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Friday, February 3, 2023
COVID-19: Letter: Praise for our delivery drivers

Dear editor:

It’s very encouraging to read about how grateful and thankful people are toward our essential workers. I read about doctors, nurses, paramedics, PSWs, pharmacists, etc., and the list goes on and on.

Yes, they are well deserving of all the accolades. They are our front-line responders.

But one group of workers that has been overlooked, and I am sure have probably been the recipients of much verbal abuse for late dropoffs, are our delivery truck drivers, UPS, FedEx, Purolator, Canada Post, etc.

Obviously more and more people are ordering online during this pandemic.  For many the workload has doubled and they cannot keep up.

The drivers have been taxed beyond their ability to cope. Packages are getting heavier and almost impossible for one person to carry.

Eventually the pressure on the drivers will also break, so let us be patient and understanding as we wait comfortably in our homes, while the drivers are rushing to deliver as best they can. 

Kathy Neufeld

NOTL

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