The following is a few of the words used to communicate your day at DSNY, its a language all in its own, for a complete list get a copy of Robin Nagel’s Picking Up.


[tds-columns divider] [tds-column half animation=fadeInLeft] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Married” subtitle=”Its not what you think!”]When two people work together all the time. [/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [tds-column half last animation=fadeInRight] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Hopper Juice” subtitle=”Its not for drinking!”]The liquid generated from the hopper.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [/tds-columns] [tds-columns divider] [tds-column half animation=fadeInLeft] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Banged” subtitle=”Yep! They can do that.”]When you get written up(Charged) for something you did or didn’t do.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [tds-column half last animation=fadeInRight] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Beat” subtitle=”Seniority “]Senior men/woman have junior men beat(by date and then list number.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [/tds-columns] [tds-columns divider] [tds-column half animation=fadeInLeft] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Disco Rice” subtitle=”Saturday Night Fever its not.”]Maggots moving to the beat.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [tds-column half last animation=fadeInRight]
[tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Body bags or Sausage bags” subtitle=”Heavy bags”]Those heavy bags you see placed out in front of apartment buildings[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [/tds-columns] [tds-columns divider] [tds-column half animation=fadeInLeft] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Minute man” subtitle=”Also for women.”]When you come in at the last minute to work.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [tds-column half last animation=fadeInRight] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Mongo” subtitle=”This will get you in trouble.”]When you take something from the route for your own use.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [/tds-columns] [tds-columns divider] [tds-column half animation=fadeInLeft] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Slug” subtitle=”A slow worker.”]A person who always works slow.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [tds-column half last animation=fadeInRight] [tds-toggle] [tds-togglecontent title=”Slugfest” subtitle=”A long day for the Supervisor.”]A group of slow workers.[/tds-togglecontent] [/tds-toggle] [/tds-column] [/tds-columns]

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