Thursday, March 08, 2007

$289,000 buys you nothing in Humboldt County! Tammy Falor resigns. Richard Marks offers resignation at Evergreen!

I would sure like to hear the rest of this story.Times-Standard Online - Time for answers Why did she leave? Certainly there has to be people out there that know more.

But since there might be a trend........I hear by offer my resignation as of today with a payoff of $189,000 from Evergreen Pulp. $100,000 less than the county payoff to Tammy Falor mind you. I feel this is a bargain considering nearly 30 years of service and multiple Golden Shovel awards. It is time I moved on to bigger and better venues such as the Tofu Shop or maybe Toma's in Arcata.

Just for the record, after working nearly 90 hours last week, I have cut back my work week hours this week to probably 76. Need that rest you know. Still looking for bodies at Evergreen.

13 comments:

Stu said...

Well, it sure smells like you guys have been working overtime. Almost reminds me of the 1960's when Eureka really reeked. Sure you're in compliance? Maybe your employers are greasing the skids with Air Quality.

Also, it's hard to find workers in this area because nobody can pass the piss test.

Anonymous said...

They can find workers no problem. The reason they have Richard working so much is because its actually cheaper. If they hire somebody full time, that will mean they get union benefits. Now, what happens if there is a spike or glut in the cost of manufacturing pulp and they want to downscale production? Well currently they can just reduce the amount of time Richard is working in half. Presto, production is down. It would be much harder to reduce Richard to below 40 hours per week, or to lay workers off if they hired to their actual need.

Many workers don't complain because of the huge check that results. Then because they are so tired, they actually believe management when they say they are trying to hire. Is it sustainable? Is it healthy?

Anonymous said...

Are you trying to say that Richard is being duped? Do you think he really believes his employers?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe the Board of Supervisors when they claim to have no money for county employees, etc? They obviously have money for their friends.

Anonymous said...

It's called "hush money".

Anonymous said...

What is it Richard does at the mill?

Anonymous said...

There is a lot more to this than we may ever be able to find out. It is "hush money". Agreement is interesting reading - settlement of all claims.

I don't think they thought of this as "money for their friend".

Falor is the only one laughing all the way to the bank.

samoasoftball said...

7:45- Good Point. It is cheaper to have people work OT than hire new people, who are always promised but do not seem to show up.

7:56-I am not being duped or forced. I am working on my own free will. I came from a time that it is hard to justify turning down $400 dollar days. I feel blessed to have the chance and health to do it.

1:42-I am a Operator/Weighmaster & Heavy Equipment 990 Operator. I also manage a mean shovel and wheel barell on OT. Hourly mind you. Nearly 30 years at the Pulp Mill.

(I turned down a management position years ago. Prefer to keep my opinions loud and clear.)

Anonymous said...

Hey is it true they bring in strippers on your lunch break? Some sort of Chinese thing?

Mous Anony said...

Richard, I'm with you. 55 hours a week for me is pretty standard. And yes, i do volunteer for the overtime. It is not demanded. This used to be common in our father's time. But then, very few of them had federal, state or county jobs. If you really want to see a sight to behold, be at the corner of Washington Street and Koster in Eureka at exactly 5:02 on a weekday. Almost like a LeMans start. So, that's where all the 5:00 traffic on Broadway comes from. There can't be any loyalty to the employer there. There can't be a sense of accomplishment and staying around until the job is done. Is there a pride element in their work? Or is it just a paycheck? Now, those of us who work for capitalist pigs on the other hand......

If no one else will commend you for working hard and having pride in your workplace....I will.

Jennifer Savage said...

Hey Richard, I know what it's like to always feel obligated to make that extra dollar, but I hope an opportunity for some rest and relaxation comes along soon! That's a lot of work hours.

samoasoftball said...

4:45- No strippers. Sorry.

Mous Anony-I just do what is comfortable for me. It is not like I am passing out at work for over stress. I will probably average around 40 hours OT a month over the year. I do not feel that is out of line. Yes, it is important to have pride in your workplace.

"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing your reward comes from God." Colossians 3:23


Jennifer: I worked in Finntown (Just South of Samoa) today and thought about the waves out there and wondered if you were surfing. Hopefully you were. It was a great day on the peninsula!

Anonymous said...

What are the Board of Supervisors attempting to cover up with this dirty payoff?