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Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2014

3 short days to sterile cab. the anticipation is killing me.

Name: health alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2014

HEALTH ALERT

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S
OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE
ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH
RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE
TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE.

WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON
THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN
URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE
CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU
PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR
PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE
HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY
YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF
YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO
YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I
REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON
PLASTIC BAGS. 
RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR
REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW
ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES
CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF
YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY
FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES.
IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 August 2014

The superintendant should clean up the toliets,they give out shit ,they
should clean it. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2014

Engineer:

File a written complaint with your senator and house representative.
That is the only thing that will get FRA off it's ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2014

Worked for ns when the orange bags were used.....now working for the
mighty csx...from the way the so called toilets are maintained it makes
me wish for the orange bag days....nothing like smelling week old turds
for 12 plus hours....can't think of anything more gross than that....

Name: SP-Eng.-
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2014

I was told that CSX hired many of the former NS management people. Is
this just a rumor? If it is in fact true, it’s no wonder there are so
many labor problems. Back in the 1980’s NS had to be forced to buy
toilets for their locomotives. At that time, they gave the train crews
a bag to crap in, then toss it out the window. It got so bad that local
farmers, and others, were bitching so much, NS was forced to buy
toilets.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2014

Anonymous:

No employee has the authority to verbally give you permission to take
or borrow anything that is railroad property. Proper protocol must be
followed, with paper documentation provided by the appropriate railroad
representative.

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2014

Apparently, receiving anything from CSX is a crime. I remain anonymous
because I don't want CSX knocking my block off.

I collect C&S stuff and had permission to get some stuff. I can't say
locations. The matter went down the shitter quit.
I got to "choose" my equipment. I brought home something "new" to
borrow (signal)for a train show and yet again, I guess that's not
acceptable. Being young-but an adult, I didn't think anything would
happen.

CSX shit down my neck. The long story short, CSX special agents got
ahold of me on my cell from Jacksonville and wrung my neck. Threatening
to "arrest" me for it. I had no intentions whatsoever to make a scene
so I listened. Most old heads would probably shoot me. JW, the VP of
engineering wants me hung up to dry, They suspended the manager I
believe and wanted to charge me for what was considered "stolen
government property". The matter was left to bake in the sun. I
didn't want to push my luck...

My uncles are employees and they had no comments lol.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2014

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj.
Pass it on

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2014

Sounds like there are a lot of wothless people working for CSX. First of
all i only see through reading these post that the men and women working
for this company, are only concern about one thing, and that is
who,where are they going to get their next piece of ass!!!!!!,strip
clubs,drinking,ect!!!!.

This company only promotes the trouble makers and do nothing with the
ones that accually do what their are suppose to.

Name: burned out
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2014

SP

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!! Moral at an all time low and falling, lowest
paying class 1 RR in the country, Nazi southern ruling tactics(rule
with fear and intimidation)claims to be in a class of their own,and
refuses to sdopt GCORE rules that everyone else has used for years!
Funny though how they are slowly adopting the same rules as another rr
and shadowing them under different names. Funny how they just cant beat
anyone else for top safety no matter how much money and publicity they
throw out to the public. Funny how they have the all time turn over
rate of employees. Yeap, keep stuffing those white collar board members
pockets and whip and beat the real backbone of the railroad in the
trenches. What goes around comes around.... Karma is a bitch!

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

“"Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company
grow””


That’s a strange statement. As a CSX Officer, think about it a little.
I don’t see a UPRR Sucks, I don’t see a BNSF or even a NS scuk.com. on
the internet. rMaybe, just mabe some at CSX should take a close look at
themselfs. We all bitched a lot at the SP and even more at the UP, but
we didn’t  have the feelings many of your employees seem to have. Just
a though from a retired SP Eng and X-Company Officer..

Name: Jacksonville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow
..

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2014

LOCO 10-20


First lets correct your comment. The UP has had cab red zone for years.
CSX is just adopting the same procedure but calling it sterile cab to
tie it into the military process. Everything they do is geared towards
a paramilitary look to appeal to military men and women in hopes of
recruiting them to their railroad. Looks good in the investors eyes and
on the front page of the employee gateway.

The UP cab red zone rule DOES NOT ALLOW THE ENGINEER  to be on the
radio nor talk to employees in charge of work authorities when running
on approaches and more restrictive signals. In fact their engineers
never talk to the employees of work authorities. They expect their
engineers to be fully focused on running the train fulfilling their
responsibilities. With extra computer screens now stuck in their
faces(trip optimizer, smart track and soon PTC) they wont be able to
focus any time to the other side of the cab. That's why the UP is
against any one man crews. 

If the newscasters are correct about it being single track, the
question is why where they on the same track heading in different
directions, No one had said whether they were running under TWC or CTC.
All I can say is if there are two trains running on the same track
heading straight towards each other, there had to be a very serious
lack of communication between someone or faulty signal displays. This
is tragic as hell!  I just hope to god they DONT try and pin all of it
on the surviving crew. Their lives are going to be a living hell for
them for a long time. I hope they come out of this ok and not crippled
or mentally ill for the rest of their lives. 

Everyone should say a prayer for them. Even if they were not CSX crew
members, they are in the same brotherhoods(UTU/BLET) and we should not
forget one our own has fallen! Their working conditions may not be that
different than ours!

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2014

ALL CREWS GREAT LAKES


PRINT OUT YOUR TIME TICKETS BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY JOB YOU ARE ASSIGNED.

SOME OF THE GREAT LAKES CHIEFS ARE PLAYING GAMES AND DELIBERATELY
VIOLATING THE ETHICS POLICY AND THE UNION AGREEMENTS(NOTHING NEW)

POOLS CREWS ARE BEING ASKED TO RECREW TRAINS OUTSIDE THE TERMINALS AND
OFFERED RECREW TICKETS FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRAIN. THESE JOBS ARE NOT J
JOBS THAT ARE CONSIDERED DOG CATCHING JOBS. WHEN THE TRAINMASTER ASK
YOU IF YOU WANT TO DRAG A TRAIN IN AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A TICKET AS A
RECREW FOR THAT JOB, MAKE SURE THE TICKET IS NOT GIVEN A "J" JOB
SYMBOL. YOU SHOULD SEE THE JOB SYMBOL SUCH AS...Q12314R

IF YOU ARE GIVEN THIS TICKET, AGAIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COPY. SOME OF
THE CHIEFS HAVE BEEN CHANGING THE TICKETS TO J JOBS SYMBOLS AFTER THE
CREWS ARE ALREADY ON THE TRAIN AND PERFORMING SERVICE. WHEN YOU BRING
THE TRAIN IN THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE MORE WORK TO DO THAN YOU
WERE TOLD AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THE WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE A J
JOB-DOG CATCHER. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL HAVE COPY OF ORIGINAL TICKET
AND COPY OF THEIR ILLEGAL CHANGE. FILE CHARGES WITH THE ETHIC COMMITTEE
AND GIVE BOTH COPIES TO YOUR LC. ALSO FORWARD COPIES TO THE FRA HOURS
OF SERVICE DIRECTOR. AFTER LONG TRIPS AND YOU ARE TIRED AND HAVE BEEN
TOLD THAT YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO PERFORM SERVICE FOR ONE MORE TRAIN THE
FRA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO AND FORCED TO DO MORE THAN
YOU WERE TOLD BY MANAGEMENT.

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT SOME MANAGERS HAVE BEEN MAKING COMMENTS
THAT IF YOU ARE A J JOB THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY PLEASE WITH YOU AND YOU
NOW BELONG TO THEM. IF YOU HEAR THESE COMMENTS MADE YOU NEED TO FILE
ETHIC CHARGES AGAINST THESE MANAGERS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DO SO! IF
THERE ARE MORE WITNESSES MAKE SURE YOU LET THE ETHICS COMMITTEE KNOW
WHO ELSE WAS PRESENT. ABUSE OF CREWS IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF THE
ETHICS RULES SET FORTH BY MICHAEL WARD. DO NOT LET THIS GO UNREPORTED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2014

Christopher Aadnesen has no management skills and his biggest claim to
fame is shutting down the Mexican Mafia on the railroads. Last I
remember we're running a company not a swat team. Please do your job
and stop judging people!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2014

The B&O GP7's and GP9's had a rope, pulley and handle hanging down on
the fireman's side to blow the horn. If you spent a lot of time with
the long nose forward the brakeman or conductor would blow for the
crossings.
  Funny, All I've heard for years is to communicate between the
conductor and engineer especially when running under an Approach
signal. I spent a lot of years keeping engineers awake. Everybody zones
out now and then because of our schedule, (or lack of).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2014

Notice 
8/14/14 Nice post

I have seen an Engineer with a Whistle, Brake, Radio, and a dumbass on
the left, all at the same time. The problem stems from where in the cab
the stuff is. In my day it was all on the Engineers side. That is a
UNION problem, that has been adressed in most cases. The left side was
so far from the Radio, the cord would no reach. No speedo on the left,
no Radio on the left ,no whistle, no nothing. The C&EI was the only RR
that I ever saw that put the whistle for all the crew. Simple but not
cost effective I guess. It worked so well, Fireman blows or the
Brakeman blows or the Engineer blows. Every crossing got it right every
time.

Name: notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2014

SP Engineer

Csx is calling it sterile cab. It is the same exact rule the UP RR has
been using for years. They call their rule cab red zone. However the UP
rule is twice as safe and makes twice as much sense. They don't allow
the engineer to be on the radio and do not allow him to call signals or
talk to the employee in charge of work authorities. They expect the
engineer to be fully focused on running the train and paying full
attention to his job. Another reason for having a 2 man crew. Im sure
your yellow tag rule is the same concept that the UP has been using for
years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2014

To the post below' you are very lucky that you had someone on your
side. The majority of men will and do not rat on each other. The reason
is because they do not want to draw attention to what they are doing,
they want it to be hush hush,it is like a code of honor.

Like another post below has mention,  it is like a kid in a candy store
if someone is going to dangle candy in front of them they will eat it. 


How gross with all the diseases going around. I agree you want to play
than when you get caught you have to pay, and pay dearly for some.

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2014

Have any or all of you in the CSX Operating Dept. received the new
“Yellow Gag Order?” Something to do with, after going by a yellow
signal, there is to be no conversation in the cab. Maybe some here can
elaborte more on it.

Name: Backstabbers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2014

To the comment below about " men not ratting eachother out". You
couldnt be more wrong.  A co worker informed  me about my boyfriends 
nasty bitchess he was embarrassed to admit he fucked.   Funny thing is
not only was he fucking her...but there are at least seven othes i can
say with absolute certainly fucked it..  And her friend is no
better....not only is she fucking around..but her husband works for 
the railroad too. Its a nasty circle of slobs passing seconds around .
As a matter of fact there is an employee fucking these  women now....
Hes got wife and kids and ect.  Risking  everything for an alcoholic
tramp or  the fat and ugly piece of ass that one everyone you work with
has had one time or another..... Not smart.   You all rat eachother out
like a bunch of children. I know at least 3 divorces that have happened
over this kind of stuff.... You deserve what is eventually going to
happen when wife finds out.....  Believe me eventually it comes
out....bunch of back stabbers who cant wait to tell on one another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2014

I thought  avon yard had no problems,  since Dave Harris is running the
ship. L.O.L..

Name: watch group
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2014

FRA FATIGUE/LOCAL CHAIRMAN(UTU& BLET)

Avon yard is at it again. Had a train scheduled to run at 2:45 am. The
scheduled time changed so many times it was hard to keep count. It now
is scheduled to run late this afternoon. 
The poor sap who is sitting first out on the board to protect this
train is probably sitting in their home once again locked in because
they have no idea when this train is really going to run. Who is to say
that they wont change their minds and run it early. 

OK LC! What are the unions doing about this? Both union members are
affected by this kind of unprofessional business tactic. Seems maybe
the company is deliberately trying to make sure they have employees
glued to their phones. How could they not know where these trains are
and when they are out on the rails and running? No way in hell they
cant keep tract of them! They shouldn't be posted until they are up
and running!

You better get something done about this!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2014

Hey Fed Up. I'm sure there are a lot more people at CSX that step out
on their spouse besides lbt. Those people are not mentioned on here
because they do it on their own time and none of us know nor care. The
problem with LBT is that she makes sure EVERYONE around her at work
knows exactly what she is doing and with who. She thrives on the sick
negative attention. She wastes more company time on her personal
indiscretions than anyone I've ever seen. She is highly disruptive to
the workplace. And for those who see through her and choose not to
engage her --- watch out. She tears you down behind your back like no
tomorrow. Again wasting company time. THAT, FED UP, is why she is all
over this site.

Name: mad shitter
E-mail: Todd novak .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

Collinwood  ass hole Todd Novak  shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

ALL CREW CALLERS!!!

ARICLE 36 OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT:
WHEN THE DESIGNATED EXTRA BOARD IS EXHAUSTED, ENGINEER VACANCIES IN
FREIGHT AND YARD SERVICE WILL BE PROTECTED IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE

1: OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE
WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT
PROVIDES OTHERWISE.

2: THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST (ASL) MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS
AGREEMENT.

3: AVAILABLE DEMOTED ENGINEERS (SENIOR TO JUNIOR AT THE SUPPLY POINT),

4: RESTED AND QUALIFIED ENGINEERS WORKING AT THE SUPPLY POINT WHO ARE
NOT ON THEIR REST DAYS WILL BE CALLED IN INVERSE SENIORITY ORDER AND
THE FIRST ENGINEER CONTACTED MUST ACCEPT THE CALL.

5: REPEAT STEPS (1) THROUGH (4) AT THE NEAREST EXTRA BOARD OR SUPPLY
POINT, VIA THE HIGHWAY MILES IN THE SAME ZONE.

WHERE IN HERE DOES IT SAY THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOW IN A RECREW
JOB FOR A LOCAL YOU CANT FILL TO A ROAD POOLS LINE UP OF TRAINS? WE
DONT SEE THAT IN OUR AGREEMENT ANYWHERE. THE AGREEMENT DOES SAY THAT
THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH PEOPLE HIRED TO KEEP THE EXTRA BOARDS
SUPPLIED WITH ENOUGH EMPLOYEES TO COVER THESE SITUATIONS. THIS IS NOT
BEING DONE.

THAT IS THE REASON WHEN YOU DID THAT TODAY YOU MADE IT DISAPPEAR FROM
THE POOLS TRAIN LINE UP ON THE COMPUTER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. YOU
REALIZED THE ROAD CREW YOU WERE CALLING WASNT GOING TO CALL YOU BACK. 
THE CREW USED THE IVR TO CHECK THEIR SCHEDULED TRAIN LINE UP 15 MINUTES
EARLIER AND IT WASNT LISTED! THAT TOO IS COVERED UNDER ARTICLE
36(QUESTION AND ANSWER #6) THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION IN MISCALLING THE
CREW SO YOU HAD NO OTHER CHOICE.
WE DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BRILLIANT MOVE IF THE
CREW HAD BEEN LOGGED ON TO THE MAINFRAME AND WAS CHECKING THEIR TRAIN
LINE UP. TRYING TO TRICK THE CREW INTO CALLING YOU BACK BY INSERTING
THE JOB INTO THEIR TRAIN LINE UP WHILE YOU WERE CALLING THEM WAS
UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNETHICAL. CALLING THE JOB 3 TIMES BEFORE HAND AND
LEAVING MESSAGES THAT YOUR RUNNING THE ROSTER FOR A LOCAL RECREW AND
CALL IF YOU CAN WORK WASNT SO BRIGHT. FUNNY HOW KARMA WORKS. DID YOU
REALLY THINK WHEN YOU CALLED AND LEFT YOUR USUAL BOGUS MESSAGE THAT
"THIS IS YOUR CALL FOR WORK" THAT IT WAS REALLY GOING TO FLY? THE
CREW HAD JUST CHECKED THEIR LINE UP ON THE IVR! WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
SIT UP ALL DAY AND NIGHT WATCHING OUR COMPUTERS AT HOME. ALL INFO IS
SUPPOSED TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE IVR. THAT SO CALLED SCHEDULED TRAIN YOU
TRIED TO SNEAK IN THERE WAS NOT LISTED ON THAT POOLS TRAIN LINE UP. THE
CREW KNEW WHAT YOU WERE UP TO. 

WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE CREW MANAGERS BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECKS TO FILL
THE JOBS AT ALL COST, BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED YOUR JOB THAT BAD? BAD
ENOUGH THAT YOUR WILLING TO MANIPULATE AND SCHEME FOR THEM JUST TO FILL
A VACANCY? IF SO, THEN IM SORRY THAT YOUR STUCK IN THIS POSITION AND I
HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING BETTER SOON.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

What's the matter, are you upset because we keep bringing up your
girlfriend or ex-girlfriends reputation?. Get it straight,just because
we talk about another issue doesn't mean that we don't give 2 shits
about our job. I doubt very much that you know anything about the new
contracts coming up, unless you are high in management.

Name: Fed-up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave
your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that
this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this
railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts
for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to
come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the
first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL.  ....
IDIOTS !!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2014

LBT does have a sick need for male attention. I have to say she is an
expert at being manipulative.She sizes up a man right away and gets to
know his vulnerabilities than she will sweep in with which ever tactic
she need to use.She needs to fill powerful because of her lack of her
own self-esteem.

I agree she is an embarrassment to all women,and she is not liked very
well.

The only kind of men that fall for her ,is the men that lack in
self-esteem also. A good man would never except her advances. She
always has a motive for what ever she does. I bet her ex-lovers feel
like a stupid fool.

kudos to her husband is in stupid or just another victim (which would
really be hard to believe).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2014

LBT gets so much attention because she seeks it out and demands it. She
does anything she can to feed her sick need for Male attention. But
speaking as a woman with 26 years experience I can say she is an
embarrassment for all women at csx. She gives us all a bad name. I
believe most men agree. All men I know here are not at all impressed
with her blatant and demented sexual behavior. It is a small percentage
of men who fall for her overtly desperate advances. It's so easy for
people see right through her completely phony personality. Everyone I
know who's ever worked with her think she is a joke. Let her be. Karma
has a way with catching up in the end.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2014

To the post below, you are exactly right men do not talk or rat on each
other. Men will not rat on another because if that was to happen the
situation would just get bad. Men keep their mouth shut and do not want
to stir the pot in any way. I also agree that men threaten other men to
keep their mouth shut. These cheating men and women love to play
games,but dont have the balls to be honest with their spouses. If you
want to fu-- other people come clean. The problem with affairs they
never last, look at the statistics very high. Most of the spouses are
oblivious to what is going on in their relationship. Hell these women
and men go to fuctions that is not mandatory,they go to party and find
others to have a one night stand.
Connor getting a divorce not sure what it has to do with,I hope there
was no cheating involved. It is always a little sad to see a couple
split when they have been together so long.

Name: loyal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2014

Mature

Wishful thinking but hang it up. Its a code of honor. Just like with
cops. Never rat on another cop in uniform. The men aint doing it. As
for cheaters, it goes as high as the division managers and up. Try
looking at the gldv. Look whos getting divorced now and why. Showing up
with blondes half your age at company functions is a pretty good sign as
to why its happening. What you women call the double standard is still
running rampant and always will. The women will just have to deal with
it!

Name: mature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2014

Other


First, I did not say that women are afraid to work with men. Read my
post again. I said women do not want to work with men who think their
purpose for picking the position is to use a man at work or be treated
like they don't belong there because of the old boy network that is
still alive and kicking in the railroad business. 

Second, you are dead wrong on the ratio of women to men in this field.
Do your research. 

As for LBT you obviously didn't understand one point of my post. Her
name has been brought up on this site for so long and so many times no
one could even keep count of it anymore. Its been a waste of time. She
still works and still does as she pleases and all it does is continue
to bring attention to yet another woman but I see no one coming on here
and fronting out any of their buddies they share hotels with and know
what the hell they do every time they are out of town. I haven't seen
one post about the skirt chasing supervisors on here for a long time
either. Every time a post was put on here exposing the men and their
strip club trips while supposedly being on duty, people were threatened
and told to mind their own business. I even recall a threat made of
retaliation. I know more than you could possibly even image about
females in the rr workplace and the pressure they go through working in
a job that has the reputation of being a job filled with filth, alcohol,
drunks, and slobs. A women in the field has it harder because most men
cant understand why a women would want the job unless they have a
promiscuous agenda or they are looking for a law suit. FACT NOT
FICTION. I have heard it and seen the treatment in action. 
Now put your thinking cap on and maybe you might be able to figure out
why constantly bringing this women to the website and stirring up her
crap isn't helping the legitimate women in the workplace!

So, where are the 20 women going too?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2014

In a answer to your post.First of all I said at no time that it is only
women that cheat. You mention in your post that men are cheating on
their wives when they get away from their ternimals. I only wish their
wives would do some investagating and when they are caught take them to
the cleaners. These men when they get to their meetings, and away from
their wives they are on the prowl,and forget they are even married or
don't care.

You also stated that csx doesn't expect the women to be out in the
elements, if that were true there would not be any female
conductors,engineers,ect so you are wrong. The ratio to men can
increase and are increasing everyday with the female force.

The comment about women doesn't want to work with men is ridiclous, it
happens in every profession,women are not afaid to work with men

Another thing maybe you are one of those men that was close to LBT, and
that is why you got upset when her name was mentioned.

Name: mature
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2014

Friend, family less than year.


First, what department are these so called women supposed to be hired
in?
Second, why do you even have to think there might be one who has no
morals or values like LBT? If it was 20 men would you be making a
comment about the possibility there might be more men coming who cheat
on their wives and maybe keep a mistress at the other end?  I DONT
THINK SO! Your comments are made to stir the pot on this site and
continue the gender discrimination in csx. Wouldn't happen to be part
of the old boys network would you?
Connors getting a divorce?  Fact or fiction? More pot stirring? If he
really is then it just goes to show that being a so called god fearing
Southern Baptist didn't help protect him from the wrath of the company
man! But then some of the choices he has made hasn't exactly been those
of a good Baptist soldier! Wolf in sheeps clothing maybe?

Do a little serious research. Take a good look at the ratio of women to
men out in the field. There is about 1 women to every 100 men who work
in the field. A lot has to do with the job and the elements. It takes a
certain type of person to work in 110 degree heat and 40 below wind
chills in sleeting rain and frozen ice. The job doesn't allow for a
woman with a family to be out there unless her husband wants to be the
stay at home mom! The company doesn't expect women to be in this line
of work. They revealed that fact with the design of their terminal
buildings. If they expected more women in the future they wouldn't
have designed the building with the womens facilities only have 1
shower and 2 toilets. They would have more than 25 lockers. The mens
rooms are designed with hundreds! Rumor has it that csx is looking into
the reasons women don't apply for the job and are brainstorming ways to
attract them. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! No woman wants to work where she
knows there will be hundreds of men to deal with that either think you
are there for a discrimination lawsuit, looking for a man with money or
are just going to be trouble under their feet and should be home in the
kitchen anyway! 

Time to get off the LBT crap! One woman with a mental problem isn't
near as bad as the amount of men sleeping around on their wives at
their away terminals. IT GOES ON EVERY SINGLE DAY! Come back on here
when you can be fair with your suggestions and post a few names of wife
cheaters too. Lets make the gender bashing fair here! No one approves of
her behavior except the men who are sleeping with her. But she is just
one woman and there are hundreds or men who work for csx that are out
there doing the same thing every day. Yeap...real attractive job to the
female gender!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2014

I hear that the great lake is having 4 women coming soon. I agree with
the post below ,are they gong to be another LBT.

Name: gotyournumber
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2014

CMC

HEY CMC BROAD.....THE ONE WHO CALLS THE CREWS AND GIVES THEM 2 TOTALLY
DIFFERENT STORIES ABOUT THE JOB THEY ARE BEING CALLED FOR.
YEAH..YOU....THE ONE WHO THINKS SHES CUTE AND SCREWING WITH US....YOU
KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU JUST KEEP PLAYING YOUR STUPID GAMES AND SEE HOW
IT FEELS WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH CONDUCT UNBECOMING AND DELAYING
TRAINS. YOU CREATE UNECCASSARY DELAYS WHEN WE HAVE TO CALL THE
DISPATCHER OR CHIEF BACK TO GET THE PROPER DETAILS ON WHAT OUR JOB
REALLY IS. YOU ARE CAUSING INTERRUPTIONS IN THE DISPATCHING CENTER AS
WELL. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ONLY A RETARD WOULDNT BE ABLE TO
FIGURE OUT THAT THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL A JOB CAN BE DONE IN 2
DIFFERENT PLACED OR WITH 2 TOTALLY DIFFERENT PROCEDURES. ARE YOU TOO
STUPID TO FIGURE THIS OUT. I DONT THINK SO. YOU THINK YOUR CUTE.
OH.....NEXT TIME YOU CALL A POOL CREW MEMBER AT THEIR HOUSE AND LEAVE A
BULLSHIT BOGUS MESSAGES LIKE...."CSX CALLING, ITS YOUR CALL FOR WORK
FOR YOUR TRAIN" WHEN YOU ARE REALLY RUNNING A ROSTER AND YOUR JUST
TRYING TO TRICK SOMEONE INTO CALLING BACK TO TRAP THEM INTO TAKING A
CRAPPY PUD JOB, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED WITH ETHICS VIOLATIONS FOR
THAT TOO! I SUPPOSE YOU DONT KNOW THATS LYING RIGHT? I CALL IT PURE
DECEPTION!  IM JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL ME BACK IN 2 MINUTES(LIKE
YOU BEEN DOING TO OTHER PEOPLE) AND THREATEN TO MISS CALL ME IF I DONT
CALL BACK RIGHT AWAY. GOT NEWS FOR YOU...WE GOT 10 MINUTES TO CALL BACK
AND YOU BETTER BE THERE WAITING WITH BELLS ON YOUR TOES TO ANSWER. IF
YOU DONT THEN THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHARGE CALLED IN ON YOU. 
HEY...OTHER CREWCALLERS...YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS AND WHAT SHES DOING. SHE
IS GOING TO BRING THE HEAT DOWN ON ALL OF YOU. GOING TO BE ALOT OF
ATTENTION BROUGHT TO YOUR DEPARTMENT... YOU BETTER REIGN HER IN!

THANKYOU TO THE CREWCALLERS WHO ARE HONEST AND DECENT AND TELL US YOUR
RUNNING A ROSTER LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER AND DONT LEAVE THREATS. WE
KNOW YOUR VOICES. WE KNOW WHO CALLS US OUT WITH PROPER INFO AND ISNT
TOO LAZY TO GET FACTS BEFORE CALLING THE CREWS. WE APPLAUD YOU AND WILL
RETURN YOUR CALLS BEFORE ANYONE ELSES! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Name: Qs9
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2014

I think we need a utu sucks website now

Name: SP-Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2014

<<<No one
sold out, UTU didn't vote on the brakeman, the BLE didn't voet on
the
fireman,  it was mandated. >>>>>

Going back to the mid 1960’s, some here my remember, the State of
Calfiornia even had a propsition on the ballot where the public voted
on keeping the Fireman’s job. Naturally, they voted to thrown him under
the train.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2014

I hear that csx is going to hire 20 more women,maybe there will be more
LBT'S.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2014

I was shocked when i heard that connor is getting a divorce. I guess it
happens to the best of us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2014

The previous comment and RRJ on another section have to understand that
losing the fireman, flagman, head brakeman, yard engineer, and road
conductor was going to happen,we strike, cooling off period,
presidential emergency board and they were (will be ) gone.  No one
sold out, UTU didn't vote on the brakeman, the BLE didn't voet on the
fireman,  it was mandated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2014

Sorry SP-Engineer.
1985 was not the beginning it goes way back, to the diesel. RR had
Firemen on them from the 30's until the late 70's. That is a lot of
riders, sitting and learning the road from an expert. Some it was a few
years, and some many years. The BLE was the first worthless union to say
heck yes we do not need a Fireman, and they were correct. And they got a
few bucks, and started to let the brakeman run at times. I will never
forget a breakfast meeting between and Engineer and the BLE local
chairman. It was classic (we insist that you stop letting the Brakeman
RUN he is on the radio, and everyone know's). If you look thru this
you can see why this was happening. The young Brakeman was learning
from every Engineer. A good old head Brakeman could retrain an older
slow engineer. Most refused, but a few continued to get much better
with a little HELP. I know one night this comment was made (let me run
or I am going to sleep).Long Pause,,, well shit who cares.
____________________________________________________________________ 





Name: SP-Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2014

This all started in 1985 when James Harden, UTU, went out and settled
a
contract in front, before, the BLE did. The BLE always settled first,
and always got a better deal, for everyone. In 1985, Harden gave away
the farm. It’s been almost 30 years, and the rail unions have never
recovered from the 1985 agreement.... the UTU agreed to. If you want
to
belong to a bus driver’s union, then stay with the UTU. In many ways,
the BLE is not much better, but it is better. I have found, with the
BLE, your representation really depends on good your local chairman
is.
In the Los Angeles Division, we had the best in Bill (DW) Hannah.

Name: SP-Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2014

This all started in 1985 when James Harden, UTU, went out and settled a
contract in front, before, the BLE did. The BLE always settled first,
and always got a better deal, for everyone. In 1985, Harden gave away
the farm. It’s been almost 30 years, and the rail unions have never
recovered from the 1985 agreement.... the UTU agreed to. If you want to
belong to a bus driver’s union, then stay with the UTU. In many ways,
the BLE is not much better, but it is better. I have found, with the
BLE, your representation really depends on good your local chairman is.
In the Los Angeles Division, we had the best in Bill (DW) Hannah.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2014

This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the
river!  His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers
mouths.  Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good
deal in the end.  Have you noticed that since letting them bring in
remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man
jobs?  Good deal ???  Say what you want about the BLET.  If this gets
passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is
willing to just hand it all over?  If I were a conductor and concerned
about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU.

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2014

If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a
little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007
article 2.  It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their
hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves
and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here
or any other railroad forum.

Name: Retired Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2014

The Division Manager has final say on any dicipline. He can be stricter
of more leinent than other divisions. The only company wide
coordination of dicipline I can remember was during the Conrail
takeover we were vert lienent on dicipline and let the unions know it.
Even with that it was still a F(*K up.

Name: SP-Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2014

As a former Operating Dept. (Southern Pacific/Union Pacific) employee
for 30 years, I was  told many times, the lower level (Trainmasters/
Road-foreman)  attitude toward the operating personal was a direct
reflection of the Division Superintendent’s policy. I have always
thought that must be the case, because, the discipline and harassment
would very from division to division, even terminal to terminal. I
would be interested in Cash Cow’s opinion and also Ms. JoAnn’s. Does it
actually go higher, says the VP of Operations? Or, do you agree, it
starts at the division level. Now I know, personal injuries are the
kiss of death to officers on the railroad, even division level. ALL
railroads are strict, and they must be. We always said, Southern
Pacific was like Mother Teresa compared to the Union Pacific. But, it
would seem that Union Pacific doesn’t even hold a candle to the CSXT.
From what I surmise about 90% for the operating employees cant stand
the CSXT. Someone working on a PhD in business management should do a
theses on railroad management styles. Maybe it has been done.

Name: LadyJo
E-mail: joannbrooks2014
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2014

Fellow CSX Family,

I worked for CSX over 30 years and my last position was in the
Jacksonville Human Resources Department.  My union position was to help
the SPG and Maintenance of Way employees with personnel records and
anything necessary to make their positions in the field easier.  Right
now I am in a fierce battle in the United States Supreme Court and
Florida Court of Appeals against CSX.  I am asking for your financial
support to help me to represent, not only myself, but many on this
site.  So much injustice has been swept under the rug and payoffs taken
until it needs to be exposed and REAL change MUST happen!   Please visit
my Link:

       www.gofundme.com/joannbrooks2014

PLEASE SUPPORT ME  AND PASS THIS INFORMATATION ALONG.   Thank you . . .
GOD BLESS . . .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2014

The UTU/SMART union sells out the membership once again!

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/17/5978214/bnsf-union-reach-agreement-on.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2014

Train Riders will not have to get off and watch trains go by in the near
future.  Conductors can ride around in a truck and watch from there.  No
more free train rides   One Man One Train   

Coming to a BNSF near you then CSX   PTC just going to take your job.

Name: HardYellow
E-mail: HotZTrain@cox.net
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2014

What percent of NLRB cases does the CSX lose? I remember, some years
back UPRR was losing so many board decisions that the NLRB told the UP;
basically, if you need to fire this many of your employees, over rule
violation, then maybe you need to start a new training program. Seems
as though the CSX has taken their place now. The UP has gone to a level
system 1-5 or one throught five. Once you add up to a five, you get time
off. Run through a yard switch and it’s  a 3, run a red A signal it’s a
5. etc. Unlike the CSX, automaticly three strikes and you’re fired for
good. That’s what I’ve been told. Correct?

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2014

SHANE

DO NOT.....I REPEAT DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY MORE DETAILS OF YOUR SITUATION.
IF WHAT YOU POSTED WAS ALL TRUE THEN THATS ALL THAT IS NEEDED. YOU OWE
NO ONE ANY EXPLANATION.  OTHER IS MOST LIKELY A MOLE FROM CSX WHO IS
TRYING TO GET MORE INFORMATION OUT OF YOU SO THEY CAN FIGURE OUT WHO
YOU ARE AND CUT YOU OFF AT THE PASS. GET YOUR LEGAL ADVICE AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE AND GET THE BALL ROLLING. YOU ALREADY REVEALED TO MUCH INFO ON
THIS SITE. IT SHOULDNT TAKE THEM LONG TO FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2014

Does anyone know the new road foreman in Fitzgerald ga...last name is
swine heart...

Name: Accountant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2014

NOTE TO WEBMASTER:
__________________


As of yet, there hasn't been anything credited from CASH COW and there
hasn't been any monetary activity showing on his server.


CASH COW:

We are still waiting.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2014

Shane Robertson, just a question. WHY DID YOU RESIGN? you say
that you QUIT on 2/7/13. I think there is more to your STORY!

_____________________________________________________________





Name: Shane Robertson
E-mail: Shanerobertson01@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2014

I worked for CSX for 18 months. I quit on Feb 7 2013. I received my
letter in March 2014 that says I have forfeited my seniority and any
future rights as a CSX employee. I was employed in the Nashville
Division. I have since been trying to get on with CN Railroad out of
Memphis. I finally got the job offer from CN. I took the physical, did
the background check and had a date for conductor school. The last
thing they did was contact CSX. CSX told them that I was suspended for
CSX and I had a case in arbitration trying to get my job back. CN
talked with CSX 3 times and got the same answer from them. CN
retracted
their job offer because of "honesty issues" they said it looks like
I
lied and had not quit CSX. I have since contacted my old union rep and
he looked at my history, he said it shows me no longer working there
and there is no mention of arbitration. The way I see it is CSX just
cost me a 100k a year job and there is nothing I can do about it. Is
there anyone out there that has any advise for me? Do I need to talk
to
a lawyer? Thanks for any help. Shane Robertson
Shanerobertson01@gmail.com

Name: Cash Cow
E-mail: Moo
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2014

To: DONATION REQUEST

Expect a big paypal check in your account for all the great info on
here we mine daily.   We never miss a day, just never know what might
show up on here  Does not have to be true  we only react on it if we
want to use it for our advantage.

BTW we know who you are 

keep the wheels turning safely

Name: donate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2014

POSTERS


Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The
man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company
that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his
wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every
year.... cant do it all!

Name: Shane Robertson
E-mail: Shanerobertson01@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2014

I worked for CSX for 18 months. I quit on Feb 7 2013. I received my
letter in March 2014 that says I have forfeited my seniority and any
future rights as a CSX employee. I was employed in the Nashville
Division. I have since been trying to get on with CN Railroad out of
Memphis. I finally got the job offer from CN. I took the physical, did
the background check and had a date for conductor school. The last
thing they did was contact CSX. CSX told them that I was suspended for
CSX and I had a case in arbitration trying to get my job back. CN
talked with CSX 3 times and got the same answer from them. CN retracted
their job offer because of "honesty issues" they said it looks like I
lied and had not quit CSX. I have since contacted my old union rep and
he looked at my history, he said it shows me no longer working there
and there is no mention of arbitration. The way I see it is CSX just
cost me a 100k a year job and there is nothing I can do about it. Is
there anyone out there that has any advise for me? Do I need to talk to
a lawyer? Thanks for any help. Shane Robertson
Shanerobertson01@gmail.com

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Oh, and by the way Goober, thanks for helping to pay my salary for all
of those years. We also spent a lot of your money on the lavish FRA
conferences we had. Nothing but the priciest hotels and finest of
accommodations. And talk about expensive first class airfares to get to
those conferences.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2014

I hear that Goober was a total failure at railroading. So he has room to
talk about others?

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Bed Rest:

I retired a little over two years ago and at that time it seemed to me
that FRA was really in bed with CSX. They didn't even fill my job
when
I retired. Now, instead of having four MP&E inspectors in Ohio they
have
only three.--------------------

The reason they did not fill your JOB was because, they did not need
YOU. The FRA was really nice to you, paid you, supported you, when they
had no need for your service. That is what Liberals and the Government
do. Now you want to dump on your employer. Wow what a MAN.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2014

@ *Offended:

Homophobia. You can't catch it off a toilet seat, little man! Grow up.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Bed Rest:

I retired a little over two years ago and at that time it seemed to me
that FRA was really in bed with CSX. They didn't even fill my job when
I retired. Now, instead of having four MP&E inspectors in Ohio they have
only three.

Name: me
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2014

WEBMASTER......

HAVE YOU BEEN DELETING SOME POST OR HAVE WE BEEN INFILTRATED?????

Name: bed rest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Conductor 193

You got that right! Sit in the hotel for 24hrs and 1 minute to restart
your starts when you are on your fifth start. If your lucky you get a
DH home but most of the time its sitting in your room. Man power
shortages caused by employees quitting. Lose 2-3 out of every new group
that comes on the property.  So bad they cant find people to run trains
and when they do they will do anything to get the trains out of the
yard. Even been ordering fra defective equipment out of the initial
terminals. Just telling them to run 30!  Don't understand why the fra
isn't getting involved in this crap. Frankly don't care if dispatch
has to put up with my 30mph train, but am pissed that the fra isn't
stepping in and fining them for making it leave from initial terminal
with repair shops! Not an enroute failure!

Name: Conductor163
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2014

No accountability for the chiefs or the dumbass dispatchers who can't
run trains around a Christmas tree.  Balt division clh dispatcher is a
clown.  When he is working I know that I am guaranteed at least 8 hrs
on duty compared to 3.  The chiefs are putting everyone to bed to reset
starts total bs

Name:  offended
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2014

ATTENTION CSX LAWYERS!!!!

WE HEARD YOU READ THIS WEBSITE EVERYDAY. WELL IF YOU DO THEN LISTEN UP.
WE DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT WANT TO BE SITING IN OUR CREW ROOM AND SEE
THE COMPANIES OPINION ABOUT THE GAY PRIDE LESBIAN MARCHES AND HOW THE
COMPANY SUPPORTS THEIR MOVEMENTS. IT IS BEING DISPLAYED ON THE CREW
ROOM MONITORS AND SEVERAL OF US FIND IT OFFENSIVE AND VULGAR! 
YOU WOULD THINK A COMPANY AS BIG AS CSX WOULD KNOW AN ETHICS VIOLATION
WHEN THEY SAW ONE! THERE ARE 3 THINGS THAT A COMPANY IS NOT SUPPOSED TO
PUSH UPON THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THEY ARE POLITICS,RELIGION AND SEX.
PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE CROSSES THE LINE. WE SUGGEST
YOU REMOVE YOUR LESBIAN GAY PRIDE PROGANDA FROM THE CREW ROOM MONITORS
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE FURTHER ACTION IS TAKEN.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2014

IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED?  WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR
REST ?

ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS !

ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS?

DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS?

IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE
!

ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY
I CHALLENGED  SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN
BY ! I CHALLENGED !   30 FT RULE THEN,  CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ?
WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING
AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER  TO LAY BACK !  PICK YOUR BATTLES!



ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT?  THINK  THINK THINK

 
WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S  YOUR IN CHARGE  NOT THE DRIVER!



KEEP SAFE !  BE SAFE !  TTFN

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2014

Just a question?--------------Could this jack Vierling have come from a
long line of Vierlings? Starting with the L&N and the BRT thru the UTU
and such? Ending in Jacksonville as the GC ? Or is it still going on?


Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Dumbest Company Officers:

1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree
                      Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob 
                      Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut
                      The 3 in his name is his IQ

2) Robert Frulla:     same as above only add arrogant and has a 
                      ego the size of his fat head
                      and is a legend in his own mind

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! 
Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And
his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington
Division. Please come and check out these two morons.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Dumbest Company Officers:

1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree
                      Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob 
                      Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut
                      The 3 in his name is his IQ

2) Robert Frulla:     same as above only add arrogant and has a 
                      ego the size of his fat head
                      and is a legend in his own mind

Name: Crying 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Our N.S management has destroyed this company..

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2014

CSX MANAGEMENT Is  a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a
good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of  THE END OF
CSX..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2014

June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Some things will NEVER change!

Name: Crazy Railroader
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Beat you     Not   "Up"

Name: Crazy RAILROADER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Attention  "APE"     I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell
me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make
it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk.  
Period !!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2014

LOL. Just another whine fest by over protected, entitled union members
who otherwise could not hold a job. Unions in your case are to protect
those that do not want to work, rather than those that do.  The image
of a railroader has moved from a hard working, building America
patriot. To a fat, lazy, disrespectful, pos.  you better pray
management can continue to keep the gov and the FRA at bay, or your ass
will be regulated and soon unemployed. You have no skills in the real
world. You may want to rethink what you are and should be doing to
protect CSX and your job. Otherwise go try to find another job. I bet
you can't even get your foot in the door. And Walmart is way stricter
than CSX.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2014

Another instance of OSHA going to bat for railroaders:

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=26139

Name: Patriot
E-mail: fightcorruption.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 May 2014

Beware of Corporate Board Member(s) With Dual Representation With The
Railroads And The Department of Labor: Beware when filing a complaint
with your local Federal Agency. Ask the agency to disclose any possible
conflict of interest and or ensuring the confidentiality of your
complaint will not be disclosed or tipped-off to the Director(s) who
represent the railroad(s)...In essence, you're asking the agency not
to tip-off Director(s)...and by doing so, not provide a copy of your
complaint to the railroad(s). If you filed a complaint and suspect your
complaint was altered, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
("FBI"). The Agency has to disclose if "Legal" Consultants for
Department of Labor has a "Dual" relationship with your employer. 

KUDOS to the Retired FRA Inspector for explaining in detail the
downward spiral of Federal Corrupt Oversight that started during the
Reagan years. Sir, you hit the nail-on-the-head!

Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2014

Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just
about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him.....
Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and
John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2014

Tired:

First of all, I was a motive power and equipment inspector at FRA and
did not deal with hours of service issues. And secondly, I believe that
FRA is so deep in the pockets of railroad management that they no longer
care about the health and welfare of employees.

When I went to work at FRA back in 1978, the railroad labor
organizations had a great deal of clout with that agency. But when
Reagan took office that started changing. Eight years of Reagan and
four years of G.H.W. Bush certainly had its toll on labor's voice in
government. Things improved slightly during the Clinton years, but the
next Bush undid all of that. When Obama took office and appointed
Joseph C. Szabo as FRA Administrator, I expected the pendulum to swing
back the other way, but unfortunately it didn't. Szabo was a huge
disappointment. Especially since he had previously been a railroad
labor union official.

I certainly hope that things get better for the folks that work for
CSX. But unless the labor unions in our country get strong again, it
won't happen. And labor unions will not get strong again unless
workers stop voting for the politicians (mostly Republican) that try to
destroy unions, and quit buying automobiles and other items that are not
union made.

And things won't change at CSX until upper management changes. That is
what changed NS, and I hear that they have become a much better railroad
to work for because of it.

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2014

Retired FRA

HELP!!! The crews on the Great Lakes Division are getting pushed to 
the breaking point and becoming mentally stressed out and possibly
stressed to the point of being dangerous. They are so short on man
power and trains are backing up and dogging so bad that CMC is
violating our agreements to the point of madness. The phones are
ringing off the walls all hours of the night for everyone and they are
calling people constantly for jobs they are or never ever were
qualified on even though they have been told to quit calling them
because they are not qualified. One caller ever called a person 5 times
in one night for the same territory they were told the past 4 calls
earlier that they couldn't take and stop calling them for it but they
did it anyway. This constitutes pure harassment and I think the fra
hours of service rep should be getting involved in this. Comments were
supposedly made by upper CMC that its not their problem and it the
crews responsibility to be rested. LITTLE HARD TO DO WHEN THEY CALL YOU
ALL STINKING NIGHT AND KEEP WAKING YOU UP!

Question.... during one of the many agreement violations that are
occurring a cmc manager supposedly stated they could force people up
from the bottom spot on the pools to cover all the other spots that
were empty because the other people took the phone calls and were
working on other jobs(not their assignments) and they could do this
because they were declaring it a state of emergency.

We had an FRA man tell us in the past that the rr could not declare
backed up freight a state of emergency unless leaving the trains would
couse serious harm or possible injury to crews or the public. he also
said that they had certain commodities that were declared by the US DOT
as must move freight. I believe he said it was coal, oil, petroleum
fuels, nuclear waste and mail. Is this correct? We are all wondering
what really constitutes calling a state of emergency. Its not our fault
they cant keep people and now they don't have enough people to run the
trains. Our mental health shouldn't be put in jeopardy because of poor
planning and a high turn over rate!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 May 2014

OSHA orders BNSF to reinstate 2 workers, provide back pay 
(Source: Associated Press, May 20, 2014) 

HELENA, Mont. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has
ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with
back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were
illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work.

Full story: Miami Herald 


http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=39543

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 May 2014

Went to atlanta for training and didnt hook up with LBT?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2014

I was in training at the Redi center i was at a 85%, on week 6 on a
tuesday, i had taken a quiz on friday and the score had been recorded i
had a 80% a guy in my class told me you could retake you quiz for
reviewing purposes. The whole time i was there i never heard not one
instructor say anything about this, so i did it on friday and after i
asked my instructor if we was aloud to do that and he said no, and i
asked why would they allow you to get back and attempt to take it
again?? Tuesday i am pulled out of class and two higher up managers
treat me like a piece of crap!!!! Nothing i said was good enough for
either one and was calling me a cheater, and a untrustworthly
employee!!! Saying i put the quiz online and wrote answers down for the
next class behind me seriously!!! If they was gonna make this big of
deal why not make a system so after the quiz its not accessible?? While
i am waiting in the room for 15mins if i am gonna be sent home thats
what they wanted!!! Said he had to call the director to talk but was in
a meeting so i am sent back to class !!! To be later pulled out again
infront of all the guys in my class 3 days away from Graduation and had
to give all my training books and even my notebook like i am a convict
and they had a flight for me already as well at 9pm. i was on the bus
around 12:45pm back home with no job!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2014

OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than
$244,000 in back wages & damages.

At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless
railroad management.

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2014

Went to Atlanta for conductor training and can say this was the worse
experience I've had in my life. I have been to boot camp and war and
was never treated as bad as when I went to the conductor "clown"
school. I understand taking your job serious but damn these guys are
dicks!!!  The only reason they take the job at the school in Atlanta is
so they don't have to work and they feel it gives them power. 
Place is a joke and the people that run this training think they are
big shots pushing people around that have no clue how to be a conductor
because they don't train properly.  
If ya like to be pushed around this is the place for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2014

The superintendents still love going to the strip clubs, especially the
VIP room.

Name: Observer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2014

CSX Customer or Trainmaster:

Your grammar still sucks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2014

"long time observer", please remain being an observer. That idiot
conductor just made the craft look foolish. You defending him, only
makes you look like a moron. "Distrackted"....really?

Name: Railroad Workers United
E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are
pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now
for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it..
but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been
dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We
already have the structure.. it just needs new direction...

Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors
about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political
parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us..
the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or
send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the
CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for
4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!!

Thanks..
JP

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect

Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and


Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have
collectively banded together to 
defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and 

Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted
effort in recent years to demean 
and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and 

Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited
to: 

&#61550; Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad
workers in the course of their daily duties; 
&#61550; A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”,
both in number of workers disciplined and 
in the severity of the discipline meted out; 
&#61550; A record number of firings and terminations; 
&#61550; Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report
injuries; 
&#61550; Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory
agency for violations; 
&#61550; Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict
workers from taking needed time off 
work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such
a policy; 
&#61550; Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by
endless denials of claims; 
&#61550; Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than
fixing the underlying hazards. 

Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical
health, make for a stressful, dangerous 
and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger
union solidarity; and 

Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems
on an individual basis diverts union 
resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive
posture, eroding the power and 
effectiveness of the union; and 

Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire
railroad workforce, it must be met with a 
concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; 

Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints,
whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an 
important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from
escalating this wholesale attack; 

Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns
this arrogant and despicable 
attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity;
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this
universal attack by creative means; 
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to
acknowledge the reality of this 
omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their
membership to fight this scourge; and 

Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’
Dignity & Respect that will identify 
and address issues that demean and degrade workers. 

This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention 
April 3rd
 & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois 

Railroad Workers United 
Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! 
railroadworkersunited.org &#61548; info@railroadworkersunited.org 
(206) 984-3051 &#61548; PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2014

TED - Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn5JRgz3W0o

Name: Long time observer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2014

Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year:

It is also apparent that you didn't make the grade in grammar school.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2014

'since' and 'distracked', looks like a TM was distracting you from
spelling. Amazing who is getting hired.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2014

it is common since that when trainmasters are out harassing crews that
the crews are distracked from performing their job correctly and safely

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2014

Engine Repair, here is a link:

http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/article_86e65d30-c6b8-11e3-ac4f-001a4bcf887a.html

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2014

Retired FRA


Do you know any details on the mechanical employee on the BNSF who shot
his supervisors.....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 April 2014

And I believe that a lot of fertilizing has been done by current top
management. 

But I will say that when Carl Taylor was head of the Mechanical
Department, prior to the acquisition of Conrail assets, freight cars
and locomotives on CSX were in the best condition that they ever have
been.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 April 2014

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2014

Could it be that CSX is reaping what it has sewn?

  View This Article
*****************************************************
Yes, what was "sewn" by Carl "Tailor" years ago.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2014

Could it be that CSX is reaping what it has sewn?

Name: GL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2014

The GL division is in such bad shape.  They have the trans.
superintendent working 3rds. They are pulling dispatchers to help out
the DTOs and chiefs.  They are bringing in a trainmaster, a locomotive
guy from jax, a network op from jax. Just to help out.

The great lakes division is so screwed up there is no words for it.  

I honestly believe it's worse than split date.

I wouldn't be surprised to see see some firings in the near future.

No planning.
Not enough chiefs (ACDs) to watch and help.
Not enough crews
Dispatchers are overwhelmed with taxis, where to park trains, not
knowing if we have crews, not knowing if we have recrews, not knowi

...hell with it

I used to love my job, now I freaking hate it.  The stress has gotten
to me.  

This is to the new hires coming in a few weeks.  I really feel sorry
for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2014

To the conductor that feel its no bodies business what these men do
while they are at meetings. I bet you are one of those men that think
cheating is okay, as you say who cares,let's don't talk about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 April 2014

Most of the Great Lakes Division is former Conrail.  With all the evil
tactics, the guys won't give in, they will play the game in there own
favor.  Bottom line, they don't fear the company, they keep the
lawyers on standby.

Name: THE Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2014

its true the great lakes div is getting harassmet because they feel the
crews are not laying down and taking there shit like other places on
csx are and they feel if other places see this they might do the same
found this out from a high up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2014

Friend or family of employee,

The site is called CSX-SUCKS because it does.  Who cares what people do
in there own time?  No need to talk about that crap.

Get a life!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 April 2014

Has anyone notice that when a post is written about what these men do
when  they are at these meetings' that the men do not comment and keep
their mouth shut .  My comment is you have the balls to cheat but not
the balls to do any commenting on what you guys do,afraid your wife's
might get wise if they start reading this site!,,,,. Its like you all
take a pinky swear not to say anything.CHICKEN!!,,,,.,,

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

Yes but the union didn't make a deal with them.  My local chairman said
that the company is just doing it period.  The evil Connors.

Name: not fair
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

T&E

Im hearing that the Great Lakes Division is the only Division that has
made an agreement with the Union that any employee who gets charged
with a decertification offense will be terminated and will not get
their jobs back. This was supposedly the idea of Division Manager. Has
anyone else heard about this and if so is it going on at other
Divisions?

If its true I want to know how and why one division on CSX can
discriminate against it employees and enforce such a rule that isn't
being upheld for ALL CSX EMPLOYEES. Last I heard, the ethics policy and
operating rules were for ALL Employees of CSX!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list
some of the dumbest managers that you know..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2014

Well CSX does it again!  The GL Division has lost yet another
trainmaster to the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad...Hahahahahaaa. 
Congratulations Connors, keep driving them all away.  EVEN MANAGEMENT
KNOWS THIS PLACE IS A BAD WORK ENVIRONMENT. Keep driving the train into
the ditch, eventually the freight won't move at all.

Name: trainmaster in the crosshairs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2014

Baltimore Can't Keep Good Workers? The terminal of no return u get
tired of these weak managers or masters always having a chip on there
shoulder and taking it out on real men.I didn't pick on u in school, I
didn't steal ur first love nor is it me in and out ur wife when ur on
duty. These guys really need to start wearing boxers and not panties
even if they don't have a  package

Name: pain
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2014

ATTENTION!!!!!

LISTEN UP!PAY ATTENTION!  If you are a road engineer or conductor and
have been experiencing tingling, numbness, or pain in your back, elbows
and especially the feet and hands, SEE YOUR DOCTORS NOW!  There is a
good chance you have developed the symptoms from PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY!
This is caused by constant pressure put on your nerves from being seated
to long with legs and arms bent especially pressure from arm rest. The
constant movements from lateral motions of the engines as well and
vibrations are a major cause of nerve damage. Even the slightest
movement can cause nerve damage over time.  DO NOT WAIT AROUND UNTIL
YOU HAVE NO FEELING IN YOUR HANDS OR FEET. SEE YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY
WHEN YOU START TO FEEL TINGLING AND NUMBNESS IN YOUR FEET OR HANDS.  It
can be treated if the damaged nerves can be detected. Get these symptoms
documented with your doctors as soon as possible. Occupational injury to
nerves may cause you disability later on in life.  DO NOT WAIT AROUND.
SEE YOUR DOCTORS!

Name: Another Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2014

Bar likes guys he even tried to use his position before to bother a
conductor I worked with in Indy.    Huntington beware he will be nice
but do not trust him just find him a friend LOl

Name: Big Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras?

Name: John Patriot
E-mail: saveamerica.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2014

All Concerned: 

The upcoming International elections is near....This is a request too
all current international officers NOT too seek another term of
service....Your leadership has been pathetic to the point of
cowardliness! On your numerous watches; corrupt railroad mangers has
infiltrated the rank and file with bribery to the point of increasing
the bottom line for profits...solely at the expense of the membership
who is entrusted with your leadership.

CEO's pay is up 1000% over the last decade....Take your bribes and
leave!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2014

To the atl conductor that wrote the post below, did you do her too?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 April 2014

Apparently you do not read many post, lbt is all over the site. Its time
these men or women get some recognition on the bad things they do. There
are just as many bad women as there are men, but on this site it seem
that the men dont get held accountable for being married and playing
around like they are single. These men and women that are dishonest and
love to play around and fuc_ anything that has pants on, deserves the
punishment they get. You men and women sing a different tune when you
lose half of everything you worked for. Once more, the tramp or dick
that these men or women wanted ends up not getting him or her at the
end. Was it worth it? NO!!!!!!!.

Name: Atl Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2014

Everyone is picking on the men. No one is mentioning CSX's most
available lady....LBT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2014

Some of these post are right on. Just go through the post and you will
find the men that seem to be doing the wild thing and are married at
that.

Let's see i've read a lot on dave,danny,dave,kim, not to mention last
names, i think their names appeared more for strip clubs than any other
ones. My opinion is i bet they are doing a lot more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2014

in response to the post below.  Kudos to you, im glad that you took the
ass hole and idiot to the cleaners.  These men that work on the
railroad (especially management level) when they go to these meeting
they have the mentality of a 16 year old boy that thinks with his head
below and not the one on between his  shoulders. These grown married
men decide while im away let me play. One thing they are not thinking
about is the amount of child support they will have to pay, also
spousal support, and you wifes can get half of your pension or
pension's, also half of the 401k,railroad stock,and half of all assets
you both have while you are married.  Let these men that go out and have
affairs, or even just sit in the bars and buy women drinks, or go to the
strip clubs and get a blow job,sit back and watch the ride. Let these
men start all over with half of what they had and small monthly pay
checks, they will think differently, for a one night stand. I think
that men think women are stupid and dont realize that they (women )
acctually have the upper hand. I love it when a married horndog thinks
his wife will never find out what he is doing,but they are smarted than
he thinks, sucker!!!!.  So to all the women, remember you can take them
for everything, so do it. I hope all these women that read this post
will start opening up their eyes more and be more observant. Im married
to a railroader and he was the one that told me that all the managers
that go to meeting they always end up with women, and then he would
hear them say "my wife is to stupid to find out". To the women when
your husband go to these meeting call him every hour on his hotel room
phone (not cell phone) guarantee you he's not there. I will say that
not all men are dogs, but alot are. I've known a couple of railroader
that got divorce and know they are crying because they have less money
monthly and to think they only get half their pension, should of
thought of that before.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2014

For ALL you married railroad men. Keep your pants zipped at work and in
life in general. If not it will cost you a life, a marriage, a family,
a lot of public embarassment.  If you play, you will pay up. And God
help the idiots who do this and are not raising or providing for their
children! Trash. Complete trash. Karma is mine. Embarrassing court
scenarios that you asked for. You ask for it you got it, that railroad
child support will really help since you are white trash and won't do
it on your own. Signed, the better, much, much better half you didn't
love and appreciate, I can't thank you enough for you showing your
dumb cheating azz off so I can now move on to find someone deserving of
all that I am and all that you will never, ever have the pleasure of
again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2014

Rutledge  just disappeared and quit showing up for work in Hamlet. I
hear they went in and shipped all his stuff off for him. Kind of a
weird story.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2014

I knew Brian Barr when he was at Willard. I liked very few of the CSX
managers I had to deal with, but I thought Brian was a nice guy.

Name: Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2014

I use to work with Brian Barr.

He is a good guy.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division.
He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager
( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

BE CAREFUL

WATCH YOUR BACK WHEN ENTERING ROSELAKE YARD.... SEEMS THAT ONE OF THE
NEW UP AND COMING TM'S IS TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AND HAS
TAKEN TO HIDING IN THE CAR SHOP WITH A HARD HAT ON AN SPYING ON CREWS
FROM THERE!  HOPE HE'S FOLLOWING ALL THE RULES SET FORTH FOR THE CAR
SHOP! WOULDNT WANT TO SEE THE POOR SAP GET FIRED BECAUSE HE WAS IN
THEIR WORK ZONE AND PRETENDING TO BE A CAR KNOCKER AND NOT FOLLOW ALL
THEIR RULES PER FRA REGULATIONS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2014

There is a conversation going around in my area that the TYRANT BOB
FARULLA( or however you spell his worthless name) has come up against
REAL MEN with Integrity and Honor which took a stand against this
hitler what-a-be to show this controlling piece of crap that he CAN NOT
get away with his oppressive ways.If this is true The One's that took a
stand has the Admiration, Respect due to Real Men. Can someone out there
give evidence of what we have heard is factual? Our on-job lives ( which
IS OUR lives) will only get MORE Intrusive and more OPPRESSIVE as long
as WE do nothing about it. WE are THE WHEELS OF THE COMPANY  Without
us( The Overpaid and Useless Freeloading Excess management Jackasses)
Would have no idea what to do, could anyone of them even understand how
to move a Train? I will stop now to listen to what is in the hearts of
you that understand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2014

Has anyone ever encountered a "false banner test"and how was it
conducted and by whom?

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for.
I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us.
Selling our claims for $1.?? On the day. Lovin life..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

I Work and the same building as her. I am here to tell you she has aged
in the last several years but when you drink as much as she does it
will affect your looks and skin .  I agree with the post below when
your ugly on the inside it has a way of rearing out on the outside. she
will always be who she is, she loves the game she has to have attention
from men even though she's not interested in them at all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2014

LBT never went away and will never change. She needs all the attention
from her affairs more than ever now because she looks like an old hag.
Some age more gracefully than others. Sorry lbt. When you are as ugly
as you have been/are on the inside it makes its way to the surface with
a vengeance and there is no more denial

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 March 2014

Phillip Rutledge was an assistant superintendent at the CSX Toledo
Terminal several years ago. It seemed to me that he had an enormous
ego. I don't remember ever hearing anything good about him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 March 2014

I hear lbt is up to being herself again and we all know what that means.

Name: Shithead
E-mail: Rrscannerman032596@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2014

Anyone know phil rutlidge?

Yeah VP of coal operations for csx LOL.

He is a ass jack. Not a jackass, an ASS JACK.

Name: flunky @ gob
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2014

Ouch, must be Mr. Robert responding.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2014

flunk


WHO CARES...GROW UP! MOVE ON.... Go home and watch your soaps or Jerry
springer. You obviously are just a rr foamer or your stupid question
wouldnt be the only issue you need to gossip about!

Name: flunky @ gob
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2014

What about LBT??

Name: Alclown
E-mail: Al_clown@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2014

Breaking News

engineer caught jacking off on head end but in cab cameras.  Happened
while conductor was making set off

Name: CURTIS. BROUGHTON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2014

Man,this company really sucks big-time when people can just accuse you
of doing just about anything wrong and there is nothing you can do or
say to dispute their arbitrary lies  or fairy tale charges.IF you get
on someone's bad side here or lpiss off the wrong person at the wrong
time your days are pretty much numbered. If you don't believe me just
ask KEITH LACOSTE.

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2014

Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2014

To Collinwood Mad Shitter:

Why do you still post that garbage?  That guy hasn't been around in
years for anybody who doesn't know him.

There are more important issues out here than peoples personal
grudges.

Get a life already!

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2014

Thank you suckers.  I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN
AGAIN. Lol

Name: collinwood mad shitter
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2014

Todd Novac  Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted
for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch
. and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about
you and your history  Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2014

I can go back to 1963, and it was there before me. No rings. However it
was never enforced, and if it was, it was always a Trainman.


 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2014

To the comment below isnt it true that the rule wearing no jewerly in
the field has always been a rule?. If not when did the rule go into
effect?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2014

Locomotive Engineer:

Corporate America has no ethics. They will not stop until they have
completely ruined our country.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2014

Being put out of service for false charges based on opinions and
assumptions is not fun at all...After going to a board to develop the
FACTS ....You still lose..Broken promises ,agreements,as long as it
benefits certain management personnel....Jacksonville is the Kremlin to
T&E employees...It has made unethical and moral standards  compromising
at best...My wife would love to speak with Labor Relations and give her
personal facts concerning true " Ethical behavior and Standards"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2014

Finger rings have always been banned (or for the last 17 years at least)
other jewelry I don't think so but I could be wrong. I've seen lots of
"ring" tattoos though.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2014

To the comment below isnt it true that the rule wearing no jewerly in
the field has always been a rule?. If not when did the rule go into
effect?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2014

is it true that Connors wife is divorcing him.I heard she already has
someone else.

Name: Divine Intervention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2014

February 15, 2014: Hell is not kind to any CEO who willingly disrupt the
lives of others...solely for personal gains. HELL has an unlimited
profit margin!

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WITNESSES!!!!
 
Is there any truth to the rumor that the Term. Superint. at St. Louis
made the comment that once the crews from other terminals are on his
turf they become his "BITCHES"?

If you were a witness to this, did you make a note of where and when he
said this?

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand
this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point
across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT
THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

I couldn't agree with you more.  The carrier has it worded as 2014
"negotiating the single system agreement."

You know yourself that the SSA is a joke as it stands, and negotiating
it again just means they want to take away as usual.   BS!!!!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

Guys we need to stick together. Contract time is upon us and we really
need to think about what is best for our family's . My opinion is that
we need to snap back to the national contract due to the amount of money
that we are losing with this contract. This stupid company thinks that
we are stupid by "given us" 100% of our bonus on the last year of our
contract during negotiations. Pretty slick I must say. Please look at
the facts and in courage our locals to "Snap Back to the national
average" please do the math.. Thanks guys ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2014

If ya like the RR that is one thing. Stay forever if you can. If ya want
to ride or drive, now ya have a problem. Trans is the most costly of all
of the RR occupations. The lifestyle is so restricted, the hours are
never ending, and the work is easy. The hardest part of running thru
freight is staying awake, and getting to work on time. Now why is 
that, while making decent money, 75% of new hires quit. The RR have to
fix this, and the only way to do that is (Call windows) with a
guarantee. Stand for the call for 8 and get called or paid. Simple

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 February 2014

Csx policy, no jewelry , no jewelry WTF I'm married that says something
AH HELLO that's intermodal and there safety rule book policy and it
sucks .I told my wife that shit and she hit the roof and again it's
this new young jerk off of a tm BY THE RULES BY THE BOOK F YOUR BOOK my
commitment as a husband and the values of a husband are important to me
and so is my ring IT IS NO COMING OFF

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2014

as mentioned earlier, Great Lakes Dispatch center (and Dearborn)both had
wire chiefs under Conrail. Among many duties, the 24/7 wire chief
essentially managed all tranportation needs with PTI, Yellow cab, other
sources on this division. At take over GL and Dearborn created a special
duty dispatchers job to take SOME of the wire chiefs work, and provide a
soft duty job for elderly dispatchers. NS Dearborn promptly eliminated
that position due to the cost. The ATDA offered to take over the TCU
Wire chief job (eliminating that position) if CSX would promise to
never eliminate the chiefs job. Dan Wheat was a part of this. NOW,
there is still a contract that says if dispatchers exist downtown there
will be at least one shift OF WIRE CHIEFS. However, the TCU have chosen
to never enforce that. It would be easy to return that $239 per shift
job and save money on accurate billing (do we really know what happens
$$$ when 3 cabs show up for what turns out to be the same run?)and, of
course, MANAGE the transport fleet and let assistant chiefs manage
their real duties. Remember, the original idea was that an old, green
screen monitor would get a few keystrokes and automatically,
electronically, control, manage, and notify everyone involved. Very
challenging, and never even attempted seriously. This is still a
simple, cost effective solution that will SAVE MONEY overall, and let
dispatchers and chiefs focus on performing their duties in an efficient
manner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2014

GayWard Vader:

Go ahead, keep bringing in those 85 per centers.  The ones you are
providing piss poor training.  Hurry up, push them through the Redi
Center as fast as you can, cut there training shorter and shorter as
you do, then wonder why there are accidents & derailments still
happening?  THATS WHAT YOU ARE GETTING FOR YOU CHEAPSKATE
PRACTICES....lol

You probably haven't noticed, but many of those 85 per centers come
out of the school and walk right out the door after witnessing how
screwed up this company is managed.

The other railroads are running circles around this place with better
training, less harassment, and are providing the tools it takes to do
the job.  CSX can't provide any of that, do you know why?   ITS NOT
IN
THE BUDGET....Hahahahahaaaa.

Name: GayWard Vader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2014

TO all low life employees playing on your trains  If you do not like it
leave and we will hire more 85 per centers and increase the our P&L

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2014

this site is a joke right? You all sound like whining children that are
too pussy to actually say something to your superiors, but would rather
bitch anonymously on a site that was designed in the late 80's. even
judging by your very short responses its not hard to see why you've
been laid off. here's a hint: you sound stupid as hell, maybe you were
fired for being a dumbass and not because of any boss or manager.
shocker right?

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2014

Does this gal have a Facebook page?  I am curious too see what she looks
like.  Just can't seem to find a pic of her anywhere.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2014

You said she hated bj's, so she liked only missionary style ?, how
boring is that.

Name: Ops center drone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2014

I hate to admit it, but I was a weaker man at one point and gave into
her. She hates BJs. Very selfish lover.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2014

Is that LBT favorite choice of tool,BLOW JOB?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2014

S. Closen. Check with lbt. Even if she doesn't know the answer you can
probably get a free bj

Name: S Clawson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2014

Can anybody tell me what is the timeframe for appealing discipline (that
was asscessed after an investigation) to the National Mediation Board? I
thought it was no more than 60 days to file the appeal.

Name: Thanks for listening.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2014

We could not agree more about needing more chiefs (ACDs) in the Great
Lakes office.  It is absolutely absurd the amount of work this one
person has to do for the whole division.

You have dispatchers calling trains, yards calling trains, chiefs
calling trains.  They can not keep up with re-crews, taxis, yards,
engine problems which most of this gets dumped on the dispatchers. 

There is NO PLANNING on this division with the chiefs.  All they do is
put out fires.  NO PLANNING AT ALL.

They actually call people in and pay them special duty rate to help
out. why?  Why not just add more ACDs?

We use to be the number one division years straight, until they cut the
Columbus ACD, then the Willard ACD, then the Cleveland ACD and put it
all on ONE person for 8 hours.

To the crews out there,  This is why we have problems on this
division.

I could type for hours about the problems we have in this office.  But,
I'll just leave it at that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

I agree with the post below, there are a lot of managers that are
cheaters and proud of it.  I've been around them and have heard their
comments,pretty sad especially cause most are married.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

To Mr. Watching,

All I can say, you are smoking crack.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2014

CHA Train Master Spouse:

From the way many railroad managers/supervisors seem to treat their
employees, it is no wonder their spouses are also reporting
mistreatment. I have always believed that many people sell their souls
when they go into railroad management. Or perhaps they had no soul to
begin with.

Name: Great Lakes Div
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

Listen Jacksonville/Corporate

The Great Lakes Division went from 4 Assistant Chief Dispatchers (16
people) down to ONE (4 people)

THEY CAN NOT KEEP UP!!!!

WE GET STUCK ON TRAINS
WE GET STUCK IN HOTELS

Even the dispatchers complain to us about the ACD not being able to
keep up.

FIX THIS!!!!

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2014

Trainmaster?????


ACTIVATE YOUR SPELL CHECKING PROGRAM! APPARENTLY YOUR ABILITY TO SPELL
WORDS CORRECTLY HAS BEEN CLOUDED BY YOUR CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO STRIP
CLUB SMOKE AND STENCH!

I haven't seen your management policy directly but I have been told
that is very clear on what the company expects from it supervisors in
regards to their behavior. They are considered an extension of the CEO
and his affiliates and are expected to behave in a manner befitting the
company while on AND OFF DUTY!  I'm going to assume you have an email
from the CEO stating that it is okay to behave in a manner that is
classless and embarrassing to your families as well as offensive to
other employee's working for the company. If not, I suggest you
reconsider your actions the next time your heading to your favorite
stench club with other supervisors! Remember, there are always a set of
eyes and ears around every corner.

Name: CHA Train Master Spouse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2014

Sad to say the cheating is true for a large portion of CSX Supervisors.
I would know personally! 

My  soon to be ex has  cheated on me time after time with full denial
to date. Ladies beware, once a dawg, always a DOG!

They will leave you barefoot and pregnant in a heartbeat once both of
their heads get way to big for themselves

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2014

You are exactly right, a lot of us are dogs, when we are out of town at
meetings,ect we are womanizers, go to strip clubs,sleep with women or
men what can I say.If are spouse's are stupid and think we stay in out
rooms late at night then they are pretty niece.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2014

During my 34 years with FRA, I met very few railroad officials that
seemed to be good people or have a conscience.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2014

To the post below. You are exactly right. lbt has no conscience.
Therefore she will always deflect blame and never accept responsibility
for any of her own actions or any of the f'd up scenarios she creates
for herself and those around her. It is always someone else's fault.
LBT can do no wrong. Just ask LBT. She is a true narcissist. She is an
all around fake and just bad bad bad news

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2014

I was reading lbt tweets and in January she writes I quote" why must
people swoon over tainted and one sided stories that appear to be
unlikely from some scored women.  I mean seriously.  That is coming
from a women that has no conscience.

Like many has said its a game to her.

I can't believe she posted that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 January 2014

Has the wife's notice on these post that talk about unfaithful
husbands, that the men keep  their mouths shut. The men don't come on
and comment about strip clubs, infidelity, I think they have a rule
don't comment because if we start bashing other men, than we may get
caught.  Men with no balls.  

I also realize that women cheat ,not dismissing that at all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

What is wrong with the wife's of these men that think so little of
their wife's,  the wife's should leave them.  The most disrespect to
go to strip clubs and enjoy it more than their wife's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

Reading the post below, I agree that Dave Harris loves the strip clubs
(maybe too much) so does danny and Kim. The stories I herd them tell.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

The post below is so right on, the most arrogant few work in Avon " THE
BIG FOUR"

Name: Miffed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2014

!!!!

To all you cry babies who keep whining about the huge, heavy and
ridiculously bulky binder...SHUT UP! Every supervisor that has been
approached has made it very clear you don't have to use it. If you put
the inserts in a smaller binder it isn't that bad. Yes, it larger than
the old book but it will fit most grips in a smaller binder!

Old heads don't need this lecture. They use their heads because they
know who they are dealing with!
LISTEN UP NEWBIES!! A little lesson you haven't learned yet. 
You are working for some of the most arrogant pompous people who will
stop at nothing to prove themselves right and get the last word in.
There was a lot of money spent on those binders and if you keep crying
and making a fuss you will be seeing a bulletin telling everyone they
WILL USE THEIR BINDER just to show who's boss and give them an ego
rush.  So just shut up, get a smaller more suitable binder and put the
other one in your locker or closet at home!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2014

The post below is so true. lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2014

LETS RECAP THE MOST TALK ABOUT ON THIS SITE

1. lBT= CRAZY
2. MARK BARRETT= CHEATER
3. DAVE HARRIS= LOVES HIS STRIP CLUBS
4.= KIM MILLER= CHEATER(SAME THING THAT HAPPEN TO MARK) SUCKER!!!!!
5.=DANNY SPENCER= SCUM OF THEM ALL, CHEATER, WOMANIZER,LIAR,EC
6. JARRELL= DAVE HARRIS STRIP CLUB BUDDY

ALL THESE PEOPLE SHOULD ALL BE CAGED UP TOGETHER AND BE ONE BIG HAPPY
FAMILY LOL!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2014

To the post below my husband told me she likes to suck, "i wonder how
he knows" i should run, run,run.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2014

TO LBT,
I KNOW THAT YOU READ THIS SITE ALL THE TIME, YOU STILL ARE CURIOUS OF
WHAT IS SAID ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. DONT THINK THAT WE ARE ON THIS SITE
BECAUSE YOU ARE IMPORTANT, ITS BECAUSE IF WE CAN EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT
YOU THE BETTER. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE BUT I DO THINK THERE MAY BE A
COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT HAS NOT HEARD OF YOU.( THE WAY YOU THINK IS I'M
ON HERE BECAUSE IM IMPORTANT), NO WAY!!!!, BUT THATS THE EGO YOU HAVE.
I ONLY HOPE THAT YOUR CHILDREN DONT READ THESE POSTS WHEN THEY GET A
LITTLE OLDER. TURN A NEW LEAF ITS NEVER TO LATE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2014

I have heard from many that lbt likes to suck. Alot. So lbt sucks is
true in many ways

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@jagoff.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2014

I have not heard 1 positive comment about the new rule book yet.  It's
pitiful.

As for the "Voice of the Victim" employee survey, geez was that
funny.  Even with the idiots stacking the deck with all their 8-hour
job drones in Jackassville, and probably requiring every knee-padded
manager to participate, their results were still a little beneath
expectations.  This outfit is a joke.  

Some were discussing stock value- and it's not as simple as comparing
a current day price to evaluate.  But I look at it this way.  Before
purchasing BNSF outright, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway had large
positions in 3 of the North American Class 1's.  CSX was not among
them.  Mr. Buffet recognizes bullshit when he sees it, and had not
invested in CSX under Mr. Ward's "Land of Deception and Delusion"
reign.  

"Things will be different after the revolution."

"I'm not going to give them hell.  I'm going to give them the truth,
they'll just think it's hell."

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2014

Snotboggin

Yes its huge and no they don't proof read or take into consideration
the pain in the butt that they create when they do this stupid stuff.
Sit back and wait for the stack of system bulletins that will come out
correcting all the mistakes that they have made. The paper farmers are
laughing all the way to the bank!!!!!

Remember about 5 years ago when they sent a survey out to the employees
at their homes that had several questions asking us how much weight we
carry around with us and how much strain it puts on us physically?  I
remember it well. There were several questions that pertained to the
physical strain we encounter daily.  Just like the voice of the
employee meetings that turned out to be a joke that survey was useless
and was a waste of money and time. Remember when they sent a team of
psych's out across the system to interview employees about the
psychological effects that the railroad had on our minds and well
being. Those results came back just as bad as everything else they have
done. The real truth was never published. 
So guess we will all have to be good little puppets and carry these
bricks around with everything else.  Oh, rumor has it that the whole
idea came from the csx lawyers. Wonder how much they got paid by the
hour to come up with this!

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2014

I don't usually post to all forums, but I would like to have some input
from everyone.

I received my new Operating Rules Book the other day.  

To say I was stunned would be a drastic understatement.  What idiot
thought hauling around this 5 pound boat anchor around was a great
idea?  Haven't found a bag big enough to tote it in.  I have the
largest TuffBag, and while I can wedge it in a side pocket, there's no
room for anything else.  How much did they spend on that stupid binder? 
And the moronic tabs?  A decent index was all that was needed.  Received
the new timetable.  Amazing.  2 years of bulletined changes, and I
don't think any made it into the "new" timetable.  The seem to only
have changed items pertaining to their "new" simplified orb. 
Unfortunately, they didn't even manage to get that correct either.  

Whoever came up with this, everyone of the boobs in Jacksonville who
signed off on it, should have to carry it in from their vehicle each
day they come to work, and haul it with them everywhere but the
restroom.  I can't believe any person who actually worked in a craft
gave any approval to the production of this.  If they did, they should
just curl up and, well, let bad things happen to them.

Would anyone who has received this monstrosity please post a brief
opinion of this CSX product?  Thank you.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2014

On June 16, 2011 CSX allowed a 3 for 1 stock split.  If you multiply
today's stock price of $28.88 per share times 3 (pretending it didn't
split)=$86.64 a share.  So you see CSX is doing very well. Not really
fair to compare CSX stock at $28.88 against N.S. stock price of $91.59
since it hasn't recently split isn't at fair comparison.  Not saying
CSX doesn't suck, just making a fair comparison.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2014

TO ALL RECENT POSTERS:

Perhaps the way CSX managers seem to be treating their employees and
the way a certain female trainmaster allegedly engages in questionable
behavior is a reflection of how well those individuals are also
managing the corporation. I just checked stock market prices, and CSX
is at 28.9 while NS is at 91.7. To me that is very telling. I
understand that NS has made a commitment to treat their employees in a
more fair and respectful manner. If so, I applaud them and am glad they
are doing so well. Could this be karma?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2014

Does anyone know if it is true about Dave Harris(Avon) getting a 
harassment charge against him that involved several people and
complaints?  I do know that he is popus ass to work for. It doesn't
matter because like the post stated below all they will do is relocate
all the bad ones, never fire them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2014

This site is CSX sucks for a reason so we are writing about things that
suck. lBT sucks and she should be all over this site, the more people
are educated about this thing the better. We may also be helping some
of the wife's out here that maybe have meet her,and don't know what
kind of person she is,and now they can beware.

Name: let it go!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

DROP IT!!!!


Jesus you idiots... You got a post telling everyone that their privacy
rights are being violated and their job environment is being put in
jeopardy and all you can do is talk about that old news has been
woman?????? MY GOD!  What the hell is all your obsession with her. She
still has a job doesn't she. They haven't fired her have they? GOT
NEW FOR YOU IF YOU HAVENT FIGURED IT OUT. IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
QUIT GIVING HER CONSTANT ATTENTION ON THIS SITE AND FOCUS ON THE CRAP
THAT REALLY MATTERS. LIKE MAYBE YOUR RIGHTS TO PRIVACY WITH YOUR OWN
DAMN PERSONNEL ENTERIES AND RECORDS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

I have a great idea.  CSX likes her so well they should add to there
clothing line t shirts that say LBT SUCKS.lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

TO THE POST BELOW,THE GUY THAT ASK WHO LBT IS, ARE YOU KIDDING, YOU KNOW
EXCATLY WHO SHE IS, NO ONE WORKS ON THE RAILROAD AND DOES NOT KNOW OF
HER REPUTATION, OR HER PERSONALLY.

AND SHE IS OUT FOR LBT AND ONLY LBT, I HAVE SEEN PICTURES POSTED WITH
HER SON BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY WITH HER DAUGHTER(NOT SAYING THERE ARE
NOT,I HAVEN'T SEEN THEM). SAYING THAT, SHE IS OBSESSED WITH MALES.

I TALKED TO A MAN THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH HER AND HE SAID THAT HE USED
HER AS MUCH AS SHE USED HIM AND SHE DIDN'T LIKE IT BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T
WIN.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2014

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION



IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE NEW OPTS FORMAT FOR CHECKING YOU OBSERVATION
ENTRIES THAN YOU NEED TO DO IT RIGHT NOW!!!!

NOT ONLY HAS IT CHANGED FOR THE WORSE AND IS HARD AS EVER TO FIND THE
EXACT INFO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BUT IT ALSO VIOLATES THE EMPLOYEES RIGHT
TO PRIVACY. WHEN LOOKING THROUGH THE LIST OF EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN
TESTED(OBSERVED) IN ITS LENGTHLY LIST YOU WILL SEE SOME EMPLOYEES HAVE 
BEEN GIVE A FAILING MARK. THIS INFO IS ENTERED INTO THE EMPLOYEES
PERSONNEL RECORDS AND IS RETAINED FOR FUTURE USE IN PROGRESSIVE
DISCIPLINE. IT IS ASSOLUTLELY NO ONE ELSES BUSINESS IF YOU HAVE OF HAVE
NOT RECIEVED A PASSING OR FAILING MARK. ESPECIALLY A FAILING MARK! THIS
ALLOW AN INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY AND OPENS THE DOOR FOR OTHER
EMPLOYEES TO TEASE, HARRASS OR GOSSIP ABOUT YOUR MARKS/DISCIPLINE WHICH
IS ABSOLUTLEY NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. IF YOU SEE YOUR NAME WITH A
FAILING MARK YOU NEED TO IMMEDIATELY CALL THE ETHICS HOTLINE AND FILE A
COMPLAINT AND DEMAND THAT IT BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY! NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL
CHAIRMAN AND FILE A COMPLAINT AS WELL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2014

That woman is shameless and has no self respect or respect for others.
What a poor example she sets for her family and friends. She is the
same as always. Does who she wants what she wants when she wants. It
will never change. It will never stop. She don't care who or how many
she hurts   You can tell how many she's hurt based on the numbers of
posts here. The list just goes on and on. Someone on here said she has
no conscience. that hits the nail on the head with that one

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2014

Laura Touchstone....lol-have you been living under a rock? Lol

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2014

What's this chicks name? I would  love to see what she looks like...
Does she have a facebook?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

I cannot imagine having my name all over this website for years.  People
don't make this much stuff up ,she has to be doing this stuff to get
this type of reputation. I realize there are people like this,that does
not have a conscience. I can't imagine what her family thinks. She
diffently needs god in her life,maybe someday she will.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

Mr touchstone knows exactly what he married. I heard he was a married
man when he met her and she put the spell on him and he could not
resist. I guess the grass was not greener on the other side. I've seen
her and I think she looks like a midget. and is far from a trophy wife.

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

Can you imagine just how her husband feels everytime he reads this site?
I don't feel sorry for him, since he knows of many other men and he
still stays around. She is a pretty girl, but far from being a trophy
wife. Then again he looks like he is 70 years old, I guess he could not
get anything better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2014

Why not just make a dedicated section for LBT on this site?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

You are right we are so  horny that we think with only one head,its
between our legs.  If you are going to throw it at me I'm going to
accomadate you and take it .  Lol

Name: ha ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2014

WAKE UP!
 

LBT is not the problem. Its the idiots that show her the attention she
so desperately needs. WE ALL KNOW how bad people gossip and there is no
way that any man working in her area has not heard of her. I don't
believe one single person is that stupid to believe that they are going
to be the one to change or tame her. So that only leave one answer as to
why so many men have jumped her.  OVERLOAD OF TESTOSTERONE AND BRAIN IN
THE WRONG HEAD or maybe just plain desperate as she is!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

The post below this guy calls us idiots, he so obsessed that he posted
his post on  safety, courtesy,attendance harassment,denied claims,  yep
he was scorned. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

Regards to post below. Could you be one of the men scorned? It should
like it, are you upset because she is still getting attention' and you
want to forget how you were played, to bad deal with it.  We are just
educating people so they don't get played. Why give her a break.  As
the old saying goes you play with fire and you may get burn't.


If you don't like the post don't read them ,stay off the website.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2014

You guys are idiots... This web site is called  CSX SUCKS not  LBT
SUCKS.. You idiots, we don't care how many people that  lady dates...
Focus on the company... Cry babies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2013

Re posts below about lbt. True dat. She be a backstabbing bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2013

To the post below I have seen where if it isn't LBT way she will turn
on you in a heartbeat, so beware.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2013

I agree with the post below, LBT has some issues, but what is sad she
actually feels that what she does is okay its just a game and she feel
there is nothing wrong with it.  Like the other post below say she
wants nothing from the guys but fun and no commentment, which these
guys don't realize until its too late.  So any guy that loses
everything due to playing around with her DESERVES it!!!!!!!!!.


lBT has a step son that I believe is a preacher, he also has a coffee
shop that he gives all proceeds to the poor, hes a christian, I can't
imagine what he is thinking.maybe he's not fully aware of who she
really is. Maybe he should read this website.

Her husband is a Christian also and still is trying to turn the other
cheek and stays with LBT even through the terrible things she does

I have heard LBT make mockery of playing with guys feeling and think
nothing of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2013

I worked in the same dept with lbt for a while. I actually liked her and
thought she got a bad rap until she hit on my husband. It gave me an
entirely new perspective and I started to watch her more closely.  She
deserves this publicity. I noticed she likes to talk trash about others
etc. She is as fake as a $3 bill and would turn on anyone if she thought
they didn't buy into her facade.  I personally feel sorry for her
children.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2013

As far as LBTshe does like the attention. I'm no doctor, but she
diffenly has some psychological issues. I'm not sure what went on in
her childhood but one has to wonder if something major didnt go on, the
way she acts.  She may be the topic of the post here but no way would I
want to have attention like that. LBT doesn't have any emotional
feeling for these guys, she just wants to have fun, sex or whatever she
feels like.  She has no quilt at all in anything she does, she takes no
responsibility for any actions. LBT you are not setting very good
examples for your 2children.  I hope you change before something bad
happens.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2013

To Jerald Everett:

The majority of your 40 years of railroading was spent coming to work,
doing your job, getting paid, and going home.

Todays micro-management wasn't around then!  You didn't have
officials hiding in the weeds watching every move you made while trying
to fire you!

You can't compare those 40 years with the harassment thats going on
now.  It didn't go on then and you know it.

Name: Jerald Everett
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 December 2013

you people are full of your self, I was a conductor out of montgomery
and Dothan Ala, for over 40 years and yes we had some ass hole for
supervisors but all and all I had a great career ..... with the csx and
I miss it ever day, I also own right at 7000 shares of the stock, most
all of the men that I work with had the same feeling about the
company...were we just luck out that we only had about 3 or 4 ass hole
that were little more that trash in their personal life as well as
their job.....if you don't like your JOB, I hear that McDonald is
hiring......Jerald

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2013

Everyone should realize mrs Touchstone loves this attention. It doesn't
matter what kind positive or negative. She is thriving because she is
mentioned more than anyone else on this site. The fact is she is
completely superficial and shallow and only cares about herself. She
sleeps around because she feels she is so far above everyone else and
it's her right to do so.  The folks in Jacksonville have seen right
through her for years and the town is happier than heck to be rid of
her lying and cheating ass. Her first stop after the clinic needs to be
at a psychiatrist office

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2013

LBT aka ol' cougar CRABS will likely be looking forward to the new year
at csx now that hubby has retired. I'm sure she will be more careless
than ever with conquests. Here's to hoping she finally gets what she
deserves in 2014. She gives female employees of csx a really bad rep

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2013

I wonder if all the boy toys are wishing lbt a merry Christmas and a
happy new year?.
 Starting a new year I wonder if she will try to break the old record.
It doesn't matter if its LBT or another women men think with the head
between their legs not the one on top of their shoulders so the same
thing would happen with any female that throws herself at them.

Come on LBT you can break the old record go for it. lOL!!!!!

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2013

That's a lot of people to say Merry Christmas to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2013

I love the post below merry Christmas to LBT and her lovers youre so
right

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas T&E employees!  Especially the employees who have been
HARASSED, INTIMIDATED, and FIRED by this unethical outfit that calls
themselves a railroad!  CSX DOES SUCK!!!

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2013

Hey LBT...Merry Christmas to you and all your lovers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 December 2013

Legal troubles...

Its a growing trend these days when any company gets wind of one of
their employees are in any kind of legal trouble to take action. In
most cases its separation because the company is only concerned with
their public image. As long as your story stays out of all media you
might be able to go on undetected. If you are convicted and the company
conducts a background check on you, you might have some questions to
answer. I guess best case scenario is you make all of your court dates
and serve you punishment with out disrupting your attendance record. If
you start missing a lot of time im sure someone is going to start
snooping. The worse case scenario is conviction comes with some time to
serve and then how do you explain all that. Hopefully your lawyer works
up a plea deal if it looks like your going down for the charge.
One of my coworkers got arrested for domestic violence...was
convicted... his sentence was for him and his wife to attend classes
and pay a fine...no jail time. All his court dates were on days off and
same with his classes. He lucked out.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2013

J.P.

   Another $50 for what?  The organization Railroad Workers United
isn't going to do jack shit for Railroaders other than Bitch and
complain.  The UTU and BLE already take enongh of our money.  Does the
RWU hold any contracts for members with any Railroads?  Didn't think
so, this organization is irrelevant and will soon go away.

Name: JP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2013

Are you pissed at CSX.. Are you pissed at your Union.. You could do
something about it and Join Railroad Workers United... 

Check us out..

www.railroadworkersunited.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2013

I want to know if anyone can tell me would csx management have a problem
with one of their employees, not management employee though, pleading
guilty or a conviction  of domestic violence? If so consequences?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2013

something I find really annoying is blaming everything that goes wrong
on the Republican party. We used to hear that once the Democrats got
more power (esp. the Presidency) everything would get much better.
Well, we got President Obama and happiness has not ensued. What I do
notice is that many unions, including ours,care little or nothing about
FMLA, ADA, EEOC options, and the many other programs that don't
obviously fit into 1950 labor negotiations. Maybe some LC somewhere
gets aggressive but I haven't seen it.Note that the RR Industry is
getting a LOT of government funding lately (think intermodal terminals
and clearances)and you don't get their gold without working with their
regulations.This means politicians, too.It's an easy cop out to let
someone say "we have to exhaust administrative remedies, etc" so we
can't help in any manner.The old RR that paid for their own stuff and
kept in charge has been replaced by the new RR that wants all the help
they can get.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2013

ACL Man here...

Thank you guys for all of your advice. My surgery is scheduled for next
week. I absolutely have to have it repaired got a second opinion and
everything. I am trying to be objective through all this and I think I
am going to wait to see how the company treats me before I take any
other action. Their actions will dictate mine. I have some lawyers
recommended by my union but will wait to call them until the company
gives me reason to. Thanks again to all... wish me luck under the
knife... and everyone have a great holiday season. Take care all. Be
safe out there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2013

The RR is a 24 hour operation, you must have heard that before. They
call you when they need you...You were on rest, and the board was full,
and that means the board is paid regardless, same reason that you wanted
to mark up. The reason the CMC could not do that is the guarantee. 
It was so much better, with mark up when ya want and beg for a mark
off, or miss a call if ya wanted. You wanted a guaranteed daily wage
and now live with it. Sorry when I say you. I mean the Unions, and the
members at the time that loved it. The T?E were so much better off with
the 100 mile day/8 hour deal and let the new folks starve. It made
working folks work, skimp a little, get a few whiskers and retire in
style.


E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2013

seems that cmc is out for it self when they need a favor there all
calls
but if you need a favor they turn there back on you. If rest days
arent
mandatory tell me why the caller told me that (they) told her she
couldnt mark me up off of rest because there were too many people on
the extra board to cover. But if they were out of people they would?
They always want to take money from your pocket when they sleep in
there own bed at night . CMC is unethical and full of liars things
would be different if they had to look you in the face.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2013

Mr ACl man, make sure you ask your Fela attorney which union he works
for before you hire him...lol  Stay away from Dr Tia Chung
(orthopedics) in Montgomery Al, he is a yes man for you know who...lol
By the way it sounds like you have a few union men giving you some
advice...lol  Ask yourself if there working for the union or csx or
both.... Watch out for snakes csx is full of them......

Name: Busta
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2013

Looks like the state of Indiana is getting ready to do away with its GED
program.  The little fella had better hurry up and get educated.  I
would call him and let him know, but, I don't think he gets very good
cell phone coverage under the Trainmaster's desk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2013

Mr ACL Man:
 You can expect anything, I was off with a shoulder injury and csx went
as far as having someone approach my mom and niece in a parking lot, I
now know who they hired to do this...can you say payback...lol (Bucket
list)  They even got to my Attorney, he was a Union Attorney (TCU) but
didn't tell me until it was over.... So you can expect
anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    And they will get away with it
to!!!!!  Forget about the EEOC to, they found for me, but refused to
help me,  Does that tell you anything????

Name: clint 
E-mail: riley
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2013

i was in the redi conductor program in 2007. i had known plenty of
friends that worked for csx and retired there. i guess it was a whole
different company when they were hired, because that redi center and
rodney brown and neal sylvia were total LOSERS.....ass kissers and
brown nosers. i saw how they ''railroaded'' their best employee
jason petrey. jason did not kiss their asses and they could not stand
it! they fired jason for what they said was a safety violation....not
having his remote control vest totally snapped. but other redi
employees could talk on their dell phones in the middle of the tracks
while teaching class which they preach is a big no no!!! these 2 clowns
are assholes and crooks...when i graduated redi, i made it back to
richmond and quit shortly after. this company sucks and so does the
redi...they were just looking for  away to get rid of jason because he
had a set of balls and they knew it!! reading this makes me sick
because i know what these people are going through!! CSX is not the
same company as that my friends worked for!! RODNEY BROWN AND SYLVIA
ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST BROWN NOSING ASSHOLES I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY
LIFE!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2013

seems that cmc is out for it self when they need a favor there all calls
but if you need a favor they turn there back on you. If rest days arent
mandatory tell me why the caller told me that (they) told her she
couldnt mark me up off of rest because there were too many people on
the extra board to cover. But if they were out of people they would?
They always want to take money from your pocket when they sleep in
there own bed at night . CMC is unethical and full of liars things
would be different if they had to look you in the face.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2013

Hello Gang!!!

I was hurt at work (torn ACL). I require surgery. I just would like
some advice from some Railroad Veterans... Is the company going to find
a way to fire me? Should I be looking for CSX employees to be disguised
as telephone workers to conduct surveillance on me, tap my phone,
monitor my internet usage? I feel like I am in for a wild ride with
this company. Any advice? Any I deal what I could look forward to for
damages? Any insight would be great. Thanks.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2013

Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years:

If you think morally corrupt railroad managers are unjustly protected,
read this story:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/09/1261495/-Wait-WTF-Navy-Promoted-Officer-Who-Admitted-Molesting-His-Daughter?detail=email

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2013

THE POST BELOW IS CORRECT WHEN A EMPLOYEE DOES SOMETHING WRONG CSX WILL
MOVE THEM TO ANOTHER AREA INSTEAD OF FIRING THEM. LBT IS A PRIME
EXAMPLE, WHEN SHE WAS ACTING UP IN MONTGOMERY , AL TERMINAL THEY MOVED
HER BECAUSE SHE WAS DOING INAPPROPRIATE THINGS THEY MOVED HER TO
ATLANTA TO BE WITH HER HUSBAND.  THE TRAINMASTER SHE WAS ACTING OUT
WITH, NOT TO COUNT THE OTHERS ONES SHOULD HAVE BEEN MOVED ALSO,
ACTUALLY ALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR DISRUPTING THE WORK PLACE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2013

{SEX at CSX}...lol     I worked for csx for almost 13 years before I was
set up, harassed, threaten and terminated I seen a trainmaster that is
now with the FRA go after many women and get a few of them according to
him....lol  I seen a terminal trainmaster (female) with another woman
setting in her lap kissing...LMAO The same woman that was setting in
her lap was having sex with another trainmaster a year or so before
that....lol But she was a switch hitter and when your a switch hitter
or just gay and you are willing to do anything  for csx, they will
reward you.....lol  Just like the newest clerk that is now in
Jacksonville, she had been arrested for various things and caught
stealing from csx, but there was nothing she wouldn't do for csx, now
she's in Jacksonville where she belongs.... You guys in Montgomery
know who she is....lol   CSX does not terminated these kind of people,
they move them from state to state or move them back to their old jobs,
you know how it goes!!!  From a Clerk to a trainmaster back to a
clerk..... Or back to an Engineer, isn't that right Danny
Boy........LMAO    Sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut and
don't do your union job (TCU) like you should, csx will move you from
Birmingham to Jacksonville as well, no name needed here, everybody in
Birmingham knows who you are ....lol   I need to write a book.... 
Before I forget, I was told by a (TCU) union man in Jacksonville that
all CSX had to do was make a request and he would  remove any part of
your agreement that they wanted to be removed, now for all of you
people that believe your union in Jacksonville  is ready to protect
you...lol  Get Real

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2013

Yes my husband said the samething but now im laughing all the way to the
bank.  Was it worth it?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2013

my husband has not been working for csx very long, he says that the
posts on this website is lies, i wonder how someone can have this many
stories that are about the same and be lying. He say not much goes on
at those meetings.  Can someone enlighten me?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2013

My husband would say i did not have sex with that trainmaster female
touchstone, (even tho she has a different position  now ) i swear.

If lbt was asked she also would repley "i did not have sex with that
male trainmaster" lol.

Name: Bill Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 December 2013

I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMAN TRAINMASTER!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2013

Is it possible to bring a private Attorney to a scheduled CSX
investigation?

Yes  a few years back  it happened   CSX got him later and fired him
anyway

Today  not sure depends on where   and how good and powerful your
attorney maybe?

Helps eliminate some Kangaroo bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2013

AS FAR AS LBT GOES SHE WILL PROBABLY NEVER GET THE BOOT, HER TRACK
RECORD SHOWS THAT THE THINGS THEY SAY SHE IS DOING HAS BEEN GOING ON
FOR YEARS. CORPORATE DOES NOT CARE WHAT THE MANAGERS DO. HELL FROM WAY
BACK THEY SAY SHE HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH EVERY JOB, SHE
GETS HER PUPPETS TO DO IT FOR HER. THE ONLY REASON THESE MEN FALL FOR
HER IS BECAUSE SHE FLIRTS WITH MEN THAT HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR A WHILE
AND ARE BORED IN THIER MARRIAGE, ITS EXCITING AND NEW. DONT GET ME
WRONG I DO NOT CONDONE IT FOR A MOMENT, IF YOU ARE MARRIED YOU SHOULD
BE FAITHFUL BUT MEN THAT DONT CARE WILL FALL PREY. THESE MEN ARE STUPID
BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT WANT THEM , ITS A FUN AND MALICIOUS GAME,(
SPITEFUL,MALEVOLENT,CRUEL,MEAN ECT..) BUT THE CHARACTER SAYS IT ALL.  I
WILL PREY THAT CORPORATE WAKES UP AND DOES SOMETHING ABOUT HER, UNTILL
THEN SHE WILL BE HERE AT GREAT CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 December 2013

Brace yourself CSX, it's coming your way:

h*tp://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022387889_bnsfdiscrimination1xml.html

  View This Article



Its already started:

Dec 5, 2013, 10:04am EST
CSX to offer health care coverage to same-sex spouses

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/12/05/csx-to-offer-health-care-to-same-sex.html



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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 December 2013

Friend of Family:

So when did railroads find a moral compass?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 December 2013

Brace yourself CSX, it's coming your way:

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022387889_bnsfdiscrimination1xml.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 December 2013

Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years:

That is if you are management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2013

I doubt that LBT received any walking papers. Corporate has know about
her for years, if you go back and read the post for years she's been
doing the same shit. A person can only hope that she gets her walking
papers, but history shows that CSX don't give a shit what any one
does,rather it is cheating, stealing 'ect...they never fire you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2013

In reply to the Retired FRA inspector, the only way I could prove it, is
if I could get the FBI to interview the people that was there, I have
informed the EEOC, but they had already closed my case and refused to
re-open it....  The EEOC did find for me, but would not help me in any
way, so that tells me that csx has a lot of pull with the
Government.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2013

Thanks to the person who replied to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com with the
lawyers info. Unfortunately my Wife deleted this message (so I can't
contact them)and I am hoping that you'd be kind enough to reply again
to my email address with that same info. Thank you very much for your
response.







E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue"

CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX
who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

Nice post, on target for sure.

Goober


Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You are exactly right about FRA hiring too many trainmasters. At one
time, FRA hired from the ranks of union employees. But those of us who
were machinists, conductors and engineers enforced the laws with too
much vigor for the railroads liking. So FRA began hiring only railroad
managers to fill inspector positions. And quite a few of these ex
railroad managers never worked in the crafts. At one time, there were
a
lot of FRA inspectors that held the railroads' feet to the fire, but
most of those guys have retired, including me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does
anything about it...  Let me tell you about my union man.  He stood in
the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man  (Don)
scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up
and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union
(TCU) and told them ????   No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call
yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and
date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend
myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of
Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about
these events, didn't they Jason!!!!   I've always heard what goes
around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust
me it will""   
 
 For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of
the people that work for them, most of them, but not all are former
train masters, that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a
former train master ask me every day if a switch was right and this
same man now has a job with the FRA....lol  You guys in Montgomery know
who he is.... The same man that would stand in front of you with his
fist clinched and try to tell you what to do and intimidate
people....Wowwwwwwww

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I posted the truth about being harassed, set up and terminated and the
truth about my TCU union man (Mat) finding out about it or hearing a
man (Don) in the round house (Birmingham) screaming that he helped set
me up, its under the Harassment section of this thing if anyone wants
to read it....  One thing I can't understand is how the "EEOC" can
find for me and not help me sue CSXT or help me in any way????  Does
anyone know the answer to that?????

Name: ::::((((
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I guess CSXT or the unions are running this site, I have posted the

 truth two times, but this site refuses to let me post my story....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You are exactly right about FRA hiring too many trainmasters. At one
time, FRA hired from the ranks of union employees. But those of us who
were machinists, conductors and engineers enforced the laws with too
much vigor for the railroads liking. So FRA began hiring only railroad
managers to fill inspector positions. And quite a few of these ex
railroad managers never worked in the crafts. At one time, there were a
lot of FRA inspectors that held the railroads' feet to the fire, but
most of those guys have retired, including me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2013

I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does
anything about it...  Let me tell you about my union man.  He stood in
the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man  (Don)
scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up
and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union
(TCU) and told them ????   No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call
yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and
date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend
myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of
Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about
these events, didn't they Jason!!!!   I've always heard what goes
around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust
me it will""   
 
 For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of
the people that work for them, most of them are former train masters,
that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a former train
master ask me every day if a switch was right and this same man now has
a job with the FRA....lol  You guys in Montgomery know who he is.... The
same man that would stand in front of you with his fist clinched and try
to tell you what to do....Wowwwwwwww

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2013

starbuck
          dont think so..... thats why they always win.

Name: Starbuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

Is it possible to bring a private Attorney to a scheduled CSX
investigation?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2013

car repair,
        been there done that !  willard j. moody sr. he has been
appointed legal counsel for railroad unions , his son jr. too . they
have 2 offices one in virginia and one in florida . not sure if they
handle cases like yours or just injury cases but wont hurt to give
them a call for advice.unions are crooks from the top all the way to
the bottom,some people are allowed to come in late and some people
aint.you must not be very good at sucking.be thankful you got 20yrs
in...been thinking of doing the same thing myself.hope that helps you
brother,good luck your going to need it.......dont trust anybody
there,if i had to go to war with my rr (so called brothers)i would make
sure they were all in front of me thats for sure. maybe fra guy can help
you. im rooting for you...go get the pricks !!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

i hope the rumor is true that lbt has recieved her xmas gift,WALKING
PAPERS!!!!!  is it true?

Name: 
E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" 
CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2013

spongebob
        all the managers wont be home , some got to fix that problem in
willard, prolly a trackman or a carmans fault. they will find one of
them to fire im sure,as far as the grain train go
 for a walk if you know what i mean .happy t-day to all the workers out
there , you managers .... enjoy hell!  csx managers suck .........csx
stock 37.00 .........ns 86.00  hmmmmmmmmmmm

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2013

Please tell me the rumors are true! I heard LBT was finally given her
walking papers for doing the nasty on company time. It has been a long
time coming. Should've happened years ago

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2013

I hope all the CSX managers and Union officers have a Happy Thanksgiving
at home with your families. Guess I'm headed to work a grain train
today.  Deadbeat unions can't even negotiate holiday &#65533;ay for
working Thanksgiving and Christmas what a joke.

Name: Company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving you piss ants. 365 days in a year and we can't shut
down for the holidays. So grab that turkey leg and work boots and get
to work.. Our bonus depends on you..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2013

Conductor, for 30+ years:

It all boils down to corporate greed. The shareholders could care less
how employees are treated; they only care about enriching themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

November 26, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

I forgot .. Please post names and location of managers that were hired
in there home location.......thanks so much

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 November 2013

I worked for CSXT for forty years. Not one supervisor out about 50 that
I came in contact with was truthful. Upper manage picks the worst
employees to be local supervisors. It is all about them. They lie,
steal and mistreat the employees. I was lied to by the Trainmaster on
the first day I worked for L&N, SCL and CSXT and the last day I worked
for them. I was promised a watch the last day on the job. I'm still
waiting for it after 12 years into retirement.

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

Serious  question ... Does anybody know if anyone has been hired in
there own territory as manager Within the last six years? This is very
important..CSX SUCKS HARD!!!!!!! Thanks guys have a blessed
Thanksgiving and Christmas.......

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Actually yes I do, it's a slow process and I was asking if this
company
gives a crap about the fact they have useless no good deadbeat dads
working here, if you can read.----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Just to answer your question, No--- Hell No,--- and Never.
Go to work, make a life for yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2013

Ryan Barrs, radnor switchman/conductor, was caught doing gay porn. I saw
it with my own eyes. Ryan barrs sucks dick, literally and figuratively.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2013

The post below I stand corrected the women of 10_20 family/friend of
employee is angry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2013

Wow that friend/family of 30+ she has an angry problem. What kind of
question is that(does corporate care) the reason she is not getting
support is because apparently she is the one that did the dirty deed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Wow! What a temper! No wonder hubby found someone else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Hey bitch!  You are one stupid illiterate women, there was no question
ask of you, so what kind of comment is that? Did I answer your
question.  Stupid!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years:

Yes dear, I can read. And you don't need to get snippy with me. If you
think that any corporation cares about anything other than profits, you
are badly mistaken. The rising stars of corporate America could care
less about anything but themselves. Does that answer your question?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

To the post below about dead beat dads.  If your man gets by without him
paying support you are not with the right attorney.  The correct
attorney will force him legally or he can go to jail.  Also don't
forget his pension,401k'  rr stocks, health insurance, child support. 
The lawyer I got when I divorce was 500.00 an hour and he got the bill
and he got the bill for that.

As far as the railroad giving a shit they don't.  There has been
cheaters (female and male) for years and that's just the way it will
always be.  Hell your top officials do the same thing. If you are
married to a cheater this occupation is where you want to be.

Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Actually yes I do, it's a slow process and I was asking if this company
gives a crap about the fact they have useless no good deadbeat dads
working here, if you can read.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2013

Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years:

No they are most definitely not all like that. But it sounds as if you
have one of the few bad ones. Apparently you don't have a good
attorney. You need to get one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 November 2013

Curious, are all railroad men scum that cheat  and then abandon their
children and are deadbeat dads??? And if not, for the ones who are not,
can u give me any advice on anyone I could speak to at csx that might
care or help me feed my child while this piece of crap makes all the
money and hasn't paid a dime to me in support because I am about to do
something about it? Ideas?? Thanks to any advice in advance.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2013

Old Goober got your Number?  I keep telling you who I am, and you keep 
telling me, who and what I am. I have never backed a thief, nore one
that lies and steals. I can handle mistakes and accidents. 
Not telling the truth is not, nore has it ever been included in that.
The FRA does not support those that are less than truthful, nore do the
carriers, so why do YOU?

Old GOOFY. 
At my best, being nice???


 Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2013

Goober:

I see the shit is flowing freely from your jack ass mouth once again.
You and your corporate comrades are lower than whale shit. You are
arrogant beyond belief and you have no place in humanity.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2013

they treat me bad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2013

I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY DUMB MXXXXX  FXXXXXS  IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME
AS I HAVE IN THIS FXXXD UP RAILROAD !!!!  DAM THIS PLACE MAKES MONEY BY
MISTAKE. CANT WAIT TILL ITS OVER.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2013

First time here in years and what do I see? F-tard pines. Just change
the f-ing site  to pine inc.. How long has this Gd idiot hijacked this
site? Talk about pathetic train masters? Latest policies adversely
affecting our families or quality of life? Csx falsifying injury
reports? Latest lack of safety first? No! It's all about freaking
pines and his idiotic meanderings about crossings. I guess I will try
again in a few years maybe by then pines will have succumbed to his
delusional fixation of paranoia !

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2013

Goober:

I see the shit is flowing freely from your jack ass mouth once again.
You and your corporate comrades are lower than whale shit. You are
arrogant beyond belief and you have no place in humanity.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2013

This has nothing to do with Car Inspection, just the way the RR treated
this slug when he showed up. The FRA inspector can go anywhere they
want and inspect anything that they want, that is the LAW. Now the
problem hit's because he is not very well liked, so they give him some
sh--. This fool calls the cop's simply because he can not handle
himself or relate to others. It shows, big mouth, running all of the
time, get's a challenge and he goes to the cop's and so what. I can
tell ya why this slug called the cop's he was afraid for his safety.
That would never come from the Super or the TM.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2013

Rail Driver:

Railroads have always liked lazy Carmen, because lazy Carmen don't
bad
order freight cars! And the good Carmen are disliked and harassed
because they do bad order freight cars. It has just always been that
way. Before I retired, CSX Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and
Trainmaster Lennon Givens even started harassing me. But their little
plan was foiled when I contacted the Lake Township Police Department.
They quickly backed off when the police told them they were breaking
the law and were subject to arrest. But I received no support from FRA
Regional Administrator Brian Hontz nor his Deputy Larry Kish. That is
when I knew it was time for me to retire.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2013

Rail Driver:

Railroads have always liked lazy Carmen, because lazy Carmen don't bad
order freight cars! And the good Carmen are disliked and harassed
because they do bad order freight cars. It has just always been that
way. Before I retired, CSX Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and
Trainmaster Lennon Givens even started harassing me. But their little
plan was foiled when I contacted the Lake Township Police Department.
They quickly backed off when the police told them they were breaking
the law and were subject to arrest. But I received no support from FRA
Regional Administrator Brian Hontz nor his Deputy Larry Kish. That is
when I knew it was time for me to retire.

Name: rail driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 November 2013

I run into Pensacola yard and am here to tell you they "do not ONLY
hire black carmen"! Its seems like when I go down there they hire
black everyone. I bet if you crunched the numbers of the employees that
work out of Pensacola they would be off. THE NEW CAEMEN ARE SOME LAZY
BUTTS TOO..ITS A SHAME. Their quota is WAY of....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2013

Old Goob is more full of shit than a Christmas turkey is dressing!

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2013

Now take a look at this from the FRA Inspector. He got his panties in a
draw, and what happens. you tell me ! Trust me, old Goob will get to
the bottom, when it comes to lame !

Goober
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Now---
Read what this SLUG has to say???

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

To Goober, Comer, Sherlock or whoever you are:

Whether or not you are a member of CSX management, I believe you are a
total asshole.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

To Goober, Comer, Sherlock or whoever you are:

Whether or not you are a member of CSX management, I believe you are a
total asshole.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

Take a look below, now we have the lame FRA (field slug) supporting the
car repair guy that does not tell the truth. Go figure. Look closely--
he has no doubt that I am CSX MGT. Ha Ha 


Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2013

Car Repair:

I have no doubt that "Other, non-employee, for N/A" is from the
ranks
of CSX management. Good for you for giving him hell!

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 November 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2013

The blame game huh? Like I stated before, I took the hit for another
employee's mistake under advisement from Union because in the past
this would've went away with time on paper or 30 days on the street.
A
nd I'm a cheater? Who the fuck are you to judge? Man up and put your
name in it . Sounds like a corporate kissass to me.-----------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr car repair,
As you requested my name is now shown. I am not now, nor have I ever
been a CSX employee. I am also not a judge, nore do I judge others. My
comment was simply that you are a cheater, why, because you lied. If
for some reason you took the hit for some one else, would that be
truthful? We all have to live by some standard, mine is the truth,
regardless of what the union or any one else has to say. As you can
quickly see we have, and live by different standards.

Goober

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 November 2013

BLET/UTU SUCKS .......... Not the unions that we once had..... BLET/UTU
BOUGHT AND PAID FOR....       Period ....    FACT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2013

Alarming trend in union representation:

An engineer was asked to sign a "gag order" as a condition too return
to work...meaning not to discussed the discipline imposed. The union
officer went along with the plan after being paid 2 weeks for NOT
attending safety meetings.
As far as I know; discipline is not imposed under a veil of secrecy
under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2013

Car Repair:

I have no doubt that "Other, non-employee, for N/A" is from the ranks
of CSX management. Good for you for giving him hell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2013

I meant miller,s wife so is hot and has a great body.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 November 2013

The blame game huh? Like I stated before, I took the hit for another
employee's mistake under advisement from Union because in the past
this would've went away with time on paper or 30 days on the street. A
nd I'm a cheater? Who the fuck are you to judge? Man up and put your
name in it . Sounds like a corporate kissass to me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2013

Play the blame game and lose. Same as a driving-- switch seats.
This peep was simply out smarted, because he is a cheater, and went
along with his peers to the termination table. CSX is better off with
out him.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2013

Screwed Over:

Sounds to me like they had it in for you. Prior to the improper test
issue, were you bad ordering more cars than other Carmen?

Name: Screwed Over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2013

Where should I begin? I worked as a Carman for 7 years and got put on
"the list" in Avon. This goes out to all Carman in the Great Lakes
division. If you EVER run across a Gary Frey or Mike Hauck don't trust
them as far as you can throw them. I got fired for a FIRST OFFENSE for
an improper test that truthfully I wasn't responsible to do. My "
union" advised me to take the hit for another employee because since
this was his fault they were sure he'd be fired and the thought I'd
only get a slap on the wrist or at the worst 90 days on the street.
After 14 months being out of work and driving to Jacksonville on my own
dime for the appeal process,I lost. This is utter and complete bullshit.
There are piece of shit Carman STILL working in Avon that have stolen
from the company and admitted to such and it was swept under the rug
after he returned the item. Guess I didn't kiss enough ass or get on
my knees like he did. These men ruined my life,took away my
livelihood,and now they've moved on to Toledo the last I heard. Frey
farts and calls Jacksonsville to see what it smells like. He is a
corporate  Yes Man and keeps NOTHING in house like the old days. If his
grave was on fire...i wouldn't piss on it to put it out. Karma is bitch
you sack of shit,wish I could be there when she rears her ugly head your
direction and ruins YOUR life.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2013

Safety glasses, reflective vests and ethics departments are nothing more
than smoke and mirrors for railroad corporations. All they really care
about are their profits and stock ratings. And the managers they employ
are expected to deliver on that and that alone. Anything else those
managers do is inconsequential. Welcome to corporate America!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2013

I have worked on the Chicago,great lakes and Jacksonville Divisions. the
Jacksonville Division is by far the most ficked up of the 3. Don Jones
is a REAL PIECE OF SHIT. As for the ethics hotline. If you report an
incident the company will retaliate, and thats speaking from experience

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2013

I recently seen Kim millers wife at the terminal and I'm hear to tell
you she is so cute, not sure how he got her.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2013

Loco 10-20

I agree, what the hell are these "men" thinking I haven't seen
millers wife, but I've seen Barrett's his wife looked like a Barbie
doll. I would have gladly run home to her every night damn glad she
kicked him to curb, good for her

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2013

From the nasty way that some railroad trainmasters and superintendents
treat the employees they manage, it would not surprise me in the least
if they treat their family members the same way. Arrogance, greed and
the mistreatment of other human beings all seem to go hand in hand. And
quite a few of the railroad managers I knew seemed to have all three of
those traits. They seemed to have no conscience at all. And not having
a conscience makes it very easy to cheat on a spouse. 

Certainly there are numerous opportunities to cheat while conducting
business travel. But it is not rampant as the "trainmaster" alleges.
However, from my observations of railroad managers, I can easily
believe that cheating would be more prevalent with them than most other
groups.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2013

The post below about  l.o.r. train master Kim miller having an affair
with laura T, I was in Montgomery at that time and I did see him
flirting with her quite often.  I heard mayrumors about those two but
wwasn't sure if it was just a rumor or not. If he had an affair he has
to be crazy I have seen his wife she is smoking hot!!!!! What in the
hell was he thinking.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2013

I agree that if these men are so stupid to screw around take the
bastards for everything he is worth, kudos to the wife that took the
bastard for everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2013

Hey Trainmaster if you really are one

You failed to mention about those special CSX meetings and events, she
has no clue what is going on there.   Maybe you should say when pigs
fly  like the geeko commercial or better yet envision more like Pigs
squealing in deliverance if u get my drift Bro.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

What is your problem asshole!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

I love it when a plan comes together!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can we all say dumbass response from the FRA? Take a look at what this
numnuts is responding to. Good Lord help us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

To poster below,

Why so defensive, if you are not involved why would you care what he
responded to??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

I love it when a plan comes together!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can we all say dumbass response from the FRA? Take a look at what this
numnuts is responding to. Good Lord help us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Retired FRA inspector:

Exactly, thank you. It's a beautiful thing when things work out.  He
may have screwed around on me, but really he ended up, screwing
himself.  Now I'm free and available for someone worthy and able to
commit in a real grown up relationship. Yahoo for me.  He has no idea
what happiness, family or love mean, I do. Karma is priceless.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

I love it when a plan comes together!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2013

To last post, hell if you do not know that for every time you cheated
your significant other could or may be cheating while you are cheating
at well... We'll you do now. You may think we are "stupid" wives...
Wrong we wait on your dumb retarded ass to be caught with your pants
down, get proof, divorce you, get half and then we get a REAL man! How
do I know this? I am living proof so I thank csx, my idiot soon to be
ex and the skanks that helped me get where I am today.........Happy...
Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

Hell if these wife's don't know what goes on at the leadership
meetings, special training,staff meetings, just to mention a few
that's to bad. If you are married chances are your spouse is having a
fling or a affair. I can't tell you the affairs that are going on  at
these meetings.Also these great hotels they stay at also have people in
from other companies that they get to know also(if you know what I
mean).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2013

The man she was referring to was a l.o.r. trainmaster(k.m.)He is a
married man and like the comment below his wife is also beautiful, what
is wrong with these men. I do like laura but not what she does.

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection.
BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period.        BLET/UTU SUCKS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

In response to the last comment, obviously Laura crab infested
Touchstone was speaking in reference to Mark Barrett when she was told
you that. She's a skank and he's nieve. They also both were married
at the time. Her husband says they always have had a loveless marriage
out of financial convenience he stays with her. He doesn't care who
she cheats with cause he doesn't care about her. I also know
Barrett's wife is ending their marriage because he has never been
faithful to her, which is almost impossible to understand if you have
ever seen her. She's gorgeous and have you seen him ? Don't know how
he got her in the first place.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2013

LBT says one of the most nieve men she was playing was when she worked
in Alabama.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2013

To learn more about the HBO documentary described below, click on the
following link:

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-union

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: arealpatriot.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2013

HBO Documentary on Rail/Union Corruption:

The two-hour documentary will uncover all the back-door deals on how
the railroads bribe local and division union officers....In a recent
"FRSA" complaint case; an Administrative Law Judge sited that
complaints about union corruption ("if legit") cannot be litigated in
FRSA claims.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2013

One day the FRA will be as targeted as the FAA. One loose hand rail 40
cars back, will hit someone one day, and might just kill them. keep the
pressure on, and make them right everytime. The Railroads do not
understand--- holding a train for a bent or missing ladder, nore do the
crews understand, that not holding this train, they just might grab a
loose one one day. Same for the hand brakes, that always work, every
time, on every car. Thanks to the FRA.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2013

Car Repair:

Since the time that the first rail was laid, railroads have always
discouraged their employees from performing high quality inspections.
High quality inspections reveal lots of defects. And if more defects
are found, railroads must hire additional employees to make repairs.
But additional employees cost money, and railroads want to spend less
on maintenance, not more. Time is the other factor. High quality
inspections take more time to complete. And dispatching trains on time
has always been more important to railroad management than proper
inspections. Repairing the defects that high quality inspections reveal
also cause train delays, as well as the time it takes crews to set out
equipment that cannot be repaired in trains. And additional costs are
also incurred when bad orders are set out of trains.

Now, when an inspector does try to perform high quality inspections
against the wishes of management, harassment, intimidation, threats,
etc. often occur. And some railroads are nastier to their employees
than others. Back in the mid 1970's, I was a Machinist inspector for
the C&O at Walbridge, Ohio. I did my job and reported every locomotive
defect I could find. And because I was the only Machinist on duty, I
wound up repairing most of the defects I reported. Dispatching delays
did occur because of the defects I reported and repaired. But it was a
different railroad back then and no retaliatory action was taken by
management. I suspect I would not fare as well with the CSX of today.

During my last few years with FRA, I witnessed an increase in freight
car defects. But neither the railroads nor FRA managers seemed willing
to address that trend. When I reported my findings to FRA managers in
Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania, it was like pouring water on a duck's back.
I also reported the harassment of Car Inspectors that were trying to
perform high quality inspections. That was also ignored.

I would suggest that you file written complaints with your
Congressperson and Senator. I would also suggest filing a written
complaint with OSHA as I understand they are now handling whistleblower
complaints and aren't afraid to go after railroad management like FRA
now seems to be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2013

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? 
 TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! 
  BE FRIENDS  WITH THE TRAIN MASTER
BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN !  KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN!
DON'T LISTEN TO  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS!
HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW  YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX  
THERE'S NO BODY  TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU !
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES
WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY !
 OH YA  ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS
IN THE BACK !

JUST A FINAL THOUGHT FOLKS ALL RAILROADS HAVE YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB
UNTIL YOU GET KILLED ON THE JOB ,GET FIRED, OR JUST PLAIN QUIT, HMMM GO
ON DISABILITY? 

PAID MY DUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS DIDN'T LIKE IT ! BUT THE UNION SAVED MY
JOB AGAINST PETTY CHARGES ! ALL TRUMPED UP! 

ON ONE OCCASION
I DID SERVE TIME FOR A WRONG ACTION  AND GLAD FULLY ACCEPTED  DAYS
OVERHEAD INSTEAD OF JUST BEING FIRED ! DO YOU WANT A JOB WHERE THEY CAN
FIRE YOU AT WILL?.......BE CAREFUL  AND USE DUE PROCESS IF YOUR UNION
MAN WONT GO TO BAT FOR YOU GO THE NEXT STEP IN A TIMELY MANNER

KEEP USING THE PROPER STEPS AND APPEAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN  EVEN IF YOUR
GUILTY!
 KEEP GOOD RECORDS !




WAS BLOWING OFF STEAM HERE    NOT RAILROAD RELATED   WORK SAFE  ! BE
SAFE !  DON'T CUT CORNERS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2013

As a continuing saga I am a whistleblower and CSX hates me. I was
awarded a non civil binding agreement that they, CSX, reverse the
decision they imposed on me. My boss kept telling me I was fucking him
by doing my job properly and all kinds of different things, threatened
layoff, threatened firing etc. etc. etc. That was the first instance.
Supervisors again screwed up and named me in an accident that I did not
do (derailment) and I turned them in only after complaining directly and
asking them to correct the error. A co worker also did the same with no
results and told us to keep our mouths shut and nothing would happen.
Only to have retaliation levied. Along with threats and having my bad
orders photographed and unannounced off shift checkups by the
supervisor, I was tagged for a minor offense dubbed egregious and am 2
days after hearing to see if they will fire me. My international thinks
that they are trying to. Even having overwhelming evidence in my favor I
am on the unemployment line. this is just a short description of two
things of harassment and unethical unsafe supervisory bullies who are
Blessed by CSX the CEO and his followers. These supervisors also turn
their head as good as upper management to improper class 1 train
inspectitons even to the point of patting those who do that on their
back for a job well done or should that be A JOB NOT DONE PERIOD.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2013

As I see it, the major obstacle to having good union representation is
that the good people, who are honest and have a pair, won't run for
those positions. We have the same problem with government politicians,
which should be clear to everyone with the current cluster f--k now
happening on Capitol Hill. Another problem for unions is the growing
hostility of railroad management. How can negotiations even occur when
a railroad has so much disdain for union members?

The problem you folks are having is systemic for all workers and the
middle class in our country. Workers and the middle class have always
been at war with the wealthy and the corporations they own and manage. 
And we have been losing that war for more than three decades. You see,
the wealthy don't want a middle class. They want to be served and
catered to by everyone else. Just look at the Roman and Greek empires
and many other civilizations in the past. The more things change, the
more they stay the same. 

What can we do? We all need to wise up and band together for our common
good. And we need to vote for the politicians that our unions endorse.
When those politicians get elected they generally throw us a bone. And
the Republican politicians that the wealthy and corporate America
constantly support generally just continue to bone us. We need to
monitor how politicians vote and be informed about the issues they are
voting on. The chained CPI is a good example as it will cost railroad
retirees thousands of dollars if enacted. Obama offered the chained CPI
to Republicans and shame on him for doing that. But let's watch who in
Congress votes for it and who votes against it. So my point here is
that unions have lost power and political clout because of the
politicians that have been hostile toward them, going all the way back
to Reagan. And if union members had made more informed voting
decisions, people like Reagan would have never gotten into office and
unions would be much larger and stronger today. Unions aren't perfect,
but they do help us somewhat with the small amount of power and
influence they still have. Bottom line, we all need to stick together
and demand more from unions, union members and politicians.

Name: me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 October 2013

Complain to Union leadership, that's funny. At my terminal the BLET
local chairman is so far up the Trainmaster's and RFE's ass he can't
see straight.  But that's too be expected, the last BLE local chairman
was just as bad.

Name: I heard that
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Step 1
Complain to the union leadership. If the problem is local to your
union, union leaders may be able to help you by pressuring their
members to shape up. However, keep in mind that union leaders work for
your employees, not you. They will not take an action that is contrary
to the broad interests of their members. They may be willing to help
you deal with a rogue employee or union shop leader who is violating
the law or threatening union interests.

Step 2
Contact your state's Department of Labor Development or Department of
Industrial Relations. Each state has an executive branch agency
responsible for enforcing state labor laws and facilitating good
relations between labor and business interests. Each state has
different specific laws and procedures.

Step 3
Complain to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a
federal agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws and has
jurisdiction over union violations of the law as well as employer
violations. They can help you with mediation services and even law
enforcement resources, via the U.S. Department of Labor. To file a
complaint, contact the regional NLRB office nearest you. File an NLRB
Form 508 - Charge Against Labor Organization or its Agents.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Csx does suck.But think about this " We pay our unions to protect our
rights as CSX employees and they have sold us out. Our angry should be
channelled at the unions. The BLET/UTU SUCKS WORSE. By no means I'm I
taking up for this sorry worthless outfit but it's true. Can we
complain to the better business bureau on the blet/utu??? Something
needs to be done fast. The new contracts are approaching!!!! 




                              BLET/UTU SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2013

ADAEEOC

When I was hired we didn't have a strength test to do. In fact, we
didn't even have to put a knuckle in. They wheeled it in the classroom
on a cart and everyone lined up and took a turn at picking it up off the
cart and setting it down. If you could pick it up a few inches, that was
good enough. It was made perfectly clear that per the rules you are not
supposed to use brute force on anything. If you couldn't do something
by yourself then you got help. Plain and simple. Don't know exactly
when these strength test started but there are some who couldn't pass
the test but passed everything else with flying colors. They were let
go.  Switches are supposed to be greased and maintained so you don't
strain yourself throwing them. A knuckle is the heaviest thing you will
pick up as a conductor. So the strength test doesn't really gauge how
well a person can do on other task. Hanging on a car doesn't take
strength, it takes staying power. An old head showed me how to ride
cars on their sides and hang on with one arm completely relaxed. could
ride for miles like that. Good luck with you search!

Name: 
E-mail: ADAEEOC@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2013

Just wondering if anyone out there has ever been denied a job at CSX
after taking and "failing" the Biodex strength test? My understanding
is that the testing is done after an offer of employment has been
extended by CSX, with the understanding that you have to "pass" the
Biodex strength test in order to begin working. I would like to talk
with anyone that has been offered a job, but then the job offer has
been revoked because of failing the Biodex test. It would be helpful if
you have a history of working a job similar to the one that you had
applied for at CSX (lifting requirements). CSX lists these on their
website. My email address is ADAEEOC@gmail.com.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

same   site more info on  atom !


http://whois.domaintools.com/smasher.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

last post  link  bad             use this  one to see who owns  this
site !  

http://whois.domaintools.com/csx-sucks.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW   WHO OWNS THIS SITE ?  USE  THIS LINK !

http://www.whois.net/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2013

LOCO

Doesn't matter if they received a call from ethics or not. Most
supervisors at the big four end up getting one sometime or another and
nothing is done. Might get their ego's slapped a few times but the
behavior still continues. As for moore being one of them, If you  would
have posted this when he first arrived there I would say you are crazy.
But now I wouldn't be surprised. You know what they say! You sleep
with dogs and your going to get fleas. Sad to hear if he did though. He
came to avon with a great personality and halfway civil attitude towards
the employees.  Even acted like he might be human with some feelings.
But then it doesn't take long to change when you have to be part of
the problem and not allowed to be part of the solution! The need to fit
in and drinking poisioned Kool-Aid will do that to a person!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2013

I HEAR KIM MILLER , DAVE HARRIS, AND SCOTT MOORE / AVON GOT CALL FROM
THE ETHIC LINE ABOUT THIER CONDUCT DOES ANYONE KNOW IS THIS THE TRUTH?

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2013

I hate CSX..  Keep hiring those management BOYS to supervise MAN. Lol.. 
Sorriest company that I have ever seen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2013

A little update:  a new reason to run like hell from Laura LBT aka
cougar crabs now also known as aka vomit face and vomit looking
ass...geez I heard from a reputable source firsthand, that hoe is so
loose and skanky that thang is getting it regular from some big and
brown, cause the regular men get lost up in that cave now.

Name: bad asss conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2013

Want to play a game?  Lets play who's gonna get served.  Engineer DMB
next time be smart enough not to tell your hott asss wife that other
workers are doing what actually you are doing my friend. Your wife or
soon to be x is not only sexy and fine but too smart for u my bud. I
will be glad to help her  pick up the pieces here where you left off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2013

Hello All, 

I currently work for CP as a conductor. I am trying to relocate to NY
and have found openings for conductors. After reading this site should
I be concerned? CP is running the same way as the descriptions that
I'm reading here and I'm not sure i can handle another 20 years of
it!

Does anyone know about Selkirk division? Where/how it runs? Should I
just say screw it and look elsewhere? 

Thanks in advance

2 1/2 years conductor, 1 year yard clerk, 10 years service center clerk

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2013

how come the pensacola,fl yard only hire blacks....for carman
position.....?????????????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2013

SUPERVISOR ALERT!!!!!

AVON CREWS!!!!  Be advised that your new TM from Chicago has a
reputation of stalking and writing up anyone that questions or
challenges his actions! Not only does he enjoy this but he has been
known to talk other supervisors in doing his dirty work for him!  
Better just stay as far away from him as possible and when he is around
don't turn your back on him! Try to have a witness as close to you as
possible if you can.  They say he can convince just about any
supervisor to do his bidding so he comes out smelling clean!  DONT BE
FOOLED!  Guessing this one is going to keep your local chairmen very
busy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2013

Thanks for the info, Back in my day the GM's always had the notch by
notch from idle to run 8. Then it would go from 8 to idle in one move.
The Alco's/ GE had a very long throttle that would move from idle to
run 8 in one swift move. It was fun to sit back and watch it try to
work. Oh well history is fun.
 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2013

NON

I believe the poster meant to write "strip" but Im sure you knew
that.  The rule is that you are to wait 1 second between each movement
on the throttle as well as the dynamic. Slamming it from 1 to 8 is
stripping. You are supposed to wait for 10 seconds before you go from
idle to set-up when getting ready to use the dynamic. Apparently the
new technology doesn't have to. Guess they figure the engineers on
csx
are too stupid to figure out how to use both professionally. But then
they were trained by the companies finest. HA!

Oh... the rules are different for yard crews. When they are flat
switching and kicking cars, they can throttle strip all they want. But
then the yard crews get away with murder anyway.

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2013

Does anyone know for sure that atom smasher still owns this site. Could
it have been acquired by someone at csx? How do you find out if it
wasn't taken over by them when it was down and up for renewal?

Name: disappointed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2013

FRA


NOT THE LEAST!!! In fact I was hoping the site was down while atom was
changing the format and putting a notice out that things have changed.
NO MORE VULGAR FILTH AND NASTY NAME CALLING! All post of that nature
will be blocked out. I was hoping he would also announce that he
installed a tougher hacker program and would assure that csx couldn't
go after anyone on this site for posting the truth and whistleblowing
on here. So much for that fantasy!  This site went to hell years ago
because everyone is scared to address the real violations that are
going on everyday in the yards and on the road. Its a shame. This use
to be a site that did make some impact. I know that for a fact! I had
been approached by several supervisors who read this site about
damaging post that were true and the company wasn't happy with it....
so much for any of that anymore!

Name: KandyDancer
E-mail: Kg4cnc@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2013

Worked for CSX ( C+O ) in the track gangs 10 yrs-----OH ..KY..WV .
Transfe Ed to the signal dept for 12 yrs then CSX , ..
VA..NC..SC..GA..AL..FL .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2013

You guys got it all wrong...they aren't going to fire or put that trip
optimizer out of service...lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2013

NON

I believe the poster meant to write "strip" but Im sure you knew
that.  The rule is that you are to wait 1 second between each movement
on the throttle as well as the dynamic. Slamming it from 1 to 8 is
stripping. You are supposed to wait for 10 seconds before you go from
idle to set-up when getting ready to use the dynamic. Apparently the
new technology doesn't have to. Guess they figure the engineers on csx
are too stupid to figure out how to use both professionally. But then
they were trained by the companies finest. HA!

Oh... the rules are different for yard crews. When they are flat
switching and kicking cars, they can throttle strip all they want. But
then the yard crews get away with murder anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2013

To ALL

Anybody using the trip optimizer yet. Heard some guys talking and
heard
them saying that they heard it throttle stips and even goes straight
from throttle to dynamic and doesn't wait the 10 seconds like we keep
getting wrote up on!
______________________________________________________________________

What is a throttle stips? would that be the same as a skip from 1 or 2
to dynamic without a pause?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2013

To ALL

Anybody using the trip optimizer yet. Heard some guys talking and heard
them saying that they heard it throttle stips and even goes straight
from throttle to dynamic and doesn't wait the 10 seconds like we keep
getting wrote up on!  Has anyone noticed the stuff it gets away with
that we get wrote up for. Maybe they should turn the e-rad back on when
its in use. Think its only fair don't you? If these rules are so damn
important that they want to write people up on them, then the optimizer
shouldn't be able to do it either!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2013

it was about 5 to 6 months ago i applied for a car men position,in
pensacola,fl and i received an email say they want to interview me..so
i went to the interview and i new a few of the guys there we were all
good welders and mechanics..( i was one out of 370 apps that applied
,total of 10 were chosen and only 7 of us showed up
)i thought the interview went good and thought i had a chance at a good
job with good people...then a few days later i received another email
saying i didn't get the job.so i talk to some of my friends who work
for csx and some other people who are retired ..and one of the first
thing they ask me was there any black guys in the interview..i replied
yes .the next thing out of there mouths were well you didn't have a
chance..so several months have passed and another job has came open for
a car man position at the same spot but the time i get an email stating
something different  (August 20, 2013
 
 
Dear ?????,
 
We have had the opportunity to review your work history and
qualifications for the position of Carman- 038089.  While your
background is impressive, we have chosen to pursue other candidates
whose skills more closely match the position.

The CSX Talent Acquisition team thanks you for the time you invested to
apply for this position.  We invite you to continue to visit the CSX
career site regularly to explore other job opportunities.  If you have
not done so already, please consider setting up a job agent which will
notify you via email when future job openings become available that you
are interested in.
 
We thank you for your interest in this position and wish you all the
best in your career search.
 
Have a safe day,
 
CSX Talent Acquisition Team)

i talk to a lady at the hr department at csx and she told me she had
never heard of such a email ..so i told her my story and she told me
they have to hire so many ethnics group regardless of skills and she
went on to say she talked to the recruiter about my case and his
comment was if we didn't hire him the first time what makes him think
we would hire him now  

the recruiter is some guy named bob also black and the hiring manager
was black also ..one of the candidates didn't even know what the
difference between stick mig or tig welding 


i feel if the shoe was on the other foot there would be a correction
,,sorry if that piss's people off

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2013

I don't know much about this Frulla, but i can tell you this much...The
Northern Region has been losing officials left and right to the Genesee
& Wyoming, and a few more just recently.

Not only do the employees hate this place, but management as well. 
Just goes to show that you can beat a dog into the ground until he
bleeds, but you won't get obedience, he will just run away from home.

Its so sad how they are approaching people right out of conductor
school to become trainmasters because what kind of experience do you
need to hide in the weeds and watch people?  When I started out here,
you never saw the trainmaster because they were more focused on moving
freight.  Today its like a circus train that brings the show to town,
yet the show never leaves.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2013

UPDATE: Someone posted a while back that Bob Frulla was leaving
Huntington HQ. Friend of mine is in Huntington this morning. I asked
him about the rumor if Frulla was tranferring to the Northern Region.
He asked Bob it's just a rumor. So, I guess ya'll have him for a
while longer.

Name: Charles E Bungard
E-mail: interstate68cut@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2013

Papa Bungard fbook CSX RR research rept. R U LONG?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
!!!>>>PORTFOLIO CHECK: LONG SCREEN NO CSX<<<!!!
WHO BLINKS; BOGLE OR CHAP. 11 JUDGE?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.csx-sucks.com/?topic=hd&start=57b0561620

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Jax CSX Bigelow pigeon cote:
Smacks of pigeon s--t...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://www.facebook.com/papa.bungard
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Crazy Engineer Hank Snow with Lyrics 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWJqe76NGDE

billbilladaada billbilladaada·179 videos 
Published on Apr 27, 2012
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

THREE WISE MEN...

Dromedary, carrying doddering pariahs;
Bogle, Buffett and Bone Head Ned-backwards, 
totters into sunset...

See Bogle p--s away your 401k... 


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://theadvocate.com/home/6695481-125/train-derails-outside-of-opelousas

Train derails outside of Opelousas
ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
August 04, 2013 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

ETF'S HOLDING CSX
http://www.etfchannel.com/finder/?a=etfsholding&symbol=CSX
------------------------------
ETF'S HOLDING BID
http://www.etfchannel.com/etfs/?symbol=BID

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Suppose one of many Wrecked CSX Train Obliterate Jax CSX Monkey Bin.
Result:
1 North American Shippers heave sigh of relief.
2 Jax putrefied in Bigelow carptet fumes.
3 CSX bottom line enhanced by $500M per annum.

Railroading is about Ton Miles per Train Hour...
Not razing villages...
Not lying to shareholders...
Not raiding the treasury...
It's keeping trains on rail...
And not in somebody's back yard...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
early CSX fbook albums
Three and half decades of CSX atrocities committed against
One of history's finest railroaders:
Charles Bungard--Chesapeake & Ohio any of my old brothers will
attest...

1. cognitive content bungard revolution 9/11=5-18-11

https://www.facebook.com/papa.bungard/media_set?set=a.173948929324891.55235.100001293545969&type=3

2. Emperor Charles E. Hitler-Bungard's Billion Dollar Auction 2/3

https://www.facebook.com/papa.bungard/media_set?set=a.356771517709297.90522.100001293545969&type=3
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Probe Uncovers 3,500 Safety Violations on CSX Railroad Properties
By Alan Zibel | March 29, 2007 

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/03/29/78214.htm

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Michael Ward, CSX's Buck Toothed Bigelow Bandit.
Blatantly proclaims he's set to lighten CSX Treasury. 
And shareholders' pockets by a cool $96.78 mil.

NOTE:
1955- Chesapeake & Ohio-A going concern... 
2013- Bigelow Bandit--$96.78 millions.  
1955- $96.78 M would cover annual C & O system
payroll-Milwaukee/Chicago/Newport News. 
1955- C & O, very high speed freight/passenger operation. 60/80mph
system wide...
1955- Thousands of C & O trains marked in Northern Region [Michigan]
alone.  
1955- High speed freight wrecks on C & O Northern Region---One or two.

1955- C & O Northern Region-call out big hook once or twice.
1955- Brotherhoods' morale...All for one. One for all. And f--k the
merger maniacs!
1977- [circa] -Jew banker's/Merger maniac's mantra: "Divide/buy-$$$
old-head's and smash them!" 
2013- Brotherhoods' morale...Non existent...
2013- Two man crew: Moving train-Each privately thinking; 
"That S. O. B. would put me on soup line for an extra $10. per day. 
And run this piece of CSXT s--t by him-self..."
2013- Backbiting. Greedy. Hurrah’s for me. And f--k you. 

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/ceo-compensation-12_Michael-J-Ward_VCMI.html

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
CSX Corp.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-359-3200
Fax: 804-782-1409
http://www.csx.com
---------------
!!!!WARD MICHAEL J!!! 
[C hief S harelifter X eroxing Snow... 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Carpet_Mill
-------------------------
Total Compensation
$19.835 mil
5-Year Compensation
$96.78 mil
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
CSX [IPO'd – 1980] is the longest running scam on Wall Street Books.
1976 germinated in Pittsburgh Bad Boy Paul Mellon's feeble mind.
Merge Chessie System Railroads/Seaboard Coast Line Industries, Nov
1980.
Down hill from there.
And I mean down hill.
CSX train wrecks by tens...
Village engulfed in flames -
CSX claims agent on front porch of blazing house.
Hammering on door!!! Here's a check.
And Sign this release... 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Bungard signed on Chesapeake & Ohio Nov 29 '55
Flint {Genesee County} Mich.NW Detroit 60 mi.
Emp # 418519  Crew Caller [313] 787-1891
Fired Chessie System 1977
I fought CSX/IPO debacle tooth and nail.
Bungard's made lot's of  Street history since.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Short: BID-TCO-CSX-SSRI
 
BUY/HOLD: FB-ORCL-MSO-SPG-BARON FUNDS/TICKERS HELD
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Little nip now and then thru winter. Spring Thaw always interesting.
Say, 'Mar/Apr/early May'
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I held these 70's 80's Push: Jim McCloud 'Allright Canuk'
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Trade	Type	Industry/Category	         Exchange
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     PNK
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        STU
  

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Yahoo CSX hysterectomy: 
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=CSX+Historical+Prices 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

CSX current scammers:
http://stockzoa.com/ticker/csx/

IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO !!
CSX STOCK MANIPULATION BLAZING CRIMINAL ACT..!

Vanguard Pensions'/Fiduciary Bogle is throwing OPM $$$ 
[Your $$$ 401ks] at this turkey like there's no tommorrow. 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Ned Johnson [Fidelity] gave up long-time infatuation with Rail Roads
He inherited this mild disease from his father.     
FMR dumped CSX on Dec. 31, 2010. 
Turkey wasn't flyin'...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2013

HELP!!!


Still cant find out or get an answer as to why Grandma and Grandpa are
not covered under CSX'S bereavement policy. Still digging!! Can
anyone
help!  Remember to mark your calendars so you don't forget to take
the
day on sept 8th to honor and show respect to your grandparents!
-----------------------------------------------------------------
My gosh. You have been here 30+ years and do not understand this simple
matter? BECAUSE YOUR WORKING AGREEMENT DOES NOT DEFINE "GRANDPARENTS"
AS A RELATION THAT YOU ARE TO BE COMPENSTATED FOR!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to know (seeing as you've been employed with CSX for 30+
years); how old were your grandparent(s)when they passed? 

Might have to call Guinness....

Individuals like you are exhausting.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

To Other, non-employee, for N/A:

Hitler had a plan to, didn't he!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2013

Retired FRA Inspector;

Those two NS employees that left with good retirement benefits?  The
first one that left is now on the board of directors for the Canadian
Pacific.  The second is working in a top spot for the Genesee &
Wyoming.  

They walk in, wreck the place, then leave with a golden parachute.--

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Just your opinion, I see it as make a plan, and work your plan.If you
want more go and get it. These folks are just like you and me, just
more targeted on results, they work harder, and frankly have better
ideas than most.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2013

any truth to mat sowers gave up hacking e-mails an was busted with a
higher ups wife or girlfriend in Jacksonville? Heard he was caught
redhanded must of been tired sucking Wolfe off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2013

Retired FRA Inspector;

Ingram retired, he basically left on his own, and Brown was fired for
sure.  Things haven't changed because they don't know how to manage
and run this railroad, they never have.

They are just carrying on the Nazi tactics, and thats the reason those
two bozo's were originally brought in.  You had Snow, now Ward, and
who knows next?  Either way none of them had or have a clue.

Just compare the other railroads to this place, even the shortlines
have a better mentality than this train wreck.

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2013

I AGREE WITH THE POST BELOW ABOUT STAYING OUT OF THE OFFICE. RUMOR IS
THAT MONTGOMERY HAD TO PUT IN CAMERA BECAUSE OF SOME CRABS MISCONDUCT.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

I heard that CSX fired Ingram and Brown. Is that true? And if so, why
does CSX seem to be managed as if they were still in charge?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2013

RE; Too All Purpose Employee's savings advice: Advising one to save
diligently is the best advice to offer on this board. A sound financial
 plan is not only leverage, but a sense of security and a deliberate
effort to provide for ones'family during uncertain times. 

Railroading can be a life of misery when one is living from pay check
to pay check without any light at the endless tunnel.

Money is leverage...so use it wisely!

http://www.fidelityinvestments.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2013

Retired FRA Inspector;

Those two NS employees that left with good retirement benefits?  The
first one that left is now on the board of directors for the Canadian
Pacific.  The second is working in a top spot for the Genesee &
Wyoming.  

They walk in, wreck the place, then leave with a golden parachute.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2013

I firmly believe that EVERY employee working for CSX should save some
money, live at least a little below their income under all
circumstances, and prepare for another job, by running your own part
time business, getting vocational training, or taking advantage of the
tuition assistance program CSX offers. Maybe you buy a new car when the
old one dies but keep it longer than usual, reduce your super duper
cable and cell phone extravaganza to over the air TV, AND FEWER OTHER
EXPENSES. Your personal Titanic may not hit an iceberg but until your
life is guaranteed lifeboats are mandatory. CSX is NOT a place to be
trusting.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

It didn't seem to work for NS either. And when they finally realized
it wasn't working, I understand that two of their employees were made
available for CSX to hire. I believe most people know who I am
referring to. They no longer work for CSX, but I imagine they are
enjoying lucrative retirement benefits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Train Master/Supervisor, for 1-10 years:

From my experience with CSXT, ethics, mutual accountability, and even
safety has always been a complete joke!  Even the rule books are put
together to cover there asses legally while screwing the employee.

CSXT is evil in more ways than one.  The Nazi mentality failed for
Hitler, yet CSXT has never had a clue on how to manage people in a
human manner.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2013

Train Master/Supervisor, for 1-10 years:

Profits and greed drive Corporations. So when ethical people become
corporate managers, a huge conflict is created. It sounds to me like
you encountered that very dilemma. And it also sounds to me like you
did the right thing by sticking to your principals. Look for a job that
requires ethics, rather than the lack thereof. You may be poorer, but
you will be a lot happier.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Every year we take PODS or computer classes on Harassment and Ethics. A
program even rolled out called MUTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY. A program where
we are going to treat each other with respect and dignity. However; it
looks great for "LEGAL" purposes but they don't really mean it. I
held my supervisor accountable and went from being a HERO to ZERO
literally in 14 days. I was put on a 90 day probation period as a
manager and then threatened time and time again about losing my job. I
made a quick move to escape that regime and went into a different field
as a manager. When asked where I wanted to go; gave them a list of about
20 places; and of course; they send me to the one place I didn't want
to go. So I did what most people wouldn't do; and stood up for what I
believed in and quit. I started working on the ground again and had one
mishap; it was a biggy; but no one got hurt, nothing damaged, nothing
done. Just a stupid oversight; and in almost 10 years; that being my
only mess up; I get dismissed. Try feeding a family of 5; 3 children
under age 8, and a wife that hasn't worked in over 2 years on
$598/every two weeks. Railroad Unemployment is a joke, this company
doesn't care one bit about what you have done in the past "GOOD", or
what you stand for; and they sure don't care about utilizing their
programs they have in place. All those programs are; are a way out of
court to say we have processes in place. If they meant it one time; if
they actually stood up for the one that gets it done; then this would
have been a great place to work. I dealt with harassment ever since I
started in management and just let it roll off my back; after 6 years
of it; I finally stood up and said something and it cost me my job. Go
figure.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2013

Who is Spencer Clawson (Big Brother 15)? A PR poster boy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2013

SMH
The vice local chairman is supposed to report to his LC "BEFORE"
he/she does anything. Like other unions with chief stewards who have
job stewards to help them, THE RULE IS THE SAME! If the vice has gone
rogue then he/she needs to be removed. The ONLY TIME a vice should go
over his LC's head is if the LC is violating the members rights and
getting under the sheets with management. Then the International should
get involved. Could be this vice has done something seriously wrong and
has made some agreement with management to give then 2 other birds in
replace of him/her. The LC needs to do a little more digging into this
matter. Hell, all the LC's in the area should be looking into this.
THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A ROGUE UNION REP ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY.
MEMBERS COME FIRST. NO SLEEPING WITH MANAGEMENT. NO HORSETRADING AND
NEVER EVER EVER THROWING MEMBERS UNDER THE BUS TO SAVE SOMEONE ELSE

Name: Dr. X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2013

Diagnosis: 
the crap is still flowing freely out the mouths of RRJackAss and
HoMoNoMoGetaLifeYouDeadBeat. AtomSqueezer must be off whacking his
subliminess smallness schweicher nodule, his brain cancer is terminal.


Prognosis: Death by Bullshit. 

Cure: jump in front of a cement truck on Interstate 99. Nothing else
will cure these old pathetic geezers.

CSX wizened words of the day:  "shut the fuck up, stupid". 
Courtesey of your CSX management team.

Only sane person on here: Robert Pines

NoMo, tell your wife that her next proctology exam with me is tonignt
at 10pm, room 620, Hilton Hotel. Tell her to Bring some extra coconut
oil this time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2013

Or in the case of LBT... Crabs!!!! And who knows maybe fleas too

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2013

conductor at ACCA


Then don't let it touch you. Real simple answer. Just like with LBT. 
You lay with dogs then you cant bitch when you get covered with fleas.
Suggest you stay out of the office unless its important work business.
Besides, what makes you think shes sizing up the packages? Maybe she
just wondering if you guys even have a package!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2013

TO THE POST BELOW ABOUT THE NEW T.M. DONT TELL ME THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER
LBT ON THE LOSE. I WONDER IF SHE WILL BE AS GOOD AS LBT. WE ALL KNOW
THAT LBT KNEW WHAT TO DO TO GET MEN'S ATTENTION, (NOT TO GIVE HER
CREDIT OF DOING SOMETHING NO OTHER WOMEN COULD DO WE ALL HAVE IT IN
US), SOME ACT ON IT. LBT LOVE THE GAME NOT THE MEN. AS FAR AS MEN GO,
PUT IT OUT THERE AND USUALLY SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN .NOT ALL MEN ,JUST
SOME THAT THINK WITH THEIR HEAD IN THEIR PANTS NOT ON TOP OF THEIR
SHOULDERS.IF THE POSTER IS CORRECT ABOUT THIS NEW T.M.LOOKING AT MEN'S
CROUTCH LOOK OUT CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2013

Happy clown


So you got the scoop of Frulla????? Whats happening to Gary Bethel
Then. He is the V.P of the Northern Region now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2013

HELP!!!


Still cant find out or get an answer as to why Grandma and Grandpa are
not covered under CSX'S bereavement policy. Still digging!! Can anyone
help!  Remember to mark your calendars so you don't forget to take the
day on sept 8th to honor and show respect to your grandparents!

Name: Conduct me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2013

What is the deal with the new TM at Acca.    All shes doing is sizing up
all the cock that goes be her office    Does she ever look above the
waist.  I get the feeling shes quite seasoned. Any one else feel that
way.  Im scared to let that touch me

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2013

Retired FRA inspector: You think most Federal agencies are in the pocket
of Corporate America. These departments are part of the Executive branch
under the control of the Secretary of Transportation, Treasury, Defense,
etc. These are Obama's cabinet members. I will not stand by and have
the smartest, most honest, compent, and good looking President in
history defamed. Excuse me now while I leave to get my tongue out of my
cheek.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2013

To: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years:

From the arrogant style of his post, I have no doubt that a CSX manager
was the one attempting to discredit me with his blatant lies. And I
believe it was Rob Burkett. Or perhaps one of his cohorts. Before I
retired I was told that train delays in 2011 prevented him from
receiving a bonus for that year. And of course the delays were caused
by the FRA defective freight cars that I had discovered in those
trains. I also believe that he began bullying and stalking me because
of his lost bonus. FRA Region 2 management did contact CSX regarding
the actions Rob Burkett had been taking against me. CSX top management
then stated that "it will never happen again." Rob Burkett may have
been disciplined for that, but I doubt it. I am sure that no one in FRA
made that derogatory post about me because everyone there knew I retired
of my own accord. In fact, my supervisor was surprised when he saw my
retirement paperwork. I had told him and Deputy Administrator Larry
Kish that I would retire because they would not support my enforcement
efforts. I guess they didn't believe I was serious. But I believe FRA
Region 2 was only following Headquarters policy. I would still be
working for FRA had they sent in a team of inspectors as John Megary
did when he was FRA Region 2 Administrator.

When John Megary was FRA Region 2 Administrator, Conrail officials
often called him with complaints about me. He would ask if the defects
I was taking were legitimate. When they said yes, he would tell them
that it sounded as if I was doing what I was paid to do. In fact John
Megary got tired of hearing their complaints and sent a team of
inspectors to Stanley Yard to assist me. We covered that facility 24/7,
and got results. Unfortunately, things have changed at FRA. But I don't
believe it is just FRA. There are many other Federal agencies that seem
to be in the pockets of Corporate America. Corporate America is
becoming as politically strong as it was back in the 1800's. And by
voting for corporate friendly politicians, voters have allowed that to
happen.

Because I did my job at FRA as best I could, without having
consideration for railroad profits or on-time train departures, I was
hated by railroad managers. They likely looked upon me as an evil
person.  But if I had truly been evil, I would have violated the oath
that I took to enforce the law. The evil people are those that sell
their soul to the devil in order to become corporate managers. They
know they will have to be mean to the employees they supervise, and put
corporate profits ahead of everything else. Their lust for bonuses and
promotions then separate them from any hint of decency or human
compassion.

Name: Happy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2013

Frulla will be the new V.P of the northern region effective Sept 1....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

Why would the TMs want to go to work for Brownshirt 's Nazis on the
G&W

He was worse than Ingram at CSX.     

It gets bad everywhere to help Corporate Greed of the Upper
Management.

I need more   I need more!!!!!

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

Heard Frulla was going to the northern region, not sure what position he
was promoted to. This was from Jacksonville.Scheduled to take place
around September 1.

Name: Cubicle in GOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

What is LBT up to now. I know details from a few years ago. Need some
details. Need some poetic justice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

re: What Next

Where is Frulla going and do you know when that takes effect?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2013

To:  Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years

Why doesn't CSXT cover grandparents under there bereavement policy?

The only way a person can answer that is to look at this railroad for
the way that it is.

They are just the opposite of what they preach to be, they are an
unethical company!

They don't care about there employees, they are constantly out to fire
everyone with unethical tricks & games, and pathetic rules.  When an
employee retires after 40 yrs of uninjured service, they hand him a
cheap wrist watch and tell him he is trespassing if he steps foot back
on the property.

There are a good number of people hitting the door right after marking
up after conductor school as well.

CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2013

FRA Retired
Don't let the piece of trash get to you. You are obviously hitting a
nerve with someone. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND REPORTING!


Question to everyone

Does anyone know why csx refuses to cover grandparents under their
bereavement policy? I cant understand for the life of me why they would
not but yet they cover aunts, uncles and even In Laws. Im sorry but I
think In Laws take a back seat to Grandma and Grandpa. A lot of people
are raised by their Grandparents and I think its insulting to leave
them out. Several people have tried to get the day off to attend their
funerals and were told NO!  Has anyone heard their reasons for this
denial?  

Don't forget to schedule a day off if you can on September 8th. This
is Grandparents day! Show them the respect they deserve while they are
still alive. Obviously you wont be able to when they pass!!!!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2013

Active FRA:

Let's get something straight right now whoever you are, I retired on
my own free will. I was even asked not to retire by my supervisor. He
stated, "I wish you wouldn't retire." And I might just sue your ass
off for falsely accusing me of stealing. A court order would quickly
reveal your identity. You are the one that is lying! And another thing,
I wasn't paid overtime for working nights and weekends. I worked nights
and weekends because FRA management requested that we do so. And your
statement that I said overtime pays me what I was worth is another bald
face lie. You are a real piece of work! 

I retired because I could. I had the time and I was tired of dealing
with asshole trainmasters and superintendents. And because FRA Region 2
no longer supported regulatory enforcement the way they once did,
retirement was a done deal for me.

Yes I did generally inspect outbound trains. And if CSX had done its
job there would have been no delays. I was finding numerous defects
that should have been identified during CSX inspections. If CSX had
made the trains right there would have been no delays. I never cared
that trains were delayed because they did not comply with FRA
regulations. I did not take an oath to facilitate on-time train
departures. I was doing my job in the most effective manner possible.
And because of that, I was bullied and stalked by Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster Lennon Givens. The Lake
Township Police put a stop to the actions of those individuals and
there is a record of that. I understand that Givens was transferred to
Chicago shortly thereafter. 

I strongly suspect that you are a CSX Superintendent or Trainmaster and
identified yourself as "Active FRA." Perhaps you are Rob Burkett.
Regardless of who the hell you are, I am proud of my record at FRA. And
I was never in any kind of trouble or reprimanded for anything. I
constantly received distinguished evaluations for my work. There were
very few inspectors that were finding more defects or writing more
violations than me.

So, you piece of shit, crawl back under your rock with all of the other
snakes!

Name: Active FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2013

Hey retired FRA...Your name is Robert Lusher... I find it funny after
you were forced to quit the FRA that you now stoop to this...Man just
get over it...You got caught stealing and where run out of the
FRA...The facts are that you only worked when you could claim overtime
nights & weekends...You made the statement that "the overtime rate is
the only rate that pays you what your worth"... You where recorded on
video breaking many safety rules...Finally you only wanted to make
inspections on outbound trains to maximize your impact to operations
which you where also recorded saying... The only thing that you spew
that is true is that you are retired... BY CHOICE THOUGH...YOU COULD
HAVE ELECTED TO BE FIRED!!!

Enjoy your retirement Robert...You piece of S****!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2013

I don't think any guy would want C.Crabs to leave her husband. Doubt
anyone would even be willing to raise his hand to say he hit that. All
these years ain't been good to her. Guess her evil ways are catching
up to her skid row gutter reputation. She's aging in dog years. Give
this round to karma...it's a bitch ain't it touchstone?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

This has to be one of the most pathetic companies I've ever worked. 
The Nazi management style is so unprofessional, not that its there
fault because they just take orders from the Führer himself.  

On the Northern Region, management is exiting the doors faster than you
can count.  A large number of them have left to work for the Genesee &
Wyoming railroad.  WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT CSXT?  Even management
is fed up with this circus..LMAO!

Now the remaining trainmasters are approaching conductors right out of
school, trying desperately to recruit them into management with no
prior railroad experience, but nobody wants the job..lol.  WHAT DOES
THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE CSXT MANAGEMENT STYLE?

Its about time these clowns realize that Tony Ingram is gone, and his
unethical practices don't work.  CSXT isn't going to accomplish
anything if the employees hate them, and they do!

CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

Dude LBT has always done what she does. I knew LBT when she first
started at the rr. She loves the attention men give her and it is an
adiction,she has no self esteem and needs different men in her life to
validate her. You say you practice what you preach(or say) was it worth
it because im sure she will not leave her husband for anyone, it a
GAME!!!!!!! to her, get a clue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

Dude-what do ya mean cougar crabs is at it again? She's always been at
it. Ain't nothin new. Where you been hidin? She more large and in
charge than ever before

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2013

"Tired of whining"

I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2013

Laura T aka cougar crabs is at it again....here we go. Some things never
ever change...

Name: 
E-mail: broken_rail@hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2013

With all the harassment and discipline being handed out by CSX, it's
time to band together and do something about it! Don't just sit on
your ass with a passive attitude. I reads all this whining about how
bad this place is to work, but never any action taken break it off in
CSX's ass. 

It is a known fact that this company cares little about you. All they
care about is the bottom line. They deny legitimate claims, pay claims
for pennies on the dollar, cheat you out of overtime, lunch violations
etc. The list goes on and on. And what do we do, we let them with out
retaliation. Time to band together and make THEM suffer.

CSX hates bad publicity. 

1. RCO crews, work BY THE RULES ! There is no reason for you to hurry.
You will not be rewarded for your performance, you will just get
another switch list handed to you. Early quit? was it worth busting
your ass over 30 minutes?? Risk life or limb to help these greedy
fuckers increase their profits off the backs of trainmen?
Get hurt and see how quickly they dis-own you.

2. Take your allotted heat / cold weather breaks. Remember, CSX
educates it's employees on proper hydration, heat/cold exposure. You
are allowed to seek relief when necessary. There is NO time limits
between seeking relief from extreme heat or cold.

3.Walk slowly, especially on road ballast. If you slip, trip, fall
while performing your duties, make damn sure you report it. Most of
all, ensure you have on the required footwear. Road ballast is the most
common cause of injuries.
 
4.No favors! Do not take " short calls" from the CMC. If they screw
up and forget to call someone to fill a vacancy, that's not your
fault. Take your 2-3 hour call. Delayed trains cause back-ups. Pisses
off the customers as well.

4. If a company official asks for a favor, and we all know they do from
time to time to make themselves look good and break a few rules in the
process, cover your ass! You are not going to be charged for NOT
breaking a rule. Who will defend you if you fuck up? Not that official
that asked for the favor..... you can be sure of that.

5. Make sure you are "on time". Being late can invite a charge of
delaying trains etc.  Have all your bulletins, train orders and job
briefing when on CSX time. You do not have to perform any duties while
off the clock. You responsibilities start at the beginning of your on
duty time. Not 20 minutes before. So make coffee, change your shoes
etc.  But do not pull your train orders off the printer until you are
actually getting paid. What are CSX pricks going to do to you? Your not
allowed to perform ANY duties on property unless you are on duty. These
CSX officials could even charge you with being on the property
illegally if you get to work too early. Fuck them with their own rules.


6. FMLA  If you have to have it, get it. CSX bastards hate to have
anyone on FMLA. It takes the fun out of CMC intimidating you to work.

7. Quit bitching about your Union and get involved. They are not the
real enemy. Granted, they seem to be in bed with the company recently.

8. Engineers need to do a thorough "calendar day inspection" of
locomotives when necessary. Especially when on overtime.  Note ALL
defects. And most of all, the defects require a visit from the repair
facility. Nothing pisses CSX off more than having a locomotive reported
that needs repair. And the toilet issue, nothing needs to be said there.
We all know CSX locomotives are some of the worst. CSX could care less
about your comfort while sitting on a hot, stinky locomotive for 12
plus hours.

9. Stop way short of any hand throw switch when coming into the yards.
So the conductor has to walk a little. Slow down. Keep the yard crews
from doing their job just causes more delays for outbound trains. And
we all know how these CSX pricks like to lie about actual departure
times. You don't need to go 10 mph in the yard, that's just the
limit.

10. DO NOT take a train over territory you are not qualified on. Even
if you have operated on that territory years ago. You are not allowed
to operate on a division/sub division that you had done over one or two
years ago. CSX would nail your ass to the wall if you took a train while
doing them a favor, and you had some sort of mishap. These fuckers would
be the first to crucify you. What is your defense?

11. You cannot refuse to do what you are told by any officials. If
ordered to do something unsafe, call the FRA or OSHA. CSX loves having
been "dimed" to the Feds. I know, I called OSHA on them many times.
Make sure you have names, dates, and places when reporting.
Witnesses as well.

12. Never, ever give lengthy written statements to any officials for
what ever mishap you were involved.. Keep is as short as possible. 
This is just going to be used against you in any investigation. You may
forget what you wrote. And make a copy for yourself.

13. DO NOT TRUST ANY OFFICIAL ! Regardless of your cozy relationship
with them. In the end, they will protect their ass, not yours. You are
a liability in the eyes of CSX management.


I would also suggest any and all CSX former employees that have been
terminated to contact me. I think we should all pay a visit to
Jacksonville and stage a protest in front of their headquarters.
What are they gonna do, fire us?
Spread the word...............

                  broken_rail@hotmail.com

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2013

Frulla has been promoted!!!!!!!! He is leaving the huntington division
very soon....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

Don't listen to this guy that calls himself HOYER.  He keeps posting
the same garbage about Ashtabula, Ohio.

Nearly everyone working in Ashtabula has been out of service for rule
violations.  What does that tell you about the place?  It tells you
that you can't break the rules there, and the place is no different
from any other yard.  It tells you that HOYER is spreading BS because
he he doesn't like somebody at Ashtabula.  They probably put him out
of service and he's looking for pay back.

More than anything, he makes himself look like a snitch bitch if the
place really was that laid back.

Get a life HOYER, you retard.

Name: IH Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

Go Fuck Yourself Hoyer

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I
have
seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But
if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a
free
for all.Guys riding Hazmat tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a
tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX or the FRA
would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be
SHUT DOWN PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

I like how I got an email from my piece of shot LC Wesley Griffin about
a meeting he went to in Boston. He carried all his little buddies with
him. There was a list of all in attendance and these fuckers from
Fitzgerald outnumber terminals of larger sizes. Good to know my dues
are sending that faggit pussy bitch and his company cock sucking
friends on vacation.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2013

Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years:

"GET OFF YOUR ARSSES BLET AND FRA AND CHECK INTO THIS NOW!  TRY
ASKING
SOME QUESTIONS AROUND THE INDY AREA"!

When I retired from FRA about 15 months ago, it sure seemed to me that
the agency was very snug in bed with railroad management. That, and the
fact that FRA generally hires from the ranks of railroad management, I
wouldn't count on them doing anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2013

Trainmaster


Go watch Jerry springer..... 

Now on a more important note......Rule 46 is being abused again. Once
again an engineer is forced by "persuasion" to work an assignment in
violation of the single system agreement and operating rules and being
supplied conductors to help educate him on the characteristic of the
area he was forced to!


GET OFF YOUR ARSSES BLET AND FRA AND CHECK INTO THIS NOW!  TRY ASKING
SOME QUESTIONS AROUND THE INDY AREA!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2013

Tells us more about kim miller

Name: Spencer Clawson Fan Club
E-mail: bigbrother5.org
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2013

All Rails: Watch BigBrothers5 on CBS after 60 Minutes. One of your own
is live in the flesh on this reality show. In fact, Goggle him and see
the remarks that's been made! Enjoy!

Spencer Clawson's Fan Club...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2013

July 29, 2013 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2013

Attendance Policy and Laying-Off Sick:

In the eyes of OSHA, the railroads cannot discipline any employee for
laying-off sick...even from an off-duty injury. However the carriers
can request limited-medical information from your provider. 
There are several FELA firms that are willingly accepting cases from
train and engine employees who were discipline for laying-off sick.

Due to a recent court ruling, FELA firms were awarded their maximum 
hourly rate for services rendered instead of the outdated $125 hourly
federally mandated rate.

Imagine a carrier refusing a sick employee the right to lay-off and
that employee is involved in a tragic accident. The liability would be
unlimited to the carrier.

Source: TrainLawBolg.com

Name: Jim
E-mail: blt4speed@hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2013

Does anyone have any information on anyone terminated for step 3
absenteeism"? Need some information on who, when and where, and if
they signed waivers to get their jobs back or went to arbitration

Name: I am Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

Ya ya ya...FB ...you and I both know what your post was about...I find
it interesting you are always keeping  track of what I do...I can now
add stalking to the harassment charges.. .. As for making fun of your
mothers ailments ..?  I never said a word about them..My own 86 year
old Mother has a loooong list of ailments and I plan on getting FMLA so
I can care for her when I need to...Yup you guessed it....More " last
minute" mark-offs ... :D

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

Just want to share my story. I was a conductor for 2 years with CSX. I
was a yard conductor and RCO operator. Last summer on a remote job I
let an inbound train thru my zones and after they reported clear my
switchman and I failed to line the switch back. So we ran thru the
switch and derailed 7 cars. I was taken out of service and charged with
a major some how though the charges were  rules 46, 104, 913a, 913c of
which none are majors. I was found guilty and fired. I asked how I was
fired and was told I willfully endangered employees, public and
equipment. My union BLET did nothing. Thanks a lot BLET! I am now
homeless. I hope whatever my local chairman got in exchange for my job
was worth it.

Name: F.B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

Hey 'I am me' for your info I don't need to check the p.l. and d.v.
schedule i'm on a regular assigned show up job. And for your info, my
mom has been fighting prostate problems for a long time. I hope you
feel good about yourself making fun of my mom's medical condition.

Name: Locomotive slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

WE NEED TO VOTE THIS SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT/ Bonus/ bids out on the
next contract . LETS GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL AVAERAGE WAGES. PLEASE DO
THE MATH ...    More money on the national average..

Name: I am Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2013

Awwww..F B. Whats the matter ?? You have to work again ?? Poor baby !!
Maybe ya ought to check who has personal or vacation days in if ya
don't want caught .. LMAO!!!! Wonder what day it's gonna be next week
...and the week after..and the next one :)  Ya see....it's pretty cool
having all those days available to mark off whenever the mood strikes
..nope not gonna waste them all..gonna mark sick when allowed and ya
know them there crew callers are soooo nice to give out personal
business days :) Don't even have to say the kids are sick.. imagine
that !! KARMA IS A BITCH ain't it ?? Hummmm  Oh by he way..thanks for
posting in the correct section (harassment)  this time :) Gave me quite
the chuckle ...

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2013

Alright,
  I see CSX has a stock car they are bragging about, and we all know as
sponsor this is not cheap, so I guess we won't be getting much of a
bonus this year because of the cost(management employees should be
pissed to). But we can all watch the race with pride, hell I bet my
bonus the car doesn't even cross the finish line they will probable
fire the driver half way through the race for a rules violation.

Name: F.B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2013

My mom's prostate is acting up again and I think I saw a tornado in the
back yard, I believe i'll mark off sick next Thursday about 10 minutes
before call time.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2013

It seems to me that FRA should start regulating railroad rules
compliance testing. All FRA does now is cheerlead, which allows
railroad managers to abuse certain employees that they don't like.
Rules testing is necessary. But it must only be done to enhance safety,
not to harass and intimidate employees. And, it must be done for all
operations, including remote control and other operations demanding
high production.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2013

Dispatcher


Funny you would use the west end in the GL for your example. Had a TM
on his way out admit that west enders were targeted twice as much as
the east enders. They are babied and coddled like yesterdays newborns.
Funny how every time a west end conductor on the extraboard gets called
for a job they weren't trained on the crewcaller threatens to pull them
off the board because they cant protect all jobs, but everytime an east
ender gets called and its not a sit on your butt and ride train they
claim they aren't qualified and its OK! They run the roster and get a
west ender to do the job!   Real funny how the ones who come to the
rescue are the ones who are harassed and tested all the time!  Maybe
that's why there are so many disgruntled west end crews.... Think
about that next time one has a bad attitude on the radio! Maybe they
are just sick of it!

Name: GL Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2013

I don't fuck with crews.  Lets say I do have a nasty Engineer that I do
despise. I'm not going to ruin it for the Conductor.  And vise-versa. 

I do give heads up when I can.  Meets, track equ, ect.

Name: GL Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2013

This is a different dispatcher

Yes, we get calls from train masters wanting to test trains.

Lets say going west we have

Q2xx
Q1xx
Q3xx

The TM wants to test Q2xx and I say I don't want to because I have
Q1xx behind him.  I tell him there is a Q3xx behind Q1xx.   Naw he
says, I want the Q2xx

I'm assuming he wants to test a certain crew and not symbol.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2013

Hey train dispatcher.   Just a question here....is it in your training
to not share information with the crews......been given orders to stop
at mileposts and then stop and sit for hourrs....wondering what's the
matter...did I do something wrong...so on and so on.....then give the
dreaded three hour call til dead time....and proceed to get yelled at 
for not giving a heads up....do you dispatchers treat all crews the
same or do you know the ones that will do a good move or the ones that
will screw your eyeballs out?......from working with some dispatchers I
can tell if it will be a good day or another day in hell........it's
mostly hell.......hands down.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2013

Reading the post below i do agree with you about kim miller having his
head up his bosse's ass. I could tell you so many things about the guy
from chicago. He is a man in sheep clothing, i have seen kim do some
things outside of work after the bars close that only him and i know
about,he isnt who he portray's to be thats all im going to say.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2013

SO CALLED TRAIN DISPATCHER


The incident that you are referring to happened over a year ago and it
was settled in house. For your info the picture you are talking about
was not originally taken by who you think you know so much about. That
person was called in and talked to. So once again someone like you
comes on here and starts stirring old shit that doesn't help anyones
cause. Your not as smart as you think you are and need to stick to
posting things that are of real importance and the truth, whole truth
and nothing but the truth!  I believe Retired FRA suggested we stick
together and tell the FACTS that are know to be true on here to protect
ourselves..... GROW UP!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2013

Well I can guess ?


S
L
L
C
J


Can I call a Life Line?

Maybe Joe has other pics he can send to give me a clue?

Maybe he better not ?

Any more clues  LOL

Name: C
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2013

Attn Train Dispatcher for 10-20,

    I know who is'nt on the hit list. A certain female Conductor/Eng.
at Avon who is quite snug with Joe Berry. As a matter of fact she sends
Joe pics of co-workers sleeping on the engine and sends him text about
guys who are screwing the company. Any guesses as to who it is?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2013

LOCO 10-20

The supervisor who was instructing the conductors to falsify on- board
departure and switching times did such a good job of making his
division look fantastic he got a promotion to the sales department.
What you don't know is, that several conductors made it known to
Jacksonville that it was happening and were told that they knew all
about it and to put in the correct times. They were watching the
problem...so you are right!  They did nothing about it and allowed it
to continue. Now is the time for the conductors to tell the truth and
stand up to the supervisors that tell them to lie and not report their
departure times and work related times accurate as they happen. No one
is to blame but the crews if they don't stand up together and refuse
to lie. We all know the main goal of all of this is to make the company
look like the best service rr in the industry.  Only the front page of
the employee gateway and wall street journal matters to them.
PUBLICITY.....PUBLICITY......PUBLICITY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2013

To Joe B

Can you cc me on that hit list that is published out on the division
hit list.    Maybe I can help you or maybe I can not.   

It is fun to see who is on the list.  

CSX Safe and On Time dispatcher

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2013

Well the e-mail is out.......all you local conductors WILL lie on your
on board work order or will face the consequences of being WRITTEN
up.......whaaaaat?.....customer driven and fact based?.......un fkn
believable......anything for the number.....how can these people sleep
at night?.......

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2013

Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years:

While at FRA, I witnessed the management styles of both NS and CSX, and
how they seemed to change when Ingram and Brown went from NS to CSX. But
what I don't understand is why the management style of CSX did not seem
to change again after their departure.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2013

APE


You got that right! But if you haven't noticed, everytime something of
real importance is posted on here NO ONE will touch the subject. They
are so scared of someone from the company finding out who they are on
here they back off or don't even discuss it.Ever noticed when a topic
is a real hot subject a supervisor always comes on here and post
threats? Published lawsuits against posters who made serious threats of
bodily harm or slanderous remarks that caused some businesses monetary
damage has made most run like hell. The fact is, what these people
don't understand is if the info is true and there are numerous
witnesses to the incident posted there should be NO FEAR. If the
behavior of the  supervisor violates any federal or state law and the
person is afraid to exercise his right to blow the whistle, then this
is a good place to start bringing their actions to light! 
 
Mr. Retired FRA...... Many have said that this site is reviewed
everyday by the FRA. Is this true. It is also said that csx lawyers
view this site along with other class 1 railroads everyday. This I know
to be true. Anything you might know that will ease the mind of the
posters and make them less afraid to post the truth, the whole truth
and nothing but the truth would be real helpful.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2013

Joe B

Where do they think you get your info from??? You wouldn't happen to
be a member of the old southern Nazi group that was put into place back
in 2008 would you. The group that was trained under the program that an
inside manager blew the whistle on. The one where you are to stalk and
follow at all cost. You know.... your supposed to call any division
that your target is headed to and make sure someone is in place before
they get there so they can wait in the bushes and ambush?  I sure hope
not! That plan was pushed up wards nose and he claimed he didn't know
anything about it. It was so out there some trainmasters ran like hell
and denied knowing anything about it. Are you still keeping this
program alive? It sounds like it. I suggest you watch YOUR BACK!

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2013

Joe B.,Joe B., Joe B., IM guessing the B. stands for Butthole. Just
because you have a piece of paper from a school doesn't mean crap.
People like you is what is wrong with corporate America today. U have
to be a puppet on a string and do as you are told because you have no
T&E skills to fall back on if you don't. I bet you couldn't switch 2
blue boxcars out of 3 white ones. So do what you do best and keep
giving good head to your boss and you will have no worries.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2013

Apparently an education in business management consists of how to screw
your customers out of more money while offering a degraded service or
product, treating employees like shit while demanding more and more
production from fewer of them, and maximizing profits by keeping
maintenance and infrastructure spending to a minimum.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2013

On our subdivision our train master hasn't been on the main line since
he got here.....how cool is that?.......he stays cool all summer and
warm all winter......just so his GM is happy all is good......neither
one of them or any of them for that matter could switch out a cut of
cars.....how's that for being college educated?......impressive I
know!......do all managers tell the outside world they are employed in
the railroad industry?.....then I wonder if they have the sack to say I
know nothing about how it operates....hmmmmmmm.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2013

Hey Joe b.    The hardest part of your job probably is keeping your nose
clean of poop boogers.....bet you have to carry a BIG
handkerchief......lmfao......all we have to do is follow your idiotic
rules and you aren't  touching us....why Homer Simpson would be a star
train master with this outfit.......ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.....all the way to
the bank.....and by the way that was a NICE deposit
yesterday.....LMFAO!!!!!!!!......my family thanks you for making that
possible.......eatin good in the neighborhood!!!!!........oh by the way
guys nice 2 nd quarter profit margin.....nice......and just think how
much csx could REALLY make if it had a management team that actually
knew anything about the art of railroading.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2013

T.M. Miller has his head so far up his boss's ass there is no return.
They are all alike. CSX hires some dozies!!!!!!!!.

Name: Joe B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2013

You clowns may make decent money now, but ur just one major violation or
screw up from going home for good, then what u gonna do? I don't have
to worry about that. As long as I keep my nose clean and get my quota
for failures, I will always have a good paying job, can u say that?
Did'nt think so. You guys keep living in your own little world and
screwing the company. We managers know who the bad employees are we get
reports everyday as to who to watch, guess where we get the info from? 
Still not to late to go back to school and get a education guys, be a
part of the team.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2013

Respond to WTF........now this sounds very typical of management
nowadays.....these educated idiots could not follow a switch list if
you painted them a picture ....now that is FUNNY......lmfao......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2013

Respond to Joe b.      Yea thanks for paying us uneducated dumb asses so
much money to do nothing......because of the rule book we have to follow
nothing ever will get done or be done......laughing all the way to the
bank.......I am certain I never want to be as smart as you joe b. 
.....did you get all your common sense sucked out of you too?.......my
t & e brothers thank you for making more money than you
do.....LMAO......

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2013

Joe B.
  I went to college, Iam am an engineer, I was a trainmaster for 10
yrs, now I am an engineer again, I make more the your sorry ass as an
engineer which takes skill, so fuck you asshole, go find a failure
dickhead, so you can make your GM proud.

Name: Joe B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2013

You guys are a bunch of uneducated cry baby's, you guys make way too
much money for what you do. Hell, most us u dumb asses barely made it
out of high school, if it were'nt for CSX half of u bastards would be
working for minimum wage.  I would suggest you do what I did go to
college and get a education then go into management.

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2013

Yes... Frulla has destroyed the Huntington division,but if the upper
management doesn't care so why should we.

Name: lilbuddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2013

@Loc/Eng 10-20 yrs:  Albany Division, largest and most lucrative.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

Being an arrogant blithering idiot is a job requirement if you want to
be a part of CSX management .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2013

Just want to vent!!
    Huntington Division is (I think) the largest and most lucrative of
all divisions on CSX and they actually put it in the charge of an
arrogant blithering idiot!!  
    Frula is the sole reason why morale is at an all time low.  Piss
poor management goes way beyond him though.  In a well ran company,
this guy would have been fired for being an incompetent idiot a long
time ago.  
    We can't figure why but this guy seems to be impervious no matter
what he does.  Good ol' boy network?  Who knows?  
    I know this much.....get rid of his ass and you'll have people who
actually like to work for you again.  You may even start seeing trains
being ran more efficiently.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2013

To all CSX Employees. This site can be a useful tool to effect change.
But you have to realize there WILL be Company moles, Internet Trolls
and other assorted jerks that chime in. So Please do us all a favor and
NOT respond to them, or be baited into their stupid arguments. If I see
another argument with Pines and his followers I'm gonna puke. Just
IGNORE THEM and they will eventually go away. These pukes obviously
have NO life, that they spend so much time on a site about problems in
an industry, that they know NOTHING about and have NO REAL connection
to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2013

Hong Kong (CNN) -- The former head of China's state railway system,
once described in state media as "morally corrupted," has received a
suspended death sentence for bribery and abuse of power.
Liu Zhijun, 60, was sentenced by the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate
People's Court Monday to death with a two-year reprieve, deprived of
his political rights for life and had all his personal property
confiscated, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. He was also
sentenced to 10 years in jail for abuse of power.
Though Liu's crimes carry the death penalty under Chinese law, it's
thought his confession and subsequent cooperation influenced the
court's decision to commute his sentence, state-media reported.
From 1986 to 2011, the court said Liu took advantage of his positions
at local railway authorities and then as railways minister to help 11
people win lucrative government contracts. He reportedly accepted 64.6
million yuan (US$10.5 million) in bribes from them during this period,
Xinhua said.
Liu was also accused of breaking regulations and applying favoritism,
which allowed people such as Ding Yuxin, chairman of Beijing Boyou
Investment Management Corporation, and her relatives to reap huge
profits and inflict "colossal losses" on public assets, thus
"violating rights and interests of the state and the people," Xinhua
said.
Liu, who was appointed to the Railways Ministry in 2003, was
responsible for the rapid expansion of China's rail infrastructure,
particularly its high-speed network. He won widespread acclaim for his
role until his arrest on corruption charges in February 2011.
Then in July that year, he was named as one of 54 officials linked to a
2011 train crash in the eastern city of Wenzhou that killed 40 people.
In the wake of the collision of two high-speed trains, which also
injured 172 people according to government figures, many in China
expressed fury at the government. Some alleged corruption and efforts
to cover up the tragedy -- charges the government denied.
However, a subsequent report found that major design flaws in train
operating equipment, relaxed safety controls and poor emergency
response to equipment failure caused the crash, Xinhua said.
Liu and the Railway Ministry's deputy chief engineer, Zhang Shuguang
were held chiefly responsible for the crash, along with Ma Cheng,
chairman of the board at China Railway Signal and Communication Corp.,
the producer of the railway signaling system.
Meanwhile, Monday's court sentence was criticized on social media,
with some expressing frustration with President Xi Jinping's vow to
cut down on corruption by clamping down on officials. One post from
@Ziyeyu88 on Weibo, China's Twitter-like service, read: "The new
leadership is nothing new! This is the so-called anti-corruption! It's
still suspended death penalty after taking this much bribe!"
Another, named @Meiyingqishi655, posted: "People can be as much
corrupted as possible in China. They won't die anyway."

C - China  S - Southern   X - Express  ?

Name: ALERT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2013

ALERT....ALERT....

THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL. PAY ATTENTION AND GET READY TO GROW A PAIR
OR BE THE ABUSED BIT... UNDER THE SUPERVISORS BOOT! 

Operating rule 46 is now being used to intimidate and scare employees
into taking jobs that they know they are not qualified for or  were not
properly trained for. It is also being used to get around the engineers
agreement that the company put their "JOHN HENRY" on and agreed
to(article 61-paragraph B) Engineers must be qualified on ALL WORK
PROTECTED BY AN ASSIGNMENT!

Rule 46 does not say anything about an employee not needing to know the
physical characteristics of a job they have been called to work because
they will be using other than main or signaled tracks and will be
moving at a speed to protect their train or equipment(looking out for
improperly lined switches....etc...etc... etc...

There are supervisors who are abusing this rule and making employees
take jobs that they have no business taking and are threatening
insubordination charges if they don't. What these idiot supervisors
don't seem to understand is there is more to running around on a set
of tracks when it comes to working a job. 

A crew was ordered to take a job or face possible insubordination 
charges that required them working a facility with hazmat dangerous
materials. this crew had never been in this industry and knew 
ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING ABOUT ITS DESIGN, SAFETY ISSUES, TRACK
CHARACTERISTICS, CLOSS CLEARANCES, UNAUTHORIZED AREAS OR SPOTS OR
PLACES. After a lecture of the abused rule 46 rules and further actions
of disciplinary charges the crew did the stupid thing and went. Lucky
for them it ended well because they were able to get pulled from the
job by another supervisor who was born with a brain in his head!  

Your union and the FRA are not going to do a thing about this. This is
not the first time this rule has been abused and it wont be the last.
It is up to YOU to take a stand for your safety and the safety of the
crew member you are working with. You do not have to put your health or
safety on the line for any supervisor. Follow protocol first. Call the
FRA and your LC immediately! If there is nothing done then you must
notify OSHA!   Wake up people! Look around. The changes in the way the
employees are being ruled is getting out of hand. Start calling your
international and remind them they have that cushy overpaid seat
because you voted to put them there and that can very easily be
changed. Just think what they would do if no one paid their dues!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2013

To Other, non-employee:

I hired out as Machinist Apprentice on the C&O in January 1966. So you
must really be an old timer.

While working as a railroad Machinist, and an Inspector at FRA, I
witnessed railroad employees being harassed for following FRA rules. In
fact I was harassed for using blue flags when I was a Machinist. But
skirting the rules just to move trains faster was never an option for
me. But it was, and still is, for quite a few employees. And they are
the star employees. That is until an accident happens. Then their
company loyalty doesn't mean much.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2013

Other:

Just what experience do you have in the railroad industry? I suspect
that you a railroad manager. Come clean, what do you do?------------
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Mr Inspector,
I have a few years on the Railroad before you were born (My guess). I
am not now -nor was i ever a railroad manager. Just happen to be
retired from outside of the rail industry. I follow the industry
somewhat closely, and respond at times on this site. Hopefully you do
not take my comments as flaming or in any way a sign of disrespect.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2013

You idiots prove everyday to the company that you are a bunch of back
stabbing babies.You post thing about each other on here like a bunch of
school girls.PLEASE READ THE NAME OF THIS WEB SIte. " C    S     X     
 S     U    C   K   S   ".     Bunch of over paid girls.Band together
and fight..Starting with the unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2013

All that stuff on the market has already been brought out into the open.
 I once had a union official blow his top by saying "If your gonna piss
dirty then piss dirty"!  Those labs know all the tricks.  Some people
have even been caught trying to pass it along.

The bottom line is that your comment is very exaggerated by saying
everyone smokes it.  There might be one or two from certain terminals
who are playing the game, yet they are also living on the edge.  For
those individuals its just a matter of time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2013

You can smoke dope and disguise it, they have items on the market to
cover up when given a piss test and blood test, get with the times.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2013

To Car Repair less than 1 yr.:

You say everyone out here is a dope smoker? What have you been
smoking?

Everyone out here knows that you can't smoke dope and get away with
it, the stuff stays in your system too long.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2013

Hello, all in all what a shitty company to work for. I have never worked
with so many illiterate back stabbing low life people in my life! The
good days of working for the railroad are long gone. As I see it, it is
just a big let's see how hard we can f---k you job. The company seems
to be run by politicians. If you become employed by this company, watch
your back and be safe. Trust no one ---- I repeat NO ONE. DO NOT CONFIDE
IN YOUR BOSS AS HE WILL BREAK IT OFF IN YOUR ASS!!!!! A good majority of
the employees are dope smokers and alkys. I cant say that I blame them
though as they were probably driven to it by their job. SHITTY UNION
ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!! like most other unions, basically protects lazy
m-fers. Typical of most unions in this country. GO TO COLLEGE AND GET
AN EDUCATION IN SOMETHING THAT INTERESTS YOU. DON'T SELL YOURSELF
SHORT AND BECOME A DRONE!!!!!!!!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2013

Other:

Just what experience do you have in the railroad industry? I suspect
that you a railroad manager. Come clean, what do you do?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2013

Other:

You stated: "This is the kind of stuff that get's rails in trouble.
Simply read the below and digest what is being said."

Please explain just how rules compliance will get employees in
trouble.
Failure to comply is what gets them in
trouble.------------------------
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Mr FRA
My only point was, just obey the rule the right way. I have seen so
many do it correctly and with caution. Others abuse the rule and dwell
on it , become a target, and suffer the results.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2013

LBT  is still doing the same thing she has always done, only gettting
better(pratice makes perfect).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2013

Same Old CSX!!!




I've worked for CSX for almost 20 years now on their SPG teams. Every
since I have joined these SPG teams I have witness an attitude that if
your Race is other than WHITE you are guilty as charged! Now a very
very hard working young man I just found out was let go simply because
he wanted to prove his innocence in a matter and go to a hearing in
order to try to clear his name. Now we told him not to because we knew
that he was going to be fired by CSX. I thought about this why is it
when you go to make a stand for your rights as a man you are guilty
first and then you try through collective bargaining to make your
stance. But why what makes these people believe that you have to take a
waiver all the time. And have a Soooooory Union! who are mostly CSX
employees who work both sides of the isle's but I have had it and
it's time for The Injustices to stop the corruption is ridiculous! So
I'm tired of the impartiality the racism, being harassed, made to feel
less than a human being let alone a man. This company still has racist
ways and unfair judgements against people of color even to this day and
something need to be done now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: YDM Atl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2013

We all know what's going on in Atlanta. But I wanted to hear some other
LBT stories.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2013

Results of the Voice of the Employee Survey:

(as was expected- TOTAL SPIN and nonsense!)

Through our recent Voice of the Employee (VOE) Survey, we asked you to
give us your opinions on what it’s like to work at CSX. Our goal was to
better understand your perceptions of our work environment – both the
favorable aspects and the areas for improvement – so that we can make
changes in our strategies, processes and programs to better drive
business success and enable you to be a more engaged employee.
 
More than half of our employees participated in the VOE, 56% to be
exact. Responses were submitted by 17,000 individuals – providing input
from every department, every division, and almost every position across
the company.
 
The results are in, and we are pleased to report that company-wide
we’ve made some strides since taking the same survey in 2011. Here are
some key findings of our overall survey results: 
Overall participation in the survey is up 13% since 2011. This year’s
56% participation rate is great news – especially since many more
Transportation employees were able to participate as part of their
annual rules training.
 
Our company-wide engagement score, increased from 55% in 2011, to 58%
in 2013. The three-point bump up is significant – though it is still
not the 65% engagement score that “best employers” achieve. [Click here
 for more details about the scoring.]  Considering that the market
challenges we faced between the first and second VOE surveys were
substantial, increased engagement shows we haven’t dropped the ball on
efforts to improve our culture and the day-to-day experience for our
people.

The engagement drivers you identified as being among the things we do
really well in 2011, are exactly the same in 2013:
Organization reputation:  We are proud to work here.
Work processes:  We enjoy our work.
Safety:  We feel our safety concerns are taken seriously.
Career opportunities:  We see a long-term future with CSX.

The new survey results also revealed no new areas of concerns – only
opportunities to build on the same success and challenges you
identified in 2011:
Recognition:  We do not always acknowledge each other’s contributions.
Communication:  We want the information we need to do our jobs and to
understand more about CSX.
Aligning expectations:  Understanding the gap between what employees
expect and what CSX delivers.
Senior leadership:  We want to know from our division or department
leadership that we matter and that we are making a difference.

More than 9,500 hundred employees shared more commentary through
write-in comments, providing additional insight on what’s impacting
engagement and what improvements we can make. While senior leaders are
still reviewing these comments, most are related to opportunities to
improve informal interactions and management practices at the local
level. 
What’s Next?
 
Your management team will share department-specific results with you in
the coming months so that together you can determine the best ways to
address issues of most importance in your business area.
 
We will keep open the lines of communication and will have some
specific plans in the coming months. In the meantime, thank you again
for your honest feedback and commitment to CSX.  &#8203;

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2013

Nobody gets away with anything in Ashtabula, they get put on the street
like everyone else for breaking rules, and the company knows this
Hoyer!

Hoyer boy has a personal vendetta against one of the officials in
Ashtabula in case nobody has figured that out by now.

Yes, Hoyer is a RETARD!  He thinks by posting his frustrations over and
over again that someone will come down on the people who run Ashtabula. 
Hoyer took the short bus to school.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have
seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But
if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a
free
for all.Guys riding Hazmat tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a
tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX or the FRA
would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be
SHUT DOWN PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2013

CSX Transportation Right Results Right Way!

Heard that one before? BS BS BS 
They Just fired a guy at SouthPoint in Jacksonville after the company
violated a bunch of union rules as well as fmla rules. This very same
employee has  legally blind son who's charity was featured on the CSX
Charity train.
The very reason this charity the Foundation Fighting Blindness is on
this charity train (which donated $25K each year to this foundation) is
this employees son.  His mom also works for CSX.  
Talk about Cold blunded...sponsoring $50k in donations while firing a
guys father.  

NICE RIGH RESULTS RIGHT WAY!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2013

Other:

You stated: "This is the kind of stuff that get's rails in trouble.
Simply read the below and digest what is being said."

Please explain just how rules compliance will get employees in trouble.
Failure to comply is what gets them in trouble.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2013

This is the kind of stuff that get's rails in trouble.
Simply read the below and digest what is being said.


Strike? No way; just comply 100% to the rules and never use your cell
phone to contact management:

A few years ago, a major carrier tried to sue the utu for
"malicious rules compliance" and lost the case. And thus agreed to
the 
demands of the local by not requiring them to work road assignments in

order to maintain protection pay. I believe the protection pay was
over

$100K on a 5 days-a-week yard jobs.

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==mad shitter .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2013

Well the news is out ,they have found out who is the MAD SHITTER at
Collinwood yard , No better than ==Todd Novac === The mad shitter . at
least oncea month  some one shitts all over the bathroom . the cleaning
woman wants to quit .  I heard there is going be an hearing . and if
found guilt ,He should get a swirley in the same crapper that he shits
in .   this is the same person who  took  money from our union the only
way he came back is to be a company snitch . May a heard of monkeys shit
on your head=== Todd novac===

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2013

Strike? No way; just comply 100% to the rules and never use your cell
phone to contact management:

A few years ago, a major carrier tried to sue the utu for
"malicious rules compliance" and lost the case. And thus agreed to
the 
demands of the local by not requiring them to work road assignments in

order to maintain protection pay. I believe the protection pay was over

$100K on a 5 days-a-week yard jobs.

Nowadays, we do not have the strong leadership that's required to 
motivate the troops. However, 100% rules compliance will trump lousy 
leadership any day of the week!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2013

WORK AT CSXT  IN CAR DEPT  [MECH]  CONSTANTLY RUSHED ..TALKED DOWN TO  ,
BADGERED  .BY CONTRACT CAR FOREMAN  .FORCED TO WORK THRU BREAK AND LUNCH
AND O/T AT HIS CONVEIUNCE  COMPLAINED TO THIS GUY BADGERED EVEN MORE 
...COMPLAINED  TO GENERAL CAR FOREMAN ....NOTHING ....COMPLAINED TO
LOCAL UNION REP  ...NOTHING...THIS MAKING THIS PLACE A UNSAFE
...HOSTILE WORK ENVIROMENT   CONSTANLY BEING RUSHED TO DO 3 SHIFTS
WORTH OF WORK IN ONE SHIFT   BUT HE HAS HIS FAVORITES THAT HE DOESNT
HAVE THESE PEOPLE DO NOTHING   WHEN I  MADE IT CLEAR I WAS GOING TO
CONTACT A ATTORNEY THEN HIS FAVORITES   [UNION BROTHERS ] AND ANOTHER
CONTRACT FOREMAN STARTED WITH RETALITORY REMARKS AND THREATENED WITH MY
EMPLOYMENT ....WELLL  SO BE IT  I WILL OWN THE PLACE WHEN MY LAWYER GETS
DONE THEN WE WILL SEE WHO  NEEDS A JOB

Name: O U 8 1 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2013

With BLE local chairman's like the one at 00q120 who needs management. 
A couple more moves like he pulled on his buddy Fuller and he'll be the
only one left in his local.  But that's ok, he'll still be bud's with
the Trainmaster.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2013

Is it time to strike yet?  BLET/UTU are the best company bought unions
that money can buy.ITS TIME FOR A STRIKE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of cry
baby push overs..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2013

Yea montgomery, al terminal had some doozies working in the
manager/supervision field

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2013

i work in alabama and the guys are players, but rumor is that k.m. got
caught and he is now a religious man.

Cudo's to him for that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2013

Need info on Warren Rennick Trainmaster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2013

Just wondering is the alabama guys still players since they move on from
montgomery, al. I hear Kim Miller (trainmaster was quite the womanizer),
in alabama, georgia, chicago

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2013

Ashtabula gets by with no more than the other yards, you need to work at
avon and take notes . It depends on which trainmaster is working at the
time. (FAVORITISM).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2013

Avon yard the best!!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2013

Hoyer:

Are you back to playing your cowardly games again?  Who is it in
Ashtabula that you have a hard on for?  People don't get away with
anything more out there than anywhere else.  They discipline and put
people on the street just like other yards, and YOU KNOW THIS!

Grow up retard!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2013

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have
 seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the      
time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!!
Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But if
you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a free
for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a tie is
made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety
stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never
asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once
looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there
doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to
discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out
there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it
makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX would go
out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be SHUT DOWN
PERIOD.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 May 2013

Hey Luke:

Gay Ward Vader? That's a good one...now that I think about John
Snow resembled the Emperor, just put a cowl on him!

Name: Luke SkyWalker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2013

Gay Ward Vader’s Jacksonville Death Star is fully operational and used
to eliminate any Alliance worker slave if they resist to the Empires
operational desires.   There is little hope for the Alliance as long as
Gay Ward Vader is controlling the CSX Empire.  Most Alliance union reps
are assimilated into the Dark Side and will not come back since they
have acquired the Dark Side Immune Defiance Syndrome.

May the Force be with You

Name: ===Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==shit bag .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2013

HE ===TODD NOVAC ====    boy the truth hurts  maybe you should go back
to cooking !!!!! maybe you dipped one to many times in the secret sauce
!! or is that cum on you check from the train master . you       have no
shame showing you face at work  and we know what you realy think of your
fellow workers  May a herd of monkeys shit on your head===== Fat boy====

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 April 2013

Alright fellas, don't mess with Sonya,she'll take you!

http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/04/sonya_black_widow_thomas_annih.html#incart_river_default

Name: Chris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 April 2013

APE

I totally agree with every word that you've written.  

Now where do we find the person to lead us out of the darkness that CSX
and the weak local chairman have lead us too?  I sure as hell know it
isn't with our UTU local chairman Jason Rollin or Shawn Holman at
Avon.  They're to busy being yes men to CSX management, and selling
out the employees as they try to get train master jobs. 

I agree, things need to change.  I also think CSX believes that with
this weak economy, we will tolerate the management by fear style that
Micheal Ward has instilled.  And every time I think things can't get
any worse, I find that not only has my local chairman sold me out, so
has the UTU. Shawn Holman is flooding the pools, so we can't make any
money, then always marking off on "union business" every weekend and
holidays, then demanding his union members pay the bill for his time
off.

I like what I do for a living, as do most of the people I work with,
but its hard to get the employees engerized to stand behind anyone when
your own union leadership is selling you down the river for their own
personal gain.

Nomo hit the nail on the head when he said in the future there won't
be a union, because at the rate were going, their won't be any members
left to be a union member.

THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE

Name: ===Todd Novac===
E-mail: I suck a Dick .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2013

=======Todd Novac ======= updates . he has made a complant to CSX about
harassment  that this should be not talked about !!!!!! he claims he
only barrowed the money and as a union official he was allowed to do it
without breaking the law . LOOK at medina county criminal records . We
should all stand up against him Fuck the company And fuck the UTU for
letting him Back Fuck you ===Todd Novac

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: scumbag .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2013

TODD NOVAC  Yardmaster at Collinwood  In at Cleveland ohio . Fat fuck
with a pumpkin head . stoled money from our union BLE and was found
guilty !!!!!!!! and the came back as a yardmaster .It shows how weak
are unions are !!!!! No one should even talk to him .what happened to
employee un becomining !!!! what a piece of fat shit!! I am sure he is
a snitch for the trainmaster . stand up against him he is no good !!!. 
 And also he stated I was going to pay it back . like they all do
!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2013

Employed as Other

First, the unions will NEVER CONSOLIDATE! Neither side wants to give up
their seats and the $$$$$$ that lines their pockets. They would have to
downsize positions. No need for several VP's and officers positions.
It would also mean compromising and that is something neither one can
do professionally.
Second, if you think consolidating will fix anything you are sadly
mistaken. If wont fix the yellow streak that runs down their backs. The
unions are so back logged with claims that it takes them years to settle
each one. The carrier knows this and thats why they dont care about
delaying their meetings with the appropriate union departments to
settle them. The UTU is one of the worst for tossing out claims with
bogus excuses when they dont want to take the time to fight them. If
the claim doesnt bring them recognition in the publics eye then they
wont take the time to mess with it. I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT! The UTU is
one of the worst for coming up with bogus reasons to "file 13" your
claims. You couldnt count on your fingers and toes the amount of times
they have settled a claim for pennies on the dollar just to close up a
group of claims. Every time its the same excuse.... "We felt it was in
the best interest of the members to settle the claims for the amoung
awarded to avoid dragging it out for an undetermined amount of years."
 If they would make them pay what was agreed upon in the settlement and
send the message that we mean business and its going to cost you if you
dont play fair, we might have half a chance of protecting ourselves. But
the company knows that its never going to happen! What we need is a new
union with fresh blood. A team of young aggressive fighter who are
willing to put up a good fight no matter how small the issue! The guts
to put abusive supervisiors in the spot light! Someone who has the
balls to go after the company for FAILURE TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE UNION
IN GOOD FAITH! When the company signs their "John Henry" on the
agreement they know right then and there they have no intentions of
honoring anything they supposidly agree on. They arent the least bit
worried about it either. Thats why you see repetitive violations. They
dont care because they know the unions wont ever force the issue unless
it can turn into a media frenzie! THATS THE FACTS! Until we clean house
or toss out the unions we have and start with a new one, we will NEVER
EVER see any difference in our workplace!

Name: Legal Adviser
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2013

RE; JoAnn:

The railroad brass are like Army Generals; any perceived threat of
authority or position; extreme measures will be taken at all cost.
After all; it's the taxpayers money--and or corporate funds.
The robber baron's bottom line are based on limiting capital
improvements and limiting (penalty) claims paid to TE&Y employees. 
The latter is concealable if the carrier can bribe union officers
(local chairmen)--too not process claims that were denied to their
members.
The carriers usually bribe union officers with safety captain position
or simply pay them--their claims.

If you know of any corporate thugs bribing union officers; then you
would really have something that gets political attention.

There's an old saying like in Watergate: Follow The Money...

Good Luck!

Name: JoAnn Brooks
E-mail: royaltyreigns09@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2013

RAILROADERS, PAST and PRESENT . . . 
I have been reading your comments and there definitely must be
"CHANGE" within the Railroad System.  I am a former CSX employee with
over thirty (30) years of experience.  I have also taken advantage of
the educational reimbursement program, earned a Master's Degree,
Facilitated training programs for management and union employees.  My
last position allowed me to work with the gentlemen in the field, SPG
and Maintenance of Way through the Human Resources Department in
Jacksonville, Florida.  I am currently fighting in COURT against some
of the very things you are upset about . . . bullying . . . retaliation
. . . discrimination . . . unfair treatment . . . safety violations and
much more. . . . I really want to know how many of you would be willing
to rally . . . stand together and really let your voices be heard
without sounding uneducated and WIN back  . . . what has been STOLEN
from US?  Profanity may relieve the hurt and disbelief temporarily, but
not intelligently get your point heard . . . MONEY RECOVERED and JUSTICE
REIGN!!!  WHAT SAY YOU???  Thanks  JoAnn   IS THE COURT SYSTEM
INEFFECTIVE?  MY GOD ISN'T!! HE RULES . . . Again, WHAT SAY YOU? TIME
TO ACT NOW . . . LET ME HEAR FROM YOU . . .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2013

To the post on 16th,I'm not sure of what terminal you are talking
about, but i have heard that the avon terminal (which is near indy) the
managers/ supervisors running that place can be unethical at times. Not
sure if that is just a rumor.

Name: StUPid PACIFIC
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2013

First I must say I love this site. There is a new NS in town, and I
would say it beats out the Chicken Shit Express . Its The one and only
Stupid Pacific. Leave it to mangers. Please explain to me how once you
have been dismissed, your to report to another hearing on new charges?
Then fired again. I would like to have any information on this one.
Also there is a big difference between a FELA Lawyer and a RLA Lawyer.
We are told to know the rules but mangers aren't in a dismissal case?
I was award my job back from the PLB , but in the mean time I was
brought up on BS charges from the carrier. Its like getting pissed on
and asking yourself if its raining . For the Love Of God, the Special
Olympics go to Union Pacific. Bring civil charges against these
managers if you win your PLB case.

Name: I
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

"yes I agree he needs to be got read of."


With grammar and spelling like this, you may want to consider enrolling
in some classes and obtain your G.E.D.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I agree he needs to be got read of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I know this is not professionalism, but it needs to be said FUCK
Frulla I'm glad the coal fields are finally sticking together and
putting csx in a bind with no one available.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Crane just got Burrus's job. Maybe people can not be so uptight now

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Yesterday i was talking with a trainmaster and i had mention the post i
read on this web site. I was taken back by some of the comments he
made. The trainmaster works near indy area(i dont want to point out the
location). He had no regard for the his employees.  I have also heard
another manager higher than him have the same attitude for the
employees. Where is the respect for the employees that work their butts
off for the company, and bosses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Wake up it is time to consolidate our unions call your local Teamsters
office to get assistance with representation.  

Go to: https://nlrb.gov/forms download NLRB Form 502 – petition.

Download form and get signatures, let us end our differences and
consolidate for the benefit of the employee.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2013

There has been a lot of talk lately about children and teens being
bullied. I was just reading a news article regarding that bullying and
it occurred to me how many railroad supervisors and managers also seem
to be bullies. Their positions and power would allow them to get away
with this egregious mistreatment of their subordinates. Now my question
is, are top managers aware of this? I believe they are. And I also
believe that the previous post by GayWard Focker is a perception of how
top railroad managers actually feel toward their lower ranking
employees. The reported failure of corporate ethics departments to deal
with bully managers also seems to back my belief. 

During my last few years with FRA, it seemed to me that the ranks of
bully railroad managers increased dramatically. And for a couple of
those managers, arrogance would be an extreme understatement. I also
believe that FRA policy has actually fueled this type of railroad
management. In fact FRA managers in Philadelphia even condoned the
bullying of one of their inspectors by CSX management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2013

To the post below. You must be a manager to make comments and belittle
the employees that are being treated unfairly. You basically are
mocking the poster. I do believe most managers are hypocrites.

Name: GayWard Focker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2013

I just don't get this site and you complaining bitches.  You are given
a great job even at 80 percent so I can make the big bucks.   I really
get tired of reading all the misery.   WHY DO YOU CALL THIS PLACE THE
COCK SUCKER EXPRESS I JUST DO NOT GET IT.    

If I get really pissed off then there will be more hell for you to pay.
 

So get on the train and move it faster and safer than ever before or
suffer my rath.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2013

From the posts I have been reading, it sounds to me like top management
just doesn't give a damn about the unethical treatment of employees.
And from reading your post, it sounds to me like Federal laws are being
violated. I believe that CSX should be investigated for this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2013

I would have never believed the things that goes on CSX if I had not
been the witness of the blatant racism this company displays. How a
Manager makes a racially motivated statement ( Joe Gibson ) to the only
African American then employee under his supervision then the issue gets
reported to the so called ethics committee yet nothing is done!!! And
yet remained a Manager on thye same tie team (T2) which is 2/3rds
african americans and yet is still there on the same team. Then 4
months later to the day takes two african american employees out of
service even when he's not the immediate suppervisor over those guys
then jumps over the authority of their immediate supervisor because of
a racist agenda and CSX protect this guy how can you justify that in
any manor?

Name: Stildragon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

For the folks near New Orleans familiar with him- Trainmaster Todd West
was recently seperated from the employ of CSX.  They should have done
it long ago.  Rots of Ruck todd.

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2013

IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AGAINEST OUR UNIONS AND DEMAND MORE THAN B.S
...or face a law suit ..WE PAY THOSE FOOLS FOR NOTHING...I vote for a
class action lawsuit ...They love our union dues but do NOTHING FOR
US....

Name: Todesengel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 April 2013

In response to the story five posts ago;you are very correct. Let the
compliant be against a crew or train dispatcher or worse someone above
the rank of yardmaster and very little will come of it. I have heard so
many stories how the "tapes got lost" when it would benefit an
employee. This reminds me of an incident that happened about 5 years
ago.This employee called the ethics hotline and related his
compliant.He was aked were there any witnesses. There were in fact
others who saw the incident but he said no. The others involved were
fairly new employees and he was afraid that if they came forward they
themselves would be harassed and intimidated.Ethics replied they would
get back with him.They did but said in view of no other witnesses he
had no case. The employee responded why was the officals word better
then his;their response was "an officer of CSX  would NEVER lie". If
that wasn't so sad it would be laughable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2013

La Mort Rouge

I hate to put more salt in the wound but the UTU has already told its
LC's that it is siding with the company on the 48 hour bump move. The
International has stated that we members have misinterpreted the
agreement. The agreement give us 48 hours to find a place to go if one
is not immediately available. They say it is our responsibility to make
ourselves available immediately when we can. If you cant make a
seniority move because there is no place to go in 48 hours then the
company has to create a spot for you or put you in furlough or on a
retention board. The fight is over. The company knows this is happening
and will continue to bombard the UTU with charged employees until they
are so backlogged with investigations that the union agrees to put the
conductors on the bid system. Too bad if you dont want it. The union
will vote it in and cram it down your throat. The writing is on the
wall.

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2013

Guys ..Here is the bottom line.CSX will indeed do anything and
everything to you.If it benefits the company.But here is some food for
thought.We pay our unions to protect our rights as laborers, and to in
force the AGREED CONTRACTS.I HATE CSX but the company can only get by
with crap if the PAID unions allows it..I believe that I hate the
unions  (BLET/UTU) more because I pay them to screw my eye balls
out..until the unions band together and fight then will we lose the
battle.. GUYS IT'S TIME THAT WE EXPECT MORE FROM OUR UNIONS..the fox
is in the hen house..A DIVISION MANAGER STATED " THE UNIONS WERE
BOUGHT OFF YEARS AGO"  Fact !!!!!!....if it walks like a duck AND ACTS
LIKE A DUCK THEN IT'S A FREAKIN DUCK BOYS!!!!!!!

Name: La Mort Rouge
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2013

On our division an employee is currently serving a seven day suspension
for riding his two day bump.I understand this is a union agreement but
it is in conflict with CSX's availablity policy. Since when does a
"policy" override a union agreement? After this policy went into
effect I asked my local chairman how could this be. The gist of his
answer was,"Well we'll wait until someone is in trouble for this and
we will get this overturned". That day has come and gone and true to
form,the union did nothing about it,just empty talk and chest pounding.
CSX does truly suck but the unions let them get away with this BS. CSX
is claiming a manpower shortage but is this the answer to solving the
problem by suspending employees over petty offenses when they could be
marked up and ready for their next call? By the letter of the law,so to
speak,he is not gulity of anything;he was living up to the agreement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2013

Rumor has been heard that J Swafford is going to be VP of
Locomotive........anyone else heard this?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2013

Hey Corp. Office 10-20:

Good information, we knew it was a third party; now we know who. And a
little more insight in how the process works. I was completely unaware
of an employee services department although I suppose the EAP would
also fall within that department.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2013

NOMO


You call the ethic hotline and give your complaint to an outside source
called ethics point. You can read about them at ethicspoint.com They in
turn send it to the csx employee services department. It all depends on
who they assign your case to. If your lucky you will get someone who
actually has the nuts to follow through. Otherwise, it will get
reviewed and closed in less than 48 hours. The ethics point director
will respond to your complaint in an email at any hour of the day.
Could be as early as 6 a.m. If your complaint is about someone higher
up in the ranks, bet your bottom dollar the complaint wont stand a
chance of getting through. If you want to file a complaint, it better
be done when you have a few days off so you can monitor the ethics
point site and keep an eye on it for any "quick" answers they want!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2013

SAY IT ISNT TRUE!!!!. IN ATLANTA ANOTHER ROMEO GOT BITTEN AND STUNG BY
MRS JULIET. DOES SHE EVER GET TIRED??????.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2013

28 complaints in a month...imagine that. Makes no difference what
the complaints are, just goes to prove the squeaky wheel gets the oil.

There's a lesson here...that being keep the ethics hotline ringing
with your complaints about those TMs and RFEs that test your mettle.
The taller the tale the sooner the street!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2013

During my 34 years with FRA, I had the displeasure of dealing with
transportation managers from all of the railroads operating in Ohio.
There were a few that treated T&E employees with respect. But the
majority had inflated egos and seemed to thrive on the intimidation and
harassment of their subordinates.  Another thing I noticed was that
different railroads had different management styles. And it was obvious
that the actions of mid and lower level managers on each of those
railroads generally reflected the desired management style of the
railroad they worked for.

I would also like to share my experience as a C&O mechanical employee
before and after the merger with the B&O. We were generally treated
with respect by C&O managers. Then, in 1967, C&O managers were
transferred to B&O locations and B&O managers were transferred to C&O
locations. The B&O managers were nasty to us and started having formal
employee investigations when minor mistakes were made. They loved to
use the terms interrogation and interrogating officer. They tried to
make us feel like criminals. And those investigations were nothing
short of kangaroo courts. That was the B&O management style. By the
way, the C&O was a very profitable railroad, and the B&O was bankrupt!

Much has changed since the C&O and B&O were merged. B&O managers began
to back off and morale improved. Then, maintenance was differed to
improve profits and many employees were furloughed in the process. The
Chessie System was then formed, and with the insistence of Carl Taylor,
the condition of locomotives and equipment drastically improved. The
Chessie System and The Family Lines were then merged to form CSX. And
through that mega merger of many once independent railroads, top
management seemed to have the style of treating employees in a fairly
descent manner. Then, the acquisition of Conrail brought its management
style into the mix. And to top all of that, a couple of former NS top
managers were hired a few years ago for whatever their abilities seemed
to be. Now, they are gone and everyone is guessing why. 

In summary, I hope morale improves for all railroad employees. But only
the top managers can make that happen. And if you folks pull together
and make your voices heard at the top, perhaps change is possible.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2013

How do you know that he had 28 complaints just curious ,i thought that
was private.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2013

POOR ROGER ZIELGER of Rocky Mount, NC.  

The lastest trainmaster to get demoted back to your tools.  28 ethics
complaints in the last 30 days alone.  Now you can join your fellow
demoted A'HOLE trainmaster buddies like Philip Crous and Derek
Gibson.

Maybe you can go meet Tommy Bullock at the liquid house for some
advice.

What will Rocky Mount do without you ???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

WHAT A GREAT JOB! WHO CAN I FIRE TODAY? WHO CAN I TALKED TO LIKE SHIT?
OR MAYBE I WILL TRY TREATING MY EMPLOYEEES LIKE I WOULD WANT TO BE
TREATED! NO THAT WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE GUESS I WILL TREAT THEM LIKE
SHIT BECAUSE THATS THE WAY CSX TRAINED ME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

CSX COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFTY!!! JUST MOVE THOSE TRAINS OR WE
WILL FIRE YOU! GOOD JOB CSX HIRE MORE TRAINMASTERS OFF THE STREETS THAT
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING! BUT THEY SURE KNOW HOW TOO ACT LIKE A
BIG SHOT!READ MORE BOOKS THEN YOU MIGHT LEARN HOW TO GET TRAINS OUT OF
THE TERMINALS ON TIME!!

Name: rr
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

Traindispatcher 20-30

Unfortunately its not just in the TM field that the unqualified are
being hired. I cant believe some of the stupid idiotic crap some of the
dispatchers are doing. I especially like the ones who think they know
all the rules when they clearly dont and cost the crew valuable time
doing crap they dont need to do, such as walking a train when they dont
need too. These few dispatchers have been allowed to think they are gods
gift to the rr when they clearly are not. WE ALL have heard how they are
bowed down to and allowed to get away with crap because they know
someone or have alittle dirt on a DTO or Chief. No excuse for not
answering a radio for over 30 minutes. With the rr being federally
regulated and under homeland security protection I would think the desk
would have to be manned at all times and someone always there to take a
call from a train crew. Thank god our military isnt run that way! Oh,
and for those dispatchers that run outside to smoke and leave the
radios unattended I would like to suggest you get the PATCH!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2013

Hey Friend:

I would have to say if you friend considers it harassment, then it's
harassment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2013

My friend works in atlanta, ga  she was telling me that before she went
to ga,she worked somewhere else in 2010. She said that she worked with
this guy that had an office where she worked and he would not leave her
alone. Every day he would come in to her office  and over and over say
what can i do for you , let me do that,she said he would not leave her
alone, offering help is one thing, but even when she went to get coffee
he butted in front of her and poured it for her, and when she went
outside he went outside, also making inappropriate comments, It got to
be so bad she had to go to her boss and tell him to have him stop
brothering her so she could get her work done.  

My question is, reading other post about harassment, isnt this
harassment?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2013

Look in the dictionary under arrogate and whose picture do you see   Mr.
superindentant at avon,in!!!!!!!!!!!!!. wow, does he ever love  himself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 April 2013

I was a manager at CSX for a few years.  If you are thinking of going to
work for this company run the other direction as fast as you can.  I was
recently fired just because.  I have the whole thing recorded and am
strongly considering posting the conversation on this site.  Maybe this
will make them squirm just a little.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!!!    March 31, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: Trigger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2013

To any high officials that reads these post.  I injured myself at home
last year.  Went to Doc on a Thursday and was told to go have MRI done
on Friday and to return on Monday to go over results.  Doc said dont go
back to work for one week due to injury.  Against doc orders i went back
to work that day and faxed my dr. excuse to correct personnel.  Since it
was not an urgent care and it was on a "WEEKEND" my excuse was not
valid and therefor put me in the attendance policy.  After speaking
with a train master about this, he seemed to be more concerned about me
coming back to work against my docs orders and said i could be
terminated for that.  So with all that being said, what would you do? 
I can heel up and get fired for attendance or i can come to work
injured and get fired for that.  so no matter what i do i risk being
fired just simply because i hurt myself at home.  So with this
intimidation of being fired either way i go, you can bet your ass i
will hire a lawyer or i will just simply come to work and slip and fall
as soon as i walk in the door so not only will CSX have to pay my dr
bill, you will have to pay me for everyday i do not work.  YOUR CHOICE
CSX!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2013

Fed up:

Sure these young punks they are hiring aren't managers.  They aren't
expected to be either.  Think about it, today the trainmasters top
priority is to hide and spy on employees...lol  Do they even deserve to
be called a trainmaster???  HELL NO!!

The biggest joke with CSX has been management for lord knows how long. 
This isn't a railroad, its a circus.  I wouldn't be surprised if
someone makes a movie about this place, a comedy.  Man goes from
manager at Burger King to head trainmaster at major hump yard...its all
the same thing right?  LMAO!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

Sorry but the name should say "fed up".

Name: Feed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

To the conductor 20/30 years....
 Just because CSX does one thing right ( contributing to our 401k plan)
doesn't mean that they need a big pat on the back..CSX will always suck
due to poor management..have you ever the term "you have been
railroaded" or " I have been railroaded" this term has been used for
over 100 years..why ? You ask... Because the railroad takes what they
want regardless of the consequences of the employee ...here is what I
truly believe....# 1 ...the employee's are only human and not
machines... # 2. The employee's need more family time..( railroad
divorce rate is at 85% ) # 3 The employee's need a more structured job
schedule.( regular calling times) # 4 the employee's need to be treated
as if they do matter, and not just a EMPLOYEE ID...upper management
needs to understand that if it wasn't for the employee's (the little
man and women) that their fat butts wouldn't have a job either.. I
believe that in order to be a manager for the railroad you first need
to have at least 10/15 years of experience... These young managers are
little punks that has never had anything ...If anyone ask me how to
apply for the railroad I really do my best to direct them somewhere
else..My God bless us as we try to make it to retirement ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2013

CSX at its finest, what ever happened to hiring the best qualified
candidate for the job?
Is this a response to fines for reciprocity? Has this had any influence
on the process associated with the hiring processes?  To hell with EEOC,
hire the best qualified, it’s the right thing to do.  No special
considerations for anyone.  Let the best qualified candidate for the
job be the best qualified candidate hired for the job.
Check out CMC, EEOC at its finest. Definitely influential, first and
foremost they have the strongest case of any department influence by
EEOC policies administered by senior management to take advantage of
current department directive to influence the EEOC policies initiated
by CSX to promote the appearance of CMC compliance to reciprocity
directives associated with the current settlement factors with the
settlement conditions by the courts.
But for those of us who really know, it's all smoking mirrors. It is
all for appearance purposes, obligations for reprobation are being
orchestrated by a non-operational essential department of operations.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2013

Get over it ,so a lot of us csx managers love to go to the strip clubs,
we have been doing this for years. We love to go and see pretty girls
on stage( and it doesnt hurt that they dance totally nude). And some of
us go as far as to go in their private room and pay the 130.00 fee to
get a little extra. Sheeeeee dont tell our wifes, it our little secret.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2013

TIME TO RATE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

RATINGS 1 TO 10

1 = KINDA SUCKS
2 = SUCKS SLIGHTLY
3 = MAN U SUCK
4 = U SUCK BIG ONES
5 = U BOTHER ME SUCKS
6 = U SUCK AS A MANAGER
7 = VERY HARD SUCKER
8 = U COULD SUCK START A HARLEY DAVIDSON
9 = U SUCK SO MUCH IT HURTS
10 = U SUCK SO HARD U CAN SUCK A BASKETBALL THRU A MCDONALDS STRAW 

FIRST RATING
BOB FRULLA = 11

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2013

Just read between the lines NoMo ......She likes to go to strip clubs
too and rub on those strippers.   Lickty Split

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2013

I just hope that hubby gave those girls plenty of tips. They are working
their way through college you know.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2013

Hey Friend (Wife):

Are you saying you're one of the few that will let your husband get
away with that?

Perhaps some clarification is needed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2013

My husband in jax, fl for a meeting and a bunch of the managers got
together and hit their best strip club. Theres not to many wifes that
will let their husbands get by with that one !!!.

Name: engineer100
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 March 2013

Does anyone know about a guy from Birmingham. RJ Brock?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2013

TenPlusYears:

It seems to me that CSX and most other corporations are only loyal to
their non-union managerial employees. Corporations generally view
unions as being their enemies, so your described lack of consideration
on the part of CSX is not surprising. 

If you are a blue collar worker in America, the last thing you should
do is have faith in a corporation to do what is morally right.
Corporations have no heart, soul or conscience. The only thing that
matters to them is their bottom line.

I doubt if the Justice Department would entertain a case such as yours.
They only handle violations of Federal law. But if it somehow involved
constitutional or civil rights, they may become interested. Otherwise,
I would contact a good attorney, or have your union handle the matter.
I wish you the best.

Name: TenPlusYears
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2013

After being a loyal employee of CSX for over 20 years, there came a time
when I needed CSX to be on my team they betrayed me. I was accused by an
"Anonymous" caller (My Ex) of violating the covenant of my oath as a
locomotive engineer to never do anything that would endanger myself, my
crew or the public (besides the obvious doing my job). 

I had warned them prior to all of this that she would be calling and
even told them what she would say. Of course when it did happen I was
immediately removed from service and kept from service for more than 60
days. Of course when I went back they played "Dumb" like they had
nothing to do with it and they had no prior notice. (Not that I never
had a failed drug test EVER or anything) 

Long story short I feel betrayed by the company that I have given more
that a decade to so now that she is charged with Felony Extortion for
it (my Ex) I think I will forward this to federal prosecutors for them
to look into CSX's actions......

Name: Railroad Safety Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2013

Fired engineer with 30+ years:

I totally agree with the last commenter.

For years, FRA has shielded railroads from OSHA regulations and OSHA
oversight. When railroads complained about OSHA inspections back in the
early 1980's, the Reagan administration declared that FRA was to be the
only agency to enforce safety regulations on railroad properties. Reagan
really clipped OSHA's wings during his first couple of years in Office.
During the mid 1980's, railroad unions complained that their members
lacked OSHA protection. So FRA agreed to begin enforcing OSHA
regulations. We inspectors were told by FRA management that we would be
given OSHA training and that we would start enforcing OSHA regulations.
That never materialized. So until recently, railroad employees had been
without any OSHA protection. Fortunately, The Rail Safety Improvement
Act of 2008 put OSHA's foot back inside the door. And it appears that
FRA cannot shield the railroads from OSHA this time. Unless another
anti-union and anti-worker president like Reagan is elected again, OSHA
may finally be able to help those that have been neglected for so many
years. But OSHA must be able to enforce all of its regulations on
railroad property, not just the whistleblower provisions in The Rail
Safety Improvement Act of 2008. All railroad employees need to push for
this. Write to your elected government representatives and pressure your
unions to do their part. But keep a close vigil, because the railroads
will try every trick in the book to stop OSHA.

Name: Legal Advice for Railroaders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2013

Re; Fired engineer with 30+ years:

You have a Whistleblowing claim or a wrongful termination claim. The
latter is more costly to the carrier and a Whistleblowing claim is
easily winnable and can be done by yourself.
OSHA has recognized that all TE&Y CANNOT be disciplined for sickness.
The carriers can only request limited medical information that should
only disclose a fitness to return to duty. "Train Log Blog" is a good
source of information for successful Whistleblowing cases for
railroaders....Remember; if the carrier allows you to mark-off and
still sites you for absenteeism; your case is 99% won! On the other
hand; the unions should-have-never-let-this-type-of-abuse be so out of
control!

Call your local OSHA office to file a complaint. Administrative Law
Judges are more considerate when you are "pro se."

"TE&Y employees are empowered to protect themselves and the public
when they personally feel they are not fit for service." OSHA 

One Man With Courage Is A Majority...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2013

I think mr. Harris is on this web site tooting his own horn by the
writings of some of these post. " just bullshit"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2013

Hey Cornductor

CSX keeps male harassment hidden as much as possible.   Stats show male
harassment is number one problem not female harassment in the
workplace.

I do not have CSX stats but I would not be surprised it is same or
higher. Based upon CSX drama

Closet gays harassing straight males.    You know that TV show Queer
Eye or something for straight guy   Never watched it so I can not
remember the name.   

Why does Jackassville hire so many young males for management nowadays 


New meat for the Upper Management Gays..   

Ward could change the culture if he wanted but hey seems like that is
his culture for what ever his reason so you make your conclusions and
look around.    Nazi Gaystop O

Have you ever heard of a woman on the railroad who did not sue or bring
up a bunch of stuff, I am sure it is difficult for them with so many
males.  Going to happen sooner or later.  So let if fly wherever.

Over & Out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2013

Hey Cornductor

CSX keeps male harassment hidden as much as possible.   Stats show male
harassment is number one problem not female harassment in the
workplace.

I do not have CSX stats but I would not be surprised it is same or
higher. Based upon CSX drama

Closet gays harassing straight males.    You know that TV show Queer
Eye or something for straight guy   Never watched it so I can not
remember the name.   

Why does Jackassville hire so many young males for management nowadays 


New meat for the Upper Management Gays..   

Ward could change the culture if he wanted but hey seems like that is
his culture for what ever his reason so you make your conclusions and
look around.    Nazi Gaystop O

Have you ever heard of a woman on the railroad who did not sue or bring
up a bunch of stuff, I am sure it is difficult for them with so many
males.  Going to happen sooner or later.  So let if fly wherever.

Over & Out

Name: Smitty
E-mail: UTU342@myway.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2013

CSX and NS are parent companies of Conrail Shared Assets. This company
has a Mechanical department that bases their hiring on Nepotism,
Racism, and unqualified people from who you know rather than what you
know. The Railroad will be a very unsafe place with people that do not
perform the correct procedures for movement of equipment. These hires
are random selections from the internet rather than those individuals
from trade schools that support the industry. They are full of hires
who are lost Son's from other departments, that just need a pay check.
These recent hires don't have the interest of belonging to a Union or
maintaining a work force that seeks to keep the equipment in a safe
standard or upkeep.....Conrail stinks on many levels and their hiring
practices will eventually catch up with them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2013

Brakeman 20-30


Get a union lawyer to fight your case?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You wouldnt be
management trying to pose as someone who cares would you? With that
kind of advice I would say you are. Get a union lawyer.....thats
rich....what would be really intersting to see is a male employee
charging someone with sexual harrassment. Love to see how that would go
down!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2013

Engineer with over 35 of service. Fired for step 3 absenteeism. Had
doctors excuses for step one, excuses denied. Step 2,waiver,step
3,terminated. Health issues caused me to miss 2 days in a 30 day
period, but no doctors visits because CSX does not accept doctors
excuses!!! Worked my ass off for this company, only marked off when
necessary. 60 years old, guess they want to get rid of us old heads.

Can anyone tell me if all step 3 victims resulted in terminations?? I
need to build a case of age discrimination to present to an attorney
Send me a message 

broken_rail@hotmail.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2013

So you might be employed in other capacity soon

If got harassed get a union lawyer to get in your fight   If you are in
it to win it.

Or just keep taking a dump here on the ol csx-suck.com and hope some
jackass in jackassville reacts to your air blower on here. 

Cry wolf a few more times one never knows when they will lose their
patience and silent the noise.

we never heard what harris really did just some bs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2013

Brakeman 20-30

You dont have a clue what you are talking about and your only trying to
stir crap on here that isnt true. You dont help this site or any of our
causes when you come on here and post bullsh... comments like that. For
your info and others, the protective order request had nothing to do
with "sexual" harrassment. Big difference between sexual and work
place harrassment. Im guessing your just like all the other men that
immediately think the moment a woman is brought into the picture it has
to be a sexual matter. As for avon, there is a small handful of people
there who start this crap and keep it going just to cry that they dont
get treated the same as the women when they get into trouble because
the women are getting it from the supervisors. Got news for you and all
the rest out there. If you didnt know there isnt one woman at avon in
T@E who hasnt been written up or spent some time on the street. So
there goes their theory that the woman are treated different! These
ignorant fools will eventually step on theirs and have to pay the
consequences for creating hostility in the work place!

Name: 1800hurt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2013

The bid system is horrible.We are not machines..WE ARE HUMAN,WE WIL
BREAK DOWN AND HOPEFUL ON YOUR PROPERTY!!! CSX's NEW MANAGEMENT HAS
SET THE STAGE FOR COMPANY FAILURE...EMPLOYEES will start dropping ..so
sad...God bless each employee and there family's..

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2013

If Harris is doing that, I'll bet he's not the only CSX manager that
is. In fact I heard a rumor about a certain trainmaster in Toledo last
year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2013

To the post below. I have never heard of harris having sex with women,
but have heard that he has to go to the strip clubs every chance he
gets, and especially when he is away from his wife.  I also hear a lot
of the strippers know him on a first name basis, and he loves the clubs
in atlanta, georgia.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2013

So Harris got some pussy out of the ranks and went back for more and she
changed her mind on 2nds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2013

CSX has been pushing conductors around in my area for over a year. We
are entilted to take up to 48hours to markup back up after being
bumped. Although in our agreement it allows us to take up to 48 hours
the company will fire you if you take more then 12hours. The first
offense is 3days over head must sign a nasty gram. Then keep your nose
clean for 30 days and keep your availability up for 6 months before the
first nasty gram falls off. Step 2 gets you 3 days off in the form of a
suspension. Step 3 gets termination. Csx does not honor there union
contracts they push people around pushing there agenda and the fire us
for availabilty because they want us to have there company wide bid
system which we dont want.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 March 2013

KARMA!!!


Whats your point?

Name: out of the game  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2013

hey folks?.........is it still illegal to use cell phones on the train? 
and if you have an incident? does the official have the right to use the
cell phone on your train?............not !  your in charge its your
train  , same rules apply to all !  the conductor is in charge and
should have it known !  no cell phones at all !     if need be ? report
the officer  to the  fra  ! pronto!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2013

Corporations only care about increasing profits. They have no soul, nor
do the managers that work for them. I do not believe in a heaven or a
hell, but sometimes wish that a hell did exist. Then I could be certain
that deserving corporate managers would be given their just reward. I
would personally recommend that they be sent to the "extra crispy"
section!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2013

I do agree with the post below, nothing will happen. CSX you need to
make your people accountable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 March 2013

Considering the source of the complaint against Mr. Harris, nothing will
be done, end of story.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2013

Anyone else have to honor of having to work with The Aaron Gandy? He is
a know it all Jackass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 March 2013

Just a quick note to douchebag Barrett for not taking care of your
business at home. Thank you some of us here would like to help you out
and do that for you. No problem I will be glad to take up your slack.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2013

CSX is by far the most RACIST company. They should be called CSKKKX
because I applied to them many times and they use Taleo software which
is invented by a known neo-nazi that makes it impossible for resumes to
be read by a HUMAN. 
Taleo  blocks minorities or those with foreign sounding names from
having the resume read by HR or managers. I am more than quaified for
the position and I am not even interviewed. You can EASILY conclude CSX
is a racist organization lead by those that are no different than
Hitler.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2013

Drop some salt peter in Harris's drink or maybe he does not need it for
his limp dick

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2013

Car Repairer:

It always seemed to me that the consciences of most railroad officials
diminished as they progressed up the ladder. And it also seems that
without a conscience, one does not have the ability to show remorse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2013

Mr Harris if this is true about you , dont you feel remorse?. enough is
enough.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2013

I do not now what (rumor) MR HARRIS did to this female but the post
stated below "they will move him," i dont think so. Its seems that an
employee has to do numerous unethical things before they get punished. I
have heard a lot of talk about MR. HARRIS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2013

Who cares which female conductor in Avon reported sexual harassment???? 
   Sexual
 Harassment is Sexual Harassment!!!!!!!  How would you like your wife,
daughter, girlfriend, or mother is to touched all the time in the
engine!    Hoverd over them in the van ride home!    Make the van
driver stop at his house to get your loved one in his home?  Everytime
your loved one was with him at a hotel he begged to come in your loved
one`s room or begged for him to come in hers??? When your loved one
happens to be in the room next to him and he bangs on your loved one`s
wall for hours.  Calls your loved one 1 to 2 to 3 times a day!  
Threatens your loved one that he will commit suicide if your loved one
doesn`t call them back!!!!    Always saying to your loved one I hope we
get adjoining rooms!!  Telling your loved one he can`t get a hard on and
his wife never gives him sex no matter how much he begs!!!!   Demanding
for your loved one to jump up and down infront of people!!!   Is that
OK for your loved one to have to put up with when they are trying to
make a living for their family???  Put their arm around your loved
one`s waist and put his hand on their butt in an elevator?????    How
about begging and begging for a massage on the engine while you are
waiting for your turn to leave a siding and begs and begs even though
you tell him it is sexual harassment but doesn't stop him!!!    Whines
the whole night he can't believe your loved one wouldn't do that the
rest of the trip!!!   Gets off the engine while you are trying to pick
up cars stalking your loved one them pees in front of them????   
Stalks your loved one stays in the crew room about 45 minutes after he
is off of work waiting for you to come in and sitting there starring at
you even though he has been told to stay away from your loved one and
your superintendent comes into the office observing this and doesnt`s
tell him to leave!!!   So your loved one is very unprotected by the
company!!!   And actually he is sitting their threatening your loved
one I have the upper hand because CSX isnot going to do anything to me
because after everthing I did they just charged me with     failed to
behave in a civil and courteous manner when dealing with a fellow
employee!!!    Really!!!!!!!       Then your loved one gets put back
with the same engineer and the same things happen and this time he is
only talked too with a company who has     0   Tolerance for sexual
harassment!!!!!!!!    Really!!!!!     I hope the CEO does read this as
well as Cindy Sandbourne!!!!!     Now your love one is totally
Humilated, Violated, Harassed, Devasted, feeling betrayed,  powerless,
helpless, loss of confidence, loss os self esteem, humilated by
scrutiny and gossip and feel loss of trust in the workplace because
someone violated you in every way shape and form and HR and the company
only want to protect themselves and obviously the violated beacause it`s
easiler to protect to bully and prepetrator then solve the problem!!!  
The start relaliation against the loved one to harass them to quit and
leave the bully and prepetrator save from all punishments and let HR
tell the victim it`s all thier fault and just move on!!!!!!!!   THIS IS
THE COMPANY WHO CLAIMS TO THE WORLD    -0- TOLERENCE FOR THEIR
BENEFIT!!!!  PUTTING A HAND ON ONE`S BUTT,   PUTTING ARM AROUND ONE`S
WAIST,  TELLING ONE TO JUMP UP AND DOWN IN FRON OF SOMEONE, ASKING FOR
A RUB DOWN, TELLING A LOVED ONE I`LL COMMIT SUICIDE IF YOU DO NOT
ASNSWER MY CALLS,  BRUSHING AGAINST YOUR LOVED ONE ALL THE TIME ON THE
ENGINE, STALKING YOUR LOVED ONE, EMBARASSING, SEXUALLY HARASSING THEM
ALL THE TIME WHILE THEY ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO DO THEIR JOB, 
VIOLATING CONSTANTLY,  MAKING IT HARD FOR YOUR LOVED ONE TO CONCENTRATE
AND DO THEIR DANGEROUS JOB CORRECTLY,    THREATENED AND INTIMATED, 
GIVES YOUR LOVED ONE LOSS OF CONCENTRATION,   HUMILIATED BY SCRUTINY
AND GOSSIP AND EVEN THOUGH OTHER TRAINMASTERS AND EMPLOYEESS KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR LOVED ONE AND DOES NOTHING DUE TO
FEAR OF WHAT CSX MIGHT DO TO THEM AND HR PROTECTING THE VIOLATOR, 
HARASSER,  AND BULLIER PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    AND THEN PUT
YOUR LOVED ONE BACK IN THE SAME SITUATION AGAIN THE BE VIOLATED, 
SEXUALLY HARASSED AND BULLIED AGAIN AND YOU WANT TO COMPLAIN!!!!!!!   
MAYBE LEARN THE TRUTH BEFORE BELITTING A PERSON JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE A
FEMALE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING FOR THEIR FAMILY!!!!!   DOES A FEMALE NOT
HAVE THAT RIGHT  WITHOUT BEING VIOLATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TY

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2013

Loco Engineer for 20-30.

    It's pretty easy to figure out who you are by the poor spelling
and grammar. Mental midgets never change.  And by the way, are you sure
you have 20 years service.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2013

Let me see...4 girlie locos at Avon. How many traingirlies are there?
How about car knockers girlies?

When the truth doesn't work...lie. All the girlies need to get their
story straight and file a complaint. Since CSX is a Government
contractor, Mr. Harris will be relocated to BFE!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2013

Men have been getting away with the sexual harassment of women
throughout history. For an example, there was the Gestapo. A woman
would have been beheaded if she even mentioned that a member of the
Gestapo had done anything wrong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2013

I agree with the post below, the engineer had the balls to do something
right, but the problem is she has to watch her back know.

Some supervisors let their authority get the best of them (of course if
you have that personality). So my opinion only, is that she will have to
watch it, but so will he because he still can not do anything illegal or
he will have consequences. I have heard rumors about this man not good,
ive never worked with him and dont care to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2013

Spongebob


Any particular reason you would want to know? You obviously dont work
at avon or you would already know. This person will have a target on
their back for the rest of their career. No reason to make it worse by
posting it on here for cheap shots to be made. Could you make a
difference if you knew?

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2013

Yardmaster for 1-10,


    There's 4 female Engineer's at Avon, do you know which one filed
the charges?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 February 2013

I heard that nothing came out of the harrassment charge against dave
harris(avon terminal),that the female engineer filed. Goes to show like
one of the post below states the more the supervisors 
bulldoze,dictate,harass,intimadate,browbeat,oppress, tyrant,the more
everything becomes in their favor.

Name: Anonymous Operations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2013

Breaking news!

Feds crack-down on railroad managers for falsifying trip events.
Any false reporting of point shaving (lowering TE&Y efficiency score)
by railroad mangers is a "one and done" event for an early
termination!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2013

They really screwed the guys on the bonus this year for sure!  Mine came
out to be exactly what was projected and they still came and took money
back!

You couldn't pay me to trust this cheap ass outfit, and they wonder
why the employees hate this company?

CSX SUCKS!

Name: GayWard Focker 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Damn Dumb asses can not figure out a bid rigged boneUS I mean YOus 

Next year there will not be a damn bonUS    

Hmmmmm Bugggg

Name: Douche bag
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Yes ..Trainmaster Shiloh Campbell is a douche bag fag..Bob Frulla's
little rat ...He was caught screwing a taxi driver withCell phone
pictures...don't turn your back on this prick...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS
        FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS 
Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

IDK. I have a pay stub on the gateway that is dated 3-1 but that is my
regular ole paycheck we get every two weeks. I haven't gotten a new
one for our bonus. Had one but it disappeared today. Jax said the
bonuses were figured incorrectly and that payment was stopped. Also
said some people will be getting more and some less than what your 1st
stub said. So who knows.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

LOCO


I just went to the employee gateway and looked at my pay and my check
for 2/22 is gone now and replaced with a check dated 3/1! It shows 0
dollars paid as well. Now I dont know what the hell Im getting.  They
say they are paying us on monday. How can they do that when the check
is post dated for 3/1?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

Yeah just looked the one dated 2-22 is gone but the 3-1 is my regular
pay check not bonus.  The word is they are supposed to have it fixed
Monday but who knows. By agreement it has to be paid by 3-1. Guess we
will see.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

Did any of my fellow CSX employees get their bonus Friday, Feb 22, 2013?
I got my pay stub emailed to me Friday and it was supposed to be
deposited yesterday but has not been. After talking to local chairman
comes to find out CSX stopped pay on most of the deposits because many
people were overpaid and many were underpaid and some didn't even get
one.  They (JAX) have had three months to get the bonus stuff figured
out yet they still can't seem to get it right.  Suprised? Not
me....The word on the street is that there is a "sickout" Tuesday,
Feb 26 for conductors and one for engineers on Wednesday.  Just to let
em know that we are ultimately in control.  Its not just because they
screwed the bonus up but its just everything that has been happening on
the Atlanta Division lately.  Hope to see you off sick!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2013

Is it true we engineers are not getting our bonus til next Fri from this
craphole place and how much less will we get if and when we get it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2013

TO NY AREA COMMUTER RR CONDUCTOR

YOU ARE WRONG. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A RIGHT, IT HAS EVOLVED JUST LIKE
ALL OTHER RIGHTS. WE CANNOT BE PROSECUTED FOR OUR OPINIONS REGARDLESS
OF PEOPLE LIKING IT OR FINDING IT OFFENSIVE.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2013

Hey Metro North:

I hate to disagree but everything and everyone is fair game here.

Unless you post under your name, which you don't, you have nothing to
worry about.

The only way CSX could compel the webmaster to surrender a name is with

subpoena. The only way a judge would even consider a request by CSX
or anyone else for that matter is if they sued CSX-Sucks.com and even
at that they would have to show cause.

Besides, unless they drop a name, the offending party can't contend
for the annual "Brown Banana" Award that yours truly bestows on the
biggest piece of shit on the CSX on Dec 31st of every year!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2013

I just heard a rumor that DAVE HARRIS /avon terminal was served with a
subpoena for court. Rumor is that he intimadated a female engineer and
she filed a restaining order against him. Does anyone know if this is
the case?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2013

You cant get sued when the subject is cheating especially when it can be
proved. Most of these post on here for the last 8 years probably can be
proven. Everyone knows who the cheaters are,they make no secret about
it, always bragging to their buddies. This has nothing to do with
accusations against the company.

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2013

Also to the ubiquitous "Locomotive Engineer of 10 to 20 Years"......

If you have proof of anything discussed here, maybe it is something you
should either take up with your company, your union, a lawyer, a shrink,
whatever........it should NOT be discussed here, especially when
dropping names. Again, it CERTAINLY CAN lead to legal, employment,
personal and even possible law enforcement action issues!!!

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2013

To the ubiquitous "Locomotive Engineer for 10 to 20 Years"......

You better get your facts straight about the legal issues, brother!!
The stuff that is posted here, should anything here lead to any acts of
vandalism, threats, actual acts of vandalism and violence, or should it
be of such an insensitive nature as to offend any person to the point
of where they wish to make a company matter out of it, or take anything
as far as a court, can CERTAINLY be used against you, and certainly
bring about anything, up to and including, company disciplinary actions
against you, civil lawsuits, and even possible criminal prosecution,
should anything here lead to anything being committed of criminal and
illegal nature.

Don't you realize these posts can indeed be tracked from where the
person accessed the internet on?? Ever heard of something called an IP
address?? It is basically like a GPS on the internet, or basically a
phone book with your details listed on it. 

I think you better rethink things good buddy!!!

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2013

To the person who posted this......

"Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2013

To the post below i'm guessing you must be one of those cheaters or
you
wouldnt care what names are mention. I hope more and more people come
on
here and have the balls to rat on the cheaters, after all why should
they get away with betraying the one they are with if their spouse is
loyal. I'm sick and tired of these spouses cheating and using there
job title to give them the excuse. Thats just what
superintendents,trainmasters, lol,assistance superintendents,and other
higher ups do , it goes with the territory. Okay let your spouse do
what you do, wow would you be pissed!!!!!!. Just man up so they can
divorce you,its that simple. The only thing, you dont have the balls
to
do it. I realize this has been going on since beginning of time."

My comment had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with cheaters, cheating (for
the record, I am not, have not nor will not ever be a cheater on my
wife!! I got a good woman, thank you!!), or anything to do with
relationships!! It had to do with, regardless of the post topic or the
forum to which one posts, the continual usage of people names for
anything derogatory, be it job performance, how a trainmaster or
yardmaster runs a district or yard, how an engineer or conductor
performs their jobs, etc., etc., etc.!! I think it is low class, plus
can lead to a laundry list of legal problems and matters that can
affect employment at CSX or whereever one is assigned or employed, and
lead to things up to and including possible acts of vandalism and
violence and threats of such. 

Nothing positive is to gain from it, especially when I can bet an
entire farm or bank account of riches, that NO ONE here who talks about
the mentioned names has the balls to say it to their faces!! It does not
take a tough guy to come on here, not reveal your name or email, nothing
about you, and acting under the veil of ubiquitousness (or the self
thought of ubiquitousness) the internet can offer (or so one may
think), call people out by their names and say disrespectful,
derogatory, offensive and down right fucked up things about people!! If
those of you who do this on here (seems to be a helluva lot of you) are
so big and bad, as some of you here talk like, why not show your
email?? Show your name?? Give the person to whom you are badmouthing a
chance to respond, be it on here or off of here.

This kind of behavior is no different than a bunch of immature high
schoolers talking crap about people on Facebook, or playground banter
amongst grade school kids!! You people (those of you who commit the
above mentioned and discussed actions, not those who post stuff here
without the silliness) should really check yourselves!! You must have
your own insecurities if you childishly spend so much time talking bad
about the company and the people of the company!!

Name: C. Jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2013

To all train masters- what's the deal with all these o test lately?
I've personally been banner tested/ switch carded 4 times in the past
couple weeks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 February 2013

The railroad bought the Unions long ago. The first hint was the Fireman
that had always been there. Give the engineer $1.50 and he will run
without a Fireman, and they loved it. Fireman made $19.00 per day.

Oh well now you know the rest of this story. One day the members will
wake up??? and put the cash aside, join in the future of the RR as a
manager and prosper. Until that day happens the Union will continue to
take from them all.

I can assure you the RR is willing and able to take on every Certified
Engineer and soon to be Certified Conductor and make them a part of the
TEAM.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 February 2013

I am posting this for just one reason.
 Their is no support behind this. Just an Opinion, or 2nd or 3rd hand
info that is never reliable.


Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2013

There are so many cheating people in the world today it comes in all
walks of life, but i agree with the post that says csx employees hide
behind their job and thinks its okay to cheat because after all the
railroad gets all of us together at meetings so why not. The railroad
is so stupid when these guys turn in their bill from the
restaurant/bar
for their expense account they dont turn in the itemized copy they
turn
in the copy of only the final bill amount so therefore ,the company
dont realize that they are paying a fortune in booze, that adds up
with
100's of people. Thats how they get by with taking women out and
having
a good time.  If they had to turn in a itemized copy they would have
to
pay the booze out of their own pocket, than spouse's might get a
little wiser.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2013

There are so many cheating people in the world today it comes in all
walks of life, but i agree with the post that says csx employees hide
behind their job and thinks its okay to cheat because after all the
railroad gets all of us together at meetings so why not. The railroad
is so stupid when these guys turn in their bill from the restaurant/bar
for their expense account they dont turn in the itemized copy they turn
in the copy of only the final bill amount so therefore ,the company
dont realize that they are paying a fortune in booze, that adds up with
100's of people. Thats how they get by with taking women out and having
a good time.  If they had to turn in a itemized copy they would have to
pay the booze out of their own pocket, than spouse's might get a
little wiser.

Name: who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2013

I was sitting here reading and thinking about all the comments
posted.Here is the facts #1 who cares that someone is screwing
around!!!! CSX is screwing your eyeballs out every single day. And a
upper end manager stated "The unions where bought off years ago" and
the unions have proven it.So heres the bottom line.Which do you hate
the most? THE COMPANY OR THE UNION? I HATE THE UNION BECAUSE I PAY THEM
TO SCREW MY EYEBALLS OUT.BLET/UTU = unless .... bought off punks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2013

One more thing there is no legal issue here so get it straight . 
freedom of speech.  Also most of the accusations can be proofed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2013

To the post below i'm guessing you must be one of those cheaters or you
wouldnt care what names are mention. I hope more and more people come on
here and have the balls to rat on the cheaters, after all why should
they get away with betraying the one they are with if their spouse is
loyal. I'm sick and tired of these spouses cheating and using there
job title to give them the excuse. Thats just what
superintendents,trainmasters, lol,assistance superintendents,and other
higher ups do , it goes with the territory. Okay let your spouse do
what you do, wow would you be pissed!!!!!!. Just man up so they can
divorce you,its that simple. The only thing, you dont have the balls to
do it. I realize this has been going on since beginning of time.

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2013

I look at some of these posts here, and notice people using people's
real names on here. This is just not right, and you all who do this
should chill out!! Not only does it lead to further degradation of what
seems to be already subterranean morale, but it can lead to tons of
legal issues. 

Let's keep names out of this!! No one needs to be knowing all that.

Name: Wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2013

Honestly. I know of a. Bunch of cheaters but you know what....  It's
none of my business.   It's their personal life and I don't care.   I
have seen both sides. The cheated and the cheaters.  It's sad but part
of life at every job out there not just here.  people need to  put as
much interest and effort in their own relationship as they do sticking
their nose in everyone else's personal shit.  If you listen to
everyone's  crap you will be miserable. Doubt will be put in your head
for no reason many times.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2013

To conductor 1-10
Feb 16 2013

I have done it, seen it, heard of it, and you told it.

Real nice Honest up front explanation of what it takes to ride the
rails.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2013

ADVICE!
 
Want your spouse at home and spending more time with you?
For those of you with a spouse that has 3 weeks vacation and work in
the division that headhunts 24-7, here is how they can stay out of
trouble and get to spend more time with their REAL FAMILY! Dont go to
work!
Take one week annual vacation and 14 daily vacation days. Jump on a
job/extra bd that has 2 days off. One week a month tag 1 dv and 1
personal onto your off days. Take a sick day in between Should get you
5 days off. Policy allows you one every 30 days(rolling from your last
one). Then the other 2 days off for the next 3 weeks will give you
another week off. Thus you can work it out that you only work 2 weeks a
month with off days breaking them up. If everybody did this I guarentee
you that the red flags would be raised and somebody would have to
answer to Big Mickey Ward! Maybe they would start appreciating the
people that they have if no one comes to work! Plus you will have
better quality time at home because your spouse wont be so stressed!

Name: lilbuddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2013

Conductor, for 1-10 years

Now that I've read your book, I can't wait for the movie to come out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2013

Lets start from the beginning it a long story get ready to read.

 In 2006 my father told me about how a family friend had done really
well for himself, and his family working for CSX railroad. The benefits
were great, the money was very nice, and the opportunity to ride trains
for a living was a nice thought. At that time CSX required the you pay
for your conductor schooling that was offered by a community college in
Atlanta. The name of college was AMDG. I contacted AMDG, and was invited
to one of the interviews with AMDG that they were having in Birmingham
Alabama.

 Being twenty years old I have to admit I was elated the thoughts of
such a great career at my age was wonderful. After interview I was
called by AMDG a few days later and offered a position in one of there
upcoming class. If I passed I was guaranteed a job with CSX as a
freight conductor in a small town within thirty five minutes of me
called Erwin TN. They told me that I must pay the $5000 tuition up
front to hold my spot because they had people drop cancel on them right
when the class was about to start. So I check with CSX, and was told
AMDG is who CSX went through to hire there new employees that there
were not trying to scam me or anything. Being 20 years old I got a
credit card, and pay AMDG the $5000 dollars since I didn't have any
savings at that age. AMDG informed me that the the class would start in
the next couple of months, and they would contact me shortly with the
date to be there to start the class.

 A couple months went by and I called AMDG. I was told that they
classes had been held back a couple months due to CSX getting there
ducks in a row to start new employees on there on the job training
after completing class at AMDG, but a new class should start any day. A
couple more months went by, and I called again and the line had been
disconnected. Low and behold CSX had decided to stop using AMDG for
training there new conductors. CSX had began training all there
employees in house from class train to on the job training. I contacted
a couple lawyers, and was told that I was wasting my time trying to sue
AMDG for my $5000 because they had filed bankruptcy. Long story short I
lost my $5000, and it was no concern to CSX that I had lost my $5000.

  Now I was bound and determined to get hired on directly with CSX. A
year had gone by. I had began searching the internet up and down for
contacts with the CSX recruiting department to try to see when they
would be hiring for Erwin TN. I would compare trying to get a CSX
recruiters number to that of a amateur trying to crack a safe lol not
going to happen over night. In the mean time I had my family friend
pulling strings for me, and I began to call all the local managers in
Erwin bugging them trying to get them to get me hired on once they
began to hiring for Erwin again. It took me a couple months but lets
just say I cracked that safe. I finally got a number to the conductor
recruiter that did the hiring in Erwin. I have to say he was a really
nice fellow, and assured me I had a good change of getting hired on
once they started hiring again. 

 I would check the CSX website weekly to see if they had posted any
conductor jobs for Erwin TN. Six months of bugging the recruiter once a
week, and all the local managers in Erwin every couple of weeks the
posting finally came up on the website for conductor jobs in Erwin. I
applied waited a couple weeks and got a e-mail say to be at a Hotel in
Johnson city TN for a hiring session. That day is burned in my mind. I
walked in the hiring session, and there was twenty some applicants
there. There as a older gentlemen at the front of the room, and as I
began to talk to the other applicants he started to walk my way. He
stuck out his hand and called my name. He said I knew who you were by
your voice since I had bugged him so much over the past six months lol.


 The interview went well, and to be honest the recruiter promised us
the world lol. He said that if we were hired we would start out at 75 %
of the base pay, and increase to 100 % over the next five years. The
starting first year pay for the average conductor was $43,000.  After
our first year we would be making $65,000 to $80,000 a year. Three days
later I got a call from  a lady at the recruiting department. She said I
was hired if I could pass a physical, strength test, drug test,
background checks etc... I went threw the process over the next few
months, and was offered the job that is if I could successfully
complete the CSX training of 8 weeks in Atlanta GA.

  By this time is was winter of 2007 they had me slated for a class in
the spring of 2008. May of 2008 I began the school in at Atlanta GA,
and 8 weeks later I passed the class with a 94.9 GPA. I returned to
Erwin TN to begin my 16 weeks of on the job training. I was told I had
16 weeks of training that I was on probation, plus another 60 days of
probation once becoming a marked up conductor that they could fire me
for no reason. After that I would become a member of the United
Transportation Union, and I was pretty much untouchable as far as being
fired for anything stupid permently. 

 In the fall of 2008 on my 22nd  birthday to be exact I completed my on
the job training, and became a full fledged conductor. During the time
that I had been training, and also once I became a marked up conductor
there was a huge demand for domestic coal to supply the southern us
power plants. Business was booming in Erwin TN due to the fact that we
are the shortest line from the coal mines on the East coast to coal
fired power plants in the South. December came around and I things
started to slow down. In the beginning of January 2009 I was furloughed
(laid off). I stayed furloughed until march of 2009. In March when
worked picked up I was recalled back to work in. May of 2009 I was
furloughed again, and this time I would not see the inside of another
train engine for 11 months. I really thought my days with the railroad
were over, and they weren't calling me back. If you have less than
three year with with CSX it is there choice to call you back or not
after being laid off for more than a year.

 In the spring of 2010 after completing a short retraining I was back
to normal work. I was on call six days a week 24 hours a day with one
day off a week. You get a two hour call to be at work, and once getting
on the train you would often work 12 hours a day all that you could run
the train by law, and then wait 30 minutes to 2 or more hours for a
taxi to bring you a crew to recrew you so that crew to take the train
on down the rail, and you could go to the hotel to rest. You then would
spend 30 minutes to 2 hours in the taxi to get to the hotel for rest. So
it was normal for you to be tied to work from the time you got the call
13 to 18 hours.

 Once reaching the hotel you got 6 hours of rest, and crew management
could then ring your phone, and have you on another train two hours
later. so 8 hours total, or you could be stuck in a hotel with nothing
to do for 24 hours.

  Think about it if they call you on your rest. Once You get to the
hotel 30 minutes to eat something, 30 minutes to settle down/watch TV,
and 30 minutes to fall asleep. So really 4:30 minutes of rest, and if
you had been up working all night just getting in at say 9 am sometimes
it took you longer to get to sleep. Then you got maybe 2 hours of rest.
Back up to take a train home for a 8-12 hour ride, and be responsible
for millions of dollars of machinery, you and your engineers life, and
numerous other train crews and civilians lives.

 By the way you don't get paid anything for the first 15 hours you are
in the hotel away from home. If you do end up staying along time waiting
on a train to return to work the total hours you are away from home
really adds up. that big $25-$30 an hour money begins to shrivel up,
and look allot like $10-$12 a hour real quick money real quick.

  When things were booming, and when you finally did get that one day
off a week you would either sleep through it, or you would have a man
with more seniority take your day off. In railroad terms they call it
kicking you for your off day. I once worked 28 straight day when I was
able to hold the older mans board the conductor board that didn't have
any off days. My God what a pay check, but when you start waking up
thinking you are in your bed at home and your really in a hotel in
Spartanburg SC, or Pikeville KY something is wrong lol!!.

 Lets move on lol things slowed down again in the January 2011 and I
was furloughed again. In the spring of 2011 I was recalled again. I was
able to work until I believe February of 2012. In the spring of 2012 I
was recalled for little over a month and furloughed again with this up
and down cycle all of 2012 being called back to work for maybe a month
at a time and laid off again. In September of 2012 I was laid off and
have been laid off ever since. I currently have 24 people above me laid
off and 40+ below me so I kinda expect not to work at all in 2013.

 In 2008 made $29,000 and some change while going to CSX conductor
training school, and on the job training, and the small amount of time
I was marked up as a conductor, in 2009 I made rough less than $10,000
not counting unemployment. In 2010 I made $28,000 not counting
unemployment. In 2011 I made $32,000 not counting unemployment, and in
2012 I made $21,000 not counting unemployment. So over a total of
roughly 5 year I have made`$120,000 for an average of $24,000 a year
that is pretty much half of what I was told I would make my first year
of $43000 a year.

 During those 5 years I have missed less than 10 of being sick so that
is 2 sick days a year. Which the railroad doesn't give you sick days
by the way. I had 6 months of perfect attendance, and I have never had
a wrote up for attendance so you could say my low wages were out of my
control I was working all that I could. It's because I keep getting
laid off.

 In 2008 I worked the 241 days in order to qualify for one week of
vacation in 2009 which I did receive but since I was laid off I cashed
it in. In 2010,2011,2012 I didn't get the 241 qualifying days.  So you
could say in 5 years I haven't had a week of paid vacation. In 2010 I
missed my vacation by something like 7 days of being short the 241 day
to qualify for two weeks of vacation. In 2011 I missed it by 17 days to
qualify for the 241 days needed to get two weeks of vacation.

 In the past couple of years allot has changed with the hours amount of
hours you have to rest by law. The hours have been  have been extended
to 12 hours instead of 8. You are now required to take off 2 days if
you work 6 days straight and 3 days if you work 7 days straight. So it
has really cut down on the amount of money you can make since you
can't work the long hours anymore. So the really high pay days are all
but gone. 

The insurance was once free and now we pay $200 a month and you have to
pay the first $2000 of the deductible. The union dues are between
$90-100 dollars a months, and it is close shop so you have no choice.

 Now to unions our local union represenitives that we have now are
great for both the UTU and the BLE sure wasn't that way my first
couple of years. I am proud of them they really do all they can. But a
union is powerless when it come to not being able to strike thanks to
president Ronald Regan declaring it again the law for railroad worker
being able to strike. We face criminal charges and imprisonment if we
do strike. Although it would be kinda fun in jail if I had hundreds of
other conductors and engineers in there with me lol. 

 When it comes to the national level of unions they are so corrupt it
unbelievable. The national level unions have gave away just about
everything railroader fought for and died for to get in the last couple
of years just to line there personal pockets. It's funny when upper
level union officials retire 2-3-4 at a time shortly after a union
contract is signed that the union men voted down only to have it shoved
down there throats anyways.

 I know you can say that it isn't CSX railroad fought that I have been
laid off,  but check there yearly record profits in the years that I
have been laid off. Also Check out how much money the CEO Michael Ward
makes for a bonus over $8,000,000 a year plus over another $1,000,000 a
year salary.

 Our local management isn't that bad to be truthful most of the ones
we have now just stay around for a year or two at most and then get
shuffled around. They are college grads that have never stepped foot on
a freight train in there life, and it's not there fault there don't
have a clue allot of the time whats going on. This has been the past
five years of my life with CSX railroad I promise I'm not making it
up, and if any high ranking CSX official ever wants to read it, and
call me a liar. I have the written documents to prove how many times I
have been laid off and how much my pay is.

 So why do I stay I guess I figure I have 5 years of seniority in, and
at the railroad seniority is everything I do not have a college degree
so a hopefully $50,000-$60,000 dollar a year one of these years will
end up being better off than a $8 an hour factory job. So if you ever
think about working for the railroad. FOR GOD SAKE AS THE OLD
RAILROADERS WHEN I HIRED ON SAID JUST BUY YOU A GUN, AND ONE BULLET AND
GO AHEAD AND GET IT OVER WITH!!! ;)  Well that's all my friends. In the
words of the great late Paul Harvey....Good Day!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2013

Token

Yeah, they can do what ever they want including not answering the phone
for 20 frickin minutes. Let it ring until the system just cuts you off. 
Yeah, real professional service there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2013

Must read for all Railroaders:

Union Corruption In America Still A Growth Industry

By Carl F. Horowitz

Name: Token
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2013

For those of you in Bham.  Im sure you have heard crew caller Bob was
back to work and who else did i just hear on the other end.
CORNEL!!!!!!!  Can crew callers do whatever they want to still have a
jobbor what?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2013

SOME MANAGERS LOVE IT WHEN YOU HATE THEM,THEY GET OFF ON IT. SOME LOVE
INTIMADATION.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2013

Let's just say no comment on who it is but one engineer here is very
much on to something I can't verify exactly who it is but damn u r
very smart at figuring out who wife is referring to!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2013

When your minions can't stand you...you know it's time for a change!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2013

HEY WTF


YOU FORGOT ONE OF THE WORST  DAVE HARRIS!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2013

Hey wifey with cheating husband is it Marc Barrett? Heard he's having
probl wife will upgrade cause he's not good to her.

Name: Hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

I hate Frulla !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  2013

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

Please help me understand how in the world the railroad has become a
very very bad placed to work. It's terrible to love your job but  you
hate to come to work. It's not the T&E employeess it's upper
management. We at CSX used ,yep used to be proud of our company.  Those
days are long gone thanks to the bad attitudes of employees who are sick
of the upper management, (the Frulla's,Vierlings, Connors,
Jarrells,Burriss,) and I suppose other
ones I can"t think of. I remember crews taking pride at getting a
train from point A to point B safely and without delay ,now all they
want to do is go to work get on a train and get off the train in 12
hours without getting fired or charged with some bullshit and they
don't care if they ever turn a wheel. There is no pride left.
Thank You Upper Management

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

Tom Grace at Queensgate Ohio is a racist thug.
Yet upper management continues to ignore complaints.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 03 February 2013

nate curry has left the building

Name: It's coming 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Bob FRULLA's accident report can be recieved from the state police
barracks at post 9 in pikeville ky.Pictures of the accident will be
posted.Anyone that needs the information for the class action law suit
on the grounds of discrination due to CSX firing people for small
violations and letting this clown by with his numerous rule violations
without any discipline action for his failures.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Concerned


Still waiting on those pictures of frulla accident that you said would
be posted on here.  Well?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

higher management on the huntington division disregard union agreements.
 they do as they please and are never held responsible.  the contract
states that after an X-amount of extra jobs are called with in a week.
there will be a regular call time job put on for bid.  but the jobs are
never put on for bid.  i guess you could blame the unions too.  because
it seems they arent doing anything about it either. 

also we are left out there to load trains at mines with no recrews for
12 to 14 hrs everyday.  they say they dont have the man power to recrew
us.  well guess what they would have the man power if they didnt have
every one with less than 12 years service furloughed.

CSX treats there employees as only a number.  they dont care about us
or our families the way their website says.  Its all just PR.  all they
care about is cutting jobs so they can get a bigger bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2013

Friend-family


Again...who cares anymore...Got proof of csx supervisor screwing around
with your spouse and ruining your marriage then take it to the court
room! Do something about it. If you get anything done then revisit this
site with your accomplishments, how you did it and who it was(if they
dont get a gag order). Doesnt do a bit of good but make you feel
better(by venting) unless you give out names and places!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2013

To the post below. Hit a sore spot are you one of those cheaters that
dont want the word to get out, you want us to be hush hush!!!!!, go
away, who cares move on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 January 2013

Friend or family



WHO CARES! MOVE ON!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2013

I'm not sure there are several mr. barnette's on the rail road.   The
one that cheated with L.B.T. is his first name john? and has 3
children?, work in atlanta,ga?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2013

I - HATE - CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

To the post below, what is the matter hit a sore spot. I can only guess
by the way you got pissed off that you are one of the cheaters. Why not
come on here tell your real name so your wife can see what is going on
under her nose. If you weren't a  cheater than you wouldn't have got
so up set.!!!!!!!.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2013

I love how everyone is so worried about everyone's cheating habits.Take
this crap on Jerry Springer.This web site was designed to show how
corrupted CSX really is.You idiots are showing how retarded you really
are.Uneducated douche bags.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

Friend or family 20-30.

I agree with you.  If a person is going to cheat, it doesn't matter
where they work, or their line of work, they are going to cheat.

As for posting names.  We all know that Danny Spencer ran around on his
wife.  Danny Spencer Jr, like Danny Spencer Sr, even has the
illegitimate kids to prove his infidelities while working as a company
officer.   CSX does not care.

The Great Lakes Division Road Foreman of Engines, Danny Jerrell's had
his wife leave him because of his infidelities.  She went back to
Russell Kentucky with the kids because Danny Jerrell, a man that likes
to openly claim he's a good Southern Baptist, (like his buddy Scott
Conners), can't stay out of strip clubs.  (Or any woman's bed)  

Scott Conners is well aware of what his hand picked Division Road
Foreman likes to do when he's staying at the company hotel in
Plainfield, Indiana.  Conners not only doesn't care, he approves Danny
Jerrell's expense month after month after month.  Danny Jerrell's
infidelity not only caused Danny Jerrell to move back into his Momma's
house in Columbus, Ohio, but his wife to openly admit this is why she's
left him.  CSX DOES NOT CARE.  If they did, when they read this site,
someone would take some type of action and bring things to a head.  BUT
CSX CHOOSES NOT TO DO ANYTHING, yet again.

Heck, look at Tony Ingram.  He was notorious for sexually harassing the
women who worked around him.  CSX had to pay several women for their
silence.   Who doesn't know this?  It must not have been much of an
issue with Michael Ward.  Ingram had this same problem when Ward
brought him over from the NS.

While sexual harassment is WRONG, and I don't condone it.  CONTRARY TO
WHAT CSX'S ETHICS POLICY SAYS (or that stupid video on the pods) CSX
DOES NOT CARE WHAT ITS COMPANY OFFICERS SAY OR DO.  After all, as I was
told by more than one company officer, THE CSX ETHICS POLICY PREVENTS A
CSX COMPANY OFFICER FROM LYING or behaving unethically.  And we all
know from dealing with payroll, CSX would never lie.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

I AGREE WITH THE POST BELOW. SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO ,SHE IS SO SICK IVE
HEARD HER SAY THE WIFES ARE STUPID BUT THE MEN ARE EVEN MORE STUPID!!!.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2013

Hey Wife:

I'm no lawyer but you should ask yours if Touchstone could be liable
for alienation of affection etc. and subject to a civil suit.

If your husband wore a wedding band, she knew he was married. Even
if he followed CSX rules and removed it while working, there would be a
tan line and indentation on his finger. An even more interesting
question is since CSX knew of her escapades and failed to take
corrective action, could they also be liable?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

Thank u for anyone that stood on my side and right from wrong or in this
case decent humans or pigs. To those of you who think this is a joke its
mine and my children's lives. You have no moral compass if you defend
someone of such distgusting behavior. I can say or not say anything,
anywhere I want. I hardly have been a woman that sits by a phone
waiting on anyone to call. Nor do I or would I want someone who would
do something as my soon to be ex has. Make no mistake just because I am
a Christian does not mean I do not have a backbone or a brain or a mouth
to say anything I want. Talk about me judge me if u like if u do u r
guilty of being a pig as well and I'm sure LTB would give you some
too. You better get it there because someone like my ex or anyone who
would defend him certainly will never have the joy of being with me and
believe me it would be a pleasure. I don't bark like she does.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2013

Frankly, I find the entire "Christian" line of reasoning
false...here's why, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Agnostics and
Atheists all cheat on their spouses. Most cheat with members of the
opposite sex but others cheat with members of their own sex.

While most spouses strongly disagree with cheating and will end a
relationship over it; others encourage it. In some cases both parties
cheat.

Personally, I think it's a matter of integrity and dignity how someone
leads their personal life and handles their relationships
with others. In my opinion, if a man or woman cheat, their word is
worthless and they bear closer scrutiny in my dealing with them.

In reality, cheating is nothing new and like "little rotten Johnny"
who has been told no, you can't do that; spouses will try and if
successful will continue to do it until they get busted.

So much for NoMo's Sunday School lesson...it's Mardi Gras, time for
lechery, treachery and debauchery.

Laissez les bons temps rouler...Let the good times roll!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2013

Good Christian Mother


Remember???

Proverbs 29:11   A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wiseman keepeth it
in till afterwards

Proverbs 31:26   A christian mother-She openeth her mouth with wisdom:
and in her tongue is the law of KINDNESS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

Other-non


Its not a typical response of a male. Its a response from someone who
has half the sense to know that a gun has not been held to ANYONES
head. Your spouses are cheating because THEY WANT TOO! No one is saying
its okay, but the fact is the pants are removed because they choose to.
Grown adults know how to say NO! Theres a deeper underlying issue why
this happens and the answer is AT HOME. Doesnt matter where your spouse
is working, good chance it would happen there too! Yeah, its great to
have a place to vent when it involves csx officials, but it wont do a
bit of good if you dont put the names out and warn other spouses!  If
the other poster has proof of the affair and is getting a divorce as
she claimed then she has nothing to loose by revealing the company
officials name!  Its not going to get her soon to be ex-husband a pay
raise(so her check is bigger) or change anyone elses working
conditions, but I guess the embarrassment(highly unlikley) to the
company could be closure to her....or maybe she should try talking to
her christian counselor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

You hit the nail on the head (no pun intended) LOL

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2013

Yeah, s hard dick has no conscience!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2013

To Nomo

The problem of denied claims,0-testing,and harrassament is turned a
blind eye, because after all it is not as much FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. 

Come on, you know the standing practice( professionalism) is no match
for a naked, drunk women. Men will be men.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2013

This is tipical of the men responses, they come on here and act like its
no big deal that spouses cheat on their loyal spouses. The one that are
posting are the ones that are also doing it.  These men and women that
cheat get a thrill out of it, but if their spouses found out they
wouldn't be so tough, they would cry like a baby!!!!!!. OOOH! the game
is fun untill your caught.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2013

Hey APE 20-30:

Do you have a specific beef or do you just think you're special?

Sounds as though the criticism might hit close to home. Are your
problems any more important than this wife's? I think not! She's not
the first, nor will she be the last to come on this site to complain
about her spouses infidelity.

CSX has a huge problem with Touchstone as well as the other supervisors
that is easily handled. Yet CSX refuses to handle it. In the meantime
the dirty laundry gets aired and will forever remain
a part of history. Is this unique to CSX...no; but CSX has this site
which is unique to CSX.

It's to bad she doesn't name names, I suppose the only reason she
doesn't is because she's humiliated. 

This problem is as much a problem as denied claims, o-testing and
harassment and speak just as loudly as those...the only difference is
this problem is conveniently overlooked by management...I wonder why?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2013

ATTENTION:

To those of you who havent visited this site in awhile,WELCOME BACK TO
THE NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION OF THE JERRY SPRINGER DOES THE RR SHOW!
While our claims are being unjustifiably denied, our jobs cut, our
bonus cut and everyone bannered and switch tagged to death, someone is
sitting at home now getting ready to post another topic about cheating
spouses and unfaithful managers.

Its soooooo nice to know that our losses and working conditions dont
hold a candle to the problems the spouses have with their cheaters at
home!  I feel so much better now. DONT YOU!

For you wives sitting at home worrying about what your husbands are
doing while they are away...DONT! It wont be long before they dont have
a job and they will be back home with you all day!  BE HAPPY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2013

Has anyone notice how hush hush the post are when it comes to calling
cheaters out. Only a few are mention and there is 100's doing it. They
stick together because if two  many are called out than it will snowball
and others will come out,(almosy like a tooth for a tooth). So all you
cheaters stick together and keep it quiet!!.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2013

Do any of you folks know of a situation where the ethics department took
action against a manager after a complaint was submitted by a contract
employee or their spouse? Over the years I heard of several complaints
being submitted against a trainmaster in the Toledo area, but very
little ever seemed to change.

As for the alleged affair that is now being discussed, situations such
as that have been occurring for as long as I can remember. As an FRA
inspector, I have heard the gossip on all railroads, not just CSX. The
problem is that upper management does not seem to respond in an
appropriate manner when their managers are involved in affairs. Notice
what the U.S. Military is now doing to the officers that were caught
having adulterous relationships. Now, if the railroad manager is caught
skimming money from the company coffers, beheading or worse could be the
penalty. Back in the late 1970's, I recall hearing that the wife of a
terminal superintendent allegedly called Baltimore about her husband's
alleged affair with a certain lady. I also recall hearing that
allegations of theft were added to alleged affair. I later heard that
he was ordered to resign or be fired.

If any of you wonder why I am joining in your discussions, it is
because after 34 years with FRA and 10 years as a C&O Machinist at
Walbridge and Huntington, I feel like part of the family. And because I
belonged to a union for every one of those 44 years, that family is
certainly the union family.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2013

When you start sleeping with your friends or co-workers, even if you're
unattached everything changes and not for the better.

That's why most companies (I'm sure CSX included) have no consorting
policies...it creates hard feeling and favoritism and is just plain bad
business.

In most cases if two employees get married, one is usually required to
resign, if not, transfers are arranged to make married life
untenable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2013

Anyone hear of aids, std's?. For every dog i hope you  get it, but be a
man and dont pass on to your wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  When a women gets
around as much as L-- I wonder if she has one of them. So men think
twice do you really want your di-- to fall off lol!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2013

I know plenty of superintendants,terminal managers,assistant
superintendants that turn a blind eye because they are doing the same
thing, ( strip clubs, bars womenizing). I must add not all of them are
dogs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2013

To the brakeman that says if a employee climbs into the sack with
another employee that is there business, BULL SHIT, you must be one of
the unethical married men to agree with that.

Name: The
E-mail: smart one!!!
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

I have been out of this crap hole company for 4 years.  I STIIL SEE IT
TRUELY SUCKS!!!  Damn, now there are men with perfectly looking
Christian wives cheating with defensive tackle material looking company
woman!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOO I love it!!: keeping it going!!  Hey Christion??
 Did he at least hit the "BROWN EYE" when he bent it
over???lmmmmaaaooo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

Other-non


They have nothing to do with hostile or intimidating work conditions.
If an employee climbs in the sack with another employee or supervisor
thats their affair. Keep that garbage at home! Guessing that womans
husband would have done it at any job. Those post dont belong on here.
Yep, old head wisdom on how to protect yourself on the job will cease
to exist on here until the discussions get serious again.

Hey old heads...just out of curiosity, what did they test you with 30
yrs ago? Did they have banners and switch tags?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

After many years, just checking in on the rails. Keeping the stuff
straight. With a lot of feedback that was really on target. This site
has lost the true nature of experience, and those that remember every
trip, and every move. We have moved to no comment from the older folks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

What does religion and wives have to do with anything?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

To post below:
My thoughts exactly when what goes around comes,around to LBT (and my
lying cheating ex too) I would hate to be her (or him).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

And to friend/family n/a 

Obviously ur not Christian or u wouldn't back up a liar and a cheater
and judge me! Shame on u! And sry I meant alabama not south so go up a
little further Mr. B knows who he is and who I'm referring to that's
all that matters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

To Mrs B.

Good for you take him for everything. To the post that mock you saying
you are a christian women? i wonder if it isnt LBT posting that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

I had to laugh reading one of laura touchstone media account. She
states, i quote---" WHY MUST PEOPLE SWOON OVER TAINTED ONE SIDED
STORIES THAT APPEAR TO BE UNLIKELY, FROM SOME SCORNED AND BITTER
WOMEN" i QUOTE.

She thinks nothing of it, it been a way of life for years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

To posts 2 posts below:

Absolutely I am a good Christian mother! Y do u doubt that/ do I know
u/ please explain?!  And to post below don't worry he will find out I
will b entitled to quite a bit and I will go for it and get it. His
mistakes and disgusting behavior will cost him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

Remember Mrs B you are entitled to half his pension and 401K take it.
and everything else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

Friend fmily 1-10


GOOD CHRISTIAN MOTHER??

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2013

Loco 10-20.

So, "I seen your posting".  Good.  Then maybe you got the point I was
making to you.  Quit playing your stupid games, and say what you have to
say.  We're tired of your attempt at making yourself into a big man
with your "alleged belief" that you have some "secret knowledge" of
what's going on the Great Lakes Division.  No one likes being strung
along.  Say what you have to say, or move on.


As for the wife that turned in her husband and the train master into
the ethics hotline.  YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!  YOU DID, AND ARE DOING THE
RIGHT THING.  I'm sure when he realizes all that he's lost, he'll
realize how bad he screwed up.  By then, it will be to late.  

I'd also look at having your lawyer say something to CSX.  They know
this train master is a sexual predator, and they knowingly and
willingly turn a blind eye to this.   CSX should be held accountable
for their hand in this situation that one of their of their officers
created.

Good luck with your new life.  I'm sure things will get better once
you put your ex behind you, and move on with your life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2013

Yes it was her go figure I seen what she looks like. I told her husband
who must be used to calls from wives because he didn't care guess
he's afraid if her divorces her it will cost him something. Whatever
I'm different cause I have a moral code and I have need for my soon to
be ex its gonna cost him PLENTY and he must need a mirror because
everyone who knows us wonders how he got me in the first place. Dumb
luck..
And a bunch of lies because I believed he was an honest person. Right
If u play u pay...and I can't wait to see the ugly heffer he will be
with in about 5 more yrs she will prob b another LBT he totally
deserves it can't wait to laugh my head off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2013

Jack,

Dont flater yourself, you wouldn't know what a good husband is all
about. I seen your posting.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2013

To the post below, good for you i'm so glad that you had the balls to
report this women. Could it be LBT?. I hope all these men realize that
she wants nothing from them on a commentment basis. She has been doing
this for years and once she gets what she wants she moves on.  The
terminal manager knew all about this women,because she was his employee
, and did nothing at first about it. I heard that he started to get
complaits from the wifes and finally had to put a stop to what she was
doing. I wonder if he turned his head because he had no room to talk. I
have seen posting on other web sites, she claims she is religious, and
all the talk about her is unfound.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2013

I am the wife of an engineer that has worked for this company for almost
20 yrs close to it. He is a the father of a precious baby. I have been
with him for over 6 yrs bit can't and won't take constant cheating,
lying and being treated like absolute crap. I will end this marriage
with a bang because I have proof to back up my claims of him cheating
and even with his boss trainmaster that is and was older, fater and
waaay uglier and flat out disgusting but I found out while reporting
their cheating, to ethics and getting her moved to another state she
screws whatever will bend her over. Pardon me while I puke! This is no
life and I am one hell of a catch and I am fed up. Someone out there
would appreciate me, I am a good, Christian, faithful mother and wife I
deserve a partner that will not bring me home any diseases is that too
much to ask for. And as far as my soon to be ex he works out of south
al figure it out gbye Mr. B I'm done.

Name: United 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2013

This web site was created to open the eyes of
employees,families,customers,and the public on how CSX really is.The
harassment,discrimination,courtesy,lack of customer needs, this
"company" cares for no one.This includes your families.your life..Why
do you think that the company gives use ID #? Outside people looks at
this site to be educated on how Csx really does treat there employees
and customers.So with that being said I want to say this "THIS SITE
WASN'T DESIGNED TO BASH EACH OTHER". Every time a CSX Suck gets on
here and sees employees cutting each other,those clowns smile real big
and say to themself "We're winning there breaking down" so please it
you have a problem with someone and need to release it, go them or put
it on "TOPIX" thanks .....

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2013

Hey Loco 10-20

So you missed me huh?  Sorry but when my wife and I take our annual 2
weeks vacation after the holidays, its 2 weeks all about her.  Its my
job to focus only on her wants and needs while we're away.  CSX is
never discussed.  While we're away, our computers and cell phones are
shut off.  Its our alone time.  I'm taking it that you're single. 
Because if you were married, you wouldn't get your jollies making
vague smart arse comments that have no merit on this site.

You got awful quite for a while, with your "secret" information.  
What happened, did I burst your bubble repeating the same old
information we all know about?  What was that the "secret"
information you bragged about knowing?  Cats got your tongue?  I'm
gone a few weeks, and you grow a new pair of balls, huh little man. 
Sad.  You get fired from CSX, and you still haven't moved on.  Did I
miss your BIG ANNOUNCEMENT of your secret information?  I never did
read what important information that you, and only you had against the
three company officials that have "reunited" on the Great Lakes
division.  I'm guessing, like your life, you've got nothing.

Loco 10-20.   Say what you have to say.  Quit trying to stir up
everyone so that you can your jollies off.  Say what you have to say,
or get off this site.  Its bad enough that we have to deal with JJ,
Redblock, or what ever name he's using to get on this site these days.
 Dealing with you is no better than some of the young train masters
today.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2013

Loco 10-20


Knock it off... QUIT TRYING TO STIR THE POT! Been nice without the shit
stirring crap from JJ. You got something serious, post it other wise go
watch tv!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2013

oops i mean quiet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2013

Hey Jack i see the cat still has your tongue, Earlier you wanted to be a
big mouth, all of a sudden you are quite what gives?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2013

Hey Stanley:

Do tell but since your employment is in the past tense, what is the
name of the TM? Obviously one of the 10%. You didn't say what terminal
you were at but if you crossed the Canadian border you were in upstate
NY, Watertown or Massena.

You mention a new trainmaster, I find it odd he would mention that he
felt you didn't like him...not a very friendly thing to do. You
didn't mention if you were a minority, Native American or First
Nations.

It sound like the TM had some serious issues though. CSX talks a good
game when it comes to diversity but when it comes to performing, they
lack. There are a lot of bigots in the CSX system!

Name: Stanley Fournier
E-mail: sfournier4@twcny.rr.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2013

During my employment as conductor I was being taunted by a trainmaster
sneaking and hiding around work areas looking for any excuse to catch
me in a minor safety violation.  Not any of my fellow conductors had
the pleasure of looking over their shoulders each time they were to
work.  I was cited for breaking a few CSX rules ( two at which CSX
changed their rules after the fact to prove I was at fault).  When
working in Canada and the states not all rules are the same.  So when
given a Canadian rule book we were expected to follow the canadian
rules.  This however, lead to breaking a CSX rule...go figure.  When
the new trainmaster had arrived I was taken aside in private while he
exclaimed that he felt I disliked him.  My reply was that feelings
don't matter.  It's the job done right that matters.  From then on he
singled me out from all other workers and thats when the citations
began.  In the end I was forced to sign a work paper stating I had an
additional job to carry out.  This job being paperwork was a
duplication of what the engineers were performing.  I neglected to send
all my paperwork to the manager and without any warning they dismissed
me.  
During this whole time I was forced to go to Engineer school.  The
letter read if I did not there was a chance of dismissal.  During my
training for Engineer I was placed aside from new employees who were
receiving quick attention.  They did not give me my ride tests as
scheduled.  This leads me to believe there was discrimination and
mismanagement.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2013

Please don't construe my comments as tacit approval of
"Trainmasters", it is not. Remember however they are just doing their
job as the are instructed. 

Most Trainmasters(90%)are decent people trying to make a living to
support their families just like the contract employees. The other 10%
are just assholes. In my time on the RR, there was only one Trainmaster
that was impressed by his position and felt it necessary
to throw his weight around.

There were several that were employed beyond their capabilities which
required them to over compensate to impress their bosses.

It is almost a certainty these "Trainmasters" are insecure as people
and it manifests itself at work and in their personal lives.

Part of the problem stems from the fact that the new hire 
Trainmasters have absolutely no experience on the ground and have
recently graduated from college. I am not critical of having a college
education, I have several, I do however feel the RR is one career that
you need to start at the bottom. Think of it as a Doctor
that has to perform surgery on his first day of Med school!

Now for Operating Rules...Just look at who CSX puts in charge of that
dept. This is the place all failed managers get promoted to
after they get fired. If CSX is true to form, Frulla is destined
for Operating Rules. Add to that a bunch of input from Corp. legal
and you get exactly what you have.

Regardless of the rules, there are ways for Trainmasters to test 
which would be far less objectionable to the employees. First let me
say that to require failures speaks volumes to Transportation
management's incompetence. What you want as a manager is for  failures
to be zero. Use to be if the man saw you do a no no, he would pull you
to the side for a chat, I spent a lot of time chatting. The O-testing
for the month was always published in a System Bulletin. So there is no
excuse for not knowing what is being looked at. On jobs where there are
still a "crew" the foreman or Conductor should review the rules
during the briefing. The Trainmasters could inform the jobs when and
where they be testing and instead of hiding, walk the lead or stand in
plain sight. I can guarantee they will still get their quota of
failures.

I think if the testing was handled like that,there would be fewer
injuries, Human Factor incidents and far less employee ill will. If
what you're doing isn't working, perhaps it's time to change what
you're doing.

As far as the off duty behavior of these "Trainmaster" is concerned,
CSX needs to aggressively enforce their rules. The problem is systemic
and starts at the top...you lead by example. Ingram was a womanizer, so
it is acceptable, even expected from the insecure "Trainmasters" to
emulate that behavior. Ward is recently divorced and remarried. I
don't know exactly what the causes are but it's reasonable to assume
that as CEO he could end this behavior and change the testing with a
stroke of a pen...he hasn't, enough said!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

Trainmaster/supervisor:

You say that you are fair and only react to an employee who violates a
rule?  What about the poor ethics on how these rules are written to
hang the employee?  The way these rules are written, and the way you
execute them, the employee really doesn't stand a chance on this piss
poor railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

Hey Trainmaster


So what you are saying is that the worthless supervisors who go out and
hide in the bushes and come out with some worthless outright bogus lie
about you and his buddies with him just stand there and say nothing are
just childish little boys who dont have the balls to do the right thing?
No peer pressure there? No sweat to get their mandatory failures. You
saying you would call them out on it? Have you ever called them out?
Ever went to an investigation and told them the other supervisors were
full of it and the employee didnt do what they charged him with?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

The post below. First of all i am a supervisor and very proud of it. A
very fair one at that. I only react with a employees if he or she
violates a rule, i try my best to lead by example. I agree the company
has had uneithical employees since begining of time.  As peer pressure
goes,when we become adults we should have a brain of our own and
capable of making our own choices. I guess you are one of those that if
someone is doing something unethical than you are going to follow. Its
all about choices" NOT PEER PRESSURE" that is a excuse that a
teenager would use.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

Trainmaster 20-30

So you say you have listened to others talk about their unethical
romps? You say these people are ruining the reputation of the railroad?
There is no way in hell you are a real trainmaster. If you were you
would know that the rr has been corrupt for more years than you have
been alive. This is because management has NEVER lead by example. From
drunk supervisors in the caboose to cheating drunk supervisors in the
brothels! Now its not just unethical behavior in the strip clubs but
unethical behavior out in the fields. Humans are just like sheep. If
one runs off the cliff the others will follow because the group will
stay together. Thats all they know. Hitler was one man and look what
influence he had! Supervisors rule the herd. They determine the working
atmosphere because they rule the workplace. Peer pressure is the way of
life whether you like it or not! Its alive and healthy!
Now,just for shits and giggles, lets say you are a TM. Im guessing you
just sat back and smiled and laughed with your buddies when they
bragged about their romps. Did you ever go out in the field with the
hit squads and tell them..."NO" Im not going to back you when you
charge that poor guy with a bullshit failure just because we have been
told to get our failure numbers up or else start looking for work
elsewhere? Have you ever told them "NO" Im not going to the strip
club with you after we get done with the hunt because its not ethical
and we are still supervisors on and off the job? Have you ever reported
another supervisor for unsavory and unethical behavior? For harrassing
employees or covering up production numbers....and the list goes on! 
Have you? Have you stood up for the employee who was set up and given a
false charge?  Do you lead your troops by example or do you just quiver
under your desk because you know what will happen if you turn on your
own kind!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

To Train Master/ supervisor:

If CSX treated its employees like human beings, they wouldn't be given
such a bad rep!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

As i read about the regulars dave harris, danny spencer,i have heard so
much about these two men for years, they have had some pretty wild
times in the strip clubs. Also to mention not just them ,but some of
the other trainmasters,terminal superintendents,asst.
superindentants,l.o.r.,, asst.division managers, division managers,road
foremans,ect ,to many to mention. Like the prior post states you are
managers you should hold yourself accountable like you hold your
employees.

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2013

Only in America:

JP Morgan Chase CEO gets a $10 Million pay cut for losing $1 Billion
in trading corporate funds!

Is it time for our political leaders to "outsource" Justice to
China?

Or is it time that union leaders authorize a strike to wake-up our
political leaders, in order to save the country from doom?

Imagine what a two-day strike would do to ignite the congress too 
focus on the people's business!

A $17 TRILLION DEFICIT AND COUNTING?

Name: Concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2013

For the comment on "Bob FRULLA's  on track accident " pictures and
police report will be posted on here within the next week. Frulla did
not receive any discipline for his non csx rule compliance.Anyone on
CSX PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN FIRED FOR A MINOR VIOLATION AND RECIEVED
TIME OFF NEEDS TO LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINEST CSX ON THE
GROUND OF DISCRIMINATION.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2013

This is the first time i'm posting. Reading all the post about the
employee's is repulsive. You are all grown men and women and i feel
you give csx a bad reputation. I've sit back and listen to these
people laughing and joking about their last night experiences and not
feeling a bit of guilt for the family. What is sad is that the spouse
are none the wiser, and wouldn't even believe it, i see that so much.

QUIT GIVING THE RAILROAD A BAD NAMES!!!!!!
QUIT F----- AROUND EVERY CHANCE YOU GET!!!!!


ANY COMMENTS?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2013

Reading these post i get sicker by the minute. I'm really tired of
these men and women hiding behind thier job titles. You think because
you have a job that puts you in hotels, bars, and finally strip clubs
that you have the right to be dishonest with your spouse.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT,IM HERE THE SPOUSE IS THERE SO LET ME SIT DOWN
AND BUY WOMEN OR MEN DINNER AND DRINKS, NO, LET ME GO TO THE STRIP CLUBS
SO I CAN GET THE NAKED LADYS TO RUB ALL OVER ME. BULL SHIT!!!!!!. I'm
not saying all men and women cheat, because they do not,this is to the
ones that do, and so far the post are correct. As you see the cheaters
dont say much on this site about their affairs when away from spouses,
its like "dont say anything i dont want my spouse to find out".
(chicken shits).Like the post said its disgusting to hear the cheaters
stand around and tell how they had affairs, had nude dancers sit on
them and whatever else they do, and laugh and say my spouse is to
stupid to know the difference, because of our type of job , it is hard
to tell what we are doing.

I liked the one post that stated she started calling the hotel room
number and found out that her husband wasn't there untill 1am in the
morning. Caught him , what could he say. If you call their cell phone
they can wiggle out of it so many ways.

Be faithful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2013

Hey APE:

What's the alternative, using a PL day or getting a charge letter?

The contract employees have nothing now. If CSX were to agree to any
sick days it would be under their terms and conditions; which would be
spelled out in black and white in the letter agreement.

I think most but not all would go to the doctor. Those that wouldn't
are the same ones that have abused the system for years and caused this
Draconian policy.

Baby steps...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2013

NOMO

Slots have been the same for the last 4 weeks in the big four yard.
Just repositioning going on for flow back adjustments and trying to
send people to engineer school. Numbers have to be crunched. As of now
no shortages on engineers.  

NO one will agree on your needing a doctor slip everytime you call in
sick just to get paid now that co pays  and meds have gone up along
with out of pocket deductibles. You eat a bad peice of food and throw
up all night doesnt mean pepto or home remedies cant fix you. Tough it
out. Then I guess you would have to figure how much you would pocket
after they paid you and you paid your doctor bill. Might bring home 20
buckets! Then there is the question whether they will take it or not.
Remember in the past from previous poster where they went to his
doctors office to ask questions......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2013

The Health standards are not up to snuff  germs lurk in lots of places.

Pigs leave trash.    Not to mention sleeping in not so good motels
where bed bugs can live and never be killed off.

Mersa infection is something everyone should always be on the outlook
working around unhealthy work conditions.    

CSX could use a good house cleaning in Jacksonville and on all the
engines and motels.      I surprised they have not been hit with OSHA
fines.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2013

Hey Breaker:

I may have seen the story you're talking about, or a similar one.

I suppose CSX will argue that's what PL days are for and up until a
few years ago I agreed. However, with the new, new availability
policy, I now believe "sick days" should be made part of the
contracts. 

It seems this has been bandied about on this site several years ago.

My wife works at Walgreens and gets 6 days a year and can bank up to 30
days, which she has. However, she doesn't get paid for the days she
leaves on the table when she checks out. Which in my mind is
unfair...so she will leave nothing on the table when she goes!

I think 6 days a year is a good number. I also think the employees
should be paid for any days they have banked. I don't have an opinion
on what the cap should be but for the sake of the discussion, lets use
30 days. I also think the employee should provide a Doctor's excuse to
be paid for the day(s). Being able to bank the days gives the employee
some incentive not to call in for minor malaise.

CSX may come to find their availability policy is untenable when the
outbreak hits full stride. With the filthy cabs and especially the
throttle stands prevalent on the RR. My spyboys in the GLD tell me
they have been cutting slots from the engineer's extra boards. I
wonder if they might not have a manpower problem in their future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2013

NOMO


Just saw a peice last night on our local news about the flu outbreak
and how people were coming to work sick because they didnt have paid
sick days. They said everyone with the flu needed to stay home and the
state was looking into a law that would require employers to have some
paid sick days available. I wonder what they would think if we sent
them our availablility policy about marking off 2 days in a 29 day
period and how you are subject to discipline. Even worse we dont get
paid either! I think that would make for a good discussion on the news,
dont you?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2013

Now if this doesn't reek of CSX harassment, intimidation I don't know
what does!

 http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/01/fed_agency_retracts_reprimand.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2013

Reading these post it looks like Dave Harris, Danny Spencer,and Danny
jerrell show get the lap dance award.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2013

To Spongebob,

I agree with what you said. I hear these trainmasters, and
superintendents talking about how they meet women in a bar they went
to, or the lap dance they had at the strip club. I ask one of the men
how do you do this without your wife finding out, their comment was,"
it so easy because of our job ,and the wifes are stupid." From that
moment i no longer talk to that man. But let the employess make any
mistakes and they think there god. I hope that some of the wifes get
wise and kick them to the curb.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2013

Jack  

Thankyou for calling out(yardmaster quote) a few of the two faced scum
who break company ethics policies on a regular basis. Calling out a few
is better than none. Seems the GLD has once again show that their "do
as I say and not as I do" mentality hasnt changed a bit. Everyone
mentioned has tried at one time or another to stick it to employees
with petty little failures to ruin their records and boost their egos
and positions with the powers to be. Im glad someone is keeping an eye
on these jokers. We need alot more observation testing done on these
characters and reports made.  Keep up the good work!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2013

The post on jan 7th, yardmaster. If you are married i'm sure you are
one of the guys that like to do immoral things behind your wife or
girlfriends back. Your comment was making lite of it all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2013

Jack runs his big mouth on here and then disappears, cat got your
tongue?.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2013

We love to go to the ATLANA STRIP CLUBS because the dancers are totally
nude, not even a g string. Railroaders have needs to!!!.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

Attn: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

To spongebob

You are the type of a man that women love,   I can see you have
respect
for women. Thank you

  
   Aren't you the one that goes by "Fatboy" on the other site?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

To spongebob

You are the type of a man that women love,   I can see you have respect
for women. Thank you

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2013

For all you studs out there that dream of "one night in Badcock",
here's your chance...

      https://csx.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2013

Or just transfer to Miami...

Excuse me while I pass out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

Jack

Maybe we should both change our job positions in the company. Sounds
pretty good what they get to do!  Spend half the night out hiding in
the bushes with their night vision goggles spying on all the crews and
seeing who they can stick it to, then closing out the night with a
couple lap dances at the titty bar and throwing a few back....YEAP
sounds like we chose the wrong job position!

Name: Company greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

Attention ......band 7 and above will be getting there bonuses..Still
unsure about anyone below band 7....SCREWED AGAIN...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2013

Jack why did you feel it was so important to call out certain people
that go to strip clubs dave, Danny, and Danny.  Why mention those
particular ones with so many others doing the same thing.?.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2013

Yardmaster 1-10


     I don't think anybody is obsessed with Kim Miller, they're just
pointing out what kind of a person he is.  These kind of company
officers hold you and everyone else to the highest levels of
accountability and yet they are stealing, cheating, from the Company
and Fucking around on their wives every chance they get.  We are just
pointing out what kind of Morally Bankrupt managers CSX hires and keeps
to manage their company.  If you're really a Yardmaster maybe you can
be Morally Corrupt one day as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2013

???

Why the sudden obsession with kim miller. Running out of people to
gossip about? What gives?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2013

Kim Miller is in indy. When his wife found out about the affair he had
with the trainmaster in alabama he moved back to indiana. I also heard
he became very religious.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2013

Other, non employee

Heres your answer for your post on January 4th


CSX CODES OF ETHICS: Gifts and entertainment


 Unacceptable gift and Entertainment Practices

Participating in any activity that you know would cause the person
giving or receiving the gift or entertainment to violate his or her own
employers standards.

Offering or participating in ANY entertainment that is unsavory,
SEXUALLY ORIENTED or otherwise violates company policies.

Giving or accepting any gift or entertainment that could reflect
negatively on our reputation or your reputation.
 Dont have to tell you that it is against company policy for ANY
supervisor to go to a strip club, buy drinks and then claim it as
entertainment expenses. Thats common sense. 
What seems to be in question here is whether or not it is ok for a
supervisor to take subordinate supervisors(or vice versa) out to a
strip club when he is in town on business and staying in lodging that
the company is paying for?
Per the ethics policy, I would say NO!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2013

How is kim miller these days?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2013

I was married to a rr at one time.We are no longer married because he
wanted to go to strip clubs,go to the bar and drink, which lead in a
affair with a trainmaster. So if i sound a little prudish to bad. Not
saying men cannot go to the strip clubs, bars but should include their
wife.  To this jack character, i hope you enjoy making a mockery of men
going to strip club,bars. You seem to come across as a big
mouth,arrogant,belligerent,condescending, and a male chauvinistic when
it comes to women .If you are indeed a married man your wife better run
unless you are straight forward with her. You do give other good men a
bad reputation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2013

to the person claiming to be corporate we all know the old GL Rf you are
taking up for on several occasions under different names is just a plain
old drunk and took any perk on the table or under the table.   Maybe you
gave something under the table for some reason unknown to us.   Maybe
his fat lazy son in law can help you and  him.  he allowed unsafe
situations to occur for a long time and any replacement was better than
him.    we do not care we just we just go to work and not worry about
the management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2013

MR. CORPORATE

 
WOW!!!Lets back up just a minute and look at what you posted. It doesnt
matter what they do on their own time after they have finished their
duties????

Let me refresh your memory. There are several family members who
remember this fiasco!
Im not sure if you were employed back then, but do you remember when a
certain Superintendant was placed on administrative leave with pay
pending an investigation that was put in to place after an anonymous
letter was sent to corporate charging this official with inappropriate
conduct at a private function that WAS NOT sponsored by the company but
by a few handful of employees trying to boost everyones morale? Several
employees were interviewed about the matter and it was stated by a
corporate employee that it didnt matter if the function was private or
not. A company officers is held accountable for his/her behavior
whether on or off company proprerty or on or off company time. It was
also said that all complaints of such nature must be investigated even
if they are sent anonymously. 
Now, since you have read previously posted allegations of poor conduct
being displayed by a few company officers while staying at company
supplied lodging, do you think it is not your duty to follow through as
you have clearly done in the past? Again, it was said that ALL forms of
complaint had to be investigated and ALL company officers behavior
whether on or off duty was to be held to the highest standards.   You
have been made aware, so what do you intend to do? If officers are
allowed to run amuke and do as they please then you cant possibly hold
any other employee accountable for any, should we say, questionable
behaviors while at corporate lodging. Do you think that would be fair?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2013

What is the difference.
TM buys lunch for (Train crew).
TM buys lunch for Shipper (Customer).
TM buys drinks at strip club for (Customer).
TM buys drinks at a strip club for (Train crew).

Now go and tell the reasons for both. Might help?



Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2013

People,

It doesnt matter what they do on their own time after they have
finished their assignments in the field or their meetings as long as
they pay for that kind of entertainment out of their own pockets. As
long as they arent coming back to company paid lodging drunk and
disorderly and exhibiting behaviors of misconduct they are free to do
as they please on their own time. I will say that you have raised the
question whether or not these entertainment expenses have been claimed
as meal or meeting expenses. If you have specific times, dates and
proof that these supervisors were in these establishments, I encourage
you to turn it in so they can be compared to expense vouchers. That is
stealing and grounds for immediate dismissal. I believe that is
exactly
what they tried to charge the previous GLDV RF with that resulted in
his
replacement.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2013

Hey Loco 10-20

Am I ruining your parade by reminding everyone that the game your
playing is just a game, and all you have is old and worthless
information that was openly discussed on this site years ago?  

OMG grown men visiting a strip club after work.  God forbid grown men
like looking at naked women.... when did this travesty start happening?
 Its better than the many other alternatives.   What's next, magazines
with naked women or porn on the internet?   Say it isn't so.  Maybe
people will be able to access porn on their cell phones with say, an
app from Alt.com in the future??????   (Gee the its been a while since
an engineer on the Great Lakes Division served 6 months for watching
Internet porn on his phone.)

If you're such a big and knowledgeable man, quit hiding behind your
stupid "buck wild" game, and tell us what new and secret information
you know.  I'm betting its the same old crap that we discussed on this
site years ago.  You've got nothing but second hand dribble that
everyone already knows, and your up to your old game of getting
everyone all rilled up, then saying "I'm just saying....." as if
that will absolve you of the mess you've created by getting everyone
in an up roar.

You've got my name.  You even told everyone about my wifes favorite
toy Jack, and how Jack loves being in the box.  So why don't you give
us your name, as if those of us that use to work with you don't
already know it.  The time has come for you to put up or shut up.  So
start talking before the rest of us who know you, do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2013

People,

It doesnt matter what they do on their own time after they have
finished their assignments in the field or their meetings as long as
they pay for that kind of entertainment out of their own pockets. As
long as they arent coming back to company paid lodging drunk and
disorderly and exhibiting behaviors of misconduct they are free to do
as they please on their own time. I will say that you have raised the
question whether or not these entertainment expenses have been claimed
as meal or meeting expenses. If you have specific times, dates and
proof that these supervisors were in these establishments, I encourage
you to turn it in so they can be compared to expense vouchers. That is
stealing and grounds for immediate dismissal. I believe that is exactly
what they tried to charge the previous GLDV RF with that resulted in his
replacement.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2013

Speaking of strip clubs...the hotel we use to stay at in Metairie, LA
had a strip club 100 yds. down the street.

There were several cons and hoggers that seemed to have had part time
jobs as bouncers there while in town. Always griping about the 
meal money!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2013

Strip clubs...not my bag of tea, way too expensive. Besides, I like my
women with teeth and without appendectomy,cesarean or hernia scars.

But just because you're on a diet, doesn't mean you can't look at
the menu and always use cash!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2013

who is jj??????????????????????????????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2013

TO JACK IN THE BOX. YOU SEEM TO KNOW A LOT ABOUT DANNY SPENCER,KIM
MILLER,DAVE HARRIS AND DANNY JERRELL. YOU SAY DANNY, DANNY, AND DAVE
WENT TO STRIP CLUBS MAYBE YOU ALSO WENT WITH THEM, SO ADD YOUR NAME TO
THE LIST INSTEAD OF GOSSIPING ABOUT OTHERS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2013

To the post on jan 3. I heard Kim Miller left montgomery because he was
a bad boy with a certain female, and his wife found out and kick him
out of the home for a few days, and she was going to move back to
indiana so he had to do something. Not sure if this is actually what
happen or just a rumor.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

OMG.   Grown men went to a strip club after work and watched consenting
women dance naked.   Say it isn't so.  PLEASE.   Given the many
alternatives for sexual entertainment today, this isn't a big deal. 
Hell the Great Lakes Division RFE, Danny Jerrell does it every Saturday
and Sunday when he comes to Indy.  He even visits the clubs with Train
Master Troy, the TM from Hawthorne.  Scott Connor's even approves
Danny Jerrell expense account every month.

Loco 10-20 what Danny Spencer did several years ago was discussed on
this site for quite a while.  So what is your BIG NEWS?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

THEY ALSO WENT TO STRIP CLUBS WHEN THEY WORK IN BARR YARD , I WAS TOLD
BY A PERSON THAT WORKED WITH THEM, AND WENT WITH THEM .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

TO THE POST PERTAINING TO KIM MILLER ,DAVE HARRIS,AND DANNY SPENCER.
RUMOR IS WHEN THEY WENT TO ATLANTA OR JAX FOR MEETINGS THEY WERE ALWAYS
IN THE STRIP CLUBS. I BELIEVE THEY ARE ALL MARRIED, WHAT BIG JERKS.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

Loco 10-20

Give it up.  You've got nothing.  If you did, you'd have said it by
now.  Instead you're getting your jollies, pretending to know
something of value, when you don't.  

Everyone knows Danny Spencer is claiming he injured his back and knees
when his engines hit a light weight farm weed sprayer.  (How amazing,
the conductor is just fine)  Everyone knows Danny Spencer is angling
for another company officer's spot or the CSX lottery. 

Kim Miller transferred to Avon under a hardship.  Someone in his family
became seriously ill.  He didn't take the reduction from assistant
terminal superintendent to train master for the privilage of working on
the not so great, Great Lakes Division.

Dave Harris is the terminal superintendent at Avon, and angling to move
up the ladder.  I doubt Harris is interested in associating with Danny
Spencer, unless he wants someone to take him to a few strip clubs. 
(Harris has the other Danny on the Great Lakes Division, Danny Jerrell,
if he wants to go to the strip club.  Danny Jerrell's is trying to move
up.  Danny Spencer's star has crashed and burned.)    I don't see
Super Huge Ego Harris willingly hanging out with Crash and Burn
Spencer.

Everyone knows when Danny Spencer was going to be fired for using his
company credit card inappropriatly, he produced pictures of 5 company
officers being "serviced " at Cheetah's strip club in Atlanta.  One
of those pictures was of a CSX Vice President's son.  God forbid that
picture become public, so Danny Spencer was allowed to crawl back to
Garrett where he promptly got his ass kicked several times.  Several
well deserved ass beatings later, Danny Spencer felt like he was back
in Birmingham.  Danny quickly took a flow back, then crawled back to
Lafayette where his "Daddy"  Hokie took care of him until he retired
from the Chicago Division.

What did I miss here Loco 10-20?  Did I just burst your bubble, and
tell everyone what big "secret" you knew?  If you've got something
to say, say it, otherwise go crawl back under the rock from which you
came.  We're tired of the JJ style games you're playing on this site.

Name: suzannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

Loco 10-20


I read your post from Dec. 21st and I too agree with the other posters
that you made it sound like you know something about a group of "who
ever" has rode back into town(Indiana) and they have some shaddy
behavior in the past? I dont think anyone has their shorts in  bind, I
just think that playing mind games with the posters on here isnt being
taken very well. We all have our jobs on the line right now and have to
protect each other. With constant testings, downloads and furloughs
everyone is on edge and now is not the time to play head games. If you
have something of importance then say it, if not then.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

MY MAN !!!!!!! DONT GET YOUR SHORTS OUT OF SHAPE, IT IS REALLY BOTHING
YOU THAT I HAVENT MENTION WHO THE "GOOD OLE BOY ARE." MAYBE YOU ARE
ONE OF THEM AND YOU WANT TO SEE IF YOUR MAJOR LEAGUE EGO IS CORRECT. IF
YOU ARE TELL US WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU DO IT L.O.L..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2013

LOCO


Grow up. You got something to say then say it. Otherwise go back and
finish playing your candly land games!


NOMO

Super, stinking great! Another JJ type on here. what a way to start
2013!   Hope atom pays close attention to this one too!

Name: 
E-mail: freepress.info
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2013

Good Day Rails:

2013 is the year of containing corporate greed! Why is it that every
Tom Dick and Sue; that's in senior management, making $$millions and
millions of dollars at our peril? It seems like the only thing 
they're good at is lobbying our elected officials and bribing union
officers with "Safety Captain" positions to contain dissent!

Went to yahoo finance and symboled the rail companies. Every major
carrier's CEO has accumulated at least $100,000,000.00 in earnings
(insider transaction). Think about that when you can't layoff for
your
daughter's graduation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

Maybe LBT and Danny should hook up ,that would be a marriage in heaven.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2013

So ole Danny boy hurt his back because that big 400,000 jack hit a
little bitty weed sprayer and the Con didn't miss a beat. 

Given Danny's history with married women, it sounds more like he's
trying to avoid another ass whippin'; can't work or is trying to
avoid going to the terminal, pressing the company for another TM job
and a transfer...Custodian is about the only thing he's qualified to
be. You would think that Danny would learn to quit messin' with other
men's women or learn how to fight. I guess he's just not that smart!

LBT has been around the system several times it sounds like...hard to
hit a moving target. Angie Averitt, I think that's her last name
was the TTM in Montgomery back 04. Angie and Danny have the same
problem so it's said...they both like the girls. The story goes she
got caught doing the lickity split with a clerk in her office and got
promoted to Division Safety Officer for Workman in Atlanta back in 05.
After the appropriate time out she was sent to Gentilly as TTM.

Now you must admit...that's one hell of a Trifecta and would fit right
in with Conner, Jerrell, Berry and the rest of the scum bags in the GLD.
Bring in the dogs and lock the women and children

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

Will LBT is not in indiana and averitt is not in indiana so that is
wrong. I will give you a hint there are no females involved just good
ole boys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2013

NOMO

Spencer isnt squat, no reason for LBT to be in indy and if she is no
one around here is talking about it and never heard of this Angie
person. I thought LBT was assigned to the training center. That seems
to be were all the new hires claim to have made their rounds with her.
Think this Loco person just wants to stir.... Best to move on and focus
on real important matters. If loco had something of real importance I
would think he would have posted it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

hey huntington division , your division aint the only div. that sucks
this chicogo div.bunch of spineless pricks are just as bad if not worse
than yours !!! when you can run off a fra inspector and get away with it
that really says something about your operation.the good ol days are
gone keep your nose clean ,hide when you can ,dont do no more than you
have too and RUN LIKE HELL when your time is up. im almost there !
thank you dear god. for the rust of you good luck and stick it to them
....hell thats aparantly what they want the way they treat
everybody....management you guys are true idiots...treat people like
shit and then expect them to work for you. say that to yourselves....19
dollars a share need i say more .  good luck to all you good people out
there that mean well . happy holidays

Name: Cowboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

Nomo,

Danny is assigned to Lafayette, but his engine ran into a small farm
weed sprayer.  While his conductor was fine, and hasn't missed a day
of work, Danny said he injured his back.  

Rumor has it Danny's given the company a choice, make him a train
master again, or pay him millions for his back injury.  I've heard
that Danny's made it clear to CSX, due to how "severe" his back
injury is, his will be unable to handle the "stress" of riding on the
rails ever again as a conductor or an engineer, and the yard masters job
doesn't pay enough. 

The stunt Danny is pulling is the same type of thing he would have
targeted you and I  for, and tried to fire us over.  As much as I
don't like CSX, I hope Jacksonville gives Danny a train master's job
far from here, then fires him again for good, leaving him in the same
condition his actions would have left you or me.  Broke and jobless.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2013

Chicago, Alabama now Indiana...could it be Danny Spencer, Laura B.
Touchstone and maybe Angie Averitt (sp)? All three were in Montgomery
or Birmingham at one time or another.

Ole Danny boy is hiding out in Lafayette, IN isn't he? That's make me
at least 1 for 3 for a .333 avg. That's good enough for $5 mil a year!

Name: boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

Loco

You said the good ole boys are back together. What good ole boys?
Manager? transfers? YOU SAID they did what they did in chicago, then
alabama and now they are  back in Indiana! Ok, where in Indiana and
what did they do in chicago. Which department are they in? Obviously
you think you know something or you dont and your just playing mind
games with us on here? You know something important that would affect
the workers then spit it out and quit playing games. Dont have time for
games on this site!  One JJ was enough!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

To the post on january 1, 2012. I dont understand the logic of your
answer. First of all i did not insinuate any such thing as you
commented(repositioning going on in management that wouldnt be good for
the employees).I mearly stated the good ole boys they do what they do.
If your imagination took you to that conclusion, than so be it. I will
say it again the team is back!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2013

LOCO

Major league team players? If you know something about a group of
"so-called" shit heads coming in then why dont you just lay it out
and quit playing games. Jesus man! You work with us or you dont! Your
previous post made it sound like you know something about some
repositioning going on in the management field that wont be so good for
all of us! What the hell do you need to hide it for?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2013

To the post on dec 21,2012. Its so much more fun to guess. Sorry you
dont know that major league team(lol).

Name: Sad division 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2012

Myself and other CSX customers "WILL NOT ADAPT" to BOB FRULLA's
statement "THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL ADAPT" our business WILL GO
ELSEWHERE !!!!!   That is a fact BOB!!!!!!!!!!!' Good luck Huntington
Division

Name: The Grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2012

Merry Freaking Christmas all you CSX Flockers.   I know you are looking
forward to the end of the year Bone US and lots of time off work on the
Holidays.   Maybe you will get your wish and get fired soon because it
is that time of the year.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2012

I agree,
    The Huntington Division is a real bad place to work, low employee
morale, crappy attitudes, and employees who dont give a shit about the
company. When i first started at CSX T&E employees took pride in
getting a train from point A to point B and making money for the
company we work for NOW the crew gets on a train and doesn't care if
they turn a wheel in 12 hours as along as they can get on and off the
engine without getting charged with something or even fired.You sucked
at football at Virginia Tech and suck even more as a GM on the
Hutington Division I wish the company would give you a
promotion/demotion the company is famous for. PS the NFL called and
said you wouldn't make a pimple on a real football players ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2012

LOCO

No! We cant guess who they are so why dont you just tell us and give us
the scoop about them. Wouldnt that be alot easier?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2012

I see the old boys are together again. They did what they did in chicago
and then moved to alabama and together agiain in indiana.  What a team.
LOL, can we guess who they are?

Name: No one cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Huntington division is now the most unhappiest division that CSX has
....Frulla has destroyed it....I would hate to be the person that
follows him...It WILL take years to fix what he has done....so let me
get this straight ....he does one thing right and screws 10 things
wrong..CSX WAY...

Name: Scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Please help!!!!! What is going on with management not wanting a lot of
starts? This company is working there crews to death with  people are
laid off...killing the crews that they have.....transportation dept!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

the Professionalism at russell ky round house really sucks everyone
there will cut your head off in a heart beat 75% of the electrical
craft 90@ of the gear heads sucks 100% of the office jockeys and unions
need new leardership to take back control

Name: James
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2012

Mr. Lusher

I to wanted to tell you thank you for your service.  I brought trains
into Stanley and Walbridge.  

Many a time I had a new conductor that had questions, or an old head
conductor that was disgruntled and wanted someone to vent too.  You
treated the conductors at both end of the spectrum with respect.  Thank
you.  You will be missed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2012

Mr. Lusher.    I would like to take the time to thank you kind sir for
all the great finds of defects on the CSX at Stanley and Walbridge
yards.  I speak for many, both places are not any better since your
departure, which we all know, was done because CSX and FRA are in bed
with each other, and therefore your complaints went in one hand and to
the trash with the other. Kind of like normal business procedures,
nothing fixed until a derailment. Sir you did a great job .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2012

Robert Lusher,

       I would like to say that your departure from the FRA has left
Toledo terminal with a vacuum of accountability. Trains run with
defects on a regular basis and management continues to harass not only
the trainmen and engineers freely but the few elements of lower
management that would dare to speak up as well as the current
inspectors I'm sure.
       We met a few times and on each occasion you were quite
professional and friendly, I can only say that we at Toledo Terminal
are worse off without your courage and oversight. Should we ever meet
again I would gladly buy you a beer and shake your hand as a friend.
God speed sir and enjoy your retirement, you've earned it.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2012

Hey Other:

In reference to your Dec. 15 post...The obstacle you have to overcome
with lawyers suing corporations is money. No law firm will agree to
handle complex litigation against a RR or other large company unless
they see at least a reasonable (70%) chance for a payoff at the end.

In other words, unless your case is an open and shut slam dunk, the
firm will not handle it on a contingent fee basis. Now if you can
afford to pay $375 a hour for a Partner to handle it, you're good to
go. Just keep in mind that for every hour he bills you the Associates,
Paralegals, Investigators will bill you 10 hours.

Considering the costs of interrogatories, production, depositions,
pleadings, filings and travel time your cost might be well over $100K
just to get to trial and that's with only a 30% chance of winning.

Throw in the RLA, the CBA and the other unique features the rail and
air carriers have going for them it's easy to see why they would
rather chase ambulances and handle divorce cases!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2012

Last night was great, I got a chance to see alot of brothers that I have
not seen in a while. We had our union christmas gathering and I had a
good time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2012

Car Repair 1-10

You are 100% right in what you are doing. Fight the good fight and do
whatever it takes to get rid of those in management who lie for the
company. It has happened in the past and it will continue to happen
until someone in the federal government steps in. Your craft is not the
only one it happens to!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2012

Friend,
          I have not spoken bad about csxt, I have only spoken to what
I feel about their unfair temination that I was put through. I have not
spoken bad about about the managers and what they had done only
explaining that they lied  about my actions. Like I said I loved my
job, but in reality I cannot bank on getting it back and things being
the same if changes in the management do not take effect. This is not
about money, it has to do with wanting the truth to come out period. I
have and am not hostile nor billigerent, I just wanted people here to
know that this was going on and how it played out. I  wanted to be
headr even if it goes nowhere, atleast maybe somebody somewhere knows
they are not alone in these types of actions brought on them for no
reason other than them doing their jobs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

car repair 1-10
Do not forget that a poster on here told you that his post on an
internet site was used against him by the company. Their main concern
was "his bad attitude towards the company showed him to be hostile and
posed a threat towards the company making him a bad candidate to be
employeed by the company". Talk to your lawyer about this. Make sure
he is aware you have voiced your opinions/facts here!

Also, get a copy of the LMRDA and read your rights as a union member.
Being told they dont have enough money to mediate is pretty much a hint
that your not going to get any help any time soon! If you make waves
with the union(ex;getting your own lawyer) because they fail to
communicate with you on a timely manner or feel that your being
"ignored" you need to know your rights. Per federal law, every single
union members is to be told about the existence of the LMRDA when they
join. NO ONE is being made aware of this when they are signed on. They
dont want you to know your rights. Make them put YOUR money where their
mouth is.

A union or any of its officials may not fire,expel,or otherwise
discipline a member for exercising any LMRDA rights(29 U.S.C.529
Sec. 609) The Office of Labor Management Standards(OLMS) enforces many
LMRDA standards.

Name: john
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Car Repair 1-10

I think you might find this interesting. I heard one of the CSX's
train master's talking about this.  If you file a lawsuit against CSX,
CSX provides the lawyers for everyone.   File a lawsuit against a
company official for a non CSX related issue, the company official pays
for the lawyer himself.  

For example you ride in the train masters car.  There's a wreck.   Who
do you think is liable, CSX or the train master?  Try the train master. 
Its his or her or her vehicle, and CSX pays them mileage.  If they take
the CSX insurance that CSX is forcing their company officials to take,
and your bills are over $225,000.00.  The train master had better find
the money to take care of the bill, or its on you.

Follow Nomo's advice, and get your lawyers to to after those who went
after you.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

Hey Car Repair 1-10:

The unions always run low on money the second half of the year. This is
not unusual.

I wouldn't expect any self respecting law firm to say anything  else.

The sooner you can this out of CSX's arena and into a civil court
the better off you are. The system is rigged in the carrier's favor,
just in case you haven't noticed.

If you can Tom Grace and Matt Triddico out on the limb by themselves,
the sooner they start singing and pointing fingers, the sooner your
problem is resolved. I have a feeling if the tell what they know, CSX
just might be dangling to!

You have to try and circumvent the system, a civil suit for Slander and
Defamation does that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

I will get in touch with Mr. Abe,I have spoken to a law firm already and
they are directing me throuhg this step by step, I keep in touch with
the union, they tell me they have no money for any mediation right now
and have to wait until they get more funding.Like I said this has
nothing to do with getting my job back, I have a damn good one right
now and I am happy with that, but it is making sure they are held
accountable for their actions period. I have not been beaten nor will I
just go away as many do in this field of work feeling as if they cannot
take the railroad on, but my advice from the lawyer was.. THE HELL YOU
CAN'T!

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Car Repair 1-10

Nomo is correct.   Take his advice.  

As for Abe Vasquez.  Abe was fired because a train master said that Abe
made statements against a company officer.  Abe was able to prove that
he did not make the statements that the train master said he made, and
got his job back   The train master that alleged Abe Vasquez made false
statements, statements that Abe didn't make, was fired.

I still stand by what I've said.  Speak to Abe Vasquez.  Even though
he does not represent your craft, he knows how this company works.  I
have no doubt he will have some advice on what to do to help you win
your appeal.  He might even give you the number for the law firm that
represented him.

I'm guessing the guy that told you to not to waste your time speaking
to Abe Vasquez is a company officer.  Otherwise how would he know who
Abe is, if Abe's reputation as a fighter, and outstanding local
chairman didn't proceed him?

Name: Hal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Car Repair 1-10.

Don't listen to that worthless piece of crap posing to be your friend,
then crapping on you in the next sentence.   Besides being Robert Pines
lover, he's a jackass that doesn't know what he's talking about. 
Reading what Jackass wrote, I'm guessing in addition to being a dumb
ass, he's a member of management that wants to keep you down, and
probably has something to hide himself.

Bob said talk to Abe Vasquez .  Not once did he say have Abe represent
you.  If jackass knew the Railway Labor Act, he'd know that ANYONE YOU
WANT CAN REPRESENT YOU IN A HEARING, including Abe or your attorney. 
The appeals have to go through the union though.  Once they've gone
through the union, then you can use a lawyer to appeal it further.

Abe Vasquez is still someone you should talk to.  He's been in your
shoes, and can give you advice on how to get your job back from a first
hand prospective.   Not only has he been in your shoes, he's
represented men like you, who have been in your situation.  I've met
Abe, and seen him frustrate the company first hand.  If every local
chairman took the time to do their job half as well as Abe Vasquez
does, we wouldn't be on this site bitching about how bad our union has
become.

Trust me.  Find Abe Vasquez and speak to him.   When he helps you get
your job back, kick Jack in the nuts for me.  Off property and in the
dark where he can't see you of course.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

NoMo

There would be lots more lawsuits against CSX but not just any
attorney
wants to peruse these wrongful terminations, embarrassments,
discrimination etc   I am sure they know the odds of winning a fast
solution is difficult.    Easy said than done.   

Ingram brought in his Nazi attorneys to CSX   Their system does have
some merits of success although highly unethical or purely legal.

Another Fired from the Chicken Shit outfit

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

Hey Car Repair 1-10:

You told us the CSX Supervisors, TOM GRACE and MATT TRIDDICO lied at
your investigation and you had irrefutable proof that proved it.

You need to check with an attorney about filing a defamation of
character and slander suit. I think CSX would hang them out to dry,
until they realized any testimony implicating CSX could prove very
damaging.

They would be faced with 10's of thousands of dollars in legal costs
not counting any judgement awarded.

You want to see a belligerent settle down...grab them by the balls and
squeeze!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

The two protagonists in this unfolding Queensgate drama are TOM GRACE
and MATT TRIDDICO...I wonder which one is posting as Car Repair 10-20?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

In reference to the post on Dec.13th. I agree with the person we have to
be accountable for what we do and just because a female inticeses you
doesnt mean that you act on it if you are married. I dont understand
why men that have beautiful wifes (not only in looks) take a risk of
losing them. Remember men, when she leaves she also leaves with half
your pension and anything else you two acquired. To top it off she is
far from a beauty queen. From what this site says it looks like she is
never going to leave her husband so why chance it, OH I KNOW, BECAUSE
ME( DISHONEST MEN) WILL FU-- ANYTHING THAT WALKS,MARRIED OR NOT.

Name: sponge
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Bob,

   Abe's last name is spelled Vasquez not Vesquez.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Why would you make comments like that towards car repairer for 1- 10
years for? Are you enjoying his situation so much so that you think it
could never happen to you? If he is working at that place then good for
him atleast he has the ability to do so, we have many carman out on
bullshit that makes no sense by the managers at all CSXT post. To think
you insult him then call him brother, you are what has been wrong with
the rail road for quite some time now, you seem as if you are a friend
then kick another brother while they are down. I suppose you are either
a manager posing on here or just a piece of shit carman that more than
likely puts knives into the backs of your fellow brothers, either way
you are a disgrace. Car repairer 1- 10 years forget this fool, keep
your head up and fight.. I hope you win but really give some thought
about returning to the railraod it has become a real sess pool, the
person thanking you for your contribution is plenty proff of that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Sounds as if csxt might have an issue dealing with car repairer 1-10
years, he seems to have his ducks in a row and his facts straight. I
commend him for his loyalty here giving us his story and to learn what
is going on all to often at the CSXT railraods. I hope the union does
you right and fights like they should, as far as the two managers you
speak of they should be fired, maybe you can work that out with the
union on your travels with the legal actions you seek. I will be
looking for your post to see what happens, never put to much faith in
the unions they are not known for their ability to stand up for very
long or even being good at it.GOOD LUCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Well Bobby I wish you the best of luck, by the way how's your case
going sometimes you get what you paid for.... Didn't you elect to only
pay partial dues while you wear here? Just a thought! Again thanks you
your contribution towards my retierment good thing they made you pay
that in full!

Is it muddy at progress rail  stay clean brother!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

I am glad there are some here that take interest in my situation. I am
dealing with it all the best I can. You have to realize this is not a
walk in the park. I have poured over the transcripts that was provided
from the first so called hearing held at CSX by CSX employees. The
funny thing about that meeting is the guy asking the questions is the
same guy that coaches the ones accussing me, and even he shook his head
upon one question making the comment that you can train and train
someone but even still...They were caught off gaurd by a witness of
mine lol. There whole story was that I was being agressive,billigerent
and hostile towards them (lies) had they known that the witness was
less than five feet away they might have fabricated a better
story...lol. They were asked if they saw me breaking blue flag inwhich
they said no, they were not even on the property. They were asked if I
had the electronic blueflages up, they responded yes, they were asked
if they had any footage of me doing the wrongful deed they responded
no, They were asked if this was based on hear say, they responded yes,
due to the other carmans testimoney and a radio transcript they
believed me to be guilty. I explained the radio transcript and so on,
but still you know it was their court so no matter what I said I was
already fired I just did not realize it yet. This is why I am seeking a
lawsuit for wrongful termination, this is why because csxt agreed I
should be fired I am seeking it against them as a company and am
looking into personal lawsuits against those who lied to have me
removed. I am ready for this to go forward and I will make no sideline
deals with any of them ,they will either pay in full or I lose period
that is it. I am currently looking at every angle this can be fought on
nopt only through the union, but on the personal level as well through a
normal court even by a jury if need be. I am not a porr person by any
means, as I stated I was willing to pay out of my own pocket to have my
day in front of the arbitrator..$20,000.00, so I can withstand the time
it will take as I am not going anywhere, I continue to work and put
money aside for legal battles so again I appreciate your alls intertest
in this and will come back time to time to share my experinces with you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2012

Hey Bobby Nash or should I say car repair for  1-10 years hows life
treating you at progress rail.  Haven't heard much from you snice your
departure. Things are good here I still the the RRB thing going for me
thanks for contribution towards my retierment. I hope social security
works well for you.  Friendly peice of advice you may want to hang on
to that 20 grand you got, you may need it. later on in life as
supplemental retirement may I suggest an investment in CSX stock.

I would not however listen to the fellow on here suggesting Abe out of
Chicago yes Abe no dought is a good L/C but last I checked he was
transportation with BLET, and we are BRC/TCU. Let us know how your
appeal turns out.

Good talking to you. Keep recording those conversations brother.

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2012

Mr. Lusher,

I am not surprised about the way CSX management has treated you.  

I know in the area I work, the FRA has people leaving in droves.  
These people openly admit that they came to the FRA, wanting to make a
change.  The only change they saw was the railroad getting worse.  They
openly admitted that they were amazed when they saw CSX managers treat
their employees worse than a rabid dog.  Only to find out later that
the Scott Conners and John Bradley's of CSX management treated their
lower managers worse.  

I had a conductor tell me that a manager out of Jacksonville told him
that they knew there was a problem with moral, and the way management
was treating employees.  They were working to improve the way we were
treated.  Unfortunately, I've heard this very same thing when Tony
Ingram was here.  When he leaves ..... don't worry,  things will get
better.  Both Ingram AND Brown are gone, and it isn't getting any
better under Cindy Sanborn.  

The only politician I ever stand up to CSX was Hillary's Clinton.  
May I suggest you write to Mrs. Clinton's, secretary and ask for her
help?  I know Mrs. Clinton is getting ready to retire from politics for
a while, but maybe if your letter can actually get to her, and she reads
it, she will help you find someone that can address your concerns. 
(Later, don't forget your friends on this site.)

Good luck, and thank you for standing up.

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2012

Car repair 1-10

Normally I would not list an individuals real name on this site.  This
is the exception.

There is a gentleman named Abe Vesquez.   Mr. Vesquez is the local
chairman for BLET 582 out of Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois (Chicago)
.  He is also involved with the BLET on a national level.  YOU NEED TO
FIND AND SPEAK TO THIS MAN.  Even if its to ask him for advice.

Mr. Vesquez was in a situation like yours.  He was wrongfully
terminated for something he did not do.  This false allegation came
from a train master.  There was no proof that Mr. Vesquez made this
statement, yet CSX fired him.  Mr. Vesquez appealed, and won the
appeal.  Because Mr. Vesquez was such an effective local chairman, CSX
did not bring him back to work as the Neutral ordered.  Mr. Vesquez had
to hire a lawyer and took CSX to court.  The judge ordered CSX to put
Mr. Vesquez back to work with backpay, and to clear his record.  CSX
still refused to put Mr. Vesquez back to work.  Mr. Vesquez took CSX
back to court again.  The judge ordered CSX pay him what he ordered
initially, plus interest, pain and suffering, attorney's fees.  To
make sure that his order was followed, the judge added, if CSX did not
put Mr. Vesquez back to work immediately, CSX would be held in contempt
of court, and someone was going to jail. 

I can't give you Mr. Vesquez's contact information on this site.  If
you're interested in getting your job back, I'm sure you should be
able to find him with a little bit of detective work on your part.  If
there is anyone that can assist you in winning your battle.  I would
bet my job on this man.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2012

car repair,
    you are right thats exactly what needs to be done.we all need to
stick together and teach these fatheads that you cant make up lies and
falsely fire people for doing what we were traind to do . the sad thing
about it is you go in front of a paid off federal judge and it does no
good . we need to go to every major news channel out there and let them
know what is happening in there towns.I have proof myself of some of the
wrong doings from car foremans and higher ups.
Im game ..now I have nothing to loose either.Im in the begining stages
of it as I speak.the people in these towns and all across this country
need to no the injustice these money hungry assholes (pardon my
french)are doing to us hard working people. you try to do a good job
and provide for your familys and this is how they repay you.its all
about greed, here we go !!!!! good luck with yours my friend I hope all
ends well for you and your family.

Name: Robert (Mike) Lusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2012

Several months ago I corresponded with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and
advised him of the manner in which I was treated by CSX Toledo Terminal
managers, and how FRA Region 2 managers refused to take any action or
support me in any way. According to a letter I received from Senator
Brown, my concerns were forwarded to the Office of Inspector General
for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Since then, I have not been
notified of any developments. I assume that FRA has massaged away the
issue. Federal agencies seem to be very good at massaging away
criticism.

If FRA Region 2 managers had taken action and supported my enforcement
efforts, I would not have retired. It was clear to me that they were
only interested in supporting CSX management, so what else could I do
but retire. After the Lake Township police intervened for my
protection, my supervisor, Daniel Lewis, even told me not to perform
any more inspections on the properties that were managed by CSX Toledo
Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett.

In the past, there were supervisors and managers in FRA that were
supportive of field inspectors. If CSX managers had bullied and stalked
a field inspector under their watch, a strong enforcement effort would
have been initiated. A little over a decade ago that very scenario took
place. The FRA Region 2 administrator at that time (John Megary) called
in several inspectors to work with me around the clock at Stanley Yard.
It was Conrail at the time, and they did get the message. Compliance
improved considerably after our group inspection efforts. That was not
the only time or the only place that FRA conducted group enforcement
efforts. Over the years, I participated in quite a few of those group
efforts myself. It now seems that the railroads are running FRA. I
don't know if this stems from ignorance or a lack of ethics on the
part of FRA managers. When I hired out at the FRA window, I took an
oath to enforce FRA laws, rules and regulations. During my 34 years
with FRA I always tried to honor that oath. And, I did not take an oath
to insure railroad profits or on-time train departures.

From January 1966 until April 1978, minus the two years I spent in the
U.S. Military, I worked as Machinist Apprentice and Machinist for The
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. Five years at the Huntington
Locomotive Shop and five years at the Walbridge Roundhouse. My Granddad
and Father were also Machinists at the Huntington Shop. The C&O seemed
to treat their employees fairly well back then. Morale was generally
very good. However, I was criticized at Walbridge for finding too many
defects on locomotives. I fixed what I found though, it just took a
while to do so. I was also criticized by one particular foreman for
using blue flags. I was the only employee using them at the time
because it was not yet a Federal regulation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

FRA INSPECTOR,

Iunderstand what you are saying because I was in your shoes as a
carman. I would set the time-o tester walk the brakes and inspect the
train. When I would find a bad car I would shop it, this irritated the
general carforeman to the point he would pull me in the office try to
intimidate and threaten my employment, I too brought it to my union
reps attention and was blew off. I finnally decided to carry a personal
recorder because in that state it is leagl to record conversations
without making it public knowledge. I have turned these over to OSHA
because the general foreman who is now since been promoted said things
he should not have, but I suppose he figured I was just another
ignorant person who whole heartedly believed every word he muttered. I
had more than a decade repairing and building these cars from general
to mass wrecks so I know my job and what is right and what is wrong,
this is why they could never pinn anything on me until that one day,
which still baffles me when they had no proof other than hear say. I
can relate to being harrassed for doing your duties and had I the
option to retire I would have not because if we do not stand up to the
railroad then why bother working for them, why bother having a union?
It is our duty as union members to perserve the railroads and the
unions for future generations, but in time nobody will want these jobs
because of all the lies and corruption that have like a cancer enfested
csxt. I suppose the next thing to do is contact a news organization and
go public to let them know just what kind of frieght is running by
their homes with CSXT engines and how dangerous a derailment can be
even miles from their homes. The public has right and we have a duty to
inform them, the only question is are you willing to stand up when
nobody is standing with you? except me I can and I will stand with you!

Name: chad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2012

A few things people, to ATL u really think after doing LBT that u r not
also to blame for not having your family now? That gives new meaning to
doing the nasty! Man what u had had to be better than that. You people
are stupid like Cornwall lost his family too and Barrett hit that nasty
shit and his wife is leaving him for it too he's country ass stupid his
wife is a model. Wth are yall looking for in the garbage can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

I have been very involved with my case, especially knowing I did nothing
wrong. This was a simple gonna getch with what ever we can deal, as I
stated they had no proof of my wrong doing, cameras all over but not a
one they claim showing me doing anything, trains coming in and out,
switching crews, GMIs and nothing, the GMIs are the ones that observed
and busted the carman that claimed only the next day after a phone call
from the senior mechanical and general car foreman that I was involved.
I have no idea on what was said between them but as we all know I am
sure a deal was struck because all of a sudden they were giving time
served for blueflag violations, but because I was honest and told them
I had no involvement in hanging the hose they knew if I took the
blueflag deal it would mean I must be guilty of hanging the hose, they
thought I would jump on the deal. The fact is I was not guilty of any
blueflag violation nor did I hang the hose, but that carman is back and
I am not, infact he has tried again to get other carmen fired and was
foiled by being put on the spot and he pulled his discussion with the
general foreman. He also allowed another carman to take the blame for
not pulling the derail off and causing a derailment. So as you see I
was wrongfully terminated, they know it I know it and I am not letting
it go, I have another job right now, that is not the problem, the
problem is no one stands up to the railroad and that is what I am
doing, it is not about money or even getting my job back it is 100 %
principle period, they need to be held accountable and whatever the
laws provide as punnishment is what I am after and them being held
accountable is what matters most.I have filed my claim with OSHA, I
have made my claim with the union who seems to be low on funds to hold
any hearings at this time although I offered to pay the twenty thousand
out of my own pocket. Yes that is right I offered a check to the union
rep. for twenty thousand dollars to have my case heard, but he declined
so I am waiting.

Name: Hot2Trot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Things will be different after the revolution.


"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get
me."

Name: DustyThrottle
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Mr. Lusher- 

I beg you to submit your story to any democratic congressman on the
transportation committee, or any congressman whose district hosts the
trains departing from Toledo on CSX.  They need to be aware of the
hazardous materials being transported through their communities without
proper safety inspections being performed.

Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

December 13, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2012

Hey Car Repair 1-10:

Don't assume that just because you stay in-touch with your union reps.
they'll notify you. I talked to the LC and Chairman of the GCA
on a bi-weekly if not weekly basis.

Imagine my surprise when I called and was told my board had been held
last Wednesday!

Put all your correspondence in writing and print out hard copies as you
send them. You never know when your hard drive will crash and take it
all with it!

Name: James
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Car Repair 1-10

If you do want your job back you MUST ATTEND EVERY HEARING including
the ones in Jacksonville.

Here are two first hand examples that I have personally witnessed in my
few years at CSX.  Both employees were represented by the UTU.  One
Union Rep was diligent, and did his job.  The other Union Rep openly
admitted that he was a Union Rep for the extra cash he got from the
company.

One conductor called his Union Rep to check in once to twice a week, to
see how his case was going, and if there were any updates.  He called
everyone he knew, asked questions about what to expect in a hearing,
read the railway labor act, and anything that pertained to his case.
(Rules, regulations, contradicting rules and regulations, past cases
that were similar to his, and went infront of the neutral.).  I
wouldn't say he made a pain of himself, but he made it a point to take
an active part in his case.  By doing this, it let the local chairman
know he would hold the local chairman accountable if he didn't do his
job to the fullest extent, and yes he read up on what his local
chairman's,  and the Union's, responsibilities are.  He made himself
knowledgeable on the rules, not just the rumors.

The other conductor made the decision to let his local chairman do all
of the work.  He didn't call anyone, didn't ask questions, didn't do
anything.   Most importantly,  he didn't express concern when his local
chairman said "I don't care what happens to your case, and no you
don't need to waste your time going to Jacksonville. "  He didn't
hold his local chairman accountable. 

The conductor who decided to take an active roll, got his job back.  He
got his back pay, credit for time off, the incident removed from his
record, and CSX left him alone.

The other conductor did get his job back.  He did not receive back pay,
 credit for his time away from work, and CSX management is open about
wanting to fire him.  He's an easy target.  He didn't fight for
himself, and neither did his local chairman.

As the saying goes.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease.   Be that
squeaky wheel if you want your job back.  If you don't, that's
understandable.  While you are off work, do get another job.  You'll
go stir crazy if all you're doing is hanging around the house,
thinking about your case.  

Finally good luck.  I myself have spent many months on the street,
stressing about if I'll get my job back.  Its not fun, and I didn't
relax until I did get my job back.  After seeing what happened to the
other two conductor's, I knew if I didn't take an active role in my
case, CSX would win, and I'd be out of a job.  

Good luck

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

Car Repair 1-10:

I have been prevailed upon to share my story so you know exactly what 
CSX is capable of...I would suggest a pity party but frankly it was
probably the best thing that could have happened to me.

Scroll back to August 26,2006 on this thread, hit the line right above
the top article that read "All 5217 articles on one big page")
and read my tale of woe.

I had been terminated in Feb, and CSX introduced this posting at my
Board hearing SBA No. 955, Award No. 555. If you read the award the 
Arbitrator cites the posting.

The UTU failed to notify me of the final appeal in Jacksonville and
didn't notify me of the SBA which was also held in Jacksonville if I
recall correctly. I was therefore unable to appear at proceeding that
directly affected me and they didn't object at CSX introducing
evidence that was not part of the original appeals process.

Do yourself a favor...move on. You can get even on here by exposing
there dirty deeds!

Name: Robert Lusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

After serving as FRA Railroad Safety Inspector (Motive Power and
Equipment) for just over 34 years, I have retired. My decision to
retire was made on March 16, 2012, after being bullied and stalked on
and outside of railroad property by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Trainmaster Lennon Givens, with FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz
and FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish refusing to take any
kind of action. 

On the night of March 15, 2012, at the CSX Transportation Stanley Yard,
near Toledo, Ohio, CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Superintendent Rob
Burkett and CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens
began following very closely behind my GSA vehicle. It was clear to me
that I was being bullied and stalked by those individuals. Because I
did not want that harassment to continue, I left the railroad property.
However, Burkett and Givens continued to follow me in Burkett's
personal vehicle. After I made several turns and drove more than two
miles they finally turned away. CSX Mechanical Operations employees at
Stanley Yard are very aware of how CSX Transportation managers
attempted to intimidate me. I was told that one of those managers was
even bragging how the FRA Inspector (me) was run off the property on
March 15, 2012. 
FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish told me that he would not
defend me. During a previous phone conversation, CSX Superintendent Rob
Burkett had repeatedly accused me of taking pleasure in delaying his
trains. I assured him that it was the FRA non-complying conditions that
were delaying his trains, and if those trains had been FRA compliant,
they would not have been delayed.

On March 28, 2012, at approximately 11 p.m., CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens again followed me out of the CSX
Transportation Stanley Yard. After driving about two miles and making
several turns, I entered the Lake Township Police Department parking
lot. Givens then pulled to the side of the road and waited for me.
Because the Lake Township Police were out on patrol, I called 911 to
report that I was being stalked. When officers arrived, I explained how
Givens had been stalking me, and also how CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Givens had stalked me on the
night of March 15, 2012. I then learned that that activity on the part
of CSX managers was in no uncertain terms, illegal. I told the police
officers that Burkett and Givens have been attempting to intimidate me
an effort to shield their FRA non-compliant outbound trains from my
inspection and the resultant delays caused by the serious defects that
I regularly discover. The police officers then took my statement and
asked where they could find Givens. I told them that his office was in
the newly constructed CSX Administration Building at Walbridge, Ohio. I
also had an eye witness to the stalking and gave the police officers the
name of that witness. Then, being extremely upset and nervous, I decided
that I should just go home. A police report is available at the Lake
Township Police Department, 27975 Cummings Road, Millbury, OH 43447
(419) 838-6651.

On March 29, 2012, I sent an e-mail to FRA Region 2 managers and to my
AFGE union officials describing what had occurred the night before. FRA
Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish again phoned me to discuss the
matter. This time he did not say that he could not defend me, but did
not say that he would either.

When I was bullied and stalked by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens
on March 15 and 28, 2012, I believe that a Federal crime was committed.
On those two days, serious attempts were made to intimidate a federal
law enforcement official in the performance of his official duties. FRA
Region 2 managers should have immediately contacted the U.S. Marshals,
but instead went to CSX Transportation with hat-in-hand.

During the last few years, I discovered hundreds of freight cars with
ineffective air brakes and other FRA non-complying conditions that were
prepared for departure in outbound trains at the CSX Transportation
Stanley and Lake Front Yards near Toledo, Ohio. And I documented most
of those defects with photographs. Had I not taken exception to those
FRA non-complying freight cars, they would have departed without being
repaired.

I believe that FRA management is beginning to cater to the desires of
the railroads. They have not told FRA inspectors to back off, but they
have been telling them to alter their inspection procedures. At a
recent staff meeting, FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz told us
that we would be operating in a new manner. A further statement from
Hontz indicated to me that railroad operational desires will be honored
ahead of regulatory enforcement.

Prior to my retirement, I was also told that we should do fewer
outbound train inspections and more inbound inspections. Railroads love
inbound train inspections because they don't cause outbound train
delays. However, inbound train inspections do not give a clear picture
of how the outbound trains will look after they are classified,
inspected and given a class I brake test-initial terminal inspection.
Only outbound inspections can verify that all freight cars have
effective air brakes, secure safety appliances and components that will
not cause enroute derailments. Also, enforcement action can only be
taken after the railroad inspections have been completed and the trains
are ready to depart. Again, if railroads comply with FRA regulations,
they will not experience delayed train departures account of FRA
inspections.

I was a dedicated Railroad Safety Inspector for 34 years, and never
received less than a Meritorious performance rating. In fact, most of
my ratings were Distinguished. Also, the accident, complaint,
inspection and violation reports I submitted will verify my dedication
to railroad safety, and to the oath I took back in 1978. I always
treated railroad employees in the manner that I would have wished to be
treated. The only railroad employees that were offended were the
managers that believed on time train departures were more important
than dispatching safe and FRA compliant trains. 

By not providing proper railroad safety oversight, I believe that FRA
may be going down the same road that the Mine Safety and Health
Administration did a few years ago. Several coal miners lost their
lives due to that lack of oversight. It seems likely that MSHA started
catering to the wishes of mine owners rather than the safety of the
miners. And it seems to me that FRA is now catering to the wishes of
the railroads. Railroads are now operating with fewer employees and
expecting the same amount of work from them. One person remote control
locomotive assignments are a good example. Those employees are expected
to accomplish the same amount of work as was previously done by two or
three employees. On several occasions, those employees have told me
that in order to accomplish the work assigned to them, they are forced
to disregard FRA and railroad safety rules. I have also been told that
their managers place a target on their backs if they do try to follow
all of the rules and consequently can't finish the work that was
assigned to them. And if they get caught breaking a rule, they are
usually disciplined and sometimes terminated. From the discussions I
have had with engineers and trainmen, work morale is very bad.
Yardmasters have also complained to me about how they are treated and
talked to by the trainmasters they work for. Unfortunately, those in
FRA Headquarters and Regional offices don't seem to realize what
really goes on in railroad yards. They seem to believe that the
employees are always responsible for injuries and accidents, and that
the railroads are doing all they can to prevent those occurrences. Yes,
employees are often at fault when injuries and accidents occur, but the
pressure railroads place on them for production and the movement of
trains is also part of the equation. And, placing profits ahead of
expenditures for safety improvements, including equipment and track
repairs, also enters into that equation. These problems have existed
since the first rails were laid, and is why the FRA Office of Safety
exists today. Unfortunately the FRA Office of Safety now seems to be
catering to the railroads' desire for production, movement of trains
and profits, instead of enforcing safety regulations to protect
railroad employees and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2012

Car Repair,

Have the trusty lawyers on standby, they represent you in a real court,
not the fake hearing CSX holds to where you are guilty before proven
innocent.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2012

Hey Car Repair 1-10:

I've been there, done that so I can fully sympathise with your
situation. Listen to what I say...you were fired because you wouldn't
play their little game. You weren't a "team" player and having
integrity and doing your job made them look bad. Even if you job is
restored, would you really want to work for those two pieces of shit
again? Or how about the company that encourages behavior like that?

Don't expect any help from the union or much anyway. Let them 
do their little dog and pony show. Make sure you stay in constant
contact. The final appeal will be held in Jacksonville, plan on
attending. If it goes to a Board, plan on attending that also. That one
could be anywhere. That's a lot of travelling for a man
that hasn't had a paycheck in a year. CSX has more money and time than
you do.

My advise is...as hard a pill as it us to swallow, let it go and move
on. Let it play out and if it works out in your favor, then make a
decision. In the meantime find another job. Your too young to
have the specter of an ugly termination hanging over you. You said it
has created problems for your family...forget about your pride, do
what's best for your family. Whatever that is?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

Why would it be wrong to inform all here as to what really happens? I
mean unions are suppose to be a brotherhood a bond of workers that look
out for one another. I did everything I could and sat there listening to
the lies spewed at me, I mean how hard it was seems impossible to put
into words. I wanted to just lay it out, but why they control that
first hearing and no matter what you say you are going to be fired no
matter what. I have been dealt some bad hands in my time but never had
I ever been dealt this type before. I mean Csxt CORP. backed their lies
and their recommendations for termination without any real evidence but
hear say..really so where does this stop I suppose anyone could just
make stories up find someone to back them and poof another person
fired! This is what the new guys need to be warned about, never talk to
supervisors alone always have two or more guys you trust around at all
times, never take them for their word, they will act as if they are on
your side until that faithful day. I saw the ugliness of the railroad
that night, the true face of those who lied and I will never forget it,
but I will fight them legally because in the end even if I do not get my
job back I know I did what was right even if csxt did not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

NoMo,
 Why lie, I have nothing to hide, I did nothing wrong as for the carman
that posted about bullies I would recommend to just do your job and keep
your head down or you will be where I am at. Look I do not understand
why when somebody does their job they are punnished, but when they lie
and cheat they move up.It just makes no sense to me. I loved my job,
but I hated the fact that I was pulled into the office everytime I
found bad ordered cars in a train! I did record conversations and have
turned them over to Osha as proof that this was because I would not
look the other way.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2012

Hey Car Repair 1-10:

I can't possibly imagine a Supervisor for CSX lying...or maybe that
should be telling the truth. It's such a fine line between fantasy and
reality.

Can I feel your pain. Have you finished the appeals process yet?

You shouldn't have mentioned your location or the pieces of shit
Supervisors that "railroaded" you, that will doom you for sure. After
a year your RR unemployment should be through and your fire insurance,
if you had any and if it paid, most policies won't if you're charged
with insubordination, has expired.

Check out Progress Rail Services, I think they have a railcar repair
facility in Decoursey, KY, which I think is nearby.

A word now to the rest of you new guys...If you see a Supervisor
approach you with another Supervisor to "talk"; the second man is
there as a witness so he can testify at your investigation. Excuse
yourself and find anyone who can to listen to the conversation or
better yet, invest in a micro recorder to tape the conversation. These
rats travel in packs, you need to be prepared.

Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

Just wanted to let everyone know
TOM GRACE
MAT TRIDDICO
 these are two of the most vile, ignorant inbred, monkey pumping, ass
bandits that ever disgraced the railroad.
TOM GRACE CHEIF MECHANICAL COCK SUCKER
MATT TRIDDICO GENERAL BALL LICKER WHO ONLY WANTS THE KNOB OF TOM WHO
JUST KEEPS TEASING HIM DAY AND NIGHT BUT JUST WON,T LET TRIIDCOS LIPS
MAKE CONTACT....I am sure many here have these same types in their
yards to deasl with..my advice well think about how you dealt with
bullies in school.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

Thanks friend.

 I have sought out Osha, and other legal motions against Csxt. This all
takes alot of time and noone seems to be wanting to move it along. Soon
I will file the personel lawsuits against these two mangers seperate
from CSXT. You see unlike many I will sit by and allow people of this
character destroy mine and if their is any justice I will soon own
everything they ever gained working inorder for them to make good on
the lawsuit..as far as CSXT goes there will be not settlement it is
going all the way.. they must be held accountable. Merry Christmas or
holiday to yours as well....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2012

car repair,
    sorry bout your story ... but know this you are not alone . seek a
good fela lawyer , i know of others in the same situation as you. the
injustice that you guys are going through is unbieleavable ! hang in
there they will get whats coming to them ,if not in this lifetime
certainly the next . hope your holidays are good . god bless you and
your family , hope it gets better for you all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

Well here I am almost one year out of service and nothing. I was working
as the outbound leadman in Queensgate Yard. I could not reach the train
master to get a turn over for the trains going out that evening. I had
trains calling for set and releases so I gave the guys what I had for
them at the time and proceeded to do my duties. I soon got a radio call
from a carman who needed me to bring him a wrap around hose so I brought
it his way, upon arriving at the train and traveling down I did not see
him so I called him to locate him on the radio.. he claimed he was on
his way and would be there just as soon as he could, I told him to take
his time that I would start to hang the hose. I passed two GMI's on my
way down the train, and upon arriving I layed the hose out next to the
car when the carman showed up. I left because I was behind due to such
a professional in the trim tower. Soon I saw our foreman driving down
the road so I stopped him and seen he had the carman in the passenger
seat, I asked if everything was alright, and he said the man was in
blue flag violation and that I needed to go help the other foreman lock
up the track.. as I did. I was called later and aked to give a statement
on how the tracks were given to me, and I responded I could not remember
exactly how they were given to me but for them to pull the radio
transcripts to get the accurate info they were seeking, I went down and
gave to the best of my ability what they asked for. Just about closing
time of my shift the chief mechanical and senior general foreman came
to see me. I meet them down stairs in the locker room where they
accussed me of not telling the truth, telling me I was to blame for
what happened to the carman. I kept my cool the entire time and
afterwads went home.. the next morning I was informed that I was
removed from serviced pending an investigation. They tried everything
to come up with any proof of my wrong doing. What they got was a carman
who was looking at a very serious charge to say I hung the hose with him
and BAM! They hung me on that alone.. no GMI's who were less than 20
feet away to be heard of... so in the hearing these two managers lied
so bad I mean it was hard to sit there when every part of me wanted to
just reach out and tell them who much of a liar they really were, but I
did not.. they said I was billergerent, unbecoming, and hostile.. I even
had a witness that came in and told them this did not take place.. but
yet I was fired and now sit around wondering if anything can or will be
done about the wrongful termination that has effected my family and
myself on so many different levels..........

Name: Hiram Abiffy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 December 2012

Any one at Waycross have any info on Larry Crawford or Chuck Arwood?

Name: John Holmes 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2012

Huntington division will be experiencing a huge employee turn over in
the next year or so.....Thanks to Bob "Mr Ego" Frulla ....Employees
are tired of this monster....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2012

Catcher/trainmaster


Mike Stanley? Now thats a name I have not heard in awhile. Be careful.
He is not stable.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 December 2012

Bob Frulla is the worst thing that ever happened to the Huntington
Division, he has destroyed it, they say the power plants are turning to
natural gas, that may be true. But why is it you drive by AEP in Louisa
KY power plant you see 3 maybe 4 sets of coal cars rusting to the rail
but there is 40 or 50 trucks delivering coal daily or AEP's Mitchell
power plant in Northern WV that at at the end of the year is done
shipping by rail. I know for a fact 3 or 4 years ago they got 2 loaded
trains a day with 2 empty trains being pulled daily now none. I'll
tell you the problem is Bob Frulla lack of customer service he and his
drones are out there doing whatever it takes to slow down the railroad,
keep up the good work Frulla and upper mangement becuase our stock, yes
ours, will be about 10 dollars a share soon. IDIOTS How about some
cutomer service instead of a bunch of EGO minded assholes running the
show.

Name: Stanley Catcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2012

Mike Stanley is the biggest liar and suck up ever.  If you see the posts
defending him from May 2012, the writing style is exactly the same AND
he uses his famous (,,,,) instead of .... in both posts.  He knows he
is a liar and faked other people to try to defend himself.

Name: The Grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2012

Hi CSX Fans and Employees

Just checking in to do a assessment for the end of years Bonuses.

Very interesting post on here so be assured I am looking at the
sources.

The Grinch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2012

Is it really true that married employees go to the strip clubs , bars
and have affairs with women and men when they are at the meetings?. 
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Where
are our family unit going to.

Name: RR wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2012

Mel


Your husband is right. Thankgod for you and him that he can retire
soon. This company is nothing like the real railroads were 50 years ago
when there was honor and prestige in the job. When you told someone that
your husband worked on the railroad they were happpy to meet you and
were envious that he had such a job. It had a family atmosphere about
it and everyone knew everyone elses families that worked in the same
place. Those days are long gone.  Its all about greed and profit now.
Even the supervisors turn on each other to get ahead or get that
almighty bonus. Employees are just an expendable number now. It really
went to hell when they built their new training center and have to do
whatever it takes to keep the seats full and a profit made.  It doesnt
help that the government gives them money for every person they put in
the seat. They need to be cut off, especially when over half of them
get put back on the streets or on boards that pay just enough to make
the feds happy for dishing out the money. I hope your husband gets
his"Get out of jail free" card sooner than later. Wouldnt that be a
wonderful Christmas gift!

Name: mel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2012

I am married to a man that has worked for CSX for more than 30 yrs.  I
believe that years back when Unions started they looked out for the
people.  I am talking a very long time ago.  The Unions now are more
for power and prestige.  They cover themselfs and are more into money
to fatten their pockets.  It has to make sense that the payoffs by the
government will keep them in order.  They are collecting money by the
parties to vote for the president that pays the most or promises to
cover their bottoms.  It really is not the same anymore.  The Union is
more of a problem then it is a solution.  They will lie cheat and steal
to stay at the top.

  CSX is a good company however if run by people who were more
concerned for the employee,,,,,you know the ones that makes the
company.... it would be so much better.  Some are concerned if they
make their quota... so they can make their bonuses.  Some turn on each
other and I find that shameful.  My husband said it is like working
with tension all the time.  He does love his job but he is ready to
retire.  He still has some time though.  Thanks for reading

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2012

How many could there be?????????????? My My My

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2012

hey mike 
   I know of a person in the same situation as you ,I would be very
interrested in knowing the outcome of your situation. sounds like you
are not alone . just wondering what can be done about it ? keep us
posted .

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2012

To the conductor that screwed up you are right, we all make mistakes
some bigger than others. When you decided to do what ever you did was
your first mistake and if you are weak than there will be consequences.
Some wifes hang in when there husband do whatever they do, some do not.
All i can say is you must of did something other than talking and
meeting with her. I wish all the luck  to you and maybe this is a life
lesson.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2012

Because we have never known any one person that has done so much for
CSX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2012

Ok guys

Why are we back on the Laura Touchstone topic again?  You're all
adults here, and there are enough porn sites out there that you don't
need to get your jollies bring up Laura again.  If she's the tramp you
guys are claiming, and she's such a threat to your manhood, why aren't
you running in droves the ethics hotline, before she works her charms on
you?

Let the matter drop and lets discuss topics of value, like how to
protect our job in the Management By Fear Culture that Michael Ward has
made the discussion to instill under his leadership.

Like most of us say.  I like my job.  I just hate the company I work
for.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2012

You may be right. All i can say is she has one hell of a husband.

Reading on this web site it seems she has been at this for years. In
jacksonville,alabama,georgia,  wow!!! i would be tired.

Name: atl cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2012

Sounds like her husband is writing on here sticking up for her. I am not
fully blaming her. We all make mistakes. Some bigger than others.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2012

Poor baby to the guy that said have a great thanksgiving LBT (WE ALL NO
WHO THAT IS) i wish i could, but thanks to you i cant. Its not only her
fault if you cant say no, and you are married, i put most of the blame
on you. YOU MADE THE WRONG CHOICE!!!!!!!!!.  Futhermore, she is not a
beauty queen, so why risk what you had?. I hear alot of men fell in the
trap of this women for YEARS and as you can see she is with none of them
,she loves the game. What in the world could this lady promise you to
betray your wife?.Maybe you misinterpreted where your relationship was
going.

Name: Coke Ennyday
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 November 2012

ATL Cond:

Let me see if I understand...you're married and you hosed a bimbo
and got caught. Now you're divorced and ruing your action and Blaming
Touchstone for your situation.

You let the deal go down...and had to know the consequences, so you
knew better. You have no one to blame but yourself. 

Was the piece of ass worth your family...I hope so!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2012

Atom Smasher

Jesus....look at the post by tko. Another discusting potty mouth. When
are you going to start taking back your website?

Name: TKO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2012

Ape,

You are one damn stupid southern inbred racist hillbilly.   I bet your
daddy is still fucking virgin pigs  fridayy nights at the KKK Sponsored
  dog fights.  The last one he knocked up.....out popped you, a
pigheaded jackass with a noose in one hand and a torch  in the other..

The only thing you got right is your IQ. Which is zero.   If they cut
your head open they would find  a midget sized Joe McCarthy wallowing
around in pig excrement .

Get off this site you damn dirty ape. Go swing from the trees and stuff
yourself with brown bananas and take that blowhard RRJ with you.

Name: atl too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2012

ATL

Were you one of those  stupid ones here that was dumb enough to tap
that stuff and then get caught by your wife? Now you complain?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2012

Ape,
1) surplus? Surplus was recoreded by the cbo without the cost of social
programs,the cbo can only calculate the figures it is given by the
government this was a boost for hillarycare (if you recall).This was a
ploy to bring in single payer heath care which was shot down due to the
fact it gave government unconstitutional powers.

2)Unemployment was low under bush, it only soared after obama took
office and started mandating by executive orders that the epa demand
more from companies and empose monsterous fines and regulations that
took the profits from these companies, it was also the entanglement of
the democrats housing projects of fannie and freddy headed by barny
frank, also if you recall the number 2 person paid by this program was
Obama, it forced banks to give loans to those who could never in
reality pay them back creating the housing crash.

3)Obama has spent 6 trillion dollars in less than 3-1/2 years, that is
more than anyone at any time since the creation of our government, this
alone has taken from the future generation and has failed this
generation in the form of creating jobs, see the government can not
create because it is a taker not a producer it lives off our labor and
if we fail to provide the labor then government has no option but to
print worthless dollars and this is what has been happening which is
why the dollar has lost its value in the world, so much so that china
is calling for a new trade leader and to abondon the dollar.

4) welfare has rose to the point that for every american still working
is paying for two on welfare, it has for the first time in its history
gained more recieving than those paying in and getting worse. (read the
CLOAWRD and PIVON strategy)

This list goes on and on, but if you decide that the facts are to hard
to swallow ,that maybe you voted in hast and not by what you know to be
true in your heart then I cannot help nor change your mind. We are
headed in the wrong direction, our country is being torn apart, we have
citizens against citizens and nothing will change until we do. The truth
is out there and the media will not report it, they believe you to be
ignorant and treat you as such, but if you go along and refuse to look
for yourself then you empower their opinion of you and those who so
fast believe what they hear and blindly follow.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2012

car repair
       destroy our country ? really, you keep talking about facts,
 and the fact is 8yrs of that dumb ass bush you put in office is what
destroyed this country.how was this country doing at the end of his two
terms in office ? nobody was fixing that anytime soon. like i said the
majority of us picked the lesser of two evels.now go do that fact
checking you keep talking about and ans. that one simple question. how
well off were we the 8 yrs. of bush when we had money to burn before
him . thats a fact ! WOW 

ps
 i will let you have the last word because you and i are done.
 i refuse to waste any more of my life on someone that thinks like you.
    happy thanksgiving

Name: ATL Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2012

Have a nice Thanksgiving LBT with your family. I wish I could with mine
but you helped break that up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2012

Ape,
    First off Obama never worked in his life at any real job so no dirt
would be found under his nails ,now in his closet is another story 
(thats a known fact). His grandma was a welfare lifer and obama as far
as we can understand because he refuses any records to be viewed was
put through top schools on the tax payers dime (see a common picture
growing here of how he runs the country) He has gotten his home as
senator by an illegal land deal(go figure) he had a hospital create a
false possition for his wife during this time making over 100 grand.
You see YOU voted for a person you clearly know nothing about which
again shows your ability of thinking and understanding facts, now you
can spew funny little comments, but you lack facts and so no matter how
you try to spin it.. YOU LOSE and because we do not have competency test
for those who vote, your vote has helped destroy our country ..so again
if that is your idea of victory over the wealthy then so be it, but in
time and you heard it here fist, this will prove to be the biggest
disaster since our founding.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 November 2012

it means you prolly wouldnt understand.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2012

APE


What does prolly mean?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 November 2012

car repair,
      im gona assume your not that old (1-10 yrs)so you prolly voted
the way your daddy told you to. we all had to pick between the lesser
of 2 evels which is what MOST of us did to try to get us out of the
mess of 8 yrs of bushanomics .lets see the choice ..a man that grown up
without parents and worked hard for what he has or a man that has come
from a rich family and never had dirt under his fingernails.you
support the filthy rich and MOST of us dont!dont let the millonares and
billionares pay a LITTLE MORE why you and i are struggling to make 40-50
THOUSAND A YR !COMMON SENSE is surely what you and people 
that think like you lack.one day you will grow up and be a big boy and
figure it out on your own.so go back into YOUR comfort zone with your
blanky and figure out how to continue this debate that you have lost
from the start.did you vote for g.w.bush both times ? i bet you did .
now go to your room and sit in the corner till you grow up and learn
how to be a big boy.you and your trickle down economics way of thinking
DOESNT WORK !  dam .....oh ya happy thanksgiving ...you prolly dont know
what thats about either so just go ask your dad then get back in the
corner till you brightn up.

Name: Mike
E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 November 2012

I am a carman. I inspect trains for safety and mechanical defects. A
while back my supervisor and two other supervisors above him tried to
have me let go through furlough becuause I won't turn my head the
other way when I found defects that need attention. One such defect
happened to affect a series of cars that if not corrected could have
and would have caused derailments and possibly loss of life. I was told
to wait til these cars were empty to write them up. Like that was going
to happen. Instead of laying me off they changed my job to a repairman.
But I wrote in to Whistle Blowers Osha and they straightened out CSX
supervisors for a short time. CSX was ordered to put me back on my old
job as I requested. Things were calm for 2 months after that until an
argument with another worker in which no supervisor witnessed. The only
witness to it were me, the other guy  and another coworker. The other
two were asked to write statements and I was not. Now the company has
me off waiting trial on a trunped up biased lying charge. There were no
threats just the other guy continually complaining and weasling his way
out of work. The original two managers who tried to have me furloughed
are at it again not following protocall and going straight for the
kill. These people set trial for me to have me fired but again (I
believe) OSHA stepped in. Or at least I pray to God they did.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2012

Ape,
         Your are obviously out of your comfort zone here, so as a an
offer to let you out of a debate you clearly have no chance of winning
on the side of common sense, I will tell you that communism is great
until you run out of everyone elses money and all those promises made
to you fail to come to life, so when you are pan handling and see a
person with shoes that fit, clothes not torn and hanging understand it
was that man you were debating here and chances are the only thing you
will recieve is ..I TOLD YA SO.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2012

To Conductor 1-10.

Hey dude Butt out.

Let the APE and Car Repair work. Both have something to say, and as i
see it both are doing it very well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2012

To Conductor 1-10.

Hey dude Butt out.

Let the APE and Car Repair work. Both have something to say, and as i
see it both are doing it very well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 November 2012

WOW


CSX doesnt look so bad after reading those last few post. Never talk
politics, sex or religion if you want a civil conversation! Its
thanksgiving. Lets be thankful for having a job(even though we work for
the devil)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2012

APE,
    shelfish is taking what you did not earn and demand it be spent how
you see fit (obamacare) selfish is demanding those who have sacrificed,
taken chances to give people jobs and demand they owe more than you
yourself owe.. unselfish would be to demand all pay the same after all
are we not all Americans who use all the same services? If obamacare is
so awsome then why did democrats make sure they were written out of the
law when it comes to their healthcare? Name calling only shows your
character and mentallity of a child as with many of those who so
thoughtlessly voted a criminal back into office. As far as losing I
myself did not lose but we all did as Americans who were once free from
comminist and marxist laws now swarming our country swalling up
everyones freedoms and liberties it comes into contact with.. so please
take it as your victory, but in time you will realize it is actuually a
loss to us all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2012

CAR REPAIR ,      IM SO GLAD MOST PEOPLE DONT THINK LIKE YOU . MAKE THE
RICH PAY THERE FAIR SHARE OR A LITTLE MORE ...REALLY  THAT BOTHERS YOU
? MAKING SURE EVERYONE HAS HEALTH CARE THAT BOTHERS YOU , STOPPING THE
KILLING OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THAT BOTHERS YOU ? NOT GONA RESPOND TO YOUR
DUMB ASS ANY MORE . LIKE I SAID I TRUELY HOPE YOU GET THE HELP YOUR
SELFISH ASS NEEDS. SAY IT TO YOURSELF BEFORE YOU PRINT IT NEXT TIME
MAYBE THAT WILL HELP YOU BUT I DOUBT IT .YOU LOST GET THE HELL OVER IT
!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2012

PS,APE
      THE HOUSE AND CONGRESS ARE ONE OF THE SAME NOT TWO DIFFERENT
BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT.......GEESH

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2012

Ape,
     You can claim victory with obama if you like, after all it has
become obvious that you and those such as yourself take joy in the
suffering of others and take pride in knowing that you along with the
other obama supporters have given us four more years of wealth
redistribution,welfare recipients,bananna republic medical care, higest
taxation since the Boston TeaParty, outreach to those who murdered our
fellow Americans (muslim brotherhood) while letting our allies know we
rather keep company with those type then them. But hey if you cqall
that a victory, an American success story well it speaks volume of your
judgement,character and your values.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2012

How bout a Twenkie guys? Oh wait

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2012

CAR REPAIR, YOUR RIGHT ON ONE THING FACTS ARE THE FACTS AND THE FACT IS
WE HAD MONEY TO BURN THE 8 YRS CLINTON WAS IN THERE AND THEN YOUR DUMB
ASS PUT THE WORST PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY IN OFFICE.8 YRS OF G.W BUSH
IS WHY IT WILL TAKE YRS TO FIX WHAT THAT IDIOT HAS DONE ! DONT BLAME IT
ON THE BLACK MAN ITS YOUR OWN DUMBASS FAULT.IWILL NOT WASTE NO MORE OF
MY TIME ON YOUR STUPID WAY OF THINKING. YOU ARE NOT THE MAJORITY AND
UNTILL YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO THINGS YOU GUYS WILL NEVER HOLD THAT
SEAT AGAIN ! THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN ... SO YOU KEEP DRINKING YOUR
BUSH,ROMNEYAID HOWS THAT WORKING FOR YA ! HOPE OL JEB BUSH RUNS NEXT
TIME .... THAT WILL BE ANOTHER EASY WIN . I HOPE YOU GET THE HELP YOU
NEED. WHAT AN IDIOT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2012

Ape,
    You can sew all the manes you wishm but facts are facts, the house
has issued over 50 bills to the senate blocked by yours truely Harry
Ried,but hey have you stopped drinking the obama aid long enough to
realize the poision of missinformation as you just wasted my time
reading I would not have to waste even yet more proving you to be the
idiot communist drone you truely are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2012

hey car repair ... take your own dumb ass advise and get the facts you
fkn clown ! congress and the house that are maj. republicans havnt
passed one fukn bill ..... why is that ? theres a couple of reasons for
that.they will fight him every step of the way just like they did the
last 4 yrs. if you are gonna blame something on someone then blame it
on the right people !!!!! i know your one of them already by reading
your shit ... so are you also rich,raciast,or just fkn dumb ? dont
matter you dont have to worry after 4 yrs he'll be gone . then we can
get another dem.in there cause your ways of doing things are the exact
reasons why we find ourselves in this fkn mess in the first place!!! 
are you union ?  DAM  .....  LOOK OUT YOU IDIOT THERE COMING FOR YOUR
GUNS .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2012

This goes out to those here who claim they know politics. The real facts
about Obama are as follows and you can look it on the internet or past
newspapers that did not show political bias such as MSNBC,CBS,ABC
ect... The facts are 

1) Our missile defense has been down sized due to the start treaty with
Russia, along with this Obama gave the tritan (ballistic missle)
locations of the UK to Russia without their knowledge.
2)Before Obama took office we had over 51 oil riggs pulling oil now due
to his war on oil we have less than half.
3) Obama has halted all coal drilling permits for two years now and
refusses to renew any at this time creating a shortage and mass job
losses.
4)Obama released three known terrorist from gitmo and placed them in
bermuda with a beach front home on our dime, these are the terrorist
killing our soldiers and praised the attacks on 9/11.
5)during the past year Obama and his administration have covered up the
murder of one our border patrol officers due to FAST and FURIOUS.Many
more in Mexico continue to be killed and terrorized by the actions of
Obama and the DOJ.
6)The Obama administration along with Obama have been caught in lie
after lie and the actions and executive orders he has put in place have
created the largest welfare collectors since its creation.
7)Our debt has increased to over 200 hundred thousand dollars per
person in the UnitedStates and cripples the future generation with the
continued spiral debt and out of control spending that has created 6
plus trillion dollars that will some day have to be paid.
8)Obamacare as a tax puts government in control over YOU, if they can
take away your FREE choice they can take away anything and inmpose any
law as a tax such as carbon which is shrouded in CAP and Trade which is
nothing but another power grab by government to control YOU and how you
live.
9)Jobs are leaving the UnitedStates due to increased taxes and
burdensom regulations by the EPA who was given unconstitutional powers
by executive orders by Obama.
10)Unions used your dollars to promote Obama,you might not mind, but it
is your labor that is being taken by the well off union leaders that sit
in million dollar homes while you attempt to just survive on what they
decide your labor is worth.
There are so many more facts about Obama and his criminal acts against
the American Citzens, so to those who want to come here ant spew
garabage about politics who have no idea on what they are talking about
..please at this point get educated on the FACTS and had you did this we
might not be facing the end of what we have known as America.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 November 2012

There you go 

A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked
the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the
nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts
including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.

http://www.nationalseniorscouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89%3Aobama-begins-push-for-new-national-retirement-system&catid=34%3Asocial-security&Itemid=62

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2012

Kyle, you have to have a country before you have rights or a job. We
never been this close to losing our country since it was formed.

Just a matter of time before a grand investigation takes place and mass
arrests assisting illegal voters to the polls.

3/4 of the US is up in arms about this voter fraud.

What do you people expect by pissing of over 60 million gun owners? XD

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/11/video-eyewitness-of-somali-muslim-voter-fraud-in-ohio-by-obama-camp.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2012

http://www.petition2congress.com/8222/petition-recount-on-2012-presidential-election/

Name: Suzannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2012

Mr. Hoyer

You need to read my post again. Not one time did I say there is no need
for rules. Rules are needed everywhere. Its how rules are enforced that
makes all the difference in the world. I asked you what your working
atmosphere was like. I believe I asked you if there is good morale
where you work and do the employees have a good working relationship
with their supervisors. I bet a million dollars not every rule is being
broken with so many rules being considered as serious. But then again,
you know as well as everyone else that the rules can and are broken if
it benefits the whole.  So again, my question...what is the working
enviornment where you work? Dont worry about admitting that you have an
enjoyable yard to work at(if you do). I dont have the money nor the time
to transfer there and take someones job just for peace of mind. Oh, by
the way, you never said if anyone has been seriously injured there.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2012

suzannah


WOW!!!!

who cares about rules as long as the people are happy?tell the cops to
shoot who ever they want, because there are no rules.tell the fireman
to go in and put the fire out if they feel like it today? don't worry
about the 55 mph speed limit signs go as fast as you want,so that you
feel good?go into a store and get want you want and leave,because you
don't feel like paying for anything today?sit around all day and talk
to your co workers while racking up the overtime,because you need more
money this week to pay for your 2 week vacation?

you are so right who needs RULES!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2012

Romney is a Business Man Obama is not. Romeny would know how and where
to raise the funds.
http://aboutmittromney.com/railroad-retirement.htm

Obama don't have a clue how or were to get funding, he WILL have to
raid the RRR.

Mass voter fraud around the country. There is a good chance obama will
be leaving the wh in January possibly in handcuffs

http://patdollard.com/2012/11/massive-election-fraud-evidence-mounts-obama-won-more-than-99-percent-of-the-vote-in-more-than-100-ohio-precincts/

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/11/alabama_joins_states_petitioni.html

Name: suzannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2012

Mr. Hoyer


I have a question for you in regards to the area you are so hell bent
on having the ax brought down on.

Is the work getting done? Are crew members half way happy? Is there
morale in the yard(terminal?) Dont know anything about the area. 
Do you have locals and are they getting in on time. Do people stay
after work and chit chat or do they run for the door as fast as they
can. Do you have safety feeds and if so do people actually attend and
act as if they are enjoying themselves. Does everyone seem comfortable
on the job or are they walking on pins and needles. Is every move they
make over exaggerated to make sure it is being done 110% correctly?
When was the last time someone was really seriously hurt. If it is that
bad there then there should have been serious injuries reported by now.
Have they been?
Put breaking the rules to the side for a minute and take a good look
around at the working atmosphere. What is it like? And the number one
question that is the most important of all......Do you have supervisors
that everyone respects and trust to confide in when they need questions
answered? Supervisors who will correct and teach not catch and punish
when something is done incorrectly?  Please enlighten me. There is more
to a good healthy productive yard than just rules

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 November 2012

great lakes division in ashtabula,ohio at cp 130

they never stretch after making a couple because the train master
is never out there watching them break the rules day after day!!

and CSX is too lazy to drive out there to see for themselves all 
the rules violations!

get a conductor job out in ashtabula and you never will have to worry
about tm or rules again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2012

Engineers and Conductors(GLD)

Conductor couples into a cut of cars to pick up. Made the coupling and
asked for three step. Takes the cars off of the air plant and walks
back to knock of the handbrakes. When he is done he gets back up on the
engine to go. Then the door flies open and a TM comes on board. He says
"Good job on the blah blah blah, but Im going to have to fail both of
you on not stretching the cars when you coupled in. This is a serious
offense(like all of them are)and you will probably go to investigation.
He then looks at the engineer and wants to know why he didnt get on the
radio and tell the conductor that he needed to stretch the cars first.
Engineers says... " I didnt want to make the conductor look stupid on
the radio or like he didnt know how to do his job. Im sure he knew it
was a good coupling! Jesus Christ, he's been working on the rr for 25
years!

GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS PEOPLE! Every crew is a tag team. Kill
2 crew members with one stupid rule violation. Get it through your heads
that a turn over rate is a MUST! Thats 2 job positions opened up while
you are serving your time. You old heads who want to keep breaking the
rules need to stop and think about the other person you are working
with. If they can pin it on both of you they will. So if the other crew
member has to call you out on something because your too damn lazy to do
what this annal outfit wants then be man enough to deal with it. You
make the other crew member feel uncomfortable when they have to figure
out how to cover their asses and yours without offending you or just
break the rule and pray they arent being watched!  
New hires, your a different story. We expect you to make mistakes early
in the game. Dont feel bad if your called out on the radio. When people
hear it, most of the time they think...NEW GUY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2012

What at team of managers at the BIG FOUR YARD. Need i say more.

Name: Pete Burris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2012

Scott Gray gives one hell of a blow job guys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2012

To CMDAVIS:

Here on the Northern Region these bastards don't wear us down at all. 
We laugh at the way this company is run!  I swear they must have a
serious bunch of clowns up top that are cracking the whip.  

With Conrail, we moved freight!  With CSX, we play childish head games
with management!  CSXT will never be what UP or BNSF is today, not a
chance.

CSXT management is so incompetent, there is no way this shit hole could
ever compete with the big boys.  The stock is floating around
$20.00......Nice price for takeover!  

If any one on the street is looking for a management position, CSXT is
for you!  All you need is a valid drivers license, and some knowledge
of hiding and watching others work...THATS IT!!!!  Thats the job!!!! 
MODERN DAY TRAINMASTER...LMFAO!!!!!!

Name: CMDAVIS
E-mail: cmd2031@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2012

Hello CSX employees- Looks like your "pouting-Room" is getting full. 
I'm a Mechnical Power Technologist (Engineering Technology  Oklahoma
State University grad. of 1986)    and I want you all to know Ive seen
the same disregard for common sense treatment of fellow human beings 
as a result of overbearing and paranoid management personnel  in the
Naturl Gas industry, and the engine-driven-equipment industries that I
have worked in. Even companies like Monsanto Ive found typically have
managers with no heart these days - Mostly the bottom line seems to be
the only rule that gets followed- Your sacrifices don't get you credit
, your incentives are cut way back due to a lack of desire to engage and
encourage subordinates in a constructive way.  " Ruthless" comes to
mind-  its a movie from the 1940-50's that portrays a man who was
raised as a young man who didnt have much to brag about when it came to
loving parents- as a result, he walked all over everone that cared
enough to help him get started in life including the young women who
would have died to help him win in life. He turned to total shit- had
zero integrity and in the end caused his own terrible endbecause he had
No charity.  Moral of this story - "Don't let the Bastards wear you
down "-famous roman saying.  Keep charity in your heart  and hang in
there- If you voted for Mitt Romney I think you were wise-- Dont be
afraid to stick your kneck out and try to get ahead!

Name: Johnny K
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2012

CNN - U.S. President Barack Obama thanks voters, saying: "The best is
yet to come."

Obama didn't think he would get re-elected for a second term so he had
no idea where he will attempt to get rid of some of that debit. 

So now he has to raid the Railroad retirement to make a drop in the
bucket.

Can't wait to see what kind of investment deal obma has for China.
Half the US housing maybe?

Name: DDE Supreme Allied Comander
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2012

07 November 2012

Now you know why I am Supreme Allied Commander  

THE TEA PARTY PISSED ON THEMSELVES 

NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

Car repair


You got the proof then spill the beans. Set up an appointment with a
good labor lawyer. Get advice on how to handle fighting for your job
and blowing the whistle at the same time. It wasnt to long ago I asked
an fra inspector which railroad would be the better one to work for and
he said not a damn one of them. Come on board with them. They might all
be bad, but how many do you see out there with a site like this. What
does that tell you!

Name: DDE Supreme Allied Comander
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 November 2012

RYAN WAS A PISS POOR PICK FOR VP  A TEA PARTY FAVORITE 

TEA PARTY IS A DISASTER FOR THIS COUNTRY.


YES THE INGRAM  BROWN NS NAZI S WERE FIRED AND HIRED BY GAYWARD TO STIR
UP THE PLACE BUT THEY TRIED TO OVER TURN HIM TOO.   JUST DID NOT HAPPEN


THEY LEAVE A DAMN MESS AND GAYWARD WILL NOT FIX IT   HE IS MORE OF THE
PROBLEMS 


CSX CREATES MISERY LOVE COMPANY AND THINGS GET WORSE.   NEPOTISM AND
MORE AND PETER PRINCIPLE EMPLOYEES KEEP THIS SHITHOLE WORSE.   

GAYWARD 'S CSX A ROLLING TRAIN WRECK AND DISASTER

REPUBLICANS ARE VOTING FOR OBAMA 
BAIN CAPITAL PRACTICES OF ROMNEY WILL NOT WORK FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY OR
OUR COUNTRY   CSX PRACTICES ARE SIMILAR TO BAIN CAPITAL  CHOSE YOUR
DESTINY

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

APE,
     None of these were issues until csxt hired those fired from ns, ns
got rid of the man running the show because well he ran them darn near
out of business, so it only goes to show the rejects csxt has hired has
now held true to their failed polocies and is running csxt into the
ground. The are the ones that had gotten ns the name NATZIE SYNDROME so
until the share holders get tired of losing things will not change, but
one day they might wise up when csxt has to pay outrageous fines for
deliberate acts that directly involve derailements and deaths
uneccesary but due to their intimidation and clear disregaurd to dafety
it is only a matter of time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

in reguards to the car repair letter ........ you hit it right on the
nose ! i couldnt of said it better . punish you for doin the job you
were trained to do. i cant wait to get out of that shithole ! ITS NOT
CSX I CANT STAND ITS THE DUMBASS PEOPLE RUNNING IT THAT MAKE YOU WANT
TO LEAVE .  20 BUCKS A SHARE NEED I SAY MORE (WOW)

Name: Johnny K
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

It is up here NOW and please get this out there. Romney and Ryan must
come out against any and all tapping into the railroad Retirement
pension plan.

http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com/2012/08/railroad-retirement-is-major-issue.html

Obama Attacking Romney On Railroad Retirement, The Biggest Stealth
Issue Of The 2012 Election
Update: We have done our best to be Paul Revere on this important
issue. If conservatives stick their heads in the sand, and allow
Romny/Ryan not to address this,  it is going to result in four more
years of Obama.
How many votes did G.W. Bush beat Al Gore by in the 2004 election?

Nothing is more true to the spirit of the “Taxed Enough Already
movement” than privatized retirement trusts. And nothing is more tax
and spend liberal than to try to liberate these trusts into the
money-flushing toilet that is our government’s general fund.
*****
(Update August 12, 1:32 PM) FULL RADIO INTERVIEW: Mark Levin says Paul
Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney.

I believe that Mark Levin is right, Ryan is a great pick, but he is
going to need to clear up this issue before it becomes their Achilles
Heel.
*****
(Update August 12, 2012 4:11 PM)  The purpose of this article to clear
up the misinformation that is being spread by the Obama administration
and campaign, and their union allies about Mitt Romney and his stance
on railroad retirement. This is not an attack on Mr. Romney or Mr.
Ryan. It is a heads-up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

FYI  FRA Inspectors are usually pro company  there are some old ones
still around who are objective.    Looks at a FRA job description and
it will list Trainmaster experience etc.    in a company position or
union investigating accidents.


So the deck is loaded against the worker.  safety and protection for
the company    they have the money and power

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

How many fellow workers have lost their jobs because of managers not
being truthful? How many fought the system that is so corrupted over
wrongful terminations? How many workers are fired by csxt because of
false accusations? This is my situation and yes I am fighting them
every step of the way! I have been asked time and time again if I want
to go back and the truth is I really do not know. I have seen this
railroad and its practices and safety is NOT high on the priority list,
character is way down at the bottom,integrety is so far off the radar it
does not even bleep! CSXT is a railroad that puts frieght moving over
all others ,that means safety, FRA,AAR, family and anything else, they
believe that even though the rules put in place by the government do
not apply to them and I even got a manager speaking words directly
reflecting that statement (that is for another time)So the million
dollar question is, how do I fight them? Who do I get in touch with
outside of the union? What are my rights and what protections do I have
when CSXT clearly violated them? You know I have witnessed so many
things at this railroad it use to boggle my mind the insanity these
managers are infected with.How many conductors and engineers take their
lives at risk stepping onto that engine putting complete faith that the
train has been inspected and is safe, well let me tell ya something,
the train inspection you get is lace the hose with air, set the rear
car (only the rear car) and move on, this is promoted practice by the
managers unless the FRA shows up, then it is by the book but only until
he or she leaves.. ever wonder why in one shift 600 cars go out, but
when the FRA are there it is cut in half?, no it is not because the
agent is holding up the trains, it is because the guys know that they
will get in trouble... I have even had a manager come out and say these
things to me and others! You see trains are safe when those who are
responsible do their jobs right everytime not just on special
occassions, but csxt has demanded so many NOT to do their jobs it has
become common place and it has spread like a cancer! I hope the next
time the engineers and conductors go to occupy a train have the common
sense to atleaset walk their train with the brakes set.. do not be
surprised to see some cars not setup in the body as these are over
looked.. the old saying is  " well it has a 100 cars so it two or
three do not set then the others will stop it" and that maybe true,
but what else is over looked, shell treads,slidflats,leaking wheel
bearings, faulty valves, broken and bent brake beams, pins missing in
the braking systems ect.... yes these are not looked at everytime in
fact I shopped five cars in one train because the centerplates were all
broken being held on by one bolt! Good luck and I hope this serves as a
warning to some that take it so to look over your trains! Fra agents
out there you should look me up I have so many FACTS!, AND YES I HAVE
PROOF!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2012

Let them know how it feels: If any of you just happen to be on duty
at 0100; call your manger or any manager from a company or blocked
phone and hang-up after they answer it! Railroad management is about
psychological warfare! Right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2012

OTHER

Good question... were do tm's and ydm's fall in? Dont know about
tm's but since ydm's are NOT supervisors(just contract employees)
unless they worked anytime on the ground during the year as an engineer
or conductor they shouldnt be getting a dime? Guess it would depend what
their union reps have agreed upon. The bonus program for management has
been designed to be exactly like the NS's. Dont know if Ingram and
brown had a hand in that, but if it follows the same past history of
the NS then all bonuses will be turned into pay raises at a later date.
As for the suckers in the trenches who voted for the bonus program
instead of a descent raise that wouldnt be hacked to death with higher
med. co pays and higher out of pocket fees and got it voted in....
%#(*@&%($@*....sorry, that wasnt nice!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2012

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2012

Other



Morons dont get bonuses? How many have you received? If your not a
general manager or above you wont be getting one anyway, and those who
do will be getting them in the form of a pay
raise.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Personally,
yes a few --as far as the RR not a single one. Now the Bonus has been
moved from all Mgt to the General Manager and above. Where does the TM
and Yard Master and the rest of this bonus bull fit
in?-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 
As for your "Simple" answer, why would you waste your time asking a
dispatcher if they want you to turn more power on and violate the
operating rules on maximum pw allowed on line. They are union contract
employees. They dont have that authority. What you meant to say was
get
the chief or DTO on the radio to order you to power
up.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The
only Contact you have is the Dispatcher, (UNION) or not -just ask. You
may have a hotline to power, and if so use it. I would venture a guess,
that the dispatcher is all that you have. If for any reason the
dispatcher tells you to turn on more power, guess what? tell him no-way
hell will freeze over before I turn on the idling rear unit. Now you are
on your own.






---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                               
If your going to give advice make sure it is clear cut and
by the book so no one gets hit with the "He didnt have the authority
to tell you to violate the rules, so you shouldnt have done it"

Name: Ritt Romney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2012

Hello All you Voting Flockers

Gayward is recalculating your Trickle Down Engineer Bonus and things do
not look good because Obama stopped some coal trains.

If your trickle does not get down to you then so be it and hope you
have better luck next year.     Vote for me and gayward will get you a
double trickle.

I am Ritt Romney and I approved this message  


Vote for me and see what surprised I have in for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2012

I read and hear alot about women and men cheating on the railroad. This
has been going on for years and if you think that your
spouse,girlfriend,boyfriend, is walking a straight line think again. I
heard some pretty sexual stories of things that supposably goes on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2012

To the lady that her husband cheated on her with Laura T. From what i
hear, she has been doing this for years. You see ,there are not only
cheating men out there, but women are beginning to be just as bad, 
especially when both sexes work together and neither one of them care
if they are married or not. Its just a meat market and both sexes take
the opportunity to get what they can even if it is wrong. And people
that have affairs a lot of the time it means nothing to them.  Ive
heard a lot about this Laura T. when it comes to her with men and the
sad thing about it she is married.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2012

Who are the Head Rooster Fishers of this chicken shit outfit  Names
usually tone down the wicked somewhat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2012

Other



Morons dont get bonuses? How many have you received? If your not a
general manager or above you wont be getting one anyway, and those who
do will be getting them in the form of a pay raise. 
As for your "Simple" answer, why would you waste your time asking a
dispatcher if they want you to turn more power on and violate the
operating rules on maximum pw allowed on line. They are union contract
employees. They dont have that authority. What you meant to say was get
the chief or DTO on the radio to order you to power up and break the
rule. RIGHT?If your going to give advice make sure it is clear cut and
by the book so no one gets hit with the "He didnt have the authority
to tell you to violate the rules, so you shouldnt have done it"
speech!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 October 2012

Hey Other,

Velocity and movement are what csx does so well?  You have got to be
management or that was just a sacastic comment right?

An hour late on estimated arrival time is no big deal? Another joke Im
guessing. If not, then can you explain why the TM's go nuts and start
stressing out when a train isnt going to depart the terminal within the
1 1/2 window expected by Jacksonville? Why do they start crying about
how the phone is going to ring and how they are going to get ripped for
losing another on time departure.  I guess getting the freight out is
more important than getting in? HOw can you get your freight out on
time if you dont get it in on time? Guessing csx doesnt have any more
guarenteed freight?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2012

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2012
Few comments on a really nice post, from the right seat in a
locomotive.   
Employed/Screwed



Hey, you are 100% right and couldnt have said it better. Got a set of
engines(3) and could only put two on line due to rules on amount of
axles allowed on line. Told we couldnt use the 3rd one. Ran about 18
miles an hour on hilly areas. Cost us over an hour of running time.
______________________________________________________________________
An hour is nothing, with 3 units running the difference in time would
be minimal and the fuel would be tremendous.
_______________________________________________________________________
 So,
yeah, you are right. It is the Kings fault that the velocity sucks.
He's so damn worried about his fuel cost he couldnt care less about
getting the trains across the road. engineers should be getting the
bonus just for having to put up with the crap.
______________________________________________________________________
Velocity and movement is what CSX does, and doe's so well.Engineers
are paid well for just taking the train, and moving it safely.
______________________________________________________________________
 Love it when the
dispatcher comes on and ask if your having engine trouble. Just tell
them no! We are underpowered and cant use all our engines. Dont know
what else to tell you! We'll get there when we get there.
______________________________________________________________________
Simple--- we are running with authorized power. want me to turn one
on???
______________________________________________________________________

Oh, and lets
not forget the tm's and yardmasters who want to agrue with you when
you
tell them the motors your getting wont be adequate for your tonage and
they want to argue the numbers with you. " Your engines are rated for
the tonage you have and thats what your getting!"  Yeah, maybe if
they
are brand new and maintained, they might get half the horsepower they
were meant too. Love those 20 year old junkers that smoke and surge
and
lose their loads when your on an overtime job!
______________________________________________________________________
Who knows best, and who owns them, well guess what they are CSX
equipment and take it as it comes. If there is anything that CSX does
not need is an Engineer, who feels like telling anyone, that the power
is not adequate for the train. You may be correct, tell the conductor
and feel good, then keep it to yourself and see how well it works out.
If it blows up, you get off, walk away to the transport, and live to
fight another day.
______________________________________________________________________


 SHOW ME THE MONEY since
were not getting a well deserved bonus.
______________________________________________________________________

Morons do not get a bonus!
_______________________________________________________________________

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 October 2012

We only care about not lying about our TV commercial CSX moves a ton a
freight 500 miles on a single gallon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2012

Employed/Screwed



Hey, you are 100% right and couldnt have said it better. Got a set of
engines(3) and could only put two on line due to rules on amount of
axles allowed on line. Told we couldnt use the 3rd one. Ran about 18
miles an hour on hilly areas. Cost us over an hour of running time. So,
yeah, you are right. It is the Kings fault that the velocity sucks.
He's so damn worried about his fuel cost he couldnt care less about
getting the trains across the road. engineers should be getting the
bonus just for having to put up with the crap. Love it when the
dispatcher comes on and ask if your having engine trouble. Just tell
them no! We are underpowered and cant use all our engines. Dont know
what else to tell you! We'll get there when we get there. Oh, and lets
not forget the tm's and yardmasters who want to agrue with you when you
tell them the motors your getting wont be adequate for your tonage and
they want to argue the numbers with you. " Your engines are rated for
the tonage you have and thats what your getting!"  Yeah, maybe if they
are brand new and maintained, they might get half the horsepower they
were meant too. Love those 20 year old junkers that smoke and surge and
lose their loads when your on an overtime job! SHOW ME THE MONEY since
were not getting a well deserved bonus!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 October 2012

This is for the people who are reading posts by HOYER.

For starters, he is no employee of 10-20 years.  Any employee of 10-20
years has already seen real danger out here years ago, and wouldn't be
on this site complaining out his safety. He is a PHONEY!

Ashtabula yard is no different from any other yard.  You come to work,
they watch you, and they fail you if you break the rules.  This idiot
Hoyer obviously has a personal grudge against a certain trainmaster.

Hoyer, its obvious that you screwed up somewhere and now want revenge. 
Its there railroad, its there game, so learn to play or lose your ass.

CSX does suck, they are cheap, and they don't care about you, me or
anybody else.  I'm here for a paycheck, insurance, and a pension. 
learn to play the game boy!  

Its not up to CSX to insure your safety  Be a man, work safe, and watch
your own ass because they aren't going to hold your hand crybaby!

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2012

ATTENTION!!!

As you have noticed, which you should have, there have been several
reissues of the CSX System Bulletins due to rule changes, errors in
print, etc... If you are coming in and getting your first new reissue
that cancels the previous reissue,  DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE
ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERY PAGE AND UNDERSTAND ANY
CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE! If you can not find the change that
warranted the reissue then you need to get with the supervisor on duty
and have them tell you what it is. DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU OR
INTIMIDATE YOU INTO TAKING A TRAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CHANGE IS.
It could be something fairly minor or something extremely serious. If
the supervisor can not tell you what it is and wants you to leave to
protect his departure time, then you make him tell you in front of
other witnesses that you can leave without the knowledge of the rule
change and that you will not be held accountable for breaking that rule
because you were not made aware of it or given time to read the reissue
thoroughly. We all know supervisors do not have the right to order you
to violate an operating rule but if they dont know the answers to your
questions and they want you out the door then they need to take
responsibility before you leave. Read the reissues carefully. It has
been reported that some procedures for certain rules have been changed
or "worded" differently from the current operating rules book or
timetables.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2012

i am not going to allow theses bunch of guys to put my life and
everyone
else's life that has to pass through that area in GREAT DANGER!if
though don't want to follow the rules then they should get a job
elsewhere.it's about time that CSX get's a real train master in
Ashtabula,ohio at cp 130 in the great lakes division, to put theses
guys in line.better yet CSX
needs to go out there and see with there own eyes what rule violations
are happening on a daily basis! sooner or later someone is going to
get
seriously hurt,and then CSX will claim that they were unaware of the
situation or they would have done something sooner.very comforting to
the grieving widow!!!



CSX GET OF YOUR ASS AND GO DOWN TO ASHTABULA,OHIO AT CP 130 BEFORE ITS
TOO LATE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2012

Well I spoke to someone yesterday and they are interested in that they
have an employee that called and harassed his supervisor at work from a
phone other th an his main phone to continue the harassment...so I an
happy to say they do care and ur will be pursued by not only him but
another branch and yea if u knew me and know Mr. Carrhart boy u would
know I live better, look better and will have happiness always have
always will.

Name: skive - gator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2012

well, the fecal smell has resided from tilford yard since the removal
of. Marcus Calhoun Mmcant !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2012

I am currently beginning divorce precedings with my husband who is
currently a csx employee a engineer out of bham. My question for all
employees here is what or how do you think I should handle the
following..so I handle correctly and what do you think will  abe done
about it. My husband cheated a couple years ago with a gross old lady
boss of his Laura T that everyone has screwed at the railroad and I
know when things ended with their affair I found out she had to have
her number changed because he was harrassing her and he then actually
bought another phone a prepaid phone to continue getting her number and
also calling her at work on a private number he wasn't supposed to even
call. Since he was harassing his boss at time of employment and he wants
a divorce now and wants to harass me I am going to make sure csx is
aware they had an employee that has done this. This is a huge
harassment violation. U want to play u got to pay. And its gonna cost
him big for sticking it to ugly crab lady.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2012

L@@ks like SCREWED  put a big gerbil up mickey's ya zoo

So no carrots this year for Ingineers  poor lil babies.   

I noticed one engineer around Virginia won the lottery for like 1.5
million

Mickey makes  1 million a half compared to working stiffs on the ground
making 1500-4500 a half   aka 2 weeks  Yep   1 million is alot more
carrots than yours.   He can rob time and money from this Chicken Shit
OUTFIT   you get caught your ass is history.        

Mickey got him some jets and other toys for free.   high dollar dinning
drinking and more.     

If Teamsters would stike this chicken coop maybe something might happen
   where the fuck are you Hoffa   show the Useless Transportation Local
Chairman only union how it is done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2012

SCREWED!!!!!


Well if you didnt get the peice of toilet paper in the mail sent by
none other than the king himself(mikey ward) then heres a shock for
you. The bonuses are going to be very little and a possibilty of none
at all!  He blames the hard working men and women in the fields for
lack of coal shipments and velocity being down. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE
CRAP!  The hard working blue collar workers have done everything they
were supposed to do all year. It is his white collar peanut counters
who are not doing THEIR JOBS!  If coal is down it sure the hell is not
the fault of any conductor or engineer!

lISTEN UP MICKEY WARD. WE ALL CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW US ANY PROOF OF ANY
TRAIN THAT DID NOT GET MOVED AND DELIVERED. SHOW US ONE TRAIN SITTING IN
ANY YARD THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR OVER A YEAR. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT
EVERY TRAIN THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MOVE HAS BEEN MOVED AND
DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALL DONE OUR JOBS. IF COAL SHIPMENTS ARE DOWN ITS
YOUR FAULT BECAUSE YOU HAVENT GIVEN THEM TO US TO MOVE. YOU ARE NOT
DOING YOUR JOB! SO CUT YOUR BONUS AND YOUR RAISE AND GIVE IT TO THE
REST OF US WHO HAVE DONE OUR JOB AND MOVED YOUR TRAINS. SELL YOUR
SECOND HOME AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE REAL WORKERS!

HOW DARE YOU BLAME US FOR BAD VELOCITY. TRY PUTTING SOME ADEQUATE POWER
ON THE TRAINS. MAYBE WE COULD RUN TRACK SPEED. HOW ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT
DOESNT DROP ITS LOAD OR OVER HEAT OR WHEELSLIP!
GET RID OF YOUR WHIP AND BEAT AND RULE BY FEAR MENTALITY. GET YOUR WEED
WEASLES OUT OF ALL THE BUSHES WAITING TO POUNCE ON US AT ANY MINUTE. GET
DISPATCHERS WHO DONT TAKE 20 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE RADIO WHEN YOUR
TRYING TO TONE THEM UP. GET YOUR RAIL UP TO DATE SO WE DONT GET THROWN
OUT OF THE SEATS. ALWAYS HAVING TO SLOW DOWN TO PREVENT AN INJURY.  YOU
ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS. NO ONE TRUST YOUR EQUIPMENT.
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRUST YOUR ERAD AND GPS TO BE
CORRECT. WE ARE NOT STUPID! YOUR DETECTORS ARE A JOKE. ALWAYS SOMETHING
WRONG WITH THEM. WE CANT AFFORD TO TRY AND RUN TRACK SPEED. THOSE THAT
DO ARE FOOLS! WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RUN UNDER TO PROTECT OUR JOBS.
SO GO AHEAD AND PUNISH US FOR DOING OUR JOBS THE SAFEST WAY WE KNOW HOW
AND YOU NOT DOING YOURS. 
WE WILL BE WATCHING. WE WILL KNOW WHEN YOU HAND OUT BONUSES TO YOUR
SUPERVISORS ON THEIR TEAM BUILDING TRIPS DISGUISED AS "SPENDING
CASH"! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL THE LITTLE "PERKS" THEY GET. WE WILL BE
WATCHING! WHEN YOU DO, IT WILL JUST BE MORE PROOF THAT YOU ARE
PUNISHING THE REAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS AND NOT THOSE WHO ARE AT
FAULT!

Name: Consoldated Federation member 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2012

Our Consolidated Rail Federation BMWED Chairman Mike Flowers continues
to make side deals for his deadbeat and dangerous kid, Adam, while many
of us in the BMWED continue to get hosed.
  His boy brags that will get his dad's union job through acclamation,
but he's the first to rat on everybody, to save his ass.
  The FRA caught Adam lying about inspecting track and falsifying
documents.  Some of this track was Amtrak routes.  How safe is that? 
The FRA only caught a few instances but we know that went on a bunch. 
The Rooster Fish crew in Indy & J-ville even tried to cover it up.
  Adam has been caught a few times padding the payroll, falsifying
track inspection documents, driving Rooster Fish Co. vehicles without a
driver's license, has been in several accidents in Rooster Fish Co.
vehicles causing major damage and injury.  He always gets the slap on
the wrist and a wink from Ralph, T-bone & Labor Relations and returns
to work.
  Now The Rooster Fish Company, with influence by a non-equal
representing Mike Flowers has his boy on short-term disability "until
they can figure out how to get him back to work" as said in a union
meeting.  How nice for him, but what about the needed equal
representation for the other BMWED members?  This type of crap gives a
bad name to the BMWED as well as unions in general.

Name: Traindispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2012

no nerve stuck here  lmao     we got the computer to plan out our chess
moves

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2012

this if 4 the whinner who is not deadheading.    becareful what you wish
for because riding in the under insured under maintained, piece of shit
van driven by a very fatigue driver who maybe under the influence.

you are lucky to make it home safely

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2012

About the comment that human resources should hire qualified people.  I
know one that works at the intermodel in atlanta, ga that should be in
another position (if you know what i mean).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2012

Conductor 1-10


OUCH!!! I think you hit a sore spot with MR. train dispatcher. Come on!
You dont want to take away one of the only ways they have to stick it to
a crew member they dont like. Where is the fun in that! I love to see
the look on a crews face when they get in after a run from hell just to
find out all the other crews got back and were in bed 6 hours before
they were! And they didnt have to turn a wheel!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2012

I can tell you one thing, and this will blow ya away.

The decision maker will take 4 crew's and DH 3 based on time and the
following.
 
1. Move the freight.
2. DH the rest.

The very best crew in this scenario will work, not DH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2012

Guess we need to put a fire under the unions ass and make someone do
something about handling headheads fairly. 

Headheads  lol    is that a sex trick?

Trainmaster to be or not to be that is your question?  Just yours to
find out if u wish.

I bet u have gotten favors from trainmasters or yardmasters doing some
kind of tricks or favors   Did anyone put a fire under your ass or
theirs.  Maybe you bought them pizza or candy

Bring on the fire for who ever you wanna light    Light my Fire 

Maybe CSX can start pattern deadheading investigations like pattern
marking off.

get out your paperwork and put down what you hear    get your nose in
everyone's business and not worry about yours,....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 October 2012

Traindispatcher

Im guessing your not a real traindispatcher and you were just being
smart.... if you read the other forum another traindispatcher is
blaming it all on the chief. Are they a liar? Guess we need to put a
fire under the unions ass and make someone do something about handling
headheads fairly. I hear one guy you deadhead claims his uncle is in
the hospital and dying every other week but you deadhead him anyway.
God! How much pizza does he buy you! Guess we are going to have to
start demanding proof of the excuses that they use to stop all the
crap!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2012

Well truth be known if you call us in a pizza or something and have it
delivered we get in deadhead mood to deadhead you out.   you get it
kinda like a kick back.    Play cards and golf with us helps too.  do
you feel left out.

Name: oooh my
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2012

CSX stock will probable be at 15 or 16 dollars a share if this  railroad
keeps going the way it is. Will someone in Jax wake the hell up and
change things so we can go back to making money insted of trying to cut
and save all the time.Get rid of some of those worthless upper managers
that couldn't run a freaking train around a Christmas tree. Just
amazing, freaking amazing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

HEY TRAIN DISPATCHERS,

I got a question. Rumor has it that you guys have been keeping track of
all the crew members who call in to get a deadhead home. Heard you also
keep a list of all the excuses that they come up with and some are
pretty good. Would you like to share? Also, I was told that deadheads
were supposed to be given to the crew who was first out in the hotel
waiting to be called if they were rested and there were other crews
behind them that were rested and able to protect the other trains on
schedule. Ive seen you call alot of people first out who have been
sitting in the hotel for 30 or more hours to get a train and then
deadhead several crews home right behind them within less than an hour!
If its not in writing how this is supposed to be done and it a
gentlemans agreement then that might explain why some of these crew
members who call you all the time to get deadheaded home are getting
the deadheads. Why would you give these people the deadheads and why
would you not give the deadhead to the first out rested crew when
others are available? If they are a pain and you guys think its a joke
why would you give them the deadheads. Why do you always blame it on
the chief? I think you just use it for an opportunity to stick it to
someone you dont like! We arent stupid! We know what your doing.
Explain the reasoning to us as why you would do this!

Name: Way Over Due
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

IT'S TIME, Upper management have cut the roots of CSX enough either by
furloughs or piss poor attitudes they give everyone in the field, now
its time to trim the top in Jax and other areas of wasted
$$$$.Everybody knows if you cut the roots of a tree without trimming
the top if falls over. So do something PLEASE, before we all yell
TIMBER.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

I wish they would have a shake up in Human Resources they keep putting
people in positions where they don't belong. Any where from
trainmasters to vice presidents, I'm sure we all know someone in these
positions. I know one VP of car management that i've worked for and
around that was an ADM at the time and knew nothing about railroad
operations everything he touched turned into a nightmare.(I guess his
moto was SCREW IT UP AND MOVE ON TO MY NEXT PROJECT), SO LET it be said
he would'nt make a pimple on a VP's ass. So come on human resources do
a better job finding the right and qualified person for the job it
can't be that tough.I know a couple of retarded
people looking for a job, would'nt be any different. ooops sorry not
politically correct mentally challenged sorry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2012

A few month's ago i came down  with a stomach bug that required  me to
stay close to abathroom if you know what i mean, so for the first time
in 5 years i called in sick. I work on a system production team and the
area we was working at did not have any porta johns, so i called in
sick, i was told the next day that i was being  marked absent without
permission and that i should come into work and let them sendme home if
im sick. WOW unbelievable. Well the rest of the year anyone else that
called  in sick was asked if they wanted vacation  time or whatever
they wanted, marked for the time off. If this is not discrimination  i
dont know what is. What should i do about this if anything?  Formans
are sucking up to supervisors andwill step on a brothers head if they
think it will gain them favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2012

SIG MAN!

You will never see any of us get a bonus for not getting hurt and
working safe. First off, fra says it will only encourage us not to turn
in any reportable injuries that are caused by the companies neglect.
Second, there isnt any way in hell that the supervisors will let that
happen because they get the bonuses for US NOT GETTING HURT! Why in the
hell they get a bonus for us not getting hurt is a joke. I wonder if the
stockholders know that the company is wasting all this money on
supervisors that dont do anything but stalk employees to get a failure!
They dont do a thing to keep us from getting hurt on the job. We do it
OURSELVES! I dont know of ANYONE who wants to get hurt. Who wants to
lose a leg or arm or maybe something worse. NO ONE DOES! Another reason
they dont need a bonus is because they have shown in the past that they
will headhunt injured employees so know one wants to take the risk of
turning in an injury anyway. I think their so-called safety bonuses
should be abolished all together and should be used to upgrade crappy
equipment and locomotives(no air, no heat, bad toilets, etc...) and
maybe put some good walking stone down and what ever. Maybe upgrade the
radio repeaters for better coverage. Do what ever needs to be done in
other departments as well........ HA HA HA HA .....never going to
happen! Bonuses encourage them to stalk and headhunt. They dont turn in
failures then they cant justify getting that bonus!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2012

;Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years

please their is nobody out of service in ashtabula are you sure your in
the right yard newbie??i see that cleveland is furloughing
already!welcome to CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2012

The CSX Ethics Hotline is being used by chicken shit managers that are
too lazy to handle unethical situations at their respective locations. 
CSX you have some real physco people running your railroad, I am glad I
cashed in my CSX stock, I would not invest in a company that promotes
such dumb-ass people to be responsible for your company.  Oh, go behind
your managers and ask the employees about the Voice of the Employee and
you will get blank stares just like the Mutual Accountability bull shit
program you tried to implement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2012

The Ethics hotline is a valued tool, which if used correctly, can help
to protect the CSX workforce.  Unfortunately, the Ethics hotline is
abused by the very employees that are supposed to be protected by it.
It has become a tool for the employee to use when they want to avoid
being held accountable.  They believe that if they can create a
diversion by making a false accusation, then they can continue their
unethical behavior of stealing company time or resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2012

Hoyer,

If you are working there, ask the guys who is out of service and ask
who has been put out of service.  Its obvious that you are new and you
haven't a clue as to what your talking about.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2012

Has anyone noticed that CSX has a campain push on for the awareness of
the “CSX Code of Ethics” and “Workplace Violence Awareness”.  If you
work for CSX you have received two propaganda mailings within the last
month.  The thing that they are not telling you is that the Crew
Management Center is currently under investigation for a hostile work
environment, coincidental, I think not.  If you have any issues with a
hostile work environment, be it the Crew Management Center, Customer
Service, Train Dispatch, Trainmasters, or any other department or
individual now is the time to act. 

Go to the OSHA website: 
http://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html  to file an online
complaint.
Or go online to your local regional office at
http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html  and click you regional to file a
live complaint.

Now is the time to act, your name will be help confidential, and your
complaint will be investigated.  OSHA is fed up with the arrogance and
hostile culture of the railroads and are levying record fines, back
pay, and punitive damages to railroads. Railroad employees who have
been wronged by the railroads are receiving record compensation for
back pay, punitive damages, and reinstatement with personal records
being cleared of all records associated with the incidents.  You may
also call 904.232.2895 this the office currently involved with the Crew
Management Center.

If you think your job is unsafe or you have been threatened, harassed,
discriminated against or intimidated by management or fellow employees
in any way, you want to contact OSHA and ask for a review and
inspection of the incident.  Contact OSHA, it is confidential.  If you
have been fired, demoted, transferred or discriminated against in any
way for using your rights under the law, you must file a complaint with
OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination.

The time to make a change is now, remember the corporate culture
related to reporting workplace injuries?  This is the same thing, they
are just expounding their culture of harassment and intimidation to
creating a hostile work environment.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2012

first of all who is the person that i am listening to that's giving me
false information??

second i haven't heard of anybody out of service in ashtabula??
got any names to back up your claims?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2012

Hoyer

Stop listening to your local chairman who throws his own people under
the bus.  

Such false information.

How many more people need to be out of service in Ashtabula?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2012

Romey  

You forgot to mention the big government incentive and tax break for
hiring veterans.    We are making a killing , well Ward is making alot
more  we are not.

Name: RomeyHeadHunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2012

Hoyer 

I will be down there and fire as many as I can.  I like being able to
fire people.   

 that is why i love csx because they like to fire people.  and there is
proof  they do fire people so they can hire new ones back at 80 percent
and WARD can make 26 million a year.   Just like a Bain capital
Company

Bain is a corporation and people are corporations well maybe a few
lucky ones at the top.    

keep ratting out anyone that we can fire  we are too lazy and stupid to
know the difference.

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2012

i am not going to allow theses bunch of guys to put my life and everyone
else's life that has to pass through that area in GREAT DANGER!if
though don't want to follow the rules then they should get a job
elsewhere.it's about time that CSX get's a real train master in
Ashtabula,ohio at     CP 130 to put theses guys in line.better yet CSX
needs to go out there and see with there own eyes what rule violations
are happening on a daily basis! sooner or later someone is going to get
seriously hurt,and then CSX will claim that they were unaware of the
situation or they would have done something sooner.very comforting to
the grieving widow!!!



CSX GET OF YOUR ASS AND GO DOWN TO ASHTABULA,OHIO AT CP 130 BEFORE ITS
TOO LATE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2012

Hoyer

You are an idiot, please shut the hell up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2012

Hoyer

What!!! You are either just plain stupid or you are a snitch. What is
sad is you dont even try to hide it. Why would you come on here and run
your mouth about yard crews that dont get constantly watched and
harrassed? What, are you jealous? I bet you have had some test failures
and you just want someone else to get burned too. Leave people the hell
alone. If you are that pissed then you need to quit because snitching
and drawing attention to other crews is only going to get you
"BOOTED" in the long run. Man, you have no sense in that little head
of yours!

Name: Free Speech
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2012

Does higher executive pay lead to better profits?

I believe the average railroad executive is corrupt....A railroad
executive earns $25 million annually and takes a medical leave of
absence. Another executive takes over and earns $4 million annually 
and reports all time record profits.

Was the $25 million executive overpaid? And imagine how many more
employees could have been employed to improve efficiency!

Can anyone run a railroad? No. Just railroad CEO's who earns $25
million annually!  

freespeechandblog.org

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2012

i will be in both the cleveland and ashtabula yards the next 2 weeks.i
will be a little more careful when working in cleveland yard but the
ashtabula yard yard you can do anything you want.CSX is to damn lazy to
drive out there to watch whats going on.i will spend extra time in the
ashtabula yard,just to let ever one know that there are no csx officals
even in the area!!!

Name: NOYFB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2012

The entire Ethics Hotline is nothing but window dressing.
Something to look good like most everything else large corporations do.
Catchy slogans, policies that appear to provide protection to workers
from management, employee help phone numbers and any other so called
"benefit" is only to put on a front to outsiders.

Two sets of rules; one for employees, the other for management.

Name: WAGON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2012

SERIOUS ALERT!!!


To all crew members!

There is a tm on the greatlakes division who has purchased military
style night vision goggles to watch you work at night. Several others
have seen them being used. This is a serious violation of your
companies ethic values and should not be tolerated. This kind of
behavior shows signs of possible mental illness and could lead to
someone getting injured. I know I speak for all others that are not
crew members when I say that we dont like being watched at night in the
dark like we are some kind of low level scum that doesnt deserve
respectable treatment. We have heard there was a tm on the nashville
division that did the same thing. Even went as far a wearing camouflage
wear . He was supposidly repremanded and sent for counseling. If you see
this tm using this device then you need to let everyone around know and
call the ethics hotline. This kind of behavior is degrading and WILL
EVENTUALLY cause a more serious hostile work enviornment to develope!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 October 2012

i was in both the cleveland and ashtabula yards last week.have to be a
little more careful when working in cleveland yard.but the ashtabula
yard you can do anything you want.CSX is to damn lazy to even drive out
there to watch whats going on.no worries my friend!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2012

Hoyer is spreading false informatiom.  Both Cleveland & Ashtabula have
guys on the street right now for rule violations.  Both of those yards
have had guys on the street on and off for rule violations.  Thats
funny to say that you can get away with anything.  

Hoyer, my suggestion is to lay back & break the rules the next time you
work in those yards.  See what happens, they are watching you more than
you will ever know.

Nobody is safe in any yard, so make sure to up that derail insurance
because you sound like the type of individual who can put it to use.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2012

To Hoyer:

Why don't you bring these things out in the open to the guys that you
work with?  Scared?  Yes you are!

The few, the weak, the chumps.

Name: Maddawg
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2012

Its Oct 4 2012. I have been away from Chicken Shit Xpress for almost 4
years. Life is great and CSX still sucks!

Name: Robert Denlinger
E-mail: locolooney@mac.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2012

I see that some of you have issues with the seats that are in the cabs
of CSX engines.

My name is Bob Denlinger.  I'm your representative on the locomotive
cab committee for CSX.  I'm the individual  you need to contact when
you are having an issue with the seats on the locomotive cabs.  This is
the area I represent you in, and I'm your go to person, and the voice
of the employees in this area for CSX.

Please feel free to contact me with your concerns and questions,
concerning the seats on a locomotive cab, and when I fly to
Jacksonville to meet with management every month, I'll make sure your
concerns addressed.


Fraternally

Robert Denlinger
Locolooney@Mac.com
Local Chairman
B.L.E.T. Div. #597

Name: forgotten again!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2012

HEY!!!

Anybody take a look at the csx code of ethics book we all got in the
mail?(HA HA , I know you are laughing!)

If  you still have it and havent thrown it away, take a look at the
second page with a pic of michael ward and some other preppies! Notice
something missing? How about the backbone of the railroad. Dont see a
conductor or and engineer standing there do you? Why of course not. Why
would the most important people out in the field be left out????

 Notice how close they are to the engine? Where are their yellow vest?
Oh forgot , exception on safety when you need a good pic, right?

HEY....IM WRONG!  There might be a conductor in the pic...Look closely
behind ward.... see a leg hidden behind him.....could it be conductor
WALDO????

Page 4-No one, at any level of the company,has the authority to do
something illegal or unethical!

page 7- Retaliation for speaking up is not tolerated at csx. You not
only have the right but the responsibility to speak up about
misconduct. HMMM... Seems someone got pissed when someone spilled the
beans about our southern baptist boy! 65 page book and nothing will
ever change!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2012

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division in norteast OHIO.I have and also seen plenty of rule breaking
violations that
go on all the time.Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time
but
that's it.But if you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there
at
all.It's a free for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching
after a tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment.It's crazy
and
the trainmaster there doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so
he doesn't have to discipline them for what there are doing.It's all
about the money out there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule
breaking is ok it makes the train master look good,profit wise to
CSX.If CSX would go out there and see what is really going on,that
yard
would be SHUT DOWN PERIOD.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

This all sounds great, but this problem goes beyond crew management. 
When it comes to management itself within the ranks, CSX is without a
doubt one terrible company.  The sad story is that management has been
the problem with this company for years, and nothing seems to change,
it just gets worse.  

There is a reason why employees refer to CSX management as Nazi's. 
Some find it funny, others outside the company find it hard to believe,
yet people continue to be fired everyday on this railroad for the most
minor offenses.  

Most employees agree that they like there job on this railroad, they
just don't like the people that they work for.  I wonder why?

Name: fred14
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2012

Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years

is this john waler from osha going to help me also?since im only a
conductor trainee?boy do i got some  facts about how i was treated by
my trainmaster!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

Crew Management is currently being investigated by OSHA for a hostile
work environment.  If you have a story or complaint contact John Waler
904.562.5446 OSHA Investigator. Now is the time to do it.  OSHA is
levying record fines against Railroads for their harassment and
intimidation of its employees.  If we join together and all work as one
we may be able to change the corporate culture and enjoy a working
environment free for harassment and intimidation.  Not just the normal
propaganda campaigns of empty promises.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

Car Repair

You cant possibly be talking about people breaking the rules at avon
yard are you? Avon yard has got to be the most anal cram the rules down
your throat for a turn over rate yard I have ever been in! The only ones
who get away with anything there are the remote crews because they are
their babies and they dont want them laying down on them(Not that they
would have the balls to!) Try going on over to the louisville division
or the Nashville division. They leave their guys alone. They know a
happy work force is a healthy and productive workforce. Mentally
abusing people is unproductive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2012

What about the big 4 in avon, wow! whos running that place!!!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2012

If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes
Division.I have and also seen plenty of rule breaking violations that
go on all the time.Cleveland might switch tag from time to time but
that's it.But if you work in Ashtabula there are no rules there at
all.It's a free for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching
after a tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment.It's crazy
and
the trainmaster there doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so
he doesn't have to discipline them for what there are doing.It's all
about the money out there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule
breaking is ok it makes the train master look good,profit wise to
CSX.If CSX would go out there and see what is really going on,that
yard
would be SHUT DOWN PERIOD.

Name: Sad company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2012

Bob Frulla is the railroad and if you don't believe me just ask
him......He has destroyed the Huntington division.....ask any
huntington division employes including the officials....very sad place
to be

Name: Dong Bageley 
E-mail: MikeyWardsbitch@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2012

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/sep/29/137-million-awarded-in-train-seat-case/
CSX just lost a FELA Case. EVANSVILLE, IN — A damage award of more than
$1 million in a recent Vanderburgh County civil trial illustrates what
some say is a significant industrywide safety issue for railroad
employees.

A Vanderburgh Circuit Court jury on Sept. 21 awarded former CSX
railroad engineer Homer Lowrance $1.37 million in damages. Lowrance,
who lives in Henderson County, Ky., had worked 27 years for CSX when he
suffered career-ending injuries in 2005 at age 53.

"The railroad industry, including CSX, have just refused to put in
decent seats (in locomotives). Railroads in other countries have better
seats," said Drew Baebler, the St. Louis attorney who represented
Lowrance.

He said the railroad industry has known about the safety problems with
its locomotive seats since the 1970s but that railroads have failed to
take substantial steps to address the issue.

"CSX is reviewing its options in this case," said Carla Groleau, a
spokeswoman for the railroad.

The issue isn't one of comfort but of safety, Baebler said, with
engineers typically sitting on seats fixed to the wall or floor of
locomotive cabins, often with minimal padding and none of the
suspension systems necessary to absorb the vibrations and jarring of
railroad tracks.

"After a long exposure to this kind of whole body vibration, it takes
its toll," Baebler said.

In Lowrance's case, according to Baebler, it was more than just
cumulative exposure to those conditions.

Lowrance claimed the railroad failed to provide him with safe equipment
and a safe locomotive on which to work and that he was forced to ride on
a worn-out seat with no padding or shocks. When the train hit a
particularly rough spot on the tracks during a September 2005 run,
Baebler said, Lowrance was thrown out of his seat and against a cabin
wall, causing him a lower back injury and hernia. Baebler said several
other railroad employees testified about similar incidents they had
experienced. Lowrance also claimed he had arthritis in his lower back
from years of riding in train seats that didn't absorb the shock of
railroad tracks.

"Nothing is padded except for two inches (of foam) on the seats. There
are no seat belts," Baebler said.

He said the seat Lowrance was riding in was attached to the wall of the
locomotive cabin. Federal Railroad Administration regulations only
require seats be firmly fixed to the locomotive, he said.

"I believe the jury understood that the railroad had not taken
responsibility for their dangerous seat design, and as a result, is
subjecting Mr. Lowrance and others to unnecessary dangers on a daily
basis," Baebler said.

Tyler Kress, an engineering consultant and seat design expert who
teaches at the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech, testified at
Lowrance's trial. He said he was surprised at what he found when he
first became involved with the issue in the mid-1990s.

"I was shocked. The seats were very antiquated," he said.

Kress said numerous federal reports and studies have documented
railroad employee complaints about the problem.

"These are $2 million vehicles, yet the seats and layouts of the cabs
in heavy trucks are so much better. Your seated posture can cause more
stress than people realize. People don't understand that it is not
like taxi drivers. These locomotive engineers get whatever locomotive
they get and are told to drive," he said. "Canadians have good seats,
the Germans, Japanese and Europeans, but a lot of major companies (in
the United States) still have their heads in the sand."

© 2012 Evansville Courier & Press. All rights reserved. This material
may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Name: ydm ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

But what about LBT?z

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

has anyone ever used the csx ethics hotline and had any successful
outcomes?....does csx have a hr hotline number?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2012

September 27, 2012......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2012

Employed in other,


I dont know where you are getting your information from but a
supervisor IS NOT allowed to set ANYONE up in a testing situation that
could cause a serious injury or a serious safety violation. Banner and
switch tag testing will never cause bodily injury or damage to company
equipment. If a tm sat back and watched a switching operation continue
that was clearly a sofa violation and involved movement of equipment by
unqualified and unauthorized personnel then he clearly should be
disciplined to the fullest extent. Yes, the young man may have been in
his probationary period but being let go because he was deliberatly put
in a situation that he obviously had no idea how to handle and didnt
know how to take control of in my opinion is embarrassing for the
company and their reputation. I personally think this situation should
be furthur investigated. I would like to know if this TM is working in
our area.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I
dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees and
former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a website
has been developed because other people like the people who post on here
just want to cry and complain all there life. My gosh people, if you
dont like your job or this company quit. If you dont work for this
company anymore and are still getting on here bashing it, well then you
have problems way beyond what your posting on here. I heard Mcdonalds
and Wal-Mart are hiring if any of you want the link to apply for there
open positions. I am sure there wages and benefits are comporable.
HA!!! not that there is anything wrong with working at those places,
but i think alot of you have forgotten how lucky we have it. maybe you
should all take a look at what you are doing at work or in your life.
Look at why you are being targeted or why you are so miserable. I loved
the story about the conductor that has been terminated while on
probation while with a trainmaster on a train he had never been on.
Hell yes you got fired and they had every right to fire you! Your
length of employment stated less than 1 year which your right would
still make you in your probationary period. If you didnt know managers
are allowed to set you up in situations and see how you will react.
Well in this case you got PUNK'D - If you have only been an employee
for a few months you went through the REDI center. Do you remember in
your first week at the training center going through a booklet and day
long course on "COURAGE TO ACT"! Well it sounds like when they mail
you the letter saying you got the boot there will be a copy of that
book in it! It was set up so they would see if you would let rule
violations occur or if you would have the courage to ACT and say
something and then if that doesnt work DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! why
would anyone just sit there and let someone else put your life in
jeopardy! lets think about this - How many of you would let a X-Ray
tech. operate on your heart per say! i hope known of you, and a doctor
wouldnt let that happen either. If he say a xray tech going in to do a
surgery he would say something and then stop it from happening because
someone most likely could end up dead!!!I am very sorry you lost your
job- that isnt a easy thing i know and i am not calling you out i am
just trying to make a point! know matter wherer you work it is the same
thing! Follow the rules, do what someone asks you to do whether more
power, coworker or someone under you! lend a hand!!! This company takes
care of there employees and if you dont think they do maybe you should
take a leave of absense and go shadow someone at another company or job
and see how good we got it again. I think a lot of you need a taste of
the world outside the shell you are in at your current job! take care
and quit the crying

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 September 2012

Fred14

You will never see any tapes from csx. They will disappear if any did
exist. It wouldnt be the first time they werent able to come up with
them when they are needed to use against a company official. All you
can do is let the crew members you were working with know that you may
subpoena them in court as witnesses and they probably wont help you
because it sounds like they were negligent in their duties by not
stopping all work and doing a proper briefing. You should however push
the issue with the tm who just sat there and did nothing when he saw
that everything was being done wrong. He failed in his duties to
supervise and after he was called out on it by another supervisor he
covered his hide by firing you. Another question to ask is why didnt
the other supervisor who witnessed all this step up to the plate. There
has got to be some reason no one stepped up and failed to do their
duties. If I didnt know any better I would say it sounds like you were
being set up. Why would 2 supervisors throw you out in the field with a
crew, let them put you to work without a proper introduction? Why would
both crew members be that dumb!!! They had to know the supervisor was
watching all of you. The crew you were working with wss either dumber
than a box of rocks or you were getting screwed! DO NOT PUT ANY NAMES
ON HERE until you make some calls and see what your options are. Talk
to osha and the fra. Make sure you have written everything that
happened down in detail. Forget nothing. If you wait too long you can
forget little details that might be important.  Have to wonder why you
were taken off one job and placed on another when you were scheduled
for training elsewhere.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2012

Fred 14

Contact OSHA and find out about whistle blower act.  the trainmaster 
fired you because of safety violations he did   You will have to have a
good story.   OSHA cases have held more teeth than the FRA 

The trainmaster who gave u some advise on here was pretty honest.  That
is rare.

CSX does not act in good faith and they did not in your case.  You seem
to have acted in good faith so if the union will not support you the
whistle blower act is most powerful way.   Problem is you have been
fired and bring it up after being fired usually does not hold water.

Be sure you put the trainmaster s name and others on here to warn
others and put a record on them.  

I am sure we all do not know the whole story so.

What happen to the class action suit in nashville division?

Name: fred14
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2012

Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years

how is possibly for the train master and the train crew break all
these
rules and the let me go the next day to cover everything up????

there was another trainmaster in the area that seen what was going on
while i was training contacted my traimaster with some concerns!!

so he fires me the next day to cover for his actions along with the
crews actions,so there is know one to tell the story on what happened
on that day!

how is this traimaster even creditable to fire me who lets these
violations slide by???

do you know if anyone at CSX can over turn this firing?

also how many days do i have to file a claim after a incident with csx
or the fra?

also who do i contact to get the train tapes for that day?
does csx or the fra have them?

thanks

Name: JJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2012

And another thing....who the hell is worth 16 $ million sitting on their
arse all day in an office?

Name: fred 14
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2012

i was a conductor trainee still on probation.fired for no reason who
should i call to report this.

ethics hotline?   fra?

was training on a job?that the train master took me too.was never
marked up to even be on the train i was training on?

no job briefing was given to me by the train crew?

i was given complete control of the train by the conductor without a
job briefing or not even being marked up on the train too even be
there????

while the train master sat and watched all this?

there were a lot of rules broken by the train crew and the train
master
allowing it to happen?

i mentioned my concerns for what was taking place there and was
terminated promptly?

should i call the csx ethics hotline?
who at the government would hear my case?
 
once again who should i call?

     thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2012

Stunning! Just found out how corrupt a local chairman and general
chairman are....The LC accepted($13K) bribes through claims payoffs
and the GC accepted a lump sum($74K)specifically, to settle an
agreement including his "past due claims," while each member received
$900. Don't think it happened on this RR but another.

Is this legal? Can anyone validate the story? Names/union...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2012

U should contact a lawyer and sue them for harassment Theres no law or
signs that say u cant take pictures

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2012

Bullshit ! Some power trip ashole worker saying I can't take pictures
from a parking lot ? Thats BS . Then to call the cops on me ? For
taking pictures ? So what ever happend to being a railfan

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

RRJ,

     You are EXACTLY right and thank you for understanding where I come
from.  It isn't the same place any more.  Heck, I was there from
2004-2009 in Baltimore.  And just the changes I saw in my short time
there was unbelievable.  However, lets get one thing straight.  I LOVED
THE JOB AND TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT I DID AND MY "PERFECT" SAFETY RECORD
WHILE I WAS THERE REFLECTS THAT!!  But the politics just got to be too
much and I saw (as you said) "OLD TIMERS" looking out for their own
and these new hires not looking out for the future generation of
railroaders.  Otherwise, everyone complained (as they do on here) in
the break rooms, but when action needed to be taken (union meetings,
union rep elections, train master walking into break room, etc), they
folded their tails between their legs and were intimidated!!  I am not
one to be intimidated and I speak my mind. I was ALWAYS told while I
was there "watch what you say man!!"  As I always did, I replied, "I
HAVE OTHER SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS!!!"  Which I am proving today while
I work for the US Government over sea's and making $120,000 a year
(OVER twice the amount I made with CSX)!!!  I am not stating that to
show I am better than anyone!!!  I am not better than that man/woman
begging for change out on the street.  But even the CEO of CSX is not
better than me.  We are all equal!!  It is just the fact that some
people have more power.  But until you stand together as one (as you
said yourself RRJ with union meetings), you will get nothing
accomplished!!  And I didn't (and still don't) see that happening. 
But I hope all is going well with everyone and good luck!!  Stay safe
and God Bless!!

Sincerely,

Jeff White

P.S.- Can someone PLEASE give me the address to the Halethorpe facility
and a contact in Baltimore so I can ship my radio, switch key, hotel
card, etc. back to them??  I would really appreciate it.  You can
e-mail it to me at the address above.  I over sea's but my stuff will
be shipped from the states and I need to let my family know.  Thanks
again and good bless!!:0)

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

Hey Loco 10-20:

Maybe, but Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and
TCU might just make you rue for those olden days...the Big 12 is no
SEC but certainly a substantial upgrade.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

How About Them Mountaineers.


Gobblers and Pitt should be glad they do not play us this year.  


Let Bob pick shit with the Chickens  on the CSX

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

Pitt whips Va Techs butt
  They need to hire Bob Frulla back as head coach, that way he could
fire all the coaches for losing to Pitt, hell Bob fire all the players
too, why not, you could take on all teams by yourself with your
mentallity, remember there is no I in TEAM or so they say

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

I have to say to you guys, if you all are really so pissed off with CSX,
and so strongly believe that "CSX Sucks", then why don't you guys
just do the simplest thing in the world to combat that
problem.....QUIT!!! Do you really thinking whining and complaining
about things, yet I bet not a single one of you do ANYTHING to change
things for the better, is ever going to solve anything?? Especially
whining and complaining on this site or any site for that matter??
Don't you think this site is just as bad for company and employee
morale as anything anyone from management at CSX can do to bring morale
down???

Why don't you guys just focus on doing your part to make the job and
the experience better? Do your part to work more safely, do your part
to keep management off your backs, instead of wasting that same energy
to bitch, moan, groan and complain on this site, or any site, yet do
absolutely NOTHING to make your work site and your company any better!!
And come on now, how really can CSX suck if some of you guys have been
with the company for so long?? (Some of you 10 or more years +!!)

I bet you guys come work over here as a Conductor for just one calendar
year, I bet  by the end of the first 2 weeks, you guys will be screaming
to come back to freight, where your cargo doesn't talk back, blame you
for everything under the sun, curse, spit, and assault you, make up
false complaints about you just because they were in the wrong
regarding a fare or policy, etc. etc. etc., we can be here a LONG time
discussing this, not to add to that our own managerial issues. All we
do is our parts to do things better, keep management and the people off
our backs!! You guys don't have to deal with the rigors of passengers
service, especially NY Area passenger service, so consider yourselves
extremely lucky!!

And again, if you don't like working for CSX, just do the world and
CSX a favor and QUIT!!! I am sure MANY of the 10s of 1000s of people
laid off from American Airlines, US Airways, the United
Airlines/Continental Airlines merger and the people axed from General
Motors plants across the East which have been closed down, would love
nothing more than to take your place, and have you take their places
sitting at home with nothing to do. So all of you guys who moan and
groan here, and especially whomever created this site should all truly
SHUT THE FUCK UP, enjoy the fact you have jobs and are gainfully
employed, and instead of wasting energy and time making sites like this
and moaning and groaning about EVERYTHING CSX, do your parts to make the
job, job title, and work site/location BETTER!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

nick

Every single trainmaster who has been run through the big 4 yard and
transfered out left with a smile on their faces! Getting away from the
stress and the militant orders was a relief to all of them. If they
recruit TMs straight out of college who never put one foot on the
ground and pounded the rocks they are sure to have someone who has no
idea what the employees are exposed to and will not feel any sympathy
towards them. If they think hiring ex military to run their boot camp
is going to work then they are sadly mistaken. The men and women of the
military understand the importance of orginization and order, something
the company is lacking. When they left their branch of service they
left their drill instructor behind. They wont continue to tolerate the
same treatment from a private civilian group much longer. Just wait and
see. The younger ones will move on and move on quick! I guarentee you,
any college grad who spent good money and time on getting a college
education did not have it in his/her plan to get a job after they
graduated that required them to bully and intimidate the people they
supervise. They will leave as well.  So what does that leave them with?
Older TMs with thick skin that know how to use their newer younger
recruits to do their dirty work until they move on.  Doesnt sound like
much of a career does it! Shouldnt be long before the list of "top ten
jobs not to have" will include TRAINMASTER!

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

It is so awsome to come on this site and actually see I made a wise
decision to get out of this crap hole.  My goodness!!!  I feel so damn
sorry for all RAILROADERS (NO MATTER WHAT CLASS I COMPANY)!!!  I will
repeat something previousley stated on this site and I love the
quote...."It is September 16th 2012 AND CSX STILL AND ALWAYS WILL
SUCK!!!  For you ladies and gentleman sticking with it, stay safe and
good luck (< your going to definitely need that!!  LUCK).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2012

Nick,

The new college trained Train master is just like the new Conductor out
of school. They both have high expectations, visions of success. The
real important thing is recruiting, not management, not the trades,
simply placing the correct people in the right place. The Rails have
for years hired from pockets of tried and true results. Family RR was
one, Military was one, family friends, and so on. It worked. Today a
Train master must have a degree, and that is a good thing. Now are they
prepared for the real life of RR, not at all.

Turn over at 80%? I question that, however turnover for Conductor may
or may not be the same. Depends on where you get the numbers.

The railroad takes Dispatchers, Train masters and many more from the
colleges simply because they can not find them in the trades.

If ya want to hire someone that really wants to work and do the right
thing, where do you go. Hire or promote a union guy and get the same
thing that the unions have. CSX is more astute than that.

Name: Wick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2012

Just cause you worked for the Black Horse does not mean you can run this
wanna be railroad like we do.    We got rid of the ones you hired so it
took a while for Mickey to figure that out.  Sell your CSX and buy NS
and you can sleep good at nite.   You might wake up to a train wreck on
the CSXT666





http://seekingalpha.com/article/867041-buy-norfolk-southern-for-safe-dividend-yield-cheap-valuations-and-expected-growth?source=feed

Name: Nick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 September 2012

I've been hearing from several train masters that CSX can't keep their
new train masters employeed on a long term basis.  In fact there is an
80% turn over rate on college trained train masters.

The problem seems to be, with the new college trained train masters,
they've figured out what everyone has known for several decades.  
Management by fear no longer works when you have a work force that has
the ability to think for themselves.  

To bad Michael Ward didn't understand this when he decided to bring in
Tony Ingram and David Brown to instill their Management By Fear
techniques to our current management, including their loyal disciples
John Bradley, Scott Connor's, and former NS company officer Pete
Burris.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2012

GLD

YOU ARE RIGHT...EVIL...EVIL....EVIL RUN BY THE FALSE PROPHET SITTING ON
THE THRONE.  THEY HAVE ALL TAKEN A SIP FROM THE KOOL-AID. DONT WORRY
BECAUSE GOOD ALWAYS WINS IN THE LONG RUN! THE TONGUE IS MIGHTIER THAN
THE SWORD. IT WILL BE THE PUBLIC THROWING THE STONES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2012

09/13/2012

The huntington Division is still being ran by inbred embryo retards. 
Jeff hensley is a turd as well as his union turd Woody Lane (Union
Moron)and all of his ass kissing senior general carformen.  I hope they
disembowel you guys one day

Name: GLD 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 September 2012

Never before saw the likes of this Great Lakes Regime they have now.
Giving time off for everything. I guess it's cool to bully the
workforce. To have them cower in fear. Unbelievable, and if anyone in
any power is reading this then you need to take the fear mongering
division manager and division rfe and let them run a concentration camp
like they did in their last life. They are evil, evil people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2012

re; Fred14 who was fired....

Go to trainlogs.com....This site covers all kinds of Federal Railroad
Safety Act guidelines for reporting safety violations. You should be 
protected even though you were on probation. Probation with the
railroad but not with feds under the FRSA guidelines...By all accounts;
you have a good case!

Good luck!

Name: fred14
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2012

i was a conductor trainee still on probation.fired for no reason who
should i call to report this.

ethics hotline?   fra?

was training on a job?that the train master took me too.was never
marked up to even be on the train i was training on?

no job briefing was given to me by the train crew?

i was given complete control of the train by the conductor without a
job briefing or not even being marked up on the train too even be
there????

while the train master sat and watched all this?

there were a lot of rules broken by the train crew and the train master
allowing it to happen?

i mentioned my concerns for what was taking place there and was
terminated promptly?
 
once again who should i call?

     thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2012

It never changes, it never gets any better.

September 10, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2012

Hey S.A.C.

I couldn't help wondering that myself...he posts a link to what is
essentially like a kiddy porn site for pedophiles. There's enough
foam there to put out a refinery fire.

He leaves CSX because he doesn't like the way he was treated and then
posts a link to a site that to the Temple Mount of railroads.

As far as the article goes, if there was some music behind it, it might
be a Grammy award winner...probably be better though if done
as a Rap song!

Name: Supreme Allied Commander
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2012

To:  Dumbass Johns who wrote that piece of Shit article taking up for
CSX and trying to put doubt in this website.  You are a Nazi too who
supports this jackass outfit run by some weird people in jackassville.

Yes there are plenty of dumbass people who think they are smart but are
just warped by living on the railroad so long. 

Yes CSX still sucks and will for a long time.  Gayward loves it to be
that way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2012

ALERT!!!


GLD king is at it again. Word on the street is he ordered his sheep to
increase their failure rates by 50% or start looking for a job
elsewhere.....To make things even worse they cut off the conductors on
the retention board..Took their keys and radios and sent them packing.
Now they are short handed and have no one to work. Laying in locals and
road trains! Heard they tried to call some of the guys they sent home
packing and they told them to go @^*%(^$#%  off...Guess thats what
happens when you bite the hands that could be feeding the sheep!

What are the little sheep going to do now when their puppet master
starts whipping and beating them!   What goes around comes around!

Name: Ex T&E 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2012

http://the-railfan-nation.deviantart.com/journal/Debunking-CSX-sucks-com-220119718

My first visit to this site in 5 years. I quit CSX because I would not
and could not put up with being treated like a turd everyday. 

Why would you go to work day after day, then get on a forum board and
complain about a job you hate?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2012

FOB

Its not the rr that is bad, its the greatlakes division. Its been that
way for years because the employees are scared to stand up for
themselves. They have seen countless times how someone becomes a target
after they have filed a complaint against a supervisor. They are
professionals at the game of intimidation and manipulation. Just look
at how many times avon has brought in a new tm or rf for their so
called "training" and that supervisor has gone from being
professional, courteous and a team player with his subordinates to
underhanded, intimidating and just outright evil. If any of them stay
there long enough they are completely ruined. Avon yard is the killing
field for the rr employees and the boot camp for the new supervisors. 
I have seen it on both ends. Its not just out in the fields with the
crews. Talk to m&w crews, signal maintainers, engine house and car shop
employees. You will find the same mentality in every craft. The company
has allowed the greatlakes division to  created so much hostility in
the work place with their whip and beat mentality that its turning the
employees lives into hell. Someone from the outside should come in an
do a private interview with the workers. They will find that 1 out of
every 2 employees will tell them that they like their jobs, they just
hate who they work for! What amazes me more than anything is the fact
that any time a descent supervisor has had enough and is able to obtain
a transfer out of Indy, they ALWAYS let the cat out of the bag and let
someone know what has happened to them and why they are getting out!
Its always the same story. Threats of demotion if they dont get their
failure rates up and intimidation from other underhanded supervisors
and how they stab each other in the backs to make browny points with
upper management. It just a matter of time before one on them does the
right thing and does a tell all interview! Going to be a #1 best
seller!

Name: CSX $$$$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2012

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.

A North Carolina woman intimidated by CSX Transportation Inc. railroad
supervisors and targeted by vandals is getting more than $685,000 plus
interest.

A federal judge in Elizabeth City on Tuesday awarded Vicky Bennett of
Northampton County the money for losses she suffered during her short
stint as a CSX railroad conductor in 2008. A jury found CSX was an
unsafe and hostile work environment for Bennett.

Bennett complained that she once found her pickup truck spray-painted
with racial slurs, the back window smashed, and a mannequin head with a
noose around its neck in the back seat.

Bennett said a supervisor, angry that she called ahead to get
directions, drove the resisting black woman off railroad property in
his company vehicle, refusing to let her out while he berated her.

Name: FOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2012

Is the Railroad that bad? The way everybody is complaining about how
horrible the working conditions are. It sounds like the union
representation is even worse. Unless you cannot vote the SCUMS
out of office, then, you do have a problems because that's were the 
leadership should come from or else! Think like an American; fight!

This is not Mexico! Adios amigos! El Munoz de Selecto...Mi casa en loo
agua an el wimpo Americano!

Name: Ben
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2012

Praying for you.

I have to wonder if the train master you're talking about is a Great
Lakes Train Master. 

 I recently witnessed a Great Lakes train master go out of his way to
openly intimidate several new hires, then openly laugh about it to
several others.  What type of sick world is Scott Conner's turning the
Great Lakes Division turning into?

Great Lakes own, Scott Conner's has been bragging that the oppression
and hard handed tactics he's ordered his officers to use against
"his" employees is working, and human factor incidents are down
across the division.  Conners went on to say that regardless of what
Jacksonville says about treating employees with respect, nothing is to
change on the Great Lakes Division.

What Scott Conner failed to mention,  or factor in during his lecture
was that there were FOUR derailments that happened at Avon and
Hawthorne with the remotes between 09/01 and 09/07/12.    Yes the
REMOTES.  Does anyone know or understand why Scott Conner's doesn't
feel ACCIDENTS INVOLVING REMOTES don't count towards human factor
incidents?  If Scott Conners factored in the accidents involving
remotes, how would his graph, where he bragged what a wonderful job his
hard handed tactics were doing, actually look?

Did Scott Conner go to the Mike Benham school of cover ups and open
racism?

Name: praying for YOU!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2012

WATCH OUT BIG 4!!!!

Seems that there is another TM who has been taken over by the false
prophet! It has been reported that this tm wrote up an employee for
violating a rules procedure that he thought had been annulled but had
not been. Tm didnt know this until the employee showed him the rule and
pointed out that it was still in effect.. TMs comment........ You were
wrong and your going to do time on the street so you better just get
used to it! Its obvious this poor conductor will be judged and
sentenced before he even gets his day in RR court!
The army that is controlled by the false prophet is getting out of
hand!
Lets all put our hands together and pray for the soul of this TM and
all the others who have shown hostility towards those who dare question
their authority and show them that they were WRONG!! Lets pray that this
poor conductors LC is not bought and does the right thing and sends this
TM back to the altar of holly water! If this TM shows up at the
investigation I pray that the LC does the right thing and has him
thrown out! He shouldnt be allowed in the room without a priest present
to protect the conductor!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2012

What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier,
selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone?

What union pulled away from the remote, and got hammered.
Now do not get me wrong, for any engineer to go to the ground is not
funny. They do it today because they have to, and are flexible enough
to do it.

When the remotes hit, many (not all) Engineers had never worked the
ground, and were not physically able to do that, the mistake the BLE
made was not to take on the rco, train for it and use new engine
employees to run it, and that resulted in a yard person running from
the ground an engine with NO ENGINEER.

I can say this from my simple knowledge of the RR. Every Locomotive
Engineer that is certified and running today, owes his respect to those
that trained them/ not to the csx/ not to the school/ and not to the
union. The CSX needed you, paid you to learn, and earn for the
provider.

The union just demands dues and sucks part of your life.

If for some strange reason, you have moved a train 150 miles in 4 days
you know where I am coming from. Just happens a few times in a
lifetime.

Name: S. Lewis
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2012

Due to the recent events of fatalities, derailments that led to public
fatalities; the Feds are camped-out at every major carrier's 
operational centers to review operations and it's not looking good for
the carriers.

Rumors of the feds completely isolating TE&Y personnel from the 
carriers to avoid any conflicts of interest that led to less oversight
of serious rules violations. In other words; a lot of pro active
employees have called the feds hotline!

The feds action could reduce road crews hours comparable to airline
pilots with no reduction in pay.

Uncontested rate increases are not being invested in operational
improvements and the only beneficiaries of rate increases are the 
senior executives staff and lobbyist. 

Stay informed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2012

More CSX corruption:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57506994/obama-romney-offer-different-solutions-to-unemployed/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule


Please comment on the story on the CBS news site.  Maybe they will
investigate them.

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2012

ALERT.....ALERT......ALERT...

CHICAGO DIVISION HEADS ARE SO EMBARRASSED BY DERAILMENTS, REAR END
COLLISIONS AND RF GOOF UPS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING GLD EMPLOYEES FOR AS
MANY FAILURES AS THEY CAN GET. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN GET ENOUGH
FAILURES ON US THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. THEY ARE TRYING TO
PROVE TO THE POWER IN JACSKSONVILLE THAT GLD EMPLOYEES ARE JUST AS BAD
AND INCOMPETENT AS THEY ARE....WATCH YOUR BACKS, DO EVERYTHING BY THE
BOOK. DO NOT MOVE YOUR TRAINS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AT ALL. THE BANNER
TEST WILL BE TRICKY. SOME WILL BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY RAILGRADE
CROSSINGS WITH GATES. MAKE SURE GATES ARE DOWN 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU
ENTER THAT CROSSING! FOLLOW YOUR HORN RULES! SOME MAY BE DOUBLE TESTED
WITH BANNERS INFRONT OF DEFECT DETECTORS. KNOW YOUR DETECTOR RULES. IF
YOU GO OVER 2 IN A ROW AT LESS THAN 8 MPH WALK YOUR TRAINS! LOOK FOR
EXTRA WARNING BOARDS, FUSES BY YOUR RAIL. REDUCE YOUR SPEEDS
IMMEDIATLEY WHEN YOU SEE AN APPROACH  AGAIN, REVIEW EVERY LITTLE RULE.
GIVE THEM NO ROPE TO HANG YOU WITH!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: patriot@USA.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2012

The Feds have initiated a salvo against the Carriers in light of recent
fatalities. Apparently, the Feds realized that leaving Robber Barons
uncontested is a fail fail policy, that compromises the employees,
and the public safety and above all; the continued self-raiding of
corporate funds for personals gains while delaying much needed funds
for safety improvements.

Is your CEO worth $25,000,000.00 annually? There has been recent fatal
accidents that could have been avoided; if only the Carrier had spent
a few thousand $$ in maintenance cost. Now imagine the cost of lawsuits
from the accidents. $$Millions!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

APE:

Remember the past few years when the company was posting profits every
quarter, and they asked the unions to give back on the insurance?

Remember when all the unions pulled together for a fight on that issue
and almost went on strike?

What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier,
selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone?

We'll give you a hint, it wasn't the BLET.

USELESS TRANSPORTATIONS UNION!

Name: BLETSUX
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

Brothers,

     As a Loco Engineer/Conductor for CSX and a member of the UTU, I
Would urge you all to look very closely at your BLET Leadership, The
BLET has for years given up more and more to the company and stands up
for nobody but themselves and "friends", the current Attendance
policy is a perfect example of this, how many of you get sick for only
24 hours?? How many of you go to the Dr's office every time you feel
bad? And given our new insurance rates and benefits, who could afford
to go to the Doc every time.

     I know from first hand experience that our local BLET LC only
takes care of himself and his "Buddies", anyone else and you are
straight screwed, you get no representation from him at all, he
throws claims submitted to him in the trash, won't answer the phone,
unless of course you happen to be his "BUD", he has managed to get
all the company "ASS KISSERS" on the safety committee and  
representing the "Redblock Program", he goes to all the safety
committee meetings even though he is not ON the committee.
WTF??

     The BLET is as corrupt as the Mafia, All the BIG WIGS from the
BLET play golf with CSX management, if you don't think so, then you
are an IDIOT!! They will sell us all down the river for a dime if it
keeps them in a cushy union job, All you need to do to prove this is
look at your pay stub from 10 years ago and compare it to one from last
half? How much more is taken out in deductions?? 

     I was a strong supporter of the Unions since my father was a HUGE
union man himself but after seeing how our BLET leadership kisses ass
and bends over for the company and its managers on a regular basis,
Idecided that my interests would be better served by the UTU and made
the move back, You should all consider doing the same!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2012

Hey Car Repair:

Forgive me but did you say discrimination? Do tell, not quite sure
how that would work for a contract employee in the car shop...you must
have favored one tool over the other!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2012

17 yrs service  never got hurt , was on time every day ,did my job the
best i could and for what ? now im going to spend 30 days on the street
for discrimination ! look out csx your going see the best dam inspector
you ever had do his job by the book ......if you know what i mean
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  i dont know how you people (management)sleep at night
doing these things to the very people that make you fat cats , hope
your conscience doesnt keep you ASSHOLES up at night , ......because
WHEN I GO TO BED TONIGHT IM GOING TO PRAY IT DOES .

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 September 2012

I am taking exception to your comments about My   Our great CSX 

Some people are just too rude on here  and it is high time I just tell
you and clear this misunderstanding about CSX   We are the Safest Most
Efficient Railroad ever.  End of Story.   Screw the Black HOrse.

Do not believe all the junk on here  but maybe you could Get out the
Vote and Vote for Romney this year  and do not vote for the
undocumented worker from kenyan.      CSX will gain so much and my
bonus will be bigger unlike my Johnson but hey I got Cindi poo for that
so lets get on my train and do csx proud.

Thank to all u Flockers out there.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2012

Hey Car Repair:

Welcome to the club.

Forget a Class I. You didn't say where your terminal was but check out
the RRB at...

  http://www.rrb.gov/PandS/Jobs/rrjobs.asp

Progress Rail Services at...

  http://www.progressrail.com/

Hulcher at...

  http://hulcher.com/

R.J. Corman at...

  http://www.rjcorman.com/

Trinity Industries, GATX and GE also manufacture and service cars.

Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2012

To all that come here to vent,

Look we all know how CSXT has become a revolving door like many
companies these days, hiring and firing left and right and in many
cases wrongfully. Has it not yet become clear to everyone that CSXT
does not stand for what they claim to stand for 
(FAMILY,PROFESSIONISM,NO DOUBLE STANDARDS,ECT..)CSXT will do anything
to save their name even lie,cheat and destroy good people and their
families. The unions have NO MONEY! they cannot do anything right now
except hold formal investigations which YOU WILL BE FOUND GUILTY
REGAURDLESS OF ANY PROOF OR WITNESSES YOU MAY HAVE FOR YOUR DEFENSE.
The Unions cannot hold any arbitrations due to federal budget down
falls until the federal government reinstates the money.. maybe next
year who knows? I have said this many times, but you cannot trust
anyone even the brother next to you will sell you out with lies if it
means he or she keeps their jobs while you lose yours (personal
experience with that one)The managers atleast in one certain area are
the most self centered, ego maniacs that have no business being over
anyone or having any power over anyone because they lie, cheat and
tourment those under them. The two managers who accussed me really
fabricated their statements, left out evidence that contradicts what
they CLAIMED happened and terminated me with out any evidence of my
wrong doing other than hear say. This can be you, and believe me it is
hard out here today to not only find work,but to find work that pays
halfway decent to keep your family afloat. I have tried NS but I
suppose even a wrongful termination is a career buster for railroaders.
I keep in touch with the brothers I trust and I hear from others about
how CSXT has treated them, but still what to do? I cannot just sit back
and relax knowing how wrong they did me and others and I am looking for
a way to help protect other brothers from this nightmare. So I am
thinking on writing a book with all the wrong doings of CSXT from
derailments they could have and should have avoided, victims lives and
how they have changed because CSXT ignored the warning signs, how bad
CSXT is managed and how the day to day in the lives of railroaders and
what they put up with can be. The point is the public is our best tool
to bring CSXT back to what it use to be before they stared with this
hire and fire for any reason what so ever and this harrassment that
violates FRA and AAR rules not to mention basic laws.  I plan on
expalining how when we retire the money we get stops after we die and
only half remains to our wives leaving many widows struggling to keep
the family left behind afloat. I want to touch on unions and how they
allow such things to happen and how much they take in yearly, yet lend
no real support to those who need them. I am asking for all your help
as a brother to another brother help me help you, post your stories
with facts and keep an eye out because I am sure the public will be
eager to hear such things they never get a chance to, and with a little
faith maybe just maybe it will help clean things up because we all know
CSXT hates to have their dirty little secrets publicized.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2012

I just talked to my Father-in-law who is a coal miner in Alabama about
his health care coverage.  I later verified what he told me on the
U.M.W.A. website as being factual.  He pays $0.00 for his health care
coverage, his copay for office visits and E.R. visits are $12.00,
R.X.'s are $5.00 and he has no annual deductible and his insurance
pays at %100 not 80/20 like some non-union mines.  His union dues are
$73.00 a month.  What I'm getting at here is what the hell has
happened to our unions? The railroads continue to make more and more
and we are continually asked to pay more.  Just for info, I have
researched other non-railroad unions and their contracts all make the
UTU and BLE health plans look pathethic.  If I did'nt already have 18
years in I would quit today and tell CSX and the BLET and UTU to shove
this job us their Fucking Ass. Have the UTU and BLE forgot what they
are being paid to do, It's all about collecting dues and preserving
their jobs, please educate yourselves and don't believe everything
your union tells you, there is better out there new hires.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2012

Roger,

If what you are saying is true and you have proof on tape that your LC
lied and is bed with the company, then you need to take your proof
straight to the international. You need to file charges against your LC
and if you have any backlash from the union for this, you better get
your own lawyer and go after the union.  There are alot of groups out
there that assist with corruption issues within a union. One group you
might check with is called..Your right for union democracy. You can
also get info to assist you in the LMRDA. There is nothing I hate more
than a filthy dirty union rep who is in bed with the company and throws
his members under the bus. You and your fellow workers need to get the
a-hole scum bag removed. These guys are a disgrace to all unions
officials and reps who are really trying to protect the workers. Unions
have been getting a bad rap for a long time because of a bunch of low
life scum bags who take kick backs under the table. We will never be
able to get our unions under control again until the members start
taking a stand against the reps that rape each of us out our money each
month just to get perks from the companies that they are supposed to
protect us from! If you have proof us it. The media just loves stuff
like this!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2012

The horror stories on the GLD just keep coming...seems as though
harassment and intimidation are the rule rather than the exception.

Seems as though a TM entered an engine through the back door while the
Con was on the ground. Apparently this TM was unknown to the engineer
who asked to see some ID. The reply was along the lines of,
Oh, I see how its going to be.... Guess I'm just going to have to
charge you with failure to use your radio properly. The engineer then
proceed to tell the TM that he was following the rules of the company
and that he was just following the rules. The TM continued to argue the
point for some time.

He's lucky he's not dead. Being good employees we wouldn't pack a
weapon. I never packed a Model 40 loaded with hollow tips
and cocked, that would be a violation of the rules. However, Pepper
Spray is another matter...too bad the engineer didn't pepper spray his
ass, push him out the door and over the rail.

Seems the employees, company and unions have short and selective
memories...

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/06/victim_in_train_shooting_was_a.html

Name: Roger
E-mail: hammer4074@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2012

Well had my investigaton yesterday after being off for 18 months injured
on the job. My local utu chairman at the time tried to throw me under
the bus and say I told him it happened at home. Well It's a good thing
I recorded phone calls because it proved his statement false! Also my
terminal superintendent and train master said I Hung up on them and low
and behold I had that taped too! There should be charges brought up on
them for falsifying a statement and false testimony. For 3 weeks after
the what I know now was an injury, my chairman threatened me and
conveyed messages from officials. Of course I know what the outcomes
will be, but I think an appeal will get me back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2012

TOM THOBURN IS THE WORST PERSON IN THE ENTIRE COMPANY TO WORK FOR! HES A
LITTLE COCKSUCKING BITCH WITH THE WORST CASE OF LITTLE MANS SYNDROME I
HAVE EVER SEEN IN ALL MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2012

car shop

Engineer school is no different. Spend more time worring about using
the handrails on the stairs and pushing your chair in than railroading.
The instructors are skimming by. Wonder what they are going to do when
they get a class of conductors who never touched the throttle ever
because they didnt want to get busted by the fra for breaking the law.
What are they going to do when they dont have enough instructors to sit
with all of them in the simulator rooms and teach them how to run! God
for bid they have to do their jobs! All they care about it is getting
good averages so they will look good. They freak if you dont pass all
your runs because it makes the averages look bad.  They cant stand yard
people who never went out and practiced running before they got there.
Makes them do their job!  Treat you like you are an annoying problem.
The guy who keeps getting 100% on his runs because he's already been
running for 5 years and is great on video games will make you look like
a problem child! Wait till they get cameras in the cabs and the
engineers wont let anyone practice anymore because they cant afford to
bet busted if something goes wrong and it shows an unlicensed conductor
in the seat.
Oh...for all you yard people who never touched the throttle and are
headed to school...The simulator is a joke! The only thing it will do
for you is give you an idea of what it might look like when you are
sitting in the engineers seat! You wont find out what its really like
until you sit down in a real seat. When the old heads tell you that you
need to learn to run by the seat of your pants, listen to them! Its 100%
true. Something you are never going to learn on a simulator!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2012

After reading what the women said about infidelity of her husband i had
to write this. Im sure there is a a lot of loyal husbands that work on
the railroad.  I was talking to my husband about the post, and he said
that he has seen many men offer to buys drinks for the women, and to
have a seat at the table or bar with the men. Also he said that he has
sit at the table with the guys and around 10 pm they would get up and
go to the strip joints. That was in atlanta,ga and jax,fl. Im not
stupid i feel my husband is loyal,( or maybe i feel this way because i
havent check up on him. ) We no that no man is going to admit to doing
any wrong to there wife. The railroad has nothing to do with infidelity
its a choice that one makes.

Name: thatuldo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2012

Bob Frulla has no idea how to manage people, there is a huge differance 
between manageing your people and bulling them which he does.I work as a
supervisor under Big Booby and got fired for getting along with my
employeess and trying to keep a good attitude among my t&e employees,
my mistake the Bobber will have none of that, out the door you go. Now
I'm back at my craft making more money and getting a bonus whether
Bobska likes me or not. Thanks Booby you did me a favor. PS I was
embarresed to say I work for your washed up college football ass.

Name: KJ Richards
E-mail: lr56@nzero.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2012

Circumventing lay-off harassment under Federal Railroad Safety Act
(FRSA). The guidelines from FRSA policy can protect employees from 
discipline, if the employee follow the appropriate steps to avoid
any discipline. When left with no choice but to lay-off from inaccurate
line-ups, drop turns, excessive time (12+) on duty, and even calls
(distractions) from managers while in OK status. 

Call the Safety Hot Line and give a detailed account of your issues and
report your lay-off as a FRSA personal safety concern and to avoid 
injury to yourself and others. 

If you're sited for any of the times you lay-off while calling the
Safety Hot Line; file a complaint under the guidelines of the FRSA.

It works!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2012

THE REDI CENTER IS MORE OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP TRAINING PLACE DEVELOPED
BY INGRAM AND MADE WORST BY BROWNSHIT.   IT IF FULL OF COCKSUCKERS WHO
BLOW SOME THE HIGHER UPS    INSTRUCTORS ARE FAVORITE PETS OR RELATIVES
THEY DO NOT NEED TO KNOW JACK SHIT.

WARD HAS HIS BUDDIES THERE WORKING THE NEW GUYS.    

WE SAW A GERBEL OR HAMSTER RUNNING AROUND THERE .

Name: brent
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2012

Me

Jamaar's boss is Scott Conner's.  The Great Lake's Division own.

Jamaar has been fast tracked by Jacksonville, so don't expect him to
stay in the Crawfordsville area long.  

Save yourself a lot of time and headache.  What ever the problem is,
start making it public.  Use whatever forms you can to bring the
problem your having to light, and good luck. 

If you try and make Jamaar the problem, nothing will happen.

Sorry.  Hope this helps

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2012

Csxt at one time I am sure was a great place to work. Since the economy
has turned upside down and the lack of union representation the
managers have gotten away with
 THREATS
 WRONGFUL TERMINATIONS
 FRA VIOLATIONS
 FALSE 1127 REPORTS
 DOUBLE STANDARDS
 INEXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES (TENATIVES) DOING WORK THEY ARE NOT  QUALIFED
TO DO ALONE
INTIMIDATION 
SENDING ONE MAN ON LINE OF ROAD WHILE WRITING OFF TWO SO ONE STAYS IN
THE SHOP TO WORK CARS,BUT NO TIME IS ADDED FOR HIM THERE (EFFICENTCY)(
FALSIFING RECORDS)
THIS AND SO MUCH MORE AND YET WHO CARES? NOT THE UNION, NOT THE FRA AND
CERTAINLY NOT CSXT.....

SO WHAT IS THE POINT? WHO DO WE TURN TO? WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL IT MAKE?
I PLAN ON STARTING A FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE I HOPE AT LEAST THE PUBLIC CAN
HAVE A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE PROBLEMS THAT CSXT HIDES FROM THE PUBLIC ..I
HOPE MANY OF YOU WILL POST YOUR STORIES THERE AS IT WILL BE UP AND
COMING IN A FEW WEEKS.....

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2012

CSX promote by race or moronism?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2012

Hey Car Repair 10-20:

I think your report on the REDI Center speaks volumes. It's really
nothing more than a scam...cheats the employees, public and stock
holders and the FRA turns a blind eye.

I think a facility like the REDI does have it's place, in a continuing
education role, but is useless as a primary education
role. I still think the best way to train new employees is an
apprenticeship program. Stick the new hires with an old head mentor and
let the mentor train them. The training in T&E should include all
yards and lines of road their rosters lets them work. The bull shit on
the GL Division with unqualified Cons being called is unacceptable
and like the Carmen, the FRA should be all over it. They're not and as
a result, somebody is going to get killed! It's funny we don't hear
the same complaints coming from the UP, BNSF, KCS, NS, CP or CN;
I can't believe this practice is only on the CSX!

I suggested Mr. Pines visits this thread, I think he might just have a
field day keeping his handler(s) busy. We shall see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2012

replt to Nomo,

              When I was in Atlanta in the so-called redi-center (CSXT
TRAINING FACILITY) the instructors had no idea on what they were
teaching. I had corrected the instructors a few times on bad
information they were passing along to those who never even turned a
wrench on a train before. I had to run the class 1 air brake test
because none there knew how to, I also had to help many pass their weld
test because they never even turned a welder on before! The point being
5 weeks does not make a carman, and then CSXT is suppose to team a new
hire with an old head for the first year or two, but that never happens
so inexperience and major flaws happen in the path of these new hires
who are setup to fail, be fired ect...so you would you think, but it
turnes out CSXT fires those who are knowledgable and promote those who
are deaf,blind and stupid. The FRA is one place I would like to work
for because I know the tricks on the mechanical side, I have plenty of
experience and I know frieght cars inside and out, but that is what
they do not want, just as Csxt does not want, they are better served
with those who think they know but in reality do not have a clue,Now
Csxt general manangers and hire ups are threatening anyone who gets
hurt will get fired..sad just sad...... are there any railroads out
there any more that have any self respect left?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2012

Hey Car Repair 10-20:

Medical train...that's pretty good. We would Wabash cars, empties and
loads when the yard got jammed.

It's too bad CSX can't train their employees properly. That will
eventually come back to bite them in the ass. One of those medical
trains will derail on the main and the FRA will have no choice but to
throw the book at them. When it comes to maintenance there are two ways
to do it. Wait until it fails and fix it, or be proactive and perform
preventative maintenance. It will cost more up front to be proactive
but will save in the long run. Now is the perfect time to do that, when
things are slow...keep the men busy.

I think the FRA has the same problem training their inspectors.
Probably ex-CSX employees that don't know the difference between shit
and shinola. 

I'm afraid that CSX has morphed into a corporate culture that they are
above the law and bullet proof. If the FRA is serious about enforcement,
they need to send teams into the yards without notice
to do their inspections, that will get CSX's attention. Until that or
a major disaster happens, nothing will change.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2012

reply to Nomo,

 to be more precise unit trains are frown upon because one the carmen
under CSXT have no idea how to work them, I spent 10 years working them
but hey my epeirence means squat, but I continue, they have no idea how
to seperate or even really adjust the slack adjusters on these
monsters, the shop managers frown on these shops because the take up to
much space and bottle neck the shop. The cars as I said before get the
bare minimum of repairs by many who should not even be flipping
burgers, but again this is the CSXT way if they are employees who will
look the other way they are safe, but if not they will be targets and
eventually be terminated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2012

Reply to Nomo,
               The FRA can shop a 1000 cars and all CSXT will do is
make up a medical train and move them around elswhere. The FRA are
blind and completly useless in the mechanical department, the wool is
pulled so far over their heads only their shoes are lucky enough to be
seen. I have walked with the Fra on numerous occassions and must say it
is all a laughable experience, the carmen know the Fra are there and
during their stay will use time-o-testers and walk what they have to,
but as soon as he is seen leaving the yard that pratice is gone until
the next visit. Carmen are always alerted by foreman that the FRA are
there so they know to put on a good show. The only way this continues
is because it makes life easier on the carman more rear time than
actual work. The foreman like it because it gives them leverage over
the carmen to use for charging because most carmen cannot do their jobs
correctly to begin with. ( We had one doing a class 1 and put the
time-o-tester on backwards!)Csxt does not train anyone, they do not
abide by the contracts and they sure as hell do not abide by AAR or FRA
standards unless one is standing over them! God be with those that are
anywhere near one of CSXT trains because I can surely tell you they are
ticking time disasters just waiting. FRA .. REALLY? WHAT A JOKE ANYTHING
THAT COMES FROM GOVERNMENT IS USELESS! YOU HAVE GOT TO DEMAND THAT THE
TRAIN YOU ARE ABOUT TO BOARD BE RIGHT EVEN IF YOU YOURSELF HAVE TO DO A
SAFTY WALK FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER BECAUSE IT IS YOUR LIFE YOU RISK
RUNNING THAT TRAIN AND ALL THE INNOCENT CITIZENS YOU ROLL PAST!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2012

Hey Car Repair 10-20:

Thank you for your insight, lets hope the FRA reads and understands.

I wonder who'll take the fall when one of these cars derails and
causes a Hazmat release or a death? 

Years ago, I watched a FRA inspector in Golding Yard (Pensacola) shop a
100 plus cars...the next day they visited Sibert (Mobile) and Gentilly
(New Orleans) with similar results. If you think the shop and yard
management bellyache because of the car count in the shop just wait
until the FRA shows up, shops a couple of hundred cars and writes them
up. Let them explain that fine to their bosses.

Maybe it's time the FRA does another sweep.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2012

Reply to Nomo,

 Frieght cars are suppose to be visually inspected every time they
enter a yard. The problem with CSXT is the managers will harrass any
carman who shops cars, especially when the car counts are high in the
shops. I have seen foreman pull shop tags and run FRA violations. The
carman never complain because they know it will be their jobs if they
do. When frieght cars enter the car shop most are only repaired for
what they have been shopped for no onter repaires are done even if they
need be. Foreman will have your hide if you have a car on the shop floor
for any amount of time, and will even have them kicked out of the shop
with a very poor mechaincal repair done just to bring down their
numbers of cars waiting shop status and boost their efficentcies. They
are again inspected on the outbound side, but the same rules apply
there as well. If you shop a car in the outbound you better believe a
manager will soon be visiting you. They have threaten carmen with going
behind them and looking for anything to charge them with from
anti-creep,reporting marks just to discourage the carman form shopping
cars in the future!So you ask that cars are suppose to be inspected
every 3000 miles? case in point I shopped 13 cars one day in the
inbound one was a maintainance of way train that had no outside gibbs
on the trucks, 10 minutes after that the foreman came down and chewed
my butt compalining that AAR rules on apply to the shop, I asked what
he was referring to and he said gibbs they fall under AAR, I explained
to the guy that when they are completly gone it becomes FRA! Without
the gibbs the side frames can fall off the car resulting in a
derailment, needless to say I had a meeting with the general carshop
foreman the next day and took another threat and harrassing lashing
from him as well. So ask yourself how safe and professional are the
cars that run on CSXT, THE ANSWER IS HOW MUCH MONEY CAN THEY MAKE IF
THE CAR MAKES IT FROM POINT A TO POINT B! Csxt makes its money moving
frieght not by fixing shop cars.. not my words but the words of the
once general car foreman now promoted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2012

8-22-2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2012

Exactly right NoMo... but don't think they would admit that ? They Kite
everyother rule and buy off investigators when it's convient for them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2012

Im replying to the women who is married for 18 years and have children. 
I understand what you are going thro as my husband had many affairs
while at the so called meetings. The biggest of the meeting are the
leadership meeting when they are gone 5 days. I didnt realize the
things my husband was doing untill i started (to late) checking on
things. This is what i discovered. My husband would call me before
going out to the bars and strip club with many of the other railroaders
around 8-9 pm and make me think  he was going to stay in  his room for
the night. I started getting smart ,and would call his hotel room
around 9,10,11,12 pm and he was not in his room.( I knew if i called
him on his cell he would step out of the bar or where ever he was and
it would be quite,so i called his room number). What is a married man
doing out at that hour. I let this go on for 3 more times when i asked
him what time he got back in his room he would say around 8 so finally
i told him about what i did and he tried to lie but finally he came
clean and said hes not the only one that does it.  He also amitted that
the meetings are a meat market for female and male. He also admitted
that you can meet a lot of women in the hotel bars where they stay.Im
with you, it is very stressful being married to a railroader especially
managers. My husband finally came clean and i was blowen away by what he
said. I wish you luck and hope you recover from all of this.

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

Hey Loco 30+:

From what the Knockers and House people have been telling us, a wheel
might wrung off.

It was a unit train...aren't they suppose to have a thorough
inspection every 3,000 miles, isn't that the rule?

Name: john
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2012

What has Laura been up to lately?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2012

God rest the souls that died this morning in the derailment in Baltimore
MD. where cars fell off bridge,,,,,, and,,,,,,god help the poor soul at
the controls ! Hope he has a squeaky clean download or else they will
throw him under the bus,, (they cant get trains to run so bus more
reliable),,,, and make it look in the public eye like he intentionally
run the train off the bridge and intended to kill the people below.

Name: ShhhhhhhhhhhhhhhIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2012

CSX’s Michael Ward among execs who saved most from Bush tax cuts
Jacksonville Business Journal by Michael Clinton, Web Producer
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:06pm EDT - Last Modified: Monday,
August 20, 2012, 3:37pm EDT
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Michael Ward, CEO of CSX Corp.

Michael Ward, CEO of CSX Corp.

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CSX Corp.’s CEO Michael Ward was among executives that saved the most
due to the Bush-era tax cuts, according to a study by the Institute for
Policy Studies.

The Institute’s study focused on companies in the U.S. that pay their
CEOs more than they pay in taxes.

Jacksonville-based CSX did not make that list, but it did make the list
for specific executives that saved the most because of the tax cuts for
those with incomes above $250,000.

Ward’s taxable compensation in 2011 was $28.3 million and he saves
$1.29 million due to the tax cuts, according to the study.

That ranks Ward No. 38 on a list of 57, behind CEOs from companies like
IBM, UnitedHealthcare Group, Walt Disney Co. and Ford Motor Co.

Ward’s $1.29 million doesn't come close to the CEO who tops this
list: James Mulva, CEO of ConocoPhillips. Mulva’s taxable
compensation in 2011 was $145.89 million and he had nearly $7 million
in Bush tax cut savings.

Click here to see the Institute’s study, the CEO tax cut savings
section is on Page 41.

The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire at the end of 2012 and some
Floridians could face paying $2,000 more on their tax returns if the
deal is not extended.

Name: Wrongfully Terminated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2012

CSX managment teams moral compasses are so screwed up I can not see how
these people sleep at night. Not to long ago our Division Manager was
Highrailing on a Signaled Main track. He called out the signal and
proceeded ahead. About a minute later a CSXT train crew calls out
saying that they have the track and that he better not be on it. The DM
realizes that he is know occupying Main Track without authority,(he set
his truck on the wrong main) and we all know the punishment for that.
Our DM proceeds to back up and in the process hit a vehicle on a
crossing with cross bucks. He tried to pay off the driver to say
nothing about happened but the driver he hit called the police. So lets
go over the rule violations, Occupying Main Track Without Authority,
Backing up on Main Track without authority, and trying to cover up an
accident by paying a driver. Now had this been a CSXT train crew in his
situation they would have been terminated immeaditly, however he
recieved 20 days off with pay!!! That same person signed a termination
letter for me on two things which I was falsely accused and in not in
so many words stated that I was a liability to the company. What a
great place to work at!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2012

Looks like Chicago Dv. may be the new dumping grounds.. GLDV may finally
get a break from the rejects. Just one thing that cant be figured
out...who's has been appointed as the babysitter to keep them out of
trouble?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2012

Anyone here about the train-master in Cincy Oh terminal that knocked off
the brakes at a car in an industry to get the guy who kicked her B/F in
trouble? The cars derailed and the crew got fired but after personal
investigation they had video of the trainmaster knocking them off..
Surely the company fired her for doing that right ? No she received a
slap on the wrist, back to Atl. and sent her to Chicago. God you have
to love this company

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2012

This is for all those under contract with CSXT. Read and understand your
contract, when managers violate any portion file the grievance! Record
all conversations PERIOD! THE DEVICES AVAILABLE TODAY ARE EASILY HIDDEN
AND PICK UP SOUND FANSTASTIC!,NOT TO MENTION VERY LOW COST!Keep your
eyes peeled report any and all managers that violate CSXT SAFETY AND
RULES HANDBOOK! Start to take proactive steps towards bringing these
managers down to reality,after all it is your ability to take care of
your own family and todays CSXT puts that in danger.Do not rely on the
Union, but rely on yourself and your brothers that you trust! When
these managers figure out they are being recorded and turned in, well
they will change because they will have no idea who is or who is not
recording that conversation and will fear for their jobs instead of you
fearing for yours. Use the laws in place that protect workers from
harrassment and turn the heat on any managers that violate them!
PERIOD! THE RAILROAD DOES NOT OPERATE BY MANAGERS, AND ONLY MAKES MONEY
BY OUR BACKS AND OUR MINDS SO TO ALL YOU BROTHERS OUT THERE UNDERSTAND
YOU DO NOT MATTER IN CSXT YOU ARE A 6 DIGIT NUMBER NOTHING MORE! YOUR
JOB IS ONLY AS SECURE AS THE DAY YOU ARE WORKING IT, BUT TOMMORROW YOU
CAN BE ON THE STREET BY ONLY THE MERE ACCUSATION FROM ONE TO ANOTHER,
THEY DO NOT NEED PROOF OF ANY WRONG DOING ,JUST A SIMPLE WELL HE DID
THIS AND YOU ARE DONE! Remember this as they plan for the next CSXT
contract employee to be terminated.. IT MAY VERY WELL BE YOU SO GET
PREPARED AND RECORD, RECORD ,RECORD!

Name: Bobby Joe Shadell
E-mail: sdonor@mkte.net
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2012

We wuz robbed the las tree contacts! call the national legal policy
center wynn you get a chances 703 237 1970 repot union cracks! nuf fer
now

Name: 00h323
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2012

Started noticing cameras in pti vans pointed towards the crews. Only a
matter of time till they are in the cabs of engines pointed in

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2012

NOMO

This is just another rumor started to get back to the guys on the
retention boards and put fear into them. They know if they hear this
they will take anything they get called for just to keep their jobs!
Your right. FRA should be notified of this rumor! Engineers need to
thoroughly question a guy off the retention board if they get one and
make sure he didnt take the job out of fear and was properly trained on
the job. If not, they should refuse to take him unless they get him a
pilot! No one wants to get a target put on a new guys back but the line
has to be drawn! This is a serious safety issue and needs to be
addressed! Like csx always says....safety is our way of life. Make them
walk the walk and not just talk the talk!
Dont know if you remember a few years back when they offered new hires
3000 if they had no fra reportable injuries during the first year they
were hired? When the FRA got wind of it and saw it in writing shit hit
the fan. CSX had to get rid of the verbal "bribe". This is just the
same thing, just in "Rumor" form. Dont think you are going to see
this in writing!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2012

Hey Other:

The RFs are targeting crews? Well it should be easy especially if what
I hear about them being able to manipulate the downloads is true.

The LC for the BLTe should demand a list of all trains downloaded
once a week. It will take a nanosecond to see if the crews are being
targeted. If they refuse, it's a sure tell they're up to no good.

It will be mighty hard on these RF to fall back on their seniority
if this blows up in their faces...pay backs are hell!

Here's something hot off the rumor mill.

Seems as though CMC is calling people off the board for jobs they
aren't qualified for so rather than pay these guys to sit around
because CSX failed to train them properly, they have decided to cut the
retention boards and furlough. Forcing men to take jobs they aren't
qualified for is unsafe and should be of great interest to the
FRA...hello FRA, come in...do you copy that. Is the penalty claim
for running territory you're unfamiliar with a code 69?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2012

RUMORS....


Rumors on the greatlakes division are at an all time high! Seems the
RFs cant get their stories straight. When new king took the
throne(Danny Jerrell) the original story was that he put the order out
that ALL engineers were to have one trip a year downloaded and reviewed
for failures and disciplined appropriately.  Now the story has been
changed to twice a year. Orders were put out to download every train
that went into emergency. Now the rumor is that it is the choice of the
RF now. Used to be they would only download your engine at the time you
went into emergency. NOW ITS THE ENTIRE TRIP! You go into emergency 5
hours into your trip what the hell does the the first 4 1/2 got to do
with it! Orders were supposidly put out to download a local job every
week. Not every local has been downloaded since this order came out.
Seems to be alot of back talking and crap being changed at every
corner. CREWS ARE NOT STUPID! We know all this is going on so that
certain crews can be targeted! No one really knows what the standards
are supposed to be. This allows them to run amuck and do what ever they
want to who ever they want. Time to get our union officals,osha and the
fra involved. There needs to be rules put in place that are firm, fair
and consistent! Some may not agree because they would rather have RFs
free to do as they want so they can cover up some employees mistakes or
look the other way, but thats just not fair. It allows to much free room
to head hunt and target. We need set rules put forward so that everyone
had a fair playing feild. Its out of control and something has to be
done! Im beginning to wonder how much Jerrell has to do with this and
how much of this is just RFs trying to keep things messed up and
confusing so they can run wild and hunt crews!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: unionspring69@ggmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2012

The Patriot: To all Americans who want to change the discourse in
corporate, political and union leadership.

You must start from the bottom up. Start by cleaning the ranks from the
local levels, because that's where the corruption begins. 
To see what your union boss is making go: unionfacts.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2012

08/12/12

huntington mechanical is still being managed by a bunch of inbread
embryos, Jeff hensley and Keith Clark inclusive.  They obtained their
ill-gotten power and maintain it thru fear and intimidation.  I hope
for the day when ALL the dumb bastards that are in power at CSX are
burnt at the stake for the way they have treated their employees...and
their ashes are thrown on the ground and the EMPLOYEES of CSX piss on
those ashes as they float down the storm drain never to be a burden to
anyone else.

Yes CSX, I still love my job, I just detest this moron management,  you
will never break me.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2012

I wish someone would go on under cover boss to show how thw railroad is
really operated at the T & E level of operations. I not talking the
Wards, Daleys,dr Munoz, as such, but maybe some big share holders or
board members, some body who would be neutral on the way business of
railroading should be done. I think they would pull their hair out or
maybe even sell off all that stock they own real quick like.
Management needs a major shake up from Trainmasters on up.So i hope the
wish will come true but I doubt it.GOOD LUCK

Name: heard all
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2012

Car repair

Your not kidding! Their is nothing confidential in this company. T&E is
the worst. Doesnt take 24 hours for everyone to find out why someone was
called into the office or pulled out of service in complete detail
because the charging officer couldnt keep his mouth shut and follow the
ethic policy on privacy and confidentiality. There are RFs and TMs who
couldnt keep their mouths shut if they try and gossip worse than a hen
on a fence. Better pray they never do that to me because I will charge
then so fast with violating my privacy rights on the job and the ethic
policy on confidentiality it will make their heads spin! I suggest
everyone start giving back what they are getting!

Name: Karma Alert 4 The Nazi s
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2012

Gayward should get a Gerbel stuck up his ass LMAO

CSX is due for a train wreck or 2 maybe 3  Slow Down Slown Down Way
down
 
see how far trains will back up on the Karma Express    SLOW & SAFE 


THIS ASSHOLE MANAGEMENT STYLE COPIED FROM THE NAZIS WAS LEARNED AT THE
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL    

FUCK CSX UP THE ASS ANY CHANCE YOU GET CAUSE THEY WILL DO U QUICKER.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2012

Karma is a real BITCH, so you better watch out CXS, because she's going
to bit you real hard in your "ASS"!!!  Shame on you, for turning down
some of the best employees, that you could ever have.
Do you realize, that now of days, alot of these young people don't
really give a "big damn" about  a job, how they do it, or anything
else, except just to get ...that CHECK!!!  You better take another look
at some of these appliciants, that you have just turned down!
Are you BLIND or just plain STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            SHAME...SHAME ON YOU & YOUR GOD DAMN COMPANY!!!
May you be blessed with the WORST BAD LUCK, from now on with the hand 
of a Gypsy, on her Crystal Ball sending this your way and her other
hand, with a VooDoo Doll, with a very potent "curse" on you and your
precious company, until you make things ...RIGHT, you should start to
see how your "LUCK" will change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: thatuldo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2012

CSX has got to be the mismanaged corp. in the U.S. our head honchoe
gets on national TV and lies about how great our co. is. Any who knows
or works in the coal industry knows how bad the business is and the
lack of loadings on CSX. They say other parts of the railroad are
making up for lost revenue,bull lies to keep stock up
so when you see big shots selling large amount of stock be afraid and
sell yours, cuz sometin ain't right.

Name: Wrongfully Terminated by the 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2012

I am just one of the ones wrongfully terminated by this Cock Sucker
Express Nazi outfit runned by Mike GayWard who is greedy and crazy.  
Hopefully he will get his soon.   

Labor lawyers should be able to make them pay but csx pays off any
political person and judges etc...    


Speaking of the unions with the limp dick who suck up to csx and do
nothing but accept their bribes should be sued for not abiding by their
agreements.  

So how can one person stand up and take a chance.      Someone will do
a postal on them or something then it will be changed in congress after
the FACT.   

CSX is so messed up it will take years to get it to run efficient.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2012

I believe what is happening is the fact that our economy has gotten to
be very bad under obama, and every job offered has hundreds of
unemployed, under employed people attempting to get that job. This has
given CSXT the opportunity to just hire and fire at will, Ward was on
television bragging about the money CSXT has made in this horrible
economy, but union dues are way down due to cut backs,layoffs and those
getting fired. Our government is financially broke so funding the unions
ability to bring cases before the arbritrators has been halted until
funding is reinstated. The fact so many are getting away with the
mistreatment of their workers and so many are being
harrassed,intimidated and wrongfully terminated proves this point.Csxt
knows the unions have little effect on their practices due to the fact
CSXT can outspend the unions and I believe this is why the unions are
acting in the turn the blind eye effect on cases they normally would
push, or push for anything right now. You are on your own even though
you still pay sky rocketing  union dues. I am not blaming the unions,
but yet I am because we pay them to represent us PERIOD!,but CSXT
should not be allowed to walk over those who made the company thrive
and allow its minions to destroy good workers abilty to do their jobs
under the constant threats of being charged. If you were in the wrong
fine deal with your termination, but how many were targeted by the
managers and wrongfully terminated? How much are you willing to over
look before you speak up? How many times has the opportunity arised to
bring light to a problem in your yard brought on by a manager who seems
to be power hungry, yet you did nothing? How many brothers and sisters
have lost their jobs for reasons you know for a fact were not truthful?
How long before it is YOU?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2012

During my time employed at CSXT,I had witnessed it go from good to very
bad. The men have no idea on how to stick together which has lead to
others (brothers) turning on one another. You could not rely on anyone
except yourself. The managers would tell you if you have any issues you
need to address that they always keep their doors open and all
conversations are confidential. Problem is if anyone spoke up the
conversations were not kept confidential and so more problems arised. I
had to wonder what type of individuals would look forward to destroying
a man or womans finnancial life, that seems to take pleasure in the
suffering of others?, and what kind of company is CSXT to codone such
behavior and infact promote it? CSXT SENT OUT A LETTER THAT SAID THEY
WERE GETTING RID OF THOSE THAT DID NOT COMPLY WITH THEM, LATER FOUND
OUT THAT IT DID NOT MATTER ,THAT MANAGERS WERE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO
FIRE ANYONE THAT THEY JUST DID NOT LIKE AND EVEN MADE THINGS UP TO
CHARGE OTHER BROTHERS WITH. They targeted those that did their jobs
,but stood up to the managers when the managers were in the wrong, they
fired quite a few great employees and I hope everyone of them return to
duty, but I also hope that CSXT and all the managers involved with the
wrongfull terminations they have been partaking in have to answer for
it in a court where CSXT is not the accussor, investigator,judge, jury
and executioner, but a real court filled with the hundreds they
wrongfully terminated. NS just went through this and it cost them 800
thousand dollars for wrongfully terminating three carmen, imagine if
CSXT had to pay this ten times over to the hundreds they recently had a
field day on firing wrongfully.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2012

I thought csx was  a great company to work for thats why i applied for
several positioms with them. I want to start off saying that i never
had the chance to work for csx as  as  a conductor. It all started when
i recieved  a email from csx that my conductor application was being
processed. I WAS EXCITTED! Then it went to the next stage after they
have had a interview which went great, my application went to being
under consideration. So im real excitted, i then schedual all my pre
employment exams after i get the phone call from HR asking if i would
be willing to accept the conditional offer of employment for the
conductor position. I responded of course. So it was over the next
three weeks i do my medical exam, vision, hearing, drug even they do a
hair test which is fine, i don't do drugs.  Then a few days later i do
a PT Ability test while my background is being done by my recuiter. 
They will never tell you if you pass fail any of the test till
afterwards of a few days to a week. The day after the PT i get a phone
call from my recruiter. He informs me that, i have some good and bad
news. Im thinking ok shoot! He says good news is you passed everything.
Bad news is we didn't like how long your heart beat took to come down.
Im say huhh, umm i just did the PT EXAM whats not normal about the
heart rate being elevated after a steady work out? He just said again
we can't accept your heart beat being slow coming down from the work
out. I was so pissed that i wasn't going to get the job. He said i
would have to wait a year from the listed test date to re apply and
start the process over again. I didn't argue but all i was thinking
how silly this is. Here they are a company who spends the money on all
this high tech test example the hair test, medical and background check
and then all the sudden turn a clean applicant away because they say
your heart beat takes to long to come down right  after the PT test. I
feel as if they area bunch of cut throuts over there at csx. Maybe the
other applicant was a little dity but had someone from within pushing
for him to get in. I may never know. But one thing i do know is if csx
is like this before hire how will they be if you are hired?  Any
suggetions is appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2012

D.K. Jones is a GOD!

I worship D.K.  D.K. is FAR Superior to God or Jesus!

I Love D.K. Jones!

D.K., I would die for you.

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2012

To: Car repair, for 10-20 years

Same conditions exist at Selkirk Yard on the Car side. Never see the
FRA, lots of crap from dumb managers, running bad order cars, threats
from the general car foremen, union turns its back on the men.

Name: 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2012

There are numerous times where carmen have shopped trains in queensgate,
but when they arrived in the shop status there were some foremen that
would pull the fra tags and let em go on ahead without being repaired.
We have a foremen there Jim Sterns that had violated the blueflag three
times! three times once dropping the tracks blueflag while carmen were
working on the track!, but three times until Tom Grace finnaly gave him
some time off. Queens gate does agreat job when the fra are there, but
if the men were not so afraid of losing their jobs they would tell the
fra exactly how the practices flow in Queensgate, case in point mat
triddico made the statement to the outbound.. yeah I know how things
are done when no one is around and that is fine, but we have to do it
right when we have company, after they leave it's back to the same ol
same go from one hose to another as fast as they can. Then when their
bosses get upset because the shop count goes high they start looking
for someone to charge or write-up for the same exact behavior they
accept when things are going good. CSXT claims it has no double
standards, but it swims in it from the head down in management. The
managers constantly break the no talking on cell phones while driving
in the yard rules and stoping at crossings well let's hope noone gets
in front of them because of their driving habits and cell phone habits
it is only a matter of time!, but if you were caught you would be
charged or written up. Union representation? Queensgate has written
tons of job claims over the past few months, but the local tells them
he has not recieved any of them! We all know CSXT is one of the most
corrupt organizations in railroad history, their managers are the worst
most unprofessionals they can hire, the constant double standards and
lies told by these managers is one for the books. The time is coming
where every craft is going to have to call for a strike one never seen
before where ALL crafts join together and demand CSXT let us work and
quit bringing in more and more kids in the mind set of if your are not
firing people then you are not doing your jobs types! The FRA NEEDS TO
LAUNCH A VERY PRECISE INVESTIGATION AND HAVE CONVERSATIONS ALONE WITH
EVERY ONE OF CSXT EMPLOYEES (ESPECIALLY IN CINCINNATI OHIO QUEENSGATE
YARD!)

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2012

Hey Suzannah:

It's been a long time but 90% of the o-tests were done in Sibert
yard. The RFE did 95% of his banner testing in the yard and when
he was on the line of road he hid in plain sight and talked to every
train that passed.

The TMs in Sibert would walk the lead looking at the shapes the clouds
made or if they wanted to be sneaky, they sat in a cab at the house
with the reading lamp on at 0300.

After Tony hired in, they started with the safety blitzes...the
traveling hit squads would be dispatched from Atlanta...entire shifts
got cited for not having watches on. A man got wrote up for  operating
a RCO shove into the interchange from the platform on a tanker...this
was after the rule changed.

It's not that safety isn't important, it is. However, CSX is nickle
and diming chump change infractions while over looking serious ones.
The post about the recent verdict...the train was travelling at 43 MPH
on a 30 MPH track. Now I've seen them get 1 or 2 MPH over speed,
I've seen new engineers doing 10 MPH (60 MPH with empties) over that
won't slow down after I told them to and recited chapter an verse,
until the talked to a Brother engineer. I've seen tonnage trains
succumb to gravity...but 13 MPH over speed on flat territory, new
engineer, new conductor, piss poor training and oversight. My post
about being able to manipulate the engine down loads. 

It just can't only be CSX...it's got to be them all. The YouTube
video by the Dark Horse concerning the drink mix and ice pops. All
these assholes have lost their fucking minds. The NS is worried about a
few cents and CSX is allowing fuel to disappear. The carriers must be
bipolar...keep the dust kicked up and no one can see what's really
happening.

I was always told the carriers would gladly spent a million if they
thought they could save fifty grand!

Name: suzannah
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2012

NOMO,

I keep tract of everything that I do at work. Make a copy of
everything. My first O-Test was in Jan. 2004. Never had a bad mark till
I hit the road. I know for a fact that the yard people had it, or still
do, easier. I was in the yard 7 out of my 12 years. Yard workers can
make or break the company and they know it. When they did try coming
down on us too hard with excessive and bogus testing the UTU circulated
a form that we could fill out challenging the charges, etc... That
slowed things down alittle but that was it. After awhile the forms
disappeared and it was back to the same crap as usual. Like everything
else that Ive seen in the last 12 years. Blows over and is forgotten
about then it is back to the games as usual.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2012

poster

Cond 1-10

I never claimed to be the mediator of this site. I made suggestions.
That's the problem you don't want to hear other alternatives. You
show no respect for those that have/had already spent their lives
dedicated to this profession. It's now up to your generation.

Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2012

Hey Seeit:

If that's the case, forget the Unions and CSX chain of command. It's
time to act as a group...I would suggest a partition be drawn up
demanding the unions and CSX make whatever changes necessary to 
more closely align the GLD with operating standards and practices of
other CSX divisions, including but not limited to, replacing division
and sub-division management.

Every member of every operating union in the division should sign
the partition regardless of craft or union affiliation. The signed
partition should then be hand delivered to Michael Ward and the BoD
at the next Board meeting and preferably the next Annual meeting.

I can assure you CSX will act. 

Most everyone has email, once the partition is written, email it
to everyone and ask them to attend the next local meeting or see the LC
at the yard to sign it. How many contract employees are in the GLD?
There are thousands and if they speak with one voice CSX will hear
them!

I think looking at the ground before stepping off rolling stock has
been around for a long time but was only enforced to charge a trouble
maker. The one I found absolutely incredulous was you couldn't walk
with your hand(s) in your pocket or while reading your switch list. I
think every loser CSX ever hired ended up in Operating Rules at one
time or another!

Y'all have a safe and ethical CSX day.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2012

NoMo

O-test/e-test have been around for many years. You right only thing
different the employee can look them up on how good/bad they've done.
I remember seeing them done on me by TM's I didn't know from other
yards on trains I've never worked. That was part of their quota I
guess.

Name: seeiteveryday
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2012

NOMO,

Everything conductor 1-10 said he had to do in order to protect his job
is 100% true. There have been several people who have received failures
for not "LOOKING AT THE GROUND" before they stepped off a car or
locomotive. Someone was failed for crowding a swith which is not even a
rule! No where is it written what distance you must stop a car or engine
from a switch. As long as the employee walks across the track 25 feet
away from the engine it doesnt matter. They watch your every move to
make sure that there isnt as much as a vibration of the equipment
before you step off. We used to get off of cars in the yard as soon as
the cut stopped before the slack could roll out. It drove them nuts
because it would move after we got off. Finally told us we couldnt do
it anymore and to wait till the slack rolled out. Just couldnt stand
not being 100% in control of every little action. The list goes on and
on and it boils down to one thing and one thing only! Mandatory
failures demanded by the big man up town. This level of crap on the GLD
doesnt exist in the other divisions. Other divisions have testing per
FRA rules and regulations but not nearly as aggressive as in ours. The
only way they can get them is to come up with so many petty bullshit
rules that the odds of getting a failure are in their favor....

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2012

Conductor 30÷ years

At Avon there was a conductor that transfered in from another division.
 There was some confusion as to which local was collecting dues from
this man.  The conductor convinced each local that the other local was
taking out his dues when in fact neither local was collecting dues.  

This conductor played both locals for over a year.  When both locals
figured out what was going on they confronted the conductor, and
demanded back dues.  The conductor agreed to write a check the next
payday.  The conductor used this time to quickly joined another crafts
union before word got out about the scam he pulled.

The conductor couldn't be forced into pay the back dues he owed, as
long as he was a member of the other union.  If this conductor ever
wanted to rejoin the union he scamed, he would have had to pay them the
back dues before they would agree to him reinstate his membership.

So much for that "of good moral character "

Name: 
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