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8/07/2007

Can bus captains think?

We have upgraded our transport system to world class quality, and going to get better with more improvement in services. Have we also been thinking about the upgraded title of bus captain and making them behave and act a bit like a captain? Though there is nothing much to expect from such captains, at least they should be able to think a little and be empowered a little to make simple decisions instead of behaving like unthinking labourers. Or they are trying to provoke the commuters to thrash them? A school girl in uniformed was made to pay adult fare insisted by the bus captain just because she forgot to bring her student pass. Even if there is an error of judgement, assuming the girl put on school uniform to cheat the bus company, how much would the bus company lose? Given the way things are, no right minded youth would want to put on a school uniform if they don't have to. And what flimsy excuse did the bus CAPTAIN gave to make the school girl pay more than she needed to? Maybe it is time to re designated bus drivers and call them something more appropriate, like bus drivers.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

the trouble with some drivers is that given the title of 'captain' and the additional scope of work, like confiscating bus cards,etc they start to think they are empowered like military officers. It seems they are very keen for opportunities to exercise that power.

to remove that overbearing air in them is to change their title to 'pilot' without deflating their ego.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, why not change to 'bus astronaut'.

Anonymous said...

cannot lah, they will think that you are calling them 'bust extra-nut' then wait got scuffling again.

Anonymous said...

Why MUST bus captain THINK?
Why think when U've big gang big behind u?

Want to increase bus waiting time to abt 10 mins regularly? Uhh, give us abt 2 years to implement k..

Want to increase fare & charges? Today apply to LTA liao..

Think what think?

Mai xiao la! :-)

redbean said...

when big organisations like the airline or shipping industries called their pilots captains, they are according these highly trained professionals a respectable job title. and these people conduct themselves and carry themselves as professionals.

but a driver is a driver no matter what you called them. maybe one day we will reach the state like the US when grads become police constables or drivers. then you will have a different quality of workers. many of the bus drivers are so thuggish and rude. And looking at the incidents that children were bullied, sometimes you wonder why some of them were attacked.

Anonymous said...

she must be a gorilla XXL amazon size that arouse the driver's suspicion that she may not be what she seems to be... in japan, women wear school or maid uniforms once a while...

redbean said...

haha

Anonymous said...

haha..

offline we get bullied by organisations, gahmen and bus captains..

online here we get bullied by blog owner and bloggers like matilah..

haha..

redbean said...

way, way. i blog owner always kenna bullied by bloggers. when have i bully anyone here huh?

Anonymous said...

u bullied me.

matilah singapura

Psst, for some fuck of a braindead reason, I can't sign in to leave you some cum for thought. What the fuck is wrong with your bloated cholesterol-laden blog red bean?!

redbean said...

hahaha.

i haven't a clue about how this blog works. leave it to the force.

seriously, i am quite helpless and totally hands off.

Anonymous said...

Then may the farce be with you.

Anonymous said...

may the f--k be with u, matila.
may the farce be with u, beanie babe.

hehehe.. ;-P