Just want to send a letter to The Wave on the typical treatment of Rockawayites by the MTA transit. This morning 10/15/10, I arrived at the Beach 105 Street station to catch my 6:40 a.m. train to my job. There were more people then usual, so I asked one how long they where waiting.
More than a 1/2 hour and they were told nothing, so the train arrived and I got on and then it stopped between Beach 90 and Broad Channel for approximately 35 minutes. If I were told that there were switch problems I could’ve taken a bus ... COMMUNICATION or just not caring about the general public is more than lacking in the MTA and I’m sure the communication problems go much deeper within the system.
I’m sure it’s obvious to everyone!
So anyway this was the 2nd time I’ve been late to my new job I started on 9/22/10 because a 40 minute switch problem at Hoyt Street on 9/24/10 also. Nice right, third day on the new job and I walk in 45 minutes late. Sure, just tell the boss switch problems. Now I’ve got to explain again on 10/15/10. So just a heads up for the rest of us who need to get to work on time.
Everyone knows the story of the tolerant boss, late almost once a week on a new job and you’re fired. I survived though. I still have a job, thank god, in spite of the MTA.
But I’m keeping track. Twice late within a three week period and don’t tell me to leave earlier either. Why do I have to be two hours early. I’m just asking, please MTA I need this job, so do yours. Thanking you in advance.