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: Super Conductor
E-mail: Your moms house 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2020

Engineers remind me of slugs. They kind of just sit their looking fat
eating and do nothing. Most can barely get on and off the engine. Shame
on you slugs

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2020

OK here we go you idiots. If your that dam stupid to give jobs away just
like everything else itís for your own good. I try and make a point for
everyone to stick together make a stand unite and fight and this is all
the bullshit you people on here wine about. Taking jobs away no union
representation. Well maybe some people do care about there jobs and
maybe there are some pretty lousy engineers out there too. I canít
count plenty that have fallen asleep going down the road so donít come
crying when you think just because they cut the conductor off your
going to get a bonus like pre-1985 guys. If you donít wanna fight for
your jobs then I guess the really do deserve to go to shit just like
everything else has. So since no one is interested in my long boating
post all of you who bitch and wine and cry and are lazy that donít want
to do tour jobs then you get what you deserve. (GFYS)!!!!!!! 

This site is only for lazy ass people who donít get it and only care
about themselves. You can only lead a horse to water but canít force
them to drink. Hope they go 💯 % automated. Remember once the
conductors are gone itís only a matter of time engineer last one to go.
Now you want it you got it. No more money just all the work involved!!!
Do more with less like self checkout lanes!!!! Less people paying into
RRB so now we can all draw SSI. You canít fix stupid and lazy.!!!!!

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2020

Don't Forget to report blocked crossings!


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Name: ghost of railroad past
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2020

one man crews coming
get  use to the idea.
your big government demonrat party aint gonna protect you with
laws..just like horse and buggie suppliers. 
once they get in the back room and start smoking big cigars and
drinking whiskey they'll have the hands out to get greased and they
could care less about you

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2020

Letís stick together if for any and make this happen this year. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

 You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew. The airlines have had autopilot for years but still have two and
3 people in the cockpit. If Boeing has taught us anything technology
fails. Itís all the workers do is worry about losing jobs.† Its common
sense thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need
to take up with Politicians !† They claims they are creating jobs then
let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. Donít forget about the rule-making
process that was invoked by then-FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo
after an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran
downhill and crashed in the Canadian town of Lac-Mťgantic, killing 49
people in 2013 that had just one man on the train! Hunter Harrison said
on the record those extra set of eyes in the cab are valuable. PTC will
not detect track issues or mechanical issues like bad order cars or
prevent crossing accidents. Our rules change daily so if an engineer or
conductor takes a day off or vacation who will job brief with each other
on any newly updated rules that change. How about filling out an EC-1 as
the train moves along the tracks or stop and flag a railroad crossing
when they have an activation failure with the public crossing gates. We
are suppose to job brief to make smart decisions taking the safer
course. So if engineers are busy pushing buttons on a screen and
reading train orders his eyes are in the cab. If they remove the
conductor, it would be counterintuitive. So in my opinion one safety
system cancels out the other. Now with ptc and full crew in the cab
increases the safety of of train movement. Just plain old common
Railroads preach safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
Just like GM shutting down 5 plants putting 15,000 people out of work
and pay there CEO 22 million. CSX on the other hand lost 41% of the
business once Hunter Harrison took over cutting out almost half the
work force from 27,893 people down to 15,362 people system wide and
they paid him 385 million only to pass away 8 months later!
With everything going automated from self check out lanes to
manufacturing does anyone profit except share holders and CEOs!!!! The
public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. A two
person crew saved a childís life wondering around on the tracks in
Minnesota near midnight Saturday, Feb. 1,  2020. PTC didnít help them.
Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!† The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
and trouble shoot another locomotive after alarms are going off. The
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading, traction motor faults or
any other issue that may arise. Tell them about the blind curves that
only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!† PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in† these situations. It is better to have someone else with you
to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list
goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the
crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.† There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about.†
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad
And for what? To save a dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. If you think crossings are
blocked now imagine if there was only one man and had to wait on
someone to cut a crossing!Who care about the destruction to family
lives. I don't know about you but I sure do and so should every person
in America!
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2020

Starting the week out right. Iíve been on the toilet taking a big dump
most of the day. I donít care if the work gets done or not. Still
getting paid!

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2020

Accidents happen in a split second so take your time. No need to get in
a hurry out here!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2020

WORK SAFELY..they also expect you to violate hours of service so they
can get more out of you with out paying.

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Name: Me
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

I Hate Management,

  I'm not saying these two managers aren't lowlife POS. But how are
they directly responsible for Ms. Carter's death?  We all know the
dangers of the job and the rules when we go to work everyday. It's
always been common practice for CSX Mgmt. to look the other way if they
need work done. We all know this, it's the employees responsibility to
work safely, not get in a hurry, and follow the rules and most of all
don't stand in the middle of a rail and run yourself over. I
personally don't give a Flying Fuck is the Y.M. tells me to switch 30
or 300 cars. I'm gonna work at the same pace regardless.

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Name: Loser larry
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

Kostner was in a scandal in willard years ago imagine that hes still a

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Name: I hate management
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2020

Well itís been over 10 years since Melinda carter was killed on the job
working rco at Barr Yard and I see that piece of shit Kurt Miles is
still employed at csxt. I hope that hillbilly scumbag Larry Kostner and
skeletor motherfucker Kurt Miles get thereís in the end. You two fucking
jagofffs knew exactly the rules being broken to get your fucking quota.
You fucks let that shit slide, YOU Larry Kostner and Kurt Miles ARE
110% THE REASON Melinda is not with us anymore. I hope you two
fucktards rot in hell. Maybe next time when you see something unsafe
you FUCKING DO YOUR JOB. You two cocksuckers had no problem pinning
guys that laid down on you. FUCK YOU Larry Kostner and KUrt Miles

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Name: Vitus Sub Railfan.
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2020

As a future CSX employee. 

And yes I know CSX employeeís 
(Not gonna state names for obvious reasons)

Iíve seen actually employeeís who were actually nice.

At plant city one employee was yelling at several railfans for standing
close to the main even although I was not close to the ballast/ROW.

ok Iím gonna state the obvious.

Iím not trying to start a fight/any type of anger.

Iím just saying you guys basically are the reason I like

Trains saved me from getting in trouble/drugs/bad crowds.

So I thank you guys for your service/employement dictions.

Future engineer DJ

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Name: rats of collinwood
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2020

the biggest rats were all in cleveland collinwood  starting with the
local chairman delyguid    they would suck a dick for overtime all
unions men were on the safety comity    had a office next to the
trainmaster todd novack stold money from our union  and could not wait
to snich on each other . may they all die of cancer of the asshole

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Name: loco
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2020


Check your Daily and personal day balances. If you had them take a day
out because you knew you werent going to make it to the day off or you
are already in the hotel when the day starts, it will still be missing
from you available balance,  You wont get paid for it and you think you
still have it in but you wont.  they have been doing this to a lot of
people.  Check your available days left if you have done this.  you can
bet they docked you that day and didn't pay you!

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Name: conductor
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2020

WTF!!!!! Union elections are coming up!!!  Vote the old farts out! NO

The damn attendance policy is a policy from hell and I WILL BE TALKING
to a lawyer about this.

Read the question and answer section on Personal business days. It says
in black and white approved personal business days will not be
considered an absence under the CAPS,  HOWEVER, it will not entitle
employees to the 6 month good attendance credit!

WTF!!!!!  My damn car motor burned up and I had no other car. I needed
time off to get another car and deal with mine so I could get to work. 
I took a personal business day for 6 hours.  THAT IS ALL!  So this damn
policy is stating because of this I have to start my damn 6 month good
credit over again??????  I already had 5 months good credit.  So I have
to start my damn 6 months all over again because I took a damn day we
are entitled to take and the company approved me to use it.  You have
got to be kidding me. We get PUNISHED AND DISCIPLINED for using a
personal business day the company allows us to use?  Yes, it is
disciplined for it. If you take your kids cell phone away for a month
because he abused the use of it, that is considered discipline!  If
they take your already earned good credit away from you , then that is

The unions better get off their asses and do something about this crap.
It has gone on long enough!  It is time to clean house. Vote those
worthless people out of office.  Elections are coming up! 
Don't through your ballots out. Vote the old dried up has beens out.
It is time for new fresh blood!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2020

Iím tired , this job is exhausting, watching your back , all the dang
time . If the rules donít get you , your brothers will .

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Name: Wondering 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2020

Yeah. Does anyone know what happened to him?  Seriously??

Name: Karma
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2020

What ever happened to Jermaine Swafford?

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2020

Master has always been a stupid title at CSX. Most of these guys arenít
a master at anything other than baiting and I am not talking fishing. 
Just mind boggling how many poor and unethical decisions these managers
make.  I guess the company gets what they deserve by hiring their
buddies and using military experience as a main criteria for getting
into management.  Whatever, it has made me a lot of money in T & E :).

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2020

The term Trainmaster and yardmaster will no longer be used after the
next month or so

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2020

You guys in Wildwood got one hell of an asshole heading your way Monday,
Sept 14. Your new Trainmaster Darwin  Prowant......you better have eyes
in the back of your head! #1 weed Wiesel.....watch out and good luck! 
P.s. he hates overtime

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