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Shampoo

San Gabriel, CA

#1 May 30, 2011
Sweet!

Thanks to lucrative deals granted to the El Segundo Firefighters Association union by the City Council, firefighters must work only two of every six days.

Archambault's workweek is typical: During two consecutive days, amounting to 48 hours, he is paid to sleep for 16 hours, and some of his sleeping is paid as "overtime." He gets the next four days off and the cycle begins again. It's a beautiful government job.

Archambault did not return calls from L.A. Weekly seeking comment. But Robbins says, "He gets to spend most of his time hanging out at home. He drives down to El Segundo once a week, sleeps a big chunk of his working time, and leaves two days later."
oldbrown

United States

#2 May 31, 2011
Shampoo wrote:
Sweet!
Thanks to lucrative deals granted to the El Segundo Firefighters Association union by the City Council, firefighters must work only two of every six days.
Archambault's workweek is typical: During two consecutive days, amounting to 48 hours, he is paid to sleep for 16 hours, and some of his sleeping is paid as "overtime." He gets the next four days off and the cycle begins again. It's a beautiful government job.
Archambault did not return calls from L.A. Weekly seeking comment. But Robbins says, "He gets to spend most of his time hanging out at home. He drives down to El Segundo once a week, sleeps a big chunk of his working time, and leaves two days later."
As a Yorba Linda resident, exactly how does the life of an El Segundo firefighter affect you personally? Your fire service agency is OCFA, not El Segundo FD.
Firefighter

Pasadena, CA

#3 May 31, 2011
We risk our lives every day for you morons! We don't get paid enough.
Overpaid

Brea, CA

#4 May 31, 2011
You guys are way overpaid. Bring on private industry. See how many of you are dedicated to stay firefighters then. Or only get paid during daytime and then get paid only if you run calls at night.

Who is the bigger moron? After all you are risking your lives for us!
Anonymous

Corona Del Mar, CA

#5 May 31, 2011
oldbrown wrote:
<quoted text>As a Yorba Linda resident, exactly how does the life of an El Segundo firefighter affect you personally? Your fire service agency is OCFA, not El Segundo FD.
C'mon, cheer up. Ya gotta love the firefighter benefits!
Firefighter

Pasadena, CA

#6 Jun 1, 2011
Overpaid wrote:
You guys are way overpaid. Bring on private industry. See how many of you are dedicated to stay firefighters then. Or only get paid during daytime and then get paid only if you run calls at night.
Who is the bigger moron? After all you are risking your lives for us!
We are not overpaid at all! Risk always increases compensation.
Scientist

Corona Del Mar, CA

#7 Jun 1, 2011
Are you guys kinda wimpy and soft? So many of you go on disability right before retirement. You must bruise easily.
Firefighter

Pasadena, CA

#8 Jun 1, 2011
Scientist wrote:
Are you guys kinda wimpy and soft? So many of you go on disability right before retirement. You must bruise easily.
Try breathing in toxic smoke for years, and we'll see how soon you go on disability!
Ketchup

Carson, CA

#9 Jun 2, 2011
Firefighter wrote:
<quoted text> Try breathing in toxic smoke for years, and we'll see how soon you go on disability!
Sorry, dude, but didn't you know ? Firefighters don't really fight too many fires. Days go by without a big or even small fire. They mostly do paramedic stuff. Are you sure you're a firefighter? You should know that.
Firefighter

Walnut Grove, CA

#10 Jun 3, 2011
Ketchup wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, dude, but didn't you know ? Firefighters don't really fight too many fires. Days go by without a big or even small fire. They mostly do paramedic stuff. Are you sure you're a firefighter? You should know that.
It only takes one fire to kill you, or one accident while rushing to the seen of an injury. Just wake the hell up.
old eyes

Hesperia, CA

#11 Jun 3, 2011
next time you have a heart attack try calling an over paid corrupt politician and see how that works out for ya....at least the firefighter shows up and try"s to save your life or your family"s....over paid....maybe but its money will spent.
Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#12 Jun 3, 2011
old eyes wrote:
next time you have a heart attack try calling an over paid corrupt politician and see how that works out for ya....at least the firefighter shows up and try"s to save your life or your family"s....over paid....maybe but its money will spent.
Like there's a difference? The overpaid corrupt politicians work for you and your labor union. That's why you're also corrupt and overpaid.$200k per year for a ladder monkey fireplugs and beach bum lifeguards? This madness is going to have to come to an end very soon.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#13 Jun 3, 2011
Firefighter wrote:
<quoted text> Try breathing in toxic smoke for years, and we'll see how soon you go on disability!
If you were properly trained; you'd have the correct PPE - this would be either level B or level A - BOTH of which mandate; this is not an option dude; MANDATE - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. It's the law; read up on it. Start with OSHA.
So, admittedly, you've been breathing smoke? This will invalidate any claim you may make for workman's comp or disability. This admission means you weren't following your training. Or intentionally working your ticket.
Fraud. Something you Union Slugs are famous for.
Thanks for proving all of our points. You can go now.
Boss Tweed

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jun 4, 2011
I just looked at the list of fire stations for Long Beach. Jeez there's like more than a dozen stations. There's only 3 or 4 police stations, yet on a daily basis Long Beach has many more criminal incidents than it does serious fires.

Why not turn over the paramedic services to private ambulance companies where you pay the drivers $10 a hour. Keep a handful of handsomely compensated firefighters on staff, in one or two fire stations.
Apple

San Diego, CA

#15 Jun 4, 2011
Bureaucratic Mess wrote:
<quoted text>
Like there's a difference? The overpaid corrupt politicians work for you and your labor union. That's why you're also corrupt and overpaid.$200k per year for a ladder monkey fireplugs and beach bum lifeguards? This madness is going to have to come to an end very soon.
Don't hold your breath. It wont come to an end and neither will the looting of America by Morgan stanley, Goldman Sachs and the other do nothing crooks that sold fraudulent securities based on loans that had no chance of getting paid off .They will get more wealthy and the rest of the masses will see r their net worth go down.
Apple

San Diego, CA

#16 Jun 4, 2011
Boss Tweed wrote:
I just looked at the list of fire stations for Long Beach. Jeez there's like more than a dozen stations. There's only 3 or 4 police stations, yet on a daily basis Long Beach has many more criminal incidents than it does serious fires.
Why not turn over the paramedic services to private ambulance companies where you pay the drivers $10 a hour. Keep a handful of handsomely compensated firefighters on staff, in one or two fire stations.
Is it really necessary to have a fire truck show up when only an ambulance is needed ?
Apple

San Diego, CA

#17 Jun 4, 2011
Firefighter wrote:
We risk our lives every day for you morons! We don't get paid enough.
You are right .Take my house. It doesn't even have a mortgage.You deserve it
Good ridin

United States

#18 Jun 5, 2011
I love firefighters but this information that i am about to provide to you my fellow citizen is more productive and jucier. do everyone know who is Undersheriff waldie. Well here is a little story about him.

I hope they also go after sheriff Baca's second hand man in command;yeah, I am talking about under-sheriff waldie who was recently arrested about two weeks ago by palm springs pd for driving under the influence. This is his third DUI case and he still working for the sheriff. What many of us did not know is that the arrest record was then removed from the system and then erase after drunken ass waldie made a phone call to his daddy Baca, He in turn contacted the chief of palm springs and made the above arrangement.

The palm springs chief still continues to denied the arrest until this day, but he fail to realized that his troops leak the information out to their commrades in other agencies. Now, during the last couple days undersheriff waldie has been seen going back and forth to work in a designated vehicle with a designated driver. He has never had a driver before during his entire career but now he does. So do you wonder why?

The court should go after this guy and send him to jail since any other person after three DUI has to spend time in county jail for sometime.

One more thing do you you guys know that sheriff baca, under sheriff waldie, CEO fujioka, POPA president Moruguchi and the Board of supervisors are been sued for over $300 million dollars by over 214 former county police officers whose agency the fourth largest in the state was disbanded during the hostile takeover by the sheriff deparment. the suit alledges that some of these officer were given the boot for being gay, others for serving in irak and afganhistan and not able to pass their psychological test based on stress for been in combat, ohter for medical reason even thought they performed with no problem with their previous department. the rest for not having religious belief contrary to that of christianity. Is this ironic or what.

Equally important, the majority of these officers are minority african americans, hispanic and asian. I actually believe that Baca did not want to hire any more blacks or latinos. We all know that the sheriff still has that old tradition of keeping within the good old country boys or should i say the 3000 boys.
old man

United States

#19 Jun 5, 2011
Firefighter wrote:
<quoted text> It only takes one fire to kill you, or one accident while rushing to the seen of an injury. Just wake the hell up.
that can happen to anyone just going to work or market ,..give it a rest you're over paid and lazy ...I know I know ,if my house was on fire and you knew who I was I'm sure you would make it a point to take the long way there !
Dr Tatoff

Alhambra, CA

#20 Jun 5, 2011
LAPD was in charge of ambulance services for many decades, and also ran the Central Receiving Hospital to provide basic first aid to accident and crime victims. Maybe it's time to let the police take over paramedic services, and can most of the firefighters.

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