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(New York Daily News)   Here's a tip, Metro-North conductors: six months after one of your zoned-out engineers got four people killed is a particularly bad time to be cheating on a safety exam   (nydailynews.com ) divider line 12
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2014-07-04 02:56:07 AM  
Broken rails, collisions, and derailments are par for the course on Sodor Island in the UK. It's nice to see America doing something right compared to our neighbors, for once.
 
2014-07-04 03:27:31 AM  
Was this the answer key or just a blank copy of the test? And is there only one test they use for everyone?
 
2014-07-04 06:05:08 AM  
I like the implication that after a year of service, the union would prevent such disciplinary action for cheating on safety exams.
 
2014-07-04 06:10:11 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's nice to see America doing something right compared to our neighbors, for once.


Only because the ones who got shiatcanned were probationary and not yet entitled to transit-union protections. Three cheaters were simply reassigned to their former jobs.
 
2014-07-04 07:37:15 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Broken rails, collisions, and derailments are par for the course on Sodor Island in the UK. It's nice to see America doing something right compared to our neighbors, for once.


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2014-07-04 07:50:37 AM  
Thanks God they all got fired...wait... Oh ya the union made sure 3 didn't get fired. Thank you unions!
 
2014-07-04 07:51:43 AM  

opiumpoopy: I like the implication that after a year of service, the union would prevent such disciplinary action for cheating on safety exams.


It's not that the union would "prevent" such action. It's just that new hires get no job protection whatsoever, by contract or from the union. Their probationary status allows them to be dismissed for any reason, and the union probably doesn't allow them to join until the probationary period is finished.

The three that were moved back to their old jobs may well end up getting fired. It's just that they have contractual protections and are entitled to representation, so management has to go through a disciplinary process beyond "you're fired."
 
2014-07-04 08:22:52 AM  
I bet they get transferred to VA jobs.
 
2014-07-04 10:01:16 AM  
Subby, I appreciate that you know the difference between engineers and conductors.
 
2014-07-04 10:16:22 AM  

lizyrd: opiumpoopy: I like the implication that after a year of service, the union would prevent such disciplinary action for cheating on safety exams.

It's not that the union would "prevent" such action. It's just that new hires get no job protection whatsoever, by contract or from the union. Their probationary status allows them to be dismissed for any reason, and the union probably doesn't allow them to join until the probationary period is finished.

The three that were moved back to their old jobs may well end up getting fired. It's just that they have contractual protections and are entitled to representation, so management has to go through a disciplinary process beyond "you're fired."


Now the article doesn't state that all of them cheated. I wonder if the entire class was involved or the company decided to say fark you whether you cheated or not.
 
2014-07-04 10:19:58 AM  
So much nepotism.
 
2014-07-04 03:02:31 PM  
Wait, is this some sort of planted story?

It has to be, it implies that Bonobos in uniforms can read.


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