Article 54 of 8384 articles posted under "Harassment and Discrimination"

CSX-Sucks!

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

SAME OLD  CRAP


As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains
on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered
days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated
class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP
stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but
they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average
over the last five years than CSX.  On top of that how can anyone risk
putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years
they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or
their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old
head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took
over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors
don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to
day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but
stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid
enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some
day.  We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record
of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now,
its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its
only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared
for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start
documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property
to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing
the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a
yardmaster if you cant find a TM.
Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are
not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the
trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting
built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have
to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are
waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO
WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE
THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely
states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need.
It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper
paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you
don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are
getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are
sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant
do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the
status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's
going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them
to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so
much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job
done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault
that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they
want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to
pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident
does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the
trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't
allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do
back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on.

The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better
wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on
duty. Its all men for themselves now!

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