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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Involved in an accident or stressful incident?

Then don't let Trimet's sales force (dispatchers, station agents) influence you to keep working. The sales force is trained to disregard the individuals needs and use psychological methods to keep you working! Do what the driver below did! Stand up for yourselves!










9 comments:

Jason McHuff said...

The problem is that the station agents, dispatchers/controllers, supervisors, managers, etc want to try to do their jobs and save service (and maybe assume that the operator wants to keep making money).

I would encourage people to acknowledge that fact when discussing the issue, but calmly say that you're worried about you first.

Al M said...

It should be SOP that a driver involved in an incident be immediately relieved from duty WITH PAY!

If Trimet actually cared about riders and drivers they would have plenty of extras on hand to fill runs.

But no, those sons of bitches that run trimet give themselves raises rather than do the right thing.

Jason McHuff said...

The operator should be allowed to continue if they want (with pay not being an issue).

And a way to not have to pay for extras that end up siting around not doing any work (or do it at overtime rates) would be to allow part-time operators with 3-day work weeks to be extras on 1-2 other days (possibly even on call) at their request as is needed. If TriMet had a good relationship with the union, I think they could get the union to agree to save money.

Al M said...

Look Jason your focus on 'operators sitting around' while ignoring executive opulence and greed is appalling

Jason McHuff said...

I'm just offering a suggestion

Al M said...

Ok then

Henry Beasley said...

You get it AL but our friend Jason does not. Let me tell him this, Jason take "all" of the stress you've had in your life and let it all come out after a 5 minute accident, which may or may not have injuries associated with it then ask yourself, "are you capable of driving?"
HB

Jason McHuff said...

And I said that operators should be able to get relieved with pay if they want with another operator ready to take over the run, that they should not have to worry about continuing if they're not up to it (but if the operator feels OK, and a supervisor agrees, they should be allowed to).

Al M said...

It should be SOP to relieve operators after an incident. Just for the sake of safety and to validate that the driver is more important than just a piece of equipment