Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Race, Class, and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America

 The ramifications of this stigma stretch far beyond NIMBY name-calling. Localities have responded by pouring funds into more gentrifiable transit systems at the expense of the city bus—even if ridership on subways and light rails represents a relatively boutique market.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/07/race-class-and-stigma-riding-bus-america/2510/

TRIMET EMPLOYEE AND ACTIVIST 'HB' CONNECTS THE DOTS

I know by now that all of “us” have gotten the Mercer mailer.  Which President Bruce sent out a response of “cease and desist”?  It entailed the following:  “You are demanding that bargaining unit members produce documentation regarding their relationship to dependents listed on their health care coverage.  You threaten to terminate their health insurance and employment it they do not comply within 30 days.”  Most of “us” know that each year “we” receive an “update” form asking “us” if there are any changes in “our” dependents.  If “we” don’t return the form, they automatically use “our” old form, as correct information, and they move on, but “why” now?  Some of “us” have a theory concerning this issue. 

I FILE MY OWN COMPLAINT-AGAINST TRIMET CUSTOMER SERVICE

My friend Jason Mchuff was riding the 73 train 2. When the bus reached the end of the line he asked to be provided a ride to the garage. The operator refused and made Jason get off. He had to walk over a mile to the next stop. Jenny J said it is the operators discretion weather to give a rider transport on the dead head.
THIS IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF TRIMET RULES.
http://rantingsofatrimetbusdriver.blogspot.com/2012/07/regarding-post-below.html

Customer service and Jenny J need a complete retraining because they are dismissing customer complaints using logic that is not supported by Trimet regulations.


Update-
 There is an argument on the comments section about the word MAY. I worked at Trimet for 15 years and was told THAT THE BUS IS IN REVENUE SERVICE ON DEAD HEADS AND THAT CUSTOMERS CAN RIDE ON THE DEAD HEAD. There is absolutely not one logical argument to deny a rider a ride along the dead head or to the garage. The driver is making the usual $25/hr for driving empty, it should not be a choice.

Another boring and predictable editorial from the "board" of business mouthpieces

Free transit program for Portland high schools is not sacred | OregonLive.com

REGARDING THE POST BELOW

In the POST BELOW this we see how the fat heads that run Trimet customer service (term used loosely) and training DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEIR OWN RULES! And for this type of incompetence the tax payers are funding $30+ dollars an hour plus the usual GOLDEN benefits! How can we as union members possibly defend ourselves to the public when we see example after example of incompetence and misuse of tax payer funds?

There is an argument on the comments section about the word MAY. I worked at Trimet for 15 years and was told THAT THE BUS IS IN REVENUE SERVICE ON DEAD HEADS AND THAT CUSTOMERS CAN RIDE ON THE DEAD HEAD. There is absolutely not one logical argument to deny a rider a ride along the dead head or to the garage. The driver is making the usual $25/hr for driving empty, it should not be a choice.


TRIMET CONTINUES IT'S ATTACKS ON BUS RIDERS

This company has fallen so far from its original purpose it almost makes me feel like crying. I only retired a month ago and for 15 years it was policy to that all TRIMET buses WERE IN SERVICE until they get back to the garage. Riders were permitted to use dead heading buses and get off at any stop along the route or at the garage. Well apparently that has changed. Once of the bus is at the end of the line THE TAX PAYER FUNDS THE ENTIRE TRIP BACK TO THE GARAGE AND NO RIDERS ARE ALLOWED ALONG THE WAY, unless of course the driver has some ethics, which apparently is the exception now at TRIMESS.

An unethical management breeds an unethical staff

>
> Thank you for contacting Trimet.  I contacted bus training
> and was told once the Operator is at the end of his shift he
> does not have a responsibility to provide a ride in the
> opposite direction. 
(he didnt ask for that you morons, he asked for ride to the garage) If the Operator chose to go above and
> beyond and provide a ride it is up to his discretion to do
> so.  Trimet management would not expect the Operator to give
> you a ride once his bus is out of service.  It would be your
> responsibility to know the bus schedule.(he did know the bus schedule you fucking idiots)
>
> Regards,
>
> Jenny J
> Customer Satisfaction
> Trimet


Good thing all of our buses are air conditioned.