces,” have ever lifted a hammer or a tile saw or a level and have only lifted no more than a pencil in all their years. They know nothing of construction, skilled or unskilled. As a 35-year construction worker, I am totally appalled that they can call those who work in construction a “mostly unskilled workforce.” They are just writers – not construction workers. I follow Jardine and Dunbar, and The Bee respectfully, but may not continue to do so. Thank you so much for your praise for the skilled construction workers in Stanislaus County.
Truman Cobb, Modesto