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More Metro jobs now vulnerable

Metro's Board of Directors on Thursday approved a plan to expand its number of "at-will" employees "as part of a larger effort to improve safety," according to a news release.

Metro has 75 at-will employees. Previously, the policy applied only to Metro's senior and executive management. Now, the number of at-will employees will grow to 253, and include all mid-level supervisors, such as superintendents and front-line supervisors.

At-will Metro employees may be terminated at any time with or without cause by either Metro or the employee.

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 25, 2010; 4:11 PM ET
Categories:  Metro , transit  
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It's about time. Wonder when it will finally be applied to all Metro employees

Posted by: charlesmurphy85 | February 25, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Working for WMATA is a pretty good job for a lot of high school grads in the Wash DC metro area. Metro has a nice pension plan for their employees. Overtime is used in the calculation. Quite generous to say the least. I don't see how they can sustain it forever.

Metro vs the union. That will be fun for all. Supervisors aren't out there driving the buses/trains, sitting in the station booths & maintaining the system. Are they? Those front-line employees are the ones that affect the riders on a daily basis. Not some suit sitting in an office who knows where that riders never deal with.
If you can't figure out how to run this Metro system by now, when will you? Metro does these surveys from time to time. Why? You can't figure out what people want? Riders want to get to their destination on time. They don't want the roof of the tunnel to fall in on them or trash to be everywhere. Not being robbed or harassed by pan handlers.

Posted by: uncivil | February 25, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Morning rush hour on the Blue Line from Alex VA to downtown DC is AWFUL. Going home in the evening isn't so bad. This morning I thought I would never get to Foggy Bottom. Sardine city. No one can move without stepping on someone's toes. Train moves 50 feet then stops. "Possible disabled train..." More stop & go. "There is a train in front of us..." More stop & go. BRUTAL. I could have walked faster. METRO - It's Always Something.

Posted by: uncivil | February 25, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Metro employees...welcome to the real world!

Posted by: thetan | February 26, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

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