NO MATES ONLINE
THE internet is a wonderful invention, don’t get me wrong.
It keeps us in touch with our friends and families and allows us to access a wealth of knowledge at the click of a button.
But the ugly underbelly of our online world sure showed its face this week, jumping over the thick line between a debate, and a clear attack.
For a sector that calls for teamwork and efforts to pull together, those online were sure ready to pull people down.
The problem started early, with a story about a group of TWU workers raising money for the family of a sick child.
Politics aside, raising money to help a child is always a good thing – well, not according to a few.
The same onslaught occurred for a driver who decided to share his thoughts on the condition of the Bruce Highway, labelling it the worst major highway he’s driven on.
Whether people agreed or not, the criticism of someone who was simply trying to better our roads and get those in power to listen was relentless.
Debate is great, but to keep pushing for mateship in the industry we need to make the effort both at the depot and keyboard.