Let's Pay People More Money to Do What They're Supposed To Anyway!
Reading the paper this morning, articles in the Chronicle and the Examiner told of a simply fascinating idea - paying MUNI employees "bonus" money for simply coming to work - like they're already supposed to. (Why can't any of us get deals like that, eh?)
Once again, MUNI logic and Real World Logic collide. Given that members of Local 250A are already the highest paid drivers in the area, I don't quite understand why it is we need to pay these guys another bonus simply for doing what they're supposed to be doing - showing up to work every day. Plus the $350 "bonus" doesn't seem like much of an incentive if workers can take extended leaves of absence - and get paid!
I am still working on talking to Supervisor Peskin directly about his recent proposed charter amendment for the fall ballot that would address some MUNI issues. In the meantime, do you think paying MUNI employees a "bonus" to show up to work, and perhaps reduce the rampant absenteeism causing some of the delays on the N, the J, the T, et al is a good idea? Let people know in the comments today!