Skip to comments.Train Operator Behind O'Hare Crash Identified
Posted on 03/29/2014 4:12:56 AM PDT by fulltltEdited on 03/29/2014 4:23:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The woman at the controls of a Chicago Transit Authority train that crashed at O'Hare Airport had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the accident.
Brittney T. Haywood, 25, from Chicago, said she dozed off at the controls Monday when the train crashed into the terminal and rode up the escalator.
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69 hours? in one week. Im having problems with this excuse
Yet another union worker racking up the overtime. She is in the protected class and will likely receive an award rather than criminal charges and fines.
It’s a gimmick that I saw frequently with Metro out of DC.
The Union controls job hires and makes it all difficult. So, few hires are made, and overtime is viewed as absolutely mandatory and a wonderful deal after forty-hours a week. Needless to say, the accident rate with overtime drivers....is a major issue, which the management refuses to deal with.
A hint....go and ask this Chicago gal her schedule over the past six months, and note overtime usage, and the amount of pay she was taking in. Don’t be shocked when you note that she regularly did fifty or more hours a week. And don’t be shocked when they fire her, then a year later...reinstate her because of union pressure (that was another DC Metro regular event).
69 hrs is either fraud or sheer irresponsibility in a transportation worker who controls a vehicle that carries passengers
1. 69 hrs? Too much, obviously. Now, why?
2. That’s a woman?
Since "She suffered injuries to her legs, back and neck during the incident", I'll go waaaaaay out on a limb and predict that the Chicago taxpayers are now on the hook for 60 years of disability payments.
“69 hours? in one week. Im having problems with this excuse.”
My work week is 84 hours. With drive time, it’s 96,but I get 7 days off.
Why? Consider this
Assuming a $25/ hour rate
40 hr ar $25/hr =$1000/wk
29 Hr overtime at 1.5 x$25 = $1089/wk
Adding the two gives $8767/wk or $105,210 per year for a person with less than a years job experience in a given field ( she just started the job a few months ago) and obviously poor job skills based on write ups of previously falling asleep at the wheel and missing a gate.
The motto in Chicago is that we don’t want nobody that nobody didn’t send
Wonder who’s child or friend she is and who sent her for the job?
Taxpayer are getting raked over the coals by a feather bedding union and it’s cronies in city government .
The CTA says she worked 55 hours in the 7 days prior to the crash and that she had been off for 18 hours before starting her shift that day.
The union guy is lying, according to the CTA.
oops that should be $8767/month not $8767/wk.
I suspect a 25 yo woman was doing far more in those 14+ hours/day than sleeping, perhaps partying all night long with all that extra overtime money.
Many people routinely work more than 10 hours a day, yet do not fall asleep at work. Truckers & pilots come to mind.
I want to know what she did the night before the crash. I want to know how late she was tweeting & twerking, & how much sleep she had the night before.
Public transportation operators should be held to a higher standard. They are responsible for the lives of many people. Supervisors should be held responsible for the fitness of their operators to do the job safely EVERY DAY.
I worked with a lesbian that had the same close crop hairstyle, just saying. The gal I worked with looked and dressed like a "clean cut" teen aged boy.
Well that explains it.
A boy named Brittney
Next the union will demand each train have two operators (i.e. pilot and copilot) in the event the one actually in control dozes off.
Problem solved and union membership doubled.
If Michelle Obama had a son...
Transit drivers have the best union, obviously. They can get away with anything.