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  • Junel Terry

    June 13, 2018

    This driver was in the right!!!

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  • This IS my name

    June 24, 2018

    Pro-tip : People are almost never fired for what they say they were fired for.

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  • Alberto Bernal

    July 15, 2018

    He should sue the company for making sure the bus was safe to drive. I check my mirrors before I driver as well.

    And I bet if he sues, the company will remove that slogan. If he caused an accident that company will put the blame on him for it then it will a battle of words. Since he got that letter and drove a bus that was unsafe the dumbass company will shut up and settle.

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  • Chris Giesy

    July 17, 2018

    Is that company have a union to represent the employee..

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  • NewFiegirl Townie

    July 17, 2018

    That's insane. I adjust my mirrors. .. we are trained to

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  • Dezso Simon

    July 22, 2018

    Wow, what a bunch of tyrants! May God have mercy on the people who run this company.

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  • Jada Cole

    July 27, 2018

    That dumb for him to be fired for that, sue there asses

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  • DC Curt

    July 27, 2018

    lol

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  • Qrayon

    July 29, 2018

    The report indicates that the bus service is not a city government agency, but owned and run by a private company located in Ohio.

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  • robert chandler

    August 1, 2018

    adjusting mirrors should be part of the pretrip inspection…forget the union get the DOT and cite the people that wrote the letter. Excuse me while I check the Calif. law

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  • pepermintbeby

    August 10, 2018

    He’s not wrong smh

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  • Jorge Martinez

    September 3, 2018

    😢🙊

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  • DaShonuff

    September 24, 2018

    This is the very opposite of Chicago Transit. Hell you have to adjust your mirrors a very specific way so you can see. Its actually against policy to have them any other way but they train you on how it should be set. This case here is so bizarre. The Union will get his job back though.

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  • Sang Nam

    September 30, 2018

    Ha-ha! 🙂

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  • Alberto Candelaria

    October 6, 2018

    Unless u have proof of a work stoppage going on with all the drivers the company is full of crap In 2013 NYCTransit claim the subway union was involved in a rule book slow down with no proof after many passengers where getting hit by the subway trains and was about the take the union to court for violated NY State Taylor Law when at the same station not one but two trains injured two passengers killing one and shut down the Lexington Ave before evening rush hour after the accidents the NYCT withdrew their court action with egg on their face cause both train operated at normal speed when the passengers were struck

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  • 809nel

    October 6, 2018

    Come work for New York City transit we are required to adjust mirrors and you get paid to be late. 34/hr

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  • NathanX21

    October 7, 2018

    what kind of a bus company would fire someone just to fix the mirrors? that is stupid af

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  • Willie Turner

    October 10, 2018

    First Transit, huh? They've always been full of shit from the get go. They're the ones always preaching about safety (that's only ONE thing I agree with) and you get fired for doing the right thing… that's safe. SMH… That's why I left my previous job without a trace and moved on to something better.

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  • JohnsRadios

    October 17, 2018

    The Teamsters will bring this to arbitration and hopefully win.

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  • seoulkidd1

    October 24, 2018

    This is the kind of B.S. ppl in Driving drives go thru.

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  • seoulkidd1

    October 24, 2018

    Come to Detroit bro we need bus drivers.

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  • Pao Xiong

    November 8, 2018

    yea, it's not your position to manual adjusted the whole assembly mirrors, that mean you got to lose up the outside mirror by screw and tight it back up. you fuck up

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  • Poopoop Darkmarksonthefloor

    November 19, 2018

    I have worked as a bus driver for 17 yrs. You can't even make a turn without rear mirrors. Not many people know it ouside the heavy transport sector that big trucks and bus drivers never look over the shoulders. We only use rear mirrors for everything. A bus without a rear mirror is like a bus without rear wheels. The boss was apparently a newbie or found a good opportunity to settle an argument over something else. Probably Attitude.

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  • Manny G

    November 22, 2018

    Im confused. Shouldnt the mirrors be adjusted before leaving the yard? If he was relieving a person and didnt like how the mirrors were adjusted then thats the issue. Apparently they felt he should be able to drive with the mirrors a certain way that he didnt like. And he kept doing it

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  • Barry Diamond

    December 5, 2018

    Under fdot during pre trip you are required to adjust the mirrors, that is the law. The only time maintenance can touch the mirrors is when they are damaged. There is more than meets the eye. He will get his job back with back pay.

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  • John Farley

    December 6, 2018

    He got with the bosses daughter lol

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  • afgzee

    December 29, 2018

    oh i should have known, First. In London First Buses disappeared in 2013, and they lost the Thameslink rail in 2014 due to their terrible service, this doesn't surprise me

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  • Beverly Beverly

    December 30, 2018

    THE GOTDAMN MECHANIC IS NOT THE DRIVER 😡 IF HE HAS AN ACCIDENT HES AT FAULT…FIRST THING THE COMPANY WILL ASK IS WHY DID YOU NOT ADJUST
    THE DAMN MIRRORS…SUE THE ASSHOLES
    SAFETY FIRST BITCHES 😡

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  • Nebiyou Zewdu

    January 1, 2019

    This company must shut down because driver have right to adjust mirror any time you want because safety because the bus operator keep both mirror with nice view make sure bus operator can see what's around him

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  • Nebiyou Zewdu

    January 1, 2019

    Because they fired this guy he is Spanish if white mane on this position of happened they not fired you know why whit people they fight for they right with big law suit but they fired this guy they might think if we fired him he might not know the law so let him go easy but my Spanish mane he fight until he get his job back I'm wish you best my friend good job Latino hard worker people with big respect ok for first transit shame doing this

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  • CanIPlayWithMadness

    January 5, 2019

    It's the law to make sure drivers mirrors are adjusted for safety of all!!!
    There must be more to this

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  • Tony Botchagaloop

    January 18, 2019

    Sounds like a perfect law suit for him

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  • al leggs

    January 20, 2019

    Coming in early 2 work helps the driver check out the bus, pre-trip, do all DOT safety checks and paperwork. Including any mirror adjustment which is a daily shift requirement due to many different drivers operating the same bus. Manually adjusting mirrors takes time, electric remote operating of mirrors is preferred.
    First transit likes 2 fire personnel in order to save wages by hiring new ppl at a lower wage. The union should have a reasonable expectation of returning this driver to work and getting his lost wages returned as well.
    I was a Teamster Union 542 steward and i was involved in the San Diego 2016 nine day employees strike that resulted in better health, medical, plus higher wages for Teamster 542 drivers, mechanics, and bus washers at 7550 Copley Park First Transit bus yard.
    Professional Bus operators deserve respect, good wages, and even tips from riders for safely transporting the public thru very difficult traffic and dangerous weather conditions. First transit provides all types of shifts, and is a good job for retirees not dependent on a high salary. Some shifts are 4 days a week, new drivers can expect 2 drive 200 miles per 9 or 10 hour shift. Want to travel? First transit has contracts all over the world, Panama, Las Vegas, NV, Washington D.C. & San Diego, in some places they operate trains.
    Extra hours are also available, drivers can work 6 days a week if that floats your boat. They always need drivers.

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  • Rukia Kuchiki

    January 22, 2019

    Seriously! Wow

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  • robert champagne

    January 28, 2019

    why does the bus not have electric adjustable mirrors??????? you would think it would be standard equipment on any bus that size. commercial or private.

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  • Pyroman /

    January 29, 2019

    Hopefully he can sue

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  • Pyroman /

    January 29, 2019

    I'm pretty sure in Canada big rig and bus drivers are required by law to adjust there minors during the pre trip inspection I no our local transit if they change drivers they always do there walk threw then ajust the minors if needed

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  • Patrick Smith

    February 3, 2019

    its First…aka Greyhound, First Student, they have idiot rules and think they know what theyre doing in North America…

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  • Patrick Smith

    February 3, 2019

    First is a company based out of Scotland…

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  • Christopher Chi

    February 12, 2019

    How can you get fired for adjusting your mirrors? Those mirrors are your best friend when driving.

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  • Yulanda B

    February 15, 2019

    That's bullshit, sue those bitches!

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  • Yulanda B

    February 15, 2019

    I'm beginning to realize that most transit companies are operated by idiots

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  • Shifra Baila

    February 16, 2019

    I hope he sues the company for wrongful firing and hope he wins. the company should have praised this driver for thinking of his passengers' safety, not creating a" catch 22" situation.

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  • MAVERICK 42

    February 23, 2019

    That's an outstanding Employee right there, I mean that bus company is retarded, They say only maintenance can touch the mirrors. So when he went and got Maintenance to adjust them the way they told him too, He then gets fired for it.

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  • ladydruyear

    March 1, 2019

    What was the out come for that guy?

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  • Carbon 15

    March 2, 2019

    That union really sucks! Unions these days are terrible.

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  • sher taylor-lambert

    March 2, 2019

    Mirrors have to be adjusted to suit the driver `s satisfaction so he can see clearly all around the vehicle he is driving. What use is it if someone else adjusts them? Some people are beyond stupid!!!

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  • Jeffrey Joe

    March 8, 2019

    Screw up company.

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  • OTAGO NZ

    March 9, 2019

    SUE.

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  • Plant-Based MD

    March 17, 2019

    He should sue the f out of the company don't worry about the job lol

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  • Faronthefiddler

    March 20, 2019

    A very stupid manager.

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  • Jay M

    March 21, 2019

    This man do his job safely.
    What the company looking for??????

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  • Daddy SmokesYams

    March 24, 2019

    A part of your pre-trip inspection is to adjust the mirrors. That is a part of your CDL training. Just goes to show that some companies value production over safety. A good employee should not want to work for such a company.

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  • erich84502ify

    March 26, 2019

    BUT, if he didnt adjust it he would be fired for NOT adjusting it.

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  • wertrey

    March 28, 2019

    That driver should be fired.

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  • Roman Shtengel

    March 30, 2019

    This is non-sense.

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  • Stacy Samms

    April 5, 2019

    is the mechanic driving the bus? fuck no. as a bus driver I adjust my mirrors whenever needed. all day. that does sound personal. I hope he sued them

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  • Stacy Samms

    April 5, 2019

    I used to work for firsttransit and I never heard of this

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  • Alfredo Alcantar

    April 8, 2019

    Got to love California 😂

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  • plummy221

    April 10, 2019

    I researched this & he was rehired

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  • 5065ca

    April 12, 2019

    then they should have maintenance ride on all buses to adjust the mirrors at the drivers will…

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  • Noah Baker

    April 16, 2019

    it's California. full of ignorant idiotic democrats. I hope he takes them to court over unfair termination and discrimination. hes just trying to make sure his passengers are safe.

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  • Glenn Goetz

    April 19, 2019

    Sounds to me like the driver was doing a "relief" where he takes over a bus in the middle of a route. You have to readjust your seat, reset your fairbox, and adjust your mirrors, and go, usually on the minute this driver switch occurs. If the 1'st driver comes up to the relief point late then it puts extra pressure on the relief driver because he is now late right off the bat!! Perhaps First Transit should start a Pull Out – Pull In for all pieces of work and then the drivers would have the full 10 minutes to set up their bus properly and go!! I'm thinking that union may be kinda new and union busting First Transit is just trying to see how much they can get away with. I drove for Metro Transit ATU 1005 for 36 years and never heard of anything quite this stupid.

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  • Misfit 636

    April 19, 2019

    Let’s all join together an adjust our mirrors across America lol

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  • IntoTheWildSea

    April 21, 2019

    MTA SUCKS TOO…. the problem is the hood rats climbing the later into management and not knowing what being a good supervisor or how to handle n manage.

    I HEARD A GOOD DRIVER GET A FINAL WARNING FOR HAVING A FLAT TIRE CALLING IT A AN “ ACCIDENT”.

    Thats why public transit gets these nasty ass unhappy non quality people on the team n the good ones get fed up n LEAVE.

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  • Cody Shepard

    April 29, 2019

    I am thinking someone had it out for this man, maybe because he is Mexican??? Seems Shady!!!

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  • Freddi

    May 2, 2019

    sue the shit out of them as its part of the training that all commercial drivers undertake before moving off ! i would of done the same thing as thats not a mechanic's job its all to do its a driver's responsiblitiy of a commercial vechile,

    this company knows that there in the wrong & they know it ! SAFTEY FIRST -> nothing wrong with that being safe !

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  • Fluky Review

    May 6, 2019

    I think Trump is the CEO of that bus company…

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  • EAST AFRICAN MUSIC

    May 7, 2019

    He was doing good job to save people any who ever takes this transite are stupid and don't deserve safe driver

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  • EAST AFRICAN MUSIC

    May 7, 2019

    The stupid HR was drunk that is what I am thinking about or he is latino that is why he lost his job

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  • EAST AFRICAN MUSIC

    May 7, 2019

    Say yes if you want this dude to get his job ,

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  • Chris Asher

    May 12, 2019

    Why in the world would anybody want to drive for First Transit???? That company is so irresponsible and I would grab their bag period. If I was the driver I would never go back there. Go with a professional transportation company that understands Safety. And DOT should fine this company as well

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  • Sugar Magnolia

    May 17, 2019

    Every height needs an adjustment, this is crap.

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  • Phil V

    June 1, 2019

    Can anyone give an update on this story? What happened?

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  • Eyeofthemourning

    June 3, 2019

    That was a set up! I'm curious what grudge they had against him.

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  • Eyeofthemourning

    June 3, 2019

    If businesses really want to keep unions out then they need to stop doing things like this. If it were not union they would get away with it sadly.

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  • Steven G

    June 6, 2019

    What a black eye for the idiots at Pasadena Transit. Who ever heard of a professional driver who isn’t allowed to adjust the mirrors on his vehicle and then gets fired for doing so?!

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  • Tony V

    June 6, 2019

    First transit that figures I drove a first transit paratransit bus picking & dropping off mentally challenge kids & senior citizens & quit after 3 months because they were giving me excessive hours with barely any time to sleep or rest 15 to 17 hours a day 6 days a week after 3 months i notice i was dosing up at the wheel so i asked the manager to cut my hours because i was barely getting any sleep and didn't want to cause an accident & hurt someone in the bus & they said because they lack drivers they can't do it so i had to quit rather than killing someone in the but in an accident never went back

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  • BROTHER TN

    June 17, 2019

    I don’t think he was fired for adjusting the mirrors, he was fired for not following instructions!

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  • Tom Walsh

    June 18, 2019

    Sounds like BS. Sue them!

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  • Brooke

    June 21, 2019

    If other Bus Drivers were allowed to do the same thing, why not fire them as well? Why fire one Bus Driver for something so stupid?

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  • Carmel Capricorn

    June 27, 2019

    I file a lawsuit. I will file grievance. Go work 4 another company. If not safe don't it. The or the authorized personal can't adjust the mirrors. I will refuse 2 operate the 🚌.

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  • Rodney Johnston

    July 25, 2019

    The bus company suck That is bull 💩 The public should Protests the bus company

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  • Kadeem Johnson

    July 25, 2019

    I agree with him

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  • Kadeem Johnson

    July 25, 2019

    I think its because his race

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  • Jay Santos

    August 5, 2019

    Union workers eating each other. 😂

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  • Wayne Wright

    August 16, 2019

    This Company 1st Transit has Millions of Dollars in Contracts to Operate Bus Service in the U.S. & Outside the U.S. & you Fire a Bus Operator Over a Damn Mirror Adjustment for the Operators Safety?

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  • Melvin hume

    August 27, 2019

    Power mirrors would solve that problem.. drove n was a driver trainer on Big Rigs..had to adjust mirrors every time we changed drivers.. more to this than is coming out

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  • Kaynos

    September 20, 2019

    12 years bus driver, this is beyond ridiculous.

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  • Julissa Sarmiento

    September 21, 2019

    I hope he got his job back

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  • Tyrone norfleet Norfleet

    October 1, 2019

    Sue,And get another JOB..

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  • John Leddy

    October 19, 2019

    Poor guy will be out of a job with $$$$ problem because some supervisors are so damm anel.

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  • Wrel Rel

    October 20, 2019

    Wow never use that bus company you could die there unsafe.

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  • dj billbill#badDJ

    October 27, 2019

    Sue!

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  • Der VideoGucker

    November 7, 2019

    Ridiculous America

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  • Y G

    November 14, 2019

    Give the man his job back.

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  • vinnysr1224

    November 25, 2019

    That's one of the most stupid things I ever heard from a company….. Safety is always the first priority fo a driver…. the way a driver set's up their mirrors may change from driver to driver.. and that comes from who trained the driver and what the driver has learned over any period of time. In this case, the ones who should be fired are the management all the way up to whoever runs the company and the union stewards who defend the stupid rule that they didn't get corrected during contract negotiations.

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  • David James

    November 26, 2019

    I would sue for wrongful termination

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  • Mathew Martin

    November 27, 2019

    Did he get his job back

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  • Angi Dixon

    November 27, 2019

    Like everything else in corporations, they make rules, someone tries to work with the rule, but finds it unsafe, tries to make it right-Boom gets fired. I completely understand why he does it himself, He is the one Driving the bus, Therefore He should be the one Adjusting the mirrors !!

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