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Transit strike in NYC during interviews?

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by grunermann, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. grunermann

    grunermann Senior Member
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    Hey gang,

    I'm in NYC right now visiting with my parents. I am supposed to be staying on 110th st and have an interview at SUNY downstate on the 20th. I am sooo worried about this subway strike. Does anyone want to get a hotel room closer in midtown/downtown or have a space available or any suggestions? I am at a loss for what to do.
     
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  3. KatieOConnor

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    They are not going to strike. A transit-wide strike is illegal and the resultant fines would bankrupt the union.

    Right now they are "phasing in" a strike, starting with some bus lines that, due to a technicality, are not covered under the Taylor Law. Don't worry about not having mass transit though, I would be very very surprised if it actually happened.
     
  4. grunermann

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    Oh well, strike has happened, I have to leave downtown hotel today with the prospect of walking my bags 100 blocks in mid 20s weather. SUNY Downstate was nice enough to cancel my interview (some plan huh). Guess I'll wait the others out.

     
  5. Anasazi23

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    You could just take a cab and consider it an investment. You might be lucky since the cabs are splitting fares and find others going to Brooklyn.

    Some of this info might be useful.

    Good luck.

    I've got a long walk this morning. :oops:
     
  6. mollywobbles

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    if i had listented to the news i could have slept in. i found out the hard way - saw traffic backed up on broadway and the subway gates locked shut.

    sorry it got in the way of your interivews.
     
  7. grunermann

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    Oh well, I will live. I'm drinking a little tonight. One place decided they should cancel my interview. How nice of them! But, the others are on. I'm going to find a way to get there.
     
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    you're a trooper. it's too cold to go out drinking tonight!
     
  9. grunermann

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    I'm staying in to drink :) I have over 4 miles that I potentially have to walk in the morning if no one wants to give me a lift.

    Oh well, at least all this stuff helps me forget about the match for a while.
     
  10. mollywobbles

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    yeah if that idiot mayor had gone running across bridges and **** this wouldn't have been as big an issue.

    i stayed in today, but i'll have to call the hospital tomorrow morning and see if they want me to come in anyway :(. the plan is aparently to walk to the east side of manhattan and punch people for a cab.

    an aside:
    i'm not neglecting patients, i'm in a radiology rotation where i don't get to touch another living soul and only study the films of discharged/near discharge patients.

    and good luck tomorrow, i hope it goes well for you.
     

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