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MBTA Employee Work Ethos on Freakonomics

Postby Jersey_Mike » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:32 am

A Freakonomics contributor commented on their interaction with a (T) employee when complaining about the new loading-unloading police on Green Line surface stations.

http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/08/06/ ... n-the-job/
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Re: MBTA Employee Work Ethos on Freakonomics

Postby BigUglyCat » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:41 pm

Mike: The T operator could have been a little more diplomatic in his responses, but the fact remains, he (and fellow T employees) have no choice in the matter. As John mentioned in a different thread, they have their directives and must conform. Of course, they could disobey and risk their jobs (as well as rider safety), but that's no real option.
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Re: MBTA Employee Work Ethos on Freakonomics

Postby SM89 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:56 pm

If it were the opposite that happened, people would have complained about riders sneaking in the back without paying.
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Re: MBTA Employee Work Ethos on Freakonomics

Postby Jersey_Mike » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:56 pm

You know other cities have methods to enforce bark door exit only policies even if it involves plain clothes police officers issuing tickets. Seems like the MTBA is taking the lazy way out.
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Re: MBTA Employee Work Ethos on Freakonomics

Postby diburning » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:54 pm

They need to change the law so that fare evasion is a crime that carries stricter penalties such as a larger fine, gets charged as a misdemeanor, carries a small jail sentence, or all of the above, and have MBTA police in plain clothes riding the trains for enforcement.
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Re: MBTA Employee Work Ethos on Freakonomics

Postby 3rdrail » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:34 pm

This fat slob broke the gate just so that he could get a free ride. These T cameras are great and once they're up on You-Tube, somebody that they know usually puts the fact in their pocket as a bargaining chip and dimes them later on. Hahaha!!! :-)
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