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  •  Ha! If only... (11+ / 0-)

    ...this Boomer took early retirement in 2010, and they never gave me a younger engineer to train, and a year ans a half later, they eliminated my position. My section was understaffed before I retired, and will be even more understaffed next June, when the next traffic engineer takes early retirement.

    Enjoy your drive along Chicago's streets!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:31:46 PM PST

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    •  I got laid off in September (4+ / 0-)
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      along with most of our staff. I just heard one of the remaining people took a job out of town. They are now trying to limp by on 3 1/2 people doing a job we used to have 10-12 people doing. Luckily, my prospects look better than my former employer's.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:31:35 PM PST

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      •  Tipped for your tag. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

        by chuck utzman on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:54:20 AM PST

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