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Name: Barbara Mertz
E-mail: emtangel@firehousemail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2012

I want to say THANK YOU to the person that wrote this statement below
from December 29, 2009. Barbara Jean Hopkins is my Aunt. I was 4 when
she died. So Thank you again for the kind words you said about her, I
really appreciate  it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2009

Before bashing ALL female employees, maybe we should remember Miss
Barbara Jean Hopkins who perished on the B&O east of Cumberland in
1980
when the engineer of an opposing train missed a signal and ran into
her.
 Her side of the cab (GP-40) was sheared off and she was found in the
wreckage.  I had met her 2 years earlier.  She was assigned as a
fireman on the Chessie Steam Special but the cab of 2101 was so
crowded, she had to ride back in the coach.  Everyone who knew her
said
she was as dilligent and competent as any man out there.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2012

How can someone (bob frulla) occupy track without authority then back
into someones vehicle, fill out a police report and nothing is done to
him.  Piece of shit

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2012

I don't know anyone unless they had already worked on another railroad
that is qualified to work on the railroad as a trainmen. That goes for
car inspectors, MOW, machinist ect....even a diesel mechanic would have
to be trained. The statement of "more qualified" people getting
bypassed to hire a veteran is ludicrious. lol

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Name: ATL Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2012

I hate to admit it, but I also had some fun with LBT, when she was in
Jax as the Coal Manager. Anyone else had some fun with her? Can you
imagine being her husband knowing she has been with so many men since
she has been married to him.

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Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2012

CSX and the other carriers want unthinking employees that blindly follow
orders without question...now there's a model for success!!

What an insult to all Veterans.

That speaks volumes for management's thought process and will surely
stifle any innovation or foster any loyalty amongst the employees!

The Veterans should be given consideration but they are being used
by the carriers for their status and not their talents.

Sorry it took me so long to reply but I got VD from sticking my
unprotected cursor in an inviting web site. Del will never be the same!

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Name: Brendan
E-mail: brendan.osweiler@yahoo.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2012

I agree and as a veteran I see the preference that veterans get over
other qualified individuals.  Another thing people don't realize is
the feds are paying big money to companies that higher veterans. 
Sometimes it's as much as 8K per veteran they hire.  It's all about
money to the companies.  I was hired with Morgan Stanley based on my
merits with education/experience and I just happened to be a veteran. 


Coming from the military, the military works hard but so do other jobs
like people at CSX.  The military gets free healthcare, college, etc. 
I think the veterans preference is excessive but that's my opinion for
what it's worth.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2012

RRJ,

Like you, Im all for our military veterans being hired after they come
back from serving for our country. But I dont think a company should
receive any monetary compensation unless their hearts are in the right
place. A company that is out recruiting our military men and women
because(It was quoted at a meeting)"They are going to make better
employees because the know their place and they wont challenge or
question our orders, talk back or have to be charged with
insubordination when we tell them what to do even if it is a violation
of their union agreement" is a company that shouldnt be allowed to
even approach our military men and women..  Its discusting!  Wonder
what company that would be????

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Name: suzannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2012

Brendan,

Thankyou for the info you posted. I had a 401k with the capital
builders plan and froze it about 5 months ago. I switched to a
different plan with the BLET. JP Morgan told me the same thing. Told me
I couldnt roll my investment over to an IRA of my choice. Guess I need
to call the securitiies commissions as well.... I have a family member
checking into it now. If this is an illegal action on JP Morgans part,
can you not request that an investigation be launched against them? I
would think if you had enough complaints it would be warranted.

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Name: 
E-mail: shellowe2012@yahoo.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2012

ANYONE FROM ST. LOUIS OR WILLARD OHIO AREA, I NEED INFORMATION ON THE
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CHARGES ON MIKE STANLEY WHO WAS A TM IN 2011 AT BOTH
AREAS.  I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION.  I KNOW HE ABUSES COMPANY POLICIES
BUT JUST NEED SOME MORE DETAILED INFO.  feel free to email me

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Name: 
E-mail: brendan.osweiler@yahoo.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2012

To all here:

I'm a veteran who served a tour in Iraq and applaud the veterans who
work and continue to receive the GI BILL benefits.  If you can convert
to the Post 9/11 GI Bill there are some advantages.  I know my work was
hard during my 6 years of service but one thing I find is that CSX
Employees deal with this every day.

I've posted before I've had the pleasure of helping 2 CSX employees
find their 401k plans when they had the move from Fidelity to JP Morgan
because the company didn't care enough to communicate.  I find that in
many large organizations like the Army, CSX, the frustration level can
run high.  

I've seen the little screen that the conductor watches to wait for his
next turn in line to go back out.  I told my client he won't know what
to do when he retires and has a "normal" schedule.  I think discourse
like this room can be good but I suggest putting those ideas to work
seeking positive change in your organization.  Sometimes it feels like
people aren't listening to you which is why unions are in place to
give people a voice.  Keep fighting but know that every battle isn't
worth fighting.  Pick and choose the battles and then fight hard and
hopefully you'll win.

I've personally reached out to your office explaining that I thought
it was morally wrong that the company would fail to notify employees on
where a retirement plan was located.  What if someone died and a spouse
had to try to deal with this?  I'll post the response letter should I
receive it.  If any of you would like a resource in the area of
retirement planning, drop me an e-mail.  Many of you don't know that
you have money sitting in your 401k plans that you can rollover to an
IRA penalty free instead of the handful of investment options in the
Capital Builder plan.  Remember, don't try to call JP Morgan alone as
you will get the run around like my client did.  I got on the phone
with them and said if they didn't send him his transfer form that I
would call the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA.  Find
people to fight for you.

All the best-

Brendan J. Osweiler
Financial Advisor | Global Wealth Management
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
111 Monument Circle, Suite 3100
Indianapolis, IN  46204
brendan.osweiler@mssb.com

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2012

NoMo

The only point I was making CSX shouldn't be singled out when these
programs are available to all employers. Why not take advantage. Other
railroad sites there have been hostile discussions of non-veterans
complaining that railroads prefer veterans. Then you get the veteran
wondering why he hasn't been hired if this is going on. I don't have
an answer. lol. Do I think veterans should have a higher priority? Yes,
I do. They sacrificed to serve their country. I already knew that
veterans hiring on the railroad could apply for their GI Bill benefits
while in training. Several talked about it. Good for them if they're
entitled go for it. In my opinion it's a good thing not something to
critise an employer like CSX, NS. UP, BNSF ect....if one is doing it
they all are. CSX is a difficult place to work these days. The smart
people go with flow opening their pockets use it to their advantage and
make money. I heard the complaints last wendsday at the union meeting. I
also heard them laugh at how much money in OT ect....they're making.
All by having to follow instructions from the morons running the show
at the terminals.

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Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2012

Hey RRJ:

You might also surprised to know that the Feds give employers big tax
credits for hiring ex cons.

Next time your in a body, brake, muffler or tire shop take a look
around. I'm sure they hire them in other operation, but these seem to
be favorites...probably because they are sub chapter S corps.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2012

RRJ

I forgot one more issue. You stated I'm taking CSX's side. Not so.
I'm trying to get people to think on their own. Use inititive. I
didn't consider myself a CSX employee. I wasn't alone on that one
those of us that hired on from the predecessor railroads like the C&O,
SCL, L&N, B&O, RF&P, WM ect...still felt like we belong to those
railroads. With prior rights we still had/have that seniority. Even
back then they put a person through the ringer especially during
promotions to see if a person could withstand the pressure. It's a job
that requires making decisions. I had conductors that couldn't make
decisions. It still goes on today. If they hit a snag no matter what
time of day or night they would call the TM. I gave them advice with
over 30 years you'ld think they would take it. Instead they called the
TM who had only been on the railroad 2-3 years. Which he didn't know
his arse from a hole in the ground. I went to the union meeting this
week ask about it, it still goes on. It's troubling to think some
people have a false sense that management is their friend. They never
have been there's always been a line drawn between us and them that
should never be crossed. No, I don't take CSX's side.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2012

Cond 1-10

Everything is a grey area concerning cell phones. Then one has to
contend with local managements interpetation. Which anyone that been on
the railroad for a while knows all of them have different opinions. Did
that experiment a few times by asking the same question to two TM's
and a RFE with different results. How can anyone understand it when
they don't have their schidt together? Still the original post they
should of took the locomotive out of service. As for giving hand
signals it didn't take 5 people we use do it by ourselves in yard
jobs, locals, set offs/pick ups ect...The only time 2 or 3 people were
needed was long cuts like doubling tracks. Before I retired 2 years ago
there were only a handful that knew how to give them correctly. Rules
use to state hand signals will be used while in sight of the headend.
Not to many people did it. 


As for the hiring of veterans my research yesterday did find employers
can get some funding for training expenses. All employers not just CSX.
You put a number to it. Don't know where you got it? I got my info from
government sites and veteran organizations. Hiring a veteran is good.
They'll be a lot more looking for work in the next couple of years
when Afghanistan winds down. I'm all for hiring veterans. That's how
I got hired out being a Vietnam veteran. In those days that was
difficult seeing railroads usually hired family members. I worked with
people who were 3rd & 4th generation railroad.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 April 2012

RRJ

Sorry but your wrong. Cell phones can be used to perform duty if you
have lost radio communications and you need to contact the dispatcher
or if there is no other way for the crew members to talk to each other.
An engineer can use his cell phone to call the mechanical desk if he
needs to attend to the engine outside of the cab and is being told to
work on something.  Hand signals were fine when you had 5 people on a
crew. They could pass the signals up. Dont work that way anymore. 2 man
crew doesnt allow that if you are 100 cars away and cant be seen.  You
sure have been doing alot of standing up for the company lately.....
csx gets 60,0000 for vets. Paid to train them and cover their first
year salary.. New guys off the street with no military background bring
them 9,000.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 April 2012

Whatever happened to hand signals? When I hired out there weren't
radios. You had to improvise. If there was a defective radio on the
locomotive then report it then take it out of service. Seems someone
wasn't doing their job. Did you talk to the TM? YM don't give a crap
they just want the work done. Cell phones can't be used not in the
performance of ones duties. When ya'll going to grow a set and stand
up for yourselves. The locomotive would of been shopped the first day
if I was working. I shopped many took them out of service. I stole many
radios off other locomotives in road consist from trailing units. If it
fit it was mine. That improvising that's taking control.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2012

I worked for CSX for 13 years. One day our engine radio went out you
could not talk with the engineer over 5 car lenghts away while
switching. We notified the office  for about a week daily reminding
them, they told us to keep using the engine. So we did and one day I
got caught talking on cell phone (calling our office) to let them know
about some cars we had tp pick up. Since engine had no radio working
distance I left company cell with the engineer in case he and the
brakeman needed it, and I got busted and fired over calling our office
from another yard. Its a shame on the company to act like they have. It
is being before a public law board now.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 April 2012

I just looked it up. There are 4 states that gives state tax breaks for
hiring veterans that fall into the bracket of disabled, on food stamps,
welfare, homeless, and those who have been unemployed for more than a
year. On the federal side it could benefit an employer by fraying some
of the training cost. No big tax breaks per veteran. In fact a lot
employers are backing off hiring those in the reserves. CSX hasn't it
hires veterans because they are more disciplined. There are incentives
for employers to hire disabled veterans. What's wrong with it? Depends
on the disability wether they get hired in T&E. I worked with people in
T&E who were Vietnam disabled veterans a few were collecting a VA
disability check. I never once heard them complain. It's funny how
people try to make a good thing look bad.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 April 2012

NoMo

The FMLA was for a child. It was never mentioned if this persons
medical problems were service related. It just states he was hired and
apparently he served in the military. I need to look up this stuff
about CSX getting federal funds for hiring veterans. Why is CSX being
singled out? It would apply to all employers hiring veterans. I do know
CSX has been praised for hiring veterans. What's wrong with it? You
still miss the point a new hire wanting time off. That's just wrong.
Apparently he missed the speech at orientation about what it takes to
work on the railroad. Same speech they gave in 1977 when I hired out.
Want a life forget about it. You're on call 24/7. If he hired on
thinking differently then he hired on fraudulently. My advice transfer
to another craft. People who work regularly are burnt out because of
those shirking the system.

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Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2012

Hey RRJ and Suzannah:

I don't have a dog in this fight but will make an observation.

CSX get big money from the Feds for hiring and training Veterans.
These men and women are returning from multiple deployments and many of
them have been wounded, including traumatic brain injuries. 

It seems to me that common sense and decency dictates that if CSX wants
the good, they have to accept the bad. If, in fact, CSX is
refusing FMLA to wounded Veterans, regardless of their seniority date,
CSX only wants the upside and none of the downside.

There are or will be millions of Veterans returning to the work force.
I would suggest the employers anticipate the issues these men and women
have and act accordingly instead of treating them like cattle. I don't
think it wise to back these Veteran into a corner!

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