Storm Puts extra $$ in plower's pockets

Storm Puts extra $$ in plower's pockets

There are 21 comments on the WWLP Massachusetts story from Dec 19, 2008, titled Storm Puts extra $$ in plower's pockets. In it, WWLP Massachusetts reports that:

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. - This winter storm isn?t an inconvenience for everyone. Some residents welcome this weather because its money in their pockets.

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Since: Dec 08

USA

#1 Dec 19, 2008
well....isnt THAT just a newsworthy story

like we didnt know that hard working plow drivers made some money yesterday....
I mean c'mon.....did anyone really not know this info?
huh

United States

#2 Dec 20, 2008
insertfoot wrote:
well....isnt THAT just a newsworthy story
like we didnt know that hard working plow drivers made some money yesterday....
I mean c'mon.....did anyone really not know this info?
Yes, the snowplow drivers wives. By the time they are done plowing and hit the bars, they go home broke with the usual lies of getting robbed etc
Joe

Belchertown, MA

#3 Dec 20, 2008
How is it extra money for plowers? That's their job and income - the way they pay the bills and feed their family. It's the first snow of the season for gods sake.
Lou

East Otis, MA

#4 Dec 20, 2008
You all think it's a picnic. You bid, contract make arrangements, meet with people . Set up an agreement. Cars are moved by 10 am after a storm. Why at 10 do you have to kill an hour for those people to come out and move their csrs. PLOWERS MAKE BIG MONEY ?????? Figure the cost of insurance, registration, liability, hired help,fuel, breakdowns, sand, salt and AGGRIVATION. Short tempers loss of family time (for what to convience you?) You don't care. We work 24 plus hours a storm, can't come home to a nice dinner or any family quality time. You think we go out and party. Try again. The party is in the garage fixing equipment. Just to have it ready for the next morning to satisfy your sorry ungreatfull AXX. The next time you witch or complain at a snowplow driver put your self in his shoes. Thanls just got in after 32 hours of no sleep, good food or the sound of anything other than a screeming engine. For what grief just to keep you happy. 2495

Since: Dec 08

USA

#5 Dec 20, 2008
Lou wrote:
You all think it's a picnic. You bid, contract make arrangements, meet with people . Set up an agreement. Cars are moved by 10 am after a storm. Why at 10 do you have to kill an hour for those people to come out and move their csrs. PLOWERS MAKE BIG MONEY ?????? Figure the cost of insurance, registration, liability, hired help,fuel, breakdowns, sand, salt and AGGRIVATION. Short tempers loss of family time (for what to convience you?) You don't care. We work 24 plus hours a storm, can't come home to a nice dinner or any family quality time. You think we go out and party. Try again. The party is in the garage fixing equipment. Just to have it ready for the next morning to satisfy your sorry ungreatfull AXX. The next time you witch or complain at a snowplow driver put your self in his shoes. Thanls just got in after 32 hours of no sleep, good food or the sound of anything other than a screeming engine. For what grief just to keep you happy. 2495
if you dont like your job then do something else.
I dont recall reading ANY post that said we were ungrateful for plow drivers, in fact other than the schmuck that plows my driveway most do a good job.
Nor do I remember reading that you guys get paid well....we know how much insurance is....we pay it too...And I know full well what it is like to work 24-36 hours at a time.
and if you have to fix your gear every time you use it then your too hard on it.
THANK YOU for plowing with all the impatient idiots that try to pass and throw snow at you when you replow a new mound in front of each driveway as you pass..
Thanks for all your hard work...
Brian S

Worcester, MA

#6 Dec 20, 2008
1. A snowplow driver CHOOSES to do such. YOU chose to be one, so do not complain.

2. Yeah ok, In my town the "snow plow drivers" all line up with trailers and trucks to load up on free town sand, so residents like me show up in time to get nothing and watch the tail lights of the "snow plow drivers" riding off with FREE sand so they can CHARGE an arm and leg to some poor customer.
meplower

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#7 Dec 20, 2008
Brian S wrote:
1. A snowplow driver CHOOSES to do such. YOU chose to be one, so do not complain.
2. Yeah ok, In my town the "snow plow drivers" all line up with trailers and trucks to load up on free town sand, so residents like me show up in time to get nothing and watch the tail lights of the "snow plow drivers" riding off with FREE sand so they can CHARGE an arm and leg to some poor customer.
That's a problem that your town has there. Your town shouldn't be giving away truck loads of sand to contractors. In my neck of the woods, we have to either put up our own sand stock, or purchase it from a private supplier. Either way, we pay for it. I could go down to the town pile and get a 5 gallon bucket full, but that's about the limit.

Also, what do you consider an arm and a leg??? Have you ever considered that the contractor that just plowed and/or sanded your driveway has $50,000+ tied up in just that one vehicle? You've got the vehicle, plow, sander, emergency lighting, safety equipment that the Department of Transportation requires by law, tow straps, flashlights, fire extinguishers, snow shovels, etc. and that they are out at all hours of the night trying to keep roads, parking lots and driveways safe to pass? How about the labor it takes to complete the work and complete maintenance on equipment? How about other business expenses such as insurance, office expenses, fuel and the list goes on. I wouldn't change it for anything, but it's not the same as jumping in your car and heading for the office where you have ZERO expenses related to work.
Snowedin

Pembroke, MA

#8 Dec 21, 2008
Extra money? Plow guys rely on snow to pay their bills. Storms like this don't make them rich; it pays the gas and maybe covers their insurance.
huh

United States

#9 Dec 21, 2008
Snowedin wrote:
Extra money? Plow guys rely on snow to pay their bills. Storms like this don't make them rich; it pays the gas and maybe covers their insurance.
What a load of horsesheet. You are trying to tell us that you only do it out of the goodness of your heart, and that it just pays expenses. F U C K O F F you imbecile.
huh

United States

#10 Dec 21, 2008
meplower wrote:
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That's a problem that your town has there. Your town shouldn't be giving away truck loads of sand to contractors. In my neck of the woods, we have to either put up our own sand stock, or purchase it from a private supplier. Either way, we pay for it. I could go down to the town pile and get a 5 gallon bucket full, but that's about the limit.
Also, what do you consider an arm and a leg??? Have you ever considered that the contractor that just plowed and/or sanded your driveway has $50,000+ tied up in just that one vehicle? You've got the vehicle, plow, sander, emergency lighting, safety equipment that the Department of Transportation requires by law, tow straps, flashlights, fire extinguishers, snow shovels, etc. and that they are out at all hours of the night trying to keep roads, parking lots and driveways safe to pass? How about the labor it takes to complete the work and complete maintenance on equipment? How about other business expenses such as insurance, office expenses, fuel and the list goes on. I wouldn't change it for anything, but it's not the same as jumping in your car and heading for the office where you have ZERO expenses related to work.
More horsesheet.$50,000 tied up in that vehicle? The vehicle gets used for other uses too, so that's BS.
Basically if half of what you say is true, only a rehhhhtard would do it, because as you said it just pays the expenses.
Smitty

Mount Vernon, OH

#11 Dec 21, 2008
'Cash in' is a poor term- its more like 'wow, I'm thankful I can get a chance to go out & make a way to keep my bills paid, & save up some for when my truck breaks something as I'm tearing it apart with this plowing'. 95% of the folks out there have NO idea how much money, time, sweat, LIABILITY, aggravation & stress comes from this wonderful thing called snowfall- thank your plow guy when he comes out for taking the plunge into this sometimes volatile occupation :-)

Since: Dec 08

USA

#12 Dec 21, 2008
if plowing is so bad then go get another job
cold harted

East Longmeadow, MA

#13 Dec 21, 2008
Lou wrote:
You all think it's a picnic. You bid, contract make arrangements, meet with people . Set up an agreement. Cars are moved by 10 am after a storm. Why at 10 do you have to kill an hour for those people to come out and move their csrs. PLOWERS MAKE BIG MONEY ?????? Figure the cost of insurance, registration, liability, hired help,fuel, breakdowns, sand, salt and AGGRIVATION. Short tempers loss of family time (for what to convience you?) You don't care. We work 24 plus hours a storm, can't come home to a nice dinner or any family quality time. You think we go out and party. Try again. The party is in the garage fixing equipment. Just to have it ready for the next morning to satisfy your sorry ungreatfull AXX. The next time you witch or complain at a snowplow driver put your self in his shoes. Thanls just got in after 32 hours of no sleep, good food or the sound of anything other than a screeming engine. For what grief just to keep you happy. 2495
It's better working then being homeless. It sounds to me you dont like your job. You should try driving a rig where out there, and the plows are waiting for it to stop snowing befor they start. My superviser tells me the food has to make it to market beteen 3-4 a.m if i dont like it theres a front door. MARRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Revealer Of Fools

Williamsburg, MA

#14 Dec 21, 2008
huh wrote:
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What a load of horsesheet. You are trying to tell us that you only do it out of the goodness of your heart, and that it just pays expenses. F U C K O F F you imbecile.
Before you make any ridiculous comments about my profession , try walking a mile in my shoes. Then , keep on walking. I've got more shoes.
Brian S

Worcester, MA

#15 Dec 21, 2008
meplower wrote:
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Also, what do you consider an arm and a leg???
I don't know what they charge.. I know that they are getting UNLIMITED sand for FREE and turning around and CHARGING people for putting it down on their driveways and parking lots. So that is FREE money in THEIR pockets. Its not like THEY pay for it, the get it for FREE and CHARGE for it.
I wouldn't change it for anything, but it's not the same as jumping in your car and heading for the office where you have ZERO expenses related to work.
Actually, Owning a car is not a "ZERO" expense. You have to buy it, insure it, put gas in it, register it, repair it, have it inspected.
-B

“RIP America: 1776 -2009”

Since: Nov 08

Naples, FL

#16 Dec 21, 2008
Perhaps the headline should be re-written to read, "Storm Puts extra $$ in plower's pockets; Local liquor stores report higher-than-expected sales."
Liberalism is a disease

United States

#17 Dec 21, 2008
LIberalism is a Disease wrote:
Perhaps the headline should be re-written to read, "Storm Puts extra $$ in plower's pockets; Local liquor stores report higher-than-expected sales."
I know I drank myself silly before the "plow boys" came over and plowed my ripe little field. We republiscums sure like our a*sholes getting lots of attention.
Eliminator of Liberalism

Williamsburg, MA

#18 Dec 21, 2008
Liberalism is a disease wrote:
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I know I drank myself silly before the "plow boys" came over and plowed my ripe little field. We republiscums sure like our a*sholes getting lots of attention.
Liberalism truly is a disease. I am the cure. Liberals have been screwing up this country for far too long. It will not be tolerated much longer. You may or may not have heard of the "silent majority". It has been awakened and it is NOT pleased. You and your kind will be found on the trash heap of human history in short order. The political pendulum is about to swing to the far right. Do Not be in it's way when it does.

Since: Dec 08

USA

#19 Dec 22, 2008
Thank YOu plow drivers
THAT was alot of driving over the past week...

“RIP America: 1776 -2009”

Since: Nov 08

Naples, FL

#20 Dec 22, 2008
Eliminator of Liberalism wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberalism truly is a disease. I am the cure. Liberals have been screwing up this country for far too long. It will not be tolerated much longer. You may or may not have heard of the "silent majority". It has been awakened and it is NOT pleased. You and your kind will be found on the trash heap of human history in short order. The political pendulum is about to swing to the far right. Do Not be in it's way when it does.
Thanks. Used to live in Noho. Glad to see there are a few there that can see clearly past the rose tint.

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