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Crossing guards deserve better - Eleanor Connors

It is interesting to note the city's director of human resources (Sunday, April 2 edition) feels justified in announcing "workers at the lower end" should have prepared for the job evaluation wage reduction two years ago.

It is interesting to note the city's director of human resources (Sunday, April 2 edition) feels justified in announcing "workers at the lower end" should have prepared for the job evaluation wage reduction two years ago.

What a slap in the face to those people who, in minus 30 weather, stand on giant snowbanks because there is no snow removal in "Greater Sudbury," and guide our children across the street. What job could be more important than making sure our little ones are safe? To have the nerve to lower these salaries by 25 percent is outrageous. Would this director like to stand out at 30 below for 10 bucks an hour?

As a taxpayer, I would never complain about such people getting a very decent wage. Their present wage is a joke.

Proclaiming "My Sudbury..My Passion" I think is hypocritical when low-salaried workers are being picked on while self-imposed top drawers bring home the bacon. When are the $100,000 club going to have a job evaluation?

We have the worst roads in the country, and I have motored across it three times in the last seven years so I speak with authority on the subject. We have a joke of a downtown  that was destroyed when they built "City Centre," and all the bragging, the flower pots, the brick roads and the empty market along with the fly-by-night businesses that open and close in "City Centre" is never going to change that fact. It is finished, face it and save our money. Forget about a conference centre.

We cannot afford it nor is it the business of city council to get into business with our money. Save our money for hospital beds.We have tax bills that are choking the taxpayer, and oh yes, I cannot even drink my tap water without gagging and have had to invest in a built-in water purifier.

My son lives on the ocean south of San Francisco and owns a large dream home. My brother lives in a similar home in Vancouver. My taxes for my modest home in "Greater Sudbury" is double theirs. Go figure.

Eleanor Connors
Sudbury




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