Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Discrimination against Merlo operators?

The only garage where we hear of these nonsense "call stop" violations is the Merlo garage. I know several people who were written up about this besides myself and all of them actually did call the stops.

Is this action  targeted at Merlo operators? Does it need to be said that the management has been derelict in their responsibilities to upgrade the equipment properly? They take out their dereliction of responsibility on the poor hapless people that are stuck working here as lowly and disrespected operators.

I've always called my stops, maybe not the stupid zone boundaries, but who the hell knows what they want, they refuse to tell us.

The question for us operators is what to do about this form of tyranny.

The company doesn't tell us what we are doing wrong, the don't give us any facts about the 'quality assurance ride' and of course its all done anonymously.

I woke up this morning after a hard nites sleep with my stomach gurgling, so I called off sick.

Now I don't know if my stomach problems are as a result of the companies ongoing abuse towards me, or if I am catching a flu of some sort.

But let me tell you one thing, I certainly understand why so many people don't show up for work here.


Erik H. said...

Here's a suggestion:

CALL EVERYTHING! Stops, landmarks, zone boundaries, cross-streets, even river and creek crossings.

Then, you'll get complained on for focusing too much on talking than on driving. You'll be making an announcement when you have to slam on your brakes, and it'll be YOUR fault because you were too busy making an announcement.

TriMet Operators: Can never win. Of course having a modern, up-to-date transit fleet with ASA announcements on every bus would be nice to have...but...that would involve spending money on buses!

Al M said...

I've laid out my plan of attack here.

Just stop the bus at all these "places" where there is some sort of silly requirement, get out of the seat, turn around, and make whatever announcement I am required to make.

At least the people riding the bus can see just what kind of company we have to slave for.

My schedule will be ruined but there is no other way to do it since I have to be very clear that I am doing it.

I can't see any other way to do it, it will be hard to set me up for a fall if I follow that procedure.

We are dealing with low class management, they are capable of anything.

Erik H. said...

And don't forget that because TriMet respects Civil Rights, your announcements must be made in each of the six languages that those signs are in (English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese...and why those languages, I don't know. Might as well throw German and French in there for good measure.)