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Monday, January 7, 2013

ALAN EISENBERG EDITORIALS-THE OVERTIME SCANDAL


Live dispatch communications

Are now posted HERE!
And of course you can listen live HERE (old dispatch system)
And HERE! for the new BDS system (which is a mess)

THE PUBLIC APPEARS SHOCKED OVER THE JOE ROSE STORY

Should TriMet bus drivers, like MAX operators, be required to take at least 7 hours off between shifts?
TriMet driver fatigue: Reaction to The Oregonian's 'culture of exhaustion' investigation | OregonLive.com

NEW BDS FAIL

https://twitter.com/trimetscanner/status/288502226639519746

TRIMET GOT $$$ FOR PORK

But nothing for health benefits, what BS
Click HERE for pork projects

SHIRLEY BLOCK!

My new Trimet hero!

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Message to my backup ride home just now: I hate with the gravity of a billion black holes.
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS  

CLASSIC DISPATCH

https://twitter.com/APMargulies/status/288476741171826691

JOE ROSE GOING TO TOWN WITH FATIGUE STORY

TriMet driver fatigue: Reaction to The Oregonian's 'culture of exhaustion' investigation | OregonLive.com

BOBBLE HEAD BORES ME

My advice to everyone, let her rant and rave and forget all about her. It's not worth our time to bother with her any longer. It's the same boring material over and over. "Poor me, poor me, they are all picking on me! Poor me"

GUN INCIDENT ON BUS THIS AM


Streetcar rear ends bus

https://twitter.com/trimetscanner/status/288459529157496834

I got it, safety problem-HIRE AN EXECUTIVE

That's the Trimet way since Mcfarlane has been in charge!
GET YOUR PORK JOB AT TRIMET HERE

JOE ROSE TO BE ON 'THINK OUT LOUD' WITH TRIMET OFFICIAL WHO COULD BE NEIL

BRUCE HANSEN SHOULD BE INVITED TO THIS TOO!

TRIMET WANTS $500 TO PROCESS LANE JENSENS REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS


Bruce Hansen (atu 757 president) REACTS TO OVERTIME STORY

For Immediate Release                                                                             January 7, 2013
Contact Bruce Hansen

Airport MAX: Great for stealing luggage

Oh, the many interesting "features" of living in the Portlandia fantasy world.
"When I talked to the baggage claim people, they said it’s a known problem with people on the MAX. People come in on the MAX, steal bags and go back out on the MAX," she said. Police said the suspects are tied to several luggage thefts. The four adults face charges of theft, conspiracy and endangering welfare of a minor. They’ve been ordered to stay away from the airport for 90 days....
Port of Portland Police said thieves steal about 12 bags per month.
Airport MAX: Great for stealing luggage (Jack Bog's Blog)

ATU 757 PRESIDENT BRUCE HANSEN ON KGW


KGW RUNNING A POLL ON OVERTIME

Report: Some TriMet drivers work to exhaustion | kgw.com Portland

Good story on riding the bus

A stranger puts a heartless bus driver in his place:

As I dug through my bag, the bus driver started explaining in a rather pointed tone that the unfortunate stranger had to get off the bus if he couldn’t pay. He returned some reasonable excuses that he had lost his cash. The whole thing was sad and I thought the bus driver could have handled his stress a little more gracefully, instead of being so rude to someone in need. Digging, digging, I had nearly uncovered some change to drop into the chute, but someone else beat me to the punch — this awesome stranger.
With rivaling venom, the awesome stranger interjected, “It’s okay. It looks like someone’s having a really bad day and needs to take a time out.” It wasn’t really to the bus driver directly, but I think he got the point. I’ll never forget how he totally put the bus driver in his place before sliding a spare dollar into the bill acceptor, essentially rendering the (evil) bus driver powerless. It felt like a victory for humanity to see the person in need welcomed onto the warm bus. It’s really not something you see everyday.

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THE JOE ROSE CHAT

He did a good piece of research on his fatigue story. The only problem I had with his piece is somehow linking the union to all of this.
The union has nothing to do with handing out work assignments and the linking of operator shortage to the 'benefits' is a lie since the arbitration has changed all of that.

No more defined retirement for new employees and 2nd rate health insurance for everybody including current employees. Yet Joe and the liars who run Trimet try to ignore the fact that they already got their way. Of course all of this goes right over the heads of Trimet bus drivers who couldn't care less what the contract says as long as their take home pay bulges with dollars right now.