It is really frustrating, as someone who passed the Night Tube T/Ops assessments back in June and is now waiting for an unknown start date (as no training course availability until at least the New Year), to hear of the lack of operators when I am so desperate for a job. Hopefully this is this an unusual 'blip' in the planning & organisational capabilities within this area?
You will have to get used to chaos with LU, I'm afraid.
Even at the best of times internal organisation is generally a little chaotic - and now is certainly not the best of times, in fact many staff at present are finding now is the worst period they can remember during their careers at LU/LT. The ship has got lost in the sea with the captain not knowing how to operate the engines, and it feels like a slow torturous drowning but the captain is on a different planet and is telling everyone how everything is not just fine but wonderful, as a few experienced staff frantically fight to keep the ship going in spite of the captain's ineptitude.
Trains management in particular is suffering badly at the moment, and this has filtered through to performance. There was a disastrous change programme 7 years ago, which the powers that be finally decided to largely reverse this year, but in the process managed to achieve a setup which is now generally being found to work even *worse*, which is some achievement, even for LU! Sadly, quality of leadership leaves a lot to be desired at the moment. The company desperately needs someone decent like Howard Collins back.
Perfectly put - sadly. Come back Howard - all is forgiven!!