Monday, September 16, 2013

But Bus Drivers Are Paid Too Much

Yet another report of a bus driver viciously assaulted while doing their job, this time in Madison:
According to the Madison Police Department, they received a report of a battery on the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue about 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The suspect, 53-year-old Tommy Crawford from Madison, boarded a Metro bus on State Street and created a disturbance on the bus.

The bus driver stopped near the Metro headquarters on East Washington Avenue to get Crawford off the bus. Police say Crawford punched the employee in the face and then ran away.

He was found at the North Transfer Point. When the investigating officer informed him he was under arrest, Crawford kneed the officer. He was taken into custody and is booked in the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of substantial battery, battery to a police officer and disorderly conduct.

The Madison Metro employee has a fractured nose and was taken to a local hospital. The officer sustained a minor injury.
Every time I see a story like this, I think of the usual suspects - like Charlie Sykes, Brian Sikma, Mark Belling, Scott Walker, Chris Abele - who are always bad mouthing public sector workers.

Funny thing is if the pay is so high, why are there not more people applying for these jobs?

I also wonder how much any of these blowhards - who've never done a day of hard work in their lives - would want to be paid if they knew they could be physically assaulted like that. Then I bet the pay would be nowhere near high enough.

1 comment:

  1. We municipal school bus drivers took a big pay cut too.

    Because, you know, being responsible for the safety of 100+ children every day, plus constant recertification and training, plus having to lead an exemplary life--that really should add up to the minimum wage, don't you think?