Greetings! My name is Jason, and for me these lay-offs are unacceptable. The strongest mentors I have had the opportunity to work with have be lectures at UC Irvine, and without their insight and expertise, I would still be lost at University! These faculty are vital, and I refuse to see such amazing people be mistreated by an institution that is supposed to stand for the pursuit of knowledge and education. I refuse to see my mentors get thrown out of their own dreams by a system that is constantly putting profit ahead of it’s students and faculties well being.