Letters: Unhappy with service

Sooke resident tired of paying for poor service and no follow up

What’s in a word?

Webster’s definition of “elite” is “the group or part of a group selected or regarded as the finest, best, most distinguished, most powerful, etc.”

I am tired of paying for services that don’t back up their services. I am tired of paying, whatever amount I am expected to pay (what they consider they’re worth), in order to get something done that I can’t do. It’s frustrating when you are paying our with minimum wages.

I had drainage issues that a services with this name, guaranteed verbally, that their hand dug trench would work, instead of excavating with a drain piper. I should have paid more to a company with equipment, although I appreciated their hard work at the time because garden maintenance was also required.

I have asked them more than once to come back and see what their efforts did not accomplish. Three years later my beautiful dog still tracks in the mud and with our early summer weather, I forget to close my back patio door.

I figure that the next lawn mowing may be mower ready on the side of my house.

There are three key words to caution locals to shop around for services. I miss the handshake that meant it was a done deal.

Susan Lothrop

Sooke

Just Posted

Sooke mayor travels to Cambodia to empower women in politics

The trip is part of a Global Affairs Canada initiative

Sooke approves new toilets for popular park

Whiffin Spit loos will have to wait

Rowing Canada will keep its oars in Saanich, say officials

Rowing club official says financial impact of Rowing Canada’s decision still unknown

UVic dumpster divers raise awareness for food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

Victoria police defends call for more officers, role in overdose prevention

Critics say harm reduction alternatives a better investment

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says

Investigation found 2,600 people docked illegally for earning income

Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store

The first brick-and-mortar government retail location opened in Kamloops on Oct. 17

B.C. chowdery caught up in ‘rat-in-soup’ scandal to close

Crab Park Chowdery will be shutting down Jan. 20

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Vancouver joins cities like Los Angeles and London

Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated

One cow from the South Selkirk herd and two from the Purcells were moved this week

Cop recounts wild car chase through Ladysmith and Duncan

B.C. Supreme Court trial of Armaan Singh Chandi hears of pursuit following Nanaimo drive-by shooting

‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘never said there was no collusion’

Most Read