Adrienne Reeves: Employees not valued

To the editor:

I would like to respond to Nikki McLeslie’s letter Oct. 20. I agree with McLeslie 100 percent.

For some reason, things have taken a drastic change here in our Moffat County schools. Valued employees who are honest, hardworking, and always putting their jobs and kids first are thrown to the gutter and disregarded as non-existent.

I have had the same amount of phone calls and people coming to my house asking why and what happened. After 30 years of dedicated and devoted service, out the door you go.

I never had an accident or hurt a child. I was one of the most requested drivers in the Moffat County Transportation Department and have the faculty members and parents to back that up.

You know why? It wasn’t because I just happened upon this honor. It was because I earned it. Yes, I earned the faculty and students’ respect.

Needless to say, what’s done is done and we must all face change in our lives and it is all in how we accept that. Personally, I have embraced it, monitored it, adapted to it, and moved on.

Nikki and others, you can too. I had the opportunity to work with you, Nikki, and you were the greatest and when we went on activity trips, your name always came up. The coaches and I would talk about how well you took care of us on the road. I know you worked hard.

You have to ask yourself, do you really fit in with what is going on there?

In this changing society, where employees are no longer admired for work ethic, we must be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again and again.

Adrienne Reeves

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Comments

onewhocares 2 years, 5 months ago

Adrienne,

You are right. My kids loved when you drove the bus on field trips. They always had a fun story to talk about after.

Thank you & I was shocked to hear you lost your job as well.

It's crazy, If I were an administrator, I'd cherish the employees that find a deep connection to the kids, no matter what it takes. There are so many students without parents who care, and to just have one adult they can connect to may make the difference in their life of staying on the right path or wondering completely off and getting lost in the world of drugs & alcohol or worse.

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