They think only short term and therefore do not try to retain good, quality employees. Instead they are more focused on hiring new people. Yes, I think the reason for that is precisely that none of them at the top think long term. However, it... — read more
The Assistant DMMO Fandale in Norfolk keeps running people off with his heavy handed discipline and his less than employee friendly policies. Until someone corrects his treatment of employees more will quit or be fired .
Who are these people who would return to the National Assembly after it was made clear to them that this company does not value them in the least? Someone really needs to be very desperate to come back here.
This company is actually very lucky that some, despite their marketable skills, are afraid to leave and start over. It's scary to even think about what all this will look like in a few years.
If we ever enter SHTF all failroads have a continuity of business plan to keep and retrieve employees... so don't answer the door when they come ... this is your only warning .
Chairman Martin Oberman questioned Class I executives about the ongoing service crisis on America’s freight railroads during a two two-day hearing in Washington D.C. Execs Respond to Criticism As Rail Service Hearing Continues By Justin Franz... — read more
The class 1 railroads have taken a beating this week, will be calling back 60 to 80 in the coming weeks.
I've been furloughed for 2.5 years. Just got called back as a carman. I know what everyone says about NS but I'm going back. I'm tired of working hard for less money. Weekends and first shift aren't what they're cracked up to be. I haven't even been... — read more
When I got my job with NS I thought I struck gold. Only to realize my weekends and social life as an 19 would be taken from me just like that. I stuck to the plan kept on working on. I worked with some of the best guys and women. With very bright... — read more
Looking to apply but have friend who is engineer and gets things for being financially needy but others talking about how much money they make. Wich is it?
Genesis has arrived on property as part of new tenants. Some familiar faces coming soon.
STB has a meeting next week discussing the failures of all Class 1 railroads in their handling of the supply chain issues. The STB is concerned about how PSR has gutted the railroads ability to handle the daily operations of the business let alone... — read more
Hiring is not a cheap process for any company. And what happens then? NS spends its resources looking for candidates who would agree to such working conditions and then when they finally find them, they do everything to get these people out of... — read more
Just got offered a job as conductor however I have good job at processing plant not making as much but it’s stable any rumors of layoffs at NFS
Nothing is built Nothing is back Nothing is better. Sounds like NS adopted the same philosophy.
What is life like these days in the loco shops? Just curious should I decide to go back if called. Thank you.
No union contract, no stanard of living wage during record inflation. Out here helping the little people who need it most! https://finance.yahoo.com/news/norfolk-southern-announces-10-billion-201500870.html?.tsrc=rss&guccounter=1
I was hired a few months ago. Does that mean I can feel safe, or can I still be a target even though I only recently got a job? Some tell me that NS will not cut those who have recently been hired, but others tell me that it would not be unusual... — read more
Most large shops will see a 10% cut across all crafts within the next month. Just heard this from some top brass I am in a squash league with. Just letting you know.
I'm not familiar with how locomotive work is done, but is this "modernization" work that Wabtec is getting legal under the contract. https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/wabtec-to-modernize-330-locomotives-for-norfolk-southern/
I think the biggest problems here stem from the disconnect between executives and the workers. They are not in the least interested in feedback from employees. Of course the divide has a very bad effect on the company. What factors do you think... — read more
10k to move your family and life to a yard that's terribly short staffed because the company cut to the bone to maximize short term profits. Now the local workers are sick of forced OT with Monday and Tuesday off and are finding other jobs as well... — read more
Just got an email about referrals and cash incentive. Basically a few years ago I did refer people to your company but guess what … YOU LAID THEM OFF… so they quit hahaha treat people fair and get rid of the id--ts who make these calls like Jason... — read more
That will never happen. If the NS has not treated us fairly so far, why would they change that now? Unfortunately, I think they will treat employees worse and worse as time goes on. By employees I mean those who stay here because they have no other... — read more
Thursday with the new big hitters and the Grand Lodge.
It really doesn't make any sense. NS is offering $5K starting bonuses for conductor trainees, so the company is pretty much begging for new employees, and on the other hand, it "motivates" those same new employees to give notice and leave from day... — read more
Don't get too excited, they are only calling back what has quit or retired in the last 6-8 months. This will be the new normal. The company is he-l bent on the operating ratio, and they are still above 60%.
They need to bring back locations for potential hires to come and test and be free to ask questions, instead you now have to have a webcam and do it virtually. It's lazy and furthermore separates the face to face meeting experience. I wanted to... — read more
Forced overtime and call backs at JLS. This company doesn’t really know what it wants. They want company’s to do there shop work but they can do it in house and they want to give it away. How does this look good on paper when the components can be... — read more
Anyone heard of anyone getting letters or in trouble over marking off lately? I know we got covid going strong so some people are out for long periods for that. But the weekend markoffs all the time by the same people nake me wonder. NS really isn't... — read more
ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced that it is offering starting bonuses of up to $5,000 for conductor trainees in priority locations, and $2,500 for other locations. NS plans to offer... — read more
This is NS opinion of its workers. Soon the y will be coming out with a similar policy to BNSF "HI VIZ" Attendance policy that punishes the workers for their inability to hire or attract workers, making you truly 24/7 available at their whim. The... — read more
Escalating quickly now. The NMB just got involved and already the calls for a Presidential Emergency Board have started.
I think that NS is in big trouble and it will get worse. Neither do my colleagues intend to stay here (everyone is already looking for new jobs), nor do the new people with skills and experience want to come here. It is no longer clear what is... — read more
Who all is ApPreCiaTive of their little nS bRaNdEd GiFts ? Abused for years this should make it all bETtEr.
Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC, -0.78% reported Wednesday fourth-quarter profit and revenue that topped Wall Street estimates, as the company's railroad operating ratio improved. The stock was still inactive in premarket trading. Net income rose to $760... — read more
The Presidential Emergency Board is coming...now is the time to make sure the right people get appointed to it. https://www.railwayage.com/freight/cbc-unions-contract-negotiations-at-an-impasse/ Pro worker or pro corporation?
136 trackers are detected when loading the ns layoff page. I'm sure that they know who is posting on here. Scary that they collect so much information for being anonymous.
Bnsf is in a battle. As a NS employee I heard we are getting the same system in the second quarter. We need to stand up and preemptively strike with them!!!! Dear smart/utu and blet I vote to band together as a whole craft across all railroads in... — read more