Monday, May 24, 2010

Bus drivers take two months off when riders spit on them

The New York Post reports:
Thanks to a bizarre MTA policy and a union contract, city bus drivers are taking an average of two months off each time a rider spits on them.

This was revealed at an MTA committee meeting today where officials explained that they define an "assault" on a driver broadly enough to include getting spit on.

Under the drivers’ contract, each time they are assaulted they are entitled to take sick time to recover.

Heh, no laughing. Or spitting.