Well before I started, I filled out Direct Deposit information. Yet, it took almost a month for the direct deposit to become active. I also signed up for Commuter Benefits, but I still hadn't received my MBTA pass within the 90 days I worked there. In the department I worked in, there was a definite culture of hazing. There was even a team meeting about the very issue. The long term employee s seemed to routinely to tune out management.