Rye Playland mechanic suspended for pushing park director to the ground

Posted Monday, June 21, 2004 10:48 AM | Contributed by supermandl

A mechanic at Playland Amusement Park was suspended without pay this week after allegedly shoving the park director to the ground and then standing over him in a dispute over the safety of a new ride at the park.

Read more from The Journal News.

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Monday, June 21, 2004 2:18 PM
Monday, June 21, 2004 3:07 PM
Gotta love government jobs.

If someone in "corporate America" pushed their boss to the ground they'd be fired in a heartbeat.

Monday, June 21, 2004 3:43 PM
I wish we could really hear what was said by both parties. I would like to hear both sides of the story.
Monday, June 21, 2004 4:07 PM
Heh. At Lakemont a few weeks ago as we were waiting to dispatch on Skyliner, a maintenance guy came flying up the queue and totally ripped the ride op a new one for letting the train run "like that" - including a few nicely placed F-bombs while the handful of us on the train just sitting there like "whoa!"

The maintenance guy then proceded to wait on the loading platform for us to return smoking a cigarette.

In short, that maintenance guy is my new hero.

I never did catch what was up, but the ride was down for about 15 or 20 minutes after our ride.

I guess maintenance dudes are just a high strung bunch ;)

Monday, June 21, 2004 4:38 PM
You never know at Lakemont. The maintenance guy may own the joint.
Monday, June 21, 2004 4:50 PM
All the more reason to consider him my personal hero :)
Monday, June 21, 2004 5:46 PM
I just wonder who's head would roll if the ride was sent out in an unsafe condition. I doubt the park director would be fired if it crashed.They would hold the mechanic responsable. I do not know what happened but i assume the mechanic did not think the park director was doing the right thing.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 12:20 AM
Yeah, we may be high strung, but we've got a lot of you bastards' lives in our hands.

I've never punched a management-type, but at times I've felt like it. Once you make your feelings known and tell them gently to leave-me-the-hell-alone-and-let-me-do-my-job they usually retreat.

Of course, I'm lucky to have nice management types.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:23 AM
You are one of my heroes too ;)
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 9:59 AM
Is there anything in the article that makes me want to side with the maintenance guy? For some reason, I think he explained CALMLY to the "bureaucrat" what was going on, then got more excited as things progressed, and finally decided that reasoning wasn't working....

Perhaps it's the fact that I work with so many government employees? ;)

bill, didn't realize they DID maintenance on Skyliner...go Curve! :)


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