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(Yahoo)   Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor a cold nor flu nor food poisoning nor allergies nor respiratory infection   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 9
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2013-01-29 10:52:43 PM
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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 10:51:09 PM
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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 10:32:13 PM
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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 10:16:54 PM
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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 10:11:32 PM
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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 09:48:46 PM
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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.


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2013-01-29 09:47:29 PM
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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 09:43:25 PM
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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 09:39:14 PM
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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.
 
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