Boy that had to be one of the longest stretch of time I could remember doing with so much going on. When I started this journey my son had just arrived for the holidays, everything look like we will have a nice time with him and his family before he ships out to Hawaii for 3 years. It was not to be so, Blizzard hit and the rest is history, what started out as a regular Snow Storm became the talk of the Nation. Unbelievable! CNN, FOX, LOCAL TV, National Newspapers, and Bloggers. I haven’t seen one blogger talking about it since the Council Hearings.
Throw in 2 more snow events, some wicked cold nights and Walla, you have guys doing 27 days straight(that’s the most I have seen) exhausted. I thought I did well considering, starting with allergies and ending with a smokers cough(Bronchitis) for
4 7 days. I did a survey for ambulances stuck after the storm, I went out of town a couple of days, and the rest of the nights were spent in 61 Sec., with a couple of special projects here and there and I would say interesting 3 weeks and a well deserved 2 days off coming.
What happen in those 21 days:
- New Sanitation Workers put to the test.
- Someone screws up the Snow Plan.
- Supervisors accused of Slow Down.
- Demotion of Supervisors.
- Chiefs reassigned.
- EMS Boss reassigned.
- 3 Snow Events.
- Council Hearings.
- DSNY helps keeps the city safe. GOOD JOB BOYS AND GIRLS
PS: The saddest part for me of those 21 days, is not having enough time off to see my Son his Wife and my two Grandsons before going away for a couple of years. God Bless them and hope to see them soon. GB
Update: 20 out of 22, called in on Sunday 1600-2400 :(, and by the way the most I have worked straight on this job was 33 days in 1991.