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: JJ
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2012

Today's railroad unions are the opiate of the masses of railroad
workers.  Now regarding injuries - Rule #1: , if you get injured, you
get punished.  Rule #2: don't get injured. Perhaps the order of rules
should be reversed, but I think everyone gets the drift

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Name: Mad Money
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2012

To; J Siesmore...Contact your local OSHA office for egregious conduct.
Your union officer should have advised that!

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Name: RRJ
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 March 2012

People write of no life. There never has been a life working on the
railroad. Shortly before I hired out in 1977 the HOS law use to be 16
hours not 12 like it is today. I never heard one oldhead ever complain
about it. They made decent money some never saw their family for weeks
even months. Even in the past couple years since I retired things have
changed it allows more time off in between runs with the 2008 FRA
Safety Law. No, you don't get time off easily by marking off anymore
like it was before gaurented extra boards but that was the price that
was paid to get them established. If it was never established extra
boards could be loaded down easily because it didn't cost the railroad
anything except it did maintain benefits. Most don't even remember
extra boards of "feast and famine". No easy answers its adapt or
leave. That's the harsh truth. Once a person gets it in their head
they're going to make it a carreer they can move on. As a railroader
you'll always gripe but not about not having time off but of more
important issues because your time is what you're being paid for in
all reality.

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Name: j.j. sizemore
E-mail: jaab1234@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2012

I've been on the railroad for ten years all with CSX. In those ten
years I've never had a derailment, run through switch, crossing
incident, NOTHING! I went through the rehab program last year and have
been totally compliant with my program and EAP Supervisor. My wife fell
and broke her shoulder in January and had to have surgery. I laid odd
sickness in family and got a dr's excuse to give the trainmaster who
in turn calls the hospital to check the validation of the excuse. They
(CSX) holds a board on me and the trainmaster withholds evidence in the
board and immediately pulls me out of service and denies all claims. I
feel like i'm being harrassed and discriminated against. Of course I
offered for the supervisor to speak to the dr instead of violating my
hippa rights. They are determined to terminate me. Ten years no
incidents and they wanna fire me. GO FIGURE????

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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2012

Question, why do you think so many people are coming forward to say life
at CSX is no life at all and comparing it to a Nazi prison camp. Because
it is true. Find an employee get to know them ,ask their family , what
hardships affected their family life; you will hear stories that will
make you believe they brutalize their employees and enjoy it.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2012


If union is what you want, make it a good one! FIX WHAT YOU HAVE.

Drop the automatic deduction for your dues from your company. WHY-- to
send a message! when the UTU and the BLE see this in MASS. They will
quickly see the red flags waving.

Pay up front for a year if you want, pay late if you want, remember it
is always ok as long as you PAY.

Now you have a little power, not a lot, but more than just being SHEEP.

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Name: maher
E-mail: maher_majdalawi@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2012


please you can proveded me any information for list 
and quality control for railway.

best regards

eng. maher majdalawi

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Name: evans
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2012


You're right I'm  glad it's a union job.  I just expect more.  
Being raised union under the good ole days.  I've seen what as been
lost since I was a child..

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Name: RRJ
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2012

Rail unions are all closed shop. The BLE was the last hold out that
wasn't closed that changed about 5 years ago. The only thing a person
can do is not have union dues automatically deducted. That doesn't
matter they'll pay eventually. Still times have changed it's not the
same. I'd still take belonging to a union over the alternative.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2012

Rail Unions (operating)

1. BLF&E
2. BRT
3. ORC
5. BLE

Where did they go and WHY?
They merged to survive. Now we have the BLET trying to cover everyone,
and the UTUE trying to do the same. Strong members (both sides)
fighting in the cab, when in reality they are both the same. The days
of a new young Fireman sitting on a locomotive, and making as much or
more than the conductor/ Foreman are over. The Fireman on a diesel
should have made much less than a head brakeman. This is the kind of
stuff the railroads have eaten for so many years. UNION Contracts have
taken much more from every employee than they have ever given back.

One union on the railroad is the only option. Drop out and save your
money, until the engineers/ conductors have a consolidated affront for
the carrier at BEST.

Check out the MRL, they just run engineer and asst engineer, make good
money and have a report with the co that should (Could) be YOURS.

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Name: Evans
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2012


Thats just it  what I have  has been taken away.    We give up a little
more every year I'm out here.   


Whats that Mr. LC??   o  I know   ( THEY CAN DO THAT)

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Name: RRJ
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2012


CSX is laughing at you? I don't think so. You make a decent living.
You have healthcare. Your family is taken care of more than a lot of
people in this country. You have a decent retirement. You wouldn't
have any of these without the union. Look around this country at what
is happening. Good jobs with good wages and benefits are becoming
mediocre. Structured retirements are gone this started around 1994 with
401K's which are now also becoming obsolite. What kind of wage or
benefits do you think CSX or any class 1 railroad would pay without
unions? Just look at shortlines even those that have been unionized
don't make what you do. That $1000 a year is well worth it. Don't
take for granted what you have it can be taken away. Thank the unions
for preserving your standard of living. If you have 20-30 years it's
not that far from reaching retirement age. Both you and your spouse
will be well taken care of that in itself is worth that $1000 a year.

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Name: RRJ
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2012


I'm not justifying the unions. I watched then go down the crapper
during the '90's till retirement in 2010. Still I'd much rather be
union then not. This constant bickering between the BLEt & UTU is a
problems. Do they need to merger? I don't think so. We did fine as
separate organizations for years. The UTU losing members by downsizing
with the eliminiation of both brakemen slots wasn't a smart idea. I
don't think there was a necessity for selling out the last brakemen.
The elimination of the flagmen was a no brainer with the end of the
caboose. The UTU needs to get back with the other rail unions during
contract negotiations this lone wolf crap is hurting everyone. Like the
LC an I discussed if they think monday is a weekend next it'll be
tuesday ect...

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Name: evans
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2012


You're  exactly right.

1000.00 dollars in union dues and what do we get.

The company is laughing at us.

Union yeah right

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Name: screwedover
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2012


The blet and utu have made it clear they have no intentions of ever
merging(cutting union positions and saving us money in dues) and  the
blet has shown in the past that they wont accept everything the utu
does(even though they lost on the medical crap shoved down our
throats)so they could have fought this one out to the bitter end. There
is no such things as a 4 day weekend, not even three by the calendar and
dictionary. 3 days in a week is a joke and they know it. As far as alot
of us are concerned they should still be fighting it... if Im wrong and
they still are then Im wrong, but we havent heard any different! Oh...I
had to mark off sick because the vacation days and dailies were taken
and they wouldnt mark me of PB.Said to short. 2 days later they let
someone on my shift take pb and there were the same amount of people
marked up. CMC picks and chooses who they want to let off. Been
watching them ever since. They play favorites!

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Name: RRJ
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 March 2012


I talked to the BLEt LC yesterday. The monday was added because it was
included in the UTU SSA with CSX. Years ago we fought in the BLEt to
distinguish that thursdays weren't part of a weekend. I guess the BLEt
will have to fight this one also. Check the facts before making a
conclusion. You're blaming the wrong union.

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Name: screwedover
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2012


 Thanks again for allowing the company to find a way to make it hard as
hell to earn any stock bonuses! You agreed with csx that the weekend
would be considered as Friday, Saturday,Sunday and MONDAY! Try looking
in the webster dictionary for the definition of a weekend. ITS NOT 4
DAYS A WEEK! This is the only company I have ever seen that thinks the
week only consist of 3 days! I had to mark off 1 STINKING TIME on a
monday and because of that I lost all my stock bonus I could have
earned! And dont say thats all my fault cause I knew if I took one
stinking day off(ON A REAL WEEKDAY) I would loose it all! You know this
aggreement you made with them would stick it to over 90 percent of us
because we have a life outside this stinking railroad and we cant
possible be expected to do everything in our lives with just 3 days in
a week!   Hope your happy!

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Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2012

Posted on all sections for the uninformed: A Bloomberg article posted
from researchers indicates that: "The Wealthy Are More Likely to Lie
or Cheat to Maintain an Edge"
I'm surprised at the fox guarding the hen house [Bloomberg] mention
the article!

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Name: johnnywadd
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2012


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Name: Dennis
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2012

10 long years of being treated badly was enough for me. I left CSX 4
years ago.
Now I see CSX, advertising on TV, radio and in print. Why? Do their
current customers get treated as badly as the employees?
Sorry for posting in a forums, this question didn't fit in any one

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