'These persons are serving to you': PG&E staff and households plead for compassion amidst energy outages

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — As energy shut off to lots of of hundreds of consumers throughout California, many PG&E staff are feeling the general public wrath. One employee was reportedly shot at in Colusa. The PG&E workplace in Oroville was egged. The headquarters in San Francisco put up fencing. On social media, posts in regards to the deliberate energy shutdown are full of feedback griping in regards to the utility firm.

However with the elevated backlash, households of staff are actually posting a plea — please, do not take your anger out on the sector staff.

“They’re out right here busting their butts daily,” Jill Tunzi, whose brother has labored for PG&E for 30 years, informed ABC7 Information, “They’re those on the market when there’s storms or hurricanes or no matter, they’ll different states serving to restore energy.”

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“I imply, you need these individuals,” she added. “These persons are serving to you.”

Tunzi posted the same message on Instagram to voice her frustration about the way in which PG&E staff are being handled.

“Persons are cursing at them, you go to the grocery retailer, individuals had been cursing at PG&E,” she defined, “And they’re the employee bees, they don’t have anything to do with the facility outages or the fires.”
In truth, she famous, most of the staff have additionally misplaced energy. Some are even fireplace survivors.

Tunzi shouldn’t be alone. She is one in all many PG&E households who shared this sentiment on social media.

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A photograph of a PG&E employee embracing his new child son went viral. Almost 40,000 individuals have shared the put up.

“They’re hardworking individuals,” Tunzi mentioned of the photograph. “That is the right instance of a household man, a dad, you recognize, taking good care of his little man.”

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