MARTA was a nightmare to use after the national championship game. Management guessed there would be a problem, but check out how they tried to deal with it:
Deputy General Manager Rob Troup told the board there weren’t enough employees available to handle the crowd. The agency asked for volunteers to work extra hours, but the employee turnout was 30 percent less than expected, he said.
Can you imagine the sales pitch for that? “Guys, we know the weather sucks out there, and you’ll be dealing with a bunch of drunk college football fans, half of whom will be pissed off because their team lost, so how would you like to come in and help manage that situation into the wee small hours of the morning without getting paid?”
Hell, I’m surprised the turnout was only 30 percent less. Maybe the rest figured that since the players weren’t getting paid, they shouldn’t, either.