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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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2014

Advice for the entitlement generation.....instead of sitting around the
yard office telling all that can hear how smart you are why don't you
shut up and just show people how smart you are.....it's an older
generation thing ....try it , it really works.....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2014

To less than one year max.....boy you have got a lot of nerve with that
post...are you kidding me?....all you young punks ought to be thankful
to have a frickin job....you know exactly what you signed up
for....bitching already....less than a year of service...holy
crap.....here comes the entitlement generation full force....this truly
makes me sick knowing this is out there.....why don't you newbies just
shut up ,go to work,and Maybe even learn how to do your job....or
better yet go to Wally world or Mickey d....

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Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2014

NAX as a new Conductor, being nice to you.

Seek other employment. you will make more money and be a lot happier.

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Name: Max
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 October 2014

Well now this nazi shit hole is not satisfied with the current bullshit
attendance policy.... They are wanting to change it to once every 90
days.... Just when u think this nazi shit hole cant get any worst guess
what it does.... Csx is a real piece of shit place to work now days ....

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Name: Retired FRA
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2014

When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems
likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating
factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with
as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee
morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me
that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into
nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all
of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both
the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is
that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and
Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about
being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone,
especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all
of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring,
FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to
start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call
practices are having a negative effect on safety.

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Name: Fact
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2014

Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in
years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook.  A
puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO  OTHER COMPANY WANTS.
Just take a look and see..   So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on
you..........

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 October 2014

Conductor/Trainmaster Retired

I completely agree with your statement on someone deliberately
sabotaging a rule. I always went by the rules. I was only banner tested
twice after that incident. The second time was hysterical I was waiting
on Amtrak and the conversation on the radio between the Amtrak LE &
Conductor they repeated that there was an obstruction on the track at
least 4 times. lol. When Amtrak got by me the "hit squad" forget to
set up the signals to test me. I was still told to stop at their
location in which they boarded. My RFE never bothered me each year he
signed my FRA Cert card without every doing a ride along. It was mutual
respect I stayed away from him and visa-versa.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2014

The problem is that if all rules are complied with, trains won't move
on time. And railroad managers have been speaking out of both sides of
their mouths on this issue since the first rails were laid. It's just
that in recent years, to pacify FRA and to make railroads look much
safer than they really are, railroad managers have been enforcing rules
to the extreme. Of course these rules are enforced selectively. Remote
operators that are struggling to meet production demands are left alone
and attention is instead placed on employees that have time to spare.
But when it comes to moving trains on time, the heads of managers are
turned the other way. If the locomotives and freight cars aren't
missing any wheels, it's off they go. And of course the bonus system
for managers is very much geared to on-time train departures. And if
employees try to perform inspections in accordance with FRA and AAR
rules, they are watched very carefully, just like Conductor/Trainmaster
Retired stated. The same goes for compliance with other rules. Employees
are in a damned if they do and damned if they don't situation today.
Total rules compliance and meeting the current production demand is
just absolutely impossible. But what we all know is that production is
really more important than rules compliance (wink, wink). That is the
hypocrisy of railroad management. And CSX management seems to have a
special hatred for its contract employees, particularly on the
transportation side.

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Name: Conductor/Trainmaster Retired
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 October 2014

RRJ
 I hear what you are saying but in your 30 plus years did you forget to
say "over" even once? As a trainmaster I was lenient with someone who
might not completely  understand a rule,  or, said "over" 30 times
and forgot once.
  However someone who was deliberately sabotaging the operation got
full attention
.

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 October 2014

Conductor/Trainmaster Retired

I've been retired for 4 years. Back then I could give a crap if some
TM or RFE put a target on my back as long as I was going by the rules
not much they could do. It doesn't take much to be a trainmaster these
days other than kissing ass & knowing one word "Yes" when confronted
by those higher up. Most are gutless. They hire them off the street
these days to keep them clueless. I had respect for TM's that came out
of the crafts even the assholes. At least they knew something about the
job. This new breed made me a lot of money because I never refused to
do a job their way. Which was always the wrong way. It was always about
a power trip they were on. It happens with some people when they get a
title. Never took it personal.

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Name: Conductor/Trainmaster Retired
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2014

RRJ
   Crews who operate at extremely slow speeds get special attention.
They are either deliberately going too slow or are not competent to do
their jobs  Either way they have drawn attenation to themselves. The
more they are watched the more likely a failure will be found. This may
sound like a threat but if you think about it it is only cause and
effect.

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2014

USE YOUR HEAD!

LOL! I did just that on one occasion seeing the rule stated stopping
half the range of vision. I was on straight track where I could see for
over 2 miles. I stopped a mile away. Even though the TD gave us
permission by a stop signal I wasn't expecting a banner test. When we
came around a curve we saw a flashing light there's siding where they
usually park the rock runner it was at dusk just thought it was an EOT.
After realising what it actually was I made my stop nearly a mile way.
It didn't matter once they got up to where we were instead of saying
"good job" the RFE made a comment that he thought I was going to fast
by doing 11mph. I told him bring a big lunch next time, when a TD talks
me past a signal I'll be doing less than walking speed. I kept that
promise.

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Name: USE YOUR HEAD!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

getting a banner test?             stop  way back   as far back as
possible !       then call dispatcher you have unidentified
trespasser!

 make em walk to you ! once you stop  they cant make you come to them
!

have your doors locked and makem show identity cards  they could be
imposters !

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Name: Fact
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed
out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some
of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. 
You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep
on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract
time...       LOL.    PUNK's

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Name: engineer only trains on bnsf
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2014

read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man
trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local
and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been
able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors
stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed.
remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they
are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property
basis

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

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

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Name: railroadjimmy
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2014

rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and
you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will
be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be
taken out of your  check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is $250

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Name: new rules
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx
approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all
eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie
a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non
agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces
through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for
walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the
employee.

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Name: new rules oct 1st
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check
switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle
firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow
handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to
make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure
switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch
and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a
manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is
securely  and properly lined for movement.

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