Man calls for an end to BP abuse

Res­i­dent asks peo­ple to ease up on staff

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

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