Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018
You let that half dead has been cut the crews so short that now there
is no one to work and run the freight on time. Our engineer and
conductor extra boards are exhausted and trains are sitting out and not
leaving the yard either. The engine house workers don't even give a
shit anymore. Now you come up with a new notice that violates the
language in the conductors agreement and are restricting their rights
to make moves in the time frame that was agreed upon. Its so stinking
bad that you come out with a notice telling people you will forgive one
step of attendance discipline if they stay marked up for a ridiculous
amount of time without taking any uncompensated days off and just one
during a week day for the entire period. You have lost your minds. YOU
LET IT GET THIS WAY! YOU LET THAT WALKING DEAD BAG OF BONES CUT THIS
COMPANY TO THE THREADS AND FILLED HIS POCKETS WITH MONEY. HOPE HE HAD A
GOLD LINED CSX CASKET!
People have had enough. We all know if you had it your way we would be
working 7 days a week all year long and wouldn't even be allowed a
vacation if you could pull it off. Thank god the FRA stepped in and
gave us mandatory rest. Thank god we can get some extra rest if we get
6 starts and you don't pull your stunts to restart them.
My tax man shit when he saw how many hours I worked for your last year.
Doesn't matter if it is overtime hours, held away, class room, etc.
Hour and hours of being away from home and sitting in hotels. This
isn't time with my family. This isn't time sitting in my recliner at
home. This isn't personal time for me. This is time I'm working for
We did the math. If a person with a 5 day work week that works 40 hours
a week did as many hours as I did they would have to work 16 months in
one year without taking off one single work day to equal all the hours
that I worked. 16 FRICKIN MONTHS IN ONE YEAR! You white collar sit
behind the desk 5 day 40 hour a week pencil pusher would shit if you
were told to figure out how to work 16 months in one year and get the
same amount of hours in that I did. You would cry like whipped pups.
Then you want to cut the work force and beg for help. Offer to buy back
vacations. Screw with the agreements. Your just plain sad! You made this
mess. You made very stupid business decisions. Now you better figure out
how your going to fix this.