Regular trash pickup resumed this morning, meaning that our neighborhood should be spic-and-span by tomorrow morning. It is starting to look like a regular cesspool. Around every toter, there is a swarm of flies. Virtually no one is able to fully close the lids on their containers. It’s about damn time these “sanitation engineers” are getting back to work.
I don’t begrudge them their ability to strike and hold out for better pay, but I think they’re going to get the short end of the stick in the long run. They’re going to have to pay 20% of their medical costs starting next year, and with the way health care costs keep spiraling upward, that 20% is going to eat into their new salaries very quickly. Then again, it’s only a 5-year deal, so I’m sure they’ll be able to renegotiate then if costs are out of control.
Whatever. My trash is getting collected tomorrow, and (hopefully) the county will formulate some sort of reasonable rebate for those of us who have been without service.
Stink, stink, go away… and don’t ever come back!!!