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This is the Goverment in action! Here is what I am
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Willy-N    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:13:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought some of you might get a kick out of this site. This is the Water Tender Goverment Contract page I have to follow. These are the forms and information packets that have to be followed to the letter or no workie for them. There are 3 other sites with more things to do but this is the main one. Mark H.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-12-2004 at 02:56:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
My boating days were almost that bad. Could be by now for all I know?
Had to fed govmint, state govmint, fed govmint, state govmint. Permissions, afidavids, rules of road, rules of navigation, certificate, licenses (yourself & boat), inspection, insurance, more inspection. All through, nearly buried in paperwork all required hip-pocket stuff to big to fit in boat locker, and an insurance company is your biggest financial demanding partner.
I'm gald its all over now. When I laid up my boat for the last time; I have never looked back, nor have I wet a fishing line since.
Have't had a fresh fish dinner since either, for that matter.
Grumble Grumble, Something's lost in every trade off.

deadcarp    Posted 03-11-2004 at 21:35:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
you have my sympathies mark - when i worked for northrop overseas they had an office full of lawyers & their staffs just for documents. :)

Willy-N    Posted 03-11-2004 at 21:42:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got my new helmet today. It came with 22 pages of information on how to wear, wash and dry it. Something I thought was realy funny was warning you not to dry your helmet in the sun after washing it?? I wonder if you get water on it fighting a fire in the sun are you supposed to find a shady spot till it drys? Mark H.

Ken    Posted 03-12-2004 at 22:29:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Mark , do ya wash it on your head or off ? Ken C.

TB    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:20:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good thing your Fire season is a ways off yet. Looks like you got more reading than it took you to build the truck. Good luck.

~Lenore    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:29:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
In case of a fire emergency;
do you have to have all those forms filled out and in your hands before you can help put out their fire??

Willy-N    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes if I want to get paid. I also learned I have to keep records of all my past experiance on hand in the truck if a Gov Person want to look at it. I have a 3 inch note book full of stuff I will carry. Our fire season starts in 2-3 months that is when it starts to get bad. I have till April 15th to get all this done and I am about 90% finised so far. Mark H.

Bob/Ont    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:34:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Mark, No Smoking around that big pile of paper Eh.If it gets started on fire you will not be allowed to put it out your self.
Later Bob

Willy-N    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:39:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will have to get a Fax first from Portland, Oregon and 2 hour responce time along with the forms nessasary to get paid, go to the breifing then squirt water. By then the fire is now big enought to require more people to put it out. Mark H.

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