Don't Be So Hard on Young Brothers
March 08, 2009 | 07:00 PM
Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with YB (except I use them to ship canoes) and no relatives working for them.
YB has always treated their employees well and paid them good wages. Except for the rediculous federally imposed "security" rules, they are easy to work with and go out of their way to be accomodating to local people.
What you may not know is that they were subsidizing deliveries to Moloka'i and Lana'i with their more lucrative Maui to 'Oahu route until the Superferry came in and cherry picked that route off. YB did that because despite being a business that has to look at their bottom line, they have also tried to be a benefit to us. Unlike the greedy companies who come in, take millions of dollars of tax payer money and take their profits and leave, YB has been here for the long haul (pun).
I really don't think they deserve to be dissed -- especially since their rates are so heavily impacted by fuel costs.