Bus Driver’s Revenge

Today of course he would face federal charges for kidnapping, and many, many lawsuits.

Original article here.

See clean transcription below.


“They’re going to fire bus driver William F. Jackson today but he doesn’t care—he already quit in spectacular fashion.

"Passengers—phooey,” was his battle cry yesterday when he revolted against traffic jams, abusive drivers, supervisors and noisy children and took what someday may be known as “Jacksons’s ride.”

The Chicago Transit Authority driver was inching his bus through Loop traffic, swollen to three times its usual density by the Christmas rush, when he suddenly decided he was sick of it.

He slammed the doors shut and from then on nobody could get off.

“Passengers—phooey,” he muttered darkly.

He rolled out of the busy Loop on his regular route. But when waiting citizens pounded to get into his bus Jackson was aloof. When his angry passengers demanded to be let off he would not relent.

When a company supervisor tried to board the bus at an intersection Jackson ignored him too.

Finally he wheeled the big vehicle into one of the CTA barns, turned off the ignition, and hopped off the bus.

He headed straight for his boss, stared him straight in the eye and announced:

“I quit.”

Wounded CTA officials said, “He can’t quit just like that, but tomorrow we’ll fire him.”
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 12, 2016
     Category: Annoying Things | Jobs and Occupations | 1950s | Bus | Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

He can't quit just like that??? Why, do they own him? Pfffft.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/12/16 at 11:36 AM
Sounds like a Three Stooges routine:

"We quit!"

"You can't quit. You're fired!"
Posted by KDP on 01/12/16 at 12:12 PM
The wheels on the bus go round and round, you ain't getting on, you ain't getting off, don't make a sound.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/12/16 at 01:48 PM
Ah... Christmas!!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/12/16 at 11:49 PM
Oh, sorry, mistyped that....

Bah! Christmas!!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/12/16 at 11:50 PM
@Patty -- One place I worked, you had to sign an employee's agreement. Unlike most people, I read it. Besides the expected "will obey all safety rules"-type stuff, it stated that quitting without giving a two-week notice was grounds for immediate dismissal. This was actually important because "immediate dismissal" meant they wouldn't pay you any accrued vacation time, your group insurance ended that day, and some other things I can't remember.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/13/16 at 12:40 AM
I wonder how many employees got a shock when they quit without notice. "You can't do that!"
"Yes, yes, we can. You agreed to it." Like Kyle on South Park in the episode about agreeing to the Apple terms & conditions without reading the whole thing. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/13/16 at 01:42 AM
Who can't relate to that driver?
Posted by Harvey on 01/13/16 at 10:16 PM
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