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Dunkirk: Saluting work of volunteer

June 20, 2013

While volunteering his time painting fire hydrants, Willow Road resident William Jakubowski made a plea to an OBSERVER employee: “Say something positive about our town....

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Jun-20-13 12:48 PM

Why don't Observer editors have to put their name in the byline? Seriously - grow a pair, and put your name in the byline of this backhanded, snarky opinion. You couldn't even get through a positive thought about a guy volunteering his time without an underlying sneer.

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Jun-20-13 1:38 PM

If he was a private exempt employee, he would have been paid by the company, with approval from the shareholders, bondholders and paying customers, for taking a break -- like lunch every day -- and not working.

You clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER pinheads are legends in your own yuk-yuk minds.

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Jun-20-13 2:07 PM

Uhh.. Dcr.. that's called being salaried. And most of us are at our desks 9-10 hours a day. My own company's handbook states 30 min. lunch break is required but not paid therefore core hours are a consecutive period of time not less than 8.5 hours a day. No one should get paid for stuffing their face.

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Jun-20-13 3:17 PM

For gods sake,the man did something without payment,give him credit!!!!!!

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Jun-20-13 8:20 PM

dementedcron what planet are you from????

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Jun-21-13 11:54 AM

I applaud Mr Jakubowski for his vol work, but this story was also about free (paid) lunches, which is great if you can get it, but many private employers don't pay it. Of course there are many exceptions to this rule, usually due to the overlapping of 3 shifts per day. As PR2 noted, the common practice in the private sector defines a normal work day as 8.5 hrs (a full 8 hrs of work with NO paid lunch).

How many cops do you see in local eateries between 6-8 am? These guys get paid for eating breakfast AND lunch!

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Jun-21-13 7:44 PM

I feel compelled to repeat what others have already said rather than just hitting an agree button. I want to thank Mr. Jakubowski for his unselfish efforts; I personally know that this kind of community service is nothing new for him. The comments pertaining to paid and unpaid lunches need to be printed, but in a separate article. Again, thank you Mr. Jakubowski.

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Jun-21-13 8:39 PM

what does a man volunteering his time have to do with the towns employee benefits??? Sounds like the stupiosh at the disturber who wrote the article got confused and ran two stories into one!

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