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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: 
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  


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: 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 |
8 
 
 
•	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: 
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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
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2013

Hey wifey with cheating husband is it Marc Barrett? Heard he's having
probl wife will upgrade cause he's not good to her.

Name: 
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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

Please help me understand how in the world the railroad has become a
very very bad placed to work. It's terrible to love your job but  you
hate to come to work. It's not the T&E employeess it's upper
management. We at CSX used ,yep used to be proud of our company.  Those
days are long gone thanks to the bad attitudes of employees who are sick
of the upper management, (the Frulla's,Vierlings, Connors,
Jarrells,Burriss,) and I suppose other
ones I can"t think of. I remember crews taking pride at getting a
train from point A to point B safely and without delay ,now all they
want to do is go to work get on a train and get off the train in 12
hours without getting fired or charged with some bullshit and they
don't care if they ever turn a wheel. There is no pride left.
Thank You Upper Management

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: 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 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Bob FRULLA's accident report can be recieved from the state police
barracks at post 9 in pikeville ky.Pictures of the accident will be
posted.Anyone that needs the information for the class action law suit
on the grounds of discrination due to CSX firing people for small
violations and letting this clown by with his numerous rule violations
without any discipline action for his failures.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Concerned


Still waiting on those pictures of frulla accident that you said would
be posted on here.  Well?

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

Hey Friend:

I saw that, 100,000 over the next 5 years, that's 20,000 a year.

CSX will have to ramp up the firings and furloughs before they
can even think about competing.

I'm not a big Walmart fan but my opinion is changing. I don't think
Walmart has a college of "retail knowledge" and I don't know if
they
get any grants from the Federales for hiring vets!

T do however think the King has been overthrown.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2013

NOMO

Looks like csx is getting ready to get kicked to the curve for most
veteran friendly when it comes to hiring. Saw where walmart is
launching the larged program in history for hiring veterans! Wonder
what they are going to come up with to crawl back to the top of the
"PAT ME ON THE BACK BECAUSE I'M SO GOOD" spot! This should be
interesting! Think they will call the feds and ask for all that money
the rr is getting because they will be hiring thousands more and they
need it more than the rr?

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2013

Hey Loco 1-10:

I understand some recrews, cab fares, lodging and meals are unavoidable
but CSX could certainly reduce those expenses by a third
or maybe more with some creative reasoning.

I have personally spent the better part of four days sitting in a hotel
watching windows crews run around me, in some cases two times.
After I called the Chief to complain, I got my call within an hour.
The TM on duty was put out because he wasn't ready to run the train,
which had been in Gentilly for two days.

There are runs on the system, Pensacola to Mobile which is 98 miles
that routinely take 12 hours. There is no reason that, at least
occasionally, those crews cant deliver, turn and burn and if they
can't get in, at least get inside the YL where a transfer crew can
yard it. Mobile to New Orleans is another run that crews could swap
out at Gulfport. Everybody sleeps in their own bed, their spouses and
children are happy and CSX saves shit loads of money. There are
literally 100s of runs system wide where scenarios like that would
work.

One of the most asinine things I saw were the face to face meetings
with the Division Manager, I don't know if they still even do that but
when that started back in 04, five men at a time were loaded in a
PTI van and hauled to Atlanta (350 miles) to pow-wow with the man. That
was a minimum of two days. The man should have hauled his happy ass to
Mobile and saved some dough.

I remember seeing a system notice sometime ago, probably 03 or 04 that
said CSX spent $300 million in cab fares, god only knows what 
meals and lodging came to. Any efficiencies there would save hundreds
of million of dollars.

CSX wants to be an industry leader. In order to do that, they have to
innovate or think outside the box. Like the Amtrak engineer said, 
CSX is in the dark ages. In business you innovate or parish!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 January 2013

Nomo:

You said CSX wastes there money on recrews, cab fares, hotels, meals,
training & investigations???

Recrews & cabs?  Thats something all railroads deal with, its needed
and its nothing new.  Things happen with trains that cause an outlaw
and you can't walk 100 miles.

Hotels & meals?  Another expense that has been there for a long time,
agreement and also by law. 

Training? What kind of training are you talking about?

Investigations?  You are absolutely right on this one, but they bring
this one on themselves and we all know this.  The company wants
failures, they want people fired for the dumbest things, they want the
Hitler mentality within management ranks. In order for them to be Nazi
Germany all over again, it has to go through investigation....lol 

What can I say, Conrail was never like this, and they made money!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2013

Hey Dave Joe:

Thank you for explaining to CSX that there is no need to print and
force the T&E crews carry 25# of paper each when there are more
effective means available.

The only reason imaginable to continue this nonsense is 1) they're
unbelievably stupid, or 2) some wheel's wife, son, daughter or another
close relative or inlaw has the inside track on the printing.

Does CSX still use those little 4 OZ. bottles of water? That was an
arms length deal if there ever was one!

Name: Switch Tender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2013

Be sure to work safe and move those cars to the customers as quickly as
possible.  We need to ensure Mike Ward can afford his new vacation home
in the South of France.

He deserves it.  So does DK Jones.

Bow down and worship the CSX Gods.  Crown and Glory.

Hail Michael, King of the World, we worship thee and DK Jones and adore
thee.

We are NOTHING without thee.  Thy are the truth, the light and glory.

Hail all, Hail one.  Hail to God Michael and DK.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2013

LOCO


If its been said once it has been said a hundred time. CSX doesnt care
about anything right now but a turn over rate to keep the seats at its
school full. You cant make a profit off a school that has empty seats.
The government grants are just to tempting as well.

You think its bad now, wont be long before everything you fail will be
considered major. Used to be that when an employee had his/her first
missed call they would meet with the supervisor and be counseled the
first time. Now its an automatic charge letter. Wasted money and
investigation time. You wont be able to breath without some kind of
charge brought against you if they dont think you are doing it right.  
Get ready! The hatchet man is coming your way!

Name: Dave Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 January 2013

Came from the UPRR over to Amtrak and now working over CSX territory.
What a sad shape CSX is compared to the UP. The UP is 85% paperless and
allows for the use of laptops/pda's/tablets for GCOR rules ans SSI's.
You also don't waste paper on silly EC-1's to cancel bulletins, get
authority past a Stop signal, etc.

The UP is bad, but the CSX really is in the dark ages. BTW, what's up
with the misalinged signal heads and crappy switches?  The UP has
several Subdivisions using LED signals that you can see 2 miles down
the straight away in bright daylight.

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

Hey Loco 1-10:

Since you didn't define what you meant by cheap I think we're on
different pages. CSX wastes more money on printer paper, printing,
recrews, cab fares, hotels and meals than is imaginable; not to mention
personnel costs, training and investigations.

If you're talking repair and replacement of equipment, road and bridge
maintenance and other capital costs, I agree.

Seems management has their priorities backwards. Reckoning day has been
approaching like a thundering herd of turtles for some time now!

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

CSX and rail stocks have peaked:

The railroads have had remarkable run the last 10 years and that run
is over. It's becoming harder and harder to justify 30% revenue
growth
without track expansion. In other words, carriers shipping rates have
peaked. When that happens; robber barons tend to raid the coffers at
the expense of agreement employees and needed infrastructure
improvements.

John Snow is a perfect example; he got a majority of his earnings from
the proceeds of selling CSX assets (land). Snow's salary had jump ten
times than the average robber baron. The ploy was later discovered in
SEC filings and all the other robber barons raided the corporate
coffers with a stroke of the pen by company directors.
(Google it!)
The average robber baron does not understand the basic operations of
the railroad. Think about that when 5 crews are waiting to be picked-up
after hours of service limits; waiting for one contract driver. The (5)
crews are paid at least $500 an hour; the contract driver's company is
paid $50 an hour and yet the carrier believes that fewer drivers will
keep the cost down even though these events happens daily.

Has anyone ever saw a rail ceo in business roundtable forum?
 
See Forbes for insider transactions...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2013

Nomo:

I hear what you are saying. Although I agree that the dividend is
critical when it comes to shareholders, I'm sorry, but CSX has always
been cheap. Probably the cheapest of all Class 1 railroads.

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

Hey Loco 1-10:

The main reason CSX is so cheap is because they HAVE to maintain and
pay the next quarterly dividend.

If they don't, it's a clear signal to Wall St. that the CSX ship is
sinking. In this case, the Captain and Officers would be thrown
overboard.

If you pay a dividend, you better be able to maintain it...in business,
that's a mortal sin if you can't!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2013

CSX is cheap....that is for sure.

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

Hey Other:

It seems CSX doesn't upgrade anything unless they can save on labor
costs.

Also why spend you money when they can wait for the next omnibus
transportation bill to pass and use taxpayers money!

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

Hey Loco 1-10:

I'm old school...the only numbers that matter are EPS (earnings per
share) and PE ratio (price/earning ratio), everything else is bull
shit. Created buy a bunch of MBA analysts to justify their huge
salaries.

About '85 all these fancy ratios became popular and over the following
decade BoDs began basing executive compensation, bonuses
and stock options on bottom line performance due to stockholders
activism. It soon became apparent that executive compensation 
stagnated and in some cases contracted because the companies failed to
perform. The Boards then started implementing triggers for bonuses
etc., based on these fancy ratios. In most cases there may be 10
triggers and if any 3 or 4 are attained will trigger the
"bonuses"...regardless of bottom line performance. The triggers are
easily manipulated, which is why you have seen compensation increase
despite dismal results.

I suggest you get out the CSX proxy Statement and read the section on
compensation, then re-read and read it again. Odds are you won't
understand it, which is what they want, but you'll get the idea.

Now for Wall St., keep in mind that Wall St. doesn't care if you make
money or lose money. They make money if you gain or lose! They
have become promoters...their job is to keep interest high in the
stocks they make a market in. EPS and P/E ratio are to simple and easy
to understand even for the novice investor. So they complicate it with
all this other bullshit and cause the stock price to be bid up. This is
good for those that have stock options that they exercise and make
millions on.

So, my point is that management is far more concerned about performing
to these ratios than making decisions that may, further down the road,
be better for the financial health of the company.
Much like the SSA, sacrifice long term stability and growth for a shot
at instant gratification.

As far as the coal business goes...that is fully CSXs fault. This has
been in the works for years, which gave Ward and his boys ample time to
diversify the revenue portfolio, they didn't. Ward et al are paid
handsomely to see and react accordingly to the changing economy. They
failed because they were too busy playing for the ratios...then to
boot, they have Frulla running the "Coal" division pissing off the
very people he should be bending over backwards for. Just poor
management.

The most recent P/E ratio is 11.45 which in my opinion is a "buy" if
I were in the market. The EPS is a $1.79 which is so so. There are only
two ways to go, up or bankrupt! Which way do you think it'll go?

Your homework tonight is to read the chapters in the Proxy Statement
dealing with executive compensation including salaries, bonuses, LTIP
and stock options.If you can understand it after one reading, you're a
genius and are in the wrong line of work!

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

NOMO
 
You seem to be a man of research... Do alittle digging and you will
find that csx has failed to upgrade its equipment and abilities at its
port for the coal business. Heard that the NS upgraded to high tech
conveyor belts and does business with neighboring companies right over
csx's heads. CSX still does coal movement the old fashioned way with
loaders and shabby equipment. Sure if you do enough checking you will
find out why the coal isnt getting moved!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2013

Nomo:

I hear what you are saying but I don't exactly blame Wall St. for
whats going on with CSX stock right now.  In my opinion CSX screwed up,
but with good intentions meant for there shareholders.  They did that
stock split at the wrong time, come on, I didn't see the market
falling again myself while I'm still holding the bag on stocks.

Another thing to look at is coal!  CSX has always been a coal railroad
with nice revenue, yet Obama has changed the landscape.  CSX might be
able to survive without a takeover, but you can bet that we will see
some big changes as a result.  Maybe some changing of the guards
because freight and trailers won't make up for coal.  Crude oil and
iron ore will help if they have big shipments, but either way the stock
pps must rise again or shareholders will speak in a loud manner.

You can say no takeover that nobody will allow it, just like everyone
keeps saying that the STB will never let it happen.  Still in the end
its money that talks, and funny things happen that you never expect. 
Some people in higher places have more pull and more influence than
others.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2013

Hey Loco 1-10:

The price might seem attractive; however I seem to remember the 
BoD proposing an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and the 
shareholders approving it several years ago. The amendment makes
a hostile takeover so expensive that it's virtually impossible.

In the vernacular, it's know as a "poison pill". These were popular
because they assured the senior management of the target company
remained in a relatively similar position or got a huge payout in
addition to their severance package.

I haven't looked but I doubt either the UP or BNSF has the wherewithal
to do a deal now or for the foreseeable future. I said it 5 years ago
and I'll repeat it. There is a lot of value in the CSX system and the
franchise for an astute businessman and investor
group. Rather the merging, I see it working in reverse; CSX going
private. I'm afraid Wall Street's greed has spilled over into the
Board Rooms and forced companies, CSX included, to make bad decisions
over the last three or four years and it has come home to roost.

I have to laugh...CSX claimed to be a paperless RR when I left, yet
they wasted millions on printer paper so they could print Dispatcher's
Bulletins every day for jobs that hadn't existed in years. Unnecessary
re-crews, cab fares, hotel and meal expenses are
probably $250 million a year.

Now here's something that makes absolute sense, saves millions in
paper and printing costs, lost days due to back problems and countless
gallons of fuel...and if it's good enough for the airlines,
it's good enough for the rails...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/business/05pilots.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.

Until CSX get the current group of yahoos out and gets people in that
know how to run a railroad, it will languish in mediocrity!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2013

CSX stock pps is priced poised for takeover....Let it drop and bring on
a real railroad!

Germany and the Nazi regime failed to conquer the world.  CSXT and its
Nazi regime will fail as well.

Name: BaBa Booey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2013

Raymond James Cuts CSX to Market Perform
Shares of CSX opened at 20.54 on Thursday. CSX has a 52 week low of
$18.88 and a 52 week high of $23.71. The stock's 50-day moving average
is currently $19.94. The company has a market cap of $21.184 billion and
a P/E ratio of 11.45. CSX last posted its quarterly earnings results on
Tuesday, October 16th.


More of the same for 2013 or worse.

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

Hey Other:

Please favor us by citing your reference that makes you make the
statement..."The average accumulated wealth for a railroad CEO from
the major carriers is at least 2 times more than Exxon and GE CEO'S".

Name: 
E-mail: stopcorporategreed.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2013

Just a thought: The average accumulated wealth for a railroad CEO from
the major carriers is at least 2 times more than Exxon and GE CEO'S.
Both companies (Exxon & GE) have at least 10 times the revenue of the
largest (UP) railroad.

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

Hey Spongebob, Sad Subdivision or anyone else that might know.

How do the railroads determine their tariffs? I know they have to be
approved by the Surface Transportation Board but are they based on
mileage, weight, commodity, car type or combination?

We use to get gondolas loaded with scrap and covered hoppers that were
seriously overloaded. The only yard I ever worked with a scales was
Goulding in Pensacola and I don't think they were ever used.

If mileage is a factor, there are places on the system that have
inaccurate mile posts...in fact I've seen mile posts within 100
yards of each other.

Are the rates with the shipper negotiated separately? I would routinely
place and pull 35-40 Tanks from Chevron 5 days a week when I worked the
Bayou. When I worked Theodore there was a customer that 
may have got switched out every couple of weeks, 2 maybe 3 cars. That
same customer had a car lost for a week or 10 days. No one in CS could
find it. I finally asked the YM...the car was sitting in the
Interchange less than 50' from Sibert.

The Utilities and other captive shippers have and continue to complain
about the rates the carriers charge them. They seem to be 
able to charge what ever the want because there is no competition and
when you factor in the inconsistent and even shitty service they get,
it would seem to be a business plan doomed to failure!

Name: Company greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

Attention ......band 7 and above will be getting there bonuses..Still
unsure about anyone below band 7....SCREWED AGAIN...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2013

Sad Subdivision,

   You're living in a fantasy world.  Good luck with getting another
shipper to ship your products.  Keep us posted on how things go for
your business.-----------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Not to Bicker, just take a few minutes of your time and check out how
the RR Freight business works.

As a locomotive engineer (as you state), you may operate over your home
road (CSX) leased property, private property, or government property.
All of the crew's that I know, do not care who own's the track. If
for some strange reason you believe that (In your territory) All track
is CSX owned, and the shippers are all CSX customers you wrong. Simply
picking up at the origin means absolutely nothing. You or I could be
the shipper.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2013

Jack knows it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. He thinks.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2013

Sad Subdivision,

   You're living in a fantasy world.  Good luck with getting another
shipper to ship your products.  Keep us posted on how things go for
your business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2013

I never read of company officials going to prison or jail  how come the
union guys get caught?????


http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121129/CITYANDREGION/121129173/1010

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2013

Name: Spongebob

Spongebob. Just a little info for you. My comments are in ()
Note any industry that own's or does not own the track has the right
to ship as they please. As an example, those that can only operate by
rail (heavy, bulky) can send the business out for bids, asking for
anyone to ship and receive in a certain manner based on their needs.
Now what you may not understand is the RR handling this freight (at a
price point), might be the BNSF or UP or who knows. You as a CSX
employee pick it up or set it out by agreement between 2 shippers
(CSX/UP). At the end of the deal might/ could be a company that is
shipping UP, and you end up being a part of that.

In very simple terms the business goes to the best contract.



E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2012

Sad Subdivision,

   I don't like what Bob Frula says any more than you do, but, he is
correct the customer will adapt to poor service by CSX, what other
alternative does the customer have? CSX owns the track and equipment
going into their industry,(MAY OR MAY NOT BE TRUE) it's not like a
different railroad can just
come in and take the business, and the customer can't afford to truck
it.( CUSTOMER CAN SHIP ANY WAY THEY LIKE)  I don't work on the the
Huntington Sub, but the sub I work on has
the same mentality towards the customer.  The thing is, there is a lot
of cutback engineer's and furloughed conductor's at my terminal and
CSX will not recall anyone.( THAT IS A BUSINESS DECISION)   There are
train's backed up everyday,
locals getting annulled, yard jobs getting layed in every day. And
this
company says "it starts with the customer" what a joke.

Name: 
E-mail: freepress.info
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2013

Good Day Rails:

2013 is the year of containing corporate greed! Why is it that every
Tom Dick and Sue; that's in senior management, making $$millions and
millions of dollars at our peril? It seems like the only thing 
they're good at is lobbying our elected officials and bribing union
officers with "Safety Captain" positions to contain dissent!

Went to yahoo finance and symboled the rail companies. Every major
carrier's CEO has accumulated at least $100,000,000.00 in earnings
(insider transaction). Think about that when you can't layoff for
your
daughter's graduation.

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

Nomo!!!!!!!!!

Its so good to see you back on this site.  The awards are awesome, and
I agree with the post below.  There needs to be a catagory for the most
cut throat and back stabbing managers.  Danny Jerrell stepped on a lot
of bodies to rise to his current position.  (Its amazing how driven a
person can be when they have short man's syndrome, and want to move up
in life.) 

Great awards, once again Nomo.  You Rock.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2013

Response to the post on dec 31, 2012. Enjoyed the listing of the ACADEMY
AWARDS. What would the railroad do without these FINE
UPSTANDING,INCORRUPTIBLE EMPLOYEES. I agree that Laura Touchstone made
the top oscar,she seems to know everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2013

NOMO

CONGRADULATIONS MY MAN! Looks like you have done it again. Nice awards!
Like the new catagory additions as well. You might have to add another
one next year for the manager who stabbed the most supevisors in the
back. Think Jerrell would have won that one hands down. YEAP, just the
kind of right hand man the big bad wolf was looking for!

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

Brendon,

Would you please keep us posted as to where and when you'll be hosting
your events?  If your in my area, my spouse and I would be interested in
hearing what you have to say.  

Also have you thought about attending some of the functions the unions
put on?  A friend of mine on the Great Lakes Division told me the
unions got together and hosted a eat, meet, and greet back in November.
 There were legal firms, railroad retirement board, job insurance
representatives....  you get the picture.  You might want to look at
attending an event like that while you're at it.  I know I'm not the
only one getting close to retirement, and these last few years, if I
can make positive adjustments to my retirement plan, I'm all ears.

Thanks

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

I love it when someone makes a comment about huggin' nuts. Especially
when they have less than a year's seniority. Dude, find a big set of
brass ones and hang on tight, you'll need them.

Oh by the way, what is it you want to be besides a worm at the bottom
of the seniority roster? If I didn't know better, I'd say you have
plans on moving up. Being a pimp or a smart ass isn't how you want to
do it...capish!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 January 2013

Looks like Abe has a Nut-hugger on this site.  He can only wish he could
sniff Abe's Jock Strap, it must really suck to go thru life wanting to
be something you can never be.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2013

It's 2013.    And csx still sucks

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

Congratulations go out to King James for your recent win.

You represent the way our small terminal is managed oh so very well on
this site. 

Maybe because you're such a good boy, Boss will let you shine his
shoes while you're doing his job, and under his desk.  Or at the very
least give you a few more safety and red block days this month, to pad
your pay check even further. 

Good luck King James.  Maybe you can ride this train master's coat
tails better than you have all of the other train masters that have
come and gone, and passed you by combined.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJMVj04lfyo

Good evening Brothers and Sisters, welcome to the 2012 NoMos. We’re
coming to you this evening from the Hang A. Wang Loaf Emporium and Hall
of Shame in the old porcelain factory on the corner of Crapp and Mudd
Streets in beautiful downtown Schitzville.

Today being the last day of 2012; what more appropriate day to announce
the winner of the 7th annual NoMo “Brown Banana” award. This prestigious
award will be given annually to the Biggest Piece of Shit on the CSX.

In 2007 I expanded my awards to recognize all those, whose efforts to
make CSX a miserable place to work, have paid off handsomely....aren’t
they doing a fine job? These include the Saucerhead Award for the first
runner up, The Eunuch Award for the manager that knows better but is too
scared to speak up and the Clarabelle Award for the biggest clown. Last
year I added several more awards, the Plantain, for former management
types that couldn’t cut it and fell back on their seniority and the
Peckerdillo Award for the worse morals in the system. This year, I am
excited to announce the continued expansion of the awards with the
addition of the Golden Receiver Award for the boss that goes above and
beyond to accommodate the men and women of CSX and make working fun
again. Finally, I have added the Lifetime Achievement Award for the one
manager that through their tireless efforts throughout their career has
made CSX what it is today. 

In order to qualify for the “Brown Banana”, you must be in management,
be nominated and awarded the coveted NoMo P.O.S. (Piece of Shit) Award.
This award is presented to individuals and departments which, through
their selfless acts of stupidity and incompetence, have created a
hostile and unpleasant working atmosphere.

It should be noted that the “Brown Banana” is like an Oscar or Heisman
Trophy…to win this you have to be at the top of your game.
However,unlike the Oscar or Heisman the winner must be hated by his
employeesand despised by his peers.

I, along with my College of Conductors, Jack Daniels, J.W. Dant, Evan
Williams, Jim Beam, George Dickel, Johnny Walker and because I believe
in diversity, Remy Martin have recently concluded the annual Banana
Conclave in a smoke filled room reviewing the last year’s posts and
running the numbers. This year’s winner came out of nowhere to win
going away. At Thanksgiving he didn’t stand a chance but his adoring
charges came to the rescue to push him over the Fecal cliff. The new
Pope of Poop is decided. The smokestack is lit so breathe deeply, it’s
the good stuff.

Now a word from our sponsors that make all this possible…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb8mk2HSJUc 

Before I get started, some interesting facts. Laura Touchstone again
received TMTC (too many to count) votes. Joe Berry made the list for
the seventh year. Cindy Sanborn, a former “Banana” recipient received 4
votes. Jeff Hensley gathered 3 votes. Justin Reeves, Keith Clark, Jamaar
Bennington and Jack Verling garnered 2 each. Honorable mention consisted
of 24 with 1 vote each. Will one of these “floaters” step up next year
to take the big prize?

Oh, so many deserving candidates and only one “Banana”, who will bring
home the “Brown” So without further ado…the envelopes please.

In the team category:

     The 5th draft pick…………………Human Resources.

     The 4th draft pick………………Queensgate Car shop.
     Tom Grace and Matt Triddico were specifically mentioned. 

     The 3rd draft pick………………CMC.

     The 2nd draft pick………………Huntington Division.

     The 1st draft pick………………Great Lakes Division.

Not much change...can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear!

In the individual categories:

The Plantain (for non or former management types, they don’t qualify
for the “Banana”)……King James.

To help introduce the winner of this year’s Peckerdillo Award, please
welcome  straight from Vaudeville, Butterbean and Susie…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI5IEYPb_fI 
 

Peckerdillo (for the second straight year)………Laura Touchstone (her only
problem is between her toes, her big toes)

 
The Clarabelle Award…………Joe Berry……he lost the Div. RFE job and… 
 

The Eunuch Award……………to Danny Jerrell 

                                 
The Saucerhead Award…………Scott Conner (that’s two in a row).


Now, for the first of the new awards; the Golden Receiver Award that is
being presented to the boss that that goes above and beyond the call of
duty to make life a little more bearable on their charges, a real team
player. They’re not afraid to step up and help out or take a hit for
the team. To help introduce this first time award put your hands
together for Humble Pie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWjiyRFtJlY

Please give it up for the winner Of the Golden Receiver Award, Laura
Touchstone. 

The second new award is the Lifetime Achievement award and is presented
to the Boss whose career has been dedicated to making CSX what it is, or
isn’t today. When I started at CSX it was an employee friendly, family
oriented operation that was managed by real railroad men with calluses
on the hands and bad knees and hips. Not men with manicured nails and
styled hair. Cars got switched and freight got moved. There is but one
logical choice for this award…he has lorded over the demise of this
once great railroad. The railroad of the L&N, B&O and C&O the railroads
of legend. He has taken the fun out of the job and instead of looking
forward to going to work, the employees look forward to quitting time.
Enough said…queue the band…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tiqy9gdT1k

and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award is none other
than…Michael J. Ward.

Alright, now for the main event, may I have a drum roll…TaDa…Bob
“Potato Head” Frulla…come on down you are the winner of the 7th annual
NoMo “Brown Banana”. It should be pointed out that for the first time
in “Banana” history, someone has won the “Banana” two times………way to
go.

Bob, you've hit to the big time...enjoy it while you can, I think your
success will be short lived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_r9AnvHLjk

Along with this prestigious award, you will be enshrined in the NoMo
Hall of Shame. Your award will be delivered to the Hall of Shame via
UPS along with a life-sized toilet paper stuffed effigy of you suitable
for bayoneting, garroting, target practice or incineration.

Now, a brief message from our sponsors…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1G4CeynFwU

The rest of you wannabes…just keep up the good work and maybe next year
you can join Bob, Pete, Bob, Cindy, Tom, Dave and Tony at the Hall with
your very own “Brown Banana”. 

See what Brown can do for you!

I want to thank Atom Smasher, CSXsucks.com and all the great and not so
great people at CSX that make this all possible, keep up the pretty
work…

Happy New Year and give ‘em hell…

Play me off Neil and Toby…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we6DEzE51Uo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2012

Sad Subdivision,

   I don't like what Bob Frula says any more than you do, but, he is
correct the customer will adapt to poor service by CSX, what other
alternative does the customer have? CSX owns the track and equipment
going into their industry, it's not like a different railroad can just
come in and take the business, and the customer can't afford to truck
it.  I don't work on the the Huntington Sub, but the sub I work on has
the same mentality towards the customer.  The thing is, there is a lot
of cutback engineer's and furloughed conductor's at my terminal and
CSX will not recall anyone.   There are train's backed up everyday,
locals getting annulled, yard jobs getting layed in every day. And this
company says "it starts with the customer" what a joke.

Name: Sad division 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2012

Myself and other CSX customers "WILL NOT ADAPT" to BOB FRULLA's
statement "THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL ADAPT" our business WILL GO
ELSEWHERE !!!!!   That is a fact BOB!!!!!!!!!!!' Good luck Huntington
Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2012

JOHN....

YEAH JOHN! YOU GO MAN! YOU ARE MY HERO! YOU COULDNT HAVE SAID IT
BETTER! AND AS FOR YARDMASTERS, GOT A FEW WHO HAVE ORDERED CREWS TO
BREAK RULES WHICH EVEN A TM DOESNT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO!  WHERE THEY
GET OFF EVEN THINKING THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT IS BEYOND ME.
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO STAND THEIR GROUND AND INSIST ON TALKING TO A TM
EVERYTIME THEY PULL THIS SHIT. IM AGREEING WITH ALL THE OTHER POSTERS
OUT THAT HAVE SAID THEY NEED TO BE KICKED TO THE CURB BY THE UNIONS AND
MADE TO GO PLAY WITH THE BIG DOGS AND NOT HAVE AN LC'S SKIRT TO GO HIDE
UNDER. THEY WANT THE BIG HAT LET THEM GET ON THE REAL MANAGEMENT TEAM!
GO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxGu6qnD1Uk

Name: john
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 December 2012

Nomo

I'd like to nominate all of the upper management from the Great Lakes
Division for the Brown Banana Award.

There is nothing Great about our management.  Scott Connor's is a
manager in Tony Ingram and David Brown's image.  His right hand man,
Danny Jerrels isn't anything to brag about either.  I can understand
why being short, fat, and unattractive to women would give Danny a case
of small man's syndrome, but it still doesn't explain why Danny has
ordered his Road Foreman to harass and download every engineer, every 6
months.

I wish I could start listing all of the "Great" things about the
train masters on the Great Lakes Division, like Brock Summers,
Salesman, Justice, Cooper, Jarmaar Benington...... but I don't have
all day to expand upon their few and far in between "qualities".  

Next year when you accept your nominations for who is largest piece of
crap out here, would you consider creating a category for yard masters
that think they are "the first line of management", like King James
or yard MASTER Marvin?  Maybe if yard masters understood that they are
fellow contract employees, and not the first line of management as the
train masters tell them, they'd work with us, verses against us. 

Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 December 2012

Hire get check from gov and when no one looking furlough or fire there
ass                           Love csx management

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2012

Alright...get those nominations in. The count down begins at 0000
tonight, then the "Banana Conclave" convenes and its all over but the
gnashin' of the teeth.

Who will it be the recipient of the Seventh Annual NoMo "Brown
Banana". Will it be new name or an old friend and who will be floating
to the top as an up and comer?

Tune in for the spectacular presentation of the NoMos at 2100 on
December 31.There will be big name entrainment and our sponsors will
have some pretty good ads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2012

CSX Puts way too many cars Per train. I was stuck at a station for
2hours because the train got stuck from too many cars! They needed to
bring in another train just to push the CSX up the VERY small hill. 
Also they need to protect the cars. my son was reading the Grafitti and
and several times i needed to cover his eves before he could say
anything 'Wrong'

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2012

Please I onley have a little time left. Please fire Bob Frulla! He is
against all that Mike Ward wants for this company. He destroys employee
marale and runs off customers! How does he keep his job? Who does he
know? We need change! Anyone will be better than this clown!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2012

I have a great idea a well. Lets hire some more yellow hat conductors
for trainmaster positions so that they can screw the place up some
more. These idiots have no idea what they are doing! They do not
understand the contract. They order crew callers who know better to
call jobs wrong and in some cases let other managers in the same rank
run there yard/road/terminal. What a bunch of first class winners here
at CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2012

I hope everyone at csx has a miserable fucking Christmas I hate you all 
may you all derail  f.u.mickey f.u. Union   Happy new year !

Name: The Grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2012

Merry Freaking Christmas all you CSX Flockers.   I know you are looking
forward to the end of the year Bone US and lots of time off work on the
Holidays.   Maybe you will get your wish and get fired soon because it
is that time of the year.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2012

I agree,
    The Huntington Division is a real bad place to work, low employee
morale, crappy attitudes, and employees who dont give a shit about the
company. When i first started at CSX T&E employees took pride in
getting a train from point A to point B and making money for the
company we work for NOW the crew gets on a train and doesn't care if
they turn a wheel in 12 hours as along as they can get on and off the
engine without getting charged with something or even fired.You sucked
at football at Virginia Tech and suck even more as a GM on the
Hutington Division I wish the company would give you a
promotion/demotion the company is famous for. PS the NFL called and
said you wouldn't make a pimple on a real football players ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 December 2012

Keep Hiring and Firing maybe something will work out

Operations, Technology Leaders Appointed to New Roles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dec. 19, 2012 - CSX today announced the following
organization appointments effective January 1, 2013.

Gary Bethel, currently vice president-Mechanical, has been named vice
president-Northern Region, succeeding Craig King, who is retiring.  He
will report to Cindy Sanborn, vice president and chief transportation
officer.  He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from
Ohio University.

Frank Lonegro, currently president of CSX Technology, will succeed
Bethel as vice president-Mechanical, reporting to Oscar Munoz,
executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Lonegro will
continue to have responsibility for CSX's implementation of the
industry-wide Positive Train Control initiative.  He holds a
bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University, as well
as a law degree and a master's in business administration, both from
the University of Florida.

Kathleen Brandt, who currently leads the integration of the company's
major operating departments and initiatives, will become president of
CSX Technology, also reporting to Munoz.  She holds a bachelor's
degree in computer information systems and a master's in business
administration from Jacksonville University.

"We continue to build on the strength of our team by putting proven
leaders on point for key functions while aggressively developing people
for the future," said Munoz.  "Gary, Frank and Kathleen represent the
best of both of those efforts, and we are delighted to have them in
these new roles."

About CSX
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's
leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and
rail-to-truck transload services. CSX's network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of
Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than
240 short line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports.
More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available
at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter
(http://twitter.com/CSX).

Contact:
Gary Sease
1 (877) TELL-CSX

Name: Shame
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2012

Can someone tell me why we have trainmen cut back who make 45,000 per
year full time but we still employee all the company officers at the
redi while attendance is at an all time low? What are they doing down
there?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2012

General Chairman on the reserve board? No way! The BLET Bylaws requires
the GC to devote all of his time to the committee, at a salary paid by
the committee members dues collect. If a GC is on the reserve board,
the GC is violating the agreement the carrier is also in violation of
its agreement.

Thought all the corrupt union officers were weeded-out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Heard it on the internet.    CSX is preparing for longshoremen going on
strike.    They need to prepare to go on strike after ward tells us
what his Cheap Scape Xpress engineer bone us is going to be this year.

I forgot we ain't got no nutz to do anything like that.

Name: No one cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Huntington division is now the most unhappiest division that CSX has
....Frulla has destroyed it....I would hate to be the person that
follows him...It WILL take years to fix what he has done....so let me
get this straight ....he does one thing right and screws 10 things
wrong..CSX WAY...

Name: Scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Please help!!!!! What is going on with management not wanting a lot of
starts? This company is working there crews to death with  people are
laid off...killing the crews that they have.....transportation dept!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

the Professionalism at russell ky round house really sucks everyone
there will cut your head off in a heart beat 75% of the electrical
craft 90@ of the gear heads sucks 100% of the office jockeys and unions
need new leardership to take back control

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 December 2012

Hey Rob:

So much for ethics, it's just a word. In the end, it's actions that
count. CSX's actions speak volumes and belies their written policy
they hold so dear!

Name: Rob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2012

Nomo,

I read your post below.  What CSX is doing should be criminal.

Sad thing is, there is no way to warn these unsuspecting veterans
before hand.  You can only hope the individuals that do the recruiting,
tell the truth.  But know they won't.   

Hopefully the veterens will do their research before hand, so they know
what they're getting themselves into before its to late, and they're
furloughed for good.

If you have any suggestions on what can be done, or someone that will
listen, and assist us in correcting this matter, I am all ears.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2012

Seems that perhaps CSX is running a little low on Uncle Sam's money!

  http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/working-at-csx/recruiting-calendar/

I can just imagine The Statue of Ward holding the torch proclaiming
"Give me your tired, your poor, your returning Vets yearning to
breathe free."

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2012

We had a Reserve Board at Gentilly...I never saw it used but understood
that when it was opened, the Senior men could mark up on it and draw
80% plus of their salary. The only stipulation was they
had to take the call.

Instead of furloughing the bottom feeders, they rewarded the old men by
opening the "Reserve Board" thereby keeping those slots open to the
young guys.

I couldn't tell you the last time a "Reserve Board" opened. The
only
thing that even approached it was the RCO retention board back in
02/03; whereby the young guys that were RCO qualified got furloughed
but with full pay, I think. Good work if you could get it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2012

"Reserve Board?" Ask Jim! I think you have to be in a Hospice House in
order to be compensated. Jim knew Mike Walsh very well...

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2012

Pine Nutz now you know why I bought my second home and why I need my big
BONUS and you lil Flockers get the BONE US Plan or rather BONE U


Tax loopholes that mainly benefit the rich
By Kay Bell • Bankrate.com
Tax form, calculator, and cash
Highlights

    Low-income taxpayers can't afford to take advantage of the zero
percent capital gains rate.
    The tax code lets rich people deduct interest on a second home at
taxpayer expense.
    Income of most private equity fund managers is taxed at lower
capital gains rates.

A tax loophole isn't illegal. It just seems that the person benefiting
from the loophole often is following the letter of the tax law, but not
the spirit of the law.

Similarly, there are many tax deductions that appear to provide
disproportionate tax benefits to a select few.

Here are five tax breaks that fall into those categories.
Capital gains tax rate

The current 15 percent capital gains tax rate for most investors and
zero percent rate for lower income taxpayers are part of the much
ballyhooed George W. Bush-era tax cuts. The idea behind the lower
capital gains tax is that it encourages investment, which helps create
new companies that hire more people -- and we're all fat and happy
thanks to this tax-subsidized investment chain. Think again.

This tax loophole is estimated by the Joint Committee on Taxation to
cost the U.S. Treasury nearly $457 billion between 2011 and 2015.

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"taxes"

And it's a huge reason why the wealthy, such as financier Warren
Buffett, are able to pay substantially lower overall tax rates.
Buffett's oft-repeated confession that his tax rate is lower than his
secretary's sparked the latest political debate on the fairness of low
tax rates on investment profits.

Ordinary taxpayers pay tax on their earnings at ordinary income tax
rates up to 35 percent. The really rich, however, are different from
you and me in that they tend to make most of their money via
investments instead of standard paychecks -- meaning most of their
money is taxed at 15 percent.

But what about the wonderful zero tax rate for investors in the 10
percent and 15 percent income tax brackets? Really? Most folks at those
tax levels don't have a lot, if any, cash left over to invest after
paying their bills. But by giving them the option, members of Congress
felt better about voting for a tax break that benefits primarily the
rich.
Home mortgage interest deduction

If you've ever bought a house, one of the first things your real
estate agent and mortgage broker probably pointed out was that you get
to deduct your home loan's mortgage interest on your taxes.

What they didn't tell you was that your deduction is underwritten by
the vast majority of homeowners who don't get this tax break.

The home mortgage interest deduction is the largest individual taxpayer
cost to the U.S. Treasury. Uncle Sam will lose an estimated $464 billion
between 2011 and 2015. And that amount is racked up by just the third of
American taxpayers who itemize.

Even worse, say economists, the tax deduction probably isn't
necessary. Most other industrialized nations worldwide don't offer
their residents a tax break for buying a house, yet those folks buy
homes. And the reality is that no one ever bought, or didn't buy, a
house based on the tax law.

What the home mortgage interest deduction really does, say economists,
is encourage more financially well-off individuals to buy bigger
houses. The July 2011 Reason Foundation study, "Unmasking the Mortgage
Interest Deduction," found that the annual average tax saving of the
mortgage deduction for a taxpayer making $50,000 to $75,000 was $179,
and that only about one-third in this group claim the deduction. At the
upper income level, however, homeowners with incomes exceeding $200,000
get an annual tax benefit of more than $2,200, and almost
three-quarters claim the deduction.

The mortgage interest deduction benefits also are geographically
disproportionate. Just as high-income taxpayers get more out of it, so
do metropolitan areas with high incomes, taxes and housing prices. That
historically has tended to be locales in California and the Northeast.

So the next time you visit your cousin at his new house in New Jersey,
make sure he thanks you for your help with his purchase.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2012

Hey Con <1:

I'm afraid there's nothing you can do...you rolled the dice and got
snake eyes. It's a chance you took. It's still a shitty deal one
that
has been happening for years. Just be glad you didn't have to pay to
go tho "The College of Railroad Knowledge" like thousands did until
CSX opened the R.E.D.I. center a few years ago.

It's the Government that should be suing CSX...they paid for job
training for returning Vets and other civilians. It's amazing how
those jobs disappeared the minute CSX got their last Government draw
on that batch of trainees. I'm certain there were millions in
Government grants when CSX built the R.E.D.I Center.

In some regards the "Fiscal Cliff" could be a really good thing!
I'll guarantee CSX has a vested interest in not going over the
"Cliff" and is lobbying their Republican friends in Congress
to do a deal!

Lets keep that gravy train rollin'!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2012

APE


Good question. I would like to know the answer to that one myself. A
general chairman being compensated by the company? Yeah, I would think
it would be a big conflict of interest! Like to know what "reserve"
status is?

Any of you LC's like to comment on that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2012

I wish I never heard of these fucks csx some of the stories on this site
are just sad what there doing to new hires is wrong they need to be sued
people give up a lot to be here just to find out its a lie all cutoff
new hire need to come together and go to the media  how many military
new hires are still working ? It a scam job  we need to file a class
action law suit csx sucks and they need to PAY.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

TE&Y GENERAL CHAIRMAN on company payroll.

My friend tells me that a General Chairman is on the company payroll 
in "reserve status." Is it illegal for any General Chairman being
compensated by the carrier?  Maybe a conflict of interest
because he negotiates all the local agreements.

On another note; FRA officials are usually ex-railroad managers
(Road Foreman), covering the same territory where they used to worked.
In other words; The Fox is Guarding The Hen House!

The FRA and Carriers work hand-n-hand suppressing your safety
complaints.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2012

What's this I'm hearing...CSX is collecting excess coal cars from
around the system and sending to a marshalling yard? That's means the
coal business has gone away and CSX doesn't expcct it back
anytime soon!

Management cut backs? They can't cut enough managers to do any real
good. It's been 5 or 6 years now, CSX went through a reorganization.
If I remember correctly the management "pyramid" went from 11 layers
to 8 layers...it should have been cut to 5 layers, 6 at the absolute
most.

None of this is encouraging news and doesn't bode well for CSX. That
trouble I mentioned in my 12/9 post is just ahead, around that bending
hill!

Name: Robert (Mike) Lusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2012

Several months ago I corresponded with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and
advised him of the manner in which I was treated by CSX Toledo Terminal
managers, and how FRA Region 2 managers refused to take any action or
support me in any way. According to a letter I received from Senator
Brown, my concerns were forwarded to the Office of Inspector General
for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Since then, I have not been
notified of any developments. I assume that FRA has massaged away the
issue. Federal agencies seem to be very good at massaging away
criticism.

If FRA Region 2 managers had taken action and supported my enforcement
efforts, I would not have retired. It was clear to me that they were
only interested in supporting CSX management, so what else could I do
but retire. After the Lake Township police intervened for my
protection, my supervisor, Daniel Lewis, even told me not to perform
any more inspections on the properties that were managed by CSX Toledo
Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett.

In the past, there were supervisors and managers in FRA that were
supportive of field inspectors. If CSX managers had bullied and stalked
a field inspector under their watch, a strong enforcement effort would
have been initiated. A little over a decade ago that very scenario took
place. The FRA Region 2 administrator at that time (John Megary) called
in several inspectors to work with me around the clock at Stanley Yard.
It was Conrail at the time, and they did get the message. Compliance
improved considerably after our group inspection efforts. That was not
the only time or the only place that FRA conducted group enforcement
efforts. Over the years, I participated in quite a few of those group
efforts myself. It now seems that the railroads are running FRA. I
don't know if this stems from ignorance or a lack of ethics on the
part of FRA managers. When I hired out at the FRA window, I took an
oath to enforce FRA laws, rules and regulations. During my 34 years
with FRA I always tried to honor that oath. And, I did not take an oath
to insure railroad profits or on-time train departures.

From January 1966 until April 1978, minus the two years I spent in the
U.S. Military, I worked as Machinist Apprentice and Machinist for The
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. Five years at the Huntington
Locomotive Shop and five years at the Walbridge Roundhouse. My Granddad
and Father were also Machinists at the Huntington Shop. The C&O seemed
to treat their employees fairly well back then. Morale was generally
very good. However, I was criticized at Walbridge for finding too many
defects on locomotives. I fixed what I found though, it just took a
while to do so. I was also criticized by one particular foreman for
using blue flags. I was the only employee using them at the time
because it was not yet a Federal regulation.

Name: chad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2012

A few things people, to ATL u really think after doing LBT that u r not
also to blame for not having your family now? That gives new meaning to
doing the nasty! Man what u had had to be better than that. You people
are stupid like Cornwall lost his family too and Barrett hit that nasty
shit and his wife is leaving him for it too he's country ass stupid his
wife is a model. Wth are yall looking for in the garbage can.

Name: Hot2Trot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Things will be different after the revolution.


"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get
me."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2012

Mikey ward is the anti-Christ

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2012

To All CSX Management

Horseshit  Humbug  !!!!!!!!!!   Do not let this get around  snuff it
out immediately.  


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mcdonalds-8-25-man-8-050001809.html


I am the Master Mind of this place and it would not work without me  
tell all CSX Flockers and Union Officials can take a hike.

Yours at CSX  


GayWard Flocker

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

December 13, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2012

mr lusher,
      Its good to hear from you, was wondering how you been doing with
retirement.I know they forced you out when you were not ready to go but
know this I also was put on the street because of lies that were told in
a hearing , your letter says it all, you are correct about toledo and
stanley yards ...WHAT A JOKE . you have left us here to fight goliath
on our own but certainly dont blame you for leaving.as the story was
told in the good book even goliath can be beatin and thats exactly what
I plan to do. I know I am not alone out there and may need your help at
some point , hope you are willing.I will be in touch mr.lusher untill
then god speed brother and enjoy your retirement and holidays...Im sure
you are alot better off now that you dont have to deal with those people
anymore.  

ps
  for all you people out there that caused all of this... I promise I
will fight you till they throw dirt on me ! HOPE YOUR HOLIDAYS SUCK
!!!!!!!!

Name: SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2012

Ingram ran on his NS Nazi rep while at CSX more than dish out it like
Brownshirt and Sanborn.    Ingram straighten out the power on CSX and
that helped out alot.     He was making them drink the Kool Aid and
things were on a hostile work place. 

Davy Brownshit and his Nazi Brownshirts went crazy when he moved into
Tony's slot.   It keeps getting crazier and worst as the day goes on
so 
Mikey Ward it rewarding people to do this dumbshit stuff.  

FIRE WARD AND CLEAN OUT THIS SHIT HOLE HIS MUSTACHE IS GETTING NARROWER
AND NARROWER SIMILAR TO A OLD NEMESIS I ONCE HAD.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Mr. Lusher,

I am sorry to see that CSX has run off yet ANOTHER decent FRA officer. 


I am not surprised that the CSX company officials you named, have
turned to using the tactics that they have successfully used on their
employees, on to others.  

When Michael Ward CHOSE to bring Tony Ingram and David Brown to CSX,
from the NS, and after they "left", CHOSE to keep their protege,
Cindy Sanburn.....  you knew Michael Ward liked the Management by Fear
culture that was created under his leadership.  As we all know, by
looking at the ever sinking stock price, how well Michael Ward's
Management by Fear program is working out for everyone, stock holders
included.

Thank you for having the courage to step up, stand up, and say what is
happening at CSX is WRONG.  Hopefully someone some where will read your
post and contact you, they will look into what you've written, and help
change the Management by Fear culture that Michael Ward has allowed to
thrive under his "leadership".  With much regret, as I continually
hear stories of local chairmen openly and actively seeking company
official jobs, I know that today's union will not be the source of
change that is needed to eliminate Michael Ward's Management by Fear
culture.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

Should CSX railroad officials follow the tactics and management
practices of Massey Coal officials then they can risk the chance of
going to prison.     Don Blankenship is being investigated by the US
Attorney General as his lower managers are giving evidence against him
for his disregard for employee safety as 29 miners lost their lives.  

Mike Ward can get clipped too if he gets people killed as did
Blankenship.    His Nazi soldiers are known to have done stupid stuff.

DOCUMENT AGAINST ANY AND ALL OF THEM     CALL OSHA    THE FRA IS IN BED
WITH CSX

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

Here's the Plan:

In the beginning, there was the Plan. And then came the Assumptions.
And the Assumptions were without form, And the Plan was without
substance. And darkness was upon the face of the Workers. And they
spoke among themselves, saying, "It is a crock of shit and it
stinketh."

And the Workers went into their Supervisors and said, "It is a pail of
dung and none may abide the odor thereof." And the Supervisors went
unto their Managers, saying, "It is a container of excrement and it is
very strong, such that none may abide by it."

And the Managers went unto their Directors, saying, "It is a vessel of
fertilizer and none may abide it's strength." And the Directors spoke
amongst themselves, saying one to another, "It contains that which
aids plant growth and it is very strong."

And the Directors went unto the Vice President, saying, "It promotes
growth and it is very powerful." And the Vice Presidents went unto the
President, saying, "This new Plan will actively promote the growth and
vigor of the company with powerful effects."

And the President looked upon the Plan and saw that it was good. And
the Plan became Policy. This is how Shit Happens.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

Rober Lusher


If this isnt a prime example of a need to whistlelow then I dont know
what is! It has always been said that the railroads have the fra in
their pockets. Your story has just proven that it is true!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

Mr. Lusher:

All I can say is wow.

If it were me I would have had the U.S. Marshals in the yard within
minutes and Givens and Burkett arrested for menacing a Federal
officer.

I wish you had also posted this on the safety thread since in the long,
this is a public safety issue as well. Perhaps this is the 
reason so many of these issues don't get resolved, there being short
stopped by the very people charged with protecting the public and rail
workers.

Thank you for your very enlightening post...it's sure to draw a lot of
attention on this site, Jacksonville, and inside the beltway.

Check back with us, we would welcome your input and insight,Enjoy your
retirement!

Name: Robert Lusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

After serving as FRA Railroad Safety Inspector (Motive Power and
Equipment) for just over 34 years, I have retired. My decision to
retire was made on March 16, 2012, after being bullied and stalked on
and outside of railroad property by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Trainmaster Lennon Givens, with FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz
and FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish refusing to take any
kind of action. 

On the night of March 15, 2012, at the CSX Transportation Stanley Yard,
near Toledo, Ohio, CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Superintendent Rob
Burkett and CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens
began following very closely behind my GSA vehicle. It was clear to me
that I was being bullied and stalked by those individuals. Because I
did not want that harassment to continue, I left the railroad property.
However, Burkett and Givens continued to follow me in Burkett's
personal vehicle. After I made several turns and drove more than two
miles they finally turned away. CSX Mechanical Operations employees at
Stanley Yard are very aware of how CSX Transportation managers
attempted to intimidate me. I was told that one of those managers was
even bragging how the FRA Inspector (me) was run off the property on
March 15, 2012. 
FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish told me that he would not
defend me. During a previous phone conversation, CSX Superintendent Rob
Burkett had repeatedly accused me of taking pleasure in delaying his
trains. I assured him that it was the FRA non-complying conditions that
were delaying his trains, and if those trains had been FRA compliant,
they would not have been delayed.

On March 28, 2012, at approximately 11 p.m., CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens again followed me out of the CSX
Transportation Stanley Yard. After driving about two miles and making
several turns, I entered the Lake Township Police Department parking
lot. Givens then pulled to the side of the road and waited for me.
Because the Lake Township Police were out on patrol, I called 911 to
report that I was being stalked. When officers arrived, I explained how
Givens had been stalking me, and also how CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Givens had stalked me on the
night of March 15, 2012. I then learned that that activity on the part
of CSX managers was in no uncertain terms, illegal. I told the police
officers that Burkett and Givens have been attempting to intimidate me
an effort to shield their FRA non-compliant outbound trains from my
inspection and the resultant delays caused by the serious defects that
I regularly discover. The police officers then took my statement and
asked where they could find Givens. I told them that his office was in
the newly constructed CSX Administration Building at Walbridge, Ohio. I
also had an eye witness to the stalking and gave the police officers the
name of that witness. Then, being extremely upset and nervous, I decided
that I should just go home. A police report is available at the Lake
Township Police Department, 27975 Cummings Road, Millbury, OH 43447
(419) 838-6651.

On March 29, 2012, I sent an e-mail to FRA Region 2 managers and to my
AFGE union officials describing what had occurred the night before. FRA
Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish again phoned me to discuss the
matter. This time he did not say that he could not defend me, but did
not say that he would either.

When I was bullied and stalked by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens
on March 15 and 28, 2012, I believe that a Federal crime was committed.
On those two days, serious attempts were made to intimidate a federal
law enforcement official in the performance of his official duties. FRA
Region 2 managers should have immediately contacted the U.S. Marshals,
but instead went to CSX Transportation with hat-in-hand.

During the last few years, I discovered hundreds of freight cars with
ineffective air brakes and other FRA non-complying conditions that were
prepared for departure in outbound trains at the CSX Transportation
Stanley and Lake Front Yards near Toledo, Ohio. And I documented most
of those defects with photographs. Had I not taken exception to those
FRA non-complying freight cars, they would have departed without being
repaired.

I believe that FRA management is beginning to cater to the desires of
the railroads. They have not told FRA inspectors to back off, but they
have been telling them to alter their inspection procedures. At a
recent staff meeting, FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz told us
that we would be operating in a new manner. A further statement from
Hontz indicated to me that railroad operational desires will be honored
ahead of regulatory enforcement.

Prior to my retirement, I was also told that we should do fewer
outbound train inspections and more inbound inspections. Railroads love
inbound train inspections because they don't cause outbound train
delays. However, inbound train inspections do not give a clear picture
of how the outbound trains will look after they are classified,
inspected and given a class I brake test-initial terminal inspection.
Only outbound inspections can verify that all freight cars have
effective air brakes, secure safety appliances and components that will
not cause enroute derailments. Also, enforcement action can only be
taken after the railroad inspections have been completed and the trains
are ready to depart. Again, if railroads comply with FRA regulations,
they will not experience delayed train departures account of FRA
inspections.

I was a dedicated Railroad Safety Inspector for 34 years, and never
received less than a Meritorious performance rating. In fact, most of
my ratings were Distinguished. Also, the accident, complaint,
inspection and violation reports I submitted will verify my dedication
to railroad safety, and to the oath I took back in 1978. I always
treated railroad employees in the manner that I would have wished to be
treated. The only railroad employees that were offended were the
managers that believed on time train departures were more important
than dispatching safe and FRA compliant trains. 

By not providing proper railroad safety oversight, I believe that FRA
may be going down the same road that the Mine Safety and Health
Administration did a few years ago. Several coal miners lost their
lives due to that lack of oversight. It seems likely that MSHA started
catering to the wishes of mine owners rather than the safety of the
miners. And it seems to me that FRA is now catering to the wishes of
the railroads. Railroads are now operating with fewer employees and
expecting the same amount of work from them. One person remote control
locomotive assignments are a good example. Those employees are expected
to accomplish the same amount of work as was previously done by two or
three employees. On several occasions, those employees have told me
that in order to accomplish the work assigned to them, they are forced
to disregard FRA and railroad safety rules. I have also been told that
their managers place a target on their backs if they do try to follow
all of the rules and consequently can't finish the work that was
assigned to them. And if they get caught breaking a rule, they are
usually disciplined and sometimes terminated. From the discussions I
have had with engineers and trainmen, work morale is very bad.
Yardmasters have also complained to me about how they are treated and
talked to by the trainmasters they work for. Unfortunately, those in
FRA Headquarters and Regional offices don't seem to realize what
really goes on in railroad yards. They seem to believe that the
employees are always responsible for injuries and accidents, and that
the railroads are doing all they can to prevent those occurrences. Yes,
employees are often at fault when injuries and accidents occur, but the
pressure railroads place on them for production and the movement of
trains is also part of the equation. And, placing profits ahead of
expenditures for safety improvements, including equipment and track
repairs, also enters into that equation. These problems have existed
since the first rails were laid, and is why the FRA Office of Safety
exists today. Unfortunately the FRA Office of Safety now seems to be
catering to the railroads' desire for production, movement of trains
and profits, instead of enforcing safety regulations to protect
railroad employees and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2012

Nomo,

Your right that no prior experience is the reason, yet things won't
change for the better until they actually clean house up top.  CSX
needs to get back to railroading because what they are doing now is a
total joke.

Years ago they never had this many trainmasters, back then a
trainmaster covered miles of territory on his own.  They aren't even
trainmasters today, just glorified clerks/ weed watchers...pretty sad
way to run a business.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

Hey Corp 20-30, APE 10-20 & Loco 30+:

The real problem at CSX stems from the fact that Senior Management
doesn't have or never has had any practical RR experience.
Additionally, they are so far removed from the line they have no idea
what's going on.

I'll guarantee if you could get these candied assed, pretty boys
on the line for a month or two, things would definitely change...
they might learn the difference between shit and shinola!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2012

I was fired just two months ago and can say that life is better. I just
got a new job making 40,000. Thank you Frulla I am home after 3

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2012

Not onley did they hire at my terminl the had 20 or more cutt of at the
beginning of the year with these guys still training. Yes we did
complain, but of course our Unio representation all the way up the line
gave the excuse of the new contract changed things. Dam shame CSX gives
a trainee $1700.00 per half and leaves older people in fourlough
status. I hate to be the way I am sounding, but theres onley one place
after death for the leadership of this company. Now do not get me wrong
I am not trying to judge, but these people especilly Frulla are going to
bust Hell wide open. Frulla if you are reading this know it does not
matter that you attend church and pray before bed every night. You will
be judged how to treatd others and lived life. Not sitting in the church
every Sunday and doing your dirty deeds all week.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2012

LOCO 30+

Heres a company on track?  Worried about competitive pressure from
CSX!!! You have got to be kidding! We arent getting a bonus because
coal shipments are SUPPOSIDLY way down. Where is their competition?
Sounds like some NS boys are getting slowly set up for a let down!

Name: former employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2012

Never understood why CSX would hire 30 to 40 people at a given terminal
while at the same time devising a plan to eliminate 40 to 50 jobs.
Definitely professionalism and common courtesy at its best. Also I want
to mention my sincere appreciation for the epitomy of arrogance, Mr. Bob
Frulla for rejecting me as a train dispatcher. I had a 704 violation
early in my career as a dispatcher. Prior to that I never had any
trouble or controversy as a trainman. I actually took pride in my
employment as an employee. But one infraction under frulla and I became
the worst employee ever. The incompotent welder who caused the
event....10 days off and right back to work risking other dispatchers
their jobs and careers. But hey the epitomy of arrogance, frulla did me
an awesome favor. I now work at a different company, the money is better
and hey I am not furloughed. I am home every night, sleep in my own bed
and work a regular schedule where I can make plans. Folks there is life
beyond CSX and the railroad. Try it. Thanks Frulla.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2012

Here is a company on track!

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC), one of the leading U.S. railroad
companies reported third quarter 2012 earnings of $1.24 per share that
surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of by a penny but deteriorated
27% from $1.59 adjusted earnings in the year-ago quarter. The year over
year decline was due to lower Coal and General Merchandise carloads
resulting from poor economic backdrop.
 
Total operating revenues were down 7% year over year at $2,693 million
but came in below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,910 million.
 
On a year-over-year basis, Coal and General Merchandise revenues
declined 22% and 1%, respectively while Intermodal revenues grew 3%
year over year.  
 
In the third quarter, operating income was $731 million, down 22% year
over year. Operating expenses inched up 1% year over year to $2 billion
resulting in an operating ratio of 72.9%, up 540 basis points.
 
Cash Position
 
Norfolk exited the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $693
million compared with $276 million at year-end 2011. Cash from
operations was $2,476 million compared with $2,764 million in the
year-ago quarter.
 
The company repurchased 16.5 million shares worth $1.2 billion in the
first nine months of 2012 compared with 23.8 million shares worth $1.6
billion bought back in the comparable year-ago period.
 
Dividend
 
The company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of
50 cents to shareholders of record on November 2, payable on December
10.
 
Our Analysis
 
We remain encouraged by the company’s commitment to improve its
operating results backed by increasing service abilities, railroad
safety and network efficiency that led to improve cost and
productivity. Further, heavy investments in key projects are also
expected to remain accretive to the company’s long-term growth.
 
However, we remain concerned about factors such as the prevailing
market condition in the core segment like Coal and uncertainties
regarding the present economic environment that would likely affect
shipments. Further, tightened railroad regulation and competitive
pressure from other leading railroads such as Union Pacific Corporation
(UNP) and CSX Corp. (CSX) also remain significant headwinds for the
company’s growth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

CSX Corp. (CSX) saw short-selling increase significantly by 42%, or 6.4M
shares. The short volume is now at 21.8M shares.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2012

Here is the deal! I am going to break it down for you guys and you
decide to take it for what it is worth. CSX is losing money in almost
every area as of recent. The executive branch here in Jacksonville
needed to find ways to make more money. The first thing they did was to
cash in on Veterans perks as we all know. Next thing was to mass
fourlough across the board this time. Not onley is transportation
employees feeling the pinch, but so is mechanical, engineering etc. The
next thing they are doing that as far as I know is still in the air is
cuttimg Jamboree and other related cost. Now your systym will suffer
when it does pick up. CSX has decided and I know for certain that
sometime within the first qaurter 2013 the company will trim its
Managers down to a more fitting size. Now I am not sure what managers,
but I do know its a buble of cash. Watch for big annoucments to come in
2013 from CSX trying to hang in there to boost stock. You may want to
stay tuned. Great things are ahead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 December 2012

NoMo hit the big hammer on the spike on gayward s trickle down bonus
plan.   Forget any union putting up a fight for their members this has
been all worked out on the golf course or under the table.  Illegal
Collusion and misrepresentation of the union members well being in
favor for a corrupt union official.


All of the lower Flockers get the left overs from the Big Buzzards
Flockers in the Jackassville Tower.   

Maybe under-maintaining the system or taking too many shortcuts will
cause a BIG disaster and do lots of damage to the public then lawsuits
will make some changes to the Big Chicken Coop Management in addition
to government repercussions.   Gayward could then lose his Nazi School
in atlanta and all the free government training credits will be gone. 


I wonder if Cindi's performance is lower than Brownshirt s numbers. 
Gayward could shit can her then move another Buzzard or Turkey up to do
more crazy ass changes to make it even worst.


Simply Amazed

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2012

Hey Loco 20-30:

It's a shitty deal, all because of the SSA. The engineers believed
what the Union and CSX wanted them to.

Personally I think Ward and the Board have brass to authorize
executive bonuses when they won't for the rank and file. Funny thing
about bonuses. 95% of the money goes to 5% of the people. If you read
the proxy material about executive compensation, you might come to
realize it's rigged so the execs can't lose...skimp on maintenance,
slow pay claims, write this off but not that...keep those ratios in the
money zone and to hell with everything else.

Just look at Hostess (bow are heads in a moment of silence) deep fried
Twinkies were the best! The management kowtowed the union into 
pay and benefit cuts while increasing their salaries and bonuses by
something like 300% in the last several years; then have the balls to
blame the contract workers for their liquidation. Can you see a 
slight similarity with CSX.

Now I'm not saying CSX is in trouble yet but it might just be over the
next hill or around the next bend! I have personally been troubled by
the direction CSX has gone since Ingram was hired. What's even more
troubling to me is the fact that it hasn't seemed to gotten any better
since Ingram and Brown have left. Now don't misunderstand, I no longer
have a financial stake in CSX so I don't spend a lot of time reading
the financials so there's a possibility I might be wrong, but don't
bet on it.

I don't know where or when CSX will hold their Annual Meeting but
those are the places to voice your concerns, The Chairman will have a
Q&A session which is the perfect place to pose your
questions...especially if you want to see Mike break into a sweat.
The union should consider posting some informational pickets outside 
the meeting hall. I can't say how effective they will be but they will
certainly make Ward and the Board uncomfortable!

Name: John Holmes 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2012

Huntington division will be experiencing a huge employee turn over in
the next year or so.....Thanks to Bob "Mr Ego" Frulla ....Employees
are tired of this monster....

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2012

Hey RRJ:

You out there, I'mmmm Baaack, just thought I'd give you a shout out.

How's your sister doing?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2012

Cond. 1-10

You say you have 8 years seniority and finished engine school? You also
stated that they hired 40 new yellow hats in the last year in your area?
If your sitting home cut off then Im assuming that everyone one of those
guys they hired after you were furloughed are  cut off as well. DOUBLE
CHECK and make sure no one junior to you is working anything. Make sure
no one is being called in to fill any jobs that are short that have less
seniority than you. If you have remote job areas that have junior guys
to you and you are not remote qualified you can force them to let you
qualify. Make sure no one, absolutley no one junior to you turns a
wheel.. You have a claim for every single person who works and you are
not called back.

Name: Alex
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2012

Hey NoMo,

From what I heard CSX just furloughed 7 Conductors in Florence in just
the past year. Some heard back long after they found more stable
employment. Why keep furloughing conductors when you're constantly
running short of crews? Then waste money to hire just to furlough them.
At first the money sounded great, but the fear of no money sticks in my
mind more. I'll stick with our shortline until we change hands. Now, I
could care less if I see another CSX train. This crap has broke me from
railfanning CSX.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2012

Hey Alex:

You pretty much answered your own question. 

Now here's one for you. Knowing what you now know, besides the money,
why would you want to work for CSX and do you still think it would be a
positive for your family?

If you read the post from the Con with 8 years seniority you shouldn't
be surprised. This website is replete with horror stories
like that. Over the last 3 or 4 years CSX's hiring practices have hit
skids and that revolving door has created it's own weather pattern.

Hold what you got and start at the RRB's job board and their links.

Good luck, in the long run getting rejected may be the beat think that
ever happened to you!

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 December 2012

Bob Frulla is the worst thing that ever happened to the Huntington
Division, he has destroyed it, they say the power plants are turning to
natural gas, that may be true. But why is it you drive by AEP in Louisa
KY power plant you see 3 maybe 4 sets of coal cars rusting to the rail
but there is 40 or 50 trucks delivering coal daily or AEP's Mitchell
power plant in Northern WV that at at the end of the year is done
shipping by rail. I know for a fact 3 or 4 years ago they got 2 loaded
trains a day with 2 empty trains being pulled daily now none. I'll
tell you the problem is Bob Frulla lack of customer service he and his
drones are out there doing whatever it takes to slow down the railroad,
keep up the good work Frulla and upper mangement becuase our stock, yes
ours, will be about 10 dollars a share soon. IDIOTS How about some
cutomer service instead of a bunch of EGO minded assholes running the
show.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2012

Hey Con 1-10:

You made a wise decision...it's hard to have stability in your life if
there's no stability at work!

Have you thought about possibly moving to a location that isn't quite
as volatile? After 8 years you would think you would at least be able
to hold an Extra Board slot.

David Brown got shit canned, in large part because he pissed off the
coal shippers. Potato Head was his lead man and it sounds like the
primary reason for his demise.

Think for a minute if you will about all those that have hired on in
the last few years or want to hire on. If it's tough for you to hold a
spot, you know they can't.

The money and benefits are great but there's more to life and a job
than money. There are plenty of short boys and industrial switching
operations out there that pay as much as CSX.

Check out the job board and links on the RRB site.

Name: Alex
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2012

I really have to question CSX's hiring practices. For when a pencil
pushing, number crunching, cubical dwelling h.r. guy feels a 20 yr old
college grad is more qualified at being a conductor than a 30 yr old
with 6 yrs. exp. with a shortline.... Well you're FUBAR! My cousin has
worked for Chicken Sqweeze Xpress for 7 yrs. and at $25 hr. I felt it
would be a positive change for my family. Gone are the days of going to
the yard office and asking if they're hiring. No, you gotta wait until
a position comes available in your area. So, after months of checking
the "careers page" finally a conductor's position for Florence, SC.
Without any hesitation I submitted my application. I check my email
Monday afternoon and low and behold my CSX REJECTION LETTER! Surprised?
No, just typical my luck with CSX. This is my hypothesis for landing a
job with CSX 1: must have a college degree. 2: must have good credit.
3: must not have worked for a shortline. 4: must not be a railfan 5:
helps to be a woman, minority, or a veteran. If you meet this criteria
congrats. you'll have a interview. Don't get me wrong I'm all for
hiring veterans, but when you pass up a person who has prior experience
just because you have to meet a certain demographic quota..... Then I
say screw CSX that's no company I want a part of. So, I'll wait until
new ownership takes over our railroad and I can hop back in saddle
again. It's no wonder why NS out performs CSX at every turn. They have
a railfan at the helm.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2012

I have been with the company for eight years next month. I finished
engineer training just this past year on the Huntington. I am in your
shoes brother. Im sitting at home cutt off for the past three months
and no sir this is not my first time around the block with these greedy
bastards. I came in the picture in Janurary 2006. I was laid off Sept
2006 thru Jan 2008. I was once again bounced around from active to
deactive staus all of year 2009 and first qaurter of 2010. Once again
here I sit eight years senority with about ten ahead of me in line. I
can not get thru my thick skull why they recently hired around 40
employees this past year at my terminal. There is a little saying going
around the Huntington that some coal loaders met with Frulla about not
getting the trains they needed and his response was injurys are down
and n other words this not getting trains loaded was a ( good thing ).
I do not think it takes a Harvard, Yale or WV grad to have the common
sense that if you do not run trains you do not have injurys and CSX
will soon see this means less cash as well. The way I figure with all
the layoffs they are being able to ofset this somewhat. I can not wait
til the management starts getting there cut backs. Maby just maby Mr
Bob Frulls will be gone once they start selling off there divisions to
the NS to show big profits. You blame Mike Ward my friend for the
layoffs, but understand I persnally think that Bobble head had more to
do with this than anyone. For me I have decided I am not returning. I
am going to suck it up and get a job wherever I can find one and get
some education, career training etc. Enough is enough. Eight years
people and still dealing with this shit. No offense to the old heads I
have major respect for you, but please do not thats part of this job.
How many of you can say you dealt with this eight to ten years into
your career? May god bless each and everyone of you and have a Merry
Christmas!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2012

Because of csx scam job with new hires me & my family are going to have
a horrible Christmas  thanks Mickey ward you fucking grinch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2012

I think he meant do say...my mom sucks and dad likes it and thinks it
rocks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2012

Rob


I believe you have hit a sensitive area. I see another company poster
had arrived to try and deflect your recent conversations. The posters
like "I love csx" will just have to learn that only works on the
fools, or the other imposters who start fights with "it" to make us
think they have been swayed.....TISK..TISK

Oh, as to the other posters rumor he heard, I believe he is talking
about cars that have been placed in storage tracks outside of the yard
and are delivered the next day or when the customers request them. I
think most of them dont go by another scanner after they hit the
storage tracks. They can be suffled for days without anyone knowing
unless the customer calls and ask where their cars are. Am I not
correct?
It would be real interesting to see how they would handle the situation
if they were to go back the next day to deliver that car they already
showed delivered and found its contents spilled all over the ground or
turn it over when they were getting it out of the storage track!
OOOHHHH...that would burn!

Name: ilovecsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2012

csx does NOT suck                                my mom thinks it
rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                             my dad likes
csx!

Name: Kloostra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2012

Bummer we can not upload pictures. I love my job at CSX Rail Road in
Grand Rapids. Go to Google Images and put in Patrick Kloostra. The
first picture that pops up will be me enjoying my ride on a CSX
locomotive.I have the best job in the world. I got promoted because of
this picture. CSX, Where every ride is a joy ride!

Name: Rob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2012

Let me attempt to answer your question.     ?

Every car is equipped with scan code bar.  If that car moves past a
scanner, CSX knows where it is...  providing the bar hasn't fallen
off.

The scan bar is grey, about a 10.5inches long, and 3.5 inches wide. 
You know the how when you depart the yard, and if your axle count is
off, the dispatcher comes on the radio to tell you what car is either
missing or is extra in your train, and adjust your 168. If your axles
are off, and the dispatcher doesn't know what the car number is, its
probably because the scan bar fell off.   Guess who will walk to the
location of the car with out a scan bar to find out its number?????

I never said the train master is telling me not to do work, and fill
out the On Board as if I did do the work.  What I said was, today I am
only allowed to do the work that the On Board Work Order said I can do.
 

For example.  If the customer wants me to pull a car, or spot a car of
his that's in the yard, unless he has contacted Jacksonville, and
they've entered it into the On Board, I can't do it.  The days of me
talking to my customer, filling out a paper work order, and adding the
work are over.   CSX Jacksonville doesn't want me talking to my
customer's.  They're afraid I might make a move for the customer, and
CSX won't get paid.

CSX DOES HAVE A GPS ON THE ENGINES.  Every morning between 4:00 and
5:00am the train master or RFE can log into the CSX Mainframe and look
at what each engine has done the previous day.  The program will tell
the person looking at it, when the engine was started.  When the engine
made its first move.  How many moves it made.  When the engine went to a
customers location.  How long it sat there.  How long the engine sat
idle back at the yard or else where.  When the engine wasnshut off.....
 if your train master can't log into that information, your Road
Foreman can, and probably does.  If the cars went past a scanner, it
will tell the person looking at the program that information to.

The days of parking your train somewhere out of sight, and out of mind
are over.  CSX has put Big Brother on all of your engines, and just
like the ERAD it will rat you out.  Providing your train master knows
how to access that program on the mainframe.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2012

Rob

Im confused now. Im hearing that supervisors are telling crews to add
work done that hasnt been. Like adding a set or pull that hasnt been
done because they know it will be done first thing in the morning and
no one knows the difference anyway. HMMM, seems to be alot of different
orders being given out here. This crap keeps up they are going to start
putting gps chips on all the cars to see where they are 24 hours a
day!Maybe that would be a good idea. One gets stolen by a terrorist
they would know where its heading!

Name: NS conductor trainee 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2012

Im a CT for the NS, lots of stories about the Confederate States Express
have been relayed to me by our old heads and some former CSX guys.
Apparently a large number of the old NS corporate type (the REAL Nazi
management) left NS and took over at CSX which made it really bad. The
extra board is what it is, a 24/7 job. Cant complain too much about
that when they tell you from the get-go thats how it works. Lots of
complainers on the RR and lots of people who break the rules blatantly
then complain they got caught. Its the rules no one knows about readily
that I can see being caught up in and screwed rather than the ones
people knowingly break. Id have more sympathy for those people than the
ones talking on cell phones in the engine.....Unions suck BTW, they
protect the people who broke the rules knowingly

Name: Rob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 December 2012

Other, non - employee N/A

I agree with you.  CSX LIES.  I don't know any employee I work with
that wouldn't completely agree with you.  Not only does CSX LIE, they
STEAL from their employees.  CSX IS AN UNETHICAL company.

What does it tell you when Scott Conners, the Great Lakes Division
Superintendent orders the company officials that work for him to charge
and fire his employees, should the employee do anything that could be
skewed as a rules violation.  If each company official doesn't have at
least 10 firings every month, the company official is threatened with
his job. 

In the past when I worked locals, you knew your customers, and you took
care of your customers.  Today I've had Train Masters threaten to write
me up for providing the same service to our customers that I've
provided in the past.  Here's an example.   I had a customer ask me if
I would pull few cars that he had just emptied, since I was there.   In
the past I would have just put this move under add work.  Today I'm
not allowed to do this, for fear of being written up.  My train master
said customer service in Jacksonville told him the customer needs to
learn that he must enter all work they need into the computer if he
wants extra service.  If we do any work for the customer that isn't on
the On Board, we can be charged for theft of services.  Does this make
sense?  The employee on the ground that knows the customer personally,
is being micromanaged by a faceless and nameless person several hundred
miles away.

CSX isn't concerned with taking care of their customers, they're more
concerned with making sure that their micro management, isn't
compromised or questioned, no matter how stupid some of their rules
seem.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2012

Employees of CSX lie, interfere with your business and when you sue they
have lawyers that use tactics that are despicable in nature(and any
average human being would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
if regular people used these tactics, but CSX has an 11 billion purse
to hire the lowest of lawyers)  CSX employees keep their jobs &
paychecks no matter what the consequence to the injured parties. They
use these tactics because they cannot win their case based on its
merits because CSX is 100% wrong.  There core value of "validate
don't speculate" is pure nonsense.  

There is so much more to this story but it is too lengthy and time
consuming to post on this website.  Bottom line CSX is only worried
about its 11 Billion revenue and its stock prices.

It could care less about its customers, as a matter of fact their
employees take pride in deliberately destroying individuals livelihoods
while they sit back cop an attitude and sleep like babies.

How these people sleep at night and look in the mirror is beyond me!!

Name: Coke Ennyday
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 December 2012

All he needs is a little romance in his life...a five finger romance!

Name: traindispatcher
E-mail: movingfr8@csx.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2012

Sounds like Ma must of cut ol Langshaw off if he is that grumpy.

Name: fuck you
E-mail: eatdicksdl@csx.com
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2012

S. D. Langshaw, 

You need to go get laid or something. You are a fucking uptight, lil
bitch ass chief.
 Keep thinking that chief title means something idiot.

Sincerely

People in Transportation.

P.S. Eat a dick.

Name: Anyone lose some guns
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2012

Any bets if there was some inside info slippin out to find the right
car.


http://news.yahoo.com/more-100-rifles-stolen-atlanta-train-car-174415216.html


BTW   CSX is not a class one railroad    when did they ever show they
were.     well maybe the 5th or sixth best class one    really just a
scab railroad

Name: Midnight Rider
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2012

This is the way it should be...


http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/travel/train-adventures-lifetime/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2012

Loco N/A:

You're going to call the police and have this web site shut down.
CSX couldn't do it, what makes you think you can?

The only person that can make you come back to this web site is you
and since you'll be watching, you'll be logged in.

I'll agree there are some crude insensitive jerks that deliberately
post wrong or misleading information or insult certain demographic
groups but they are the exception. Their only intention is to
distract the users from the real point of this site.

So do what you have to do and let us know how it works out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2012

well, all i have to say is this website needs to be shut down. i work
for csx as a locomotive engineer, and this website is wrong,
misleading, hateful, and iam going to call the police to have it shut
down soon if the problem is not resolved soon. we are a class 1
railroad. better than you ever will be. so shut your goddammed mouth
up. do not make me return to this website. i will be watching you. oh,
and by the way, fuck you for calling special needs children retards.
they cannot help being disabled.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2012

Yes the Big 4 Yard in Avon,I was commenting who the terminal is being
ran by.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2012

Big 4 Yard in Avon ?

We do not hear of as many derailments as before.  

What are they doing right or wrong?

Live nearby

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2012

Icant believe that team that is running the BIG 4 YARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2012

Hey Conductor for less than a year,

Thanks for the laugh.  If you'd done your research on CSX before you
came here, you'd know CSX IS AN UNETHICAL COMPANY.

You're not going to quit, CSX is going to lay you off.  If you quit,
you won't get unemployment.  Get laid off after working for the
railroad for a year, and enjoy your unemployment while you're out
looking for another job. 

By the way, good luck with that.  In this economy, people are lining up
for jobs at Mc Donalds.   BUT..... When you work at McDonalds, unlike
CSX, YOU'LL ONLY WORK FOR ONE CLOWN.    :)

Good luck with the job search.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 November 2012

I can not believe the shit bags that work for this place at every level 
I'm out I quit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2012

About the post on october 26, to the lady that her husband cheated with
LBT.  I would call his boss and tell him what happened, also call human
resources and complain about her. She will always be who she is one day
she will get whats coming to her. Your husband should pay for what he
did to you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2012

Quit crying over something you choose. No one put a gun to your head to
go out on your wife with LBT. When you choose to go with that class of
people you probably get what you deserved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2012

CPR

If you want to find out all you would have to do is go to the csx
employee gateway site and look at all their "Pat me on the back"
propaganda. Im sure if they gave a dime they would make it look like
they gave them the world.

Dont know about the area you live in, but there is a shortline near us
and we see them hauling coal(about 40 cars worth) to the power plants
several times a week. They do this all the time. If the shortlines are
moving it then why is csx complaining that their coal shipments are way
down and now the employees wont be getting a bonus? Seems to me that
everyones future might just be in the shortlines. May not pay as much
but sometimes big things come in small packages. Heard some of them
were looking at new union agreements. May be something to look into.

Name: CPR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2012

http://www.cpr.ca/en/news-and-media/news/Pages/cpdonates1million.aspx


Canadian Pacific donates 1 million to Hurricane Sandy Relief


How much did CSX put out???????????????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2012

I know how you feel csx ruined my life too they targeted me i think

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2012

This site exist because it's true Csx sucks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2012

Hornsby
 

Conductor 1-10??? No kevin listed in any csx directory. Only four
listed are in KY, AL, WV, and GA.  You one of them? Man up you say. Use
your real name or stop using the title conductor.

Name: THE INFANTRYMAN
E-mail: kevinhornsby@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2012

If this company is so bad and it is so horrible to work here then what
the hell are  you still working for?  Stop crying like a bunch of panzy
ass school girls and sniveling and crying about everything.  Man up and
leave then!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2012

Csx lied to me ! Why why why they ruined my life!

Name: "The YardMaster"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 November 2012

Roger  Roger on that  Rex  I mean Roger  or both of you.  Maybe you are
the same and I hit a nerve ending.   LMFAO   

Report to the tower for a Job Briefing Roger Rex  or Rex Roger.

I dropped my pen under the desk BTW while you are down there picking it
up....Well you know the rest.................

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2012

CSX wins most military friendly employer for the third straight year!

CSX is a equal opportunity employer they treat their veteran employees
the same as all of their employee's LIKE DIRT!

This must be based soley on how many they hire and not how they are
treated once hired! Too bad a big chunk of them are furloughed or will
be furloughed once trained!

Name: Roger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2012

Pine Nuts

I see one of your alter egos, "The Yard Master" has decided to let
you leave the safety of the Safety forms, and venture to the other
post.

Pine Nuts, what a shock seeing you defend a railroad company officer,
yet again.  I'm guessing the reason you're defending Danny Jerrels,
the Great Lakes own Division RFE is because you're envious of the
freedon that Scott Conners has given Danny Jerrels to be the man you
wish you could only be?????

Danny Jerrels goes to strip clubs, and eats and drinks at the railroads
expense.  You traded your wife for a fist full of railroad gold., like
Judas.  In fact the two of you have a lot in common don't you Pine
Nuts.  You both live off money from the railroad.  You both watch
Internet porn on your computers, and you both don't know jack about
the railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2012

Hey Rex

If he finds out about your strip club excursions then he might invite
you out with them for more fun then you will be on the in again.

LMAO

Name: Pete Burris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2012

Scott Gray gives one hell of a blow job guys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 November 2012

Coals out Natural Gas is in Shippin by trucks and ships All i can say is
by by railroad

Name: Rex
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2012

A few months back, several people posted information about Great Lakes
Division Manager, and Scott Conner's pet, his "fellow Southern
Baptist" RFE Danny Jerrells adventure at a strip with Hawthorne's
Train Master Troy.

Why is it Scott Conner's holds his T&E employees to one standard, and
yet his pet Danny to another?  

Danny is required to live within 50 miles of 31 East Georgia Street, in
Indianapolis, Indiana.  Yet when Danny comes to Indy on the weekends, he
stays at the Holiday Inn where the crews that work out of other
terminals stay.  Danny also bills his meals and "entertainment" to
CSX.  Its not like Scott Conners doesn't know what Danny's doing. 
Scott Conners personally approves all of Danny Jerrells expenditures. 

Danny's wife, lives in Russell, Kentucky.   Danny's mommy lives in
Columbus, Ohio.  None of these places are close to 31 East Georgia
Street.  No one would care about these little details if Scott Conners
wasn't such a stickler for details, or if Danny didn't keep walking
into the company supplied hotel drunk, and bragging about his escapades
with the local strippers and Hooker's he's seeing in Indy, all the
while billing them to CSX.

Didn't Scott Conners fire a guy out of Avon for allegedly being drunk
in a company supplied hotel room a few years back?

Name: CMDAVIS
E-mail: cmd2031@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2012

Hello CSX employees- Looks like your "pouting-Room" is getting full. 
I'm a Mechnical Power Technologist (Engineering Technology  Oklahoma
State University grad. of 1986)    and I want you all to know Ive seen
the same disregard for common sense treatment of fellow human beings 
as a result of overbearing and paranoid management personnel  in the
Naturl Gas industry, and the engine-driven-equipment industries that I
have worked in. Even companies like Monsanto Ive found typically have
managers with no heart these days - Mostly the bottom line seems to be
the only rule that gets followed- Your sacrifices don't get you credit
, your incentives are cut way back due to a lack of desire to engage and
encourage subordinates in a constructive way.  " Ruthless" comes to
mind-  its a movie from the 1940-50's that portrays a man who was
raised as a young man who didnt have much to brag about when it came to
loving parents- as a result, he walked all over everone that cared
enough to help him get started in life including the young women who
would have died to help him win in life. He turned to total shit- had
zero integrity and in the end caused his own terrible endbecause he had
No charity.  Moral of this story - "Don't let the Bastards wear you
down "-famous roman saying.  Keep charity in your heart  and hang in
there- If you voted for Mitt Romney I think you were wise-- Dont be
afraid to stick your kneck out and try to get ahead!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2012

Ape

The company will hire any person who brings in the highest dollar
amount in financial aid. Military vets are worth top dollar now. The
regular civilian off the street isnt worth much at the moment.
Unfortunately it is like dealing in live stock. The main priority is to
keep the training center open. You cant do that if the seats are empty.
DO NOT FORGET that the game of hire and fire is a MUST! As long as the
school is open everyone is a target especially those who are making
100% of the pay rate. With financial aid and a starting salary rate of
75% every employee making 100% is considered an extra expense on the
books. Yes, you are needed to train the new hires on your job, but once
you have done that and they mark up, you are just another expensive
burden. Sorry, but thats how big business works. The only thing you can
do is follow every rule in the book 100%, document ever encounter you
have with supervision, and pray your fellow crew member will stand
behind you if you are unfairly targeted. Remember, hunting season is at
its highest when business is down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 November 2012

I read on the internet   CSX seems to be just wanting to hire vets   

would this be for a big tax credit or up front govt money  is everyone
else screwed?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 November 2012

LE 10- 20 RRJ.

Nice job with the new Conductor that gave up his business.
$130.00 per week, wife kids tough, cut off and starving.

Time to stand up and be a MAN, don't blame the CSX, they did not
target you. The RR runs in groups, has since ww2 when every one left.
Called the draft. 
Those unfit for service took over the rails. why because they needed a
job, and were not required to serve their country, and produced so
many, in a lump, and it continues today.
The rails have never forgotten that period, and that is why and from
that experience the RR hire x military at a very high rate.

It is not get hired and live a nice life, Get hired and like it is more
realistic, get cutoff and like it, roof houses for a while, and like it.
Or get a shell for your pickup, and like that. It ain't bad living in a
pickup camper and getting a check. Now if ya like heat and air this
might not be for you?

Name: Broke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 November 2012

Johnny K you think the republicans give a shit about your retirement? 
They obviously aren't going to change their minds bc as they call them
on your conservative radio shows "some union thugs" don't agree with
it.  You've got your head so far up your ass it ain't funny.  Here
you are working a decent job because people fought and died against
these companies to make a fair wage and benefits but your dumbass is
sitting high in the saddle but you've never shoed the horse.  If you
want these blood sucking republicans in there I hope your pension is
the first to go.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2012

Conductor less than 1 year,

RRJ is right, we all go through that early in our carreer.  It sucks!
If you stick it out long enough, take your lumps, and put in your dues,
it can payoff in the long run.  Just don't fall into that gap thinking
that management or the railroad really cares about you because they
don't.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 November 2012

Cond < than a year

What's happening to you is the downside of railroading. There are
railroad sites that have employment sections that explain the negatives
& positives. One of the biggest negatives "furloughs". You made that
decision as a man you have to live with it. I'm surprised you can
collect unemployment formerly owning your own business. Mabey you were
a little hasty on selling out. Bringing in a partner would of been
wiser. I guess you didn't get the memo the difficult 3-5 years
starting out on the railroad. To expect furloughs, being bounced around
jobs, having to work other terminals away from home ect....I'm not
making light of your situation but you should of studied it more before
taking the leap. For other considering the railroad not just CSX but any
of them there's a good info site with an employment section
railroad.net which has been around for quite some time. Not that it's
any consulation but the other railroads are also furloughing especially
in coal regions.

Name: Johnny K
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

It is up here NOW and please get this out there. Romney and Ryan must
come out against any and all tapping into the railroad Retirement
pension plan.

http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com/2012/08/railroad-retirement-is-major-issue.html

Obama Attacking Romney On Railroad Retirement, The Biggest Stealth
Issue Of The 2012 Election
Update: We have done our best to be Paul Revere on this important
issue. If conservatives stick their heads in the sand, and allow
Romny/Ryan not to address this,  it is going to result in four more
years of Obama.
How many votes did G.W. Bush beat Al Gore by in the 2004 election?

Nothing is more true to the spirit of the “Taxed Enough Already
movement” than privatized retirement trusts. And nothing is more tax
and spend liberal than to try to liberate these trusts into the
money-flushing toilet that is our government’s general fund.
*****
(Update August 12, 1:32 PM) FULL RADIO INTERVIEW: Mark Levin says Paul
Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney.

I believe that Mark Levin is right, Ryan is a great pick, but he is
going to need to clear up this issue before it becomes their Achilles
Heel.
*****
(Update August 12, 2012 4:11 PM)  The purpose of this article to clear
up the misinformation that is being spread by the Obama administration
and campaign, and their union allies about Mitt Romney and his stance
on railroad retirement. This is not an attack on Mr. Romney or Mr.
Ryan. It is a heads-up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 November 2012

Well gave up my life to become part of the Csx family sold my company 
to get rid of the headaces and start over 6 months training passed
everything good grades no safety issues markup and get laid off thanks
Csx you shit bags now having trouble paying my bills me and wife
fighting my kids upset lay awake night with tears in my eyes how did I
get here oh I know. Csx  the headache I had with my company were
nothing to what I'm going thur now if your training or trying to get
job with Csx run for your life don't believe a word they tell you
union rep are no help  my furlough pay 130 a week  how do I rise a
family on that get a part time job you say try finding a job where you
tell them I have to leave when the railroad calls  Csx does not care
about you your just a number all I have left is my faith and even that
been shakeing

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2012

I also understand your complaint about that phone ringing off the hook
in the middle of the night, but everyone still forgets to remember the
facts.  CSXT has an ungrateful, unprofessional, vindictive group of
people running and making decisions within this company.  They are not
labor friendly, they don't care others the way that we do, they only
care about there own pockets.  

I really hate CSXT, my wife hates them even more than I do, so you know
thats pretty bad!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2012

Cond 10-20

I'll agree, I hated getting calls multiple times during the wee hours
for CMC looking to fill jobs especially when I let my qualifications
lapse. That's the fault of the RFE or TM for not updating information
it's their job to make sure it's current. CMC has a job to do I
can't blame them there just employees. With ya'll being licensed
these days that should put a stop to trying to force conductors on jobs
that they're not qualified or haven't worked in over a year. At least
that's the way it is for engineers to stay qualified they have to work
a job at least once within the last 12 months.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2012

RRJ

I agree with part of what you say, but I also agree with the other
poster as well. All crew management wants is a warm body and they dont
care how they get it. I get soooooo sick and tired of being woke up
just so they can ask me if I can take a job on an area that Im not
gualified on and never have been. I have been telling them for years
that Im not qualified east, but they just keep calling me and waking me
up. Sometimes several times in the night. Why in the hell cant they 
develope a computer program that will identify all the employees who
are qualified east and only call them when they are running their damn
rosters. If a person gets qualified another direction then the
supervisors can notify crew management that they can be added to their
list of available people to call. I wish they would just leave me the
hell alone!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2012

"IF you happen to be on duty at 0100"? Call a manager? Why? You work
for a frigging railroad on call 24/7. Actually I preferred late evening
early morning calls we had a better chance of getting over the road with
no obsticles like MOW, signal maintainers ect....Psychological warfare?
Only if you let them have control. If one sinks to their level then
they are no better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2012

Let them know how it feels: If any of you just happen to be on duty
at 0100; call your manger or any manager from a company or blocked
phone and hang-up after they answer it! Railroad management is about
psychological warfare! Right?

Name: Ritt Romney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2012

Hello All you Voting Flockers

Gayward is recalculating your Trickle Down Engineer Bonus and things do
not look good because Obama stopped some coal trains.

If your trickle does not get down to you then so be it and hope you
have better luck next year.     Vote for me and gayward will get you a
double trickle.

I am Ritt Romney and I approved this message  


Vote for me and see what surprised I have in for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2012

I have never worked for such a cheap company in my life, and most people
that work for CSX can understand what I am saying.  They don't wanna
pay anybody for anything, they want to cut & combine every job that you
see, and they still expect everything to move on time.

They should write and film a comedy about this railroad...LMFAO!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2012

Carnie Its called capitolism Watch the micheal moore movie about it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2012

Engine repair

 Hate to tell you this, but yeah, thats who and what you signed up
with. If they didnt put it in writing that you may not be placed in a
job position when you signed on then get a lawyer and see what your
options are if you had any losses like the others. Maybe you can get
your old job back. If I were you, I would call UP, CNIC or another
class one rr and see what your options are since you just graduated.
You will make more money working for someone else. CSX is lowest paying
class one rr around. Sorry about your luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2012

Graduated REDI as Machinist, and 20 minutes before getting on bus to go
back to the  hotel to pack up and head home, they tell us the jobs we
were hired for are no longer available to us. We will be placed in a
pool indefinitely and contacted to start when buisness picks up! All of
us quit jobs to spend 5 weeks training at REDI. A couple of guys sold
there homes and paid to have their families move while in Atlanta for
REDI training. Is this how CSX treats their employees. I left a job
making 25 bucks an hour to work for CSX. Now I have NO JOB! Any clue on
what's going on and how long it will last?

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2012

ATTENTION!!!

As you have noticed, which you should have, there have been several
reissues of the CSX System Bulletins due to rule changes, errors in
print, etc... If you are coming in and getting your first new reissue
that cancels the previous reissue,  DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE
ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERY PAGE AND UNDERSTAND ANY
CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE! If you can not find the change that
warranted the reissue then you need to get with the supervisor on duty
and have them tell you what it is. DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU OR
INTIMIDATE YOU INTO TAKING A TRAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CHANGE IS.
It could be something fairly minor or something extremely serious. If
the supervisor can not tell you what it is and wants you to leave to
protect his departure time, then you make him tell you in front of
other witnesses that you can leave without the knowledge of the rule
change and that you will not be held accountable for breaking that rule
because you were not made aware of it or given time to read the reissue
thoroughly. We all know supervisors do not have the right to order you
to violate an operating rule but if they dont know the answers to your
questions and they want you out the door then they need to take
responsibility before you leave. Read the reissues carefully. It has
been reported that some procedures for certain rules have been changed
or "worded" differently from the current operating rules book or
timetables.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2012

Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2012

other non

Question for you....Three crews are sitting in the hotel rested and
able to take the next train out. First out crew has of course been
sitting there rotting the longest(25 hours)and gets called out on the
next train and the other 2 crews deadhead home right behind them. What
kind of timing is it your talking about? How fast you can call and
suck
up before the other crews do? Wont do any good if the other crews are
"PET" crews. Bunch of bull sh.... We all now what this game is all
about.
______________________________________________________________________
In my old time days it was a passenger train or a bus. I never knew who
made the call times. I have seen the first crew DH, second crew work and
3rd DH. It was all based on the time the train was called and the bus,
passenger train schedules. I always liked the DH, and hated to get run
around, but that was, and appears to be life on the RR.

Now your comment about "PET" crews is valid. Start to work on your
inter personal relationships, and be a happy person. Better relations
relate to better over the road performance, better DH and so much
more.

This is not a kiss ass thing, just go when it is green, stop bitching
and be the best you can be. They will notice and give you a green when
they can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2012

Well I spoke to someone yesterday and they are interested in that they
have an employee that called and harassed his supervisor at work from a
phone other th an his main phone to continue the harassment...so I an
happy to say they do care and ur will be pursued by not only him but
another branch and yea if u knew me and know Mr. Carrhart boy u would
know I live better, look better and will have happiness always have
always will.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2012

Friend or family


Im sorry to be the one to tell you this, but nothing will happen. This
happened with a supervisor on the chicago division. He was sleeping
with an engineers wife. He was actually caught by the husband having
sex on an engine. His wife worked for the railroad too. Husband tried
to bring charges up on him but didnt do a bit of good. They covered it
up to save their reputation. This woman will be protected and to
protect her they will have to protect him. Sorry, just move on and
forget you ever heard of him or the evil company that he works for.
Pretend it was just a nightmare and its over, Being mad and bitter wont
change a thing. Being happy and enjoying life without both of them is
the best revenge!

Name: skive - gator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2012

well, the fecal smell has resided from tilford yard since the removal
of. Marcus Calhoun Mmcant !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2012

I am currently beginning divorce precedings with my husband who is
currently a csx employee a engineer out of bham. My question for all
employees here is what or how do you think I should handle the
following..so I handle correctly and what do you think will  abe done
about it. My husband cheated a couple years ago with a gross old lady
boss of his Laura T that everyone has screwed at the railroad and I
know when things ended with their affair I found out she had to have
her number changed because he was harrassing her and he then actually
bought another phone a prepaid phone to continue getting her number and
also calling her at work on a private number he wasn't supposed to even
call. Since he was harassing his boss at time of employment and he wants
a divorce now and wants to harass me I am going to make sure csx is
aware they had an employee that has done this. This is a huge
harassment violation. U want to play u got to pay. And its gonna cost
him big for sticking it to ugly crab lady.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2012

SCREWED!!!!!


Well if you didnt get the peice of toilet paper in the mail sent by
none other than the king himself(mikey ward) then heres a shock for
you. The bonuses are going to be very little and a possibilty of none
at all!  He blames the hard working men and women in the fields for
lack of coal shipments and velocity being down. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE
CRAP!  The hard working blue collar workers have done everything they
were supposed to do all year. It is his white collar peanut counters
who are not doing THEIR JOBS!  If coal is down it sure the hell is not
the fault of any conductor or engineer!

lISTEN UP MICKEY WARD. WE ALL CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW US ANY PROOF OF ANY
TRAIN THAT DID NOT GET MOVED AND DELIVERED. SHOW US ONE TRAIN SITTING IN
ANY YARD THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR OVER A YEAR. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT
EVERY TRAIN THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MOVE HAS BEEN MOVED AND
DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALL DONE OUR JOBS. IF COAL SHIPMENTS ARE DOWN ITS
YOUR FAULT BECAUSE YOU HAVENT GIVEN THEM TO US TO MOVE. YOU ARE NOT
DOING YOUR JOB! SO CUT YOUR BONUS AND YOUR RAISE AND GIVE IT TO THE
REST OF US WHO HAVE DONE OUR JOB AND MOVED YOUR TRAINS. SELL YOUR
SECOND HOME AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE REAL WORKERS!

HOW DARE YOU BLAME US FOR BAD VELOCITY. TRY PUTTING SOME ADEQUATE POWER
ON THE TRAINS. MAYBE WE COULD RUN TRACK SPEED. HOW ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT
DOESNT DROP ITS LOAD OR OVER HEAT OR WHEELSLIP!
GET RID OF YOUR WHIP AND BEAT AND RULE BY FEAR MENTALITY. GET YOUR WEED
WEASLES OUT OF ALL THE BUSHES WAITING TO POUNCE ON US AT ANY MINUTE. GET
DISPATCHERS WHO DONT TAKE 20 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE RADIO WHEN YOUR
TRYING TO TONE THEM UP. GET YOUR RAIL UP TO DATE SO WE DONT GET THROWN
OUT OF THE SEATS. ALWAYS HAVING TO SLOW DOWN TO PREVENT AN INJURY.  YOU
ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS. NO ONE TRUST YOUR EQUIPMENT.
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRUST YOUR ERAD AND GPS TO BE
CORRECT. WE ARE NOT STUPID! YOUR DETECTORS ARE A JOKE. ALWAYS SOMETHING
WRONG WITH THEM. WE CANT AFFORD TO TRY AND RUN TRACK SPEED. THOSE THAT
DO ARE FOOLS! WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RUN UNDER TO PROTECT OUR JOBS.
SO GO AHEAD AND PUNISH US FOR DOING OUR JOBS THE SAFEST WAY WE KNOW HOW
AND YOU NOT DOING YOURS. 
WE WILL BE WATCHING. WE WILL KNOW WHEN YOU HAND OUT BONUSES TO YOUR
SUPERVISORS ON THEIR TEAM BUILDING TRIPS DISGUISED AS "SPENDING
CASH"! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL THE LITTLE "PERKS" THEY GET. WE WILL BE
WATCHING! WHEN YOU DO, IT WILL JUST BE MORE PROOF THAT YOU ARE
PUNISHING THE REAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS AND NOT THOSE WHO ARE AT
FAULT!

Name: Carnegie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2012

Watch The History Channel's story about Men Who Built American:

The story of Andrew Carnegie building his steel empire is the very
similar tactics that the robber barons have used the last 20 years
to cut wages. The only difference is that Carnegie used hired death
squads and barons used field managers and corrupt union officers.

Carnegie was so obsessed with David Rockefeller having three times his
wealth, he ordered his goons to reduce the pay of his workers; too
work 12 hour days, and six days a week (Sounds familiar?), too
increase his wealth.

The cut in pay and long hours obviously had an effect on the steel
workers. 
Hence: THEY STARTED DYING!

This same scenario is the Railroad's Version of Head-On-Collisions! 

I can recall an ex-CSX CEO, years ago, selling the company's assets
(right away)and being awarded a big chunks of the assets sold in salary
and bonuses. When that happened; the CEO's salary was much higher than
his peers at much larger railroads.

And folks; that's when the raiding (mega-million salaries and bonuses)
started.

Any statistician can look at any chart (Annual Report/Union's Stats )
and determine when the raiding started and the precipitant rise in
fatalities on the railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2012

Im waitin for that stock to go down so i can buy buy buy

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 October 2012

Attention All Engineer Flockers:

You engineer bonus this year will be down sorry about that but my
Flocker Math seems to work out to 66.66 percent.  So be it and I hope
you can work alittle harder to get it up higher and longer.   Then
maybe we can get you more.   Spread the word.


Yours in railroading safely and carefully on the CSX  


Gayward  Flocker

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2012

other non

Question for you....Three crews are sitting in the hotel rested and
able to take the next train out. First out crew has of course been
sitting there rotting the longest(25 hours)and gets called out on the
next train and the other 2 crews deadhead home right behind them. What
kind of timing is it your talking about? How fast you can call and suck
up before the other crews do? Wont do any good if the other crews are
"PET" crews. Bunch of bull sh.... We all now what this game is all
about.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2012

Crew calling, DH or 1st out. 

Now hear is the question. Who goes first?

I know no one likes to get run around by a DH crew.

This is really about timing, and influence, and that is a (real) part
of the Railroad. It might not be fair and to your liking, but ya live
with it, and keep on complaining every pay check.

Then ya retire and love life. Same as everyone want's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 October 2012

Traindispatcher


Thankyou for your honesty. So now we know its the chiefs fault. And as
for some just not giving a f...k I can believe that. Of course there
are some dispatchers who are rude and total control freaks on the
radio. I know there are some conductors who do down town and work out
in the gym with some of them. Might explain why they get deadheads too!

Name: oooh my
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2012

CSX stock will probable be at 15 or 16 dollars a share if this  railroad
keeps going the way it is. Will someone in Jax wake the hell up and
change things so we can go back to making money insted of trying to cut
and save all the time.Get rid of some of those worthless upper managers
that couldn't run a freaking train around a Christmas tree. Just
amazing, freaking amazing.

Name: Train dispatcher 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2012

bame it on the chief.

Dispatchers are not responsible for crew balancing, ACDs "chiefs"
are.  

Yes, it is very rude to call a crew then deadhead right behind them.  
To be honest, some just don't give a fuck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

HEY TRAIN DISPATCHERS,

I got a question. Rumor has it that you guys have been keeping track of
all the crew members who call in to get a deadhead home. Heard you also
keep a list of all the excuses that they come up with and some are
pretty good. Would you like to share? Also, I was told that deadheads
were supposed to be given to the crew who was first out in the hotel
waiting to be called if they were rested and there were other crews
behind them that were rested and able to protect the other trains on
schedule. Ive seen you call alot of people first out who have been
sitting in the hotel for 30 or more hours to get a train and then
deadhead several crews home right behind them within less than an hour!
If its not in writing how this is supposed to be done and it a
gentlemans agreement then that might explain why some of these crew
members who call you all the time to get deadheaded home are getting
the deadheads. Why would you give these people the deadheads and why
would you not give the deadhead to the first out rested crew when
others are available? If they are a pain and you guys think its a joke
why would you give them the deadheads. Why do you always blame it on
the chief? I think you just use it for an opportunity to stick it to
someone you dont like! We arent stupid! We know what your doing.
Explain the reasoning to us as why you would do this!

Name: Way Over Due
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

IT'S TIME, Upper management have cut the roots of CSX enough either by
furloughs or piss poor attitudes they give everyone in the field, now
its time to trim the top in Jax and other areas of wasted
$$$$.Everybody knows if you cut the roots of a tree without trimming
the top if falls over. So do something PLEASE, before we all yell
TIMBER.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

I wish they would have a shake up in Human Resources they keep putting
people in positions where they don't belong. Any where from
trainmasters to vice presidents, I'm sure we all know someone in these
positions. I know one VP of car management that i've worked for and
around that was an ADM at the time and knew nothing about railroad
operations everything he touched turned into a nightmare.(I guess his
moto was SCREW IT UP AND MOVE ON TO MY NEXT PROJECT), SO LET it be said
he would'nt make a pimple on a VP's ass. So come on human resources do
a better job finding the right and qualified person for the job it
can't be that tough.I know a couple of retarded
people looking for a job, would'nt be any different. ooops sorry not
politically correct mentally challenged sorry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2012

SIG MAN!

You will never see any of us get a bonus for not getting hurt and
working safe. First off, fra says it will only encourage us not to turn
in any reportable injuries that are caused by the companies neglect.
Second, there isnt any way in hell that the supervisors will let that
happen because they get the bonuses for US NOT GETTING HURT! Why in the
hell they get a bonus for us not getting hurt is a joke. I wonder if the
stockholders know that the company is wasting all this money on
supervisors that dont do anything but stalk employees to get a failure!
They dont do a thing to keep us from getting hurt on the job. We do it
OURSELVES! I dont know of ANYONE who wants to get hurt. Who wants to
lose a leg or arm or maybe something worse. NO ONE DOES! Another reason
they dont need a bonus is because they have shown in the past that they
will headhunt injured employees so know one wants to take the risk of
turning in an injury anyway. I think their so-called safety bonuses
should be abolished all together and should be used to upgrade crappy
equipment and locomotives(no air, no heat, bad toilets, etc...) and
maybe put some good walking stone down and what ever. Maybe upgrade the
radio repeaters for better coverage. Do what ever needs to be done in
other departments as well........ HA HA HA HA .....never going to
happen! Bonuses encourage them to stalk and headhunt. They dont turn in
failures then they cant justify getting that bonus!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2012

The CSX Ethics Hotline is being used by chicken shit managers that are
too lazy to handle unethical situations at their respective locations. 
CSX you have some real physco people running your railroad, I am glad I
cashed in my CSX stock, I would not invest in a company that promotes
such dumb-ass people to be responsible for your company.  Oh, go behind
your managers and ask the employees about the Voice of the Employee and
you will get blank stares just like the Mutual Accountability bull shit
program you tried to implement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2012

The Ethics hotline is a valued tool, which if used correctly, can help
to protect the CSX workforce.  Unfortunately, the Ethics hotline is
abused by the very employees that are supposed to be protected by it.
It has become a tool for the employee to use when they want to avoid
being held accountable.  They believe that if they can create a
diversion by making a false accusation, then they can continue their
unethical behavior of stealing company time or resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2012

Has anyone noticed that CSX has a campain push on for the awareness of
the “CSX Code of Ethics” and “Workplace Violence Awareness”.  If you
work for CSX you have received two propaganda mailings within the last
month.  The thing that they are not telling you is that the Crew
Management Center is currently under investigation for a hostile work
environment, coincidental, I think not.  If you have any issues with a
hostile work environment, be it the Crew Management Center, Customer
Service, Train Dispatch, Trainmasters, or any other department or
individual now is the time to act. 

Go to the OSHA website: 
http://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html  to file an online
complaint.
Or go online to your local regional office at
http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html  and click you regional to file a
live complaint.

Now is the time to act, your name will be help confidential, and your
complaint will be investigated.  OSHA is fed up with the arrogance and
hostile culture of the railroads and are levying record fines, back
pay, and punitive damages to railroads. Railroad employees who have
been wronged by the railroads are receiving record compensation for
back pay, punitive damages, and reinstatement with personal records
being cleared of all records associated with the incidents.  You may
also call 904.232.2895 this the office currently involved with the Crew
Management Center.

If you think your job is unsafe or you have been threatened, harassed,
discriminated against or intimidated by management or fellow employees
in any way, you want to contact OSHA and ask for a review and
inspection of the incident.  Contact OSHA, it is confidential.  If you
have been fired, demoted, transferred or discriminated against in any
way for using your rights under the law, you must file a complaint with
OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination.

The time to make a change is now, remember the corporate culture
related to reporting workplace injuries?  This is the same thing, they
are just expounding their culture of harassment and intimidation to
creating a hostile work environment.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2012

LE 10-20

The rear end rolled back past the dwarf? That's what I'm getting. Did
the conductor put handbrakes on the rear of the train? That's where
they should of been especially on a grade not at the cut. You did a
handbrake test it should of held if the train was properly secured.
That would make the conductor responsible for the rollback. Can't see
why you admitted total fault. A year is about right from what I've
seen in the past. I've known some that spent up to 2 years in the
street that was because they lied about the incident. Stay in contact
with the LC. It should be getting close to an appeal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2012

LOCO

Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Did you have previous discipline
that has caused you to be out longer? If not, then you should be riding
your LC to find out why you were treated more harshly. Being honest and
admitting to your failures doesnt mean squat if they want you out
longer for some reason!

Also, you have me confused. You pulled into a track that you were too
long to fit in. You got permission from dispatch for head room out
which required going by the pot signal. We do that all the time. YOu
lost me when you said you did your yard air test(guessing 1 minute
break test) and you then rolled back past a signal? You had one behind
you too? Then you pulled forward and passed another signal?
Or,was it when you released the breaks for a test the train pulled you
back past the pot and when you pulled forward again you went past the
pot a second time?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2012

We all know Gayward is robbing CSX and his management skills are very
poor because he employes Nazi types who have not skills or knowledge. 
They just do as told or they hit the highway.  This one reason this is
the COCK SUCKER eXpress.   I think Bill Gates holds alot of stock in
this shit hole and he should shit can Ward and the top ones who are
creating this HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT.   

GAYWARD CAN TAKE MORE GERBERLS UP THE YAZOO JUST LIKE HE LIKES IT.

jUST DUMB DOWN THIS SHIT HOLE MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY   ONE DAY SOMEONE
WILL MAKE A FATAL DECISION THEN THE INNOCENT PUBLIC WILL SUFFER THE
RESULTS.    HOW MUCH WILL GAYWARD PAY OUT  NOTHING   HE WILL HANG SOME
YOUNG DUMBASS THEY HIRE. 


LOCO ENGINEER    WHY IS YOUR UTU NOT GETTING YOU BACK TO WORK BY NOW  
SOUNDS FISHY TO ME.  BECAREFUL POSTING HERE

Name: Free Speech
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2012

Does higher executive pay lead to better profits?

I believe the average railroad executive is corrupt....A railroad
executive earns $25 million annually and takes a medical leave of
absence. Another executive takes over and earns $4 million annually 
and reports all time record profits.

Was the $25 million executive overpaid? And imagine how many more
employees could have been employed to improve efficiency!

Can anyone run a railroad? No. Just railroad CEO's who earns $25
million annually!  

freespeechandblog.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2012

I came into the yard with too long of a train. I pulled the track that i
was instructed to. I was also instructed to contact the Dispatcher & get
talked by the signal. I received permission by the dwarf signal & made
my move. I preformed the yard brake test & rolled back on top of the
signal. I pulled ahead when my conducted told me to running the
RedBoard.I took full "ownership" of the screwup & was pulled out of
service. I have been out of service for almost a year. I told the
officials that my conductor was back at the cut & he had nothing to do
with the incident. He was back to work the next day. I know I screwed
up big, but what I don't get is that last engineer i know who ran a
redboard, 2 power switches & several miles of mail track was back to
work in 6 months. I just ran a redboard & a power switch by 2 axles & I
am STILL out of service. There does not appear to be a standard of
discipline. It is very frustrating. I want to go back to work & provide
for my family. I have felt "less than a man" because i can't fully
provide for the family. Thank God for RedBoard Insurance through the
UTU. I recommend all UTU Members sign up, it's a great benefit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2012

OLd STYLE

Nice bit of history info. Some interesting reading. CSX GLD crew got
shot at yesterday afternoon. Looks like the gun shooting fools are
still out there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 October 2012

Ethics hotline is just a buffer to head off problems and lawsuits and a
hoop to jump thur.    You twatmaster will have the info almost as soon
as it is called in to the line.   then he will want to fuck u over and
make up shit.   it is a no win situation.   OSHA has done more the
railroads than anyone beside attorneys.    

If u are a minority the hotline might work.

Name: NOYFB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2012

The entire Ethics Hotline is nothing but window dressing.
Something to look good like most everything else large corporations do.
Catchy slogans, policies that appear to provide protection to workers
from management, employee help phone numbers and any other so called
"benefit" is only to put on a front to outsiders.

Two sets of rules; one for employees, the other for management.

Name: Ol Style
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2012

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.


SNOW & WARD ROBBED CSX EVERYDAY AND WARD HAS STEPPED IT UP WITH HIS
NAZI TACTICS   LEGALIZED TRAIN ROBBERY ????  JUST NOT GOT CAUGHT YET

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.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2012

I think that every employee that recieved the code of ethics pamplet in
the mail should send it back to Jax postage due, what a crock of crap.
our management hides around yards and main lines 24/7 just waiting for
employee to make a mistake(talk about un-ethical). T was a trainmaster
for 10 years and when they had swat teams out they would have a lunch
or dinner afterwards and the first thing they would say is DID YOU
CATCH ANYBODY not did you see anyone doing a good job.Why does CSX want
the employees that make the company $$
have such crappy attitudes. these people are their greatest assets.
Upper managament is the reason our stock goes nowhere. So send your
little propaganda booklet back to Jax ASAP it's not even worth
reading.

Name: Maddawg
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2012

Its Oct 4 2012. I have been away from Chicken Shit Xpress for almost 4
years. Life is great and CSX still sucks!

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

Train Dispatcher


Now that you put the guys number out, I hope he is drinking alot of
coffee and gets his pens and note pads ready...

Hey...would calling you at home and threatening to miss call you if you
dont take a job you are not qualified on and they wont find you a pilot
or calling you after call hours that would make you go on duty after
the start of your rest day be considered creating a hostile work
enviornment or.... would it be that they are just plain stupid for
threatening you with a miss call when you are sitting right there
TALKING ON THE PHONE WITH THE MORONS.  Last time I checked the policy
you were charged with a missed call when they couldnt reach you and you
didnt call them back. I didnt know having a lengthy conversation with
them could be considered...MISSING A CALL!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

This all sounds great, but this problem goes beyond crew management. 
When it comes to management itself within the ranks, CSX is without a
doubt one terrible company.  The sad story is that management has been
the problem with this company for years, and nothing seems to change,
it just gets worse.  

There is a reason why employees refer to CSX management as Nazi's. 
Some find it funny, others outside the company find it hard to believe,
yet people continue to be fired everyday on this railroad for the most
minor offenses.  

Most employees agree that they like there job on this railroad, they
just don't like the people that they work for.  I wonder why?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

Crew Management is currently being investigated by OSHA for a hostile
work environment.  If you have a story or complaint contact John Waler
904.562.5446 OSHA Investigator. Now is the time to do it.  OSHA is
levying record fines against Railroads for their harassment and
intimidation of its employees.  If we join together and all work as one
we may be able to change the corporate culture and enjoy a working
environment free for harassment and intimidation.  Not just the normal
propaganda campaigns of empty promises.

Name: Sad company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2012

Bob Frulla is the railroad and if you don't believe me just ask
him......He has destroyed the Huntington division.....ask any
huntington division employes including the officials....very sad place
to be

Name: GOD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2012

I have Lighting Rods to take care of those problems.

One never knows when or where a Lighting Bolt will strike.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 September 2012

Train Dispatcher

Got that right, but one thing Skarrupa NEVER did...claimed to be a good
old southern baptist boy to get on the good side of the false
prophet....Wolf in sheeps clothing trying to fool the wolf... AHH AHH
AHH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

Yeah, I saw that. Let me make a correction first. It was Skaruppa the
former RFE that was canned and not Jerrell. Jerrell was one of the
staggering drunks on the
25TH...........................................................................You
should add Skaruppa is on paid leave trying to sue CSX but he did lots
of dirty shit to employees and padded his expense account.  

This place has strange bedfellows if you read between the lines.

Name: ydm ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

But what about LBT?z

Name: RCA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2012

Just thought some of you should know the Flowers boy going back to work
was by selling off your time claims not sure if he got back this time
though.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

RE; GLK, regarding the FRA: The FRA officials are 99% ex-company
managers; usually RFEs, who are just a covert extension of company 
managers. In other words; there's really no federal oversight--it's
just a scam. 

The carriers have had more fatalities (head/rear collisions) in the
last 4 years than the previous 10 years combined.

America carriers have more head/rear collisions than Canada and all
the South American railroads combined (INCLUDING MEXICO).

Crews are so afraid to lay-off knowing they are not fully rested due
to always faulty line-ups and simply, to many distractions.

Rail union bosses in union meetings; talks more about (what ifs)
discipline from field testing than about genuine contract issues--such
as claims pay-out or why CEOs are making $25 Million annually....

Think out loud people!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2012

September 27, 2012......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: GLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2012

LISTEN UP FRA!!

We all know you monitor this site. Take a good look at the post from
"LOCO ENGINEER" making the threat that someone might just get a test
failure if they dont keep their traps shut. Cant prove it came from a
supervisor but it just goes to show that observation testing is not
what it was intended to be(a learning tool for employees) It has become
a way to punish and retaliate against anyone who speaks out and tries to
follow the rules even if they are inconvenient or expose the wrong
doings of a supervisor. It has become a way to create the ever so
needed turnover rate which has been ordered to be mandatory!  You
created this mess with the program now YOU NEED TO FIX IT! You gave
management this whipping tool, YOU FIX IT!

COME ON FRA....TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR MESS AND FIX IT!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2012

Hey other:

Yeah, I saw that. Let me make a correction first. It was Skaruppa the
former RFE that was canned and not Jerrell. Jerrell was one of the
staggering drunks on the 25TH.

If that's not a veiled threat by a supervisor and a comment from a
contract employee, all I can say is the Connors' harassment and
intimidation policy has worked the way it was intended. A 10+ year
employee that would kowtow to such treatment has indeed been
brainwashed...I think it called Stockholm Syndrome. In any event
it needs to be pointed out to the FRA.

I don't know if the rule is still on the books but it use to be if you
were drunk or had booze in a room paid for by CSX you could be charged.
I would think the rule would stand for salaried personnel as well as
contract personnel. I would also think that staggering around Terra
Haute, IN, driving while under the influence and frequenting a strip
club where drugs and prostitutes may be obtained
would be considered "Conduct Unbecoming" an employee of CSX and
result in them being charged...or is there a double standard here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2012

nomo

looks like you might have stirred up some bees with that last post. It
also looked the poster was making a threat against someone with a test
failure. Bet it was written by a supervisor. They are the only ones who
would threaten someone with a bogus test failure just to get even or
"hush" someone up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2012

NoMo

Your CIA OP pipeline might get a test failure if he or she does not 
keep that trap shut.  

It is only a improvement from the last GL RFE who did alot worse but
these boys are not home grown or from the CONRail.   

Wanna bet they do not get a bad audit?

They are in charge until something bigger happens.

NoOnE GiVeS A Flying Fuck.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2012

Word has trickled down from the Terra Haute branch office of the
CSX-CIA,the officials aren't the only ones that can hide in the weeds,
that the new GLD RFE and his side kick TM Dobson were tracked to a local
Strip Club at 1930 on Sept. 25. 

According to the report I received, they were both staggering leaving
the club and could barely stand up to open the front door of the
Comfort Inn & Suites, where they were staying.

Now didn't the last Division RFE Danny Jerrell recently get fired for
claiming reimbursement for expenses that were not company related?

I can assure you, drinks in a "Gentleman's Club" ain't cheap and
the "gratuities" are sky high...I just wonder how they paid for 
their night out, or how it will be charged on their expense report? 

Unless they paid cash, they'll be explaining to the auditors or their
wives, if they're married. How would you like to be a fly on that
wall?

Keep your eyes open guys and those reports of bad behavior coming in.
I think the GLD management has opened a can of whoopass and it back
fired!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2012

Corp office less than year


So whats your point? So the company has great quarterly earnings...so
they are working on improving their greenhouse emissions..... so they
get involved in every charitable orginization out there in order to get
a big pat on their back and look good in the public.  Great news for the
stockholders and the investors.  You want to really impress me and the
people who are the real back bone of this company? You want to impress
the people who move the freight all hours of the night and day and
sleep in hotels away from their families? You want to impress the real
workers out in the feilds putting the freight together to move across
this great country..... The workers out in the freezing 30 below zero
rain and sleet and the 115 degree heat all hours of the day and night?
You really want to impress us????  Then come back on here when you have
a post from ANY BUSINESS MAGAZINE that states that csx has been voted
one of the top 10 places to work by its employees because of their
ethical and professional behavior towards their workers. It cant be a
survey taken on the peanut counters, stuffed suits or secretaries
behind the desk either. It has to be from the real workers in the
trenches. The ones who build and move the freight 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
Dont expect to be seeing you very soon!




Dont expect to be seeing you soon!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2012

CSX Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Second Consecutive Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – September 19, 2012 – CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX)
announced that it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
(DJSI) for North America for the second consecutive year and was the
only U.S. railroad listed in 2012.

“Sustainable practices improve today’s operations and position CSX for
a strong future,” said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and chief
executive officer. “CSX remains committed to transparency and
accountability and will continue to implement new sustainability
strategies as our business grows.”

CSX received high marks for its work in climate change strategies and
environmental management, as well as in corporate governance and human
capital development.

CSX recently committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions
intensity 6 to 8 percent by 2020 and announced in early 2012 plans to
hire approximately 3,000 new employees this year, primarily to make up
for attrition. In addition, the company expects to make $2.25 billion
of capital investments in 2012, including a number of critical
infrastructure and strategic initiatives.

“Over the last several years, we have witnessed a continued and growing
interest in long-term investment strategies that include sustainability
investing,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the
S&P Dow Jones Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices.

The DJSI is a partnership between the Dow Jones Indexes and SAM
Sustainability Assessments which rates the top corporate performers in
financial performance and sustainable business practices. Every year,
the DJSI invites the world’s 2,500 largest companies to report on their
sustainability practices across economic, environmental and social
criteria.

To learn more about CSX’s most recent Corporate Social Responsibility
Report, visit www.csxcsr.com. More information about the DJSI is
available at http://www.sustainability-index.com/.
&#8195;

About CSX
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s
leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and
rail-to-truck transload services. CSX’s network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of
Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX’s network connects more than
240 short line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports.
More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available
at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter
(http://twitter.com/CSX).

Contact:
Lauren Rueger
1 (877) TELL-CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2012

CSX Corporation Announces Earnings Release and Third-Quarter Earnings
Call

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - September 20, 2012 - CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX)
will release third-quarter financial and operating results on Tuesday,
October 16, 2012, after the market close.

The company will host an earnings conference call at 8:30 am Eastern
Time on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 via teleconference and a live audio
webcast.

Those interested in participating via teleconference may dial
1-888-327-6279 (1-888-EARN-CSX) and ask for the CSX earnings call. 
Callers outside the U.S. dial 1-773-756-0199.  Participants should dial
in 10 minutes prior to the call.

Presentation materials and access to the audio webcast will be
available on the company's website at http://investors.csx.com. 
Following the earnings call, a webcast replay and a MP3 audio file will
be archived on the company's website.

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's
leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and
rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network
spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the
District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects
more than 240 short line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and
lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries
is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter
(http://twitter.com/CSX).

Contact:
David Baggs, Investor Relations
904-359-4812

Lauren Rueger, Corporate Communications
877-835-5279

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2012

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on "Medical Standards for 
Railroad Workers."

This report is something the FRA, Carriers and the International would
like to keep under wraps!

Google the caption and stay informed.

Name: HA! HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2012

NOMO

I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I saw your comment about
the difference between a class 1 railroad and a FIRST CLASS railroad.
You are 100% right. CSX is definately not a first class railroad and
never will be with its unethical and unprofessional behavior towards it
employees. The idea of ruling its employees by constant fear of being
fired on an everyday basis is not only unethical but it nears the line
of mental abuse. It will, I guarentee you, eventually cause someone to
finally crack and someone will be seriously hurt over it. When I hear
the jokes about someone going "postal" on the railroad out in the
field it makes me cringe because I truley believe it will happen. I
just pray to god this person takes their stress out on the proper
people who caused it and not on someone they are out working with.


GAYWARD FLOCKER

You say you dont think any other corporation has a site like this where
employees come and vent about the verbal, mental and just plain outright
harrassment of its employees.....Well maybe that should tell you
something, you think!!!  An employer who is so hell bent on ruling with
fear and intimidation that a website is created so people can vent and
maybe not bring a weapon to work and blow someones head off is a pretty
good idea dont you think!  I will tell you now because I KNOW and have
seen supervisors who will stop at nothing to "GET YOU" if you dare to
challenge them when they write you up for something they were totally
wrong about. Their attitude of..."How dare you question me and make me
look like a fool" is exactly the kind of fear that is instilled on a
daily basis. You make one of their trains late and they dont get their
scheduled departure time because you refused to take equipment that is
unsanitary or loaded with fra violations, then you better count on
having your name on the dart board! You think it doesnt happen then you
are just plain stupid!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

Hey Fred14:

You were a conditional employee, on probation. You can be terminated
without cause. 

You were fired because the TM considered you a troublemaker, not
because you reported your concerns. Unfortunately the rules tend to be
selectively enforced. Unethical, yes but like the TM told you, 
probably not much you can do except move on. Besides, do you really
want to work for a company that acts like that? There's a big
difference between a Class I railroad and a first class railroad.

I take it you were not marked up yet, so you were responsible for you
own time. Unlike a regular employee, had you been pulled from one job
to another, CSX should have put you on another ticket and your history
would show it.

I would have someone pull up and print out any documents including
emails and seniority rosters that might be in the system under your
badge number...not that it will do you any good but it might be in your
best interest to have copies. If you have a password it will be revoked
within a week or two. If the UTU was withholding Dues I would demand
they refund them in full immediately. Most legitimate LCs won't start
withholding dues until you pass your certification.

Quit worrying about ifs and buts...it happened, either by design or by
accident. Just be glad that you didn't have to pay for the privilege
of attending the College of Railroad Knowledge like so many have before
you.

I would guess that the chances of getting your job back is at best 5%.
There are plenty of Class II & III as well as switching operations you
can check on. You didn't say which terminal you were at or who the TM
was...if you want any chance to work for this or any other RR don't,
it will be held against you. If you decide to move on without the RR do
let us know so a heads up can go out to the 
trainees that follow you.

Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2012

Fred 14

You got put in a catch 22 or railroad trick bag     Maybe someone did
not like u or you pissed somebody off


you really work with rats on the railroad

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2012

TO: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I
dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees
and
former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a
website
has been developed because other people like the people who post on 
here.....

Thanks a Million for taking up for the great CSX I have not figured out
why there is a csx-sucks.com and no  nscorp-sucks.com   but who knows.

It is what it is go u poor losers keep posting while I am partying on 
CSX expense account s and corporate jets in addition to some other
stuff I can not talk about on here.  

Keep them wheels turning safely on the safest railroad in the world
thanks to my credit and knowledge of railroading.

Name: fred14
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 September 2012

NoMo--

if the traimaster would have never taken me down to this situation
then
none of the events that occurred after would have happened!

the FRA states that all employee's are protected in reporting a
injury,a safety concern and that by doing so this was a  " 
contributing factor "
 for there discipline

i told my traimaster about my concerns of the rule violations that
occurred on this day and what do you know the next day i am fired!!!

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2012

Can someone please tell me why T&E crews used to take pride in getting a
train from point A to point B and be proud of the Company they work for
(CSX). Now T&E crews only want to get on a train sit there for 12 plus
hours and don't care if they ever turn a damn wheel as long as they
can get off the train and still have their jobs. Why would CSX
mangement want this kind of employee moral and bad attitudes among the
employees of thier corporation. I wish some one up the coporate ladder
would wake up and start trying to get good attitudes and great morals
railroad employees used to have. I used to actually enjoy coming to
work but those days are gone thanks to the new way they treat people.
Got to go and get ready for work man do I dread that.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

Hey Other:

If you feel this site is a complete joke, then why are you wasting your
time on here? And why may I ask, do you think your comments need to be
posted on 5 of the 6 threads?

Could it be that Fred has hit a nerve or maybe the links to the DoL,
LMRDA, OMLS and CFRs might wake a sleeping beast? 

Go back to your other job...fluffing Mike, the only question is, is it
Ward or Futhey?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I
dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees and
former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a website
has been developed because other people like the people who post on here
just want to cry and complain all there life. My gosh people, if you
dont like your job or this company quit. If you dont work for this
company anymore and are still getting on here bashing it, well then you
have problems way beyond what your posting on here. I heard Mcdonalds
and Wal-Mart are hiring if any of you want the link to apply for there
open positions. I am sure there wages and benefits are comporable.
HA!!! not that there is anything wrong with working at those places,
but i think alot of you have forgotten how lucky we have it. maybe you
should all take a look at what you are doing at work or in your life.
Look at why you are being targeted or why you are so miserable. I loved
the story about the conductor that has been terminated while on
probation while with a trainmaster on a train he had never been on.
Hell yes you got fired and they had every right to fire you! Your
length of employment stated less than 1 year which your right would
still make you in your probationary period. If you didnt know managers
are allowed to set you up in situations and see how you will react.
Well in this case you got PUNK'D - If you have only been an employee
for a few months you went through the REDI center. Do you remember in
your first week at the training center going through a booklet and day
long course on "COURAGE TO ACT"! Well it sounds like when they mail
you the letter saying you got the boot there will be a copy of that
book in it! It was set up so they would see if you would let rule
violations occur or if you would have the courage to ACT and say
something and then if that doesnt work DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! why
would anyone just sit there and let someone else put your life in
jeopardy! lets think about this - How many of you would let a X-Ray
tech. operate on your heart per say! i hope known of you, and a doctor
wouldnt let that happen either. If he say a xray tech going in to do a
surgery he would say something and then stop it from happening because
someone most likely could end up dead!!!I am very sorry you lost your
job- that isnt a easy thing i know and i am not calling you out i am
just trying to make a point! know matter wherer you work it is the same
thing! Follow the rules, do what someone asks you to do whether more
power, coworker or someone under you! lend a hand!!! This company takes
care of there employees and if you dont think they do maybe you should
take a leave of absense and go shadow someone at another company or job
and see how good we got it again. I think a lot of you need a taste of
the world outside the shell you are in at your current job! take care
and quit the crying

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2012

Hey Con 1-10:

Here are a couple of other sites, more specific, for your perusal:

http://www.dol.gov/olms/

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=38b612051aba1101104cc5bc46f743fe&rgn=div5&view=text&node=29:2.1.4.2.14&idno=29

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2012

Hey con 1-10:

The Union should not withhold dues until you are marked up and the can
provide protection for you. If the are withholding dues, they are doing
so improperly and perhaps illegally.

Here's a good place to start...

  http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-lmrda.htm

  http://www.dol.gov/

Don't waste you time with Cleveland, they'll just tap dance around
the issue and forget about the Union designated legal council...
Cleveland pulls their strings.

Ask around and get names of other trainees this has happened to. I see
a class here!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2012

APE

HELL NO ITS NOT LEGAL!! If you have any proof or can get any proof of
this then you need to take this to the feds. This is against federal
law and serious crap. Anyone who knows about this happening and does
not take it to the proper authorities is just a guilty for not
reporting a federal crime as the crooks themselves.
IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING THEN DO THE RIGHT THING AND BLOW THE WHISTLE even
if it was on a different rr. All railroaders deserve to be represented
by a union free of corruption and theft and should stand up for each
other no matter what. WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING! Representation by a
union that is honest and fair to it dues paying members!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2012

NOMO

The union starts withholding dues months before a new trainee ever gets
marked up. They start sucking them dry as soon as they can get their
hands on their first pay check. Then they say they cant represent us
until we get marked up.


Hey FRED14. Sue the crooks and get the money back that they took from
you. They didnt represent you, just took your money!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2012

Fred 14

where did this occur   what is the weasel trainmaster's name   

Never go down with out a fight. Give them Hell somehow

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2012

Hey Fred 14:

If you were4 still on probation, CSX or any other employer can
terminate your employment without cause.

Unless the Union was withholding dues, which they shouldn't have been,
I'm afraid you're out of luck. Call whoever you want, was it
unethical...yes, but it won't help to call the ethics hot line.

Name: fred 14
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2012

i was a conductor trainee still on probation.fired for no reason who
should i call to report this.

ethics hotline?   fra?

was training on a job?that the train master took me too.was never
marked up to even be on the train i was training on?

no job briefing was given to me by the train crew?

i was given complete control of the train by the conductor without a
job briefing or not even being marked up on the train too even be
there????

while the train master sat and watched all this?

there were a lot of rules broken by the train crew and the train
master
allowing it to happen?

i mentioned my concerns for what was taking place there and was
terminated promptly?

should i call the csx ethics hotline?
who at the government would hear my case?
 
once again who should i call?

     thanks

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2012

Hey Rail Fan:

If you were on railroad property, they were within their rights. If you
were on public property however, they were out of line. Did they or did
the not call the police? If you weren't impeding traffic or creating a
public nuisance, I doubt the police would do anything but ask to see
your ID.

You didn't say where you were, I suppose it could be close to a
sensitive area, perhaps in an industrial area with refineries and
chemical plants nearby. I'm willing to guess the employee that
confronted you was a young guy in his early 20s. There may have been an
older guy with him or nearby. Probably a new hire TM with his mentor
just showing off.

After 9/11 there was a big push to be aware of "terrorists". I am not
aware of any terrorism on the railroad other than management 
terrorizing the contract employees.

Don't flatter yourself by calling yourself a rail fan...you're
foamers and most railroad employees are amused by people that will 
sit endlessly watching trains roll by or switching operations.

Know where you are and foam until your heart is content. The next time
they say something to you, just smile at them and take some pictures. 

They'll snarl and mumble something as the leave!

Name: CornHoled by the Govt
E-mail: Vote Democrat
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2012

Nobody's really talking about this slice of the pie, but Mitt Romney's
"47%" who pay no federal income tax include several thousand of the
highest-income households in the country.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that 4,000 households with incomes over
$1 million ended up with zero federal income tax liability in 2011.
Another 14,000 made between $500,000 and $1 million.

Combined, those households represented just 0.025% of the more than 76
million who did not pay.

But their presence in the No Tax Club underlines the fact that the tax
code is chock full of tax breaks and exceptions benefiting people up
and down the income scale.

There are various reasons why a household booking more than $1 million
in income could owe nothing in federal income tax, experts note.

Among them, people who live off their investment income and report
large investment losses in a given year may be able to offset the taxes
owed on their investment gains.

Or they may have gotten a lot of their income from tax-free
investments, such as municipal bonds.

Another possibility: a wealthy tax filer may report a lot of dividend
income from foreign stocks on which he already paid tax to a foreign
government. He would get a foreign tax credit on his U.S. return, to
avoid double taxation. And if his foreign tax bill tops his U.S. tax
bill, he wouldn't owe anything to the IRS on that dividend income.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2012

Stunning! Just found out how corrupt a local chairman and general
chairman are....The LC accepted($13K) bribes through claims payoffs
and the GC accepted a lump sum($74K)specifically, to settle an
agreement including his "past due claims," while each member received
$900. Don't think it happened on this RR but another.

Is this legal? Can anyone validate the story? Names/union...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2012

U should contact a lawyer and sue them for harassment Theres no law or
signs that say u cant take pictures

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2012

Bullshit ! Some power trip ashole worker saying I can't take pictures
from a parking lot ? Thats BS . Then to call the cops on me ? For
taking pictures ? So what ever happend to being a railfan

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2012

To All Management:

Please be sure we are not complying with any of these 11 items This is
not the CSX SAFETY WAY

http://news.yahoo.com/11-things-workers-happy-092718054.html

We are not the Copy Cat Xpress

GayWard Flocker

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

RRJ,

     You are EXACTLY right and thank you for understanding where I come
from.  It isn't the same place any more.  Heck, I was there from
2004-2009 in Baltimore.  And just the changes I saw in my short time
there was unbelievable.  However, lets get one thing straight.  I LOVED
THE JOB AND TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT I DID AND MY "PERFECT" SAFETY RECORD
WHILE I WAS THERE REFLECTS THAT!!  But the politics just got to be too
much and I saw (as you said) "OLD TIMERS" looking out for their own
and these new hires not looking out for the future generation of
railroaders.  Otherwise, everyone complained (as they do on here) in
the break rooms, but when action needed to be taken (union meetings,
union rep elections, train master walking into break room, etc), they
folded their tails between their legs and were intimidated!!  I am not
one to be intimidated and I speak my mind. I was ALWAYS told while I
was there "watch what you say man!!"  As I always did, I replied, "I
HAVE OTHER SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS!!!"  Which I am proving today while
I work for the US Government over sea's and making $120,000 a year
(OVER twice the amount I made with CSX)!!!  I am not stating that to
show I am better than anyone!!!  I am not better than that man/woman
begging for change out on the street.  But even the CEO of CSX is not
better than me.  We are all equal!!  It is just the fact that some
people have more power.  But until you stand together as one (as you
said yourself RRJ with union meetings), you will get nothing
accomplished!!  And I didn't (and still don't) see that happening. 
But I hope all is going well with everyone and good luck!!  Stay safe
and God Bless!!

Sincerely,

Jeff White

P.S.- Can someone PLEASE give me the address to the Halethorpe facility
and a contact in Baltimore so I can ship my radio, switch key, hotel
card, etc. back to them??  I would really appreciate it.  You can
e-mail it to me at the address above.  I over sea's but my stuff will
be shipped from the states and I need to let my family know.  Thanks
again and good bless!!:0)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

CSXT SUCKS SHIT!!!!!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

Hey NY Comm Con:

Sounds like you work for the PATH...only Guidos would spit!

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

Pitt whips Va Techs butt
  They need to hire Bob Frulla back as head coach, that way he could
fire all the coaches for losing to Pitt, hell Bob fire all the players
too, why not, you could take on all teams by yourself with your
mentallity, remember there is no I in TEAM or so they say

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

I have to say to you guys, if you all are really so pissed off with CSX,
and so strongly believe that "CSX Sucks", then why don't you guys
just do the simplest thing in the world to combat that
problem.....QUIT!!! Do you really thinking whining and complaining
about things, yet I bet not a single one of you do ANYTHING to change
things for the better, is ever going to solve anything?? Especially
whining and complaining on this site or any site for that matter??
Don't you think this site is just as bad for company and employee
morale as anything anyone from management at CSX can do to bring morale
down???

Why don't you guys just focus on doing your part to make the job and
the experience better? Do your part to work more safely, do your part
to keep management off your backs, instead of wasting that same energy
to bitch, moan, groan and complain on this site, or any site, yet do
absolutely NOTHING to make your work site and your company any better!!
And come on now, how really can CSX suck if some of you guys have been
with the company for so long?? (Some of you 10 or more years +!!)

I bet you guys come work over here as a Conductor for just one calendar
year, I bet  by the end of the first 2 weeks, you guys will be screaming
to come back to freight, where your cargo doesn't talk back, blame you
for everything under the sun, curse, spit, and assault you, make up
false complaints about you just because they were in the wrong
regarding a fare or policy, etc. etc. etc., we can be here a LONG time
discussing this, not to add to that our own managerial issues. All we
do is our parts to do things better, keep management and the people off
our backs!! You guys don't have to deal with the rigors of passengers
service, especially NY Area passenger service, so consider yourselves
extremely lucky!!

And again, if you don't like working for CSX, just do the world and
CSX a favor and QUIT!!! I am sure MANY of the 10s of 1000s of people
laid off from American Airlines, US Airways, the United
Airlines/Continental Airlines merger and the people axed from General
Motors plants across the East which have been closed down, would love
nothing more than to take your place, and have you take their places
sitting at home with nothing to do. So all of you guys who moan and
groan here, and especially whomever created this site should all truly
SHUT THE FUCK UP, enjoy the fact you have jobs and are gainfully
employed, and instead of wasting energy and time making sites like this
and moaning and groaning about EVERYTHING CSX, do your parts to make the
job, job title, and work site/location BETTER!!!

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2012

TD 1-10

It's better to wait till the feds make a final determination. CSX or
any railroad would love nothing better than to put it on human error as
the reason. Every derailment ect....the first reaction from the railroad
was T&E failure with bad train handling ect...then later to find out it
was bad piece of rail. We pretty much knew the cause it didn't make
any difference. A head on is a entirely different situation. It's
better to let the feds rule on it even if it was T&E failure with
extenuating circumstances like fatigue then mabey something can be
done. I don't have a lot of faith in the feds a lot of BS no real
action.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

Train wrecks and crew fatalities reporting: Why is if that the 
railroads do not report the cause of head-on collisions to all--at
least to TE&Y employees? It's always a wait and see as to what the
feds will report--even though the collisions be can determine
immediately.

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

It is so awsome to come on this site and actually see I made a wise
decision to get out of this crap hole.  My goodness!!!  I feel so damn
sorry for all RAILROADERS (NO MATTER WHAT CLASS I COMPANY)!!!  I will
repeat something previousley stated on this site and I love the
quote...."It is September 16th 2012 AND CSX STILL AND ALWAYS WILL
SUCK!!!  For you ladies and gentleman sticking with it, stay safe and
good luck (< your going to definitely need that!!  LUCK).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2012

09/13/2012

The huntington Division is still being ran by inbred embryo retards. 
Jeff hensley is a turd as well as his union turd Woody Lane (Union
Moron)and all of his ass kissing senior general carformen.  I hope they
disembowel you guys one day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2012

NEW HIRES!!!

Wake up! Do your research! Talk to your old heads. In the last 15 years
there has never been more than 30 people on the cnductors extra board in
the big 4 yard. That number is greatly reduced during the winter and in
slow times. You had 39 people on your retention board. You should have
known that at least half would see the street. There is no way the
company will keep paying for you to stay on the boards and not work
regularly. Rumors were started weeks ago that the boards were going to
be cut because too many conductors wouldnt take calls or claimed they
werent qualified on a job. Yes, the company knows that alot of you were
not trained on all jobs by the conductor trainer but that doesnt matter.
They still want you to take the calls. Even if you did, it still wouldnt
matter. There are just way too many of you. Since you didnt pay for your
schooling there is nothing you can do about it. I suggest you start
looking for another form of employement.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2012

Hey Faithful:

Sorry, I misunderstood your post.

When it goes bad, it all happens at one time, Good luck with your
treatment...if you're not satisfied, check out the M.D. Anderson
Clinic in Houston, TX. Their reputation is without equal, worldwide.

I hope you (ex)husband is at least helping with your children.

Good luck...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 September 2012

To: NoMO 

I am the faithful wife of 18 years with 3 children...In response to
what you said, he does not have cancer, I do!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2012

Was wondering if CSX received financial aid from the feds for Tropical
Storm Issac????? If so then how can they justify furloughing
employees???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2012

It never changes, it never gets any better.

September 10, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Ex T&E 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2012

http://the-railfan-nation.deviantart.com/journal/Debunking-CSX-sucks-com-220119718

My first visit to this site in 5 years. I quit CSX because I would not
and could not put up with being treated like a turd everyday. 

Why would you go to work day after day, then get on a forum board and
complain about a job you hate?

Name: S. Lewis
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2012

Due to the recent events of fatalities, derailments that led to public
fatalities; the Feds are camped-out at every major carrier's 
operational centers to review operations and it's not looking good for
the carriers.

Rumors of the feds completely isolating TE&Y personnel from the 
carriers to avoid any conflicts of interest that led to less oversight
of serious rules violations. In other words; a lot of pro active
employees have called the feds hotline!

The feds action could reduce road crews hours comparable to airline
pilots with no reduction in pay.

Uncontested rate increases are not being invested in operational
improvements and the only beneficiaries of rate increases are the 
senior executives staff and lobbyist. 

Stay informed!

Name: Duh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2012

NoMo


CSX is self insured to a high amount in certain areas or all.


I would believe they have insurance for disasters or such but with
large multi million dollar deductibles.  

Maybe Ward decided they were the safest railroad everywhere and did not
need it anymore and he could get a higher bonus?????????????????


Duh

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2012

Hey Duh:

You said..."Well Hell Yes  CSX is self insured.  Like most large
corporations." Then in your next breath you said, "Maybe the
underwriters are going to sock more premiums on this railroad based
upon this website information."

Which is it?

Then you said..."Self Insurance allows for Nazi Task Force underhanded
tactics and practices.   Make up the rules as you go and change them
anytime you need too."

I can assure you whether its commercial, self or Association insurance
it has nothing to do with management practices. If CSX were self
insured, they would be going out of their way to avoid
anything that could create a liability issue.

As far as the rules go, CSX will write a rule every time an new issue
comes up. They are, unfortunately, very general and subject to
interpretation. CSX will always assume the charging official is telling
the truth and will support them 100% and interpret the rule 
to manipulate the desired outcome. We all know better! Unfortunately,
we don't have an unlimited amount of time or money to 
fight. So in most cases, we accept their decision as inevitable and
move on with a bad taste in our mouths, and an attitude adjustment!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2012

Hey Dog:

Terrorism is pretty strong...I suppose a case might be made that the
actions of CSX GLD management amount to "mental terrorism" in as much
as the exceed the normal, usual testing that goes on in other divisions.
The fact that Senior management, the FRA and DoL have 
acquiesced in dealing with this abuse is tacit approval of Connors
approach.

The responsible parties in ABC order are Connors, the Northern Region
VP (btw, who is that now), Chief Transportation Officer, Munoz and
Ward. A word from any of them and the practice will cease. The duress
this causes creates mental lapses which results in accidents and
injuries and low morale among the T&E crews.

Excuse me if I don't get this right but didn't Sanborn modify a thru
run between Indy and Chicago with a SO/PU in Lafayette some time ago?
How did that work out? I'll bet it was almost impossible to make the
run without a recrew before and unless they swap out at Lafayette it's
guaranteed or, do They turn the crews? I think when you have incompetent
managers you get poor results.

I suppose it would take a PhD. to figure out what to do...however,
since the unions have failed to act in their members best interest;
since the FRA and DoL have failed to act. It is up to the employees to
take matters in their own hands...time to grow a backbone! I suggested
some time ago the GLD employees draw up a petition and have all
contract employee sign it and present it to Ward and the BoD. I might
also talk and present any pertinent evidence to the US Attorney in
Indianapolis...

            http://www.justice.gov/usao/ins/index.html

The US Attorney, Joseph H. Hogsett was appointed by Obama and should be
more disposed to listening to your complaints. 

I don't like playing the race card, however, if a disproportionate
amount of discipline has been assessed to Blacks, women or Hispanics or
a pattern can be established...CSX has a huge problem.

This is all totally preventable and is an example of what happens when
there are incompetent managers, poor hiring practices, poor training
and low morale. It seems, based on recent posts that this malaise is
spreading to the Chicago Division.

I thought with the departure of Ingram and Brown things would have
improved...I was wrong which speaks volumes for Munoz and Ward.

Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2012

Watchdog

They lost there chance on the GLD when no one took up for the Engineers
being fired a few years ago.  It really kept getting worse.  

Go Figure on that one.   They had no clue.

So Who Gives a Fact

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2012

Watchdog

Its nice that someone actually is showing some concern for their fellow
employees but you have to know you are wasting your time. If they want
you, they will get you. Do some "asking" around. Talk to those who
have done time on the street. See how many were "railroaded" and
unfairly charged. See how many had proof that the supervisor was lying
through his teeth but still got away with it. Look at how many lost at
arbitration and the union did nothing even with proof the company
covered up or withheld information that would help the employee. You
are not working in the real world. This is not civil court. The RR
court of law does not have to be fair and just. You are not innocent
until proven guilty. The only person you have to turn to for help is
your local union rep. and if he is worthless you might as well give it
up. Your only recourse is to talk to a "REAL" labor law lawyer and
see what your options are. The railroad labor act has nothing to do
with the regulations of your union and your right as a member to sue
them. These rights are covered by federal law. Remember, there is a
fine line between enforcing strict discipline and terrorism(use of
violence or INTIMIDATION to achieve ends). Terrorism in any form is
illegal in this country! In a business such as the rr you are going to
find that class action lawsuits are usually your only recourse if you
want to get things done. Following the rules 150% is great but it still
wont do you any good if they want you! The gld employees are being
targeted for reasons that you will never know or be able to find out
unless you can get your International rep out on the golf course and
fill him with a pitcher of beer. It was stated that the GLD Manager
said the engineers on the GLD were the worst in the system and an
embarrassment to the company. When you get time, look on your ccbb and
look up all the wrecks, derailments,ect.over the last 6 months. See how
many times you see a report on the GLD and how many you see on the
Jacksonville or Baltimore divisions. It doesnt make any sense that the
gld engineers would be catagorized as the worst. There is something
more going on here and it requires whipping and beating the employees
and driving them to the streets. I bet everyone thought it would get
better when Ingram and Brown left but you were wrong werent you! Things
are worse. If they werent the real problem then the million dollar
question is....WHO IS! If you can figure that out, then maybe your days
as the csx poster children can be over!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2012

More CSX corruption:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57506994/obama-romney-offer-different-solutions-to-unemployed/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule


Please comment on the story on the CBS news site.  Maybe they will
investigate them.

Name: Duh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2012

Well Hell Yes  CSX is self insured.  Like most large corporations.

Not sure how much they have in reserves.   Loyds of London usually
insures companys for large sums over a very high deductible for
disasters.

Maybe the underwriters are going to sock more premiums on this railroad
based upon this website information.   Just because they can.


Self Insurance allows for Nazi Task Force underhanded tactics and
practices.   Make up the rules as you go and change them anytime you
need too.

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2012

ALERT.....ALERT......ALERT...

CHICAGO DIVISION HEADS ARE SO EMBARRASSED BY DERAILMENTS, REAR END
COLLISIONS AND RF GOOF UPS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING GLD EMPLOYEES FOR AS
MANY FAILURES AS THEY CAN GET. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN GET ENOUGH
FAILURES ON US THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. THEY ARE TRYING TO
PROVE TO THE POWER IN JACSKSONVILLE THAT GLD EMPLOYEES ARE JUST AS BAD
AND INCOMPETENT AS THEY ARE....WATCH YOUR BACKS, DO EVERYTHING BY THE
BOOK. DO NOT MOVE YOUR TRAINS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AT ALL. THE BANNER
TEST WILL BE TRICKY. SOME WILL BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY RAILGRADE
CROSSINGS WITH GATES. MAKE SURE GATES ARE DOWN 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU
ENTER THAT CROSSING! FOLLOW YOUR HORN RULES! SOME MAY BE DOUBLE TESTED
WITH BANNERS INFRONT OF DEFECT DETECTORS. KNOW YOUR DETECTOR RULES. IF
YOU GO OVER 2 IN A ROW AT LESS THAN 8 MPH WALK YOUR TRAINS! LOOK FOR
EXTRA WARNING BOARDS, FUSES BY YOUR RAIL. REDUCE YOUR SPEEDS
IMMEDIATLEY WHEN YOU SEE AN APPROACH  AGAIN, REVIEW EVERY LITTLE RULE.
GIVE THEM NO ROPE TO HANG YOU WITH!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2012

Unless CSX is self-insured, their insurance carrier pays to defend them.
If CSX loses, they're out the deductible, which is minimally $10
million and probably a $100 million considering their size and is
probably cumulative!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: patriot@USA.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2012

The Feds have initiated a salvo against the Carriers in light of recent
fatalities. Apparently, the Feds realized that leaving Robber Barons
uncontested is a fail fail policy, that compromises the employees,
and the public safety and above all; the continued self-raiding of
corporate funds for personals gains while delaying much needed funds
for safety improvements.

Is your CEO worth $25,000,000.00 annually? There has been recent fatal
accidents that could have been avoided; if only the Carrier had spent
a few thousand $$ in maintenance cost. Now imagine the cost of lawsuits
from the accidents. $$Millions!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2012

Yeah...the Dark Horse leads in the commercial wars and frankly the 
Union Pacific commercials are better than CSX's.

But then again it's all a gigantic waste of money because no one in
the general public will ever buy any of their services. The only reason
they advertise is to create interest in their stock and a warm fuzzy
feeling about their brand. People see the ads and say isn't that nice
and forget about the 10 square miles of scorched earth their derailment
caused or the bus load of kids that got creamed at their crossing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2012

To:  Norfolk Southern Visitors on here

Congratulations on your new TV ad!  It is real cool.   

The CSX commercials look real GAY what can I say?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

APE:

Remember the past few years when the company was posting profits every
quarter, and they asked the unions to give back on the insurance?

Remember when all the unions pulled together for a fight on that issue
and almost went on strike?

What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier,
selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone?

We'll give you a hint, it wasn't the BLET.

USELESS TRANSPORTATIONS UNION!

Name: BLETSUX
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

Brothers,

     As a Loco Engineer/Conductor for CSX and a member of the UTU, I
Would urge you all to look very closely at your BLET Leadership, The
BLET has for years given up more and more to the company and stands up
for nobody but themselves and "friends", the current Attendance
policy is a perfect example of this, how many of you get sick for only
24 hours?? How many of you go to the Dr's office every time you feel
bad? And given our new insurance rates and benefits, who could afford
to go to the Doc every time.

     I know from first hand experience that our local BLET LC only
takes care of himself and his "Buddies", anyone else and you are
straight screwed, you get no representation from him at all, he
throws claims submitted to him in the trash, won't answer the phone,
unless of course you happen to be his "BUD", he has managed to get
all the company "ASS KISSERS" on the safety committee and  
representing the "Redblock Program", he goes to all the safety
committee meetings even though he is not ON the committee.
WTF??

     The BLET is as corrupt as the Mafia, All the BIG WIGS from the
BLET play golf with CSX management, if you don't think so, then you
are an IDIOT!! They will sell us all down the river for a dime if it
keeps them in a cushy union job, All you need to do to prove this is
look at your pay stub from 10 years ago and compare it to one from last
half? How much more is taken out in deductions?? 

     I was a strong supporter of the Unions since my father was a HUGE
union man himself but after seeing how our BLET leadership kisses ass
and bends over for the company and its managers on a regular basis,
Idecided that my interests would be better served by the UTU and made
the move back, You should all consider doing the same!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2012

Hey Sponge:

Shoal Creek is an enormous facility. Spans three counties and is the
largest in Alabama. I don't know much about Drummond except that they
were involved in a stink because of the murder of two union officials
in South America several years back.

If I recall, there was a death in the mine earlier this year, seemed it
involved a mine tram. There was also a strike 4 or 5 years ago
because a miner was disciplined on account of their attendance record.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2012

NoMo, 

   He works at Shoal Creek Mine, owned by Drummond coal company.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2012

Hey Sponge:

You married a coal miners daughter...sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Who and where he work?

Roll Tide...

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2012

I just talked to my Father-in-law who is a coal miner in Alabama about
his health care coverage.  I later verified what he told me on the
U.M.W.A. website as being factual.  He pays $0.00 for his health care
coverage, his copay for office visits and E.R. visits are $12.00,
R.X.'s are $5.00 and he has no annual deductible and his insurance
pays at %100 not 80/20 like some non-union mines.  His union dues are
$73.00 a month.  What I'm getting at here is what the hell has
happened to our unions? The railroads continue to make more and more
and we are continually asked to pay more.  Just for info, I have
researched other non-railroad unions and their contracts all make the
UTU and BLE health plans look pathethic.  If I did'nt already have 18
years in I would quit today and tell CSX and the BLET and UTU to shove
this job us their Fucking Ass. Have the UTU and BLE forgot what they
are being paid to do, It's all about collecting dues and preserving
their jobs, please educate yourselves and don't believe everything
your union tells you, there is better out there new hires.

Name: clean
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2012

OH MY,

Im not saying I agree with the way the engineer took care of the
problem but I can understand the frustration. I personally would have
found out who the last engineer was who left the mess, bagged it up and
threw it in their face when I saw them again! We have some real pigs
working on the rr. I cant even imagine what their houses look like. Im
sick of the sunflower seeds and cigarette ashes all over the floor. The
snot rags laying on floors, food wrappers, and ketchup all over the
controls. Nothing but a bunch of lazy trash bags who dont give a rats
butt about anyone else but themselves. I treat every engine like the
last person who was on it has aids! You have to if you dont want to
catch something from these pigs. I hope the engineer who left all the
mess hasnt tested positive! Better check your engine seats for bed bugs
too! From what I have heard lafayette is a real small yard. Shouldnt
have much trouble finding out who is safe to be around and who isnt!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2012

Just an observation...Lafayette, IN...isn't oh my what George Takei
says?

Name: oh my.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2012

Seems as though Lafayette, Indiana has a Engineer that got wrote up for
leaving a engine with trash on the floor. Thing is, this was pointed
out to the R.F.E. by a fellow engineer.  Small minds live in small
world's. I'm sure this company snitch will be served up a large dish
of Karma in the future.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2012

TOM THOBURN IS THE WORST PERSON IN THE ENTIRE COMPANY TO WORK FOR! HES A
LITTLE COCKSUCKING BITCH WITH THE WORST CASE OF LITTLE MANS SYNDROME I
HAVE EVER SEEN IN ALL MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: thatuldo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2012

Bob Frulla has no idea how to manage people, there is a huge differance 
between manageing your people and bulling them which he does.I work as a
supervisor under Big Booby and got fired for getting along with my
employeess and trying to keep a good attitude among my t&e employees,
my mistake the Bobber will have none of that, out the door you go. Now
I'm back at my craft making more money and getting a bonus whether
Bobska likes me or not. Thanks Booby you did me a favor. PS I was
embarresed to say I work for your washed up college football ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upgrade-your-life/being-monitored-114944170.html



Would CSX want to monitor you at work ?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2012

Does anyone know who Trainmaster's Jamar Benton's supervisor is? There
are some things going on at 00q148 that needs to be exploited.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2012

Gayward condones  Bob's action and his other henchmen  Gerbel fuckers

CSX really does suck 

Gayward has to go now

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2012

To: Wrongfully Terminated

Bob Frulla, per union info, NOW has tapes giving him permission to
occupy the main line. Bob psychopath Frulla NOW has a maintenance away
person that states he was with him. SO, if this is all true(and please
if anyone DOES have the the truth pls let it be known) then CSX has
committed fraud FOR  bob psychopath frulla. Mikey Ward better watch out
cause this psychopath will stop at nothing and will cut ANYONE'S throat
to get to where he wants to be. Bobby BOY is a VERY BIG liability for
the stock holders of this company. It's only a matter of time, he will
get his. What a pathetic excuse for a manager he does not have a clue
what that word even means. This idiot is a dictator not a leader.

Name: L ROBERTS
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2012

Beware of Double Agent FELA Attorneys! You all should know about the FRA
Representatives. Attorneys are worst!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2012

8-22-2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2012

Hey Faithful:

Not to make light of your situation...but let me get this right.

Because of your Husbands indiscretion, you marriage of 18 years is over
and he has Cancer? Funny how things work out, isn't it.

Paybacks are hell...intentional or otherwise!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2012

Im replying to the women who is married for 18 years and have children. 
I understand what you are going thro as my husband had many affairs
while at the so called meetings. The biggest of the meeting are the
leadership meeting when they are gone 5 days. I didnt realize the
things my husband was doing untill i started (to late) checking on
things. This is what i discovered. My husband would call me before
going out to the bars and strip club with many of the other railroaders
around 8-9 pm and make me think  he was going to stay in  his room for
the night. I started getting smart ,and would call his hotel room
around 9,10,11,12 pm and he was not in his room.( I knew if i called
him on his cell he would step out of the bar or where ever he was and
it would be quite,so i called his room number). What is a married man
doing out at that hour. I let this go on for 3 more times when i asked
him what time he got back in his room he would say around 8 so finally
i told him about what i did and he tried to lie but finally he came
clean and said hes not the only one that does it.  He also amitted that
the meetings are a meat market for female and male. He also admitted
that you can meet a lot of women in the hotel bars where they stay.Im
with you, it is very stressful being married to a railroader especially
managers. My husband finally came clean and i was blowen away by what he
said. I wish you luck and hope you recover from all of this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2012

CSX train derails kills two: Did the Board of Directors have a choice in
repairing the tracks or raising the salaries of the senior officers
of the corporation? What's the cost to repair a broken rail; pack more
ballast or shore-up a road bed? Only a seasoned attorney could
determined for the deceased!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2012

I am a faithful wife to a CSX employee for 18 years who is battling
cancer now for 2 years. We have 3 children. Our marriage is ending now
with much effort on my part over the years of trying to keep it
together for the sake of our daughters in spite of. I'm not blaming
CSX for my marriage breaking up, because it is up to each indivual to
stay faithful to their spouse but CSX does make it easy for their
employees to have and live two or three seperate lives on CSX hotel
cards and the bosses of the gang overlook or turn their heads to the
things that go on in the hotel rooms like women, drugs (there are pills
that they take to clean their system), alcohol, gambling (the tip board
is their favorite) etc, while the spouses are left at home to work
also, raise the children,etc. while they are trying to make more
children with other women(with their extramaritial affairs). My husband
had not only one night stands but years of affairs in several cities and
states that he worked in, Kentucky and Atlanta are 2 of the main places.
My husband had a woman staying in the hotel room with him on several
occasions as long as he was there when he didn't have a roommate all
on CSX bill. He used CSX name for his cover ups, like I'm not coming
home this weekend, my job has us working this weekend, and he is not
working. So yes CSX pays for these men to cheat on their wifes! My
advice to CSX, is if you care about your employees and their families,
pay more attention to your employees. My marriage is over, but someone
else marriage and family could be saved.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2012

Who cares about Mike Ward? He was only #38 on the list. I'd be more
concerned with the CEO of United Healthcare wondering how he makes so
much while healhcare premiums keep skyrocketing.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2012

Baxter

You're lucky someone answered the phone. My few experiences with the
national HQ in Cleveland the response was one must go through proper
channels meaning LC then mabey GC. You get the same response from the
GC offices. Difference 10 years ago I personally knew the GC they would
go around an attend union meetings of the divisions in their region. I
haven't seen that in nearly a decade. Under the bylaws they are
correct there is proper procedure. The national has a better excuse
than the general committee they represent all railroads not just CSX.
You might have a chance of contacting someone at the national by
looking up the VP who handles CSX business that info is in the
quarterly magazine then ask for that person directly. Nothing changed
it's always been like this. Why complain now? It would seem if you
have 30+ years you'ld know how the game is played.

Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2012

NoMo

It was Bob "Mr Potato Head" Frulla on that highrailer.

Name: Baxter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2012

JJ,

Just wanted to tell you that I took the challange and called National
twice about something they may understand better than most any of us
could by ourselves. First time had to do with time slips. Never got a
call back for days.  Finally someone called and said to call back next
day as no one available.  Called next day and was told to wait for a
call back.  Never got a call back.  Next call was about how to get a
couple of hoes for the motel i was staying at.  Got list of top 10 best
hotels to stay with the 'best accommodations".   Who says National
don't know what it is doing!

Name: John Curtis Holmes 
E-mail: JohnCurtisHolmes@Hung.Low 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2012

I stand tall with my hands on my waist. Shaking my head at all that's
wrong. All I can say is: You can make all the money in the world but if
you can't hit that spot, you ain't shhhhhhiiii...

I don't need no 2 million dolla house. When you ain't home, I got
yours ;)

Name: ShhhhhhhhhhhhhhhIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2012

CSX’s Michael Ward among execs who saved most from Bush tax cuts
Jacksonville Business Journal by Michael Clinton, Web Producer
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:06pm EDT - Last Modified: Monday,
August 20, 2012, 3:37pm EDT
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Michael Ward, CEO of CSX Corp.

Michael Ward, CEO of CSX Corp.

Michael Clinton
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CSX Corp.’s CEO Michael Ward was among executives that saved the most
due to the Bush-era tax cuts, according to a study by the Institute for
Policy Studies.

The Institute’s study focused on companies in the U.S. that pay their
CEOs more than they pay in taxes.

Jacksonville-based CSX did not make that list, but it did make the list
for specific executives that saved the most because of the tax cuts for
those with incomes above $250,000.

Ward’s taxable compensation in 2011 was $28.3 million and he saves
$1.29 million due to the tax cuts, according to the study.

That ranks Ward No. 38 on a list of 57, behind CEOs from companies like
IBM, UnitedHealthcare Group, Walt Disney Co. and Ford Motor Co.

Ward’s $1.29 million doesn't come close to the CEO who tops this
list: James Mulva, CEO of ConocoPhillips. Mulva’s taxable
compensation in 2011 was $145.89 million and he had nearly $7 million
in Bush tax cut savings.

Click here to see the Institute’s study, the CEO tax cut savings
section is on Page 41.

The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire at the end of 2012 and some
Floridians could face paying $2,000 more on their tax returns if the
deal is not extended.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2012

Wrongfully Terminated.

Now listen up carefully. what a train master, or anyone else has to do
with your case is NOTHING.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2012

Hey Wrongfully Terminated:

I need a name before I can mark him on the Turd Watch tally sheet!
Although we all know who this POS is. Who knows maybe he'll be the
2012 "Brown Banana".

Name names, don't be shy...he'll thank you for your support!

Name: Wrongfully Terminated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2012

CSX managment teams moral compasses are so screwed up I can not see how
these people sleep at night. Not to long ago our Division Manager was
Highrailing on a Signaled Main track. He called out the signal and
proceeded ahead. About a minute later a CSXT train crew calls out
saying that they have the track and that he better not be on it. The DM
realizes that he is know occupying Main Track without authority,(he set
his truck on the wrong main) and we all know the punishment for that.
Our DM proceeds to back up and in the process hit a vehicle on a
crossing with cross bucks. He tried to pay off the driver to say
nothing about happened but the driver he hit called the police. So lets
go over the rule violations, Occupying Main Track Without Authority,
Backing up on Main Track without authority, and trying to cover up an
accident by paying a driver. Now had this been a CSXT train crew in his
situation they would have been terminated immeaditly, however he
recieved 20 days off with pay!!! That same person signed a termination
letter for me on two things which I was falsely accused and in not in
so many words stated that I was a liability to the company. What a
great place to work at!!!!

Name: JJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2012

NOMO,

The Trainmaster in the YouTube Video with his tongue stuck to the large
round rigid steel post.....isn't that a top secret video from their
Professional Management Submission (PMS) training program? Absolutely
Amazing - that TM has a tongue longer than a Boa Constrictor.  Goes to
show what lots of practice can do for your career!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2012

And you wondered what CSX Trainmasters do in their spare time:

          http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82731170/

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOHN2vUFy6k

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2012

Hey Suzannah:

PMS...post masculine syndrome. When he came to work for CSX, they
removed his nutz so he could give o-testes.

The fist day when the new hire TMs work is probably like nut cuttin'
day on a hog farm...they cut em, there's a lot of squealing and
snorting and they all find a muddy holler and wallow around trying to
cool off that cod sac!

Besides, how would you know anything about PMS or I was stereotyping?

Name: suzannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2012

NOMO,

EASY THERE BOG BOY! PMS? Never thought of you as one to stereotype.
Remember the TM who ordered brakes to be knocked off a cut of cars that
rolled out and almost killed a crew??? It was a man! What did he have?
HA!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2012

God...a Trainmaster with PMS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2012

Anyone here about the train-master in Cincy Oh terminal that knocked off
the brakes at a car in an industry to get the guy who kicked her B/F in
trouble? The cars derailed and the crew got fired but after personal
investigation they had video of the trainmaster knocking them off..
Surely the company fired her for doing that right ? No she received a
slap on the wrist, back to Atl. and sent her to Chicago. God you have
to love this company

Name: JJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2012

LOOKS like nobody got through to National, yet.  Phones must be busy?

Well, while we all wait for a  response, does anyone know some good csx
jokes.??

Name: JJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2012

RRJ,
Hoffa runs the RR union and so ergo there is no corruption? Don't see
any posts on here within the past several months that agree with you.
OK, I confess. We are all GOP Teabaggers conspiring to overthrow the
Railroad Unions Your power of sleuthing abilities and mastery of the
art of diplomacy wins.  No bullsmidt. But I am a little confused here.
Your buddy GOP VP candidate Ryan  wants to gut the DEpending and give
it back to the wealthy. You aid Hoffa was tourism and the Hoffa family
supports the GOP. Cunningham I get it .  Your one of them that Union
big  Shots spinning fairytales , sprinkling fairy dust, and passing out
Kool aid. Union leadership is the kool aid for the Union membership.  

Why did CSX call everyone together for .voicing complaints?  Man, that
is the oldest management trick in the world.  They want you to spill
your guys so they can single out the complainers...and then later set
you up for termination. I will bet $100 union leadership went along
with it to. Gets kinda tough to figure out friend from foe nowadays. 

Hey RRJ...you been fishing lately? I hear catfish is buying real good
lately. Fresh minnows working real good.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2012

Hey RRJ:

Figure out who the "little pimple faced boy" is yet?

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2012

JJ

Skip all the bullschidt. This is rail unions nothing else. We've
always had more federal regulation than other unions. Biggest obsticle
under the RLA not having the right to strike. I certianly don't need a
lecture on union history. What's your point? Do you even work for a
railroad? Why are you even on this site? The only conclusion I have is
you're an outside agitator for union bashing. That seems to be the
norm these days from the tea bagger party.

Name: Bobby Joe Shadell
E-mail: sdonor@mkte.net
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2012

We wuz robbed the las tree contacts! call the national legal policy
center wynn you get a chances 703 237 1970 repot union cracks! nuf fer
now

Name: JJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2012

RRJ,

Boy, ya all have either been kept in the pen too long, or they dont got
no radio out thar in them backwoods Gator swamps. 

Jimmy HOffa, Sr. - most admired man in the 20th century?! Help me, help
me! I'm gonna bust a gut here. Jeez RRJ you can sure tell a funny tale
or two.  Now, if you really are serious, time to stop drinking Jimmy
Jones' Kool Aid. Run out quick for a bottle of Crown Royal and pick up
a fresh pack of smokes. Relax. Pull up a stool. Let me tell you a
story......from Hoffa, Sr. to Hoffa, Jr..... 

Jimmy Hoffa, Sr. was THE’ big shot Teamster union president of the 20th
Century who went to prison for Union Pension Fund Embezzlement and Jury
Tampering, and was then later murdered by East/West/Chicago/Detroit
Mobsters who did not want to share Union Pension Funds (like a Pension
Fund is the same as apple pie that you cut up and serve each other with
ice cream and sprinkles). 
     
Some (who shall go unnamed to protect innocent white haired virgins)
call this “Union Bashing”, but the vast majority call it: "absolute
union leadership power corrupting absolutely". 

You have to separate the soldiers from the politicians, the union
members from the union leaders. 
  
Jimmy Hoffa, Sr. was one of the most charismatic union leaders to ever
climb the ladder of the Union ranks. Unfortunately for members and
competitors, the more powerful he became, the more blatantly  criminal
he became and the more violent his “enforcers” became. Hoffa lost his
moral anchor - and his life - because of it. 

Convicted of  Union Pension Fund embezzlement (that is where someone
STEALS your money, dude! ), he was also alternately suspected and/or
accused by the Federal Government of being involved in assassinations
of competitors and anti-union businesses, murder, homicide, thug
beatings, torture and a whole menu of other violent crimes which were
alleged to have been carried out by his union “painters” (shooters) and
“carpenters” (hammering). As a union member, you had to go along to get
along. As a competitive union, you better have a security team the size
of  the Alabama National Guard – or you could very well wake up some
morning with a bloody horse head in your bed.  
 
After being convicted of federal crimes,  Hoffa spent several years in
prison, but was was released early by President Nixon on the promise
that he would no longer enter Union Politics.   Naturally, having
learned his lesson (ahem), Hoffa left prison but his taste for power
and money led him immediately back into Union Politics,where upon he
quickly arranged for a $1.7 million dollar pension payment to himself.
(what an admirable guy!)   Interestingly, in 1972 the Teamsters Union
simultaneously supported the re-election campaign of Republican Richard
Nixon with huge campaign donations. This was the first time ever in the
Union’s long history that a Republican President was ever supported
during a presidential election (there goes the neighborhood).    
    
Hoffa later mysteriously disappeared and has never been seen again. As
the story goes, he vanished on July 31, 1975, from the parking lot of
the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, a  ritzy suburb
of Detroit. According to what Hoffa had told others, he was to meet
there with two MAFIA  leaders—Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzano.
Provenzano was also a union leader with the Teamsters in New Jersey, and
had been very  close to Hoffa. Giacalone was a national vice-president
with IBT from 1961, Hoffa's second term as Teamsters' president. They
were like the three Musketeers.  When Hoffa did not return home  his
wife reported him missing. Police found Hoffa's car at the restaurant
but no sign of Hoffa himself or any indication of what happened to him.
Extensive investigations into the disappearance began immediately, and
continued over the next several years by several law enforcement
groups, including the