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Another Ep resident September 22, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Well, at the council meeting where they voted not to use the grant it was explained that if the grant paid for twenty for two years, then the city had to continue to pay those twenty for two years. That sounds like matching the grant to me. I notice there were no remarks about shopping and sleeping. Could it be because we taxpayers all see the red trucks in front of the stores, while firefighters come out with groceries. Also, no comments about sleeping. Must be nice to get your sleep in while working, so you can do things around the house when you get off. Nothing wrong with setting up schedules, so the taxpayers don' t have to pay you while you are sleeping. How are those facts. Go ahead and try to deny that you get paid to sleep, shop, cook, and watch tv.
Someone's Opinion September 22, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Another EP resident, I'd be willing to bet that if the FF's were able to work 8 hour shifts like most of us do, they'd take it. But they work around the clock. I know I can't stay up 24'hours and function at my job. And I must admit that I do have a lunch break, and another shorter break, during my work day. So often we read where people tell FF's that if they don't like it, quit their job. I guess I could say to you to become a fire fighter.
t1 September 22, 2012 at 02:36 AM
i agree with "another." too many employees. close a station means one less building, less trucks, less ff. make them work eight hour shift and stay awake. then when there is a call, all three stations can respond. then everyone is getting paid to do something and not paid to sleep.i dont get paid for my lunch, but they should be able to eat.
Just the Facts September 22, 2012 at 08:00 AM
So right. close all the stations and take the phone off the hook. Problem solved! Any ideas about the issues in the Middle East??
Dan October 23, 2012 at 08:12 PM
In 1948, EP was a town run by the RI General Assembly. It wasn't until 1955 that EP became a City and was awarded a "Home Rule" Charter. That charter brought with it the democracy that many of you are complaining about. You don't like democracy? You prefer perhaps "machine" government dictated from the halls of the State House? Fact is, the only problem with EP is that it has too many complainers that live only to criticize elected officials, but never step up themselves to show how they themselves can handle the responsibility. Remember folks, democracy only provides citizens with a voice, to make that voice effective everyone needs to take part in in the experiment...

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