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(The New York Times)   The hottest jobs in Detroit are $10 per hour blight surveyors, tasked with cataloging the estimated 90,000 structures that are abandoned. "If you know how to work a cellphone, you could do this,"   ( nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Detroit, cell phones, Mayor Dave Bing, level of detail, structures  
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2014-02-18 01:27:38 PM  
3 votes:

neversubmit: Well at least it's not Camden.

We also would have accepted Stalingrad.
2014-02-19 05:31:12 AM  
2 votes:
Why aren't HOAs keeping property values up by enforcing the neat gardens, smart paint and rigid conformity which people like.
2014-02-18 03:42:05 PM  
2 votes:
Now, now. We don't know that this is even a true blight. Has anyone spotted the Archdemon?
2014-02-18 01:59:36 PM  
2 votes:
Wanted: somebody to survey the Detroit blight. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after you get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed.
2014-02-18 01:54:39 PM  
2 votes:
The Blight Surveyors should unionize, then the city could pay them $35/hour will full benefits to analyze the blight caused by previous union contracts.

That would be most amusing.

Also, $10/hour isn't enough in Detroit anymore.  Our fast food workers both want and deserve $15/hour.  How can you justify paying blight surveyors only $10/hour when fast food workers deserve $15?

Plus, Blight Surveying is a government job, so each dollar we pay them magically turns into $1.79, right libs?  In fact, we're stupid not to pay them at least $35 even without the union, it should lift Detroit right out of bankruptcy.  Hire 100,000 blight surveyors, pay them all $35/hour, that's $140million a week, * 1.79 = $250,000,000 a week that gets pumped into the Detroit economy.  The city tax rate of 2.4% will generate over $3 million a week alone for the city.  We can then fully fund all the pensions, get out of bankruptcy, buy back Belle Isle.. MAN this will be great!

Thank god for the Democrats, bureaucracy, and government jobs.
2014-02-18 01:26:05 PM  
2 votes:

markie_farkie: [hgtv.sndimg.com image 616x821]

Applauds her efforts to save historically significant Detroit, one house at a time.  The city needs 50,000 Nicoles ASAP.

I'd buy that for a dollar!
2014-02-18 12:21:31 PM  
2 votes:
Blight surveyor? I'm going to need hazard pay if there are Trollocs and Myrddraal.
2014-02-18 03:28:52 PM  
1 vote:

Facetious_Speciest: Wanted: somebody to survey the Detroit blight. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after you get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed.

I have only done this once before.
2014-02-18 02:59:22 PM  
1 vote:

Phineas: Carn: potato/0

liberal * jackass = urmom/slut

Baked Potato / 0
2014-02-18 02:21:12 PM  
1 vote:

neversubmit: Camden

came for Camden, left satis*blam*
2014-02-18 02:06:31 PM  
1 vote:
Needs more efficient urban demolition:

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/continuing the obligatory theme
2014-02-18 01:38:31 PM  
1 vote:
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Best to examine from a distance.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-18 01:31:49 PM  
1 vote:
I know how to work a cell phone. I don't know how to keep my cell phone from being stolen by a pack of Detroit residents.
2014-02-18 01:26:46 PM  
1 vote:
$10 an hour? That's pretty good.

Imagine how many homes you can buy in Detroit with one hour's worth of work.
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