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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: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2017

Hey Mr. Non employee: you make a valid point about saving the conductor.
Talking about Trump and Mexican walls, etc. has very little relevance to
those RR employees that need a job. Perhaps coal mining might be
slightly affected by Trump and the new congress but most things are RR
only. To me the most relevant conductor issue is watching a 1 man train
break down on the road. How does the conductor (after layoff) repair the
train? Anybody around the RR knows that breakdowns and lack of
maintenance is endemic. Adding 200 car trains to over stressed draft
gear, couplers, air hoses, etc. does not help. Supposedly a train
master / repairman will be dispatched to help repair the one man train
rapidly. And of course everything will be in tip top condition. These
are  real RR issues.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2017

Well, RR managers are not very literate, nor (typically) are clerks. Dig
into their background and you often find that their pappy or other
family connection got them into management based on flunking out of the
first semester of the freshman year at a mediocre school. More recent
relatives may have squeezed through a mediocre program in a 3rd rate
school. They play video games often, and their literary aspirations run
to watching farm girl moon  on u tube. Rarely do they read Economist,
nor Forbes, although National Inquirer is a possibility, along with the
swim suit issue of Sports Illustrated or Golf Digest. Demographics
suggest they have very weak resumes and will have trouble getting non
RR jobs. Expect modest results in writing, although they may know the
correct data.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

The Israeli military have hired a small number of genius grade
teenagers. Why? because they will come up with innovative thoughts to
help their military succeed. They will NOT start with saying "this is
the way we always do it". We start with saying tell the conductor to
call the yardmaster, check with the car inspector, and see if the
hi-railer has cleared the track. All those are old time, traditional
jobs. What happens when totally new people come in, knowing nothing
about the good old days, and start from scratch. We all want to protect
our jobs, but secretly we know it could be done differently. What if the
conductor gets his text message from the computer, calls uber to take
the crew to the power unit, consults his kindle e-reader for bulletins
and haz mat? These are minor changes and yet make real differences.
What if someone thinks about REAL changes?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Thanks Crew Disp.  
Looks like that policy is as bad if not worse than what T&E people have
to deal with.  People want jobs & are grateful to have them but it sure
seems that one must choose between having a life or having a job\be a
slave.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2017

Cmc attendance policy for clerks /callers

3 points sick reduced to 1 point with medical documentation- 1 point
per day until put out of service medical 
2 points late  (yes we have to punch a clock daily )
3 points overtime sick (refusal of working a second 8 hour shift after
first 8 hours are worked)
10 points misscall 
5 points for leaving early before properly relieved

3 steps of 20 points each/ moving up a step after reaching 20 points
they reduce the points by 10 so you enter the next step with 10 points
- after 2 years of no step progression you go back to counseling step.
Fired after step 3 and 2 points per 5 years worked have been reached  

ANY layoffs will disqualify from getting 2 points back per month.
Includes all FMLA mark offs for overtime or your normal assigned work
hours, sick, doctor appointment, miss call, late - all will disqualify
from point reduction

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2017

Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy
Sanborn is no longer with csx.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2017

Many would be interested in finding out what the attendance policy
rules, etc., are like for ALL the other....... Guess no one who looks
at this site & may know will not post/share that info.

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Name: hugh jorgan
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Robert Pines for President!!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 February 2017

What is the attendance policy like for the other crafts; MofW, the Car
Dept., Signal, Clerical, etc.?  What is the policy for the so-called
big shots like a board director & others?

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Name: WILD CAT
E-mail: johnwayne@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2017

This is a two day notice: 

Who's brave enough to stay home Wednesday?

This is the only leverage you have without a corrupt union officer!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2017

If you have your ducks in line (documentation, etc.) per se,
you ought to be OK.   No doubt their caps policy is the pits. 
Boggles the mind that you have to think & worry about being assessed
points when missing time account truly being sick or hurt. The people
that dreamed all that up have absolutely no clue what it's like to
work in the trans. dept. in/on unassigned pools & extra lists. 
Wimpy unions & elected politicians won't do much. Probably going to
take winning a big-assed lawsuit to get things changed.

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Name: BUDDY
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2017

Start off by saying this attendance policy Sucks! But this is how I was
I've ended up on my last chance I marked of FMLA a day before my off
day for a procedure I had to get done well come my off day I should
still b marked off FMLA nope it puts me on my off day then marks me up
when my off day is over well I'm in the hospital no phone reception
don't realize work has even called I think I'm still on FMLA seeing
how I haven't marked myself up from it but nope come to find out I've
missed a call was marked off and stayed marked off for a missed call for
3 more days til I was released I accumulated 60 points total and can't
get the bat Ard's to take off the points seeing how I was never
supposed to be marked back up in the first place! Hoping I'll get it
fixed at investigation

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Name: jason wilkerson
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

anybody need their grass cut?  i'm looking for a job.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Legal,

Employees who report law & regulation violations need backing --
account there will be a target on their backs for the co. headhunters.
And even if/when the carrier is proven guilty -- assessed piddly-assed
fines & maybe get some bad press = big deal.  Been there, done that.

And to those who advocate a strike:  C'mon, give it up.  Too difficult
& wouldn't work for a variety of reasons. 

100% rule compliance. Tough for 'em to try to discipline someone for
following the rules.  Don't do any more than necessary. No stepping
up, no favors, no volunteering for anything.  If doing this or that or
NOT doing this or that causes delays & will make the day or trip longer
= suck it up.  When forced to do something that is known wrong always
get a name, title of the person issuing instruction(s).  
Lay it on 'em & don't let up. If each & every employee would operate
like this, the co. would wake up eventually.

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Name: Legal
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Loyd

Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the
fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction
of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail
to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations
of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a
concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and
regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to
immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a
complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was
them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the
advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He
was the one in the situation and knew what was happening.

People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under
the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your
situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you
have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul
working for the railroad.
The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a
daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send
a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are
violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should
know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the
railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a
difference. It doesn't work that way. 
Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand
fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal
regulators,

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Name: James Kia
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2017

Strike?  Ya sure.  We cant even ban together and all markoff for a day
or two and shut it down much less strike.  Too many guys in way over
their heads financially.  Cant afford to miss a day much less strike. 
Will NEVER happen.  Next idea?

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Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

First of all I want to say that it has been quite some time since I've
had anything to post here because well, it really doesn't seem to make
much of  a difference.  Now it is a great place to vent and I appreciate
the people who run this website but comments mostly fall on deaf ears. 


Now, where was I?  Here we are in 2017 and things have gone from not so
good, to pretty bad, horrible, and almost unbearable.  And before you
think about getting on here and telling me to stop bitching just save
your fingers from exercise because I'm not writing on your behalf. 
I'm writing to sympathize and to get other input from employees who
are sick of being treated like we are lower than rat droppings.  

We are, or should all be, at a junction where we have to make a choice.
 We as union members have to decide if we're finally going to stand up
to these blood sucking class 1 railroads with or without the backing of
our unions.  If your attitude has always been that we cannot strike you
need to rethink where you want to be in 10 to 20 years.  How will your
quality of life be?  What kind of job will you be able to hold then? 
Will you be by yourself on that engine?  Will a computer eventually
replace you if you are the only one left on that engine?  How will
management treat you without a powerful union?  How powerful will your
union be if they get rid of 30 to 50 percent more of the work force? 
Will you even have a union then?  How much worse can the availability
policy get?  Will FMLA be available for you then or will these
companies use it against you?  

Seriously.  Ask yourself these questions fellow union members.  If you
can accept things the way they are then I guess you like being
manipulated and treated like a modern day slave.  The only difference
is maybe you get okay benefits and a decent wage just to feed back to
the system itself.  What is happening right now is NOT okay.  And if
you think it is maybe YOU are the problem.  

Now we've got maybe ONE opportunity to make things better for
ourselves.  I hope you do the right thing if you get the chance.

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Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

Coming soon with some thoughts and information.  Been a long time.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2017

This place amazes me, no one seems to understand the simple fact that
Railroading is the same as any other business.
No one starts or maintains a business for the benefit of those that
they employ. It is strictly earnings, and bottom line. You may feel
that your Union helps or your Red Board insurance helps, but those are
diversions, and a drain on your income. wake up.

You are you and that is all you have. Make it work.

Every successful business is always seeking partners. I know this is
out of many folks league, but join in the company vision and be a
partner, then watch the growth that can come from that to yourself and
your family.

Union fighting in the cab is age old, the unions fighting their pay
check has been going on for years. It has cost T/E oh so much.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 January 2017

Would be beneficial, helpful to all & nice if lots more info regarding
the lousy-ass csx caps & how to battle it was posted. Thanks anyway.

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