Category Archives: Management Follies

Two Year Anniversary of the deaths of Jeff Garrard & Sung Oh

[I meant to post this on January 26.  Somehow it was left as a “draft” and not posted.]: Today, January 26, 2012, is the two year anniversary of the completely avoidable and incredibly tragic accident that killed my former coworkers … Continue reading

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Metro Admits Liability for June 22, 2009 Wreck

I’m glad to see that after over 2 1/2 years Metro has finally done the right thing and admitted liability for the June 22, 2009 wreck — even if it was for legal expediency. It is unclear to me why … Continue reading

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Overtime Limits Part of Contract Negotiations?

Fatigue due to excessive overtime (OT) is in the news again. I found it interesting that WMATA sees this serious safety issue as a ‘bargaining chip’: “Metro officials have said they plan to rely on a study released last week … Continue reading

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Excessive Overtime Causes Fatigue

I’ve written about the very serious problems caused by employees working too much overtime (OT) several times before — here, here, here, and most recently here. In the news lately is a story that suggests the Tri-State Oversight Committee (TOC) … Continue reading

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Cembre Connectors, Part 2

Back in January, I posted about the Cembre connectors Metro has been using for the past few years. A member of Metro management (who I knew casually the entire 27 years I was at Metro) recently discovered that post and … Continue reading

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Forced Overtime

The Washington Post recently published a “Doctor Gridlock” column about forced overtime at Metro. The issue of forced overtime (OT) was one of many things that bothered me while I was an active employee. WMATA would (and apparently still does) … Continue reading

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Metro’s Hiring Practices

Over at Greater Greater Washington (GGW) there is an interesting piece by David Alpert titled, “To really FixWMATA or Unsuck DC Metro, get involved”.  It has attracted a lot of attention and generated many comments. I just posted a comment … Continue reading

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