This is actually super long. A NYC subway conductor is answering questions on Reddit. There are 341 answered so far. Some of his answers are kinda fascinating.
Q: Do you ever see mole people?
A: I haven't seen them in person, but I have seen some "dens" in the tunnels, nowhere near stations. Pray you don't ever need to be evacuated through an emergency exit...I sure as hell do!
Q: How often do people commit suicide by jumping on the tracks?
A: It happened 136 times in 2010 (statistic includes accidental deaths). So about twice a week. It hasn't happened on one of my trains yet, but I did witness it happen on a train right across from mine.
Q: What does a conductor earn?
A: Starting salaries for conductors are currently about $20/hr, with top pay at $29/hr after 3 years. There is time-and-a-half overtime once you work more than 8 hours a day, and there is LOTS of overtime opportunities for those who want it.
More here: http://redd.it/kx5fa
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