The only story I need to know for the purpose of this discussion is that someone is (supposedly) making $60k to sit in a booth and collect fares, because they're no longer fit to do the job they would otherwise be doing. When I cannot do my job, I get fired. When I cannot do my job due to an injury/illness, I go on LTD. If I move to another, more menial but lighter duty job, I get less pay. Why is that so hard to fathom for a TTC employee?
Why is it about you? To me, it seem you have a shitty job with no benefits. Why should TTC employees degrade themselves to your standards? You should be working to improve your job!
As for your collection of straw men: 1. If a collector sees a jumper (assuming you mean suicide), he's not in his booth. If he sees a jumper as in fare avoider, I'd expect he'd radio the security detail to deal with the fare avoider. Either way, what's that got to do with his salary? 2. If he's attacked??? Through the booth? What's that got to do with his salary? 3. I am not concluding they are lazy, nor am I saying I'm an expert on transit. I'm saying I believe they're overpaid for a menial task.
It's not a straw man. Most collectors are employees who are on disability. Dude, if you witnessed someone jumping in front of your train/bus, and you could not stop in time, hearing the impact, it would have an impact on your mind. You have no clue what it's like, and you do not know why they are behind the booth. I find it disgusting you would even waste time attacking collectors. It's not you're entitled to a good job.