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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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2015

The best last day ever for k.miller......

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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?

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2015


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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.

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Name: Sick clown  
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 .

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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.

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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.....

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Name: CSXSucks Trainmaster
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2015

That's becuz we are Stupid.....

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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.....

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Name: Bill Wheeler
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
Your local sucks dirt. Nothing but a bunch of sissies and drunk
alcoholics.  Keep ripping your members dirtbag.

William Wheeler
President BLE

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Name: CSX TrainMaster
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.

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Name: Mr UP/SP Duder
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 ...

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Name: SP/UP Employee
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.

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Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
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.

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Name: Investigative Reporter
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?

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Name: USP/UP
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.

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Name: SP/UP employee
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.

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Name: Russell Brucker
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....

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Name: Mr Elliot. VP CSXT Safety
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


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Name: Joe
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

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