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Methods Used by The Ticket Inspectors In Melbourne

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If it's good enough for criminals to get away with it then the rest of the public should be travelling for free. This is getting way out of control. Time to stand up to these thugs and stop being scared due to political correctness.
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Undercover ticket inspectors are here to stay
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I always travel with a valid Myki card. Those that do not get everything they deserve.
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How much does it cost to check 15million tickets. lol
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Stopped issuing tickets over pay and conditions.
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Can we have of of these for Opal please? If the transport officer is grumpy they can pull the bullshit of you not having a valid sticker on your student card to try and fine you, when those are actually only needed for paper tickets.
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The most controversial aspect of the system was the on-the-spot fines for fare evasion. Passengers travelling without a valid Myki would be asked to pay an on-the-spot penalty of $75. If they failed to do so, they would be issued with a $223 ticket.
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I love when the people say enough is enough. This is the only time I would agree with Facebook being useful. There is so much corruption the people must monitor themselves and take action.
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I think everyone knew for a long time that their methods smelled rotten. It bothers me that the people care more about this than do the elected officials. I am guessing there is plenty of money changing hands on the back end.
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This is what happens when people abuse their power. I think there should be charges filed against at least one of them soon.
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Rodrigues tells BBC Trending that it is a group that"invites humour and fun" although, he adds, there are more serious issues underlying the discussion. Melbourne's ticket inspectors are referred to, ironically, as"mates". Rodrigues says it's to keep things respectful. He keeps the group closed to ensure he can keep an eye on what is being posted.
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It may seem bizarre, but the angry commuters are tracking the movements of ticket inspectors and posting it on the Where are our mates, Melbourne’s PT ticket wardens today Facebook page, which is clogged with pictures and videos of ticket inspectors as well as their exact locations.
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They really need to create a group like this NY City. They are the worst and trap you in bad situations. I hate going anywhere when I am in NYC because they are always right around the corner.
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They really need to create a group like this NY City. They are the worst and trap you in bad situations. I hate going anywhere when I am in NYC because they are always right around the corner.
These people make their cities insane amounts of money. The law and legislature is always going to be on their side. Who do you think is telling them to be so aggressive. They have numbers to meet and money to bring in.
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If nothing else, this simple right to know who is asking to see my ticket entitles me to know their name. This shifts the power balance considerably, and I urge any passenger to demand to see an officer’s card before showing their ticket. Unfortunately, most passengers are unaware that they have this right. The signs in the train explain the rights of the ticket inspectors, but not the rights of the travelling public.
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If you’re travelling from a long way away on a regular basis, you can purchase a cheap weekly ticket between two city locations, rather than between the city and your destination. I had one colleague who calculated that even if she got busted and paid a fine every couple of months, that was cheaper than buying the official ticket. (That said, a demonstrable pattern of fare evasion could lead to a court appearance and much higher fines.)
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As you have probably picked up, the relationship between Melbourne's tram-travelling public and the system's ticket inspectors is not always a happy one. But why?
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It's not on the list for the world's most unpopular job (debt collector in case you want to know), but if the more than 12,000 people in a closed Australian Facebook group called 'Where are our mates', had any say, tram conductors would top it.
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I am not a regular commuter these days, but for many years I took the train to work every day. During that period, I saw several assaults committed by ticket inspectors, and have had my own share of verbal altercations with Authorised Officers.
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I am not a regular commuter these days, but for many years I took the train to work every day. During that period, I saw several assaults committed by ticket inspectors, and have had my own share of verbal altercations with Authorised Officers.
I think every country has issues with ticket inspectors. They seem to always be lurking around looking to charge you money for no reason.
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