Somebody better start picking up my garbage soon or I’m gonna flush it down the damn toilet!
My garbage disappeared! Not sure how, maybe the landlord took it to the dump for us, rats might have devoured both bags in their entirety, or the neighbour is sifting through it in her basement, who knows?
When I lived in the country, there was a proposal to build a garbage incinerator near town. People had lawn signs saying that we in Toronto should sit in our own trash. “Fill the Skydome with Toronto’s Trash!”. Can’t afford tickets anyways. Ship it out on subway trains with commuters. Kick it into the lake. Burn it in piles. There are plenty of good ideas out there.
Sorry if you came here thinking this was a legitimate source of information and that the strike was actually over. Its the old bait and switch I’m afraid.
Went to Christie Pits park today, it’s a temporary dump 7am to 7pm, no pool, no staff- just a cop, a sign, and a pile of garbage. It looked like a minor crime scene. Angry neighbours posted signs on their lawns decrying the dumping going on next door. People in cars were parked up and down the street, some of them keeping their heads low as they guiltily deposited their waste. Get used to it, this is the new garbage collection model for the city of Toronto.
Take your trash to the park, have it shipped out of town by a private waste collection company. Its further downloading of the cost of waste onto the public, like recycling. . . .Sorry guys, uh, we can’t afford to pick up your trash anymore. We’ll still get rid of it, but you gotta bring it to us first. . . .We don’t get milk delivered door to door anymore. We are forced to congregate at centralized locations where we do our own getting of milk. Pretty soon there will be only your work, your home, and one other gigantic place where you do everything else. Drop off your trash, buy groceries, bathe, mail, bank and buy pants.
Alright so the real commentary: who do we blame? City offering too little, union asking for too much? Sounds like the union is angry over loosing their bankable sick days- not really ‘asking’ for this I guess if they already have it. More effects of this fake recession, regular people are expected to make another compromise to allow transition through these difficult times. We need to take away your sick days because of the recession, don’t worry, you’ll get them back when things recover. Promise.
Many people are pissed at the union; it wasn’t long ago since the last strike and it always happens in the early summer. Personally, I’d rather they do it at this time of year to put the pressure on and get it over with. A winter strike could go on for months. And hey, you think they have such a great deal, you go work as a garbage man.
People love to get preachy about work they wouldn’t touch.
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