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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: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2014

CMC MANAGER

WE suggest you get out of your seat and office and start paying more
attention to your crew dispatchers. One of your callers on second shift
put two, not one, but two employees on hold for 45 minutes. These
employees had vital information that could have filled a vacancy that
would have moved a train 45 minutes earlier from its terminal. One of
these employees had been called earlier to be asked to work other
vacancies and when contacted told the caller that they didn't want to
work anything but their pool they were assigned to. According to the
employee the caller had a bad attitude and hung up on them. When it
came time to run the rosters for a vacancy of his pool, they called his
house for exactly 3 seconds. They made no attempt to leave a message or
contact this employee even though he had made it clear he would work
that pool. Several of us listened to the recording of the 3 second call
and we all know what happened is true. In the meantime the second
employee who was on hold knew the other employee was trying to get
through and was trying to help get the job filled. After being on 2
telephones at once for 45 minutes as well this employee got ahold of a
supervisor at the yard and told them what was going on. He was told how
long both employees had been on hold and if he wanted to get his train
out of the yard on time he better get ahold of a manager and tell the
caller to answer the phone. This supervisor did make contact with
someone in crew management and they instructed them to put the
volunteer on the job and get the train ordered. Did they do as
instructed? NO! Did they take the volunteers call? NO! At this time
there was absolutely no one available to work the train because of
severe manpower shortage. There was even a notation put in the
mainframe on lineups that it was the end of all decisions to fill the
job after trying to fill it for 30 minutes. This wouldn't have been a
problem if they had just bothered to answer the phone. The phone calls
have been saved and proof of all times the employees were on hold has
been viewed by a supervisor. We know the callers have caller ID. I
would hate to think they deliberately refused to answer the volunteers
call because he wouldn't accommodate them earlier and refused to work
the other jobs they called him for. We are not sure why they refused to
answer the other employees call. Maybe because they knew they were the
other employee who would also be on the job and thought maybe they
might tell them the other employee wanted to work and they couldn't
refuse him because there was no one else? The only reason the job got
filled right after the yard supervisor made his call is because an
employee called in to mark up from being off and asked the caller how
long it would be before he was called and they told him right away if
he wanted to take the vacancy. If that employee hadnt called right at
that moment who knows what would have happened. Who knows how much
longer the train would have been delayed just because they refused to
answer the phone! Mr. crew manager, if you think for one moment that
your callers are not rude or they don't play games then think again.
If you think they don't show favorites, think again! If you don't
think there is a pattern of who gets PB days while others can never get
any think again! Pretty soon the straw that broke the camels back just
might be hanging on yours if you don't start paying more attention to
your subordinates! 45 minutes on hold!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHEN YOU
GET HOME I WANT YOU TO SIT IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND HOLD A PHONE TO YOUR
EAR FOR 45 MINUTES. YOU THINK THAT DOESNT SOUND VERY LONG!  JUST SIT IN
YOUR CHAIR WITH 2 PHONES TO YOUR EARS FOR 45 MINUTES AND SEE JUST HOW
LONG IT IS. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND DEFINATELY POOR BUSINESS
PRACTICES! IF THERE WASNT A FIRE IN THE BUILDING OR A TORNADO OR
HURRICANE EVACUATION THEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PHONES NOT TO BE
ANSWERED FOR 45 MINUTES!

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2014

The Federal Railroad Administration requires that locomotive toilets be
maintained in a sanitary condition, but I can tell you from experience
that the management of that agency is deep in the pockets of railroad
management and will not seriously enforce that regulation. The
regulation for locomotive sanitary compartments can be found on the FRA
web site.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2014

Just out of curiosity.....who is 'supposed' to clean the toilets in
locomotives?....

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Name: Down with the sickness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2014

Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations  ? Positive or
negative ?? Thanks.....          CSX TRULY SUCKS.......

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Name: health alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2014

HEALTH ALERT

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S
OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE
ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH
RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE
TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE.

WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON
THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN
URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE
CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU
PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR
PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE
HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY
YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF
YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO
YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I
REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON
PLASTIC BAGS. 
RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR
REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW
ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES
CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF
YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY
FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES.
IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.

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Name: SP-Eng.-
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2014

I was told that CSX hired many of the former NS management people. Is
this just a rumor? If it is in fact true, itís no wonder there are so
many labor problems. Back in the 1980ís NS had to be forced to buy
toilets for their locomotives. At that time, they gave the train crews
a bag to crap in, then toss it out the window. It got so bad that local
farmers, and others, were bitching so much, NS was forced to buy
toilets.

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Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2014

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj.
Pass it on

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Name: Jacksonville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow
..

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2014

Why is it Avon can't run a train on time anymore?....

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Name: Patriot Smith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2014

Another head-on [fatal] collision on the [ ]. The local unions were
recently awarded safety captain positions to circumvent the federal
rest rules. This treasonous act reduced the extra-boards by 20%!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2014

Make a little OT when close to 8 hrs.

Now we see a little part of the problem !
If it was YOUR CO,,,? Would that be acceptable ?

Slow down, drag your feet, and make a few bucks.
That in itself is what happens when the employee feels Entitled.


I have seen it, been a part of it, but would never do it, nore allow
it
as a Conductor.

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Name: WTF!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2014

To the Conductor that was fired, The Arbitration is the last step in
trying to get your job back. The board is out of Chicago & are backed
up with hundreds of cases to be heard before a decision is made, I've
been been through this and waited 13 months to have my case heard which
would of been sooner if the Damn Republicans didn't shut down the
govevrnment & continue to pull the same BS which affected the NMB
Operating Budget along with the cases that were postponed because of it
but finally I had it & was Awarded my job back. I known others who have
gone through this same procedure  some won & some lost, but it's
definetly a 50/50 gamble knowing that your fate is in the hands of a
stranger who's ruling comes after listening to the company & the union
arguments. Just be patient and wait until your notified of the date &
time of the hearing!

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Name: mad shitter
E-mail: Todd novak .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

Collinwood  ass hole Todd Novak  shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14

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Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

ALL CREW CALLERS!!!

ARICLE 36 OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT:
WHEN THE DESIGNATED EXTRA BOARD IS EXHAUSTED, ENGINEER VACANCIES IN
FREIGHT AND YARD SERVICE WILL BE PROTECTED IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE

1: OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE
WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT
PROVIDES OTHERWISE.

2: THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST (ASL) MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS
AGREEMENT.

3: AVAILABLE DEMOTED ENGINEERS (SENIOR TO JUNIOR AT THE SUPPLY POINT),

4: RESTED AND QUALIFIED ENGINEERS WORKING AT THE SUPPLY POINT WHO ARE
NOT ON THEIR REST DAYS WILL BE CALLED IN INVERSE SENIORITY ORDER AND
THE FIRST ENGINEER CONTACTED MUST ACCEPT THE CALL.

5: REPEAT STEPS (1) THROUGH (4) AT THE NEAREST EXTRA BOARD OR SUPPLY
POINT, VIA THE HIGHWAY MILES IN THE SAME ZONE.

WHERE IN HERE DOES IT SAY THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOW IN A RECREW
JOB FOR A LOCAL YOU CANT FILL TO A ROAD POOLS LINE UP OF TRAINS? WE
DONT SEE THAT IN OUR AGREEMENT ANYWHERE. THE AGREEMENT DOES SAY THAT
THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH PEOPLE HIRED TO KEEP THE EXTRA BOARDS
SUPPLIED WITH ENOUGH EMPLOYEES TO COVER THESE SITUATIONS. THIS IS NOT
BEING DONE.

THAT IS THE REASON WHEN YOU DID THAT TODAY YOU MADE IT DISAPPEAR FROM
THE POOLS TRAIN LINE UP ON THE COMPUTER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. YOU
REALIZED THE ROAD CREW YOU WERE CALLING WASNT GOING TO CALL YOU BACK. 
THE CREW USED THE IVR TO CHECK THEIR SCHEDULED TRAIN LINE UP 15 MINUTES
EARLIER AND IT WASNT LISTED! THAT TOO IS COVERED UNDER ARTICLE
36(QUESTION AND ANSWER #6) THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION IN MISCALLING THE
CREW SO YOU HAD NO OTHER CHOICE.
WE DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BRILLIANT MOVE IF THE
CREW HAD BEEN LOGGED ON TO THE MAINFRAME AND WAS CHECKING THEIR TRAIN
LINE UP. TRYING TO TRICK THE CREW INTO CALLING YOU BACK BY INSERTING
THE JOB INTO THEIR TRAIN LINE UP WHILE YOU WERE CALLING THEM WAS
UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNETHICAL. CALLING THE JOB 3 TIMES BEFORE HAND AND
LEAVING MESSAGES THAT YOUR RUNNING THE ROSTER FOR A LOCAL RECREW AND
CALL IF YOU CAN WORK WASNT SO BRIGHT. FUNNY HOW KARMA WORKS. DID YOU
REALLY THINK WHEN YOU CALLED AND LEFT YOUR USUAL BOGUS MESSAGE THAT
"THIS IS YOUR CALL FOR WORK" THAT IT WAS REALLY GOING TO FLY? THE
CREW HAD JUST CHECKED THEIR LINE UP ON THE IVR! WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
SIT UP ALL DAY AND NIGHT WATCHING OUR COMPUTERS AT HOME. ALL INFO IS
SUPPOSED TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE IVR. THAT SO CALLED SCHEDULED TRAIN YOU
TRIED TO SNEAK IN THERE WAS NOT LISTED ON THAT POOLS TRAIN LINE UP. THE
CREW KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO. 

WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE CREW MANAGERS BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECKS TO FILL
THE JOBS AT ALL COST, BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED YOUR JOB THAT BAD? BAD
ENOUGH THAT YOUR WILLING TO MANIPULATE AND SCHEME FOR THEM JUST TO FILL
A VACANCY? IF SO, THEN IM SORRY THAT YOUR STUCK IN THIS POSITION AND I
HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING BETTER SOON.

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Name: Fed-up
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave
your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that
this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this
railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts
for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to
come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the
first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL.  ....
IDIOTS !!!!!!!!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2014

What's the deal with conductors getting personal business days
off?....someone please correct me if I am wrong....I was thinking it
was in the ssa for engineers to get one personal business day per pay
period.....did not see it anywhere in the contract for trainmen....I
look on the layoff board and see where cmc is handing them out to
conductors like candy now.....seems like I call to get one and always
get turned down...so I just mark off sick from now on and forget the
hassle ....gotta baby these new conductors I guess......

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2014

RRJ, you are right and a few new hires are the same way.  Just a
reminder, the on board camera thats up and coming will catch up with
all the useless dead weight thats currently in place.  No where to run
now.

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Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2014

Cond 30+

Being a LE was already a lonely job at times when half the conductors
were asleep before we ever moved. Still having that person onboard
helped asleep or not. As for talking to myself I did most of the radio
communications the conductor was to lazy to talk on the radio unless we
ended up behind a stop signal then they went ballistic trying to get the
TD. As for being in charge only conductors had that ego especially after
they lost the caboose. LE's are in charge of the locomotives,
conductors it's their train. Easy enough definition on that one. Be
afraid of your union they're not very SMART. I and most everyone one I
know has signed HR 3040 to get Congress to act to keep two people
onboard trains. This BS division which personally I never saw between
the crafts is a figment of the former UTU's imagination. After the
sellouts and reduction in members they started a lot of bullschidt.
Personally I didn't like the BLE adding trainmen to it's name. A
person should belong to the union that holds the contract for which
they're working. In the scenario of one union why would anyone go for
a union that has sold out it's members? Once again the UTU/SMART has
opened up a can of worms.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2014

With some of the new people csx has hired lately it's bout like a one
man crew now....you would think some of these guys have been out here
for years they way they bitch and moan about having to actually get off
the engine and do something....be kind of nice to not bring any Kleenex
for the so called conductor.....or to walk around his blanket and
pillow to get to the cooler to get my own water....(don't want to wake
him up you know)......

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2014

RRJ   
    My ego or lack of doesn't change the facts. It will be good and
bad on engineer only crews. The good part is that the engineer will
finally be in charge. The bad part is that a large number of engineers
will go crazy talking to themselves.

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