Monkey business

I WRITE after reading with concern the March Herald’s article detailing discussions our shire councillors had about sitting fees.

The comment “if you don’t pay enough, what do you get” reminded me of the saying “if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”.

Experience shows that ambulance officers and bush fire fighters volunteer their time and services to attend incidents at all hours of the day and night.

Referring back to the quoted comment, does this mean you are not getting top-quality personnel because our ambos and fire brigade members are only volunteers and are not paid?

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George Murray