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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: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If
the investors want to see good to average results better show these two
the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it
effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When
an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think
their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to
occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go
ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less
customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these
people in they deserve the poor results they will get

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2016

No one this Ignorant could run a locomotive.



Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop
that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near
the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would
u
have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an
any
doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your
agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep
your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about
something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the
toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

You wanna be scabs make me sick you continue to work for a union shop
that if was not unified you damn sure wouldnt be making no where near
the money you make even at the lowest paid class 1 Railroad nor would u
have this good of insurance all i have to say is my a railroader an any
doctor will see my family were you gonna get a retirement at that your
agreement garentees you go work for the wheeling for 10hr scabs keep
your cum catchers shut you guys are the ones always whining about
something an you prolly only have 1-4 years out here i got that on the
toilet kids reconize before its gone d-bags

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Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2016

recent WSJ article (front page of second section?) said FRA is charging
much higher fines than before, supposedly cracking down.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

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APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

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

well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that
the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most
economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing
even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a
few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you
cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon?
I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they
can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red
flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are
they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to
'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive
and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and
complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2016

T/E is all about the hire date. I was hired as a Fireman in 1963 and
lost that in 1964. Some RR's were still hiring Firemen in 1977. The
guys that hired on in front of me in 1962, went to Engineer and
retired. That is how it worked then and does today. Now picture this
part of history. Steam Fireman was refused promotion in 1950, had to
fire diesel for the rest of his career.

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

The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the
only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a
major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical
issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a
joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on
call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for
everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to
depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will
purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's
my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about
anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post
anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I
wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to
start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for
conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack
up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up
and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow
times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on
road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming.

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Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2016

You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX
clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn
around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody
to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING  evil bitch..

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of
depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and
badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on
you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan
your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our
Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into
a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill,
welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts +
relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition
assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend
less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better
(thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close
your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture
conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining
seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but
tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you
to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you
underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's,
etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range
busy!

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Name: deez nuts
E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2016

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

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Name: John Sepesy
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe
''lazy'' Kazy  is a snitch!!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have
no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about
meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart
unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the
decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in
Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running
this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to
look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their
terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I
hope sooner than later

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you
(CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer
these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear
that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

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