On Monday, 720 Muni drivers came down with a collective case of the sniffles, rendering a crosstown San Francisco journey a Cairo-like affair.
Workers who participated in this "sickout" may be out a bit more -- a day's pay. But, SF Weekly has learned, those who didn't call in sick will receive a gift from Muni management: extra pay.
"With over half the service missing today, those employees who came to work bore the brunt of missed runs, overcrowded vehicles, and disgruntled passengers," reads a memo from Muni transit director John Haley. "In light of exceptional circumstances you faced today, operators who did come to work will be receiving 12-hour run pay. I hope this is some compensation for the difficult circumstances you faced."
See below for the full memo: