Snow Plowing Forum banner
1 - 20 of 194 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: V_Scapes

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
I've got 16ft Nellie Stevens going in the ground tomorrow, it's going to be a joy
I have no idea what a nellie stevens is, but I'm assuming a huge ass tree.
 
  • Like
Reactions: iceyman

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
90% of my work is indoors, but it never fails. Framing a deck in nasty cold rain today makes for a bunch of miserable guys
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
My days with NPD are numbered, got an official notice today that I'll be in violation of the city employee "mandate" October 15. My rep says that the date means nothing and he doesn't think it will be anytime this month, but still not a good sign

Funny part is my buddy got the shot a month ago solely to keep his job, then tested positive a few weeks later and he's been sick since but lets fire a bunch of healthy guys and let the city go even deeper down the garbage chute

What a waste. Full time construction again, here I come
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
There are jobs in MT
A guy just moved here with his family he worked on the Minneapolis police department, the county sheriffs department hired him right away.

I talked to my wife a little about moving somewhere else, I'm sure there will come a time where her job mandates it, which is completely moronic. She works for the medical examiners office who is she possibly going to pass anything on to. Cross that bridge when we get to it
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
What a disgrace, in what was once a free country.
And yet we were conspiracy nuts when we saw this coming a year and a half ago.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
My wife was let go after over 20 years as an EMT then nurse in the city. From an EMT on 9/11 to a nurse in a covid-19 ward, to escorted out and unemployed. She almost broke down and got it, but she's got a job lined up at a private practice Nov. 1 with no requirement. This city, and country, has gone to utter ****
Depressing. From a hero a few months ago to out of work. Bet all the tiktok dancing nurses who had nothing but free time when things were "bad" got the jab and kept their jobs, because that's all that matters. Not what you've accomplished, those you've helped, nothing. Just that you comply like a good little sheep
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
Anyone go to the Italian festival in seaside? I'm thinking of driving down this afternoon. Anyone who didn't like Many Saints of Newark isn't invited

brite nites is turning into a disaster.
What's happening?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
so, update on the farm saga.
the panel in the shed is a 3-phase 240v.
breakers are organized in groups of 3.
120, 120, 208.
guess the nimrod connected up to the 208, but still got it out as 177. I can only assume he tied the in the neutral wrong somehow, to get that weird a voltage.
I haven't seen or touched a 3-phase panel since high school electrical shop class, so we're talking 3 decades here. I understand the principles, but I'm so glad I didn't touch that damn thing and blow stuff up.

in other news, in the span of 10.5 hours I got the framework done for the lighthouse top. just need plywood tomorrow, and a bit of luck, and I'll be cutting triangles that hopefully (!!!) fit and make it complete.
then i gotta figure out how we're getting it on the roof.
I should be unemployed any day now, and I can cut triangles
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
My job seems like it's activating religious exemptions & weekly testing as of now. Yours isn't doing the same?
No testing option if you work for the city of Newark thanks to the mayor, and I'm not playing the religious exemption bull **** and legitimizing any of this.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
I could use another carpentry foreman - a lot of prevailing wage work. I know you have your construction businesses but I'm just throwing it out there
How many carpentry crews do you have? I appreciate it and I'll keep it in mind. I like being my own boss in construction but some days I consider it. Usually when chasing money
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
One dedicated carpentry crew, then a few of my hardscape crews have guys with carpentry experience and can jump on when need be. More and more of the big commercial/government projects are tying in a lot of wood & Trex elements. A second crew will be on the road in the spring. The offer stands, but I completely get it, being your own boss is priceless.
I appreciate it. What's the scale like on the big jobs? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little intrigued by the chance to be on large scale projects. If you ever need a foreman for any work that needs to be done at night, let me know. I've become pretty use to working one job at night and doing my own work during the day
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
@S_Marino87 looks like I'm going to be in the same boat as you real soon, no more testing option for NYC employees if deblasio gets his way
I'm sure your union reps are working with you guys but DM me if you want the contact info for an attorney helping a few of us in Newark out. Not that there's much anyone can really do but he's been good at keeping everyone up to date on what can be done / best course of action etc
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
I'm over 20 years on so I'm torn between putting in my papers and calling it a career since I can collect, or waiting until they pry me out of the rig (leaning heavily that way) I've been with the department exactly half my life. My company is a little under 50% vaccinated...We're always one of the top couple busiest truck companies in NYC what could possibly go wrong by letting half of us go
Crazy that it's coming to this...I heard only around sixty something percent of FDNY members are vaccinated. Areas of the city with high call volumes like where you're at are going to be completely ****ed
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
@S_Marino87 I'm sure you already heard, but there's potentially a $ 5k hiring bonus in Florida for cops relocating there
I actually know 2 guys who are jumping ship this week, packing their bags and heading to Florida.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
@truckie80 did you / are you at the protest in NYC today?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
You bet your ass. Good turn out, but in this city it probably won't change much
NJ won't be any better if Murphy wins, we all knew that would be the case but project veritas confirmed it today
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
The inner cities will mess it up for us ….

don't worry I heard their fixing up the buildings at fort Monmouth to lodge refugees from Afghan & they don't need any shots
I agree...but a little glimmer of hope from Newark. The other day my partner and I came across a guy we've personally arrested a few of times for a mix of low level street crime. After a brief conversation, the gist of it being move along and don't make us get out of the car, he surprised us with "Hey what they're doing to you all is wrong" before getting on his way
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
Ironically, this will barely affect me.
I will make it a point to periodically go out and visit restaurants to have them turn me away, to let them know "you're losing business."

I'd also expect a massive uptick in fake "passports" to appear.
Would suck to not go to any games or concerts ever again, but I know a little group of restaurants and bars that would never comply with this so I'll just support those
 

· Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
I'm on what might be my last tour, not scheduled to work again until Monday morning which is after the deadline. My chauffer along with my irons & roof man tonight are all unvaccinated. Response time will be doubled at best, up here in Harlem probably tripled. More blood on the democrats hands
What do you guys have on a truck company 5 or 6? either way this bull**** is going to decimate the department.

Are you reporting to work Monday anyway? I'm on my last 10 days from what I hear
 
1 - 20 of 194 Posts
Top