Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

I would never go back

Who are these people who would return to the National Assembly after it was made clear to them that this company does not value them in the least? Someone really needs to be very desperate to come back here.

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Post ID: @OP+1gLA6iKT

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I don't recommend this job to anyone (I used to). I also don't recommend anyone making within about 5/HR come back. If you're under 30 with not much time in I don't recommend coming back even if you're making less than that range.

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Post ID: @4ded+1gLA6iKT

I've been furloughed 3 times since 2008. One time I went up the road so I didn't actually miss a paycheck. With what this company has come to there won't be a fourth time for me. I want my retirement but I'm starting to wonder if I'll last that long anyway. Physically, with the extra work brought on by the cuts. Mentally, with the stress of always watching my back. Or they might just fire me when I finally tell a bootlicking supervisor where to get off.

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Post ID: @4aaq+1gLA6iKT

You know what they call a Quarter
Pounder with Cheese in Paris? A ROYALE WITH CHEESE...

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Post ID: @3fif+1gLA6iKT

The railroad never made any bones about furloughing. I was told right from the start to expect a few furloughs. I could accept it because before they'd cut you could usually feel traffic at the point dying down. It made sense. Now they cut for perceived shareholder value and business conditions be d**ned. I don't question anyone's reasons for returning because no one knows their situation but it's not the easy choice it used to be.

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Post ID: @3qdt+1gLA6iKT

When I hired in the late 70s, if there was even a rumor that the railroad was hiring, you would have 300 people apply for 5 jobs. Now they can't even get people to apply with a $5000 bribe. Times sure have changed

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Post ID: @3gqc+1gLA6iKT

The railroad used to be a job where you had to know someone to get in, now they are plastering digital and print ads everywhere. What does that say about the industry ? I would like to have the money that is currently being spent trying to recruit new hires. That is money that should have been used to retain good employees.

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Post ID: @2vlx+1gLA6iKT

It’s really not that great of deal anymore. Used to be best gig in town. Now it’s mediocre at best.

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Post ID: @1fhq+1gLA6iKT

Yep your right. I hate that some of my really intelligent former coworkers went back just to waste their brain at that dump. I know most did for it the retirement but these guys are in their 30s. I would think something would tell them that buying lottery tickets gives you a equal chance at getting to 30/60 at the RR. It’s not our parents RR and it will never be. Those days are long gone. They will eventually get the unions out.

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