Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thanks for the Feedback

Things are hotting up on this blog. Word seems to be spreading and I see I have number of visitors from LU staff ranks. Strange that many fundamentally do not seem to understand that they are in a commercial business. Remarks like "if you dont like it dont use it" would soon send my company bankrupt. I would prefer to see "If you arent good enough get another job" (or get fired preferably). We have drivers falling alseep, running red signals and generally behaving like they dont give a monkey's about the passengers but nothing can be done because of the union. It will be interesting to see if the staff vote to strike now over yet another percieved slight to the unions.


At 7:02 PM, Blogger The Station Supervisor said...

I think you will find that the tube is a public service rather then private company.

London Underground Limited is owned by Transport For London which is a local government authority. The Private parts of Metronet and Tubelines who are the main Infracos to the system and there for do not run stations or trains staff. They are still under the control of LUL

Also as a Front Line Station Supervisor, the amount of abuse that we get from the travelling public is escalating daily.

I try to be polite and do my job to the best of my abilities,but when you have a somene standing in your own personal space swearing at you sometimes it's hard to take.

Yes there are crap staff around but i would say that the majority of the staff i work with are polite and reasonably behaved, unlike our customers.

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Tube Dude said...


And what is more, when you do try to deal with the crap staff, you find your self being investigayted for some sort of "ism" complaint. I like alot of my work mates do try and take care and pride in our work, and as the Great Orme points out sometimes the public are their own worst enemy.

Lets all go for a tree hugging weekend.

I've just found your blog and really enjoy your ramblings, keep up the good work.


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