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Why Retire?

Sam Chief, DSNY Family Poll, DSNY Life, Finance, Retirement, Sanitation Worker, Superintendent, Supervisor 0 Comments


 There are a few reasons people retire from this job and it seems everybody has their own reason(s). As I see on social guys/girls retire for the most part because they know its their time, some had a plan and the rest had things happen to them that made them retire, it wasn’t just one thing in particular but a …

Night Plow 2016-2017 Recapped

Sam Bronx, Chief, DSNY Life, In Loving Memory, Manhattan, Night Plow, Queens East, Sanitation Worker, Staten Island, Supervisor 0 Comments


 Well its over(Night Plow). Now What? For some its going out of town and accumulating hours for those long summer ahead, for others its getting all your ducks in line to retire. Keep in mind that hours are always good but planning is in order(Saturdays and Vacation extensions), because even though you have them(hours) they can sometimes be hard to …

Is Winter Over?

Sam DSNY Life, Enforcement, Exam, Holiday, In Loving Memory, New Jacks, Night Plow, Retirement 0 Comments


 Not quite! Its too early, no rest for the weary. NYC saw some bad storms in the past in March, there were some doosies but the chances are slim if NYC gets hit with a big one this year, but you never know. Snow Supers rejoice! 21.0” on March 12-14th, 1888 18.1” on March 7-8, 1941 Congratulations to the class …

Murphy’s Law Collection Edition

Sam Cleaning, Collection, Enforcement, Night Plow, Sanitation Worker, Weather 0 Comments


 They Missed My Stop. One of my early days as a Supervisor I was assigned to the field, not knowing what I was doing I noticed a bunch of stops still out before lunch, I go in and speak with the crews having their lunch, their answer to this problem was “Late putout”, I never heard this before(I worked mostly …

2016 Recapped

Samuel Bronx, Brooklyn North, Brooklyn South, DSNY Family Year In Review, Manhattan, Queens East, Queens West, Staten Island 0 Comments


 DSNY Family Year in Review 2016 Every year I check some things in my life, like I like to clean out my address book and sometimes I make adjustments to my life, just like i think a lot of you do out there. Its all part of reflecting on your life and thinking how can I do better or something …

Welcome to 2017

Samuel Bronx, Brooklyn North, Brooklyn South, DSNY Family, DSNY Family Weekly, In Loving Memory, Manhattan, Queens East, Queens West, Staten Island 0 Comments


 Wishing everybody a great year 🙂 Live long and prosper 🙂 I’m looking forward to another year of using this contraption called a computer to practice and extend my little bit of skills and enhance the site where more could benefit from the information out there to make us all better informed of our careers and personal lives. Sometimes ignorance …

Happy New Year DSNY 2017

Sam DSNY Family Weekly, DSNY Life, Holiday, Safety 0 Comments


 Coping with working on the holidays Easier said than done 🙁 these are always trying times especially for the guys/girls just joining a work force that has to work on the holidays. Some of my hardest days were working on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve on the 4-12 shift, just because everybody was out there celebrating and you would …



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