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CSX Attendance Policy

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...


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Name: 
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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

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Name: 
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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.

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Name: Michael Ward
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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

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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.

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Name: Terry
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2015

Avon yard Trainmaster is a total idiot. Definitely not a brain surgeon.

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Name: loosing pools
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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.

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Name: RRJ
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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.

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Name: 
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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.

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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.

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Name: Jesse
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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!

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Name: 
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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.

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Name: 
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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?

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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!

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Name: William
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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.

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Name: Terry
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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!

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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.

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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....

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Name: Terry Laughlin
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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.

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Name: Glad
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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)

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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.

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