Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

The most depressing job in the world is a HR recruiter at Union Pacific

Get the door closed in your face quicker than a door to door vacuum salesman

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I have to disagree with the title of this one. The most depressing job in the world is not the HR recruiter. The most depressing job is just being a UP employee. The HR recruiter position I'm sure is close to it, but how bad could it actually be for them? That statement is based on the idea that people are actually flocking to the UP for a job. Sadly, the UP is still rated the lowest in the nation for employment and it shows no sign of getting any better. I haven't heard of any large groups applying or have I seen any new faces.

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Post ID: @2vqd+1aqWO3Ua

Um no it’s a TE@Y employee located in Zone 100 OP. We are treated like trash short boards everywhere claims not ever paid and agreements violated daily with little regard for safety these days. I wouldn’t recommend z100 to anyone.

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Post ID: @1rwc+1aqWO3Ua

Well you don’t have to come on this site you know? It’s a free country. And if anyone tells you otherwise it is bull butter!!!!!!!

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Post ID: @1zlk+1aqWO3Ua

Bull Butter! I have people all the time ask how to get on with the railroad 🛤. It has paid my bills and the insurance is always been above par. So many haters o this site. I will work somewhere, may not be here for long but I will stay till they tell me to go home. Everyone grips about something here but money is the least grip I hear.

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Post ID: @1rly+1aqWO3Ua

So it sounds like you agree. Just to put your mind at east, I’ve talked to those trying to recruit and they have a difficult task and struggle with what to say to potential applicants without completely lying. Most new hires in recent years immediately regret signing up after they are quickly laid off. Because this has happened so much, it is very hard to recruit for UP now even for entry level jobs that come with training. Even you said you wouldn’t recommend this job to anyone and that goes for your coworkers as well. That is what the HR recruiters are up against because nearly everyone they talk to knows someone at the RR and they ask if what they told them was true. Having to answer questions like that every single time isn’t very fun. It is an awkward position for them to always be on the defensive. UP is the employer of last resort in 2021.

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Post ID: @fze+1aqWO3Ua

How would you know? Are you a recruiter? Just posting stuff for effect isn’t helping anyone. Believe it or not, there are many still applying to the railroads. I would not recommend anyone working for any railroad, but there are people still wanting to try it out. I used to love my job, but am just waiting out the next couple of years until retirement. I have relatives that have asked me how to get a job here and I tell them to look elsewhere and never consider applying for any railroad. When I look back at all the times I missed with my family, and the lack of loyalty of UP, I wish I had never came to work here. If you like your job, great. If you don’t, do yourself a favor and leave as soon as you can. The years go by quickly and you can never get the time back.

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