Oh dear. I really hope that you aren't representative of the profession ... although given you're attitude, I doubt whether the word "professional" is part of your vocabulary.
I sure there are many more out there who have some pride in their work and the organisation(s) they represent when on duty. You just don't seem to care what anyone else thinks, do you?
My attitude? And what pray tell is my attitude?
Professionalism? Well, I turn up for work, fit for duty, with appropriate uniform and PPE, with all equipment and documents required to execute the duties and tasks of my job, I ensure I am qualified to operate the machinery, and operate in the areas I am rostered to work at. My key priorities are ensuring people get to their destinations, safely, comfortably and as close to on time or early as possible, with SAFETY
being my primary concern along with ensuring maximum efficiency for the tax paying public.
Now tell me what is the matter with my attitude and that I lack the word "professional" from my vocabulary.
Now if making sure people (as many as possible) are able to get to where they need to be as quick as possible whilst being kept safe, is what matters to me, and being less concerned whether the outside of the 250 to 500 tons of steel, glass and plastic they are carried in
is dirty and will disappoint a gunzel makes me unprofessional in your opinion, then so be it. I take pride in making sure people get to their destinations SAFE and on time or early. SIMPLE.
Fact is, the external cleanliness of a train is: A- not something I am responsible for, and B - not pertinent to passenger safety. If it affects passenger safety, then I take action accordingly. In an ideal world, yes all the trains would be clean and there would be no graffiti anywhere. Unfortunately, Australia has yet to develop into a true utopia. The reality is, that to have your first
regular tabled OSCAR service in Newcastle all clean and dust free is very resource and logistic intensive, and NOT good use of resources. Perhaps if you understood the logistics involved (and I did mention it in my first post) you would appreciate the level of wastage you are asking for, meanwhile your "damp rag and splash of water" is an OH&S minefield.
I do see that you've chosen not to address those to issues I raised, and instead chosen to attack my perceived apathy for public relations and caring for train cleanliness, and attack my integrity and professionalism instead. Interesting.
For the record, I do like your photos.