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.
MarriedIts not what you think!
When two people work together all the time.
Hopper JuiceIts not for drinking!
The liquid generated from the hopper.
BangedYep! They can do that.
When you get written up(Charged) for something you did or didn’t do.
Senior men/woman have junior men beat(by date and then list number.
Disco RiceSaturday Night Fever its not.
Maggots moving to the beat.
Body bags or Sausage bagsHeavy bags
Those heavy bags you see placed out in front of apartment buildings
Minute manAlso for women.
When you come in at the last minute to work.
MongoThis will get you in trouble.
When you take something from the route for your own use.
SlugA slow worker.
A person who always works slow.
SlugfestA long day for the Supervisor.
A group of slow workers.