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2013-01-29 05:12:31 PM  
DONT ARSK US ABOUT:
rocks
troll's with sticks
All sorts of dragons
Mrs Cake
Huje green things with teeth
Any kinds of black dogs with orange eyebrows
Rains of spaniel's
fog
Mrs Cake
 
2013-01-29 05:18:48 PM  
And viruses that cause terrible spelling.
 
2013-01-29 08:41:38 PM  

Chinchillazilla: DONT ARSK US ABOUT:
rocks
troll's with sticks
All sorts of dragons
Mrs Cake
Huje green things with teeth
Any kinds of black dogs with orange eyebrows
Rains of spaniel's
fog
Mrs Cake


and glo m of ni  t...
 
2013-01-29 08:51:43 PM  
nor Anthrax
 
2013-01-29 09:13:15 PM  
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night

Those things make a desk job a nightmare, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-29 09:25:26 PM  
Great. Now if the USPS could only get the mailman for my house to not cram the junk mail into my mailbox while leaving my Netflix DVDs outside the mailbox because the junk mail has taken up all the space. Motherfarkers, I paid to have the Netflix DVDs delivered to me, not the junk mail.
 
2013-01-29 09:30:10 PM  
Work is for suckers.
 
2013-01-29 09:32:50 PM  

skinink: Great. Now if the USPS could only get the mailman for my house to not cram the junk mail into my mailbox while leaving my Netflix DVDs outside the mailbox because the junk mail has taken up all the space. Motherfarkers, I paid to have the Netflix DVDs delivered to me, not the junk mail.


I don't know how big your mailbox is but I think I'm safe saying CHECK YOUR MAIL MORE OFTEN

And get a Roku or something :-)

/I've had my mail returned because I didn't empty the box
 
2013-01-29 09:35:43 PM  

tetsoushima: Work is for suckers.


Greece/Italy/Portugal? Izzat you?
 
2013-01-29 09:39:14 PM  
fta: "Ford said when she was sick, she would simply "shake it off." For appointments, say, with the doctor, she would use vacation days."

Uhh, I applaud her dedication, but this is wholly unecessary and not even commendable, in my opinion. It reflects some kind of bizarre sense of martyrdom to not take advantage of the benefits a company lays out for your enjoyment and well-being.
 
2013-01-29 09:43:25 PM  
Working the same low grade job from school to retirement.

This isn't something to be celebrated, it's an horrific waste of a human life.
 
2013-01-29 09:47:29 PM  
So basically, she went to work sick, made a bunch of other people sick, who then took sick days to recover. Each illness probably cost the post office 30 or 40 sick days instead of the 2 or 3 days she should have stayed home. And for this she is applauded?
 
2013-01-29 09:48:46 PM  

venerant: fta: "Ford said when she was sick, she would simply "shake it off." For appointments, say, with the doctor, she would use vacation days."

Uhh, I applaud her dedication, but this is wholly unecessary and not even commendable, in my opinion. It reflects some kind of bizarre sense of martyrdom to not take advantage of the benefits a company lays out for your enjoyment and well-being.


this
 
2013-01-29 09:51:33 PM  

KidneyStone: skinink: Great. Now if the USPS could only get the mailman for my house to not cram the junk mail into my mailbox while leaving my Netflix DVDs outside the mailbox because the junk mail has taken up all the space. Motherfarkers, I paid to have the Netflix DVDs delivered to me, not the junk mail.

I don't know how big your mailbox is but I think I'm safe saying CHECK YOUR MAIL MORE OFTEN

And get a Roku or something :-)

/I've had my mail returned because I didn't empty the box


You're not safe in saying. Why would you just assume I'm the problem instead of the mailman? I swear Farkers cut a lot of slack to anyone wearing a uniform. Honestly, have you seen the amount of junk a mailman will try to put in the mailbox?

Besides, not everything is streaming on Roku, not that it should be your business if someone wants to be on the DVD plan.
 
2013-01-29 10:05:09 PM  

Acharne: tetsoushima: Work is for suckers.

Greece/Italy/Portugal? Izzat you?


How topical.
 
2013-01-29 10:06:13 PM  

BlippityBleep: venerant: fta: "Ford said when she was sick, she would simply "shake it off." For appointments, say, with the doctor, she would use vacation days."

Uhh, I applaud her dedication, but this is wholly unecessary and not even commendable, in my opinion. It reflects some kind of bizarre sense of martyrdom to not take advantage of the benefits a company lays out for your enjoyment and well-being.

this


Could have been use or lose.
 
2013-01-29 10:11:32 PM  

hacksaw_jd: So basically, she went to work sick, made a bunch of other people sick, who then took sick days to recover. Each illness probably cost the post office 30 or 40 sick days instead of the 2 or 3 days she should have stayed home. And for this she is applauded?


Don't forget the spread of disease to the recipients through physical contact with the mail. A regular typhoid Mary.
 
2013-01-29 10:16:54 PM  

hacksaw_jd: So basically, she went to work sick, made a bunch of other people sick, who then took sick days to recover. Each illness probably cost the post office 30 or 40 sick days instead of the 2 or 3 days she should have stayed home. And for this she is applauded?


This ^2. Sick days are only partly for you. They are also to prevent you from being a Typhoid Mary. OTOH it is the only legal way to assault your coworkers and it is sure quite a few days after you are better, time to catch up.
 
2013-01-29 10:25:33 PM  
No doubt that work ethic and pride in one's work, no matter how menial it seems to some, is in short demand. But if I feel like crap and I am a walking cootie-factory, my ass is staying home in bed. If I didn't have the luxury of paid sick leave, I might be more stoic on those occasions.

Vacation days are for vacation.
 
2013-01-29 10:32:13 PM  
I meant to say short supply.

And to the snob who called her job low grade? Postal workers make a good wage and have good benefits, not that she took advantage of them. I am betting there are many out of work degreed professionals who'd be happy to make what she did, have health insurance, paid leave and a retirement plan.
 
2013-01-29 10:38:58 PM  

Rich Cream: hacksaw_jd: So basically, she went to work sick, made a bunch of other people sick, who then took sick days to recover. Each illness probably cost the post office 30 or 40 sick days instead of the 2 or 3 days she should have stayed home. And for this she is applauded?

Don't forget the spread of disease to the recipients through physical contact with the mail. A regular typhoid Mary.


This. She is no hero, that is scary. Especially when she handles the mail.
 
2013-01-29 10:41:13 PM  

venerant: fta: "Ford said when she was sick, she would simply "shake it off." For appointments, say, with the doctor, she would use vacation days."

Uhh, I applaud her dedication, but this is wholly unecessary and not even commendable, in my opinion. It reflects some kind of bizarre sense of martyrdom to not take advantage of the benefits a company lays out for your enjoyment and well-being.


Sick days are unlimited. Vacation days are. Sick days are, as mentioned, added to the pension. Vacation days are taken to retire a bit earlier. So it is not really about ethics.
 
2013-01-29 10:42:01 PM  

freetomato: I meant to say short supply.

And to the snob who called her job low grade? Postal workers make a good wage and have good benefits, not that she took advantage of them. I am betting there are many out of work degreed professionals who'd be happy to make what she did, have health insurance, paid leave and a retirement plan.



My point wasn't that her job was low-grade, but rather the exact same low grade job for the entirety of her working career.

That isn't snobby.
 
2013-01-29 10:44:20 PM  

machoprogrammer: Rich Cream: hacksaw_jd: So basically, she went to work sick, made a bunch of other people sick, who then took sick days to recover. Each illness probably cost the post office 30 or 40 sick days instead of the 2 or 3 days she should have stayed home. And for this she is applauded?

Don't forget the spread of disease to the recipients through physical contact with the mail. A regular typhoid Mary.

This. She is no hero, that is scary. Especially when she handles the mail.

Born and raised in Detroit, Ford will be retiring from her job in payroll and timekeeping management for the city's main post office.


She never touched the mail.
 
2013-01-29 10:44:40 PM  
Remember folks all you need to be a hero is go to work sick and infect your coworkers.

skinink: :

You're not safe in saying. Why would you just assume I'm the problem instead of the mailman? I swear Farkers cut a lot of slack to anyone wearing a uniform. Honestly, have you seen the amount of junk a mailman will try to put in the mailbox?


The only time my mailbox even remotely came close to being full is when I went away to Europe for 2 months. Even then nothing was sticking out.
 
2013-01-29 10:51:09 PM  

Bungles: freetomato: I meant to say short supply.

And to the snob who called her job low grade? Postal workers make a good wage and have good benefits, not that she took advantage of them. I am betting there are many out of work degreed professionals who'd be happy to make what she did, have health insurance, paid leave and a retirement plan.


My point wasn't that her job was low-grade, but rather the exact same low grade job for the entirety of her working career.

That isn't snobby.


Federal jobs have step increases in pay. Unless you are a monumental fark up, you get step increases, usually annually. If you are a fantastic performer, you can be upgraded to the pay grade and the steps start over again. It is not unusual to come on board as a GS-5 and retire as a GS-11 or 12. Check out the pay tables on opm.gov. It is quite a decent living in the eyes of many.

I doubt her pay was the same upon retirement that it was the day she started. She may not have retired a millionaire, but she's got a pension, something a lot of folks don't have.
 
2013-01-29 10:52:43 PM  

saturn badger: machoprogrammer: Rich Cream: hacksaw_jd: So basically, she went to work sick, made a bunch of other people sick, who then took sick days to recover. Each illness probably cost the post office 30 or 40 sick days instead of the 2 or 3 days she should have stayed home. And for this she is applauded?

Don't forget the spread of disease to the recipients through physical contact with the mail. A regular typhoid Mary.

This. She is no hero, that is scary. Especially when she handles the mail.

Born and raised in Detroit, Ford will be retiring from her job in payroll and timekeeping management for the city's main post office.

She never touched the mail.



Oh. So you're some sort of funny guy who reads the article?
 
2013-01-29 10:53:09 PM  
Geez, I suck at mobile farking. ...to the next pay grade....
 
2013-01-29 11:43:59 PM  
my brother in law works for the post office and if he tries to take a sick day they threaten to write him up. his father was sick with pancreatic cancer and then passed away. his bosses were not happy that he was using his sick time and vacation for these matters. because of the problems they have, they look for ways to write you up to get you out.

i also worked with a guy who retired after 40 years of military and civilian time (foreign service) and he had over 2000 hours of sick time on the books. this was when he got none of it added to his retirement. basically lost 'benefits'. when someone asked him why he didn't take a 'sick' friday everyone in a while he stated that he had never thought about it. he tried to take them the last two or three fridays before his retirement but the rules stated he couldn't use the time then. he died within one year of retiring evidently he had cancer and didn't bother going to get his medical complaints looked at. his wife said they caught it to late.
 
2013-01-29 11:48:29 PM  

freetomato: Geez, I suck at mobile farking. ...to the next pay grade....


It read just fine with the omission. I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it.
 
2013-01-30 01:39:07 AM  

Rich Cream: Oh. So you're some sort of funny guy who reads the article?


Somebody around here has to. Might as well be me.
 
2013-01-30 02:35:18 AM  

skinink: KidneyStone: skinink: I swear Farkers cut a lot of slack to anyone wearing a uniform.


LOL. Have you missed all the anti-postal, anti-law enforcement, etc. threads?

At any rate, whether she touched the mail or not (she didn't) she was close enough to infect other workers who do. That angers me. When I had some kind of norovirus thingamajigger and had to ship out ebay orders, I wore freaking GLOVES to package everything up so I wouldn't send it on.
 
2013-01-30 06:21:41 AM  
A friend of the family retired as a mailman about ten years ago. He had 35 years without a sick day. He had planned to go for 40 but his wife had some health problems and he wanted to spend more time with her.
 
2013-01-30 10:34:51 AM  
4508 BANKED sick hours/44 years/8 hours a day=12.8 sick days a year...

We can assume that the total number of sick days was not equal every year and that later in her career she earned more than in the beginning... I can only assume postal workers get over 2 weeks of sick days that apparently roll over year to year once they pass like 25 years or something. I mean, I'm fairly new to the workforce (under 30 years old) but over two weeks of sick leave seems like a lot...
 
2013-01-30 07:30:08 PM  
My last company made the stupid distinction between sick days and vacation and when you left, you lost all of your sick time, but were paid for the vacation time.

The check for 4 weeks of unused vacation time was nice, but I was a little upset that I had that one hour of sick time in my account when I left.
 
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