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Anyone have advertising advice for later in the season like this? Still not really getting any calls for fall work
Up sell work to your maintenance customers and consider doing something like putting an ad in the paper that won't break the bank. If you're going to do anything more expensive to advertise the rest of the season, I would focus on leaf season for it.
 
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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 ****
 

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After the last few summers, I think some of the sleeze from Seaside's relocated to Point Pleasant
 

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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
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
 

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Just stand your ground. This country was founded for the pursuit of freedom. Dont let the liberals push you around. I'd like to see what they're gonna do when thousands no show Monday morning with a 50ish percent vaxx rate. They will mysteriously come up with a testing solution and cave. They have to. They can't survive without the manpower
Unfortunately, I really don't know if it will make a difference here in NYC with the current regime, and with eric adams coming in it won't get better. That being said, I'm not quitting they're going to have to let me go. Unless there's no other way to collect my pension. With the endless sea of liberal nut bags for judges in this city and state, who knows
 

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@S_Marino87 I'm sure you already heard, but there's potentially a $ 5k hiring bonus in Florida for cops relocating there
 
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Who would the mandate apply to? State employees?
Probably the same as NYC - restaurants, bars, gyms all that BS. Most state employees are supposed to have it or get tested already
 
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Stores will probably be fine. They're aiming for restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment since they want to make everyone who doesn't get the jab miserable. Take all the joy out of everything, and then people will comply.

But what do I know, after Friday I'll be unemployed. I did see this coming a year ago, but I thought testing would be an option for long enough that I could just ride it out
 

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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
 

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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
6 on truck, 5 on engine. I'll be reporting to work until I'm escorted out or arrested

It's horrible what the city is doing to you guys. The news said 35% of the FDNY is still unvaccinated, I can't even imagine the ripple effect throughout the city losing a third of the firefighters overnight
It'll be like when the Bronx was burning, only all 5 boroughs simultaneously
 

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I bet whoever's first due to Gracie Mansion won't be shut down
22/13 is untouchable, but should be the first to go OOS over this bs. Maybe then it would be important to big bird de blasio
 

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I didn't see the news report, but a coworker told me there's already been another death attributed to big bird's policies. Fatality from a fire, the two closest fire houses were closed due to staffing shortages.

After calling cops murderers and defunding the dept, the Seattle mayor now wants to give out a $25k hiring bonus for cops.
And our scumbag commissioner, who sure did a good job of hiding on 9/11 but now loves showing his face on TV, says manpower shortages over the weekend were because of "bogus sick days" now he's running his ****ing mouth flat out lying and saying 18 companies are out of service - half the companies just in my immediate area are running short staffed.

I was scheduled to work today, I came to work along with 2 other unvaccinated members, we're working. The night tour is being held throughout the city because of manpower issues. There's a very good chance this is my last tour, and I don't know what time I'll be relieved, but we'll see
 

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I heard a short soundbite on 101.5 this morning. I think the guy was a Union Rep? Claiming the call outs were people that got the vax over the weekend and had "flu like symptoms".

Be safe. Remember, real Americans still support you and all First Responders.
That was probably Andy Ansboro - He's not wrong, some members finally got the shot at the 11th hour this weekend. Even if you're against getting it, you have to be against it enough to also give up the best job in the world. On top of that there was also a sick out where a bunch of guys, vaccinated and not vaccinated, called out in protest of the mandate. A lot of the non vaccinated guys around my age worked anyway because we wanted to get another tour or two in.

Currently understaffed, out of service or being covered by non-vaccinated members who are being held on duty (not an official list, we put this together at the kitchen table an hour or two ago)

Engines: 1, 10, 16, 65, 37, 74, 76, 35, 91, 80, 83, 84, 66, 97, 48, 228, 243, 284, 245, 253, 318, 206, 238, 207, 211, 226, 279, 264, 301, 311, 317, 285, 294, 258, 237, 325, 283, 310, 214, 231, 160, 156, 162, 167

Trucks: 15, 9, 12, 24, 11, 22, 4, 26, 28, 29, 56, 109, 114, 163, 172, 161, 166, 155, 146, 116, 136, 103, 174, 111, 147, 176, L78, L79, L86, L87

A few rescue & squad companies are running short as well from what I hear

Also - multiple must fill companies (companies that are required to be filled any time they're tied up on a job) are being used as relocated companies to cover staffing shortages around the city. All of this with some guys who are going to be fired within hours still on the job.
 
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