Make sure you know what you're walking into. This entire industry is in shambles right now so if you're leaving BNSF to join another railway I doubt you'll see a significant (if any) improvement in your working conditions. All railways are currently... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at BNSF Railway
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
This is a layoff information site not a feelings/venting site.
I feel it's a bit immature when people say they do the bare minimum, brag about not doing work and then complain when they get furloughed. I’ve been working hard from the beginning and will continue to do so all the time, until I find something... — read more
I got laid off a few months ago and so far so good. I wasn’t particularly unhappy when I got laid off because I think I would definitely leave the company on my own. I couldn’t stand the amount of work anymore since we were short on workers. How... — read more
Bnsf or the union rep isn't the problem. Part of the other problem is these worthless employees lazy a-s, smart phones eye glued, saying not my job, sitting in the break room, with no real work effort bad rep., and unable to do the simple job, no... — read more
The bigger problem than layoffs and the number of people sent home is how decisions are made about who will be the target. Instead of cutting slackers, lazy people, no, they cut those who work hard and do a great job. How is that possible? Are... — read more
Did anything happened yet? Was it just rumors you guys freaking over? Let start another one to worry about.....
I hated that I used to stress over losing my job. It got to a point that it affected my health. Then a year ago I said enough of this cr-p. I started to minimize my expenses to the bare bones which in turn bolstered my emergency funds. I’m at a point... — read more
As a railroad electrician I am pretty confident that I will have trouble finding another solid job for a long time to come. I can’t complain much, my life choices have put me in a situation to be stuck here. I hope I can find something before the... — read more
Who actually believes them layoffs at gunna happen Wednesday????
30% company wide layoffs by Sept 1
Shop closures. If you’ve been following , BN had followed their lead since last year. Get ready
I think layoffs are inevitable, and in that case I hope it happens sooner than later. The uncertainty is awful. How do they expect me to work if I constantly think about cuts? With all that, although I'm sorry for the people to whom work here still... — read more
furloughs. These are permanent cuts. No one’s ever getting called back. When your cut you’re done. And thanks to wonderful back channel union handies, you’ll fall off the rosters by a years time and be vanished from the system completely. Don’t fall... — read more
I personally no longer have any motivation to work here. How do they expect people to give their best while at the same time fearing for their existence and knowing that they may lose their jobs next month? That hard work is worth something - we... — read more
windows are being taken out of shop and boarded up.
I always hope for the best, but I prepare for the worst. Judging by the atmosphere in the company, I don’t remember there ever being this much tension, and I’ve been working here for over 6 years. I started looking for a new job and at the same time... — read more
Anyone know/think this will benefit railroads? Will oil shipments increase?
I envy everyone who can say for themselves that they hope to be laid off. My situation is not like that and I am more than anxious about losing my job before I find a better option. However, I have colleagues who are constantly talking about hoping... — read more
Recent college graduate here and I am wondering if there is a possibility of having a long time career in this type of industry? Can anyone give me HONEST unbiased feedback on the pros/cons of working for the Railroad? I’ve actually thought of... — read more
Who’s willing to bet mechanical layoffs are to happen within 4-6 weeks? I’d say 40-50 guys across the system, mainly zone 7, and this time the layoffs will be Union and non-Union employees.
Hot on the heels and not to be outdone by NS’s queen of the moldy honey, BNSF’s resident wicked witch of the wicker people has signed off on cuts to every department in every division including massive summer furloughs. Expect the same as before... — read more
Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous... — read more
Anyone know what 24 locations are getting hit.
After each round of cuts, it gets harder for those who stay here. I have survived several rounds of layoffs and now for the first time I hope to be on the list of the next layoffs that are being talked about more and more. I don't think I'm the... — read more
All these people who say "if you don't like it here, you can leave" are basically saying that we should suffer in silence. But I would like to know what their reasons are for staying here. Please teach me how to enjoy being here too. /s. The fact... — read more
I can't describe how tired i am. I have so much work to do, it’s certainly a job for several people even if they work overtime. I just wonder if they are even aware that people have limits and even if they want to do everything, they can only do so... — read more
Anyone hear anything on what the plan with Houston south yard is? Carload volume has been down week over week, more layoffs happened a couple weeks ago. Are they planning on shutting this yard down? It would make since with PSR in full play and all... — read more
Was informed at our morning briefing locations are calling back machinists and electricians very soon. Ft Worth within the next few weeks then others to follow. Good news for all involved.
Just heard from a Mgr. That north yard in Ft Worth and Saginaw yard have been sold. Is this true?
Where are the supposed 4 main coal train inspection points going to be located?
RIP Ouston Mechanical.
Mechanical forces to be laid off and competent contractors brought in to service electric locomotives once testing is complete. Carmen to be replaced by wayside detection systems like Canada uses. So Wooooooo is u 😂
I have been here for too long and I am fed up with this company. If I’m lucky, I’ll retire here, because now there’s no point in looking for anything else. My son is in the same industry, but in a different company, and I have to admit that the... — read more
What a great way to run a company. Spend millions on hiring and training a workforce and then get rid of them to make the next quarter look better than the last. While failing to have any grasp on the inefficiency of your actual operational... — read more
I’ve always wanted to have a job in railroad, but after a few years here, not only did I get disgusted with BNSF, but railroad in general. Because of everything I have experienced in this company, I am sick of the whole industry and I would like to... — read more
Is there an option to voluntarily furlough? If there is how do you qualify?
The most amazing foreman's to grace our presence here in defunct land are headed ur way. Get ready they know how to NOT run a shop and cause it's closure. U all will be jobless next year this time.