Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, April 2, 2012

I'm #1!

Trimet has just taken 19 part timers full time!
Guess who gets the #1 seniority spot!

ME!

 It will be the only time I achieve a #1 status at TRIMET! Hooray!

 After consideration of the contract confusion and the distinct possibility that Trimet union employees benefits can be drastically changed, I have decided to go back to the one and done method.


Do my one day as a full timer and go enjoy life while I can. I 'enjoy' driving a bus as much as you can but this is definitely work. It's not fun, there is too much at risk, too many demands, and a fairly unsafe environment.


I'll take the small retirement with health benefits and leave the driving to somebody else.

5 comments:

Steve Fung said...

That 1st 14 hour split shift day should do you in, especially if it is a 4,9, 20 combo.I can barely do three 10's,let alone do it for 5 days for three months straight.

Al M said...

I'll never make three months-but this will be an interesting way to end my career here.....

LET'S EXPERIENCE IT FOR AWHILE!

Al M said...

And I'm sure our management will just love the fact that I am gonna stick around for a few more days/weeks/months/years!

Because I know they love me!

Anonymous said...

Haha! Now there's a lucky break.
come drive the 51! :p

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog tonight--and it is wonderful!!! I had the misfortune of spending 4 years of hell with Tri-Met in the late 80's--didn't drive, but still had the same sorts of experiences you did. Has to be the positively worst place I have ever worked. Some of the folks were wonderful--others, especially those in management, could make your life miserable. And they seemed to enjoy doing it! Congrats to you for getting out!!!