Start trusting more, Furbert
December 30, 2012
I usually turn right off whenever Chris Furbert opens his mouth. I'm from the other side of his coin, management, and although I admire his support for his union brothers and sisters, it's his ability to avoid dealing with the actual reality of being an employer, an investor and maintaining a profitable enterprise that makes his stubbornness unacceptable. Just because you represent the labour side doesn't mean you conveniently either disregard or mistrust those on the management side.
And therein lies the problem with Mr Furbert. The two pillars of mistrust — labour vs management and black vs white — are clearly impossible for him to get over given his obvious political bias among other things. Whether he is any different from anyone else who leads the BIU, I don’t know but I hope that the OBA can find someone who can convince him that the days of those two pillars are — or, should be — over.
Marc Bean seems to be speaking like he understands that things have changed and Bermudians are simply not going to tolerate what has gone on for the past 14 years just because of demographics and "family". If Mr Furbert can adopt a slightly more trusting attitude so that we can actually move forward instead of taking impossibly opposed positions, we may have the beginnings of a Brave New Bermuda.