Posted on17 May, 2010|Comments Off on Monday Weather becomes Lazy Parkers
I was gonna show a picture of today’s ucky looking weather, in which we are in day 03 straight of, and around day 15 of for the month, but instead, you get the joy of seeing two classic cases of why I seriously hate my neighbors, all boiled down in how they take care of their cars or park their cars:
Example 01: Failure to Maintain Tires
I know tires aren’t cheap. We’re looking at $300 for two on my truck before winter starts, just to be safe.
This is going past week 3 and almost into week 4 like this. The worst part is that the owner of the car works for a freaking auto shop. So, even if he doesn’t get a freaking discount on the tires, he should be able to at least CHANGE the tire. Hell, I can change a tire. Not easily, but I know how to do it!
Good news has come: There is a bright notice on the car, saying it will be towed if not moved by tomorrow @ 9am. *w00t* Continue reading →
Here are just a few things I would buy if I had an unlimited spending budget. Okay, not completely unlimited, but I could spend where I wanted without having to feel guilty because some people are too stupid to realize that going 5-day delivery in the USPS means the end of the USPS, and the end of the safeguards currently there protecting the consumer/mail recipient.
Well, I was gonna do this nice long list, but WP decided to eat it.
Now you can just get my whine.
So, are you for or against the 5-day mail delivery?
5-days means laying off at least 1/6 the work-force. For every 5 routes, there is a T6, who carries that route.
Then, there are PTF’s (technically part-time) who can work anywhere for 2-60 hours a week (Josh did 50-56 from October to middle of February). Then, the TEs. Those are the temps. They’re only guaranteed 4 hours, period. They work more hours than a PTF, the PTF gets paid what the TE worked, as well :P, since the PTF is more permanent.
The biggest bunch of BS: even if you are a regular, if you’ve been with the USPS for less than 6 years, you can be laid off.
The pay isn’t as good as some people like to say it is. Josh gets absolutely no paid holidays, unless he works it. He might be making almost $24 an hour, but he’s shelling out almost $5K a year for medical, when only 4 dentists accept the dental and like 12 local places accept the vision. Oh, and don’t even get me started on trying to find a local primary-care-physician. That’s literally impossible. I was only able to find a GYN because my SIL and MIL went to the office that accepts it.
Eh, I’ve pissed off people today. I’m excited that healthcare reform passed, and I’m quite vocal about it.
I’m also quite vocal on my dislike of the fact that in a few years, I’m going to have pay taxes on my benefits to pay for those required to get healthcare. So, yeah, I don’t like that, and I don’t like the requirement. I’m on it because I feel safer, plus, I do have medical issues (such as the IUD), and it’s better for me to have insurance, so instead of paying $2100 out of pocket, I paid $900, including my deductible. STILL!! $600 for a little plastic tube that goes up in me? Well, at least it lasts for 5 years. Cheaper than the pill at $40 a pop, every month.
Anyways, sorry if I pissed you off because I’m excited that children are required to be covered, no matter their health issues, immediately. Excuse me if I’m excited that in 3 or so years, I can see someone for my bipolar, or whatever it is that I actually have, without the worry of being kicked off my husband’s insurance. Excuse me if I’m excited that people like my mom, who has seizures due to brain bleeds (or something like that) and scar tissue, will never have to worry about being denied healthcare coverage or run the risk of being “too expensive” because of her required meds.
What gets me are the people who are bitching that are currently on federal funded programs, such as medicaid and medicare, and screaming “No ‘gubment’ healthcare”. Excuse me? You’re on it currently. Yes, it sucks, but you can blame the insurance companies themselves. That, and that Oh So Wonderful Man who ran the country into the ground for 8 years.
That’s another thing! I’m tired of hearing people say that Obama’s the one ruining the country. Um, excuse me? He’s on track to getting us out of Iraq. You know, that war that Bush put us in. He’s working harder to keep each and every one of the promises he’s made.