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 on: Today at 11:46:47 AM 
Started by Scott5114 - Last post by Brandon
Post the worst, most ineptly put together pieces of crap in your state. Not just "oh, it's in Clearview", "wrong type of shield", or "it's a bubble shield" or anything like that. We're talking pure, unadulterated suck here. Stuff that makes you wonder what they were thinking. Stuff that should only result from a night of binge drinking at the sign shop. Like this!

Been there, saw that, it's even worse in person.  Whomever from ODOT made that abomination took the letters from two entirely different bins and slapped them together.  It's almost as if it were a dare to make the worst road sign one could come up with.  Reminds me of a bad ransom note you see on TV or in the movies.

 on: Today at 11:20:18 AM 
Started by LM117 - Last post by abefroman329
IKEA's return policy used to be so generous that I once bought a lamp, broke the lamp cover while putting it together, brought everything back to the store with the receipt, and had the option of exchanging it for another lamp or getting a full refund.  This was 15 years ago, and I doubt their exchange policy is nearly that generous nowadays.

 on: Today at 11:18:02 AM 
Started by 02 Park Ave - Last post by abefroman329
Workplaces that have workers on the overnight shift during fallback night in the fall may have some issues too.  If an employee usually works Saturday night at 10 PM until 6 AM Sunday it's usually 8 hours, but during fallback night it's 9 hours and they're entitled to overtime.

It's not really a problem. What we do at our agency is write down the 12 hours we usually work regardless. So if I work the spring one I'm only working 11 hours, but I'll make up for it in November by working 13, so over the course of the year it all balances out.

Back in the day we used to put down 11 and 13 but it was decided to just have us put down the same 12 either way. It saved the county a half hour of comp time and we don't get shorted because the other week is short by 1 hour.

Unless I missed something, OT is calculated for the work week, not over the course of an entire year. In the fall, an employee that normally works 40 hours works 41, and is entitled to overtime pay for that extra hour. Just because it's an hour made up that was previously lost in March doesn't mean he's not entitled to the OT pay. He still worked a longer-than-normal week.

Yep.  What the county is doing is illegal.

Not necessarily.  My wife works for a local municipality part-time and her straight time/overtime is calculated on an annual basis.  Since she doesn't get PTO, if she wants to take a week off, she can make up the hours during the rest of the month, or even in another month.

 on: Today at 11:17:29 AM 
Started by Tom89t - Last post by thenetwork
This is kind of off-topic, but am I the only one who thinks that old traffic lights are ugly. Keep in mind, I love old traffic lights, it's just that the ugliness (chipped faded paint, dim lights, crooked discolored visors) add charm and make up of part of what makes old signals interesting.

That's the reason I prefer newer signals. They're just a helluva lot more presentable. Really old signals (that are chipped and discolored) give me the feeling that the local agency has been neglecting the infrastructure (which bothers me).

If its damaged  light that is made of plastic,.then.yes, get rid of it.  BUT if it's an old metal light that is beaten up, then its a badge of honor and should be preserved.

 on: Today at 11:16:08 AM 
Started by bing101 - Last post by bing101

The PBA is moving to Fox in 2019.

 on: Today at 11:14:53 AM 
Started by wxfree - Last post by wxfree
Thanks for the update.  Those are nice photos.  I look forward to driving on the new road.

Due to the topography the entire section is either cut or filled, so to minimize the footprint it's being built essentially as a single roadway, 193 feet wide.  This includes 9 lanes with room for a 10th (a future third downhill lane), 8 shoulders, and concrete barriers.  I don't see how wide the grade is, but it includes 1,622,157 of cuts and 2,074,663 of fills, in whatever unit they use.

 on: Today at 11:13:15 AM 
Started by I-39 - Last post by abefroman329
As for the Edens, getting back on the topic of Illinois Tollway notes, I truly hope that the Tollway will do something about the EB I-94 Merge from the Spur onto the main Edens when they do their planned reconstruction of the spur... of course, this would require (gasp) IDOT to cooperate with them for once.

What is it that you'd like them to do?

 on: Today at 11:12:25 AM 
Started by peperodriguez2710 - Last post by chays
394 km to San Francisco

Found on aaroads courtesy of user Bigmikelakers

 on: Today at 11:09:48 AM 
Started by ZLoth - Last post by bing101

Update Entercom Leader does an op-ed over why Iheart and Cumulus went the way they did. 

 on: Today at 11:09:37 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by PHLBOS
Were there any known plans to apply the Challenger name to what eventually became the Daytona? I wouldn't be surprised, considering that the Mustang and Camaro were rumored to switch to FWD at some point in that era
Although not FWD-based, and many Challenger enthusiast/purists would like to forget that this car ever existed (at least with a "Challenger" badge), a much smaller Challenger did exist in the form a badge-engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda from 1978-1983.  Its Plymouth-badged counterpart was the Sapporo. 

The discontinuation of the Mitsubishi-based Challenger/Sapporo likely coincided with the 1984 model year launch of the earlier-mentioned G-bodied Daytona/Laser.

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