Monday, June 14, 2010

Attention to Detail is the Cornerstone of Our Safey Culture

No! The other right side! Wonder how many dimes this mistake cost?


From reader SK. Spot the fail. (You'll probably need to click the image.)

Marked "not in service" on both the front and side. All aboard!

Other items:
Metro staff grows despite budget woes, fare hikes (Examiner)
Bucolic neighborhood. Ha! (WaPo)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Our members go to work every day cognizant of their responsibility to perform a job on behalf of our customers – the riding public.” -Jackie Jeter

Anonymous said...

oh. I thought her name was Jackie Jeers. ;-)

Anonymous said...

If this is the kind of stuff we can see, think about what we can't see.

Anonymous said...

The busses with the broken signs used to drive me crazy (until I started driving to work). On the way down Columbia Pike, they had to stop at every stop, even if no one was getting off, and shout "No, this is a 16Y, I only go to Barcroft. No, I don't go to Culmore, this is a 16-Y! Barcroft!"

Ben Schumin said...

Regarding 3017, it seems that Metro had some confusion early on about where that rear number was supposed to go. I want to say it was 3045 where I saw the same thing happen, where they had to move the number.

Ryan Eades said...

Spot the fail: University of Phoenix offers option "B" in the horizontal banner question with a number of "3" but on the square poster to the right it says the answer is: "B. 67"

Maybe the 67,001st expert faculty member should be a numerologist? Or at least a 5th grade math student.

Anonymous said...

I suppose all of these new hirings coming soon are to compensate for these oopsies? yeah-right-sure...

Are the new hires coming from the peak-of-the-peak additional fare I will be paying in addition to the fare increase in addition to the 2-stations special fare increase soon to be approved by the board later this month? Do I even bother writing my Congress reps again?

Anonymous said...

again, bus drivers have zero control when the computers on the buses don't work....they can either call central and get a new bus or they can just tell people, which i hope that driver was doing in your photo, which bus it is.

sometimes the GPS won't go on in the bus which screws up 'next bus' but again is this really the fault of the driver?

yes, what about all the stuff you can't see. you can't see the workers just as frustrated as the passengers when things don't work on their trains or buses.

metro is the ONLY public transport option in DC, right?

give some of them a break and give the ones that are mean a comment card to central.

Anonymous said...

The post isn't saying it's the driver's fault, but damn, the thing doesn't work. SLOPPY

Someone screwed up the new numbers. SLOPPY.

Someone didn't bother to match up the advertisements. SLOPPY.

Anonymous said...

sure it is sloppy i don't disagree....what i do disagree with is the slamming of metro constantly for things that are sometimes beyond the control of the people working the ground....i know a lot of the drivers do the best they can and i know a lot of drivers that don't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

Attention to Detail? You mean like in your title, "Safey"?

Unsuck DC Metro said...

it's a joke

Anonymous said...

Sure.... NOW it is

Anonymous said...

"....what i do disagree with is the slamming of metro constantly for things that are sometimes beyond the control of the people working the ground...."

Maybe if we saw more evidence that those people working the ground were trying to earn the benefit of the doubt.

Hates Plagiarists said...

No, there is something about what he's saying about "safey"; it’s just something that's above my head. I e-mailed Unsuck about it yesterday. As he did not make any changes, I figured there must be a "“method to his madness!"

Unsuck DC Metro said...

Besides, is Metro really safe? It's more safeish or safey.;)

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