Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2012
It has to do with future retirements. The railroads can't wait to hire
after there's a shortage they need people right then and there to fill
in the gaps. It's been going on forever. You're not suppose to
understand it. A lot of us were furloughed in the begining for years
till people retired and we moved up. You're making money why complain?
I understand the gripe on not letting a person mark off for a rules
class. I use to make them call me up to take it. If they tried to do
the rest day crap I didn't answer the phone. It use to be scheduled on
the computer. Have things changed?