Operator f called Control and said that he was running 16 minutes late and wanted to know if I could help with his problem of not getting a break. Control asked why he was 16 minutes late and he asked where do you want me to start and went on with a litnany that didn't make any sense.
Control said that he understood that he got a restroom break at
CTC. He said only five minutes and he demanded his FEDERALLY mandated
break time.??? Control arranged to relieve the operator from his
operating duties from Rose Quarter to Jackson Terminus. Unit 9521
relieved him and operated in Revenue Service from Rose Quarter to
Jackson and back to IRQ. Giving the operator 30 minutes of break time.
This particular operator is constantly late and always asks for special
consideration from Control. Either to short line him to get him ontime
or to relieve him.
Operator 1xxx left the yard 10 minutes late . Bill has called control
many times with complaints about operating type 1 vehicles. When
assigning the yard I had a set of low floors on the West end of the yard
that I could assign to him to help him out with his issues. These were
assigned to this train due to the gap between West ladder use and had
plenty of time to use the west ladder and not interfere with other pull
outs. Bill called control with a defect one minute past his assigned
pull out from
storage. He was told that with the late notice of the defect he will
need to run with it. He finally called for permission to leave 5 minutes
late. He missed a call loop in the yard and needed to pull back but did
not inform control. This resulted in him arriving at 1010 late. When
requesting prop/brake he was given permission to select at 1010 on his
time, not 10 minutes late!
Operator called West Control and asked if any measures would be taken to
take train 9007 out of the line up. I responded by informing the
operator that train 9007 was a main line train with service to Gresham
(the train comes into the yard at 197th), and that because of that fact
no measures would be taken. Operator then called on the CBD air and
spoke to that controller, requesting the same accommodation. I then
contacted the operator and requested a report for violation of rule
B4.1.B "Both the console and portable radios will be set for the proper
channel unless directed otherwise by Control". Operator then made a
comment on the West air that they needed to get people to be controllers
that could do the job. Operator then made another comment on the CBD
channel. Additional rule violation B4.3 Employees shall not transmit a
false distress communication, false call numbers, unnecessary,
irrelevant or personal communications or use indecent or profane
language on the air.