To the Editor:
Why is it acceptable for the Western bookstore to discriminate against distance studies students?
I have over 20 books which I plan to sell back during the buyback period beginning April 13, except their hours are only 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — weekdays only!
I work during the week and the one day I could make the two-hour drive to get to campus, I can’t get there in time! When I emailed the bookstore asking why they don’t have longer hours or weekend hours, their response was “I’m sorry but here are the available means of buyback on campus.”
They listed the info for buyback from the bookstore, which won’t help me as a distance studies student, and the classifieds option, which isn’t practical for me either!
So why is it ok for the bookstore to screw us distance study students over? I’m prepared to make the trip during the exam period, but the bookstore needs to be reasonable and have longer weekday hours, or have buyback hours on the weekend.
This treatment of distance studies students has to change.
Distance Studies, graduate ’06