PHOTO: MBTA employee snapped sleeping on the job

A T employee is seen sleeping on the job. Photo credit: @DaKidYouSleptOn/Twitter
A T employee was caught sleeping on the job. Credit: @DaKidYouSleptOn/Twitter

An MBTA employee is seen apparently sleeping on the job in a photograph taken Monday by a perturbed passenger.

“MBTA is this what y ‘all raised fare for?” said @DaKidYouSleptOn, who posted the picture on Twitter late Monday night.

The employee, a 27-year veteran of the MBTA, appears to have his head slumped and face hidden by a hat as he sits in a booth at the Park Street station.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the employee has been removed from duty while T supervisors look into “the unprofessional conduct depicted in the photo.”

It is not the first time a T worker has been accused of sleeping on the job.

In November 2012, a Green Line conductor fell asleep at the helm of a trolley as it passed through Boylston Station, crashing into the rear of a trolley that was stopped at the station. Several passengers were injured and transported to the hospital. That employee was fired; it was revealed he had a second job, and had worked a double shift before the crash.

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