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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: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2014

JOKE!!!!

BLET NEW SYSTEM AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN ACTION!


AMMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 40 STATES

On the day preceding their scheduled rest cycle, an engineer at the
home terminal that is not called by 1200 for 1400(1500 for runs subject
to 3 hour call) may contact CREW MANAGEMENT indicating their desire to
be removed from the calling cycle in advance of their rest cycle. In
the event the company is unable to fulfill its manpower requirements,
the engineer may be used in other classes of service for which he is
qualified that will go off duty at the home terminal. 
IN THE EVENT AN ENGINEER HAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED COMMITMENTS
SURROUNDING THEIR ASSIGNED DAYS OFF AND REQUIRE RELIEF FROM THIS
PROVISIONS, THAT ENGINEER WILL BE REQUIRED TO ARRANGE SUCH THROUGH
THEIR LOCAL SUPERVISOR OR CMC


Do we even have to think twice about what was just posted in bold
letter.
First, if you can get through to a crew manager without being sent to
his voice mail your lucky
Second, if you try and reason with a supervisor who's only goal in
life is to make the white collars in Jacksonville happy you will only
get laughed out of the room. Try and tell a supervisor that your life
is more important than his local job being filled or his train leaving
on time. He will remind you that it isn't
Third, there are those who can get a PB day anytime they want and those
who couldn't if their lives depended on it. Favoritism is alive and
well and ALWAYS WILL BE
fourth, a crew callers job is to fill jobs at all cost. Leaving bogus
messages, blocking the IVR system, threatening someone with a miss call
is part of their job. They will not allow your personal business or
personal commitments to interfere with their job of filling jobs. You
will have to beg, cry and give all your personal info to them and
maybe, just maybe get lucky enough to get your blessing from them. WHEN
do you make these arrangements? Before you call and beg for this pardon?
After you call at noon? How long will you be on hold waiting to talk to
someone to get this cleared. What happens when your on hold for 45
minutes and they call your other line and tell you that its your call
and they need you. Too bad if you were on hold first. You answered your
other line like an idiot and now your busted and going to work!
How about the provision that states an engineer arriving at his AFHT on
his off day will be deadheaded home on combo service. 
DO NOT FORGET HOW BAD THEY HAVE SCREWED UP AND STILL SCREW UP THE FRA
MANDATORY RULES ON SENDING ENGINEERS HOME ON THEIR 6TH START. THAT RULE
HAD BEEN IN PLACE LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO GET IT RIGHT AND ITS STILL IS
A MESS. THERE SHOULD BE A SERIOUS PENALTY CLAIM FOR NOT SENDING AN
EMPLOYEE HOME PER THE AGREEMENT AND IT SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO THE
GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND ABOVE. NO WAITING A YEAR TO GET IT PAID!
THERE ARE TOO MANY FLAWS IN THIS ENTIRE PROPOSAL AND WAY TOO MANY GRAY
AREAS. DO NOT VOTE YES ON THIS UNTIL THERE ARE DEFINATE IN WRITING
ANSWERS TO ALL GRAY AREAS. HOW MUCH INFO IS REQUIRED TO SATISFY THE CMC
OR SUPERVISOR THAT YOUR LIFE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. WILL MANPOWER
SHORTAGES BE TAKEN CARE OF AND EXTRA BOARDS FILLED TO COVER ALL THE
CHANGES IN THIS PROPOSAL. WHAT IS THEIR PLAN TO STOP THE MASSIVE
TURNOVER RATE THAT CAUSE ALL THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE.

READ IT CAREFULLY. EVERY SINGLE WORD. DO NOT LISTEN TO GOSSIP AND
RUMORS. THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS AT STAKE HERE. DO
NOT BE STUPID. READ IT!

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Name: Attention 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

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Name: Attention 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

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Name: bullsh...
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

HEY CORPORATE!!!

Want to know why people are pissed and moral is down???? Try looking at
the extra board for the conductors at AVON!  How come there are 14 guys
on the board and only one gets a Saturday off! How come they have 3
guys off on Monday, 3 on Tuesday and 3 on Thursday. Instead of giving
anyone a Saturday or Sunday they have everyone working their asses off
when most of the rest of the world and their families are home on the
weekends. How come they have so many people off on those day. Don't
they realize that make the board short as hell on mon, tues, and
Thursday because of this? They are so hell bent on no one getting a
weekend day off they would shoot their nose off to spite their faces! 
What the hell!!!!!


HEY UTU! See a problem here!

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Name: RETIRED
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

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Name: Lol
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2014

Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR
THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!!      This website is called CSX SUCKS......
this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is
screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or
crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you
can shove those accidents up your backside..

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Name: not fooled
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2014

So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR

GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when
a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll
itch.....Nice try


Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only.
Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days
ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made
to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait
until AFTER THE 10TH  to go in and delete the check mark because it
wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why  would anyone
already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't
believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until
after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the
check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are
going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye
on this box!

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Name: Sick of it
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2014

Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This
New policy was  created by people that have nights and weekends off.
They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets
everything that they deserve.

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Name: almost suckered
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

READ ALL ABOUT IT
 
THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND
THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS
ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT
AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR
DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE
ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER
STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE
IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... 
THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN
AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM
DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!

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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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