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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: FTW
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2015

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2015

Well, I can't see any difference on the layoff boards. It still seems
as if we're going to do what we want.   CSX needs to understand
they're wasting  their time and money with those revisions.  I'd like
to know exactly how much was spent.  Someone's idiot brother-in-law
came up with the latest.

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Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2015

Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits.
These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their
head from their ass.. !!!!!!  T/E management is one big joke. Many
managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC
cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough
Indians ..  These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad
name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those
losers and doing NOTHING about it.  As a share holder I'm very unhappy
with the  performance of upper management with the lower level
management.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2015

stupid wanna be uprr manager brian dickster ,you cant work your valued
employees 90 days and only give them 6 days off. you stupid shit fra
hos law , your math don't add up!!!! you work 6 in a row you get 2
days off and 7 in a row only on a road job to return to home terminal
you get 3 days off mandatory.no and ifs or buts fra hos law. you
fucking idiot.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Less employees will mean less managers.  Where is a person like the
previous poster going to end up?  Demands for snakes will decrease.

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Name: Brian Seibert, UPRR MOP
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2015

We work OUR valued employees at UPRR 90 days with only 6 days off
allowed. If they can't comply we "FIRE" them and hire more DUM ass
TEY people right off the street. Its all about breaking those TE&Y
unions. The UTU sold off the Conductor for PTC one man train crews. HA!
SMART/UTU really does suck don't they?

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Name: Frank Ponce
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

I wonder if the ex-felons or ex-cons are turning down these jobs along
the CSX system? Hell that would be the way to go. Hire more
Ex-felons...LOL...

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Name: LV Smoot
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2015

So the big question is, How many times can you legally lay off a month
before you get a warning or a letter sent to your for a Investigation
hearing? Anybody care to answer?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2015

Thought the RSIA (Railway Safety Improvement Act) of 2008 limited train
service employees to 276 hrs. of on duty a month.  RR 432 = ???

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

Name: New Hire that Declined
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

Mr New Hire that Declined. Nice post!
The Guaranteed day was not always there. The unions wanted it for years
and fought for it with a vengeance. Now they have to live with it, and
what a mess it is.
Before the GD x board employees could work one day per month, screw off
and keep their insurance in place. However there was some peril. On a
good month ya work every call then mark off. Have some fun, spend for a
while thinking just mark up and everything will be good. Opps when ya
mark up and the board is stacked, however unemployment was there, now
we have a little cushion.
As one can see this was a nice place to work. Feast or Famine, at times
personal and other times forced. Everyone that wanted time off, got time
off with very few exceptions. Should this have happened??? who knows but
one thing is for sure it was a learning experience.
Just a comment on HOS seems strange to me, unreasonable at BEST.
RR 432 per month
Truckers 260 per month
C-Pilots 100 per month
Go Figure?

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Name: New Hire that Declined
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative
effect I believe...

I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position
with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after
all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was
not.

Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set
my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other
options after I learned more.

No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of
bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it
some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling.

The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have
no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy
that both employees and management are to blame for.

Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an
informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty
strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and
others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting
CSX.

What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely
were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they
are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an
informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions,
moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness.

The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but
from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty
about what they look forward to most in their CSX career...

Retirement.

And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and
advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the
money and can't wait for the ride to end.

Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job.
However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to
candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction
even though they are putting on their happy face through the process...
well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of
candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to
work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments.

They alone did not break the camels back.

watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement
of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the
transformation in demeanor is striking.

this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned
with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos
simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this
exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at
the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling
practices.

Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance
for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in
transportation it is downright dangerous.

All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire
conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no
100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7.
It is unsafe and everyone knows it

It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the
company from employees/unions to management to the top brass.

The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company
would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut
the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock
for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call.

Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay
and half the current hours when on call would be a start. 

If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12
hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy
buggers 24 hours a day.

You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would
starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other
industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the
root cause of why your industry does not. 

You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for
yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up
so bad?

Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that
simply confirm all this.

When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be
solved by following the money.

It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the
current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to
completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance
to work here.

How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself
because of these problems?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 March 2015

When someone gets burned out enough from working all the time, and
decides to go postal, thats when you'll see change.

Sad but true.

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Name: Jessie Larroque
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2015

We over here at UPRR Mojave Sub know what all you guys are going
through.  We have endured this UP Railroads attendance policy and IT
sucks. Just like those cock suckers in Omaha suck! I have been on this
Railroad since October 1998 and my dad was a Bakersfield SP yardmaster,
got me and my Brother a job with the UP when they were doing all the
hiring in the 90's. I derailed and wrecked cars and got a level 4 and
still became a Engineer. Good for being a fat Mexican from Bakersfield.
So I just kiss all the MOP's asses and other Officers asses.  The
officers in Bakersfield suck too. Bunch of butt kissers.. All well...

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2015

How's come they have to or think they have to, have an "attendance
policy"? Things that bad?
Do know from listening to people that work the road, that sometimes one
trip is 40 or more hrs. & can be called back to work after only 10 hrs.
at home.   That would suck.   Guess csx does really suck.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 March 2015

Why do most of you people post the same thing in every section here?

This section is "attendance policy" and I'm reading the same grip
that you post here in the other sections.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2015

CSX just SUCKS!

Piss poor management is why CSX can't move trains, it has nothing to
do with attendance amongst the employees.

CSX just always wants to play the blame game with labor.  Just look at
a CSX rule book and safety procedures......LMAO!  Says it all.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

We know your the man (42 yearson the rr)  4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives,
1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats.   You don't have to put your resume on
here.    Just who are you trying to convince?   Me or yourself.

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Name: Glad
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad did 42 yrs.
Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. 
Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically 
& mentally.  Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the
less than 1 yr. person\poster. 

Can't deal with a sick mind.  That job is for professionally trained
doctors.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Less than 1 year


Don't pick on that old man.  He's doing the best he can.  You might
be the closest thing he has to a best friend.   Go easy brother.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post.   Sale some of
those photos and buy your own.

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