May 3, 2012

BART worker fired for giving teen free passes

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) fired station agent Jim Stanek for giving a needy teenager $300 in leftover train passes with unused balances, the AP reported.

Stanek told the San Franciso Chronicle that he thought the tickets were going to be discarded. Agency officials say the leftover balances go toward BART’s general fund. The union that represents Stanek is appealing the decision. For the full story, click here.

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  • Steve Yorks[ May 4th, 2012 @ 5:51am ]

    I don't think you fire someone in a situation like this. Don't you like the compassion the employee felt for the customer. Discipline comes in many forms but finding someone with comapassion isn't always easy.

  • Timothy Roden[ May 4th, 2012 @ 7:35am ]

    I can't belive that this person was fired for helping a young kid trying to get to school. The tickets were paid for already, and were going to be throw away. BAD PR for BART. REHIRE this person, it is not like they were making money off of this.

  • John Shea[ May 7th, 2012 @ 5:18am ]

    Agree - their PR Department must have been asleep when this decision was made.

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