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Old August 1st, 2012, 08:27 PM   #15201
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Old August 1st, 2012, 08:50 PM   #15202
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He's class. The women on the other hand, make Quasimodo look like a model.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:03 PM   #15203
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He's class. The women on the other hand, make Quasimodo look like a model.
Dampney is quite pretty. Mullin is not
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 09:25 AM   #15204
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LOL my father just have called me (what woke me up ) that I will have this trip today
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:24 AM   #15205
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Good morning, son; we're going to Mannheim today. After that, you can go back to sleep.

My today trip is a bit shorter.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #15206
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An employee of the New Jersey Turnpike commited suicide after his paycheck was significantly lowered from $ 65,000 to $ 49,000, a compromise to prevent outsourcing.

While such a salary cut is huge for the people who have to deal with it, I really don't understand why such a low-tech job paid an astounding $ 65,000. This is a student's job that should pay like $ 8 - 10 an hour.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 12:34 PM   #15207
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Have you considered the cost of living in the area when coming up with the $8-10/hr?
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 12:55 PM   #15208
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The minimum wage in New Jersey is $ 7.25
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:06 PM   #15209
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An employee of the New Jersey Turnpike commited suicide after his paycheck was significantly lowered from $ 65,000 to $ 49,000, a compromise to prevent outsourcing.

While such a salary cut is huge for the people who have to deal with it, I really don't understand why such a low-tech job paid an astounding $ 65,000. This is a student's job that should pay like $ 8 - 10 an hour.
It is not uncommon among the public organizations to lose their cost control. Their income may be closer to the taxation rather than to the revenue.

It was only a few years ago when the Norwegian road toll booth companies faced a heavy criticism for their inefficiency. The North Cape tunnel was presented as a showcase: Only about half of the money collected was used to cover the building cost, and the remaining half was needed to run the company. (The North Cape tunnel is not any more payable since June 29th.)

BTW, running a toll road in the U.S. seems to require a number of rules and regulations in place: http://www.state.nj.us/turnpike/docu...forWebsite.pdf. Nice to know what a bicycle is.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:13 PM   #15210
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I like this policy of collecting tolls for just a certain amount of years. In Italy it would be science fiction.
Tangenziale di Napoli (A56) collected tolls for 7 years after its contract expired. Nobody knows where did the money go
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:57 PM   #15211
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I heard that Serpico is doing nice job in Italy. Perhaps it comes to the better now .
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 04:04 PM   #15212
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you mean Serpico like the policeman or Serpico like the Italian IRS software system?
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 07:19 PM   #15213
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:07 PM   #15214
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you mean Serpico like the policeman or Serpico like the Italian IRS software system?
I mean the supercomputer.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:11 AM   #15215
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An employee of the New Jersey Turnpike commited suicide after his paycheck was significantly lowered from $ 65,000 to $ 49,000, a compromise to prevent outsourcing.

While such a salary cut is huge for the people who have to deal with it, I really don't understand why such a low-tech job paid an astounding $ 65,000. This is a student's job that should pay like $ 8 - 10 an hour.
I guess older people with families need jobs more than most students who don't have a family to support.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 08:15 AM   #15216
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I mean the supercomputer.
My girlfriend works at Italian IRS and with Serpico, and it's NOT a supercomputer. It's just a database application program.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 11:16 AM   #15217
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Good morning, son; we're going to Mannheim today. After that, you can go back to sleep.
That's nearly what happened yesterday, but I was alone, I had to go to my father to the Unfallklinik, and than to their flat. The problem is that he will be released on Monday, but his brother travels back to home than to Croatia today, so he can't get home without me

This was my exact route. I refuelled at Loosdorf, and according to my calculations I've done the trip with 5,2 l average fuel consumption, while going 110-120km/h and sometimes 140 on downhills.

Was it good at Rogla? What did you do there? I don't think you were skiing
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 11:21 AM   #15218
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Why didn't you drive on A25 in Austria?
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 11:32 AM   #15219
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That doesn't answer my question.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 11:37 AM   #15220
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$ 65,000 per year is at 40 hours per week a salary of $ 31.25 per hour, for a job where you don't need any skills or education.

At the same time a similarly skilled job in a fast-food restaurant, gas station or supermarket pays $ 7.25 - 10 per hour, and they wonder why people view the government / governmental agencies as enriching themselves.

The toll collectors of the New Jersey Turnpike were basically grossly overpaid.
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