Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

You'll do what yer told, you little &%#$@!!!

    CSX likes to picture itself as a company where all of it's employees, customers, and contractors are treated with the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The employees, customers, and contractors know differently....

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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2016

For sure, csx is not employee friendly.  And helped create the present
FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful,
uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family
member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA
mark-off rights for very good reasons. 

However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. 
Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or
family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a

If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a
hardship not easily overcome.  Get over it - it's nothing new. Check
into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some
jobs abolished, some terminals closed,  entire railroad companies went
out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years,
or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to
relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go
to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign.  Like csx,
life can suck.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home
wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I
am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered
including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job
open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and
people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not
care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at
Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its
name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership
and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns
running us into the ground..

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

Hoo-Boy, --  That'll be a good one. 
Already can't wait to find out how that will go.

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Name: Defiant
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might
as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I
no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and
yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of
miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX
has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or
concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect
employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee
morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and
rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains
sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and
refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they
attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the
business they have. One would think that this company would want better
numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company
works against its employees the employees work against the
company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

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Name: Cotton Belt Georgie
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2016

Cotton Belt Georgie:

                   You walked away a coward with your head down and
never helped a soul!

Good Riddance!!!

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2016

If the HTD has proper communication with the EOT. When you perform your
clclass 3 or continuity test. The 5 lb application and the 5 lb release
is conforming the test. Now if there isn't communication with the HTD
and EOT even if the EOT gives the air pressure. The crew has to confirm
the set up and release of the last car. So NO you don't have walk the
128 cars

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

128 cars, consist was changed, & the engineer thinks a 5 lb.
set/release?  Where'd he/she learn that?  From watching Thomas The
Train on PBS?
Look up the Federal: 
Title 49 CFR Part 232.  
Class III - 232.211 is somewhat vague. Refers to rear car gauge OR
end-of-train telemetry device. No mention of a HTD on a controlling
Co. operating rules regarding train power brake laws are usually pretty
similar, word-for-word, as csx didn't write all that.

From what all I've read & understand, including passing the pod test
100% - you did it correctly.

Divisions have a safety & operating practices manager - call, ask
there.  (Good luck though with co. sucks like those.)

Or, next time you are in that situation, converse with dispatcher
and\or management. Let them make the decision - tell you how it should
be handled.   Be sure to record it.  Usually they'll just pass the buck
back to you but at least then you tried & will be protected when you do
what you think is right.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2016


Hey guys. Got a question. We were out on road and had to set out a bad
order car. when we got the train put back together I told the engineer
I was headed to the rear to watch the set and release on the rear car
for the class 3 test. He insisted that I didn't have to do that
because he could use his head end device and do a five pound set and
release. I told him we weren't doing a train line continuity test. We
made a change to our consist so  I had to make certain just like the
rules say that the last car sets and releases. He still insisted I
didn't need to. So I got the book and read the rule again for class
three and I know the way it is written says if you are doing a
continuity test you can use the tele and head end reading but it says
if you are doing a test for reasons other than just cutting the train
and putting it back together you go to make sure the piston sets and
releases. He said the trainmasters and roadforeman both told everyone
that the rule was vague in the book and you didn't need to see the
rear piston. What the hell is supposed to be the rule. I don't want to
start calling the FRA and asking a bunch of questions and get a target
on my back. I didn't mind walking the 128 cars to do the test right.
But I got a feeling someone did something in the past that pissed off
the dispatch and made trains wait after someone set out a bad car and
rumors got started that you don't have to do it the way Im reading in
the book.   
Want some advice from the old heads before I go calling the FRA!

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Name: Screwed sgsin
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2016

Guess they got us good again.  This new pay system allows the company
to put in separate dead head tickets for the engineers now  when
flipping is back home instead of putting us in hotel. Engineers don't
have to worry now about putting claims in when they get flipped like
they used to. Just did it to a bunch of us. Got home and the engineer
had his own dh to report with his hos. We had seperatr combo tickets
with no miles reported on them and no way to  report them. Stealing
pieces of trash got us good now. Engineers just filling theirs out and
laughing on the way out the door. One of these days their going to push
to far.

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Name: legal
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Former HR

Before you put anymore post on here that might be considered seriously
damaging to CSX, I suggest you look at everything you signed if you
signed anything. You may have some fine print that you missed that
orders you to keep quiet about your case and dealings with the company.
It would not be hard to figure out who you are. There have been several
cases that employees have lost at arbitration with their unions because
they posted on websites a lot like this one. However, they were not very
bright and used their names. The board felt that the employee was
hostile towards the company and it would be a conflict of interest for
them to return to work. They also stated in the ruling that they felt
the employee would not prosper working in an environment they felt was
so hostile and mentally damaging to them. If you do decide to post,
make sure you have the fact down 100% and can prove anything you say.
You can not be prosecuted for telling the truth the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. Whistleblowing is another form of protection if
push comes to shove. Information has a way of disappearing in large
corporations such as CSX. If you have hard core proof you have better
negotiating leverage. No one, including CSX want the skeleton in the
closet to come knocking on the presses from door.

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Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2016

The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect 

RE; Special Agent(s) story...

Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries.

Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress,
about its current and past business practices.

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Name: LEGIT!
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2016


Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in
employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to
be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give
the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and
question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for
a leave of absence.

So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before
your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have
your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening
to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee
for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to
question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are
abusing it.   I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and
now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do
because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for
failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on
FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you
deserve.   Thanks for nothing lazy pukes!

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Name: Special Agent(s) Retired
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2016

UP Management:

Stop whining to your employees about Social Media Postings, while
hauling drugs from Mexico and the drugs being dumped in inter-city
According to the Houston Chronicle (November 2001 to October 2006) and
the Los Angeles Times (as recent as 2012, drug raid), you were nabbed
and fined $$Millions for knowingly hauling DRUGS on trains and then
with the help of Lobbyist and Politicians changed the terms of the 
"Fines" as "Security Improvements" without the distinction of being
major a DRUG HAULER! 

During those years, profits were up 20% annually and now profits are
down 30% after being nabbed. Can't blame this severe drop on the
decline in coal business.


"Drug trains from Mexico"

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Not a problem, makes it real easy.


Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

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