Essential Workers?

Status
Not open for further replies.
   / Essential Workers?
  • Thread Starter
#131  
OP
U

ultrarunner

Epic Contributor
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
20,084
Location
SF Bay Area-Ca Olympia WA Salzburg Austria
Tractor
Cat D3, Deere 110 TLB, Kubota BX23 and L3800 and RTV900 with restored 1948 Deere M, 1949 Farmall Cub, 1953 Ford Jubliee and 1957 Ford 740 Row Crop, Craftsman Mower, Deere 350C Dozer 50 assorted vehicles from 1905 to 2006
Don't know if Shoplifting is the right word as to my thinking Shoplifting is someone stealthily stealing by slipping under a coat or into a bag leaving undetected.

Today nothing is concealed... it is all out in the open.

Seniors followed home is on the increase for theft/robbery often with some sort of distraction.
 
Last edited:
   / Essential Workers? #132  

MossRoad

Old Timer
Top Poster Of Month
Joined
Aug 31, 2001
Messages
54,352
Location
South Bend, Indiana (near)
Tractor
Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
Don't know if Shoplifting is the right word as to my thinking Shoplifting is someone stealthily stealing by slipping under a coat or into a bag leaving undetected.

Today nothing is concealed... it is all out in the open.

Seniors followed home is on the increase for theft/robbery often with some sort of distraction.
That's been going on forever. Old man that lived across the street from our property was followed home and mugged on his front porch after cashing his paycheck at the grocery store... that was 30+ years ago.
 
   / Essential Workers?
  • Thread Starter
#133  
OP
U

ultrarunner

Epic Contributor
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
20,084
Location
SF Bay Area-Ca Olympia WA Salzburg Austria
Tractor
Cat D3, Deere 110 TLB, Kubota BX23 and L3800 and RTV900 with restored 1948 Deere M, 1949 Farmall Cub, 1953 Ford Jubliee and 1957 Ford 740 Row Crop, Craftsman Mower, Deere 350C Dozer 50 assorted vehicles from 1905 to 2006
Yep… grandma 25 years ago same thing but it did not make news…

Now the speculation is it is organized.
 
   / Essential Workers? #134  

jaxs

Elite Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2017
Messages
3,169
Location
North Tx
Tractor
841 ford,MF65,Cub Lowboy,,Ford 600
Shoplifter would always throw merchandise into the bushes, Dad would wrestle & hold guy down while police arrived then slip those socks in the guy's pocket.
Police would find them, perp usually said "I didn't steal socks...it was that Craftsman wrench over in the bushes."
When I went to men's room one evening at a small restaurant 4 men were waiting outside the one holer restroom. A couple of giggling tweens boys finaly emerged and the first guy in line said something to the effect of them little ^&@#%^ were in here smoking while i was about to Pi$$ my pants. I recconized the boys on the way back to my table so I said "boys those cigarettes ya'll throwed in the trash can set it on fire". One responded "nu-hu we flushed it down the toilet". Last i saw they were in tears as dad escorted them outside.
 
   / Essential Workers? #135  

jyoutz

Elite Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2000
Messages
4,445
Location
Edgewood, New Mexico
Tractor
Kubota MX6000
Plenty of funds, they are just not spent wisely. Actual government workers, such as yourself get the short end. Government employees, read bureaucracy, waste billions for the 'leadership' to travel, have bloated staffs and fund 'studies' (read money directed to friends of the bureaucracy). This is apolitical as it doesn't matter who is in charge other than who the 'friends' are that receive the largess.

In the private sector, management must come in under budget to stay employed.. Oh, and the customer must still be happy. In the public sector, budgets must be spent, regardless of need. No need to provide good customer service as customers have no alternatives. Check the data, government spending is largest every September, last month of the fiscal year. The bureaucracy ensuring they continue to be fed at the same level.

Most importantly, this thread was about state and local employees, you took it on yourself to assume that it meant you and yours. I thank you for your service. A wise former boss of mine told me to assume positive intent. While we all know people who don't have positive intentions, but, assuming the worst is a road to anger and distrust.
Congress provides most funding appropriations with targeted uses. Gone are the days when agencies just receive a pot of money with no targeted use requirement. So for example, when federal land management agencies receive funds for hazardous fuels reduction it cannot be spent on recreation facilities such as camp ground restrooms. Congress also requires accomplishment reporting annually for the funds (as they should). So we can only spend the amount on hazardous fuels reduction projects that Congress directed, even if there are other funds remaining in other accounts.
 
   / Essential Workers? #136  

lman

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2009
Messages
1,891
Location
Indiana
Tractor
New Holland 3040, New Holland 1530, Oliver 1850
Like I said earlier, mismanagement of taxpayer money. More money is spent on ridiculous things than the necessary projects. Just repeating because my earlier post disappeared.
 
   / Essential Workers?
  • Thread Starter
#137  
OP
U

ultrarunner

Epic Contributor
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
20,084
Location
SF Bay Area-Ca Olympia WA Salzburg Austria
Tractor
Cat D3, Deere 110 TLB, Kubota BX23 and L3800 and RTV900 with restored 1948 Deere M, 1949 Farmall Cub, 1953 Ford Jubliee and 1957 Ford 740 Row Crop, Craftsman Mower, Deere 350C Dozer 50 assorted vehicles from 1905 to 2006
My first large corp experience started only a few years ago and is an eye opener so it makes me think the bigger the organization the more likely waste.

Had a Doctor tenant move out at the end of lease at the hospital...

Doc left behind an old dented with broken lock two door office supply cabinet.

I had it at he loading dock to dispose of and another division was picking up supplies and asked about it... I said take it and he said he would pick it up next week and that is when the fun started after I was asked why I had not yet disposed of it and another division is coming to pick it up.

Since the other division is a for profit the Stark rule kicked in.

I had to provide pictures with measurements and detailed description to compliance who ordered a valuation which generated a visit from an evaluator who determined a retail value of $25.

This had to be approved and generated documentation which required a check be cut and presented at the time of delivery... 4-week process and the time involved for the $25 exceeded many times $25... likely hundreds of dollars because the compliance lawyer at Corp had to sign off and create a record with pictures.

Now had I placed it in the dumpster and walked away there would have been no issue.

When I said this makes no sense I was told it would if I fully understand the implications of the Stark law as it applies to not for profit entities...
 
   / Essential Workers? #138  

bmg88201

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2017
Messages
252
Location
Quitman, Ar
Tractor
JD X300
When working as an RN at the VA, I have been told to throw away cases and cases of syringes, gauze, tape, band aids etc still unopened and still sterile because they were past the expiration date. How in the heck can a syringe be out of date. Once I was told to toss 14 brand new C-Pap machines because the VA go a new provider and we couldn’t use those because they were a different brand. So I placed them on the back dock behind the hospital and slowly took them home and donated them to a few nursing homes. The syringes and dressing supplies I gave to a church for a mission trip to Brazil. Probably could have gotten fired if caught, oh well. The amount of still good medications the VA throws away is staggering, probably amounts to millions Per year, no joke !! Glad I’m retired now so I don’t witness the waste anymore.
 
   / Essential Workers?
  • Thread Starter
#140  
OP
U

ultrarunner

Epic Contributor
Joined
Apr 6, 2004
Messages
20,084
Location
SF Bay Area-Ca Olympia WA Salzburg Austria
Tractor
Cat D3, Deere 110 TLB, Kubota BX23 and L3800 and RTV900 with restored 1948 Deere M, 1949 Farmall Cub, 1953 Ford Jubliee and 1957 Ford 740 Row Crop, Craftsman Mower, Deere 350C Dozer 50 assorted vehicles from 1905 to 2006
Yikes! My daughter just took a nursing job in the Mental Health unit at the local hospital!
The key in my opinion is to never be alone... at least always in earshot...

Some patients try things with female staff they never would try with male staff.

Also... some just have a natural ability to de-escalate which can be learned.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
 
Top