Skip to comments.Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity
Posted on 03/27/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT by Road Glide
Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents a lack of diversity at one of the regions largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.
The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a career death knell. In typical examples, court and Metro records show, a black man who spent eight years in prison for dealing PCP was promoted to a high-level management position soon after his release, and whites in the same positions as blacks with far less seniority are inexplicably paid less.
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Cream always rises to the top and the sour milk always appears when government tries to legislate morality. Never works; never will.
The Road We’re On.
It’s a government agency, “independent” or otherwise.
Efficiency is seen as a bad thing.
The Zimbabwefication of bureaucracies.
that’s just gruesome. How can anyone see that and do nothing about it? The rot goes to the top.
Marion Barry was their Mayor.
Do we really need to be discussing this?
I read the entire article. It is a stunning expose’ of rampant racism, unionism and deadly incompetence.
“I read the entire article. It is a stunning expose of rampant racism, unionism and deadly incompetence.”
Indeed it is, and you are absolutely correct on all points.
By the way, this article is only the first of three parts. More to come...
As another poster quipped, this portends the “Zimbabwefication” of the D.C. bureaucracies. I’m thinking of more than just the Metro System. I wouldn’t be surprised if the same situation exists in much of the -federal- D.C. bureaucracy, since a disproportionate number of those working in such agencies are now “minorities”.
No. I suppose in the scheme of things, we don’t need to be discussing anything.
I didn’t mean to be facetious about it.
It’s just when you elect someone like Marion Barry to be your mayor, there would be no reason to think that this is news.
Those LED signs in the trains indicating the station name aren’t just for deaf people. The announcements are mostly unintelligible.