NO!!! You CAN'T have a day off!     The railroad practically invented the term 'on-call'. Many CSX employees do not have schedules, but are forced into working a 'list'. Most lists are on call 6 days a week, 24 hours a day, and often the employee cannot even choose their day off. It is common to be called to work during an assigned day off.     Unscheduled days off are usually not granted for family or religious obligations. There are many CSX employees who have been unable to attend their childrens' birthday parties, their wedding anniversaries, and even funerals because they were not allowed time off.     We've even heard of people who had to call out sick, to attend their own wedding! We're sure that some of these stories that can top even that one...

 Webmaster's note: Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business. You do the math.

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2017 Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is entitled? 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 September 2017 PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2017 Since when is going into suppression an emergency application??? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 September 2017 Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine? Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc... There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 September 2017 I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr. 

 Name: RRJim E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 September 2017 During an after the implementation of the mergers during the '80s & '90s cuts were everywhere. Locomotive roundhouses at terminals were eliminated. Terminals were closed. Car repair shops were closed. Yard switching was transferred to other yards. Dovetailing of seniority between once different railroads. Interdivision runs were established many with one subdivisions pools moved to other terminals and to follow the work by moving was at the employees expense. The list goes on. All this mess has happened before. It's a difficult time. 

 Name: Norespectharrision E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 24 September 2017 As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of us. 

 Name: Nice E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2017 NO JOKE!!!! Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed. I'm not sure where this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2017 Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2017 36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop! 

 Name: 1x E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2017 cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess. 

 Name: 1x E-mail: oxygendeprived.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm66ns7nWAhVl0oMKHSZFDU8QqUMIKDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-exclusive%2Fexclusive-persistent-rail-service-disruptions-dog-csx-customers-idUSKCN1BW2TO&usg=AFQjCNHOkl_JpM_EbeB8vj-JRDFRK39WRg Yeah, Eugene and Mr.Ed are full of shit. I can't believe a bullshit statement can send stock up too. It's all smoke and mirrors guys. 

 Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 September 2017 Operating ratio is simple to get down when you only have 15 trains to run. Get rid of all those pesky customers that slow our 15 trains down. Close sidings and straightline switches. No reason to slow down then!! Keep it up skeletor. By your 80th birthday, you should have effectively raised the price of most commodities in our country while you are in your casket with your money bags. Fuck you and your horses you probably never rode! 

 Name: Crapola E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2017 The last furlough I heard about was before the stb got involved. That's what made me think that. I know in other situations, the stb made them call people back, and imposed fines for manpower shortages. Even under the old regime, this situation calls for cuts. I think this guy is waiting for the meeting, or possibly/probably the fourth quarter to make his numbers look good 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 September 2017 Crapola, Enjoy while you can at least - it won't last. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 September 2017 Louisville just lost many yard jobs. 

 Name: Crapola E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 September 2017 Did the surface transportation board put a stop to furloughs until the meeting or something? With the lost business and the normal fall/ winter slowdown starting, there isn't much work. Our extra board has had 21 turns for a month now, and it's not turning. It takes a week to go to work for 1 trip. I'm not wishing for it, it just seems strange to keep that many turns on it and keep paying guarantee when it's not even being used. Anyone know anything about that? 

 Name: Ric flair E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 20 September 2017 Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood", whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys 

 Name: More drama E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2017 Any more drama? Getting wipped huh! 

 Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2017 Wax Thank You! You beat me to it. We all wonder why corporate thinks we are all dumbasses. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 September 2017 I notice awhile back there was a system notice about how the selection for engine school would be. They said training would be in Atlanta. I thought they shut down the redi center down? So why the fuck would I have to travel 500 plus mile to go to engine school if the redi center's shut down. Rumor I heard the last day a class was finished (I'm not sure what the traing was for) they were taking stuff off the walls and boxing it up and shipping it out.why not train people closers to there home terminals or even regionally. No fucking reason to go to Atlanta if there is no redi center. 

 Name: WELOVEUHUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 September 2017 HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING LEADER HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ? IM SURE HIS 2 NEIGHBORS ARE PITCHING IN AND HELPING. MADONNA IS PROBALY MANNING A CHAINSWAW AND STEVE HARVEY IS DOING SURVEYS WITH HIS OTHE NEIGHBORS (HE LIMITS HIS SURVEYS TO 100)WE SHOULD ALL PITCH IN AND GET HIM A WALMART GIFT CARD SO HE CAN BUY THE ESSENTIALS TO GET BY ,ALSO A HALLMARK CARD WE SHOULD ALL SIGN GIVING HIM OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. 

 Name: jeff E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2017 just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH is just getting started. lots to look forward to. 

 Name: Hurrican Irma E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2017 Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and blow your bitch asses down 

 Name: billdee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 September 2017 CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half dozen terminals on its western corridor. reopen Avon to relieve congestion Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive. This crazy bitch talks out of both sides of his mouth 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2017 You know that piece of shit hunter harrison will be on the CSX jet flying first class with his oxygen bottle in hand with his gold digger wife evacuating cause of the hurricane, hopefully it wipes out the dispatching center proving the point all the dispatchers shouldn't be under one roof. After calling crew management and telling them you need to mark off weather to evacuate for the hurricane they will tell you " you will be marked off 12 hours and need to keep calling back to remark off weather" or "really weather again, I need you to take a train north out of miami" 

 Name: 7 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Check out glassdoor reviews on CSX. The men are trashing Eugene. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it. Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out. 

 Name: Attention media!!! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 It's all lies! Not one thing on the news about improvement is true. Nothing is fixed, and the only reason complaints are down is because we now have less customers thanks to corporate raider Hunter Harrison. If you're in it for the quick buck, this is for you. If you care about anyone or anything and have a soul, you'll demand they replace this con artist. He's destroying lives,he's destroying our company, he's burning bridges with our customers, he doesn't care about people getting killed or hurt as long as he gets his way. Nothing has improved. 

 Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills. There are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub. And we had another trainmaster to quit. I don't even think we have an official now but never needed one anyway. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time, it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2 months! 

 Name: What a story! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Wow. So they've fixed the problems and the dwell time is down, customers are all better???? What kind of bullshit is this? Every train I get on is more than 12 hours no matter what were doing. You can't get in Willard. New castle takes 5 hours to set off and pick up. North Baltimore trains aren't making it in without a recrew. Our trains that work get recrewed every day, some of them get recrewed 3 or 4 times!! Every siding, I mean every one is full of loaded auto racks that can't get unloaded in lordstown because they cut too many jobs. There are over a hundred loaded auto racks just parked. No plan for them. They won't call extra jobs to get them processed, and the utility jobs are gone. Nobody is in charge of it because Willard has too much on their plate. It's fucked up bad. A chemical place sent an email that if they didn't receive their cars in 8 hours, that they would have to shut down, and the city of Akron was in a position to declare a state of emergency because it didn't have the chemicals needed for the city's water supply. How the fuck do they think anything is fixed???? What a bunch of lies. And Bloomberg, employee morale is as low as it's ever been. Where do you get your info from? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course 

 Name: Eugene E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 Just more grossly exaggerated statements. Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as payroll survives so I get paid!.... 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 September 2017 Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements? "Pay Rate" now says "Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done went out and vote already finalized? I SMELL A RAT!! 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 September 2017 okie dokie That's spot on. What blows my mind we can't strike because of disruption to commerce. H's bull continues. The hypocrisy knows no end. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2017 Watchdog (Or, should I say HQ) nice try guys. Grammer is too good in that post for a railroader (try a few misspelled words next time). Did you get someone from HR to write that shit!, I bet you did! Oh, the warnings in that post, make me want to shit my pants and damn near work for free! I'm watching the boards everyday, for that kind of bullshit! I can spot it immediately! BTW, on a side note, CSX HR is filled with a bunch of whores. Many, many whores. You can save yourself a ton of money by firing them! I can name names, but you already know the ones! 

 Name: ? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Brakeman According to the latest smart union newspaper everything is on hold. Did you read it or throw it in the garbage. Company is going hard ball. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 September 2017 Any news on the contract or back pay? Is the back pay a dead deal? 

 Name: 23rd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2017 Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas and gals 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit! KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 September 2017 Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working man jobs. Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for employees either so now look out. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2017 Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax. Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2017 For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try harder next time! "Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus man go back to working at Wal-Mart. Tell u what, u mark off sick and see how many co-workers follow suit." 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND 1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 02 September 2017 HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS. HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE" THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 September 2017 Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire). 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2017 The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take advantage also - if\when possible. Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, if any, conscience or pride. 

 Name: biddeal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 I haven't been out here for very long time but I've seen 3 CEOs, 4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother even remembering their names. AND Countless Pricks using the union to become officials. All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here. All is Well in The T&E ranks. keep your mouth shut do as your told offer no suggestions make all the ot you can. This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone for one reason or another before you know it. AND WE WILL STILL BE HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK PAY. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus man go back to working at Wal-Mart. Tell u what, u mark off sick and see how many co-workers follow suit. 

 Name: Sick Out E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 August 2017 OH I GET A LUNCH.... FROM WHEN I ACTUALLY WARM OR COOK A FROZEN MEAL AND LET IT COOL A BIT..SIT DOWN.. THEN I EAT WIPE MY MOUTH OFF WITH A NAPKIN THROW OUT MY TRASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER MYSELF, I'M GETTING CALLED OUT BACK TO WORK.... TOTAL TIME ABOUT 10 TO 12 MINUTES THAT'S MY LUNCH.THEY INCLUDE TYING THE LOCOMOTIVE DOWN TESTING THE HANDBRAKE BRAKE AND TRANSIT TIME WALKING TO AND FROM CREW ROOM INCLUDED IN THE 20 MINUTES. THE TRAINMASTER WAS TOLD THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT AND HE COULD CARELESS HE WAS FUCKING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES.... WELL WHEN I AND OTHER CREWS START LAYING DOWN ON THESES HEARTLESS MANAGERS, MAYBE THEY WILL BE FIRED FOR LOW CAR COUNTS AND I WOULD CARELESS IF THEY CAN FEED THERE FAMILIES 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at on duty time. There is no way we can be required to get into company paid transportation before we are on the clock. This is one of many perks we provide the carrier for free. They want to start rushing us around then give nothing back. Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the correct answer. 

 Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY " E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME... 20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12 LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A 12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12 MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY" 

 Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on. 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT. 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract. 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id= 160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY! 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 We need people to GO TO THE MEDIA. It can be anonymous, but we need people to speak out about the conditions at CSX. If it is continually a story, the public will know and EHH along with the board will no longer be able to sweep it under the rug. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 29 August 2017 Sickout Sept 2-3. Do it, don't wimp out. We must be united in order to get this to work. Safety must always be a priority and EHH is going to cost people their lives for the stakeholders' benefit. This must END. The concern trolling is helping no one, saying that nothing will work. That negative attitude does not spark progress. Managers and office workers are not in physical shape for the RR at CSX. That's not going to be an equivalent substitute. Maybe 10% are capable. This isn't Canada. We must try every possible angle to get rid of EHH if we are going to come out of this on the other side. He is going to get people killed because safety is no longer a priority to him. 

 Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a while. I have some questions for you? 1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the railroads to make a profit. What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do you still bully everyone around? Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr. Harrison! 2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is doomed to fail or at best, have marginal success. Most of us are stock holders as well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get along? 3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question a bad idea? I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan, that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training is over $30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like$100.000.00. It's literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as fast as you can. Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 August 2017 Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx retards in the same group. 

 Name: snafu/fubar the 30th E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 August 2017 you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate points and make them spend $27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 August 2017 It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona say this is enough... bad enough we don't have a national contract going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across the system would shut the system down.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2017 Meeting the US Surface Transportation Board -- Sept. 12, 2017. Complaints from big business shippers may be heard & maybe there'll be action taken but it's doubtful at best if labor union input will be listened to seriously, if considered at all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2017 Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 August 2017 CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX. The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's office in Washington, D.C. It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster. At the very least it would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public record. I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little bit counts.   Name: Railroad Savior E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2017 In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2017 You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food restaurant.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2017 https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing people on the spot.   Name: SAW IT/READ IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Brilliant YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG! I guess you never got to read the training manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a communication network with other divisions to let them know when their targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology and the stalking training was ordered to cease. Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!" If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate this old form. PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well as your union agreements. Any time you are assessed any discipline for failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST THE LAW. READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th, 2017 PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! What does this mean? What is APPROPRIATE non critical? Who gets to decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union representative and getting answers to NOW! Have they provided you with a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you lost one while working does not warrant a failure. Not having your lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the situation. In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation needs to address. Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor things are considered violations that should have called for coaching. DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a failure? Were the managers to blame? Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on. GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!   Name: birdwatcher E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 August 2017 @ South end Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. Thank you in advance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 24 August 2017 This ought to be interesting. More parties irritated at EHH's antics. https://seekingalpha.com/news/3291305-coal-companies-call-formal-u-s-proceeding-csx Whistleblower Lawsuit Reinstated! http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170822/NEWS08/912315345/Safety-whistleblower%E2%80%99s-lawsuit-against-railroad-reinstated PS: I heard the oxygen tank wearing dipstick ended up in ER with cardiovascular distress recently. Good times. It would be a shame to cause him more stress.   Name: Southend E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world starting up. If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for same rule in three years. This way any t&e can be fired at any time for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region: TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY: MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS. AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.   Name: HPU Alumni E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 hunter Harrison is my best friend. I like to smoke crack with him.   Name: Eugene E-mail: oxygenPlz..com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going around. They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on me. I only accept praises when CSX is doing well. When the company is doing great that's because of me and only me. The company is really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play nice. They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level managers are making fun of my oxygen tank. That's not being nice. I only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels. I came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed that will show everyone that PRR model can't fail. PRR is more than making three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent. PRR is much much more than this. P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 August 2017 If you would stay off the damn web, you might be able to help fix this shit   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 another grossly exaggerated statement https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F   Name: H E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/ Another grossly exaggerated statement!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2017 Very few managers and I mean very few. Could do a carmen's job. Most managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience. Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 RR jobs cut/slashed? Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare insurance, RR Retirement, etc. Of course RR big shots want to reduce those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year or better for not a whole lot of time involved. It sucks. 'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.   Name: Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em E.H.H.   Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc. we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them. we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down, money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed. the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but the sorry management above you.   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ Another grossly exaggerated statement   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to worry about.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 August 2017 without starting a big war with you, the teamsters should object. i worked at ups for 5 years they used to have two seniority rosters. one full time and one part time. in order to get full time you had to wait and pay your dues. surely there are ups employees who would like to drive trucks. not bad mouthing you but those jobs should go to the teamsters at ups not outside contractors. that is what is going on all over this country and it hurts union members.   Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 August 2017 Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run CA anyway. UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division is how they did it. However all I have been pulling for the last month running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate and our HOS will freaking allow it. UPS is paying for all tolls we get meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads over the fuel tax they are paying for it. Why they terminated all UPS contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are short. So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the money for a while. Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the railroad on the East Coast. Now to grab my next load East and haul butt back to Beantown. We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home. However that almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors supported it. The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. We'll see - time will tell. If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt. Good luck to all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham. Evelyn can blame anyone or everyone. The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men. The last few days I worked. I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all making fun of this madman's insanity. Where I'm from we now stage autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up. One train sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later another train blocks the main and siding to pick up. There are over a 100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're original picked up. That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.   Name: But E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull this insanity!   Name: I GET IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 August 2017 BRAIN DEAD T&E When are you going to wake up and GET IT! If I see one more post about HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke! Wake the hell up and use your heads. This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY! This guy has more money than he knows what to do with. This is about power. This is about EGO! This is about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come first doesn't matter. He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad and made it great! Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone they were wrong and he was right. THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST! What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they were and went to his grave doing it. You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety standards set by the USDOT. Take pictures. Tape record if necessary. Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive. That my friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack as well.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 August 2017 Haha told y'all , cry babies   Name: Honest Abe E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 August 2017 I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email. Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest and fair. CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. How many more good people can we lose?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 August 2017 to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug 17 get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and get pulled out of service for a violation of rules. quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards oxygen when he comes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2017 http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this country??   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone, then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours, had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Nice u-tube video in Minnesota. well written and filmed, good language. funded? by SMART / UTU and produced by University of Minnesota.An example for us all. They should stress, IMHO, how different this was from just a few years ago, when the then profitable RR operated in a more cautious manner compared to the even more profitable present when many corners were suddenly cut.   Name: hunterhater E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a railroad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic spread the word about this turd.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 August 2017 Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com   Name: Greedyoldman72 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood and sweat   Name: Backpusher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week, sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.   Name: Better off E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many, many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States, counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing. They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview, explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after. Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose. Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!   Name: homer j simpson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now) what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone, leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad without the bs. i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too. i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this life and add years to your life. your families would like having you home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.   Name: RADIO E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 To furloughed Employees Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the Avon rail yard. They have a website you can go to that list jobs available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to the CSX employees who lost their jobs. It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them any explanations as to why they haven't. It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work. Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 CSX is slowing down to a crawl. The Nashville service lane is all jacked up. Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards and from no where we send them out. No true destination just running them up and down the rail. This is fact I see it first hand and participate in conference calls. This is madness.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 Pretty good anonymous - The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA, which is a branch of the US DOT. Prior to 1966, the ICC was the regulating government agency.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q Eugene is full of shit   Name: anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google earth photo of the mansion.   Name: Dirk Diggler E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 All, Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready, the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!   Name: Brown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Somebody You're spot on brother.   Name: Yak E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 UP https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 August 2017 2017 Analyst and Investor Conference There will be a lot of dick sucking going on   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing extra jobs effective yesterday.   Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on, but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because I'm important. And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus. They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you your wages, let alone a bonus.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 August 2017 The more crazy shit I read about csx since H. I see my potential bonus going down the drain fast. I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S getting overpaid for no results. Run a money making company in the ground and those bitches still get paid. 'We can't be having dead weight everyone must pull their own.' said H What a Joke! This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground. I've always said Donald Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H isn't the business man Donald is. All you yes men are as guilty has H is.   Name: Stillholding E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Crews Tried to call CHESSIE help desk today. Was on hold for 30 minutes. Hung up tried again. On hold 20 minutes before anyone answered. Guy said it's been a rough day and crazy there. Sounded like serious issues going on. Not good to wait that long. Internal problems going on. No doubt something is happening. Got to be something HH or HR is doing. Wonder if the union reps know of any program changes that will effect us!   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 15 August 2017 H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.   Name: E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision RRing methods from one of his horses. I was told the horses name is Mr. Ed So this all makes sense now.   Name: By the balls E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.   Name: E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Its called precision Railroading dumbass! Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH Fire those fuckers! EH Cut those lazy fuckers! EH Idle those fuckers! EH Rent foreign Locos! EH I don't need oxygen all the time! EH It's pushback by the troops! EH WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2017 So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up to this.   Name: Railroad buddy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 August 2017 Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 August 2017 .308 .... 1000-1200M send 1 down range...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 En Xb is set at 4950 across the system. 48.50hr i 401k match Increase in pl days Shares System wide seniority Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done) Abolish hotel stays Naps allowed Abolish CAPS Dismantle payroll Time clock Paid holidays Abolish yd jobs No weekend Union buisness without an investigation Company provided cell phone Recerts done by home computer IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to   Name: Jason A. E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area. This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston, Andrews, Florence and Cayce. HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Me: Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.   Name: Jack E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.   Name: Bluegills E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Lol The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can remember. About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we will work on something else but this is most important. " you guys remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they had it resolved come to find out it only was for those currently employed hence the entire cycle starts over again. But this time will be different Fuck the bump Fuck the pay difference How about some real issues   Name: E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time. We want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 August 2017 CSX is being run for only one person E H H. Mantle Ridge owns what, 5 pc? I'd love to see all employed stan down for one day, he can't fire everyone....now I know why there was a 1917 Revolution in Russia...workers should take over the company! In reality tho, UNP will probably bid for CSX soon, and RJ Corman will buy up the lines discarded...what a joke..this is when capitalism sucks!   Name: Happy E-mail: Avon Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 August 2017 About Joe Berry. He was an asshole. Hopefully so more assholes get let go in Indy here soon as well.   Name: joe tupa E-mail: in your poopa Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 August 2017 where is joe tupa working or is he fired   Name: E-mail: oxygenPlease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 August 2017 dispatcher I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center. The carrier got what they deserved. Best of Luck to you and the rest of the dispatchers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!   Name: A dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to Jax after the move. Just posted 16 jobs on the website. So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real thing. Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless Union on the damn planet. And the only people they care about are the pre-08 dispatchers. So don't plan on them actually looking out for you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08 people something.   Name: Danville Dan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2017 For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews are some of three laziest around. EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down and he said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline Ave connection at MP DC 1). The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to these yards vs. BARR. Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty, where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up. Kinda easy to see crew on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew marks off at 1700, like click work....every day. They think no one sees, but they do. If it's going on where you work it's only a matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters will flow...   Name: Bye bye csx E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 August 2017 Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on. Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything. He is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.   Name: W E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 August 2017 Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him the worst?   Name: President Donald J. Trump E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2017 My Fellow Americans: Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry has increased by at least 20%! You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight labor pool for skilled 'American' workers. Please like me on Twitter!   Name: Ou812 E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2017 The man is just trying to cut corners on safety and make things happen way too fast with no regards to our well-being. Therefore take your time, fill out all your books and paperwork, walk nice and easy, and don't let anybody rush you. If you don't have the equipment or tools or the help don't do the job. This whole game plan of his will bite him and all the board members and shareholders in the ass very soon   Name: Fuckme E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage. Argue with me now, believe me latter!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's bullshit   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc., is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this website.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Not bad. How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's earned vacation credit?   Name: E-mail: oxygen4sale.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 overtime after 9 overtime after a set amount of hours in a week weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium double time on holidays and birthday modest on call pay for fp 09 after 12hrs dh home after 24hrs if requested miss call handled as a sick layoff anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become managers anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract not take a position with carrier 10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap 10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees discounted esop no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2017 If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2017 Are you kidding me a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym , !!!!!!!!!!   Name: Copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 August 2017 No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2017 Copynpaste I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your valuable time doing it. People, WAKE UP! You are not getting it! This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine pills like they are M&M's. He can not breath on his own like a healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man, he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and distruction he leaves behind. He has a certain message he want on his tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!" He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the damage it does to your heart and organs. He will not go down without a fight and his last breath. If he has a stroke he will be declared unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he will make it. Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is just a jerk or a...hole. He is worse. He is a man making his last stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.   Name: copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 August 2017 Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html Mr Harrison, You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner. I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising. We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours), and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off. The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else that reads this a little insight as to why their are service disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes you have put out. “Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional, lasting value for shareholders,” This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low. Our stock, well, ya know how thats going. The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives, more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume. Precision railroading challenges this view,” You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand. Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them. What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off, but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of " Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your "pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always have, and always will. Sincerly, Well I best not say.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2017 I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF. As of last night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have been on that for a week. Our customers in the south have been screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw materials that CSX hauled for them. JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can to NS. 90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack. Spot rates aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of those areas. My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to serve with chlorine for water purification. I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out soon. The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar or tank car load. We just don't have the carrying capacity we need help and I am not sorry to say that. My drivers are going to be worn out in a month running flat out. Yes even the OTR industry has a breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast would be very close to what would bring us to it.   Name: A Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2017 The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as smooth as everything ole HH is changing. I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't moving down than they expected. Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they would be interested in coming back to dispatching. Apparently each of them in their own creative way told them NO. Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk to the union about it. So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon. You'll have a bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks they've never worked before. And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of brand new dispatchers hired and trained... And we all know how much fun that is   Name: Hunters lungs E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Fis and Cunter I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man on hourly wage.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2017 So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big $ short term. Stay tuned everyone..... 

 Name: chad wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 dear hunter harrison. I will work for you and promise to screw over any employees you want me to. just know i have a fake degree from madison university so i ain't two smart. 

 Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 August 2017 I've been a Blet member since 1999. My hat's off to SMART for their statement to EH. Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence. I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2017 He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming . 

 Name: Shove this contract E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to. If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3% increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2 schedule take it or leave it I guess.$50 per share x 25 shares wow a $1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye railroad cause it ain't gonna work! P.S. 3% of$27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that raise for my boots and hi-vis crap. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........ 

 Name: Blue E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 485 lol $65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews today.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!! http://www.myutubo.com/News.html Mr. E. Hunter Harrison President and Chief Executive Officer CSX Transportation, Inc. 500 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Dear Mr. Harrison, The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media, pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions. The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no communication from any department about the significant changes being implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12, 2017. Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines. Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and resources. As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts. This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision scheduled railroading’. In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said letter.$48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. $485.00 per hr. may be considered.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to.   Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Update E has just scrapped that plan. Avon is going to remain open and run at full capacity as a flat switch yard. Hawthorne after all the money dumped into is going to turn into Caskey. As of 1330 but with this crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 “Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service. The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’ The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.” another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309 What a Jack Wagon   Name: Pushback E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 FYI for anyone concerned: For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory, https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport (This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX! U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB) Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20423-0001 General info: 202-245-0245 Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance: 1-202-245-0238 (They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX) Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana. (Safe to call) CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call) TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call) CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call) ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck guys!!!   Name: Trump E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 August 2017 The numbers don't lie. http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx E.H.H. You're Fired!   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 I believe Brewer is his favorite yard. It's one of a few yards even he can manage. Of course a chimp could run a handful of tracks.   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Brewer Yard? I figured that dump would be bulldozed down. That place needs a YM and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.   Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job reductions and property sell offs happen. To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000 people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he actual does and despise him   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field. You no good sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof. It worked in Canada on a linear RR. It can work a little further south. Al myy yess men agre wit mee. I ned oxygin now! I only use it for a slight cough. It helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt better. I can't be stopped. I'm setting up an onsite hospital in HQ. Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops. I'll crush the Rebellion.   Name: Troop E-mail: Ah ishh push it Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working, wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality of service.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Thank you SMART John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's cars are separated onto different tracks. "No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter Harrison," Risch said by email.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 August 2017 He got promoted   Name: HH E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 August 2017 In regards to blaming crews for my failures. "If those pesky crews would stop closing yards and hump terminals and bottlenecki ng everything, customers would get their cars. We wouldnt be losing customers to NS and trucking companies. The pesky crews demand 2 mile+ trains with set off and picks up along route. They refuse to have enough power to run trains and demanded I put engines in storage. They've ran off all the management with their fear tactics. They want to keep everything secret until it happens without notifying anybody about whats going on. Theyre not wanting to pay more in health insurance and give up rights to help the greater good of this company and help pay my salary and bonus." So yes, I do blame the crews because if I had to run this railroad my way......   Name: poe E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 how the hell does one push back? how can I do my part in resisting this insanity? how about some specifics old man.   Name: Union E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of the Troops" The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should the customer accept a lame response.   Name: Hunterisascumbag E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING GOES RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT, EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" THE EMPLOYEES FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN. I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS SCUMBAG HARRISON.   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster out of service.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA   Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 August 2017 csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations. We all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.   Name: Mercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Great attribute of a leader. Is one who accepts responsibility. Good or bad. If that old fuck won Railroader of the year. He wouldn't give thanks to the men for their long hours and sweat. But he'll pass the negative on down the line. A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their actions.   Name: catfish E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 01 August 2017 Surprise Surprise!!! Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures. CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have “pushed back” against those changes   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2017 Time to blame crews and deal with them... To our valued customer, Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you require to meet your business needs. I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness to also remain engaged. We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your transportation provider. Sincerely, Hunter   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Toilet wine Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with, the company was just more forgiving!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!   Name: Lester Holt E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581 more news channels digging for dirt   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get mad at us!   Name: Bedreddin E-mail: Oxy4sale.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 Yes it is. I bet the text didn't amount to shit.   Name: Hospice E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can cause all this disruption? We all know this is deliberate. I believe he should be thrown in prison with all his cronies.   Name: Terminal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Tyrone, That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done before Hunter got home...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 ....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right. "It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the customers. It's all their fault precision RRing not working.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 July 2017 Unless it somehow, someway, affects someone directly, why in heck would one employee care whether another works or doesn't? It's each individual's business, life, job, paycheck, etc., etc.   Name: Concerned citizens E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2017 "I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas – deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary stuff   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150 cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 WTF Thanks for pointing that out. I for one had no idea most might not of. That shows what were dealing with.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know which to believe. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA   Name: Bereavement E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 I wonder how many Brothers, Sisters, Moms and Dads Toney Furgeson out of Avon Terminal has. This guy marks off bereavement every other week. Not only that, he hops job to job for off days. He's probably worked a few days within the last 2 weeks. I understand people need a day off since we get worked into the ground day in and day out, but come on, you hired out knowing what the job entailed.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This is proof everything T&E states is factual. If and when Evellen is let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're as guilty as he is. http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273   Name: I'm not ignorant E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should, then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to get everyone on the same page. Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2017 The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 watch the economy tank ? also the safety of the usa? in closing the mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main lines very easy like in the past? the president should step in here this is worse than we can imagine? also if you want or care to make a statement? work very safe and walk easy? no no short cuts walk lite do your jobs work safe !! make sure your insured for riding with any bosses in their vehicles that are privately owned !!!!!!!!!!! grab a good lawyer boys n girls !!!!!!!   Name: Cornered now E-mail: Strike the enemy Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up, and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!   Name: bluegill E-mail: oxygenplease.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 He will be on a warpath now. Hes already said the troops were pushing back. I bet he will try to blame us for this. https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf   Name: Surface transportation board E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2017 HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface transportation board wants to have a meeting with all the top executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!   Name: Ui E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 Shit going to hit the fan. Edwina will bring hell on TE now. He was blame on to us. https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock down$2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like vultures. Sell, sell, sell   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t planning on renewing his contract.” CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price, crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for the railroaders families in this time of need. http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 wax They must have or they'd still be out. You don't come back from that charge.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good guys out of service. He wanted them to do an unsafe move. They questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them with insubordination. Well they're back in service today. CSX should fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 July 2017 This has to be a classic. Only 8k per month. Wonder how hw would like ZERO? Name: Big pappa E-mail: Rr Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 Per pay half let's say you bring home$4000 that's $8000 bring home per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that go home tired and beat down every day.   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 July 2017 POO POO I am still working and I was planning to pay the money back . all it was a short term loan the just found that time becouse of the buffalo long poolers kept me from making the big bucks . well no long pools now . !!!!!   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Rr Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 Per pay half let's say you bring home$4000 that's $8000 bring home per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that go home tired and beat down every day.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&cf=1   Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Hey Smoked Out Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime, but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and start voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?   Name: SHIT ON HUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop, call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over multiple state lines   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest railroad. Also, I was referring to the con quote as being classic. By the way everyone post in every section you idiot.   Name: Horseshit! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Watchdog! If the unions would get their heads out of between Eugenes crotch, This crap wouldn't been happening. The FRA also sucks too. Ethics...Right!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 July 2017 Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada   Name: todd Novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2017 POO POO buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland and lay in the hotel and get all the shit trains back . then work off your rest . no more big bucks for you . or you can move to hoboken == new jersey   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the rest of us . start moving to other yards--- assholes --   Name: T CONRAD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 July 2017 Helper operations banned everywhere? Doubling or tripling Sandpatch and other mainlines? Let the CEO take a 10,000 ton train down or up the hill without adequate power and see how it goes. This is his proficiency skills to slow the railroad down to a massive crawl? Insanity   Name: Upnorth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Same shit in Canada.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management salaries, etc. But, but the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries But, but, the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... But, but, the economy is still slowing! Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more management bonuses..... final management salary payouts.... Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees. Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of saving.   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 July 2017 When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell, sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get caught holding the bag   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE! It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported to their Union representative and their union officials should handle the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can including violating FRA LAWS. 240.231- (b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew member. (b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired , the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER, qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER. (C)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 (1) the track is other than main track: OR (2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does not exceed ONE MILE: OR (3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR (4)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. CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED. Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately report this to the FRA and to your union representative. This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly. Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning. Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump any new plan that is being set in place. You must report all violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with. Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to start looking out for each other.   Name: Lowonoxygen E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2017 As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again today   Name: josh E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback? a freight comeback? or will it be sold or has it already been sold to that orange company?!   Name: Coconut E-mail: 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.   Name: Precision E-mail: 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.   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.   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: 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   Name: E-mail: 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.   Name: Charlie berry E-mail: 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   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?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Mr, Slowdown: I'm sure you are kidding around or expressing frustration about the current state of CSX. BUT, it is important for all employees to exercise caution. Running giant trains, neither brakesticks nor 3 step safety procedures allowed after many years required, strange and unfamiliar operating practices over new locations, ALL of which demand extra caution and extra time to operate. I'm sure EHH has no desire to increase injuries or accidents while we are learning new procedures and radical changes. We can carefully move forward while new practices and new managers can gradually learn new methods, new employees, and new and unique procedures. All of us have had safety procedures pounded into our heads from day one, many of us have been disciplined, and a few have even been injured or killed. It's hard to change good habits!   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: 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!!!!   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   Name: fred E-mail: oxygen4sale.org Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 July 2017 Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed. It only takes about 5 minutes. Let the public know the truth about this company and our CEO.   Name: lo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal. Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted about 3years. 1st time Id pools were working! I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would have caused a sane man to step down. Power hungry Eugene would not no matter the cost to CP. Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm over to him. A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are now unemployed or on their way out.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Cool Mo D Same shit happened in Canada.   Name: Dirty Mike E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around? When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes, let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and the public   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow, finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8 or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering quitting, like soon.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week. Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come   Name: Lloyd E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Slow down by the troops you say? You crusty old fuck. No one likes working for this company anymore. We've all been mentally abused out here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake. Take the brake stick and shove it up your ass. Wouldn't want to waste anything out here. While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the boys in the fuck shack.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 July 2017 What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men. In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says. The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison described as “pushback by some of the troops.”   Name: Milkman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Uptown Good post First I want to make clear. I believe Eugene Is a has been and Mantleridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with him. With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his bullshit. The stock needs to drop below 40. Before we can make some of these statements I'm reading on here.   Name: Dave twillble E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Please read, customers are talking to the press http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 July 2017 CSX stock down another$1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer 

 Name: herp E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Merle?? What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about? 

 Name: 4real E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 ethics is gone? 

 Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his little ass clown Wes Lindner? WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!   Name: mercy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 APE aka ehh suck ass That's what he's stating.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Engines without air conditioning should be outlawed. Call OSHA.   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief. This is to give reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA Good One Must Read!   Name: OZZY OZ BURN E-mail: I am the Jackal Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down$3.25 from previous close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost 3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it don't look good.   Name: Knuckle Pin E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 FYI, Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor. Even had his own personal engineer. Drugs or booze issues.   Name: bill stevens E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 effective immediately all publications including past present and future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. hail Eugene. eigene heil.   Name: The watchmen E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price   Name: Sampson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 More propaganda please read http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings   Name: CRRguy E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north? heard anything? ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the south? Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick subdivisions. Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta? Share some insight if you can. So much more freight can be routed up the clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated! Thanks! Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South Carolina north up the Clinchfield. It was mostly coals, with additional freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train south, maybe a local.   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going to happen just haven't heard specifics yet   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2017 Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2017 We needed those men at Nashville. They stayed busy day in and day out. Today their services are no longer needed? I call bullshit! I agree E is running this company into the ground. It's all one orchestrated effort for a merger. They claim he's a turnaround expert. CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE SNOW! It's all horseshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what about transportation dept in Nashville   Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2017 http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff. What's the news on Nashville? Details please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what happened in Nashville   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century. Somethingt to that effect. and bar robert pines. please. tyvvm.   Name: Doingfine E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else on behalf of employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or oxygen. Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund by ensuring they arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners. Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving to make our company the worse in the railroad industry. We're just happy to do our part Sir. Thank you Sir, may we have another?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed. I'm seeing a lot of new ones. This is a great way to let the public know the truth. I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters. Please post reviews and comments anywhere on social media.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2017 There are posts on here: something about how all what's going on now will pass. And: the Ol' csx system that was known before will probably not be the same........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 talking about THREE yard shifts a day? I thought TWO 12 hour shifts per day, and perhaps a brakeman to keep speed up. AND, as mentioned recently, not so much punching EHH in face, saying we are enslaved at$90k per year, all the silliness that makes us look like irrational idiots to the public. There are good, coherent arguments that can be made. And of course...are Pines and LN Dispatcher the same person? 

 Name: Slow it down E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 17 July 2017 Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2 crews per shift equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly. Don't do anything obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already cloging up!! Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick. 

 Name: Cliff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us look childish and stupid 

 Name: Yes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2017 great post guarddog. The most truth I've heard in a long time. 

 Name: Csx E-mail: Rr Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold 

 Name: Tra E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2017 CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72 hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72 hours is an "enhancement". No yard PTI? Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist. CSX lies to customers,employees and themselves. We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not getting enough oxygen. Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable contract. 

 Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have 1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit. I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout the company with no plan to get them to their destination. 

 Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Melt downs? RR service interruptions? Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors? 

 Name: Clifford E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained professional industrial athletes we r. 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the Redi Center on down thru out every division!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2017 Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show. 

 Name: Republic of the US E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-? Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail transportation. With or without the union you have to save your railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone. 

 Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on. Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we have... 

 Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Getting real tired of all the HH defenders on here. You people are the true pieces of shit we all work with. The same guys that suck the tms off and do favors like taking calls for anything and everything. You are the problem. When we get rid of all you little bitches we will have a stronger union. Two face mfers. 

 Name: Never happen E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming .. 

 Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after 10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent. 

 Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I agree with you 100% 

 Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our unions aren't even interested. 

 Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 precision I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. Thanks for the info New dude I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up with. The stress not being able to stay rested for a job. Most of all the intimidation of the new idpap. 

 Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things. Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means what again?? 

 Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A 

 Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Hey precision It's funny how we all know the truth. Meanwhile csx is spreading the lies about how well this is all working out. 

 Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow, right? 

 Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Avon yard is shutting down? That yard has been in operation for over 100yrs. Where will all the men move to? What would be the closest move? 

 Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't know about anyone else but I'm afraid to lose my job. After 20 year's of being a locomotive engineer for CSX and being a loyal employee and only marking off with days I've earned. I surely don't want end my career working for a place that could care less about me.How much money does one man need at so many others misery. 

 Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 when the new attendance policy comes out. We will all bitch about it. We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our union will post or mail out a reply. The letter from the union will read something like. "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we extremely protested the new policy. We will do everything in our power to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the last 5 policies stuck. When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health care. The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made. The local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than par. Insurance will increase. Work rules will be favor of the carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration this contract surpassed their wildest imagination. They will praise one another for their relentless fight with the carrier. They will pat one another on the back for their great success. Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating this bullshit. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2017 It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/ parcel things out to whomever may want whatever. The ol' csx may be just a part of history. 

 Name: Horny Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business), we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that makes $50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for$20 an hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance. We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses and suck on oxygen bottles!!!! CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash, CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be! 

 Name: Notch8 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic effects ours. What rumor are going around? 

 Name: SLOW DOWN E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly decimated within the next month 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or another. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 This is only going to last for so long ehh has one foot in the grave and one on a banana peel. The Lord only promised 70 years this old geezer is living on borrowed time. 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 T&E Employees It seems there is some concern about the possibility of a new attendance policy in the works that may be considered more stringent than the last. What ever policy is developed can not break State or Federal laws. An attendance policy is not uncommon in large corporations. Unfortunately you have workers who do not want to come to work on a regular basis and therefore the burden to do business is put back on the workers who do. This burden is a company policy that usually ends up punishing those who do not deserve it. No matter what policy is developed you have medical protection rights for yourself and your family. The laws are too lengthy to post. All children are protected under several child protection agencies and any medical treatment they may need comes first before any attendance policy that lays ground rules for absence from work for medical reasons. It is not necessary to get into the details about the medical rights/protection of children. Most company/corporations do not want to test the waters on this subject and are usually very accommodating. Second, if your family physician feels it is necessary for you to miss work due to an illness or injury, their written orders should be considered adequate enough to excuse you from your duties. Many have expressed their concerns that the company has said they can deny a doctors order if they feel it is not proper or not an eligible excuse and the employee can be ordered to return to work and given points towards future discipline. This is something that you must discuss in detail with your physician. Many medical doctors find this action not only a form of slander but boarders an insinuation that they are in a habit or writing orders that could be look at as a form or malpractice. If a medication is prescribed and your doctor orders you to miss work while using it there should be no denial to that order. There are many medications that the USDOT has listed that do not allow any one working for any company/agency that is involved with the transportation of commerce/goods to consume and work at the same time. You doctor is well aware of the side effects of the medications they prescribe as well as many state laws that govern the use of them while driving a motor vehicle. Remember, your corporation is not exempt from following all state laws. If your attendance policy has a point system that is used to determine progressive discipline steps and you are given points for taking medical days that are deemed necessary by your physician then you not only have an issue to forward to your union representative but you also have grounds to take the issue to your state health department and outside legal counsel. You may be bound by state laws that do not allow you to operate a motor vehicle and federal laws that do not allow you to work with any transportation department. Points assigned to an employee who are absent for medical issues or other personal reasons are considered discipline points. These points are not given to any employee as a form of reward. They have one purpose and one purpose only. To eventually discipline the employee for taking too many days off from work. Discipline points should never be given to an employee with written orders from a legally licensed physician. Do your research on your medications and give a copy of your policy to your family physician. Discuss their choice of action if you been denied an excused absence due to their orders or given points because their order was not considered legitimate enough to warrant your absence from work. Be prepared. The best course of action is to educate yourself on your State and Federal laws. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 REDI Center sold. Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up. The worst is yet to come. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has his own muscle to watch his back. 

 Name: milkman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 bhornet Great idea! I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone needs to do this. Lets bring all the attention we can to this company. The contract proposal is a joke. The idpap is a joke. The previous idpap wasn't strict enough? Caps is a joke. I just heard from tm that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon. I think this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out. I don't know how it could be any worse. I heard Peter was coming back to. 

 Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 You Boys and Girls think the current attendance Policy blows, wait until you see the one that is coming out very soon. Looks like the employees are gonna have to start contacting Lawyers to stop this madness. 

 Name: Brownhornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX. Be truthful let the nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with. 

 Name: BighairyP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER 

 Name: Dogpile E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH. Everything coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E? 

 Name: Captain Crunch Berries E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 Yeh boys or Transgender Longshoremen sounds like you pecker heads would be outta work if it weren't for the railroad. Next time a train comes in get on your knees and pray or better yet while you're down there Bob on the knob girl friend lol 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 July 2017 to phil. can you give me some backstory on that scum of the earth chris worth. years ago in selkirk i said if theres a god one day that bastard will get whats coming to him. always wore a baseball hat and a golf pullover windbreaker. a real zero 

 Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat, stupid, piece of sh*t. PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also an adulterous piece of sh*t. PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t in Orlando? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 A self supporting pool is an xtra board and y'all voted it in 

 Name: Damn straight E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Amen brother to many cry baby pussies out here 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2017 So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Managers are hired to intimidate not to work. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Where's Yummy !!!!!!! 

 Name: BLaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/ Cut workforce by 1/3 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks. I haven't been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number . 

 Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding the bag, while he hid. Right before he left, told me to hold trains out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know. What a lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin. 

 Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time 

 Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 July 2017 new hq bulletin out today the use of brake sticks is now prohibited on all CSX property 

 Name: Nathan curry E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!! 

 Name: General Chairman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 New IDAP policy CSXT trainmaster; You only have one year and asked for For answer...what do we as GC think? You and Hunter are both Fags. There is ya answer. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 I've posted similar to this before, I hope someone paid attention. The RR, whatever it's called on a certain day, is erratic, unstable, and rewards bad behavior. Your goal: survive. 2 things: be thrifty, and prepare you AND wife (or S.O.) for post RR life. Prepare a "portfolio" (like a resume) listing everything you have done that may translate to college (i.e. Marine Boot is 6 credits of Phys. Ed., not really the same but plays the game), any scrap college credits, technical training, edu. things you forgot but need to document NOW, this is not a 2 hour exercise, take it seriously, check out tech and trade schools, perhaps wife can upgrade from Wal-Mart to pharmacy tech, (or if lucky from LPN to RN or better) don't buy the new Silverado, don't know if CSX will pay any tuition but try, (Indiana if can get Indiana address ex. 901 S. Emerson Hawthorne or friend lets you choose Western Governors University) or any certificates you can pick up, if lucky it will work out. You are in iceberg alley, same as Titanic, don't assume iceberg won't hit you. If near retirement note you and wife each get 8% EXTRA $$per year COMPOUNDED so hang on long as possible, goal is extra$$ NOT promotion or making friends.ANYWAY, PLAN. Don't stew and drink and hope for a miracle. Assist your brothers if possible but remember your TM's and union reps are ALL looking out for themselves.Good luck! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 July 2017 Reality Check: No doubt, the CSX system is (was) very different than the others. The Board Of Directors \ shareholders put EHH in overall charge. Not employees or any shippers who can/may be hurt. Some of the lyrics of an old song: "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". 

 Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the government cheese line 

 Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2017 I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success, time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics. Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing yesterday, the scoreboard said so. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP: We'll be told it is a company "policy" and NOT a contractual agreement. Income Protection Insurance Plan: Anybody who carries one should read over their individual\particular policy and be aware - should it contain examples of when benefits may not be payable. Cancel? It's your money, so do as you wish. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 July 2017 That reads like a law suit. 

 Name: New IDPAP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 July 2017 New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3 strikes and your out. Includes violations of policy like attendance. Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday. Wonder what the GCs have to say? 

 Name: No mo CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era (pre-Harrison)fired today. 12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on Friday night. Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?) are the real walking dead. Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after they do his bidding. 

 Name: Chris Worth E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700 Saturday.... We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense. Second non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone. Attendance policy violated 2 times in three years, gone. Major offense also counts in non-major category. Looks like two or three strikes and yer out! Wonder what GC's in UTU and BLET have to say???? C S X T R A N S P O R T A T I O N CSXT SYSTEM JULY 7, 2017 BULLETINS & NOTICES SYSTEM NOTICE 103 TO: T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED SUBJECT: NEW IDPAP EFFECTIVE: 0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017 ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY 08, 2017. ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17 PURPOSE CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM, REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS. THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE COMPANY ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. RESPONSIBILITIES CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND DEPENDABLE; TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD TEAMWORK AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES. CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE. GENERAL GUIDELINES PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART II. THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT OFFENSES THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND, INCLUDING DISMISSAL. FRA REVOCATION EVENTS IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE EMPLOYEE'S RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HISTORY, DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS REVOKED, CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS. PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE OR VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY. A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW. MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING. PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT* | DISCIPLINE ----------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS | ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND (2ND)** | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, | IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE, THIRTY | (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------- THIRD (3RD) AND | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE SUBSEQUENT*** | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL. ------------------------------------------------------------------- * TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD ** IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY. *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE ASSESSED PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO HEARING MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR: .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242 .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION .ALTERCATIONS .THEFT .RULE G VIOLATIONS .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES .INSUBORDINATION .DISHONESTY .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC. .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT | DISCIPLINE ----------------------|------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE | ASSESSED) ----------------------|-------------------------------------------- A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II, MAJOR OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY RECORD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR A RULE VIOLATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE DEVIATION FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO COMPLY. ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Big shakeup on Albany Divn. Fired: Jerry Lewandowski Tom Ferris??? On Great Lakes Tom Lewandowski Elsewhere: Brian Stussey 

 Name: Muslim rule E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Fist off company rule man HH can suck this blackman dick He can't take away oos insurance Unions do that, stupid crackers Jibril 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 No doubt the last, just prior\ previous poster is an overfed, overpaid & underworked selfish a--hole. 

 Name: BlaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 reading up on my contract. I forgot about the union bending over and letting csx change the wording on this. I wonder how many were paid off or blown for this change. ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION ALLOWANCE “EC” A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the ratification of this Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers engaged in pilot service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer Certification Allowance, “EC”). B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential (EC) will be fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus$0.15 per overmile for any and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The $0.15 overmile allowance is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent to the effective date of this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the$5.00 certification payment. separate service deadhead included! I remember those fucks saying just because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it up. Fuck those sale outs 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 Can easily remember when a stop signal violation = an automatic year off before they'd even talk to you IF you survived. Knumbnuts worry about a suspension, heck, could be dead. Everyone employed is provided with all the company rules, etc. True: Trying to claim "didn't know" won't help much if/when in trouble for a rules violation. True: Job Protection\Income Insurance doesn't cover Insubordination. If the brass is going to start charging that all the time there's going to be more hard fought battles. 

 Name: rules E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 July 2017 Crews All of you better get your operating rules book out and start reading it from front to back! You know over half of you haven't even opened it past the first page. Hell, you never ever read the general bulletins. Then you cry like whipped pups when they change a claim code of come out with a discipline change that bit you in the arss because you got blind sided. Hear this and hear this now. There are a lot of little word changes and gray areas that will bite you hard when the king HH makes every little failure a major crime. You will get 30 days on the street for missing a side shield. Same as you would get running a red signal. Go ahead and laugh now but the last laugh is going to be on you. Ask your local chairman's. Demand a meeting with your general chairman's. See how hard they are trying to prevent the king from enforcing excessive discipline. It isn't happening. Your days are numbered. And for those of you who are always smart with the "I don't care I have out of service insurance" you better think again. They wont pay for insubordination. Talks have it that HH is going to blanket all these rules under "you have been told and informed in writing that if you brake these rules you will be willingly and knowingly defying direct written orders and you will be charged with insubordination. HH want the OOS Insurance gone. So you better start getting it together because none of you have the guts to stand together and take on your union heads. The King can count on that! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2017 No fear our union and union brothers will save us 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 July 2017 remember, while we are thinking about how we "always" do it, lots of articles about automatic trucks. One driver / supervisor monitoring 6-8 trucks from A to B, where robots or local drivers can deliver each trailer to final destination. No hump needed. Trains always more efficient, of course, but trucks make faster, more reliable deliveries, which is what CUSTOMERS always want. This is part of looking at tomorrow. 

 Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 Baby Mamma Get off your fat ass and get a job! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20 jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600. 

 Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would appreciate it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 July 2017 Nathan curry was fired as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing the Chevy engine plant on switching in Kenmore ny.unless this is a different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad ..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!! 

 Name: Smoke and Mirrors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of the STOCK INVESTORS". Let's say you own 100 franchises for a business. 50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50% profit. Sounds great right! Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit. Corporate greed and the love of money has and always will rule the world. They ain't in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck..... 

 Name: 2 Cents E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 July 2017 #1 : Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way. All pools will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En, and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap to go back to your home terminal. Saving's will be made for the company regardless. Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard switching ). Results in no more hotel bills. #2 : Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on. Lost all long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in. Willard will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains. They don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling pools off the extra board to take up the slack. Long story short we are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk. 

 Name: It's getting ugly E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 They are storing 5000 cars on the EK subdivision from Mp 192 TO MP 144 FILLING UP SIDINGS AND ON THE MAIN.THEY JUST PUT NEW SIGNALS IN 2 YEARS AGO. THIS MEANS ONLY ONE WAY OUT FROM THE COAL FIELDS OF EASTERN KY. I THINK ITS OVER WITH HERE R.I.P. 

 Name: littlebigMan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 all yards will be sold off. triple stacks running from Miami to Chicago. drones will replace other crew members. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment. Make the railroad great again. 

 Name: Here we go E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2017 Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys. Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 Remember: the stockholders own the company. NOBODY on CSX owns enough stock to control it. Find out which groups (Universities, Government pension funds, large family trusts, etc.) have big chunks of stock. Their primary duty is to get a GREAT return on investment for retired firemen, widows and orphans, etc. You have to explain how the thrashing around will adversely impact safety, will destroy Appalachian communities, and gut an existing company. We can't explain all the problems that arise unless THEY understand the results in their terms. Some groups won't invest in Israel, or tobacco, or (perceived) anti ecology companies. Some object to anti union or anti family or anti female firms. Has anyone done the research? Have any of the sleepy unions awakened enough to represent their workers? Do they present a good argument? Having an engineer get $100K per year will not move Harvard's pension fund to tears. Working - and getting paid - for 12 hours a day won't either. Letting trainmasters make$93k a year doesn't upset people. Closing down obsolete technology (hump yards)is just another step in Schumpeter's creative distructionism. Many cities are loaded with rusted remains of the industrial age. Why not making a trainmaster drive an engine with 30 day training? People will say....Great.... free train rides! Eliminating 1,000 managers in the CSX bubba fat belt arouses no pity. Cindy and Michael never put on an impressive performance. Save their jobs? Division and terminal superintendents? Couldn't run a McDonalds! And their buy outs are great! Focus on what happened to other RR's AFTER. Why sickly EHH may die with the master plan unfinished yet 388? million paid. Who has to rebuild the RR to meet safety and capacity needs? Taxpayers? We be 100k slaves is not an argument! Think about it! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of short....what gives? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we get paid for what we do. 

 Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and the union members. Please do your best to do the research you need to know the facts. This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats employees comparably to slaves. They would love for you to believe that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient but this is an out right lie. Get your heads out of your asses and finally make a stand together. Whatever hurts that stock price the most will be the most effective. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share holders. 

 Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to save reputation?%# To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks) General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is 3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of 1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time for your family or hobbies or whatever. The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from the bottom now he's there and that's why 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer - I got this you call them signals . Oookk 

 Name: Josh E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 June 2017 Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17 Gentlemen, Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to zero. All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. These changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision. Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017: * BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished * BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero o BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10) o BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18) Effective TBD: * AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk * AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard * BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago * BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle * LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home terminal for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo. These pools will go to zero: * AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk * GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo * BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle And these short pools will be reestablished: * AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt * AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland * BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville Thanks, Josh Hurrell Director Crew Management (904) 359-7652 

 Name: 1598914170424545 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good. -Gordon Gecko 

 Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 June 2017 Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the ground as a conductor in Cincinnati. Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes too much. Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to inefficiency and big changes are coming soon 

 Name: A non a mus E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville? 

 Name: BlackhoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 Ape 30 Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid. Sucked off snow sucked off ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next one. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 June 2017 apparently there was a fatality near DC this morning (Weds. 28 June 2017)that killed two CSX employees on the ground. NO Amtrak employees or passengers were killed or injured. Don't know the details. FYI 

 Name: Rule 1.5 violator E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 June 2017 I think the carrier should only test for hard drugs like Narcotics like cocaine and herion and meth. Let Marijuana and beer and alcohol slide! I need another ice cold ☝ 

 Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 June 2017 Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about. It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy. 

 Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 June 2017 First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art! Now that that's out of the way........ Here are some things to get rid of 1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall gons. 2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed. 3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down. 4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their eye?) 5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) There are more but moving on..... There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any terminal that runs like this that you know of. Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share what they know so lets do your part. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 June 2017 Seems to me that a conductor can foul equipment now any time, there is no such thing as 3 step anymore so.......... 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2017 Who is this smerry smerner asshole? I can't understand what he/she is trying to say with such incoherent rambling! I thought you had to have at least a high school education to hire with the railroad. Lay off the peyote and learn some English! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl. They cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard. Every job left is making 12 hours. I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass idea... 

 Name: Smerry Smerner E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it don't then we will see. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 June 2017 SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?.... I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A "STAY OF EXECEUTION" SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE . 

 Name: Pull pinner E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Csxt needs to hire more 75 percenter to allow older less dedicated rail buff types to work on the weekends! Just like playin with ya toy train set, huh boys! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Yard capacity 60,000 feet. Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch 28,000 feet. One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard. Oh and we have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard. I'm pretty sure this place will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 June 2017 there goes that program 

 Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 June 2017 Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down putting csx in a bind 

 Name: E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 June 2017 people discussing OLI aren't totally wrong. Although many OLI VOLUNTEERS tried to help, CSX pulled much support from OLI because the goal, from the company view, was to make sure that ALL grade crossing collisions were 100% the fault of the driver and ZERO % the fault of the RR. Making sure every judge, attorney, police officer, etc. swallowed that line was a big help. Air bags? they used to call them cowcatchers. Fault? look at Palsgraf vs LIRR or Yazoo&Mississippi vs. (plaintiff), both notable tort cases way back when. . Once people viewed railroads as rich, arrogant and needing punishment the carriers took a pounding. It took years for that image to die, to be replaced with the penniless, bankrupt RR image. NOW we seem to be going back to the original view.People DO ask why our air brakes are 1870 style. Many questions ARE legitimate. 

 Name: Reality Check E-mail: 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! 

 Name: SP Engineer E-mail: 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. 

 Name: Jermaine E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Guaranteed at least 10 hrs. undisturbed rest after marking off duty = Y \N ? Doubtful if the RRs will ever care if an employee has a family and/or responsibilities at home. 

 Name: yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Fuck the idpap an eh everything already is a major offence. 

 Name: E-mail: 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. 

 Name: Oh Shit E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Never thought I would see so many management Diversity Hires fired for poor job performance. Under Ward, these folks were untouchable. Man, this EHH guy isn't messing around, just cleaned house at Cincy. This would never happen under Ward and Sanborn. EHH you are my hero. 

 Name: Ozz fest E-mail: 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 

 Name: E-mail: 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!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 June 2017 sure, you have veterans, E-5's, even O-3's, one E-9 that I know of, along with people with real degree's from real colleges. BUT, they are all threats to every level of management. If, as example, you have extensive haz mat training and experience (i.e. military and now RR background) your duty will be to speak only when spoken to, and Report To Proper Authority as ordered, while every often inexperienced manager will be Awaiting Further Instructions from Higher Authority, milling around with other managers, hoping nothing incredible will happen before Uncle Billy gets back from vacation and has arrived to ask HIS superior and cousin from West Virginia how to fuzz the incident out until it is forgotten. There is A LOT on the RR that could be done by an E-5 over 4 that instead is kicked up to a division superintendent who flunked his enlistment exam and became a RR manager instead. They had to hire EHH to replace the E-5, because they can't dare hire an E-5 to do it. Me, I always said give Bill Gates a train set for free, and if he was interested he could run CSX as a hobby. So could Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk. THEN the stock would really go up! 

 Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction 

 Name: Jw E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 June 2017 Whatever has happened to the csx "Gateway" thing? All that money spent on & for intermodal traffic. Don't hear about that anymore. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 June 2017 TO LANDSER: Kill the up and comers? What up and comers? If you are a manager or potential manager you need to be both non-threatening (often slow witted) and be related to the in group. Young, smart, ambitious are NOT welcomed in management here or most railroads. The smart, innovative hot shot with a real MBA will soon be gone, unless he is an undercover railfan, in which case he will stay in the ranks and propose NOTHING, just watching trains and collecting money and seniority. Example: EHH is planning massive pools where everybody is qualified everywhere. For many folks in the very recent past, that would mean constant calls all night to explain you weren't qualified, on rest, etc. For EHH to do this means he is NOT using any current management. The fact stock has shot up means investors believe he is the very rare manager that can and will do something other than stumble and snooze. He is doing it in a very harsh manner, of course, but the others? can't do it at all. 88 mil.bonus for a dying man? That means he is very rare. I'm sure many people can remember improvements / changes that were botched, retracted, left in a steaming pile on the road. EHH is selling "get er done", for better or worse. 

 Name: E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 June 2017 TO JINKEM: You don't lose a 401k if you are fired or quit. You may keep the 401k or transfer it (within time limits) to ANOTHER 401k account WITHOUT IT BEING IN YOUR POCKET FOR EVEN A FEW MINUTES. NOW, if your employer pays some of the expenses or matching money for you, a now ex employee, that part will stop. Lots of brokers will be eager to take your 401k money and put it in another account. 

 Name: Jinkem E-mail: 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? 

 Name: Wtf E-mail: 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 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2017 to the don mega: some folks are well connected and ALWAYS have FMLA. Others don't so they get pounded. This is where UNIONS used to help and direct you to a medical doctor who knew how things worked. In more recent years they just lay back, don't push about abusers, don't help those in need. 

 Name: dirk diggler E-mail: 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. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to driving for uber. 

 Name: The Don Mega E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2017 If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a handful people left working. I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on up in seniority! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2017 they don't have to dbag 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 June 2017 I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box. Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake. 

 Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo 

 Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw 

 Name: Holen1 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm? 

 Name: Oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Tech A lot of truth in your post. But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas. CSX has made money since it was founded by Snow. The RR is an absolute monopoly. This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place around it was already successful before his. Arrival. HH legacy or anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after passing. No one will even remember his name in 10 years. You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs and very seldom is a trip less than 10 hours. I know everything on the RR is time consuming. Let's say someone has a 6 hour trip. By the time lower management makes up their minds goes over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab isn't there. Call cab company call chief. Trainmasters calls you so explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will leave after the 3rd train. 3rd train passes no signal buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask if you stiil have a cab? You tell him no he says I'll order you one because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc 

 Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl 

 Name: Eville1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Bullshit. We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now. Darth Vader just combined our pools to go there. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 JAX: Good post but come on, that's been going on for years - Extra list employees drawing automatic guarantee pay = list(s) will get cut. [Many FNGs don't seem to realize that just 1 minute off in each, every, any, calendar day 24 hr. period costs a day's guarantee.] And anymore, everyone has to be concerned about the darn CAPS policy. 

 Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Osborn yard is shutting down. 

 Name: Flippee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Jax. I've been saying that for years. New guys get cut blame it on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut. What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss! 

 Name: JAX E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks more to be furloughed. Think about it 

 Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2017 So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so I'm just trying to get some clarity on it. 

 Name: Pos E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER 

 Name: oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech There's is no news in your post. 10hrs is already an early quit. Flips happen at best once a month. No one wants held away. We do get what were paid for. You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up. You need to ease off EHH's nut sack. 

 Name: earl E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2017 ATLANTA : No longer a hump yard. NO cars in the bowl. Brought back FURLOUGHED CONDUCTORS of over a year to RE-QUALIFY. After 3 weeks of training some were marked up for the first time EVER. over 40 conductors back working with many not returning from the year and a half lay-off. 30 CONDUCTORS FURLOUGHED LAST WEEK! 

 Name: Guru E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2017 Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor. CSX spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on caskey. Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down. HH tethered to damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make. HH doesn't care about tomorrow odds are he won't be here. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 June 2017 Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the year. It is no longer in the "plan". Ninety percent of T&E jobs will be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of July. 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and stuff. One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit! Maybe you can hire on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides! 

 Name: Griff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies. Avon also has one fat basterd TM. If you don't like flip pen back home you're a dipstick. 

 Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you must be a dumbass. 

 Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel than flip back home. I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and kids or your old lady looks like a man. Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free? You lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess. You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about railroading. 

 Name: kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 June 2017 Word! That's what going down. CSX already combining pools it's going to be system wide. 50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you think thats going to happen. Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot kicks in. this will be close to your new hourly rate. Anyone thinks different is a dumbass. Stop drinking the KooL-Aid 

 Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 It's not if if just when. Avon going to have 1 pool. You will go wherever needed. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2017 30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs. 

 Name: todd novak E-mail: !(&$%#@ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2017 you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my chicken you creepy fudge packer   Name: tod novak E-mail: 2$@!&^%( Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 June 2017 7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo check back room behind front desk an watch tv I went back in the yard I will never stay in any csx hotel 

 Name: Jean E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 Right of way Ass! The RR owns the property the rails lie on. Anyone crossing the tracks are trespassing! 

 Name: bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement What's the purpose of this? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 June 2017 well the Wall St. Journal had articles both Monday and Tuesday (not front section, (IIRC)about health of executives, using EHH as example, but no big surprises, lungs, legs, pneumonia, and unspecified. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2017 After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual stockholder meeting...THINK 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move: [CSRA] FL RM Rocky Mount NC FL RT Richmond VA JX ST Savannah GA JX PD Pensacola FL JX WT Waycross GA CG NA Nashville TN AT NO New Orleans LA There are more but that's all I know for now Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better. 

 Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2017 I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this? Supposedly it was over the past weekend. 

 Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 June 2017 It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are. I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a little help on something. I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months. Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant, however the few females in this industry that I have come across are damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote. 

 Name: Dman E-mail: The Land Of OZ Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I wonder who 

 Name: Iu E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 CSX stock News rumors Harrison You're right 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 June 2017 lets face it, what the carrier wants are young, healthy employees that think the new ways are the only ways, with more work, less vacation and benefits. Every time you move people around you shed older employees voluntarily at low cost. A new hire lower pay dispatcher that thinks 1 job combining desks a, b, c, and d is the new normal at $60k is vastly preferable to a 20 year man making more, and more vacation, etc. who knows he shouldn't work desk combo a, b, c, d.This goes for ALL crafts. Each wave of new hires has lower entitlements and greater workloads, and thinks it normal. AND, if you split the RR up you lose more potential new york dock claims and people that UP, etc. would rather hire themselves. Offer JAX transferees the ($50K???)moving package and tell them they can keep it if they resign and you will see a worthwile reduction in transfers. Not giant reductions, but enough to help, and the crews will work on figuring out early retirement, disability, etc. themselves. New cheap workers happy to work the new way vs. old grumps looking for claims and resistance? easy solution! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a rule violation what you gone do then ? 

 Name: Meyend Games E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. No taxation without representation! Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become unrecognizable! 

 Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha 

 Name: Ore E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 June 2017 Did CSX make record profits prior to HH? Will CSX make record profits after HH? Was the repair shops need prior to HH? Will the repair shops be needed after HH? Was the hump yards needed prior to HH? Will the hump yards be needed after HH? Was 500 locomotives needed prior to HH? Will 500 locomotives be needed after HH? Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH? Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH? Does the board know HH is a health risk? Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel? Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union employees? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement. 

 Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 Strike LOL you will do has your told and suck it up 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 DWM: What do the operating unions have to say? Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make permanent? 

 Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July 

 Name: DWM E-mail: LPABH Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Response to COYSD: It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as there will be no more moving around. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. Just have to wait & see how it all pans out. May take years. Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on his grave. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish 

 Name: Elton john E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 June 2017 I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO. His dedication to f*cking every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries around the world. This mother f*cker has to come to work with an oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man with his last breath. I salute you Hunter. 

 Name: noMercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939 Hold them accountable. CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling. 

 Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter. Will turn into the largest yard on the. System by end 2019. To relieve congestion from Chicago. Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all materials will be used on BrewerS expansion. There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Must of been a casualty of HH. 

 Name: Retired SP/UP RFE E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Name: Jackmeoft Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal.  You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now!    No more than a glorified truck driver.  Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or 10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past performance. SP RFE Retired 

 Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 June 2017 Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 June 2017 Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains magazines. 

 Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Hard to believe Avon would get shutdown. Hump operations probably & possibly other......... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs. 

 Name: cl E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 July 1st Howell to b shutdown July11 Avon to be shutdown August 1 Srilan to be shutdown August 1 Roselake sold off 1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide 

 Name: COYSD E-mail: IAFR Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another location. Has anyone else heard this? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers, who think $1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is way too much. NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal Courts. Something to think about.   Name: Captain Obvious E-mail: 1234 Main Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Dear ApeFucker, If i had to guess, it would have to be because you are one of those Star Employees that works 4 times a month. To go farther has been to the Emergency Room 3 times already this year. Has had 2 family members pass in 2017. Was off sick at least once last month. Marks off RedBlock twice a year. Hasnt worked 40 hours a week since REDI. Takes his shits only while on duty. Sound familiar? ApeFuck employees like you are the reason things are like they are. Enjoy your 5 day weekend.   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2017 Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare. IB & IC will soon be combined. ID & IE will soon be combined. IG & IH will soon be combined. All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville. T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer your phone/radio calls. I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before letting this go through. Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity. -Godspeed   Name: ApeFucker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't like to do their jobs   Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 May 2017 CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch of lawyers?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 May 2017 from what I hear, Avon will close as a flat switch AND hump yard approx June 6? the day of the annual meeting. Great Lakes disp. will be in JAX in October. Hawthorne is being rapidly rebuilt and enlarged ASAP using ties and rail (probably intended) for main line track and so better needed on main instead of Hawthorne. Hawthorne, for those who have been there, has lots of area where tracks used to be, then pulled up, and now readily available for quick relay. I guess Salem, Gateway, and Madison will charge per car to sell us switching services, and Transfer Yd. (former PRR Indy) will once again open for limited intermodal switching and some industrial work. I don't think any piggy packers or truck parking.4-8 ??? through intermodal 107-108, 131-132, etc? go through Avon, maybe swing by Transfer to pick up or set off? Rebuild Avon next year as efficient, modern flat yard, or part out sections for industrial? Can't figure out what they haven't decided, logical progression does not follow when NO logic exists with certainty. It always took PC, CR, CSX 10 years to decide to repave a parking lot, so 100 day changes are certainly different! AND of course 1 yardmaster per shift until they leave, and various trainmaster / crew callers to assist.   Name: clark E-mail: clark1@fu.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 May 2017 Harrison's total pay package is north of$300 million. That's more than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with health issues. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2017 Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville? 

 Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 May 2017 Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this Em Effer? What a mystery this place is 

 Name: Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't care about maintaining anything? 

 Name: OK OK E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did you miss the whole point because of that little detail? 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for asst Road Masters. Big Difference! 

 Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Balloon knot Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 May 2017 Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road foreman???? What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent pending) 

 Name: Pickle fart E-mail: Butternutz Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 May 2017 I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what they think? "How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale 

 Name: hehateme E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 May 2017 Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should start exercising their senority. 

 Name: Mel Functions E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Dear Coperate office hopefully you are still not there you insulted Mr Hunter by saying he is from Canada.He is an American hopefully he lets you go comparing him to ISISI I hope your not a manager... 

 Name: Mel Function is a moron E-mail: Where does he work Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty ready to work. 

 Name: Paj E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs. I believe most of the job losses aren't needed. This company has made great profits year after year. Every employee we had yesterday is needed tomorrow both Union and management. The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH. I say cast your vote and cast it today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory. CSX will continue making great profits. Donald Duck can be CEO and this place will still make a profit. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end up being a ghost town 

 Name: wtf E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 Malfunction go back and finish your full time job of cleaning the restrictions at Hardee's you dick it's yard master not yard manager. I guess you are an engineer on the train that goes around the Christmas tree dick. 

 Name: 8 hrs my ass E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and where all the over 300 tank cars are. I getting of the job I have had for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes. 

 Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 May 2017 Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him the axe also? 

 Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 May 2017 No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP. Yeah and we're the dumbasses. 

 Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 May 2017 At Cumberland: The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for the 3 PM shift.  Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in attendance to provide security. First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides. 

 Name: NoWay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Vote No Fuck these Guys http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Company should not be expected to tolerate employees showing up late for their assignment(s), OR dicking around at the yard office. However, if not given adequate time for proper job briefings, et al, & more once on duty, write it up, submit the experiences\info to the proper union rep. and/or legislator, government authority. Bombard 'em. Complaint(s) from just one person usually doesn't cut it. Provide some ammo. Much better substantiation with documentation. Posting on this website = a place to vent maybe, but c'mon, that's about it. 

 Name: Mc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 May 2017 How can anyone vote for this tool? 

 Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 May 2017 What seniority district is Queensgate? 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true, and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june 15th, who knows whats next. 

 Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2017 Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be. 

 Name: Sue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I don't even bother to meet trainmasters. Those silly basterds come and go. I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here. We have 1 fat ass that's too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat fucker out there. 

 Name: Wall E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time. The kool-aid drinking train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be considered late. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit takes time when you start your shift. Then when there's a derailment they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had nothing to do with it. 

 Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual 20 minute lunches ? 

 Name: Big pappa E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2017 I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely derailed. 

 Name: homer j simpson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2017 i have read over the many comments and have my 2 cents to add.i have never worked for the railroads.a new applicant orientation in 1976 at southern railroad,now ns changed my mind then and i found other employment.the idea of so much time on the rails and yard and not at home would not have worked out nor living by the phone like sr wanted like they were god would have not worked out. some of the bs you guys put up with from your superiors is just that.the constant call ins,short on sleep,can't plan anything on a family level,constant "rule" changes,job injuries,etc.ask for a day off with reasonable notice--your then noted as being lower than snake shit.too many bs rules and your union helping you?-tough shit.they only want your monthly dues. y'all are rode hard and left out to dry.you don't know whether to shit or go blind so to speak. in reading the comments,i thought i had some hard bosses but compared to csx management and supervision, these people look like jesus christ.i am retired on disability at age 62 and don't live in the past but i do look back at my work for 40yrs and compared to the railroad it wasn't so bad after all. y'all bust your butts to keep the trains moving.folks like me appreciate your efforts,your pr by waving to folks going thru a crossing.y'all would do better if csx would show appreciation for its employees and treat all with respect and dignity and reasonable time off for family obligations, funerals and birth of your kids.again as john q public, i appreciate your efforts.my2cents in the pot.i read your posts everyday and wish y'all the best. 

 Name: Cheese E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Our union steward has been laid off for over a month. Meanwhile there has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined. Response by said union steward "O they can do that." I've never heard that one before. I guess the carrier was just being nice to let us have different pools. Well not NOW thank you. Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn idiot. Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts. There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down. So FUCK Those GUYS you think they care about us 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz. Out! 

 Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 “Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield significant savings,” EHH RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE 

 Name: Dr Readmore E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 JAD as follows ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices A. All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day [JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority standing: 1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none; 2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point, if none; 3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point. 

 Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse food, it's all good. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2017 How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD. 

 Name: GL E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 What the hell is Jad? 

 Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 May 2017 Where is jad please - zzzzzzz 

 Name: Zzzzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Our pools are combined to one tonight at jad. I hope it bites the company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years. Not a very safe move CSX . I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those ass clowns. Berry is a Fat Bitch 

 Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant, so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell. 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 May 2017 Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2017 Harrison's regime has made operational changes. Sure would be decent of 'em to trash the present CAPS policy, or at the very least, change it so an employee isn't penalized and/or tortured with hassles for getting sick. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2017 No, I'm saying specifically that coal IS making somewhat of a comeback. I attribute that largely to Trump. Many obstacles remain including the cost of other fuels like natural gas has come down significantly and they require less controls on the smokestacks. The OP started the thread by stating, essentially, that all a new CEO would have to do is go after coal as if no one else has ever thought of that. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 one edge that Hunter has, beside his reputation, is that there is no competition. Who is the other choice? I would suggest talking to Stanley McChrystal (sp?) and his management group, offering a 2 year management contract with incentives but less than EHH wants, and hopefully a less frenetic set of management changes that achieve the same or better results in a manner that involves ALL the employees, motivating them without the inept thrashing around that the OLD gang and now the NEW gang seem to do. Just IMHO. 

 Name: TTGX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 May 2017 Hello APE 10-20 years are you saying there is not much coal being mined right now? That it's not making a bit of a comeback? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 May 2017 So, you also discovered Google! Good for you. Have you ever had an Econ 101 class. Where do you think the coal shipments went? Were they sneaking it down to the power plants in mini-trucks? Or ANY trucks? Obama said there would be no new coal plants and then made it happen. The demand went away and the coal trains went away. Now, there's a new sheriff in town. Things seem to have changed a little including his ability to negotiate with places like China and they've increased orders from us. Who knows if that will continue? So...tell me again why ANY of those numbers mean anything because they don't. 

 Name: For the guy that disagrees E-mail: with Bone Devil Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 6,743,786,000 short tons in 2006 and is expected to increase 48% to 9.98 billion short tons by 2030. China produced 2.38 billion tons in 2006. India produced about 447.3 million tons in 2006. 68.7% of China's electricity comes from coal. The USA consumes about 14% of the world total, using 90% of it for generation of electricity. 6,743,786,000 short tons / 365 = 18476000 short tons world wide / day (2006) US use is 14% of that or 2587000 short tons daily (2006) second reference: Coal mining in the United States is a major industry, and reached an all-time high of 1.06 Gt (1.17 billion short tons) in 2008, being mined in 25 states. The US was a net exporter of coal in 2008, with the surplus of exports over imports equalling 4% of the total mined. 1.17 billion short tons = 1 170 000 000 short tons or 3205400 short tons per day factoring in the export ratio, that is 3205400/1.04 = 3082000 short tons consumed in the US daily (2008) 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 May 2017 Bone devil, You think he just needs to go after coal since there's a 2 century supply? You think you're the only one that knows that? What does supply matter? If the ex bozo in charge says that there won't be another coal fired plant built, who buys coal then? Do you think all those miners simply wanted to draw unemployment? Wow! Then, if you think all he's done is fire managers and close yards, it indicates you're not paying attention. He's strategically changing the company and if you haven't felt that yet than I cant help you. Is it fun if you or your terminal is on the chopping block? Of course not. Can you argue it doesn't lead to more efficient operations? Only if you're brain dead. 

 Name: Zzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146 

 Name: CSX Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 May 2017 Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term. Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. Harrisons approach in a nutshell! Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of. Why isn't Harrison going after the coal? Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? Stock is down today $1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine about a month ago it took 20 minutes online   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 May 2017 there was a comment about double H farms and Hunter's elitist family. I don't know much about his personal background. Anybody really know? Starting as a chain smoking blue collar car knocker in the South (Tenn.) I would guess that he has a chip on his shoulder against traditional RR management, such as we have always had, and would be hardass and plain speaking but not elitist. Anybody know for sure?   Name: 202089 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2017 My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.   Name: TJ E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Just voted No to EHH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Any truth to selkirk Hump being shut down   Name: WilliamT E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2017 Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2 weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation without representation right?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 May 2017 Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to take out a$8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future family. I have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned, myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not walking away, just dont want it taken away. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 May 2017 I somewhat agree with the trainmaster. Almost all top management were determined to provide themselves, buddies and kinfolk, and the management mafia with high salaries and an easy life, with stockholder's shares a very secondary concern. Nobody in authority tried to re-mediate the family life issues, the poor workplace concerns, etc. The habit of bullying labor and lower management was long term, sick leave / FMLA was a joke, and the solution was to marry into West Virginia mafia or burrow into a cubbyhole in JAX, and to hell with people out of service for being a target, or the many operational inefficiencies tolerated. EHH is blunter and quicker, and doesn't share as much of the pie with medium / top management, preferring to give surplus to shareholders. If we saw managerial resumes you find NO education, not a spark of managerial acumen, and NO talent whatsoever to improve CSX. A good criteria is to ask is: could this boss be a shift manager at Taco Bell? Are other companies in other industries swarming around to get the "precious talent" we are shedding? Oscar Munez, who was chosen for CSX from Pepsi / Frito Lay, quickly was taken by United. Clearly not a perfect person, he was promoted in many industries, and CSX picked him over Cindy, Dave Dech, John Bradley, and hundred's of other RR managers.Not one of them is likely to get a job at Coca-cola, Microsoft, or Wall Street. Not one of them is likely to get a MacArthur genius award, innovate new procedures in steel, health, or computers, or do anything higher than high school drop out levels. They may get a buy out to reward them for doing nothing useful for 20 years, or to thank the well connected father for siring a child of no ability. Many others will get far less. 

 Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2017 Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not make some memories with your grandkids before you die? 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 There has been over 1000 managers let go. How is that not 1000+ votes against HH and Mantle Ridge. Almost every CSX employee owns stock. I say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes. Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH. Merril Lynch is pushing for HH vote. Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR and "they" don't want us to ever come to that realization. We can shut this place down overnight if we so desired. Something as simple has voting an old man out is child's play. Come on brothers cast your vote 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8 mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 May 2017 http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees 

 Name: Back in the craft E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2017 SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS HOLINESS HUNTER???? Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive At issue: Advisory vote on $84 million reimbursement request By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017 NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported... http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2 minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will plant a tree for every vote.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2017 Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were made to be broken. Shut er down   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.   Name: T Florence E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 10 May 2017 To UP Fritz: Please resign ASAP, we believe the Hedge Fund managers will soon be knocking down the doors at Dodge Street, demanding your ouster!   Name: COWARDS E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 COLLECTIVELY, YOU COWARDS CAN ALL LAY-OFF FOR ONE (1) WEEK, AND DESTROY HARRISON'S PLAN--BUT YOU'RE ALL PARALYZED WITH IGNORANCE AND FEAR! PLOT YOUR OWN DESTINY, AND DON'T ALLOW CORPORATE THUGS TO DESTROY YOUR WILL TO SURVIVE! A PLAN OF ATTACK IS EASIER TO USE AGAINST CORPORATE THUGS WHO ONLY UNDERSTANDS [] GREED, AND THAT'S-IF-YOU-DO-IT--COLLECTIVELY!   Name: Zzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 R Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone. It took under 5 minutes. Thanks for the post. I voted against all proposals! Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.   Name: R E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 Cast a vote against and you know you're good. MANTLE RIDGE’S VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS Proposal 1: FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in the Proxy Statement Proposal 2: FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent Auditors for 2017 Proposal 3: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers Proposal 4: FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation Proposal 5: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Interesting Read! Check it out! https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 May 2017 TO: ZZZZZZ Thanks for the Canadian article viewing Harrison and his plans. Its rather tiring to read items about f**cking the trainmasters wife, or how glad you are that he has lost his job, possibly ruining his family. This is true even if he is inept, unskilled, and incompetent, as many managers are.   Name: Zzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/   Name: Zzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Things to come Brothers. Physically, you can’t run as many trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of workers.” CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway CSX Corp.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO! To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains. After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery! If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs!   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8 years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and ran this time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2017 I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block.   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2017 Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock! Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years. That's what he will do. He will make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground. They don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW! Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and back to the truckers. This guy HH is a fucken NUT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 May 2017 They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps. I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not touching handrails SMDH !!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 hunter gay harrison fucked everybody over at the cp now hes ready to fuck up 100s of familys again here ....... this douchebag has caused more problems to hard working American people ,than al-qeada .... all railroads are under fire now , have to break one rule to follow another , its gotten to the point where it isent even worth being at one anymore , sick of all the bullshit , get fired for farting the wrong way ..........   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place would be high on the list to be shut down.   Name: Trskip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 May 2017 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough. 10-20 Years? How have you survived this long without a basic understanding of how things work? A dispatcher taking a slow order from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either. Cannot give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the signal. We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union brothers. You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are having additional work out upon them without any additional compensation. I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in responsibility since I started. The yardmaster situation is even worse. While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules. It is my understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work. Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families to move. We need to consider who the real enema is here.   Name: Another One Bites The Dust E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning. Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers, guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being forced to by Jax. The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around   Name: Realist E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have more...that's greedy   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.   Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 April 2017 I just heard from a good source out of (904) then when the #2 in charge from CSX gets backs from Vacation, she doesn't have a job to come back to. HaHa   Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next......   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May. Brewer yard will be without a yard master. Train masters are taking over (contract shuttle service). Radnor is being sold.   Name: Bill E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Yes RFE are gone. Casky Yard is gone.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St. Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2017 Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!   Name: Takeover Offer E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 April 2017 Hunter Harrison will go for the Big Enchilada and offer a merger deal with the Union Pacific because UP is grossly mismanaged! If Harrison's efficiency formula is applied to the UP, the stock is worth upward of$200 a share! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 April 2017 Hope to God Louisville and all other terminals are spared!! 

 Name: motormouthj E-mail: eyeolo@putlook.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 April 2017 Hey Louisville: You all still alive or did the Witch bring her wand to destroy more lives?Hang in there as long as you can but other jobs do exsisi. Go with God!! 

 Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please                  I gave you a little English grammar help             In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn, Jermain Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please. 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 April 2017 what we need to do is pass the word around about which doctors will give FMLA forms the concern that is needed. I know for a fact that the FMLA folks that CSX hires (near Madison, Wi.)call the doctors office and explain that they need the FMLA reduced to help "the worker and his family" get back to work quickly so they will not go penniless. Some doctors fall for this. Other doctors know the real story so 1 employee is always in trouble and his co worker is ALWAYS on FMLA. Years ago my union rep knew which doctor to suggest. We had a co worker with legitimate and severe medical problems who needed disability. His regular doctor was able to patch him up so he worked the extra 9? months until full retirement, and died 3? months later. The Doc thought he was doing him a kindness. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 April 2017 Anyone & everyone who was involved in dreaming up the CAPS policy should win awards for being top low-lifes period. Have to be a robot or have 100% perfect health to work for this outfit anymore so as to not have to endure hassles. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 April 2017 I've been visiting this site for a long long time. I always use to enjoy NoMo's annual Brown Banana Award for the biggest POS CSX managers on the system. Starting now, you can make your nominations for who you think is the lowest of all lows, this is based on Chickenshit failures, having the backbone of a Jellyfish, Habitual Liar, Arrogant, Morally Bankrupt, etc... after all nominations are reviewed by other posters a decision will be mad as to who is deserving of being the Biggest CSX lowlife on the system. I'll start off by making my nomination, this one is gonna be hard to beat boys and girls, Drum rolls please....Trainmaster Berry. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2017 IN ACTUAL THEORY, HAVING ALL EMPLOYEES WORK ALL JOBS WOULD BE BETTER, SINCE THEY SHOULDN'T CALL YOU 99 OUT IF THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER EMPLOYEES HIGHER ON THE LIST OF ALL EMPLOYEES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ADA. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? WHAT IS REASONABLE FOR A YARDMASTER WITH A SORE ARM? THE NORMAL STORY WOULD BE TO PROVIDE HIM WITH AN ASSISTANT.URGENT NEED FOR A CONDUCTOR ON Q123? CALL THE YARDMASTER. DOES HE HAVE BACK TROUBLE THAT LETS HIM DO THE YARDMASTERS JOB BUT NOT CARRY A KNUCKLE? REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. CALL A TRACKMAN OR TRAINMASTER TO ASSIST, HE CAN DO HIS WORK LATER. WHAT IF BRIAN EDWARDS IS THE TM, CAN HE CHANGE A KNUCKLE? DOES THAT LEAD TO A FELA CLAIM? LOTS OF INTERESTING SCENARIOS. AGAIN, I'LL BET A LOT OF JAX FOLKS ARE FRANTICALLY GETTING TUITION ASSISTANCE, JUST LIKE AT CON RAIL PHILLY WHEN THEY SAW THE END. ARE YOU MAKING PLANS? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2017 Understand the frustration. Having to see a doctor, dentist, need tests run, etc., etc., is not the most pleasant thing to do anyway. This lousy outfit. Their entire work force is going to have file for FMLA - just to be able to get medical attention if\when needed. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 Having to take points to make it to a doctor appointment after missing so many the doctor Is about to drop you as a patient 

 Name: Big Nose E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have been fired under HH so far. Karma Boys..... Thanks 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you would get what you deserved! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 April 2017 Someone - (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on this site 02/21/17: "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS? 

 Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out of the way? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Conductor 30+: you are right. managers promoted from the ranks are often the worst class of employee. Realizing that they aren't good railroaders and incapable of performing work in the civilian sector or effectively running a part time real life job, they devote themselves to cracking down or harassing normal employees in the fond hope this will earn them merit with higher managers. Many managers go back to craft to be decent human beings......but the worst stay on. 

 Name: Qxreand E-mail: u nameit Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2017 Where Is Todd Novak working he lives in creston ohio 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 April 2017 In re clerks in Jax I wonder if CMC managers will stay until the system is fully automated. I read about a start up that created an automated human sounding interactive system that would rather realistically, using AI, replace a call center in Bangalore or Cebu City and interact with customers. That would be great at CSX as the people calling in are not customers, but rather mere employees, and CSX for years have called people on rest, for jobs not qualified for, and territory they can't work. Only a certain number of questions are likely to exist: "I'm not qualified" I am on FMLA. I am not qualified on that territory, I marked off red block, etc. A better question is how do the former Hunter RR'S handle it, and what protections exist in Canadian law that changes things? Especially as Jax may not exist for too much longer, shedding employees as soon as possible could be very economical. I would also look at the TCU, and see how aggressive they are in defending any agreement for clerks. 

 Name: CMC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management. Why? Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made under Ward. With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no more. any ideas on how HH handles union members who have had "protected status" under the CBA? CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected are going to be let go with no chance of returning ### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 April 2017 yes, it seems true that Dave Harris, Avon terminal superintendent, was re-accommodated off the property after a personal conversation with Hunter Harrison explaining that on time departure was NOT job #1 in his (Dave's) opinion.After a full and frank exchange of views this resulted in a career alingment to pursue other opportunities. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 April 2017 To who ever thinks Harrison will take over UP next, I just don't think it will happen. He will struggle to last long enough to turn CSX into his vision of a RR, good or bad. As he progresses UP and BNSF will be taking charge of the rest of the RR system wide reorganization, not waiting for him to struggle through his final years. My guess is that he wants to put his firm imprint on CSX before he ends up in Florida, watching his horses and being watched by 24 hour staff and medical support. If he was 20 years younger and in excellent health, it might be a different scenario. 

 Name: CSX UP MERGER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 10 April 2017 Harrison's next move will be with his hedge fund team and make a HOSTILE takeover of the Union Pacific. His proven-ed operating metrics (revenue earned per employee) is twice the amount earned by UP for each employee. If and when an announcement is made, Lance Fritz (CEO), Cameron Scott (XO)and Rod Doerr (VP of Safety and Slowing Down Trains), will be immediately fired [like Ward]. AND THEN THE STOCK WILL DOUBLE! 

 Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2017 Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla? Just asking.. 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 April 2017 Employed as APE, for 20-30 years, must have gotten, if actually & honestly & truly any, real RR experience, on a planet other than Earth. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 April 2017 So called part time employees were often the best. They had to plan and be both efficient and determined to get everything done. The RR only guys just didn't have the determination to do all that work. HOWEVER, recent managers set it up so nobody could get anything done and the company was / is in a state of mass confusion. And they assume telling everybody "stand by, we don't have our plans thought out" works well because employees aren't supposed to do anything else, just stand around. ' 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 April 2017 Part timers ruined the lay-off, our mark off privileges a long time ago. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 April 2017 Do remember it well: Even in the olden days, laying off a lot was not tolerated without a darn good reason such as injury or sickness during times when business/traffic was heavy & people were needed. That era was before extra list guarantees, PLDs, rest days for pool crews, etc., and although there are complaints, contractual \ employer provided healthcare is much better & more expensive today. On top of that, those with "real careers" outside the RR usually are basically lazy & worthless railroaders. Lots of things have changed. Unsafe anymore for a person to mark off 29 days a month - how could one possibly keep up? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2017 Ape, Would you or can you, please expand further and/or explain exactly what is meant -- the posted sentence, in part: "In olden days most RR employees had a real job........"? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 April 2017 Well: we have written several times about planning ahead, taking advantage of tuition assistance, looking around to see what stable, long term jobs exist. In olden days most RR employees had a real job or business as well as the RR job. They ran truck stops, were electricians, farmers, school teachers, postal workers, had a long term business in their home garage doing just brake jobs, etc. The company squeezed them out so they had to work on the RR only. Now, once again, it appears that the RR will rarely be a long term, stable work environment. I'll bet a lot of folks in JAX are frantically trying to sign up for classes. 

 Name: dekcuF YllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 April 2017 As captain hack-a-lot Hunter takes the helm, many are discovering that 5-10 years of seniority isn't going to save you as many are moving around to different terminals trying to stay employed with the RR. Taking some time off until the fan is cleared of all the shit and the walls are good and dry. In reference to "sick outs", I remember hearing of a story where a very large number of employees at a large corporation had random medical procedures scheduled (medical or dental), all for the same week, that required at least 5 days off. Not sure if that's true but that sure beats the hell out of a "sick out" for a day or two. 

 Name: So Long! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 April 2017 Not surprising but the next group of Hunter hacks will be contract employees. Hunter never wasted time killing contract employees at CP and apparently won't waste any time here in Jax either. Word has it that we can expect a 90%+ wipe out in the next 7-10 days. It was a nice 12 year ride.. Guess I need to polish up my resume. Doh! 

 Name: dezz nuts E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 April 2017 Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 March 2017 apparently Florida East Coast Line, a shorter Florida based railroad, is being sold to a Mexican based business. 

 Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 March 2017 Wtf CSX stated they're pulling pl or dv on Fri,Sat,Sun because that division lays off too much. Are you guys not under the caps policy? There is not one on the system laying off TOO MUCH or at ALL or your ass is fired! If CSX is referring to protected mark offs. It sounds to me they're punishing everyone for those using their legally protected time off and this needs to be addressed through the courts. I believe those affected have one hell of a lawsuit. 

 Name: Fcxs E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 March 2017 Wtf!, all I can figure is that Csx is trying to encourage ALL employees to get FMLA, because making PL and DV useless is how you get everybody to sign up for FMLA. 

 Name: WTF! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 March 2017 Have any other divisions weekends been removed by using PL or DV days. We have our 90 days scheduling coming up soon and as it stands we can not put in any Friday, Saturday or Sundays in. Company told our Union it's because we layoff too much. Pretty much every Atlanta Terminal is affected by this. Any others? 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2017 That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up with thus far in all my years. Maybe they will throw it out soon. That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell you to back up if I'm in the way? That previous bunch has just about run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 March 2017 Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter, relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is watching you for a hour just so they can fail you on a O TEST. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 March 2017 remember, Hunter is a guy who will radically change CSX and triple the value of the company. ALL the owners (stockholders) will be very happy. All the common workers will be unhappy, because many will be fired. HOWEVER, the people really hurting are all the managers who are getting middle class, fairly smart, quality MBA pay and benefits with no education or smarts who depend on their kinfolk for better salaries then they could get in real life. (Staff officers). They generally cannot qualify for McDonalds assistant manager jobs. Terminal superintendent, division general manager, lead? trainmaster, (field grade officers) and similar are in a real bind.The average employee was already getting screwed by the previous management. The company grade officers (junior trainmasters, etc.) are already getting screwed. So everybody is in turmoil but some hurt more than others. If you are forced into a new job you may (upon reflection) come out the same or better, considering pay per hour, health, and work / family life balance. The turmoil getting there is the kicker. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 March 2017 latest rumor is Hunter has put off the 1,000 manager layoff. Temporary? Just another screw up staff will straighten up in their Trump moment of confusion? Or a real different plan? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2017 well, a recent announcement from CP says they are cutting executive pay and benefits now that EHH has left to reflect more typical industry pay scales. They did say that EHH met the 4 year turnaround goals in just 2 years.No comment on increased stock prices.More restrictions on jet use, etc. Just FYI. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2017 It seems many people don't understand what (IMHO) is the real motivation behind Hunter's program. This guy started as a car inspector. I doubt traditional management thought much of him. (Do they show respect for any agreement employee?)There used to be a Railroad President with initials EHH (Harriman) a national big shot widely admired by the public, when RR presidents were in the national news, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are today. Current RR presidents (and other managers) are relative nobodies making a comfortable living in obscurity. Yet Hunter gets national news, discussion, admiration. He is changing the RR industry. As an older, sick man does he need to spend his last years getting yet another bag of money? No, money is like points in a basketball game. The points prove you are the best coach. You are the NEW EHH for the 21st century. Nobody really cares what presidents of BNSF, NS, Warren Buffet, etc. are doing. Everybody cares about what our EHH does. He is spending what little time remains in his life to prove he is the best. And, realistically, would his health permit him to race Porsches, have teen age mistresses, ride his horses? He has a goal, and we are just in his way. Think of Schumpeter and the Theory of Creative Destruction. Just my humble opinion. 

 Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly $204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 March 2017 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this before they vote.   Name: UP EMPLOYEES E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 March 2017 The Shake UP Is Near Before Hunter Gets Here In A Year That Is Near... Because management is inept and simply incompetent. Precision Railroading Is Simply: Jumping on a train without any delays, not running thirty trains out of a terminal with only one driver to transport crews. Expect that a severe Shake-UP will happen once Harrison's name is mentioned for a Takeover-Of-The-UP....And when that happens, the stock will double just like it did for us here at CSX! King Karma   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2017 we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 March 2017 CSX has just initiated a policy to restrict T&E employees the ability to take earned vacation or personal leave days on the weekend (including Friday), regardless if it would keep you from celebrating religious holidays, birthdays, ect....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 March 2017 Dispatcher, From everything I've learned - none of the unions actually agreed to the present attendance policies --- they aren't contractual agreement things but rather are "company policies". So far, the co. has won the argument(s). Maybe they won't always.   Name: Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 March 2017 Dispatchers haven't been put on a point system YET. I'm sure our union will bend over and take it up the ass as soon as the company decides they want us on one. Currently if we mark off twice in a 28 day period we get a letter. One letter is OK, a second letter is OK, third letter is an investigation. 1st investigation is 2 days overhead for 6 months. 2nd investigation is 5 days OOS. 3rd you are gone. 180 days without an incident drops a letter, but that doesn't apply once you hit the disciplinary stages just for the first two. I've heard of very few dispatchers that ever got past the 2nd letter. So I certainly expect a point system similar to the clerks soon so they can start canning dispatchers.   Name: RE; Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 Re; Jim Jones: Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep throwing away claims and continue looking the other way! No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for the new hires!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2017 I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4 pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do ????   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2017 Hey guys. That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much. I'd screw up your railroad for a fraction of that. I come cheaper because I bought my degree from a diploma mill. Hunter cut off 1000 workers before he even started. That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any tuition assistance cause that's a waste.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 March 2017 Congratulations, Hunter on your new position. There are those of us hoping some managers get the karmic kick in the butt they deserve. CSX would be a great place to start a railroad or to cut out of the business altogether while giving other soulless bastards the shaft.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 March 2017 well my understanding is that Scott Conner div. G.M. in Indy was fired last FRIDAY in Indy but later in the day there was a firing freeze put on and he was unfired. ALSO, supposedly EHH was at a board meeting and had to get emergency oxygen because his ox machine did not put enough out. Then he agreed to be a "consultant" rather than employee because he would not release any medical information nor submit to a CSX approved medical exam. Comments?   Name: Goofy clown E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Dear Colleagues, Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience, passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together, they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety, service and efficiency. These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless otherwise indicated. Effective immediately: Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation strategy. Reporting to Mike are: · Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network; · Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and · Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service, Passenger Operations and PTC. The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will report to Jermaine. Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region. John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation. The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to John. Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical area. Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated Railroad initiatives. Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal success in their future endeavors. The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably serve our customers and our nation’s economy. Sincerely, Cindy Sanborn   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help. Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines up your butt..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 March 2017 This Person must be 12. Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2017 well, sorry about your loss, working in IT in JAX. I will say that office job in HQ is much different than people in the field, esp. in transportation. You probably have a modicum of respect from your supervisors, who may realize that you have skills that are hard to rapidly replace. You have a schedule. You are encouraged and permitted to use tuition assistance to upgrade your career.(handy if you need to job hunt!).You can be treated with respect like an intelligent person. Your supervisors may even be intelligent! Our often low IQ supervisors (frequently kinfolk from the same holler) are encouraged and often required to discipline and suspend people to encourage a hostile work environment. They view employees as unwashed rabble that are grossly overpaid and under punished. If a supervisor is halfway decent the next higher level manager will make him regret it. You will NOT be permitted to get tuition assistance, nor allowed to take a v day for tests, etc. You better not go to the doctor, and CERTAINLY not participate in family or community affairs. Conrail had a corporate giving program of value, CSX has a program only of value to high end executives.Who wants to "voluntarily" participate in that silly tree program on your day off? Again, a world of difference. EHH may well intend to gut the company but people in the field rarely see that as different from current managers. And, realistically, many minorities in the field get hit as bad or worse. Again, HQ vs. field. Wonder iF EHH has his own hillbilly crew?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2017 well, sorry about your loss, working in IT in JAX. I will say that office job in HQ is much different than people in the field, esp. in transportation. You probably have a modicum of respect from your supervisors, who may realize that you have skills that are hard to rapidly replace. You have a schedule. You are encouraged and permitted to use tuition assistance to upgrade your career.(handy if you need to job hunt!).You can be treated with respect like an intelligent person. Your supervisors may even be intelligent! Our often low IQ supervisors (frequently kinfolk from the same holler) are encouraged and often required to discipline and suspend people to encourage a hostile work environment. They view employees as unwashed rabble that are grossly overpaid and under punished. If a supervisor is halfway decent the next higher level manager will make him regret it. You will NOT be permitted to get tuition assistance, nor allowed to take a v day for tests, etc. You better not go to the doctor, and CERTAINLY not participate in family or community affairs. Conrail had a corporate giving program of value, CSX has a program only of value to high end executives.Who wants to "voluntarily" participate in that silly tree program on your day off? Again, a world of difference. EHH may well intend to gut the company but people in the field rarely see that as different from current managers. And, realistically, many minorities in the field get hit as bad or worse. Again, HQ vs. field. Wonder iF EHH has his own hillbilly crew?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 March 2017 well, I hope they don't give Harrison 300 million to chop CSX. I am sure he can do his job for far less, and given stock interests and (I assume) his interest in his historical record, I suspect he would do it for free. Think of Herbert Hoover and the public service works he did, restoring his reputation. HOWEVER, consider the current CSX management. Lots of nepotism, poor performers at all levels, effort put on craft employees to subsidize the ineptness of management, with good bonuses to higher managers who cannot manage ANYTHING properly.This has been in effect an Appalachian family business with "family and kinfolk" standards. Keep current management and CSX just sinks more slowly, until all the loser management groups and cronies leave. Since they all have families needing jobs, that could take forever. Best solution.....give Bill Gates a big model RR with all cars painted CSX, and hope he buys the REAL CSX for a year or two and straighten it out (invite his dear friend Warren to run trains every Friday night..put remote dispatch centers / simulators in Omaha and Seattle, invite friends (Paul Allen?)to join in and make the system normal. Maybe even Fix PTC that is going soooo slowly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 February 2017 Hey Mr. Non employee: you make a valid point about saving the conductor. Talking about Trump and Mexican walls, etc. has very little relevance to those RR employees that need a job. Perhaps coal mining might be slightly affected by Trump and the new congress but most things are RR only. To me the most relevant conductor issue is watching a 1 man train break down on the road. How does the conductor (after layoff) repair the train? Anybody around the RR knows that breakdowns and lack of maintenance is endemic. Adding 200 car trains to over stressed draft gear, couplers, air hoses, etc. does not help. Supposedly a train master / repairman will be dispatched to help repair the one man train rapidly. And of course everything will be in tip top condition. These are real RR issues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2017 Well, RR managers are not very literate, nor (typically) are clerks. Dig into their background and you often find that their pappy or other family connection got them into management based on flunking out of the first semester of the freshman year at a mediocre school. More recent relatives may have squeezed through a mediocre program in a 3rd rate school. They play video games often, and their literary aspirations run to watching farm girl moon on u tube. Rarely do they read Economist, nor Forbes, although National Inquirer is a possibility, along with the swim suit issue of Sports Illustrated or Golf Digest. Demographics suggest they have very weak resumes and will have trouble getting non RR jobs. Expect modest results in writing, although they may know the correct data.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 February 2017 The Israeli military have hired a small number of genius grade teenagers. Why? because they will come up with innovative thoughts to help their military succeed. They will NOT start with saying "this is the way we always do it". We start with saying tell the conductor to call the yardmaster, check with the car inspector, and see if the hi-railer has cleared the track. All those are old time, traditional jobs. What happens when totally new people come in, knowing nothing about the good old days, and start from scratch. We all want to protect our jobs, but secretly we know it could be done differently. What if the conductor gets his text message from the computer, calls uber to take the crew to the power unit, consults his kindle e-reader for bulletins and haz mat? These are minor changes and yet make real differences. What if someone thinks about REAL changes?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 February 2017 Thanks Crew Disp. Looks like that policy is as bad if not worse than what T&E people have to deal with. People want jobs & are grateful to have them but it sure seems that one must choose between having a life or having a job\be a slave.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 February 2017 Cmc attendance policy for clerks /callers 3 points sick reduced to 1 point with medical documentation- 1 point per day until put out of service medical 2 points late (yes we have to punch a clock daily ) 3 points overtime sick (refusal of working a second 8 hour shift after first 8 hours are worked) 10 points misscall 5 points for leaving early before properly relieved 3 steps of 20 points each/ moving up a step after reaching 20 points they reduce the points by 10 so you enter the next step with 10 points - after 2 years of no step progression you go back to counseling step. Fired after step 3 and 2 points per 5 years worked have been reached ANY layoffs will disqualify from getting 2 points back per month. Includes all FMLA mark offs for overtime or your normal assigned work hours, sick, doctor appointment, miss call, late - all will disqualify from point reduction   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2017 Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with csx.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 February 2017 Many would be interested in finding out what the attendance policy rules, etc., are like for ALL the other....... Guess no one who looks at this site & may know will not post/share that info.   Name: hugh jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2017 Robert Pines for President!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 February 2017 What is the attendance policy like for the other crafts; MofW, the Car Dept., Signal, Clerical, etc.? What is the policy for the so-called big shots like a board director & others?   Name: WILD CAT E-mail: johnwayne@csx.com Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 February 2017 This is a two day notice: Who's brave enough to stay home Wednesday? This is the only leverage you have without a corrupt union officer!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 February 2017 If you have your ducks in line (documentation, etc.) per se, you ought to be OK. No doubt their caps policy is the pits. Boggles the mind that you have to think & worry about being assessed points when missing time account truly being sick or hurt. The people that dreamed all that up have absolutely no clue what it's like to work in the trans. dept. in/on unassigned pools & extra lists. Wimpy unions & elected politicians won't do much. Probably going to take winning a big-assed lawsuit to get things changed.   Name: BUDDY E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 February 2017 Start off by saying this attendance policy Sucks! But this is how I was I've ended up on my last chance I marked of FMLA a day before my off day for a procedure I had to get done well come my off day I should still b marked off FMLA nope it puts me on my off day then marks me up when my off day is over well I'm in the hospital no phone reception don't realize work has even called I think I'm still on FMLA seeing how I haven't marked myself up from it but nope come to find out I've missed a call was marked off and stayed marked off for a missed call for 3 more days til I was released I accumulated 60 points total and can't get the bat Ard's to take off the points seeing how I was never supposed to be marked back up in the first place! Hoping I'll get it fixed at investigation   Name: jason wilkerson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2017 anybody need their grass cut? i'm looking for a job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 January 2017 Legal, Employees who report law & regulation violations need backing -- account there will be a target on their backs for the co. headhunters. And even if/when the carrier is proven guilty -- assessed piddly-assed fines & maybe get some bad press = big deal. Been there, done that. And to those who advocate a strike: C'mon, give it up. Too difficult & wouldn't work for a variety of reasons. 100% rule compliance. Tough for 'em to try to discipline someone for following the rules. Don't do any more than necessary. No stepping up, no favors, no volunteering for anything. If doing this or that or NOT doing this or that causes delays & will make the day or trip longer = suck it up. When forced to do something that is known wrong always get a name, title of the person issuing instruction(s). Lay it on 'em & don't let up. If each & every employee would operate like this, the co. would wake up eventually.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Loyd Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He was the one in the situation and knew what was happening. People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul working for the railroad. The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a difference. It doesn't work that way. Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal regulators,   Name: James Kia E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 January 2017 Strike? Ya sure. We cant even ban together and all markoff for a day or two and shut it down much less strike. Too many guys in way over their heads financially. Cant afford to miss a day much less strike. Will NEVER happen. Next idea?   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2017 First of all I want to say that it has been quite some time since I've had anything to post here because well, it really doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Now it is a great place to vent and I appreciate the people who run this website but comments mostly fall on deaf ears. Now, where was I? Here we are in 2017 and things have gone from not so good, to pretty bad, horrible, and almost unbearable. And before you think about getting on here and telling me to stop bitching just save your fingers from exercise because I'm not writing on your behalf. I'm writing to sympathize and to get other input from employees who are sick of being treated like we are lower than rat droppings. We are, or should all be, at a junction where we have to make a choice. We as union members have to decide if we're finally going to stand up to these blood sucking class 1 railroads with or without the backing of our unions. If your attitude has always been that we cannot strike you need to rethink where you want to be in 10 to 20 years. How will your quality of life be? What kind of job will you be able to hold then? Will you be by yourself on that engine? Will a computer eventually replace you if you are the only one left on that engine? How will management treat you without a powerful union? How powerful will your union be if they get rid of 30 to 50 percent more of the work force? Will you even have a union then? How much worse can the availability policy get? Will FMLA be available for you then or will these companies use it against you? Seriously. Ask yourself these questions fellow union members. If you can accept things the way they are then I guess you like being manipulated and treated like a modern day slave. The only difference is maybe you get okay benefits and a decent wage just to feed back to the system itself. What is happening right now is NOT okay. And if you think it is maybe YOU are the problem. Now we've got maybe ONE opportunity to make things better for ourselves. I hope you do the right thing if you get the chance.   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2017 Coming soon with some thoughts and information. Been a long time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 January 2017 This place amazes me, no one seems to understand the simple fact that Railroading is the same as any other business. No one starts or maintains a business for the benefit of those that they employ. It is strictly earnings, and bottom line. You may feel that your Union helps or your Red Board insurance helps, but those are diversions, and a drain on your income. wake up. You are you and that is all you have. Make it work. Every successful business is always seeking partners. I know this is out of many folks league, but join in the company vision and be a partner, then watch the growth that can come from that to yourself and your family. Union fighting in the cab is age old, the unions fighting their pay check has been going on for years. It has cost T/E oh so much.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 January 2017 Would be beneficial, helpful to all & nice if lots more info regarding the lousy-ass csx caps & how to battle it was posted. Thanks anyway.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2017 This is no different from the CP with Hunter Harrison & Bill Ackman wanting to take over the NS. They want to come in and liquidate EVERYTHING. Chop everything up, sell it all off to make there money, then claim a consolidated railroad. By this time there is nothing left as they retire and walk away with millions in there pockets, and thousands of railroaders out of work. Modern day Corporate Greed. Watch what you wish for, these guys are hatchet men.   Name: UP Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 19 January 2017 Hunter Harrison signed on with the UP for over$100 Million plus. He resigned from the CP and forfeited a buyout of over $88 Million. Union Pacific has a overall management problem with a lot of dim headlights at the operational levels of management. With all the insurmountable legal bills that's coming to fruition, someone has to focus on efficient (not harassment operation) operation of trains. Fritz and Scott has been compromised by the SP union bosses. And both will be out the door in a matter of days! Good Riddance   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2017 Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2 or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx did this?   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 POSTERS Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day insane business tactics that we all deal with! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! Maybe this year will be a better year and we will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones we have been waiting for more than 4 years!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX Lover is nothing more than a dumb fuck Troll, ignore him and he will eventually go away.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a little bitch.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 January 2017 instead of talking to "CSX Lover" who clearly is enjoying controversy let us think about the split up of CSX into new regions and the details thereof.....rumors and facts.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken   Name: HOGGER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX LOVER SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE CHOO CHOO MAN! Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to be until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US ARENT QUITTERS. We got a right to voice our opinions against the people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs. Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to. Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy train and judge others Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place! So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't know shit about what goes on out here!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more than 3rd graders.Grow up and act like grown men and women.   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2017 BEWARE POSTERS Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his game. Ignore him! Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The lover has spoken   Name: Ball less employees E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 January 2017 Icefever, Don't seem to know for sure WHY you were terminated? If account of absenteeism, that's a tough one because documentation & records may show that you couldn't or didn't want to work. Why a wait of over 4 yrs? Makes it even harder. Possibly you could get hired again but may as well kiss the previous seniority goodbye. Good luck should you choose to pursue your case.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 January 2017 Conductor 1-10 No Union officer will tell you this as they want to justify their jobs, but get a Lawyer for your situation.   Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 January 2017 Icefeaver You're done if you signed anything. If you didn't call your lc and tell him you've been strung out. That you flipped your lid and now your a recovered addict.   Name: E-mail: icefever3087@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2017 hello. i was wondering if i could get some help hopefully. i use to be a csx condctor for 4yrs, 2012 was my last yr. went though some altercations with the upper management from time to time because they wanted me to do some "behind the back" shit. seriously considered about coming back, after I heard that the division manager at the time was discriminating against certain folks and now he is no longer there anymore. i was wondering if, and I know this sounds kinda stupid, and the obvious thing to do is to see a union rep., but is there anyway that csx can honor my seniority at all?? granted i got terminated i believe for absenteeism, before the termination, i was placed out of service, with the lack of support from the union at the time. i had already completed my annual re-certification right after my suspension was finished. Im not here to argue, or to throw ridicules around, cause we will be here for all eternity if that happens. again, i am considering coming back   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 January 2017 Home now & truly sick with Bronchitis & Flu symptoms. Family Dr. to squeeze me in on short notice today on my rest day else I'm headed to an ER or an Urgent Care Facility. Have to be concerned with the damned CAPS policy. Look at that crap: even when sick & need professional medical help - assessed points. Oh, maybe IF everyone, the provider, the csx medical dept. & cmc does every little thing correctly, may get some slack. What a bunch of BS! No wonder so many apply for FMLA.   Name: here come the train E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 Csx I love you brother   Name: bull crap E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will change and some heads will roll.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my brother   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to take it   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the Georgia line csx.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 January 2017 some time back a relative broke a tail light and I bought them one on the internet, to be delivered to a state far away. I checked on it a few days later, and it projected delivery the next day. I checked the next day, and the UPS system showed it delivered, on the relatives porch, about 12 minutes before. I called them and said "look on the porch". This was a small shoe box size shipment, free shipping, I didn't ask for premium service. Everything went perfectly, as often happens. With CSX??? THEY MAY LOSE THE BOX, and the boxcar, and the block, and the train, and have no idea which STATE the box is in, let alone which porch. Again, this was the low cost service, not super premium. Your work orders should meet the UPS discount service performance. Do they? ever? AND, you may be considered responsible for problems caused by an accident that reveals you do NOT know what you are carrying. UPS pays their people and managers decent salaries, as do we, and work 24/7, as do we, and yet very different performance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 January 2017 is this true about the bonus? 33% of 12%?   Name: Explain please E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2017 What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ... Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2017 Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good or even better than what you can find on the operating unions' websites. Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts like those from name "csx lover".   Name: mediators E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 January 2017 To all posters We have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name. However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post that set the company off it had to be a damaging one. We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Csx Lover You're not going to get hired! If you're a Vet you have a chance but I'm willing to bet that you are not.   Name: blow that whistle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone explain this?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.   Name: Pole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2017 Just came out 01-03-17 Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.   Name: Mr. csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Mr. csx lover, What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your writing abilities.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2017 LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can represent csx with pride   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2017 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2016 Happy New Year! Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay off. CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here and you have a good job already. Every employee with less than 15 years stands a good chance of being on street. If you're not an operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 December 2016 I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo train blow that whistle   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 December 2016 MR. Davidson, you are so correct. Money is freedom from fear of layoffs. So is a small side business developed over several years. So is company paid tuition assistance. Getting tuition assistance does not require a degree in spike pulling. The first half of a business degree involves (typically) just the usual stuff, 1 public speaking course, 1 writing course, perhaps American history course, and what ever the school gives you for a semester of Marine Corps phys ed at Camp Lejune State U. Do the paper work, get it done, start slogging through the rest (usually on line). Get your degree, this gives you a better shot at NEVER coming back after the next silly furlough. Maybe you want to start a gun store, or brake shop, or fitness center. To get a bank or SBA loan it helps if you HAVE a degree, in any reasonable topic. I can assure you that CSX employees in Florida are stocking up on FREE degrees "just in case" there is no more CSX. CSX suggested schools and degree programs usually are not the best but if they are the fastest AND WILL TRANSFER CREDIT to a reputable school, consider them. Otherwise, no diploma mills that CSX pushes. Still, if you are on the Titanic, do NOT assume Captain Ward has arranged a good life boat for you...provide it yourself! Be prepared! Do not trust fools. YOUR future (and your families) is job #1.   Name: Tobt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 December 2016 Poor Adolf..... I mean Vince. Whining about how fmla is abused. Your attendance policy is abusive in of itself you ass. The guy with the most mentions in this site gets promoted? Is that how vinny became a vp? No saving up points? No good credit if Mark off fmla or union business? You're a pathetic self absorbed simpleton vinny. Go to hell. Take Candy with you.   Name: Really E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 December 2016 We have the worst policy for attendance in the world.   Name: Loco. Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 December 2016 Below is a post I copied from TrainOrders.com that someone posted. You cooperate executives from CSX don’t need to hire these three piece suit high dollar lawyers to write up some ambiguous agreement. Just copy this post and take it to National Negotiations. I’m sure the Eastern Lines BLE will rubber stamp it. .................................................. Let me guess...the carrier wants: (1) one person in the cab, a licensed engineer (2) An hourly wage, not to exceed Federal minimum wage scale, overtime after 16 hours at Timekeeping’s desecration (3) Adapt CSXT’s attendance policy of ONE DAY off per month. (4) Allow engineer to perform all work normally handled by conductor, line de-rails, switches, etc. (5) Eliminate tie-up for undisturbed rest rule, for all employees (6) Abolish all regular Pool Assignments and establish one common extra-board for operating employees. (7) Eliminate 25 mile limit for all patch crews/dog catch jobs. (8) Allow$1.00 meal allowance (10) Abolish all Held Away From Home Terminal pay (11) Dead Head and travel time will not go against Hours of Service Time. Have I left anything out? You Labor Relations people feel free to copy this and take it to the National Negotiations. Have I omitted anything. Oh! (12) Engineer on pool freight assignments to be attached to heart and blood pressure monitor, capable of remote stimulation by dispatcher’s office or company officials. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican" mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE! 

 Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe out there if you're too stupid not to lay off. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2016 Christmas Eve. Home at present waiting for family to arrive. 1st out. Constantly checking the internet & the phone. Nothing at all whatsoever planned. Won't be shocked or surprised one bit though IF CMC should call & I hear: "well, the chief decided" ....and\or something happened. Such is life working for the RR, marked up on an unassigned road freight pool. Happy Holidays to all. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2016 After reading this letter from CSX about FMLA mark offs at Thanksgiving, it really shows the evil side of this railroad. Everyone that has read it is completely disgusted! Has CSX ever looked at themselves and asked why this is happening? Why the employees hate them so much? Why they lie about being an ethical company? Almost 2017, and CSX STILL SUCKS! 

 Name: Suck it E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then you'll just get promoted like Frulla.. 

 Name: Pissed off E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2016 Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees better. 

 Name: Bernie E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 December 2016 Ill be marking off FMLA for Xmas. Eat shit Dave Harris. 

 Name: Bendover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 December 2016 Got another CSX letter because 10% of the work force used FMLA to mark off during Thanksgiving/weekend. Although I do not have FMLA and had to work on Thanksgiving and that weekend, I think it is pretty FUNNY their reasoning for sending the letter. They write "November and December are seasonally sensitive periods for our customers. Our negative business impacted numerous train delays and delay of customer deliveries. Additionally, many colleagues had to work more hours than otherwise scheduled causing undue hardship and a decrease in morale." Basically CSX is once again blaming T&E employees for their mistakes and short comings. If they really cared about our customers and deliveries, they would bring back furloughed employees to handle the business. Also, quit building trains the same as summer time!! More than half of CSX is in a deep freeze and they still wanna build 10-12,000 feet trains. It's not going to work!! They tell trainmasters to cut 10 cars off at a time until the air comes up. Well I hope they don't care about on time departures! When it takes 5 hours to get out of the yard, better have a re-crew ready. Thus, using up more crews. As far as morale goes, it is down because of CSX's unethical practices and harassment. Not to mention the shit show that is PAYROLL. If they just paid what they agreed to pay in the first place morale would go up no matter how shitty the company is. People ask if I like my job and I respond with I like my job but hate the company. So low morale isn't bc people have found a way to actually get a break from this place through FMLA. In closing, lets try for 20% mark offs during the next couple holiday weekends. Then they will actually see who runs and makes this company money! 

 Name: Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A basic day should be around $350 on a basic day due to all the horse crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to the us president-elect's cabinet choices? Look out...........   Name: John E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 November 2016 How much will the engineer bonus be in February? What percent?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 November 2016 Of course we are not in the knowledge based economy. We have eliminated many of our old time labor specialists, and replaced them with failures and ex-employees who could not make it in modern industry. Mix the worst of the old with the worst of the new, and you have RR culture. Unless we have massive safety failures we can run the same old procedures unmolested, especially as most people think CSX runs passenger trains under the AMTRAK label as our primary business. The carrier wants to eliminate most employees ASAP, believing that most lower level managers can operate under the direct supervision of higher level managers, without assistance from the deplorables in craft.When it fails it is ALWAYS the fault of agreement employees and lower management. Just look at locations where the managers leave and get hired elsewhere. If they are mediocre they stay, if they are big in nepotism (so common in management) they get promoted. You will rarely see Google, Microsoft, Accel Steel, ANY improving company seek out RR management at any level. That tells you a lot. Rarely does anyone hires athletes from losing teams. You won't see Cindy, Michael, etc. get job offers elsewhere. If Bill Gates wanted a job tomorrow he would have a hundred offers overnight in 100 different areas.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 November 2016 Does anyone know of a way of getting the attendance records of the management turds? It's a public corp. I would like to open up a line of communication with the subject of holding the management "Team" lol,responsible for following same "Core Values " and " Ethics " that are require of all the REAL People that Actually DO the LABOR that brings in the funds that pays their Ridiculous Salaries and Bonus's. These lazy jerks have been making TO MUCH off of OUR BACKS, And dictating for TO DAMN LONG on how WE,AS FREE Human Beings Should arrange our lives to make them the money they desire. This so called "Management Team " should Show US,(the REAL People) that Do the REAL Work just what the Hell THEY ( The So Called Team ) Produce to receive the ridiculous paycheck they do. I have experienced and witnessed AND believe that this so called "Management Team" is a Hindrance on the future of the REAL Success of CSXT. This so called "Team" is a parasite on ALL of the REAL and TRUE Workers that make this Company the "Small Success" it is now. Cause if this company had the true Leadership,the True Ethics and The True Core Values the substandard "Team" spouts all the time ( and never delivers ) It would be ABOVE and on TOP of the WHOLE Industry. DAMN Shame I'm to Freaken Old to leave. In layman's terms, We, The True Workers of CSXT are being lead by a bunch of Greedy , Unprofessional , Uncaring , Selfish , Self-centered , Unethical Small minded people. And Our so called Union's are either in it with them OR to damn Wimped Out to stand up and make things right. To the subjects of this rant, Sleep Well You Worthless,Greedy Idiots, I'm sure that your Children and Grandchildren would be Very Proud of the High Character you hold yourselves to. And we all look forward in dealing with them when they grow up, ( at some point )   Name: How About Now E-mail: Lastlaff@csx.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 November 2016 Someone in corporate ask ol Sanborn how those fmla letters worked out for her today. Thanksgiving 2016, fuck that letter   Name: T&E guy Albany Division E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2016 Forbes Magazine article on 10 unmistakable signs the company you are interviewing for is a bad company to work for. CSX pretty much hits all 10 bad company policies. But No. 4 is right on the mark! No.4 Progressive Discipline If the handbook talks about Progressive Discipline, get out of Dodge immediately! You are an adult. You are not a wayward third-grader who needs to worry about getting sent to the principal’s office. Progressive Discipline policies that line out the punishments employees will receive for a first infraction, second infraction, etc. are holdovers from the Industrial Revolution and have no place in the Knowledge Economy we are working in now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2016 Legal, Friend or Family.......... Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2016 Attention all Crews If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you what is covered. It has just come to our attention that several employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive bathroom more than he was in the cab. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX medical department.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 November 2016 From what I've been told about people getting points for riding their bumps it's now an automated system, the callers or whoever are no longer assessing points it's automatic for anything over 24 hrs. You have 12 hrs to notify yourself, and 12 hrs to make a seniority move or you will be assessed points. I haven't heard anything about it being 1 point per day though, I recently got 6 points for riding a bump on a weekend day. Either way this is a direct violation of our contact and something needs to be done about it!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 November 2016 TO: M of W New FRA testing may not be fair, but it is a safety law / regulation. AND, I doubt the RR is stalling it to protect the troops. They are just failing to comply with government safety regulations in an appropriate manner, which I am sure they would not permit you to do.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 November 2016 The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract \ Arbitration Award #559. Article #12. Article #12 and the Q&As associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.) Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions? Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of? If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 November 2016 It's been said before but you should have documentation for any complaint. Typically write out a nice note that would be understandable to a magistrate, ignorant HR person, or arbitrator that doesn't know all the slang ... get help with writing it if necessary, send the e-mail to the appropriate people, AND a copy to yourself at your company account AND at your home account(s) in case your company account is blocked or accidentally deleted.   Name: HELP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 UTU brothers Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced. I keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the union agreed to enforce the rule. I didn't get a single email or letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October 25th. I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up every single time within 24 hours but that was too late. I don't think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2016 Union screwed Conductor, for 1-10 yrs.: Was posted on this site previously. Seems MANY were left out of the loop. Seems the co. & our union dropped the ball if they tried to make sure everyone was informed. The caps policy has been in place well over a year, but guess just recently csx has started assessing point(s) to those who are displaced and don't make a seniority move after the 12:01 notification time allotted. Looks like the 48 hr. rule after notification is still in effect (more time if choose to displace more than 30 miles away -- see 1996 Contract, Article #12 & Q&A Art. #12) but can/will be charged with attendance point(s) for each day not placed. (Be sure to review the caps policy Q&As regarding those who are displaced & have nowhere to place themselves.) Evidently the co. may get away with this legally account the whole attendance thing is a policy, not an agreed to contract.   Name: UNION SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 November 2016 ALL CONDUCTORS Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute? I didn't get one single letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12 hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2 weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as if you are marked off sick! This is bull that the company didn't mail us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it. Anyone else getting hammered on this new rule????   Name: Why E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 04 November 2016 Thanks APE, Understand somewhat the employee expense things. Same people said that often trains are parked waiting for available crewmembers. Aren't RR companies in business to Move Freight efficiently & safely & timely? More freight moved = more business = more profit. Doesn't work that way?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 November 2016 TO WHY: FRIEND OR FAMILY. The reason we have a hostile work environment and have many employees laid off is simply shortsighted economics. Each employee costs around$1k per month for health benefits, plus get pay for sick, personal, and vacation days based on days worked.And of course there is some overhead for administrative costs, parking spaces, rules classes, etc. There is also some risk figure estimated for injuries, law suits etc. Figure the average total is (guesstimate) $1900 per month. Suppose at one small location you lay off 10 employees for 3 months. You have saved$60k net for that small number and that short time. And, keeping them on might make them collect guarantee. More employees and / or time laid off means more money saved. If they are off long enough they will be disallowed for vacation, etc. If they decline to come back you may get a government grant to train new employees, plus make friends with local politicians who can announce a hiring fair. To be fair it doesn't take that long to train new conductors, clerks, etc. to a minimal level of proficiency. You usually aren't laying off 30 year employees anyway. An excellent skill employee is rarely highly valued by the decision layer managers.You usually look for minimal ability people. SO, the solution is to understaff as much as possible. AND, should there be a possible merger down wind, you are more attractive with fewer employees, esp. those who might get a guarantee out of a merger. Overworking your current employees is unpleasant, but it saves money. What you measure for is what you get 

 Name: Why E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 03 November 2016 Am told there are RR employees laid off all over. Then hear about attendance policies and manpower shortages. Can this be explained easily, rationally? 

 Name: yep E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 November 2016 The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785. This is the number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers are more than happy to help out. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 November 2016 We figured the carriers would come up with something after the RSIA. UTU agreed to the dictatorship style CAPS policy? Don't think so. If in fact the 1 point per day of displacement was accepted it has to be because csx wanted 10 points per day. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 November 2016 legal, So, are you meaning the CAPS Policy, which has been around for a year & a half has been changed? Thought the whole thing was thrust upon us by csx & is\was not something utu agreed to. Q&A 15: no points assessed if displaced & no where in terminal to go. 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 October 2016 ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!! LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT! IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD. IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY. THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 October 2016 BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR DERAILMENTS. 

 Name: ... E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2016 R J. S. T. U Z. T. S. T I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T W. H. A. T P. I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E 

 Name: same boat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 October 2016 Stressed out IM right there with you man! I work on the greatlakes and we have the same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage. Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is wrong with this company is right! The frickin road foreman are telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off! Can you believe that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off sick!!!!!! 

 Name: stressed out! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 October 2016 Engineers I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available under the next week. I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks now! This is such bullshiz! I said something to the RF about marking off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy. I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off. What kind of horse shit is this! Do all the pools have this kind of set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2016 CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire you fuck CSX 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2016 Alright, OK. What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University which is a diploma mill and no longer exists. 

 Name: Blowovercsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2016 Let's go hurricane, let's go......let's go hurricane, let's go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all stand up and root for hurricane Mathew to hit CSX HQ 

 Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 October 2016 Who dropped the 3 turns? Your engineer buddies or the crew caller(s)? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 dropped 3 turns in a pool job to miss call me , may karma choke yall;s ass out 

 Name: Crazy train E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 MR MANAGER You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS Name: Mr Manager E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 I must say that CSX has been good to me, not one single check they have written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years. So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly lost your job because your that great model of employee that every company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire you shortly. If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i could help. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2016 watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the official name for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers to pay people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2016 CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2016 I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2016 Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2016 To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if they can get the job done. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2016 Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months , are FURLOUGHED. Never been a fan of working for free. #Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,, #moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2016 I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne. Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 September 2016 For sure, csx is not employee friendly. And helped create the present FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful, uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA mark-off rights for very good reasons. However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a living. If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a hardship not easily overcome. Get over it - it's nothing new. Check into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some jobs abolished, some terminals closed, entire railroad companies went out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years, or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign. Like csx, life can suck. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 September 2016 same as always. NOTHING. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 Hoo-Boy, -- That'll be a good one. Already can't wait to find out how that will go. 

 Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 September 2016 good luck MR. Corporate HR 5th floor. I have noticed a number of Jax. corporate folks start off with half a bachelors degree and with effort and co-operation from CSX end up with a bachelors completion and one or TWO masters degrees. Most masters are easier and can be gotten ASAP These aren't from Harvard but CSX work with several 3rd grade schools that are very friendly to steady revenue sources and give you "good enough" and "legitimate enough" degrees. Keep your mouth shut until you need to escape and go to the successor biz or the feds or state.fyi 

 Name: Happyending E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 September 2016 As far as the Fmla goes. CSX can fuck off. 

 Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2016 The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect RE; Special Agent(s) story... Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries. Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress, about its current and past business practices. 

 Name: LEGIT! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2016 FMLA ABUSERS!!!!! Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for a leave of absence. So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are abusing it. I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you deserve. Thanks for nothing lazy pukes! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Tickled this guy is not driving. Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a $120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong....   Name: FMLA E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 September 2016 Regarding the FMLA letter sent out... Keep it, make copies, it will come in handy! To use FMLA, the company has already approved your FMLA paperwork. The first time you get a call from your supervisor or anyone in Jax, DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY TYPE OF ANSWER other than you were off FMLA. If they say anything else about it, contact a lawyer in your local area, a quick Google search for FMLA and lawyer will give you a list. Be sure to hand the lawyer Cindy's letter, it's perfect ammo for court. The next thing you do after contacting a lawyer is write both your senators and your representative to tell them you are being harassed by your employer for using FMLA. A couple of lawsuits and the government sniffing up their tails will put this issue to rest in a hurry.   Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did!   Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?   Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 31 August 2016 I have a friend who recently went in front of a public law board because of his attendance with the UNETHICAL CSXT. The lawyer asked him "How many days do you get off a month?" The lawyer rolled his eyes when he found out. LMAO! Remember, this is the company that pushes ethics!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 August 2016 Here is what kills me the most. I sit on the extra board and can't work and I want to work. But there are conductors who are drunks on the clock, putting lives in danger and the engineers know it and cover for them. That is illegal. Why don't they ever get busted?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 August 2016 This attendance policy and points system is identical to the postal workers. How long before some railroaders lose it and go postal?.......... I think that’s been predicted, on this forum.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 August 2016 CSXT IS A BUNCH OF UNETHICAL HYPOCRITES! They have nerve sending out letters to everyone about the use of FMLA. I remember a few years back when CSXT started this unethical attendance policy. The union confronted them, and CSXT slammed the door in there face. There would be no discussion in the matter. In other words, CSXT doesn't like the idea of the employees having any type of life outside the railroad. This attendance policy and points system is identical to the postal workers. How long before some railroaders lose it and go postal? CSX SUCKS!   Name: Follow that E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 August 2016 Revenge I like your thoughts. It still amazes me as hard as some CSX company officials ride us, that some of them don't walk with limp, or worse.   Name: Revenge Sr. E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 20 August 2016 "Eye for an Eye" Understand the meaning of those simple words for your guidance! If one deliberately or attempts too destroy your well being, the Laws of Nature is on your side!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 14 August 2016 How's the CAPS thing working out now days? Nothing regarding CSX attendance policy has been posted here in this particular forum for quite some time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2016 Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2016 Name: Clerk E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Attention all crews-- This is a perfect case of recruiting error. Not smart enough to keep up. The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left corner. Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print. Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy of your ticket. They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in obtaining one.   Name: East C. Rails E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2016 From East C. Rails: Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of control! The Underground RDL   Name: Clerk E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Attention all crews The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left corner. Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print. Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy of your ticket. They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in obtaining one.   Name: FELA LAWYER E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2016 RE; UP CONDUCTOR: In order to truly understand your commendable post, one must review the post dated 7-24-16, titled, corrupt union bosses!   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision. Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP$200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2016 I like things documented. It is a PITA but every time I have failed to do so I have regretted it. If e-mail than send it twice, and send different ways to different addresses. CSX e-mail to the other end, copy to BOTH your home e-mails, copy to union folks, probably certified paper e-mail, consider a tiny voice recorder, preferably with phone adapter. Preferably have someone review and correct grammar / spelling. If it is known that you have things well documented other folks pay attention. You might even create 2 seperate e mail accounts (1 yahoo, 1 g mail, etc.)and use them just for RR stuff storage. Log in every so often to keep account up to date. Write longer accounts that can clearly be read and understood by an outsider, not just the other side.Keep a little notebook AND PEN.put in zip lock bag. Idea is survivability always. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now. 

 Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2016 again, use your time at CSX to prepare for your next job and a real career. Save $$, don't buy house, new car, overspend, etc. Focus on a long term career, get as many on line tuition credits as possible, and prepare for bail out when YOUR Titanic sinks. You have no excuse for surprise at the likely outcome. You just don't know the day the iceberg shows up. Folks are giving you straight information. Your career is REALLY your responsibility, not the HR / Labor Relations people.   Name: Geep E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2016 Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area. http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking accommodations following medical problems. The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012. Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees, legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley & Gilley in Shreveport. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936   Name: Henry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2016 While CSX doesn't think twice about stealing from its employees every payday,I do know that one of the fat bastard train masters at Avon went after a Brother, claiming he was stealing from the company. The fat bastard train master chased down the Brother in the parking lot and tried to charge him with theft of company property. The Brother had finished his day, took a large foam cup from the coffee cabinet in the employee crew room,(which everyone had access to) filled the foam cup with ice and/was taking it with him to his car. The fat bastard train master said the ice was to be used by the employees on duty and on the train. Being the Brother's day had ended, and he'd already clocked out, the fat bastard train master said the brother was not entitled to fill the 20oz foam cup with ice and leave company property. This was theft, and the cup of ice wasnt for the companys benifet, but for his personal use. In this case, being Golden didn't count for Jack, and this is how far some fat bastard train masters at Avon will go to meet their monthly quota when it comes to test failures and write ups   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 July 2016 NICK: everything you said is correct except the water. Complying with federal, state, and company safety and operating rules may slow you down slightly, but it is required. Stealing the water, ream of paper, etc. is just foolish, since that gives them a clear cut reason to fire you for being the bad guy, an excuse for the union to abandon you, and you gain some really bad water, extra cheap paper, etc. Go to dollar tree and get your dollar water, toilet tissue, etc. It's cheaper, better, and has a different name on it, so if they glance at your vehicle they will NOT see company property but rather wal-mart brand or similar. You might even save a receipt or two. You REALLY don't want to be signing a statement at hearing apologizing for YOUR unethical behaviour, and begging for another chance.If you note, the RR is very stingy on safety related items such as safety glasses, lanterns, etc. which you have to get there.   Name: The State E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 John Bradley has been promoted again???? Are you kidding??? Just like the movie Dumb and Dumber all over again. Hope when Bradley leaves the Chicago Division, he'll take his (not so) little pet (p)Rick Reed with him. Good riddance to the both of them   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2016 my understanding is that John Bradley has been promoted to vice president - south, formerly Chicago Division manager, formerly Great Lakes manager, formerly Avon Terminal Superintendent, formerly Louisville Terminal Superintendent.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out.   Name: who they are E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2016 Pissed On CSX has cut the amount of human employees working for Crew Management, dramatically. CSX believes that computers and technology, just like when it comes to running engines and calling crews, can be done more efficiently through the use of technology. Don't get me wrong, just like all crafts, Crew Management does have its share of lazy employees. Employees that like to take extended smoke breaks, suck up to Management, or just disappear and send their calls to an empty desk. Unfortunately the lazyness of a few of our employees is accented because there are so few of us left in this craft.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2016 KYLE: If you are talking about FDR's New Deal in today's world, you must have an elderly relative. Especially as economists usually feel that FDR's quasi soviet plans extended the depression, and the massive armament orders we got from Europe, combined with the large skilled labor pool available and ready to move, actually relieved the US depression.   Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: 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!   Name: E-mail: 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.   Name: redeye51 E-mail: 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...   Name: E-mail: 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.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 June 2016 Last post is good --- agree. Why stoop to their level?   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.   Name: Thunder Bolt. E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 June 2016 I have to ask. When will the employees stand together and work as one to address the at least one of the wrongs that management inflicts upon its employees? I'm taking it that when CSX started their own school, instead of charging tuition, they required that you leave your balls at the door instead????? I remember when Tony Ingram forced everyone to work Christmas for several years in a row. Each year Ingram would promise to shut down the railroad at Christmas time so that the T&E people could spend the holidays with their families. Two years in a row it didn't happen. The third year all of the engineers worth their salt marked off, and the conductors stayed marked up. The forth year the conductors marked off, and the engineers stayed marked up. The fifth year, per Ingram's orders, the railroad shut down and everyone got Christmas off. The lesson is, in case you missed it. United We Stand. DIVIDED WE FALL.   Name: to LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2016 The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief, who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to give them last names. Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work 12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8 hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately, the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to date. Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for an ethics violation.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.   Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster   Name: UP Corporate Firing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2016 For the UP Conductor: Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. No mentioned of required disclosure for removing a corporate officer. This could possibly have SEC violations for not reporting.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 June 2016 please note that very few train crews EVER deliberately kill a train. However, given the state of locomotives, cars, track, signals, and paperwork there are MANY failures in that mix. The carrier HOPES the crew will overlook the many failures and run things anyway. If the crew insists on complying with the rules, and not risking their job or their life, THAT is usually what is meant by "killing a train". Just the consistent failure of paperwork to comply with safety regulations can cause many "train deaths." There is no need for a crew to set up fake scenarios when so many real screw ups exist. If you were a truck driver and all your tires were bald when starting a long trip, you don't need to set up a delay - it happens on its own. We clarify this because outsiders may think trains break down because of sabotage, when ineptness, false economy, and plain managerial stupidity is much more likely the cause.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2016 Hey: maybe this is the time to AGAIN remind people that CSX has a tuition reimbursement program. It has a few restrictions (no nursing, music, etc.)but way fewer than most people imagine (or local supervisors like to think). So many courses are completely on line, and can continue even if you move. Your wife or S.O. can help be your secretary. If you quit after degree you supposedly pay back, but furloughed isn't quitting. Even if you don't want a college degree, many employers require one for no good reason, and it's their game! Suppose you want to run a machine, welding, computer, construction, plumbing, painting,gun shop or auto business, you still may need a bank loan. A business degree helps getting the loan. Lots of legit schools out there, WGU Indiana is one of the best, show an Indiana RR address is best, great computer program with certification tests included for free. Don't just blame the guy that is forced to transfer and bump you, you may have to kick someone else out someday. NOT everything is the RR's fault, take some responsibility yourself, or blame it on your wife.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2016 There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr is this first place it was even a law down right dirty lien thieves ... And labor realations yea$$$$  Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 May 2016 well, it's not directly relevant, but note that even many fast food workers now have tuition assistance and health insurance. as well as 15 per hour. CSX are working towards a hostile work environment, less health care, and inferior pay. We haven't reached taco bell yet, but we are drifting gradually down as other jobs - with much less responsibility - are climbing up. how far can it go before people realize that we aren't that great?   Name: VL E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 May 2016 BAD NEWS!! UTU lost its battle over the 48 hour rule for conductors to make a move when displaced. No one knows for sure how long it will be before mass mailing and emails are going to take place to notify the members that there was an agreement that members will only be allowed a 12 hour window to place themselves. If you are a newer employee and are unable to find a position to place yourself in the 12 hour period( 48 as of now) then you have the right to call the Manager of crew operations and demand a place be created for you or they need to put you on furlough. You have a right to file for railroad unemployment if you are not holding a job position with the company. The railroad unemployment office will want to see a note put into your employee history that you have been furloughed. DO NOT SIT AT HOME FOR WEEKS AT A TIME trying to find a place to go. The company has left employees hanging in the wind with no place to go for weeks at a time. If you are not working and can not hold a job position then you are not an actively working employee with the company.   Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2016 THERE IS A RUMOR GOING AROUND THAT CSX / CINDY IS RECONFIGURING THE SYSTEM TO HAVE 3 CORE ROUTES AND 3 CORE FEEDER LINES, WITH STRONG BIAS TO ONE WAY RUNNING, SO A SINGLE CORE MIGHT ACTUALLY CONSIST OF 2 RELATED LINES, ONE FOR EACH DIRECTION. NOW.....IT APPEARS THAT AVON TO ROSE LAKE / SALEM IS NOT ON ANY RETENTION OR PRIORITY LIST, LOGICALLY MEANING THAT THE AVON YARD AND MAINLINE WEST COULD BE SOLD TO SOMEONE ELSE. ANY HINTS OR THOUGHTS?   Name: UP EEOC REPS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 May 2016 The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House: Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company representative has had prior employment with the state and federal government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company. This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the federal government.   Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast?   Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah   Name: Sad Times E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements. The BLET (Bible) Bylaws allows for the General [Chairman] Committee (GC) to make their owned rules. And those rules can be to the detriment of your agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...especially if your GC and Local Chairmen (LC) are in a personal agreement with the carrier to sell you out. Railroads have numerous ways to funnel kickbacks to corrupt union officers to save cost. If one hundred engineers are due a thousand dollars in claims, it only takes one corrupt union officer to throw those claims away, and the union officer will be awarded a weekend-off with pay for attending a bogus safety meeting. Follow the money...ask and demand for disclosures from your union officers because they will sell you out for a weekend-off with pay!   Name: Field View E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 May 2016 Yard Rat Did you get your question answered? I bet CSX failed to mention while you were in Atlanta that you WOULD be laid off. How much money they make from running students through school, especially veterans, and how hard management works to fire you, once you're finally marked up Good luck staying marked up. Things are getting thinner and thinner, as CSX works hard fire as many people as possible.   Name: Sweet Baby James E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 May 2016 Hey csx the Crash Railroad. While I'm not surprised that CSX would beat out every class one, when it comes to wrecks, I would like to read and share the article that you are talking about Would you please post a link to the article you are referencing? Thanks   Name: csx the Crash Railroad. E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2016 Hey! We just beat out UP for the most and wild derailments in the US. We should have gotten the tracks closed to the house. Oh, well. This job sucks more and more every year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2016 To all furloughed people: Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs. seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be terminated. See: B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d). CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93 1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat, Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible), Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).   Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 May 2016 "Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job." Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad cover to cover and never saw this   Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 ALL EMPLOYEES Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION! It has been voiced by too numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem with communication within the crew management center. Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring! There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer. There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to get through and refused to remove them. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED. YOU ARE EXPECTED BY THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT. THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU PAY DUES DONT YOU??? THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES!   Name: chhochoo dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 April 2016 I got a good job with mon -fri day shift hours with good benefits and pay and a lot of time off.My thing is I have always wanted to work for th rr.Can someone give me some advice on how I can become a freight conductor with csx or maybe work on the track in some kind of way.Cant wait to join the rr and work with my future railroad brothers   Name: Banner B. Gone E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 April 2016 I'm taking it that Brian Edwards had a few minutes of free time again, and has been lurking on this sight again? (now that he's no longer having to keep tabs on who EX WIFE #3 is sleeping with at 31 E. Georgia St. Because we all knew it sure as hell wasn't him. And can you blame her? Seriously. How would you find his little pecker under all of those HUGE rolls of fat? ) The post below sure looks like something Brian Edwards regularly says, and of course would do. Although.... now that Edwards has had yet another wife has divorced him, he may no longer be as "protected" as he use to be. You know, like when he was married, and his wife was having sex with Larry Kosner. Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight. Yall act like a bunch of pansies. Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company. If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses. Now get back to work.   Name: EXCHANGE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 April 2016 Hey Brakeman, I'm taking it it was another long day at work? :-) You might want to reread what I wrote. I wrote "CSX just put several thousand employees on the street." SEVERAL THOUSAND, not SEVEN THOUSAND. Have a good evening   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further.   Name: Car knocker E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2016 The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days. only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting for him to blow up and assault some one. Another will just disappear and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville probably thinks they are doing a good job.   Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 April 2016 exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off????? csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e, mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000 system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side   Name: EXCHANGE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2016 Stay where you're at. Let me quote what several members of management have told myself, and many of my co-workers on more occasions than I care to remember. "If want the holidays off, you'd better pray you kill someone while you're on the train. Because if you don't kill them when your train hits them, and you take the day off, then you're abusing the system. I'll personally make sure you regret it." Does this sound like a member of management that you want to inspire and lead you, let alone work for? Here's one other thing to think of. CSX just put several thousand employees on the street. In my terminal, if you don't have 5 years or more, you're on the street, and quite possibly out of a job. A few years ago CSX offered all of the conductors with 4 years or less a 3000.00 bonus if they would approve the Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job. The conductors only saw the 3000.00 (blood money) and voted the agreement in. Guess how many conductors this applies to that got the blood money, and how many conductors this applies to that didn't didn't get one red dime, yet will lose their jobs because some of the conductors ahead of them, sold out their rights. There's a reason that CSX is the only class one with a CSX-Sucks website. This is where the employees go to give everyone a heads up on how EVIL this company is, what tricks management is up to and bemoan what Tony Ingram, David Brown and their puppet Cindy Sanborn have done to darkened the doors to this company. Unless you're ready to know EVIL on a first name basis, stay where you're at.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2016 I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good advice on whether I should try this or not?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 Most hotel vans that I have seen appear to be newer and cleaner, perhaps because they are not driven much. PTI buy USED vans (that's why they are not the same color) and often have over 300,000 miles on them, with many unmet repair needs. With recent pay raises PTI pay less than Taco Bell, Wal-Mart, etc. despite having erratic routes, strange hours, etc. Many cities do NOT let taxi's, etc. put that kind of mileage on before dumping them. Railcrew express look newer, but I don't know the details.   Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 March 2016 I BELIEVE EVERYONE HAS MAD THERE POINT ON THE ATTENDANCE POLICY. ITS COMPLETELY UNETHICAL, ESPECIALLY FOR THE HOURS WE WORK. CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 Not many, if any, complaints about attendance policies lately. Is hard to bitch & complain about those when furloughed isn't it?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well Oscar is just starting back to work at the airline after his heart replacement. An investor group wants him replaced at the airline by Gordon Bethune, chair about 2 official back. If Oscar gets booted out of the airline business can he come back to CSX? Ackman of Pershing Square has taken a big beating financially, but nothing to do with the RR - more with oreos. The FRA still wanders around shopping cars in volume.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation.   Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 March 2016 please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just plain "cunt"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 March 2016 Just imagine the co. dropping the program - that's what'd probably happen. Participation is not mandatory.   Name: imagine if.... E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system wide one day.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here" I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department. According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company survives.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing? Thanks   Name: It's time E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 To the Robert Pines followers... This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help save jobs ...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings, harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you would understand the field employees perspective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 March 2016 Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up with Sanborn and her bullshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2016 Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances. Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the railroads. I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the favor.   Name: E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2016 From my experiences working for various railroads, including former Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run' on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?) as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E. That is untill our General Chairman 'sold' us out. Thanks for asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it comes to making  there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 March 2016 It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 March 2016 I had the same issue and was told it doesn't matter if your turn gets out or not. As long as you are unavailable it will count against you. Unions sure screwed us on this..they didn't even try to fight it. Best solution is FMLA..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 March 2016 I marked off on a Monday morning sick.....marked back up Tuesday morning.....my turn did not go out and I never missed any work....and yet I was given 4 points....according to the SSA if an engineer marks off and then marks up without missing any work it will not count against him attendance wise....article 40 section B states that.....any of you LC like to comment on this ......I tried to call the CSX attendance specialist but she won't answer or call me back....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months. It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the sand..not sure which scenario applies   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs across the network that there is now an increased number of employees whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That seems to fall in line with what he said.   Name: long duck dong E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just fined 92,000 by the FRA. Does anyone have anymore info?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 March 2016 So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then also..lol .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2016 Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn. Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out here. Welcome to reality   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2016 Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We have to give the company ideas to generate revenue. So what these morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our families. Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch that contributes to the United States economy,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 last I looked CSX was still using an outside contractor in Ripon Wi. (Madison) deputized to be the CSX medical department and thus inside the HIPAA firewall.This is a common procedure anymore.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 Don't you people see that the caps systym is nothing more than the company's plan to lay off more and do with less. The systym blows because even some peoples emergency room and doctors excuses get denied by some qauck nurse or doctor in Jacksonville. The reason for that is because they want your medical info so they can blame you next time something happens. Why do we keep letting them shove there bullshit down our throats. Time to stand up and say fuck you CSX! Don't you think it's out of this world to treat us the way they do and work 50 or more hours a week to be told you can't have a day off. They even cap the vacation and PL days so you can't take them. Personal business only exist is writing. CSX don't even know what that is.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2016 Csx is no worse than a lot of corporate outfits. Just got news last week that a local place near here will be shutting it's doors & moving operations to Mexico. Over 700 people, many who have worked there for yrs. & yrs. - out of a job. How long has that type of thing been going on now? Quite a while. No one ever seems to care or worry much until it affects them directly. Support conservative politicians, their idea of government, the trade agreements/policies those types have supported, their ideas of what average joe workers should earn for a living, rag on unions, etc., = then accept & live with all the consequences. If csx can outsource more jobs & work, they will. If they could move the RR to Mexico, they would.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of your employees..you bastards will rot..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 February 2016 again, everybody picks on Cindy. Although she has been on the RR a long time, she has always been below Michael Ward, and Frederik Eliason, and Lisa Mancini, and some legal dept. gurus, and Clarence Gooden, and Oscar Munoz of Pepsi and Dorito fame. The RR has not been in a panic to cut jobs until recently, due to outside pressure, but chugged along loaded to the gills with mediocre family members in big buck positions. Cindy has always been 2nd tier. Just recently she has stepped up, into the tornado. There are lots of good targets to blame. This is not a Disney movie where Cindy is the cartoon wicked witch of the west. Spread the blame around!   Name: BigCountry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2016 Evansville? What do you know about Howell Yard closing?   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 February 2016 Has been posted on this site before: Ol' King Coal is Not the Ol' money making soul it used to be. The big shots make plans -- for years in advance. Unions & their members can only try to play catch-up. Certain Divisions, Terminals, Yards, being cut back and/or closing has probably been in the works for some time. Ms. Sanborn cannot do that all on her own. Maybe she is their "fall person", the one for people to hate. Corporate execs don't or won't give up much of anything - in this day & age. Keep voting conservative = Keep heading for the bread\soup line.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2016 Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.   Name: Evansville E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2016 Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2016 Why are we always picking on Cindy Sandborn? She has a medium grade education and has spent her life on many RR jobs. She comes from a long RR family. Eliason, Oscar, Lisa Mancini, many others are above her, and with NO RR background. Mancini's RR background is from personnel in mass transit, as example.Oscar sold potato chips.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 February 2016 I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the 1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get us a real railroader and things will change for the better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 February 2016 Hey-- Mr APE- did you make 60k last year? HUMM some made over 100k guess you were off a while. you say employee morale is at a all time low. Well bless all of those poor folks, and hope they can get their spirits up. Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2016 I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If the investors want to see good to average results better show these two the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these people in they deserve the poor results they will get   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2016 I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If the investors want to see good to average results better show these two the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these people in they deserve the poor results they will get   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 February 2016 Perfect Ignorant Conductor. as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2016 As a conductor for the "Nazi Southern" I can tell you that they have no official attendance policy in place. This means they can interpret your attendance any way they like. They will nail you for small things like marking off sick too may times in a 6 month period (with "too many times" the variable number, could be 3 times or 15 times). NS is also counting "to-place" (unassigned to a job with 48 hours to make a move to a job) against its employees which is clearly NOT allowed in the Union Agreement. Recently I was told to my face by a TM they were holding to-place days against me and somehow I was off over 30 days last year despite 20 of those not allowed to be counted by contract. Much of it also depends if you have a target on your back and the Trainmasters/Road Foremen are looking to get you. The extraboard rules your life if you cant hold a job and even if you can hold a road job (pool service TFT) you are ruled by an unpredictable schedule. NS has recently implemented a "work rest" schedule for extraboards 6 days on /2 days off as well as guaranteed extraboards on their Northern Territories. This helps a bit as it gives you an idea of when you will be off but they can still call you up to 2 hours before your days off start and then you have to wait until you come home again. Now NS is saying they are going to lay off 2000 people by 2020 to turn a bigger profit!! I know they will screw this "plan" up and end up needing people they got rid of, who wont come back and they will need to retrain a bunch of ne hires again for 6 months. Its SICK that since they made 30% less PROFIT last year they consider it failure and are canning jobs while still ahead. NS is so stupid they would spend a dime to get a nickel and think they were smart for it. The rail business is so fluid their "5 year plan" is hogwash to try to calm investors who are upset NS is so mismanaged. If CP tries a hostile takeover NS management will all be on the streets begging or maybe trying to drop back to the ground and exercise their seniority if they were craft before going management.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 February 2016 Are W2's being mailed out? Or do they have to be printed off Gateway?   Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 February 2016 Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get something better" at each contract then the Unions should just maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable "bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!! YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying, political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to you. Actually dues drop to the range of 12-25/mo. Now you cant vote on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one, but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely. Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"? 100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty surely. Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it   Name: NSconductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2016 As a conductor for the "Nazi Southern" I can tell you that they have no official attendance policy in place. This means they can interpret your attendance any way they like. They will nail you for small things like marking off sick too may times in a 6 month period (with "too many times" the variable number, could be 3 times or 15 times). NS is also counting "to-place" (unassigned to a job with 48 hours to make a move to a job) against its employees which is clearly NOT allowed in the Union Agreement. Recently I was told to my face by a TM they were holding to-place days against me and somehow I was off over 30 days last year despite 20 of those not allowed to be counted by contract. Much of it also depends if you have a target on your back and the Trainmasters/Road Foremen are looking to get you. The extraboard rules your life if you cant hold a job and even if you can hold a road job (pool service TFT) you are ruled by an unpredictable schedule. NS has recently implemented a "work rest" schedule for extraboards 6 days on /2 days off as well as guaranteed extraboards on their Northern Territories. This helps a bit as it gives you an idea of when you will be off but they can still call you up to 2 hours before your days off start and then you have to wait until you come home again. Now NS is saying they are going to lay off 2000 people by 2020 to turn a bigger profit!! I know they will screw this "plan" up and end up needing people they got rid of, who wont come back and they will need to retrain a bunch of ne hires again for 6 months. Its SICK that since they made 30% less PROFIT last year they consider it failure and are canning jobs while still ahead. NS is so stupid they would spend a dime to get a nickel and think they were smart for it. The rail business is so fluid their "5 year plan" is hogwash to try to calm investors who are upset NS is so mismanaged. If CP tries a hostile takeover NS management will all be on the streets begging or maybe trying to drop back to the ground and exercise their seniority if they were craft before going management.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2016 BLE = boneheaded lazy egomaniacs = TRUTH!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 January 2016 UTU = Useless Transportations Union......TRUTH!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2016 UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2016 If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 January 2016 Yeah, that kind of sucks. Bottom Line, Fact \ truth is: Have to choose the lesser of the evils.   Name: Bill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 25 January 2016 Whata a riot ! UTU is endorsing Hilary Rotten Clinton for president ! What a F^&&KING crazy criminal pieces of S&^T that so called Union is. Who is the next UTU criminal Officer Embezzler?   Name: Dave Carson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 January 2016 Hey Brillant idea; Lets put together a LIST on here and or elsewhere ,with all the SNITCHES and RAILBUFF rat employees that go blowing the RFE and TM's and others for so called points and let the Company know so we don't end up like the former SP now UP with all the new hire cut-throats and young bitching new hires complaining all the time...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 January 2016 You have to read this---Wow Dan Bushey is all of 12. Name: Dan Bushey E-mail: danbushey@msn.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 January 2016 I stumbled upon this site inadvertently. I am a former Prior Right pre-PCRR Loco. Engr. With 15 years experience Road and Yard work. Also worked Wreck (Big Hook) and Work Trains...even Rail Trains and a few Circus Trains. I see the complaints about people not liking the Extra-Board call for working. Well I worked the same "schedule" for the entire time of my employment before I accepted the Federal Act of Severance. Before anyone says anything...unless you were living in that time period, you know nothing as to why us Engineers took Severage. Now, as to Extra-Board work, this A Standard, among both truck and rail industry companies....so QUIT your complaining about getting called to earn your wages....and I'll add, you guys are very handsomely paid today!! When I started rail employment as a Fireman on Locomotives, the yard pay was 25.53 for 8 hours...so quite your bitching about the 2 hour-call to work!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2016 The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.   Name: Kanawha Sub E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 CSXT will be testing more 220 coal train tomorrow and it looks like the MONSTERS are coming to bite us all in the ass soon..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 I read an article some time ago that said new buyers want the OLD management to eliminate jobs. That way the new bosses can move in as the good guys, saying "no new job cuts" or we are hiring for NEW employees for the NEW company. The old "bad guys" still get their money, but have to take the blame with the$$. And, moving the HQ will usually shed some old time employees, letting the new guys hire new, grateful employees at the new location, and teach them the "new way' of doing things. Our old management would prefer to stay - they are well off financially - but $$is not the same as$$ and authority. Being the olD, rich geezer at McD is not the same as coffee on the business train, with people hanging on your every word. 

 Name: todd Novac E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2016 todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy novac snitch his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from his union . watch him boys 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2016 Excellent advice ape. I am blessed and was fortunate to get out of CSX 9 years ago. I had enough I was going to quit or get fired. The railroad I hired out with, Conrail, was in its final years and things were great. The first couple of years under CSX were not much different but it slowly deteriorated. It did not have to be this way. Different cultures, different mindsets who knows? I was saved by Amtrak. Many of my co workers were saved as well, some have gone to metro north others mbta. If you see any of them hiring give it some consideration. Its not perfect but it is a vacation compared to freight. If you don't have much time certainly consider a trade like electrician or plumbing. Freight stockholders and managers hate you and consider you expendable. Get out if you can and if you can't I wish you the best anyways. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2016 Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have a job 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2016 I don't know how this rotten point system was approved,i hate it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 January 2016 You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING evil bitch.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 January 2016 As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill, welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts + relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better (thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's, etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range busy! 

 Name: deez nuts E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2016 Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence 

 Name: John Sepesy E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe ''lazy'' Kazy is a snitch!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I hope sooner than later 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking liar!! This guy has been telling management everything. The guy lies about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!! Just ask around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management?? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you (CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the spirit that counts, right? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the spirit that counts, right? 

 Name: Dan Bushey E-mail: danbushey@msn.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 January 2016 I stumbled upon this site inadvertently. I am a former Prior Right pre-PCRR Loco. Engr. With 15 years experience Road and Yard work. Also worked Wreck (Big Hook) and Work Trains...even Rail Trains and a few Circus Trains. I see the complaints about people not liking the Extra-Board call for working. Well I worked the same "schedule" for the entire time of my employment before I accepted the Federal Act of Severance. Before anyone says anything...unless you were living in that time period, you know nothing as to why us Engineers took Severage. Now, as to Extra-Board work, this A Standard, among both truck and rail industry companies....so QUIT your complaining about getting called to earn your wages....and I'll add, you guys are very handsomely paid today!! When I started rail employment as a Fireman on Locomotives, the yard pay was $25.53 for 8 hours...so quite your bitching about the 2 hour-call to work!!!!   Name: True statement E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around 90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke...   Name: fyi E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 January 2016 Oscar got a Pigs heart! LOL I hope Cindy Sanborn gets a unit train of coal up here fat little ass! Fuck you Cindy Sanborn   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 just fyi Oscar Munez - formerly of CSX - now with the airline industry, had a heart attack in Sept. and just now had a heart transplant.   Name: UP furloughed Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 January 2016 Hey CSXT Conductor; I feel your pain too! I got hired out here in C*&kSuckered Bakersfield,Calfornia by the UP and was furloughed like 3 times and all the guys with senority had asshole father's who were SP Homos and got their son's that they hated, jobs with the UP and taught them to be cutthroats and ass kissers. This terminal really sucks ass and the UTU (local 835) is full of meth heads and alcoholics and sissies who go around blowing the MOP's and MTO's for days off and special favors. Most before they hired on with the UP were UNION hater Repubicains and sucked on the GOP D&^K before they got a Union- Railroad job. My advice to you is try with AMTRAK and other shortline big guys that are BLET and get you trained as a Engineer. At least Bro, you can go somewhere with that CFR cert. Good luck you you all that have been furloughed on the CSXT and for 2016. Its going to be a another bad year for the RR's.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...   Name: C. Smith E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2016 Mr. Hatch, Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when my check comes there are pay declines or researches for jobs worked. They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay I am owed. This company has not shown a loss in profits in many years. Yet they feel it okay not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay. If you are like the vast majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family. But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. Sent from my iPhone   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 January 2016 As a Conductor with only a couple years of service with the railroad I understand the value of seniority. I have less than 10 people below me on the seniority roster, several of which have not even had the opportunity to work since completion of their training due to a swift and abrupt furlough. Though the pay is better than most jobs, recent events have me considering employment elsewhere. I was furloughed for a week or two at a time here and there. Then after being furloughed for several weeks (more like a month or so) they decided to bring myself and most of the others back to work the week prior to Thanksgiving. Upon our return it was non-stop work. Often being called for assignments immediately after our 10 hours of required rest 6+ days a week. I worked into thanksgiving morning and was called out by early that afternoon. This continued through the weeks following. Fortunately after getting off Christmas Eve morning I was able to spend some time at home through Christmas Day which is the most time I had off since we'd been brought back. A week later, they brought in the new year by furloughing us yet again . I guess they had just enough Conductors to keep rolling during the holidays then figured they had little use for us afterwards..though there was no one available to work in the days following our lay-off. Smart move there. That's about all I've got for my rant. I suppose I was forewarned prior to accepting my employment of the possibility of a furlough. But to lay-off your employees and bring them back just to lay them off again several different times in a year thus preventing them from getting another job in the mean time and ultimately leaving them with the option to earn no money for weeks at a time and hope to be working again soon OR simply quit is just an absolutely absurd way to run a company as big as CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2016 Writing on the wall, CSX is going belly up real fast.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 January 2016 reason the company likes unions is the same reason some folks love crabgrass - it takes up space otherwise filled by useful plants. No union means someone would start one, but that space is currently filled so no space for a better version to grow.   Name: EL NINO E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 El Nino Is Coming: No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and a lack of preparations!   Name: Ralley E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2016 Damn! I'll sell my JOB off here at CSX for$350.000 non taxable cash and no friggin dues at all...Just go! Dreamin' 

 Name: UselessTransitUnion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2016 I hear you all loud and clear ! The UTU/SMART has sold and will sell more jobs off, 2-crew members are not ! The carriers have money to "BUYOUT" congress and get it done. PTC might be good in one way for OUR safety, but jobs will be lost and just like the early 80's it really got bad. 2016 looks like another bad year coming and more job cuts and very low profits this year for ALL the carriers. Its time to start cleaning out the IVORY towers and clean out and get some YOUNG tough blood up in the UTU. Seems like everybody is scrapping the bottom of the barrel for the scraps. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2016 To: Other Clerk; Just a question. Why is this world do all RR employees love paying dues for this type of treatment? This has been going on for decades, and continues today. They paid when they had 5 on a train, and 4, and 3, and now the same thing. I just do not get it. If it were my RR (Which it is not)I would make every Conductor and Engineer a Manager throw all of the union rules away and set their salary at $150,000.00, and never worry about their availability. Be there every time sober and run what we have. fail to do that--- face the consequence's as every one else does. Hire them at an hourly rate for a year or two, then Contract only. Name: other clerk E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 December 2015 latest story is that we will get shut down as clerks the day before Christmas Eve so we will miss all the holiday pay, and we will get our buyout in time to put it on this years tax return but too late to do any tax planning. at least we pay 2 years extra union dues as a tip to the TCU. and, ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE DIES THE DAY WE SHUT DOWN. WONDER WHY UNIONS ARE HELD IN LOW RESPECT?   Name: wow E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2015 wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.   Name: no supplies E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 December 2015 What is happening? My husband sits home not getting called day after day. Is it that slow? What is going on?   Name: Bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 Virlon Smoot is a co^%kSucker company rat and snitch. I'm glad he is gone and out chasing trains and running with young gay railfans. We got enough rats and snitches in this Industry.   Name: Leonard E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 December 2015 StUPid is...StUPid does...Just what can we stay? Our Trainmaster's are that material.   Name: REASON E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 December 2015 Other non When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you but your needs are not greater than the whole! So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY. Read the message. Yes there are some who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post! We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 December 2015 If we all write a post, wow that is nice, and we can learn from that. If you post it to every topic by simply clicking on every box to make sure every one see's how smart you are.. well that makes you a worthless Asshole, Piece of Shit, Cock Sucking left wing, or right wing, Stupid Person, that is destined to be left at the switch. Please post it once, and stand behind it like a real adult would gladly DO. Hope I got your attention---Jeez who knows.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2015 I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company. What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.   Name: ????? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2015 MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads to CHANGE. CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety hazard has now been changed. Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage. As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.   Name: David.Curlee E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 18 December 2015 I have been a railfan all my life and just love Railroad men in general. I just hope you never have to work for the UP. They will further abuse your union contracts,and not pay you what is owe, ruin your customers,and make you get on your knees to beg for your jobs. Union Pacific sucks Easter eggs. And stink to high heavens. All my gosh. Got the wesy Hollywood man blushes going now. From California, Happy Holidays to all the CSXT Railroaders. Hugs and Kisses, David.Curlee California Railfan   Name: v E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 December 2015 To all the Erwin employees being laid off. Stay strong and keep fighting and Don't take no crap from NO CSX officers. Happy Holidays!   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 December 2015 A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough. Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees! Keep up the fight!   Name: other clerk E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 December 2015 latest story is that we will get shut down as clerks the day before Christmas Eve so we will miss all the holiday pay, and we will get our buyout in time to put it on this years tax return but too late to do any tax planning. at least we pay 2 years extra union dues as a tip to the TCU. and, ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE DIES THE DAY WE SHUT DOWN. WONDER WHY UNIONS ARE HELD IN LOW RESPECT?   Name: Would love a Merger E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 December 2015 I would love to have the BNSF buy and merge this CRAPHOLE of a railroad and pay all of out claims and give us all$100.000 and I would put in for my retirement and say....ADIOS. It would be better than having the UP buy and merge with us. They screwed UP the SP and the CNW when they bought and merged them and too many MULES from the MoPac are still around. BNSF and Chico all the way!! PS. Fire and get rid of WARD and Sanborn. They suck! 

 Name: I Hope E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 December 2015 I hope the BNSF buys the CSX 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 December 2015 There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her. 

 Name: HelloImMichaelWard E-mail: Mward@cex.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2015 I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we are dissolving the Huntington Division 

 Name: TheConductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 December 2015 CSX is rolling in so much dough, that they are going to build a new Intermodal facility soon. Now, do you believe they are doing that they are really doing that bad and deny out claims? HoggerWash! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 December 2015 Where do we complain about r payroll where always being shorted a day or even three days pay great place to work at just hard too get payed correctly it gets real old having to wait for your money when you know your bosses r getting there's on time the great Osborne yard ky 

 Name: Virlon E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 December 2015 Those darn tyco railfans are a posting here !! 

 Name: Bryan Hatch E-mail: senza_aiuto@yahoo.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 07 December 2015 The beauty of employment in our Nation, is that if you arent happy with your job, you have many options, The first is simple...Quit and find another job to complain about. Second... Start your own business and put the business you are unhappy with out of the picture by providing a better service for less. The third option is to work hard and make your company better and stronger! The bottom line is, there are many skilled and hard working people that are one paycheck away from being homeless. Take pride in your work,do the best job you can every day, and be grateful for your blessings. The grass is seldom greener on the other side. Lets face it, CSX trains are just plain cool.We all played with them when we were kids before TYCO took them off of our train sets. If you are employed by them, you are part of an iconic portion of our Nations history. If that doesnt make you proud, perhaps you should look at doing something different. Remember, what you leave behind you is much more important than what you take. 

 Name: getting sick E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2015 AVON CREWS!!!!!!! THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING. GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"! THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT GET PAID. IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS! 

 Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2015 APE, No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie: agreements, contracts, promises, etc. [Although big-shots seem to well taken care of.] Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride. Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 November 2015 CSX will pay for college courses sucessfully completed that lead to a degree in a general related field. It does NOT mean that you must get a degree in RCO technology, nor does it mean that you must pay for a course that will fit the degree requirements but might have a mini 1 hour pod version that of course does not satisfy the degree requirements. I have been told that some supervisors refuse to sign the forms to save the company money. If the union will awaken and discuss this with the IRS, the few supervisors still reluctant could easily lose their jobs. So no, it does NOT relate to your JOB, except in the most general way. Call the folks in JAX and ask. And yes, I know people who have taken nice electives because the degree requires you to take some to fulfill the requirements. And yes, I know a terminal superintendent that is repeatedly violating all kinds of federal regulations, and will probably disappear in 2016. 

 Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2015 The very best substantiation is documentation. Submit, turn in: penalty claims and unsafe condition reports. 

 Name: Crazy company E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2015 This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch morale boost now. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 November 2015 This post has so many holes in it, kinda looks like Swiss Cheese. Could it be fixed? I doubt it. CSX will Reimburse for completed courses that are related to your JOB. E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2015 Again, everybody should have a plan B. CSX will pay for a business or computer degree, not a nursing, music,or elem. ed. degree. Although aimed at Florida managers, they have bad tax consequences if they don't offer it around. Any skilled job is in demand. A college degree can assist in getting a job elsewhere, or a loan to start your own business as a machine shop, welder, gun store, mechanic, etc. Of course you still need to learn the skills and keep your hand in even when tired and want to watch TV. If more people bailed out or didn't come back from furlough, o/o/s, etc. the carrier might retreat from their back to the 1800's HR policies. Plan B, healthy interest in other careers, conservative financial policies, try to avoid the divorce money killer for all involved, (I know, hard to do, esp. on RR). This is a job, not a career, and YOU are long term job #1. end of sermon. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2015 Again, everybody should have a plan B. CSX will pay for a business or computer degree, not a nursing, music,or elem. ed. degree. Although aimed at Florida managers, they have bad tax consequences if they don't offer it around. Any skilled job is in demand. A college degree can assist in getting a job elsewhere, or a loan to start your own business as a machine shop, welder, gun store, mechanic, etc. Of course you still need to learn the skills and keep your hand in even when tired and want to watch TV. If more people bailed out or didn't come back from furlough, o/o/s, etc. the carrier might retreat from their back to the 1800's HR policies. Plan B, healthy interest in other careers, conservative financial policies, try to avoid the divorce money killer for all involved, (I know, hard to do, esp. on RR). This is a job, not a career, and YOU are long term job #1. end of sermon. 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 November 2015 Something that is often forgotten: If you are eligible & get dismissed, furloughed, suspended,... the bastards HAVE to provide at least four months of Employee and Dependents Health Care Benefits -- until the end of the 4th month following the month in which you last had compensated service. On their dime. Check\review your H&W Plan Booklets for more or any updated info. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2015 Jeez....... Some type of outfit \ culture. Hire you to fire you. What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and 100% total rules compliance? 

 Name: Not stupid E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 November 2015 All t&e Better look real close a the wording in the new idpapp. It has more loop holes than a knitted sweater. It also doesn't address the 180 day forgiveness policy that was agreed upon in the engineers SSA! Again the breakdown of catagories of violation levels is again too damn vague. The company needs to come up with a more detailed list for each offense level. There are too many supervisors who interpret the charged action as serious or major. Avon has a tm that tells every employee he encounters that he can charge them with a major violation on the most stupid petty crap he can find. He uses it as an intimidation tactic and then acts like he is doing you a great favor by promissing he will let you off with a minor. This couldn't happen if sandborn would publish a more extensive list of what was considered minor, serious or major. If this new policy sticks everyone is screwed with no way to work minor charges off during the three year period. Watch out Avon crews. Your about to get screwed real bad. Your going to be the new target for that so badly needed turn over rate. The seats in the school are getting ice cold! The tm's from hell will still keep coming there as well. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 17 November 2015 Just curious, whatever happened or is happening with the 'caps' thing? Scrolled thru here some & don't see any posted remarks. 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 November 2015 Other, non-employee, N/A: I'm with you. Most of what you posted is what I've felt and "preached" for yrs. Many people in the US would be glad to have a job where they were treated respectfully in the workplace and that would provide just a decent living. Blue collar workers (& their unions), the core of this country's middle class, have had their backs against the wall for some time already. Those that say and/or think RR unions gave away or sold jobs for any reason(s), if they didn't really have to; well, they are actually ignorant of & don't seem to understand true hard-nosed facts. Wish I had steel & concrete answers as to what to do. May be way too late now but people could stop being so supportive of anti-labor politicians & their policies. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 November 2015 i've read history and done research "retired now". so what do you suggest we do all just quit? or just hang on as long as we can? what if any jobs will be left in 20 years. not everybody can be a lawyer, doctor or professional athlete. should we tell our kids to just say the hell with it technology has and will continue to make labor obsolete? maybe the government will take care of all of us. probably not. the population continues to rise and job availability will continue to shrink. it isn't sustainable. the govt may get to a point where they will have to mandate employment regardless if there are machines or not. 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 November 2015 Other, non-employee, NA: PTC is not that new. I 1st started hearing & reading about it in Oct., 1996. Wasn't for the expense & that it isn't perfected\ready - it'd probably be operational all over right now. If NASA can run things in way out outer space.......... Technology has helped eliminate lots of blue collar jobs in every workplace. So has foreign competition & the trade laws. Railroaders & their labor organizations have "featherbedded" just about as much as they can for as long as they can. Complaining about the jobs the rail unions "gave away or sold" is nuts. Those that do that need to do some real research, read some history. Other industrial workers & their unions would like to have all the jobs they used to have also. Too many people don't ever seem to care or try to do much about what can\may happen in the future with their career/job/livelihood until it affects them directly. Think about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2015 Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 November 2015 yeah and just think both unions openly advocate for and rally for the implementation of positive train control. I'm sure you know who our white collar friends are going to look to eliminate to offset the outrageous costs of that. unions claim its about safety. well we will all be safe when we are sitting in our living rooms. that is if we have living rooms because lets face it without jobs we might not be able to afford the mortgage. 105$a month in union dues for them to naively allow the utu to take engineers jobs in the yard setting the craft back 20 years on most seniority districts and now marching full steam ahead on wanting ptc. ptc isn't necessary, cab signal is more than adequate to eliminate most of these high profile derailments lately. trip optimizer, remote control and ptc. slowly advancing to the elimination of all our jobs and retirements. good job ble and utu.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 November 2015 You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system. This was negotiated on a national level. If a driver accepts the buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union dues! THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!! Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union? You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one. First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs. DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 November 2015 Couldn't agree more, and nobody wants to see people lose there jobs. How can you blame CSX? They loved the coal business, they made big money on coal, but they can't keep those places up and running if no customers are asking for coal. Get over it!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 November 2015 Get over the Erwin closing already... They closed Buffalo years ago then keep coming back saying they are going to open it and don't.... You have seniority move ! If not quit and find other work! I'm not sticking up for what these people do but man read some of your comments... Wow   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 November 2015 Supposedly Bill Ackman, owner of Pershing Square Associates, has been trying to take control of CSX. CSX, in turn, has been trying to be the most efficient RR possible, saving current management by thinning out the company. TONIGHT, someone is buying up NSRR, with the stock closing considerably higher. The rumor is that Ackman is buying the NS, starting NOW, to make it the most efficient RR in the east. Lets see what happens tomorrow - Tuesday.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2015 THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS. ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS   Name: Retired now, thank Christ E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 November 2015 Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc. All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away? Quit/resign en masse. No one, the co., the unions, the feds could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that. Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're....... ah, never mind. Hopeless. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Is csx really that dysfunctional? Bankers, investors, etc. want to know.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 November 2015 To Mr Oyeah, You are correct, and right on target. This would equate to a stacked board, that turns like a snail, and one that is adjusted, and turns like a rabbit. Normally they return to a level that is pretty good then it happens again. One learns this over time and has a reserve to compensate for the slow times, and works like a dog during the good times. CSX did this with both the TN and KY yards however the cost of maintaining these yards and the return to revenue was just not there. RR life is not easy. Name: Oyeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2015 Brakeman you're exactly correct Csx hasn't lost money they just made less.   Name: Oyeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2015 Brakeman you're exactly correct Csx hasn't lost money they just made less.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals, exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the problem.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 November 2015 ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really? what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see profits in the millions for each quarter. for example:the problem is if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh we only made$410 million compared to the previous years third quarter of $460 million! we lost$50 million dollar!!!!!! no fuck nuts you didn't lose $50 million ,you just made less!! you still made$410 million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the $50 million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to afford them!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 November 2015 I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said. However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 November 2015 Current role is management, spent 14 years on the ground as a conductor. I know both sides of the business and know them well. First things first, yes the company is struggling, along with every other Class 1 railroad on this continent, primarily because of the dramatic drop in coal. Obviously not a new story, but heavy regulations, taxes and the ease of using natural gas have cost us and the other railroads more money than most can possibly imagine. So what do you do? Close up shop? No, you trim where you can and move on. This is not by any means the only company who cuts from the bottom up and frankly we aren't even doing that. We cut and "bought out" over 300 managers in January while the furloughs for Engineers/Conductors started shortly thereafter. The manager cuts are also far from over, many of which do not have seniority to fall back on. 24 more have been cut today. Do the math, there are almost 11K engineers/conductors with a total of around 1200 furloughed. Roughly 3000 managers with over 300 cut off, percentages are almost equal. Not to mention UP just walked out a few hundred managers from their headquarters building a month ago. Meanwhile the CN brought in an outside source and cut virtually half of their positions to put them back in a place to generate revenue. So, unlike those craft employees impacted by the closings at Erwin and Corbin, which I also think is disappointing for the families involved, they do not have the option of exercising their seniority elsewhere a few months before christmas, its the end of the line. The union mentality in itself is poison. The only positive is the brother \hood mentality it provides, which is absolutely valuable in the environment, but the union has the unions best interests in mind, mainly from a political standpoint. Don't believe me? Google it. The union does not pay any of our paychecks, the company does. The company, all other things aside, is just that. It is an entity set up to make money, not patronize the individuals that comprise it, and when the profits start to dip, you adjust. Think of it like you running your own business, if you suddenly stopped making as much money as you intended to, you wouldn't continue to support a high number of employees, you would reduce so you could maintain yours because at the end of the day it is how you survive. Yes it is important to take care of employees, but lets face it, streamlining and job cuts are never easy or viewed as such. Every man or woman in any capacity has a choice about what they do for a living, an none is handcuffing you to a job at the railroad. It is an industry in extreme flux right now, and its going to continue until it stabilizes. Playing the victim is only hurting you, it won't fix any of this. I hear all the time that management can't run trains, but frankly I know plenty of craft guys that can't either. This is a company that belongs to all of us and will not succeed if only some of us work for it. Yes I was on call as a conductor 6 days a week 24 hours a day, but don't be so foolish to think that changes when you get into a management role. The only difference between the two is that the craft employees get FRA rest after 6 starts and have limits per day they can work, I and many other operations managers have no limit, so tell me again how there is such a gap between work/life between the two. The craft is something to be proud of, but so is the whole picture of what we do, and none can run the railroad alone. Grow up and act like a man, and if you don't like where you are, change your situation, there is always a choice.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or what?   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 October 2015 Article in Wall Street Journal Weds. Oct. 14, Page B1 "Truckers Haul Home Big Increases in Pay" average annual pay 2015 projected$56,940, some offering sign on bonuses topping $5k. Companies equipping fleets with satellite TV's and other amenities, one driver on track to earn nearly$70k this year. Needs an additional 48K drivers...etc. very interesting article. Of course, we have satellite TV in cabs also, and make nearly $70k, but not a 17% average pay raise since 2013. Might be worth thinking about. CSX tells us we are the best deal in town, but might do the research.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 Horn blower; my 2 cents: If you earn$700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to stay there. To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$you have to contribute for union dues, health ins., etc., etc. Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4 yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many regular yard assignments aren't much better. Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career. Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles away who's lost their regular job. RR Retirement can be sweet IF of age & have at least 360 months of RR service. However, the taxes are high while actively working & the sickness & unemployment insurance sucks. Lots of things to think about. Do as you wish.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these circus clowns   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2015 Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2015 horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a 30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement. this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on. also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2 months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I been here to long to walk away or I would.   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 October 2015 I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders out there would be greatly appreciated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 October 2015 'train dreamer': That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a co. mole / troll. 1. Why do you want to work for a railroad? 2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft. 3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful. Read a few pages of this website. Jesus..............   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2015 I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule will I have as a conductor?   Name: railroader E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 October 2015 I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the train.This is a rough life   Name: ride them rails E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.   Name: chad wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 October 2015 Yes...railroaders are pussies!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?   Name: train line ups E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2015 that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go insane. going to take a pictures? lol whos going to care about them ? the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 October 2015 The only people that piss and moan about everything, are the Union train crews. These folks will never understand how a Business runs. One day (Hopefully) they will refuse the corrupt Union and join the company as a partner. Take a look at Erwin and who get's what. Case closed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2015 CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people. Proof is in the management, and in the way that they don't know how to move freight. CSX SUCKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 October 2015 oscar munoz had a major heart attack Friday - yesterday - and is in Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. He has been touring airline facilities and is quoted as saying poor labor relations cause many of the corporate performance problems.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2015 Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn   Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center, project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF PAY AND BENFITS. according to cindy " this hard decision was made after other options were carefully considered" what that really means " fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says " HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX"   Name: Loco man E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2015 Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy. Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each other. Focus on what's important.   Name: Help Us E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 October 2015 Please bring back our old Trainmaster to Brooklyn Jct WV He ran circles around this new breed of idiots. Keep the numbskulls fire the good ones,same everywhere on the rails. Thanks Vierling/Frulla   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2015 I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon. This company and it piss poor management is a real mess. The incompetence is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through the door. Very sad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 October 2015 what do you expect ? coal is dead. if you work in a terminal that relies on coal for 99.9 % of your traffic base what do you expect? ward is a idiot ,but he has nothing to do with the coal market crashing. believe me when I tell you ,ward wishes he had that coal traffic back. so if I were in your shoes take a transfer somewhere else.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2015 I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2015 When is Corbin closing? What location is next?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 September 2015 Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals. No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?). Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the average Joe can't get off without a hassle. Off "UBU" on weekends? More understandable. Members have issues & problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep. anytime. And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool & has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may very well have to mark off Friday. Walk a few car-lengths in a part-time local union officer's boots.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2015 In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB...... The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done... These programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks ...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!!   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 September 2015 Yaaaaza!! Finally getting a day off tomorrow to go to the eye doc! Thanks Trainmasta!   Name: Old Head E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 September 2015 Hey to Y'all... If you want to hire out and sit on your butt you claim and blow something that's all right with all of us RR's. We defiantly have NO problem with that. If you can't get on with CSX, Try UP. They like you new hires that can really BLOW... Not a wussie here!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2015 Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of wussies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2015 All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs, contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the field annually and experience things firsthand.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 September 2015 Swell. Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. Fiasco? Absolutely. Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running this outfit.   Name: joke E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2015 What the F There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice. Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees. You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO HAVE THIS DONE! Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months to come. Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2015 everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn. remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much time in to quit to throw away a pension   Name: in the know E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2015 APE Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks. WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit. Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim. Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to us. As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal medical boards along with other groups. If a person is legitimately sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid doctors slip. Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off. Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal, unethical and as he said...slanderous. My doctor wont take those kind of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the insurance companies dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic decision when the insurance company comes after them. Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up their quality of life as we do. Now for a pet peeve.......... Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL HAPPENING! How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy! OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for legal as well as tax purposes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2015 I need some time off!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 September 2015 Oh and also why does anyone here find it necessary to call names? If u don't agree then fine But no need for being so foolish to call names. IT'S CSX that is the problem not Co workers or "brothers". And the "Old Heads" on here have no room to talk ha ha. When I walk in the yard office and am greeted by the "breakfast club" there's enough complaining to last a lifetime. By the way that's not an attack on "old heads". I love those guys. Full of good knowledge and always willing to teach.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 September 2015 Well hopefully u weren't referring to me because I not once refer to the work as hard or not wanting to do it. So I'm nowhere near the "give me generation". But I'm also not gonna be the "it's OK if they f me over" generation" either lol. I was in the Army for a while and have been through a crap ton more than most of this company could even imagine. So to even hint towards me wanting handouts is beyond insulting. I just want what I work for at minimum. And NOBODY who's got common sense can honestly say CSX doesn't screw it's employees on a regular basis.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all know this place sucks so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2015 Well honestly all the "brown nose" is probably being done by the ones who still get paid right. JUST IN THE SHORT time I've been here it seems CSX and UTU "united transportation union" are sleeping together. All UTU does is give up all our legitimate claims and pay. It seems as though CSX has forgotten the cost of living goes up every year, not down!!! Also it seems like a load of BS that I have to put in 2 personal leave or daily vacation days just to make my Scheduled week vacation cause these POS'S will call u to work 5 minutes before your vacation starts for a out of town trip that puts u back sometimes 3 days later. FYI I'm trying to get on with the FRA and I hope to get the chance to nail your greedy, selfish butts to the wall. And, another thing, how's it right that yall have like a year to take back some misclaimed money (which by the way we were never properly taught how to claim most of" ...and we only have like 30 days when yall steal from us. Fair? I THINK NOT!! I hope the Canadian does a hostile take over and boots all you rich douches at the top out. Yeh u guys who sit comfortable in the triple digits plus while guys like me sit homeless with a wife and three kids because the company decided to furlough all the recent hires to "save a little money" . I hope the company bankrupt and you all are on your ass trying to find an income like me. BITCHES!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2015 I'm all in....   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 September 2015 Fed up with payroll, we all to need to stick together and hire a High profile lawyer and give him a percentage as a group and sue csx payroll department for its practices on denied claims ..it's nothing but thievery by a company that says People make Difference..which is a dam joke on how they treat there employees, with being overworked, stealing and cheating us on our pay. Look, I didn't right the contract but I have to abide by it as same as the company should, but does not!!!!! Thieves! We need to reorganize our unions and make them more for us and not for the company! Our unions are to out of touch with the men and women that pay good money for union dues to be getting nothing in return. I say lets Strike! It's about time we stand together get rid of the big unions and make them more available for the men and women that have to abide by their absentee policy which is totally unjust ! It's almost slavery. Let's stand together and make the company better for us and our customers. We deserve better hours ... We do a very dangerous job to be so fatigued, out working and being up with no sleep, because of the scheduling .. If the public only new the real truth, on all these dangerous chemicals rolling through their towns with crews that have been up for 36 hrs or more, tired , overworked it's an accident waiting to happen. Safety is not the railroad main concern and neither are the crews that work for them. it's Money$$ 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2015 If you want to work for the RR, ALWAYS have a PLAN B. Whatever it takes, keep contacts with your previous job, or work even a little, even low pay, at another job you can call on when furloughed. Take the CSX tuition program even if you don't immediately finish it. Help a friend weld, paint, tune up, even if for free. Don't be a dumb ass that gets 6 months of good paychecks and signs up for 100,000 in credit debt.Pinch pennies, sock some away. Your employer is NOT your friend. 

 Name: Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 September 2015 @Me, Thanks for the typo error attention. Met 1100. I got to sleep more. LOL.. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 September 2015 Conductor for 10-20. Not sure where you got those numbers, 11,000 furloughed. CSX doesn't have that many Conductors on the whole system. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 September 2015 CSX has 11,000 Conductors furloughed now. Mostly in the West Virginia Districts. Can't they burrowed out to Fl, Alabama, or up North? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 September 2015 Working for this so called RR CSX and the changes I have seen are horrific I have seen several people get divorced and loose their family I have seen friends die as a result of Un safe conditions I have seen people and friends loose there job as a result of constant working because of the absenteeism policy and make a mistake I can't wait another 3 years so I can go out on disability. I used to like my job now I dread coming in. Taking my son camping for labor day weekend so go fuck off Mr Ward 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others. Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with others in your position. 

 Name: Oscar Munoz E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2015 Big Wig, Thanks for the compliment. We here at Corporate love our TEY Employees. Any other policy you would like to see just let us know. With love, Oscar 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2015 CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked even more 

 Name: Big Wig E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2015 Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys. Corporate 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 August 2015 What? Mean no posts here for a few days? It's because everyone is too busy trying to have a life while adhering to the attendance policy, being courteous, professional, and not harassing anyone and\or etc., etc. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 August 2015 Off personal business or FMLA....😀 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2015 What happened? Everybody laid off sick? PL?....LOL 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 UP couldn't handle another merger. They can barely run their company today. STB says no more. Now BNSF maybe... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of transportation on the Huntington Division because CSX would rather have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt turn customers away because they don't have the manpower? I doubt it 

 Name: Broken Knuckle n E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 August 2015 Broken knuckle Friday. I'm going to mark off until Sunday. Have a good weekend too Mr. Ward. I'm tired too. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2015 CSX the company where they work you to death with 16,000 foot trains,700 axels, underpowered engines, And can't figure why the trains are so big and heavy. HOS Violations up the ass. And they won't let you mark off when you need too. Good Gawd. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2015 From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man: Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2015 What does the last post have to do with the attendance policy? UPS: Can't\won't believe for a minute UPS would tolerate that type of language\post from one of their employees. If you "get had" per se, = out of a job. 

 Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2015 No, we won't be renewing any contracts with the CSX. FUCK CSX and FUCK THE UP too. They treat the employees like pieces of shit and we don't condone that. FUCK THE CORPORATE AT CSXT 

 Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2015 No, we won't be renewing any contracts with the CSX. FUCK CSX and FUCK THE UP too. They treat the employees like pieces of shit and we don't condone that. FUCK THE CORPORATE AT CSXT 

 Name: Scotty E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2015 I think CSX will be bumping the UP off for company with "healthy lifestyle awards in the coming months. Geez! 

 Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2015 Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our contract with CSX next holiday season. 

 Name: Raptor E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2015 The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on vacation..get real..fuck you Ward 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 August 2015 Poor, failing, negative attitudes are the fault of CSX & the BS they refer to as "culture". No, shouldn't be that way but it is in reality. Anyone that is happy with the treatment & thinks they have a bright future is a brain-washed fool. Get out in the field for a couple/three years. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 Perfect example of poor recruiting, and a failing attitude. If this dumbass looked back 10 years and added up all of his gains (he can't) but if he did he could see so much more. Just has the blinders on. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ===================================================================== E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward 

 Name: Chad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 August 2015 CSX CUSTOMER; thanks for the support and going to NS for better service. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX after Ward is out of there along with his puppets. 

 Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2015 NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED. POOL CREWS NEED TO FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS AND TIME CONSUMED. IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS THERE IS ENOUGH MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY. READ THIS AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH. FAVORITES ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED. GET READY FOR THE HORSE AND PONY SHOW TO START. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at least I know my product will at least show up that day 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at all...How tomorrow moves..slowly 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ward really sucks as a A CEO of CSX . 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 06 August 2015 ALeak. WTF kind of name is that? Is the 1st name Taking? 

 Name: ALeak Young E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2015 Some of you Employees make us Supervisor's do drugs! 

 Name: Hoghead E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 August 2015 Lets start with Avon and lets work south. Highball guys! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 August 2015 Where does the line form hog head?...... 

 Name: Hoghead E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2015 I think we should steal some Engines and run em down the Jacksonville with a bunch of Jack Daniels T &E Y drinking rails and take some shot guns with us! That would let them see we ain't messing around! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 August 2015 Why don't we complain to the board of directors..well because they are part of the problem and not the solution. Any board that has allowed Ward to run this company into the ground is not going to do anything 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2015 Instead of posting complaints on a website like this, why not look up the names/addresses of all the csx corporate bigshots & the members of the board of directors & write to them? Flood them per se. One or two here & there is nothing. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2015 I think the days of drugs and alcohol might just be coming right back if they don't stop with the BS they are pulling and put the boards back up and stop screwing the T E & Y crews over. They don't care about us we don't care about the future of CSX. Fuck em' 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 July 2015 The Huntington division sucks. I am right there with some of you. 12 years seniority and going to be cut by end of August. Can't really afford to go anywhere else. Boards exhausted on weekends but they keep cutting. Tons of engineers cut back picking up that phone every time it rings to step up. Sorry bunch in Jacksonville don't care if you eat or not. Time to stand up and say enough is enough. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 July 2015 If I were a CSX customer I would consider death by lethal injection..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2015 If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to hold a job..we just business away here 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 July 2015 Employed as: Posted: 27 July 2015 If for some unforeseen reason You agree with Pete that SS pays $800.00 per month and RRR pays$6,000.00 per month dream on. PS the RR do not need a learning curve,,, YOU DO. and bad. The other railroads are similar all have learning curves. Where employees get in trouble they take advantage of the system and eventually get caught. Its a huge loss when you loose a job the pays 4 to 5 thousand dollars a month. There are very few jobs in the US that pay this kind of money and the retirement is good when you draw 4 thousand a month and you wife gets another 2 thousand. Its not a get rich deal but compared to Social Security 800 a month and work until you 70. Take good care of what you have ignore the jerks as there have been plenty of these people that have come and gone. The employees will let a manager know how good of a job they do by their ability to handle people. The days of the drugs and alcohol on duty are gone there is no place for it in the type of business we perform, especially when you have someone with a wife and kids that may not see them again because of a mistake or unnecessary action someone made. Its bad when you see someone coupled up, kids with arms and legs cut off, head on collisions, people walking in the middle of the track committing suicide. You will see it all in your lifetime. Its best to stick together and work for the changes to make things better while getting what you want. 

 Name: Michael Ward E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2015 Thanks again Pete for such a great posting! We here at Corporate really love you Employees and want to take advantage of all of you as much as we can. More work for less pay! and 4- 5 a month? Geez.. we are paying you guys too much money ! We need to look it to that and cut as much as possible. Thanks for posting here Peter. We are watching all of the posters here! Michael Ward CEO, CSXT Jacksonville, FL 

 Name: pete E-mail: kerlin_p@yahoo.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2015 I worked for CSX in all capacities and over the years I have seen good and bad. The other railroads are similar all have learning curves. Where employees get in trouble they take advantage of the system and eventually get caught. Its a huge loss when you loose a job the pays 4 to 5 thousand dollars a month. There are very few jobs in the US that pay this kind of money and the retirement is good when you draw 4 thousand a month and you wife gets another 2 thousand. Its not a get rich deal but compared to Social Security 800 a month and work until you 70. Take good care of what you have ignore the jerks as there have been plenty of these people that have come and gone. The employees will let a manager know how good of a job they do by their ability to handle people. The days of the drugs and alcohol on duty are gone there is no place for it in the type of business we perform, especially when you have someone with a wife and kids that may not see them again because of a mistake or unnecessary action someone made. Its bad when you see someone coupled up, kids with arms and legs cut off, head on collisions, people walking in the middle of the track committing suicide. You will see it all in your lifetime. Its best to stick together and work for the changes to make things better while getting what you want. 

 Name: Terry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2015 Avon yard Trainmaster is a total idiot. Definitely not a brain surgeon. 

 Name: loosing pools E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2015 first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want. where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3 days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2015 LOL! That's funny that someone feels CSX or any railroad has to give notice of a furlough. It'll never happen. The signs are there if business decreases. Maybe hiring people who didn't come from a railroad family wasn't a good idea. Furloughs have been going on since railroads have been around. Every terminal is linked to business if it drops so do the jobs. That's the nature of things. The railroads fall under different rules with the RLA etc...compared to other businesses. In fact furloughs can be considered paying ones dues. I don't know many railroaders with 20+ years seniority that didn't go through being furloughed in the early years. Welcome to railroading. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2015 CSX does suck. The FMLA: = entire fault of the Co. (along with many others) who actually are the reason(s) the FMLA Act (Law) was drafted in the 1st place. Businesses want to get by with as few employees as possible; especially those who are entitled to any benefits like even a decent wage, etc. Then, work 'em to the bone. The morale level of even die-hard, loyal RRers is pretty darn low & that's a darn shame. You can have a somewhat near normal life - OR - work for CSX in the Transportation Dept., that is: unassigned road freight pools & extra lists. Can't have both. Could sell your sole to outfits like CSX & they'd still try to or would screw you on that. Somebody has to get in power & correct lots of things. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2015 "losing road pool" and your post: Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies (plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what location you're in. As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and none are accountable, you get what you get. So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain individuals" , and as the old saying goes: "if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one" but at least start one that has a shred of truth to it. 

 Name: Jesse E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2015 THE WHOLE INDUSTRY IS FULL OF YOUNG RATS AND SNITCHES. LOOK AT UPRR...THEY GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM....ALERT. THANKS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2015 Believe it has to be at least 50 workers & longer than a 6 month lay-off. Look up\research the WARN Act. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2015 So, the company just furloughed 30-some people without pay or prior notice in Cumberland, MD. I would like to know how legal that is. Shouldn't employees be protected under the Worker Adjustment and Training Notifician (WARN act)? I think that this at least violates the ethics stated in the CSX ethics page. "Mutual respect." I think mutual respect would be to give men and women with families and bills to pay a prior notice to these sorts of things. If you plan on furloughing someone without pay, you should at least give them a notice so they can arrange to be able to feed their kids. This is cruel and unusual. Also, if you can pick up the phone and call your employees at all hours of the night to go to work and to notify them of being bumped.... You can definitely pick up the phone and call them to tell them they don't have a job for an indefinite amount of time. Am I right or am I right? 

 Name: alert!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2015 Alert to all If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your backs! 

 Name: William E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2015 I voted for Barrack and I feel I am entitled to time off. Got any change? Can I have a cigarette? I'm entitled. 

 Name: Terry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2015 Me..Me too! I'm taking advantage of my FMLA too and smoking a bulb of Meth and drinking my old E. Ahhh..the good days of Rule 1.5 & smoking some crack! 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2015 Loco Engineer for 10-20 Sounds like you're jealous of the guys that can afford to take off work and enjoy themselves. Perhaps, if you managed your finances a bit better you could afford to mark off when you want instead of being a CSX slut the rest of your life. HaHa. Go to work now Bitch, I'm currently marked of FMLA getting my drunk on, have fun at work. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2015 To losing pool jobs.....thats exactly what the young gens bring to to table.......' I am going to work when I feel like it ' mentality.....there fore everyone pays the price.....the work ethic of these young entitled pussy's makes me want to puke...... A 20-25 year old on FMLA?.......WTF.....I got bullied when I was 12 therefore I need time off.....boo friction hoo......grow the freak up and GO TO FRICKIN WORK.......or better yet quit....go fry a burger.... 

 Name: Terry Laughlin E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2015 All you Hoggers need to read your contract before you submit claims and make it worth while for the Chairman to argue it at the Board. Damn! Too much money sitting on the table and getting tossed. 

 Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2015 The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker, employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs. division......CSX does Suck. Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. Glad (& thankful - to be outta there) 

 Name: loosing road pools E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2015 buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days. rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are they going to do about it, its a law, they cant do nothing to me" well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying there going to lose there jobs. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2015 What a dickhead. Another stooge that needs to do research & learn some history lessons. Did the BRAC , now the TCU, save many agent jobs, clerks jobs, crew caller jobs? Did the Dispatcher's union save a whole lot of those positions when things changed? On & on & on...... Bad as it seems at times, go ahead & try working for this outfit non-union. Could end up like working for some of those companies of old: working for the company; living in a company camp; paid with company script that's only good in the company store. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2015 The previous post has to be from a nit-wit no-brainer, that knows no facts or history; a true douche bag idiot, as bad or worse than the pines person. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2015 The funny part of all of this discourse is. That CSX is so bad that they could never pay you. You work so hard and you deserve MORE. You are never honored, or rewarded. And you Give away $125.00 per month to the fuckers that sold the Caboose, the Fireman, The head Brakeman, and the Flagman. I know most if not all of you hired in to this shit, not knowing what was ahead. So what can you do? STOP PAYING THE FUCKING UNIONS/ JOIN HANDS WITH YOUR EMPLOYER. Not one of YOU is smart enough to see the benefits.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2015 Thank you so much Mr. Ward, you & every member of the Board Of Directors & all the upper & lower level management. Special thanks to the Crew Management Center. Employees & Shareholders are so blessed to have such a well run operated company to invest in & work for.   Name: Michael Ward E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2015 Remember, You are all valued and loved employees here at CSXT and All of us in Management here in Jacksonville love you!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2015 CSX is a horrible place to work. Cut jobs and then more jobs until yard jobs are being annulled or calling men off an assigned job on their off days to run road trains. Priority trains sitting in the yard because there are no rested crews to be found. I guess that's is the CSX way of effiency these days.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2015 Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3 guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 June 2015 The writing is on the wall for CSX. More desperate pathetic moves by bean counters sitting at computer desks. All the stupidity over the years is really starting to show.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 June 2015 now this is interesting. we have monster trains, that supposedly save money. yet this is july, and fall approaches. how do we run a 200 car train in the winter, or is this a temporary fix to look efficient? do the sidings and yard tracks get longer? long trains block all entrances to the yard.car shop and diesel shop employees, plus yardmasters and clerks, are now on an automatic time clock system that punishes them for being late. all entrances and exits are blocked, and the train delay goes on our records. blocked exit is not compensated, of course. was this thought through by anybody?   Name: Roseville Slugger UP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 June 2015 Hey U CSX guys We do have the problem with supplies too ! Are crew packs come out of a vending machine and we have to use a company credit card. Need a new lantern , Use the credit card to get it out of the vending machine. Need shit paper, get it out of the vending machine. This place sucks too...So I feel ya!   Name: Iced E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2015 To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around. There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can sway a good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling once again.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 June 2015 June 25, 2015 CSX SUCKS more than it ever has! Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight! Cutting back on crew packs! what does that tell you? Watch your paychecks! This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how to count beans! ENRON all over again! Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!! If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!! Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the freight. CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will. How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????   Name: jim bob E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 June 2015 Csx is a true nazi shithole. ...   Name: Norman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2015 Has anybody have a Officer order you to run a train out of the terminal to another yard and then run around your train with the power and then put the EOT on the other end and bring the train back to the Terminal or Yard you left? Sounds like UP style of cleaning out yards doesn't it?   Name: Needing info E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2015 Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson come from? Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at last? This clown is a nut job.   Name: Foghorn leghorn E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 June 2015 Who is Pines? Is it a he or she?   Name: Love'em E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2015 I just love CSX   Name: Combine forces E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2015 Is cp buying us out?   Name: Locomotion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one. One dumb little Oompa Loompa .....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in? I got news for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place. Watch what you wish for!   Name: SP Eng. Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 "Locomotive Eng. Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........” ..................................................................................... That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being, if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 Maybe the Canadian Pacific doesn't have attendance caps.....   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2015 How's the CAPS thing going so far? Glad (to be outta there)   Name: runem off E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2015 Get rid of the International UTU/ SMART Officers and then work you're way down and get rid of the local officers. They are all pieces of shit!   Name: Silly blacks E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head freak...... Suck it up and do your job.. Csx gives more to the blacks than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo   Name: ripped off E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 WARNING Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30 days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal. This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work. Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not being paid. You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in the union. Vote all of them out at the next election. THIS ISNT A JOKE! Look around you and see what is slowly happening. Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being revamped while you are reading this! Wake up!   Name: Amy E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 June 2015 I have an announcement to make..... I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days. That is all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2015 Long term Locomotive Engineer Steve Atelski retired last week at Avon, In. His wife died recently. He worked for CSX, ConRail, Penn Central, and possibly NYC. He held management positions at some of the predecessor railroads. So one of our more professional employees is gone for good.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 May 2015 If you boys haven't realized it yet Cindy is Michael Wards mistress, lots of things are talked about in a hair salon! Also the attendance policy is ridiculous, you have no life just to have a decent job!   Name: Hoghead E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 May 2015 Any word on the Ward, Sanborn and Munoz bullshit sessions around the CSXT system? How about Avon? Any BS?   Name: Billy Bonger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 May 2015 Cindy Sanborn sucks BIG black balls and loves the taste of communion wafers. She also loves anal guys!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2015 The best last day ever for k.miller......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 May 2015 What does K. Miller have to do with the csx attendance policy? And who the heck cares about a trainmaster a--hole anyway?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 May 2015 CSX ALLOWS NO ONE TO HAVE A LIFE. THEY REALLY DO SUCK   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2015 Trainmaster Kim Miller, a Terminal Trainmaster at Avon and other locations, has retired from CSX effective 0600 am Saturday, 23 May 2015. He stayed on duty until the very last minute of his shift. No ceremony or presentation was held, no more senior officials appeared.   Name: Sick clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2015 Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day ladies .   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: MikeyWardslapdog@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2015 2014 Chairman’s Award of Excellence Winners Each year, CSX selects its Chairman’s Award of Excellence winners from among individuals and teams of employees who have made a significant contribution to the company’s performance. Their projects, some taking years to complete, cover a wide range of endeavors. For 2014, CSX recognized nine teams and one individual with this most prestigious award. All of the winners and their projects reflect CSX’s vision and core values as they drive improvements for our company and its customers. Following is a listing of the 2014 winners and their accomplishments. Congratulations to all! Station and Route Awareness Training Team Scott Gray, terminal superintendent, Nashville Scott Perret, assistant terminal superintendent, Nashville Travis Shelton, road foreman of engines, Nashville Meacham Bailey, manager-field training programs, Atlanta Samantha Webb, manager-field training, Nashville These individuals instituted the Station and Route Awareness Training program, or START, for conductor trainees on the Nashville Division. This innovative program establishes three days of one-on-one station training for aspiring conductors during Phase Two of their on-the-job training. Due in part on this program, the number of human factor train derailments on the division decreased by more than 50 percent during a year when the number of new-hire conductors increased by more than 50 percent. As a result START’s success, other divisions are now adopting the program.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 May 2015 Well spoken...could not agree more....see it happen on a daily basis....should be a reality show....millions would be made....include yardmasters and that would be an Oscar award winning performance.....   Name: CSXSucks Trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 May 2015 That's becuz we are Stupid.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 May 2015 Train supervisor class?.....they obviously don't teach anyone how to move freight trains.....   Name: Bill Wheeler E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 May 2015 Russell Brucker; The only fucking reason you got a job with the UP out of Bakersfield,Ca and is a UTU/SMART Local Treasure is because you are the son of law of Jay W. Smith and a professional Bakersfield Asskisser. You suck as a Conductor and really suck as a Engineer. That's why you won't join the BLE like a lot of asskisser UTU hoggers. Your local sucks dirt. Nothing but a bunch of sissies and drunk alcoholics. Keep ripping your members dirtbag. William Wheeler President BLE Bakersfield,Ca   Name: CSX TrainMaster E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 May 2015 They do train us in Train Supervisor classes to run are train crews in the ground and write you up and fire you! We hate the Unions.   Name: Mr UP/SP Duder E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 May 2015 You are right about that. 16 hour days might happen if these new hire younging, wannabe railroaders don't get off their tail ends and start taking care of business...Both the BLE and the Smart as fart UTU need to get cleared out and get some fighting motha fuckers in there. Too many wusses and Carrier ass kissers who are getting paid off. Clean house ...   Name: SP/UP Employee E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 May 2015 "CSX long time disgusted slave” Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember, politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is the one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the past. These are not street cars that are being operated by one person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be back to the 16 hour, law with no days off.   Name: CSX long time disgusted slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 May 2015 Investigative Reporter is a troll! His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could make a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge. They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews. And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.   Name: Investigative Reporter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 Amtrak wreck: The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was obviously trying to make a name for himself! The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train crews from management for better oversight. The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe?   Name: USP/UP E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2015 New inexperienced conductors , manpower shortages, overworked and fatigued employees are all a recipe for accidents and injuries. I guess they don’t teach that in the MBA schools.   Name: SP/UP employee E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2015 I occasionally troll this website and a few other rail blogs. I have a question for someone here that works or has been in management for the CSX. Does the company’s efficiency testing and discipline come from the Jacksonville corporate office, division or terminal superintend/manager? I’m asking this as a Southern Pacific/Union Pacific employee. Now, on the Ole SP, if you basically did your job, you were left alone. If you walked around the end of a standing car 15 feet instead of 20, no big deal. But, if you were a “dynamiter,” the local officers were going to bird dog you. Need I explain? Now,in 1997, when the UP took over, things got really bad. Overnight, they wanted things done the "UP Way.” I thought this was a “merger.” Well, we did it the UP way and some of you older rails will remember, it was a total melt down. But, in all fairness to the Union Pacific, CSX makes the Union Pacific look like Mother Teresa. All railroads are strict...and for good reasons. But it would seem, the CSX goes out of their way to fire people for J-walking. I mean, even on the UP, you really have to screw up to get time off. It doesn’t seem to be that situation with the CSX. So, is this “extreme" discipline local to high up? And, from what I read here and have been told, I do mean “extreme." I can’t speak for NS or KCS, but I can for SP, UP and BNSF. Believe me, CSX compared to those three is extreme. Maybe management could glean something from the other railroads. The Japanese philosophy is “a happy employee is a productive employee.” I don’t think CSX Management feels that way. Or, do they even care? Even on the UP, there was some company pride, will all their steam engines, etc. That pride seems to be lacking on the CSX. Maybe they don’t feel it’s important.   Name: Russell Brucker E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2015 Joe in St. Louis.. That's how we Union Officers with the UTU/Smart do things... I've been a Union Officer for 17 years and I am a IRA NUTLICKER OSS with the Local 835 Union here in Bakersfield, Ca and we since we were kids taught here in Bakersfield to lick nuts and nuts for jobs and to become UTU snitches and rats.... Awwww....I love the life of a UTU officers and a UPRR asskisser... I love the UPRR MOP's and MTO's.... Jay Smith my father in law taught me right to be a very good Treasurer and UPRR asskisser....   Name: Mr Elliot. VP CSXT Safety E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2015 We all here in Jacksonville, Florida love you guys and gals out there on the rail. Its all about safety and your comfort on the job we care so much about. So come ride on are safety train with 8 cars of Safety equipment and we can become friends..... Remember ....We really do care about you as a entrusted employees.... CSXT loves their TE&Y personnel and their loving unions Elliott   Name: Joe E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 May 2015 East St louis marking off safety Yeah we have 5 men laid off for union right now. 2 en and 3co somes been laid off for almost week. It's Friday night and they're are still marked off union. I know they're taking care of all kinds of bullshit.   Name: Blah E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines, Fellas.... L&N, why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why do you care... Who cares??? Pines, Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and continue to use it to your benefit. But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or f*ck... but get over it!   Name: whocares E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed years with managements blessing. Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years? Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety committee: -Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and current union safety coordinator. -Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one! -Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal manager move! -Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET! -Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving only that special few to attend! -Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see. The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free days there! Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days? Does that location operate on a safety budget? Do they have the largest safety budget on the division? Does anybody else see what's going on there? Is anybody watching? Someone please STOP the ABUSE!   Name: Frank Ponce E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2015 Dan Shudak and Chad Wilbourn who are both butt buddies on the UPRR... They both suck as UP company officers. And they suck worst than the CSXT Trainmasters and officers That is all.... EOM   Name: news!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2015 NEW RULES!!!! OK boys and girls. There is a new kind of sheriff in town on the great lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work on) Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his own rules as he goes along. Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put on the street but he thinks so. Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating rules department and get a few issued cleared up. Like when do you have to use positive identification and when did you have to start using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!!   Name: Coal River E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works. this week Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the sub-division the derailment occurred on. He even grew up in the area lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 I am so proud of myself.....I got 3 points returned to me ......get you some of that Michael,Oscar,and Cindy!.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2015 Yes, all the trainmasters at Avon work 12 hour days, usually 5 or 6 per week in practice. However, this will come to an end when they have an acident and / or fatality. Either the trainmaster, a fellow employee in the yard, or a civilian on the main road will get killed or injured. When it goes to court the judge will want to learn why such fatigue causing practices happen. There are no good excuses, especially for such a profitable company. Saying we make good profits but can't hire more officials? Because we have such safety shambles that we must increase fatigue? There could be a LOT of bad publicity from this. And, this is not an Avon only practice.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2015 Sounds like you are blowing big DAN......   Name: Dan Shudak E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 27 April 2015 Chad Wilbourn was my "bitch boy" over there in Roseville last decade. He got me reassigned for driving a UPRR company vehicle with a suspended license from my 5th DUI. I was trying to catch up to "Tricky" Dick Davidson with the DUI's and flipping my car upside down in my drive way and getting DUI's in Omaha....LOL Oh well, UP is full of snitches and rats today!   Name: Lucky Chad wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2015 You stupid train guy! Its Admistration Building not dept! So blow me! if you come to Roseville,ca Train personal are idiots , just like UP has proved along with the Unions!   Name: no mo E-mail: no mo . com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 April 2015 where is Todd Novac working????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2015 Wow....administration department......how impressive is that?.....every man wishes he were you.....   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2015 CSX Condr: Come to Roseville, Ca, I'LL kick ya butt! And send you back on either a CSX engines in the Toliet Compartment and or a CSX CAR! I'm in Administration on Atkinson in Roseville, Ca.... Stupid Red Neck. Chad Wilbourn VP-Operations Western Region UPRR Roseville, Ca   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 April 2015 Billion dollar railroad that uses a 1970's computer program...CSX Mainframe Sessions....lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 April 2015 who is this chad wilbourn? he sounds half retarded and the other half on meth!!! probably not even the guy he claims he is. cause even our most retarded managers here on csx don't act like a tough guy retards. ill have to visit this duche bag when im down in cali next time.   Name: Jesse Larroque E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 April 2015 Both Dan Shudak and Chard Wilbourn are pieces of dog crap. I work in the UP Mojave Yard as a BIG Hogga and I know these dog feces.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 April 2015 Wow....promoted to a SUPER dumb ass now!!!...what a lucky guy...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 April 2015 Spoken like a true dipshit......   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 April 2015 You guys on the CSX are a bunch of pussies! Stop your whinning and learn to give good head like I did to become a VP-Operations here in Roseville, Calif. We will probably be owning your company and hiring all the Rail buffs we can find to work for cheap. Look at Virlon Smoot, He worked for us for 40 years and sold out all the Brakemen on the SP on the Coast Division to fill his pocket and his other co-workers. UTU is a sell out union.. Now who is going to kick my teeth in that isn't a puss? I'll send Schdak after them. He kicks in walls at yard offices and beats up on Trainmen. we promoted him to Houston, Texas as a SUPER!   Name: CHAD E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2015 UP will probably buy and merge CSX and fuck it up even more!!   Name: Rail rider E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 April 2015 My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees hate this company with a passion. Managers are fallen over each other, and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in debt because you will lose as well.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2015 to chad wilburn, if you are a manager like you say you are, you better never travel alone to confront another person from t&e. cause if you harassed me like you claim you do to others, I knock out your fucken teeth with a gladhand of a old brake hose leaving you crying for your mommy and bleeding like a stuck pig. then maybe when your getting thousands of dollars of painful dental work you think how to treat other people!   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2015 TM Jackson I hope after you had your employees mark off sick instead of having their jobs busted or annulled, you made sure they did not incur any adverse entries in their attendance records (points applied for marking off sick). If you felt they were unsafe to work and would put themselves as well as others in harms way then I would hope the powers in Jacksonville would respect your decision and not punish the employees for doing as instructed. Please follow up. I hope the decisions that you made will set an example for other supervisors. Don't count of upper management's support on this one.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 16 April 2015 TM Jackson If you are who you say you are, why would you tell your employees to mark off sick. If they were as sick as you described then they should have had their calls busted or jobs annulled and then allowed to leave and seek medical attention. I hope you see that they do not receive any progressive discipline entries (points) placed in their attendance records. I do however commend you on using your head and not allowing anyone who is having dizzy spells or vomiting to remain at work and put everyone else in harms way. Unfortunately, from what I have heard you may have put yourself in an unfortunate position. The powers in Jacksonville may not care for your actions. You might have set an example that they don't want others to follow! Good Luck   Name: Goober E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 April 2015 B Jackson. Barrett as a seasoned TM it is your job to fix this! So go to work my friend. This is not to be ignored. And by the way your comment to Chad was out of line. Name: Barrett Jackson E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 April 2015 Chad, Just so you know, people like you are the reason that birth control is so widely available today. To bad it failed to work for your parents, when you were accidentlly conceived. I'm a train master at one of CSX's smaller terminals. I know who is a good worker, who can be counted on, and who can't. My job is to work with everyone, and make sure everyone works. I also work to slowly weed out those that don't or won't work out. Last week I had a few of my employees mark off sick. Including a few of my older, more reliable employees. I had to ask them to mark off sick and go to Urgent Care immediately. They weren't safe to be around, and should have never come into work to begin with. Under this new attendance policy I had to watch them come into work sick, coughing, having trouble breathing, dizzy, vomiting and one of the guys was wearing Depends, for the obvious reason. As a good train master I know who is a good employee, and who isn't. Sad thing is, under this new one size fits all employee sick policy, everyone but management is punished for being sick, and the T&E employees be dammed. With all of the financial cutbacks as upper management works to save money to fight E. Hunter Harrison and keep the stock holders happy, the T&E employees will pay the price, and I have to figure out once again, how to do more with less. Or worse, watch a few of my reliable employees come into work and put others at risk to feed Oscar, Cindy and Micheal's ego. Yeah, Safety First, and at CSX, Safety is a way of life. There's a reason CSX sucks today.   Name: Barrett Jackson E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 April 2015 Chad, Just so you know, people like you are the reason that birth control is so widely available today. To bad it failed to work for your parents, when you were accidentlly conceived. I'm a train master at one of CSX's smaller terminals. I know who is a good worker, who can be counted on, and who can't. My job is to work with everyone, and make sure everyone works. I also work to slowly weed out those that don't or won't work out. Last week I had a few of my employees mark off sick. Including a few of my older, more reliable employees. I had to ask them to mark off sick and go to Urgent Care immediately. They weren't safe to be around, and should have never come into work to begin with. Under this new attendance policy I had to watch them come into work sick, coughing, having trouble breathing, dizzy, vomiting and one of the guys was wearing Depends, for the obvious reason. As a good train master I know who is a good employee, and who isn't. Sad thing is, under this new one size fits all employee sick policy, everyone but management is punished for being sick, and the T&E employees be dammed. With all of the financial cutbacks as upper management works to save money to fight E. Hunter Harrison and keep the stock holders happy, the T&E employees will pay the price, and I have to figure out once again, how to do more with less. Or worse, watch a few of my reliable employees come into work and put others at risk to feed Oscar, Cindy and Micheal's ego. Yeah, Safety First, and at CSX, Safety is a way of life. There's a reason CSX sucks today.   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 April 2015 Man! I thought my T & E Y guys were a bunch of pussies but you CSX guys take the cake!! My guys come to work sick all the time here in Roseville and on the Western Region of the UPRR because I tell them if they don't I will have my MOP's or other Rail MGRS harass the piss out of them. You TEY guys and ladies are lucky to have a job in the GREAT industry you work in that any RAIL buff would love to have! So FUCK the UTU and BLE! We as carriers have them all in out pockets and we as carriers own your ass. I hired out as a Trainman in 1990 on the great UPRR in North Platte and moved up to MGT , with the great help of Dan Shudak and Les Sack a really good MOP and BJ giver from the LA Division of the SP/UP. And its all great! I am now a VP-Operations in Roseville and get to push around and stalk and harass all the Western Region TEY personnel. So remember, come to work sick and don't lay off or else...YOU WILL BE FIRED! No comebacks!! Thanks Virlon Smoot for being such a great UTU/UP TEY chairman and selling out those young guys to get your$ 4,000 a month pension. Remember, what comes around goes around.... 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 EMPLOYEES Yesterday it was brought to my attention that an employee reported to work with a fever and laringitis. This employee could not properly communicate with other crew members and put others in seriously unsafe working conditions. Because the employee was in fear of being disciplined (points applied) even though he would have had a written doctors statement to be off he chose to report to work and put others in harms way. If this happens again you need to call the fra immediately and report the incident. Second, a supervisor on duty should be put on notice of the workers condition. If they allow them to work and someone is injured the company will be liable. If they send the employee home they SHOULD NOT have any points added to their progressive discipline file. If they do they need to contact Osha and the Fra to start an appeal. 

 Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 April 2015 Conductor 10-20 It's good to vent. But once again your original post was based on the fact that You didn't do your homework before calling your fellow workers f... idiots. Your recent post still doesn't address that fact. Be mature and admit you were wrong to insult others who were not as fortunate as you were to be given easy access to the caps page. You are a fine example of what happens to older employees who work for a company who continually does not proof read or follow up on correspondences with the employees. You don'thave enough fingers and toes to count the times a bulletin has been canceled and reissued with the mistakes corrected. Stand by your original post but again do your homework before attacking your fellow workers. 

 Name: Attention new hires E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the circus but don't hire on.... 

 Name: wooden wall E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 April 2015 Crew caller, I hear your call for help. With much regret,the problems with nepotism, and new guys wanting it all, but unwilling to work for any of it, is the same problem that we T&E people have been having for years. As you know, CSX actively trains their management to play the unions off each other. They dangle "carrots" in front of those union officials they think they can buy. Those union officials that do their job, and repeatedly win their cases, CSX swoops in and promises them the world, and will work to make them fellow company officers. The entire system we decent and caring employees work under, becomes more vial the longer we are required to work in the cesspool that this company has become. As I look over at my sick conductor, throwing up out the window as he has all week, and I listen to the train master threatening my conductor about how if he catches what ever my conductor has, he's going to fire him. I'm glad I'm approaching the twilight of my railroad career. When people ask what it takes to get on the railroad, I tell them about Tony Ingram's right hand woman, Cindy Sanborn, and how she has followed her mentor Tony Ingram's lead in turning the employees against the company. I tell them how Michael Ward hired Tony, and when a group of investors wanted to place a few of their own people on Michael Ward's board, the T&E employees, knowing these investors wanted to rip CSX apart, voted them in. They hated what Ward had allowed their company to become, that they were willing to let it be destroyed, rather than continue on with what it had become. Now I'm watching history repeat itself. E. Hunter Harrison has started to make noise that he wants to acquire CSX. CSX is doing massive cutbacks. No extra hats, gloves, crew packs, water. Leave jobs unfilled, save money by offering buy outs.... what ever it takes to save another 500 million so that reserves can be built up in anticipation of E. Hunter Harrison's return. Times are tough here at CSX. Under its current leadership, which promotes a me and my family that's in management first attitude, I doubt if this company survives, it will be for much longer. Look how quickly Oscar lead PepsiCo to the brink of bankruptcy, before CSX swooped in and hired him up. Cindy Sanborn isn't stupid. Look how wealthy she became when CSX and NS ran the price up on the Conrail stock her father left her. Stand back and watch. History really does repeat itself. Cindy Sanborn's mentors have taught her well. Once again CSX employees hate this company, and a show down on who is going to run this company is blowing in the wind. If anyone knows how to bring this company down its Cindy Sanborn. She watched her dad do it with Conrail,