BNSF has fallen very far in the last 2-3 years. The STB hearings were an embarrassment to our industry, especially in listening to BNSF leaders describe it. In talking to people at BNSF, they have lost a lot of key leadership talent especially in... — read more
UPDATE: Leaked internal data shows that train workers are quitting en masse to protest railroad giant BNSF's extreme new time-off policy. The policy eliminates ALL time off including weekends, except 1 day per month. Their union is calling on... — read more
Just in Houston can't get electricians to come back from furlough. Good job mucking up everyones lives to save a nickel.
Big News coming out of Ouston. Derelict and mismanaged maintenance shop of horrors aka Milbs turned into thriving pot house with shipments arriving daily of lettuce. Free choo choo rides provided by UP for bulk buyers.
Any new news on people leaving? I heard that the contracts have been talked about by the CMOS and that they say they have to do something. Worst come to worst we can all be farmers with 10 cows 2 chickens and live a meaningless life of no sleep and... — read more
A little over a year ago Superman himself flew in from his ritzy perch and shut down the greatest shop on the entire BN system and sparked the beginning of an amazing revolution. The many hard working, top of their craft shop folk that he cut free... — read more
Do you know if any layoffs will happen?
I guess leadership thinks we should be happy just because we have a job. They actually want us to feel privileged to be here. Big mistake, because it has never been easier to find another job. I’m here for a few more days, thankfully, because it’s... — read more
Has anyone heard of any more layoffs or is BNSF finally done laying off for the time being?
If we can't feel like we have job security when things are going well, imagine how it'll be when things are not as good as they are right now. Since we all know that time is coming, I think all those who decide to leave right now will be making a... — read more
I’ve been in this industry for too long and it’s hard for me to imagine myself outside of it, but I think it’s still worth trying something else. I'm a little fed up with both this company and this industry in general. Like most, I believe. — read more
Reading Berkshire’s annual report, and BNSF cleared over 6 Billion in profits. Did I mention it was also record profits? You wouldn’t know that from upper management. Continued talk about it being a “tough year.” Clearly that was lip service to... — read more
A VP of Service Design resigns today.An AVP of HR gone also today. Why stay working for a Berkshire Hathaway company? Grandpa needs paid. I’m guessing there are several that aren’t feeling very well protected this evening with the changes to come…… — read more
Never forget the people you worked with that caused your job because of their ignorance. Thank you for hiring unqualified worthless people
Quit from mechanical several months ago but still have friends on the inside. Rumor is that exempts are being tasked with the menial work due to so many people quiting. How is it where you are?
Just got told TDS is gonna go 12 on 12 off. After shot deadline for federal contractors begins enforcement. Planning staff cuts for non vaxxers. Will be 5 days a week no overtime.
https://www.railwayage.com/intermodal/up-lands-schneider-business/ Several hundreds of millions of dollars lost. Good job Marketing.
I'm wondering how much better is BNSF as an employer than Union Pacific, which is known to everyone as the worst place to be working at? It doesn't seem to be much better here either?
What do you guys think about the strike suppositively happening? Had a buddy tell me a few id--ts in Temple on second shift were talking about it.
Any clowns out there thinking the ICP will payout you are wrong. If you are anyone the railroad wants to retain you get a retention bonus. All other exempts get the bones. Ask around. 40-250k. They have been paying them since last year. So your math... — read more
And this company is more and more miserable every day. Absolutely the worst place I’ve ever worked. The only reason people are still here is because they still haven't got another opportunity somewhere else. I don’t know if there could be any other... — read more
I never really expected that the bnsf would somehow recompense the employees who fought for this company through the pandemic. On the contrary, it's becoming increasingly difficult to work here for those who have repeatedly proven their loyalty and... — read more
Liquidating Red River Division in south east Texas. CP/KCS taking over the dirty dirty south.
Anyone have insider info on what retaliation is coming January 4th for those of us that believe it should be my body my choice? Will the shot keep me from spreading it? No. Will the shot keep me from getting it? No. Will BNSF pay all damages if God... — read more
Anyone else keep an eye on the job postings page? Seems like an unusually high amount of management positions in the field that are vacant. A lot of good leaders jumping ship before she sinks!
I think we're safe from layoffs until the whole mandate thing plays itself out. Afterward, I guess it'll depend on the number of people who are fired.
Seriously, $300 thats your bribe to get the vaccine BNSF? What about paying a bonus for everyone who kept your company running through the pandemic?.....In the words of a well respected retired employee...."THIS PLACE SUCKS"!
As this terrible year draws to an end, I wonder if the next one will be equally bad or even worse. The vaccine has divided employees, and when the conversation about the vaccine becomes worn out, I am afraid that we will all face the same problems... — read more
I feel like Jerry Mcguire, "Who's comin with me!" I'll refuse until I'm terminated.
They can't afford to lose any more workers ... especially in the mechanical department. They are going to have a tough time this winter with their deferred maintenance program and skeleton crews. I will hold out and see if they fire me. I've got a... — read more
BNSF leadership has indicated that COVID 19 vaccinations will be mandated for employees to retain their current level of employment. Vaccinations will be administered 2nd week starting in November, but segregated by zones. Zone 7 employees will be... — read more
what is everyone going to do if they mandate vaccines? going to quit? do it? try to go on strike? what’s everyone’s thoughts?
Will be announced in the morning
If our leadership happens to be afraid that many would leave because of the mandate, they should stop worrying because more people will leave because of poor pay. Agree? Everyone who left here now has a significantly higher pay. It is humiliating... — read more
With all the bs going on I know in the BRC contract it states we cannot strike, yet we have been pushed to the way side during this whole plandemic while busting a-s to keep things moving. We strike for better pay and finally get a contract passed... — read more
Were being told here in Ft. Worthless that when Buffett croaks there liquidating BNSF.
I saw some old pictures of us together. Now I’m feeling the pain. Why does it always end in sadness. I’m barely hanging on.
Everybody is leaving or trying to find a way to leave. Even the new hires who've never worked in their lives before are seeing the writing on the wall and leaving as soon as they can. Nobody sane wants to stay here longer than they have to. At this... — read more
Since being laid off in February, I have found a job not only making more money than I ever would with the railroad, but also a work at place I make my own schedule, never work weekends and don’t miss anything with my family anymore. Really it’s my... — read more