Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 May 2012
Yeah me too but it didn't take long to learn that the RR is "hurry
Just after I started I got called for 101 job at Gentilly. The transfer
jobs were the best. We got on one to deliver to the UP at Marconi at
0715. I think Franco was the foreman. We got off the engine at 1915, We
didn't turn a wheel. When I asked him about it, he smiled and simply
said, "it all pays the same, be careful what you ask for, they might
give it to you".
At Gentilly the YM doled out one list at a time and you didn't get
early quits so the men had "character". I also learned that it took
2 hours to couple a track and how to hide in plain sight.
In Mobile and Pensacola, you got your work at the start of your tour
and went home when you finished your work, whether it take 4 or 12
hours. There were more time than I care to remember that I would get
called for the second half of a job on my off day only to show up to a
empty shack and a post-it on the computer saying hit enter.
The RR may or may not be a lot of things, but they are certainly penny
wise and pound foolish!