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Asleep At The Wheel

Casey Jones you'd better,
watch your speed...

    "The railroad is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation", many of us have been told, when requesting some extra 'rest' between jobs. Unfortunately, the people that make the railroad move, like all other people, do not operate "24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

    Anyone who's worked around the clock has either seen, or experienced first-hand, the inevitable effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe it was you, maybe it was the jitney driver, maybe it was....

    The real fun is when someone tries to explain to the crew-caller that they are too tired to go to work.



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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2017

HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A
COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE
YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN
THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.

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Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Dont worry.  If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams
track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan
will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for
the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!!

Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO
making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to
keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!

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Name: SP Engineer
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have
major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with
your lawyer written operating rules.
You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their
heads.

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Name: Jermaine
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes

Dear Railroaders,

Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to
Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision
Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent
approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and
policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team
structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for
executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective
immediately.

Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will
lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical
to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will
drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions
are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service
design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers.

In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla,
senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver
improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our
guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service
plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be
leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices.

I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress
toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to
continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient
railroad.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2017

About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in
Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of
monkey's would do that just to prove a point?  Stock is down. Let's
keep it that way.

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Name: NOT FOOLED
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loyd and All Posters

DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT
HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the
company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions.

Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the
time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally
complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are
getting.

Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out
another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and
true backup"!

Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues
for protection/representation would make a comment like that! 
Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power
to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew
fatigue if it is warranted! 

So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and
continue with your discussions. 

One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem
with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are
still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours
earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the
information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you
lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where
and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic
that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one
thing. But a train that shows up  hours earlier that posted on the crew
screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They
know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is
poor management.


LOCO 20-30:

Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else.
Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!

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Name: hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loco 20-30

Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft
by the new Nazi in town.  You said it all when you said only 1% will be
afraid to nap.  The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on
 by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out
your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I
didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone
has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and
10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife
 and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime
you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local
boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster
calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your
sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal
there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being
fired because they were seen taking a nap!  Go back to your supervisor
desk now and quit wasting our time!

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Name: watch dog
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

ALL CSX CREWS


SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE
ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C
OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE
SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE
G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR
EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP.  CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP
MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE
BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED
AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE
HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO
GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS
WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO
QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW,
THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS
WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES
INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND
INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.

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Name: yeah
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Fuck the idpap an eh  everything already is a major offence.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is
going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.

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Name: Ozz fest
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that
wood b suspicious

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2017

E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!

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Name: D Man 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2017

There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft.
Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships.
Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into
management & are sweating pretty hard now too.  Lots of complaints
about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the
hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to
be outta there soon.

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Name: Jw
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E.  Some are
all three.   I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those
baby sitting us.   It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their
job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their
families and the overall benefits.      HH is on borrowed time.  This
to will pass.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2017

Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are
pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another
decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to
drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes
had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.

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Name: Jinkem
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 June 2017

If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if
you even can but how much?

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Name: Wtf
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2017

I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks
..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the
FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are
intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by
the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they
told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again

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Name: dirk diggler
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2017

Radnor yard is still the hub.  If it is sold off, it will be the
downfall of CSX.

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