SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions


By Joey Garcia


May 05, 2016
Thursday PM

Sorry readers I have been absent for awhile as I was inside the heat wave in my vacation in the Philippines. But I noticed a lot of changes lately with KPU although I am identified as KPU Public, Customer, enemy No. 1. Much to my regret, my honeymoon with the entire KPU is history. Never can a public utility company survive without the so called bailout, "gratuity et amore" from customers who do not feel comfortable with KPU's customer service people, or the way it is run by the incumbent managerial level lineup.

One time, I was forced to air my gripes to the Hon. Mayor Lew Wiiliams III. It caused my adrenaline to shoot like a shooting star with what the KPU Customer Service did as a DISSERVICE questioning the petty amount being charge to customer like a $17 charge for a telephone call if the reception of incoming tv signal froze; and a KPU personnel tell the customer to buy at Walmart their needed wire connection. I am a handicap senior who does not take barking orders from the KPU technical staff who seem to think that I am janitorial employee or a messenger at that. WOW!

I think those KPU service people including customer service people need to go to school to learn the basics of CUSTOMER relations, or FIRE THEM from their ranks. The domino effect of the new reshuffle of personnel just cannot solve the problem.
Or maybe, sell the entire KPU or either privatize it or let it be handled by the Office of the Mayor instead. Then we can expect as Customers to hammer out goodwill to erring uneducated staff who do not know their assigned job protocol or we can put the entire blame on the present and incumbent leadership who complicate things thus become ineffective.

SO, ladies and gentlemen, I am open to buy KPU if to lessen the burden of service to customers or to continue DISSERVICE as it is going on right now.

Joey Garcia
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received May 04, 2016 - Published May 05, 2016




Viewpoints - Opinion Letters:

Webmail Your Opinion Letter to the Editor


Representations of fact and opinions in letters are solely those of the author.
The opinions of the author do not represent the opinions of Sitnews.

E-mail your letters & opinions to
Your full name, city and state are required for letter publication.

Published letters become the property of SitNews.

SitNews ©2016
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska

Articles & photographs that appear in SitNews may be protected by copyright and may not be reprinted without written permission from and payment of any required fees to the proper sources.

E-mail your news & photos to

Photographers choosing to submit photographs for publication to SitNews are in doing so granting their permission for publication and for archiving. SitNews does not sell photographs. All requests for purchasing a photograph will be emailed to the photographer.