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The whole point is that this is not a civil matter being aired in public nor is anyone "holding a kangaroo court in the media". There are not even false charges being aired.
With you saying that, I suppose that you are saying that the 14 or so people who met with Ralph Cantafio at his office the other day & showed up at an interview at the Pilot to meet with Mike Lawrence are all liars and don't deserve to get paid for the work they did as employees of Gerard Howard or Kytelers!
A Kangaroo Court & False Charges?
Honestly! Where are you getting your information? Did you even read the whole story over the past few days?
The only false thing that was said was your statement "I would think twice before hiring someone if my situation was to be tried in the media", which seemed to say that Mr. Wall was trying this situation in the media.
So I suppose that you would not hire an honest man who stands up for what he believes in, which is getting paid for a job that he performed and performed well.
Mr. Duckles, that does reflect well back on you sir and knowing that, maybe you should change your way of thinking.
Our community knows that Mr. Wall is the President of the Home Builders Association and I'm sure that that Mr. Wall was not only fighting this for himself, but felt compelled to fight for his co-workers, the sub contractors and the suppliers as well.
This type of problem is not just happening in Steamboat, in Routt County or the state of Colorado, but Nationwide and needs to be stopped; and if people do not stand up for themselves it will become more and more widespread.
With the economy in such a turmoil it does not make it "OK" to take advantage of the "Working Man/Woman" by beating down their prices and then not paying them when he/she has completed the job either as an employee, a contractor, a sub contractor or as the supplier.
It's companies like this that are giving the construction industry a bad name and being in the trade yourself, is that the kind of reflection you want for the Construction Industry?
It's called News. People want to know what's happening. No matter what, it would behoove the paper to print a continuation of the story and not just leave people hanging. People want to know the outcome of situations like this. Stories like this affect the whole construction industry as things such as this are not just happening in Steamboat.
As for your comment "I would think twice before hiring someone if my situation was to be tried in the media", it seems as though you are trying to blame Mr. Wall for trying this in the Media because he is the only worker quoted. Mr. Wall is not trying this situation in the Media; he gave answers to questions that were obviously asked from Mike Lawrence.
If the tables were turned and it was you who were giving the answers, a derogatory remark such as the one you made, would not sit very with your reputation. It's my belief and opinion that you should apologize for such a remark and realize what it could do to a person’s reputation.
If you're sick of the story or stories that the pilot prints and it seems you are, don't read them. My sincere apologies if this are not the case.
Stagecoacher, really did not for that to come out the wrong way, my apologies. And you are so right and some of those bigger companies and I'm sure those workers will appreciate your support.
Stagecoacher, the monies due are not alleged. These guys worked up to 70 hrs a week and deserved to be paid for the work they did.
Lack of money from owner to buy materials and pay the employees can cause delays.
I can almost guarantee you that it wasn't construction delays.
if you or anyone you know would like to volunteer at our toy store, we'd love to have you. We are looking for volunteers in 4 hr shifts as we'll be open from 8-6 pm Dec 19-23 & we're setting up on Dec 18th. If anyone you know needs things for their kids they can sign up at United Way and if you or anyone you know needs winter items to keep the family warm, they can come down to the toy store and get what they need free of charge. : )
Oh and just a quick question please. Do you feel the same about the fundraisers that all the other organizations have?
There are not enough donations in toys. The money we raise is sent to our Marine contact who then buys us toys to start us off. The Marine Corp Reserve buys toys for all of it's locations. Please realize that though toys are donated and we had a lot come in last year, which was wonderful, the first day of distribution we were running out of toys. The wonderful people of Steamboat stepped up as usual & we had enough to get us through, but this year with more kids and more families out of work, we will need more toys. We are probably looking at double the families that we served last year.
Yes, the truck will be there as always and we thank Stmbt Motors for putting it in the Showroom the day before Thanksgiving and there will also be several drop off boxes around town for those who want to buy toys to donate.
If you wish to purchase a toy for the boxes we thank you, if you wish to adopt a family and buy the toys for them, we thank you for that also.
I hope you have a wonderful Holiday.
Addition to the Nacho Men
HBA Steamboat presents The Nacho Men - One night only - Nov 27th, 2010
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Food,2 beers, unlimited soda - lemonade & iced tea included in ticket price.
$40.00 per person - $75.00 per couple
please visit www.hbasteamboat.com/events for ticket information - Tickets go on sale this coming week.
This is an HBA Steamboat/Toys for Tots Fundraiser
Thank you for your support!
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