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(Metro)   If there's a subway strike, that makes every day Ride Your Horse To Work Day   (metro.co.uk) divider line 5
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2014-02-05 11:58:00 AM
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blame_canada: Now that I think about it a little...since I refuse to read the article...how long might this puppy last?  Ships are slow...and large at the same time.  Whereas horses and flags share certain parade qualities, do they not?

In any case, the biggest parade I see on a daily basis is spelled wedding or funeral.  The end.


This is only a 48-hour strike but there's another one scheduled to start on the 11th.  I'm not sure where they'll go from there.  The government is looking at making the tube an essential service.

Bob Crow and his union deserve plenty of blame for this but the TfL management aren't blameless either.  You can't run a modern public transit system like a Victorian workhouse.  Planets of fail to go around.
2014-02-05 10:47:19 AM
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[Debbie Downer] It's relatively common to see horses being ridden in this area, indeed some of the pedestrian crossings have raised buttons for horse riders. None of those riders have bags for changes of clothes, laptops, or even notepads. Last, but by no means least, there aren't any horse parking spaces at most (all?) offices! [/Debbie Downer]

In other news, my UberLUX S-Class was a pleasing diversion from the meaningless plight of the peasantry this morning.
2014-02-05 09:46:59 AM
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bill4935: Nothing says "Fark you, dirty peasant, I'd rather pay £1700 a month to keep a horse in the City than see a subway worker get another pfennig pay rise" like riding your horse down cobbled lanes while consumptive proles in too-thin winter jackets slog through the streets to reach their morning shift at Chummy Burger before the time clock dings and they have to sit through another dressing down from Kenneth, the 19-year-old ass-manager who they used to babysit.

Which leads me to the question, why isn't anyone eating the rich yet?


It's amazing how transit authorities always strike between November and February. This doesn't affect management, only the customers.

Guy on horse? Doesn't affect me.

I'll eat the rich after I work through the mob throwing stones through my windows.
2014-02-05 09:35:06 AM
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postnobills: bill4935: Nothing says "Fark you, dirty peasant, I'd rather pay £1700 a month to keep a horse in the City than see a subway worker get another pfennig pay rise" like riding your horse down cobbled lanes while consumptive proles in too-thin winter jackets slog through the streets to reach their morning shift at Chummy Burger before the time clock dings and they have to sit through another dressing down from Kenneth, the 19-year-old ass-manager who they used to babysit.

Which leads me to the question, why isn't anyone eating the rich yet?

Pretty much This, except the strike is not over pay its over whether staff in the stations should sit behind windows in a fixed office when they issue tickets, or be out on the gate line / platforms and issue them with mobile devices (ie tablets).  That and staffing reductions through attrition, not layoffs.

The whole  thing is utterly ridiculous.


Also, it needs to be pointed out that they've already had more applications for voluntary redundancies than there are positions being lost.

Bob Crow (the head of the union which has gone out on strike, for the Americans amongst us)  is just an enormous shiatweasel, who seems intent on squandering any public support for his workers by calling strikes for the most utterly farking ridiculous reasons.
2014-02-05 09:27:09 AM
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Serious question: do you have to pay congestion charge on a horse?
 
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