hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Was Jim now paychecks


Sounds like some people get hit twice - the hurricane and the aftermath.
I'm just thinking about all the people who lose so much and then there job
is gone too.  The Indiana Red Cross is signing people up now to go down and
help for 2-3 week shifts.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Was Jim now paychecks


> Charley came through on, I think, a Saturday. At the nursery, on
> Thursday, we moved all the computers to "safe" rooms, which meant there
> was nothing for those of us in the bean-counting department to do on
> Friday. So they gave us a "hurricane holiday" with pay--because, I
> think, we wanted to but policy decisions made it impossible for us to
> do so. As you know, on this one, we just wasted a 3-day weekend with
> paid holiday.
>
> Ms. Fatma, the Montessori teacher, is on salary. She would get paid if
> the whole state blew away.
>
> But this is largely an area of low-paid unskilled and semi-skilled
> laborers--people who clean other people's bathrooms or swimming pools,
> or mow lawns, work as construction grunts, or are other bottom feeders
> attracted by the needs of a large older population. It's a terrible
> place to look for a job because the jobs are almost universally
> terrible and the pay is universally terrible and without benefits for
> the most part.
>
> So when something like this happens, large numbers of people are either
> temporarily unemployed or they freelance and join the looters and
> scammers. When Charley ripped through Punta Gorda it became clear that
> it turned into a race between law enforcement and the scammers who
> began working the wrecked neighborhoods, offering to help people file
> their insurance claims or repair their roofs or replace their windows.
>
> Florida's always been a state that fosters questionable business
> practices, going back at least to the land scams of the 50s and 60s. It
> hasn't changed much since then.
>
> On Monday, September 6, 2004, at 04:29 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > Jim, What happens to the paycheck when all this is going on, if I may
> > ask?
> > Not just yours and Ms Fatma's, but a lot of people down there.  It
> > can't be
> > "business as usual".  There must be normal workdays when people can't
> > get in
> > to work or their place of work has floated away.  You mentioned your
> > company
> > working overtime on cleanup for some of your clients earlier and right
> > now
> > it's a holiday weekend so you woudn't have been working anyway, but I
> > can't
> > help but feel anxious for people about these difficulties.
> >
> > From all the pictures you've posted and the beautiful plants you've
> > talked
> > about, it sounds like paradise, but I just don't think I could deal
> > with
> > your hurricane season.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 1:04 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jim
> >
> >
> >> Feels like I've been under house arrest for the last 3 days. Winds
> >> have
> >> mostly subsided now, with only occasional 20-25 MPH gusts and very
> >> little rain. Nothing here destroyed as near as I can tell. Only a
> >> couple of plants in pots got tipped over but none broken.
> >>
> >> Those in the path of the eye weren't so lucky. Lots of damage in that
> >> path. Tampa Bay has some pretty scary storm surge right now. And I
> >> guess it's about to raise hob in the panhandle and Alabama.
> >>
> >> Very different storm than Charley. Frances, like Jabba the Hutt,
> >> seemed
> >> to get too big to move. By next Saturday, we'll have a better idea
> >> what
> >> Ivan is going to do.
> >>
> >> On Monday, September 6, 2004, at 10:04 AM, Donna wrote:
> >>
> >>> Jim do you think the size is what is causing the stall and amount of
> >>> moisture it is dropping? Thinking it can still be picking up more
> >>> moisture from both ends of it as those are still over water bodies?
> >>>
> >>> Are you still ok down there?
> >>>
> >>> Donna
> >>>
> >>>> Just saw a graphic on the tube. Frances has a diameter of 366 miles,
> >>> so
> >>>> while it's parked over the state, a considerable amount of her hangs
> >>>> off both sides.
> >>>
> >>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> >>> http://www.hort.net/funds/
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Zone 10a
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>
> >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> >> http://www.hort.net/funds/
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> > http://www.hort.net/funds/
> >
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> http://www.hort.net/funds/

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement