Teachers should be ‘content with their wages’

Am writing re: Lynne Marvell’s letter of Tuesday September 27th (Liberals can’t hide behind HST loss). Tucked into the middle of this letter was reference to teachers seeking “a reasonable salary increase” which I last heard was in the region of 20%.

Am writing re: Lynne Marvell’s letter of Tuesday September 27th (Liberals can’t hide behind HST loss). Tucked into the middle of this letter was reference to teachers seeking “a reasonable salary increase” which I last heard was in the region of 20%.

My wife and I have just completed a 2 week tour of B.C. including Barkerville to the North, Radium Hot Springs to the East and Osoyoos to the South. We are so blessed in this Province with wonderful scenery and terrific views of mountains and hidden valleys which are awe inspiring. Ours is a province where many people from overseas would love to reside and seek innovative ways (some illegal) to get here.

War torn countries such as Somalia where death, famine and killings are commonplace are a long way from B.C. but exist nevertheless.

Teachers in B.C. should be thankful, grateful and content with what they have now. If you are not satisfied with your incomes, feel free to return to college for more training and find positions elsewhere that pay what you are seeking. John The Baptist told the soldiers of his day to  “….be content with your wages”. This Me Me Me generation needs a serious wake-up call. Take a look around this province of ours… take a good look and be thankful.

Compare your net worth and incomes to the homeless people of Somalia and be grateful.

Finally, be content with your wages. To translate all of the above “Kwitcherbitchin” !!

 

John Garrard

Chilliwack