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Re: Holiday Message

Postby danib62 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:30 pm

According to Davey on channel 25 this morning he won't be disciplined: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/loc ... r-20111226

As someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas even I found this amusing and am glad that cooler heads prevailed.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby MBTA1016 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:40 pm

This brings up the old saying "no good deed goes unpunished"
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby 3rdrail » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:09 pm

danib62 wrote:According to Davey on channel 25 this morning he won't be disciplined

Ummm, almost but not quite. As of now (10:00PM) Davey is on record saying "I don't see this being a serious penalty at all".
Now, with tampering with a sign regularly being pretty serious stuff to charge an employee, what marker is Davey using to measure the expected punishment as being "un-serious" ? I would imagine that termination might be forthcoming regularly under normal circumstances, so would a two-day suspension be "not serious" now ? Remember folks, this is politics and the employee has the public with him/her, who would say "just tell him not to do it again". On the other hand, MBTA brass might not go that route. My own call would be put a letter in their file for a year and if they "don't do it again", it gets torn up.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby BigUglyCat » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:25 pm

3rdrail wrote:... My own call would be put a letter in their file for a year and if they "don't do it again", it gets torn up.

Amen. Reasonable.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:40 am

BigUglyCat wrote:
3rdrail wrote:... My own call would be put a letter in their file for a year and if they "don't do it again", it gets torn up.

Amen. Reasonable.



It's a good idea but the mbta doesn't have enough brains to think of this great idea. Again it's MA were known for real dumb ideas
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby jboutiet » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:49 am

What exactly does a letter in one's file do? It doesn't sound like a big deal to me.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby mitch3910 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:16 pm

jboutiet wrote:What exactly does a letter in one's file do? It doesn't sound like a big deal to me.


If it's anything like a "counseling chit" in Naval training environments, and it sounds like it is, then it's basically a written warning with no repercussions and a (usually) one year life. If no other problems arise in that year, nothing happens. If something happens again, the punishment is written to fit both offenses.

It's pretty much just a slap on the wrist and "don't do it again, or else."
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby 3rdrail » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:19 pm

jboutiet wrote:What exactly does a letter in one's file do? It doesn't sound like a big deal to me.

It isn't...generally. However, if you happen to be up for a promotion or about to be awarded a better assignment, your personnel record may be looked at. At this point, a letter has the ability to make that null and void, the award to go to someone else with a clean file. Most organizations don't time out such a letter. I dated a hospital phlebotomist who got into an argument with a patient over drawing his blood. She got a permanent letter in her file. It also can establish the bottom rung in a progressive discipline system, causing a subsequent violation to be dealt with more severely.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby MBTA1016 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:04 am

Happy new year Boston, here's to a better mbta fleet and service.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby The EGE » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:56 am

Looks like the T learned a bit this year: MBTA Changes Tune, Allows Carolers At Forest Hills Station:

The group admitted they didn’t do their research on the need for the permit, but the MBTA made good on the mistake. Scott contacted church members and not only invited them back to sing to rush hour commuters, but joined in the singing herself. She also offered a free permit.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby MBTA1016 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:12 pm

The EGE wrote:Looks like the T learned a bit this year: MBTA Changes Tune, Allows Carolers At Forest Hills Station:

The group admitted they didn’t do their research on the need for the permit, but the MBTA made good on the mistake. Scott contacted church members and not only invited them back to sing to rush hour commuters, but joined in the singing herself. She also offered a free permit.




Thats a good thing to do for the church and its members. Lets all have a happy holiday season and new year. The mbta beat us to that showing kindness on a simple mistake. I support this move by the mbta to bring them back.

Early happy holidays to the mbta leaders.
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby 3rdrail » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:14 pm

Yup, I second that. Especially, given the facts presented, there had to be some adjustment made. Believe me when I say that a lot of people (including myself) are feeling very blue as a result of recent happenings, and welcome any chance to see (or hear) something of beauty. To all, have a Blessed Christmas !
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Re: Holiday Message

Postby MBTA1016 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:27 pm

Just a reminder since its been a week since the tragedy in CT. Be thankful for who you have around you this year since 26 families can't enjoy that feeling of family since they all lost a loved one. Lets all have a safe holiday and safe travels to see family.

Don't forget that 12/21/12 is tomorrow. :) Lets see what happens to us.
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