Friday April 18, 2014

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Have respect for my workplace



I am one of the fallers working in EW002 in Wilson Creek.

I was born and raised on the Coast by a family that came here in 1956. The reason I bring this up was the accusation by a woman that I was probably from “Powell River like the rest of them.” Even if I was, so what? Just let me do my job. I’m tired of ignorant people throwing wild stuff out there thinking they are hitting the mark.

Another person says, “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Uh, the last time I checked, doing my job, supporting my family and paying taxes was the thing to do. To me it’s like telling a soldier “shame on you” when you don’t agree with the war he’s fighting. Not that I would ever expect the same respect or thanks you would give to a soldier, but just lay off me. I just want to do my job and go home safe.

As far as money staying on the Coast, I know that most of mine does. I have been eating in local restaurants, buying groceries, filling my gas tank and generally supporting local merchants for the last 20-plus years, and my family has long before that.

One person said to me, “It’s not personal.” Well, it is not for me, either. I don’t expect you to like or agree with my choice of profession, but at least respect my right to a hassle-free workplace.

Aaron MacDonald, Sechelt



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