Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

Referral ??

Just got an email about referrals and cash incentive. Basically a few years ago I did refer people to your company but guess what … YOU LAID THEM OFF… so they quit hahaha treat people fair and get rid of the id--ts who make these calls like Jason Eddy or Bartley and your company will run much better. I understand it’s all about the cash “wall street” and treating workers like lower class citizens but in the long run your workers move the freight not pencil pushers or computer hero’s !!!!

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If management, especially upper management were held to the standard that guys on the ground are we wouldn’t be in the situation that we’re in.

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Post ID: @6ygo+1fEZNApv

Mechanical employee on NS here. There's no more juice to squeeze down here. As a matter of fact not only is there no juice there's no pulp left on this fruit. So bring it on! My give a f__k meter is stuck on zero.

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Post ID: @5xqf+1fEZNApv

PSR 2.0 coming to a first class railroad near you. It has already started at Canadian Pacific. Time to squeeze some more juice from these lemons.

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Post ID: @5lce+1fEZNApv

Yes the railroads cutting to the bone marrow contributed to the supply chain shortage. No one except the robber baron executives are denying it.

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Post ID: @5poi+1fEZNApv

I read an article one of the NS exec were blaming employees pretty much for not falling in line with PSR. Pretty much blaming us Union people for not making is work as smoothly as it supposedly should. Idk

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Post ID: @5wkc+1fEZNApv

Railroad CEO's are blaming everything on the pandemic with no blame given to PSR and it's effects. You can tell they fear further regulation of the industry, but if it comes, they caused it. Now they don't understand why everyone would come back after the massive PSR furloughs. Shows a disconnect for sure between executives and the workers.

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Post ID: @4tcx+1fEZNApv

Railroad employment reached a maximum in 1947 - 1,516,000

In 2021 railroad employment was 116,000

The American Chemistry Council – which represents companies in the chemical industry, such as BASF, Chemours (the DuPont spinoff), Chevron Phillips Chemical, DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, etc. – lamented in a letter to the STB, cited by the WSJ, that railcars were waiting at railyards for over a week and travel times for some routes more than doubled. Some factories were running out of materials because shipments had gotten hung up and were approaching the point where they’d have to close, and other factories have cut production.

And now you know why there are shortages everywhere, railroad management.

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Post ID: @4jwy+1fEZNApv

I agree as well that they have farmed out work . Perfect example intermodal yards at my location farmed out the carman jobs/work to a company for less money. All intermodal car inspections are done by said company . To my point technology is shrinking the industry as well , PTC is the latest example of this . If you include corporate greed into it the jobs become even less through PSR .

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Post ID: @4nyc+1fEZNApv

Correction to the yardmaster poster, the workforce in the industry isnt shrinking so much as its being farmed out to contractors. Contractors who make around $19 a hour, ie minimum wage in this day and age.

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Post ID: @4fwu+1fEZNApv

In response … Having 28yrs in this industry working as a conductor, YM and engineer . I would never refer this job to someone I care about . The company is making a push to hire reluctantly because of government pressure . The new hires we have I’m making it clear they have no future . The industry is shrinking . Just look at the headcount in comparison to 20yrs ago . We as essential employees worked through a global pandemic. We didn’t get to work remotely from home . We sacrificed ourselves every day to keep a country fluid . Carriers are not bargaining in good faith working several years without a contract and rising costs with inflation by the day. We are skilled workers . There is a reason why it takes months to train a new employee and the fortitude to stay . This job is not for everyone. The new class 1’s it’s about record profits at the expense of customers, dividends, OR and do more with less . Hedge Funds are destroying our nation’s infrastructure.

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Post ID: @2pfb+1fEZNApv

Forbes 500 top 5 in companies to stay away from. Good work NS here's your trophy🏆

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Post ID: @1qeq+1fEZNApv

All executives need Tuesday Wednesday off 2nd and 3rd shift only for the first 10 years, then 2nd shift Friday Saturday for years 11 through 20. Then years 21-25 they can have a 1st shift but absolutely no Saturday Sunday off. Now if they've made it to 25 years of service and have successfully had a least 1 divorce, then and only then can they have a Saturday and Sunday off. However, after they do get that Saturday Sunday off, let's make sure we abolish that job or close a point down to make sure they begin the cycle all over again. Yeah right, I'm gonna refer someone to come out here.

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Post ID: @1dgd+1fEZNApv

It just all the more shows the disconnect between management here and the actual people that do the work and make the company money.

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Post ID: @1vdi+1fEZNApv

With oil and gas skyrocketing and the federal reserve set to tighten interest rates, there's no way I would consider coming out here right now. I could see them trying to over hire then furlough to basically keep a reserve list. The economy is slowing. To what degree is still not known

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