Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2012
You are exactly right and that is what we're seeing! I'm asking these
people what they did before hiring out on the railroad, and hearing
banker, loan officer, salesman, retail. Not that it should matter, but
most of these people with little industrial experience are showing that
they can't cut it. I know for a fact that there are many qualified
people out there for these jobs that are being turned down for no
I'm also seeing people with mental issues who are on meds that don't
belong out here. These are some of the same people who are being
pushed through the conductor & engineers training programs without
actually passing the exams WE KNOW WHATS GOING ON. The bottom line is
that they aren't really screening these individuals.
I don't think they want railroaders, moving the freight isn't
important as operational tests.