MBTA Employees Take Days off During Needed Times

More than half of all MBTA workers either call in sick or took at least one day off when they were most needed during the snowiest three-week span when the transit authority was basically shut down.

Between January 27 and February 16 “T” employees took the easy way out, while thousands of commuters experienced a serious problem, unable to get to and from work.

Reportedly, employees used 14,178 sick, vacation or personal days during trying times.

Apparently, the MBTA racked up $1.5 million in overtime, but much of that cost can be attributed to filling in for absent workers.

“When things get tough, the tough get going.”

That doesn’t appear to be the case with MBTA employees.

  • j cat

    the MBTA union members have to present medical documents to get payed for an absence. you just can’t take time off.

    with the snow storms . many workers in the boston area did not get to work. this also is MBTA workers as well. if non MBTA workers could not get to work how is it many feel they should have been able to report.

    The upper MBTA management should have had all the employees report to work that could ,, BEFORE THE STORMS HIT ! Now the MBTA would have the required work force to handle snow removal and prepping the vehicles for service , when the streets are cleared ..THEY DID NOT DO THIS !

    You work for the MBTA as a operator , you take too much time off , first you get drug tested , and given notice your on the list to be fired…

    outsourcing the MBTA like as an example: “COMMUTER RAIL” IS NOT WORKING GOOD AT ALL……
    Privatization of transit services is about profit not transporting you .