CSX-Sucks!

Safety First

Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



Showing 3170-3189 of 19232 articles posted under "Safety First?"

All 19232 articles on one big page.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2011

Robert that was a great post of CSX management , insider trading, NO
LOSE SITUATION like the major banks BAILOUT.   FYI: Brown is the Head
Nazi Brownshirt creating the Gaystepo work environment to make T&E work
like slaves with never taking a day off while he collects more bonus
money at our expense.         Keep posting and we shall see that 
jackass going out the door sometime soon.

  View This Article


Buy the webmaster a beer! Or a coffee!
Or a book! Or send cash!
Help keep this site alive!
 

www.CSX-Sucks.com - Sticking it to the man since 2001

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2011

It's funny listening/reading this stuff. It's kinda like watching
Jerry Springer, you bitch about work, you bitch about making overtime,
you bitch about this and that. If the job is so bad, WHY STAY? Try
working a real job where you have to actually sweat for a living making
minimum wage. Worrying if you're going to make your bills or not. where
else can you make this kind of money, sitting, eating PB and Jelly,
watching the scenery, getting hotel rooms for free and reimbursed for
your meals? The ones who bitch all the time should get off their high
horses and realize how damn lucky they are to have a job! If you don't
like your job, or it's causing you that much grief, F*cking Quit! Go
fry burgers for minimum wage.

  View This Article

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2011

T&E have no choice in the OT matter cuz all reg yard jobs are advertised
with only a reg starting time & 99% road and locals are now called as
needed also with only a starting time, so yer stuck with working maby 1
hr or 12 and if you refuse to work after 8 hrs they can charge you with
insbornation, in fact when i hired out it was like that probably has
been that way for the past 100 yrs or so even before the rr was union,
all the other union crafts like m&w, m&e, clerks, ym,s etc etc, thier
reg jobs are advertised with both a start & finish time, usualy 8 hrs
so they can refuse to work after 8 hrs, i know some ym,s who have done
that without any re-precussions, yea see ot is a option for the other
crafts, But not for t&e, just see what would happen if you were on a
road job and you stopped your train out in 10 buck 2 and said i am not
working after 8 hrs, you can bet yer last dime that you are going to be
in for a world of shit unless it was some type of medical emergency, Not
saying these rules are right but i knew this when they hired me and i
accepted it or not have a job.

  View This Article

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2011

Lay-Off restrictions: A "day" constitute a 24 hour continuous time
period....If your union allows that to be cut in half; you need
stronger leadership. Lay-off issues seems to be the prevailing problems
for most of the complainers. You all are pissing in the wind if you
don't change leadership. One less hired American is an additional
thousands into the pockets of the Robber Barons!

America is a great country with doctors and lawyers on both sides of
the isle!

  View This Article

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2011

Boy Slackie I'm sure glad you explained PTC as positive train control.
Maybe, think I should call CSX and have them put that info onto their
railroad definitions page. I kinda figured out the PTC thing reading
the NTSB findings on about every train vs. train investigation the NTSB
has ever done when they say "positive train control was needed to
prevent collision. Ergo MASS MURDERs on the railroads and feds part.

Now a real railroad question David A brown who ever that may be sold
5,000 shares of CSX stock in May at $76 a share when the stock was like
$25 a share. Would Jesse James be proud of this train robbery?

http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-csx/company-overview/railroad-dictionary/?i=P
Brown David A
Common Stock 05/20/2011
Disposed
5,000 shares @ $76.595 share 
http://investors.csx.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=92932&p=irol-stockquote

  View This Article

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2011

Hey Friend:

I don't know where you get your information but CSX can hold you over.
They can't make you come in on your off day but if you're at work they
can old you're job over. Just remember, they can work you long, only
you can work you hard!

If you're lucky the double you to a new ticket. I worked the yard
extra board and got called for an R10 on the Hill's off day, Saturday.
95% of the time we would've been out by lunch but there
was some re-railing we had to do. It was 1500 and the relief was in the
shack...there was a cut of 20 or 25 cars that we hadn't gotten to; the
Yardmaster told us to finish it. The Engineer got pissed and told the
YM that if he had to stay for 10 extra minutes to switch the cut, he
would just as soon make 12 hours.

It took us 10 minutes to drag and switch the cut and the YM told us to
go sit in the car shop lounge...we did for 3:50.

The only easier money I ever made at CSX was sitting in the hotel in
NOLA on detention for 56 hours!!!

  View This Article

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2011

Didn't anyone ever tell you people once on the railroad expect anything
to happen. I've never seen a bunch of wimps like some you out there
today. Once your called you belong to CSX. Go cry to the union that CSX
forced you to make overtime they'll be laughing for years telling that
one. Heck, I'm laughing now.

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 September 2011

Some people dont want the overtime, and it is their choice, no matter
what CSX tells you.  Your union has betrayed you also, by letting them
force you into OT without a reasonable grace period.  The man doesnt
want the OT it is his choice.  It is worms like you, that make unions
weak.

  View This Article

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2011

WOW! Someone complaining about making money. Let's see if I had a
choice lodging or going home making 4 hrs overtime. That's a no
brainer I'll take the OT & go home. Once there claim max rest even on
an extra board if you have one minute over 8 hours a person can claim
max rest without penalties. I was wondering when it would get to this
point. Get a yard job work a remote you'll get your 8 no OT.

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2011

trainmaster told pti we were going to motel but not true. going home.
trainmaster made me $175.00 in overtime, but it my life and i dont want
to waste 4 fucking hours for it. they dont care about you one bit. its
time for the empolyees to shut this shit down
anybody that thinks being railroad would be diffent is full of bs

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2011

Kyle,

Outsourcing is something that the Unions have accepted, and the
carriers have resorted to. WHY? They had to. Time is money.

Send the kids to school or hire a pro.

In forgotten days we all took care of our self, as bad as it was. Today
we call in the plumber.

Firemen rode along for years learning every day, Brakemen did the same.

 Few years later they ran the crew, as a team. Time is money and you
got it.

Locomotives are so complicated, GE says for a few bucks we can do it
for you, or do it yourself,,,,, If ya can.

  View This Article

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2011

"Labor Day" should be change to "Corporation Day." Infowars.com

  View This Article

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2011

This contracting out deal is what is taking away a lot of our used to be
rr professinal jobs, how many class 1s even have a wreck train crew
today? not very many, most all road derailments are now handled by
hultcher, i have worked around these guys, they don,t care a rats ass
about rr safety and i hate being even near those retards, Put it this
way how would you like it if yer local hosptial contracted the er work
out to a bunch wanna be dr quacks, Not very comforting at all,, hell i
have seen hutcher destroy perfectly good track just to get to the
derailment site itself, Our reg m&e forces yrs ago never did that when
we had reg wreck traines,These hultcher peeps are working on our
company properity & don,t have to know anything about the saftey of rr
workers, they just don,t give a fuck about anything, not even human
lifes and i blame our unions for letting the rr companys get away with
this shit, ie sold out again by the devil.

  View This Article

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2011

I'm not very smart but I do know this...CSX is paying their contractors
overhead including, but not limited to, payroll and benefits, workman's
comp. and unemployment insurance, bond premium, job costs, and profit
mark up of at least 15%.

Consider this...is it really cheaper to contract the work out? I would
have to say in 9 out of 10 cases, it is not. In the one case it may be,
it will be a very large, fast track infrastructure project which CSX has
neither the manpower, equipment or expertise to do.

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2011

You may think it is saving money, but when you hire skilled craftsmen
from a signatory contractor it is not cheap.  You may as well face the
facts, some CSX representatives have enough sense to know it will be
done right the first time.  Ask yourself this, "does CSX have a work
force that is skilled enough to do large projects, that require
knowledge of a particular trade."  I have asked myself this, and have
determined that there are a few craftsmen that can, but not many. 
Until CSX wants to pay for a quality apprenticeship and training they
will never have this.  They would also have to increase wages to get
craftsmen from other unions.  These guys make 30% or more than CSX
employees and have better benefits.

  View This Article

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2011

Railroads would like nothing more than to hire outside contractors it
doesn't matter if they're union or non-union. The railroads savings
would be in not paying benefits. This isn't just a CSX issue it's all
the railroads. They've already tried under national contract
negotiations to replace diesel shop mechanics & laborers, signal
maintainers, and track maintenance with outside contractors. The unions
united fought and won against this threat so far. I'm glad to see
railroads hiring in these crafts to replace retiring workers.

  View This Article

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2011

Jimmy

Contact your local RRB office. I looked for some info on the website
and couldn't find anything.

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2011

That is why they make more than us, and have stonger unions.

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2011

I can guarantee that csx is negligent on who they hire, as far as
contractors.  I can almost guarantee, that the one working unsafe are
non-union.  Which should be grounds for a strike.  I know for a fact if
csx hires Union Pipefitters and Electricians, they will get the best. 
These men and women go through thousands of hours of apprenticeship and
on the job training, that is far superior to the training that CSX
employees recieve.  Thanks

  View This Article

Name: Jimmy
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2011

Hello I got 15 years of service on the railroad and currently on the
BNSF. I got my first permanent disability check due to a heart
condition not related to work. I thought I would get extra for my Boy
12 and Girl 8 but it's not showing on the deposit. Are we supposed to
get extra for the kids under 18? 

I was reading through some of the posts and thought you guys should
know =D

Thanks guys!

Jimmy

  View This Article

Previous Next
www.CSX-Sucks.com
don't click here