Friday, January 22, 2010
sleeping on the job
Ok so this photo has apparently been the talk of the net lately. It shows a sleeping TTC, our local transit providers, employee at the MCCowan RT station some night this week at around 10PM catching some zzzzs. Got it over here at Torontoist who got it from some dude's twitter page.
Ok people getting real upset over this photo and although I cant blame them on the one hand I'm a bit like but it was McCowan station at 10PM. Its not exactly a hotbed of activity at the best of times and at night well yea it can be a bit lonely. Dude's probably cold too so hey he caught some sleep. Whatever!
But of course I get why this is upsetting and thinking about it some more yea it get me vex too. First off ya really shouldnt be sleeping on your job. Secondly its a safety thing, third TTC just raised their damn fares while decreasing the quality of their service so we vex, vex still and fourth we all know that TTC employees including some of their ticket booth folk get paid a ridiculous amount of money. And by ridiculous I mean more than most professionals. Some of these cats with overtime have been able to push near 100Gs. Yea I aint even joking about that. Thank their extremely strong union. Yea so why did we go to school to come out and get a 40-50G job (if we're lucky) when we could count tokens and make 80G plus. Makes you think about the value of education right.
Anyways the uproar got the TTC saying oh we going look into this matter. What they going do? Nuhbody aint going get fired, the union too strong so why waste time when this aint going nowhere.