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Employers are 'heartless & lack compassion' - Alvera Maduro-Caines

- blasts employers for not being lenient during this difficult crisis
October 19th, 2017 | Tags: Alvera Maduro-Caines employers employees heartless
Sixth District representative, Alvera Maduro-Caines took to her social media page to voice her frustration against employers that are being difficult to their employees during this devastating time. Photo: Facebook
Alvera Maduro-Caines, district 6 representative voicing her dissatisfaction against employers that have no leniency for their employees during such a difficult time. Photo: Facebook
Alvera Maduro-Caines, district 6 representative voicing her dissatisfaction against employers that have no leniency for their employees during such a difficult time. Photo: Facebook
Another comment made by Alvera Maduro-Caines on her social media page against heartless employers. Photo: Facebook
Another comment made by Alvera Maduro-Caines on her social media page against heartless employers. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, Representative of the Sixth Electoral District, has expressed her dissatisfaction on her Facebook page about employers not being lenient during such a difficult time.

She said, "Employers, you making a fuss about workers coming to work. Some explain their situation about having no place to leave their child," adding that employers are complaining about paying their workers.

This frustration came following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 that left persons in a state of devastation and in turn they were unable to show up for work for a few days.

Some had much difficulty finding a safe place to leave their children before showing up for work.

Hon Maduro-Caines urged employers to "have a heart" because everyone is going through the same situation that is temporary.

"Why are some of us hell-bent on adding extra stress on others? How did we reach here as a people? Lord help us," she said with frustration.

"Shame and heartless on the employers"- Alevera Maduro-Caines

Meanwhile, the District 6 representative pointed out that employers are "heartless" for insisting that their workers use their vacation days for when they were out due to the hurricane.

"... Shame and heartless on the employers who made their employees take vacation days for the days they were out because of the hurricane," noting that the roads were impassable for a number of days.

She explained in her post that workers had to take their vacation days in order to receive their full pay:

"In order for some employees to get their full pay, they were told they taking some of their vacation days... You all cold, heartless and lack compassion. Knowing what our country and people going through. Where is the God in you employers?" Hon Maduro-Caines asked.

15 Responses to “Employers are 'heartless & lack compassion' - Alvera Maduro-Caines”

  • Local (19/10/2017, 15:35) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does this include the goverbment..They doing the same thing
    • 1 (19/10/2017, 18:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      very good point!
    • Hmmm (20/10/2017, 19:25) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yes the set of heartless bosses (not leaders) within Government who are childless and single. Some people haven't even recover from the flood much less this disaster. She need to speak to her Government, talking shit about time sheet when it is the "small man" doing all the damn work.
  • nonsense (19/10/2017, 16:07) Like (31) Dislike (4) Reply

    Its people like Alvera why this Territory will never be any better. What about all the employers that spend hundreds of thousands to evacuate employees and their entire families while still paying full salaries? Why are we always hell bent on highlighting the negatives and pretending like nothing positive is happening? Hundreds of locals were flown out and proper shelter provided for them and their families especially those with young kids and all we can hear about is the negative experiences.

    You are part of government and should investigate where necessary and take action. Lip service does nothing for the people you are pretending to feel sorry for. As a govt you should also publicly laud the companies that suffered but still took good care of their employees and extended goodwill to their families. You all are some sick @#$& people!

  • My Goodness (19/10/2017, 16:08) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stop with the blame game!! How about people taking responsibility for their actions. How about people who do not have jobs taking care of kids who are not in school and whose parents have jobs. Put your feet in the shoes of bosses. Their business has a job to do and it IS THEIR responsibility to get it done. They depend on workers and if those workers do not show or are late with out previous notification or proper excuse. They SHOULD be treated harshly.
    One of the major problems in the BVI is very few want to take responsibility. Many want to blame. Step up!!!!!
  • wow (19/10/2017, 16:13) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply

    For real some of those employers hearts are very black and cold indeed. I know this might be kind of tight for some businesses but at least those who is up and operating can reduce the amount of hours instead of laying them off in these hard times, how employers will feel if customers don't do business with them. Imagine some people going through loss of death, lost of roof, lost of everything ,and employers going to tell you them laying you off that is to much stress on the heart man.
    • whatever (19/10/2017, 18:18) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sometimes I does wonder if some of these politicians think before they speak or post in the public domain. These are the same nasty employers Govt begging to help rebuild some of their own offices and schools after they burn through our money doing BS. Why hasnt she taken this tone with Bvi Airways who took over $7mil and not even a flight to Anegada! That $7 mil could surely help alot of people now. Picking selective arguments is the best of them and when they face their govt they quiet like a baptist church mouse.
  • Zone 6 (19/10/2017, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    she better worry about she distract
  • Negative Deplorable Party (19/10/2017, 17:01) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope when criticism starts at the poll she hush her mouth. Too much negatives and useless hot air.
  • purcell (19/10/2017, 18:06) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with her but she better keep her eyes on her district as them smoke head youths wants money for weed
  • Hmmm (19/10/2017, 19:26) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem is that you have some people in key positions of leadership who dont understand economics. Government the biggest employer is not paying their employees or vendors even those who are involve in the recovery. The insurance companies are slow and the banks are turning their heads the other way when the people cry.

    Where is the economic stimulus to flow revenue to consumers who by from businesses coming from. How can employers open for business and pay employees how.

    There should have been monies put aside by government for times like these. To offer loans to repair at very low interest rate (3%, fema is offering 1% to the usvi for small buisnesses). Hon Caines employers are not heartless they are trying to survive. Thanks to a breakdown in Law and Order, and Moral in our society. The looting has destroyed many businesses.

    I cant believe you would say something like that what should the employers use to pay them monopoly money. Stop passing the blame politicians are elected to find solutions not to unjustly criticize those who are caught up in a whirlwind of economic turmoil.
  • (20/10/2017, 17:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Try running your own business and just pay the people even without working, let see if your business will survive. Why don't the government help out the people and not put all the blame to private businesses. Even government couldn't pay their workers on time, yet you expect private businesses to pay people even if they will not work? Why don't she give her own money then if she is so Godly and helpful.
  • haters (21/10/2017, 08:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    She is right. Haters will always find a twason to hate..
  • wize up (23/10/2017, 23:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some can talk about employers this and that because they monthly pay check sure put your money where your moth it and take a pay cut then point fingers at business owners in this territory......which politician will take that cut in thier pay????????

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