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Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2016

Sounds like Kate needs to go back on her seniority as a dispatcher.  She
is probably an x T&E employee.

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Name:   PISSED ON BY CSX
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

CREW MANAGER!!!

YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER!   What the hell have you been doing since 1830
pm tonight????


I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get
through.  I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I
tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk
and it never did.  I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call.  I
have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it
is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show
how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone
each time I called.  I can prove how many rings were on my phone with
each call.  What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats
going on!!!

I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that
it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to
another desk where no one is sitting at the time.
You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that
crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take
your butt with them.

175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and
listening to the phone ring and no one answer.
Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are
you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT
PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO
PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't
believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on
down there but he is going too!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! 
You should be ashamed of yourself!

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Name: Reckless Endangerment
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

You will refer to her as "Kate the Hate"

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Name: who they are
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2016

Again!!!

Are there no longer any guiding principles at CSX?

I often wonder two things as I see or hear Indy Chief Kate make mind
blowingly stupid calls.  1). What information does she have to hold
over her bosses head in order to keep her job?  A picture of someone
wearing a tutu, screwing a goat? 2). (And I hate to say this one,
because she's a female). Who the heck is Kate sleeping with to get
away with some of the bone head calls?  Calls and decissions that are
not only a direct violation of the FRA rules, but CSX rules and the
Union agreements also?

When Kate was hired as a chief, I thought great, CSX is finally
starting to hire women in positions of leadership on the Great Lakes
Division.   What a HUGE disappointment Kate is.  Kate's a complete
embarrassment to women everywhere.

For those of you who are going to remind me to be nice, that we're the
good guys here.  I ask three things.  Do you think Kate is a good chief?
 Do you enjoy working in any capacity on any job, when Kate is on duty? 
 Do you think Kate is fair and honest, and that you'll get paid when
she ask or tells you to do something additional out side of the scope
of your normal assignment?   I bet you don't. Polite or not, hence the
reason I think Kate is a _______.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2016

Tell all book about working for a railroad?   CSX actually\really
promised a better future?  
- With just 10 yrs. RR service time you'll need a lot of input.
- Lots & lots of people think railroaders do OK:   Good pay &   
benefits, wonderful retirement, etc. If you're T&E, you just climb on
a locomotive & ride.  Corporate / management people consider RR labor
work rules antiquated/outdated.   Exposing the real "way it is" crap
(the double standards, the rhetoric, etc., etc.) would be a neat thing
so good luck.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2016

Redeye51,   
Amen brother , I should share my story but no would believe me , I no
more work for satan thank god .  Good luck to the rest of you .....
Your next

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Name: redeye51
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2016

Hello my true Americans.

Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my
resignation on the table.  I am a veteran who came to CSX with the
promise of a better future.  Well, those corporate greedy bastards are
just sending true America down the drain.  I am looking to write a tell
all book about personal experience here at CSX.  Get your stories
together cause I will be back and share the wealth.  Let us together
get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ
would love a good story.  FTW...let the chit roll.  And stay tuned...

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Name: AGAIN!!!!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service
if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they
were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed.

Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the
characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers
qualifications as management claims they can

FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! 

NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND
the track is other than a main track or
the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not
exceed one mile or
The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not
exceed 20 mph or
Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer

The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are
also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the
trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20.  
If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you
have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics
or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do
is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals.
If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance.
Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a
report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment
and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper
management!

Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to
protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again.
You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of
them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2016

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Union-Pacific-employee-arraigned-on-felony-charges-after-fatal-Gilroy-crash-384183251.html

...Thompson, with the aid of a Navajo interpreter, pleaded not guilty
to the charges...

So where does one find the UP MOW Navajo version training manual? Is
there like a Navajo dispatcher there Jens?

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Name: Management 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

"Rumors are floating around that the next round of CSX cuts will be
approximately 500 yardmasters throughout the system, leaving less than
200.  I wonder if this could be tied to the August buyout rumor in
transportation that is out there?  Anyone heard?"

Yes! Right after we collect campaign contributions for Hillary
Clinton.

Employees have the option to contribute 100% after tax.
Also, 100% after tax buyout amount. 


Have a safe day,


Today's meal is Tomorrow's movement.

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Name: Ben O. Verbich
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

Rumors are floating around that the next round of CSX cuts will be
approximately 500 yardmasters throughout the system, leaving less than
200.  I wonder if this could be tied to the August buyout rumor in
transportation that is out there?  Anyone heard?

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Name: Management
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

UPDATE:

We are extremely proud to announce we are beating Donald Trump in
campaign funding.

With the employee's small contributions and the many foreign
contributions to change US laws to make our friends more confortable in
our great nation. We have to ask our employees to sacrifice a bit more
to get Hillery Clinton over the $46 million mark. 

Prince Muhammad Bigbotay said: 
"It's Donald Trump's loss if he don't want to take money from the
Middle East and special interest groups." 


Have a safe day,


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

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Name: indimidated
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

FRA

You better start hitting these yards a little harder.  There's a lot
going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping
the phones of the chiefs too!  They will do anything to get a train
across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to
their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws.  You
have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im
the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are
you going take control of this situation?

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Name: ??
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

AVON yard crews

Does anyone know for a fact where the switching limits in avon yard
begin and end?  Im hearing they end at CP GALE and west of MY because
that's as far as the remote crews are allowed to travel. Then I was
told it was farther for real crews with conventional engines. Im
hearing that the FRA put a limit on it for moving hazmat cars out on
the main line with out ct 168 info and not having to have a class 1
brake test.  Sure would like to know exactly where the switching limits
ends. Not terminal limits. That has nothing to do with legal switching
limits.  Any help would be great.

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Name: sick of it
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

Upper Management

We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints
that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims.
Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't
deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They
don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying
which is unethical as HELL!   Surely to god you have a GPS program that
is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all
times.  Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's
the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us.  We challenge
you to respond with a reasonable explanation.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2016

Just think, 
with out managers you could sit by the phone for years, waiting on the
call that never comes. One day, and that may be today-- 2 Engineers
will be on board. Two qualified Engineers and a Conductor cub is the
perfect match. C/E--C/E and conductor cub until the Conductor completes
Chu Chu school. Two person crew every time there is not a rested
Conductor available. Just makes sense.

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Name: Management
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

As a reminder the company highly encourages every employee to think
about how participating in a LGTB meeting would benefit them. 

Employees can discuss topics such as, LGTB issues related to work and
employee comradery, business practice, recruiting, LGTB life outside
the railroad and issues relating to message boards like this one for
example.

Have a safe day,


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Hey: Here at Home:
                   Lets make it clear that WE are the good guys part of
the employment equation. Calling Brian Edwards fat, dirty, stupid,
etc.even if it has some accuracy just makes US look like we deserve
everything the carrier can dish out, and we are well deserving of
cattle prods, investigations, etc. Most of us are decent, middle class,
responsible workers that just want a fair trade in money and respect for
our efforts, and often do not get it. Nasty comments just makes us look
bad.

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Name: revolution
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Frustrated

Thanks for staying on point, and focused on what is important for those
of us in the trenches, and actually doing the work at CSX.  

This site is correct, it sucks out here.  I may be a third generation
railroader, but there is no 4th generation coming out here from my side
of the family.  While good paying middle class jobs are hard to come by
today, constantly looking over your shoulder, fearing for your job and
dealing with incompetent management that lacks ethics and morals is no
way to waste 30/years of your life.  You'll die of a health problems
related to stress, long before you'll ever draw your first Retirement
Benifits.  Not to mention miss participating in rasing your family as
they grow up.

Work just called.  Another train to no where, as how tomorrow
(doesn't) moves has called.

Thanks again for being focused on what really matters, and not wasting
everyone's time with stupid post like Pines and Management tend to do.

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