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Delores Campbell July 18, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Tidying up your landscaping is so important. When that buyer drives up to your home, it is allRead Moreabou t first impressions.
Kelly Dowell July 21, 2014 at 02:29 PM
Very true! Thanks, Delores!
Walter May 15, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Russell, let me guess?...You either work for the Firefighter Union, have Firefighter friends, orRead Morewis h to be on the Fire Board? Why don't you try telling the truth about the Firefighter union and their desire to control Fire Boards and then pass very lucrative collective bargaining agreements for their members! You are not fooling anyone with your well polished spiel written by the union lawyer. Good luck in April!
stephaab d'fella May 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Jimmy, I do not recall reading anything in Mr Russell's comments that warranted such a response. Read MoreNor do I recall an action, past or present, that should provoke such an opinion. These folks are paid hourly the same rate as most trades. They may reach an hourly rate, dependent on the location, up to 25 to 28 an hour. The confusion with some simple people, such as yourself, is when they work more than 40 hours a week and they are paid accordingly. For example, the paramedic ff's in your area work 56 hours a week. Should they donate those hours back? Is that Lucrative? Our ff's in Chesterfield haven't seen a raise in several years. What is the basis for your disdain for public servants. What do you propose? It is unfortunate that there are members of the community that work so hard to discredit public servants and teachers. You have my pity.
Scott Sabinson May 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Since you're obviously anti-union, Jimmy, let me tell you something. If management treated theRead Morework ers right, there'd be no need for unions. Let me remind you of the horrid working conditions in the early years of this century: dangerously unsafe factories, brutally long working hours for poverty level pay, and child labor. Did you know before the IAFF was established in 1918, paid career fireman were required to stay at the engine house on duty 24/7 and were only allowed to go home for lunch.
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