Thursday, August 9, 2012

This Is Going On Your Review...

Wow. Here is the union mindset on display for all to see.

MBTA Bus Hits Parking Supervisor In Kenmore Square
BOSTON (CBS) – An MBTA bus hit a parking supervisor and several cars in Kenmore Square during rush hour Thursday morning.
It began around 8:20 a.m. when the bus driver parked in the left turning lane that takes traffic from Commonwealth Avenue onto Brookline Avenue.
Why did she park in a turning lane? Why, it was her break time, of course! When told to move by a "parking supervisor" (I believe that is the new politically correct term for what used to be called "meter maid"), she refused, continuing to eat her breakfast instead. The parking supervisor started writing her a ticket, so, naturally, she did what anyone else with a cushy union gig would do.

She put the bus in gear and tried to run her over.

Now, had you or I been parked where this bus was parked, I strongly doubt we'd have gotten a warning. I suspect a ticket would have been written immediately as well as a tow truck dispatched to move the vehicle. The bus driver was given a warning, refused the warning, and only *then* was the ticket process started - that's a HUGE difference over what the average person would face.

It will be interesting to se how this shakes out. The bus driver should be fired and charged with attemped murder or at least assault with a deadly weapon. I'd be surprised if she got anything more than a note in her file - which will be removed after a grievance is filed with the union. She's got "protected" status - union and all that - so she knows she has nothing to fear.

There's a reason that MA keeps getting voted "worst drivers in the US"...

That is all.


Matt said...

Wow. The attempted homicide of one unionized government employee by _another_ unionized government employee, both of which were in the official course of their nominal duties at the time.

I'm guessing this will be an exception to the slap-on-the-wrist policy, actually. But either way, what it reminds me of most is Kissinger's commentary on the Iran/Iraq war of the 1980s..."it's a shame they can't both lose".

Andie said...

I would laugh except I am an ex-pat, lived in metro Boston for several years, AND have an uncle who was a driver and supervisor for many years. Having listened to his diatribes on the merits and pains of the union, well, I agree, it will be interesting to see how this progresses.

Anonymous said...

Were either or both also members of a protected minority? Gay?
That will figure into the equation of deciding who gets what.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Matt's comment!

R said...

I have driven all over the country, Canada and Mexico. The worst city in which to drive still remains hands-down Houston TX.

After moving here and seeing the drivers - especially in Lynn - I need to add a subcategory and list the drivers of Boston and the surrounding environs as having the WORST drivers.

That aside, as no one was killed, I find the blue-on-blue action a but humorous.

R said...

..bit humorous..