My office building is across the street from Biggby's coffee shop which is in the same building as the water company.
I went there today for my normal afternoon latte fix and there was a sign in the cashier's office of the water department stating they closed today at 1 for a meeting. There was an employee sitting outside their door in a foldup chair telling customers that they could deposit check payments in the drop box outside on the street and if it was a cash payment they could come back tomorrow afternoon. I would be furious if my water bill was due today and I took off work to come downtown to pay it in cash.
The employee said they had to shut down early for a meeting today and would be closed tomorrow morning.
I was told in Biggby's that the union is ticked off about something and they called an emergency meeting and they are voting on it tomorrow morning.
If the union has an issue, why aren't the meeting being held after or before normal office hours and those people work 8 to 4:30 with an hour lunch and two 15 or 20 minute breaks a day (and some take more than that who smoke a lot). Why can't they vote on their own time? Or stay open and vote in shifts. It doesn't take three hours to vote
I'd love to know how much this is costing the taxpayers. We are talking a half day for a meeting and at least three hours to vote.