Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

Factors driving the disconnect between executives and employees?

I think the biggest problems here stem from the disconnect between executives and the workers. They are not in the least interested in feedback from employees. Of course the divide has a very bad effect on the company. What factors do you think are driving this huge disconnect?

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New VP Transportation, PSR continues to fail as management only answers to the hedge funds.

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Post ID: @nuir+1fKyUNJK

👇🏼Insert cackling annoying laugh 😆

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Post ID: @cfej+1fKyUNJK

So “ With the passage of time we will never get a fair contract “ The passage of time will result in job loss / consolidation in the railroad industry “ Furthermore the passage of time as in the past has passed and the RLA will continue to make you pass the time . Good Luck to all my fellow RR brother’s …Just “ Past the time “ It’s time just let it pass ? Simple ???

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Post ID: @afau+1fKyUNJK

Just like congress. Too far removed from the people.

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Post ID: @8vcr+1fKyUNJK

They actually try and f--k up every job in the name of "this is a 24/7 operation. They don't see if the work can be performed on a schedule that would be more productive to the operation as well as having a better quality of life on those that actually do the real work. And let's not forget, they plan all this sitting around in a nice new building in ATL not getting the least bit rained on, or freezing, or burning up, or in the middle of the night. They're so far disconnected they don't even recognize they work for a railroad.

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Post ID: @8bsx+1fKyUNJK

Factors # 1,2,3 GREED! Factor #4 ARROGANCE! #5 INCOMPETENCE!

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Post ID: @8pbn+1fKyUNJK

They bought us backpacks what other improvements do you need ?

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Post ID: @6lbz+1fKyUNJK

I’m so glad to be out of that place. Have weekends off,vacation when I want it, not what’s left open. Treated like a human, pay raises that don’t get eaten up by health care increases. Not being wrote up for stupid sh-t, or forced on holidays. Come to think of it, why did I ever go to work there??

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Post ID: @3gwi+1fKyUNJK

Just think of all the guys who thought trains were cool when they were kids, then they got a job with real trains. Man, were they ever in for a rude awakening. Like a big bucket of ice dumped on their head when they were not looking.

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Post ID: @2tfj+1fKyUNJK

instead of being ready, aim, fire.
this company is fire, ready, aim.

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Post ID: @2iam+1fKyUNJK

The company views its employees as a liability, not an asset. It’s that simple. We are standing in the way of their second yacht.

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Post ID: @1eql+1fKyUNJK

I think the factors are the Executives are a bunch of greedy twits. That and a lot of them came up through T&E management ranks where they were dumped on, backstabbed and politicked their way to top.....so they feel "owed" all that money since they were sinister enough to survive and thrive by destroying employee lives. Think about that, the "cream of the crop" among a bunch of duplicitous, shady and evil Managment employees.

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Post ID: @1tuf+1fKyUNJK

One of the biggest problems is what I call the "handled" management style that persists on NS. Management must have a certain number of "handlings" [discipline] or they are considered weak and ineffective. Many times these handlings are for nothing and recipients think they're being picked on. Recently at my location transportation management has been insisting that mechanical employees are to be handled for some reason. They have been told to lay off their own people because of the record numbers of people who are quitting, but now they're messing with our people. Well we're sick of it too! I actually think people like Shaw don't want this culture, but until you get rid of the unethical management culture, you'll get a workforce that can't stand showing up.

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Post ID: @1gpg+1fKyUNJK

The FRA is the biggest disconnect between the executives and the workers. Bureaucrats run the company from a distance. The workers and their supervisors are paid to be “yes” men to a government agency in the name of “federal regulations”. The executives sole place in the equation is to answer to the shareholders.

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Post ID: @yjw+1fKyUNJK

Hiring a "Fresh outta College" Supervisor and telling them to do things "this way" because all things that the Railroad has done over the last hundred something years is wrong.

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