Van use is much fuss about lit­tle

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Pub­lic peeved city van is taken to women’s march (Feb. 8)

I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. To my mind six City of Hamil­ton em­ploy­ees showed pro­fes­sional pride and savvy in net­work­ing with a hub of ex­cel­lence, and bring­ing back some best prac­tices to share with col­leagues. And stood up for what they be­lieved in, hav­ing the courage of con­vic­tion to put ac­tion to words of sol­i­dar­ity. Has any­one ever had their com­pany send them to a con­fer­ence? Most times your com­pany pays travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion; mine does. I’m bet­ting the cost of the van was less than a cou­ple of flights, and a heck of a lot less com­fort­able! These women paid ac­com­mo­da­tion out of their own pocket, and used up pre­cious va­ca­tion time to at­tend the march.

Thanks to six strong women for stand­ing up for what you be­lieve in, be­ing pos­i­tive role mod­els and get­ting the job done. Enough of the petty small mind­ed­ness of those who com­plain but don’t do any­thing to make the world a bet­ter place! Cate Walker Ham­mond, Hamil­ton

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