ACTION gets a facebook hate group

By 16 July, 2009 44

You’re no-one in this town unless you’ve got a hate group on Facebook.

ACTION buses have now joined the reptoid big leagues.

From the group’s description:


    Tired of:
    *Waiting 30 minutes for a bus that never arrives?
    *Being late to work because your bus was late?
    *Leaving early to get to the bus in time and missing it anyway?
    *Not being able to get home after ten o’clock because the buses don’t run anymore?
    *Having your weekend plans delayed because of reduced weekend bus services?
    *Lazy or surly drivers?
    *The ACT Government continually promising to fix the service and NEVER doing anything?
    *Cuts in ACTION services (like the 312, 313, 314 and 315 routes) to your area (especially Tuggeranong)?
    *Buses that are so crowded they can’t take on new passengers?
    Then THIS GROUP IS FOR YOU!!!

Knock yourselves out, just don’t go threatening to burn any houses down.

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44 Responses to ACTION gets a facebook hate group
#1
Friska11:03 am, 16 Jul 09

The only thing I want to change is the BUS DRIVERS. Give us a smile and a hello once in a while.

#2
FC11:07 am, 16 Jul 09

I usually get friendly drivers…But hate all the rest about ACTION.

#3
Friska11:13 am, 16 Jul 09

Nothing worse then smelly people either – why do people smell @ 8.00am ????

#4
p111:50 am, 16 Jul 09

why do people smell @ 8.00am ????

Because they haven’t washed since 7am, september 4th, 1969.

#5
OzChick11:50 am, 16 Jul 09

“*Lazy or surly drivers?”

That’s a bit harsh. I wouldn’t call them lazy. Surly, maybe.

#6
ant12:08 pm, 16 Jul 09

Friska said :

Nothing worse then smelly people either – why do people smell @ 8.00am ????

It’s weird, isn’t it? And worse on wet days. People don’t seem to see the need to clean their clothes, especially suits and coats.

Mind you, people who drench themselves in perfume are almost as bad. phew.

#7
Danman12:17 pm, 16 Jul 09

Nothing worse then smelly people either – why do people smell @ 8.00am ????

On the biannual occasion that would see me catching a bus, I always seem to have someone who has breakfast billies sit next to me…Peee-ewww

Its so bad I decided to ride the 16km rather than deal with it.

#8
peterh12:36 pm, 16 Jul 09

smelly people = slept in, almost missed the bus, sprint to stop, forgot shower, breakfast, etc, on way out of door.

#9
Granny12:47 pm, 16 Jul 09

Wow! Cool! I am joining this group of hate!

*chuckle*

#10
TP 30001:28 pm, 16 Jul 09

ACTION Bus Drivers are a friendly bunch, but they see the cute, nice, ugly, bitchy passengers all day. The last 2 bring their spirits down a bit. They try their best to ignore the bitchy passengers, but they just can’t get rid of them. But they try their best with the system they are given.

Although I’ve known about this Facebook hate group for quite a while & some of the complaints aren’t quite thought through.

#11
BerraBoy681:56 pm, 16 Jul 09

Good grief!

I’d lke to find out where the initiators of this facebook site work (if indeed they do) and put up a hate site about them. Some of my best mates are ACTION drivers and they love their work. I’ve also had some horrific experiences on the buses and in the interchanges (punch ups, threats with knives etc) and met my share of bad drivers etc.

There’s nothing quite lke tarring everybody with the same brush though. Some people will bitch about anything…

#12
Friska2:02 pm, 16 Jul 09

Friska is bitching about the weather today!

arrghhhh thick socks with heels just doesnt work!

#13
Holden Caulfield2:13 pm, 16 Jul 09

What is this ACTION thing you speak of.

#14
Granny2:14 pm, 16 Jul 09

Oh, come on! It’s not a hate group. That’s ridiculous!

#15
BerraBoy683:21 pm, 16 Jul 09

Granny said :

Oh, come on! It’s not a hate group. That’s ridiculous!

You’re right, Granny. It’s an intense dissatisfaction group:)

Seriously though, I get their point about timetables, late arrivals, cancellations etc, but I think they should leave the drivers alone. Everybody has their bad days.

#16
HandyCap3:48 pm, 16 Jul 09

Honestly… since the fare increase (single fares are $3.80), I have been refused change (from $4 and $5 respectively) as the driver has stated “No coins, mate. Sorry!”. I asked him if people turn up with $10 notes and there is no change, would they pay? The answer was “Yes” and receive no change. Very cute….

Handy

#17
Pelican Lini3:50 pm, 16 Jul 09

Only Losers Take the Bus

#18
Granny3:55 pm, 16 Jul 09

I have been intensely dissatisfied with one driver and intensely satisfied with others, particularly the lovely ones that drive our special school bus.

I think, as with every profession, there will be some on each side of the bell curve and a lot in the middle. I think the poor ones shouldn’t be above criticism, but we should be even quicker to commend those who excel.

#19
HandyCap4:01 pm, 16 Jul 09

Pelican Lini said :

Only Losers Take the Bus

Well. cut them all out, then, smartness…

#20
PM4:26 pm, 16 Jul 09

I don’t see the problem in a group wanting to improve service – client service included. The fact is, ACTION (the organisation, not the drivers) doesn’t have best practice business improvement strategies.

#21
Skidbladnir4:56 pm, 16 Jul 09

As an action group we don’t collectively hate them, we’re just worried about the extra road traffic & need for parking they create.
A public meeting must be had!

#22
knockknock-eggman5:00 pm, 16 Jul 09

I refuse to partake in further discussions as it is in breach of rule 14 of the internet.

14. Do not argue with a troll — it means that they win.

#23
astrojax5:28 pm, 16 Jul 09

action buses? burn down their houses, i say… or wasn’t i supposed to mention that? ; )

a pretty timid ‘hate group’, really.

#24
BerraBoy686:33 pm, 16 Jul 09

Granny said :

I have been intensely dissatisfied with one driver and intensely satisfied with others, particularly the lovely ones that drive our special school bus.

I think, as with every profession, there will be some on each side of the bell curve and a lot in the middle. I think the poor ones shouldn’t be above criticism, but we should be even quicker to commend those who excel.

Agreed, so are they going to change their quote to read: “*a number, but certianly not the majority, of non-specific but clearly identifiable drivers who are lazy and surly and who put the majority of decent drivers to shame”?

And I nominate skid to chair the public meeting! (Can we have it at Nichols, I understand parking isn’t a problem there?)

#25
Felix the Cat8:12 pm, 16 Jul 09

HandyCap said :

Honestly… since the fare increase (single fares are $3.80), I have been refused change (from $4 and $5 respectively) as the driver has stated “No coins, mate. Sorry!”. I asked him if people turn up with $10 notes and there is no change, would they pay? The answer was “Yes” and receive no change. Very cute….

Handy

WTF? No change! I would be putting my money back in my pocket and sitting pretty until change was forthcoming or driver agreed to waive the fare. Fair enough if someone rocked up with $50 or $100 note but not $4 or $5. I knew there was a reason I didn’t catch buses.

#26
Ryan8:27 pm, 16 Jul 09

Danman said :

On the biannual occasion that would see me catching a bus, I always seem to have someone who has breakfast billies sit next to me…Peee-ewww

Wow, cool! I didn’t know that John Hargreaves posted here!

#27
housebound9:02 pm, 16 Jul 09

HandyCap said :

Honestly… since the fare increase (single fares are $3.80), I have been refused change….

If anything, the fare increase has made all the drivers on our route happier and more friendly. One went so far to ask a young mum whether she could be on the return bus in less than 90 minutes, in which case transfer tickets would be enough. And change of a $20 has been no problem.

#28
misshelly9:25 pm, 16 Jul 09

Who cares if a bus driver is a bit cranky? Just pay your money and go and sit down… you don’t need to have a 15min chat with them! Not that I think they are… just sayin’…

My biggest gripe about buses is that if you want to somewhere that’s not Civic, Woden, etc… you’re shit outta luck. It would take me 2 1/2 hours to get to work – but 20mins to drive myself. And the buses don’t even run when I finish.

#29
bd8410:31 pm, 16 Jul 09

lol classic. I agree it’s a bit harsh on the drivers, the majority are fine andI’ve never had any problems with any drivers. Generally if you’re not an idiot, you don’t have any problems.

#30
phototext10:46 am, 17 Jul 09

Finally a reason to join Facebook.

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