Act 97

It’s okay to enter the fray.

Today RBC is under the watchful eye of the news media for hiring a firm that hires foreign workers to replace workers that are already in place. While I understand in some industries, we need foreign workers and the policy was set up to fill jobs with no people, RBC is not in that position.

It might feel pointless to draft a letter or make a phone call or comment online but it’s not.

I read once that only about 10% of people online contribute content. A slightly higher percentage shares content and the majority of us just read it. But we can make a difference. Even if it’s just a small one.

I can tell you for free I would not want to be the CEO of RBC right now. Nor would I want to be his VP of HR. This is majorly, well, major. And it’s glaring and unwanted attention. RBC’s stock was slightly down today. And some people cancelled their credit cards and moved their accounts. Totally avoidable. Fairly reckless. Not without consequence and ultimately, completely unnecessary.

RBC is not hard up for cash. In fact, they’re doing quite well, as it happens. And judging by the compensation paid to their Board of Directors, I don’t think they have a leg to stand on when it comes to justifying cost cutting measures. How about you? I’d like to know what you think, and I’m sure I’m not alone.

We’re all in this together. And our debt is a collective result of how business is done and who’s making all the money. If we are timid and sit on our hands and accept our fate, nothing will change. If you’re like me, you need change, and I don’t just mean the toonie and loonie kind. This RBC affair is starting to look like a bad episode of Looney Tunes – where, for once, we’re the Road Runner, and they are the Wile E Coyote.

Beep Beep. It’s time they listened up.

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