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Old 02-12-06, 12:56 AM
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How man potholes can 10 city workers fill in 90 hours?

Over here, a grand total of 9.

City workers in the Montreal borough of Ville Marie are facing disciplinary action after an investigation showed it took 90 staff hours to fill nine potholes.

The 10 employees involved face disciplinary action.

Members of the city’s internal investigation service secretly followed three work crews during their shifts last month. The workers, who earn about $22 per hour, were on a shift dedicated to filling potholes.

The investigation found one team spent six minutes of a nine-hour overnight shift fixing potholes. The team spent another 2.5 hours doing odd jobs and then filled the remainder of the shift at restaurants or at their home base.

On average, the three crews spent only one hour filling potholes.
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Were they using cold-patch (asphault mixed with sand to remain pliable at cold temperatures) or hot mix? Were they high traffic intersections, or country roads? What was the total yd^3 of area filled? These are important questions which need to be answered.

Also, how many times did they have to stop (as required by union contract) to whistle at the hot girls walking by?
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Actually filling potholes for 90 hours would really suck.
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Answer. they were just lazy bastards and spent most of their time in restaurants and driving around doing squat. A similar investigation was done at the same time in the city of Gatineau where 6 city workers filled 750 potholes in 24 hours.
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They work for the government. What did you expect?
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That is about 8.5 more than I expected. I remember there was a crew repairing a section of road tore up for water main repair at the back of my old work. The crew was there for a week and a half and that whole time I never saw more than 2 of the 8 man team work on the repair.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Answer. they were just lazy bastards and spent most of their time in restaurants and driving around doing squat. A similar investigation was done at the same time in the city of Gatineau where 6 city workers filled 750 potholes in 24 hours.
Yeah, but they were on Meth.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Answer. they were just lazy bastards and spent most of their time in restaurants and driving around doing squat. A similar investigation was done at the same time in the city of Gatineau where 6 city workers filled 750 potholes in 24 hours.

Assuming they work in teams of 6, that is 1 pothole every 2 mins .. doesn't sound very thorough
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What are they doing fixing potholes in Winter anyway? They really should wait till Spring to do that.
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did they factor in "leaning-on-shovel" time?
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Assuming they work in teams of 6, that is 1 pothole every 2 mins .. doesn't sound very thorough
"Winter" repairs usually consist of a shovelful of cold patch, move on, let the cars tamp it down. Not very permanent, but the pothole will quit destroying cars until spring when it can be repaired properly.

Hundreds in a shift is not an unreasonable goal.
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Originally Posted by Lateralus
What are they doing fixing potholes in Winter anyway? They really should wait till Spring to do that.
becasue potholes will fuck up a car's tires and allignment if they're big, and are a traffic hazzard
evena temporay fix until spring is better than leaving them
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Actually filling potholes for 90 hours would really suck.
They would've filled a lot more potholes though.
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
becasue potholes will fuck up a car's tires and allignment if they're big, and are a traffic hazzard
evena temporay fix until spring is better than leaving them

Well I guess you learn something new every day. Potholes around here stay open for months, I never see Winter pothole filling. I could just see them doing several days of pothole filling and then having to plow the following week and messing them all up.
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By late winter here, cars with big wheels and low profile tires are taking a real beating. Trucks and SUVs (assuming they keep their truck tires) do better.
MI-DOT: "Our roads require off-road vehicles."
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Assuming they work in teams of 6, that is 1 pothole every 2 mins .. doesn't sound very thorough
I blame that kooky Canadien metric system.
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
becasue potholes will fuck up a car's tires and allignment if they're big, and are a traffic hazzard
evena temporay fix until spring is better than leaving them
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Originally Posted by Lateralus
What are they doing fixing potholes in Winter anyway? They really should wait till Spring to do that.
This was in Canada, and they have like 360 days of winter.
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Originally Posted by Cusm
This was in Canada, and they have like 360 days of winter.
Exactly... except for the Spring, Summer and Fall.
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Yeah, but what if they were this big?



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That's a lot more than I would have expected. I guessed 2.
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What's a man pothole?
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Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late. I use the side door, that way Lumbergh can't see me. After that I sorta space out for an hour.

Bob: Space out?

Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real actual work.



I remember at the end of the movie, Peter got a construction job. Maybe it is his team that is taking 90 hours to fill 9 potholes.
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I shouldn't complain i guess being in Winnipeg. But we had the warmest January on record{global warming} and when it does snow it melts within a day then freezes overnight. I guess it could be worst, i could be shoveling 2 feet of snow right now.

But when i saw the story, the reporters doing that many more potholes...that's just ridiculus.
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Thread title is misleading. It's 90 staff hours. Ten workers times nine hours = 90 staff hours.

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