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TTC fare collector photographed playing online poker

It's too bad that TTC station managers have yet to come to all stations. Perhaps if they had, I wouldn't need to be throwing another fare collector under the proverbial bus with this photo a reader sent us of an employee enjoying a little diversion from his responsibilities at Eglinton Station. It's not nap time in this one, but I'm also quite sure that Party Poker isn't on the list of things tasked to those in the collection booth.

I understand that it sucks to work in a glass box in which anyone and everyone can photograph you slacking off. But, given the efforts of the TTC Customer Service Advisory Panel, you'd think staff would be a tad more vigilant of late. But, hey, those damn iPhone cameras are fast, and before you know it, you're on the web for the whole world to see.

Sure it may not be as negligent as sleeping on the job, but it'd be hard to make an argument that this is totally acceptable behaviour. As boring as it must get in there, I get the sense that people would have a whole lot less vitriol if they found employees reading the newspaper (which, of course, does happen often enough). I don't know, it just seems more temporary. And if my friends are any indication, online poker can become completely engrossing.

What do you think? Not a big deal? Or just another example of how broken things are at the TTC?

Update (10:33 p.m.)

Given the various opinions already manifest in the comments, I've added a poll to the post. I'm interested to get a sense of the general sentiments on this one.



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