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Former T supervisor had no license for 5 years
http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 05/23/2013 | Richard Weir

Posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:03 AM PDT by massmike

A former T bus supervisor drove T vehicles for five years with a suspended driver’s license — a clear violation of the authority’s rules — the Herald has learned.

Kevin Graney, 60, was allowed to retire in March from his $86,000-a-year job, one month after the MBTA suspended the 20-year veteran because he lacked a valid driver’s license, the T said.

Former co-workers told the
Herald that among Graney’s job 
responsibilities was disciplining and term­inating bus drivers when they lost their licenses for more than 100 days.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: mbta; sourcetitlenoturl; unions

1 posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:03 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 6:05:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy
a clear violation of the authority’s rules...

Ummm, let's not jump the gun here, to form a conclusion just yet. A violation, not having a license, depends on whether or not this is an undocumented worker or not. I mean, undocumented means just that, in every sense of the word... doesn't it?

3 posted on 05/23/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Protecting his pension is the #1 priority. This news is just an Inconvenient Truth.


4 posted on 05/23/2013 6:08:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: massmike

This isn’t news.

Everyone already knows that neither the law nor common sense means anything in Boston.


5 posted on 05/23/2013 6:11:52 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: massmike

Ah, the MBTA. I recall some years ago going into town with some friends for a concert. The Red Line train broke down while underground. We had to walk out. The T rounded up some buses to complete the run. The driver of the bus we were on seemed to have a bit of trouble handling the vehicle. Approaching one red light I thought he was going to run it when he suddenly slammed on the brakes. He was thrown against the steering wheel and jostled a bit at which point several nip bottles of whiskey dropped from his coat pocket and rolled down the aisle. We got off there.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
My father actually worked for the T for 20+ years. He'd come home with about three stories like this a week!


7 posted on 05/23/2013 6:42:00 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike
Union shop....what’s the big deal. Morons in Mass. elect liberal commies and reap the results.
8 posted on 05/23/2013 6:44:38 AM PDT by ontap
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To: massmike

That looks like it’s in front of MIT. What’s that story?


9 posted on 05/23/2013 6:46:13 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

You can’t make this stuff up!


10 posted on 05/23/2013 9:00:43 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Paine in the Neck

No personal story behind that particular picture. (Although I bet the story behind it IS a beauty!) Just posted it for illustrative purposes.


11 posted on 05/23/2013 10:57:03 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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HOWEVER...he'd often share stories of drivers stealing fares,getting in accidents when driving the bus off its route to run personal errands.....and then the union would get them on janitor duty rather than have them get fired.

I remember one story he told of a driver pulling his bus into a supermarket lot to pick up a few things,and ended up running over a kid!

And we can't forget the transgender train operator that caused a train wreck when it was texting its girlfriend while the train was moving.....

12 posted on 05/23/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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