I am repulsed by this letter from Carolyn Rushefsky regarding the dedication of the Rockaway Sanitation workers. For her to even question what we have done and what we are still doing is absolutely insane. Just a note: 90 percent of the local sanitation workers all live here and were affected by hurricane Sandy personally and worked through this whole thing without hesitation to help any local resident in need of help. Maybe if she would have gotten off her couch and walked outside when her local garbagemen were out there picking up garbage during the 8-16 hour shifts they worked and politely asked how can she get rid of these sandbags instead of peeking through her curtains to see if they would be taken, an honest solution would have been given to her.
Unfortunately, we do not make the ultimate decision to decide what we pick up. There are rules that we must follow and if she would like to know why certain storm debris is not being picked up she should spend her time writing a letter to the person that makes the decision. That’s right, the Mayor himself. I’m pretty sure the tax dollars she “spent on our salaries” were well worth it this year if any. SHAME ON HER for making a comment like this.
To all of the local residents:
As a sanitation worker at Q14 garage in Rockaway Beach, we just wanna say Thank You for all of the support you have all given us from day one of this horrific hurricane cleanup. It has not gone unnoticed. The parade was an amazing day for all of us and we have never felt so loved and appreciated in our lives.
We strive to make our community a better place and YES WE WILL REBUILD STRONGER AND BETOld TER THAN BEFORE and we will never, EVER turn our back on the community we love and in fact live in.
DSNY Q14 Loves Rockaway!
Thank You. BRIAN FOX