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A tough day to be working outside in the cold

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – While the bad weather has made it a nasty day for drivers, it’s also made it an uncomfortable day at work for anyone whose job is outdoors.

Bike messengers, for instance, had to face the harsh conditions while delivering parcels to downtown businesses.

“Very slushy, very dangerous, and lots and lots of spray coming up from the cars,” says one messenger who spent most of her day bringing Christmas gifts to offices.

Salvation Army volunteer Allan Gonchar was standing at one corner, collecting donations while the snow was coming down.

“I think they feel sorry for me.”

Meantime, the winter weather was making it romantic for Matt and Kelsey, who held hands while skating on the Robson Square rink.

“It’s magical to come out and experience the snow fall and just take the time to relax and enjoy the weather.

The couple braved the roads from the Fraser Valley to spend the day downtown.

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Cry me a river everyone has tough elements to their jobs. Every person who takes on a job outside realizes whether could be a factor. There is 2 inches of snow in Vancouver and everyone is in pandemonium. As a society we need to get mentally tougher when it comes to dealing with are 3 snow days a year.

How about when they are outside in the summer not sweating in non air conditioned offices? Goes both ways. Sick and tired of people looking for sympathy for these kind of employees.

December 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Having empathy for others plight makes people human. Having no empathy for others is a sure sign of a sociopath, and someone who’s mother never hugged him.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:10 am