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Old 08-26-2011, 07:36 PM
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My current job is inspecting the replacement of old ( 1897 to 1903) gas mains in part of Baltimore. Because of the new Grand Prix race in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend, the City has "requested" that we do not work on city streets from 3 PM today until 9am Sept 6. The crews will be kept busy moving their staging area, but they do not need an inspector to do that. My supervisor said that if I wanted the hours he'd "find" something for me to do.

I have 233+ hours of leave already earned. I can only carry over 120 into next year. I told him, if there was something important that actually helped the job, or if there was some training classes I needed to attend, I would certainly work as much as needed. However, if he was simply making work available, I could better use the time at my house.

Woo woo I got the week off--except for a few hours Monday morning.

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Old 08-26-2011, 09:14 PM
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:16 PM
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My current job is inspecting the replacement of old ( 1897 to 1903) gas mains in part of Baltimore. Because of the new Grand Prix race in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend, the City has "requested" that we do not work on city streets from 3 PM today until 9am Sept 6. The crews will be kept busy moving their staging area, but they do not need an inspector to do that. My supervisor said that if I wanted the hours he'd "find" something for me to do.

I have 233+ hours of leave already earned. I can only carry over 120 into next year. I told him, if there was something important that actually helped the job, or if there was some training classes I needed to attend, I would certainly work as much as needed. However, if he was simply making work available, I could better use the time at my house.

Woo woo I got the week off--except for a few hours Monday morning.
Come on over to the house and we will grill up some of RLeo's steaks.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:40 PM
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Come on over to the house and we will grill up some of RLeo's steaks.
Fowler shouldn't touch them, they're cut from liberal cows.
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Not at all. Once a cow is dead, its politics are of no concern to me.
Besides, steaks cut from liberal cows should have a good amount of fat in them.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:06 PM
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Not at all. Once a cow is dead, its politics are of no concern to me.
Besides, steaks cut from liberal cows should have a good amount of fat in them.
Those would be liberal pigs: ie pork barrel
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:59 PM
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Looks like I have a day of storm clean up before I get to my todo list.
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Almost lost the week off. My supervisor asked if I would do "Storm Duty" in the wake of the hurricane. I had to ask him what that meant. Since I am not a BGE employee but a contractor, I had the option. "Storm Duty" means that you go on the clock and cannot leave until "they" say so. It might be 12 hours a day, it might be 24/7 until the event is over. I declined, hoping that there will be no negative affects.
Basically they wanted me to babysit downed wires until a cleanup crew showed up, and then go to another downed wore. repeat.
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I declined, hoping that there will be no negative affects.
Basically they wanted me to babysit downed wires until a cleanup crew showed up, and then go to another downed wore. repeat.
Hell I'd have declined as well. I'm in almost the same positoin as you with hours accumulated and time off carry over etc. So I'm taking a week in the middle of September and then another in the middle of October. Not as if I make a bunch of money so I might as well take the time.

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Almost lost the week off. My supervisor asked if I would do "Storm Duty" in the wake of the hurricane. I had to ask him what that meant. Since I am not a BGE employee but a contractor, I had the option. "Storm Duty" means that you go on the clock and cannot leave until "they" say so. It might be 12 hours a day, it might be 24/7 until the event is over. I declined, hoping that there will be no negative affects.
Basically they wanted me to babysit downed wires until a cleanup crew showed up, and then go to another downed wore. repeat.
DUDE!!! RLeo's steaks are getting cold.

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