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: Londducdong
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

6200 more job cuts in 2018.  And safety is going to be priority 1.  
It's all about getting every employee with a foot out the door.

 all the transfers in the system notices.  CSX is struggling with road
crews.   They offer shit to transfers.  It should be double pay.  This
place sucks ass.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

It's time to strike against the company an our worthless unions who sit
back an fo nothing about the company am all the bs they pull by
harassing the employees an not paying them legit claims bunch of sorry
ass an employees that don't stick together.

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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

If you have any questions about the temp or permanent jobs please email
me. pmr@powerrail.ca

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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hey Watch dog!

I am recruiting for a Class 1 railway for temp or full time conductors
and engineers for the Mid West. That is the pay rate for them.


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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If anyone is looking for temp work as a engineer or conductor please let
me know. $43 per hour and paid housing. It's for a Class 1.


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Name: Blahblahblah
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Only the men that move trains are expected to work on major holidays. 
The worse T&E logs in more hours on call than those dickheads work.
Protecting the phone and laying at the hotel is a full time fucking
job.  Only segment of workers that abuse weekends are our union reps.

Foote said there was not a problem with worker availability, but rather

a segment of employees who consistently take weekends and holidays off.
"We have plenty of employees, but we can't have 25 percent of our
workforce take holidays off," said Foote, noting that holidays are
peak seasons for railroads. "We can't run a railroad with part-time

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Name: billyStevens
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018


I hear you loud and clear.  Our union is a joke.  We have a Dr. union
steward where I'm at and he's one short loud mouth sale out.  Both
unions have men laid off union business all the fucking time. I'm not
sure how that bullshit is justified.   Today  the utu has 4 off and the
ble has 2.  The Dr. is laid off daily vacation surprisingly but he never
has to use paid days because he's always off union and has a job with
Sat and Sunday off. 
About all I've gotten out of the ble this year for 110bucks/ month was
email saying to put in camera claims. LMFAO.  As if that shit will get

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Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

So we throw money at a union every month to protect us and hold CSX to
their word, well I havenít seen it yet CSX does whatever they want
while these head union clowns lay on their backs. Look at this new
seniority move policy in the north, you canít make immediate moves when
able to hold a new job? Iím a fan of bids system, but thatís not our
agreement and no one is holding them to it. Itís costing money because
I canít move to a more lucrative job if it opens. And if I need a
certain day off that becomes available I canít get it. But hey one day
off a week that you sleep most of is enough time off in their eyes.
Weíre all just educated retards any way right. Pretty soon weíll be
making minimum wage with no benefits and no rest days or hos

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Name: G.B.
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Steve Salyers....can't make operational decisions at his terminal, cant
make suggestions to his hire ups on jobs that need to be added, so
what's left interior design dissension, just a way show us who's
boss, he isn't fooling us, short fucker.

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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

I was the target of a bunch of Generation X CEO,s who know  nothing of
how to operate a business.  They are more concerned with stuffing their
pockets rather than work with the workers who do their job. After I turn
60 they treated me like was something from hell. I am not surprised.
They did everything to me to force me into a corner and stab me in the
back and out the door. The generation X brats (under 55) running the
company have no respect for anybody but themselves. This explains why
CSX is such turmoil, When the previous generation ran it was slightly
better place to be. The was not as bad to work with at least they
respected for their work ethics. If had been three years older I would
made my out at 65.  I feel bad for the younger guys who have wives,
children, homes and Pick-Up trucks they are going to hurt if they get
booted out. The hand writing is on the wall for most employees stand by
for the big ram unless your the bosses boy looks they are going out.
this looks like the picture for the poor working fool.  The Gen X Me
kids whine and cry like a bunch of 5 year olds when something happens
complete with runny noses. The upper management need to grow up and be
responsible adults like there grand parents. Remember CSX will go down
the same track as Penn Central if do not know this read your history,
Penn Central went tits up

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Name: Fact 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Trainmasters are going to be cut next. Study is showing that the
Yardmasters are doing a great job moving crews and trains. Company will
save millions on this move. Trainmasters are proven to be useless. This
will take place by 2020 or soon after.

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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

What Ass-Clown would sale their vacation for 1.5X?   What dipshit is
going to stay marked up the entire summer?  What simpleton would admit
Fmla abuse?  What kiss ass believes the horseshit Ed Harris is putting
out?  What dumbass pays over 100 bucks to their union? What piece of
shit lays off Union every weekend? What moron moves out of state for
this shithole?

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Name: Tired Of The Madness 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Csx you want to buy back my vacation and personal days, I get sick for 3
days and have a Dr. Note and still get points, caps on personal days,
and you wonder why people go out and get FMLA..Maybe if you gave
employees an incintive for not marking off like maybe starting with
negative points , banking negative points to use for emergencies...
thanks to the unions for always looking out for us everytime the
company makes changes why do we have a contract if you allow so many
side letters  and bulletins to change shit.

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Name: ClassAction
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018


Moody Law Firm, How is this not Fmla interference?  It's time for a
class action lawsuit for all who have been on Fmla. 

CSX corporation, CSX transportation, Foote, Harris, and Johnson should
be listed as defendants in the lawsuit and whoever else took an active
role in this outrage.

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Name: PSRwillFail
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2018


You're a bitch.  Enjoy your time in the Spotlight.  You're on limited
time.  You will be replaced with the next puppet within 24 months.  

Keep your insincere thank you on the gateway for working Mother's Day.
  There wasn't no more layoffs in 2017 than this year.   Your system
notice fell on deaf ears.  There's not a railroader one in HQ.

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Name: WeStop4donuts
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018


Great post keep them coming.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

I love all you guys because we are all in the same box car, but bitching
won't do anything.  WE ARE THE UNION, not the people who represent us! 
If you are unhappy,go to your meetings, bond with your people, and do
something about it.   Yes the new management at CSX is running the
place into the ground, the same way they did at the CP.  But the stock
price is going up, and thats all they care about.  It isn't going to
get better, its going to get worse, so do something about it!

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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

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.

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Name: WeStop4Donuts
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

when the company starts bitching about availability over Mothers Day.  
Offers caps forgiveness.   Takes away seniority moves.  Complains about
misusing a missed call.   Willing to pay out millions in Fmla lawsuits. 

You can bet we haven't  begun to see the end of this insanity.

Ed, Jolandha, Jim, And whomever else had a hand in the interference of
protected leave.  I hope that each one is sued individually.

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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 May 2018

Work force cut in half today at Cumberland locomotive shop! This is the
third round of furloughs for us. Does anyone know if any other
locations got hit today?

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