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: same boat
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

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Name: stressed out!
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016


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!

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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

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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2016

Alright, OK.   What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?

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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.

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Name: Blowovercsx
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

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Name: Hatecsx
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.

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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)?

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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

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Name: Crazy train
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
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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 ,,,,,,,,,,,,

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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

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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

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.

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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

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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..

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