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Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf
This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety
wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.

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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Gigantic Egos!

Like Trump, Harrison believes that he alone can run CSX and make huge
profits while cutting 50% of the workforce.  Trump told us that he
alone could negotiate everything and make America great again. Trump is
failing big time and up to his eye balls in scandals. Harrison is
ruining a good company and trashing customer service to make short term
profits for himself and investors.  FRA start doing your job, please!

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Name: Manager
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Now boys remember when this old fuck dies, we will all meet at the grave
site to piss and shit in his casket.

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Name: Coconut 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Hey. Have all employees everywhere been affected with the cancellation
of all scheduled vacations and anyone know how long this is going to
last. I'm in Atlanta and my just found out about this. I haven't been
affected yet just wondering if this will get to us.

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Name: Bluegrass
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The ehh regime will fire any manager who does not answer the questions
correctly. he did in Tilford Yard in Atlanta right at the beginning.
Not just there, but all over the system. Example of the firing of
Signal Dept.: The top man in Signals was Jody Cox, as good as any you
will find in that dept. He stayed around a little longer instead of
retiring earlier. He was helping the company get through some needed
project. Was offered a "bonus" type payment to stay. One week exactly
before he was to retire, he was fired. Signal engineer at Nashville was
also fired at the very same time. Cox was in the Nashville Signal
Engineers office also. Both got it at the same time. Reason given was
performance. The Signal Engineer in Nashville was winning awards. But
the bullies in Jacksonville didn't care. Now these were managers, but
they happened to be good managers. It's a matter of a short time
before he hits the labor side hard.  
  Do your job as they tell you, if it takes all day to do one job, by
the rules, then it takes the whole day.  
  If ehh is such a "genius " , then why isn't he running the nations
largest railroad, UP ?
Mantle Ridge along with ehh is the piledriving force behind this, with
ehh as the jackhammer. Now ehh is a willing in every way. Now he won't
be able to do everything he wants, this is the US, not Canada. But will
do as much as he can. 
 CSX was in good shape before he came, not that they weren't top
heavy. But nothing like CN and CP.
 Well that's what Mantle Ridge wanted, and they got it. Tennessees own
ehh. Home grown native. Surely they don't want to claim him now.

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Name: Precision
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

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

Priority for hh and his team is disapline. That is the only control he
has with employees. Before hh supervisors where not aloud to touch a
tool etc. That had all changed,there where many times they had so many
people out of service. That supervisors had to make up for no
employees. The trains would get delayed. The phones would ring off the
hook looking for answers why. They worked these guys 16 hours a day.
They would fly managers in from all over to try get work done that out
of service employees should of been doing. Then the managers that flew
in for two weeks. They abolished a lot of the managers jobs. Because
they showed they weren't needed back home. These the ones that did not
volunteer to go out of town work 16 hours a day where not team players
in hh eyes. And no extra pay because they where
Salaried. A lot packed it in they seen, the light they where working
for no extra pay. And threats  of divorce for some. And yes it pays to
play stupid. Do what your told nothing else. Most managers took those
jobs to avoid manual labour. They are knee deep in it now,a lot forgot
where they live and spouses name. The price of being loyal to hh. Which
they also hate.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Good info UP NORTH.  That's right on with the information we are being
told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. 
They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they
all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back
to the old agreement and chose not to.  This EHH is certainly a monster
to the industry and the company it seems.  Guess he knows what he's
doing, time will tell....

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Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting
in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we
traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. 

No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two.
If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we
reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out
working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four
or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. 

Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to
work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the
Yard, and others that worked the Road. 

I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of
years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met
a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned
to our starting point. 

This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard
runners, Notch 8 always......   They would return to Battle Creek with
like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at
overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the
orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in."
   We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the
radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" 
Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. 

So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago
and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening
was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were
normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now
taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. 

I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before
EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming
into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took
longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours.
And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking
longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer.  If I
could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time
between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to
36 hours. But nobody cared!!! 

Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH.
During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty
regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I
worked out on the road. 
I had been earning right around $100,000.00 a year. We were still
getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made
over $150,00.00, each year.  But I had to retire, a couple years early,
my knees gave out. 

A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a
lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't
happening "Before EHH."   Before, the crews were calling and getting
all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make
sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run
run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone.  But after EHH
arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do
anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the
hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along
sometime. 

If you really want to cause problems ......  DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY
TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE
COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.

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

Before hunter Harrison. Disapline the company used the brown system. 60
demerit points against you and you where fired. If you got say 40
demerits. You could burn 10 a year off your 40. If you had no more
incedents. They did away with the brown system now they send you home
and you come in for statement at later date. I was pulled out of
service twice as a carman. Sat at home for six weeks. But they where
bullshit charges. The union got me back to work both times with back
pay and incedents removed from my personal file. I assume you local
reps have been in touch with canadien reps on all this dissapline shit.
They are in the know. You guys and your union reps have some big fights
on your hands. Nice part is when hh loses and has to pay back pay to
people that where pulled out of service. He turns grey. Lack of oxygen.

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Name: SLOWDOWN
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE
SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS
ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION,  NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE
BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU
WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE
SAFTEY  APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING
EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE
WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE
ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME
TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN
4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE
ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN

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

Yes they did the exact same thing in all cp shops. Wait till they ask
you to lift your pant leg to see if your boots are laced to the top.
Now watch the supervisors will turn into real pricks. Intimidating
stares. Etc they are just getting started with you guys..they will set
an example with a few guys to get you all fall in line. It is all part
of there plan.

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Name: Wifey
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Not sure if other shops had this as their standard but Cumberland shop
has always had for all crafts line up before starting their shift where
they get their assignments of what they will be working on. As a group
all crafts would meet in the locker room. They always started with the
Pledge of Allegiance and mandatory pre shift stretches. Their reasoning
was it prevented injuries. They had several posters in the locker ro
showing how to do the stretches and the reason behind them. All
supervisors were required to lead the pledge and lead the stretches.
Then the supervisors would give out shift assignments. As of yesterday
all of the safety posters were removed and they are no longer saying
the Pledge of Allegiance or doing pre shift stretching. They were told
it was wasting 2 minutes that they could be working. Cumberland also no
longer has a 3rd shift. Supervisors also came in last week and removed
every chair and bench from the shop. They said there is no reason ever
to be sitting while on the clock. They also made a new rule last week
that all vehicles in the parking lot must be facing out of parking
spaces and are required to now back in to their parking space. Besides
all of the layoffs in Cumberland people are quitting left and right.

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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and
running Russell loco shop will shut down.

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

https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw
Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth

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Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Making it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month
or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?

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Name: SLOWDOWN
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2017

LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A
MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL
YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO
REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW
THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH.
OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF
TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!

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Name: HUNTER
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Some of you guys are absolute IDIOTS.  Proves my point that a lot of you
need to be fired.  First off you fools, you don't get that my remarks
being a short timer and an interim president relates to my 3 year
contract.  In the RR business that is a short timer, and if I choose to
leave before then, my money's been earned.  I've proved that most of
you morons in JAX weren't needed and I'm working my way down the
ranks.  As for the the T&E nut jobs that think the FRA is in anyway
concerned about a train tied down, or too long for the EOT to work,
just shows you know nothing about railroading.  I'm a true old school
REAL "RAILROADER", I know how to get things done in this business. 
You think the shareholders are going to listen to any thing you
IDIOT's are saying, you are sadly mistaken.  We are in this for the
money.  All these investors are backing me to make us money, not to
worry about a bunch of snotty nose, pandering, whining, candy ass cry
babies.  PS.  Don't think my oxygen tank will run out any time soon,
the shareholders have been very generous, I've got the latest version
designed by NASA.  Besides, my minions are in place for the CSX plan of
tomorrow if anything should happen to me.  GODSPEED FELLOW "TRUE
RAILROADERS". I WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN US TO A TRUE RAILROAD AND GET
RID OF THE CRY BABIES.  Eventually all that's left will be the
veteran's of the USA we pushed to hire and we will prosper
again....GOODNIGHT ALL. "I need a refill Michael".

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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Worrisome times. 

How do we know if Hunter has gone mad or is suffering from some kind of
oxygen deprived affliction?  Will the board of directors just let him
destroy CSX?

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Name: Fired
E-mail: Free oxygen.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

A MUST READ
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

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