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  • Count the City Workers!

    Posted by Jonathan on July 28th, 2005 (All posts by )

    May 28, 11:00 PM: Michigan Ave. near Congress

    I count at least 16 people doing landscaping work on this short stretch of Michigan Avenue, late Saturday night on a Memorial Day weekend. Urgent parade preparations or just the way things are done in Chicago?


    7 Responses to “Count the City Workers!”

    1. Mike Cunningham Says:

      They still don’t believe Felt was Deep Throat, and they’re all trying to find the definitive proof that it was, in fact, Richard Nixon himself!

    2. Kevin Says:

      I count 15 supervisors and one person actually performing manual labor. Sounds about right.

      However, they seem to be missing the guy with the clipboard, documenting their efforts.

    3. Val Says:

      Socialism at work thanks to our tax dollars. It reminds me of Trinidad and Tobago and my first visit to a friend’s office, a brand new minister of the pro-Indian party that, for the first time since 1965, had won the national elections over the pro-Black party (founded by well known marxist Eric Williams). Contiguous to the minister’s office there were two secretarial rooms, a tiny one where two real secretaries worked full time, and a big one where about 12 extra “secretaries” did nothing but chat and read newspapers and novels. He told me that was one of the many problems he had inherited.

    4. incognito Says:


    5. James R. Rummel Says:

      The first thing that I thought of when I saw the pic was that it was a crime scene investigation underway. Since that’s a very labor intensive activity it would make sense. Landscaping in the middle of the night is rather odd.


    6. Al Maviva Says:

      Union labor + overtime differential + weekend differential.

      You do the math.

      It makes perfect sense, when you think about it.

    7. skyrocket Says:

      I suspect these are work crews doing community service in lieu of jail time. Hence, nothing strenuous and make work jobs.