Thursday, June 11, 2015
Some typical Trimet bullshit
When a new signup occurs Trimet expects operators to attend totally on their own unpaid time. These 'signups' can run late by hours sometimes, too bad for operators, they get to sit around and wait and get no compensation for that. Even operators that don't bother to go have to fill out the request slips on their own time for zero compensation.
Trimet operators are supposed to know this ridiculously huge HR manual but they don't get paid to read it and there are no training classes on it.
When your medical card expires Trimet will pay the cost of the card but not the cost of your time in dealing with the medical card. The list goes on and on. When it comes to Trimet union employees they are expected to just volunteer their time to the company.
Every single white shirt, every single manager, gets full pay for attending meetings and other administrative functions. It's only the bus drivers that get ripped off like this.
And here we here we have a nice little survey that Trimet would like its line 4 operators to fill out. On their own time of course. The funny thing about the scheduling issues on the various routes is that Trimet already has all the information they need. They know who runs late, how late you run, how many people you pick up, where you pick them up, how much break time you have etc etc. So they already have all the information necessary to make any adjustments.
So why do they need a survey? Here's my theory and they do the same thing with the public. "They" have already decided what they want to do but they would like some external justification for doing it. This is accomplished by creating 'surveys' that lead the people filling out the surveys in the direction that the managers wish to lead them. Then when the decision is made the managers can say "we took a survey" and this is what people said. Of course the whole thing was basically a fraud and the decisions were already made. It's very similar to the 'public comments' they do them but they serve no actual purpose.
Here is the line 4 survey that they would like their drivers to complete on their own time. Keep in mind they already know everything about every single bus that runs on line 4. And 'fixing' any route is very simple, no survey needed. Increase recovery/break time. Simple as pie.
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