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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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If
the investors want to see good to average results better show these two
the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it
effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When
an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think
their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to
occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go
ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less
customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these
people in they deserve the poor results they will get

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2016

Perfect Ignorant Conductor.

 as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2016

As a conductor for the "Nazi Southern" I can tell you that they have
no official attendance policy in place. This means they can interpret
your attendance any way they like. They will nail you for small things
like marking off sick too may times in a 6 month period (with "too
many times" the variable number, could be 3 times or 15 times). NS is
also counting "to-place" (unassigned to a job with 48 hours to make
a
move to a job) against its employees which is clearly NOT allowed in
the
Union Agreement. Recently I was told to my face by a TM they were
holding to-place days against me and somehow I was off over 30 days
last year despite 20 of those not allowed to be counted by contract.
Much of it also depends if you have a target on your back and the
Trainmasters/Road Foremen are looking to get you. The extraboard rules
your life if you cant hold a job and even if you can hold a road job
(pool service TFT) you are ruled by an unpredictable schedule. NS has
recently implemented a "work rest" schedule for extraboards 6 days
on
/2 days off as well as guaranteed extraboards on their Northern
Territories. This helps a bit as it gives you an idea of when you will
be off but they can still call you up to 2 hours before your days off
start and then you have to wait until you come home again. Now NS is
saying they are going to lay off 2000 people by 2020 to turn a bigger
profit!! I know they will screw this "plan" up and end up needing
people they got rid of, who wont come back and they will need to
retrain a bunch of ne hires again for 6 months. Its SICK that since
they made 30% less PROFIT last year they consider it failure and are
canning jobs while still ahead. NS is so stupid they would spend a
dime
to get a nickel and think they were smart for it. The rail business is
so fluid their "5 year plan" is hogwash to try to calm investors who
are upset NS is so mismanaged. If CP tries a hostile takeover NS
management will all be on the streets begging or maybe trying to drop
back to the ground and exercise their seniority if they were craft
before going management.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2016

Are W2's being mailed out? Or do they have to be printed off Gateway?

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Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

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Name: NSconductor
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2016

As a conductor for the "Nazi Southern" I can tell you that they have
no official attendance policy in place. This means they can interpret
your attendance any way they like. They will nail you for small things
like marking off sick too may times in a 6 month period (with "too
many times" the variable number, could be 3 times or 15 times). NS is
also counting "to-place" (unassigned to a job with 48 hours to make a
move to a job) against its employees which is clearly NOT allowed in the
Union Agreement. Recently I was told to my face by a TM they were
holding to-place days against me and somehow I was off over 30 days
last year despite 20 of those not allowed to be counted by contract.
Much of it also depends if you have a target on your back and the
Trainmasters/Road Foremen are looking to get you. The extraboard rules
your life if you cant hold a job and even if you can hold a road job
(pool service TFT) you are ruled by an unpredictable schedule. NS has
recently implemented a "work rest" schedule for extraboards 6 days on
/2 days off as well as guaranteed extraboards on their Northern
Territories. This helps a bit as it gives you an idea of when you will
be off but they can still call you up to 2 hours before your days off
start and then you have to wait until you come home again. Now NS is
saying they are going to lay off 2000 people by 2020 to turn a bigger
profit!! I know they will screw this "plan" up and end up needing
people they got rid of, who wont come back and they will need to
retrain a bunch of ne hires again for 6 months. Its SICK that since
they made 30% less PROFIT last year they consider it failure and are
canning jobs while still ahead. NS is so stupid they would spend a dime
to get a nickel and think they were smart for it. The rail business is
so fluid their "5 year plan" is hogwash to try to calm investors who
are upset NS is so mismanaged. If CP tries a hostile takeover NS
management will all be on the streets begging or maybe trying to drop
back to the ground and exercise their seniority if they were craft
before going management.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2016

BLE = boneheaded lazy egomaniacs  =  TRUTH!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2016

UTU = Useless Transportations Union......TRUTH!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2016

Yeah, that kind of sucks. 
Bottom Line, Fact \ truth is: 
Have to choose the lesser of the evils.

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Name: Bill
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2016

Whata a riot ! UTU is endorsing Hilary Rotten Clinton for president !
What a F^&&KING crazy criminal pieces of S&^T that so called Union is.

Who is the next UTU criminal Officer Embezzler?

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Name: Dave Carson
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Hey Brillant idea;

Lets put together a LIST on here and or elsewhere ,with all the
SNITCHES and RAILBUFF rat employees that go blowing the RFE and TM's
and others for so called points and let the Company know so we don't
end up like the former SP now UP with all the new hire cut-throats and
young bitching new hires complaining all the time...

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2016

You have to read this---Wow Dan Bushey is all of 12.



Name: Dan Bushey
E-mail: danbushey@msn.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

I stumbled upon this site inadvertently.

I am a former Prior Right pre-PCRR Loco. Engr. With 15 years
experience
Road and Yard work. Also worked Wreck (Big Hook) and Work
Trains...even
Rail Trains and a few Circus Trains.
I see the complaints about people not liking the Extra-Board call for
working. Well I worked the same "schedule" for the entire time of my
employment before I accepted the Federal Act of Severance.
Before anyone says anything...unless you were living in that time
period, you know nothing as to why us Engineers took Severage. Now, as
to Extra-Board work, this A Standard, among both truck and rail
industry companies....so QUIT your complaining about getting called to
earn your wages....and I'll add, you guys are very handsomely paid
today!!  When I started rail employment as a Fireman on Locomotives,
the yard pay was $25.53 for 8 hours...so quite your bitching about the
2 hour-call to work!!!!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2016

The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the
only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a
major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical
issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a
joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on
call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for
everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to
depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will
purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's
my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about
anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post
anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I
wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to
start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for
conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack
up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up
and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow
times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on
road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.

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Name: Kanawha Sub
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

CSXT will be testing more 220 coal train tomorrow and it looks like the
MONSTERS are coming to bite us all in the ass soon..

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

I read an article some time ago that said new buyers want the OLD
management to eliminate jobs. That way the new bosses can move in as
the good guys, saying "no new job cuts" or we are hiring for NEW
employees for the NEW company. The old "bad guys" still get their
money, but have to take the blame with the $$. And, moving the HQ will
usually shed some old time employees, letting the new guys hire new,
grateful employees at the new location, and teach them the "new way'
of doing things. Our old management would prefer to stay - they are
well off financially - but $$ is not the same as $$ and authority.
Being the olD, rich geezer at McD is not the same as coffee on the
business train, with people hanging on your every word.

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Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2016

Excellent advice ape. I am blessed and was fortunate to get out of CSX 9
years ago. I had enough I was going to quit or get fired. The railroad I
hired out with, Conrail, was in its final years and things were great.
The first couple of years under CSX were not much different but it
slowly deteriorated. It did not have to be this way. Different
cultures, different mindsets who knows? I was saved by Amtrak. Many of
my co workers were saved as well, some have gone to metro north others
mbta. If you see any of them hiring give it some consideration. Its not
perfect but it is a vacation compared to freight. If you don't have
much time certainly consider a trade like electrician or plumbing.
Freight stockholders and managers hate you and consider you expendable.
Get out if you can and if you can't I wish you the best anyways.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

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