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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:37 PM

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all the workers today.

The people who are keeping the lights on, water running, gas flowing.

May you all be fairly compensated for your labor.

Football players and TV personell too.

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Reply Happy Thanksgiving to all the workers today. (Original post)
Arctic Dave Nov 2012 OP
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #1
Arctic Dave Nov 2012 #2
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #6
Laochtine Nov 2012 #3
Arctic Dave Nov 2012 #4
Laochtine Nov 2012 #8
Prism Nov 2012 #5
Arctic Dave Nov 2012 #7

Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. i remember driving cab thanksgiving... circle k hotdogs for dinner..

thanks to all who labor today...

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:10 PM

2. I hope you were paid fairly.

 

There is a difference of "having to work" and being compensated for working when everyone else is enjoying the holidays.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:45 PM

6. we were under a lease system..

under that system if you were scheduled Thursday, you showed up, or paid a no show fee..the good news of course is that there always was lot of biz before and after holidays.. but the holidays themselves were slow.. so many drivers, did in fact pay the no show, in effect purchasing the holiday.. the net effect of that was that holidays could in fact be lucrative..

that system worked well till the last year i drove.. the company hired too many drivers forcing many of us to come in on thanksgiving.. in fact that year i worked at a loss, as well as sacrificing my holiday... one of the several reasons, that year was the last year i drove..

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Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:20 PM

3. If we remember this we'll be fine

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

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Response to Laochtine (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:25 PM

4. Absolutely.

 

Screwing people over is not a way to move forward.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:50 PM

8. It's a way to climb over

without regard, shameful.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:35 PM

5. I'm here with my patient

Alas, disability never takes a holiday. I'm making him special meals (and Michelle Obama's whipped sweet potatoes) to make it feel like a holiday for him, and then bouncing out just in time this evening to have dessert with in-laws.

But those damn, brave BART drivers *sniff*

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Response to Prism (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:23 PM

7. Happy thanksgiving to earthbound angels like you.

 

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