Monday, April 23, 2007

Free Ride

King’s Island tried to discontinue free transportation for employees this season. Gasp! What’s the big deal? It makes sense that King’s Island no longer needs to bus employees in from the city, population is dropping. The Mason, Lakota and Kings School districts are able to support the staff that King’s Island needs to run the park. But the city of Cincinnati stepped in and put pressure on the park to keep the bus service running.

What other employer provides a way to get to work? Isn’t the whole point of a summer job as a teen to problem solve? How am I going to get to work? How am I going to pay for gas or bus fair? A free ride to work was a perk of the job, it was not an entitlement. But that is what we teach the youth today – entitlement. When you are young it’s a free ride to work as people get older it’s free healthcare. What is next?

I have news – someone is paying for all of the free stuff, and you better believe it’s not the people who are using the service.

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