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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DrPizza, Nov 3, 2012.
1. Most of those guys love their jobs.
2. A journeyman linesman makes $42 an hour. For storm duty, starting at hour 1, they're paid double time. They work 16-17 hour days, 7 days a week. That's $9,996 per week (before taxes.) Their hotel rooms are paid for, their meals are catered for them. It's really hard on them, but they love it.
I'm not so sure about that. A once in a century storm, plus the smaller number for each individual storm in the NE will be blown away when you guys get your once in a century Earthquake.
That's a 119 hour week, you would think for their own safety they should be told to take a day off, I've worked 2 weeks, back to back 7 days, 70+ hrs each week, only did it once as on day 14 I fell asleep on I-95 on the way home and damm near wrecked. I told my boss that as much as I loved that huge $$ paycheck at 50yrs old that's too much for me, he was cool with it and scheduled in a day off every 10 days for everyone.
I think a lot of the people in these forums have worked far more hours than that without falling asleep while driving home.
That proves nothing really, different jobs require different amount of work, mine involves moving around 55gl drums so at my age 70+ is a lot and lineman is also a physical job, if your saying someone can do that 17hrs/day without any days off and still be safe I'm calling BS, give it a try and LMK if your not exhausted..
how many people have been killed by snowstorms in NE over the past 100 years?
Not heavily publicized info.
At least 2-3 a year for those that are in the bumps and not prepared.
Exposure or avalanche.
Those in the flats due to lack of heat over a 2-3 day period could be a half dozen of more per storm. Many times those deaths are storm related in one form or another, but not "caused" by the storm.
A person has a heart attack while shoveling or gets hit by a sliding vehicle.
Do they count?
I say no. And, if someone's killed in an accident because they were traveling too fast for the road conditions... Well, I just answered that one. It's not "because of the weather," it's "because they were traveling too fast for the road conditions." Stupidity claims lives 365 days a year; we shouldn't really count deaths due to stupidity during storms (or Earthquakes) as being cause by those events.
That depends on how you define "killed by". Heart attack shoveling snow? Car crash on slippery roads? Homeless freezing to death? Include those and the numbers are huge. Limit to more direct causes like "roof collapsed" or "tree fell" and it's a pretty small number.
Good God, it's snowing like a bitch out there and it's sticking. This looks like a version of last year's October snowstorm that wiped out power for a million customers in Connecticut. Just what we need a week after a hurricane when crews are still working to restore power to people who have been in the dark all this time.
when the *** did we start naming snowstorms?
Not sticking down here in the Philly area; been coming down since about 11AM.
Sticking is supposed to start around rush hour.
Ayup. At least the trees up here in NE CT are 90% leafless this time.
Winter Storm Athena!
October 2011: 'Winter storm Alfred'
*** you, WFSB!
When NBC turned the weather channel to !@#$.
Snowing like anything here. And blowing. 5 or 6 inches at the moment. Under other circumstances I'd think gosh it's pretty.
Crazy snow storm out right now.
we had power yesterday for 5 hours then it went out again. luckily, the wife turned the heat all the way up while it was up. went out again at about 830pm. still no power and now the snow is sticking.
Wow you north easters can't catch a break. I actually wouldn't mind having that storm here in Nebraska. Very excited for the first snow of the season
About 1 inch of snow so far, here in Wayne. NJ ... and First Energy / JCP&L still has not fixed the power outages. My home and many others, have been out since Monday Oct 29 ... running essential circuits on a generator, which is using about 4 gallons of gas per day (we run it from 7AM to 7PM)
power went out at work, but for now I'm up at home.
Wow. I heard mention of the Nor'Easter earlier this week, but it looks like it's going to be really bad.
And yeah, the naming of storms is getting a little goofy. I suppose it makes sense for something rare like hurricanes.. but if we start having Cold Front George and Warm Front Sam, I'll never watch the weather on TV again.