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radioguy
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Please note the following announcement from Shamrock Environmental
Corporation. Read carefully and respond as instructed.

TEMPORARY WORKERS FOR GULF COAST OIL SPILL NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

Shamrock Environmental Corporation has been contracted to provide support
personnel to assist with the oil spill clean-up throughout the Gulf Coast.

Areas where work may be performed are Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama and Florida . All workers will require OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operator Training (WE WILL PROVIDE). Successful completion of a physical and drug screen are also required. Each applicant must be 18 years of age or older. The hours will vary but expect LOTS of overtime.

RATE OF PAY: $13.00/hr. straight time

$19.50/hr. overtime (after 40 hours/week)

PER DIEM: $26.00/day for meals

LODGING: Provided

Work may include, but is not limited to manual labor associated with removing
crude oil from impacted beaches, rocks, boom, or any other items that have
come in contact with the oil. Technicians may be required to operate
pressure washers, mops, rakes, shovels or a variety of other hand tools or
small pieces of equipment while wearing proper protective gear. Work
environment may include working on or near water, in marshland, beach and
estuary locations in hot and humid co nditions day or night.

Work is available IMMEDIATELY for safety conscious workers. Transportation to the Gulf
Coast will be provided. The HR Group has been contracted to conduct this recruitment.

*Applications MUST be completed at: http://www.shamrockenviro.com/docs/ShamrockEmpApp.pdf

Send resume to: recruiter@shamrockenviro.com

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Topic starter Posted : June 15, 2010 9:20 pm
dntw8up
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The hours will vary but expect LOTS of overtime.

As well as LOTS of venomous snakes and an insufficient anti-venin supply because the manufacturer stopped production quite awhile ago.

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Posted : June 15, 2010 10:16 pm
islandtyme
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Agreed LOTS of snakes are in the south, however they will not be hanging out on the beaches working on their tans.

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Posted : June 15, 2010 10:20 pm
dougtamjj
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Mostly copperheads and cottonmouths,(water moccasins). They try to get away from you. If you are out on the beach, no worries. Back in the bayous and brackish water there will be some. Anywhere swampy pretty much has snakes but again they try to avoid you. I grew up in the lowlands of SC and ran the woods and swamps barefoot and never got bit. Centipedes scare me much more.

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Posted : June 15, 2010 10:56 pm
Lizard
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HEY dntw8up,
Antivenin is one word, and it's only the coral snake which has a year supply in stock . I guess wicki didn't mention that.

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Posted : June 16, 2010 12:37 am
dntw8up
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HEY Lizard,
Wiki doesn't have a "c" in it, and I read about the issue in a medical journal. I guess you don't know everything.

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Posted : June 16, 2010 1:05 am
Ms Information
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The hours will vary but expect LOTS of overtime.

As well as LOTS of venomous snakes and an insufficient anti-venin supply because the manufacturer stopped production quite awhile ago.

I think that this is just a gratuitous comment that should be ignored. We are all happy that venomous snakes are not a problem in the Virgin islands. Yes there are poisonous snakes along the gulf coast, though almost none right in the oceans. Most are are inland and cause very few problems. Those snakes are very shy and will run from you if given the chance. For the record, I hate snakes and fear the venomous kind. However they are all over and are usually not much of a threat. A comment like this just spreads the ignorant myths and does not promote anything good.

So, if you want to go and help clean up this mess...go do it.

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Posted : June 16, 2010 1:25 am
dntw8up
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The job posting states that the work is not limited to beaches but includes marshland and estuaries, which is where venomous snakes reside. What you perceive as an "ignorant myth," the Louisiana Poison Center considers sufficiently serious to warrant issuing a health advisory. Venomous snakes may normally pose minimal threat, but their habitat has been polluted, and those who help with the cleaning will further disturb them. If there is a "gratuitous comment that should be ignored" it is your "misinformation" that attention to a safety concern "does not promote anything good." I can't link to the journal article wherein I read about the issue as it is for subscribers only, but here is a link to a network news article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37576973/ns/disaster_in_the_gulf/

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Posted : June 16, 2010 4:14 am
imij
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WOOOOOOOOO.......everybody chill! Right now, with the economy in the shit can and our boarders being polluted by the oil,,,,,,,Hello, we need people to clean up this shit! Snakes are snakes, whether they are poisonis or not.....there is a greater threat to this country and the gulf coast.......Of course no one wants to put their health at risk, but sometimes you have to do it to get a F*cking job!.......My brother works on industry cranes, his life is on the line every day! So are police officers, and our soldiers.......last I checked, you need to love your country enough to protect it, and a snake should not scare you as much as an Afganie with a gun!...

Point being, It's about time they start hiring the poor souls that can't find a job (I should know, out of work for 1 1/2 years) yes I have a job now, but shit, if I didn't... I would be there, regardless of a snake! Sorry Dntw8up, I have agreed with everything you have said so far on my posts and others, but I cant on this one.

There are millions of people without work, they need to support their families. Just like I did.

I say whoever thinks its a good idea for them......GO FOR IT! YOU ARE ONE OF MY HEROES! :@)

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Posted : June 16, 2010 6:49 am
imij
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oh, and wear big long rubber boots! 😉

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Posted : June 16, 2010 6:51 am
dougtamjj
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Well, it was an informative article for those going to work in the area. I had forgotten about coral snakes.

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Posted : June 16, 2010 12:01 pm
islandtyme
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coral snake, rattle snakes, cotton mouths................then there's the ever hungry Mr Al E. Gator & his girl friend Ms Boa Constrictor
Just pulled a big ole gator out of a canal in Cape Coral Fl................11 foot 600 lb MONSTER. 😮

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Posted : June 17, 2010 1:34 am
terry
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I believe that most Coral snakes are very small with very small mouths. Not a big chance of being bitten except in thin areas like between toes or fingers.

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Posted : June 17, 2010 11:27 pm
islandtyme
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25-35 inches normal size of an adult coral snake in FL Tho some have been reported as large as 51".
They are most active at night & rainy days & will bite you ANY WHERE!

more snakes to watch out for............
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The State of Florida is home to the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Canebrake Rattlesnake, Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, Southern Copperhead, Florida Cottonmouth and the Eastern Coral Snake.
* The Diamondback and Canebrake Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth and Coral snake are found in every county in the state, the Dusky Rattlesnake and Copperhead are found in the extreme north end of Florida.
* Of the six, four are capable of inflicting life-threatening bites to adult humans.
* The Florida Cottonmouth may be encountered by fishermen who fish inshore salt or brackish waters, but especially by freshwater fishermen.

Ugh! I hates snakes!

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Posted : June 20, 2010 12:56 pm
Bratt
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I believe we have more venomous snakes in out political and corporate environment that we need to worry about an exterminate.........WE CAN DO THAT LATER, .IT IS OUR ENVIRONMENT WE NEED TO SAVE.............stop the BS about the snakes, you drive every day don't you? You don't think there is a chance you might die in an accident? OUR SOLDIERS ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY EVERY DAY FOR US, LIFE BE DAMNED THEY DO IT, FACED WITH MORE FEAR AND DANGER THAN A DAMN SNAKE.............. STOP THE BS AND SUPPORT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP THAT OUR POLITICIANS AND BP CORP. AMERICA CAUSED. THEN EXTERMINATE..............................

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Posted : June 20, 2010 9:54 pm
radioguy
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Jeez..... I didn't mean to stir up trouble, just thought someone maybe looking for employment. Try to have a good day...

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Topic starter Posted : June 21, 2010 9:13 pm
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