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Flaggers needs manners

Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby my5cents » Oct 2nd, 2017, 4:18 pm

Gixxer wrote:Thats right if the construction speed limit signs are up they are enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week regradless if there are workers on site.

I'm not disputing that a legitimate construction area, where, perhaps there is machinery nearby, the road under repair, with likely a temporary surface in place to allow for traffic to continue to flow, with construction speed signs in place is certainly in force 24/7 whether there are anyone present or not.

What I was referring to is a location where the construction was, for example, ditch maintenance. The work has been completed, there is no equipment on site, no sign of any unfinished construction. Just a speed sign being left.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Bsuds » Oct 2nd, 2017, 4:39 pm

my5cents wrote:What I was referring to is a location where the construction was, for example, ditch maintenance. The work has been completed, there is no equipment on site, no sign of any unfinished construction. Just a speed sign being left.


I have seen this alot lately. A sign on the Hwy saying construction ahead or flagger ahead and then there is nothing.

Where did they go? Were they beamed up by Aliens or what?

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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Hassel99 » Oct 2nd, 2017, 4:46 pm

my5cents wrote:What I was referring to is a location where the construction was, for example, ditch maintenance. The work has been completed, there is no equipment on site, no sign of any unfinished construction. Just a speed sign being left.


Bsuds wrote:I have seen this alot lately. A sign on the Hwy saying construction ahead or flagger ahead and then there is nothing.
Where did they go? Were they beamed up by Aliens or what?


I have witnessed the same thing, they shut down a lane of highway 6 a week back for.....nothing until the next day.

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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby maryjane48 » Oct 9th, 2017, 8:36 pm

i wasnt aware flaggers were bad mannered . [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2017, 5:38 am

maryjane48 wrote:i wasnt aware flaggers were bad mannered . [icon_lol2.gif]

Threatening to smash someone's phone pretty much guarantees she's never read Emily Post.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Gixxer » Oct 10th, 2017, 6:48 am

awww poor baby the mean flagger lady threaten to smash his phone.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2017, 7:39 am

Gixxer wrote:awww poor baby the mean flagger lady threaten to smash his phone.
Poor response to someone trying to alert of a potential hazard. It is never appropriate to threaten violence - very childish and dangerous. There was no "poor baby" here except maybe the flagger who's feelings apparently have been too hurt to listen to anyone trying to warn of wrong signage.

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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Gixxer » Oct 10th, 2017, 8:10 am

As Ive stayed before Joe Public is very rude to TCP. From being called the c word, brain dead, and other choice words. An aggressive attitude would be expected when some guy is distributing the flow of traffic with a concern.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2017, 8:12 am

Gixxer wrote:As Ive stayed before Joe Public is very rude to TCP. .... An aggressive attitude would be expected when some guy is distributing the flow of traffic with a concern.
Poor flagger getting her feelings hurt and then takes it out on Joe Public trying to do the right thing and threatening violence to boot. Wrong attitude and wrong job if they can't handle it.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Gixxer » Oct 10th, 2017, 10:12 am

Who said anything about the TCP person feelings being hurt? When constantly verbally abused by Joe Public you really cant expect them to be kind and courtesy all the time. To the TCP in this situation in their eyes it was probably another a-hole with a crappy opinion they didnt need to hear.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby jimmy4321 » Oct 10th, 2017, 10:21 am

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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2017, 10:22 am

Gixxer wrote:Who said anything about the TCP person feelings being hurt?
Why else be aggressive?
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2017, 10:24 am

Gixxer wrote: When constantly verbally abused by Joe Public you really cant expect them to be kind and courtesy all the time.
Yes you can and yes they should refrain from expressing violent behaviour.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2017, 10:26 am

Gixxer wrote:WTo the TCP in this situation in their eyes it was probably another a-hole with a crappy opinion they didnt need to hear.

Speculation however the driver wasn't expressing a "crappy opinion" but was trying to present facts. The second flagger didn't hesitate and expressed a gratitude for the information.
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Re: Flaggers needs manners

Postby Gixxer » Oct 10th, 2017, 10:44 am

TCP dont have time to listen to Joe Public. Their job is to keep traffic moving. Who knows the exact circumstances in this. Maybe hurt feelings guy was in the middle of the line up and stopped the flow of traffic to voice his concerns.
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