Gen­er­ous boss praised

Albany Extra - - News - Saskia Adysti

Long-term Kal­gan Bush­fire Brigade vol­un­teer Dar­ryl Bradley says he would not be able to ded­i­cate his time to the lo­cal brigade with­out the help of his em­ployer, Al­bany T&C Sup­plies.

Mr Bradley said his gen­er­ous boss, Al­bany T&C Sup­plies owner, Ja­son Wil­son let him miss sev­eral hours of work to vol­un­teer at the lo­cal fire brigade. “Not a lot of em­ploy­ers would do that, but Ja­son has been re­ally great and re­ally un­der­stand­ing when I have to get out to at­tend an emer­gency ser­vice call,” he said.

Mr Wil­son’s ef­forts to sup­port emer­gency ser­vices vol­un­teers have been recog­nised by Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices su­per­in­ten­dent Wayne Green.

“We’re not in a boom­ing time at the mo­ment, so this can be quite a big sac­ri­fice for the lo­cal busi­ness,” he said.

“With only three peo­ple do­ing what Dar­ryl does as a vol­un­teer within Ja­son’s of­fice, he loses a third of his (work­force) ev­ery time he lets Dar­ryl out of the door.

“To con­tinue to sup­port Dar­ryl with his wages and not hin­der­ing his times is just ex­cep­tional.”

More than 100 West Aus­tralian busi­nesses were recog­nised at the 2018 Vol­un­teer Em­ployer Recog­ni­tion Awards ear­lier this month.

Al­bany T&C Sup­plies has been recog­nised for its ef­forts two years in a row.

Pic­ture: Saskia Adysti

Ja­son Wil­son, DFES Su­per­in­ten­dent Wayne Green and Dar­ryl Bradley.

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