CSX-Sucks!

Asleep At The Wheel

Casey Jones you'd better,
watch your speed...

    "The railroad is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation", many of us have been told, when requesting some extra 'rest' between jobs. Unfortunately, the people that make the railroad move, like all other people, do not operate "24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

    Anyone who's worked around the clock has either seen, or experienced first-hand, the inevitable effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe it was you, maybe it was the jitney driver, maybe it was....

    The real fun is when someone tries to explain to the crew-caller that they are too tired to go to work.



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Name: Former LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Yard Rat:

Not covered in the NMAD thing:

Started many moons ago -- 1985 UTU National Contract,

Article XII: - Termination Of Seniority......
"The seniority of any employee whose seniority in train or engine
service is established after the date of this Agreement and who is
furloughed for 365 consecutive days will be terminated if such employee
has less than three (3) years of seniority."  


30 yr. Conductor is right to suggest that you check your B&O Agreement
as this could have been changed some but the 365 day thing
is probably still in effect for those with not much service time.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2016

Yard Rat,

Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible),  
Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).

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Name: Yard Rat
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

"Northern Mid Atlantic
Agreement (NMAD)  In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you
were
furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer
had a job."

Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad
cover to cover and never saw this

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Name: Ghost Writer
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2016

The Ghost of [UP] Chance Gober:


Did what I had to do to save my love ones!

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Name: Ichan Industries, LLP
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2016

Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO):

We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout 
(LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and
mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged 
for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific
Railroad.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2016

Actually, it's all very sad.  

Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment
worth millions of dollars.........

Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management &
each & every craft.

It'd take years to correct/fix everything.  It's probably hopeless.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2016

I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its
employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat
your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a
person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in
the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn
have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two
before they ruin things any further.

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Name: Car knocker
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2016

The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days.
only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were
still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just
yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting
for him to blow up and assault some one.  Another will just disappear
and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get
through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville
probably thinks they are doing a good job.

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Name: management
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2016

This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move
the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of
watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I
will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2016

exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off?????
csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e,
mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then
they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000
system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2016

I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on
weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always
wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding
on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good
advice on whether I should try this or not?

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Name: Retired Now
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2016

If hired before 1985, Trainmen did\do not have to become engineers.

Don't remember the change era, time, but it wasn't always = hire date
was seniority date - meaning for a long time: -- a change of crafts
meant a seniority start-over.   
[Total service time has always counted towards retirement & vacation
entitlement, but not craft seniority.]

Often, usually depending upon an individual's particular situation,
giving up yrs. of trainman seniority & the productivity fund benefits
IS\WAS a lot, too much to readily forfeit for someone hired pre-
'85.
So it's easily understood how a person could be a 30 yr.+ employee in
train service & be a Conductor, Yd. Foreman, Utility Man, etc.

Evidently, FNGs & Other(s), non-employee(s), for N/A, are unaware
and/or just don't get that.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2016

Pretty piss poor bait, mr./ms. Other, non-employee, for N/A.

Won't catch anything other than ignorant douche-bags with that post.

Whoever posted that lay off info - should post the truthful fact(s).

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

Get off your arse and go check it out. No wonder you
have been a Conductor for 30? which I doubt!


Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it.
What's real?  Provide some facts.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

What's heard & or what's thought = doesn't cut it.
What's real?  Provide some facts.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2016

Just heard yesterday that the RR in Canada have a lay off policy called
(Unfit for service) that would be sleep, health, drunk, bored, or horny
etc. The employee calls in and that is it, case closed it is over. I
like this, it makes sense.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2016

When the quarterly re issue bulletin for the albany division has 200
pages and within 24 hours you release 33 more bulletins. Its time for
someone to lose their job. Holy shit

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2016

Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch -
are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of
them have any experience "out in the field?"

Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support;
ie: investors, stockholders, etc.  But why are big shots compensated so
well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due?

A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks.  Sadly, not
near enough & that's a shame.

Great profits could be made IF  - (& this applies many RR employees;
each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually
worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.

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Name: Feeling lost
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management
has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it
100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". 
  The following could fix this company
 
1. Overhaul  management.  Start cutting from the top. There's to much
fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 

2. Payroll.  Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their
contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one
hatred that employees have toward the company. 

3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go
with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off
labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be
happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor
relations / payroll is less liability for the company. 

None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 March 2016

Nice post from a nice Engineer. I can tell he is a thinker.
There over a thousand mistakes in his post. However the message comes
through so well.








Look at maps:  CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines.

Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that
anymore & that traffic may never be the same again.

At present, things\times are tough.  Lots of co. belt-tightening.

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone
was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

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