What better way to show compassion for their American counterparts during the government shutdown than to feed their friends. American air traffic controllers are working without pay during the partial government shutdown and their Canadian colleagues showed support by sending pizza, a lot of pizza.
The San Francisco Chronicle claims Canadian air traffic controllers have sent 300 pizzas to 10,000 American air traffic controllers because of the government shutdown.
The Canadian Air Traffic Control Association released a statement saying; “Air traffic control is a very stressful job. They say you have to be 100 per cent right, 100 per cent of the time. People just don’t need to be reporting to work with the added stress of worrying about how to pay their mortgages and grocery bills on top of it.” Source SFChronicle via AP Canada
Canadian air traffic controllers are showing support for their American counterparts this week by sending hundreds of pizzas as part of an industry-wide effort to support federal employees who are working without a paycheque due to a prolonged partial shutdown of the U.S. government. Source Global TV