[GCFL-discuss] Fw: Re: Recessional
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Wed Feb 4 22:36:46 CST 2009
I sent this out to a bunch of friends, but I don't think I sent it to the
group. Very unusual for broadcast emails, I got four responses back.
> If we all do our part, we can bring this recession to an end.
> Here's my part for January 2009:
> On Tuesday mornings, my paratransit bus route begins with picking up
> three individuals at a group home, run by some larger entity, I think
> Catholic Charities, but I'm not sure. During the winter, we operate
> the rule that pick-up and drop-off locations are responsible to
> a path clear of ice and snow, otherwise we cannot take ambulatory or
> wheel chair passengers from the door to the bus.
> This location has had a bad record for snow removal this year. At
> the staff person I generally deal with was a bit belligerent about it,
> but eventually we became more conversational, and he told me that
> staffing for night shift had been cut from two to one, in order to save
> I filed a report with our safety department, pointing out that a single
> staff person cannot go out to shovel snow, because they would be
> a house full of very cognitively disabled and disoriented people
> supervision. I noted that the management of the sponsoring organization
> should be reminded of THEIR responsibility to allocate sufficient
> personnel to get the snow shoveled.
> Management tends to water down what I suggest before communicating to
> other management, and maybe this is just coincidence, but...
> ...this morning, a couple of inches of packed icy snow had been removed
> (albeit an inch of new fallen snow was present, somewhat windblown),
> there were now TWO staffers on duty at the group home!
> Just a reminder that safety and full employment go hand in hand!
A Lutheran pastor responded:
Who sez you can't fight city hall, Catholic Charities or
A Republican friend of my parents responded:
This is a wonderful episode to relay to us.
A high school friend who voted for Obama responded:
SO nice to see that sometimes, communication DOES work!
Keep the faith!
So something must be going right in the world.
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