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Old 08-12-2010, 11:31 AM   #16
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Congrats on even reaching retirement.
52 years of working for any one employer deserves a lot of recognition.
I hope you enjoyed the work you were doing.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #17
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Not all of us were lucky enough to have government or auto workers union jobs. The rest of us just have to pay for them.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:16 PM   #18
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Gotta love hearing a guy with a pension worth about twice my income bitch. :
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:58 PM   #19
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He's not the one I see complaining.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:27 AM   #20
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Gotta love hearing a guy with a pension worth about twice my income bitch. :


Eh hem ... I was fanning the flames.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:33 AM   #21
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You'd bloody better be in the flame-fanners' union, else yer a scab.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:34 AM   #22
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Ch'yeah.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #23
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Ch'yeah.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:45 AM   #24
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Why are you so UNAMERICAN. Why are you against the AMERICAN way?

Oh yeah, 'cause you're not American.

*chuckles*
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #25
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Joking apart I'm interested to see there seems to be the start of Public v's Private in the states is this a new thing or has it been going on for a while?
In Europe over the last few years and in the UK there has been a concerted effort to badmouth civil servants and huge job cuts are expected in the UK,the right wing press have been hammering away for a number of years about pay,pensions conditions etc.
There have been mass walkouts and strikes all over Europe in Greece, Germany Holland to name a few and the wrighting is on the wall here as the Tories plan huge job cuts.
I'm just waiting on the Government starting to hand out the yellow stars for public sector workers to wear, never been a pariah before
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:01 PM   #26
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[Chairman] There's no shame in being a pariah [/Homer]

Greek civil servants had a lot of perks: bonus for working with a computer, bonus for working outdoors, bonus for arriving on time, retire on a pension at 51 ...
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:26 AM   #27
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The most amusing thing re public vs private in US is the privates that rail the loudest about the publics are doing so because they are running for office . Guess what that makes them ??
Holy molars,Batman .
Surely,Shirley not wanabe public employees ?
How do you spell hypocrit ?? Republican !!
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:05 AM   #28
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Why aren't we all just public employees then. Everyone can have the same benefits, pension plans and income...?
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:23 AM   #29
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You wouldn't last a week in my job.

edit: so many people say that we are all responsible for what we do, what we make of it...if we want to get ahead, work harder, don't whine, just do it. When people actually do make something of it, get ahead, work realllly harder, those same people whine that someone is getting something they should be getting. The same people who eschew "handouts" piss and moan that someone is getting something over on them.

Well, suck it up, do better, make a change. You too can be an overworked underappreciated public servant making a LIVING wage (by no stretch of the imagination will you get rich). Quit whining about others and change YOURSELF, Mr and Mrs Bootstrap.

When the 10th person that day has cried or yelled at you, I promise not to ask you if you feel that you are being paid what you're worth.

The public, she can be a bitch. (The public, when you help someone, can also make you feel like you're making a difference for someone: which is why most of us do it...not because we're making some imagined exorbitant wage.)
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #30
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Why aren't we all just public employees then. Everyone can have the same benefits, pension plans and income...?
I'm glad you're starting to see the light, Komrade Klassikman.
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