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Attendants at Chatham Recycling Centers deserve our appreciation

By Karen Jordan
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Pittsboro, NC - I read an irate letter from a Chatham county resident about the attendants at the recycling center who it is claimed took an item that should have gone to the residents.I have quite a different view;. while there may always be one person in a large group who doesn't live up to the highest standards, on the whole this is a very dedicated and unusually pleasant and polite group of people.

I have seen and heard residents be outrageously rude, especially on weekends for some reason,, because they didn't have their stickers and were not allowed to dump trash or recycle without them. Many people act as if there should be exceptions made just for them and ta ke their anger out on the attendants. It is not up to the attendants, but the abuse they often get makes you wonder about where good manners went!

On hot, miserable days or rainy, cold ones, these folks always have a smile and are willing to help in any way possible. They have often helped me with heavy items and their usually smiling hellos make my day brighter. They are not paid high wages for a tough and somewhat unpleasant job and generally do excellent work.

They deserve our appreciation; they certainly have mine!

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