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@ Jetlink « Thu 10:00:25 am »
time for bikey.
@ AARR « Thu 9:48:42 am »
I’m in the commercial building cleaning service industry. We have positions paying between $15-$20 which is the highest I’ve ever seen in my 35 year career and we get either no responses or people just going through the motions so they can show they’re making an effort to find a job but they really want to stay on unemployment.
@ DaveO « Thu 9:21:53 am »
Years ago working retail, we had 10 applicants. 7 failed the drug test, the other 3 never came back. At the entry level, just finding people that can pass the drug test is an issue.
@ DaveO « Thu 9:19:45 am »
School bus driver, must have clean driving/criminal record, must pass physical, drug/alcohol testing, CDL testing, school bus course, work split shift and no summer pay, must put up with students and parents with boorish behavior. Hourly pay rate is good. The rest of the benefits for a position many don’t qualify for? Nowadays not so good.
@ ~Z~ « Thu 8:12:34 am »
"no one wants to work" - wonder what the pay is out in Lake O land. they are starting at $18.70 an hour here and still are having trouble getting people
@ ~Z~ « Thu 8:09:11 am »
we have bus cancellations and route consolidations that have happened a few times this year too, and some still ongoing.
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:34:11 am »
Our kids bus never runs on Thursdays.
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:33:58 am »
So every day of the week they have rolling bus route cancellations.
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:33:38 am »
The school district literally can’t find enough bus drivers because no one wants to work.
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:33:09 am »
I have to drive our kids and a couple of the neighbor kids to school and pick them up.
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:32:50 am »
Thursdays...
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:30:57 am »
wakey wakey
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:30:53 am »
lol
@ Jetlink « Thu 7:30:51 am »
$1 for salt.
@ AARR « Thu 6:50:25 am »
#3 C III CMGN
@ Trainman2223 « Thu 3:50:47 am »
It’s a Dxxx shame to tack on a 1.00$ charge for using extra salt.....I should have charged them 2.00$ for the extra salty waitress..
@ Trainman2223 « Thu 3:41:48 am »
#2 II B Bravo Bravo
@ Jetlink « Thu 12:21:56 am »
now sleepy sleepy
@ Jetlink « Thu 12:21:34 am »
18.5 miles. 15.0 mph avg. 918 Kcals
@ Jetlink « Thu 12:21:09 am »
Bikey complete
@ Jeff L « Thu 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ AARR « Wed 7:13:58 pm »
has started a new topic: PH&D Roundhouse
@ ~Z~ « Wed 5:33:55 pm »
light winds, so it’s all good. appears I’ll be biking the I&M canal trail next week, hopefully a few times. get to do some project management for the week in IL.
@ DaveO « Wed 4:21:11 pm »
~Z~ Hope it wasn’t windy when they went by. :)
@ ~Z~ « Wed 1:45:01 pm »
GDLK just had a pickup truck heading south by the home, and just behind it, a larger truck doing some weed spraying.
@ ~Z~ « Wed 9:01:22 am »
so it’s generally head north a couple of miles, then head can go east, west, or continue north. can also start out westbound then go north.
@ ~Z~ « Wed 9:00:32 am »
i do wish i had an easier option to ride south into the wind from home, but the roads south from here have basically no shoulder on a hilly 2 lane 55mph road..no thank you.
@ Jetlink « Wed 8:51:42 am »
agree
@ ~Z~ « Wed 8:38:47 am »
awaken! warmer day today; me thinks it’ll be a biking day
@ AARR « Wed 6:50:19 am »
#3 C III CMGN
@ Jetlink « Wed 6:48:03 am »
waaay too early
@ Jetlink « Wed 6:47:56 am »
wakey
@ Talk « Wed 1:20:13 am »
#2
@ Jeff L « Wed 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ AARR « Tue 7:25:16 pm »
has started a new topic: NYC, Ypsilanti to Hillsdale line (1950s)
@ Jetlink « Tue 7:24:12 pm »
Bikey complete. about 11.5 miles on the trail north of lowell on the old Elmdale sub. Got a few quick miles in while my daughter did her driver’s ed. lesson.
@ Jetlink « Tue 7:23:10 pm »
We had snow pellets falling for about 5 minutes here right about noon, AARR
@ AARR « Tue 7:14:40 pm »
Mrs. AARR says there were a few big fluffy snow flakes here in Washington this afternoon
@ ~Z~ « Tue 6:59:51 pm »
awake with thee
@ Robertrains « Tue 5:29:15 pm »
has started a new topic: Ohio Rail Experience trips
@ C&O Dispatcher « Tue 2:06:35 pm »
A "classic" scene, for sure! I didn’t take the photo, though. Credit Mr. Mark Hinsdale for that.
@ Jetlink « Tue 1:29:28 pm »
Watched many many trains pass it in the 70’s and 80’s.
@ Jetlink « Tue 1:28:41 pm »
Maybe I saw it the day you took it. My family has several ties to the depot. I remember the move and the local drive to raise the funds to move it.
@ Jetlink « Tue 1:27:55 pm »
Not today!
@ C&O Dispatcher « Tue 11:58:34 am »
Did you happen to see this westbound while in LakeO?? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndm1g1luexy4f ... d.jpg?dl=0
@ Jetlink « Tue 11:54:49 am »
Live from home
@ Jetlink « Tue 9:02:11 am »
Live from lake Odessa mi.....
@ Jetlink « Tue 9:02:01 am »
Wakey
@ Chip « Tue 8:36:11 am »
Jetlink wrote:
Chip wrote: Here I sit in the ER with an IV in my arm
Yuck. No fun at all. Hopefully you are out of there by now.
yeah, I got out about 5:30
@ Talk « Tue 7:35:41 am »
#3
@ AARR « Tue 6:59:45 am »
In one of my first baseball games when I was 8 or whatever age at the time a train came by while I was in the outfield and I ran off the field during the game to watch the train LOL
@ AARR « Tue 6:58:52 am »
#2 B II BCG&A
@ Jeff L « Tue 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ Jetlink « Mon 10:40:46 pm »
Chip wrote: Here I sit in the ER with an IV in my arm
Yuck. No fun at all. Hopefully you are out of there by now.
@ Jetlink « Mon 10:33:14 pm »
I decided not to go out and ride tonight. My wife can’t hardly believe it.
@ Jetlink « Mon 10:32:12 pm »
He was having so much fun. It was comical. I remember playing baseball at his age but don’t think I liked it nearly as much as he does.
@ Jetlink « Mon 10:30:56 pm »
Asher’s first little league game tonight. They won 16-7. He was the lead off hitter and got a hit and eventually made it home. Scoring the first run of the season in the league. He made it home two more times in later innings but did strike out in his third at bat.
@ kd_1014 « Mon 9:49:17 pm »
I’m with you on that AARR
@ Talk « Mon 9:10:45 pm »
has started a new topic: Slug Set Bets
@ AARR « Mon 6:35:49 pm »
~Z~, cleaned up the South Bend Operations Thread. Insulting railroad employees is subjective and probably not good for our business.

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