Man calls for an end to BP abuse
Resident asks people to ease up on staff
GRANT Spees does not work at Cannonvale BP, but he is “gutted” at the abuse he has witnessed first-hand.
The community backlash for the sale of $44, 24-packs of water bottles has led to widespread Facebook criticism and numerous phone calls to the station, which Mr Spees works opposite, at Whitsunday Fishing World.
Mr Spees volunteered some of his time to the service station in the days following Cyclone Debbie’s impact.
He said the $44 water slab fiasco was a case of one mistake overshadowing 100 good things the staff and company had done for the community.
“What they haven’t focused on is we have had a chopper and electrician in here to get fuel to people,” he said.
“A lot of people are coming in and abusing these kids, they are all 25-year-olds running a service station in a disaster.”
It is understood that because BP Cannonvale is not allowed to sell discounted slabs of water, 24 packs were sold for the individual price of $1.83 each, making up the $44 price.
BP Cannonvale was approached for comment but management was not available.