MTA general superintendent fired for flying to Florida during his shifts, report say

– An MTA supervisor, Kenson Thomas, was fired after he was caught taking several flights to Florida during his shifts.

– The supervisor's role was overseeing elevator inspections and maintenance from 14th Street in Manhattan to the Bronx.

– He claimed to be doing fieldwork while taking the weekday flights to his second home in Florida.

– The MTA's Office of Inspector General conducted an investigation and found that Thomas had nine instances when he could not have worked his entire shift based on his travel and shift records.

– He was paid nearly $3,000 for 49 hours he claimed to have worked but did not.

– Thomas admitted to leaving work early to catch his flights.

– The inspector general pointed out that managers overseeing elevator and escalator maintenance play a crucial role and cannot shirk their responsibilities.

– Thomas appealed the disciplinary process but was still fired.

– He defended himself by stating that his managers had approved his actions, and he had not stolen time or deceived the authority for monetary benefit.

– The inspector general focused on Thomas' practice of working extra-long hours on Thursdays through an overnight shift into Friday, allowing him to fly home early Friday morning.

– Thomas would often fail to clock out, giving the impression that he was still working.

– He criticized his supervisor, who denied knowledge of Thomas' frequent flights to Florida.

– He criticized his supervisor, who denied knowledge of Thomas' frequent flights to Florida.