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25 Tokyo Monorail employees caught fare-dodging

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Twenty-five employees of JR East Tokyo Monorail have been disciplined and eight dismissed after it was revealed that they had regularly been using on JR train services without buying tickets.

According to JR East, the offenders include a section chief and other employees in management roles. As part of their punishment, some of the offenders will have their pay cut by 30% for three months.

JR East reported Friday that one of the methods employed for dodging ticket fares was for an employee to use his Suica charge card to enter the station nearest his home, then disembark at a station near his place of employment at which point he would enter the staff area and use the computer system to delete a portion of his journey from the record.

JR claims the cost of the unpaid fares amounts to over 1.2 million yen. One employee allegedly dodged paying 590,000 yen worth of fares over a 19-month period.

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Shame on them! Absolute shame!

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JR employees have to pay for a train ticket ????????????? Wat da F ???????

I guess JR employees never get an employee discount. JR is a scam underneath a scam.

What a monopoly !!!!! Parker Brothers needs to make a JR version of monopoly !!!!

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...at which point he would enter the staff area and use the computer system to delete a portion of his journey from the record.

That is a big wow. Going into the computer to delete the files.

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wow they charge thier own employees to travel...........and I bet this is just the tip of the iceberg.

How many other employees wear thier uniforms on days off just to get out of paying.

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Oh and BTW 590,000 yen over 19 months .......must of traveled just about every day and no one noticed?

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Using the ic card is where he screwed up. He should have just bought the cheapest ticket at his station and tossed it once he got to where he needed to be.

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Back in the day, British Rail management had free rail travel for themselves and their families... anywhere in the UK.

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@mrjack "Oh and BTW 590,000 yen over 19 months .......must of traveled just about every day and no one noticed?"

I've been living in Japan for a total of 4 years, going on 5, and let me tell you that even public transportation such as trains, subways and buses are expensive here. In Japan, you pay by the distance you travel by train/subway/bus. Many people here don't own a car (like myself) and have to travel by train every day to work. I work at different schools. One way (~30 min.) for one was about 500 yen, so 1,000 yen per day. I know other people and some of my co-workers who transit for 1-2 hours every morning and every evening (and work 5-6 days/week).

590,000 yen over 19 months is 31,053 yen/month, 7,763 yen/week, or 1,294 yen/day (if they took the train 6 days/week, or 1,109 yen/day for 7 days/week)... So it isn't impossible at all here in Japan to spend this much over 19 months.

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