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drawbridge workers loafing on the job

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view/2008_06_04_Job_well_done:_City__workers__caught_grillin_and_chillin_-_on_your_dime__/srvc=home&position=1

    Should I care about this because I really don't. It just seems kind of petty to me.
    I know it's our tax dollars and all that, but the workers are required to stay on the bridge all the time, so I see no problem with them doing some grilling.
    What does one propose these guys do with their downtime?
    If you're concerned about tax dollars, fine, but if it's a matter of "I work hard for a living and if I loaf for even 20 seconds I get docked for it," well, cry me a river.
     
  2. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    It looked like an investigation for the sake of an investigation.
     
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    This makes it a non-issue:

    Also . . .

    So is my office. Are they not supposed to have a bathroom? A fridge to store their lunches? Water? It's work, not jail.
     
  4. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    I'm normally all for saving the taxpayers money, but seriously, what else can they do out on the bridge waiting for boats?

    As long as the extra services are paid for out of their pockets and they aren't taking OT when a lot of their work time is down time, I don't really care.

    Maybe the base pay should be lower when new employees take on the job for not really working full-time on the clock, but they are paying for the TV. Shit I'm watching free satellite right now courtesy of my employee. So why should I complain about these guys.
     
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    So these guys basically do nothing at all, and they have a television and a fridge huh?

    Another reminder that I got into the wrong profession.
     
  6. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison Member

    Word.
     
  7. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    If this is what the Herald is worried about, trust there is a lot worse going on within city government.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    As long as they are doing their jobs I don't care, but it is silly to have 2-3 drawbridge workers sitting around doing nothing when it would seem you really only need one sitting around doing nothing.

    The story should have focused more on that and come up with ways to encourage only one loafer per bridge.
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    But during a five-day surveillance, the Herald observed several workers assigned to the Northern Avenue Bridge ......

    Hilarious. The guy writes as if he's uncovered the next Watergate.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    How do you say "open the bridge" in Spanish?

    These guys could be doing something on a computer during the down time. Maybe monitoring surveillance cameras?

    Trust me. There is something they could do.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Post on SportsJournalists.com?
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Download porn?
     
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