Poor TMDriver, someone who had made quite an impression on social media these last 6 months truly met a Trimetized fate.
He met a union rep at Powell (Gordon) who looked over his progress reports and made a comment to the effect of "this is not what they told me at all". Then an assistant manager came in and got both of them and brought them into the office.
The union rep told TMD that he 'can't speak during the meeting because he is a 'probationary employee'. In other words the union rep is completely useless.
So the meeting commences and goes about the way you would expect it but with a viciousness that is unexpected . TMD accepted his fate like a gentleman and went to shake hands with everyone. The assistant manager shook his hand, Lyle Perrira (sp-station manager) actually refused to shake TMD's hand! That's insulting and once again illustrates the viciousness of Trimet managers towards the union personnel.
TMD also didn't shake the union rep's had because "he just sat there".
The meeting is over and the union rep didn't even accompany TMD out the door.
Gordon just sat behind with the Lyle.
This is a UNION FAIL AND I OBJECT TO IT!
This union of ours seems to be pretty useless so much of the time it makes it hard for me to continue being a member.