A collection of Trimet material from the point of view of a former Trimet bus operator and current Trimet blogger-sorry for all the typo's no time to proof read this stuff
Friday, May 25, 2012
Michael Conner comments
anyone else wonder how poorly did the Human resources job interviewer
do their job that hired Ron Heintzman at the MV property that their
campaign is claiming as Rons ATU employer. I can imagine the interview
in my Mind.
HR INTERVIEWER: Mr Heintzman you seem to have not
have put anything on your job application about past work history what
have you been doing for work for the past twenty five years.
RON: Well I have been employed as a union organizer and past president
of a International union. My duties are to fight hard to keep companies
like yours from being able to set up shop.
HR INTERVIEWER: Now
Mr.Heitzman it appears that you don't have a CDL as you do not appear to
have ever driven a bus, since the job begins almost immediately as it
appears you would like us to expedite your application because you seem
to have an urgent need to establish your employment can you obtain one.
RON: Well only if it will take me less than a month and a half as I am
attempting to get a job as union president of the local that represents
your business. Also I was wondering if I can immediately after being
hired take a couple of weeks of vacation so I can campaign to get the
job. If you can't I will probably make it the first grievance that I
file, also we will make sure on the next contract I negotiate that new
hires are immediately able to take use vacation.
INTERVIEWER: Mr Heintzman it appears that your past experience indicates
that your main duties were generally office driven, do you have any
special accommadations the company will need to make to outfit you with
safety attire and equipment to be able to do back breaking labor,
protect from diesel exposure and clean up ...puke and other bodily
RON: No issues at all, I have waited my entire career
for the opportunity to clean up puke and get splashed with diesel fuel.
My days of travel, dining in the finest restaurants and hob knobbing
with the leaders of the free world cannot even compare.
Interviewer: Mr Heintzman you are exactly the candidate we are looking for you can start immediately.
While that interview is fictional it does make you wonder why an
essentially unemployable former international union president was
snapped up by a company whose major mission is the exact opposite of
supporting the labor movement. Sure makes you wonder whats up.