NYC Dept of Sanitation Snow Job, If They Weren’t Drinking, They Were Calling Out Sick


SNOW JOB, NYC Dept of Sanitation Style …

No wonder there was such an issue getting snow removed after the last blizzard in NYC. First it was said that there was a purposeful Union ordered slow down, then we learn that the instead of plowing some were getting plowed and then there were other workers who simply called out sick. What a disgrace, talk about irresponsibility. Is it any wonder why people were stranded, roads were not cleared and people died?

Instead of plowing, they got plowed.

A group of on-duty Sanitation supervisors is under investigation for allegedly buying booze and chilling in their cozy department car for hours Monday night after the blizzard stranded a bus and three snowplows blocks away.

The city Department of Investigation is probing the incident after witnesses said four snow blowers blew off their duties to get blitzed, buying two six-packs of beer from a Brooklyn bodega. The workers then walked five blocks to their car, which was in 20 inches of snow in the middle of 18th at McDonald avenues near the F train entrance, passing the stuck bus and idle plows on 18th Avenue between Third and Fourth streets.

Isn’t this special, some 660 to 720 Sanitation workers called in sick for the cleanup of last week’s blizzard. That represents 11-12% of the Sanitation Departments work force. To make matters more suspect, that’s double the usual rate of absenteeism.

As stated by Jammie Wearing Fool,  New York’s new Governor, Andrew Cuomo, should be to launch an investigation into the outrageous behavior of the New York City sanitation workers. Let’s see Mayor Bloomberg defend this.

Posted January 2, 2011 by
Government, weather, WTF | 3 comments

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “NYC Dept of Sanitation Snow Job, If They Weren’t Drinking, They Were Calling Out Sick”

    1. rightknight on January 2nd, 2011 10:48 pm

      At one time ‘Unions’ functioned as a fair bargaining collective
      and campaigned for reasonable safe working conditions. Today
      the politically controlled ‘bosses’ of those same unions guide
      their members into coercive activities and collusion. When finally
      businesses are milked beyond functionality, who will pay the
      union members any wage or any retirement at all?

    2. Greg the Great on January 3rd, 2011 8:21 am

      Whoopee Bloomberg is toast as NYC mayor! Too busy building a 911 Mosque to clear the streets of NYC. All his money can not buy those snow VOTES. Plus putting the blame on the union makes it hard to get re elected in the rotten apple.

    3. NGBoston on January 4th, 2011 7:21 pm

      For as wonderful a place as NYC can be, every time I go there, I always leave with the same observation….how dirty and smelly and riduculously expensive it is.

      The parking also sucks, and the Cab Drivers are insane.


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