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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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2020

So this letter was sent to all 7 Class 1ís CEOís today from the FRA and
STB:


ďAs part of our agenciesí ongoing oversight efforts on the effects of
the COVID-19 national emergency on the rail industry and service
reliability, and following previous correspondence on service
preparedness and safety requirements, we write today to reemphasize the
importance of safe, dependable rail service as the nation works to
restore jobs and promote economic recovery.

ďWe first want to again recognize the essential work of the freight
rail industry, represented by its thousands of hard-working and
dedicated employees, delivering critical products vital to public
health and welfare. In particular, we commend the rail industry for
achieving its precedent-setting safety performance, as reported for the
first five months of this year. We also appreciate efforts to provide
reliable service and enhanced communication to rail shippers and note
that, during formal and informal interactions with stakeholders since
the onset of COVID-19, we have received many positive reports from
across the country.

ďRecently, however, we have been made aware of service issues,
including missed industrial switches and excessively late or annulled
trains due to crew availability issues. As you know, with both
increasing intermodal and carload volumes and a projected robust
harvest fast approaching, railroad employee availability, together with
sufficient equipment resourcing, is essential for safe, fluid rail
service in support of the nationís economic recovery. Given the
challenges related to changing demand patterns and operating
conditions, increased communication and transparency with rail shippers
is especially important to ensure they have the information needed to
plan their businesses and meet their own customersí needs.

ďIt is our expectation that there will be heightened emphasis on
improving employee availability, equipment resources, and robust
communication to quickly resolve service issues as they arise and to
prevent them from becoming widespread. Again, we commend the rail
industry for its efforts during this challenging time for our nation,
and we look forward to continuing to work with you to promote a safe
and reliable rail network.Ē

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Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2020

Ah yes! Taking yet another big smelly dump at work on the companyís
dime. I figured Iíll take them for about 33 dollars and change, for I
have been on the toilet for an hour. Ainít life great!

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Name: CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2020

CSX  

I have the answer to all of your problems. It is real simple!
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ARSSES!  How hard is it to do some real
simple basic business practices, like communicating!!!!

Please for the love of God, look at what the hell your terminal
managers and operation departments are doing! The lack of communication
is just out of the roof.

Please explain to all of us who work out here for you how it is that
you can dead head a crew out to a siding to get a train and when the
crew gets there, there is no engine in sight to use on this train. When
talking to the dispatcher to find out where the hell the engines are,
after being on hold for 5 minutes, the explanation is " No one is sure
why they aren't on the train. You will have to go back to your terminal
and get a set of power!" Please explain how you can be put into a
siding for a holding pattern waiting for a local to clear up that is
working to only find out an hour later they were never out working and
had not even left their terminal yet. Please explain how a crew can be
issued a work order WITHOUT ANY CARS ON IT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND A
PROFILE FOR THE CARS!  Please tell us how a work order can be issued
that states the entire train in an empty unit train to find out later
when you recrew it that is actually a 18,000 ton loaded train with DP
power.  
I could easily list more instances of this continuous problem that you
seem to have a serious problem getting under control, but it would take
several pages to do so. As you should be well aware, my time is as
valuable as gold and I can't afford wasting any more of it educating
you on your inept abilities to run a business with any common sense.
You reap what you sow. You want employees who have pride and care about
their jobs, you need to act like you care as well. Running the business
like a three ring circus and being known as the laughing stock of all
class 1 railroads will never ever get you the respect you so
desperately crave.  GET IT TOGETHER!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2020

Because the brake wheel is often mounted out of easy reach, without the
use of safety tools, an operator must step to the end of the car and
mount the ladder to operate the brake wheel, setting or releasing the
brake by hand (hence the name: hand-brake) of the rail car. Often, this
puts the operator between adjacent railcars. After setting or releasing
the handbrake, the operator must then descend the ladder and dismount
from the car.

The act of climbing the carís ladder also puts the operator at great
risk, as in wet conditions, an operator could fall from the upper rungs
of the ladder to the ground.

CSX took brakesticks away! Profits before Safety!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Name: You dont know shit - like I dO

You will fit right in.

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Name: You dont know shit - like I do
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2020

I really want to work CSX railroad. I love and live for trains, im a
always takin pictures of them.i work cleaning portopotties make good
money weekens off. Little stress but job still stinks. I mean it really
smells. Its smells awful ive never gotten use to it. I want to drive the
train. Reading comments seems like eveybody in the railroad company
wants to quite there job but the locormotive engeneer. I want that job
it must be good people want to die doing it. I may do it till i die i
get the chance. I hope the toilets smell good on the train. How do i
aplie?

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Old head working till Iím dead.......that screen name says it all.   You
should want to retire.  Amazing how many people canít retire and stay
past retirement age due to being broke with the kind of money we make
out here.  Tons of bad luck is one thing, but for most of you, itís
self induced.  Whatís the point of working this stupid lifestyle if you
arenít going to retire?

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2020

Bring back the boot stipend. Mine are getting worn out faster from
getting on and off moving equipment.

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Name: Ready
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

If CSX is going to follow the Canadian plan, when do they start hiring
retirees to run trains?

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Name: Old head workin till im dead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2020

Nobody's gonna force me into retirement get a damn clue. I hope we go
to hourly. You non working fmla bitches will make a higher rate of pay
and you can mark off even more than you already do. Who gives a damn.
And you're still gonna bitch and whine.

https://youtu.be/4mGz6cY4aKs

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Name: Winner either way
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

I feel bad because TrainMasters are  going to miss out on hourly pay .
We gone get paid for every minute we work . They still gone work 50/80
hours a week same pay. Poor dumb bastards.

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Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

CSX Board of Directors.... The people that run your railroad does not
give a shit anymore. 

WE DO NOT CARE.

I hope you cash out and leave it to some who fucking does.

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Name: Truth
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2020

You know it's bad when network operation managers, chiefs, A SHIT Ton
of train masters and some dispatchers and one GSO quit.  I wish I could
quit.  (I feel sorry for TMs because of all the shit they go through)
sorry union guys but you have no fuckin clue what the LORT working 24
hrs a day has to go through.  If you want to apply... Be my guest. 
We'll gladly call you 24hrs a day. 

Its bad when I get multiple trainmasters complaining to ME about how
awful this company is... Let alone my own bosses and their bosses. 

I wish stock holders could see what is going on here.....

C jobs, J jobs, Y Jobs recrewing all these line of road jobs just to
hide recrews that can't get over the road.  I'm sorry Albright, but
what the FUCK?  Tell them this does not work!!!!!! 

We get emails about pushing intermodal, explaining all these delays,
explaining what happened and we can't even keep up because we're
dispatching 3 or 4 fucking terrorties that were dispatched by 4 people
a few years ago. 

ATDA....(any union) where the hell are you at??????

EVERYONE HATES THEIR JOB HERE... EVERY SINGLE DISPATCHER, EVERY SINGLE
CREW CALLER, EVERY CHIEF AND EVERY NETWORK OPERATIONS MANAGER.  I Hear
it every single day!


Uhhh I can keep going but I need some sleep.

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Name: Chip breidenbach
E-mail: Hourly rate.net
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

Just heard 520 a day for 10 hours..medical is freezed.. system wide
seniority..

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

Yep itís the old guys holding everyone up when they should be helping
set the you get guys up for the future. You got 20 percent of the guys
making all the money. I love how the reason for no hourly rate is
always they will cut manpower guess what they already do that. They
will make you do more work after your trip guess what they already make
us do that and they screw us out of a ticket because our pussy union
allows it to happen. Also get this if you are off because of the COVID
they reset any months you have in the attendance policy so if you have
gone 5 months without marking off and you get pulled out by medical
your months reset. Guess what the union says they can do that because
we are big cowards. Also I love it when the guys with more seniority
say you have to earn your spot do your time.  Yeah right you drew a
fucking ping pong ball and got lucky you didnít earn shit. This place
sucks I would rather know I was getting paid by the hour and do
whatever the hell they make me do. Better than being forced to do
anything they tell me too and not getting paid.

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Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2020

You notice how the old seniority fuckers come out of the wood work when
I mention hourly rate. I told you that these old fucker donít want to
lose their cushy day jobs. Their afraid of hard work. Their afraid to
be on an extra board. Take a stand against the old fools and their lazy
thinking ways. Oh and who cares if they cut jobs, Iíll find another one
until they call me back. Even if it takes a year Iíll be back to work
while you old lazy fucks are quitting because you canít hack it out
here. I vote for hourly rate and I Approve of This Message !!!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2020

If we get hourly rate you will need 18 years just to hold an extra
board.

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Name: Moving equipment wornboots
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2020

Get rid of booth of them and bring back the boot stipend!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2020

Jim Foote Salary $14,993,262
Jamie Boychuck salary $3,714,758

Does anyone not see a problem here?     They want to cut pay and jobs
and everything else,     Why donít they take a pay cut or job cut??

This railroad and Union are so crooked itís not even funny!!!


Itís time to make a stand!!!!    NOW!!!!

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Name: Oldie But Goodie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 August 2020

Hourly Rate conductor with 1-10 years seniority. Did you hear that
toilet flush sound? That's the sound of jobs disappearing if hourly
rate happens. Many in your seniority bracket will wind up in the
unemployment line. You and your 2 year man may even get the opportunity
to brag to strangers you are standing in line with about what awesome
railroaders you were. They might be impressed? I'll still be working
and the checks will continue to deposit. This oldie but goodie goes out
to the hourly rate no seniority boo hoo conductor. 

https://youtu.be/DAgQIb77UhU

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