Just got offered a job as conductor however I have good job at processing plant not making as much but it’s stable any rumors of layoffs at NFS
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How are some engineers getting things because the are financially needy yet you talk about how much money you make? Which is it
I've been here for 18 years. I WOULDN'T go here. Keep your other job. There is almost a 90% chance that you will be laid off. This place is will do anything to fire you. They hide in buildings, weeds and anywhere they can hoping that you do something wrong. Like not crossing the tracks at 90*. The company officials have told us that they must write people up every 2 months if not they will get in trouble by their bosses. Like I said STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!
DO NOT DO IT!!! I’ve got 18 years in this cr-p ho-e company and I’m running for the hills. People are quitting so fast they can’t hire people to cover it. They are the 2nd worst company in the country for a reason. They’ve earned the rank. Awful company ran by awful people.
Ask yourself- is money worth you ENTIRE LIFE?
It could be a great career. Who knows?
You can give it a shot. You can be a yes man and move up to the top in no time. Step on people then move up to management and step on few more.
Just like the other ones are saying. You will have a difficult life.
The physical therapy appointment part of railroading is not easy. Weather,scheduling and management is not worth the price.
Chances you will be furloughed depends on your location. The turnover right now is high. You can make good money but it comes at a price. Say goodby to your friends, distant family members. Sure your friends will keep in contact for awhile but will stop calling for those Saturday outings because they know you cant because your working. Your schedule will be terrible for many,many years. Probably 15-20 yrs at least.....and that goes for any craft not just transportation. It's definately not for most.
DO NOT WORK FOR NS OR ANY OTHER CLASS ONE RR....KEEP YOUR PRIVATE SECTOR JOB.
RUN FOREST RUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With PTC conductors are going away anyhow. RUN!
Started off as a conductor 2008 got furloughed 4 months later. Transfered to mechanical. Took them 2 years to call me back for that conductor position! Never went back. Never been furloughed again, been bumped but not furloughed. Choose a different craft job, unless you have tons of money stashed and can survive a furlough.
Here’s the advice - DO NOT GO. You can thank me later
And at what cost? Holidays,weekends,bottom of the barrel scheduling vacation, for about 20 years. Not worth it to me.
Up to you, obviously but read the posts on the forum and see if you want to put up with the BS.Is it worth the move? sure you will make more money but, for how long?