Don’t shed too many tears for Mr. We­ston

RE: Loblaw braces for wage hikes (July 27)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Boo-frigitty-hoo Galen We­ston to you and your kind. Just check the rev­enue num­bers in this ar­ti­cle and every­one can see you’re not suf­fer­ing at all. The es­ti­mated cost ac­cord­ing to you ($190 mil­lion) is lunch money in your world so let’s give a lit­tle to the peo­ple that slug it out and make all this glo­ri­ous money for you.

In high school in the ’60s I worked PT week­ends for Loblaws, worked and treated like a gal­ley slave, while making well un­der $1.50/hr.

I pre­dict that should this wage in­crease be im­ple­mented, food costs will rise and staffing cuts will probably be af­fected to boost the bottom line.

I can un­der­stand how rais­ing wages may af­fect a small busi­ness, but when th­ese rev­enues man­i­fest in the bil­lions, one has to won­der how much money do peo­ple like this need to make them happy - re­ally? Bob Panchyson, Burling­ton

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