Hoboken, why is it that…

7/2/2008:

Here’s a list of “Why’s” from Hoboken411 reader Tim.

What do you think of his inquisitive list?

hoboken-why.jpg

Why is it that in Hoboken:

  • I can hear more fire & police sirens on a Sunday afternoon than I hear in two weeks in Paris?
  • Illegal parking is not enforced if you:
    • parked outside Italian deli’s
    • parked outside Croatian pizza joints
    • parked outside churches
    • play little league softball
    • run a Mr Softie truck
    • are a famous person and owns a restaurant
    • parked by a fire hydrant and work at city hall
    • have a black expensive Mercedes , parking on Wash &6th every day
  • ONE m2 police cars are blasting down Washington @ 50m/h?
  • Police cars don’t stop at red light?
  • There are no police visible at night and weekends?
  • City hall wants to raise taxes to fund city employees health insurances and pensions, most Americans today get NO pensions and have to pay exorbitantly for their health insurances?

FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN LIST OF “WHY’S” IN THE COMMENT SECTION!!

Leave a Reply

21 Comments on "Hoboken, why is it that…"

andynnj
Member
andynnj
[quote comment=”90971″]Tim I feel your pain very deeply my friend! So I’ll try to answer some questions for you. Mind you the answers will be honest and only add to your pain but I must be brutally honest. Q- I can hear more fire & police sirens on a Sunday afternoon than I hear in two weeks in Paris? A- The primary reason being is that Sunday is a slow day in town and filled with residents so the PD and FD want the residents to think they are busy doing work. That is the reason for all the sirens. You will never hear any sirens during the rest of the week. The fastest emergency response I ever saw in this city was when the Malibu Diner almost burned down. Even the Chiefs ran to the scene and kept asking how bad was the damage to the kitchen. They thought they lost an open ended meal ticket. Q- Illegal parking is not enforced if you: -parked outside Italian deli’s -parked outside Croatian pizza joints -parked outside churches -play little league softball -run a Mr Softie truck -are a famous person and owns a restaurant -parked by a fire hydrant and work at city hall -have a black expensive Mercedes , parking on Wash & 6th every day A- The Italian Deli’s, when not getting shook down are another victim in most cases. So the cars you see are usually connected to someone in town. Same with the Pizza joints. The… Read more »
Journey
Member
Journey

When I took my current job I added the value of my benefits to what I was going to be paid.

I and many people stay because of the benefits. I know people that have been here 20+ years and they are programmers. I’ve been here 10. (Tech folk are known for looking for green pastures… but it is pretty green here).

Medical
Dental
Life Insurance (the longer with the firm the more you get, if I die my husband will get 7x my salary.)
AD&D
Flex Hours
Vacation Time (I started with 3 weeks)
Pension
Matching 401k
A transportation benifit
Time of Trading
A gym at the office that is better any I have ever paid for.
1/2 a day off if I donate blood twice in calendar year (and getting to donate at work on company time, and the company puts out full meal, not just snacks).

Mama Luke
Member

Why disn’t that cop drive around and look for a leagal parking spot like the rest of us. So what if they was the chance of the cop going on a call. I say clear all the double parked cars in front of the deli’s who cares if one of the posters on here is one who is being moved. Screw the cops driving down the street in a hurry, so what if they are pissed because they had to leave theit meal to help one of us jackasses. Yes, my life sucks soooo much why not complain about the cops. 😈

bradykp
Member
bradykp

[quote comment=”91079″]Yeah – that won’t fly. People are still ticked off they got stuck w/ stock options that take years to vest instead of cash bonuses (and for many workers, these options have turned out to be worthless). I think the last thing workers want is something that locks them into their jobs. They like the mobility.[/quote]

i’m just saying, if i ran a company, and i wanted to retain employees, a small pension is not a terrible idea. if you were at your company for two years, and had a $5,000 balance in your pension, you may consider staying that 3rd year instead of fleeing. it wouldn’t work for all companies i know, i just thought it was nice when i found out my firm does it. it’s not the reason why i stay, but it’s definitely a nice perk to know that each year i work here, the company is going to kick in 4% of my salary to a pension. any free money is worth it to me.

matt_72
Member

[quote comment=”91068″][quote comment=”90994″]Turnover can be pretty high in financial firms. I have friends the move jobs/shops almost every year.[/quote]

true, but maybe if financial firms offered something like a pension plan, even if a small amount, it would help them retain people.

i work in a public accounting firm. it’s not like we have zero turnover either. it’s a benefit to help get people to stay.[/quote]

Yeah – that won’t fly. People are still ticked off they got stuck w/ stock options that take years to vest instead of cash bonuses (and for many workers, these options have turned out to be worthless). I think the last thing workers want is something that locks them into their jobs. They like the mobility.

wpDiscuz