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Aren't there other ways to cut costs?

Would you live with a filthy bathroom to save? Some anaylysts say that is what Montgomery Co. facilities will do..

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/maryland/2010/12/montgomery-braces-eyesores-safety-hazards-new-budget-cuts

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 9:39 AM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • These are desperate times and call for desperate measures. Maybe when people realize that someone isn't cleaning up after them, they will be a little neater. Hopefully. If you think these measures are uncalled for, go to the next meeting, get involved. Look at the budget, and see if you can come up with a better solution. Not many citizens get involved, except to complain; so, when one person speaks, the council members listen, and feel that one speaker is representing hundreds of others with the same view, so it makes an impact.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:13 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • No. That's really gross. Not surprised though, since some schools ask parents to supply the school with toilet paper. Priorities are out of whack.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:41 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I'm willing to bet that this doesn't mean bathrooms wouldn't be cleaned between those 2 days, only that some poor receptionist or secretary is going to be stuck with the job of spot cleaning on the days in between. That's how it works in most offices (and most offices do not have daily cleaning services).
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:48 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Just wait until someone becomes ill from an unclean bathroom and sues. They wont save then. Or someone gets whiplash from a bad pot hole [been there done that one].
    MumaSue

    Answer by MumaSue at 9:49 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I would have concerns with the potholes and the grass/trees (when blocking the view of drivers) because both are safety related. That being said, aside from going to the council meetings, citizens could volunteer to help take care of these things to help save money so the county could keep the roads safe (fix the potholes).
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:22 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • (and most offices do not have daily cleaning services).

    Yep, back in my office days everyone had to take turns cleaning the bathroom, and it was cleaned daily. There were about 45 employees, so it was about once every two months that i had to clean the bathroom. I thought it was a GREAT way to help the company save money. No one complained (except for the guy who always did a shitty job at it, we complained a lot about him)

    The warehouse guys were incharge of grounds keeping. I think it's not such a bad idea.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:55 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Of course there are. They just think up the worst things so the public will protest and relent to borrow or accept the wishes to raise taxes. They tried the" without the red light cameras we will have to lay off city employees and have mandatory shortened weeks" on the city of Houston. LOL They will be starting the Mandatory 4 day week (unpaid) in Jan.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:52 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

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