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(Washington Post)   The top 16 staff at DC Metro earn almost $200,000 each. Just imagine what they'd be earning if they knew how to keep escalators running for more than a week   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, DC Metro, Metro, Metro Transit Police, Metrorail, Dan Stessel  
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2614 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Jun 2013 at 9:21 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-03 09:51:14 AM  
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CowardlyLion: If you're whining about escalators not working and you don't have any kind of physical disability, just kill yourself. Or learn to use stairs. You'll probably find the former to be easier, though.

Someone's never been to Wheaton.
2013-06-03 09:38:48 AM  
3 votes:
How much do the top 16 people at the Washington Post make?  Because I bet we can work up some outrage about that too.

Articles like this are such a joke.  You're talking about top level administrators.  Are we expected to believe they should be making minimum wage?  Ask anyone who doesn't do your job how much it should pay and 99% will not come close to what you think you're worth.

The problem isn't that these people are overpaid, it's that we undervalue others.

As for the broken escalators, I'll lay odds that some city councilman's brother-in-law won the no-bid contract to install the things and these people just get stuck with having to maintain them as the city reduces their budget.
2013-06-03 10:04:33 AM  
1 vote:

Molavian: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Wow.  $200,000 grand for the highest level employees running an urban transportation system in/underneath our nation's capital.  The horror, the horror.

$350k for the highest paid guy.  The one who apparently can't get the trains to run.  I'd like a job where I didn't have to actually do shiat and make that kind of scratch.

See this is the problem. People who are inconvenienced once in a while by a late train and they decide that anybody who works for the train system doesn't do anything all day. In other words, idiots.
2013-06-03 10:00:47 AM  
1 vote:
Am I the only one who has mostly found the Metro to be mostly well-run and convenient?
2013-06-03 09:47:44 AM  
1 vote:
Wow.  $200,000 grand for the highest level employees running an urban transportation system in/underneath our nation's capital.  The horror, the horror.
2013-06-03 09:26:56 AM  
1 vote:
It's all the tourists' fault. Every time you stand on the left-hand-side of the escalator, it breaks down. And god kills a puppy.

So don't do that.
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