Beer and food for the fireworkers?

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Beer and food for the fireworkers?

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Ok.......So here is my little rant of the week.

Firefighters and others PAID for what they do. Get given a pile of beer for just doing their job.
Firefighters and others PAID for what they do. Get given free food while on the job.

The salvation army is feeding them? Give me a break. Aren't donations supposed to be for the needy? PACK a LUNCH when you go to work like the rest of the world!

I'm assuming they go to work because they get paid and love what they do (and likely don't expect above) so why do we feel the need to do this?

Does anyone every send Jo or the other moderators beer for putting up with all us posters? Probably not.....
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Re: Drunken Workers

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removed.
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It's a valid question. If you don't like it, don't answer. simple.
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Re: Drunken Workers

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The food bank was giving teachers food after 3 days of striking, which is ridiculous!

WalMart and Canadian Tire were donating items to people displaced as a way to help, so if the Salvation Army, wants to help out by giving the fire fighters food, as a thank you, why not! I donate to Sally Ann and have no problem with my donation going to the fire fighters!
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Are these businesses stupid? What could you possibly need if you are evacuated from your house for 3 days? You get food vouchers etc so why would you need stuff donated by CDN tire. All it's about is advertising!
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Speaking of sensational headlines...!!
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Re: Drunken Workers

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I work everyday with these firefighters, and this disgusts me. These men and women take their job very seriously and would drop everything and anything in their life if they are needed on the line. These crews can go weeks without seeing their families or even sleeping in their own beds. Anyone who feels it necessary to bash these guys, I hope you one day are dependent on them to save your home, so maybe you learn some respect.
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barefoot_buckwild wrote:I work everyday with these firefighters, and this disgusts me. These men and women take their job very seriously and would drop everything and anything in their life if they are needed on the line. These crews can go weeks without seeing their families or even sleeping in their own beds. Anyone who feels it necessary to bash these guys, I hope you one day are dependent on them to save your home, so maybe you learn some respect.


I hope my house burns down so I can get insurance to build me a new one! They still should pack their own lunch like big boys do... The salvation army is there for people in need not people who couldn't be botherer to pack a lunch.
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Re: Drunken Workers

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BoB76 wrote:I hope my house burns down so I can get insurance to build me a new one! They still should pack their own lunch like big boys do... The salvation army is there for people in need not people who couldn't be botherer to pack a lunch.


They are all responsible for bringing lunches, anything they receive from anywhere else is donated simply because people feel like it, not because they have ask for it. So before you attack the firefighters for being little boys, you should go talk to the salvation army and anywhere else that has donated food and ask them why they did it.
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Re: Drunken Workers

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What about the crews from Ontario and Alberta that are here fighting the fire? Where are they being housed that they have access to facilities to make themselves a bagged lunch? The BC fire fighting crews get moved around the province and may not be going home at night - are we sure they have the ability to make a bagged lunch every morning?

Fire fighting is hard, hard work that requires more than a sandwich and a few cookies for a lunch. That someone is providing them with a substantial meal during or after their shift is fabulous. I've no idea what the rules are, but geeezzz, of all the things for someone to complain about!
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Re: Drunken Workers

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contact a mod via pm please. Thanks.
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Re: Drunken Workers

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I wouldn't have a problem with the guys from out of town getting lunch but getting BEER delivered on our nickel if that is true is outrageous and disturbing you want beer after work go buy it like the rest of us I work hard and sweat all day to no one gives me free beer!
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LTD wrote:I wouldn't have a problem with the guys from out of town getting lunch but getting BEER delivered on our nickel if that is true is outrageous and disturbing you want beer after work go buy it like the rest of us I work hard and sweat all day to no one gives me free beer!


Trust me, the government is not paying for beer for anyone.
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Re: Drunken Workers

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How about the volunteers? I know when my dad volunteered he wasn't being paid either it was a house fire or forest fire.
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