how to deal
how to deal with a transit workers strike? pack a bag and crash at a friend's place in hoboken so you can take the new jersey PATH train in. heck yeah!
so not only was i at work on time, i made it in early to do some christmas shopping at discount designer heaven, century 21. this is something i kept secret at the office where several people actually made the walk across the brooklyn bridge, in the freezing cold, to get to work.
i've also discovered the beauty of corporate waste. if we have to stay more than an hour late, NOT ONLY are we making bank in overtime, they buy us dinner and pay for cars home. yesterday i had my car take me up to washington heights to pack a bag and then over to hoboken. afraid that this was an abuse of the service he told me it was his job to take me wherever i wanted. please, please, don't let me get used to this...i sense that there's no turning back once i do.
"jeeves, take me to the market. and then bloomingdales. and then otto. and then home to the chalet please!"
and let it be noted that the guy who sweeps up garbage in the subway has a higher base salary ($45K) than nyc police officers ($25K) and public school teachers ($31K) and wants a 24% raise over three years. note also that his pension is something that most people would dream of and he doesn't pay a dime for health care...yet strike he must? i'm a fan of unions and appreciate their ability to assemble and assert their rights, but i don't get this one. it seems a bit selfish but here's to hoping they hash it out sooner rather than later!