With managers who are paid outrageous salaries and bonuses, you would think BC Ferries would be a little bit more savvy as far as knowledge about their customer.
Don’t they know that the motorhomes and RVs on the ferry are driven mostly by seniors? If 10 per cent of those decide not to take the ferry and go somewhere else, that alone would wipe out the profit they think they are going to make by letting seniors pay. But what would be the consequences for tourism on Vancouver Island?
BC Ferries economics makes no sense. In any company, if you are operating at a loss, you cut cost.
In BC Ferries case that should be: cut salaries, cut perks for employees, reduce overhead.
The social and economic consequences for Vancouver Island and all islands on the coast will be enormous and it is about time that somebody in government sees the bigger picture and realizes that BC Ferries is not just a company to make money, but it is a lifeline for all people who live here.
I think it is about time the B.C. government steps in and lets the inland ferries take up some of the shortage by having their users pay their fair share.