Friday, February 15, 2013


Trimet has a very regressive and punitive system for taking time off. Each garage only allows so many people to be off on any particular day.
At Merlo garage they allow 7 people to sign the vacation book each day.
The book opens 30 days ahead of the scheduled days off.
The book opens at midnight on the 30th day before a any day off.
What this means is that operators have to be at the office at midnight 30 days before days off.
Even if they have to be up at 4 in the morning the next day operators need to be at the office midnight the day the book opens.

Trimet cares about fatigue, well they have lots of work over there to to do in order revise policies that cause driver exhaustion.

One of these policies is forcing operators to sign a book to get a day off at midnight.

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