from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or based on the time a worker spends on the employer's property, calculated from the moment of arrival to that of departure: portal-to-portal pay.
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Because the main immigration office and the only one which considers the application to become inmigrante is located in Mexico City, consider using Mexico City counsel for the simple reason that you'll save portal-to-portal charges of local counsel, who while very competent, may not have a sufficiently large immigration practice to understand its day-to-day quirks.
MS. MYERS: Well, we'll have more on that tomorrow, but there was a story in The Post today about the NOAA director's portal-to-portal driver being dismissed.
We're reducing things like eliminating portal-to-portal drivers for some administration officials.
It used to be a slogan in the airline industry that "your vacation starts when you leave" -- a portal-to-portal vacation concept.
I am talking about labor agitators who feed and fatten and thrive on the deliberate creation of discord and discontent and strife -- who live only by provoking disputes, where no reason for dispute exists -- and their chief "high priest", Mr. John L. Lewis, who denied coal to our steel mills because portal-to-portal pay was more important than the lives of our sons.
But a year's pay would hardly be enough - even if you figure it on a portal-to-portal basis, at maximum ceiling rates, and triple time for overtime.