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2013-08-01 05:09:10 PM
Do we really need sober garbage men? No.
 
2013-08-01 05:37:29 PM
As long as they don't steal another man's French fries.
 
2013-08-01 05:38:49 PM
meh, if he wasn't driving the garbage truck, fark it.
 
2013-08-01 05:39:09 PM
Dust in the shape of Easy Reasder slowly dissipates off in the direction of Portugal.
 
2013-08-01 05:43:11 PM
+Can't remember the smell
+Getting year-old pork roast all over myself will be a big laugh for me and the boys

-Twice as likely to stab myself with any disease-covered shards and slivers that end up in the trash
-Will lose my grip, fall off the back, atleast once a day
 
2013-08-01 05:43:53 PM
Years ago I was a Solid Waste Management Technician. One of my co workers was fired for smoking weed on the route. A citizen had caught him and called City Hall. Anyhow, six months later he got his job back thanks to the union.

They said he was subjected to a unscheduled drug test, and since only scheduled piss tests were allowed under our contract (once a year), the results didn't matter. He got his job back with full six months back pay on top of it.
 
2013-08-01 05:45:16 PM
Did he finish his grade 10?
 
2013-08-01 05:46:09 PM
should give the judge, the city, and the whole nation the hero tag
 
2013-08-01 05:48:18 PM
Ok, I'm pretty sure anyone who is a garbageman should BE drunk or high. How else could you do it?
 
2013-08-01 05:49:24 PM

nburghmatt: meh, if he wasn't driving the garbage truck, fark it.


I dunno - those garbage trucks look kind of dangerous.  I don't want one of getting smashed near my house.  It might make a mess.

OTOH, I've only actually met my garbage man once and that was a few years ago when I hear the truck and ran outside to put the garbage out.   He told me I need to leave my trash out by 7 AM if I wanted it picked up.  He didn't seem very happy either and I don't give a flying fark if the garbage man is happy.  Just take my garbage and dump it i the ocean or whatever the hell they do with it.
 
2013-08-01 05:49:38 PM
Assumed this happened I Chicago.
 
2013-08-01 05:50:13 PM
*in
 
2013-08-01 05:59:46 PM

Whatthefark: Years ago I was a Solid Waste Management Technician. One of my co workers was fired for smoking weed on the route. A citizen had caught him and called City Hall. Anyhow, six months later he got his job back thanks to the union.

They said he was subjected to a unscheduled drug test, and since only scheduled piss tests were allowed under our contract (once a year), the results didn't matter. He got his job back with full six months back pay on top of it.


Well, that truly is an outrage. I'm afraid to go outside now, knowing that garbage men could be roaming the streets, all hepped up on the wacky weed.
 
2013-08-01 06:13:18 PM

Lando Lincoln: Do we really need sober garbage men? No.


I also got a call on West 21st of someone throwing a bowling ball down the alley....now you wouldn't know anything about that would YOU?
 
2013-08-01 06:19:21 PM

LeroyBourne: Lando Lincoln: Do we really need sober garbage men? No.

I also got a call on West 21st of someone throwing a bowling ball down the alley....now you wouldn't know anything about that would YOU?


Ain't that a shame... Looks like somebody threw away a perfectly good white boy...
 
2013-08-01 06:23:36 PM

damphool: LeroyBourne: Lando Lincoln: Do we really need sober garbage men? No.

I also got a call on West 21st of someone throwing a bowling ball down the alley....now you wouldn't know anything about that would YOU?

Ain't that a shame... Looks like somebody threw away a perfectly good white boy...


Back in Fubai, he would have been killed the second he knocked that door.
 
2013-08-01 06:28:02 PM
Well, as long as he does it with a smile and doesn't judge me, then I can't judge him.

Whatthefark: Solid Waste Management Technician


Love that. Also, interesting story.
 
2013-08-01 06:39:24 PM
The Garbage Man Medley
By Brantgoose and a whole lot of folks


Why are there so many
Songs about garbage
And what jewels the garbage hide?
Every one loves to paw through my trash bag
To find out what treasure's inside.

CIA, FBI, NSA, don't deride
KGB, Mossad too, MI5, MI6
We've seen the shows and all the flix ...

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I'm your garbage man
Coming down the street
Kick your can, kick your can
Better get your butt down on the curb
And say hey to me
I'm by the liquor store
Giving you the eye
When you walk by
I'm on the subway line
I'm in the coffee shop
Eating toast and eggs

you ain't no punk, you punk. you wanna talk about the real junk? if i ever slip, i'll be banned 'cause i'm your garbageman. well you can't dig me you can't dig nothin'. do you want the real thing, or are you just talkin'? do you understand? i'm your garbageman. yeah, somethin' from the garage and down the driveway. now get outta your mind and get outta my way. now do you understand? do you understand? louie, louie, louie, lou-i the bird's the word and do you know why? you gotta beat it with a stick. you gotta beat it 'til it's thick. you gotta live until you're dead. you gotta rock 'til you see red.

Why are there so many
Songs about garbage
And what jewels the garbage hide?
Every one loves to paw through my garbage
To find out what treasure's inside.

CIA, FBI, NSA, don't deride
KGB, Mossad too, MI5, MI6
We've seen the shows and all the flix ...
Who can take your trash out?
Stomp it down for you?
Shake the plastic bag
And do the twisty thingy, too?
The garbage man.

Garbage men:

Oh, the garbage man can.

Homer & garbage men:

The garbage man can
And he does it with a smile
And never judges you.
 
2013-08-01 06:46:44 PM
"common sense that a 'garbage man' cannot have a beer for lunch and then go to work, or drink a lot more, depending on his functions."

/Ho Lee Fuk
//I need's me that job.
///gives new meaningto 'trashed'
 
2013-08-01 06:56:53 PM
He wasn't driving and they had no alcohol policy.

I raise a glass to his victory!
 
2013-08-01 07:02:03 PM

Lando Lincoln: Do we really need sober garbage men? No.


Do we need sober anything? Well, sure, in some instances... I hate this tea-totaller world we live in now. I work in advertising and we barely even crack beers.  Advertising! What's this world come to? There are certain things that are just better with booze. I imagine collecting trash is one of them. If you're not operating machinery or holding someone's life in your hands, I say go for it. If you fark up at work, let them punish you for your fark up. Let's stop doing this pre-crime bullshiat.
 
2013-08-01 07:05:57 PM
I don't care if my garbage man is drunk, or high. I mean, Jesus, he's the garbage man. This is a man who wakes up early in order to swing by and pick up- in some cases- things that have been sitting in a black plastic box in Texas summer heat for 6 days.

There are a lot of jobs which people do for me that I could do on my own. But a weekly trip to the landfill with the family's refuse? I don't know. That's asking a lot.

So, hell yes, Mr. Garbage Man- have a beer or two before work. Then have some rotgut whiskey, whatever gets you through the day. You improve my quality of life, you do it for ~$2,500 a month according to Google. You need some perks.
 
2013-08-01 07:06:23 PM
I once knew a guy who would actually drink ANY liquor out of bottles he found on the trash route. A real winner....
 
2013-08-01 07:09:58 PM
Liquid lunches for everyone! That was our rallying call when I was on shore duty and we were closed to the public or stuck in the off-crew office when I was in the navy. A beer or two made the rest of the day much more bearable. Granted we didn't do that when we had training to give, were on duty or when dealing with people outside of our office but those times were few and far between.
 
2013-08-01 07:11:32 PM
They should hire this guy instead

rasiel.com
 
2013-08-01 07:12:08 PM
I met my local garbage man twice in my life.  Once was when I was a toddler and I ran out to see the garbage truck with no diaper on.  The other time was about 2 months ago when I wheeled out the bin as the truck approached the house.  A couple young hipsters jumped off and were happy to make my acquaintance and take my garbage.

/CSB
 
2013-08-01 07:42:59 PM

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Ok, I'm pretty sure anyone who is a garbageman should BE drunk or high. How else could you do it?


Where I live Waste Management forced everyone over to a standardized trash container so that the new robotic arm-equipped trucks can grab and dump them without either the driver or the arm operator getting out of the truck.  Looks like a pretty tame job compared to how they used to do it.

Me, I'd see what else I could grab with that arm.
 
2013-08-01 07:47:37 PM
It's weird to me how many people don't care if the garbage man is drunk. I guess they wouldn't care if the garbage man ran them or their family over while driving the garbage truck drunk, huh?

/yes, I know THAT guy wasn't driving but the driver was drunk too
 
2013-08-01 07:48:30 PM
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2013-08-01 07:49:44 PM

Lando Lincoln: Do we really need sober garbage men? No.


/thread
 
2013-08-01 08:04:02 PM

gfid: nburghmatt: meh, if he wasn't driving the garbage truck, fark it.

I dunno - those garbage trucks look kind of dangerous.  I don't want one of getting smashed near my house.  It might make a mess.

OTOH, I've only actually met my garbage man once and that was a few years ago when I hear the truck and ran outside to put the garbage out.   He told me I need to leave my trash out by 7 AM if I wanted it picked up.  He didn't seem very happy either and I don't give a flying fark if the garbage man is happy.  Just take my garbage and dump it i the ocean or whatever the hell they do with it.


Asshole.
 
2013-08-01 08:16:57 PM
Skyd1v:  Me, I'd see what else I could grab with that arm.

Interesting thought... I wonder what the weight limit is. Could one pick up a Smart car, perhaps? Hmm....
 
2013-08-01 09:02:48 PM

katerbug72: It's weird to me how many people don't care if the garbage man is drunk. I guess they wouldn't care if the garbage man ran them or their family over while driving the garbage truck drunk, huh?

/yes, I know THAT guy wasn't driving but the driver was drunk too


And the driver is not getting his job back.
 
2013-08-01 09:03:59 PM

Smackledorfer: gfid: nburghmatt: meh, if he wasn't driving the garbage truck, fark it.

I dunno - those garbage trucks look kind of dangerous.  I don't want one of getting smashed near my house.  It might make a mess.

OTOH, I've only actually met my garbage man once and that was a few years ago when I hear the truck and ran outside to put the garbage out.   He told me I need to leave my trash out by 7 AM if I wanted it picked up.  He didn't seem very happy either and I don't give a flying fark if the garbage man is happy.  Just take my garbage and dump it i the ocean or whatever the hell they do with it.

Asshole.


Really?  I know I've probably made some offensive comments on fark over the years, but this one?

Why?  Is it because I expressed concern that I don't think someone operating heavy equipment outside my house should be drinking?  Is it because I made an off-hand comment about my garbage ending up in the ocean?  I really doubt it actually does.  I live in a landlocked state in the US.  Is it because I don't respect my garbage man?  I admit to not leaving milk and cookies out for him Xmas week, but I pay taxes and HOA fees and stuff to have my garbage picked up every week.

Seriously, dude, why are you calling me an asshole?

If my garbage man isn't happy with his job he should find another one.  It's not my problem.
 
2013-08-01 09:21:09 PM

Gonz: I don't care if my garbage man is drunk, or high. I mean, Jesus, he's the garbage man. This is a man who wakes up early in order to swing by and pick up- in some cases- things that have been sitting in a black plastic box in Texas summer heat for 6 days.

There are a lot of jobs which people do for me that I could do on my own. But a weekly trip to the landfill with the family's refuse? I don't know. That's asking a lot.

So, hell yes, Mr. Garbage Man- have a beer or two before work. Then have some rotgut whiskey, whatever gets you through the day. You improve my quality of life, you do it for ~$2,500 a month according to Google. You need some perks.


I've had to take some things to the landfill, and dear gawd that place reeked. Like vomit-inducing reek with greasy stains. I asked one of the workers there "How long does it take to get used to the smell?"

"You don't. It never goes away."
 
2013-08-01 09:23:59 PM
My garbage guy is a passive aggressive can flinging asshole. If letting him get drunk on the job will help him not fling my can into the ditch, I'm all for it.
 
2013-08-01 09:28:03 PM

Radioactive Ass: Liquid lunches for everyone! That was our rallying call when I was on shore duty and we were closed to the public or stuck in the off-crew office when I was in the navy. A beer or two made the rest of the day much more bearable. Granted we didn't do that when we had training to give, were on duty or when dealing with people outside of our office but those times were few and far between.


The Bud bottling facility in B-ville, NY used to give you a daily allotment of a six pack to drink while you worked. Used to. Gotdammed OSHA...
 
2013-08-01 09:38:20 PM

fsbilly: Lando Lincoln: Do we really need sober garbage men? No.

Do we need sober anything? Well, sure, in some instances... I hate this tea-totaller world we live in now. I work in advertising and we barely even crack beers.  Advertising! What's this world come to? There are certain things that are just better with booze. I imagine collecting trash is one of them. If you're not operating machinery or holding someone's life in your hands, I say go for it. If you fark up at work, let them punish you for your fark up. Let's stop doing this pre-crime bullshiat.


you've worded your argument perfectly. much of life is so much better with a cocktail or a few pokes on the peace pipe. as long as you can function i say have at it. there are millions of people in this country who need to take the stick out of their ass.
 
2013-08-01 09:39:54 PM

gfid: Smackledorfer: gfid: nburghmatt: meh, if he wasn't driving the garbage truck, fark it.

I dunno - those garbage trucks look kind of dangerous.  I don't want one of getting smashed near my house.  It might make a mess.

OTOH, I've only actually met my garbage man once and that was a few years ago when I hear the truck and ran outside to put the garbage out.   He told me I need to leave my trash out by 7 AM if I wanted it picked up.  He didn't seem very happy either and I don't give a flying fark if the garbage man is happy.  Just take my garbage and dump it i the ocean or whatever the hell they do with it.

Asshole.

Really?  I know I've probably made some offensive comments on fark over the years, but this one?

Why?  Is it because I expressed concern that I don't think someone operating heavy equipment outside my house should be drinking?  Is it because I made an off-hand comment about my garbage ending up in the ocean?  I really doubt it actually does.  I live in a landlocked state in the US.  Is it because I don't respect my garbage man?  I admit to not leaving milk and cookies out for him Xmas week, but I pay taxes and HOA fees and stuff to have my garbage picked up every week.

Seriously, dude, why are you calling me an asshole?

If my garbage man isn't happy with his job he should find another one.  It's not my problem.


Asshole.
 
2013-08-01 10:08:29 PM

Smackledorfer: Asshole.


Okay, then.

I'm not going to plonk you - just favorite you in a dark shade of grey with "Asshole" as the reason.

WTF is wrong with you anyway?
 
2013-08-01 10:15:23 PM

gfid: Smackledorfer: Asshole.

Okay, then.

I'm not going to plonk you - just favorite you in a dark shade of grey with "Asshole" as the reason.

WTF is wrong with you anyway?


Simply put, people who don't give a rats ass about their servants and the waste they dump on the world are assholes.

That you can't even fathom why that might make you a dick is pretty funny though. That you take offense at being called one is downright hilarious.
 
2013-08-01 10:24:22 PM

talkertopc: katerbug72: It's weird to me how many people don't care if the garbage man is drunk. I guess they wouldn't care if the garbage man ran them or their family over while driving the garbage truck drunk, huh?

/yes, I know THAT guy wasn't driving but the driver was drunk too

And the driver is not getting his job back.


This guy shouldn't either. Clearly he's not a responsible person.
 
2013-08-01 11:41:08 PM

gfid: Smackledorfer: gfid: nburghmatt: meh, if he wasn't driving the garbage truck, fark it.

I dunno - those garbage trucks look kind of dangerous.  I don't want one of getting smashed near my house.  It might make a mess.

OTOH, I've only actually met my garbage man once and that was a few years ago when I hear the truck and ran outside to put the garbage out.   He told me I need to leave my trash out by 7 AM if I wanted it picked up.  He didn't seem very happy either and I don't give a flying fark if the garbage man is happy.  Just take my garbage and dump it i the ocean or whatever the hell they do with it.

Asshole.

Really?  I know I've probably made some offensive comments on fark over the years, but this one?

Why?  Is it because I expressed concern that I don't think someone operating heavy equipment outside my house should be drinking?  Is it because I made an off-hand comment about my garbage ending up in the ocean?  I really doubt it actually does.  I live in a landlocked state in the US.  Is it because I don't respect my garbage man?  I admit to not leaving milk and cookies out for him Xmas week, but I pay taxes and HOA fees and stuff to have my garbage picked up every week.

Seriously, dude, why are you calling me an asshole?

If my garbage man isn't happy with his job he should find another one.  It's not my problem.


Because you are.

Judge not lest ye be f--king judged, and it's a job SOMEONE has to take no matter what.  If he had to wait for you to run out there with your trash, yeah, he probably wasn't happy, even if he doesn't mind the job.

/shrug
//if it doesn't directly affect you, f--k it all, eh?
///when that ball of garbage heads back down to earth, well...
 
2013-08-02 04:27:13 AM

katerbug72: talkertopc: katerbug72: It's weird to me how many people don't care if the garbage man is drunk. I guess they wouldn't care if the garbage man ran them or their family over while driving the garbage truck drunk, huh?

/yes, I know THAT guy wasn't driving but the driver was drunk too

And the driver is not getting his job back.

This guy shouldn't either. Clearly he's not a responsible person.


Drinking at work isn't uncommon in Europe. I remember the puzzlement and disappointment of the new Czech hire at my old summer factory job when he couldn't find the beer vending machine when we got our lunch break. Besides, even if said garbageman was an irresponsible person, if we only gave jobs to responsible people even less shiat would get done than already does. There simply aren't enough of them to go around.
 
2013-08-02 09:17:29 PM
He needs a check up from the neck up.
 
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