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Snow (job) Coming!

I’m predicting it’ll be about knee-deep.

No, not the snow.  I mean the praise lavished on Mike Campbell and the guys at DPW at the next council meeting.

Now look.  These guys are men.  And they get the job done.  They don’t have these fragile little egos that need to be massaged every time they do what we need them to do.  If we really respected them, and I do, we wouldn’t talking to them after every snowstorm like they were seven year olds that just completed their first science projects.



  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    In addition I would like to say that these guys get paid pretty darn well and are doing what they were hired to do, isn’t is really what we expect. It seems that there should be an ongoing agenda item on the council for self praise. I am also getting pretty tired of it too. In fact, to me, all that was done by borough officials is what we would or should have expected for anyone who was in the positions they ALL were in. We expect our that is OUR employees to all do exemplary work.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink
  2. GUEST wrote:

    I would like to see how much overtime is billed for and paid after this snow storm. Anyone would do a good job if they get time and 1/2.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    And if my boss praised me the way these guys praise the DPW, I’d be asking for a raise every week.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  4. Tom Burke wrote:

    I was having breakfast one day last week at a local place and a borough DPW worker and one our policemen were commenting on how great their overtime pay has been. I thought the were going to high five over it. You can learn alot about what is going on in this town if you sit at a lunch counter and keep your ears open.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  5. Claire Deicke wrote:

    I will continue to be effusive in my praise of jobs well done by all borough employees-this has nothing to do with stroking fragile egos-it has to do with positive recogniton/reinforcement of our employees……..this also has to do with who I am ……a believer in “The Power of Positive Thinking”……. a book by the great American minister…..Dr. Norman vincent Peale

    Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    Hi Claire, thanks for commenting.
    I didn’t say they had fragile egos, my point was that they DON’T have fragile egos and shouldn’t be treated as if they do.
    Now, if they were willing to accept effusive praise in lieu of pay increases…………..

    Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
  7. Claire Deicke wrote:

    I get your missed mine …my point is that you’re suggesting that we think they do have fragile egos….that’s why we compliment them….guess it’s all a question of interpretation and semantics….

    Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    Got it. Say could I have a copy of that book to leave on my bosses desk?

    Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  9. Belmar's Finest wrote:

    High five’s all the way to the bank, which will continue straight through retirement, thanks to labor contracts given away by the borough.

    Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

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