Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2012


Yardmasters are not TM assistants. I believe that was just a jab at the
position. However, the yardmasters are being told that they are 1st line
supervisors and if they do well they will have a good chance of moving
into a TM's spot. Union contract employees can not be supervisors and
for good reason. So telling these guys they are in any kind of
supervisory position at all is totally unprofessional and just plain
not true. I agree with previous posters. This issue needs to be
presented to the international by the union members themselves. If they
dont want to cut them lose because they dont want to lose the money then
I guess they will just have to deal with fellow members filing charges
against fellow members who are pretending to be csx supervisors.

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Name: Guest
E-mail: saveamerica.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2012


When reporting corporate misconduct; the complaint must go directly to
the corporate legal department. Corporate attorneys has a fiduciary
duty to protect the interest of the corporation and present the
infractions through the appropriate channels to the Board of Directors.
All license attorneys are legal representatives of the Judicial System
and must report all criminal activities that could include violations
under the Landrum-Griffin Act.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2012

I am old, and know it but still have a few questions left.

Since when was a Yardmaster, an assistant Train master?

I have never seen that, but just do not know!

In my old day the Yardmaster ran the yard, and said very little, most
of the time it was a clerk, and we did what we needed to do. The TM was
somewhere? Most likely at a wreck or somewhere that no one wanted to go.
TM's worked many more hours than I ever did, and did it very well.

They were just nice folks! Guess things have changed.

However at times in the yard, they would get on and ask for a charity
donation card to be signed. Some could really apply the pressure.

I have to admit my bias. I was recommended for hire by a TM.

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Name: JJ
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2012

Wow, an actual youtube video showing   CSX management dancing for the
Vienna Sausage Choir! I think the one in the middle with black tail 
and blonde   wig looks exactly like my old TM.  This explains a lot.
Always wondered what they did at those management training seminars...

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2012

Hey JJ:

Viennas are more like it!



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Name: JJ
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2012

Tube Steaks?  You mean to say that TMs are weiner eaters? I am shocked.
Absolutely shocked. Hmmm. Must be part of the management training

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2012

Yardmaster Pie? I thought it was called Tube Steak!

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Name: and justice for all?
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2012

One of the CSX track inspectors, Adam Flowers was recently pulled out of
service again.  This time was for falsifying track inspection documents
and padding the payroll.  He must be one of Hawthorn's finest, since
he screws up badly and always returns to work.
  We were told in a safety overlap that Mr. Flowers is returning soon,
that his BMWED daddy is making deals to get him back to work AGAIN!  It
appears the FRA was never notified of the misconduct regarding the false
track inspection reports as they never were in a similiar incident
around 2010 at the same place.

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Name: JJ
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2012

Well that explains why the TM was always on his knees in the yard
office. ........he was eating some of that tasty yardmaster pie. My
question is, when I grow up to be a CSX TM, what kind of pie will I be

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2012

Genesee & Wyoming has added a news release to its Investor Relations

Title: Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Enters Into Agreement to Acquire
RailAmerica, Inc.; Announces Mandatorily Convertible Preferred Stock
Investment by The Carlyle Group

Date(s): 23-Jul-2012 6:31 AM

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Name: YEAH!
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2012


You are both to be applauded. VLC.... Yes, it is time to get this site
back to where it used to be. A site that addresses serious topics that
are starting to threaten our workplace. With a turnover rate mandatory
all of our jobs are on the line.
Nomo... you bet your butt the conductors and engineers run the yard. I
remember once when a TM assistant(yardmaster) couldnt get his car
counts because the crews had enough of his crap and showed him who was
really boss. He cried like a whipped pup. Tm tore him a new rear. Told
him to fix it or else. It was making him look bad! He was eventually
tossed out on his can and went back as a conductor. His life was hell
after he got back out there. Got what he deserved.

And now to the topic we are all missing.... The TM's involvement in
all this mess or lets say lack of involvement! It's the TM's job to
supervise his assistant(yardmaster). He is supposed to make sure that
he is treating the crews fairly and distributing work evenly. He is
supposed to be professional and ethical. If this is not happening then
this is the fault of the TM. Not only can you charge a TM assistant
with ethis violations but you can charge the TM as well for not taking
control of the situation. I stronly believe that it has become out of
hand because the Tm's are not at their post. They are spending too
much time out in the field head hunting and tag testing the employees.
They are not tm's anymore. They are crew hunters. Trying to find a Tm
in his office is like trying to find needle in a hay stack! It is time
to start holding the TM'S responsible for their assistants actions!

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Name: VLC
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2012

To my fellow CSX-Sucks users, I'm sending my apology now about putting
this on every post,.  Hopefully as you scroll throughout the forums
today, you'll understand why I did this.


Its time to give up on last years news.  Laura is old news and we've
moved on to topics that require thought, and maybe a bit of insight.  

Why don't you put your big boy pants on and join us at the grown up
table as we adults discuss matters of value and importance.  For
example.....  ways we can work together to keep our job while facing
continued attacks on our lively hood by CSX's crack management team.

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Name: Me
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2012

Feel Sorry For Them,

  I stand corrected, the biggest CSX Bitch in our terminal is none
other that the Local's Secretary Treasurer, the Yardmaster is a strong

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2012

King James is a glorified clerk.

He's my boss alright....LMFAO!

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2012

Despite what King James thinks...it's the Foreman that run the yard.

They can couple a track in 10 minutes or three hours; switch 350 cars
or 50 cars. I've heard a bunch of YM squeal like pigs while being
stump broke.

I really think it's more like James and the Giant Peach!

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Name: LOL
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2012

Laura Touchstone is back at it folks.You heard it here first ladies and
gents. Here we go again...LT is bigger than ever and I do mean bigger.
Holy "!&$! Watch out men of Csx. She ready to get it on with any and
all who be willing to  if you are so desperate just use a rubber or
maybe 2 unless you want to catch crabs o cougar

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Name: Real UTU
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2012

King James,

Thankyou for your post. I have been on the fence for a long time about
whether or not yardmasters should be allowed the protection of our
union. After reading your post, I am now thoroughly convinced that you
should not. Your attitude that you are the boss, the king and almighty
ruler of the yard is the stance that upper management would take. You
are an embarrassment to all fellow union members who work hard and pay
their hard earned money to our union. Your fellow union brothers and
sisters pay these dues to protect their rights which include working in
a harrassment free environment. You should not have those rights. I
suggest you do some research and look at some of the previous as well
as active yardmasters who have done time on the streets for charges of
ethics violations. If you are really a yardmaster I have a strong
feeling that it wont be long before you are sitting at the table with
your "BOSS" and a union rep sitting next to you trying to save your
job. Your local chairmen know who you are and know how you act and if
you think for one moment they will stand by you 100% after you abuse
other members and violate our union agreement by harrassing them then
you are sadly mistaken. I now think this issue needs to be futher
investigated. You have clearly shown that the positon of a yardmaster
is just to close to the position of CSX management and therefore it
should not be filled by a hard working dues paying member. I will be
taking a copy of your post to our next union meeting. You may just be
another poster who comes on here just to stir up trouble. We will never
really know. You have, however, convinced me that this topic needs to be
given some serious thought. I wish you luck at your future

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Name: RRJ
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2012

King James

"pies me off"? What kind you want a chocolate pie like in the movie
"The Help". lol

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Name: King James
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2012

You conductor's and engineers are nothing more than a bunch whinny ass

You need to understand that we yard MASTERS ARE THE BOSS.   I tell you
what to do.  You do it.  End of story.  You don't like it, after you
finish doing what I've told you to do, take it up with the train
master.  Even the train master knows, if he wants my yard to run, and
HIS quota to be met to keep his boss off his back, he best not cross
me.  My train master better cover my back or I'll hang him out to dry,
and he knows this.  

Complain about me all you want.  When you whinny ass crews complain
about me, all you're doing is putting a target on your back.  I'll
make sure you're the last train I deal with, and if my train master
wants to keep me happy, he'll target you until I think you've learned
your lesson.  I AM THE BOSS.

At CSX, the yard doesn't function with out the yard master.  There's
a reason as to why we yard masters are CSX's first line of management.
 The quicker you understand the yard MASTER IS THE BOSS, the easier I
will make your life.  Pies me off, and you will pay.

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2012

Damn...those knee holes must be crowded...silly me, I didn't realize
fluffer was a craft position!

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