Remember those two hapless MTA workers who got caught on camera taking a smoke break in the subway station at the tail end of a graveyard shift? Last we heard from the MTA, the incident was "under investigation." We recently followed up to determine what ever became of that probe, and this morning we were informed that the two men were in fact taken to the woodshed.
MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz tells us, "The employees have been identified and we have taken disciplinary action." But he declined to elaborate on what form the discipline took, so we can only assume they were forced to smoke an entire carton of cigarettes in one sitting in an attempt to turn them off cigarettes forever. Or perhaps they had to spend an afternoon riding the G line back and forth with tracheotomy smoker Debi Austin? Or even worse: required to sit in a subway station for hours without any nicotine to take the edge off.