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.