CSX-Sucks!

Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

You'll do what yer told, you little &%#$@!!!

    CSX likes to picture itself as a company where all of it's employees, customers, and contractors are treated with the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The employees, customers, and contractors know differently....



Webmaster's note:

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: FTW
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2015

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2015

In regards to the post on Riverside California. What is so different
between the Riverside California and any other terminal?Hell most of
the people in the terminals are having sex with one or another, or
thinking about sex, underhanded things are going on all the time in the
terminals. Not all people in the management field are dishonest, but
most of them are and most of them are cheaters.So I see no difference
between one terminal and another.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2015

WOW---- what a Train master wanna be ! I have never seen one this
uneducated. HA HA


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 Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

CSX TREATS SUPERVISORS LIKE THEY ARE DIRT AND THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED
MANAGEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM KNOWS ONLY TREATS AND A NASTY WAY OF
DOING BUSINESS.  MORAL IN TRANSPORTATION IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER
SEEN.
 DONT BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY FEED YOU WHEN HIRING.  SCREMS, THREATS,
PERSONAL SLURS ARE ALL THESE BEATDOWN MANAGERS UNDERSTAND.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOOD FOR YOU DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THESE FOLKS.

ROB A BANK AND WORK ON THE CHAIN GANG. CSX PAY IS BETTER BUT THE CHAIN
GANG WILL BE MORE REWARDING AND LESS STRESS.

THANKS, 4 YEARS WAISTED AND LOOKING.

Name: East St .Louis Roselake
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

I just want to say that Rose lake yard is very impressive. The things
that impress me if how stupid Aleek and his little want to be
trainmasters are. If I was a customer of CSX I would take my business
else where. I know my job relies on customers but I can make way more
money on other railroads and I wouldn't have to be harassed like Rose
lake Managers do...
  I was taking a number 2 and Trainmaster Williams came into the
bathroom telling me he needed me and "I needed to cut it off!" I said
please can I have some privacy please. He then preceded to tell me he
has the authority to fire me for subornation." Because I wasn't
following the instruction of a superior." So I cut it off asap and
then went into his office and then he told me he needed to talk to me
about how he didn't care for my attitude in the bathroom. I explained
how I was sorry that he thought I had an attitude and I wasn't trying
to sound that way. He told me " really I should just shut the fuck and
see what I get for the disrespect of a former US Marine"....I cant
believe how crazy he went on me and really it freaked me out how he is
almost after me. This isn't ok and I shouldn't have to deal with this
at my workplace. I have enough to worry about with safety at work....I
shouldn't have to worry about my Trainmaster freaking me out and
making me feel unsafe ...mentally and physically
  Customers should be the ones thanking us for what we have to deal
with everyday!

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

CSX TREATS SUPERVISORS LIKE THEY ARE DIRT AND THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED
MANAGEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM KNOWS ONLY TREATS AND A NASTY WAY OF
DOING BUSINESS.  MORAL IN TRANSPORTATION IS THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN.
 DONT BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY FEED YOU WHEN HIRING.  SCREMS, THREATS,
PERSONAL SLURS ARE ALL THESE BEATDOWN MANAGERS UNDERSTAND.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOOD FOR YOU DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THESE FOLKS.

ROB A BANK AND WORK ON THE CHAIN GANG. CSX PAY IS BETTER BUT THE CHAIN
GANG WILL BE MORE REWARDING AND LESS STRESS.

THANKS, 4 YEARS WAISTED AND LOOKING.

Name: Informer
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Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2015

So we learned at the REDI center that ties could not be sitting around
for more than 120 days. I tried to get that taken care of and I get
yelled at and told not to worry about it. Track department must be the
bottom of the barrel as far as the railroad goes. The managers are
retarded and we get treated like shit! I was told that this was a great
job so I applied. Then I get my first check and see that I have been
raped. WOW allot gets taken out.

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2015

For The Retired SP Engineer...

That terminal in Riverside California, why was there so much
malfeasance going in that terminal? One senior manager was caught in a
love triangle with his secretary and a junior manager...another one got
got hiding injury claims...another used corporate funds to get a sex
change operation...another one got caught having oral sex with a rank
and file employee while on duty...and a large number of managers hangs
out at a Bi-Swingers Club just north of the terminal in order to get
initiated into management!

Name: Laughing 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2015

Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits.
These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their
head from their ass.. !!!!!!  T/E management is one big joke. Many
managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC
cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough
Indians ..  These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad
name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those
losers and doing NOTHING about it.  As a share holder I'm very unhappy
with the  performance of upper management with the lower level
management.

Name: Glad
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Retired FRA:
Thank you for your service.  Don't know firsthand your personal
experiences but the other... I do.  You're preaching to the choir.
Have very little respect, if any, for the  US DOT\FRA.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Glad:

FRA attorneys and railroad attorneys hold claims collection meetings in
which a token amount is paid to settle a large group of violations. This
has been nothing but a charade for several decades. Inspectors put a lot
of work into the preparation of these violation reports just to see
their attorneys void them or settle for far less than a reasonable
amount. I also witnessed FRA slipping deeper and deeper into the
pockets of railroad management. They squeezed hands under the table
while blaming contract employees for all injuries and accidents. And
FRA started instructing its inspectors to hide in the bushes and try to
catch  employees breaking railroad rules when they had no business doing
that. In the past, we had been told NOT to get involved in railroad
rules. So now there is a situation in which railroad managers demand
that contract employees meet production expectations when meeting those
expectations can only be accomplished by breaking rules. And to rub salt
in the wound, FRA inspectors are trying to catch employees that break
the rules. I am proud of the work that I did while I was an FRA
inspector, but certainly not proud of the agency I worked for.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2015

Shouldn't railroad people, experienced and knowledgeable people,
operate, run railroads?   Yes, business is business..., but?

Name: Glad
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2015

Right On:

Sad reading. A hell of a way to run a railroad.

Experienced employees\workers are more efficient which more often than
not equates to being safer (& the jobs get done).

Csx employees with any time in at all are attuned to the
double standard, rhetoric BS, ie: the "good show".

Customers/shippers are too, but they also = big business.

Know all about the CFRs pertaining to RRs - USDOT\FRA Government
Regulations that RRs do violate & get away with - no citations.

Big shots plan things for yrs. ahead of time so maybe they know what
all's going on.   Unions & workers often have to play catch-up.
 
Csx has some of the best locations, terminals, & ports east of the
Mississippi.  

Something up?  Another merger, takeover, etc., in the works?
If not, stockholders & this outfit's Board of Directors should get
their heads out of the sand.  

The CULTURE that's bragged about sometimes is just pure BS. 
 
House cleaning is needed. Could & should be a much better and better
managed/run company. Shares should be worth at least double what they
are.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

To declined....sounds like you were to smart to work out here
anyway.....

Name: RIGHT ON
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

NEW HIRE DECLINED

Your post has to be one of the best and right on post that I have seen
on this site in years.
But what you did not address is the thorn in the employees back. The
training school. You absolutely can not keep a school running and
afloat without new students. You can not flood a market with employees
and have no where to place them. When you hire and train employees and
put them on the street when they are done, they usually do not return.
When a company counts on government grants to fund their school the
need for a turnover rate is an absolute MUST!
Then you have to factor in the support by businesses and awards with
monetary value. Receiving a JD Powers award and Service star award look
great on paper and in the press. This helps attract business and big
backers. 
Safety awards are another thorn for the employees. A company must show
they are putting their money where their mouths are. By suspending
employees and taking a hard stance on safety they fool the backers into
thinking they are a safe employer. We need not touch that subject any
further.
Then you have a business that is regulated by the Federal government.
Have you ever read the very large book put out by the FRA with
guidelines for the railroads. Yes, we all know there are corrupt
federal officials in the pockets of the railroad but they are still
obligated to put on a show. The railroad business has a very huge
obligation to run trains safely. Tossing employees on the street for
safety violations is one way to put on that good show.
The employees have to understand that a turn over rate is a must!
Keeping the students in the school, putting on a safety is a way of
life show for the feds and backers is much more important than the
moral or the real safety of the work force.
All employees must remember....EMPLOYEE TURN OVER IS A MUST FOR THIS
COMPANY AND IT WILL BE DONE. All you can do is work safely for your own
protection and hope that you are not on duty the day management is
ordered by Jacksonville to start cutting off more heads.

Good luck to all of those employed by the company. Do the best you can,
save your money and ALWAYS REMEMBER someone will be a target ever day.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2015

I thank God every day that I left this shithole csx sucks and so does
everyone that works there your all a bunch of douchebagS

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2015

New Hire,

It wasn't always like this, and its not exactly the way you see
things.  Forget about the money, and the long days on these trains. 
Today they are out to fire everyone period!  Thats where all the bad
attitude came into play.  

Remember, everyday you come to work just isn't good enough no matter
how well you perform.  There goal is to fire everyone.  You wonder why
people come in off the street and eventually quit?  CSX DOES SUCK!

Name: New Hire that Declined
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative
effect I believe...

I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position
with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after
all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was
not.

Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set
my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other
options after I learned more.

No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of
bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it
some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling.

The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have
no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy
that both employees and management are to blame for.

Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an
informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty
strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and
others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting
CSX.

What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely
were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they
are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an
informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions,
moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness.

The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but
from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty
about what they look forward to most in their CSX career...

Retirement.

And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and
advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the
money and can't wait for the ride to end.

Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job.
However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to
candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction
even though they are putting on their happy face through the process...
well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of
candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to
work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments.

They alone did not break the camels back.

watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement
of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the
transformation in demeanor is striking.

this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned
with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos
simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this
exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at
the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling
practices.

Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance
for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in
transportation it is downright dangerous.

All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire
conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no
100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7.
It is unsafe and everyone knows it

It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the
company from employees/unions to management to the top brass.

The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company
would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut
the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock
for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call.

Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay
and half the current hours when on call would be a start. 

If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12
hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy
buggers 24 hours a day.

You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would
starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other
industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the
root cause of why your industry does not. 

You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for
yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up
so bad?

Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that
simply confirm all this.

When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be
solved by following the money.

It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the
current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to
completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance
to work here.

How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself
because of these problems?

Name: NOT FOOLED
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2015

Posters

Don't get fooled by the company mole on this forum. Look real close at
the post and start watching when they come out from under their rock. It
IS ALWAYS WHEN A TOUCHY SUBJECT IS UNDER DISCUSSION. They are paid by
the company to create havoc and disrupt the website!
Glad has been making some good points and has attracted some extra
attention. 

When you join a union you do not SIGN A CONTRACT. You agree when you
become a member to follow the rules set forth in their constitution. 
The LMRDA trumps the unions constitution in situations where your union
is not handling your complaints in a timely manner and to the fullest
extent possible.  These federal protection laws are put in place so any
union member can sue and take his cases to an outside attorney. ALL
UNIONS are under federal regulation and for good reason! A union that
is in bed with  management and horse trades claims for personal gain
should be reported and put under federal investigation.  We all know
that takes a hell of a good lawyer and a hard stance from the members.
Sitting on a claim for 4-5 years is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. The company
is usually the one who creates the back log by refusing to sit down and
get to business handling the claims. When they sign an agreement on a
particular issue, agree that a claim will be paid for a violation of
that said agreement then there shouldn't be any reason for it not to
be honored and paid in a timely manner. Again, 4-5 years is not in a
timely manner. On the other hand, the union should not allow it to go
that far out of hand. 

Its up to the members to take control of their unions. The union works
for the members. YOU DO NOT WORK FOR THE UNION! They take your money
and in return are obligated to provide a service for the payment. If
they aren't taking a hard stance and wont play hard ball then its up
to the members to clean house and elect someone who will! No one has to
tell you the amount of money that is passing through the hands of your
unions and most of it comes from hard working members. If your union is
failing you then you need to do something about it!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

We know your the man (42 yearson the rr)  4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives,
1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats.   You don't have to put your resume on
here.    Just who are you trying to convince?   Me or yourself.

Name: Glad
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad did 42 yrs.
Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. 
Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically 
& mentally.  Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the
less than 1 yr. person\poster. 

Can't deal with a sick mind.  That job is for professionally trained
doctors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Less than 1 year


Don't pick on that old man.  He's doing the best he can.  You might
be the closest thing he has to a best friend.   Go easy brother.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post.   Sale some of
those photos and buy your own.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins.
cos. right now, --  and start getting professional help ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Indeed.  Your education begins and ends with GED.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2015

Anyone who would even read what a locomotive engineer for one year has
to say must be bored .....a locomotive engineer for one whole year
doesn't know shit from shinola....this guy has a FRA card .....WOW we
are all impressed with your card....my retarded nephew could get one of
those .....LOL.....son  you should get a life...do you go around and
show everyone your ENGINEER card ?....bet your a chick magnet....a real
catch indeed....LMAO.....yea you are awesome.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 
 
The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend.  I bet you never worked
out here.  I believe your  one of those formers taking our pictures.  
You better get out there with your camera here come q025.  


30yrs of taking photos

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 

You're a company suck.  You need to retire like the rest of your
kind.
Too old and too foolish to question anything.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2015

There is plenty enough bitching/complaining/harping about things on this
site.   Vulgar words are not needed.   Read the heading.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS.  ONE IS NO BETTER THAN
THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract?   They should and
could be.   There is enough silly shit in there.   Ingram sure had the
bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here.   Was
the bid system not  to control  layoff?   Is this not attendance
issues?   Anything can be placed in a contract.   I believe most Union
members want this addressed in contracts.  The ble just happened to
sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. 
This was no accident it just didn't work out that way.  This was all
carefully planned out.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Interesting, the last two posts.

Many of those types of thoughts are playing right into csx's hands.

Thousands of 1st time union members on the rr now days & most are
pretty smart, but all too many are just plain ignorant. 
Worse, is the ones that should know better.  Sad.

The attendance policy is just that - a policy. NOT an agreed to
contract. Stupid for the organizations to post on web sites their
plans.  Not over yet.

Know all about the LMRDA.  Timely representation?  See contractual
agreements  and the RLA.  Any LC or LR should understand totally their
contracts & labor laws & be able to explain to local members - - WHEN
they'll listen.  

Intelligent people have the ability to listen, learn.

Ineffective\lackadaisical  reps. can be taken to a hearing & removed 
and/or voted out, replaced.

Wish things were more simple per se, but alas, it's just not that
way.

Again, for the umpteenth time:  keep voting pro-business, anti-labor,
anti-union legislators into office - will eventually end up = poor man
\ rich man.  Want to end up being a serf slaving for a king no matter
how important you may think you are?  

Glad 
fortunate & lucky to be outta there

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2015

I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member.   We
couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't.   That
being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do
as well.    I expect representation.  I expect the details of a
contract to be defined and understood before it's signed.  I expect
not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. 
I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner.  I
expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off.  When he
is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union.   I expect
my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy.  I
expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. 

This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a
union not in bed with the company.   Correct me If I'm wrong but has
the utu or ble addressed this on their websites.  No they have not! 
Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change.  Is
it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this
bullshit.

I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the
land.
There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues
because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

GLAD

Union members are their own worst enemies. What I and others don't
understand is why they are willing to pay their hard earned money
towards dues and not demand that they get the full representation that
they are PAYING FOR AND ENTITED TO BY FEDERAL LAW. Every member needs
to read the LMRDA! A lot of members have the idea in their heads that
the unions are regulated by the railroad labor act. THEY ARE NOT! 
There are federal laws in place that protect union members in the
United States. They are in place to protect members from "mafia" type
unions organizing and setting up shop. Every member has a right by
federal law to be represented in a timely manner. There are step put in
place to allow any union member to take his case outside of the union
and sue his union as well.  The members need to let their elected
official know they are aware of the laws and take a stance at election
time.

Another big problem is the members fear of retaliation if they file
charges against a supervisor who is blatantly showing disregard for the
union agreement. If you have a supervisor who stands there and tells you
straight to your face that he doesn't care what your agreement says and
you will do what he tells you to do and you can take it up with your
local chairman later, he needs to be reported immediately to your
general chairman. Your fellow employees who witness this need to stand
beside you and show some support. This is a supervisor who needs to be
charged with union busting, deliberate disregard for the employees
right to union agreements and protection.
THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE WORKPLACE FOR A HOSTILE UNION BUSTING
SUPERVISOR AND THE INTERNATIONAL SHOULD BE NOTIFIED AS WELL.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2015

Unions have many faults, to be sure.  Try to negotiate with this co.
without them though & see how you end up. 

Closed shop\mandatory union membership is a must. Without that, this
particular co. for one, could & would really beat the unions, the
employees & their wages/benefits down.  Wake up & see \ smell the real
world. 

Rail unions would be much stronger if members themselves stuck together
more & would be more supportive. 

Read, learn about, the provisions of the Railway Labor Act &
contractual agreements.  Know, be sure of facts.

If a local rep. is off on a weekend, ask why. You very well may find
out that the reason is more than justified. Again, know all the
details\facts before blowing off.  
"I heard" or "I thought" doesn't cut it. 

Easy to bitch, not often easy to correct/fix things.   Help out.
Contribute a lot more than just crying on web sites and/or at the 
on-duty location. Do - at least try to do, more than just post on a web
site.  

Stated\written before: keep voting pro-business legislators into
office(s) - that & weak unions = = look out mr. & ms. middle class blue
collar worker.

csx - mentions a good culture for employees = what a crock, 
nothing but BS embarrassing rhetoric.

Glad    
Glad to be outta there 
& not have to associate\deal with disrespectful, inconsiderate,
selfish co-workers and the same like horsecrap csx management, fra,
etc.

Name: Bed buddies 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2015

BLE / UTU  /  CSX.  Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on
weekends, holidays,..  These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is
enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss
out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like
they use to be.  A bunch of  cowards ..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Well mr.FRA inspector at least you got a greeting....allbeit a piss poor
one....seems to be the new way of thinking nowadays....I can tell you it
all starts at the top and as you know shit runs downhill....been on the
property 15 years now ....I have seen the infamous Posey on several
occasions....no greeting,no eye contact,no nothing..he departed and his
replacement ?....you got it ...same actions to a T...now moving on you
can put the manager of safety and operating practices in the pile and
the senior road foreman of engines in the mix as well....it must be the
way they were all taught ...MONKEY see MONKEY do.....it's obvious these
men? Don't want to be bothered with some subordinate who handles
millions of dollars a year for them to be ask what their name
is?......a proud group management must be....walk or drive or sit
around all day doing absolutely nothing beneficial to the company
except usually screwing it up worse than it already is....if that's at
all possible.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2015

WHEN I MET MY MANAGER FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE WAS ALL OVER ME, COULDN'T
DO ENOUGHT FOR ME.  YES IM PRETTY GOOD LOOKING.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

You are spot on about the nastiness of many CSX managers. On several
occasions, when I met one for the first time, I was greeted with a
gruff "what do you want?" Then when I told them I was with FRA, they
did a 180 and completely changed their tones, sticking their hands out
to shake mine and smiling. Of course when that happened I made sure
there were no stones left unturned in their yards. On some days my job
became very enjoyable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again.   New system
notice released on attendance effective March 1st.   We all know
they're    not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat.
 I wish that  short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest
of us.  Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him.  I'm not
sure how the new utu lc will do  or where he stands but the ble lc is a
short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe.  He handles
claims like my insane granny.  WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK.   LET ME TELL
THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK  BIG COCK.  I FIND IT FUNNY
THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND
WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX.

uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE
PAST.

HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING
YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2015

Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. 
How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or
what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2015

Have YOU introduced yourself to the new Manager? If not-- why not? you
might just be surprised, and learn something. You my friend are afraid
to approach him, and for no reason. Always remember the more you know
the better for YOU.




 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

When a person accepts a manager position ....goes to Atlanta for
training and drink the cool-aid......are they trained not to speak to
or look at a T&E employee?.....are they taught they are better than
their subordinates.....all the things a person learns in growing up to
be a respectful ,polite ,honest human being is being taught to be the
exact opposite .....all in the matter of six months.....we have a
train
master trainee in our terminal ....I have been working here 14 years
now....seen him 10plus times...this guy hasn't introduced himself or
even looked me in the eye....is this typical behavior
nowadays?.....what's the use of getting educated then?....come work
for CSX ...no previous education required......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

To the yardmasters...why is it when a guy busts his but to get get home
....has a great run and then gets to the yard limits only to be asked
'how much time you got left'?....access denied....sit out there for 3
hrs for no apparent reason....now with time running out its hurry up and
get in before you kill that train on the main....some of you guys must
be on some goooood medication....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

When a person accepts a manager position ....goes to Atlanta for
training and drink the cool-aid......are they trained not to speak to
or look at a T&E employee?.....are they taught they are better than
their subordinates.....all the things a person learns in growing up to
be a respectful ,polite ,honest human being is being taught to be the
exact opposite .....all in the matter of six months.....we have a train
master trainee in our terminal ....I have been working here 14 years
now....seen him 10plus times...this guy hasn't introduced himself or
even looked me in the eye....is this typical behavior
nowadays?.....what's the use of getting educated then?....come work
for CSX ...no previous education required......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2015

If you look forward to a career where no one cares about you or your
family life, sign right up.  You to can get stuck out of state for most
of a week, without any idea when you'll get home.  You are just a
number, and they only care about the millions of dollars in revenue,
and you're replaceable.  There are hundreds of kids down in Atlanta
ready to fill in our disgruntled shoes.  Anyone who goes to Amtrak
never returns, because they know how to treat people.  If stock holders
actually knew how inefficient they were at moving freight, they'd pull
their money out of that really fast.




                                 CSX
               "How tomorrow moves freight.....a week later."

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2015

You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later
when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that
most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee
record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only
apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made
that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put
in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that
use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let
them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need.
Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going
to listen and make the difference? No one.... 

      CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that
gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the
areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban
threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes,
just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood.

      Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the
manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement
and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right!

      So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the
employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that
employee disgruntled?

      Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact
based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull
paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't
care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously
repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also
keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2015

BOB

Who said anything about conrail?   SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE MOLE! Getting
tired of trying to use the LBT issue to draw attention away from the
heated topics? Keep trying.

In the meantime, the bad moral and hatred builds at roselake!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2015

RE; SP Engineer:

Heard lots of noise from that terminal that you mentioned in
California....Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several
times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison...and
returned to work...and is now a terminal manager?
That was mentioned in Train Orders a few years ago as well as a slew of
sex offenders working-out of that terminal.

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2015

Man what a bunch of soar losers...if the Conrail was so great, don't
you all think it would be on the list of "Major U.S. Railroads"
today. Stop whining and be thankful that you have a job!

Name: FACTS!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2015

Retired SP Engineer

Not only do the CSX officials read this site but their lawyers do as
well. They have too. It is their responsibility to read every post to
make sure there hasn't been something posted that is a violation of
business practices or leaks vital information to the competitors.
Supervisors visit this site on a regular basis. IT IS A FACT that the
FRA as well as customers read it daily.  Last year a close personal
friend of the NS informed us that they read every single post because
not only is it entertaining but a lot of post make reference to former
NS officials that were asked to "leave" and jumped on board with CSX.
 

This site can be very helpful for the employee's if used properly.
Unfortunately because it is an open forum there is no way to keep 
filthy and unstable people from posting comments that make decent hard
working employees who do post on here appear less credible.

If employee's are afraid to file ethics charges against a supervisor
because they know they WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST they can do it on
this site. The minute any CSX officer see's official charges posted on
this site it is their responsibility to advise the company so the
lawyers and public directors can make note of it and prepare for any
adverse actions that might take place. 

Be serious about your posting. If you are going to make charges or post
ethics violations HAVE YOUR FACTS. HAVE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS,
INNCIDENT AT HAND AND FULL DETAILS. 
CSX has in the past investigated officials being charged with
inappropriate conduct after being notified anonymously. THIS IS A FACT.
Once they become aware that a serious situation is escalating it is
their responsibility to investigate within.
REMEMBER!!!!! AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS
UNCOMFORTABLE OR DAMAGING TO THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANY, THE HIRED MOLES
WITH DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO DISTRACT YOU FROM THE TOPIC AT
HAND. THEY WILL START ARGUMENTS WITH THE POSTERS AND DRAW EVERYONES
ATTENTION AWAY. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DO.
DO YOUR BEST TO IGNORE THEM. DO NOT LET THEM DRAW YOU IN. IF YOU DO ALL
YOU HAVE DONE IS FALL FOR THEIR TACTICS. STAND YOUR GROUND! 
If what you are posting is factual and truthful you have absolutely
nothing to worry about. No one in the company wants to push issues that
you can prove without a shadow of a doubt. They prefer to keep these
issues in house and away from the public but if the employee's are
getting no where and the problems are being swept under the rug this
site is just the place to get the rug taken to the cleaners!

Name: Ground Pounder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

SP Engineer.

I so understand what you're writing about.  

With the way Scott Conners orders his managers to treat everyone on the
Great Lakes Division, I'm surprised someone hasn't already gone postal
over here.  

I'm sure if Brian Edwards and Darren Hershiser keep harassing the
Chicago Division guys, they're going to do to them what they've been
threatening to do to Joe Barry, if he's ever stupid enough to show up
in Danville again.  Its a beat down, and a long box car ride.  But with
as FAT as Brian Edwards is, a few days riding around in a box car might
do his waist line some good.

Name: Retired SP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and
other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they
view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees
being the catalyst of the posters.  But, for their information, many
others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the
other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden
Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at
the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or
the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency.

Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with
excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now
history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission,
freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in
long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The
mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men,
efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and
cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was
just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX
managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain
the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the
encouragement of  a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be
harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning,
this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's
West Colton Yard in southern California. An old  head switchman walked
up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him.
The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me,
but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident,
things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles
Division.

Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can
and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only
take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line
managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor
guy going through a divorce, a serious illness  or another of life's
traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now,
take one of your company officers, overly concerned  about him
separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation,
this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes
Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a
railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal
Service.

Name: Rose lake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSELAKE....
         Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure
thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX.
He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a
joint.

The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the
idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually
doing good.
Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and
we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with
them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat
in his office looking out the window.

THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim...
 1st They tell you they don't want to know....
 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it"
 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here 
any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says
          SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them
for a change!

Name: ROSELAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work.
    "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan"
These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat
at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job
offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said
he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had
plenty of time to get it out of his system.
   RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a
marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like
you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he
knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his
AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a
break! 
   MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and
terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call
Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out...

      ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?

Name: Joe Patriot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2015

Corrupt Politicians and Corporate America:

All Railroaders should go on a Nationwide strike and force our corrupt
politicians to focus on the People's business!

America, The Land Of The Free, is coming apart at the seams because no
one wants to lead!

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2015

I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS
and Radical Islamic Terrorist
problem to the CSX management.  Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand
man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t
sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX.
They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which
ever worked best.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

No discipline for Following Dr's Orders!



MUST READ  MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON!

www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2015

LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny
Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor
had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long,
erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to
this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times.

They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another
freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched
the brakes.

Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two
townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and
burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were
evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident.

Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen
had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work
schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day.

The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of
engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight
trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill.

Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety
concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry,
especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast
majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight.

“Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you
different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a
veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight
train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports
show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes,
the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since
1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the
result of weary crews.

“We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,”
said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union
official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue
countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the
whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The
risk is increasing again.”

National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews
have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing
10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials.

In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2
hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had
five hours of sleep.

Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for
24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and
orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash
involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10
million in damage.

A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting
to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning
signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew
members.

After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer
Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a $500,000
settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and
irregular work schedules.

Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours
and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo.
Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and
broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain,
he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb.

At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic
letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it.

“I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad
is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done,
someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview.
“That someone was me.”

Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents,
though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown.

The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the
railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the
government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee
fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say
doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem.

In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the
railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors
such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating
procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue.

A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North
American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government
and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while
tired, extremely tired or exhausted.

Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a
problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and
conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service.

Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called
to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their
sleep patterns.

The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls
between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian
rhythm produces maximum drowsiness.

Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to
being in a constant state of jet lag.

“There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard
to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union
Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People
have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.”

Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old
law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew
members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for
commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to
six hours of rest is common, they say.

Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake
operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can
drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while
commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month.

“It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R.
Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and
a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight
hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.”

Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk
of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of
American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm.

Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7
million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60
hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those
working 40 hours.

His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue
problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the
association canceled the research.

“They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail
safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business
writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to
restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them
money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are
going to wipe out a town.”

Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of
budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions.

Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long
hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions.

Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey
Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the
end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of
Casey Jones.”

Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over
the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company
executives and train crew members.

Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight
volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show.

Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff
reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad
worker retirements, twice as many as the year before.

Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%.
Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of
engineers has been flat for years.

Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the
fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their
members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and
high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year.

“It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern
Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and
doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so
full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a
dangerous situation.”

Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the
Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires
constant attention.

Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific
train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed.

“There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held
said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.”

Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s,
when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three
collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead.

But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two
Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four
and causing $4.4 million in damage.

The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train
ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It
collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph.

Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but
were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was
killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries.

A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had
probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake
operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making
them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than
six hours of rest the day before.

Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all
hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change,
Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from
Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m.

En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he
neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window
in an apparent attempt to stay awake.

The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force,
which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor
unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government
intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership
was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related
efforts.

Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or
under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and
Union Pacific.

Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are
not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is
seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available,
crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads,
after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty.

Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly
scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more
predictable.

At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours
of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for
undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are
available at several major hubs.

Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring
thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The
companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added
more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003.

The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is
more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that
government regulation would create.

“We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey,
general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
“We have come a tremendous way as an industry.”

Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad
association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad
workers from accidents are at record lows.

Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point,
but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the
association’s senior vice president of safety and operations.

Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest
carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working.

Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite
the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force.

The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal
Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five
major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people.

Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had
worked days on end without time off were partly to blame.

Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have
been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union
Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck.

Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents.

In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of
unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off
during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas
line in violation of the Railway Labor Act.

The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was
severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted
from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off.

“We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg
Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working
12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to
work like that and be safe.”

Union Pacific declined to discuss the case.

The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San
Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year
across its vast network.

The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off
work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte,
Neb.

“Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a
Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight
solutions.”

Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that
further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating
fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly.

Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours
of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of
corporate and labor opposition.

Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their
long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act.

Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s
“10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990.

George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety
office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem
“was one of my biggest frustrations.”

“I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a
huge safety issue.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2015

Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass.   When ever  I get 20 points I'm
gonna just happen to get hurt at work.   Then  sue their asses. Does
anyone know a good  lawyer?    $100.00 a month in Union dues and this
is the shit we get.   I wish we had half a damn Union.      

Anyone thinking of coming out here think again.  You would be better
off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

To the other, other non-employee, for N/A:

You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry.
Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table
while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it
will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already
occurred.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire
employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads
appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control.
Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it
accurate?


"Just follow the money.

The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they
run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough
for the 25% of employees who do make it.

It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security.

A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for
accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded
along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having
to do this for any length of time...

I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make
websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with
hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate
my commitment to safety.

no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my
hands in my pockets for safety and then...

after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am
about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then
drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I
have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my
coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss
any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad
things like death happen.

But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes
and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be
safe.

good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being
awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that
what I am doing could be extremely unsafe.

But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would
never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that
is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That
could never happen they are to smart for that.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

You seem to only partially grasp the situation at hand. Railroad
management would oppose the change to an on-call policy because it
would require them to hire more employees, and that would decrease
profits. You are right about the quality of life improving for T&E
employees as well as there being an improvement in safety, but railroad
management could care less about the quality of life for their employees
or having a safer operation. Corporate managers are generally just
greedy bastards that are only interested in feathering their own nests
by increasing corporate profits at any cost.

The FRA website only gives lip-service to safety, and doesn't cost
them or the railroads a dime. Just like the tired-assed Operation
Lifesaver that is run by volunteers. The recommendation for coffee and
naps while on duty is extremely laughable. In who's dreams would
trainmasters stop trains and supply crews with hot coffee? The only
time those assholes stop trains is when they are trying to fire the
crews. And in who's dreams would crews be allowed to sit in a siding
to take a nap?

Your comment that crews are too afraid to do anything but moan
anonymously on the Internet is an uninformed statement. It is the
Federal Railroad Administration that is supposed to be keeping the
railroad workplace safe for employees and the general public. And the
only thing that will tear down the close and friendly relationship that
FRA has with railroad management is the U.S. Congress. But they too are
nothing but whores for corporations and the wealthy. 

So if working people keep voting against their own best interests by
voting Republican, the plight of American workers will continue to get
worse. I just wonder how many UTU and BLE members vote for Republicans
when the heads of their unions tell them not to? It doesn't take a lot
of common sense to realize that voting Republican is a poor choice for
union members, especially with all of the Republican governors that are
pushing anti-union laws such as "right to work."

So whoever the poster is that I am now addressing, he or she did get a
lot right. But I felt the need to challenge a few statements and set
the record straight for my friends that are members of the UTU and BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: schreiner0915
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2015

Hello.  This is not in regards to make any comments towards CXS.  I'm
looking for a friend that we went to high school with name Steve
Geffert from Baltimore which he is a conductor. If at all you know, can
contact Steve or have a number I can dial would be great.  Or have Steve
email Janice/Chuck at schreiner0915@gmail.com   Thank you very much in
advance for all of you help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2015

Retired FRA Inspector that is quite an unfortunate state of affairs
indeed.

The tragedy of this is quite large if you consider that train crews
have ended up being asleep and then dead along with anyone that was in
their path and then posthumously blamed for their own demise.

http://railroadersleep.org/ This FRA website gives tips from old hands
who relate stories of their near death experiences from habitual
chronic sleep deprivation. They recommend coffee and naps at work and
say it is hard to get any sleep anywhere but at work when on call
24/7/365.

How many hard working dedicated crew members have been killed trying to
conform to this system when faced with the option of continue working a
job they worked so hard to advance in for so many years under
dangerously fatigued conditions or be terminated for calling out and
lose a retirement plan that is exclusive to railroads.

When entire crews are found asleep in an accident the mere fact that
this can happen at all suggests it is a systematic problem.

It seems everyone knows this including the unions, the railroads and
the crews themselves and beyond the crews at risk of termination and
death but too afraid to do anything about it beyond moan anonymously on
the internet they would rather die than lose their jobs and retirement
it seems.

So everyone is rolling the dice and hoping they don't come up snake
eyes because its how it is done on the railroad and no ones gonna
change that?

I would suspect the quality of life, the increased profits, the
improved safety records that would result from a 16/7/365 change to on
call policy and giving crews even just 8 hours of scheduled rest in
every 24hour period regardless of their last shift would be fought
tooth and nail for all the wrong reasons. 

Human Biology is not going to change any time soon either
unfortunately.

Name: Reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2015

BIG

This is what happens. You go work on another division as a favor for
them on a job that is not a regular pool or assigned job that delivers
to that division you get screwed. The Chicago division is the worst. 
Try talking to your DTO or chief on your division about the job before
you accept it and do their favor for them and he will tell you he cant
make any promises about getting you back home. They all know the
Chicago people will tell them we got them on our side now and we own
the bit....es now. They cross our line and they are working for us.
Even if your division is short handed as hell and your chief tells you
that you are to deadhead home as soon as the work is done, it doesn't
matter. The chief or dto on your division apparently has no say in what
happens to you when the Chicago division gets their hands on you.  AND
YES, THEY DO SAY THEY OWN YOU AND YOU ARE THEIRS NOW WHEN YOU GET ON
THEIR SIDE! They can take their Chicago division and stick it up their
racist unethical butts. Everyone knows the Chicago and great lakes
division hate each other and have been trying to show each other up for
years!  When they are fighting just watch how fast they pick their worst
supervisors to transfer to each others side. Its like watching a bunch
of overgrown kids having a temper tantrum. Comical as hell. If that's
not enough then they sneak on each others side and O test each others
guys trying to show who has the bigger and better cock. Its the crews
who end up suffering because they are stuck in the middle of their ego
trips. Most immature group of supervisors in the history of big
business!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I guess the real question I have is why has there never been an on call
16/7 365 policy put in effect?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2015

I have a question about extra board work practices...

from what I have learned when you are working a shift of 12 hours you
at least get 10 hours off and can use that time to go directly to sleep
and be rested for anything they can throw at you after that 10 hours...

is there any way of getting a chance for 8 hours of sleep when you are
on call and have not worked a shift but have been awake and expecting
to be called but never called?

is there any advanced warning system that will give you time to rest
when on call 24/7 365 days a year?

or does CSX expect you to be frozen in a cryogenic tube and thawed when
they need you then refrozen till called again?


this has less to do with wanting to take time off for personal reasons
and more to do with understanding if CSX and the railroads in general
have a basic disregard for human biology and the effects of sleep
deprivation on performance and safety.


are the railroad unions so inept and powerless that in 200 years of
operation there has not been a system setup to guarantee that train
crews actually have alotted time to rest that is required by the
biology of the human body?

Name: B1G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2015

No Fool

Someone from the BLET or UTU needs to clarify and answer or reply to
your statement below, and to make sure things haven't changes since
the last time I've had to address this situation.  

I believe that the agreement states that a division, when it runs out
of employees to protect an assignment, is allowed to force the youngest
employee from the closest terminal to protect an assignment.  BUT THAT
PERSON MUST BE FROM WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION.  

For example Terre Haute.  Terre Haute has two yards in the same town. 
Dwayne yard is part of the Great Lakes Division.  Baker Yard is part of
the Nashville Division.  Same town.  Two yards.  Different divisions,
and different crews that report to different company officers, and
don't do work on each others locals.  If I remember correctly, Dwayne
is an old Conrail yard.  Baker is an old L&N / B&O Yard. The yards even
have different train masters and road foreman that the crews answer to,
along with carry different subdivision bulletins. 

For example.  If Baker yard is short an engineer or conductor, and they
need someone to protect an assignment, the train master must go to the
closest terminal WITHIN THE NASHVILLE DIVISION (Evansville) for an
employee to protect that assignment. Then the Nashville Division MUST
FORCE THE YOUNGEST EMPLOYEE ON THE ROSTER TO PROTECT THAT ASSIGNMENT. 
CSX IS NOT (suppose to) GO OVER TO A DIFFERENT DIVISION, THEN FORCE AN
ENGINEER OR CONDUCTOR (of their choosing) OVER TO PROTECT ANOTHER
DIVISIONS WORK.  And vice a versa.  If Dewayne Yards is short a
conductor or engineer, CSX MUST force the youngest marked up employee
out of Avon, (THE GREAT LAKES DIVISON) to protect the Great Lakes
Division's work.  The two yards, because they are in different
divisions, can not selectively pick any employee of their choosing to
protect an assignment within a different division.  This use to be a
violation of the agreement for both crafts.

Be sure and check with your LC on the current rules, as agreements tend
to change.   This isn't so much one employee helping another terminal
out when they're short handed, as it is to keep one division from
spending another divisions budget down, when that division will not
reap the financial rewards of that person's work. 

Hope this helps, but please be sure and check with your LC for the
current rules on this situation.

Name: no fool
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2015

CHICAGO DIVISION


ENOUGH OF YOUR CRAP. WE HAVE HAD IT WITH YOUR OUTRIGHT LIES TO OTHER
DIVISIONS. DO YOU THINK WE ARE IDIOTS???  YOU THINK WE DONT KNOW WHAT
YOUR UP TO WHEN YOU TRY AND PAIR OTHER ENGINEERS OR CONDUCTORS WITH
YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO COME AND DO A SO CALLED LIGHT MOVE ON YOUR
TERRITORY. WE ARE SICK OF YOU USING THE OLD RULE 46 MOVE AND THREATEN
INSUBORDINATION IF OTHER CREW MEMEBERS FROM OTHER DIVISIONS TELL YOU
THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN YOUR STINKING INDUSTRIES. GET A CLUE IDIOTS.
THE OLD RULE 46 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KNOWING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF
AND INDUSTRY OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. CONDUCTORS ARE NOT
SUPPOSED TO BE ASSIGNED AS PILOTS FOR ENGINEERS. WE KNOW YOU ARE FULL
OF IT WHEN YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS YOU HAVE JUST ONE STRAIGHT MOVE TO
MAKE. WE GOT PEOPLE RESTED TO WORK TOGETHER OFF OUR DIVISIONS THEN WE
CAN COME TOGETHER. WE KNOW WHY YOU ARE TRYING TO PAIR US UP WITH YOUR
GUYS. YOUR UNETHICAL LIES AND BULL YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS IS GOING
TO BITE YOU IN THE ARSSES IF YOU KEEP IT UP.  YOU CANT GET YOUR LOCAL
AND YARD WORK DONE, TOO BAD. GET MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR DIVISION. QUIT
YOUR LYING AND BULLSHITZ STORIES. QUIT YOUR THREATENING OTHER PEOPLE ON
OTHER DIVISIONS. YOU NOT FOOLING ANYONE. YOUR THE REASON NO ONE TRUST A
SUPERVISOR ANYMORE.  GROW UP AND START PREACHING SAFETY LIKE MICKEY
WARD SAYS YOUR SUPPOSED TO. QUIT TRY TO FORCE OTHER PEOPLE TO GO WORK
PLACES THEY NEVER LAYED EYES ON BEFORD. STOP BREAKING FRA LAWS AND
OPERATING RULES. LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR OWN! KEEP YOUR CRAP IN YOUR
OWN DIVISION!

Name: NEWS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2015

GOOD WORK


WELL DONE POSTERS!  Looks like the latest post about our unprofessional
supervisors, the attendance policy and other issues that expose the
company for their many unethical behaviors has put a burr in their
saddle. Their mole(paid off supervisor) has crawled out from under his
rock and is trying to disrupt our discussions with his LBT jerry
springer crap again.  We haven't heard from him in awhile. Wonder
which topic is making them squirm in their chairs!


KEEP THE ISSUES OPEN AND IGNORE THE MOLE FROM UNDER THE ROCK!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2015

Well now that CSX has a brand new locomotive shop up and running does
that mean we will no longer get junk engines anymore out of world
famous Barr yard?.....can't wait to see how this joke turns
out.....stay tuned everyone.....I will keep you updated....4.5 million
dollar investment.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2015

WHAT LAURA TOUCHSTONE GOT CAUGHT DOING AT WORK,SOMETHINGS NEVER CHANGE. 
I LOVE READING HER TWEETS,SHE ACTS LIKE SHE DOES NO WRONG.

END OF STORY!!!!!!

Name: Agent Zero
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Despite CSX CEO's Confidence, US Oil Railcar Rates Have Crashed To 3
Year Lows
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-03/despite-csx-ceos-confidence-us-oil-railcar-rates-have-crashed-3-year-lows

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

BROTHERS

A bunch of us were told by LC and VLC that the new BLET SSA was
ratified and was supposed to be in effect January 1ST. That's why they
are paying us the back pay that was due, cost of living raises and
license raises back to January 1st.

How come they aren't following any of the new rules in the agreement
like getting people out of the hotels on their rest days or putting you
first out at the hotel when its the last day of your work cycle. 
We heard some people saying that the union has about 50 side letters
with this thing and they are trying to figure out how to roll this
thing out. If there is 50 side letters then all the members are
entitled to view them and have copies prior to this new agreement going
into effect. We all know that this is going to be a big fat fiasco when
it gets going but we thought it was already in effect.
Has anyone received any definite emails or anything in writing from
your locals on whats really going on with this agreement and when its
going to be up and running????????

Name: FACT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

FUNNY

The reason the employees have to deal with outrageous policies is
because we have unions with yellow stripes down their backs who have
totally given up on protecting the members from having to work in a
hostile work environment. 50 years ago union reps would have stood
beside the members and put some woop ass on management but now with the
kickbacks and padding under the table its gone. 
Stupid idiotic policies eventually get torn apart anyway. That's why
they are called stupid and idiotic.

As for those at rose lake who are tired of TM RYAN heres a little
history. He hired on with the intentions of getting a job in the human
resource department. He is still taking classes and is supposedly
working towards getting out of T&E. He was told he would not be
accepted in another job position until he was a TM for awhile. They are
testing him to see if he has the back bone to fire! All he was doing at
first was jumping through their hoops to look good. If he sucked arss
and head hunted he knew he would look good to the boys in the club.
Now, it has gone to his head and as far as those higher above, he is
starting to show that he may not be such a good candidate for a
position in the HR department. He is going rogue and showing his
ability to be completely unprofessional. He will eventually hang
himself. If you haven't paid attention for the last 20 years.....NO
ONE NICE STAYS IN THE FIELD.At the rate he is going they will never let
him go until he becomes a liability. He is chopping off his nose to
spite his face. In the meantime, document, document document every
violation that occurs. When, how, what kind and who else was present.
Don't forget what happened to the other section 8 wack job they had
there.

Name: ROSE LAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Here at East St Louis Rose Lake things were good for a while until
Trainmaster RYAN WILLIAMS aka "LYIN RYAN" showed up. ALEEK YOUNG lets
him get by with harassing crews. This guys makes up rules as he sees
them to benefit him. He will smile to your face and stab you in your
back over and over again. He carries a voice recorder in his pocket and
records crew conversations to mess with you in the crew rooms later.   
IS THIS LEGAL?
    CSX claims to have a code of ethics....at Rose Lake there isn't
any respect and they follow you around the yard harassing everyone. I
honestly have lost my respect for the company because of this
management employee. Recently they have hired some green caps and he
has these guys so scared to do anything at all. Its not right and I
feel sorry for the young men. Its a good job and I don't have much
more time left but to any new men thinking about coming to ROSE
Lake...I wouldn't advise it.                            
    CSX really should do something about this guy before they have a
lawsuit against the company. All of us are tired of it here and need to
ban together and do something about it. Is it too much to ask for a bit
of professionalism in the workplace?

                   ROSE LAKE EAST ST LOUIS SUCKS!

Name: Mduduzi 
E-mail: Mduduzi mnikathi84@gmail 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2015

I am looking fro job, I have code 14 i am hard work and good person
wiling to any way help me please thank you miss or mr have a day and
bleesing.

Name: Funny 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2015

CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains,
they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work.
That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS

Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within
proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work.


IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX
STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE.

               CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING
US.
                   
      WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE
OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY.
                CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY
WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?

Name: bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2015

Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's
Absenteeism Policy,
which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two
violations result in counseling
letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline.
Possible discipline for a Step 3
violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the
Manager of Manpower
and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling
disciplinary issues
related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the
Absenteeism Policy,
she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at
and creates an incident
form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy
are removed from
an employee's record after three years.

The three years doesn't change with caps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville
January 28, 2015
CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville,
according to a company spokeswoman.
The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie
Cost said.
“This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,”
she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a
difficult decision.”


             lollololololololololololololool

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2015

NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS

For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the
unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to
entrap crew, here is a quick review

When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to
work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not
and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING
TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY
KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU
ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND
THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A
ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE
FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS
REFUSAL TO WORK.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO
RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW
MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT.
ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM
BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES
WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO
THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS
PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS
SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES
AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE
AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE
IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS
INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. 
HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON
THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU
ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION
FOR YOUR POOLS. 

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT
BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED
TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU
ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE
EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU
WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE.
ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT.

CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU
ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE
CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE
IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY
YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY
CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE
THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST!

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES
WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE
OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR
HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER
AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS.
FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT
CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS
ONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

Name: WTF?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

go figure this.....

NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF
ALL DAYS...... 

READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

BOB

You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee
gateway or in any bulletin.  IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS
MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY.
IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE
SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH
THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT.

NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT
THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY
CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE
COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY
PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL
LONGER THAN THAT!  THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE
DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN
UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS
IT WOULD CAUSE.

WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN  VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR
FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES
STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER
UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF
EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND
BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY
FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP
EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING
ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY
HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE
DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY
UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS.

ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR
DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU
WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS!
WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS
APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF
TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR
APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED
WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN
IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT
GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED
SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS
PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE
THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID
SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE
THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND
DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO
GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST
MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I
MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE
ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS
WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP
YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. 

IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF
SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE
MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED
AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE
MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM
TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK
ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY
WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM,
THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS
WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE
PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf


Everyone need to read this and pass it on.   BIG WIN for T&E employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2015

In order to get a better understanding of the mind-set of management on
various railroads.

Read the case of: Tademy V. Union Pacific Railroad Corporation

Throw anyone under the bus if we can cut cost and you might get
promoted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2015

WOW--- got your attention. 
Now you are called, go to work and become the CEO that makes 12m.
Your CALL.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2015

Hey no name/ other who posted on January 16th


Real easy for you to take pot shots at someone who posted the whole
truth and nothing but the truth. No body is going to take care of you
but YOU out here. 

You obviously don't know how the rr unions work these days. Yeah stop
paying your dues. When you have been in arrears long enough they can
officially kick you out or notify you that they are not longer
obligated to represent you since you are in violation of the members
constitution they will then notify the company that you are fair game
to target and FIRE!  Doesn't cost the union a thing but a monthly dues
payment! The new hire warming the seat at the school will be ready to
take your place! Unless a person is ready to get fired or  has another
job lined up, I would suggest they pay the mafia money because they are
NOT GOING TO BE THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD when they quit paying
their dues!

Name: PISSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2015

GOOB


SCREW YOU!  You got a lot of nerve making that comment. Paid a lot for
merely staying awake. You must have been a professional train rider who
checked into the hotels, drank, chased the skirts and rode on everyone
else skirt tails. You have just insulted hundreds of hard working
employees who freeze their asses off for months in the pouring down
rain and sleet and ice storms and sweat their asses of in 100 degree
heat index and humidity you could cut a knife with. Lets not forget the
big brother watching their every stinking move along with the so called
supervisors cracking their whip at every step if they don't think they
are going to get their car quota or train departure times. God for bid
they have to listen to Jackassonville ripping their butts on the phone!
Oh and lets not forget that everything that goes wrong is the crews
fault 99% of the time! Answer to the erad, trip optimizer and PTC. Yeah
real easy coming from someone who probably rode the caboose while
drinking with his supervisor and didn't have someone watching his
every move to try and get a failure on his belt to make Jacksonville
and their lawyers happy. Go back to your easy chair and leave the
railroading to the real men! I would love to see you pass an operating
rules test these days! You wouldn't last 5 minutes in the field. I bet
they could get 20 failures on you the first 2 minutes!  We have so much
mental crap forced on us in this job it would blow your old head booze
soaked mind! 
Scan the ground, look where you walk, keep 3 points of contact,repeat
swithes are lined, Im in the clear, location, location , location! Keep
your vest closed, hands out of your pocket! Don't look behind you if
your walking, don't stand on the bottom step, don't ride a tank car,
don't forget your book, bulletin, temple stick, 6 switch tags, snow
boots when it gets cold outside, side shields! Make sure your water
bottle is in the trash of "Off with your head, your causing a slip
trip and fall hazard!" Put a big X on your ec1 or the world will come
to an end! DONT EVER EVER EVER READ ANYTHING THAT ISNT RELATED TO YOUR
JOB WHILE ON DUTY and BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH says the supervisor moving up
in the ranks!

Hows that recliner feeling!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2015

This co. has very many of the best terminals & ports for shipping. 
Should actually be doing a whole heck of a lot better financially.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2015

A diatribe:

If the CEO of CSX Trans. truly earns 12 million (bonuses,salary, stock,
& that probably doesn't include expenses)
- the csx board of directors & the stock holders must be OK with that. 
12+ million.  Insane.  Vote 'em all out.

How many centuries would an average Joe blue collar worker have to
labor to earn that amount?

Like to see upper level's & the bod's attendance policy - except
don't really want to 'cause no doubt, if there even is one, it's
nothing like the ones the workforces abide by.

It's mind boggling when a so-called big shot says they worked & worked
hard for their type of compensation.   
So, someone who pounds spikes, shovels ballast, & handles ties by hand
doesn't work hard?
The maintainer out in horrible weather, the crew trying to knock cars
around in awful conditions doesn't work hard?

Can't gut reading\reviewing annual reports.  Business, whatever is
need to read.  Compensation for part-time so-called big-shots?  = 
Again, Insane.   

When is upper level management (this includes stockholders) going to
realize this outfit is nothing without dedicated, good employees?  

For at least the last 3-4 decades, the cos. have ruled a lot.

Workers & Unions perfect? Of course not. 

Hope it will not be (ever again-read history) like the company vs.
labor wars of yesteryear.

Name: Goob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2015

The CEO of CSX makes more than 12 mil and the reason is. He is worth it.
Feel free to apply for the job anytime you wish. If you are marked up
and taking the calls you can earn a lot of bucks, for doing very little
more than staying awake. Good lord Wake Up. The RR industry is doing
well, and CSX is doing the right thing's to make your life better.
Drop the Attitude, get a grip, and go to work.


Name: Sick of being cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

This job makes me sick watching CEO make 12 mil a year in salary,
stocks
and bonus. Only to have payroll nickel and dime you to death on every
check... Seems like every 2 weeks they are hitting people for money. I
know a bunch of people last year that had thousands of dollars took
back from claims that happen 1+ years before that. Guys are scrambling
trying to figure out if it was correctly took back... On top of that
CSX has screwed the conductor extra boards out of pay raises and took
conductor bonuses...  

UTU doing a great job making these agreements and getting outsmarted
by
the company. Conductors lost majority of claims for 2$ a trip, Lost
bonuses, No pay raise on guarantees' extra boards, extra boards still
paying 85%, lost all personal days for employee's if you don't make
vacation, made a furlough board that company uses as extra board
paying
employee's 350$ a week.... UTU sucks about as much as the company.
Engineers doing great on agreements.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2015

same thing,

Same old crap..time to be an adult and stop paying the UNION mafia. 
Bet ya don't have the Balls. Why? Because you are a Poster, Bitcher,
and a go along type of person.

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2015

This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when
we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those
y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing,
you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20
toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like
right next to  another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus,
plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were
you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and
yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even
bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from
the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them
told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places,
on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some
of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see
what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s
and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off,
that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another
car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they
could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal,
as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that
is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home
instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get
ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we
went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing,
yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well
even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad
eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr
ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp,
that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1
time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would
have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18
young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e
when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today
would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those
places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as
that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it
was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the
most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin
pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about
collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and
farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall
in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and
you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1
of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT....
And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it
how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2015

this little love letter is for phillip bartley road foreman of engines
at the huntington division,people this fellow is a first class two face
son of a bitch he tries to come off to people as a friend but this guy
preetends to be a christian so let me tell a story about p.d bartley of
the huntington div. phillip had a engineer under him who had lost his
daughter and was trying to get back to work to support his other two
children and mr bartley was working very hard behind this guys back to
get him fired because mr bartley assumed after such a traggic event
that this employee was unstable so he tryed to play the scared employee
and dump more on this man and his family but guess what he failed cause
phillip isnt liked as much as he thought he was and some people higher
up than him showed some compasion and phillip some day i hope to thank
you for all of your kind works toward me and my family you certified
son of a bitch

Name: same thing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

Sick of it


Better grow some thick skin. The company has been doing this to
employees for ever. They hit the former conrail employees especially
hard. There are claims still sitting out there waiting to be argued and
paid that are as old as 5 years or more. The mediation boards were cut
back several years ago and the UTU DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER OR THE
STRENGHT to take on the railroad anymore. The ones who try are usually
brow beaten because of the others who are yellow backed or taking a pay
off under the table. It will do you NO GOOD to fight with payroll or
labor relations. The company will give you the same excuse they have
been blowing up our asses for years.... We have new people in the
claims departments and they don't all know the agreements. We are
working with them and trying to get things straightened out. BULLSHIT.
We have heard this excuse so many times over the last 20 years that its
just a slap in all of our faces. They will treat you like you are a
stupid little blue collar worker who is dumb as a box of rocks and
laugh when they hang up the phone. It was once written in the
agreements that they could not go back over 60 days and take back a
claim that was paid. That was tossed out by the utu. The company has
claimed they are more transparent to the employee which is another
outright lie. They now take your money without any explanations and
direct you to go to the employee gateway to find out why they garnished
your wages. It was required that they notified you by mail that they
would be taking your money away from you and the reason for doing so.
Not anymore. When you discover they have taken money from you, it is
your responsibility to do the research and find out why. More back door
crap to slow down the recovery process on your part. All you can do is
educate yourself on the agreement, ride your local chairman's butt to
keep you up to date on ALL SIDELETTERS THE UNION AGREES ON WITHOUT EVEN
BRINGING THE ISSUE BEFORE THE MEMBERS and KEEP....KEEP....KEEP.....every
single time ticket you fill out. Keep every single thing that you file 
whether it is for a DH, meal, held away, class room or training. It is
the only way to prove what you submitted or worked! Employee history
disappears. Your personal time book is not proof in a court of law. You
have to be your own lawyer and do not count on your union to handle any
of your problems. KEEP EVERYTHING! We also suggest you print out a copy
of your employee history every month. Even better if you do it every
week.  Good luck, your going to need it!

Name: Sick of being cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

This job makes me sick watching CEO make 12 mil a year in salary, stocks
and bonus. Only to have payroll nickel and dime you to death on every
check... Seems like every 2 weeks they are hitting people for money. I
know a bunch of people last year that had thousands of dollars took
back from claims that happen 1+ years before that. Guys are scrambling
trying to figure out if it was correctly took back... On top of that
CSX has screwed the conductor extra boards out of pay raises and took
conductor bonuses...  

UTU doing a great job making these agreements and getting outsmarted by
the company. Conductors lost majority of claims for 2$ a trip, Lost
bonuses, No pay raise on guarantees' extra boards, extra boards still
paying 85%, lost all personal days for employee's if you don't make
vacation, made a furlough board that company uses as extra board paying
employee's 350$ a week.... UTU sucks about as much as the company.
Engineers doing great on agreements.

Name: BIG JOKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2015

INVESTORS


The company is once again starting off 2015 just as expected. In the
last 3 weeks they have managed to lose the location of trains or the
identification of their contents. A crew went to get a train 5 days ago
that was supposed to be a loaded train with 4 engines. The crew
couldn't get a work order for the thing to begin with. The work order
department didn't have a single bit of info on the train. They did
however send a sheet of paper with 4 engine numbers on it. When the
crew arrived at the trains location there were only 3 engines and the
train was empty.  You think this is a rare incident, THINK AGAIN! Now
the question you should be asking yourself is, what are you going to do
and what is your company going to be worth when they lose a key train
with highly sensitive chemical cars that are listed as terrorist
interest materials used for mass destruction. 
Better wake up and start taking a look at the internal departments and
start investing in your personal savings account!
HOW THE HELL DO YOU LOSE THE LOCATION OR THE CONTENTS OF A TRAIN. THIS
ISNT YOUR CAR KEYS OR YOUR WALLET. BIG PROBLEM HERE!

Name: OUCH!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2015

CRAP!!!!!


I just lost $1,130.00 on my CSX stock investment in my 40lK!!!!! What
the hell!!!

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2015

Friend/family
 
What new policy/ Where is it printed? Bulletins or notices? You talking
about proposed changes to engineers agreement or something that came out
for conductors. Have been looking for a written change and  haven't
seen it. Help us out here. You have no personal time in a hotel. You
are under the roof of the company and are held accountable the entire
time you are their by their ethics/conduct standards. They own your
soul when you go to work for them. They cant however hold you hostage
for days at a time without an acceptable reason. Even though some
chiefs seem to think its okay and sometimes play favorites on who they
dead head home. There are ways to get home if it need be.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2015

The new policy for hard workers going into hotels on their personal time
is like taking prisoners. Who thought this was a good idea???  At least
put these guys in the HYATT!!!  There is no price tag on the time lost
at home with loved ones. Alot of good workers will be gone keeping this
in place. Really bad idea! Good luck to you hard workers going through
this if you don't desire to.Happy New Year!!!

Name: Lucky 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2015

Love this site........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2015

Spot on ha.....lol.....

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2015

NS Engineer


WHY??? If you wait long enough you will be reading about the people NS
fired for being worthless on this site. CSX grabs them up like hot
cakes!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2015

Had a good one the other day with a dispatcher on the rb side.....let me
tell you he can stop all movement on his portion of the railroad in a
heartbeat and it lasts for hours.....doesn't answer his radio for  30
-45 min at a time ....we all know he is not that busy either.....any
other dispatcher on the rb side is excellent.....can't believe this
idiot still has a job quite frankly....asked permission by an absolute
stop signal....access denied ....he told me why it was red....and that
it would clear up soon....lol....sat there another hour and guess
what?...still had to get permission by ....ended up screwing  3 trains
now waiting on my train to get in the clear....this guy couldnt
dispatch a train around a Christmas tree.....try to help this guy out
to no avail....he is a self anointed genius ...if I did my job the way
he does his I would be gone in a heartbeat....I actually cringe when I
hear the voice knowing a 6 hour job will now be 12 plus.....an absolute
joke.....no more trying to be proactive with this guy....from now on I
will play the dumb card too.....

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

I'm an NS engineer and I wish we had a website like this !

Name: alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2014

ALERT ALERT ALERT


WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS
NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING
DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING
ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2014

They must have my name on the shit list cause all i ever catch is a old
shitty train!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 December 2014

Very Very interesting to read what all of you have to say about the
company that provides you a good living for yourselves and your
families.  Yep you guessed it a former railroaded retired after over 30
year with NS.  Yep, I knew both Dave Brown and "The Great Ingram".
Both foolish people who thought the only was to success was stomping
employees in the ground.  In fact, these guys are a lot like all of
you.  You think the company that you work for is your enemy. Ingram and
Brown think that the people that work for them are their enemies.
Someone please tell me the difference in these two ideas. Look what it
got them.. Engram with a very good retirement, and Brown fired.  Of
course, Ingram is not dead yet so remember what goes around comes
around and he will probably get his before his life on this earth is
over.
Believe it or not I was a Trainmaster for years, and at lot of those
years was at the same location and I got along very well with the union
representatives and most of the people on the ground.
I found that if people were treated the way I liked to be treated all
things worked for the good.  
I do not believe that most of the posts on this site are truly what the
people write.  If they are true all of you people must be very miserable
individuals.  If you are really that miserable why do you not quit CSX
and find other employment. Oh, you can't get a job that pays what you
make?  Maybe your overpaid.
Whatever the case just keep paying into the Railroad Retirement so mine
arrives the first of the month - every month.
Happy New Years to you mistreated, miserable, unhappy, poor employees
of CST.

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

I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend
their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I
work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still
lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick.
YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND
POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat
fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people
skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've
pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to
hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell
cocksucker!!!

Name: just a number
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

I went to the local Rocky Mount NC buffet 'Golden Coral' on a couple
occasions.  I set my camera in video mode and aimed at the buffet line
from waist high to the floor.

MY GOD, all the big fat ass women there is totally amazing !  No one
over 5 feet tall and no one under 250 pounds.  

Video soon to hit you-tube

Name: just a number
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

I would agree with ' Information'...There are just ugly skanks in
Rocky Mount NC...AND the guys fucking them need to be tested for STDs

Name: Just a number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if Mr. Ward will be working Christmas eve or Christmas
day/evening also?

Name: Facts 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington
Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order
to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are  2 ..
How bad that the employees hate them.  3.. How offen that they show
they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation
dumba$$ for being you..

Name: Facts
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington
division" goes to  Shiloh Campbell and David Benson.  To achieve this
award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and
they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on
the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of
people and management skills. True idiots.

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

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2014

loco 10-20

SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE SUPERVISOR....

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

To Mr. Not Fooled,


It seems to me , all you post is BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!!

Name: Paul Lopez
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2014

WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I
visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see
this site still up and running!

I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk
car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss
the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its
employees during the first years of its takeover. 

In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my
years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that
weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I
don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it
meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive
into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

GO AWAY SUPERVISOR

TOM DIDNT GET AWAY WITH IT YOU WONT EITHER. GO BACK UNDER THAT ROCK YOU
KEEP CRAWLING OUT FROM UNDER EVERY SINGLE TIME A SERIOUS TOPIC GETS
POSTED ON HERE. HAVENT YOU FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT YOUR STUPID CHEATING
SPOUSES TOPICS DOESNT MEAN SQUAT ON HERE. ARE YOU JUST A STUPID
MORON.... GO BUY A BOOK TO READ. YOU REALLY HAVE TO READ IT ON
HERE?????????????


NOW BACK TO THE REAL ISSUES OF SERIOUSE EMPLOYEMENT TROUBLES.

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE NEW OPERATING RULES BOOK FROM BACK TO FRONT WITH
A FINE TOOTH COMB THEN YOU BETTER. THERE ARE AT LEAST 22 WORDED CHANGES
IN THE BOOK AND SOME ARE MISLEADING AS HELL. 
CREW WAS PULLED OUT OF SERVICE AND FIRED BECAUSE THEY WENT OVER 30
MILES AN HOUR ON A LOCAL JOB THAT WAS RUNNING DURING THE DAY WITH FLAG
BUT DID NOT HAVE AN HTD. READ RULES ON THIS CLOSELY. IT IS WORDED
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THAN OLD EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULE
THE KICKER TO THIS WHOLE THING IS THE ENGINE WAS AN OLD PIECE OF JUNK
THAT DIDNT EVEN HAVE A PLACE TO PUT AN HTD. 
MY QUESTION TO THE FRA WOULD BE WHY HAVE WE GOT ENGINES SO DAMN OLD OUT
THERE THAT THEY ARENT EVEN DESIGNED TO TAKE AN HTD. 
WINTER IS UPON US AND ITS TIME TO START GETTING HEAT ISSUES OUT THERE
IF YOU DONT HAVE ADEQUATE HEAT ON YOUR ENGINES WRITE THEM UP AND NOTIFY
THE FRA IMMEDIATELY. DONT WAIT UNTIL IT IS 40 BELOW ZERO AND YOU GET
FROSTBITE.  IF YOUR LOCKER ROOM DOESNT HAVE ADEQUATE HEAT FILE 8 HR
PENALTY CLAIM UNDER CA.
VIOLATION OF ENGINEERS AGREEMENT 33(D)OF SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
STAY SAFE AND DONT BE AFRAID TO FIGHT FOR A SAFE WORKING ENVIORNMENT
AND YOUR UNION AGREEMENT RIGHTS, WHICH THE COMPANY SIGNED THEIR JOHN
HENRY ON WITHOUT A GUN HELD TO THEIR HEADS. THEY DID IT WILLINGLY AND
KNOWINGLY AND SHOULD RESPECT WHAT THEY SIGNED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2014

to the post below, if you know so many names why not mention them.  I
don't understand all these spouses that take a risk for the unknowing,
and end up losing it all.They all deserve what they get.

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

well it tickles me pink to see that people are becoming more and more
aware of all the dirty cheating going on...... I have a whole list of
names I could tell..... I know whos fucking who, when and for how long.
  Rocky Mount NC has its share of trash that are fucking the guys up
north from Richmond.  Been going on for years..doubt it will stop.  And
the women that they are fucking are gross.  I got the details on them as
well.  Not hard to see.... just pay attention and keep quiet.  Couple
drinks and a nasty looking bar whore.... its happening.  Married or not
dosent matter..... Its really quite sad.....When you get cabbage growing
on your dick..... dont say I didnt warn ya all.....

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

TOM/SUPERVISOR 

Scrolled back and didn't see any post from a JIM/TRASH MAN.  Was post
2011?  
Cant find anything posted lately about all this crap..... Oh let me
guess?????

ANOTHER PLOY TO DRAW THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE SERIOUS POST???


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS IN
JACKSONVILLE.... DONT FORGET TO PUT A PIECE OF COAL IN THE LAWYERS
STOCKINGS FOR US!

Name: involved
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

TOM

Your doing a lot of talking about half the truth. You don't know what
was said behind closed doors and the incident with the conductor not
having 3 step and being confronted HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH complaints
brought forward. So unless you have ALL THE FACTS, I wouldn't be so
quick to post half truths. For your information there were several MALE
engineers and conductors as well as hotel staff who witnessed very
unprofessional behavior from him and brought their concerns forward.
With that being said, I would get more facts before you post.

Name: Tom 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2014

Hey Jim 
Trash man 2011
To reply to your  vast knowledge and false reports !!! 
Get your  facts  straight !!! 
I know the true story ,, about Mike Stanley 
The person that made false statements was a Indy conductor Than ,that a
woman that look's like a man and curses worse the a sailor , been fired
several times and there's alot more to the story , he caught he
stepping between the rails and putting her grip up on the front of the
motor without 3 step ! While her Engineer was climbing up the ladder !!
 I saw it myself he pulled Cond. Than to the side spoke to her about it
, then showed her in the rule book that she could not do that , he
should of wrote her up for being so careless and unsafe , NO he didn't
he warned her and showed her what she was doing wrong !!  He helped us
get a better hotel we stayed in a dump motel 6 with drug dealers and
whores and rooms were nasty ! Now we stay in the double tree (nice)
About the hotel well are so called co-workers were wearing there spiked
boots in and scratching up there nose floors , he went and spook to them
to smooth things out because they were going to kick us out , and about
the locker there were 4 local chairmans two csx police and two other
Trainmasters there when the lockers were being cleaned out and we were
moving to a new hotel where he faught and got us nice new lockers , at
no time did he cut a lock nor use a crowbar , the local Utu chairman
out of Evansville Jim cut all locks , we were given 60 notice was
posted to have our lockers cleaned out , also when items were found
that should not be in the lockers they stepped outside and let the
local chairman despose of them, I know because I was there ! Also he
was found not guilty after cond. Than tried to get a female engr out of
Indy to lie also and there's several woman that work in Rose Lake on
intermodal side that said nothing but good things about Mike Stanley ,
so get your facks straight first , before you tell or spread more lies
on people !  We lost a good guy that didn't go against the agreement
he did the right thing he took care of us , so tell me Mister know it
all how many people did he every charge ??  He was always on us to be
safe work safe and follow the rules ! If we didn't understand them he
took the time and explained ,,  well enough BS but those that Mike
worked with and helped know he was fair ,  Good Job Mike !! Wish you
were back after you left , Tensley and Brok Summers came in and cleaned
house charging everyone !!!  Also Dave the terminal supt that had been
there for 22 yrs that didn't do crap for us that never gave us any
safety supplies like gloves or batteries and kept all our awards like
coats and hoodies and train cars and gave them to and would never order
water ??  tks --  do you all remember that guy ????? 
But Mike went out of his way to get us supplies and water and ?

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

CHUGA CHUGA

You forgot lying on the on board. False arrival times and pull times...
yeah, real honest customer service reports!!!!HA HA HA HA HA 
Get wrote up or a nasty letter if you don't!

Name: NOTICE 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp
dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS....
You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back
side........ You must have a man crush on him......  
         F   A    G    G   O   T   S.

Name: sanatshelper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2014

LISTEN UP DISPTACHERS!

With all the bashing you have received this year since it is Christmas
time, santa and his elves decided it was time for you to get a little
assistance. He knows you read this website, especially the dispatchers
on the great lakes division.... you only get this one time gift so pay
attention!

For the dispatchers who were never conductors or engineers here is a
lesson
EQUIPMENT HANDLING RULES BOOK: RULE 5502 states THE NUMBER OF POWERED
AXLES IN USE MUST NOT EXCEED 24 FOR THE OPERATING LOCOMOTIVES THAT ARE
PULLING A TRAIN OR A CUT OF CARS

When a crew who is running under track speed tones you up and tells you
they cant make track speed and ask for your permission to put another
locomotive on line if they have one that is not, you are just assuming
they have the other loco off because of the fuel conservation rule. 
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! A lot are off because they will violate the
powered axle rule if they turn them on. If you didn't know not all 6
axle locomotive are rated as six. There are numerous that have been
upgraded to 7-8-9-10-11. Supervisors have been telling the crews that
Jacksonville doesn't care if they turn the locos on all they care is
about making track speed. BULLSHIT!  You know as well as anyone else if
something major goes down these supervisors WILL NEVER ADMIT THEY TOLD
ANY CREWS TO VIOLATE THE RULE. ONLY MORONS BELEIVE THEY WILL BACK THEM.
They have also been told NOT TO VOLUNTEER ANY INFO AS TO THE REASON THE
POWER IS ISOLATED.
So here is Santas advice to you. The next time an engineer or a no it
all conductor tones you up and wants to put another unit online because
he isn't making track speed you better make sure you tell them "YES,
BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ALLOWED POWERED
AXLES ON LINE! When a crew rips out a draw bar or jack knifes a cut all
over town or the hill side while shoving it and they find out they had
more than 24 axles on line the crew is going to tell them that the
dispatcher gave them permission to put the other engine on line! You
think you wont get in trouble because the engineer is supposed to make
the adjustment? When you have supervisors telling them to leave you in
the dark and just get your permission I would say your getting set up!
Better make sure you tell the crews to make axle adjustments per the
rule!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR......

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2014

pissed


If BLET wont take control of this, I would make a complaint to the 
USDOT safety committee. I think this may also be an osha issue. There
are guidelines set forth in the FRA rules for all class one rr's to
follow but they only state the rr has to submit their plan to them. I
heard the fra was saying it was ok to put a conductor who has already
marked up and is certified in the lap of an engineer and make him
qualify him. The blet was saying that this is bull but Im betting my
last dollar they have been bought off under the table and is agreeing
to it.  
There was a engineer who told a supervisor if he has to qualify and
babysit an unqualified conductor on his job because the company was too
cheap to do it right and follow safety protocol that he would have
conductor tie down the train and he would do the same with his engines
every time the conductor needed instructions on how to do his job when
he was on the ground and couldn't see him. The supervisor threatened
him and told him if he did that he would be charged with deliberately 
delaying the job or train. He said he could give just as good
instructions over the radio and didn't need to see his location as
long as the conductor said he was in the clear.... can you believe this
shit!!!!!!!!

Name: pissed off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2014

FRA and Union drops the ball


Now they have stooped to an all time low. This safety safety safety
bullshit preaching is just a bunch of hot air they should be using to
blow their bozo balloons up!

Chicago division forced a train out with a conductor who didn't have a
clue about where he was going. Not even the slightest qualified on the
territory. since they didn't have anyone qualified to go they order
the engineer to be his trainer. These stupid ass morons expected the
engineer to train this guy, teach him the territory, cover his ass and
run the train as well. Train had way too many cars for the engineer to
see what the hell this new guy was even doing, let alone train him.
What happened to this so called all important conductor certification
that is supposed to be so god awful important. Since when is an
engineer supposed to take a stinking new guy out and be his trainer and
pilot and be responsible for the safe running and handling of the
train.

Great lakes division is letting marked up conductors jump on
territories with cheat sheets and notes and are being told that they
don't need pilots or training. Supervisors were heard saying don't
worry about anything, the engineers will take care of you. They don't
want to get in trouble either!

What the hell is happening here. The god damn dollar more important
than the safe training of an employee. The engineers job isn't worth a
shit either? You'd think all engineers do is just sit up there and pick
their noses! They think we don't have our own responsibilities to
handle. God damn erad, gps, black box and train handling and now we got
to be babysitters for new guys on territories they don't know a thing
about. I thought this was against the BLET agreements and the FRA
training guidelines for class 1 railroads. This is bullshit. This crap
didn't happen 30 years ago. A new cub on a territory had to attach
himself to the hip of the brakeman and learn the damn job for months
before he was allowed to take the role of the conductor! This crap is
way out of control and if this keeps up there is going to be a
conductor laying out there cut in half or rolled up under a car
somewhere because the engineer cant get off the engine and do back and
help this guy do his job!  FRA better get off their asses or someone is
going to half to get another government agency involved!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2014

I left this shit hole 2 yrs ago once in a blue moon when I'm home
relaxing with my family I check out this site see if anything got
better wow so glad I quit new hires quit now get a real job and be
happy guys I went to school with still on spare board no way to live
CSX sucks  so true  your all a bunch of  Douche bags

Name: True story 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of
the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start
making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you
know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever
this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire
managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the
street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE
RAILROAD.     1 --Ex-board  ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2
--- harassment  by new management  ( No people skills)  3 ---  Every
time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in
your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ...  
4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle.  The divorce
rate is very high on the R.R.        You will lose it all...... It's a
gamble....... Think about it new hires.......

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show
a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet
our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company
doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're
bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the
planet.

Name: Always awake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2014

L&N

If your on a straight shot train that runs from one terminal to another
on main line and doesn't stop to do any work on the way, then there is
no way in hell that an engineer can run so slow he can count railroad
ties on purpose to outlaw or get overtime. The erad, gps and the
dispatchers who are awake can easily tell on the crew and the engineers
know this. It only takes so much time to run from cp to cp at a certain
miles per hour. Slow orders, work authorities, trains with rolling junk
power, and bad rail causes enough problems for the engineer the last
thing he needs is to have a dispatcher accusing him of running slow on
purpose. Dispatchers should know what we deal with out here. If they
don't then they need to get off their butts and get out on these
trains for a week. AND DO IT IN SECRET! WE ALL KNOW EVERY TIME AN
OFFICIAL GETS ON BOARD THE SIGNALS ARE ALL GREEN AND THE TRAIN IS
RUNNING HOT SHOT. LET THE DISPATCHER SEE EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAIL WE
HAVE TO SLOW DOWN 10-15 MPH SO WE DONT GET BOUNCED OUT OF OUR SEATS.
EVERY SINGLE BLIND CURVE THAT HAS A GATE CROSSING IN IT AND IS BUSY AS
HELL AT RUSH HOUR. YEAH, SOME ENGINEERS HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND KNOW
WHERE DANGER MIGHT JUST BE AROUND THE CORNER AND BACK OFF. WE DONT JUST
HAVE TRAINS TO RUN. WE HAVE A DUTY TO RUN SAFELY AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC
IF POSSIBLE. ITS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE ALERT TRAINS WITH
POISIONOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS CARS THAT ARE TERRORIST INTEREST CARS
ARE HANDLED WITH THE HIGHEST OF REGARD FOR THE CREWS SAFETY AS WELL AS
THE PUBLICS. BRIDGES THAT LEAN, BOUNCE CARS AND ROCK THEM ARE ANOTHER
CAUSE FOR TRAINS TO SLOW DOWN! THE LIST CAN GO ON ALL NIGHT!
Dispatchers take smoke breaks and sometimes long lunches while other
dispatchers man their desk. Yeah, maybe they are entitled but their
jobs are to run the trains just like us and we are under just as much
pressure if not more. I hope some day they install overhead cameras in
their cubicles, erad to see how many times they have to fix an error
they make and a gps to see how may times they slowed down when they are
typing and how many times they take a break  or walk away from their
computer! Then the train crews will be able to say WELCOME TO MY
WORLD!
AND THE BEST IDEA OF ALL.....DRUM ROLL.....Lets rig their cars to the
level or our junk power so when they drive home their speedometer
bounces or fluctuates, the wipers don't work worth a shit, the defrost
doesn't work if they have one, the radio cracks and pops and and burst
static in their ears all night and constantly beeps like a bad headend
device or an alerter going off every 10 seconds, window cracked blowing
cold air in their face and water when its raining, the god awful smell
like someone put shit on their engine, the seat hard as a rock and
unable to adjust for their leg lengths, horn that blows their ears off
every time they use it and the fuel injector half plugged so the thing
surges and lunges while they are driving.
Yeah, lets do that and then they can see why we get distracted from
running full throttle at 8 the entire trip!  Yeah, lack of sleep is the
least of our worries!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana
and just dragging the trains into Garrett and  passing off to the next
crew !  with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train?  doing the job
according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one?  at least
three hours?   how many crews still sitting there on rear units with
the heat on?   say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half?
  hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2014

WARNING...WARNING.....WARNING....WARNING...WARNING....


THIS WARNING IS NOT A JOKE. LET US REPEAT THIS AGAIN. THIS WARNING IS
NOT A JOKE!

ORDERS FROM ABOVE HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN ON THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION TO
FIRE MORE ENGINEERS. ALL CONDUCTORS GOING TO ENGINEER SCHOOL WILL BE
MULTI TERRITORY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER WHO IS
NOT QUALIFIED ON MULTIPLE TERRITORIES BECAUSE YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS YOU
TO HOLD ONE TERRITORY YOU DO NOT FIT INTO THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE
COMPANY. YOU WILL BE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION SO YOU CAN BE REPLACED
WITH A NEW ENGINEER WHO CAN BE USED AS MULTI PURPOSE AND REDUCE THE USE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS IN TURN REDUCING THE ENGINEERS EXTRA BOARD. iN
THE FUTURE EVERY ENGINEER WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT EVERY CALL THEY
RECIEVE AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED ON THE
TERRITORY.

AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO. CYA CYA CYA CYA
CYA. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING TARGETED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE. TAKE YOUR
TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. WARN YOUR FELLOW
EMPLOYEES. MAKE EVERYONE AWARE OF THIS ORDER!

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

Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year:

If your biggest problem is having to work on Thanksgiving, you are a
very lucky CSX employee. You could get a job at Wal-Mart, but heck, you
would have to work on Thanksgiving there too.

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

GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW
TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP....



IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE
POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO
ISSUES.  IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK....


THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER
TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS
THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS
TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION



AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE
THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT.  THE SUCKS WHO
BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE
CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN
FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

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

I cant believe this damn railroad is not shutting down on thanksgiving
day, give us something for god sakes.

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

Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a
shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld
radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio
communications?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2014

JOKE!!!!

BLET NEW SYSTEM AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN ACTION!


AMMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 40 STATES

On the day preceding their scheduled rest cycle, an engineer at the
home terminal that is not called by 1200 for 1400(1500 for runs subject
to 3 hour call) may contact CREW MANAGEMENT indicating their desire to
be removed from the calling cycle in advance of their rest cycle. In
the event the company is unable to fulfill its manpower requirements,
the engineer may be used in other classes of service for which he is
qualified that will go off duty at the home terminal. 
IN THE EVENT AN ENGINEER HAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED COMMITMENTS
SURROUNDING THEIR ASSIGNED DAYS OFF AND REQUIRE RELIEF FROM THIS
PROVISIONS, THAT ENGINEER WILL BE REQUIRED TO ARRANGE SUCH THROUGH
THEIR LOCAL SUPERVISOR OR CMC


Do we even have to think twice about what was just posted in bold
letter.
First, if you can get through to a crew manager without being sent to
his voice mail your lucky
Second, if you try and reason with a supervisor who's only goal in
life is to make the white collars in Jacksonville happy you will only
get laughed out of the room. Try and tell a supervisor that your life
is more important than his local job being filled or his train leaving
on time. He will remind you that it isn't
Third, there are those who can get a PB day anytime they want and those
who couldn't if their lives depended on it. Favoritism is alive and
well and ALWAYS WILL BE
fourth, a crew callers job is to fill jobs at all cost. Leaving bogus
messages, blocking the IVR system, threatening someone with a miss call
is part of their job. They will not allow your personal business or
personal commitments to interfere with their job of filling jobs. You
will have to beg, cry and give all your personal info to them and
maybe, just maybe get lucky enough to get your blessing from them. WHEN
do you make these arrangements? Before you call and beg for this pardon?
After you call at noon? How long will you be on hold waiting to talk to
someone to get this cleared. What happens when your on hold for 45
minutes and they call your other line and tell you that its your call
and they need you. Too bad if you were on hold first. You answered your
other line like an idiot and now your busted and going to work!
How about the provision that states an engineer arriving at his AFHT on
his off day will be deadheaded home on combo service. 
DO NOT FORGET HOW BAD THEY HAVE SCREWED UP AND STILL SCREW UP THE FRA
MANDATORY RULES ON SENDING ENGINEERS HOME ON THEIR 6TH START. THAT RULE
HAD BEEN IN PLACE LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO GET IT RIGHT AND ITS STILL IS
A MESS. THERE SHOULD BE A SERIOUS PENALTY CLAIM FOR NOT SENDING AN
EMPLOYEE HOME PER THE AGREEMENT AND IT SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO THE
GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND ABOVE. NO WAITING A YEAR TO GET IT PAID!
THERE ARE TOO MANY FLAWS IN THIS ENTIRE PROPOSAL AND WAY TOO MANY GRAY
AREAS. DO NOT VOTE YES ON THIS UNTIL THERE ARE DEFINATE IN WRITING
ANSWERS TO ALL GRAY AREAS. HOW MUCH INFO IS REQUIRED TO SATISFY THE CMC
OR SUPERVISOR THAT YOUR LIFE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. WILL MANPOWER
SHORTAGES BE TAKEN CARE OF AND EXTRA BOARDS FILLED TO COVER ALL THE
CHANGES IN THIS PROPOSAL. WHAT IS THEIR PLAN TO STOP THE MASSIVE
TURNOVER RATE THAT CAUSE ALL THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE.

READ IT CAREFULLY. EVERY SINGLE WORD. DO NOT LISTEN TO GOSSIP AND
RUMORS. THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS AT STAKE HERE. DO
NOT BE STUPID. READ IT!

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

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

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

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

Name: bullsh...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

HEY CORPORATE!!!

Want to know why people are pissed and moral is down???? Try looking at
the extra board for the conductors at AVON!  How come there are 14 guys
on the board and only one gets a Saturday off! How come they have 3
guys off on Monday, 3 on Tuesday and 3 on Thursday. Instead of giving
anyone a Saturday or Sunday they have everyone working their asses off
when most of the rest of the world and their families are home on the
weekends. How come they have so many people off on those day. Don't
they realize that make the board short as hell on mon, tues, and
Thursday because of this? They are so hell bent on no one getting a
weekend day off they would shoot their nose off to spite their faces! 
What the hell!!!!!


HEY UTU! See a problem here!

Name: RETIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2014

Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR
THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!!      This website is called CSX SUCKS......
this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is
screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or
crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you
can shove those accidents up your backside..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2014

XXL:  YES.
Request the necessary form(s) from csx's FMLA center, read/review 'em
& decide which route you wish to take (intermittent times-days per month
or other), take those to her doctor, explain everything, be sure
everything is filled out correctly & have the doctor fax/send 'em in.

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

Is it possible to get FMLA for a parent that has health problems? My mom
has a long list of ailments, the most severe of which is her Prostate
problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2014

So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR

GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when
a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll
itch.....Nice try


Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only.
Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days
ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made
to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait
until AFTER THE 10TH  to go in and delete the check mark because it
wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why  would anyone
already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't
believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until
after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the
check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are
going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye
on this box!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2014

DEAR MR.PISSED WORKER,

I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU,I WAS SPEAKING ABOUT ALL THE DESPICABLE
CHEATERS. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND SPOKE OF ONE PARTICULAR PERSON,WHICH IS
LBT,YOU COULD HAVE NOT MENTION ANY NAME,WHY MENTION NAMES?

Name: Sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2014

Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This
New policy was  created by people that have nights and weekends off.
They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets
everything that they deserve.

Name: same
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

almost

I did the same thing. Called pay roll because the box showed back up
checked again. They said we are supposed to go in an uncheck it after
the 10th. That doesn't sound right if they are starting the whole
process on the 10th. Like everything else they do someone is going to
have a problem!

Name: almost suckered
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

READ ALL ABOUT IT
 
THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND
THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS
ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT
AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR
DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE
ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER
STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE
IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... 
THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN
AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM
DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!

Name: PAY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2014

PAY NOTICE


The message that was posted on the employee gateway advising everyone
that the company was going with electronic pay stubs on line November
10th is totally wrong!

It states in black and white that if you wish to CONTINUE TO RECEIVE
your paper stubs by mail you need to go in and UNCHECK the box that
states you would like to receive your pay stub ON LINE ONLY and you
understand you will no longer receive your pay stubs by mail.

If you already have that box checked then you should not be receiving
your paper pay stubs in the mail anyway.  Correct? 

If you are receiving your pay stubs by mail go into the gateway(my pay)
and keep an eye on this box. IT SHOULD NOT BE CHECKED! Watch it closely
until after November 10th. We suggest you print out directions posted
on the pay site just in case there is a major mess up and you stop
receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail. There is a good chance this
box may show up checked at the last minute without your knowledge and
your pay stubs by mail will be discontinued.

Name: PISSED WORKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2014

FRIEND/FAMILY

I don't think your hitting a nerve and I think all you are doing is
looking for a topic that is no better than all the junk we see in the
media every time we turn on our televisions. Tabloid junk, reality joke
shows and things that really have nothing to do with the shape that our
economy or our job industry is in today. Dirty laundry should be saved
for those type of shows or websites. Yes, everyone has the right to
post what ever topic they want on this site, but this kind of trash has
been the major down fall to this site. Years ago this site had some
impact. It did and I know for a fact make a difference in decisions
that were made by management.  Posters would come on here with real
issues that were detrimental to our work environment and our union
agreements and get managements attention. Everyone knows that the
company lawyers as well as the FRA, customers and other class 1
railroads visit this site. What is posted on here can make a
difference. That is why every time a serious topic shows up on here
that makes the company squirm, you get the moles and management
crawling out from under their rocks and doing what ever it takes to
draw attention away from the issue. The LBT issue wasted so much space
and time that serious posters just faded away because they knew the
trash would overwhelm everything and they were just wasting their time!
It did no good either. She still is working and still does what she
always has. So if kidding or anyone else is tired of the junk on here
and doesn't need to see or read it anymore, they have just as much a
right to voice their opinion about it as you have the right to harp on
it. Its to bad this topic hasn't had once ounce of influence on
management in regards to cleaning up the serious issues that workers in
the field and their families deal with 24 hours a day. Trying to get
anything accomplished on here is basically impossible these days. I
hope you can find some peace in the future and forgive your husband for
betraying you and god for bid, if you find that you just cant stop
posting about this topic, please,please, please find some help! The
last thing any of us need on here is another Pines! One obsessed nut
job is enough!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2014

You come on this website and state who cares about the cheating spouses,
But it is so funny when anyone post anything on here about a cheating 
spouse you get very upset.If you really don't care , why do you go on
and on and gets so upset about the subject.I would say there must be
something to it. We can come on this website and state anything we want
to state about cheaters, if you don't like it , don't read it, it has
nothing to do with other issues,if people want to talk about other
issues they talk about other issues. Its just like a television program
if you don't like what is on the channel then change it.I'm assuming
that were hitting quite a nerve when we talk about cheating.  There has
been post on here about cheaters for years, so why get your shorts in a
bunch.I think maybe you shouldn't take the post about cheating so
personal.

Name: kidding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2014

Friend/family


ANOTHER PREDICTABLE RESPONSE. Cant come up with a valid response so you
use the old "grammar" jab as a come back. HA HA HA HA! Bet JESUS
didn't have a spell checker!
So which one of the thousands of men that work for csx will have their
wives log on to this site and maybe just figure out who their cheating
husbands are. Stop your boo hooing and put some names or go lay down
and post on another day when you have something serious to say. Oh,
thanks for encouraging another jerry springer idiot to come on here and
start this stupid crap. One division was enough to start this waste of
crap on, now you got another woman crying on here!  File for your
divorce, move on and be glad if you were one of the women who were
lucky enough to get out and find a better life with someone else who
might treat you better, if you can get over the hate and betrayal!

Now, off to better and more important news! Chief Medical officer
claims he is helping protect csx employees from ebola. Just how in the
hell is the medical department doing anything to help all of the
employees out it the fields. Is he protecting those who are working in
the slum areas of the city and run down industrial areas? Is he
protecting the workers who make contact with the hobos and homeless
running around the yards? Is the providing protective gear to wear?
Just what exactly is the chief medical officer doing to protect the
employees of csx? I would think his time would be better utilized if he
made sure that all train crews had clean sterile bathrooms and made sure
all toilets were emptied and cleaned before each crew took possession of
the units. Exposure to urine and feces is a serious issue and does pose
a serious medical threat! 
Another rumor to discuss... Its being said the csx medical department
has been demanding the complete medical records of some employees and
have threatened to discipline them if they don't turn them over. I
believe that is against the law when they are not your primary treating
physician. Question to lawyers would be, if they make you go to one of
their dotors for a second opinon or evaluation, how much of your
personal medical records would you be forced to turn over to the csx
medical department! Our unions better be getting ahold of this
situation or they just might find their members getting their own
outside legal counsel which is totally legal under the LMRDA rights of
all union members in the United States!

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

UTU State Legislative Director knocking down over 110K a year plus
expenses. Works M-F probably 7 hours a day tops plus weekends and
holidays off.  All while funding for Amtrak is being cut, and we work
in a Right-To-Work state.  Too bad the Union officers don't get paid
based on performance.

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

So, what goes on in Columbus? All I keep seeing is 
Louisville? Lets hear it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

TO THE BIG MOUTH COMMENT BELOW

IT'S NOT WRINGING, "IT'S RINGING".

MUST OF HIT ANOTHER NERVE, NO I DONT WANT TO SPILL THE BEANS ON THESE
SPOUSES THAT CHEAT,BUT WANT TO MAKE THE TRUTH AWARE. MAYBE SOME SPOUSE
WILL READ THIS WEB-SITE AND FIGURE IT OUT FOR THEMSELVES. YOU KNOW AS
WELL AS I DO THE NAMES OF THE CHEATERS BUT YOU DONT CARE, AND THERE ARE
MEN OUT THERE LIKE YOU.

JUST LIKE A COUPLE POST BELOW YOU,IT GOES ON EVERYWHERE I GET THAT,JUST
HOPING THAT SOME OF THESE GOOD SPOUSE'S GET WHAT THEY ARE DUE.

IT'S NOT JUST ME POSTING, IT IS MANY OTHERS, GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. 
LOL

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Mikeywardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 October 2014

Hey Ho Fatman Garrett has to go! Another derailment at Madisonville, KY
today. Three derailments in Howell yard in Evansville. Garrett is on
double secret probation from Johnny Fortune teller. Blamed the three
derailments on the assistant roadmaster in Evansville. Now when will
Garrett take responsibility. Now another track inspector out of service
for stealing fuel but why did Garrett pay him truck driver pay in
Vincennes for three years.

Name: RIGHT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2014

Kidding


You are so right! Our phone rings so much in the middle of the night
the kids cant get a descent night sleep or anyone else in the house who
has to work. It gets to the point that he might as well just answer the
phone and take a hit because they are just going to keep calling. What
really makes me mad is half the time its to find someone to work a job
that he isn't assigned to and its a job that everyone hates. It makes
for a real nice good bye when he has to leave the house knowing he is
getting ready to go have a day of hell.

Name: kidding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2014

Friend/family

You have got to be so predicable its not even funny anymore. How did we
all know you would come back with that same old line, "You must be one
of those supervisors who cheat and don't want to get caught, blah blah
blah!" Got news for you. FAR FROM IT! I along with several other
posters know that cheating goes on in every damn business and always
will as long as there is a man or woman around who is willing to give
it up. MARRIED OR NOT!  You keep coming on here and posting crap that
everyone knows and has know for the last 200 years. Now, what you
don't seem to understand is no one really cares that much because if
they did they would be on here blowing the whistle on them. You would
be seeing names, dates, places and enough evidence posted on here to
start a real war. The fact is YOU DONT!  Oh I want to boo hoo but I
don't want to say anything because I don't want to ruin someones
marriage. I hate what they are doing but Im just going to keep
everyones names out of it and just keep crying about it. You know
something? Them shit or get off the pot.  In the meantime, while you
are trying to get your nerve up to stop preaching and start posting
names and evidence, maybe you could start using some of that jerry
springer energy and think of a way that people who do have loving
spouses and children they miss can spend more quality time at home with
them without the phone wringing all hours of the night or being stuck in
hotels for 48 hours for no reason at all. If you could find a way to
solve these problems then maybe all these cheating men wouldn't be
away at the hotel so long with their so called mistresses or have to go
to the hotel just to get one moments peace from the phone wringing all
night long!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

To the person who asked about cheating in the Louisville division, the
answer is YES!!!!!! I've been an employee there for over 10 years
after working previously for YUM brands for 3 and GE in HR for 3--both
big companies. I have never seen cheating like at CSX. I'm not sure if
it is because the employees are gone from home a lot and have the
opportunity to have a good alibi for their wives or what.  And it is
not just young guys--it is mostly men in their 40s!!!!  I have been hit
on more times than I can count in an average day. One wife has always
been suspicious and I can tell you that you should be!!! Your husband
is in his mid 40s and has hit everything he can around there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2014

to the post below,first of all you made a comment stating that all the
spouse has to do is convince the wife that it's not true they're just
ganging up on the supervisors.I have a feeling that you are one of those
supervisors, and could it be that 's  what you told your wife, not all
wifes are gullible(easily deceived or cheated on).it sounded to me like
it hit a nerve with you, because you got a little upset about people
posting things that actually go on.You make it sound like if people
would just be hush hush about all the affairs, that would make
people's jobs better, that has nothing to do with job performances.I
feel that it is good  to expose what goes on the railroad with the
spouses that go to these meetings how they screw one another, get drunk
all night long , how the men go to the strip clubs every chance they
get. Also did you women know that the strippers are totally nude, you
can pay money and go into a VIP room and they will definitely rock your
world in there ,they will give you a blow job ,have sex whatever you
want it cost about $200 for 30 to 45 minutes.you can pay and watch them
take a erotic shower,you can wrestle around with them in jello for a
small fee,and much much more activity.  I do know that a couple of the
man mentioned in these posts do go to the strip club and do participate
in many activities, and they're married men. These men are taking a
chance that their wives won't find out, and if they do, they hope that
their wives don't believe it. They are taking a risk, because if it
ended in a divorce they lose everything. Was it worth it.

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

OTHER

Are you just plain retarded or just so bored that you have nothing
better to do than try an stir up some more jerry springer crap that
takes away from the real issues that are important. You have got to be
stupid as h...ll if you think for one moment that any wife would
believe any gossip that is posted on here about her husband. All she
would have to do is read all the trash that is posted about supervisors
on here and it wouldn't take one second for one of them to be convinced
by their husbands that everything written on here is out of spite or
hate for management. So quit trying to keep stupid topics like these
going on here and if you don't have anything seriously productive to
post that will really help the intimidated, harassed, whipped, brow
beat, stressed, and overworked employee in the field then don't waste
space on here!  Quit trying to keep this stupid game going! Whats wrong
with you and others who just want to keep digging at this "who screwed
who and who's with who" when there are workers out there that don't
even remember what day of the week it is or when they saw their
children more than 48 hour!

OH....news flash!  Mickey Ward doesn't give a rats butt who is
sleeping with who and if he did know he wouldn't care because it
doesn't have a thing to do with stock prices or how the board of
directors vote!

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

If you are someones wife on here talking about 
All of the cheating going on with managers ,
Then bust them out? Who is cheating? And what 
Terminals? Since you "know".  Let the other wives 
Know as well!

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2014

When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems
likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating
factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with
as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee
morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me
that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into
nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all
of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both
the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is
that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and
Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about
being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone,
especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all
of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring,
FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to
start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call
practices are having a negative effect on safety.

Name: ha ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2014

kdaribadl

Are you kidding me??? watch a game? You must not be aware that the
manpower shortage is so damn bad that no one can stay home long enough
to watch a game and if they are home they are sleeping or being woke up
by the constant ring of the phone by crew callers running rosters.  Do
you know anything about the railroad? And these links have what to do
with CSX SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS!

enjoy your game!

Name: NOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2014

FRIEND/FAMILY......SUPERVISOR


HA!  SO WHICH POST MADE MANAGEMENT ITCH THE MOST? WHICH POST MADE YOU
COME BACK ON HERE AND TRY AND DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE TOPICS AT
HAND. LET ME GUESS...YOU WILL NOW START WITH THE LBT CRAP AND DO YOUR
BEST TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS.... WAS IT LAW? THEY
SAY SOMETHING THAT THE LAWYERS DIDNT CARE FOR?  OR MAYBE ITS FRA
RETIRED. GOT SOMEONE IN MANAGEMENTS SHORTS IN A BIND?????

GOOD!  NOW LETS TALK ABOUT HOW SOME CREW CALLERS ARE STILL CALLING
PEOPLES HOMES AND LEAVING VAGUE BOGUS MESSAGES ABOUT JOBS THEY ARE
CALLING AND HOW THE IVR SYSTEM IS STILL SET UP TO ENTRAP PEOPLE BY NOT
LETTING THEM ACCESS TRUE AND ACCURATE INFO ABOUT THEIR OWN STANDINGS
AND POOL LINE UPS AFTER THE CALLERS HAVE STARTED RUNNING THE ROSTERS.
SURE IS FUNNY HOW YOU CANT GET ANY INFO WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A
CREW CALLER FOR IT. FUNNY HOW IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING
ROSTERS AND NEED SOMEONE TO DESPERATELY MAKE THAT MISTAKE AND TALK TO
ONE OF THEM TO THEY CAN ORDER THEM ON THE JOB. SO FUNNY HOW THE IVR
SYSTEM MAGICALLY CORRECTS ITSELF AFTER THEY HAVE THE VACANT JOB FILLED.
  CAN WE ALL SAY UNETHICAL TATICS AND AGREEMENT
VIOLATIONS!!!!!!!INFORMATION MUST BE AVAILABLE TO THE EMPLOYEES ON THE
IVR SYSTEM. AGREEMENT DOESNT SAY INFO MUST BE AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHEN
CALLERS ARE RUNNING A ROSTER AND NEED TO TRAP SOMEONE! YEAH..CAN WE ALL
SAY DEVIOUS MANIPULATIVE BEHAVIOR!

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

Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in
years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook.  A
puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO  OTHER COMPANY WANTS.
Just take a look and see..   So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on
you..........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2014

to the post below

As sad as it sounds, you are right there is a lot of cheating that goes
on and all divisions on the railroad.when a spouse cheats on another
spouse and tries to hide things and is sneaky that truly is the
character of that person.so if you're married to someone that's done
that, they probably won't change, it is whom they are.My husband
cheated on me also with a coworker , & I have let it go, but I have not
forgotten and never will.And when he's away from me I'm sure he is
flirting and being his old self, but if I ever catch h,im cheating on
me I will take him for everything he has and in this country is 50
50.These people are stupid because the statistics show that affairs
never work out once they get together.My husband did say that the
railroaders especially management once they get to their meetings the
first thing they do is hit on women buy them drinks ,dinner or go to
the strip clubs.He said it's been going on for years they all do it,
and he was one of them Also you women and men out there don't be so
naive and think your spouse is a good good spouse when their at these
meetings, because they are not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2014

A LOT of cheating goes on at all the divisions! Almost everyone I have
met has had an affair that works for CSX! My husband included! So the
response to the question earlier about affairs and flirting....it goes
on all the time. My husband cheated on me for years before I found out.
It was the worst day of my life... It will be his if I ever find him
doing it again!!! Recently I have heard that he has been flirting with
some crew caller so I guess the liars still lie and the cheaters still
cheat! Don't ever trust your husband or wife if they claim they have
to work late....hire a private investigator or track every move they
make. Do whatever it takes to catch them.

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 October 2014

Pissed


In the state of Illinois a csx train CAN NOT block a crossing for more
than 10 minutes unless they are in the process of switching an industry
or they have had train trouble such as an engine breaking down or air
hose trouble. That is covered under the law created by the USDOT. If
the train is just sitting there because they are backed up and just
cant move or cant be handled by the dispatchers, it is your local
authorities responsibility to hand out tickets. It wont change anything
because a ticket is just pocket change in the ceo's pocket, but it
would add extra revenue to the local police force. Apparently they
don't need the money or they would be enforcing the law. The same goes
for officers turning their heads to gate runners who BREAK THE LAW every
single day. They don't think it is a big deal so motorist don't
either. It makes me sick how many police officers cry and whine about
how they don't have enough to run their departments but they wont take
full advantage of writing tickets for incidents that put other peoples
lives in danger. They would rather write a ticket for someone not using
their turn signal or speeding out on the interstate than things that
really cause others serious harm.  Maybe before you move you should
rally all your neighbors to get together and start pushing your local
authorities to make a stance. Getting the local news stations involved
wouldn't hurt either!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 October 2014

To Pissed at CSX:

Don't get me wrong with what I'm going to say, because I hate
railroad management, and the management of most other corporations in
this country. I believe that most of them are total assholes. Now,
being blocked by trains is nothing new. It's been going on since the
horse and buggy days. But railroad traffic has increased in recent
years and very few new tracks have been built to handle that increase.
Especially in Chicago. Chicago is now and has always been the largest
and busiest rail center in the U.S. Also, many dilapidated tracks were
removed in the 1980's when rail transportation declined. Another
problem is that railroads are trying to railroad with as few employees
as possible, which increases the bottom line, makes stockholders happy
and gives nice annual bonuses to managers. And now, the railroads want
to operate freight trains with only one person to reduce operating
costs even further. All of that being said, as long as there are
crossings, there will be blocked crossings. And train crews cannot do
anything about that. Trains heading for a terminal must often stop on
the main line waiting for a clear track to yard in. Other things such
as mechanical breakdowns can also cause a train to stop on the main
line. Then, other following trains must stop and wait for the problem
to be corrected before they can continue. And sometimes freight trains
must stop to give preferential movement to Amtrak trains. Although
there are things that railroad managers could do to sometimes prevent
blocked crossings, those railroad managers aren't always the brightest
crayons in the box. And I will guarantee you one thing, they are far
more concerned about the agenda of their corporation than they are
about inconveniencing the motoring public. Now, as far as the horns
being sounded at crossings, that is mandated by Federal law, unless the
crossing meets certain criteria. Even then, if it looks to the train
crew like someone might cross in front of them, they will blow the horn
anyway. And they will rightfully blow that horn as loudly as possible.
If they don't, and someone gets hit by their train, they would always
wonder if a life could have been saved by blowing the horn as loudly as
possible. I couldn't say that when I worked at FRA, but I sure can now.

Name: Hey Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2014

Were the railroad tracks there when you moved to your quaint little
town?....Yeah that's what I thought.

Name: Pissed at CSX
E-mail: lawyer09@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2014

I am a long-time resident of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and older,
well-established suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. 

Sadly, the CSX railroad tracks run diagonally through our nice little
town--meaning that you'll be blocked their poorly-maintained trains
not once, not twice, but a whopping three times. 

Evergreen Park, IL is in very close proximity to dozens of southwest
side suburbs. In essence, you could say the suburbs in this area are
wall-to-wall (to coin an old, cliche). More importantly, Evergreen
Park, IL is home to a major hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital.


And our neighbor to the west, Oak Lawn, is home to another--even
larger--hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center. Both hospitals take
all the emergency calls from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments
within about a five to seven mile radius. Additionally, Advocate Christ
Medical Center is a trauma center for all the gunshot victims on the
south and southwest sides of Chicago (if you've ever toured these
neighborhoods, you'll instantly see that it is rife with the lifestyle
that creates dozens-and-dozens of gunshot victims).

Well, back to the original storyline: CSX Railroad. 

Without exception, our quaint little town, Evergreen Park, IL, is held
hostage on a daily basis due the the utter incompetency of this
pathetically outdated railroad company. 

For whatever reason, CSX Railroad has decided that the train tracks
that run diagonally through Evergreen Park should be its personal
parking lot. 

Conservatively speaking, I'd say that CSX railroad blocks traffic in
Evergreen Park, IL approximately 30 times monthly. Remember, folks: I
stated CONSERVATIVELY.

And when this poor excuse for a railroad decides to block traffic, the
blockage oftentimes lasts for ONE HOUR OR LONGER. 

Not only does this create mayhem and chaos in the center of town, it
blocks emergency vehicles from 14-15 suburbs from reaching their
intended destinations: Little Company of Mary Hospital; and Advocate
Christ Medical Center.

As I sit stalled in traffic due to the utter incompetence of CSX
railroad, staring at a Chicago Fire Department ambulance doing the
same, I can only wonder how many people have died inside ambulances due
to being held captive by the boobs who operate CSX.

Complaints to the Evergreen Police Department, to the Evergreen Park
Trustees, and the Mayor seem to fall upon deaf ears. Yeah...they
promise to resolve the problem, but rarely--if ever--fail to address
the root cause--a 1920s style railroad trying to operate in the 21st
century.

To give the citizen of Evergreen Park some "sense" of action, the
village posts nonsense verbiage on the Village Hall electronic
billboard, asking frustrated citizens to call CSX Railroad...as if that
is going to do any good.

For myself, at least, I'm moving the h____l out of Evergreen Park, and
CSX railroad is the final nail in the coffin that perpetuated my move.
But for the elderly citizens of Evergreen Park--of which there are
many--they will be forced to suffer the ignominy of having to deal with
captivity, loud air horns, and the outright ignorance of the CSX
Railroad management.

Name: warning
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2014

Use your head

Had an engineer who was boarded in the middle of the night out at an
industry by a tm who thought he was god. The engineer asked to see his
ID and he caused a scene. Told the engineer that he knew that he had
seen him before and the engineer told him he wasn't sure and wanted to
see his ID. Tried to write him up on other bogus crap because his ego
was bruised and he didn't think he had to be questioned. Sorry, but
these people think they are above the rules and safety procedures. If
they order you to move closer, you better. If you don't you will be
the target from hell and charged with insubordination.

as for a real problem on these test, its the yardmasters who are
starting to become real smart arsses. If you come into the yard less
than 5 miles an hour they are getting on the radio and wanting to know
if you have a problem with your train. One real dumb ars actually asked
the crew what the speed was in the yard. They told him if he didn't
know then he needed to stop all movement and get someone up there to
take over that knew the rules. HA HA HA HA! It was great. However a tm
jumped his butt and told him he was going to slow on purpose. The
engineer told him when he could come on the radio and tell him that his
track was clear and there were no banners in it then he would pick up
his speed but in the meantime when he was coming into a track with a 80
degree blind curve with 2 cars range of vison to see he would go as slow
as he wanted to be able to stop in 1/2 the range of vision. Tm still had
an attitude!

We are ALL SICK OF THESE SUPERVISORS and their asinine attitudes about
us following the rules that their supervisors wrote and expect us to
follow 100%!  If they don't like it, why don't they strike and put a
stop to it. In the meantime let us follow the rules and keep their
mouths shut!

Name: USE YOUR HEAD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

getting a banner test?             stop  way back   as far back as
possible !       then call dispatcher you have unidentified
trespasser!

 make em walk to you ! once you stop  they cant make you come to them
!

have your doors locked and makem show identity cards  they could be
imposters !

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed
out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some
of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. 
You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep
on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract
time...       LOL.    PUNK's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2014

To the post below, you asked is there cheating that goes on at the
Louisville division. In every terminal there are cheating men and
women. Men and women are constantly flirting with each other,and after
a short while they are going out for drinks,dinner,and then to bed.
These cheaters will lie to their spouse by saying I have to work late
(which is a lie).  As soon as a female gets hired on,if she is decent
looking you can bet an affair will start.

Name: BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 October 2014

conductor 1-10


NO ONE CARES. EVERY BUSINESS HAS ITS CHEATERS. YOU WANT THAT CRAP GO
WATCH JERRY SPRINGER. YOU CANT BE A REAL CONDUCTOR ANYWAY. IF YOU WERE
YOU WOULD BE WORRIED MORE ABOUT YOUR CLAIMS BEING DENIED, YOUR DOG
CATCHING TRIPS TAKEN BACK, YOUR AGREEMENT BEING TWISTED LEFT AND RIGHT
AND THE RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF TESTING AND FAILURES BEING HANDED OUT. IT
DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE RECENT CASULTIES EITHER. THE
GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND THE FULL SEATS ARE GETTING LOW. TURN OVER RATE IS
TOO LOW. ALSO NEED TO GET RID OF SOME OF THE 100% PAID AND GET THE 75%
BACK IN. HAVE REMOTES TAKEN YOUR PLACE OVER? IS A THREAT OF ONE MAN
CREWS COMING TO YOUR AREA? ARE YOUR OPERATING RULES BEING TWISTED TO BE
USED AGAINST YOU? DO YOU GET ANY PB DAYS? DO YOU GET BLOCKED OUT FROM
THE IVR? DO THE CREW CALLERS TRY AND TRICK YOU INTO TAKING A CALL TO
FORCE YOU ON A CRAP JOB BY NOT TELLING YOU WHY THEY ARE CALLING? THE
OLD " CSX CALLING, ITS YOUR CALL FOR WORK" CRAP. CALL US BACK OR WE
WILL MISS CALL YOU. 

REALLY MAN... AND ALL YOU WANT IS INFO ON GOSSIP AND RAILROAD TRASH?
PLEASE TELL US WHERE YOU GOT IT SO GOOD THAT YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING
ELSE TO ASK ABOUT. WE MIGHT ALL WANT TO TRANSFER THERE!

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

To all  intermodal employees, caution watch your ass out there terminal
mangers are puttingcameras up all over for quote quote security
purposes BULLSHIT big brother is out there watching you for a fuck up
and get you with a charge letter or get fired  so watch your ass out
there terminal  mangers are fuckin cut throats jack watch them .and
this go's for transportation to ,having cameras in yall fuckin engines
BULLSHIT who signed off on that shit your union fuck that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2014

Does a lot of cheating or messing with females go on down at the
Louisville Division of CSX either with the clerks or females along the
train route.  I'm very curious what really goes on?  I've heard lots
of stories !

Name: Patriot 
E-mail: www.stoprrcorruption.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2014

FRA question:

A railroad and the local union circumvents the federal rest rules and
forces the engineer to take twenty hours and one minute of undisturbed
after working four consecutive days.
The general chairman promulgates the "written" agreement. By
assisting the carrier and forcing engineers to work more without any
consecutive days off. The agreement saved the carriers $$thousands in
monthly earnings for at least thirty engineers.

What was not disclosed is that the carrier compensates the union
officers for monitoring the boards for abuse and allows the union
officer to remove their members from service for three days.

It all boils down to an unwritten "PAID" agreement to the union
officers!

The carrier does not make the legally required LM-30 disclosure of
reporting the compensation to the corrupt union officers!

Is this a violation of the RICO Act?

Name: help us!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2014

HOPE MARTINS



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OK ATOM/WEBMASTER....YOU JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS ONE. I HAVE
SEEN ALOT OF ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVERYONES ATTENTION AWAY FROM SERIOUS
TOPICS THAT MAKE UPPER MANAGEMENT START SQUIRMING IN THEIR SEATS BUT
THIS?
IS THIS FOR REAL? CAN YOU TELL US IF THIS IS COMING FROM JACKSONVILLE?
THIS ISNT ANOTHER HIDDEN PERSONALITY OF PINES IS IT?

Name: engineer only trains on bnsf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2014

read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man
trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local
and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been
able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors
stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed.
remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they
are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property
basis

Name: Ret. Corp. Office
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2014

...........There is more to it than can be explained on this website.
So, in a
nutshell expect the testing to continue and the supervisors to act
like
puppets. It all in the game of big business... Welcome to corporate
America!..................


I would agree with 90% of what you wrote. “Welcome to corporate
America!” No, I would say, welcome to Railroad Corporations. I know of
many American Corporations that are nothing like the railroads. If you
think about what you wrote, everything has the Railroad’s Law
Department all over it. I have always contended, these rule and
attitucdes all start in the law depts. Always follow the money.

Name: money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2014

Down with the sickness


First, the supervisors are not paid to think. They are told what to do
and expected to follow orders. If they think outside of the box they
are shut down immediately. The paramilitary format that they have been
heading for demands they stay within their chain of command and not
question higher authority
 Second, failures are a must. They have been ordered since conrail was
taken over. There have been numerous supervisors who left the company
and spilled their guts before they left about the orders "start
getting more failures or start looking for a different craft to work
in"!
One: Failures are used in court if you get injured and file a lawsuit.
If they can show you are a "bad" employee and don't follow the
safety rules you are at fault. They love to tell the judge how much
training they gave you and how much they preach safety and they still
couldn't get you to follow the rules. Good business tactic.

Second: The turn over rate is a must. For grants, school aid and
reduction of wages. Do the math. The government pays for the training
and a new hire comes in at 70% its better to keep the turnover high.  
Especially if the newly hired employee doesn't get the perks that were
offered to senior employees or isn't covered on "perks" offered to
employees that were hired when a new agreement is signed.

There is more to it than can be explained on this website. So, in a
nutshell expect the testing to continue and the supervisors to act like
puppets. It all in the game of big business... Welcome to corporate
America!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

CODS WALLOP

You left some info out. The trainers at the Redi center have been
telling every class that comes through that they will lose 50% of every
class after they get out in the field. 

Other than lifestyle of the job and lack of quality of life there are a
lot of other reasons why. Even the trainers at the redi center know
whats going on. Why don't they just tell them the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth before they put them through training.
Let them walk away then. Would they lose their grant money if they
walked away from the school?  Good question!

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Railroad Jimmy


That's funny!  They set up a banner test on a crew out in the country
and unfortunately the crew hit it because they had just changed the
delay in block rule and they weren't aware of it.

They hit the banner. This was about 9 months ago and the banner is
still laying on the side of the road where they hit it. 

Wouldn't this be littering along with leaving csx testing equipment
behind and unaccounted for?   Yeah, I THINK SO!

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

NEW RULES

Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots.
We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does
this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book
dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that
effect. 

Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by
the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of
the notices because they know most employees don't read them because
they are not required to carry them.

ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the
procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is
advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a
test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures
and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before
doing the work to get proper instructions

Name: railroadjimmy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2014

rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and
you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will
be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be
taken out of your  check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is $250

Name: new rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx
approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all
eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie
a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non
agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces
through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for
walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the
employee.

Name: Cods wallop
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

The overriding problem at CSX is a lack of institutional memory in all
levels. They front level management knows they have crossed the line
into darkness, and for the most part, we don't want their sorry asses
back working with us. So they're in the position of having to impress
their equally incompetent superiors with their enthusiasm and ass
kissing.  Higher than that, the equally moronic directors and such, who
couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the
heel, can't recognize policies and procedures that fail over and over.
Most recently, they are once again insisting that every shove move in
the yards be protected, even if you know the track can hold the cars,
and the current rules seem to permit it. We're getting many 100 car
tanker trains for inspection, and they're bad-ordering 5-6 cars a
train. I guess their intent to to call an extra yard job, with people
they don't have, to switch these cars out.  We had 3 trains delayed
1-2 hours because CMC was too busy to get them called. And that's what
CMC told the train master. Lol.  Sterile cab is a good idea, but as per
normal, CSX will screw up the application.  If Munoz thinks it's a
good time to bail, I'm going to be dumping a chunk out of my 401k.  I
was surprised that he had that much in stock awards vested, but with
this board of unconscious zombies, they probably wrote him an
exemption.  Sort of like when they changed their own stock awards to a
fixed dollar amount from a fixed number of shares, conveniently before
"deciding" to split the stock. Then conducted a stick-up on the
engineer!s stock award.  The mafia has nothing on these guys.

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

NEW RULES

You forgot the most important step of all. Im really surprised!

6: Do not under any circumstances try to operate the switch if it
requires excess effort because it is rusty, dirty and as usual just not
maintained! Your moves must be effortless and should not put any stress
on your back or arms. If you do so and you get injured you will be
fired for being able to file a law suit.
DONT TRY to be a big shot and throw it just because you feel like they
will think you are a wimp! Forget your pride and remember they wrote
the rules!

SAFEWAY RULE GS-18:
IF YOU DISCOVER A SWITCH OR DERAIL THAT REQUIRES AN UNUSAULLY HIGH
LEVEL(WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME!)OF EFFORT TO OPERATE
* DO NOT OPERATE THE SWITCH
* IMMEDIATELY APPLY A SWITCH OR DERAIL BAD ORDER TAG(EVEN IF SUPERVISOR
IS STANDING IN BUSHES WATCHING YOU!)
* REPORT THAT SWITCH OR DERAIL TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY

AGAIN, THEY WROTE THIS RULE AND YOU ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IT!
100% RULE COMPLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: new rules oct 1st
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check
switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle
firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow
handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to
make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure
switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch
and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a
manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is
securely  and properly lined for movement.

Name: BOO HOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2014

conductor 1-10


BLAH BLAH BLAH... I MEAN SUPERVISOR...... STILL NOT WORKING!



GET READY FOR SLAP IN FACE GLDV CONDUCTORS. SEEMS CARRIER HAS FOUND
LOOP HOLE IN THE AGREEMENT AS FOLLOWS:

IF YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL TO DRAG A TRAIN
IN THAT COULDNT MAKE IT TO YOUR AWAY TERMINAL AND THEN YOU ARE PUT IN A
WAGON TO GO HOME YOU WILL NOT...AGAIN....WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE DH
HOME. THE ENGINEER WILL! IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY HAVE TO BE PAID
ANOTHER TICKET WHETHER THEY GO HOME ON ANOTHER TRAIN OR BY WAGON

SO RUMOR HAS IT THAT ALL CONDUCTORS ARE GOING TO INSIST THEY GO BACK TO
THE HOTEL AND BE PUT FIRST OUT AND AFTER BEING RESTED GO BACK ON TRAIN
OR DH WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PAID. DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY WILL BE
PAID A DH HOME JUST BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL? REALLY? DONT
THINK THEY WILL SAY YOU JUST WAITED AWHILE BEFORE YOU WENT HOME. THAT
WAS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE STILL NOT GETTING PAID FOR DH
BETTER GET A TRAIN AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MONEY. 
OH..BETTER GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES TOO. THERE IS GOING TO BE A WAR
BETWEEN ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! CSX 1---CREWS 0

Name: fatigue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

FRA...

WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... 

RIGHT NOW IT IS  21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO
ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30
TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40
pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE  POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM
STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME
POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT
OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE.  

THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT
ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND
TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A
SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE
DONE.

SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES
JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED!

HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL
HOME!

Name: LimboTime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

>>>>>>>Severe penny pinching is not a good sign to stock holders or
those
employed by the company. This is not a good sign!>>>>>>>

Just another morale boosting effort by the CSX. I think that morale
stuff was mentioned in the other post.

Name: robbed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

BAD SIGNS TO COME

Union agreements states that held away will be paid to conductors after
the EXPERATION of 16 hours from the time relieved from previous duty.
Engineers pay will begin in 15.

The carrier has been taking back 1 MINUTE of pay from everyone who
claimed exactly 15 or 16 hours. The idea is that expiration means the
same as dead...over... etc. so the employee has to be off 1 minute
after the hours agreed upon before he can begin his held away pay.

The practice of paying an employee exactly 15 hours or 16 hours after
they have been off has been going on for YEARS!

So what is with the sudden desperation to take back 1 minute of
everyones pay????????

Severe penny pinching is not a good sign to stock holders or those
employed by the company. This is not a good sign!

Name: Ret. Eng and Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management
practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with
problems.  In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher
levels, they are still in the 1800’s, when it comes to their treatment
of their employees.  In just a few short years, equipment has evolved
in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam
engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law
Departments have much more control and influence they ever before,
right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to
release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe
when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher
positions with more authority, things will change for the better.  The
entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be
scrapped and replaced with a more competent style. Now, no one is
saying ALL managers are bad, no, not at all. But, When it comes to
business practices, the railroads need to do much better. Upper
management seems to have never figured out, with the new short
operating crews, new equipment, constant rule changes, their train
crews need to be much more productive then in the past. With ANY
company, a happy employee is a productive employee. Good morale is a
must or at least a plus. Just take a close look at other industries
around the world and glean what works best.

Name: alert!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

HEADS UP!!!!


Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about
stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they
cant get any bogus write ups on us. 

Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than
250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them.
SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS
AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR
MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250
FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250
FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY
5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY.

FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER
UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU!


A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR
CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. 
CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT
AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF
WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT
EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND
COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED
THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. 

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY?

Name: not
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

LOCO/SUPERVISOR 30

HANG IT UP... YOU COULDNT GET A HIT ON LBT AND NOW YOUR TRYING TO START
A PINES DISCUSSION... GO BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK.  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN
POSTING ON HERE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS KNOW WHAT YOUR UP TO. ITS THE NEW
COMERS WHO GET FOOLED BY YOUR CRAP. THE TOPICS GETTING A LITTLE HOT FOR
YOU? MAYBE YOU ARE A SUPERVIOR WHOS NAME HAS BEEN POSTED ON HERE IN THE
LAST WEEK. MAYBE YOU ARE ONE OF THEIR LAWYERS? MAYBE YOU ARE A CONDUCTOR
OR ENGINEER MOLE THAT HAS BEEN RECRUITED BY CSX TO COME ON HERE AND TRY
TO START A JERRY SPRINGER WAR SO WE WILL QUIT TALKING ABOUT THE COMPANY
CRAP THATS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. WHO EVER YOU ARE GO BACK UNDER YOUR
ROCK.... UNLESS YOU WANT TO WHISTLEBLOW OR MAYBE POST SOMETHING THE
CREWS AND THE UNION CAN USE FOR THEIR PROTECTION....

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

Conductor, for 1-10 years:

No, I do not follow the activities of FRA. When I retired I was so
disgusted with that agency that I wanted nothing more to do with it.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2014

Retired FRA 


Question. Do you keep up any on the latest rulings handed down by the
fra ?  We are wondering if the rumor is true that if a key train with a
high alert car is to be left in a siding without a crew and tied down
that the dispatcher has to do about 4 or 5 pieces of paper and has to
let the fra know they have it stopped and are taking control of it.  We
are not supposed to have to sit on these things if they are not being
left in a high urban threat area but its happening. One crew was left
on one over 6 hours in a non HUTA. Could this be the reason they keep
leaving the crews on them because they just don't want to do the
paperwork? Whats the big deal if the dispatcher or chief takes
control/responsibility of the train. What are they afraid of? There are
rules that say they can so whats the problem?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2014

For every Valid claim I submit and Payroll or Labor Relations declines,
2 trains will die and have to be relieved. The cost of a relief crew
and transportation will far exceed the cost of just paying a Valid
claim.  CSX, if you don't want to pay good claims, don't agree to it
during contract negotiations.  You folks are stealing from the people
who keep u employed.

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2014

This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus....         CSX SUCKS
BIG ONES

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2014

Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in
testing procedures.
 " measuring  tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the
test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2014

Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures
coming out.  This company and lost they're freakin mind...  Here is
one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is
one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet
( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot
stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a
measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of
many ....

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2014

CMC MANAGER

WE suggest you get out of your seat and office and start paying more
attention to your crew dispatchers. One of your callers on second shift
put two, not one, but two employees on hold for 45 minutes. These
employees had vital information that could have filled a vacancy that
would have moved a train 45 minutes earlier from its terminal. One of
these employees had been called earlier to be asked to work other
vacancies and when contacted told the caller that they didn't want to
work anything but their pool they were assigned to. According to the
employee the caller had a bad attitude and hung up on them. When it
came time to run the rosters for a vacancy of his pool, they called his
house for exactly 3 seconds. They made no attempt to leave a message or
contact this employee even though he had made it clear he would work
that pool. Several of us listened to the recording of the 3 second call
and we all know what happened is true. In the meantime the second
employee who was on hold knew the other employee was trying to get
through and was trying to help get the job filled. After being on 2
telephones at once for 45 minutes as well this employee got ahold of a
supervisor at the yard and told them what was going on. He was told how
long both employees had been on hold and if he wanted to get his train
out of the yard on time he better get ahold of a manager and tell the
caller to answer the phone. This supervisor did make contact with
someone in crew management and they instructed them to put the
volunteer on the job and get the train ordered. Did they do as
instructed? NO! Did they take the volunteers call? NO! At this time
there was absolutely no one available to work the train because of
severe manpower shortage. There was even a notation put in the
mainframe on lineups that it was the end of all decisions to fill the
job after trying to fill it for 30 minutes. This wouldn't have been a
problem if they had just bothered to answer the phone. The phone calls
have been saved and proof of all times the employees were on hold has
been viewed by a supervisor. We know the callers have caller ID. I
would hate to think they deliberately refused to answer the volunteers
call because he wouldn't accommodate them earlier and refused to work
the other jobs they called him for. We are not sure why they refused to
answer the other employees call. Maybe because they knew they were the
other employee who would also be on the job and thought maybe they
might tell them the other employee wanted to work and they couldn't
refuse him because there was no one else? The only reason the job got
filled right after the yard supervisor made his call is because an
employee called in to mark up from being off and asked the caller how
long it would be before he was called and they told him right away if
he wanted to take the vacancy. If that employee hadnt called right at
that moment who knows what would have happened. Who knows how much
longer the train would have been delayed just because they refused to
answer the phone! Mr. crew manager, if you think for one moment that
your callers are not rude or they don't play games then think again.
If you think they don't show favorites, think again! If you don't
think there is a pattern of who gets PB days while others can never get
any think again! Pretty soon the straw that broke the camels back just
might be hanging on yours if you don't start paying more attention to
your subordinates! 45 minutes on hold!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME. WHEN YOU
GET HOME I WANT YOU TO SIT IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND HOLD A PHONE TO YOUR
EAR FOR 45 MINUTES. YOU THINK THAT DOESNT SOUND VERY LONG!  JUST SIT IN
YOUR CHAIR WITH 2 PHONES TO YOUR EARS FOR 45 MINUTES AND SEE JUST HOW
LONG IT IS. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND DEFINATELY POOR BUSINESS
PRACTICES! IF THERE WASNT A FIRE IN THE BUILDING OR A TORNADO OR
HURRICANE EVACUATION THEN THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PHONES NOT TO BE
ANSWERED FOR 45 MINUTES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 September 2014

Since the unions helped Obama get in office, maybe the union should sign
up for Obamacare. (sarcasm)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2014

Spongebob is right, don't expect much. The unions and the carriers
conference is getting ready to submit section 6 notices now with the
hopeless goal of having a new contract Jan 1.  The carriers will ask
for things like one seniority for each railroad combining engineers and
conductors, no penalty for road/yard moves/switching, eliminating the
few remaining arbitraries etc etc. The unions will ask for 25% pay
increase, bonus, 2 more holidays, sick days etc etc.
The end result will be minor work rules changes, raises and cost of
living that will barely keep up with real inflation. The real sticking
point will be health care. Expect sharp increases in our share of the
cost or maybe trade health care in for a 1 time big raise and or bonus.
 Outside of union/carrier negotiations the government may start taxing
our "Cadillac health plan". Crew consist has always been handled
outside of national negotiations, but it's coming.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2014

If your counting on the UTU and BLE to negotiate a decent contract,
you're outta luck.  Look forward to higher health care premiums, work
rule givebacks, and less time off.

Name: Down with the sickness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2014

Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations  ? Positive or
negative ?? Thanks.....          CSX TRULY SUCKS.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2014

31 8 2014
I find this post not only accurate, but from the heart. This 
person may or may not be in mgt. The result is the same.

Name: been screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2014

POSTERS


Ignore the last post from LOCO...He is a supervisor trying to draw
everyone's attention away from important issues. He is also bored to
death and wants to start a nasty posting war on this site, Guessing he
is such a suck he has never had his pay stolen and his written, agreed
upon union rights violated or had another manager set him up so he
could get his failure quota.


Now back to more important things.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2014

This site is just another of the endless examples of a place for the
spoiled, crybaby railroad employees to post their petty and sickening
grievances. I have been out here for over twenty years, and I love my
job. I appreciate my pay and benefits, and the opportunity to make a
great living, and to provide for my family. Since when did anyone say
that railroading is a glamorous, easy job, with wonderful hours? YOU
crybabies knew when you agreed to be hired that it will be a forever on
call job, no excuses to mark off. I am one of those people who
appreciate my employer, and am glad that they have a good business
model, and that we are making money. With the success of our company,
the sacrifice is that many, many employees MUST dedicate their lives to
keep it afloat. I have been able to find time for my work, and time for
my family. Sick and tired of the folks who demand, demand, demand! The
reward is stable employment, and great benefits and pay! I love CSX,
and those who choose to whine about their jobs, hit the road, please.
How about a greeter at Home Depot? (PS: I work on the Toledo and
Garrett Subs)

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

Please remove my posts,I thought this was a place I could vent an not
worry about my phones spell check......there are real issues here ,Not
A joke!If people Dont stop an fight for there rights,they will be
taking advantage of an tossed under the bus for the next in line!!!I'm
up for the fight.....Anyone of you smart asses, can do something about
the crap big corporate operations dish out.......... Anyone can run
there mouth!!!Actions speek louder!!!!!

Name: gail horne
E-mail: pobox 520
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 August 2014

Dear law, thanks for your valuable information an concern for my
grammer!I sign my real name,an you sign law.......so let's just say,if
you have not a proper response to my comments, then shut the &$#&
up,this is my life an not a joking matter!

Name: #
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2014

Gail


If the land you maintained for that many years Is part of your home and
you have been allowed to "squat" on it and make it part of your home
you need to get legal advice. You were allowed to use it and paid for
its use. You invested money and time into its upkeep and if csx NEVER
EVER STATED IN WRITING that you were allowed to do so but only at your
own expense without any chance of getting anything back from it then
you need to sue for groundskeeper expenses.

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

GAIL


Ignore the remarks on your grammar..... Go see a lawyer.... every state
is different in regards to investment rights in property.   Will be
difficult if you didn't pay any property taxes, but if you have proof
you improved the property and your lawyer can show it has risen in
value because of your time, money and improvements, you may be able to
get some of your money back. You have a vested interest in it.


GO SEE A LAWYER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2014

Gail,
   If it is CSX's land and they are leasing it, I would think they
could stop the lease with proper notification. I am sure it is in the
lease agreement. I do feel for you and your family. 
   But Gail, if you are trying to speak with an appearance of having
some knowledge and professionalism, you really need some help. I do not
claim to be the best at spelling or grammar, but you have made my
set-backs look like nothing. 
   I wanted to copy and past some of your examples, but I would just
about have to do the entire post. The basic spelling and grammar errors
appear to be done by either a 2nd grader or a foreigner with 3 weeks of
English lessons.  
   If you are corresponding with CSX in writing, please please have
someone other than a family member proof read your stuff.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2014

Gail,
      It's time to move on. You can't beat CSX. Start over, take a
GED course in English and spelling.

Name: gail
E-mail: mann
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2014

I have leased land for about 15 yes.4 acrs.I mowed cleaned up debree an
maintained in highest regard.The lease has gone through three
people,the newest employee chari channy.She has only worked with CSX
app five years,In the real estate ,My neighbor wanted the land so the
people, in area,got together an tried as they might to make my life a
living hell.Ms.channy canceled my lease!Then got smart with me.I tried
to explain ,I sent in areal maps ,compairables for areas I've asked in
writing several times to buy the land.Local fire dept.baught one end an
many other baught other end ,so why not sell to me I've taken care of
it over 21 years,even before I leased it.Iv called her office trying to
get through to the main boss,an she intercepted info ,called me an told
me I couldn't talk to him.The land has creeks on both sides its pie
shaped.It also in flood plan an been flooded several times.I have put
at least 30,000.00$ in this property over the years,its part of my
home!I'm in Ohio,an very disappointed in CSX.My family an i will never
look at them the same

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

Another head-on [fatal] collision on the [ ]. The local unions were
recently awarded safety captain positions to circumvent the federal
rest rules. This treasonous act reduced the extra-boards by 20%!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2014

great lakes

Why do you ask?  You having a problem with one? Maybe taking a pole?
Answer to your question is based upon the situation. We have some that
we can count on to forget where you are and forget to line up signals.
We have(and had) some who are rude, obnoxious and control freaks who
try their best to act superior to you and try to make you look like and
idiot. They know we cant reach through the radio and choke them to death
so they wear big boy britches. what they forget is others can hear them
and they are not immune from ethic charges. However, they answer the
radio promptly and run more smoothly.
So as you can see it all depends on the situation. I personally would
rather deal with the slackers than a smart mouthed know it all who just
doesn't understand that running his mouth to a crew who is going
through a trip from hell will eventually get it shut!!!!!! Yes, they
have stressful days, but when its 100 degrees or 20 outside and the
air/heat doesn't work, the engines are throwing you all over the
place, the toilet smells like the crapper from hell, the radio has so
much feed back you want to rip it out of the cab, you power isn't
adequate and what should have been a 5 hour trip turns into an 8 and
you waited 2 hours for your paperwork and your train to show up, that
dispatcher sitting in his office in his nice chair needs to keep his
smart mouth shut and think about who is putting the butter on his
plate! The people moving the freight for him so he has a job!

Try looking at the west end dispatchers. You will find 2 that are
walking on fine ice now. Especially the newer one!  That answer your
question!

Name: G Lakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2014

Great Lakes T&E, who is you favorite and least liked train dispatchers?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2014

to the post below, that's all well and good but how can you keep men
away from the terminal when you have candy dangling at your face at all
times.It's like a kid in a candy store, if the candy is  there and you
want us to eat it ,we are not going to reject it.

 In my opinion she is so entrenched in negative attention,that is what
gets her excited, its called the big fix, an orgasm of narcissistic
supply,NS. She is a narcissistic person that thrive on an audience and
attention.

Narcissistic people are incapable of love or showing emotion.These kind
of people are sheep in wolf's clothing they can have an affair and 
never will get emotionally involved, and if they are married they will
never leave their spouse,as history has proved.

The only thing you can do is ignore someone like that, and don't
succumb to their temptations.

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

Other corporate


The reason she is all over this website is because people give her the
attention she wants and needs. If you think she doesn't read this
website and just eat it up then you are living with blinders on.
The more attention you give her in and out of the workplace, the more
she will gloat and manipulate. All of you have created this monster..
You continue to feed her need for attention.
Did it ever occur to you if you would just ignore her and never give
her one moment of attention except to do company business that maybe
she might just crawl into her rock cubicle and finally fade away. You
feed the fire wood and it keeps burning. NO ONE, ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE can
survive in an environment that doesn't involve interaction with their
own kind. Try what the Amish do when one of theirs steps out of line.
Shun her. And for god sakes, do something about trying to keep the
stupid over flown testosterone men away from the office. If they don't
belong there run them off!

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: tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 August 2014

UNSAFE

You didn't have to answer the phone. They might miscall you but they
would have to remove it. LC is right. Info in our agreements state very
clearly they are to have the info made available in the IVR system. This
agreement was made between the carrier and the Unions so the crews would
be able to have some idea of what they could and could not do while they
were at home. The FRA agreed with the Unions that making people slaves
to the telephone without any sense of relief while at home was creating
a hostile environment as well as not allowing employees any kind of
quality of life. In most cases where an employee was charge with a
miscall on a job that was not listed on the train line up or extra
board vacancies, there was a check into his history to see if he called
the IVR in the past 4 hours. This is why the option of choosing a 4 or 8
hour line up was made available. It is supposed to give the employee
some idea of what he can do in the next 4 hours while at home. If there
are no trains scheduled in those 4 hours and you leave to shop, get a
car worked on, visit family, etc. you should be able to do it without
FEAR of missing a last minute call.
Make sure you record the line up when you call. DO NOT use the computer
for your info. It changes constantly. A train that is scheduled can
change every 20-30 minutes. We have seen trains scheduled to be called
at 2 am and changed so many times it doesn't run until the next day! 
You are supposed to use the IVR for this info. The GLDV is out of
control again. This issue was addressed a few years back with the FRA
and some relief was seen. It is out of control again and will have to
be revisited with them. DOCUMENT,DOCUMENT,DOCUMENT, constant changes of
trains and times. Document how may times you are woke up because your
phone is ringing all night long while they run the rosters. Make sure
your local chairman is aware of each one. Send this info to the FRA
fatigue specialist as well. Poor planning on the companies part
doesn't constitute an emergency in your life! DO NOT jeopardize your
life by the lack of rest you obviously had forced upon you by bad
information in the system! If the information you accessed led you to
believe you could take a 7 hour nap and they call you in 2 after you
lay down, THATS UNACCEPTABLE.

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: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

Sounds like we hit a nerve getting upset because we mention LBT name,
what is the matter with that? or are you one of her ex-lovers?.

You say that you know what is in the contracts coming up,if so tell us.
I think personally you are full of it, i agree with some of the other
post.
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2014

I hope that one day someone will investagate some of the things that
harris does and he has to answer to them. I hear that he did not even
give the employees their service awards, he gave them to some one to
deliver them,that show a lot of appreciation. What goes around will
come around someday. I wonder who will be the next assistant
superindendant?. I hope someone he gets along with.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2014

Friend/family

Sounds like scrupples hit a nerve with you! Your sure there are other
reasons? Now who is high and mighty with their opinion! HA! Sounds more
like your trying to draw attention from the real thorn in his side. 
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. As for Harris, you bet he is
hard to work with. Ray has always been the peace keeper and if it
wasn't for him everyone who has had to stand in front of Harris would
have been fired. Going to be a cold day at avon when he leaves! Good
for him though.... trash still rolls down hill!

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

Scrupples,

You dont know any more that any other person, quit acting like a big
shot. I dont believe you for a minute it was about him having a problem
with another supervisor. Im sure he left because he wanted to go into
another department, or get another promotion,or even live in another
state.  From what i hear (not sure just rumor) harris is not a very
easy person to work for,it seems there are a lot of employees leaving
avon since he has came to avon.

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

Scrupples,

You dont know any more that any other person, quit acting like a big
shot. I dont believe you for a minute it was about him having a problem
with another supervisor. Im sure he left because he wanted to go into
another department, or get another promotion,or even live in another
state.  From what i hear (not sure just rumor) harris is not a very
easy person to work for,it seems there are a lot of employees leaving
avon since he has came to avon.

Name: scrupples
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2014

HLCX


Harris has nothing to do with it. He is leaving because of a personal
conflict with another supervisors behavior. Making home life
uncomfortable. Going to a totally different department.

Name: HLCX_HowTodayMoves
E-mail: paul.bunyan00@gmail.com
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2014

Ray Canady will be leaving Avon. I'd say he has enough of Dave Harris'
s bullshit!

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

To all you dispatchers out there....what's the big secret about why you
stopped our train?....got stopped the other day and dispatch says it
will be a few minutes....6 hrs. goes by.....let's see should I
condition the brakes or not?.....no train traffic no radio traffic
nothing.....just tell us for gods sake what is happening.....

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

Who is CMC? Where does she work?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2014

I hope that CMC is not another LBT does what ever she wants to get her
way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2014

New Guy,
That \ those rules (observation of trains) is \ are covered in the
Equipment Handling book.

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: CONCERNED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2014

IMPORTANT!!!

HAS ANYONE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS USING THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL ON THEIR
RADIO TO CONTACT THE DISPATCHER AFTER THEIR TRAIN HAS GONE INTO
EMERGENCY?????

SEEMS THAT SEVERAL ENGINEERS HAVE TRIED AND IT DID NOT WORK. THEY
FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR DIVISION TIMETABLE AND IT STILL
DIDNT WORK. DISPATCHERS CANT ACKNOWLEDGE IT. THESE ENGINEERS HAD TO USE
THE REGULAR TONE TO GET AHOLD OF THEIR DISPATCHERS.

ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY THIS PROCEDURE WAS SET FORTH BY THE FRA AFTER
SEVERAL TRAGIC DERAILMENTS AND IF YOU DO NOT USE IT YOU WILL BE
DECERTIFIED. IF YOU HAVE HAD PROBLEMS DID YOUR SUPERVISORS INFORM THE
FRA? HAS THE FCC BEEN NOTIFIED?  IF SO, WHAT COURSE OF ACTION DID YOUR
SUPERVISOR TELL YOU TO TAKE?

THIS QUESTION WAS ACKED OF SEVERAL UNION REPS AND THEIR ANSWER WAS TO
WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE WAS CHARGED AND TAKEN TO INVESTIGATION. 
THAT IS AN UNACCEPTABLE ANSWER!!!!!!

IF ANYONE WAS INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE THAN THE ONE
LISTED IN THEIR TIMETABLE PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!

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: 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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2014

The UTU is selling out the conductors, its own people with this proposed
contract.  This is the union that people trust and give there money?

A few years ago they sold out everyone on the health care.

Before that they sold out both engineers & conductors with remote
control that came back to bite them in the ass.

Useless Transportations Union doesn't sound very SMART too me!

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: Andy
E-mail: staayposi@gmail.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2014

CSX Sucks!
Union Pacific Rulez!
http://mervout.tumblr.com

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2014

Other

Guess conductor 30 didn't hear about the conductor who got pelted with
a brake shoe that flew off a passing train he was inspecting from the
ground and it injured him.... Guess that's ok. Once in his 40 years
isn't a big deal. Well, one serious injury is ok. No one knows for a
fact how many items have flown off and were near misses.   Time for the
troops to start reporting ALL items that are flying, dragging, or
whipping around in the wind as they stand there and watch the train go
by. don't be afraid to piss the crew off because you told them they
have something on one of their cars that may cause serious injury if it
comes lose and hits the next guy watching their train go by.

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

Damn GOOD ADVICE. Nice post Conductor.

______________________________________________________________________


 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Conductors who don't want to get off their ass to inspect a passing
train are driving 1 more nail into the conductor craft. Add a little
value to your job (you can do it safely, in 40 years I have never
heard
of anyone getting hurt doing this) The road conductor might stay
around
a few extra years that way. PS get up and stretch, walk around a
little
and stay awake.

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

Hey dumb-dumb, you are wrong AGAIN. Jeez.
GOOB



 Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2014

Goofy Goober is now posting as "Conductor, for 30+ years." Seems to
me
that he might be one of the snakes I mentioned.

Name: KARMA WORKS
E-mail: UPEE.COM
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2014

Hell recently opened the gates for a railroad CEO who bribed every union
officer he could in order to throw away claims and feed the bottom line.
It just so happened...one brave soul told the feds...who then alerted
the CEO.

Various unrelenting methods of retaliation ensued until the Karma Gods
unleashed 23 months of agonizing hell until he finally succumbed!

The moral of this story: The laws of nature will prevail...so be
patient! 

The gift of life is courage and perseverance...so pass it on!

As Americans, we deserve better...!

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: oh snap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2014

When r these 2 union guys gonna resign their positions. One BLET and one
UTU and they r so far up the T.M.s and R.F.E.s ass they cant see
straight. U know who u are boys, its time to step aside.  The word is
out,  your texting and calling all day hasnt went unnoticed.  There is
no room for union sellouts.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2014

Shane


You bet your bottom dollar! Set up a consultation with a lawyer. Get a
statement from your old union rep that states you never filed to get
your job back. It may cost you some money but your lawyer can demand
the so called info they have on you that you say doesn't exist then
Michael Ward should be notified of the companies behavior and their
vicious attempt to have you black balled from working at other
railroads. You should also let all other class 1 railroads know of
csx's behavior in this matter so they are prepared if other leave csx
and try to obtain employement with csx. DONT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH
THIS BEHAVIOR! A complaint should be filed with the EEOC as well. They
cost you possible employment with another railroad and what they did is
illegal.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2014

Shane:

You are much better off avoiding both CSX and CN. I would try a short
line. Less money, but a lot better working conditions.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2014

Goofy Goober is now posting as "Conductor, for 30+ years." Seems to me
that he might be one of the snakes I mentioned.

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: new guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2014

Everyone!


Can someone help me out here. I have ready every single page of the new
operating book and went through the safeway and timetable and I can not
find the rule that says we have to get down and inspect passing trains.
Nothing at all!  Is it in the division notices? I don't see it anywhere
in the division bulletins.  Where is it at??? 
If it isn't in writing and its just and old rule then they cant expect
us new guys to think it is an active rule. They weren't kidding when we
where told on the property that there is a lot of old rules that have
been deleted still floating around out there and not to believe
anything that isn't in writing. How does anyone expect new hires to
know whats really going on if they don't put their rules in writing!

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2014

Conductor 30

There is  no way in hell you or any conductor can say they follow all
the rules. Especially inspecting trains. There was a rule that said you
WILL GET OFF AND INSPECT AS MUCH AS YOUR TRAIN AS YOU CAN WHILE STOPPED
IN A SIDING WAITING. How many conductors did you seen do that. In all
my years I didn't see a one but the rule was there. All of them say
they didnt do it because the dispatcher would have a cow if he had to
wait on every conductor to make his way back to the head end of a large
train. Second, he is not supposed to be on the hot side of the rail, so
he wouldn't be able to inspect a passing train anyway if he got down
and started inspecting his train. So see, the only rules followed are
the rules that are convenient to the company and their time. The
company always says we are empowered to make the safest decisions. HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2014

Retired FRA Inspector:
    In the course of your duties I guess you avoided main line ballast,
too rough on your delicate little feet. Watch out for those snakes, they
might be in the yard so you stayed in the office.

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

Old Head Conductor:

I completely agree with you. It is asinine for railroad management to
require crews to get off of stopped locomotives to observe other trains
passing. This is an excellent example of just how stupid managers are
when it comes to safety. First of all, there is a definite trip, slip
or fall danger when getting off on main line ballast. Second, there
could be snakes or who knows what that a crew member could step on
during warm months and during darkness. And third, there is always the
possibility of some object flying off of the passing train. And of
course if an injury does occur during one of these possibilities,
railroad management would likely try to fire the injured employee.

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2014

OTHER


Got question for you to ponder. Your out running the rails on a train
and you pass 6 trains out there on the move as well. When they get done
passing you and you have looked at their train as the cars are coming
towards you and passing you and you also look at the eot to make sure
its hanging and working, you tell the crew the train looks good with a
marker and has a high ball. THIS IS AN ACCEPTABLE INSPECTION BY THE
COMPANY!

SO WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU GET OFF TO WATCH THE OTHER TRAIN GO BY. JUST
BECAUSE YOUR STOPPED? JUST FINE TO INSPECT THEM ALL ON THE RUN!

One thing I do agree on.... conductor should be as far as hell away
from the other train as possible and have an escape route planed.
Wouldn't want him to break his neck after tripping over a farmers
fence in the woods!  DAMN! slip trip and fall hazard.... guess he would
be fired anyway!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2014

Conductors who don't want to get off their ass to inspect a passing
train are driving 1 more nail into the conductor craft. Add a little
value to your job (you can do it safely, in 40 years I have never heard
of anyone getting hurt doing this) The road conductor might stay around
a few extra years that way. PS get up and stretch, walk around a little
and stay awake.

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

I see the below all of the time. Conductor get's off and stands on the
ground, below the Engineer's side. Now talk about BS that is BS. The
rule is correct get off and walk to the other side and inspect the
train. why in the world does any co need two folks inspecting the train
from the same spot, well almost---the one in the seat has a better view.
Just UNION BS. In the real world, the Conductor is much safer by getting
off-- crossing the track--- and standing under a tree. Passing trains do
have their risk.






Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2014

Conductor 30

Its not just the distance from the train you are supposed to be
standing or the area that needs to be challenged, its the entire rule.
The rule states that the conductor is supposed to be positioned on the
opposite side of train as the engineer. The engineer is supposed to
watch the train from his side and the conductor observes the train
from
the opposite side. This is not only idiotic but unsafe as hell. It
only
takes a few seconds for someone to die from a massive head injury or
bleed to death from a serious cut of ones artery. With the conductor
positioned on the opposite of the train, it would be impossible for
the
engineer to get to him if something was to happen to him. Broken
straps,
dragging chains, shifted lumber, broken brake shoes, lose box car
doors
and to many other things to mention could cause serious injury and
even
death. I would hate to hear that a conductor would not have died if
someone could have assisted with cpr just a few minutes earlier! The
conductor should be in full view of the engineer and be able to get
immediate emergency assistance if something was to happen.  There is
truth to the old saying that all rules are written after blood is
drawn. I hope this one is changed before it goes that far.

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: Dong Bagley
E-mail: Wardslapdog@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2014

Trainmaster/supervisor
What does R. Brown do in Evansville?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2014

Watch yourselves in Evansville heard R.Brown is a cut throat dick.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 July 2014

To the post below:

I was referring to mostly the upper management people. Altho i'm sure
there are many conductors and engineers that also have flings. Upper
management has been cheating on their wives for years, because it is so
easy to do so. How upper management gets by with buying all this booze
for the womwn and themselves is ,when they make out their expense
account they only turn in the total amount copy,they do not turn in the
itemized copy with all the drinks on it.(they found a way to beat the
system). I hope that the railroad gets more strick with these men and
ask for only the itemized copy. When they have to pay for all the
drinks out of their own pocket, it will be a little harder to hide this
from their wives.
I agree that the men do not get involved with what others do because of
having to work with them. If it is a manager , they will be hush hush
out of retaliation,afarid of what would happen, i dont blame them.

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: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2014

Conductor 30

Its not just the distance from the train you are supposed to be
standing or the area that needs to be challenged, its the entire rule.
The rule states that the conductor is supposed to be positioned on the
opposite side of train as the engineer. The engineer is supposed to
watch the train from his side and the conductor observes the train from
the opposite side. This is not only idiotic but unsafe as hell. It only
takes a few seconds for someone to die from a massive head injury or
bleed to death from a serious cut of ones artery. With the conductor
positioned on the opposite of the train, it would be impossible for the
engineer to get to him if something was to happen to him. Broken straps,
dragging chains, shifted lumber, broken brake shoes, lose box car doors
and to many other things to mention could cause serious injury and even
death. I would hate to hear that a conductor would not have died if
someone could have assisted with cpr just a few minutes earlier! The
conductor should be in full view of the engineer and be able to get
immediate emergency assistance if something was to happen.  There is
truth to the old saying that all rules are written after blood is
drawn. I hope this one is changed before it goes that far.

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

The LC is correct on challenging the get off and watch train go by rule
but you might be able to challenge it as unsafe at a certain time and
place if the carrier official is reasonable LOL  We know that will not
likely happen these days.


It is very risky and dangerous maybe because conductors rush off the
train and get killed or hurt SLIP TRIP & FALLS  plus other things like

locations of where you have to get off.

CONRAIL did not have this rule and it was for a good reasons.  The
drunk conductor could get hurt or the engineer could not get him back
on the train to go soon enough!

So when enough FELA claims happen it might change   I do not see any
other method for it to change.  Just to do get killed or hurt 

If you get hurt you better have a career ending injury or u will be
FIRED.

The other railroads have this stupid rule too.

Name: lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

Conductor 30

Good faith challenge forms do not cover watching trains go by. But yes,
you should not get out anywhere that you cant be 30 feet away and in a
safe area. You can challenge unsafe acts but they like to be difficult
about it if it is not one of the topics on the form.
AS for disturbed rest, it has to be before your legal FRA rest. Most on
here are complaining about their phone blowing up every 15 minutes after
their rest when they are running rosters. GLDV is so short of manpower
they are offering to buy back vacations days at 150% and offering
incentives to retirees who want to leave by august. want them to stay
until January. Most of them feel the same way. Company made their bed
they can sleep in it!

Another note... seems there has been a lot of side rules coming out
since the new operating rules book was published. Most are rumors and
are not in writing. Have heard that supervisors are telling crews to
follow them even if they have not been circulated. If your supervisors
are starting RUMOR RULES you need to send an email to the csx operating
rules department and let them know what is happening. If there is no
system bulletin issued on the topic and you are being ordered to follow
rules that weren't issued by this department, they need to know. Call
the csx hotline and they will connect you to the proper department head
to leave message and give you proper email address. This issue has been
going on for years and it needs to be put to a halt. It is an unsafe
and unprofessional act and just causes confusion and mayhem within the
company and amongst the crews!

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: old news
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2014

ATL YM

The reason everyone puts a halt on the LBT issues is because its old
news. Has been for years. WE ALL KNOW WHAT SHE IS AND WHAT SHE IS ALL
ABOUT! And every idiot that just keeps going back to that stuff gets
exactly what they are asking for. They cant say they haven't heard
about her reputation. Like kids in a candy store, just keep going back
to the cookie jar then cry like little boys when she locks the door.
Cant play with the big boys stay away from the brothel...Shes one woman
but there are hundreds of men out there cheating as we speak. I can
think of 3 right now!

Name: Atl YDM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2014

Stop the whining about cheating. Men and women do it. When someone
brings up LBT, everyone wants the talk to stop. So it is alright to
talk about the men that do it and not a woman that has done it with
multiple employees and managers?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2014

please note that the push for licenses, alcohol restriction, and related
safety maneuvers came from the famous big screw up on Penn Central,
where a crew with family and friends connection to management got
drunk, doped up, and exhausted and managed to ram an Amtrak passenger
train, in the process almost killing a congress person or two. At this
point Congress stepped in and cracked down despite resistance by
unions, RR management, and the FRA. However, it is getting so bad in
many areas that aggressive intervention by OSHA, EEOC (ADA) and others
may be a positive move now.

Name: wrong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2014

FRA

You have been off the road to long. You forget that restaurants serve
alcohol and convenient stores sale alcohol as well. Drinking is no
excuse for low class behavior. If what you say is true, then the ones
who are cheating that are sober are just plain pigs. Getting sloppy
drunk has gone to the way side. An occasional drink with a meal has not
but better judgment is being used. Now that the company is starting to
crack down on the use of operation redblock and are now making it
appear as an attendance problem it wont be long before everyone is
scared to use the program when it is really legit and needed. Another
problem being created.

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

Prior to the FRA clamp-down on alcohol and drug use by railroad train
crews, there was a lot of drinking and cheating on spouses at away from
home terminals. There may still be some cheating, but I believe it is
very rare. And drinking at away from home terminals, which can lead to
cheating, is also very rare. However, railroad managers are not
subjected to alcohol and drug testing. So I believe it is much more
likely for them to go to bars and pick up sex partners than it would be
for engineers and conductors. Furthermore, train crews are generally
lodged at facilities that do not serve alcohol, and are away from
places that do. That is not always true for railroad managers. The lack
of a moral compass also has a lot to do with cheating. Railroad managers
that are nasty to their employees are also likely to be nasty to their
spouses by cheating on them. And I ran into a lot of nasty railroad
managers during my career with FRA.

Name: see it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 June 2014

Conductor 10

Real mature comment to make since you have no idea what kind of
relationship family friend had. Must have been some signs or she
wouldn't have started suspecting him. You know it is true. There are
guys out there cheating on their wives. Have seen plenty of them.

To friend of family... the reason we don't tell is because we have to
work with these scums every week. We have to be in the hotels with them
and on the trains. there is nothing worse than getting tagged as a
snitch. When you are stuck in a cab with someone 6-12 hours a day to
and from the hotel it can make for a real crappy trip when no one wants
to talk to you or treats you like crap. So we stay out of the other guys
personal lives. calling their rooms isn't always going to tell you what
you want to know. Could have stepped out to go to crew room or get a
late meal. Best thing to do is just let him hang himself. he will
eventually.  When they spend more time at the hotel then they do at
home the cleaning ladies start to look like a second meal ticket. We
have some real pieces of crap out here and your better off without him
anyway. Don't think its just crews either. Upper management is just as
guilty. The sad thing is they get to write their "entertainment"
expenses off their taxes! I suggest to all the wives who suspect this
is going on to catch them as soon as you can. Get your alimony and
child support and find a better life!

Name: To Family Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2014

Sounds like you were a pain in the ass.  That might be why he cheated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2014

to the post below from the spouse that is writing to the railroad
wives.I agree these railroaders are over worked, they do definitely
need more manpower.you make it sound like my poor husband all he does
is work go to hotel work go to the hotel. I hope that your husband is
doing exactly that. There are so many husbands that are cheating on
their wives when they get to the hotel they're in the bar with other
women buying them drinks and then one thing leads to another.some of
the men take a taxi in to the nearest town and enjoy themselves at the
strip clubs, this goes on and on all the time.I was one of those wives
that didn't think my husband would do that , boy was I surprised when
I found out.then I started reading csxsucks and started doing some of
my own investigation and I caught him in so many lies. not saying your
husband does but this is to the wives that think their husband is so
loyal. I know CSX sucks is a trash website but I do know for a fact
that lot of these infidelities are true. of course the husbands are not
going to  tell on each other, and they don't like it when things like
this is posted on this website.if you look on this website most of them
do not give each other up, they don't want their wives to know, they
don't want trouble started so they are hush hush and don't
comment.all I'm saying is check it out, when they're supposed to be
in their hotel room call them around 9:30 -10:00  at night on their
hotel room phone see if they answer. then call them around 11 and see
if they answer, that's how I caught my husband, instead of calling him
on his cell phone which I knew he would step out and answer I call him
on his hotel phone, and he didn't answer,and of course came up with
some excuse my phone didn't work in my room, but you know it happen
too many times.

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

I would like to congratulate john baker, he finally got his ass fired
like he got so many of us over the years never fails you give a idiot
enough rope and they will hang themselves every time. but the new D-O
on the Huntington division probably did him a favor and save his life
with his health condition's. he would have stayed their until the
Undertaker hall him off the railroad, because he loved harassing the
men so-much. {don't mess with Texas}---don't mess with the NSTB?

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: Dong Bageley 
E-mail: Mikeywardsyesman@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2014

Evansville has lost another roadmaster at Howell yard. Why because of
John Fortune's fat man Garrett. 100% turnover in roadmasters and no
other ADE has this problem on the Nashville division. Jacksonville did
not want Garrett as ADE but Fortune does. Garrett has also ran off
three of his track inspectors and charged all of his track inspectors.
No other ADE has done this. Stupid is as stupid does. The Howell yard
inspector gets hurt and no FRA reportable injury. The man asks for
medical care but the roadmaster says no. Fortune, Garrett, and
roadmaster Jeff Parker have him take a week of vacation and rubs his
third leg. Easy Garrett semen is running down your mouth.

Name: Christina
E-mail: zumbalove501@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2014

This is just a part of my unending saga with CSX:

I took down engine numbers today and I can only see 5 engines, but
there are 6. All 6 are left unattended right now and anyone can ride
off in your trains. Safety first? I think not. Actions speak louder
than words and I am so disgusted by them. CSX wants to have clean
air--what a load of crap! 6 Engines running proves that wrong! 

I am so frustrated right now and I have been in talks with certain
individuals to come up with a solution.

Name: fra violation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2014

HOGGERS


OK hold on to your hats.... this one really takes the cake. Seems that
cmc has this idea if you are called out on your pool and your on
someone else's turn (because its all screwed up and no one is on their
own turn) and you don't ask to take your turn with you that on your
return trip home just because your turn is still at home, it should
restart your starts or leave them exactly where they were when you
left! It was pointed out to these crazies that ITS NOT THE TURN THAT
NEEDS AND IS ALLOWED BY FEDERAL LAW TO GET REST, ITS THE ENGINEER. 
HAVE YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. DO THEY ACTUALLY THINK THAT ITS OKAY FOR
THEM TO FREEZE YOUR START OR TAKE THEM AWAY FROM YOU BECAUSE A TURN ON A
POOL IS STILL HOME ON THE COMPUTER. IS THE TURN DOING THE WORK!!!!  IS
THE TURN RUNNING THE TRAINS......IS THE TURN WORN OUT AND NOT GETTING
SLEEP.   ITS OUT OF CONTROL MAN!!!!!!!!

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2014

NICE POST----------- RIGHT ON BRO-------------
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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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2014

Spouse:

CSX is very evil towards its employees.  At one time we were able to
get sufficient time off to mow the lawn and see the family.  Now there
true colors have shown through this unethical attendance policy that
they have created.  It wasn't always this way.

We as employees hate this company as well.

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

RAILROAD WIVES

If your new to the game, this is how it works now. Your spouse gets
called out to work, goes to hotel. After staying gone for almost 2 days
he comes home for 10 hours and goes back out again. Off to hotel again
then back home again. Off to hotel again and if its his 5th start if
they have a train in less than 24 hours they will dead head him home so
he cant get a 6th start and be off for 48 hours. Then he will dead head
home in a wagon for about 4 hours to come home and go to bed because he
will be back out in 10 hours! Manpower shortage at work is at a
ridiculously low level. If you want him home urge him to look for any
job that has days off. stay away from pools that don't. If he doesn't
have the seniority might as well consider yourself a widow!

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
E-mail: 
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: college
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2014

APE


SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE MANAGER who doesn't know a thing about the people
who work in the fields. The ones who sweat, freeze, lose sleep, miss
their childrens sports games and way too many other things to mention.
The ones who make the rr rich. The ones who move all that precious
freight so that the white collar board members and stock holders can
afford their yahts! If you took the time to learn something about the
blue collar subordinates that you find so easy to dismiss you just
might find there are more out there with college degrees and licensed
professionals than you would ever know. The retired ones who wanted to
try something different. Maybe professional that worked in an industry
that went under and they are trying something new.  Military vets who
are now questioning their  sanity and wondering why they did something
so stupid as to get a job where they were treated like idiots and are
given no respect. Yeah, they are all cry babies who couldn't get a job
at walmart. Oh, if you didn't know the union works for the members. The
members DONT WORK FOR THE UNIONS! We are forced to pay them money to
represent us. They work for us. They are hired to abide by and enforce
our agreements. They are not representing us to the fullest extent
possible. If we had a contract we could sue them for breach of
contract. I give them my money to do a job for me and I expect it to be
done thoroughly. If they cant do it then they need to give our money
back or find someone who can do the job for them!

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: sickofit2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2014

HA
They wont quit. Just blew my phone up with... this is your call for
work. call cm back. They know we don't want to take a chance of being
miss called if it is really for our own pools. This crap should be
f...king illegal. REAL ETHICAL BEHAVIOR!  They should be making people
who are rested work their own stinking pools.
Good questions is why is the GLDV so short on manpower. Not that many
people taking off! Got trains stuffed in sidings and storage tracks
just to make room in the yard!  Guess the whip and beat mentality is
starting to bite the division in the arss!

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2014

train dispatcher

WRONG!  No she isn't just doing her job. There are several other cc's
who are honest and will tell you in the message they leave that they are
running the roster looking for someone to work job so and so. They are
also polite and ask you to call back if you can help out. They know the
ss agreement says after all extra bd rosters(both ends) and all
volunteer list, set back demoted engineers are called, it boils down to
the first CONTACTED ENGINEER to take the call. When you keep calling and
saying "IM calling you for work. Call me back" and then just hand up
they know they have us in a trick bag. When they state that we are
running out of time and are going to get miscalled they know what they
are doing. WE ARENT STUPID. WE KNOW ENTRAPMENT WHEN WE SEE IT. WE ARE
SCREWED AND THEY KNOW IT! When there are rested and available people to
work their pools they should be going after them to work their vacant
jobs. They bid on a certain pool and they got it. They should protect
it before someone from some other pool is tricked into taking their
work. It sucks to be the poor sap who gets tricked into working some
other pool they don't want while available people on that pool sit
home and wait for better trains when they should be forced up to work
their own trains on their own pools. Maybe these sneaky cc's should
concentrate their talents on those guys instead!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 June 2014

To the post below, don't hate she is just doing her job.

Name: buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2014

Engineers!!!!!


Watch your bid cards real close. It has always been the practice in the
past for any job that is abolished permanently to have the bid number
assigned to it completely removed. It would also automatically
disappear from your card of listed job choices, You didn't have to
remove it. the computer did it automatically because it recognized the
job no longer existed. If there is a job in your area that NO ONE WANTS
and wont put it on their bid cards and they have to force junior men on
it to get it filled they will take the numbers from an abolished job
that everyone wanted and had put on their bid cards and swing them to
the crap job. If you don't look at your bid card when a job is
abolished because you think the bid number will automatically disappear
anyway you are sadly mistaken. What needs to be explained is what
happened to the original bid numbers that were originally assigned to
the crap job. Why where they changed if the job was never changed. No
reason to change the bid numbers on it.... not hard to figure out whats
going on!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2014

to the post below, who is the broad were posting  about, and which
terminal does she work at?.

Name: joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 June 2014

CMC

HEY!!! If any of you CMC read this site, then do us and you a favor.
Tell that stupid broad on first shift it doesn't do any good to call
our homes and say...Railroad looking for(so and so) call me back and
then hang up. We are not stupid. We know she doesn't say what the job
is. We know she is trying to run the rosters to fill a pud job that
they cant get filled. we check our computers. We know what trains are
scheduled on our pools. Whats even more stupid is she doesn't even
have sense enough to know if she says shes calling a train for our pool
that there is a better chance we will take it! I have more respect for
the crew callers who tell you honestly that they are running the roster
looking for someone to work a vacant job and actually tell you what it
is. I WILL ALWAYS GIVE THAT CREWCALLER A BREAK AND HELP HIM/HER OUT
BEFORE I WILL EVER CALL THAT BROAD BACK WHO IS PLAYING STUPID GAMES.
SHE KNOWS WHO SHE IS AND SHE NEEDS TO LEARN TO SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR
THE CREWS IF SHE WANT SOMEONE TO HELP HER OUT! No wonder the greatlakes
division is going to hell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2014

CSX balances the work load equally between Mgt/Hr. The hard part that
takes so much effort is getting it correct for everyone. The Attendance
policy is the result of the UNION demanding a guarantee. In my time
there was nothing to be made at home. Working 80 hrs per week may be a
stretch. That is close to tying up every day?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2014

other non-employee,

Yes technology does eliminate the need for jobs, but you aren't
looking at the big picture here.  In the past 2 years CSX cut way back
in every department and every craft excluding management.  These
cutbacks didn't have anything to do with technology.  For example,
the
simply eliminated 2 out of 3 yard jobs and feel by pushing people that
things will get done just as fast....it doesn't work!

Those people that markoff have always been there, and they still play
games, and we still call them sharpshooters.  The problem here is
again
how they went too far with the attendance policy.  Some road guys work
80 hours a week with no scheduled rest day.  You gonna tell me that
only being able to markoff 1 day per month is ethical?

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2014

WEBMASTER


YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!  THATS WHY THERE IS SUCH A SHORTAGE ON THE GLDV! 
JUST WHAT THEY WANT.... KEEP THOSE SEATS AT THE SCHOOLS FULL OF 75% PAY
EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS. YEAP, JUST KEEP THE REVOLVING DOOR
SWINGING!

Name: Hey Phone Stressed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2014

YOU CAN ALWAYS QUIT!!!!!!

Webmaster comment: What a surprise, this was posted from Jacksonville. Clearly, they see employees as fungible liabilities.

Name: phone stressed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2014

PUBLIC VIEWERS

For those of you who don't know how railroad jobs work, let me give
you a short example of one of our job descriptions

We have what is called pools. On these pools there are turns. Depending
on the amount of freight that is running there could be 5 or maybe as
many as 25 turns on a pool. Each turn should consist of one engineer
and one conductor(2 man crews). Sometimes they add some extra eng. or
extra conductor turns which causes someone to not be paired up with
someone else. Forget the details on how this is worked out.
These pools are given a specific location they will travel. For
example....one pool might take all their trains to New York and another
pool might take all their trains to California.
In order to hold a pool(or any regular scheduled job) and not be stuck
on an extra board(punk board)you usually need to have a little
seniority under your belt. Once you have that much time in working for
the company and you can actually hold a pool and not be stuck on the
extra board its like winning the lotto to most people. The company by
union agreement is supposed to keep enough people hired and assigned to
the extra board to cover all vacancies created by those on vacation,
daily vacation days, personal days, mandatory classes, and any other
possible manpower shortage that might occur from people marking off
sick to go to the doctor or needing a personal business day due to
emergencies. Keep in mind that not all pools have scheduled days off.

Now, picture this...Your pool has 20 turns. 10 turns are already gone
out of town on trains. This leaves 10 left at home to take the next
group of scheduled trains out. You check the company line up on trains
and there are only 5 trains scheduled to run in the next 24 hours. You
check your position on the pool and you are on the last turn at home.
NOW ARENT YOU THE LUCKY ONE. Only 5 trains to run in 24 hours and you
are at the bottom on the last position to get called. There are 9 turns
ahead of you to take those 5 trains. You stay up a little late, make
some plans for tomorrow and maybe decide...."HEY, I might just take
the little woman out for breakfast in the morning." So you go to bed
and then..... drum roll....the phone rings. You let the answering
machine pick it up. Then you hear..... Its the railroad calling. WE
NEED YOU FOR WORK!   What the hell, you think. There is no way they
came up with 5 more trains before I went to bed. So you get up and run
to your computer to look at the train schedule and there are NO NEW
TRAINS SHOWING UP ON YOUR POOL!  You see they are trying to find
someone to work some crude extra job or another pool that's not yours
or some yard job that they cant fill! Your union agreement says you
don't have to take those crud jobs. The company is supposed to have
enough people on their extra boards to cover these vacancies. BUT THEY
DONT! Were are all the people. How come the extra boards are so short.
Where are all the employees who are supposed to be on this board. Why
does the company have such a shortage of employees.....GOOD QUESTION!
Now, picture going back to bed and the phone starts wringing every 15
minutes while they try to call every one over and over and over and
over again until they can find someone to volunteer to fill that stupid
job!

How do you think you would feel when you finally get that call that  is
for one of your trains that you saw scheduled earlier. Your sleep
constantly disturbed all night. You spouses sleep disturbed all night.
Your crying baby woke up all night!
Don't even say...wouldn't it be easier if you just took the call and
went to work on some other crud job that you waited for years to get
away from! That would just make it easier for the company to keep the
boards short and turn every pool into a multi purpose extra board and
punk everyone onto everything that they worked so many years to get
away from.   
OH CRAP....too late!  Its already happening! Got to go....phones
ringing again!

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 
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2014

other non-employee,

Yes technology does eliminate the need for jobs, but you aren't
looking at the big picture here.  In the past 2 years CSX cut way back
in every department and every craft excluding management.  These
cutbacks didn't have anything to do with technology.  For example, the
simply eliminated 2 out of 3 yard jobs and feel by pushing people that
things will get done just as fast....it doesn't work!

Those people that markoff have always been there, and they still play
games, and we still call them sharpshooters.  The problem here is again
how they went too far with the attendance policy.  Some road guys work
80 hours a week with no scheduled rest day.  You gonna tell me that
only being able to markoff 1 day per month is ethical?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 May 2014

Below is a really nice informative post that pretty well covers the
topic. I might add the intro of the diesel, also had a detramental
affect on engineers. During the steam age multiple engines were often
used.
The comments about marking off every weekend is so true and just the
tip of that practice. I saw them mark off for 5 minutes then mark back
up. Saw them mark to the bottom, at times on a call. We called them
Sharp shooters, and some were real GOOD.






Name: Retired Conductor/Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 May 2014

Worried:
  It didn't start with the remotes. Take a longer view back to diesel
engines taking away the Fireman. Then radios and EOTs took one then
the
second Brakeman. Technology has and will determine the manpower
required. If you want to go way back Mr Westinghouse eliminated jobs
by
the score with his new fangled air brake. Automatic hump retarders did
the same.
  As to dicipline, it was a business response to million dollar
lawsuits for twisted ankles.
  Yes I was a Trainmaster but I was also a Conductor who paid union
dues for 40 years. If the men had used peer presure on the few who
were
marked off every weekend and hurt once a year there might not be the
culture today you complain of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2014

Retired FRA Inspector,

You are correct!  Its the incompetence at the top and even middle
management who are making such bad decisions as with pushing the
employees.

It is true though, the Great Lakes Division is such a mess.  there are
employees being pushed to the brink, and yes, something bad as in
accident is bound to happen at anytime.

Its work, work, work, and prepare to be fired for violating an
UNETHICAL attendance policy. The employees hate this company, and it
wouldn't be this way if it wasn't so mismanaged.  

The more jobs they cut, the slower freight gets moved.  Its not rocket
science as to why this place is a disaster.  CSX may not be considered
a railroad, but trying to make one man do the job of 3 doesn't work in
this profession, never has.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2014

Dear Mr. Blah,

I do agree with what you posted. LBT will never change and I agree that
it takes 2 to tangle,and some of these men like the game as well as she
does. If LBT is going to put whatever out there , than they will jump
on the opportunity.

As far as her husband,he knows she is not emotionally involved, she
like the game of it and attention. She is going no where.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2014

Retired Conductor/Trainmaster:

Looks like you consumed plenty of the CSX Kool-Aid!

Name: phone pressure
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2014

Retired

Less than 2 years ago our division had enough employees to keep the
extra boards to a point that everyone had a reasonable quality of
life(as the railroad sees it). All of the sudden when discipline and
the availability policy went crazy bodies dropped like flies. Boards on
both sides of the craft(engineers/conductors) fell to an all time low.
There were as many as 28 employees on both. Now we are lucky to have
12! We had half a chance of getting 24 hours peace and quiet without
the PHONE WRINGING ALL NIGHT LONG!  When the numbers started dropping
we started asking questions. The supervisors just looked dumb founded
and wouldn't give us any answers. We are not stupid! we know a lot of
them quit. Walked away and said the hell with this! Many of them
expressed their opinions before they did. 
Our union agreements(which the company just spits on) is very clear on
the agreement that management will keep enough people on the boards to
cover scheduled vacations, daily vac days and personal days as well as
my unscheduled day that could possibly occur. Sorry, but that shit cant
happen if people keep quiting and leaving us high and dry.   With 19
years of seniority and the ability to hold a job, there is no reason an
employee should be woke up every other hour of the night by a phone
wringing with a crew caller begging for you to take a job they cant
fill! On top of that, CMC doesn't give a rats ass if you have told
them 1000 times that you are no qualified on that pool and why do you
just keep calling me for it over and over and over. They always have
the same response. "Sorry, but I have to run the roster and try
everyone even if we know you aren't qualified!"
What kind of horse shit is that! Put a man on the moon and the outfit
cant figure our how to set up a program that only calls those who they
know are qualified or have at least been qualified at one time on the
territory. Calling people who haven't seen one day in 19 years on a
run over and over is just plain ignorant. I sware, everyday I think
they just cant get any more stupid and they just prove me wrong! If you
really were a trainmaster then you know what Im saying is true and you
know just how retarded some of the management is that's running this
company. Don't lie and pretend that you don't either! Oh, lets not
forget about the millions they spend on that fancy training for school
that for some reason seems to be having a hard time turning out enough
bodies to get this manpower shortage problem under control. Have to
wonder if the stockholders pockets are lined with enough gold right now
that they don't need the government grant money they have been
pocketing for brining in new hires off the street!

Name: Retired Conductor/Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 May 2014

Worried:
  It didn't start with the remotes. Take a longer view back to diesel
engines taking away the Fireman. Then radios and EOTs took one then the
second Brakeman. Technology has and will determine the manpower
required. If you want to go way back Mr Westinghouse eliminated jobs by
the score with his new fangled air brake. Automatic hump retarders did
the same.
  As to dicipline, it was a business response to million dollar
lawsuits for twisted ankles.
  Yes I was a Trainmaster but I was also a Conductor who paid union
dues for 40 years. If the men had used peer presure on the few who were
marked off every weekend and hurt once a year there might not be the
culture today you complain of.

Name: WORRIED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2014

BLAH

Say it again sam.... its time to move on and start waking up


Since the takeover of Conrail there has been so many outrageous changes
that have cut away at the employees stability in the industry that no
one has any kind of guaranteed job future in the company.

 The young and newly hired employees are coming from a time that knows
absolutely nothing about the hardships of fighting for workers rights
and dignity in the workplace. It would take too many pages to explain
to them why our unions started and why our grandfathers and great
grandfathers fought on the picket lines. How many of them were shot or
shot at when trying to prevent scabs from crossing them. How many shed
blood fighting for decent wages and decent treatment from their bosses.
No, the young pups of today are a ME....ME....ME group of self centered
do for me only workers who pay union dues out of every hard earned
check and do nothing to secure their futures.

It started with the remotes. Hundreds of engineers lost jobs in the
seat because of so called "progress"!

Then the discipline levels began to change. Things that were considered
minor offenses became serious. The days of sitting down with a man and
having a one on one ass chewing with some counseling started getting
kicked to the curb. Now your serious offenses are becoming major. Just
an easier way to send the ones who speak up and want to fight for their
agreement rights packing!

Now comes the certification. We now have a new group of offenses that
can get you decertified and pulled out of service on the spot and
threats that you will be fired with no chance of getting your job back.
Our unions have said through the rumor mill that they didn't agree with
the company on this issue, yet they have done nothing to assure us they
will put up a good fight with our money they have been taking for years
to make sure this doesn't happen. Are they on board with the hard
paying dues members or the FRA? Has anyone seen or even received
anything in the mail from the internationals addressing the members on
this subject?  NO!

The old heads are the only ones who can see the writing on the wall.
They have been railroading most of their lives and the changes are just
to overwhelming. Most of them are happy getting out while the getting is
still good!

So lets look at what our unions have done for our work environment
since the takeover and now in 2014.....The black box, erad, GPS, cell
trackers, in cab recording devices, inward facing cameras, trip
optimizer, PTC, simulators, remote engines, IVR'S, automatic crew
callers(JOKE), trumped up discipline and valid claims that have been
back logged for over 6 years, insane level of manpower shortage and an
availability policy that's make a normal life almost non existent

Yes, I would say the old heads have it made. They are getting out
before it all goes to hell and we are down to one man crews and so much
fear in the workplace of being fired that no one can have a sense of
peace at work or in their homes.
Yes, I would say our union dues are being used wisely and we are
getting our moneys worth......HA HA HA HA HA

Name: blah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2014

Friend/family

If the records that your are keeping are correct and it has been six
years that rumors of bad behavior have been reported on this woman,
than that should send a clear message to all of those who post on here
including yourself that she will not be asked to leave nor be forced 
either. It also take two to tango and you know that as well as I do.
She is not doing what she is doing alone. She might be a sinner and a
morally corrupt person but that obviously isn't going to change her
place of employment. Again, the men she is supposedly involved with are
no better than her. They have no right to point fingers.

Robert is not coming to her rescue. I believe this is one subject he
couldn't care less about and I hope he never does. His rantings about
road crossing accidents can be annoying but his topics are 100% of more
importance than some Jerry Springer rumors that have gone on for so long
about a woman that no one really cares about!

Now that someone has actually posted something on here about their bad
encounter with the Redi Center, maybe others may find the courage to
discuss what really goes on it that place and focus on other topic of
more importance as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2014

Sounds like Robert is coming to her defense.

Name: ASK Identification 4043
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2014

I believe this is the correct location for this one?

If you have been on the CSX 4043 you might be the one I am looking for
anyone that can Identify this moon call Jacksonville for your reward
and brownie points no pun intended.   


http://fox8.com/2014/05/14/i-team-r-rated-trouble-on-the-tracks/

CSX railroading What is for Tomorrow?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2014

To the post that states LBT is at it again, what is she doing this time?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2014

In my opinion, rumors don't  start and last 6 years if you are being a
angel. This women has to be doing  all these inappropriate moves. I'm
sure their are many, many women and men that would step up to the front
of the line and tell many stories about this women. If she is doing all
these things she should be ashamed, because she is married and has
children. If she claims to be a Christian, shame on her.

Name: 
E-mail: 
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: BLAH BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2014

hey Corporate

Advice from real corporate..... Find a life. Your obsessions with this
woman in worthless.... She still has a job and will always have a job.
You just don't see the big picture. If she is doing favors in the
right places, YOU CANT CHANGE THAT! All of you who have posted on this
site about her just secured her job forever. You have and are still
creating a hostile work place for her by posting rumors that the public
can read.  You are liable for slander if YOU have no proof. All of you
have shot yourselves in the foot! I suggest you move on the more
pressing matters that are destroying you everyday work environment and
cutting into your pay. I believe that should be your focus!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2014

What is LBT up to now? Any details?

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

She's at it again. Mrs. Touchstone is on a mission to top herself all
over again. Where it stops nobody knows. Actually we all know...it will
never stop. Its amazing how she acts all high and mighty, pretends to be
so religious...and thinks absolutely nothing about being the company
slut. What a great example for your children. Try some discretion for
once. You are a fool LBT. A total embarrassment to yourself and your
family

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: 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: 

 Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad
workers in the course of their daily duties; 
 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; 
 A record number of firings and terminations; 
 Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report
injuries; 
 Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory
agency for violations; 
 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; 
 Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by
endless denials of claims; 
 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  info@railroadworkersunited.org 
(206) 984-3051  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: sidewinder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2014

To any employees at boyles terminal in birmingham, please check behind
your car before backing out of parking spaces.  Supt. Holtz could be
passed out again and be laying behind your vehicle.  On a side note,
congratulations to Supt. Holtz on his promotion.  After getting his
third DUI he has finally proven he has what it takes to move up in this
company.

Name: KN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2014

Corbin,my.manager was sleeping with a service attendant.so the company
made them work different shifts.so they decided to just get married and
now the new wife gets jobs abolished and created so she can be on 1st
shift with her new husband and boss.

Name: not surprised
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2014

Hey Trackman(M&W)

Did you read the article about a BNSF mechanical employee who went into
the Mechanical supervisors office on april 17th and blew a hole in him!!
  Guess it isn't just csx that's pushing their employees to the edge. 
Im surprised this hasn't happened on our rr yet.....

Name: painful 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2014

Pain II

I googled the info you posted on here about vibration exposures and
couldn't believe what I read!  My symptoms are exactly like what I
read under the FELA article on whole body vibration exposure. There are
tons of other sites addressing this issue as well. Including some groups
in Washington D.C. Until I went out on the road I was just fine. After
being on equipment that vibrates constantly and some so bad it makes
the seats vibrate and make it impossible to sit in them without your
back and legs start to itch, I can no longer feel a spot In my back
anymore. My feet are tingling now and are getting numb!  It sounds like
neuropathy!  Im taking this info to my doctor and see what he wants to
do. Its not just me either. Im hearing other guys talk about it as
well. They didn't put 2 and 2 together until now! I hope this crap is
treatable if caught early enough!

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2014

Crying, baby little bitches. Crying about doing the work that is the
whole purpose of your employment. Crying about setting out and picking
up, cry about the late calls and bad line-ups, boohoo. Most T&E
employees have no clue as to what's really going on. How it all works.

Name: Track Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2014

This web site is so sad. All you MFers are a bunch of cry baby's. Be
glad you have a job that pays well in today's time and if you don't
like what you do then fucking quit. Don't get on some petty website
and cry to one another about what you don't have and be thankful for
what you do. I would almost bet money the biggest part of the people
that post on the site are van drivers.

Name: pain II
E-mail: vibrationexposures.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 April 2014

Attention pain: good article dated 04/08! You're speaking of"railroad
vibration exposure injuries" from excessive cumulative trauma. This is
a legitimate claim if the time of notification does not exceed the
statue of limitations of three years. These injuries contributes to all
kinds of assorted illnesses including sleeping disorders and taking a
lifetime of pain medications.

FELA attorneys are fighting each other in order to represent injured
rail workers affected by these conditions!

Google "railroad vibration exposure injuries" and you will get
several hits of pass cases settled with the results. Some are 7 figure
claims.

Name: $$$$$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 April 2014

CREWS!!!!!

What the hell is wrong with you!  You just don't see the big picture 
here! The greatlake division has been sabotaged to make the crews the
best money they have ever had. It also keeps all the new hires marked
up and the newbies coming in with a guaranteed place to go on the
boards. It also keeps the money coming in from all those engines they
leased out to someone else!

Sure, its a bitch sitting our for hours in line waiting to get into a
plugged yard because there is no power to get the freight out and make
a hole. Sure, its a bitch to sit in the hotel for 24-48 hours waiting
for a train and then finally getting dead headed home. 
Everyone is screaming to the top of their lungs about how bad
management is and how bad they run things. What???? You just figuring
this out? Come on people. The crews have been holding their hand and
enabling them for years. Everytime you pick up the phone and make all
the call to get your stupid work order the YM or TM cant get, your
doing their jobs. Everytime you call a customer and make arrangements
with them when things are screwed up, YOU ENABLE THEM! QUIT DOING THEIR
STINKING JOBS FOR THEM AND MAYBE,JUST MAYBE THEY MIGHT LEARN HOW TO
BECOME COMPETENT OF THEIR DUTIES AND THINGS WILL RUN BETTER. I DONT
CARE IF CRY BABY DOESNT WANT TO SIT AROUND AND WAIT, OR I NEED TO GET
TO HOTEL AND BACK BECAUSE I GOT A PARTY TO ATTEND. YOU ARE CREATING
THIS MESS OVER AND OVER AGAIN! You knew what you were getting into when
you signed on with the outfit!
In the meantime, Im going to get worked to death and make several
thousand a pay period, but I will do it while Im eating my pizza and
potato chips and watching spectacular sunrises and sunsets and
sing..........CHA-CHING.....CHA-CHING......CHA-CHING when I go on
overtime or they beg me to drag another train in for them for another
time ticket!

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

They are driving this place into the ground.  They've cut jobs in all
departments & combined them thinking that if they leave things that
way, everything will just work itself out...ITS NOT WORKING!  Lets not
forget the diesel shops they have closed, now nothing is getting fixed.
Trains everywhere are 2 to 3 days out of date, and they are throwing
time slips at employees in desperation.  It doesn't help matters
though, trains are parked everywhere from Chicago to Boston.

I also love that $28.00 PPS that never goes up.  Hasn't done anything
since the stock split.  I wonder why not? 

You can't tell that to old Al Crown though, he shines a seat with his
ass from 9 to 5 in a cubicle down yonder.  

Remember people...ITS NOT IN THE BUDGET!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
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: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2014

Positive Train Control or PTC



Name: Al Crown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 April 2014

Hey Dumbass Conductor (you sound like one of the dumbasses from Avon),
name one fucking "upgrade" project right now on CSX that the govt.
is
funding?

Take another bong hit from your corn silks you are  smoking and think
real hard and let me know.

  View This Article

Name: Al Crown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 April 2014

Hey Dumbass Conductor (you sound like one of the dumbasses from Avon),
name one fucking "upgrade" project right now on CSX that the govt. is
funding?

Take another bong hit from your corn silks you are  smoking and think
real hard and let me know.

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

Who do you think is paying for all the upgrades your currently seeing on
CSX? THE GOVERNMENT!  Conrail was formed by the government, and paid
back every dime after only a few years of existence, Al Crown
STUPIDVISOR.  They weren't taken over because they were in bad shape,
takeovers happen for just the opposite reason.  CSX is still paying on
there portion after 15 years, so do your homework.

Before CSX took over there half of Conrail, CSX was a coal railroad. I
remember afterwards when CSX managers came out of a meeting concerned,
saying that they had never ran this much freight before....lol.

You never saw slow orders on Conrail as well.  They fixed them as fast
as they appeared. I've seen slow orders on this railroad that have
been there for years.

Still a cheap outfit today.  When they gonna replace all these old worn
out engines?  I love the fuel saving concept as well, one engine rated
for 4400 tons to pull an 8000 ton train quite often. They say "just do
the best ya can." Thats how more fuel is burned..lol.  You also wonder
why all the engines are blowing up or in the shop?

Name: Al Crown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2014

Conrail made money?

Damn pass the dutchie on the lefthand side CO 20-30, I need some that
shit you have.


That POS railroad never made a dime, without sucking it from the
government.

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

Sorry conductor 20 - 30 , before we took over Conrail, the Conrail guys
we worked around in our terminal complained about the same things you
are complaining about now. Nothing changes.

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

CSX will tell you it is a "Transportaion" company and not a
"Railroad".

Just remember that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2014

CSX and the Great Lakes Division just doesn't like the fact that the
ex-Cons knew and still know how to railroad & move freight.  This
hillbilly outfit doesn't...LMAO!

Its now taking them 3 to 4 crews to get a train across the rails of 100
miles.  The ex-Cons had no problem with crews & management working
together, EVERYONE made money!  No cameras, no officials hiding in the
weeds, no NAZI dicktaster at the top driving everything into the ground
either.  No harassment & intimidation, none needed.  The ex-Cons had
guaranteed on time delivery.  You tell me who ran a better railroad? 
By the way, trainmasters wouldn't be quitting CSX if the place wasn't
such a train wreck of an operation.  Ask Warren Buffett his opinion of
CSX, he spends money.  Not like this cheap ass outfit.

Name: Surfing Jacksonville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2014

Cleaning out the Great Lakes Ex Cons and lil groups of special
interestscan be purged better.   Failure to protect previously
employees fired ahead of you and your current fellow employes will
result in moving down the line to YOU!  Rats !

Just like Nazi Gay Stop O tactics implemented by Ingram & Brown

Do you really think the G&W is better than CSX with Brownshirt running
that outfit?

Keep posting on here and get on the GL Termination List.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2014

I was on engine 522 or 521 last week.  It had a camera directly over the
engineer and conductor's work area.  If I were a female, I'd be filing
a suit over the location of the cameras.  The way CSX positioned them,
if a women that wasn't flat chested wore something as simple as a polo
shirt, CSX management could look right down her top.  Knowing all of the
pervert managers out here, you know not only would they be looking,
they'd be taking pictures and sharing it with their friends.  Before
long, that poor female's breast would be all over the internet, and
CSX issued cell phones

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2014

Our neighborhood flooded in 2009 because of a culvert CSX failed to
maintain for 100 years...

CSX told us we were getting a new culvert and once the statute of
limitations tolled they laughed at us and never fixed the culvert.  

So here is my advice when dealing with CSX transportation...do not
believe anything they say...only communicate via email and sue ASAP.

And remember all contracts and agreements need to be in writing, signed
and notarized.  

Also, the special Olympic comments on the home page needs to be changed
or removed.  They are disabled or handicapped, not retarded.

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

Beaten,

I definitely concur with you. During my last few years with FRA, I
witnessed the largest concentration of assholes in one place (railroad
managers) than I could ever have imagined.

Name: beaten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2014

Crew Dispatcher


They should pay good. That's the only way they can get people to stay.
But then, the man power shortages caused by the amount who finally say
the hell with under educated TM'S, malicious intent to not pay claims
that are part of the agreements(that csx signed), the verbal threats by
cmc to try and intimidate people to take jobs that they clearly are not
properly trained on, the lack of any peace at home because the phone
rings constantly all night long because they are running rosters to
fill jobs because they ran people off, the bogus write ups and......
just don't have the time to list all the rest. 
So yes, they should pay well. We are getting paid to sell our souls,
bow down to the I want to be a big TM yardmaster with the smart mouth,
family members and spouses upset over constant household disruptions
and our dignity and respect spat all over.  Yeah, now that I think of
it...WE NEED A RAISE!

Name: Sir!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2014

I usually have a good experience at work overall. What can really ruin
my day though; YardMasters and Overtime..... I know I'm preaching to
the choir. YardMasters obviously need to learn some Tact. If you can't
handle the heat from the Trainmaster then go to the store, buy some
straws and suck it the £#!$ up. Don't get me wrong, There are some
knowledgeable YM's that use tact and do treat others with respect in
return makes an overall more efficiently ran yard. Overtime I guess
I'll just have to suck that up. I'm not gonna check you over the
radio and argue with your incompetence as an individual. Just know I as
an individual will only tolerate 0% from here on out. 350lbs of chewed
bubble gum is an echelon for anyone to achieve. Be happy with yourself.
Everyone have a safe day!!!! ×Semper Fidelis×

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2014

WHY IN THE HELL DO YOU ALL COMPLAIN ABOUT CSX? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY
PEOPLE RETIRE WITH A GREAT PENSION? TRY LIVING ON SOCIAL SECURITY.
CSX PROVIDES A GOOD WAGE, GOOD BENEFITS. WHAT DO YOU WANT?

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

Im glad to hear that Barr was still human at some point, but I can tell
you with absolute assurance that while on the ATL division, under
Swafford, he lost all human decency. 
If you only knew half of what he did to one of our best managers, you
would eat those words. Shame on Barr. Whether it was because he had to,
or because he wanted to doesnt matter in my book. Ive been out here
almost 20 yrs, and have never seen the treatment he provided to one of
my TMs, an Army Veteran.

Name: want to be
E-mail: kbtoc@frontier.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2014

I recently went to an interview in Lafayette and what a joke.  I was
able to talk to all of the other people having a job interview and I
was feeling pretty good.  The others didn't have prier experience and
the safety back ground that I had.  Yet,  I didn't receive the email
saying I was the one "put into a pool".  What a joke !!!!  it was
said from one of the guys waiting to be interviewed (with a military
back ground) that the person has already been selected.  Sad but now I
am thinking this must be true.  NOT the first time I have heard this. 
Stop wasting peoples time and fuel CSX.

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: tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2014

Fact


Brian Barr was at Avon yard quite a few years ago. He was fair and
treated everyone with respect and dignity. He did what testing that
Jacksonville required of him but he didn't set up traps or hide in
bushes or make up bogus lies just to get a write up. He did verbal
counseling more often than threatening with write ups. Im surprised he
still has a job. Most supervisors who treat the employees like humans
and fellow workers don't last. Getting TOO CHUMMY with the
subordinates(stated by REED) gets them kicked to the curve as they
should be(according to him) YOu can tell him when you see him that the
guys at avon would love to have him back!  Just make sure he doesn't
drink the Kool-Aid if you see any other supervisor offering it to
him!!!!!

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

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

Where else can a high school dropout without even a GED make $430.00
bucks a day and have weekends off?  CSX kicks ass
guys.-----------------

Stay is School fool.

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

Where else can a high school dropout without even a GED make $430.00
bucks a day and have weekends off?  CSX kicks ass guys.

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: 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: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2014

Where I work, they have cut the hands on training down to nothing
compared to when I started.  Thats why there are so many complaints of
new hires not knowing anything once they mark up.  The company pushes
them through school, gives them the very little time on each job, then
throws them to the dogs as fast as they can.  Its not long before they
are out of service....safety first remember?  Jobs in all crafts have
been cut down to nothing with the exception of management.  

They run this place by the seat of there pants!

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2014

Other

The only benefit that a newly hired employee gets at the school is
basic rr training on terminology. What is a car, knuckle, engine,
switch? How do you use a radio?  They cover rules of course but that
really has nothing to do with basic 101 railroading and the nitty
gritty that goes on out in the field. ASK ANY NEW HIRE after he has
been in the field for 2 months how much the school really helped when
it comes to reality in the fields.  You will get your answer!

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

As a taxpayer, I am appalled that our government pays CSX to train its
own employees. This is another example of corporate welfare. They can
pay a prosperous corporation like CSX for training its own employees,
but can't properly take care of the sick, poor and elderly people in
our country, or give our wounded veterans the care they need. This
proves that FRA is totally in the pocket of the railroad industry. But
having worked for FRA, I already knew that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 March 2014

To Mr eyes Open.

Based on your post, you may have information that i do not know. Is the
CSX school a profit center? Do the fee's and charges exceed the
operational expenses? How much per trainee does the Gov pay and how
much does the trainee pay? What is the cost of running an inhouse
training center as opposed to OJT? Is OJT better than inhouse or off
property training? Thanks for your future imput.

Name: eyes open
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2014

Conductor


Your right and there is a reason for it. People just keep refusing to
see the big picture and the reason for the madness.

Look at the turn over rate. Why is there so much of a man power
shortage that they had to cancel all the MANDATORY face to face rules
classes until late april. WHERE DID THE EMPLOYEES GO!!! In the
beginning of the summer the extra boards where loaded for engineers and
conductors. Had as many as 23 engineers on the boards. Then the
conductors started disappearing to the point that engineers had to flow
back and fill in. The boards were so low at one point(12 engineers) and
conductors down to 9 that employees were all getting 6 starts and run
ragged into the ground. Again, where did they go? This question was
asked of one of the superintendents and he couldn't even give a
definite answer. He was told to take a good look at boards. There were
not that many suspended or off medical or vacations to make the big
shortage that exist. Fact is, THEY QUIT! Just what the company wants.
When you spends thousands upon thousands each year to keep a training
school open and running and depend on those new hires to get government
grants, you have no choice but to keep a turn over rate high. If you
cant fire people for bogus crap and the employees follow the rules 100%
to the letter there is only one way to create a turnover
rate....HARRASS....INTIMIDATE....or make the quality of life suck so
much that people just walk away! Yes, the pay is good and no one can
say it isn't, BUT IT SHOULD BE! For what you have to give up to keep
the job, frankly it should pay more. Its not just the quality of life
but is also the pay shortages or the valid claims denied or the clown
circus that you deal with every day you come to work. The siting on
trains for 4-5 hours waiting to get into your yard, 5-6 hours waiting
for someone to find a ride to pick you up, the wrong car wrong train
issues, bad orders the yard cant take care of and you spent an hour
cherry picking your train, late work orders... and the biggest laugh of
all... Cant get bulletins because the chief or dispatcher had no idea
your train was called or you are even on duty. No profile made.  The
list goes on and on and on...... So all I can say is, it aint gonna
change any time soon because if it does the school will lose big money
and have to close down!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2014

YES THEY DID!!!!  After the departure of Ingram & Brown, they started
moving freight again!  Most of there Nazi tactics were reversed
including the pathetic rule book that WE now have in place.  Lets not
leave out the unethical attendance policy either!

CSX has had a serious problem with management for years, and its
current management style is just driving things further into the
ground.  I've never seen so much low morale in one place.  They will
learn the hard way because I'm already seeing it take place.

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

A few years ago, Norfolk Southern Corporation changed its management
style to become more employee friendly, and the benefits of that
decision are now being realized. I hope things will change the same way
for you folks at CSX, but it seems to me that the top management dogs
like things too much just the way they are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2014

I sure wish stockholders would open there eyes to the piss poor
management style of this company.  NSC is running circles around this
place.  Keep cracking the whip on the employees, its not gonna make the
stock climb.  Raising the dividend hasn't done much either.  Management
has to change, or its time to clean house in higher places.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2014

You got to be a bunch of ass holes to work for this chicken shit express
  Know what you are!

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 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2014

Lovin Life:

I love watching you bottom of the barrel management scrapers take it up
the ass on those conference calls. The way a derailment or ran through
switch is YOUR FAULT when all is said and done.  Your a trainmaster, so
go hide in the weeds and get me some failures you thankless slug!

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

Goldie in Selkirk ny picks up shemales on Craigslist 
Gross fat cocksucker

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2014

For inward facing cameras you can thank Democratic Senator Schumer. He
preasured the FRA into this. Not the company, not the unions, but one
of NoBama's buddies.

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

Camera in the Cab is the last of the Conductor,why? Because the
engineers want everything on the right side, to protect their job, and
have for many years. Just imagine how much safer it would be with duel
control. Not to be. Tomorrow the new engineer will step on and place
the train consist on the console and go.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2014

It's official. System notice 3 inward facing cameras are being
installed in locomotives. "Due to ntsb pressure." Ratchet up the
hatred. Unions? 
Btw an obama appointed judge allowed this on kcs. Union dues well
spent. 18 hours on a loco without phone,keeping glasses on. Conductors
running? No bathroom breake. Big brother is here. 

Maybe mikey and Cindy can lead by example. Put web cams in your
office???

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: 17 February 2014

Jesus, you bitch about the bonus taxes being too high, then healthcare,
yet how many of you voted for the Obama Monkey?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

CSX is AMAZING. Where else can you get terminated 3 times and still have
someone (the union) fighting for you to get your job back?? Or where
else can you put in claims and get paid for sitting at home because you
"would have worked" the OT, but you haven't answered an OT call in
years??? CSX pays its employees adequately, and they still come to a
site like this to complain when there are people who would do anything
to make the living you make. If it's SO BAD, WHY DON'T YOU QUIT?!?!?!

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 Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 February 2014

Agreed on contract. Bonus taxes are too high. They are basically holding
our wages and give them to us if they want to. Bad all the way around. 
This contract will be bad regardless. Healthcare tax of 40% plus no
pre-existing conditions and now open to gay partners? Look for no
raises and our share of insurance to triple. Your union dues put him in
office so no whining.

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2014

Reminder: csx bereavement or lack their of policy. Zero time off for
grandparents, aunts, uncles, best friends or unborn children.
Classlessness  of upper management shines through daily. Bet Mickey and
Cindy don't comply with this one.

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

This is a perfect example of what dumb does. New 26 year old Ter mgr.
The asumption is he is dumb, stupid, and a co man. The CSX did not hire
him to be stupid, nore to fail as a Manager, so get a grip. New is one
thing, stupid is another. Granted he does not have 16 years experience,
and the learning process is in full force. Makes me wonder if you have 1
years experience 16 times.


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

I work at intermodal greenwich terminal in philly pa and our new
terminal manger is a young shit head .26 yrs old , came out of the
Brooklyn yard as a train master .A TRAIN MASTER WHAT THE HELL DOES A
TRAIN MASTER KNOW ABOUT INTERMODAL NOTHING  does not know about the
the
operations train spotting or when train will be in or out this guy has
no clue , I've been doing intermodal work for 16 yrs and let me tell
you working with the train crews are a piece of cake .me and my
supervisor do a better job of getting the trains in or out better than
that dam tm cause me and the supervisor have a better communication
with the train crews . All in all this fucker needs to take his ass
back over to T .

Name: Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2014

To the post below

That sounds like North Baltimore.

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

I work at intermodal greenwich terminal in philly pa and our new
terminal manger is a young shit head .26 yrs old , came out of the
Brooklyn yard as a train master .A TRAIN MASTER WHAT THE HELL DOES A
TRAIN MASTER KNOW ABOUT INTERMODAL NOTHING  does not know about the the
operations train spotting or when train will be in or out this guy has
no clue , I've been doing intermodal work for 16 yrs and let me tell
you working with the train crews are a piece of cake .me and my
supervisor do a better job of getting the trains in or out better than
that dam tm cause me and the supervisor have a better communication
with the train crews . All in all this fucker needs to take his ass
back over to T .

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: 
E-mail: mattslegalshield@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2014

Like most institutions, your preppy college grads that are now in
upper-level management don't realize that for the first 50 yrs, this
company was not ran by college grads. Degrees can't teach experience
or common sense. In most cases it is just a matter of feeling like a
part of the "good ol' boy club" by requiring one. Companies should
give intelligence tests that grade common sense approaches and test
one's ability to make decision based on head, not heart in a timely
fashion. ON a college equivalency exam, I tested higher in most all
areas than 88% of 4yr. college grads and 63% of Master's degree
grad's.

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2014

Corporate Office 10-20:

There wouldn't be so many people suspended or out of service for bogus
claims if your micro-management was real management instead of bean
counters.

This is head games you people are playing out here!  You are targeting,
suspending, and firing people out of spite.  You people don't know how
to run this place....FACT!

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

.

Corporate Office 10-20

Before you make statements such as yours I suggest you do your
research.

Fact is, not one person said anything about "furloughs"

Now I know why you are in Jacksonville.


.

Name: FACTS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2014

Conductor 10-20


Before you make statements such as yours I suggest you do your
research. Fact is that there is no one furloughed on the Greatlakes
Divison. The shortages are caused by medical, suspensions, out of
service pending investigations and those who turned in their
resignations and quit. There may be other divisions who have created
lay off boards. There have been some management messages sent out in
regards to that issue.  
 The massive shortages that were created after the end of the summer
season left the door open for a flood of government grants to help hire
and train new hires and keep the doors wide open at the training center.
How the shortages are created is no secret. There will always be a
mandatory turn over rate in existence. I'm sure everyone who has read
your post has had no problem figuring out that you are either
management or your are just another mole who wants to stir up an
argument on this site.  Maybe you should find something better to do
with your time.  Seems to me that you are pretty confident in your job
position and feel that you are treated fairly at all times. Must be
nice to know that you will never be a target! Good for you!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2014

Train Dispatcher 10-20....

We understand what you are going through here on the Great Lakes, as
T&E we are going through the same thing.  Cut, cut, cut, and everything
will just work itself out right?  After everything is cut, they start
planning on more cuts...lol

Don't take anything personal from us T&E when it comes to moving
freight because we aren't out to screw you or anybody else.  We are
just going with the flow, and the flow is just backing up.  Its not
worth it to hurry for these clowns, you know it as well as us!

I can see a house cleaning coming in the future for upper management. 
Total incompetence for the ones making these decisions.  You know
yourself and you can see it that by making all these cuts, it is just
costing more money by paying more overtime, and calling out more crews.
 I just laugh and open my pockets.

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2014

Hahahahahaaa....Upper management probably doesn't see it this way, but
CSX is now the laughing stock of all railroads.  They are trying to
move twice the freight with half the people, and  even lower management
is now scratching there heads.  The yards are backing up, but they
can't call out an extra crew because its not in the budget.  Instead
they pay 6 guys to sit on a guaranteed board and not work at all...lol

Employees are working 100% by the rules and still being put on the
street because the incompetent division managers want both 100% rules
compliance, and failures at the same time.  All this and they preach
ethics to everyone.  Come on you T&E employees, we are your friends, we
are on your side, we want a positive attitude, but we wanna fire
you...LMAO!  



The CSX Circus is alive and kicking!

Name: T
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

I've done it all, switchman, RCO, Engineer. A good 2 man ground crew
with a good engineer could bang out 150 cars in perfect conditions...
15 years ago, before handbrake tests and safety stops and protecting
every shove, 50 foot separation, no getting on and off on the fly,  and
2 car loaded cuts. When no one was watching, when officials wisely
looked the other way. Why shit where you eat as the saying goes. Those
days are way gone. CSX knew that many many jobs sat half their shift
and were leaving early. 

     That being said, the remotes work just fine, other than being less
reliable. They seem to break down more, get less maintenance due to
inexperienced younger crews "inspecting" them and pulling them for
defects. They hate the cold. A good remote crew can get just as much
done in a shift these days. Too many rules, too many eyes. No one cares
about production, just movement. 

     I've never in my experience seen an RCL move on its own but I
suppose in theory it could happen. It takes three specific motions to
make a stopped and centered RCL move. If you bumped all three things in
the correct order I guess it could happen. I think one man should be
banned, and the rules changed so that the operator in control cannot
give himself "three step" by centering his reverser control. The
other operator should be in control and not be allowed to do anything
other than wait. No lining switches no handbrakes no nothing.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

You old head conductors make me laugh.....you want the engineers to pull
a cut of cars with air on them cause you are to lazy to lace the hoses
and cut the air in....pull them out with hand brakes everywhere cause
you are to fat and lazy to take em off....double handle cars cause you
are to dumb to figure out a switch list....oh the list goes on and
on....before you call engineers fat and lazy butts you ought to look in
the mirror ......a good three man flat switching yard crew could do
three times the work you remote idiots do.....you are a wanna be
engineer it sounds like....or are you to scared to get in the
seat?......if an engineer has a great crew with him that is all he does
is go back and forth start and stop and won't say a word that is until
the idiots on the ground have their head up their ass like they
normally do on a daily basis.....

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

Productivity gains?.....wish I had whatever you been
smoking....lmfao....i can recall the days with a good engineer a good
foreman and a good switchman would pound out 150 cars in 3-4hours
...emphasis on GOOD.....something the remote people don't know about
apparently....I have seen some pretty awesome crashes that NEVER would
have happened with an engineer on the head end.....I was even in
Chicago when a remote job took the life of a young lady....I guarantee
you that would not have happened either if an engineer was on
board......so stick that remote crap up ur a..   Your an idiot.....

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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2014

Engineer 10 - 20 Years, you are a perfect example of productivity gains
from the remote. I spent years working with engineers who thought they
knew how to switch, it usually took us 15" to get them off their butts
to go to work. The remote goes forward, back, stop and doesn't complain
all day.

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

Hey yardMASTER.....guess you was never an engineer huh?....you have no
idea what it is like to work with a bunch of idiots on the ground
....double and triple handle cars....take a 3 hr. Job and turn it in to
a 6 hr. Job....it always amuses me when the engineer gets a bashing and
ten minutes later the so called yard foreman asks how to do
something.....or the yardMASTER tells you that you will be there til
all the work is done so he won't be rested for his job the next
day.....he will give you list after list after list....so instead of
going yard speed now it will be 3-4 mph....if you would like to know a
yardMASTER is a wanna be trainMASTER with his brains sucked
out.....MASTER...now that is funny....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 January 2014

An Engineer is a Conductor with his brains knocked out.  I've been
gone 15 years and I still think of the times an engineer tried to tell
me how to do my job.  One time, while working the local the engineer
got off the train , walked to the dispatchers box and told the
dispatcher to send him another conductor, flagman, and while he was at
it he would need another head brakeman too.  He contended that we were
disrespectful toward him so he asked for another crew to work with.

Without hesitation, the dispatcher stated that it would be easier to
replace the engineer than the conductor, flagman, and brakeman.
Needless to say, the fat ass engineer was mad as hell because we just
kept laughing at him.  We had been doing all the work on the ground and
he tried to tell us how to do it. 

Of course, that was back in the day when they thought they were God.

Damm I really miss that part of the railroad because I loved to tell
the engineer to SHUT UP and do what he was told.  God I miss that.

Always remember guys:  their is no other industry  known to mankind
that demands so much and gives back so little as the railroad.  If your
not careful you just might start believing that they really like and
care for you.  When you start that just be ready for a surprise.

Hey, good luck to all.  At this stage of my life I just credit my 35
years with the RR as a bad dream, because I could have done much
better.  If any of you have a chance just leave there then do so, and
you will thank yourself later.

Safety my ass.  Yeah right.  As long as it doesn't cost any money.

This is not to say that I didn't work with some good dudes because I
did, but we got in at a young age and felt trapped, and the economy had
us on a stranglehold for a long time.

The day I hired in (after cubbing), I was forced on a local with
Saturday off with and Eng, Fireman, Conductor, flagman, and I was the
brakeman.  We had to have a 100 car train to be a mile long, and the
day I left it was me and an engineer and it took 60 cars to make a mile
long train.  

Guess what! their plotting right now how to give you more work for less
pay.  Think I'm full of it?  Just wait.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2014

And it's hard to call anyone because my McT guy called csxt police,
said I was harassing other divisions to see if I could transfer there,
and tried blocking my attempts to have any contact with CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2014

Ya it seems that way, I've talked to employee relations, labor
relations, all they do is call my McT guy or email him and he gives his
side and they basically call me a liar, I just want my job back and I
want to work. I'm a good honest man and didn't want any of this to
happen

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 January 2014

Conductor

You were in the Great Lakes Division?  WOW!  Now there is a big
surprise. That so called mentor problem has been going on for years.
Mentor before last one was begged to take it because he was a kick but
LC and the only way to get him off their backs was to offer him a
bigger fish. He took the bait, abandoned his members and now has moved
up to TM!  Many are making their own training schedules and getting
paid is a problem as usual.  Maybe this is something you need to
address directly with our powerful OZ Mr. Ward. What have you got to
lose. Even if it get tossed in file 13 you have sent a complaint to him
and made him aware of the situation. Make sure you send it as registered
with proof he got it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 January 2014

I was working out of Great Lakes division

Name: Not Surprised either
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2014

I am not surprised either, most of these so called mentors (MCT manager)
do not care about you and are doing that job to get to the next level.
What division were you in? Idk what else you can do because you really
don't have union protection and the company views you as a trainee and
will always side with their managers first. Without anything in writing,
it is your word against his, I'm sorry to hear about this and hopefully
the company will give you your job back. It seems like just a
miscommunication, good luck with everything especially your newborn

Name: not surprised
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2014

Conductor


Im sorry to hear that this has happened to you and I wish you the best
of luck for you and your family.

If you haven't learned now then let me tell you that you don't
believe anything that csx tells you or anyone for that matter and you
get everything IN WRITING!  You are not the first one or will you be
the last that has been given a bogus promise from the company and then
been the one to pay the price for their embarrassment and mud on their
face actions.  Its not surprising that your mentor(HA! HA!) didn't
remember or even know who the hell you were. They are given too many
people to oversee and often screw up schedules, misplace their new
hires and cant or wont do a damn thing about getting them paid when
they have been screwed out of it by the ridiculous computer program
they have for paying them. We have people who haven't been paid for
weeks and are starting to hit the hardship level because of the pay
problems. You unfortunately made the move without anything in writing. 
I hope other newly hired employees read this and have the good sense to
make sure everything they get is in writing. By the way, when my class
was hired it was made perfectly clear they wanted you within 50 miles
or your assigned yard. If you were told the same thing and they let you
go to the area where you transferred from then they should have known
that you would be transferring eventually. Did you talk to anyone in
the school about it? Where they aware that you planned on relocating to
an area closer to your home? Not sure that you can do anything about it
now, but maybe you could talk to some of them you had this conversation
with. Refresh some memories. Maybe get advise from a good attorney!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2014

I was a trainee, advised I can go to Willard after first of the year,
was driving 3 hours one way because only place hiring in ohio at the
time, I made a seniority move to Willard and my MCT guy fired me for it
because he was embarrassed he forgot he was mentoring me and said I
could go to willard and superintendent ok'd it, and turned around and
said he never said it, so as a trainee I lost my job with a baby on the
way, living in a homeless shelter now with my pregnant fiancé all
because my MCT guy screwed me over

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: 17 January 2014

Yea train dispatcher.....that's it for a yard engine....8 hrs. Per day
5 days a week....not near your 37.00 per hour tho...lol...you make the
BIG bucks.....

Name: GL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2014

you only make 32.50?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2014

Forgot one more thing conductor for less than a year.....my 30 vacation
and personal leave days.....you new hires want to make me puke...think
you know it all and don't know shit from shinola....bitch,moan
complain about everything ....most of you guys don't know where your
at....how to do the work...talk to dispatcher...lay up a
ticket....after 12-20 weeks of training all I hear is I haven't been
here or done this job before....WHAT IN THE HELL DID YOU DO IN
TRAINING?....oh yea weekends off...I forgot about that...you all had
free training.....in my day we had to pay for it all for 5 weeks...so
boo-hoo.....bunch of candy ass sissy boys...and I mean BOYS.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2014

Hey conductor for less than a year.....we are all glad you left
too....why are you still posting on this site anyway?...have fun
flipping burgers or greeting people at Wally world...lol....me I will
stay here making $32.50 an hour with insurance , paid holidays, and oh
yea a $6600 bonus .....all you young guys want it all right
now....gotta be patient and wait it out like we all done before
you....shit hole?.....I am glad to have a job like this...best one I
ever had or will have.....matter of fact I can't believe they pay me
to do this....are you kidding me?....laughing all the way to the
bank...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2014

I thank god every day that I left this shit hole , why would anybody
stay ,money retirement  job security, money , not going to make any
when your furloughed all the time , retirement  you'll be fired before
you reach it , all I'm saying life to short to waste your time with
these shit bags  move on be happy !

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: UTU SUCKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 January 2014

I would just like to thank the UTU for screwing the younger conductor's
who is denied personal leave days by the company if not hitting the 240
work days to qualify for vacation. UTU agreed to 2 extra personal leave
days per year but gave up our right for everyone to receive personal
leave days... I worked almost 75% of the number of days to qualify for
vacation due to being furloughed on and off all year and will receive 0
personal leave days and 0 vacation days for the year... The UTU sucks
just as much as CSX.

Name: Bad man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2014

Let me take a shot at this.
If the little business was bigger, and not so small, it could be
bigger. Buy from the little business and they get bigger, and now we
have the attention of big business. Are you kidding me.
 

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

The reason independent worker unions don't succeed is because they
are
too small, if they are bigger they will get bigger. join these unions
AND the traditional unions will notice, so you win both ways. Ignore
them (small independent unions) and the big unions will ignore you.

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

The reason independent worker unions don't succeed is because they are
too small, if they are bigger they will get bigger. join these unions
AND the traditional unions will notice, so you win both ways. Ignore
them (small independent unions) and the big unions will ignore you.

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

re; utujoke...

Excellent post! This should be the year too eliminate all the corrupt
union bosses on both sides of the aisle! We are part of a generation
that's endured corruption from politicians and union bosses--who have
gotten their cue from the politicians and corporate thugs!
Do not wait for courage to come to us when we are wronged. Always make
a united effort and challenge your union officers to do the right
thing!

Name: utujoke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2014

JP

Heard about rrworkers united a few years back but haven't seen much on
them since. If they are strong I think we would have heard more around
the yards and maybe have seen some flyers handed out, etc.. 
I do have to say that our union has gotten away with taking our money
and not following the constitution or our agreement with them. THEY ARE
NOT  representing all members to their best ability and are stuffing
their pockets in the meantime. I for one had a case they turned their
nose up on because they thought( big fat excuse) they would lose in the
long run. What it really boiled down to was the fact that is wasn't a
big enough deal to create some publicity and if they won get a big pat
on their shoulders.  I had to take care of it myself. With a few months
of paperwork and pushing the envelope I had the charges thrown out and
all notations removed from my employee records.  NO HELP FROM ONE
SINGLE UNION REP ENVOLVED!  I think my dues should be refunded back to
me for the months I did all their work and represented myself!   So,
how about putting some numbers on here of contacts we might speak to or
an email address?  In the meantime Im checking on a group call "The
right for Union Democracy". They have some great ideas and info on how
to represent yourself without the help of your union. You win enough of
your own cases without their help, why the hell do you need to pay such
high dues. There shouldnt be a problem in getting a reduction if enough
of us have proof we are handling our own dam representation without
them!

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: 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: 
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: 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: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2013

Neither do ethics.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2013

Honest:

Honesty has no place in corporate America.

Name: honest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2013

STOP LYING FIR THEM!


THIS LYING ON THE ON BOARD HAS GOT TO STOP. A TRAIN WAS YARDED ON TOP
OF ITSELF CAUSED THEY SHOWED IT ALREADY THERE WHEN IT WASNT, THEN THEY
CHANGED THE TICKET AND DUMPED THE PROFILE JUST TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE
RECREW NEVER HAPPENED. MAKING EVERYONE SHOW THEIR WORK DONE IN A 60
MINUTE WINDOW WHEN IT ISNT DONE FOR HOURS HAS BEEN GOING ON WAY TOO
LONG TO. JACKSONVILLE WAS CALLED ABOUT IT AND SAID THEY KNEW IT WAS
HAPPENING ALONG TIME AGO AND HAVE DONE NOTHING TO MAKE IT RIGHT!   WE
ARE GUESSING ITS BECAUSE IF THE NUMBERS ON CUSTOMER SERVICE DONT LOOK
GOOD THEN IT HURTS THEIR BONUS POTENTIAL. ANYTHING GOES WRONG THEY WILL
THROW THE CREW UNDER THE BUS AND SAY THEY DIDNT ORDER IT DONE THAT WAY. 
YOU KNOW THAT! REAL ETICAL!

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

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

theres a new train master in news named Lacy he's a 4 foot tall x-cop
with short man syndrome....thinks he knows it all....how about when
that car got away from you in lynchburg and you chased it on the engine
at 25mph through the yard before it ran out on the main and you had some
help fixing the switch? You could have killed somebody those are the
kind of jokes for management that CSX hires

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: 08 December 2013

Dong Bageley:

When I retired a year and a half ago, I didn't think it could get much
worse, but it sounds as if it has done just that. The only part of my
job I didn't like was having to deal with railroad transportation
managers. There were a few that I liked, but most of them seemed to be
very nasty.

Name: DongBageley
E-mail: undermikeywardsdesk@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2013

Well the great Nashville Division fired a roadmaster on December 5,
Scott King. He was nice to the men and did not fall in line with John
Fortune tellers rules. Fortune's fat man, Chris Garrett fired him. He
is not very smart and can only bring his kids to work to call the
employees faggots. Roadmaster opening in Terre Haute and Evansville.
Dont take the job if you dont like micromanaged by two idiots.

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

Help me Rhonda, I've fallen and I can't get back up!

Name: *&%#$%^
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2013

Goober

Yes, I do know what the safety rules and bulletins say! You don't
because your older than dirt, retired and obviously took the beatings
like a good puppy does. The answer? REAL SIMPLE! Do the right thing and
put your foot down when the power is defective and conditions warrant
taking the safest course of action. SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY! AS for the
engineer who took the trash in the first place, Im sure he had
something more important at home to do and didn't have time to wait
around for power that was maintained properly. That's why he waited
until he rolled in to hand it off before he said anything. Tied it
down, got off and ran like hell to his car!  Didn't care about anyone
but himself. Really.... I mean why should he give a crap about anyone
else but himself and what he wants.

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

Midnight Rider:

Thanks for the information. Then I don't know why he criticizes
posters here.

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

Goober is not part or railroad management. He worked for the L&N back in
the late 60s. I think he left in 71!

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: Rodney King
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 December 2013

Can't we all just get along!

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

Goober:

I see you slithered out of the snake pit once again. You seem to never
get tired of proving how vile you are.

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

Just a dumb response from a person that never made it in life. Always
wanted to work for the RR (and got a job) and never could do anything
right so he bailed. Begged a job from the FRA. I know why-- it was a
push over, cushy job, and the taxpayers have the bucks to keep that old
pay check coming, and never a slowdown in business. This boy is not a
CSX Mgr or a FRA Mgr, but he could suck the blood out of anything that
he comes in contact with.


Goofy




 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2013

To $&&^*((:

Goober denies that he is a member of railroad management, but his
arrogance gives him away. During my 44 years of railroading experience
(34 with FRA), I had to put up with many just like him. They would
fire
an engineer or conductor for not wearing safety glasses in a
locomotive
cab but expect them to stick their heads out the windows if the wipers
don't work. And, they would also stab their grandmothers in the back
for another rung on the ladder.

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

As you seem to be the Expert and I am so stupid. (just a question) Would
keeping the window's closed with no forward visability be a good idea?
I have no idea what the safety bulletins say, and neither do you.
I refuse name calling, and asumptions, but continue to find you in
favor of them.

Goofy


______________________________________________________________________
-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2013

Goober


You just showed what the whole network what they have always known.
Your and idiot and obviously will do anything to appease the company.
Open your window and run with your head out. That has got to be the
most stupid comment I have heard in year. The company preaches SAFETY
SAFETY SAFETY and has a bulletin out about keeping the windows closed
for safety reasons. Im guessing your one of these morons who doesn't
clean the ice off his car window and just drives around in the winter
with his head out the window until it clears off. GOD FOR BID your
defroster breaks. I would hate to pass you on the highway with your
head stuck out the window.  No...let me take that back. I would love
to
and hit you with a tree limb on the way by!  You are just plain stupid!

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: 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: 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: 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: 27 November 2013

To $&&^*((:

Goober denies that he is a member of railroad management, but his
arrogance gives him away. During my 44 years of railroading experience
(34 with FRA), I had to put up with many just like him. They would fire
an engineer or conductor for not wearing safety glasses in a locomotive
cab but expect them to stick their heads out the windows if the wipers
don't work. And, they would also stab their grandmothers in the back
for another rung on the ladder.

Name: $&&^*((
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2013

Goober


You just showed what the whole network what they have always known.
Your and idiot and obviously will do anything to appease the company.
Open your window and run with your head out. That has got to be the
most stupid comment I have heard in year. The company preaches SAFETY
SAFETY SAFETY and has a bulletin out about keeping the windows closed
for safety reasons. Im guessing your one of these morons who doesn't
clean the ice off his car window and just drives around in the winter
with his head out the window until it clears off. GOD FOR BID your
defroster breaks. I would hate to pass you on the highway with your
head stuck out the window.  No...let me take that back. I would love to
and hit you with a tree limb on the way by!  You are just plain stupid!

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: 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: 
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 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2013

Corporate America bites!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2013

This Is worst company going I saw this place for what it is and quit
your all fools for staying

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2013

Gooby, the brown on your lips is showing.

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

Now we have 2 lame ducks, talking windshield wipers on a locomotive.
good lord, open the window and look out. It ain't fun, and it might be
cold, but run with what ya got. Jeez what a bunch of wimps, and to call
the engineer what you did is just wrong. The Engineer has always been
the go to person. Even if you hate them, they know the RR, every inch.

GOOFY

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

they treat me bad

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2013

put in danger:

When a Federal agency changes a regulation or creates a new one, a
"notice of proposed rulemaking" is published in the Federal Register.
A comment period then allows interested parties (corporations, unions,
individuals, etc.) to express their views on the proposed regulation or
regulation change. Agencies then have the final say and will enact the
regulation or change as they see fit. And once the regulation becomes
effective, it will take an act of Congress to change it. At one time,
unions had a great deal of clout in this process. But the desires of
corporations now seem to prevail.

I am not familiar with the recently revised Locomotive Safety
Standards. But the previous regulation allowed a locomotive that became
non-compliant while en route to continue to the next forward point where
repairs could be made. However, if a calendar day inspection was made
before reaching the next forward repair location, the locomotive could
no longer lawfully be used for motive power nor could it lawfully
remain in the lead position on a train. In the case of an inoperative
window wiper, there was no violation until the wiper was needed. That
was because there was no wording in the regulation that required window
wipers. The regulation only required that windows provide a clear view
of the right-of-way, in the direction of movement. That flawed
regulation had been in effect since 1980 and had been written for the
benefit of the railroads. In fact, it was a carry-over from steam
regulations. Steam locomotives had no window wipers. And steam
locomotives had no toilets either. They would just shit in the coal
shovel, and throw it in the fire. FRA should also require window
washers on locomotives, but they are too far under the covers with
railroad management to even consider that.

As for the incident you mentioned, the only action that can be taken is
to file a complaint with FRA, or have your congressperson or senator
submit it for you, which I would suggest. An FRA inspector will then be
assigned to investigate. But a written and signed statement from a
witness will be necessary for enforcement action to be taken. Then of
course the written and signed statement will be proved to the railroad,
compliments of the FRA legal staff. If retaliation by the railroad then
occurs, OSHA may be able to help, but FRA sure won't. They will only
pull the covers up tighter over themselves and railroad management.

Name: put in danger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2013

Retired FRA

I hope you can use you previous knowledge to help those of us who have
to deal with unsafe changes made by fra to equipment and engine rules.
Please explain what department we need to contact and send appeals to
to dispute a change in any rr regulation under 229 and other relevant
codes.


Had an engine that rolled in with broken wipers. Since it was
considered en route failure because stupid engineer took it out of
house on other end and didn't shop it(lazy puke) and reported it as he
rolled in to hand it off on main line, the crew was forced to take it.
Was told fra changed rules on broken wipers and new rule stated that as
long as view was not obstructed it was okay to force crew out with it.
It had been raining cats and dogs but quit. What happen down the road
was even worse than rain!  Due to weather conditions and temperatures
outside, the windows fogged on the outside eliminating all view from
the inside. Was worse than fog. NO WAY to clean them off without going
outside and climbing on the nose to fix the problem. Guess our not so
smart fra department didn't take this kind of situation into
consideration. If its a sunny beautiful day out I can understand taking
a unit like this, but why didn't the fra make a rule that allowed
exceptions when fog, high humidity or heavy rain was in the forecast? 
Are they just plain stupid or is it because they prefer to cater to the
rr at the expense our safety?

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

Name: 00h323
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2013

Curious why are trusty union officers become company officers, happens
too often-------------------------------------------------------------

I am going to respond, simply because you ask a good question, not so
hot as an engineer, however it is a good question.

The RR has relied on experienced employees for many jobs, and they were
and still are offered to those that show many things.
Attitude,Experience, willingness to relocate,Education, and so much
more. Now to answer your question,,,, many times the union LC fit's
the need.

I find it so interesting that so many union folks want more union folks
running CSX, and they have that with the BLE/UTU and the rest of the
most worthless unions in the USA.

Name: 00h323
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2013

Curious why are trusty union officers become company officers, happens
too often

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2013

I came across this site by accident. I worked at Csx  before taking a
buyout ,almost 15 years seniority, best thing I ever did. The railroad
is like nothing else I have ever encountered. I was a clerk/crewcaller

, our union was very corrupt. I went to work in the late 70's. The
money was ok, but not great by any means. Especially for all the
stress
and BS you had to put up with. I don't think I ever regreted 
leaving.
It was like waking up and knowing it was just a bad dream. I would
literally have to be starving before I would ever think of going back.
All of this is based on my experience. I was in Montgomery, Alabama.=
=====================================================================
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Outstanding post!
I was on the other end of the phone for 7 years. Missed one call during
that period, was placed on the off board, then behind the person that
took the call when they returned. I was off a day before the missed
call, 2 days in waiting, and a day before the call came. That is how
things worked. I loved it, understood it and never did it again. Was it
expensive, sure it was, could I afford it, no.
I as you, left the RR with one caviet that we differ on, that being
fun. The fun of being on board might have been more to me than on the
ground was for you, and I can see that. However the day I left my life
began. Thanks for the POST it was a beauty, for sure.

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: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2013

I came across this site by accident. I worked at Csx  before taking a
buyout ,almost 15 years seniority, best thing I ever did. The railroad
is like nothing else I have ever encountered. I was a clerk/crewcaller 
, our union was very corrupt. I went to work in the late 70's. The
money was ok, but not great by any means. Especially for all the stress
and BS you had to put up with. I don't think I ever regreted  leaving.
It was like waking up and knowing it was just a bad dream. I would
literally have to be starving before I would ever think of going back.
All of this is based on my experience. I was in Montgomery, 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: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2013

CSX is doing a lot to shift away from it's high dependancy on coal. It
has to if it wants to profit. Coal is no different then other
commodities it has it's highs & lows. Coal was bust is the '50s &
'70s when steel production started dwindling in this country then it
made a come back in the '80s. It's had a good run for 30+ years. One
scenario which is difficult to predict because of the market is in
export coal. The Chinese have slowed down building new coal fired
plants but the Japanese are upping it's commitment to build plants.
It's a wait and see.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years,

As I understand it, many power plants in the U.S. have switched to
lower cost natural gas. When the price of gas was high, coal was
booming. But that has turned around now. And who knows about export
coal, as it is mined in many countries with low wages. And I believe
that Europe has largely moved away from coal due to environmental
concerns. At one time, they received a tremendous amount of coal from
us.

I sure don't envy you guys that now work for CSX. I saw how employees
were being treated before I retired 18 months ago. My heart ached for
them. Some of the trainmasters and superintendents in Ohio seemed very
nasty. Dealing with them was by far the least pleasant part of my job.
And it all seemed to be driven by top management. At the time of my
retirement, NS seemed to be a much better place to work. But top
management on NS had reversed the past practice of management by
intimidation that had been apparent for so long. I would recommend that
anyone looking for railroad employment should look to NS first.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2013

I thaught so to. The company's got different priorities in line than
any other class 1 obviously. But I know a lot of you see different
because every quarter and year they beat expectations and chug right
along. I know I have never seen it so slow in my 34 years at this dump.
Yes, coal is dead for now. I want you to realize that all they see in
Jacksonville when they look at the Huntington is coal. Boys and girls
the money is gone and so is the traffic. You simply are not going to
see them send too much charity work your way. I can not ever envision
myself or a child I raised treating human beings the way they treat us.
God bless you all!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2013

Where did all the Hunnington coal go? I thought all the union political
money went to "the candidate who served our best interests."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2013

Oh how traffic on the CSX Huntington just keeps falling and falling.

Name: [Georgia-Div]
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2013

Why CSX sucks:

Because CSX has been taking business back from NS and I was furloughed
due to lost traffic ! DOHH !!!

Damnit CSX !!!

...Need one more employee???

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: Rather not Say
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2013

On this day in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a
moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio &
Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana. Prior to this innovation
in crime, holdups had taken place only on trains sitting at stations or
freight yards.

This new method of sticking up moving trains in remote locations low on
law enforcement soon became popular in the American West, where the
recently constructed transcontinental and regional railroads made
attractive targets. With the western economy booming, trains often
carried large stashes of cash and precious minerals. The sparsely
populated landscape provided bandits with numerous isolated areas
perfect for stopping trains, as well as plenty of places to hide from
the law. Some gangs, like Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, found robbing
trains so easy and lucrative that, for a time, they made it their
criminal specialty. Railroad owners eventually got wise and fought
back, protecting their trains' valuables with large safes, armed
guards and even specially fortified boxcars. Consequently, by the late
1800s, robbing trains had turned into an increasingly tough and
dangerous job.

As for the Reno gang, which consisted of the four Reno brothers and
their associates, their reign came to an end in 1868 when they all were
finally captured after committing a series of train robberies and other
criminal offenses. In December of that year, a mob stormed the Indiana
jail where the bandits were being held and meted out vigilante justice,
hanging brothers Frank, Simeon and William Reno (their brother John had
been caught earlier and was already serving time in a different prison)
and fellow gang member Charlie Anderson.

WHY ROB A SINGLE TRAIN WHEN YOU CAN ROB THE WHOLE DAMN RAILROAD ONE DAY
AT A TIME.  SQUEEZE THE HELL OUT OF EVERYONE AKA EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS
INCLUDING OLD UNCLE SAM.    $$$$$$$$$$$$WEET  $$$

 Have a Good CSX Day!!!! and you too EX FRA

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: John Q. Public
E-mail: saveamerica.org
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2013

Budget Crisis: Railroaders are in a unique position in saving the
country from imminent doom...GO ON STRIKE AND FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO
CONDUCT THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS!

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: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 September 2013

I gave 1 yr of my life to this shit hole .quit life is to short .you can
make more money in const and get treated like a white man .kiss my ass
Csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2013

Is CSX-sucks.com for sale?

I was wondering if cocksuckerexpress.com is available   

or chickenshitexpress.com

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2013

The post from "Susan" does sound like a bait. The big tip-off is that
her name and e-mail address are different. Her post reminded me of the
old movie "To Sir with Love." Remember the lyrics...."he has taken
me from crayons to perfume?"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2013

STRAKA


Did it ever occur to you that maybe that's the reason no one said
anything about ward in front of you? Because you were so "CLOSE" to
him and most likely would run to him and tattle?  So why do you want
anyone to post anything now?  Why dare anyone now? What do you have to
gain or are you just baiting everyone?


As for the post on LBT....JESUS! Let it rest!  Don't start that
childish Jerry Springer sh... again. That's the reason no serious
poster comes on here anymore. FILTH, VULGARITY AND LOW CLASS POST!

Name: Susan Straka
E-mail: elvira.clarke@hotmail.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2013

No one ever, ever says a bad word about Michael Ward in front of me.  He
was my boss and friend, and taught me many things not only about the
railroad, but about life.  Go ahead, I dare ya!

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: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2013

THE POST BELOW ABOUT LBT SHE IS WHO SHE IS AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE.
TALKING WITH PEOPLE THAT KNOWS HER FOR YEARS SAYS SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN
THAT WAY. SHE CRAVES MENS ATTENTION SO SHE CAN HAVE SOME SELF ESTEEM,
GOD KNOWS SHE IS NOTHING TO LOOK AT. HELL LOOK AT HER PICTURE POSTING
SHE HAS A PICTURE WITH LONG HAIR IT WAS TAKEN 20 YEARS AGO, SHE LOOKS
NOTHING LIKE THAT SHE IS FULL OF WRINKLES AND CARRIES SOME OTHER STUFF
IM SURE. I WISH THE RR WOULD GET RID OF HER, AFTER ALL I DONT THINK SHE
EVEN KNOWS HER JOB HALF THE TIME.

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: 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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 September 2013

Train Dispatcher:

Thanks for the info!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2013

Updated Date: 2013-09-15 08:44:21
Creation Date: 2001-08-28 18:44:09
Registrar Expiration Date: 2014-08-28 18:44:09
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Name: Atom Smasher

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

I agree with the post about kim miller

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

Hahahahahaaaa  Its obvious that this train will derail with a hard
impact when the cards fall.  The Nazi mentality is worse than ever.

I've said it before, this is no different from the rise and fall of
the third reich!  Its all starting to slowly backfire.

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

here where i work is right on the coast of georgia and these fucking
idiots or going to give up ten million dollars of business at GAP for
saving one million by moving my job to waycross ; the hump yard that is
so fucked up , in southeast ga that they cut the housters off because
they about killed a shop crew in the circus center way to go DON JONES
u piece of shit and r local union is so far on the cock i am sure they
can't swallow its so deep

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2013

L@@Ks like GayWard's Pet Oscar Meyer Weiner wins over the argument.

I just wonder what it was all about

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2013

WHAT THE FU%*^%%&K!!!!!

Take a look at the latest issue of GLDV news flyer!  You have got to be
kidding me!  Is that really a pic of mat sanders working at Anderson
bragging about his yard being injury free?  He's the one they called
POPEYE right? Isnt he the one who injured one of his yardmasters where
he was before by playing around with some computer spray.. Oh, and take
a look at the pic. Isnt having your hands in your pockets one of the NO
NO safety rules. Man, if that isn't RICH! Wonder if he will get called
on it seeing everyone and their brother and sister will see it!    HA!
HA! sorry, dumb question

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2013

No one that work for csx gives a shit what goes on there.!!!!

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

Considering the report that CSX top managers and/or CSX attorneys visit
this site regularly, it seems to me that they must either not believe
what they read here, or believe it and approve of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2013

YEA THE AVON YARDMASTERS ARE LEAVING BECAUSE OF THE TRAINMASTERS AND
SUPERINTENDENT. I HEAR THAT KIM MILLER HAS HIS HEAD SO FAR UP DAVE
HARRIS ASS AND HE ALSO IS A RAT SO LOOK OUT HE MAY BE NICE TO YOUR FACE
BUT A GREAT BACK STABBER!!!!!.  ALSO A SNEAKY HEARING OFFICER.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2013

RRJ

Its happening all over the system in every division. Someone apparently
has opened the Pandora box!  Take a look at Avon! Every single
yardmaster who has any seniority and knows what he's doing is jumping
ship and going to other yards. That yard will be run by nothing but ex
carshop and clerk rookies. Management needs to start taking a harder
look at whats going on outside of their little golden castles and start
getting their acts together. When the cats away the little mice play! 
Got some smart mouth snot nosed managers on the radio that need some
etiquette training from what I hear too!

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: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2013

Well RRJ, when you are an ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER the sky is the
limit, I guess. Hahahahahahaha So much for the people who actually know
what they are doing out there! If you ask me, Swafford shouldnt even
work for this company, let alone be in charge of anything.
Unfortunately though he likely will go on up from there.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2013

When I knew Swafford he was clueless. The "decent" remark was Frulla
way in the past. Frulla was the GM on the Huntington when I was still
working. He definitely reflexed the terms "Chicken Schidt Xpress" &
"Cheap Skate Xpress". I didn't realise Swafford got that high up
being a GM.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2013

You HOPE he didnt change much? If you knew him before and he was decent,
you wouldnt recognize him today. More managers have left the Atlanta
division since he took over than you can shake a stick at. One or two
have been on extended medical leave, several have left the company
entirely. And the rumor is a lawsuit brewing from another. Swafford
wouldnt know how to make a toy train set run right, he sure has no
business running a railroad.

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

Swafford? I remember when he was an asst-trainmaster. Then he went to a
terminal manager. Amasing he's now GM for Atlanta. Hope he didn't
change much? That's the thing about Frulla when he was a trainmaster
he was a decent person. I guess it's the expression of selling ones
soul no matter what the consequences.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2013

Re: RRJ

Not a rumor from what I understand, though may not happen exactly on
Sept 1.

Other rumors out there:

Bethel stepping down due to arguement with Munoz, Bethel was right,
Munoz was wrong, but since ATT does not equal Railroad Knowledge, and
Munoz obviously has too much pride, Bethel is gone.

Frulla to Bethels position.

Swafford from Atlanta Division to Frullas Position. 

May be true, may be a rumor, only time will tell. Good day.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2013

Other non-employee

No, not everyone has to go to choo choo you. Found that out when I
went. There were guys there from West Virginia that elected to go but
didn't have to. And yes, they were younger conductors. Not protected.
Their union agreement with the company didn't make it mandatory to go.
 Don't know how their locals and reps got that kind of agreement but
they did.....

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:

I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE ACCIDENT ENGINEER, WHOSE VISION WAS IMPARED.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

Perhaps in the past, conductors had been assisting the
engineer with signal observations.---------------------------

Are you kidding me, now this is from a FRA inspector.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

Name: Screwed by the UTU & CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Rich

BLET if you have a good LC.  UTU has a conflict of interest since you
have to become a Engineer.   If they fail you, someone else fills in
for your dues unlike the BLET.  Long term outlook.  

Screwed by the UTU &
CSX-----------------------------------------------

Am i reading this correctly,? I thought everyone was required to go to
choo choo school and pass.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

From reading the NTSB report, it sounds as if the engineer knew his
vision problems had worsened, but did not report that to his employer
as required by FRA regulation. It also sounds as if the railroad did
not take appropriate steps after speaking with the engineer's doctor.

Even if the engineer's vision problems prevented him from properly
observing the signal indications, the conductor should have seen them
correctly and acted to slow and stop the train. My best guess is that
the conductor was either asleep or was in the toilet compartment of the
locomotive. Perhaps in the past, conductors had been assisting the
engineer with signal observations.

Unfortunately, railroads have hired and retained a few individuals that
eventually caused an accident. But not much fuss was made if those
individuals got the trains over the road on time, or got the trains out
of the yard as expected. 

I don't believe that any waivers were granted for the engineer. And I
am certainly not conversant with criminal law.

Name: Legal Eagle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2013

RE; Retired FRA Safety Inspector:

Regarding the tragic fatal (3) head on collision at Goodwell, OK last
year. The NTSB  reported disqualifiable deficiencies from  a crew
member and yet the employee was allowed to perform service and the end
result was disastrous.
Who's to blame and is that criminal negligence by allowing the crew
member a special wavier?  

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/goodwell ok board/Goodwell
synopsis.pdf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Greedy Ass GayWard will not leave.   I would just bet on another higher
paycheck collection position.

Frulla just threatened to show his Golden Goat and he got promoted.

Name: Screwed by the UTU & CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2013

Rich

BLET if you have a good LC.  UTU has a conflict of interest since you
have to become a Engineer.   If they fail you, someone else fills in
for your dues unlike the BLET.  Long term outlook.  

Screwed by the UTU & CSX

Name: Rich
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2013

I just got promoted to Conductor last month, and i'm wondering what
your guys thoughts are on which union I should belong too.

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: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2013

Just a prediction. Bethel moves to Sanborns job. Munoz takes Wards job.
Expect Wards retirement to be broadcast soon. Sanborn takes Munoz job.
Just a thaught.

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2013

I hear Bethel is in Sanborns spot.

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: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2013

It's bad when you have a Vice Local Chairman running to the trainmaster
and getting two of our brothers taken out of service.

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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2013

To: publiccitizen.org

I believe you are thinking of Bob Blanchett. He was appointed by Reagan
in 1981 and replaced with a man named Riley after allegedly telling FRA
inspectors not to write violations against the railroads. I understand
that he had to explain his actions to Congress. I believe that Riley
died from a brain tumor. An automobile dealer from the south was then
appointed to the job. I can't think of his name, but he was the one
that got us the gold plated badges. And it was Jim Schultz who went
from FRA to CSX as Vice President of Safety. He no longer works for
CSX. And Betty Monroe, who was appointed by George W. Bush, was another
story.

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: publiccitizen.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2013

The FRA Administrator accepted the position of Vice President of Safety
for CSX....who was he and is still working for CSX?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
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: 
E-mail: publiccitizen.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2013

To Rob Burkett...: Who was the bribed FRA Adminstrator years ago that
waived hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines prior to accepting a
$350,000.00 plus, salary as Vice President of Safety?

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: 
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: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2013

Sad and pathetic

With all the verbal and mental abuse, as well as pay shortages,
violation of union agreements, threats of retaliation and bad working
conditions you would think some people would find something better to
discuss on here than the topic of some worn out has been. 

Your jobs and working environment is the worst it has ever been and
this is all you can seem to bring up on this site. COME ON! What
happened to the ones who used to come on here and blow the whistle on
managers and their abusive practices!

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 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2013

"Tired of whining"

I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?

Name: Tired of the Whining
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

Broken Rail, You're one of those guys that talk all of that shit but
then whine like a bitch begging for your job back when your sorry ass
gets fired.  I've seen it too many times.

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: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2013

I SPOKE WITH AN AVON T.M. THAT AGREE WITH THE POST BELOW ABOUT
ASHTABULA, HE SAYS THEY DO UNETHICAL THINGS THERE, WHO CAN YOU TRUST
TODAY!!!!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2013

Think about it: It took Railroad CEO'S 150 years to finally generate
obscene personal wealth.

Lobby or bribe politicians to hire FRA Inspectors from their personnel
management pool.

Bribe local union officers to trash claims and pay the officers their
personal created claims....When one union officer trashes hundreds of
thousand dollars in claims, imagine the effect of twenty union officers
doing the same thing system-wide. Who reaps the reward? 

Pay a bully Road Foreman of Engines $100,000 annually to instill fear
in you (daily) from the moment you step on company property.

The accumulated wealth of the top 5 railroad ceo's is over One Billion
Dollars!
TE&Y Employees are the only employees subjected daily torment of
threats getting fired!

Please post in your nearest ready room or send to Mike!

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

Is it just me ....I call crew management and most of the time I get a
caller that I cannot understand.....it's like talking in a different
language.....mumble jumble.....after I hang up I often wonder what the
hell just happened......come on get some people down there that can
actually speak English......professional?......yea right.....what a
joke....

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2013

CSX should give an above and beyond award to an engineer who covers 2
divisions....one on the great lakes IN-IW......and the other is on the
Chicago division CG-LA......must be very talented to do that.....BLET
at it's finest!....take a job away from a brother or sister now that
is frickin as sad as it gets.......

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

How hard is it to walk up and line a switch for your route?.......are
you kidding me?.....this is not rocket science......seems like LAZY
taken to the highest level.....have a fun career working at a
mcdonalds......you will be awesome at that......may the smell of
burgers and fries be with you.......

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: 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: 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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2013

APE:

I tested a lot of handbrakes in outbound trains over the years. I once
even broke a worn handbrake chain from pulling hard on the wheel. When
the brake sticks first came out, I tested one. There was no way that I
could apply as much pressure as by putting my hands on the wheel. I
also found many handbrakes that appeared to be applied tight but
weren't. Poor railroad inspections allowed these ineffective
handbrakes to remain in service until I discovered them. I sure don't
envy you guys and gals that have to use them every day!

Again, the feet dragging FRA should have addressed these handbrake
issues years ago. But instead, the FRA managers keep focusing on how
they can better serve railroad management, rather than the contract
employees and the public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2013

FRA


You got that right!  Unless you have good upper body strength, using a
brake stick does not allow you to put on an adequate brake. Not all
guys are 6 ft and work out. I know I put on a better brake by hand!

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

Have tests been made to determine if the aluminum brake sticks are as
effective as handbrakes that are applied directly by hand? It seems to
me that the brake force (brake shoes against wheels) would be
considerably less using brake sticks. In my opinion, the feet dragging
FRA should have addressed this issue years ago.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2013

To darry smith......count CSX out of that .....sounds way to practical
and beneficial for this outfit......anything that makes sense is out of
the question here ......sounds as tho our head of safety practices
should have had this in place years ago......but was probably busy
doing rule compliance checks......

Name: Darry Smith
E-mail: info@brakeclub.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2013

Brakestick ! BAA HUM BUG Who needs them ?  Unfortunately they are here
to stay.  I'm from So Cal and mandatory use has not been enforced yet,
but its inevitable.  So we need to find what is best and most efficient
tool available.  Want to share a newly patented "Brakeclub that  is
far more efficient and user friendly than what is currently offered
.....Visit our web site and can see operation of tool ......Thxs 37
Years of railroading  


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mobility at the forefront of our goals. The final product has exceeded
our expectations in each category. We have labeled our product, Brake
Club. The Brake Club was designed to assist designated Railroad
Employees Secure and release Hand Brakes from the ground. Safety should
be the cornerstone of any new product and that’s exactly what we strived
for. We used high quality durable aircraft aluminum and steel. Testing
has consisted of but not limited to, over ten thousand full revolutions
and a load test in excess of 600 pounds with no part of the product
being compromised. We are proud to say that the Brake Club is
ergonomically sound. The Brake Club has been ergonomically tested and
the results are astounding!

 The efficiency of the Brake Club is unparalleled. With our innovated
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position with ease. Once extended, the C clasp is connected to either
the spoke or rim of the Hand Brake, rotated 360 degrees to lock in
place and then the Brake wheel can be secured in a continuous motion.
It’s as easy as that and it works incredibly. 
The last focal point of our design is mobility. The Brake Club weighs
3.5 pounds and is 18 inches when retracted, making it a tool that can
be stored in a briefcase, tool bag or something similar. It also comes
with a nylon holster that can be carried on ones person, equipped with
a strap that goes over the shoulder and a belt latch to be carried at
the waist. These are just the basics of our product. Please visit
WWW.BRAKECLUB.COM or E-Mail Info@brakeclub.com
Bullet Items

1. Weight 3.5
2. Holster enables employee to carry on person
3. BrakeClub apply Frt Car brake in 12 Seconds 
4. Once brakeclub is engaged mechanical head rotates until brake is
applied "Than club is disengaged 
5. Current tools available are cumbersome and are not efficient
"Almost 2 Minutes to apply one hand brake"
6. Brakeclub has concave head to engage quick release feature
7.Visit: WWW.Brakeclub.com for detailed info + Video of Brakeclub
operation

Name: Darry Smith
E-mail: info@brakeclub.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2013

Brakestick ! BAA HUM BUG Who needs them ?  Unfortunately they are here
to stay.  I'm from So Cal and mandatory use has not been enforced yet,
but its inevitable.  So we need to find what is best and most efficient
tool available.  Want to share a newly patented "Brakeclub that  is
far more efficient and user friendly than what is currently offered
.....Visit our web site and can see operation of tool ......Thxs 37
Years of railroading  


I am writing you regarding a new brakestick we believe everyone can
benefit from. Our product was designed with safety, efficiency and
mobility at the forefront of our goals. The final product has exceeded
our expectations in each category. We have labeled our product, Brake
Club. The Brake Club was designed to assist designated Railroad
Employees Secure and release Hand Brakes from the ground. Safety should
be the cornerstone of any new product and that’s exactly what we strived
for. We used high quality durable aircraft aluminum and steel. Testing
has consisted of but not limited to, over ten thousand full revolutions
and a load test in excess of 600 pounds with no part of the product
being compromised. We are proud to say that the Brake Club is
ergonomically sound. The Brake Club has been ergonomically tested and
the results are astounding!

 The efficiency of the Brake Club is unparalleled. With our innovated
approach to our C clasp head, to our user friendly telescopic release
and lock knob leaves no question to the efficiency design of the Brake
Club. The Brake Club was designed to extend and retract in the locked
position with ease. Once extended, the C clasp is connected to either
the spoke or rim of the Hand Brake, rotated 360 degrees to lock in
place and then the Brake wheel can be secured in a continuous motion.
It’s as easy as that and it works incredibly. 
The last focal point of our design is mobility. The Brake Club weighs
3.5 pounds and is 18 inches when retracted, making it a tool that can
be stored in a briefcase, tool bag or something similar. It also comes
with a nylon holster that can be carried on ones person, equipped with
a strap that goes over the shoulder and a belt latch to be carried at
the waist. These are just the basics of our product. Please visit
WWW.BRAKECLUB.COM or E-Mail Info@brakeclub.com
Bullet Items

1. Weight 3.5
2. Holster enables employee to carry on person
3. BrakeClub apply Frt Car brake in 12 Seconds 
4. Once brakeclub is engaged mechanical head rotates until brake is
applied "Than club is disengaged 
5. Current tools available are cumbersome and are not efficient
"Almost 2 Minutes to apply one hand brake"
6. Brakeclub has concave head to engage quick release feature
7.Visit: WWW.Brakeclub.com for detailed info + Video of Brakeclub
operation

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

Conductor, for 10-20 years:

No, I do understand how morale has decayed during the last few years. I
knew a lot of your brothers and sisters in Northwest Ohio and had a
great relationship with them. And I witnessed firsthand how nasty the
trainmasters and terminal superintendents were to them. They were nasty
to me too. The point I was making was that you all still need to be safe
out there. You have families that depend on you and love you.
Railroading is an extremely dangerous environment, and if you let your
guard down you will become a statistic. Railroad and FRA managers only
care about feathering their own nest. In fact, I was treated by FRA
managers about the same way your managers treat you. But I put my own
safety ahead of their selfish ambitions. 

FRA will not furnish its inspectors with any type of blue signal
protection, as they fear it would delay railroad operations. But they
demand that inspectors wear those stupid-ass safety glasses when they
are more of a hindrance to safety than a benefit. That started when
Associate Administrator Jo Strang took office. She started instructing
us to comply with all railroad rules except for the most important
one...Blue Signal Protection. And that policy has done nothing but give
the railroads a tool to harass FRA inspectors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2013

Locomotive 10-20


First off, how do you know what kind of brake system the engines had.
Could have been hand wheel applied. Second before you post you should
do a follow up. Case was thrown out. Inside info says the conductor
applied the handbrake on the second unit for the engineer on his way
up. Lafayette was NEVER IN DANGER! What is dangerous is for the Head of
the Safety department for that division to allow a crew to leave with
incorrect info on their mandatory directives then order the dispatcher
to put them in a siding just so they can do a surprise inspection and
pull them out of service on a major charge.  


Sorry MR RETIRED FRA...Your right on some of your post, but what you
failed to mention is how many employees have just gone sour and don't
give a shit anymore because respect and setting a good example has gone
down the crapper! It used to be a respected honor to work for the
railroad. Now its just a major joke!

Name: mylax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

No doupht the scum bags in Huntington are causing major problems with
employees not caring anymore. The whole bunch. Frulla, Turner etc. The
whole division is a wreck. Trains being put under mysterious ids to
hide recrews. Frulla making his own rules with no bulletins to support
them. Word of mouth from his army only. No manpower because he has
everyone trimmed off the list. Assistant GMs not wanting to work under
him. Trainmasters wanting off his division. I could go on all day long.
Mike Ward or any member of the executive team should reorganize the
division. The Huntington has a lot going on and you think you know, but
have not one clue. He's screwing his bosses eye balls out just as munch
with psyco mind. Fire Frulla!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

In response to karma on the trash.....how do you like walking into a
trash filled engine cab that reeks like a landfill and looks like one
as well?....doing 8 plus hours on an engine like that would piss off a
preacher.....just pick up after yourself....that is all you have to
do....it's so easy a caveman could do it....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

Well from what I have seen so far I can't believe some of the idiots
whom actually have an f.r.a. card and then brag about being an
ENGINEER.....wow ....an old timer told me years ago a monkey could be
trained to do this...lol....how true it is.....just wish the management
had the sack to get rid of these idiots out here that could care less
about anything to do with their jobs....I worked in the REAL world for
20 years and believe me this is by far the easiest and best paying job
I ever had.....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2013

Many years ago, conductors and engineers finally got fed up with the bad
actors and started turning them in. Those bad actors had been causing
many accidents and fatalities, and the lives and limbs of competent
railroaders and the public were being put at risk. Not to mention the
bad publicity for the industry.

So in some instances, turning in a fellow employee is the right thing
to do. But we all make mistakes, and certain violations should not be
taken to management. Again, it is the bad actors that should be
reported. We all know that railroads hire people that were just not cut
out for the job. People that we know will eventually cause an accident.
History bears this out. This is also true in other industries, such as
trucking and airlines.

When I was inspecting for FRA, I would generally not report minor blue
signal, handbrake or other violations. Instead, I would personally
speak with the offending individual. Railroad managers just seemed too
incompetent to deal with employees in a fair manner. But flagrant
violations and repeat offenders had to be reported. Otherwise, life and
limb would have been jeopardized.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

In response to karma Cody should get a going above and beyond award for
saving the city of Lafayette....that train could have rolled out just
like the Canadian train did because some idiot engineer was to lazy to
push two buttons .....wow now that is taking lazy to a new
level......wait is it lazy or just plain inept.....I am going with
inept after riding with the person.....scarred for life.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

If Bradley,posey, and reed was leading us to war I wonder how long the
volunteer firing squad would be....bet we would have to get a
number......

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2013

I wonder how Cody is gonna feel when a co-worker turns him in? Nobody is
perfect out here and things are bad enough with management looking for
things to fire us for, we definitely don't need co-workers helping
them out. This is not the first time a co-worker has went to management
at Lafayette and reported something. Seems as though Paul turned in a
co-worker for leaving trash on the floor of a locomotive about a year
ago. What's next guys?

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2013

RE; Hong Kong article about corrupt rail official:

In America, we have what we call "corporations" that are allowed to
make their owned rules and bylaws, which allows corporate CEO'S to
legally steal as much as they possibly can without bankrupting the
company. When companies go bankrupt, then that's you know the
corporate thugs got a little greedy!

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:

There is no excuse for not setting handbrakes. Look at what just
happened up in Canada. Several lives were lost and a town was destroyed
because handbrakes were apparently not applied.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2013

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2013

And we thought the BLE local chairman was bad.  Looks like Cody
Andrews
took stabbing in the back to a whole other level.  Seems as though
Cody
found 2 engines that a female engineer from Avon left without
handbrakes
in the Lafayette yards and he promplty reported to the yardmaster and
RFE.  Some people will do anything to kiss company ass and try to gain
a spot in seniority.__________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________

Karma,
 The problem with this is (fairness). I know what happened as well as
you do. Mr Andrews walked the power looking for handbrakes as required,
found none and reported as he should. Have you ever wondered what would
have happened if his son brought in this train, and done the same
thing. I agree this stinks, however looking for HB's and finding none
does tend to piss a person off. Just do not do it, set them and forget
them.

As far as kissing up, that is BS, and you know it. Bet she will have a
short meeting, and set them in the future, or ask the Conductor to set
them. Done, just ask.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2013

here's a good one. NO USE OF ELECTRONICS WHILE OPERATING A TRAIN.. BUT
THE G-MAN (Government Investigator) WILL CALL YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE YOU
ARE WORKING TO INVESTIGATE AND EXPECT YOU TO ANSWER!!  . ARE YOU FRIGIN
KIDDING ME? if I wanted to see a bunch of clowns I would go to the
circus!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2013

Management at CSXT is just plain EVIL.

Name: Tired of Whining
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2013

I'm not a company whore, I'm just not a whiny little bitch like the
rest of you!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2013

So Karma when will Cody move up in seniority.  Is she going to be fired
or sent back to engineer school ?
  

Just sounds like a job qualification to get on the bogus safety fraud
committee.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2013

Laughing and Tired of Whining,
 
  Ur a company whore.

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: Tired of the Whining
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2013

I've never seen so many grown ass men whine like bitches than when I
came to work for CSX.  You people need to "man-up" and quit whining. 
It obviously isn't too bad here because none of you lame asses have
quit.

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2013

And we thought the BLE local chairman was bad.  Looks like Cody Andrews
took stabbing in the back to a whole other level.  Seems as though Cody
found 2 engines that a female engineer from Avon left without handbrakes
in the Lafayette yards and he promplty reported to the yardmaster and
RFE.  Some people will do anything to kiss company ass and try to gain
a spot in seniority.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2013

I stumbled upon this website while trying to find out what the CSX
police are. I can tell you that CSX knows that the little guy is
screwed and therefor have placed themselves above the law.

 I have lived near a set of CSX railway all my life, was previously L &
N many years ago. I have had nothing but trouble with them. Very rude
and always saying it is not ther fault placing blame on someone else. I
have had a train derail and the come in with crane-dozers and devistate
my driveway and yard while keeping me up all night with no sleep while
the equipment was running putting train back on track. Miss a day of
work cause my driveway was blocked and impassible. Then when I gave
them the estimate for repairs I was only compisated about 75% of
estimate. 

 For the past 10 years I have been plague by one of their culvert which
is directly perpendicular to my driveway. Year after year this culvert
has caused damage to my property. In 2012 the county hwy department
came out and put in two 24 inch culverts to try to help deter the water
from one of there 18 inch culverts. CSX always lays the blame on county
hwy department.

 Just a few days ago we had some heavy rains. The CSX culvert, which is
damaged and plugged with debris, cause the water to back up to the point
that it came over the railroad tracks and caused train engineers to
refuse to cross because it washed out the rock supporting the tracks.
The water coming over the tracks washed out all the rocks and silt and
plugged the new 24 inch drains the county put in in a matter of
seconds. Thus causing all this backed up water to bypass the drains,
shoot across the highway and down my driveway. Water rushed like a
raging river for close to an hour and the thing visible on my property
was my house. It wiped out my driveway which is now all over my yard
and in my flower beds, took away 75% of the mulch i had in the flower
beds, numerous debris, rock from the railway now covers a large portion
of my property, and last but not least my crawlspace under my home is
flooded. 

The railroad workers were quick to fix the railroad tracks, within a
few hours there repairs where done. When i asked the person in charge
about damage to my property I he said "Looks like the county hwy
department owes you a new driveway!" Now i am not an idiot. CSX is a
multibillion dollar company with lawyers to spare. I know this because
my dad was disabled due to the negligence of a CSX employee and he had
6 CSX lawyers there to defend him. Now i can barely keep my family fed
and bills paid and they know i cant afford a lawyer cause they could
just tie it up in court for years bankrupting me. The little guy can't
win against them. Like I said, they have placed themselves abouve the
law and they know they can get away with anything because they bought
out this nation when this nation was in its early stages of industry
developement.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2013

Let me Voice my comments to THE COCKSUCKER eXpress   The name explains
it all.    Low life cocksuckers running this train wreck.    

Blame the fearless Leader GayWard Vader!!!!!

L@@K Watch N Listen for more Crash Bang Boom Train Wrecks  The wheels
fall off sooner or later..

Happy 4th of July

Name: Chris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2013

More great news for Avon Yards.  Brock Summers has been transferred to
Buffalo, NY.

There is a God.  Brock Summers is GONE. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2013

Nate Willoughby is happy to get the HELL!!!!!! out of the avon office 5
days a week. He has a fun job now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2013

To the post below, i do agree that DAVE HARRIS has gotten away with
bulling employees for years. I have even heard a couple of trainmasters
say he is a DICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but they are to afraid to
stand up to him. I also heard that he has been reported so many times
for harrassment but nothing happens to him, i guess csx like managers
to intimadate there employees. HARRASSMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  Things
will always stay the same.

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

Sounds to me like this employee survey would mirror a government
satisfaction survey taken in North Korea. That is my opinion. And I
base it on what CSX employees were telling me before I retired. The
posts on CSX Sucks also seem to lead in that direction.

Name: Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2013

Heads up fellow UTU conductors that are in Jason Rolland's local at
Avon.

Jason has developed a nasty habit of not showing up for hearings,
leaving his members hanging, and without the representation that
they've paid for.  Its happened to several members now, and contrary
to what Jason says, "its his members responsibility to remind them of
their hearing"  Jason is notified by computer, and mail of any and all
scheduled hearings.  I would have talked and reminded him personally, if
he would had taken my phone calls, or responded to my numerous text
messages.  

Jason is taking OUR MONEY to do one job, and that is represent US, and
he is NOT DOING HIS JOB.  Its time we band together, and vote him out,
or demand that the national do something other than take our money and
sell us out, contract after contract.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2013

The voice of the employee survey is a joke.  CSX has their corporate
hacks in Jacksonville, members of management, and the new hires in
Atlanta fill it out, slanting the view "given" in CSX's favor.

Those of us in the field that filled out this survey know the positive
results CSX is stating, is total nonsense.  I don't know a single
employee that filled out the survey, that said a single positive thing
about the Great Lakes Division, or the Nashville Division.

I know for a fact on the Great Lakes Division people complained about
Dumb Dick David Harris harassing everyone, except the Avon Yard guys so
bad, that he's had his own employees file for Emergency Protective
Orders against him.  Forget the fact that several others have gone to
the EEOC and file complaints against him.  David Harris is an idiot,
and believes in dividing his employees is the best way to run a yard. 

What about Scott Connor's own, Great Lakes Division Road Foreman Danny
Jarrell's.  I personally wrote about what a piece of crap he is.  I'm
dead tired, I go to the company provided hotel after bringing in a
train into Avon.  What do I see?  I see a drunk Danny Jarrell, Great
Lake's Division Road Foreman brining in a hooker he's picked up from
the strip club, whooping it up as he's staggering to his room.  I
can't stay in company paid lodging without fear of getting tested the
moment I'm rested, or searched for alcohol, and here is the Division
Road Foreman staying in company paid lodging, drunk, and with a hooker.
 To add insult to injury, the Great Lakes Division Superintendent, Scott
Conner's approves Danny Jarrell's receipts for his drunken hooker fest
week after week, year after year.

So yea CSX.  You can post all the lies you want about what a great
company you are.  Just remember your own employees voted in several
members of The Children's Fund to CSX's Board of Directors.  That's
how much they like the way Michael Ward is managing this company.

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.  ​

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2013

OK?????

We all know the train masters and road foreman at Avon are pieces of
shit.  

So are two of the three UTU local chairmen there. In fact things are so
bad at Avon, the train masters have to fight with the two UTU local
chairmen as to who is going to be first under upper managements desk,
or who is going to be in line first when the opportunity to ass kiss
comes up.  

Yes I am writing about you Shawn and Jason.  We all know you both
applied for in the past, and still are trying to become company
officers.  You make what few members you have, sick.  Any wonder your
membership is shrinking, and we're going to the one UTU local chairman
that has a HUGE pair of balls, and still defends his members, verses
continually sell them out like you two do.

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

The trainmasters at avon yard are no one to mess with, they will get
ya!!!!!!!!.

Name: Boilermaker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 June 2013

King,

   Do you think Booby gets to golf when he goes to the course with the
managers, or do you think he is their caddy. He probably does'nt care
either way, as long as he's in the presence of management he's happy.
 Heck, I bet he even pays for their green and cart dues.

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: King
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2013

Boilermaker,

You're right.  Boobby is getting very cozy with management. In fact he
was seen comparing golf clubs with several company officers, before they
all left together for the day.  

Maybe Boobby wants to give the UTU local chairman at Avon a run for
their money on who can be the biggest suck up.  I've noticed Boobby is
missing more hair on the top of his head than normal.  Is he busy
wearing it off under the train masters desk?

Name: oh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2013

Sounds like the Trainamster at Lafayette, Indiana needs to get a bigger
desk so the guys have room to breathe. Too bad for the members the BLE
local chairman is the leader of the deep throaters.

Name: Boilermaker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2013

King,

 You stated "the bumping post was not attached to both sides of the
tie, or partially under water."  Was that before or after Boobby hit
it?  I suspect it may have been attached before he hit it. The facts
are Boobby was charged with a Serious Rules Violation for not having
control of his train, resulting in damage.  Then all of a sudden, the
charges are dropped. This simply does'nt happen unless a favor was
called in by a manager...... Local management has a lot of control when
it comes to employees getting charged or getting cut a break. Booby has
invested a lot of time getting cozy with the trainmaster and it has
paid dividends.  I have worked with Booby lately, and trust me he is
spending a lot of time on the phone with his new found love Todd.

Name: King
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2013

Boilermaker,

No the BLE local chairman isn't feeling guilty about throwing Fuller
under the bus or being a company witness against him. (after all, any
thing for his new Train Master buddy)  After all, Boobby openly states
it isn't his fault that Fuller's UTU local chairman spent time during
the hearing focusing throwing him under the bus, verses presenting the
facts that the bumping post was not attached to both sides of the tie,
or partially under water.

As for Boobby being under the train master's desk, and always in his
office.  Its true.  In fact its getting rather crowed under here.

Name: Boilermaker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2013

I wonder if the BLE local chairman at Lafayette, IN is feeling any
remorse after selling out his buddy Fuller.  Fuller is on the street
for 15 days and it was discovered by all that Bob is a swallower.

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: ==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: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2013

asking how LBT is doing? We have to give her credit she is consistent
loves her men. LBT is having a blast in georgia, some things will
always stay the same.

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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2013

I completely agree with NoMo! CSX tells FRA that they really desire to
have 100 percent rules compliance. So why not help make that a reality.
And if any type of retaliation is attempted, employees should flood FRA
with letters and e-mails, and phone their U.S. Representatives and
Senators. Only a coordinated effort such as this can turn things
around. And don't let FRA keep denying the truth!

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

Hey Fed up:

No need to strike, just 110% rules compliance 100% of the time. A 
strike will be over before it gets stated. A couple or three weeks of
complete adherence to their rules will bring them to virtual stand
still. The best part about it is it will take that long for them to
figure out what's happening to them! 

The best part is it's a threesome...not only do you get to fuck CSX
but the union too!

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: YDM Tilford
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2013

What is the latest scoop on LBT??

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

Could this be a new case of corporate welfare in the making?

Ohio's Wood County near Toledo 
(Source: Toledo Blade, May 29, 2013) 

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio — CSX Transportation’s Northwest Ohio Terminal
has been open slightly longer than two years, but already the railroad
company is talking up expansion of its capacity. That is, as long as
the federal government is willing to pick up half the bill.

Full story Toledo Blade

Name: D. K Jones Lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2013

I love D K Jones. He is my Savior. Forget God and Jesus. All Hail D K
Jones. 

Hail D K, full of grace, Michael Ward is with thee
Blessed art thou D K
We are nothing, mere pittsnce without thee
Oh worship and glorify D K Jones
Place thy head on the rail and let an SD70 cut it off if D K so desire
it
D K shall be praised now and always

Name: u know who
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2013

Big Brother, 
  
   So you think the UTU local chairman's at Avon are bad, go about 1
hr. north of Avon off of I-65 and take a look at the BLE local
chariman. This guy is so far up the Trainmaster and RFE's ass it's
pathethic. All the guys/gals are talking about what he did to Fuller. I
guess kissing company ass has it's benefits, all those hundreds of
texts and phone calls with local managers to shoot the shit and dime
out fellow employees finally paid off. Hell, he was probably on the
phone with a manager when he lost control of his train and took out the
Bumping post at Rensselaer.  Good thing for him he burned up the phone
with Management and pinned it on his conductor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2013

I hear LBT is at it again, i hope karma get to her someday.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2013

Has anyone heard that the "big" Mr.Brown from the training center in
Atlanta was sent to Savannah because he was caught living with one of
his female instructors? Someone said her name is Beckham.

Karma finally got him. He treats people like dogs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2013

I see Cxs is still screwing over new hires all I can say is karma

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

Hey NoMo:

I believe I also spotted some FRA managers in that line. And that makes
sense because it is FRA policy to partner with railroad management.

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

Here is the CSX management and front line supervisors getting their
annual physicals!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x658f_1st-annual-small-penis-contest_news#.UZ-K3aLVCHM

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2013

I just wanted to say.....I met Brian Barr recently for the very first
time. I had heard that he was fat, but DAMN! That mothafucka got a
built in neck pillow!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2013

The big problem with thinking all local chairmen are lusting for low
level management jobs is that these jobs are really not that good. Pay
is modest, hours not great, fringe benefits have been reduced, and of
course respect and status are nonexistent. Check the large number of
trainmaster trainee vacancies. The scary thing is that those people
that really view this as a step up are usually very marginal types that
are DESPERATE for the perception of success and will do anything to get
or retain it. That sort of person acts in a manner that - sooner or
later - will lead to giant lawsuits against a very prosperous
company.And, CSX now have an image as a wealthy company with money to
spare when they do wrong.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2013

I often wondered why the new generation of TMs, RFEs and superintendents
are such jerks. If these guys sold out their union brothers and sisters
to get on the ladder, then they had no morals or ethics to begin with.
They are like snakes in the weeds...ready and willing to strike at
anyone. That might also explain why very few union complaints were
lodged with FRA during the last few years. During my first twenty years
with FRA, I investigated hundreds of union complaints. And the vast
majority of them were valid. But then the complaints began to taper
off. 

Perhaps the railroads are looking for ruthless supervisors and managers
who will intimidate employees. And those who will get off on seeing
employees disciplined and fired. A union official who sells out his
brothers and sisters would be just what these railroads are looking
for. Managers with no conscience! What more could a corporation with a
hard-on for employees ask for?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2013

HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i agree with the post
below you call it like it is.

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

Hey BB:

Tell it like it is...don't sugar coat it. Fuck Harris, Connors,
Jerrell and Berry. That's a shitload of (s)cum sucking bottom
feeders.

Oh well, CSX gets what they pay for!

Name: Big Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2013

So Avon's the best?  Yea, I'm down with that.

I'm just wondering which UTU local chairman posted that crap on this
site.  I know it wasn't Erik Belew.  He's the only UTU local chairman
at Avon that still has a pair of balls, and willing to stand up for his
employees.  Erik's not that good about returning phone calls, but
he's good at bringing the company to their knees.  Unlike the Yard or
West end UTU local chairman, they don't bring the company to their
knees during a hearing, they're to busy being on their knees in front
of every manager's desk as they sell out their members. (and thanking
THEM afterwards. "yes sir, may I have another.)

So Avon's the best.  Lets see.  You have two of the three UTU local
chairmen owned by the company.  Both the West end and Yard UTU local
chairmen (Company sucks) have been promised company jobs in the future.
 What's worse, the company officials at Avon will openly discus this
when the crews ask if this is the case.  

The UTU yard local chairman failed a drug test that was given during
his physical to become a train master in Chicago.  The West end UTU
local chairman openly answers to the name Company Super Suck.  This UTU
local chairman wants the job as CSX's New Hire Trainer, on the Great
Lake's Division so bad, that he's been openly selling out his members
at every turn.  "Oh, just take the wavier.  Its best for everyone if we
don't fight this. If we did, it could be worse"  He fails to mention
to those few remaining members he has, that CSX gives him a safety day
for every member talks into taking a wavier)  

Everyone knows that the west end UTU local chairman is selling his
members out to show CSX, that when his record's clean, he'll be a
good company team player. He was even been heard bragging to several
people, on several occasions, that he's in tight with Joe Barry.  The
west end local chairman said that he's told Joe to go after his black
former vice chairman because the two had a falling out, and if Joe got
him on anything on him, the UTU wouldn't put up fight, or much of a
defense for him.

So yea, Avon's the best when your one of two UTU local chairmen,
looking towards a career as a company officer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2013

Avon my ass the best, apparently that person does not work in that yard
to make such a comment. The guy that runs the terminal is a piece of
crap and the puppet's that work for him aren't any better.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2013

Hey FRA:

When it comes to posters, the Avon hands are probably # 1 on this site.
I'm surprised the poser hasn't been flamed yet. They are probably too
busy rolling on the floor in hysterics to flame them...it's coming
though.

Tim Cook is a local boy from Foley, AL...nice guy. He inherited most of
these tribulations when Steve Jobs died.

I have a brother-in-law who went to work for Burroughs after he
graduated from Syracuse in '74. He managed to work his way to EVP
of Unisys and was the heir apparent as CEO. He resigned in '01 because
he was disgusted with what Corporate America had become. At the time his
salary was $250K bonus of $750K and stock options of $2mm not counting
the other little awards and perks. My point being is this is nothing
new, and has been coming on for the last 30 years. You know when a man
of 49 quits a wheel-horse job like that because he's fed up, there
serious moral and ethical problems.

As far as "Star" goes...she can go to church and pray for us!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2013

Hey NoMo:

I wonder what that individual at Avon is smokin? Must be darn good!

And on another note, I couldn't help but envision the poster 'Star'
being a stockholder, or the wife of a manager. Either way, he or she
won't find too many niceties said about CSX on this site! But those
just mentioned would try to avoid the truth about how corporate America
generally treats their employees. Especially while attending church on
Sunday morning in their hoity-toity attire. I wonder if Mr. Apple
Computer, who is now testifying before Congress, sports his Sunday best
once a week? And this goes on when the kids in Oklahoma couldn't even
be afforded a tornado shelter. Very sad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2013

Avon is the best yard running!!!!!, they are perfect, the employees
running it could not be any more honest. The management treats their
employees with so much respect. I say cudo's to them. The other yards
need to take note and follow exsample!!!!!!.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2013

Hey FRA:

Who woulda thunk prudes read this site? I quess someone is holding a 
gun to her head!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2013

As in the case of nasty corporate managers and greedy stockholders,
words from Webster often fall short when accurate descriptions are
needed. And I truly believe that none of the slang words used on this
site can compare in nastiness to the way many employees are treated by
management. I even received a taste of that nastiness prior to my
retirement from FRA. 

I don't believe that anyone else has ever complained about the
language used here, but I have only been monitoring this site for seven
or eight months. Perhaps the webmaster can enlighten us regarding any
previous complaints. I personally vote for the freedom to post as one
desires. On the other hand, some do go too far. But I believe in
freedom of speech. And let each be judged by what he or she posts.

Name: star
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2013

I have to say their should be rules against the profanity that is used
on this site.  Will someone do something about this.  Please someone
take control so people who have something of importance to post can do
so in comfort.  People will not take anything you post with a sexual or
profanity seriously.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2013

Hey FRA:

I knew it was you:) 

The only thing you should inspecting is the caboose, your wife's of
course and and the fluid level in the JD bottle!

It takes a while before you realize the it's your ears ringing and
not
the motor...you just have to be careful if you dream your hear water
rushing:)

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2013

Hey NoMo:

I must have forgotten that I was retired when I last posted. Actually I
do have recurring dreams that I'm still inspecting, but then I realize
that I'm no longer on the FRA payroll and wonder why the hell I'm
doing it for free.

The slide show was great. This planet is indeed awesome!  But it makes
one wonder why corporate ass holes  and the stock holders they work for
care so much for money. Enjoying nature is free, and hurting others is
not necessary in order to enjoy it.

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: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2013

Alright fellow scumbags, it's time for some culture. Enjoy the slide
show and the music's not bad either!

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsXPdrJZC6E

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2013

Hey RSI:

In order to be a thief, you have to be cunning and quick witted.I think
anyone that knows Milton knows he isn't qualified to be a thief:) Maybe
not even a YM.

He's no damn good but he's alright. Not only did he run for 
Commissioner but he has run for several other positions as well...and
lost. His big problem is he is a Democrat...around here, that's like
being a turd in the punch bowl!

He use to catch unmitigated shit at Gentilly from everyone, including
yours truly. Pensacola was more his speed. It's funny how every 
terminal has one. There was one in Mobile, Randy French that worked
afternoons. He never got it like Milton did but he got his ration of
shit daily.

Of course after being married 34 years, I've had my fair
share...maybe
they came to work for some relief!

Name: Railroad Safety Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2013

Hey NoMo:

You know what they say, "it takes a thief to catch a thief!"

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: 17 May 2013

Alright Gentilly, Sibert and Golding here's one of your own...now stay
with the video...he's the pudgy bald headed guy with the CSX Polo
on.

He caught a lot of grief over the years...he even deserved most of
it!!!

http://www.local15tv.com/content/fightingback/story/Fighting-Back-Revitalize-Neighborhoods/-kSzfW3qDEm4WIMx6Kgudw.cspx

It was a nice neighborhood before the RR trash moved in; but with Fair
Housing, what can I say!

He even had the nerve to run for County Commissioner in '04 and the
guy he lost to was indicted for murdering his "other" woman. Hell
they even did a 48 Hours on him a few weeks back.

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

To the post below, why name names, nothing is going to happen. We can
inform all we want and report, report, report, and nothing happens to
the managers. You hear it all the time that managers and higher up do
unethical things and still not even a slap on the hand, enfact i have
heard the managers laugh after the shenanigans they have done. When you
read a couple of post below  they even mention some of the names that
rule with an iron fist and still nothing happens. I know managers that
have been turned into the ethics hot line many times what happens
NOTHING!!!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 May 2013

RE; Last Post; Conductor 10-20 years:
It seems like you're hinting at double standards. If that's true;
name the managers and the incidents that takes place and don't be
bashful about it. When management makes it obvious and seek-out a
certain group of employees; the group that's sheltered are usually
involved in the most serious accidents.
Keep precise records and informed the harassed group(s)of what's going
on with the possibility of filing a whistleblowing claim.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2013

Conductor 10-20

Your are correct and not posting anything that anyone doesn't already
know. Do you know why CSX supervisors of higher rank behave that way?
Its because they are expected to do so. Remember the rumored head
hunting memo that was put out by the GLD Manager that ordered an
increase in failures and write-ups...the memo that some supervisors
still have but don't have the guts to circulate.... the memo that
clearly show what the mentality is towards the employees.... Well, it
does exist and will always stay out of eye view of the real workers.
CSX has adopted the same conquer and beat mentality that the NS had
with previous Managers that they took on board after the NS used them
up and tossed them out. It is a rule to keep 1% of the employees on the
street in one form or another. This sends a message that "WE CAN AND
WILL" put you on the street any time we please. So what if your union
finally gets you your job back. It cost you everything and us nothing.
We will find someone to fill in for you while you are gone. Take a real
good look around you. Why is it a particular group of employees always
seem to be under the target while other groups always slide by. Why is
one group of pool or local jobs always followed and stalked while
others are left alone? Corner and ask your TM and RDF on the road why
employees working one direction are hammered twice as hard as the
others. Look at the Local chairman on the "BABBIED" side. There is
more going on under the surface that you cant see! Remember the Mutual
Accountability program that was supposedly put into place a few years
back. Like everything else, it has gone to the wayside. It no longer
exist. Higher ranking supervisors have been reported for misconduct and
nothing has been done. The ethics committee does not follow through
properly and your unions are taking a back seat and a blind eye. Don't
expect it to get any better any time soon. Like all new rules in csx....
they aren't put into  place until blood in drawn or a law suit is
filed.

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

Don't rank on the Witch Doctor...he'll mess with you!

Look what he did with my name in the previous post...long distance
Mojo!

Name: http://jadulaspelltemple.blogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 May 2013

Voodoo...Mojo hands...Black cat bones...Chicken feet!!!

This use to be a respectable site...

http://jadulaspelltemple.blogspot.com/...well,maybe this Whitch Doctor
can conjure up a spell or two for Frulla, Harris, Jerrell, Connors, et
al!

Name: Mario Jack
E-mail: mariojack50@gmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2013

am back and better
I promised to tell the world about him that's why am posting this
here...all thanks to DR JADULA...there are so many fake spell casters
out there I was more than scammed heartbroken and almost gave up all
hope until I met with him...now am so happy...
If you have issues mail jadulaspelltemple@gmail.com...he sure would
help you he casts all kind of spells

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

Independent Thinkers Needed With No Personal Agenda:

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, provided a booklet
highlighting their 150th anniversary. The booklet included two
recently disgraced leaders who were indicted and or incarcerated for
various indiscretions against the membership. The organization proudly
displayed those past leaders without any hint of censorship. 
Correct me if I'm wrong; I believe one of those presidents is still
incarcerated. What message is the current leadership sending too allow
disgraced presidents a free pass at the expense of the members?

Corruption is corruption in any form of government or organizations!

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

Hey NoMo:

I would like to second that emotion and to also extend it to a few
individuals that make FRA what it is today!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 May 2013

Happy Mutha's Day to all the Mutha's that make CSX so special!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 May 2013

I cant imagine no one liking dave harris!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2013

Hear Hear!!!!!!! to the comment below.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2013

FINALLY SOMEONE SEE'S DAVE HARRIS FOR WHOM HE IS. DAVE HARRIS IS A
BULLY,AROGANT,STRONG-ARM,BROWBEAT,BALLYRAG,INTIMIDATING,JUST BAD
CHARACTER FOR A MAN,ECT. DAVE HARRIS LOVES TO INTIMIDATE EMPLOYEES HE
GETS OFF ON THAT, HE DOES NOT LIKE PEOPLE. HE ONLY WANTS TO CLIMB THE
LADDER THATS ALL HE CARES ABOUT.I HEARD BEFORE FROM A VERY GOOD SOURCE
THAT HE KNOWS, THAT HE TALKS TERRIBLE ABOUT PEOPLE.

IN MY OPINION WATCH HIM!!!!!!!! AND HIS LITTLE --- BUDDIES.
IM SURE HE ALSO STRONG-ARM'S THE ONES THAT HAVE TO TAKE HIS SHIT ALL
THE TIME (TRAINMASTERS), THEY ARE AROUND HIM ALL DAY.

Name: Fact Checker
E-mail: saveamerica.org
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2013

Union Officer's Salaries:

http://www.unionfacts.org

Query the name of any union officer to verify annual reporting.
The Feds requires carriers (paid to union officers) and union officers
to report salaries from any source of compensation on LM-30 forms.

Name: Freddie Krueger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2013

Looking for intel on a manager named Helmsly?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 May 2013

They were also in a fuel savings kick back in the early 1980's. I
remember how they were actually trying to pull pig trains with one
locomotive. On one occasion, while I was inspecting at Willard, a
single GP40 arrived with an eastbound pig train. They said that 10
m.p.h. was all they could get out of it, due to headwinds from the
east. And on another occasion, a single SD35 with an eastbound pig
train died between Fostoria and Willard, and a locomotive was sent from
Willard to tow it in. But after the Huntington Locomotive Shop filled up
with toasted traction motors, and the repair bill greatly exceeded any
possible fuel savings, they backed off and began adding more
locomotives to trains.

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

Now any engineer worth their salt will tell you that you've used more
fuel running two engines in notch 8 for the entire trip, which will
take many many more hours longer, vs using three engines, but the CSX
bean counters don't see it that way,=====================

Not sure of this my man. You want 3 loco's CSX says 2 is enough.I have
never seen any t/c want less power. Kinda like the local school system,
we need just a little more.

Now prove your point.

Name: Blue 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2013

APE
Who is the GC, and which union did CSX buy?

If you know something, say it.  We did the guessing game on this site a
few months back.  That got really old, really quick, and I'm to old to
play that game again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 May 2013

CorrUPt General Chairman? 

Can salaried GC maintain a paid position with the carrier? 
He is the highest paid GC with his combined salaries. 
$325, 000.00....Understand now why the members have the worst
agreements.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2013

If I were a CSX employee, I sure wouldn't eat anything that CSX
management bought. What's it worth anyway? Just a few bucks, that's
it. And as I see it, these free food events might just be an enticement
for not reporting injuries. On the other hand, it could be an enticement
for not getting hurt. But the problem there is that no one actually
plans or decides to get hurt. I don't believe that many Corporations
have ever really cared about the welfare of their labor force. But they
sure care about the bottom line. And reported injuries affect the bottom
line more today than they ever did.

I observed many of these free food events taking place while I was
employed at FRA. And when I was invited to join in, I solidly declined.
I told them that if the railroad bought it, I wouldn't eat it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2013

THIS PLACE IS REALLY GETTING HILARIOUS, I KNOW OF AT LEAST 6
TRAINMASTERS WHO HAVE RESIGNED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.  IS ANYONE
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TRAINMASTER???  HELL NO!  I THINK THE MESSAGE
IS BECOMING MORE CLEAR AS TO HOW BAD IT IS TO WORK FOR CSX.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2013

Hey Avon Employee and John:

I hear you, consider it done. They're on the '13 Turd Watch List.

I believe if I was at Avon, my back would suddenly start hurting,
probably from throwing that switch...you know, the one we keep writing
up!

Pay me now or you won't get paid later! What a bunch of twits.

Name: AVON EMPLOYEE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 April 2013

WELL WELL WELL

HERE WE GO AGAIN.  DAVID HARRIS IS HAVING A SAFETY FEED AT AVON TODAY
(04/30/13)  ONCE AGAIN DAVID HARRIS HAS MADE SURE THIS SAFETY FEED WAS
SCHEDULED AROUND THE YARD CREWS, AND FOR THE YARD CREWS.  YES, YARD
CREWS ONLY.  (WHAT???)  YES, YARD CREWS ONLY.  PER DAVID HARRIS'S
ORDERS, THE 900 DAY SAFETY FEED IS FOR YARD CREWS ONLY.  

Screw ALL the road crews that didn't get injured during the past 900
days while switching out all of the bad orders that the remote yard
crews at Avon didn't get around removing.  David Harris doesn't have
to look the road in the faces if and when he comes to work he only sees
the yard crews.  Once again, David Harris has made it abundantly clear
with his THIRD safety feed this year that is scheduled for and around
the yard crews, screw the road crews.  That's right David Harris
DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE ROAD CREWS, because if he did, when he
post signs that say 24 hour feed, he wouldn't restrict the times to
11-1,6-8pm and 10pm to midnight.  Maybe CSX didn't teach David Harris
how to tell time when he hired in.  TWENTY FOUR HOURS MEANS TWENTY FOUR
HOURS.  NOT 11-1, 6-8PM, AND 10-MIDNIGHT, WHEN THE YARD CREWS TAKE THEIR
LUNCH BREAKS.

David Harris went out of his way during the Face to Face Classes to
tell ALL AVON EMPLOYEES, when Avon reached 900 days, he would hold a
feed for EVERYONE that included steaks.  What David Harris meant was, a
Steak Knives in the back for all NON YARD CSX employee.

NOMO.  Please nominate Avon Terminal Superintendent David Harris for
this weeks's CSX piece of crap award winner, and the end of the year
Brown Banana Award

Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2013

Other Non Employee

To answer your question. Yes RFE Tinsley is doing his job when he
downloads engines. This wasn't the point of the post.  It was a heads
up to the other engineers that Stuttering Dave Tinsley has decided he
wants to move up in the company.  Stuttering Dave thinks by following
in Joe Barry's footsteps, and charging every employee for even the
most minor of mistakes, he'll gain favor with CSX management, and move
up the corporate ladder. 

Here is the problem with what Stuttering Dave Tinsley is doing.  Lets
say I am stopped on the line of road for some reason, for example, to
come into the yard at Avon.  The Dispatcher says "I'll get back with
you in a few minutes"  A few minutes turns into 30 minutes before you
hear "South runner, talk to the hump" from the dispatcher.  Your
train tonnage is 8500 tons, and you have all 3 of your 20+ year old
wide body engines on line in order to run track speed.  RFE Dave
Tinsley is now charging crews for not turning off the two rear engines
while they were stopped for more than a few minutes.  He is also
charging the same crew with violating the CSX fuel conservation rules. 
Two of the wide body engines provided enough power, according to CSX for
you to run your train from point A to point B.  While your train
wouldn't have been running at track speed, that doesn't matter, two
engines would have provided enough power to run the train from point A
to point B without the use of the third engine.

Now any engineer worth their salt will tell you that you've used more
fuel running two engines in notch 8 for the entire trip, which will
take many many more hours longer, vs using three engines, but the CSX
bean counters don't see it that way, and neither does Stuttering Dave
Tinsley.  To him, you are just a body that he can step on, on his way
up the corporate ladder.  He doesn't care if his actions put you out
of work for a while, and mess up your life.  Stuttering Dave want's
Danny Jarrell's job, when Danny moves up the ladder to Jacksonville. 


The Dave we use to know as a good guy is gone.  He's lost weight,
stays awake on those rare occasions he's on a train anymore, and he's
pawned off the hard work on his disciple, Avon East RFE Chris Eaton.

SO......  HEADS UP AVON ENGINEERS, RFE STUTTERING DAVE TINSLEY HAS
JOINED THE RACE FOR THE CLARABELL AWARD ON THIS SITE.  HE'S TRYING TO
OUT DO JOE BARRY WHEN IT COMES TO CHARGING THE MOST EMPLOYEES EVERY
MONTH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2013

Tell me what is wrong with this. I see this as just a check, nothing
more. I understand getting over the road. We cut in switch engines
destined for a yard job to get over the road. Just do not understand a
directive to cut the power and that is violated. Bet most are done
correctly as instructed.
 
 Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2013

Train Dispatcher

Thanks for the heads up. 

I heard Dave Tinsley mention to a few of his "pet" engineers that he
has to download the trailing unit on at least one road train a day,
and
send the information in to his (suck buddy)  Danny Jerrel everyday.  
Tinsley said if the trailing unit wasn't shut down when it wasn't
needed, the engineer would be written up.  Per Danny's orders of
course.

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

Imagine this with a few modifications...a real company man!

http://anthonysblog.net/the-worlds-most-painful-tattoo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2013

CSX wants to be on the cutting edge of new things so someone has had a
brainstorm to implement a new CSX Whore Value and persuade all
management to show their loyalty and get a Company Tattoo.

Wonder where that idea came about   ?

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/employees-get-company-logo-tattooed-on-185920539.html

CSX welcomes your Tattoo designs You can submit them on here or thur
the gateway.

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

OUCH!!!!!!!! Im sure dave harris is JEALOUS over the last sentence on
the post below,(he was left out).

Name: Jason
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 April 2013

Hey Locomotive Engineer 20 - 30

OUCH. THE TRUTH MUST HURT.   O U C H !!!!!!

Did Engineer John hurt your feelings Loco 20 - 30?  Did John talk the
truth about you and your Daddy Dave Tinsley by calling him Stuttering
Dave, and pointing out what a low life RFE Dave Tinsley has become?  

When Dave lost all that weight, and started staying awake when he rode
trains, he lost all of the compassion he had towards the men that
worked for him.  When Danny Jarrell came along, Tinsley dropped to his
knees and started doing and screwing whoever he thought would take him
along for a ride to the top of the CSX ladder of shame in management. 
And by the screwing part, I mean screwing over the men that work for
him.  Dave turned his back on ALL OF US, and has been screwing us over,
hoping to score points with GLD RFE Danny Jarrell.  Since Dave Tinsley
started screwing over his own men, Dave's started stuttering when he
talks (and is lying) to the men who use to think he was a decent guy
they could count on and trust. 

SHAME ON DUMB DAVE TINSLEY for being so gullible to believe what a
company officer like Danny Jarrell says.  If Dave hasn't figured it
out by now, CSX LIES.  Dave Tinsley is no better than that piece of
crap Joe Barry, if not worse.  We all know Joe is a piece of crap.  He
doesn't hide it, but Dave pretends to be a decent guy, while he and
his new side kick RFE Chris Eaton shove a knife in your back, then
laugh about it with Danny Jarrell over drinks at the strip clubs in
Indy.

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

Hey Locomotive Engineer 20-30

Are you speaking from the voice of experience, or worried you might
have competition under Stuttering Dave's desk.  Being you swallow, and
you have years of experience bent over or under Stuttering Dave's desk,
don't worry man.  I don't swing that way, and can't hold a candle to
you, or the arse pounding Stuttering Dave gives you on a daily basis. 
Company sucks like you make the rest of us Union MEN that work hard to
provide for our family, sick.  

But Hey Locomotive Engineer 20-30, Thanks for taking one for the team,
keeping Stuttering Dave busy and in his office, and drinking Stuttering
Dave's personal protein shakes that he makes for you daily.  Hope the
swallowing you do for Stuttering Dave and CSX helps you keep your job,
and paying into my retirement plan for just a day longer.

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

Hey Johnny


Prepare to get doggy fucked by your new buddy Dave   Old Joe B 
will be instructing him how he does it and how you like it.  


Hope you got your DeRail Insurance all paid up

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

Train Dispatcher

Thanks for the heads up. 

I heard Dave Tinsley mention to a few of his "pet" engineers that he
has to download the trailing unit on at least one road train a day, and
send the information in to his (suck buddy)  Danny Jerrel everyday.  
Tinsley said if the trailing unit wasn't shut down when it wasn't
needed, the engineer would be written up.  Per Danny's orders of
course.

Heads up everyone.  Stuttering Dave Tinsley has turned into a snake in
the grass.  I'm not sure if he mastered the art of being a low life
snake from Joe Berry, or he's decided to step it up a notch on his
own, and finally trying to get out of Joe Berry's shadow.  (Out master
the master)   Dave has been getting most of his write ups of late
sitting on his aese in his RFE office.  You know the office, its the
one where Stuttering Dave Tinsley is hiding  behind a locked door or
under Danny Jerrel's desk, far from reach of we employees.  I'm
guessing Dave knows what he's doing is WRONG, and why he's been
stuttering so much of late.

Stuttering Dave Tinsley is also hammering engineers for not doing their
standing and running brake test when they leave the fuel pad. 
Stuttering Dave charged 9 engineers last week with this very thing.   

Be very careful around Stuttering Dave Tinsley, he's half the man he
use to be in more than one way.

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

Let me get this right...corrupt Union Officials = higher profit margins

for the carriers?

Although I'm sure the carriers contribute to the officials vacation
and college funds it would take a lot of cash to bribe everyone in the
loop.
It would be hard to hide that amount for long. I think creative
accounting, reduction in work force and increased rates have more to do
with it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2013

Magical Profit Margins Explained:

During the last decade; the major carriers discovered the art of higher
profit margins. Corrupting Union Officers!
The railroads through out its history has never experience sustain
profit margins as experience in the last decade. Even during any
combined combination of profits; 100 years prior to the last decade.

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

Don't know how it works today but there was a clause that stated a 
union member had to be "in good standing" or they would be removed
from the rolls...if I recall correctly, "good standing" had a morals
connotation attached.

Stealing should be enough to have him removed from the rolls. I think 
YMs are represented by the UTU. I guess it's okay to steal if you are
stealing from the "other" union!

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: 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: 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: 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: u know who
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2013

I,
  What are you talking about the BLE L.C. getting on board with the new
management. If you're talking about the L.C. that I think you are he's
always been a company man just like the BLE L.C. that preceded him.
Watch the way he acts when a company officer walks in, enough said.....

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2013

VAMBO RAMBO:

Now.....those little Chinese kids worked real hard making that watch!

I too am very glad to be away from the nasty trainmasters and
superintendents. But I do miss visiting with the union folks. I was
always on your side.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2013

RE; APE & Nasty:

Regarding the corrupt union officer; the name is Ed Rodzwicz. He did
get caught bribing an attorney for $20K. 
Just google his name or rail union corruption, and you'll get many
many hits.

Name: VAMBO RAMBO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2013

I am so so so glad I am out of that hell hole and retired. Do I miss it
hell no. No more union dues no more book of fools and POD tests. No
more dealing with lame stupid ass trainmasters. And what does CSX give
me as a retirement gift a cheap ass watch. Like I am really going to
need a watch now. Good riddens CSX may there be wrecks everyday
somewhere on the system. Free... Free at LAST

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2013

Watch out Great Lakes Engineers.

They are writing up a bunch of engineers for have to many locos online.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2013

It all boils down to ethics. Some people have them, and some people
don't. And the only thing that keeps the ethically challenged in
check, is the watchful eye of the ethical. But outhouse rumors and
speculation must be avoided. The accused must be given a fair trial.
And one unethical apple should not cause the entire bushel to be
labeled as such.

Because it is up to the ethical to promote the common good, complacency
must be avoided. Far too many people in the U.S. do not question the
policies and motives of politicians or union leaders. They often accept
what they hear as being correct, without weighing both sides of the
argument and deciding for themselves what is right. Also, people must
determine who a politician or union leader is working for. Are they
working for you or are they working for their own interests. If they
are protecting the interests of corporations and the wealthy, they are
definitely not working for us. Follow the money! And always keep in
mind how corrupting money is.

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

New management at the terminal I work at, and it did'nt take the BLE
L.C. long to get on board with management. Already giving the T.M. and
RFE info on who is good and bad workers and diming out others for the
sake of making himself look good.  What a Fucking mental midget......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2013

APE 1 yr and Nasty,

Unfortunate is the fact that there are bad apples in ANY industry,
however that being said I don't believe the casual and outside look
you present here represents Union Officers as a whole. Most aren't
"in it for themselves" as you claim. Most are in the job to better
the working conditions for the membership PERIOD. Perhaps if you had
more time on the railroad and didn't look at only what you want to
believe and are fed by our wonderful media, and took the time to show
up at your local union meeting you might start to view otherwise. 
Biased Opinions such as yours presented here are nothing more than
baseless misinformed bullshit and serve to do nothing else than prove
how baseless and misinformed you are about what REALLY goes on in the
union world. Try stepping up and serving others than yourself, do that
and then you might have a reason or rationale for some of what you
espouse, until then you're nothing other than a company troll on this
site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2013

RE; Nasty Company:

Speaking of your BLE/UTU union bosses; never count on them...they are
solely in-it for the money without comprehending who they are up
against (Harvard lawyers and Robber Barons). All TE&Y agreements are
templated and requires no cerebral thought or ideas beyond their
limited imagination. In other words, the TE&Y members are in battle
against the union bosses and management.  

Here's an example of overt corruption: An International union
president, offered a FELA attorney who's firm was eliminated from the
member's recommended legal service directory by the international
committee board. The corrupt president circumvented the board's
decision and contacted the ex-FELA attorney and demanded an initial
$10,000.00 cash bribe; payable immediately and the remainder $10,000.00
payable at the next scheduled regional meeting (within weeks).

The attorney paid the initial bribe and thought that he was being
blackmailed and contacted the proper authorities. The attorney was
wired for the next meeting and WALLA (NAB)! That one international
president was willing to accept $20,000.00 and expose the entire
membership (55,000) to substandard representation for his own personal
gains. In essence, a minute amount, that amounted to approximately 33
cents a member in real time monthly dues.
The union officer was later indicted and removed from office.

My point is this: When you see a union officer being paid for phantom
safety meetings; think about who he's representing.

Trivial question: What is the name of the union officer and
organization of this subject and many international officers (ble/utu)
were remove and convicted of serious crimes against the members that
they were intrusted to represent?

Never be afraid to challenge your union bosses, they are human just
like our politicians!

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2013

Re: La Mort Rouge

I have multiple sick days that CSX and ATDA agreed to.

If we mark off sick every saturday for weeks in a row, we know damn
well that person will get written up for attendance policy. 

Yes, it sucks.

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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2013

APE:

Could you give an example? I am aware of instances when railroad union
officers took management positions, but I never heard of an actual
bribe. As I have stated in other forums, the railroad unions need to
stop fighting each other, and start fighting for the common good of all
union members. Top union officials should be ashamed of how they have
neglected the real needs of members. Especially when remote control was
first introduced by the class I's. I would not be surprised if the UTU
actually has fewer members now. And just imagine what will happen if
FRA gives its blessing to one-person main line operation!

While I was with FRA, the only bribe I was ever offered was a quarter
(25 cents). No I didn't take it. But I did tell the guy I would report
him. A long time ago, I heard of an FRA inspector that allegedly took
bribes. But that was the only time. And I believe that if it was true,
it was an extremely isolated situation. Coziness has always been the
big problem. FRA and other Federal agencies have gotten way too cozy
with the entities they are supposed to be regulating.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2013

Just a thought: Bribing union officers is the rail carrier's path to
higher profits!

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

Hey Trainmaster/Supervisor:

I assume that you were one of the trainmasters that treated T&E
employees with respect and dignity. The other kind seem to stay around
forever. During my years with FRA I had the misfortune of meeting many
of the nasty ones. But when they got nasty with me, I just went over
their locomotives and freight cars with a fine tooth comb. I would be
very interested in hearing what happened to you and what division you
were assigned to. 

May I suggest applying for a job at NS? Several years ago, a retiring
trainmaster told me that NS had decided to start treating it's
employees more kindly. It was realized that a lot of good employees
were quitting because of the way they were being treated.

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

I thought this article made a very valid point...oh, I also think CSX
resembles this remark(s)!

http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2013/04/01/17503051-youre-quitting-employers-could-be-blindsided-by-turnover?lite

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: QG  15
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 March 2013

@ cond. 20-30yrs

Recheck your facts. CSX does not contribute to every employees 401-k
plan. They never put a nickle in mine or any of the others I worked
with on the Mechanical side. And, the plan administered by JP Morgan,
along with the very limited selections, sucks! It lost money
consistently year after year, along with JP Morgan taking a $1000
annually to help me lose money.

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: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 26 March 2013

re; Does CSX really sucks?
The 401K Plan is the best amongst all major carriers!

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

Does CSX really sucks?

CSX  contributes to all of its employees 401K Plan...the average 
account balance is $150,000.00. My friends works for the Union Pacific
and UP does not contributes to their 401K Plan. I did research and the
average balance for their employees is $50,0000.00. 

The website that tracks 401K Plans is: www.brightscope.com

Be careful what you wish for...the grass is not always greener on the
other side!

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: 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: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2013

Screw the Feds   I need your help to move me up the ladder at
glassdoor.com  

http://www.glassdoor.com/50-Highest-Rated-CEOs.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=bceo-13&utm_content=bceo-13


Get on and vote for your fearless leader.

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

The Year of The Feds:

The Feds will be indicting Railroads for bribes and kick backs?

Stay tune for further details...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2013

nomo:

Stock prices in one company with a higher price per share; has no
relevance in value to another company with lower cost per share.

When valuing a company's market value; multiply the number of share
outstanding times the share price....e.g., if company A has one million
shares outstanding; and the price per share is $1...company A is valued
at one million dollars. If company B has 2 million shares outstanding
and the price per share is $400...company B is valued at 800 million
dollars.

A good book for the novice: Understanding Wall Street 

Starting at age 25 and investing $300 monthly; a discipline railroader
can accumulate over $1,000,000.00 easily!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 March 2013

Csx sucks , so true

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

Hey Con 30+:

Comparing a RR or any other industrial company to Apple or another High
Tech company is a mistake. Apple's shares are down $250.00 each and
their future business is based on people's vanity and the steady
stream of new and more expensive products.

100 shares of Apple at $405.00 ea. is $40,500.00
100 shares of CSX at $24.00 ea. is $2,400.00

The rails are more akin to utilities... guaranteed to make money over
the long run.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2013

Re; Stock Picker:

The stock picker was right! CP is 6 times market cap; KSU is 5 times;
CNI is 4 times; UNP is 3 times; (estimating that BNSF is 3 times cap
compared to UNP); CSX is 2 times and NSC is also 2 times of its market
cap. That's 3 1/2 times market cap on average.

Apple Computer is over 2 1/2 times market cap with $140 billion in cash
and no debt and a 25% profit margin. The railroad that has over a 25%
profit margin is CNI with 27%. All other RR'S are below 20%.

The RR'S debt ratios are extremely high compared to other companies
with similar revenue and profit margins.

The RR'S capacities has peaked. On average; train speeds are
declining. And that indicates an overcapacity.

Apple Computer can essentially buy a CSX type RR; and take it private;
and put its cash hoard to good use.

Apple could become a modern General Electric (Conglomerate)!  

Think outside the box...It works!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2013

Hey Picker:

Not sure what you're getting at...the CSX market cap is $24.5 Billion
and their net revenue is $11.75 billion that's 2.1 X and the P/E is 
13.4 which is good.

The stock price has firmed up due to the overall market but based on
the fundamentals has lots of room to move up before it's overpriced.
As for the business, that's to be decided. CSX doesn't impress me in
terms of being a well run company.

There's a sucker born every second and as long as they are willing to
pay a premium for the stock it will continue it's run up...smoke and
mirrors are a wonderful thing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2013

CSX Safe and on Time, Hadji how many I help you today?

C stands for more than Cheap scape let your XXX imagination ride on my
magic carpet ride.


Glad to be on board Rick

Name: Stock Picker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2013

Railroad stocks are overpriced:

Never in history has railroad stock prices (market cap) been valued at
three times revenue.

A collapse is imminent!

Name: Rick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 March 2013

QG--15

You're right.!!!! LOL  I must not have received my Hindi to English
translation guide yet.  Darn those cheap bastards in HR.  :-/

You're right.  This inadvertent "error" must have been part of
CSX's cost cutting plan to increase upper managements bonus.  After
all, as we T&E employees have been hearing for years.... This is the
21st Century, and CSX is now a paperless railroad.  LOL 

Thanks for the laugh.  (After all, working for, and management at CSX,
is becoming one big joke anymore)

Name: QG--15
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2013

@ Rick:

You must not have received the Hindi to English translation guide from
HR. It should have been in the packet explaining the management
incentive bonus program, along with the letter on how the rest of you
should bend over better.

Name: Rick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 March 2013

Does anyone know if CSX subcontracted its computer help desk to India?

Every I call the 1-800-Chessie Computer "help" desk, I get someone
that speaks broken english, and has no clue as to why the CSX Citrix
program isn't working. 

I know the C in CSX stands for CHEAP, so I wouldn't be surprised if
CSX subcontracted the work out to the lowest bidder in India, but come
on.  What are we employees to do when the CSX "help" desk doesn't
even understand the english language, let alone the problem you're
having downloading or making Citrix work on your phone or computer.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2013

Corporate office 1-10:

Good post!  That one explains exactly how bad it really is at CSX.  I
hate this company...CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2013

Turnover is good at CSX  We need to hire more new people and get tax
credits plus paying out less at 80% for more bonus for management.



10 Reasons Employees Resign
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Glassdoor | Nov. 20, 2012, 6:14 PM | 5,509 |
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•	7 Reasons Not To Apply For The Job
•	10 Cool Office Spaces
•	How To Find A Career Mentor
Good managers know very well how expensive employee turnover can be and
work diligently to keep those costs at a minimum. It is a fact that not
every employee can be retained no matter how fairly they are treated,
and some are actually welcome to leave.
Below are ten reasons employees resign, along with suggestions for
retaining those valuable players that are hard or impossible to
replace:
1.	Employees Feel Underappreciated. Those who leave for this reason
aren’t looking for a pat on the back every time they show up for work
on time or finish a task. They simply need to be reminded from time to
time that their contributions are a value to the team. Ignore them for
too long, and they will seek that appreciation elsewhere.
2.	A Lack of Proper Compensation. This is a big one and should be
addressed even if the company feels it is being fair. It is no secret
that companies that are the most generous in this arena are also some
of the most successful.
3.	Insufficient Time Off. In an attempt to do more with less, some
employers are saddling their employees with additional workloads to
compensate for a leaner staff. Initially, this approach may result in a
healthier bottom-line, but ultimately it will lead to higher turnover
cost and lower production as workers begin to tire of the rigorous
schedule forced on them.
4.	Change In Management. Companies that fail to recognize the impact of
this decision risk losing valuable personnel. Taking the time to speak
with those most affected is of the utmost importance for keeping morale
up and the transition smooth.
5.	Outdated Machinery and Equipment. Whether it’s warehouse equipment
or the office phone system, tools that make life more difficult for
those that use them play a major role in employees running for the
exit. Continuing to replace these workers may prove more expensive than
replacing the tools over the long run.
6.	Unrealistic Goals. Setting goals and quotas is important for
maintaining production levels and achieving maximum results. This is
true in all aspects of life be it personal or business.  Constantly
moving the “carrot” without regard for what it takes to reach it will
usually wind up in a breakdown in morale and desire. Employees who are
consistently put to the test in this manner will eventually decide it
is simply not worth it.
7.	Lack of Management Support. Managers who are unwilling to back up
those who depend upon them will find it difficult to maintain a staff.
This doesn’t mean being the “dumping ground” for every grievance, but
it does mean having a certain intestinal fortitude as it concerns
righting legitimate wrongs–even when it involves putting those issues
above your own career goals. This is how you become a respected
leader.
8.	The Need to Be Challenged. If school-aged children get bored with
their studies, their minds wander and their grades drop. When working
adults get bored with their jobs, their minds wander and they start
seeking a more challenging position. Keeping a bright employee
challenged with rewarding tasks is the best way to keep a bright
employee, period.
9.	Lack of a Joyful Environment. Look around your place of business. Do
your employees seem happy to be there? Is there a certain positive
energy among your staff that seems to reverberate from department to
department? If not, why not? Work places needn’t be all drudgery, and
those that are have bigger problems than the frowns that everyone is
wearing. This doesn’t mean it needs to be a constant party atmosphere.
But it should at least be pleasant.
10.	Lack of a Clear Pathway to Success. Many times an employee will
become frustrated with the inability or unwillingness of management to
provide them with a working model for success with the firm. Most
people will not set out on a journey without some idea of the direction
they are headed. And if they get lost along the way, they will generally
head in another direction. Good and attentive management will take the
time to nurture those with an eye on the future and see their value
from a long-range perspective.
Companies spend a lot of time, energy and money to hire the right
people. All of these resources are wasted if they can’t keep the people
they’ve invested so much in already.
This story was originally published by Glassdoor.

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: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2013

So you think you're important? Maybe not so much...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ObnEpRccHM

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 March 2013

Retired FRA

Dont you think it would be better to send it now? Put them on notice on
whats been going on. CC it to several other departments(OSHA etc.) and
make it known if something big goes down that they were informed and
failed to take the proper measures to meet the problem head on. If
anyone is seriously injured or god forbid killed they can explain it to
the victims lawyers why they refused to take immediate actions to
correct the problems in the system!

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: 07 March 2013

Friend:

I have contacted Senator Sherrod Brown and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
to inform them of how FRA regional managers are now refusing to support
their inspectors, and how they are trying to accommodate the wishes of
railroad management instead.

The sad fact is that a tragedy must occur before anything changes. For
just one of many examples, look at how the Mine Safety and Health
Administration allowed extremely unsafe mining practices to continue
until an entire mountain collapsed on the miners that were working
beneath it. Certain MSHA employees should have gone to jail for that!
And I don't see much difference in what FRA managers are now doing. I
identified and reported thousands of instances of regulatory
noncompliance during my last few years at FRA. But apparently FRA
managers were too cozy with their counterparts in the railroad industry
to demand an improvement.

I certainly hope that no more railroad disasters occur. But if one does
occur, and it was caused by defective equipment, I will send my story
directly to the news media.

Name: 
E-mail: stopstealing.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2013

Too Railroad Union Bosses:

Stop the stealing in your ranks....Instead of fleecing the FELA
Attorneys; your Division/Local and General Committees are raising dues
crying wolf by management and using the increases to inflate their
salaries and providing secretive retirement packages to General
Committee members..! $300,000.00 in combined income before retirement
for a Vice General Chairman? For what? Audit your Committees and you
will see!

Leadership must be demonstrated from the top up; or from the bottom up
will change the top up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2013

Retired Inspector,

Since you no longer work for the fra why dont you take these issues to
the steps of the capital. Yeah, maybe they will try and say you are
disgruntled, but Im sure you have plenty of first hand knowledge and
inside info to bring these issues back to life. Rattle the skeletons in
the closet. Something to consider.

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

Friend:

I don't believe it is as prevalent as it once was. But these free
lunches are allowed under current ethics guidelines. The much larger
problem is the friendly relationships that are fostered during the
lunches. In my opinion, FRA management employees and FRA attorneys are
far too friendly with their counterparts in the railroad industry. They
have become far too concerned with the wishes of railroads, and less
concerned with the oaths they took to enforce the law. Perception is
also a problem, which is why I avoided being seen with railroad
officials in public places. It just doesn't look good!

I for one tried to avoid trainmasters and superintendents as much as
possible. And they hated me just as much as I hated them. The best way
to gauge an FRA inspector's ethics is by hearing a railroad manager's
opinion of him/her. If they like you, you aren't doing your job! It
made me feel good when I heard that a railroad official had been saying
nasty things about me.

During the last Bush administration, things really started to go south
in the FRA. The new top managers in the FRA Office of Safety began
trying to accommodate railroad management like never before. They began
instructing field inspectors to follow all railroad rules, which
actually put us under the thumbs of railroad managers. FRA attorneys
also quit accepting inspector violation reports that were earmarked as
being intentional on the parts of railroads and railroad managers. I
don't know if that was due to laziness or an effort to reduce the
amounts that railroads paid in fines. But I do know that I was
instructed to report violations as being non-intentional when they were
just as intentional as the Nazi war crimes.

FRA Headquarters management also tried to relax the movement
restrictions for defective motive power and equipment (freight cars).
They proposed to Congress that railroads should be allowed to move
motive power and equipment with defective safety appliances to the next
forward repair point, rather than to the nearest repair point. That
would have been a huge gift to the railroads. It would have allowed
them to close repair facilities and reduce their costs for back hauls.
But railroad employees' exposure to unsafe conditions would have
increased dramatically. Fortunately Congress saw the folly of FRA's
proposal and it was not enacted.

Several years ago, I discovered several FRA defective freight cars in a
Canadian National train that was stopped by a stop signal in Toledo,
Ohio. A Canadian National official then called FRA Headquarters to
complain. FRA Director of Safety Ed Prichard then gave Canadian
National permission to take their train to Flat Rock, Michigan, without
first making repairs at a nearby facility. Talk about a cozy
relationship!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2013

Reading the post below on fra inspectors. I dont work for the railroad
just have friends and ive heard the trainmasters(LOR) state they take
the fra inspectors out to dinner, lunch, breakfast what ever it takes
to keep in good with them. Is this really true?.

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2013

That is not new.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2013

The new crime wave in management today...

Can't help but noticing the carrier's indiscretions with corrupt
government officials in this forum. According a retired local chairman;
the rail carriers uses local or division level union officers to subvert
the claims process. They simply pay extra in claims to the local
chairman's from both unions and avoid a substantial payout to the
members as a whole. Railroad ceo's have always been proficient in
devising schemes for stealing from the employees too further stuff
their pockets!

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

Non-Employee:

Over a decade ago, a former FRA associate administrator was hired by
CSX to be its vice president of safety. I believe he then moved on to a
different corporation at a higher capacity. 

Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Kirk Van Tine and FRA
Acting Administrator Betty Monroe both resigned at the end of December
2004. They were caught up in a scandal that was exposed by The New York
Times. The secretary of transportation also high-tailed it back to Texas
shortly thereafter. When Reagan was elected, he nominated an FRA
administrator that told us not to submit violation reports against
railroads. However, Congress quickly gave that guy the boot when they
got wind of his policies.

Most times, FRA Headquarters employees just get too cozy with railroad
managers and top level officials. And during recent years, the top
managers at FRA have been telling inspectors that they must follow all
railroad rules, which has placed inspectors right under the railroad's
thumb. The FRA I joined back in 1978 was a hell of a lot different. Back
then, and for many years thereafter, inspectors were given the support
they needed to enforce the law. 

It was always the FRA field inspectors that held the railroad's feet
to the fire. And the vast majority have upheld the oath they took to do
so. Unfortunately, those at FRA Headquarters and certain regional
offices just don't seem to care about that oath. They seem to be more
interested in promoting the railroad's agenda and being friends with
top railroad managers. I never cared about train delays or railroad
profits. The oath I took came first. However, I did not take pleasure
in the train delays that were caused by the defective conditions I
discovered. When CSX Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett accused me of
taking pleasure in delaying "his trains," I told him just how much I
resented his false accusations. And, I don't believe he actually owned
those trains!

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

Re; Retired FRA Inspector:

If my memory serves me correctly; didn't CSX bribe a FRA inspector
years ago when that inspector B/Oed to much equipment? And later that
inspector accepted a job as Chief Safety Officer and paid well over
$300,000.00 annually? I believe that was a $200,000.00 raise!

Railroading 101: There are many foxes guarding the hen house in the 
railroad industry!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2013

APE:

If FRA Regional Administrator Brian Hontz and Deputy Administrator
Larry Kish had stood by me when CSX managers Rob Burkett and Lennon
Givens were bullying and stocking me, I would still be doing the good
work at Stanley Yard. But instead, they took the side of CSX management
and threw me under the bus. The Lake Township Police did take action
when I called them. After Burkett and Givens were warned that they were
breaking the law, they immediately discontinued the harassment. However,
a few days later I was told by my supervisor Dan Lewis that I was not to
inspect on any CSX properties managed by Burkett. If that doesn't place
FRA in the pockets of railroad management, I don't know what would.

I had previously decided that I would work a few more years, as long as
FRA management backed me. But that was short-lived. Anyway, at the age
of 64, it was time for me to retire. And one major benefit of being
retired is that I no longer have to put up with nasty railroad
managers. But I sure hate that you guys still have to work for them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2013

fra,
    you are a very smart man to bad they ran you off,but they dont want
people like you working there any more....all about money now,
you were stopping the flow of that . money is the root of all evel,
they treat us like crap now,but when the day comes we all will have to
ans. to the same person and when it does i'm sure glad i am not one of
them.treat others as you would want them to treat you.they just dont get
it......yet!

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

As I've stated before, I believe that FRA is now a cheerleader for this
rules compliance turbo-testing. Those at FRA Headquarters just don't
seem to understand, or possibly even care, that testing is sometimes
used as a form of harassment and intimidation. And often times testing
isn't being done for the most important rules or at the most important
locations. Testing for compliance with restricted proceed signal
indications is a good example. Another is making sure that tracks
adjacent to workers are blocked from use when required. Testing for
those rules is a lot more important than making sure an employee's
safety glasses are on straight. Often times safety glasses are actually
a detriment to safety. Rain, darkness and bright lights make it very
difficult to see through those cheap plastic lenses. And I believe that
the reflective vests were only mandated so that supervisors and managers
could more easily spot employees via yard cameras. I personally am not
aware of any railroad yard fatalities that could have been prevented by
the use of reflective vests. A freight car rolling down a track just
doesn't have the ability to stop, or to warn an employee in its path.
However, vests can likely save lives when employees are working in
close proximity to the motoring public. That is why highway workers
wear them. But also notice that highway workers don't usually wear
safety glasses. They need to have the best view possible of what's
coming at them.

Putting cops behind every billboard may keep people from speeding, but
it sure would ruin the morale of the motoring public. And people would
become so nervous, they would have more accidents doing the speed limit
than if they were speeding. This it seems is what's now going on at the
railroads. Employees are in constant fear of breaking a rule and being
disciplined. They worry about the welfare of their families if this
happens. How can this be a safe environment? There is no possible way!
Wake up FRA!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 March 2013

The post below, yes i understand, that is just wrong to have to work in
an environment like that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 February 2013

Friend, Family


You heard it right. Everyone is finally starting to realize it is a
battle ground. Every dark corner, curve, switch, cross over can be a
trap with devices set in the darkest, deepest and most invisible places
possible. The chances of actually coming across a rail car in the wrong
place is about a 1% chance because the rule violation charges have
become so ridiciously strick. The chances of coming across a testing
device in the track thats the size of a "wet floor" sign is about 1
out of 3 trips.  So what do you think happens when they test you to
death on a particular device until everyone finally figures out how it
will be set out? You got it! They try to find ways to make them more
invisible. Does that answer your questions?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 February 2013

I dont know to much about the railroad as im not in the bussiness. When
i read the post below i was prompted to write. I have heard friends of
mine talk that do work on the railroad ,and the t.m. laughing at how
they set out to try to fail as many employees as possible. I also heard
that they try to be a shady on the testing, is that a rumor or do they
really do that?,if thats the case that is just wrong. I also have heard
a few supervisor talk that i do believe they are one of the few that are
honest. I'm sure the emplyees do reconize the honest ones. Just my
opinion.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2013

Hello GLD...come in:

What's this I'm hearing about some of the mud sucking, bottom
feeding
TM y'all have up there...you know, the spineless ones that that are 
too scared of getting the plow cleaned to tell you to your face that
they're going to give you a failure...yeah, you know who you are and
so does everyone else.

Worried about a hostile situation are you? Well by not manning up and 
talking to the employees, you're creating a much more volatile 
situation. You can't stay at work 24 hours a day. Sooner or later
you're going to have to leave the property...probably in your best
interests to get the unpleasantries out of the way. You really don't
want to leave any business undone...you never know when it'll bite you
in the ass...maybe next week, maybe next month, maybe next year. Or
where it'll be, maybe at the mall while you're shopping with your
wife and family, or at the movie theater, or at the bar...you just
never 
know. One things for certain, if you want ride the bus, you gotta pay
the fare!

Name: diehard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2013

hey guys. Can anyone tell me what is the average starting salary for
Intermodel service worker. I seems like it is a big secret! Because I
can not find out anywhere on line not even on the CSX website.

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

NoMo:

You are right on the money! Watching RCO operations seemed like
watching grass grow. And if they really got behind, a full crew would
be called in. I was told many times by RCO's that shortcuts and broken
rules were necessary in order to meet production. I relayed that
information to FRA managers, but it fell on deaf ears. And I also
remember when FRA was a cheerleader for remote control. RCO's walk
their asses off! The young guys can do it, but wait until their years
of service start adding up. Carrying a box around all the time can't
be helping their backs either. 

A few years ago, the Eastbound Yard crews at Walbridge were switching
out several trains during their shifts, and they still got a darn good
quit. It seemed like fewer cars were damaged, and morale was great. No
injuries either! That was when railroading was fun and productive.
Employees enjoyed going to work.

Smoke and mirrors seem to be the norm now. If it's not corporations,
it's politicians. RCO's drastically reduce labor costs, but it seems
to me that the trade off is reduced production. And reduced maintenance
spending can only result in a higher degree of FRA noncompliance, and
the resultant injuries and derailments. During the last few years, I
certainly noticed an increase in FRA non-complying conditions. 

I believe that FRA also employs some very creative accounts and
statisticians. Perhaps that is why the accident and injury numbers seem
to be constantly improving. But they can't hide employee fatalities, or
the derailments that are broadcast on CNN and the other major news
outlets. 

Bottom line....nothing seems to be more important than bonuses and
stock options for railroad managers! But FRA managers only get bonuses.
No stock options for them! One thing I know for sure, the more bullshit
an employee produces at annual evaluation time, the bigger bonus he or
she gets. The sad part is, it doesn't seem to matter if people were
harmed in order for the manager to receive his or her bonus.

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

Hey FRA:

If the bottom line is moving freight faster as you say, how do explain
RCOs?

The RR is all about timing...getting the trains over the road which
means getting them switched out, built,inspected and out of the yard.

In yard service, when I worked the Hill job at Sibert we had a full 
crew; an Engineer, Foreman, short and long switch men. We would
routinely switch 350 to 400 cars and build several out bounds and get s
2+ hour quit. Today the job is remote, a RCO on the pins and a switch
man in a tower throwing power switches. I understand a good night is a
100 cars and 1 train. Any way you cut it,it's 1/3 of the production.

How is that moving freight? Local management and Jacksonville get giddy
with numbers like that! I have personally switched the same cars from
the shop 4 days in a row. I put a cut of 4 jumbo flats to the
interchange, just to bring them back the next day and shop them. This
went on for a week. 

Now I'm not very smart but this doesn't improve anything let alone
the bottom line. They are blowing smoke up the shareholder asses. It
takes some real creative accounting to cover that up and steady price
increases and reduced labor and maintenance costs to make up the
difference!

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

NoMo:

I believe you are right. Morale didn't seem too bad before Ward,
Ingram and Brown appeared on the scene. Ex Conrail managers also became
part of the mix. Conrail generally treated their employees well. But in
my opinion, too much emphasis was placed on moving trains and cutting
labor costs, and not enough on safety and FRA compliance. It was
obvious to me that Conrail mechanical employees were expected to ignore
defects if corrective action would cause train delays. And employees
were often harassed for shopping cars in outbound trains. (They were
harassed for finding defects if I wasn't there, and disciplined for
not finding them when I was there and wrote violations). The mechanical
operating budget seemed to be the root of the problem. It costs a
considerable amount of money to maintain locomotives and freight cars
in good condition. 

During the time that Carl Taylor ran CSX Mechanical Operations, it was
very difficult for me to find defective CSX motive power or equipment.
So I would usually drive right past the CSX yards and head for Conrail.
Taylor held managers accountable for FRA violations. But that seemed to
change drastically after he left. The thousands of freight car defects
I discovered and documented during the last few years certainly attest
to that.

Unfortunately I had no control over morale, but it was always obvious
to me where it stood at various locations. Morale was good during the
Carl Taylor era. And it was Taylor that set the stage. I must believe
that mid and lower level managers are only acting on demands from the
top. It's true that railroads now have many managers with little or no
railroad experience. But they are easy to mold. Also, I believe that
most conductors and engineers would never go into management because
they are followers of the golden rule. And it is ironic that they also
follow that rule while moving freight for their employer, no matter how
bad they seem to be treated. However, there have been a few T&E
employees that have joined the ranks of management. And I personally
believe that souls are often sold when that happens. When I was a C&O
Machinist back in the 1970's, I was told by a manager that I would
never become a foreman unless I was willing to release defective
locomotives for use. I told him that I did not want a foreman's job if
that was what I had to do.

As for moving managers around, I'm not sure that is always the case.
I've heard there is one particular trainmaster at Toledo that has bid
on jobs all over the railroad. And no one seems to want him! I also
believe that if employee intimidation is allowed or promoted by top
management, it will become the norm. The reason it varies in intensity
from location to location, is because some individuals seem to be more
arrogant and/or nasty than others. Guess which ones seem to move up the
ladder the quickest? And remember, those relocations generally come with
a pay grade increase.

NoMo, the bottom line is that moving freight faster, and at less cost,
seems to be all that counts to top managers and stockholders. I believe
that the Devil himself would be highly regarded if he were employed as a
trainmaster or superintendent that reached the production and profit
goals set by top managers.

I wish the best for all of the employees that might be sick this week.
They are my friends that I spent many enjoyable hours with over the
years. Spending time with contract employees, and a very few (two or
three) managers, is about all I miss since retirement. Oh, and I did
enjoy seeing to it that locomotive and freight car defects were
repaired before they caused injuries to employees or derailments.

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

Name: Nat King Coal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Does anyone know a Trainmaster named Shilo, what an idiot he is at his
new terminal and already screwed it up and it only took 2 freaking
weeks. He changing things around like a retard, what used to take 3
crews at a mine now takes 5 and instead of 11 hours to load no takes
24
plus. why is this idiot even around we have 26 employees and 2
trainmasters and a RFE, please trim the top of the tree instead of the
roots before it falls over.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Are you Kidding!!!   3 crews to 5 and you Bitch
                     11 hours to load and now 24 hours to load.
Are you on a time schedule or just dumb. You are bitching against your
pay check. Trying to make a new person look so bad that it hurts you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Lets show Huntington that we are not going to be intimidated over FMLA.
Lets pull CSX national sick out day and sit down on the job. Mark off
26th and 27th. Take extra time tocomplete all task. Do not I repeat do
not step up. Lets put a end to fourloughs and herassment. Take lunch
when possible. When in the hole and the highball pops up take a piss.
Wash your hands etc. Stop and take a shit if needed. They want safety
lets give them safety. Lets do it!

Name: Nat King Coal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Does anyone know a Trainmaster named Shilo, what an idiot he is at his
new terminal and already screwed it up and it only took 2 freaking
weeks. He changing things around like a retard, what used to take 3
crews at a mine now takes 5 and instead of 11 hours to load no takes 24
plus. why is this idiot even around we have 26 employees and 2
trainmasters and a RFE, please trim the top of the tree instead of the
roots before it falls over.

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

Hey FRA:

I was my experience that most of the managers prior to Ingram were
pretty decent, even the younger ones. Ingram changed that. However,
even before Ingram but after Ward took over, CSX made the conscience
decision to quit promoting from within the ranks and hire college
graduates. Bad decision...and it biting them in the ass.

Another interesting aspect is "people make the difference". For
example,
when I first started monitoring this site, the divisions that had the
most complaints were Albany and Baltimore which segued into Florence,
into Huntington, into Nashville & Huntington, Great Lakes & Huntington
and today Great Lakes, Huntington and looks to be Chicago. In each
cast, you can trace the Divisional woes to a small cadre of managers
that CSX
moves around rather than firing. I guess CSX figures it's hard to hit
a moving target!

An interesting aside to the above comment, in the seven years, I've
been here the fewest complaints come from the Atlanta and Jacksonville
Divisions...I wonder why? Might it be that they are too close to home.

I will be interesting to see how many Cons and Locos are sick this
week...I'm betting the usual number.

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: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2013

NoMo:

I was taught to avoid bad company at a very young age. So I spent most
of my time with the contract employees rather than the managers. And
because of that, I was kept very well informed of management misdeeds.
The managers really hated that, and hated me for doing it. But the oath
I took back in 1978 did not mention the need to be popular with railroad
managers. 

There were a few managers that seemed to treat employees fairly, but
they were the exception and not the rule. One of the exceptions was a
superintendent that managed Willard Terminal several years ago.
Unfortunately he got caught up in something after being reassigned to
another location and is no longer employed by CSX. Seems to me that
Willard functioned at its best while he was in charge. Morale was good
and employees actually wanted to do a good job. It also seemed like
J.J. was good to employees. As for Toledo, I believe downhill would be
an accurate statement. But of course that is only my opinion. As I just
mentioned downhill, FRA enforcement policy also comes to mind.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

NONYA, 

10-20 years. Sorry, but you have been employed by this circus long
enough to know NEVER EVER EVER EVER TRUST any monetary promise that
doesnt have a time ticket attatched for proof will ever be correct or
paid. Hell, how many times has pay been taken away from you after you
were paid for a job you did because they claim you werent entitled to
it!  YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER! Never count your csx chickens before or
after they are hatched.  I keep a seperate savings account with enough
money in it to equal and average 30 days of pay to cover any screwing I
may get at the last minute to cover my bills. Yeah, it sucks you have to
live way, but thats how they roll. I budget 3 weeks in advance at all
times. Every time I print out an earning statement that doesnt have any
denied pay on it, I pretty much know that they will take something the
next pay because they will claim they missed something. You need to get
in that frame of mind and stay there.

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

Hey FRA;

The view of the RR and perhaps the FRA, as well, is entirely different
when you're looking in from the outside.

I knew there were problems at CSX when I was there, there are with any
company. I just had no idea as to the extent and severity of the
problems until I had been gone several months...when you're on the
outside, it's a totally different reality!

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

NoMo:

Yep, when you experience "rules gone wild" out at the old railroad,
all you see are the ugly asses! And about this time last year, those
asses got so ugly they would damn near blind a person. Fortunately, I
was just at the right age to retire with a good civil service pension,
and my vision has now improved immensely.

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

Here is a perfect example of CSX's lack of professionalism. The Payroll
Dpeartment cannot even calculate and process the ble performance
contract bonus earnings properly. I get a paper statement in the mail
at the beginning of the 3rd week in february, and by the end of the
week i am checking Friday morning that dollar amount was deposited to
my account. Turns out it never was, and payroll puts up messages on the
gateway, and on the phone, that bonus will not be paid due to payroll
has made errors in paying the bonuses. Payroll says the bonuses are
"overstated." So now that i have planned out the money i thought i
was going to recieve, and already wrote out checks and made a budget
for myself, that will all have to be deleted due to the great
professionalism of the CSX payroll department.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2013

11th year and CSX still SUCKS!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 February 2013

Hey FRA:

At least with "Girls Gone Wild" you see T&A, cop a feel and maybe
even get lucky...with "Rules Gone Wild" you see TMs and RFEs, get
wrote up and more often than not, get Sodomized!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 February 2013

FRA is promoting this rules gone wild culture. Statisticians are now
running FRA, and all they are concerned with is making the accident and
injury numbers look good. To do that, railroads are being encouraged to
perform more and more rules compliance checks and to hold employees
accountable when minor infractions occur. The sad part is that FRA does
not consider or care about production pressures that are being placed on
employees, or the fatigue that is incurred when those employees are on
foot in all kinds of weather while attempting to meet those employer
demands. I believe that if railroad managers, or FRA employees, were
suddenly placed in your folks shoes, rules compliance failures would
run rampant. They might act like they can walk on water, but I for one
bet they would sink like lead!

Name: BLE MORON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2013

Let me tell you one thing first off. Men that have been at my home
terminal at 100% for the past three years can not hold a job. I have
been with the company for 21 years now. I know that if the company
would stop hiring its management off the street that they would save
more money. You see they run the company so badly because they do not
understand the actual jobs and the way they operate. They do not
understand the best way to switch this industry or that industry.
Actually all they know is what was learned in training school. Write
this man or woman up for not being 100% rule compliant. The company
does not understand that some rules are pathetic and hurt operations
and profit. The new rule on the huntington is just the perfect example.
The conductor must tell the Engineer where he is at. The raidio
procedures have got way out of hand! You newer people need to get out
now! The company is going to hell in a blink of an eye. Profits and
wall street are not showing it yet, but yes it is coming by early 2014
is my prediction. No, I am not expert on the financial markets, but
years of tactics by CSX turning railroading into a game of cat and
mouse will collapse at once! Get the hell out while you can!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 February 2013

FRA
16 feb 2013
Well buddy you have HIM.Enjoy



Unless the middle class workers of America begin to realize what is
going on, and why, we will continue on our downward spiral. If
American
workers would just combine their voting power, they could elect
politicians that protect their interests, rather than the interests of
the wealthy. But sadly, American workers continue to vote for
politicians that are anti-union, pro-wealthy and pro-corporation. They
then complain that the corporations and wealthy corporate managers
they
work for are raping them. (Does Archie Bunker come to mind?) I guess
things will need to get a lot worse before reality sets in. But until
then, corporations will continue to control our country.

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2013

Yardmaster Paul pfeffer is a fat homo. you are going to get your a_ _
kicked if you keep trying to act tough. You know you like boys, stop
pretending you have a girlfriend. Fat, stubby little man syndrome. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2013

Rumor is LBT says that mongomery, al was the worst place she ever worked
at. People were brainless and some were very foolish and fell for
anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2013

It needs to have a period to be a run on sentence. 

I don't know what the fuck that was.

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: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2013

fra inspector,
    you hit the nail on the head again. Its to bad we pay that kind of
money for union rep.and receive almost no protection from them . We are
only strong if we all stick together . to bad that will never happen,
with that said does anyone know of a real good fela lawyer ?  sure
could use one of the best....but he's gona be to scared or dont care
anyway , or is payed for , or aint got the balls to fight the big god
of csx so forget it , i guess i will contnue to just get shit on !  
what a shame . fxxx csx all you managers will get yours some day ! you
will have to meet up with the real god and then and only then will you
will know you truely fxxx- up !

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

Whew!!!

I think that's what called a run on sentence!

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

hey newhires smarting up your first 3/4 yrs you wont make 30000 no
furture here get out stop wastseing your time and yrs you could be
working for someone who cares about you and knows you by name not
number and where your appreciated these jobs are out there less money
but in the end you will make more when you dont get furloughed every 3
months really stop in take a look at the big picture my first yr told i
was going to make 43000 made 18000 my new job i took 5 dollar pay cut
and still made 52000 last yr guy i went to school with 2 yrs ago still
has not made 25000 with these hores  but he keeps holding on thinking
it going to change and in the mean time hes going broke dont fall for
it you will get fired before you reach 100% pay dont waste your life
its to short

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: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2013

To the person who wrote this response to my posting......

"To NY area commuter:
Nice try but I can tell from your post you are not only a liar but
probably the biggest cheater on the rails especially probably in your
area. Take up for scummy men who cheat and ruin their lives plus their
childrens lives for some second class Whore trainmaster that would
can't do her job without holding a man's johnson in her nasty old 50
yr old hand that's Laura Bleakley Touchstone and she will get hers
one
day, so will you. And so will my husband for cheating with her nasty
distgusting old ass because he will lose me I look like a Barbie in
comparison and its gonna cost him plenty watch out for karma when it
kicks you in your brainless head...not that other tiny head you
have!"

Obviously you are way too stupid, and quite possibly severely dislexic,
to see I spoke of ANYONE who cheats, be they men or women, and the
comments I made in the beginning of that post spoke about YOUR MAN
being the problem (tell me where in there I said anything supportive of
cheating men??), not you or any women being a problem.

And unlike you, my marriage is very happy, very honest and faithful. If
your man is stepping out on you, then again I will reiterate (since you
were too stupid to see it when I first stated this),
Y-O-U-R--M-A-N--I-S--T-H-E--P-R-O-B-L-E-M!!! Or judging from the
silliness of your response, maybe YOU are the problem!! Your attitude
and obvious inability to use basic reading comprehension is probably
why "Laura Bleakley Touchstone" was able to get your man!!!

I think you need a trip to Dr. Phil. You got issues, and I think you
and your husband needs counseling or something!!

Have a blessed day!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2013

A corporation has no conscience or soul. Nor does it possess a heart or
brain. Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that a corporation is a
person and can use its money to buy politicians. And, corporations have
become so powerful that Federal agencies are now scared to death of
them. The Department of Justice is so scared of the big banks that they
are afraid to prosecute them, even though it is evident that they ruined
our economy and our property values. FRA is another good example. When
CSX managers attempted to bully and stalk me because their trains were
being delayed due to the defects I had been discovering, FRA Region 2
Deputy Administrator Larry Kish took the side of CSX, and refused to
support me. So, the way you folks are being treated is just another
sign of unchecked corporate greed, and the failure of our government to
protect us from that greed. Just like the Federal government, unions no
longer have the power or will to stand up to corporate America.

We the people are now in a class war against the rich, and the rich are
surely winning. The reason they are winning is because the middle class
isn't putting up much of a fight. Many members of the middle class
don't even realize that this war exists, or they are misled by the
politicians they support. Those politicians (I believe they are
generally on the right) talk as if class warfare is a terrible thing,
but they only say that when raising taxes on the wealthy or on
corporations is mentioned. Corporate profits are at an all time high.
And our government's Robin Hood in reverse programs have lined the
pockets of the rich, at the expense of the middle class. Corporate
mergers, foreign trade agreements and anti-union legislation have all
been allowed or created by the government that is supposed to be
representing "we the people."

Unless the middle class workers of America begin to realize what is
going on, and why, we will continue on our downward spiral. If American
workers would just combine their voting power, they could elect
politicians that protect their interests, rather than the interests of
the wealthy. But sadly, American workers continue to vote for
politicians that are anti-union, pro-wealthy and pro-corporation. They
then complain that the corporations and wealthy corporate managers they
work for are raping them. (Does Archie Bunker come to mind?) I guess
things will need to get a lot worse before reality sets in. But until
then, corporations will continue to control our country.

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 Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2013

Csx sucks and so do the people that work there fuck you all good bye

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 February 2013

NY Commuter


Its not hard to believe that the csx employees that you have spoken to
are not treated as badly as some of the rest. This would be because
they are not located in the chosen area. You see, csx needs a turnover
rate. It gets them the grants they need to limit their spending,
reduces cost by replacing the 100% paid employees with new hires only
making 75%, and it gives them an opportunity to force changes in new
hire agreements and working conditions. What isnt fair is the company
keeps the hit squad in basically one area. They do not move the head
hunting around the system evenly. This is a good business move for
them. If it looks like the problems are just in one area and everyone
else seems to be happy it is easy for them to claim that the chosen
ones are just problem children. Watch these areas closely and you will
see that there is also a high turnover rate of field supervisors and
upper management level employees. One area has had 6 Superintendants in
less than 12years. About the average of a Mcdonalds manager!

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

As a matter of fact I did go today. Did u/any of u? Check yourself. I am
sorry obviously this is not the place for a decent woman to post. Guess
I will walk away knowing I am not a nasty cheat or a liar. Sorry the
people that post on here take up for trash and not for the innocent
bystanders. I'm done with this. Let's just say this,experience will
involve more than a few csx employees being served to show up in court
that's what happens when u have done what my soon to be ex did. GOOD
LUCK.

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

Hey Friend:

You may look like Barbie but you sound more like G.I. Joe!

Give it a rest...you're losing your sympathy factor. Might be a good
time to go to church where all good Christians go on Sunday.

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

To NY area commuter:
Nice try but I can tell from your post you are not only a liar but
probably the biggest cheater on the rails especially probably in your
area. Take up for scummy men who cheat and ruin their lives plus their
childrens lives for some second class Whore trainmaster that would
can't do her job without holding a man's johnson in her nasty old 50
yr old hand that's Laura Bleakley Touchstone and she will get hers one
day, so will you. And so will my husband for cheating with her nasty
distgusting old ass because he will lose me I look like a Barbie in
comparison and its gonna cost him plenty watch out for karma when it
kicks you in your brainless head...not that other tiny head you have!

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: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2013

Hey Metro North:

Greenwich, Scarsdale? I graduated from New Canaan High School, If you
were in Greenwich and Scarsdale for any reason, you were slumming!

What did they call it? The last station before heaven?

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2013

To NoMo.......

Actually I work at Metro-North (MN), for 9 years now, and a former NYC
Transit subway conductor for almost 6 years, so believe me I have
unique views of rail service for almost 15 years, especially passenger
service. New Jersey Transit, the North Jersey Coast Line in particular,
deals with guidos!! We don't get all that!! The spits are worse here
are MN, either ghetto bums or snobbish Greenwich (CT), Scarsdale (NY)
or Scarborough (NY) "one-percenters".

And the guys I know from CSX (as CSX does a lot of business on MN rail
lines, particularly in Westchester County, NY, Bronx NY and Fairfield
and New Haven counties in Connecticut), both current employees and
former employees who work here at MN speak good things about CSX. The
only real complaint is the time spent away from home if they work road
assignments, and also the "fun" of working the South Bronx out of Oak
Point Yard (ANYONE familiar with the latter I mentioned I am sure would
agree hands down!!!!) But otherwise, they spoke good of things.

Now don't get me wrong, CSX much like any other railroad, I am sure
has dipshit management (believe me, MN sure has a few, as does the
governing body, MTA), and we are all outspoken about the dipshit-ism,
but doing sites like this does nothing but bring moral down, especially
in times when morale can't seem to go any lower. Me, I believe in,
during my day to day work, to do my part to make my job easier, and
more pleasant and productive. And while the public can be a species all
their own, not all of them are bad, and there are quite a few who make
your day easier and a lot less stressing!!

Forget about politics, let's all just do the job well while we are
here, take care of our business, call it a day and head home!! Plain
and simple!!

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2013

I have read several past posts here (sorry about necroposting, I do not
regularly visit here!!), and noticed several from wives of CSX
employees who claim basically the railroad had things to do with the
failures of their marriages!! I think a reality check is in order
here......

First off, simply, the railroad, the schedules or the work on the
railroad is NOT the problem!!! YOUR MAN IS THE PROBLEM!! Whether he
worked as an engineer or conductor for CSX or worked as a corporate
brown-noser in some office on Main Street USA, he would have cheated on
you anyway with some 18-22 year old intern, or decided to get cozy in
after-work "activities" and "overtime" with that 18-22 year
old-looking cougar looking for some "youthful" intimacy levels, or
even did the bar thing after hours which many office stiffs still do,
or maybe even crashed a few times with your neighbor's 18 year old
daughter while you and the neighbor were away, because they spent time
chatting on Facebook to do their rendevous. The problem is not the job,
it's your man!! He would have cheated anyway!!

Second, I work for a major NYC area commuter railroad as a passenger
service conductor, and let me say while we get much closer to the 9-5,
Sat/Sun/Holidays off kind of work schedule (though 12 to 13 hour work
days, with sizeable swing breaks of anywhere from 2 to 6 hours in the
middle to bring down the actual on-duty work time for FRA HOS
purposes), I can bring you LAUNDRY LISTS worth of conductors, brakemen,
trainmen, and engineers who have affairs on their wives AND husbands
(sorry ladies, you all are NOT all good, sugar and spice, you have your
powerful indiscretions too!!!). I even can tell you about working with
an engineer who actually brought his mistress to work with us one day,
and while on a turn-around, got a blow job and a quickie before our
next train!!! And I have a tale about a female engineer who made rounds
with a few conductors, fellow engineers and even snuck in an
off-property, non-railroad fling in the mix before their marriage
ended!! I can go on!!!

Third, in relation to the middle of my second point made above, women
have their indiscretions as well. Plenty of you so-called "faithful
railroad wives" take many opportunities to go flinging yourselves with
all the time your husbands are away. I even have a powerful tale of
that, where a male conductor I knew (long since retired), whose regular
engineer marked off at the last second for one work day. After the day
was done, the husband went straight home, whereas normally him and the
engineer, who were great friends (up until this story ends!!!), would
go out for a drink or two and let loose a little. He gets home only to
make a startling discovery.......his wife in bed with another man!!!
And guess who the other man was???? HIS ENGINEER!!! And apparently this
fling had been going on for some time, especially when this engineer was
on vacation while the conductor would be at work, and so on. Safe to
say, marriage ended, friendship ended, and this conductor mentally and
emotionally, was NEVER the same again. He even showed many signs of
extremely and unusually erractic behaviors, how he interacted with
co-workers and other friends took a big turn for the worse, and so on,
and he was even nicknamed "The Mummy" because he was there, he
worked, but he spoke hardly a word, was like dead quiet all day, and
would sit quiet to himself, almost like a mummy. So, come on ladies,
you all are not as innocent as you claim!! Many of you have even, I am
quite sure, had your fun with the FedEx delivery guy, the pizza boy (in
this day and age of "Cougarism", you women especially of middle age
are quick to snatch up barely legal boys with even slightly good
looks!!!), or the landscaper, and so on!! So don't parade yourselves
like you are innocent, YOU ARE NOT!!! While you truly faithful ones I
do feel bad for your men doing you all wrong, and I do not speak for
you, but other "faithful wives" and female railroad employees have
equally high and bad levels of indiscretions just like the guys!!

Simply put, don't blame the railroad, blame your man!! Watch the OWN
(Oprah Winfrey Network) show "Unfaithful", and see how guys and girls
who have jobs that would them home daily and every night, commit
terrible indiscretions, and their work schedules and requirements are
no where near what working on the railroad requires. It's not the job,
it's the individual!! Me, I been married now for my 12th year, and been
a railroader for now 15 years (and counting) and I am very loving,
faithful and SOLELY for my wife!!! No matter how many bevies of
beautiful women I see on my trains on a daily basis, I can stare at the
menu all day, but when I get hungry, I ALWAYS GO HOME TO EAT!!! Enough
said!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2013

CSX is up to it again, hiring more conductor's for non-existent jobs.
Over 900 employees furloughed over the system, yet they keep sending
people to training. These are people who have been misled into
believing that there will be a job waiting for them at their home
terminal once they graduate from the REDI center. Then, once you
graduate you report to the home terminal only to find out that you must
learn the job on OJT knowing that you will be furloughed as soon as you
mark up. What kind of company does this to people? How enthusiastic and
motivated do you think these new people will be knowing they will be
laid off immediately after five months of on-the-job training is over?
Do you think unemployment is going to pay the mortgage, support their
families, and feed them? 

Didn't think so. The railroad culture is screwed up as well. They
expect the conductors to train the trainee, yet the conductors are
disciplined if they allow the trainee to do hands-on and they screw up.
So what do you think happens most of the time? The conductor tells the
trainee to watch and learn. Sure, they might let you tie a few
handbrakes, make a few hitches, but the important industry work is
usually done by the conductor himself. What about people that are
hands-on learners?
 There are some exceptions, I can mention at least three or four
excellent conductors that took the time to really train and allow the
trainee to learn how to railroad, but they are the exception. Mostly, 
you have newly marked up conductors who are still learning to railroad
and training the trainees, or mildly retarded burn-outs who couldn't
make it in any other industry or profession. These are the ones who
feel threatened by anyone with a college degree. They will throw you
under the train in a heartbeat if they feel threatened. They will whine
to the Trainmaster and lie about you to make themselves feel worthwhile,
all the while screwing the company for overtime and breaking every rule
in the book. Paranoid schizophrenics, and there are a a lot of them on
the railroad. We are talking about the ones who got the job because
nepotism used to run rampant throughout the railroad and Daddy got them
on the job. There are tons of these guys who have two or three family
members working on the railroad. Again, most couldn't make it anywhere
else because of their communication skills and work habits.
So, beware of taking a position as a freight conductor unless you do
your homework and understand how CSX treats it's new employees. You
will get marginal training, and be treated like you don't exist by
management. And make sure you don't say anything about Billy Bob's
sister or daddy now ya hear!

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

If you want to know what's wrong with CSX, the words in this
advertisement say it all!

 
Job Description - Trainmaster External Trainee (036887)Job Description
 
Trainmaster External Trainee-036887
 
Description
 
Important: This position start date is June 4, 2013.
 
Job Summary:
Participates in an extensive training program. Upon the successful
completion of the program, will be placed as a Trainmaster.  Once
placed as a Trainmaster, develops and implements an aggressive safety
action plan.  Directly supervises Train and Engine (T&E) employees,
Clerks, and Yardmasters.  Conducts annual rules training and operating
efficiency testing.  Works closely with Engineering, Mechanical, other
Field and terminal management personnel, Crew Management, and
Operations Center in the handling of crews and operations to make
decisions towards safety, service reliability, and cost goals. 
Training period may last up to approximately 7 months before first
placement into Trainmaster role.
 
Primary Activities and Responsibilities:
•Provide input for steady improvement in safety of all T&E employees.
Perform safety observations and continually increase knowledge of all
CSX safety and operating rules. Perform regular efficiency and
operational tests, document performance, and submit data promptly and
accurately.
•Observe performance of T&E employees and identify areas for
improvement. Monitor train crew performance daily.
•Understand the execution and implementation of the CSX operational
effectiveness plan (One Plan). Learn operations of the railroad, union
agreements, and customer requirements.
•Participate in activities related to derailments and other service
disruptions.  Participate in investigations and determine cause to
ensure future train accident prevention.
•Attend customer meetings as required, develop relationships, and
understand any service-related issues.
•Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

 
Qualifications
 
Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelors degree from an accredited institution required to be
completed by class start date (June 4, 2013).
•Certifications/Licenses: Must possess a valid Driver's license
Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to meeting the above qualifications, any of the following
are preferred:
•Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Business
Administration, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, or Operations
to be completed by the class start date (June 4, 2013).
•1 or more years of supervisory experience in Manufacturing,
Transportation, Logistics, Rail Operations, Skilled Trades
(building/construction, electrical, mechanical), or the Military
•Certifications/Licenses: Must possess a valid Driver's license
Knowledge and Skills:
•Railroad industry knowledge
•Microsoft Office skills
•Mainframe systems skills
•Leadership skills
•Customer service orientation
•Ability to hold people accountable for following operating rules and
safety practices
•Ability to adapt to a Union environment
Competencies:
The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy
and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and
develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze
issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage,
coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve
service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate
personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility.
 
Job Requirements:
•Wear protective equipment such as welding shields, hard hat, hearing
protection, steel-toe boots, work boots, safety vest, face shield and
safety glasses.
•Up to 75% travel required during training period. After training,
typically 10% travel required.
•Work hours may vary in length and schedule.  Work hours may include a
nonstandard workweek and various shift work.
•Work hours may include on call 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, with
extended periods of time away from home.
•Need to be available to report to work with two-hour advance notice.
•Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol.
•Must meet color vision requirements as described in the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations
•Individuals holding this job will be required to relocate upon
completion of training.
•The applicant selected for this position will be required to
successfully complete a background check and physical including a drug
test.  Passing results must be received prior to start date in new
position.
Environmental Conditions:
•Work outside in all weather conditions.
•Work with hazardous materials on an occasional basis.
Safety Commitment:
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company
operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees,
our customers, and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to
prevent accidents and injuries.  Not only is it the right thing to do,
but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees
and their families, the customers, and the communities.
 
Company Profile:
CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville,
FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers
across North America.  Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the
largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23
states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces.  CSX also
includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with
its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic
container fleet.  Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real
estate support to the company.  These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX
to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of
industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals,
agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.
 
CSX Transportation (CSXT) is the largest company in the CSX family
employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees.  CSXT's
primary focus is the operation, maintenance, and management of the
largest railroad in the eastern United States.
 
Closing Statement:
At CSX two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference
and Safety Is A Way of Life.  We are committed to offering our team
members the most competitive compensation and benefits package
available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth
throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work
environment possible.
  
CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports
diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location: United States
Relocation Available :Yes
Tax Status: Railroad Retirement
Overtime Status: Exempt
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2013, 10:59:59 PM
Number of Openings: 15

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

Just a side note for discussion.

Locomotive Engineers and Conductors should be in Management.

These 2 operating positions could be by contract between the (2)
parties.

Now with this wonderful plan, given a few years. You could be a free
agent. Knowing what everyone has and renegotiate for your next term.

Now you are going to need an agent, and that will cost a lot less than
union dues, maybe???? but they will work their ass off for number 1 and
that is YOU.

Let us face the facts, there is no one walking the street today that
can step in and do your job. That is POWER.

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

I see the same thing over and over about the Union's.
Why is it so hard to understand that (not paying) dues could be the
first step?  CSX would love to remove the auto deduction from your pay,
 This is so simple, pay by check and buy a stamp. Now you have a little
leeway to send early, late or never.

I see some want to strike and set a day to do that, and it never works
and never has. However you can strike against the union.

Now is the time to get their attention, do it slow and progressive
every month until the blood has stopped flowing.

CSX will invite T?E to join the company as a (Partner) and you will
have a job with much less stress, better benefits, and 2 retirement
programs.

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

More active participants that understands the real issues:

It's the union bosses that's impeding progress! If you see your union
boss being "used" as a company safety captain; the quicker you get him
out of office, the quicker you can work your way to the top of the chain
and start anew. Why would the top union bosses allow union officers to
participate in company safety programs? It's all a ploy to discourage
the members from reporting personal injuries and make your life even
more miserable! Who can you trust?

Railroad executive pay is so out-of-control--that a Human Resource
Director accumulated over $133,000,000.00 in stock! That suggest to me
that--that director wrote the book on how to inflict maximum punishment
on employees for maximum monetary gains for the entire clan of
executives.  

Think about it; if any RR Human Resource Director's position was
eliminated; would the railroad stop running trains?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2013

APE is absolutely right about the excessive and retaliatory testing that
is now being conducted. And from what I observed during the last couple
of years, the Federal Railroad Administration has become nothing but a
cheerleader for that type of testing. But don't get me wrong, fair and
random testing can prevent accidents and save lives. The problem is that
FRA refuses to address or even acknowledge the amount of pressure that
the railroad is placing on employees to meet production goals. Several
one-person remote control operators told me that it was impossible to
meet production expectancies and still comply with all of the rules. I
passed that information to my supervisors at FRA, but it apparently
fell on deaf ears. I'm proud of what I did to enforce the law and
protect railroad employees from danger, but I'm sure not proud of the
agency I worked at. Managers at FRA act as though they are either in
bed with the railroads, or scared to death of them.

Now OSHA on the other hand is not afraid to stand up to railroad
management and to protect workers from harassment and intimidation by
their employers. For years, railroad friendly politicians kept OSHA
away from railroad properties because FRA was supposed to be guarding
the henhouse. And because of that, railroad employees were deprived of
OSHA protection and had to rely on a toothless government agency. I say
that because FRA never gave its inspectors the training or authority to
administer OSHA regulations. But now OSHA has regulatory authority to
investigate certain railroad matters involving the harassment and
intimidation of railroad employees. 

OSHA has been led by a presidential appointee that cared about American
workers and their well-being. But that does not seem to be the case with
FRA. When I first heard that the president had appointed a former
railroad labor leader, I had high expectations. But those expectations
never materialized. I believe that the railroad unions need to grow a
pair and begin demanding a better workplace for their members. And that
will only happen if you, the members, demand that from your unions.

Name: Dionysus
E-mail: dionysus@greekgods.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2013

Mere mortals,

I am Dionysus, son of Zeus and Semele. I, along with the 11 other
Olympians reside on Mount Olympus. I am the God or wine and ecstasy. I
return yearly to lead my worshippers in drunken revelry and fornication
prior to the Christian ritual of Lent.

Statutes have been sculpted, portraits painted and books written
Although none show my mighty grandeur, it was cold on Olympus when I
posed, nor begin to explore the depth of my good nature and frivolity.

I will only be here a short time and so I command you mere mortals
to follow me for the the next week in treachery, lechery and
debauchery.

Vino veritas!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2013

Ape 20-30

The problem is that management has got these new guy scared to death to
say anything because they know a target will be put on their backs. They
see and know things that are going on that are totally unethical or
violations of cxs rules but they are to scared to call the ethics
hotline or file a report. Now that the company has made just about
every rule a serious charge if it is violated, people are scared to
look sideways because just a few violations will put you on the street.
The union has not stepped in and said enough is enough on this
progressive discipline. Just an easier way for management to target a
single individual and trump up the charges to send him packing! 
Guarentee you it wont be long before just about everything becomes a
major charge!
Nomo brought up a topic on here earlier that no one has had the balls
to address but they know its going on(the on board issue). My guess is
they know shitz will hit the fan and some supervisors will go down and
they will have to suffer the wrath of test failures. Union used to care
about excessive testing on an employee but they just dont care anymore.
When an LC is told that an employee had 2 banner test and 2 switch tag
test in one day when leaving his terminal and then 2 more banner test
when leaving his away from home terminal that should bring up a red
flag and they should be calling someone to find out why they are giving
this employee so much of their personal attention instead of
saying..."they have the right to test and they can do that"!  A
monkey could figure out its excessive testing if not stalking! Bet if
that happened to the LC he would be crying like a little bi... and it
wouldnt happen again to him! LC's need to lead the troops, not abandon
them!

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 February 2013

The start of the changes with rail unions came in the '80s after Raygun
fired the air traffic controllers. That's only one part the other is
since the greedy '90s thru the present unions have been vilafied as
evil corrupt organizations. Who makes these claims? Lobbiest for the
corporations through these fake organizations that sound legit.
Lobbiest like Grover Norquest as one example with"Citizens for Tax
Reform". Yes, there are citizens that support him CEO's of every
corporation. You don't see Grover dunning middle class Americans. The
other is union participation is down 10 years ago union meeting I went
to were standing room only. Today lucky to get a quarem to have a
meeting which is only 6 people. Union is only as strong as it's
members. Get involved or lose it. It's that simple. Every contract,
every election ect....49% don't take the time to send in a ballot. It
doesn't cost anything included with the ballot is a pre-stamped
envelope. Everyone can make it to at least 4-6 meetings a year when
they're at home. JUst because dues are taken out doesn't mean
anything if a person is like the 2nd & 3rd string player on a team just
a bench warmer. Today there are to many bench warmers bitching. You
think without your union you would make what you do? That your family
would have health coverage? How about RRB? Not to many structured
pensions left for someone without a higher education. Sure the bonus is
down this year but that's what union members voted for in 2007 & 2010.
I voted against preferring payraises which might of been smaller than
in the past due to the economy but they are forever. I really don't
know what the union can do with CSX style of managing these days. NS
always had this type of management for as long as I can remember.
Unions couldn;t do much about it. It's their railroad.

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

I agree with the Ex-FRA...

America's unions has lost its edge to lead by example; too many
nowadays are making headlines from corruption while CEO'S are
importing more and more cheap labor to undermine the will of the people
for personal gains.
Corporate media is bombarding the airwaves with invented polls
suggesting that a majority of Americans would support amnesty for 11
million "illegal" immigrants. I cannot name or know of any 
"American" middle class worker in this unpredictable political
environment, who would support giving amnesty to 11 million
lawbreakers. Who pays the welfare bills for the illegals? You do! Laws
are created to support and sustain a democracy. Why do we sit idlely by
and allow corporate America and politicians to tweak the laws for
personal gains at the expense of a proven formula that made and built
America and knowing that en masse immigration is corporate America's
tool to control wages and too enrich themselves? Lets clean our unions
first!

Challenge your union bosses and ask questions! Start out and ask why
their wages have gone-up on average more than the members they
represent. In some cases three fold; and ask why so many union officers
are being indicted for corruption or raiding their member's hard earned
dues! (unionfacts.org).

One Man With Courage Is A Majority!

Name: 
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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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2013

fra
  coulndnt agree with you more , we MUST ! stick together to overcome
this intimidation from management the sad thing is it aint gona happen
because you just cant get everyone to do it . ... truely sad
because we are honestly being treated like shit. I can only speak for
myself but i very much plan on doing my part and only wish others fall
in line,or things will never change. we have nobody to blame but the
unions and ourselves.  what a shame, I used to like going to work and
making a living for my family and now i cant wait to get out of there.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2013

Those at the top of the corporate ladder didn't get there by being nice
to contract employees. They most likely got to the top by doing just the
opposite. Bonuses and promotions for mid level managers are predicated
on their ability to cut jobs and force fewer employees to do the same
amount of work, or more. And it seems that is generally being
accomplished by harassment and intimidation. Hitler used the same
tactics. German citizens were extremely scared to say or do anything
contrary to Nazi policy.

These Gestapo management tactics have been used since the beginning of
time. But because of strong unions and worker friendly politicians, the
use of those tactics declined through the mid 20th century. Now, they
seem to be back with a vengeance. Those at the mid and top levels of
management are being grossly and unjustly rewarded for cutting costs
and enhancing profits, even if contract employees and their families
are morally and/or physically hurt in the process.

I believe that the only answer to this dilemma is for workers to unite
once again, just as they did back in the mid 20th century. When the
strength of the unions began to decline during the Reagan years,
workers started suffering. Then when Clinton took over, good jobs
started going to other countries. And guess who benefited from the
policies of both parties. It sure wasn't the American worker! More
unions and stronger unions are the answer. United we stand, divided we
fall. And we all need to watch who we vote for. Look what the
Republicans are trying to do to our unions! If they have their way,
slavery will once again appear in this country. 

I have often heard on this site that unions don't do anything for
their members. That is because unions have been weakened by the grand
scheme that was orchestrated by corporate America and the wealthy. And
because of their weakened state, unions no longer have much clout with
corporations, politicians or Federal agencies. At one time railroad
unions had a lot of clout with FRA. In my opinion, FRA now only hears
the voices of railroad managers. That is why I retired!

Name: Hater
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

I hate Frulla !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  2013

Name: WTF
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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: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 03 February 2013

nate curry has left the building

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2013

New Guy

Quit! You don't have an excuse of anything to lose. LOL! I can
understand someone whose vested with 10+ years complaining they earned
it. Management today isn't like it use to be that changed way before
you got hired. CSX isn't going anywhere it's one of the top 4 class 1
railroads in this country. Where the railroads have gone astray is
hiring anyone off the street instead of hiring people from a railroad
family like decades ago people who knew the score. Most likely you're
furloughed guess what it happens. When I hired out in '70s I worked 2
1/2 weeks got furloughed for 3 months called back for 6 weeks then
furloughed again for 3 1/2 months. This pattern continued for the next
3 years every winter a furlough. I finally took a transfer somewhere
else on the system. Don't take it personal.

Name: It's coming 
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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: 
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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: 
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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: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2013

I hate CSX too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2013

We all hate csx  and hope they go out of business  and were the new guys
!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2013

Comments about FRA inspectors: 

Ever read the FRA'S media reports after major accidents (fatalities)?
The reports are always deliberately inaccurate and misleading.

A major rail (sp) carrier had a head on collision last year; with three
fatalities. The FRA'S report so far says that both trains were not
speeding. How can two trains on the same track going in opposite
directions; not be speeding? The FRA'S report cites one train at
60+MPH and the other 30+MPH and possible "human error".
Someone has to stop! Right?
Does anyone know the rationale as to why the government would condone 
false reporting to the public?

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

locomotive
    your right its the young ones i feel sorry for too, it is
management that makes it suck . i dont hate anyone .... even csx (the
company)but the people running the place sure as hell dont know how to
treat people thats for sure . but carma has a funny way of working
things out.....we all just need to stick together as a team and it will
turn out ok . when you treat your people like crap you will get what you
ask for sooner or later. they will see !

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

APE:

We are all in the same boat, the ones who have really come to hate this
place.  I said it before that even the young guys coming in the door
can't believe how bad this place is ran.  It doesn't take long before
they carry the same attitude.  Just goes to show that it isn't the
employees, its the management style.

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

csx 
     keep treating your people like crap....its gona come back to get
you just watch. for all you people on here that keep saying why dont
you just leave, the fra inspector hit it on the nose ...some of us have
to much time in this shithole just to walk away,if i wasnt supporting a
family i would have left 5 yrs ago . thats alright though nice n slow
the rest of the way i can do it ....  i can do it ...i can do it ...i
can do it .... dam i hope i can do it !

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2013

Don't count on a job with FRA unless you are a trainmaster or have been
in some other managerial position at a railroad. FRA has been using this
flawed method of selecting inspectors for many years now. There are many
engineers and conductors that are far more qualified to be an FRA
inspector than the individuals that supervise them. The same holds true
for the mechanical department employees I have known. Perhaps this is
why FRA now seems to be management friendly in their dealings with
railroads.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 January 2013

When RRB speaks of early retirement it's 60 years old. By todays
standard full retirement age is 66. What RRB stated about 240 months
credit but less than the 360 months credit would be prorated with at
least a 20% reduction if retiring at 60. There isn't any other age. A
person can separate from the railroad keep the RRB credits IF they go
into business for themselves or there are some government jobs like the
FRA where you wouldn't lose it. Retiring with less than 360 months
credit also affects the spouse they can't draw their portion till age
66 it'll be at a prorated reduction.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2013

Where is everyone going to spent that big BoneUS paycheck we be getting

very soon.     LMAO

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 January 2013

Retihared FRA

You of all people should know what happens when a railroads freight is
delayed because the car that it was in was shopped.

I just dont understand for the life of me why management has taken this
"rule by fear mentality" so strongly with its employee's. The economy
wont be bad forever. It will turn around. People will be able to
eventually find work elsewhere. They know that the employees can break
them. All they have to do is sit down. If they dont get the freight
together and move it, then the powers to be in Washington would be so
far up their butts they wouldnt be able to stand on their toes! The RR
is not mcdonalds. You cant have a bunch of people walk away from moving
freight and disrupt U.S. commerce without a whole bunch of heat coming
down.  With that being said, I would think our unions would have more
powers of persuassion. Oh, that was a dumb comment. Wont do any good if
the members dont stick together!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 January 2013

Since the beginning of time, there has been worker abuse, both mental
and physical. And that abuse has generally been inflicted by employers
and slave owners. Unfortunately, the corporate employers of today are
still carrying on the tradition. Those that have risen to the top of
these corporations have developed extreme greed. Or perhaps they were
born with that greed. At any rate, they will abuse employees as
necessary in order to maximize profits for their corporations. And of
course those profits feed the greed of both stockholders and top
managers. But some corporations abuse employees at higher levels than
others. And in the past, some railroads were better to work for than
others. When I worked for the old C&O, employees were generally treated
well. Then B&O managers started taking over at some locations and they
generally ruined the morale of everyone. They were nasty to the C&O
employees. That is exactly what happened at the Huntington Locomotive
Shop where I worked at the time of the C&O-B&O merger. I was also told
years ago that vast differences existed between the management styles
of the New York Central and Pennsylvania railroads before their merger.
And also differences between the Norfolk and Western and the Southern
railroads. So, as the commenter below stated, there is really not much
difference now. It seems like the railroad mergers have driven the
worst of the worst to the top management ranks.

With the reality that has just been described, those on the outside do
wonder why railroad employees don't just go someplace else to work.
Well, it because of two things. Wages and job security. That is why
they don't just go someplace else. And it does not come from greed.
These people just want to earn a descent living for their families, and
are only putting up with this crap for their families. In my eyes that
makes them real men. Quite the opposite from the top railroad managers
who earn their living by being nasty to their employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2013

Loco 10-20

You got it right on my man.  I planned on tryng to stay 30 years but I
not sure my sanity will let me. I called the rr retirement board and
spoke to them in length about early retirement. I was told if I left
with 20 years service(like people in the military) I would lose 30
percent of my retirement. 

Maybe we should all do just as nomo said. Just walk away. Everyone call
cmc at once and tell them you QUIT! See how long it takes the union to
start calling because they want your money. Watch them get accused of
starting a strike. Wouldnt that just be funny. 

When I first was hired the company used to have posters all over the
property with the slogan NO JOB IS SO IMPORTANT, NO JOB IS SO
URGENT....blah...blah... (you know the rest) They used to point it out
to us and preach working safely,safely, safely! Then when they would
get behind and start breathing down our necks to rush, we would point
out their posters and quote the quote. It didnt take long for those
posters to disappear. Lucky to find one on the property in any
building. 

Nomo is right in one area. Nothing is going to change unless something
drastic is done by the employees. The union isnt going to do a thing
about it and will just keep taking your money. You can bet your bottom
dollar though that if the employees take action and shit hits the fan,
the unions will step right in and try to resolve the issues and take
all the credit for it if anyone comes back!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2013

Other

Not sure which side of CSX you're discussing but the last locomotive
firemen on the C&O rosters happened in early 1985. That year the UTU
sold out the first brakemen slot thru attrition along with the firemen
seeing they had the contract. Everyone in engine service that didn't
have previous trainmen seniority were placed on the trainmens seniority
roster with a date of July 1, 1985. After 1985 we could no longer
excersise our fireman rights. It really didn't matter there was a buy
out of locomotive engineers for $50,000. The subdivision I worked on
Jan 1, 1986 11 LE's retired every firemen got marked up that day. It
would of happened sooner in 1985 except there was a hurricane that
flooded the James River destroyed over 200 miles of track. With
rebuilding the railroad and diverting traffic the buy out was postponed
for 3 1/2 months. I'm only discussing the C&O not any other railroad
that made up Chessie System, SCL, or CSX at the time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2013

NoMo:

Yes I am talking about retirement.  I have almost 20 years, and
everyone knows that you lose big time if you retire early, its a fact
that you have to do the 30 yrs. or the pay out is far less.  You can
forget about letting your money roll back into S.S. because its no
secret that you probably won't see it, they keep raising the age for
benefits.  You mentioned a 401k?  Thats nothing but a crap shoot, in
2009 many people lost almost everything they had ever worked for. 
NoMo, you can defend the shit hole all you want.  Nobody in any company
should be treated the way CSX employees are treated.  When you have time
invested such as you said; seniority, pension, wages, you aren't just
going to drop everything and start over at the bottom.  CSX SUCKS!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2013

Hey Loco 10-20:

Excuse me but "years invested", I'm not quite sure I understand. The
only thing you could be talking about is seniority and vacation. If
you've been at CSX 10 years your fully vested in your 401K and it
rolls over. Your RR retirement goes with you to another carrier. Even
if go to work outside the RR your SS still get credited. I'm not sure
seniority and a weeks vacation is worth putting up with the BS.

What it boils down to is you either tolerate it or leave. Is it alright
for management to harass employees? No. Are most transportation managers
incompetent? Yes. Is it going to get any better? No, not even if Ward
and his senior managers go. They will just bring in a batch of
unqualified, inexperienced managers
fresh out of college of from places like IBM or GE. As long as CSX is a
public company the pressure will be on the bottom line and management
will do whatever it takes to drive home their bonuses.

I don't think the situation is unique to CSX...I think any publicly
traded company large or small have the same problem, save the high
techs; which have to foster creativity and free thinking. Not to
mention their work force is smarter and better educated than
management. If you hired in anytime before Ward became CINC on even
shortly thereafter, you know that at one time CSX was a pretty good
place to work. Those days are long gone and won't be coming back!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2013

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2013

Ray-Dar

LOL! CSX modeled itself after Norfolk Southern by hiring some of the
NS
top echilon back in the 2005. CSX use to be a good place to work. Then
they hired Tony Ingram from the NS and the nazi storm trooper BS
began.
I guess NS is going back to their old ways. In all reality it was
about
a frigging award called the Harriman that NS usually wins.

RRJ This whole thing is about who run's the show. The RR had firemen
until the last diesel Fireman was hired in 1990

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

Nomo:

I'm am one of those that has years invested and I'm not leaving
either.  Yes I will continue bitch about the incompetence because thats
what it is.  Are you part of management?  You sure sound like it.  You
say that harassing employees is just business?  You must be management.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2013

Hey Loco 1-10:

I'm not defending anyone. If you don't like your job find another
that pays as much...bottom line, you can't. Even if you could, I doubt
it would be any better.

If you think for a second that CSX or any other large public company
thinks about what you or anyone else think, you're sorely mistaken.
Don't take it personally, it's just business. Do I like it, hell no I
don't like it...I can't change it...no. so I roll with the punches.

In your case, you have a Union...the Union meeting is the place to
bitch about conditions, not here...you and I both know what the problem
is. A bunch of spoiled titty babies that have never worked a day in
their lives that think CSX or any other employer owes them a living.
Anyone that thinks anything they do on the RR is hard or justifies
their pay has never worked a day in their life.

I know I sound like you father, mother or wife but it's the truth.
Be thankful you have the job you do and remember, there's thousands
out there waiting for you position and that you are expendable!

Kinda like Doritos...they'll make more!

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

Nomo:

I'm sorry but the employees have every right to feel this way.  For
example, they have cut the yard jobs probably to the bone and are still
scraping.  Since cutting jobs, now they are trying to push employees to
work faster!  Remember what CSX always tries to preach...safety?  NO
JOB SO IMPORTANT, NO SERVICE SO URGENT, THAT WE CANNOT TAKE THE TIME TO
PERFORM ALL WORK SAFELY?  Now they are slowly trying to push people, but
the first time someone has an accident or derails, management always
says "Why were you going so fast? There is no hurry out here!"  

Nomo, you always try to defend these idiots in some strange way.  Face
the facts, that this is a shit hole of an operation these days.  Most
guys aren't going to quit because they shouldn't have to quit, its
not there fault CSX management is among the least qualified in
railroading  and most incompetent among employee relations.  Most guys
have a good amount of time invested towards retirement, and it wasn't
all screwed up like this when they hired out.  I came from Conrail and
I won't be they last to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way
to profit and run a successful operation.  CSX DOES SUCK, and I am
grateful to have a website like this that reveals the truth.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2013

CSX Mechanical Operations employees are generally treated far better
than those on the transportation side. However, a couple of years ago
several managers from Jacksonville camped out at Stanley Yard to
scrutinize the activities of the car inspectors employed there. It was
believed that the car inspectors were taking too much time inspecting
trains. After the managers returned to Jacksonville things began to
settle down. However, it seemed as though far fewer freight cars were
being shopped by the car inspectors. I was still finding a lot of
defects though.

I would never recommend CSX to anyone. By the time I retired last year,
NS seemed to be the better of the two to work for. But the short line
employees were treated the best. Not as much pay, but they sure seemed
happier. The Amtrak crews also appeared to have good morale. And they
were extremely professional. Knowing that the Amtrak trains run 79
m.p.h. up here on the Chicago Line, that made me feel very good.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2013

It just staggers my imagination why people that hate CSX continue to
work for them.

No working person likes everything about their employer and yes CSX
sucks in more ways than can be counted. However, to continue to subject
yourself to CSX's abuses when you can leave at any time is beyond all
reason!

If you're not happy in your work, all the money in the world won't
make it better. The question you should ask is if CSX bent over
backwards to make your job "perfect" and cut your pay by 60%, would
you be any happier...I think we know the answer to that.

You now know what money tastes like...shit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2013

To CSX supervisor,

  I think you are talking about you instead of the other people on
here. The people on here do not sit back and take ass chewings from
upper management as you do. Keep on taking it up the ass buddy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 January 2013

You are not alone my friend

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2013

I - HATE - CSX!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2013

If the majority of the transportation officials I dealt with toward the
last had any morals or ethics, they were very well hidden. I learned
that first hand by the way Rob Burkett and Lennon Givens attempted to
bully and stalk me. And I also heard how nasty they had been to both
transportation and mechanical contract employees. I was told that when
I called the police on Burkett and Givens, they initially accused the
Carmen of making the call and began interrogating them. That was
totally disgusting. It reminded me of how the Gestapo of Nazi Germany
operated. So, the post by Trainmaster/Supervisor for 30+ only fortifies
my observations. The lack of morals and ethics in an individual is what
causes them to perform corrupt acts. Their very soul then becomes
corrupted and they no longer have a conscience. Corporate America of
today uses these individuals to help maximize their profits and beat
their employees into submission.

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

Hey Trainmaster/Supervisor for 30+ :

Talk about "uneducated douche bags"...anyone that would post the same
 comment under all under all six topics is a prime example of an
"uneducated douche bags".

you go on to add..."This web site was designed to show how corrupted
CSX really is"; corrupted? Well I think the discussion deals with just
that. Corruption comes in many forms, in this case morals and ethics.

Oh, by the way...for a supervisor, your keyboarding skills are abysmal!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2013

Reading the post below ( the trainmaster/super) I agree with the person
that says you are one of them.  You are the one that is
UNEDUCATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Its okay
for csx to be corrupt and talk about it, but dont talk about anything
that pertains to unethical people like yourself.  Go hid your head in a
pillow and cry.  Its about time that these spouse's that are married to
csx employees (that are cheaters) need to start investigating their
spouses. Catch them and take them for everything they have. As the old
saying you play you pay.

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

Railroad shipping rates and CEO salaries are not sustainable:

Massive unemployment looming due to the budget deficits.

Spain already has 26% unemployment and half the debt ratios of
America.

Corporate America has raided the middle-class....The average earnings
of a corporate CEO is 356 times earnings of its entry level employee.

Sell your holdings and ride it out for at least two years!!!

We do not have political leaders who will hold corporate America
accountable!!!

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

South Alabama? That would have to be Mobile maybe Flomaton!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

Friend family 1-10

Good, faithful CHRISTIAN mother? CHRISTIAN? A good CHRISTIAN mother
does not say such things. Mad or not. Scorned or burned...not!

A real good christian would not post such things, so I dont believe one
did. Who ever posted that garbage.....SHAME ON YOU!


This is csx sucks, not AIR YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY AT HOME SITE!

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 January 2013

Concerned

Have been watching the picture forum for your pictures of the frulla
accident. Dont see them yet.... what gives?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2013

This place is something else hire you fire you or furlough you give you
paper route money on furlough then find some shit reason to take the
money back guarantee dept told me I should look into going on welfare
if furlough pay not enough  I didn't  join this shit hole to be on
welfare my life was good before I came here thought I was moving up    
Instead went 10 steps back thanks csx people are more than just a number
we have lifes and family's   I quit  suck it  csx

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

Hey Friend:

Lay pipe!

Which brings me to something I have herd, which I found hard to believe
until the same story surfaced from different subs in different divisions
in both regions. Which tells me this came from
upon high. Since Sanborn made the video last year about upgrading the
on board I'll assume she is "in charge"

Why are the Cons working the Locals with the on board work reporting
devices being instructed by their supervisor to lie about what time the
put out of the yard...no more than a 1.5 hours from their on duty time
and to show no more than 1 hour per industry and if that's not how
they report the work, they can expect to "get a letter from
Jacksonville warning them of possible discipline for not reporting the
work properly on the on board". That is a threat and an overt
intimidation.

What possible reason would CSX have for lying to their customers
and the stockholders?

Hey L&N Dispatcher, are you out there? If so help me out. It's
been a long time and I still haven't recovered from my recent trek to
Miami and Mardi Gras is upon me. My question to you is, don't the
trains trip a time stamp when they pass a signal that can be accessed
from a screen on the mainframe. Seems I remember something like that!

If CSX is going to lie they better cover all the bases. I would think
the FRA would be interested in these tales of fancy not to mention the
customers and shareholders. In reality however, CSX is just lying to
themselves. It seems to be working, I'm beginning to think they
believe they're doing an outstanding job!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2013

Even the newer employees are starting to say how they hate this
company....lol  They go through the schooling, get marked up, and get
fired almost instantly for something pathetic.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2013

NOMO

It has already started. They are working in teams of 3 so they have
more witness against you when they charge you with some bogus petty
crap! Business is down and people are cut back. No reason to hire new
employees. Seats are getting cold at the school!  Now is the time to
sit back and see what our union officials are made of.


Rumor also has it(per some local reps) that the reason employees are
getting charge letters of investigation for a "first time" missed
call is because they are pissed at the conductors for refusing to take
their last worthless offer to accept the bid system!

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: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2013

Hey Friend:

http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2013/01/15/16526586-wal-mart-plans-to-hire-100000-veterans?lite

Under employer tax incentives for hiring veterans extended as part of
the fiscal cliff deal, Wal-Mart can get a tax credit of $2,400 for
hiring veterans that have been searching for work for at least four
weeks but less than six months. Veterans with service-related
disabilities are worth even more, up to $9,600 per hire.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
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