The more experience employees have the more pressure they feel. There are many reasons why employees with great experience are "problematic" for NS, but the leadership needs to think about what chaos might arise as more and more such people leave... — read more
I'd just like to know if NS turns people toxic or if toxic people are drawn to NS.
I keep hearing $3.75/hr in raises over next 5 years and insurance going up to $369 per month. Wish they would hurry up already
They keep cutting the people that do the work. Now the STB on their case. You reap what you sow.
I wasn't here in 2008. Now I'm worried about what will happen if the recession hits. What did the past recession look like in this company from your perspective?
At one point, my boss started putting more and more pressure on me until his demands became completely unrealistic. I'm sure I'm not the only one? If I had a better offer, I would have left, but I didn’t, so I tried to do as much as I could because... — read more
What do you think?
Anyone heard of callbacks for Linwood hump yard? More specifically Mechanical side? Axed 80
I'm overworked already, but that doesn't stop NS from constantly giving me even more work to do. The more I work, the more work I get. When is it finally enough? Perhaps they should consider replacing us with robots , because there are not... — read more
At first I thought NS will do something to prevent the departure of the best employees. Then I thought the leadership realized it couldn’t keep the best. Now I'm starting to think that it actually suits them that we are all slowly leaving so that... — 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
Looking like all crafts will see some good numbers being called back after July 4th from very reliable sources.
In fact, CSX CEO Jim Foote said the rail carrier has been turning down business recently due to a lack of capacity. Foote said the problems were the result of labor shortages, saying that the carrier has struggled to recruit enough workers to meet... — 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?
For newer employees recently hired you have you’re reasons . I completely understand. 28yrs in this game I can tell you this is a huge mistake to trust any class one railroad …The face you have never seen or voice you have never heard just walk away... — 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 .
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
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.
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
The class 1 railroads have taken a beating this week, will be calling back 60 to 80 in the coming weeks.
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.
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
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
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 .
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
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
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
Genesis has arrived on property as part of new tenants. Some familiar faces coming soon.
Thursday with the new big hitters and the Grand Lodge.
What is life like these days in the loco shops? Just curious should I decide to go back if called. Thank you.
Nothing is built Nothing is back Nothing is better. Sounds like NS adopted the same philosophy.
NF was by far the worst experience of my 20-years-long working career. When they laid me off, they did me a huge favor for which I'm grateful to this day. I have since found a job with roughly the same pay but much better benefits and environment. I... — read more
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.
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.
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 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
If you think the N.S. is garbage now, its only going to get worse with them hiring Hunt Cary. Anyone with a title of V.P of Operating Efficiency is there for one reason; cut jobs! He helped cripple the U.P. by cutting essential personnel during a... — read more
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/