Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

The worst company ever

I made the mistake of joining recently. Everyone I've come in contact with is rude. Everyone. Nobody wants to offer help or assist you, even if they are the ones who gave you the task and did not provide you with enough information on how to do it. I know I'm young and new but I'm willing to learn - if anybody would bother to show me anything. Doesn't matter. I'll be gone within a few weeks anyhow.

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Post ID: @OP+1eEp0BFL

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I try not to be rude or mean, but it sometimes comes off as that. I'll help an orange hat, but I won't train them, not when the company has their CTI's that make an extra 25 grand over what i make. The CTI just wants to pawn the new hires off on other people when they sit in the office surfing the web.

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Post ID: @2gtp+1eEp0BFL

You sound like "a 30 year old head" new hire. Change your attitude, and you might find help is all-around.

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Post ID: @1pib+1eEp0BFL

Suck it uP and get some seniority under your belt. It might not get any better, but at least you'll have more vacation days lol. OR switch crafts and get a Lone Worker job. I work by myself. Not that bad of a gig.

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Post ID: @1yzv+1eEp0BFL

As said before many times over. A railroad career is not for everyone! Many of the people that are probably still there, have many years of experience under them. Many of those individuals don't have a tolerance for BS when it comes to doing a job. If you're new, many of those people won't accept you for a while. I'd like to think everyone starts out that way until you have some years under you. If you can't take criticism, or the occasional a$$-chewing from them, then you better leave now! It's not going to get any better whatsoever. Sorry if its not what you wanted to hear.

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Post ID: @1zid+1eEp0BFL

@OP You already made a mistake by going to work for UP. Don’t make another one by choosing to stay there.

It will never get better. Ever.

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Post ID: @1xza+1eEp0BFL

Well for multiple reasons. You just may be working around employees that are burned out and are tired of the toxic atmosphere UP and the precision railroading scheme has created. Even the best of employees gets disappointed over time!

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Post ID: @zwj+1eEp0BFL

Welcome to the railroad. We've been through a lot and you're gonna have to earn our respect. It's not for everybody, and if you're already worked up about people not being friendly and helpful enough, then moving on would probably be the best thing for you to do.

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Post ID: @faf+1eEp0BFL

I hate the attitude that “I won’t train anyone unless I am getting extra pay.” I try to help everyone as I will be working with these people and my safety depends on them knowing their job. I don’t want to lose a limb or my life because someone doesn’t know what they are doing. We all should look out for our fellow man regardless of how we feel about the company.

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Post ID: @xaq+1eEp0BFL

Since we don’t get paid for training students anymore most guys say their not teaching the new guys squat. We’ve been working without a contract for years now no pay raises no student pay inflation is getting worse every day. Would you train someone for free? Us older guys have been doing favors left and right since PSR and haven’t gotten anything extra so in my opinion this is why attitudes are bad, probably isn’t going to get better either. So you can toughen up or quit like so many others before you. At least that’s how it is in zone 100.

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Post ID: @siq+1eEp0BFL

Sounds to me there maybe a couple of things wrong with this dude. Could be d-mber than a sack of dog sh-t or doesn’t respect his peers that try to help him and come off as rude.

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Post ID: @pas+1eEp0BFL

Since you're young, I would highly suggest your exit. The longer you stay, the more UP will assimilate your life and after about 25 years of servitude, you will become the very thing you are seeing now.

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