NJ Transit to ‘Humanize’ Conductors Who Face Commuter Wrath

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  1. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:57 AM #1

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    I guess they've finally realized not everyone is as calm and forgiving as our Mystic River Dragon. :)

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...manize-train-conductors-who-face-commuter-ire

     
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  2. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:53 AM #2

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    I never really had any major issues with the conductors after almost 9 years of riding those trains. Most were quite pleasant. There was only one with which I had any serious issues. In fact, I was part of a group of commuters that took a given outbound train home regularly (and for whom the conductor was the oldest and longest serving conductor at the time). He would always have "student/apprentice" conductors on his train that he would be checking out/certifying. And we would help by playing different "passenger" scenarios to see how the student/apprentice would react. In one case, a student was just about to be certified, but had a fear of making "PA" announcements. Which was OK because the actual assistant conductor (not our friend) was a "Motor Mouth" that always wanted to do the announcements. So for her "final exam" from us, the passenger group, we had her do a "Next station stop" announcement, much to the dismay of that asst. conductor, but it had to be done.

    She (student) did very well.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:22 PM #3

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  4. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM #4

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    Sorry it's all in italics above--I was not quoting myself! Just the first line should have been a quote. I still sometimes mess up the Quote feature.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2019 at 7:24 PM #5

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    We have never had any problems with NJT conductors or or that matter Amtrak conductors. We ride both services often.
     

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