Couple weeks back a coworker of mine got a letter of caution due to a dusty cab on a 6MO RM.. tried getting me for a broken mirror but told me it was an exhaust leak when i questioned so i fought and got it dropped and tried for another and i straight out declined it and showed them where i was never in the wrong. put a guy (now furloughed) on the street for 5 days for overlooking a 7”x9” oil spot on conductor side running board towards ac unit. have a gangleader on the street for 40 days now due to a consist failing 50 miles out of the facility for air brake troubles. it won’t get better, only worse...
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Sent out on a delay, one engine on fire, the other engine drenched in oil front to back, called the supervisor informed the supervisor what was going on, the response I got “ Yea bud go ahead grab some crew packs wipe that s—er down as best you can get that thing started and let’s get this thang movin” O.o
F— ns I’m finding out the grass is greener on the other side as many other laid off ns employees
It's a cat-tatrophe!
Lawyer up on them, their pocket book is all they understand.
update: 40 days due to the engineer seat spinning and putting the trim in emergency on the remote DP units. even more absurd
Tobin and Pratt law firm , Chicago IL
It is NSane
Anybody who gets fired over this penny annie bs should see if they can find a lawyer to represent them and if so, file a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Sure do wish some management would be held accountable.
“That one has ptc trouble. Don’t put it on the grid..”
“This one’s in RT state so don’t put any comments on it just change the part when it comes in tomorrow”
“I know those engines have been sitting there for an hour but don’t put them on the grid until we are done servicing the other engines or the DS count will get too high”
“We absolutely have to release this engine because we don’t want to look bad on the call”.....Next day....”Oh we have to give you a letter because we did an audit on that engine you released and here’s what we found...”
I have had a mechanical supervisor call me on the phone and ask me to walk them through how to shut down a locomotive. I explained how to hit the big red button on the back wall. This company is unbelievably mismanaged. Talk about fat needing to be trimmed. We spend as much time fudging numbers as we do working. All because of needless, useless managers who add zero value are scared of the iron fisted upper management who are just as clueless as lower management. The reports may look like improvements have been made but the reports are so easily and frequently fudged from all levels of management.
A fellow employee just got a start serious because the reliability team found 3 old brushes on top of a traction motor. On this persons part this was a slight over sight, not a safety issue. It does appear they are now trying to fire everyone they didn't lay off.