Property Grunt

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I just watched V. I don't know why. I always thought the original was far more superior. Jane Badler's Diana was the Queen of the lizards.

Within the next hour we are going to know if a doormen strike is going to happen. Go to Gothamist for more background on the situation.

If you read the two entries below you will know my opinion of doormen.
Doormen: The Gatekeepers of a building

Not my problem.

What it basically comes down to is that RAB wants to pass as many costs as they can to the building workers as much as possible. Same s**t, different day. However the current state of the economy is being used as leverage.

There is a bit of grumbling amongst the public that doormen and building workers take in more than their fair share of their bounty due to holiday tips and other gratuities. Now I am sure there are a number of workers who make bank by exploiting this arrangement to their advantage but in my experience all those building workers deserve those tips. What they do is physically and mentally demanding work. It also requires a very cool head and a high aptitude for problem solving. And the bigger the building, the bigger challenges. And they do this every day.

The last thing anyone wants is a strike. Unlike the UAW, the union for the building workers do not provide a very large stipend for striking workers and they are definitely not collecting their pay during a strike.