The fighting and bickering between Management and Agreement is starting to wear itself thin. Even the animosity between crafts is getting old. Enough is enough. We all habe a job to do, working towards the same goal, yes some are paid more than others but you all must remember the UP does provide opportunity for advancement. Its there, you just have to want it bad enough. If you like where your at, then there is nothing wrong with that, but what gives you the right to critisize someone who wants more? Be happy for your fellow man, be happy for yourself, respect one another, form your own opinions, encourage eachother. WWW.TIMEFORACHANGE.ORG
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What does “completely wording” mean?
Hey OP, can you clarify what chances you're referring to when it comes to advancements? Do you even work for the Union Pacific? Your posting kind of makes me believe you don't. If you did, then I think you would've used completely wording, or not even posted anything. The Union Pacific management is entirely cutthroat in their practices. Yes you can advance, but it comes at a personal cost. That cost is different for everyone. The fighting and bickering is old, so I do agree with you on that point. For some people, an advancement is not an option. It's actually mandatory. For example, a switchman or conductor forced into engineer work. The bad part about that is when people are forced into being an engineer, work slows down, they'really forced back to being a switchman or conductor. With everything going on today, moving back isn't an option anymore because they're old job no longer exists. People's right to criticize comes when the people that do move up, are writing up their former co-workers for the same infractions they were guilty of before moving up. I was also lost on the whole goal thing. What goals are you talking about? Have you interviewed anyone in regards to actual goals? I have, and most of them have stated that they simply want to provide for their families. I don't think anyone has any idea of what the UP's goals are. to So before you call people out, you should probably have a much better understanding of what's actually going on. Just a little something for you to think about
I'm sure glad I work at small service unit, We have our problems, but for the most part, it's not bad. Good luck
Management at UP is a demotion. Both salary wise and for your dignity.
The only advancement opportunities is to go to management most don’t want that headache . Other then that nothing there is no advancement. There used to be apprentices and helper jobs that were available to the labors/f&o/mso to move up and replenish the other crafts when there were retirements but not anymore. The company expects them to got to a trade school or take classes and then when they apply for those jobs they are told they don’t have enough experience for the job seen it over and over again. The toxic culture that was created by the current leadership (not just PSR/Unified 2020 this culture started well before it took hold) caused this rift to become worse before everyone pretty much got along you had your bad eggs that stirred the pot but they were few. Now everyone is getting shafted, overworked, and treated like they are liabilities instead of being valued.
Blah blah blah what a waste of air and space