CSX Attendance Policy

NO!!! You CAN'T have a day off!

    The railroad practically invented the term 'on-call'. Many CSX employees do not have schedules, but are forced into working a 'list'. Most lists are on call 6 days a week, 24 hours a day, and often the employee cannot even choose their day off. It is common to be called to work during an assigned day off.

    Unscheduled days off are usually not granted for family or religious obligations. There are many CSX employees who have been unable to attend their childrens' birthday parties, their wedding anniversaries, and even funerals because they were not allowed time off.

    We've even heard of people who had to call out sick, to attend their own wedding! We're sure that some of these stories that can top even that one...

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Name: Hugh Jorgan
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up
with thus far in all my years.  Maybe they will throw it out soon. 
That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell
you to back up if I'm in the way?  That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!

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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2017

Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk
on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to
get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter,
 relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and
ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do
our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is
watching you for a hour just so they can  fail you on a O TEST.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2017

remember, Hunter is a guy who will radically change CSX and triple the
value of the company. ALL the owners (stockholders) will be very happy.
All the common workers will be unhappy, because many will be fired.
HOWEVER, the people really hurting are all the managers who are getting
middle class, fairly smart, quality MBA pay and benefits with no
education or smarts who depend on their kinfolk for better salaries
then they could get in real life. (Staff officers). They generally
cannot qualify for McDonalds assistant manager jobs. Terminal
superintendent, division general manager, lead? trainmaster, (field
grade officers) and similar are in a real bind.The average employee was
already getting screwed by the previous management. The company grade
officers (junior trainmasters, etc.) are already getting screwed. So
everybody is in turmoil but some hurt more than others. If you are
forced into a new job you may (upon reflection) come out the same or
better, considering pay per hour, health, and work / family life
balance. The turmoil getting there is the kicker.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2017

latest rumor is Hunter has put off the 1,000 manager layoff. Temporary?
Just another screw up staff will straighten up in their Trump moment of
confusion? Or a real different plan?

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2017

well, a recent announcement from CP says they are cutting executive pay
and benefits now that EHH has left to reflect more typical industry pay
scales. They did say that EHH met the 4 year turnaround goals in just 2
years.No comment on increased stock prices.More restrictions on jet
use, etc. Just FYI.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2017

It seems many people don't understand what (IMHO) is the real
motivation behind Hunter's program. This guy started as a car
inspector. I doubt traditional management thought much of him. (Do they
show respect for any agreement employee?)There used to be a Railroad
President with initials EHH (Harriman) a national big shot widely
admired by the public, when RR presidents were in the national news,
like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are today. Current RR presidents (and
other managers) are relative nobodies making a comfortable living in
obscurity. Yet Hunter gets national news, discussion, admiration. He is
changing the RR industry. As an older, sick man does he need to spend
his last years getting yet another bag of money? No, money is like
points in a basketball game. The points prove you are the best coach.
You are the NEW EHH for the 21st century. Nobody really cares what
presidents of BNSF, NS, Warren Buffet, etc. are doing. Everybody cares
about what our EHH does. He is spending what little time remains in his
life to prove he is the best. And, realistically, would his health
permit him to race Porsches, have teen age mistresses, ride his horses?
He has a goal, and we are just in his way. Think of Schumpeter and the
Theory of Creative Destruction. Just my humble opinion.

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Name: Clyde
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

CSx New ceo will make roughly $ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay

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Name: Ben Dover
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2017


Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this
before they vote.

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Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2017

The Shake UP Is Near Before Hunter Gets Here In A Year That Is Near...
Because management is inept and simply incompetent.

Precision Railroading Is Simply: Jumping on a train without any 
delays, not running thirty trains out of a terminal with only one
driver to transport crews.

Expect that a severe Shake-UP will happen once Harrison's name is
mentioned for a Takeover-Of-The-UP....And when that happens, the stock
will double just like it did for us here at CSX!

King Karma

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

CSX has just initiated a policy to restrict  T&E employees the ability
to take earned vacation or personal leave days on the weekend
(including  Friday), regardless if it would keep you from celebrating
religious holidays, birthdays, ect....

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 March 2017

From everything I've learned - none of the unions actually agreed to
the present attendance policies --- they aren't contractual agreement
things but rather are "company policies". So far, the co. has won the
argument(s). Maybe they won't always.

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Name: Dispatcher
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2017

Dispatchers haven't been put on a point system YET.  I'm sure our
union will bend over and take it up the ass as soon as the company
decides they want us on one.  

Currently if we mark off twice in a 28 day period we get a letter.  One
letter is OK, a second letter is OK, third letter is an investigation. 
1st investigation is 2 days overhead for 6 months. 2nd investigation is
5 days OOS.  3rd you are gone. 

180 days without an incident drops a letter, but that doesn't apply
once you hit the disciplinary stages just for the first two. 

I've heard of very few dispatchers that ever got past the 2nd letter. 
So I certainly expect a point system similar to the clerks soon so they
can start canning dispatchers.

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Name: RE; Jim Jones
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

Re; Jim Jones:

Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a
Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum
on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend
off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to
find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep
throwing away claims and continue looking the other way!

No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for
the new hires!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2017

I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4
pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do

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Name: Chad Wilbourn
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hey guys.  That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much.  I'd
screw up your railroad for a fraction of that.  I come cheaper because I
bought my degree from a diploma mill.  Hunter cut off 1000 workers
before he even started.  That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any
tuition assistance cause that's a waste.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Congratulations, Hunter on your new position. There are those of us
hoping some managers get the karmic kick in the butt they deserve. CSX
would be a great place to start a railroad or to cut out of the 
business altogether while giving other soulless bastards the shaft.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2017

well my understanding is that Scott Conner div. G.M. in Indy was fired
last FRIDAY in Indy but later in the day there was a firing freeze put
on and he was unfired. ALSO, supposedly EHH was at a board meeting and
had to get emergency oxygen because his ox machine did not put enough
out. Then he agreed to be a "consultant" rather than employee because
he would not release any medical information nor submit to a CSX
approved medical exam. Comments?

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Name: Goofy clown 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we
work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership
position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am
announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals
in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience,
passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together,
they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety,
service and efficiency.

These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our
operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency
and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless
otherwise indicated. Effective immediately:

Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation
Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation
strategy. Reporting to Mike are:
∑         Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of
Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network;
∑         Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position
of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping
us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and
∑         Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice
president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service,
Passenger Operations and PTC.
The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of
Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern
Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve
as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern
Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will
report to Jermaine.

Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition
of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern

John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having
previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation.
The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to

Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible
for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical

Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with
expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated
Railroad initiatives.

Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John
have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of
service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal
success in their future endeavors.

The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to
finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them
as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably
serve our customers and our nationís economy.


Cindy Sanborn

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Name: Fed up
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by
complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help.
Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do
something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines
up your butt..

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