Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, November 3, 2011


LETS CRASH THE BUS WHILE WE TRY TO CALL THE STOP-blast from the past

WHY I CANNOT USE THE MICROPHONE TO CALL STOPS - YouTube
CALLING STOPS IS ACTUALLY A SAFETY HAZARD

Safety is a word at Trimet.

So we can ignore you

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TriMet's Culture of Safety

The good news is that Night Stop is coming soon.  The bad news is that it wouldn't have helped here, thanks to the great planning by TriMet and the City of Portland that prevented this bus from making a curb stop.  (And the bus stop sign and shelter are next to that blue car, and yes that is a "legal" parking space for the cars right where the bus stop SHOULD be.)

If I got the hell out of here right now

I guess I should send Neil's letter back to him

TRYING TO DEAL WITH TRIMET MANAGEMENT

This is the body of a letter I sent to Greg Larson regarding this ADA business:

CRAZY TRIMET ALERTS

TRIMET NEWS REPORTS: NEED TO GO EAST?---->GO WEST THEN TRANSFER EAST? HUH?

LATEST BUS NEWS REPORTS

TRIMET NEWS REPORTS HERE
INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT NEWS REPORTS HERE

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.

VIDEO LOG-November 2

And so it begins-THE HARASSMENT OF A TRIMET BUS DRIVER/BLOGGER

Today when I walked into the garage after my shift I was greeted with TWO BOGUS complaints,the first one is a "call stop" violation
The funny thing about this is that I actually do call my stops. It appears I am not "precise" enough when I am calling my stops. This is the second time I have been through this. There is nothing more discouraging than getting punished for a job that your already doing but our (mis)management does not have the the decency to provide us with a call stop list or an explanation as to what you are doing wrong.

On my way home tonight I decided how I will handle this, see the video.