Carrier's Most Senior Employee Is Creatively Supplementing His Income This Month

President-elect Trump's Carrier deal this week came with a hefty price tag for Indiana: $700,000 from the state where the company operates.


Trump had made keeping Carrier in the U.S. a cornerstone of his campaign back in February, when the Indianapolis-based company announced it would be moving to Monterrey, Mexico. But this week, after discussions with Trump, as well as a little bribery with tax breaks, the air-conditioning manufacturer committed to keeping about a thousand jobs in Indiana.  

Although some experts, like Robert Reich and Bernie Sanders are skeptical about how much these little corporate giveaways really do for American workers, Carrier employees like Larry Linville felt encouraged.

"I don't really want to retire right now," he said about his half century stint at the HVAC manufacturer. "I'd like to go ahead and work a little longer." 

At 70, Linville is Carrier's oldest worker. Linville has worked at Carrier for five decades, longer than anyone else. But this month he'll be supplementing his income working as Santa Claus at the Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin, Indiana. 

"It's a relief not just for me, but for many of the younger people. I'm glad for them," Linville told RTV6 | The Indy Channel.

Linville remains skeptical about how the President-elect's plan will affect Carrier's thousand-plus workers long term, a reasonable stance given Trump's long record of promise-breaking. 

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