Welcome to HTMF, CrestEmployee! If that is a true letter it seems that the Crest management is encouraging you to vote for the Liberal party. I encourage you to do some reading about the various parties running in this election (Green Party, Liberals, NDP). After you become familiar with the party platforms you should vote for the party that you think will best serve the people of BC.
The union that most of the Crest employees belong to could–but as the owner Mr Smith can send out anything he wants. They don’t have to listen, and the idea that he suggested their employment was in jeopardy if they don’t vote Liberal is nonsense.
Steve Smith should take a walk around the Crest Parking lot and count up the Fed and Prov. vehicles the out of town construction crews and then realize where a large percentage of his business comes from.
If he doesn’t like unions or union workers he should be honest and tell all of the out of town workers, he doesn’t want them staying in his hotel because for the most part they are union members and they might vote NDP.
These workers have a choice where they stay, they are not shackled to the Crest they can stay where they want.
Just say the word Steve I’m sure there are people in Rupert who could send these potential NDP voters to a Hotel where Management knows where their bread is buttered.
The ‘CrestZilla’ strikes again. This letter was obviously very carefully worded. Steve Smith is many many things, but is no dummy. Like any message this is definitely open to the interpretation of the reader, and coming from an employer, in my interpretation this is blatant coercion, and therefore unethical, as well as arrogant and condescending.
As tacky as it was, and YES, it was very tacky, if you are not already sure of your vote and who you will be casting it for, then maybe there would be grounds for saying he is trying to sway your vote but I think most everyone by this date is sure of their vote and if not, well, he will never know who you voted for anyway. Tacky, yes, but what else can be said for a man that put TV screens over the hotel urinals… Please…