Is the Harriman Medal Contest rigged?

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donredhead

Is the Harriman Medal Contest rigged?

Post by donredhead » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:42 pm

Seems so if Because the Gold Harriman Medal has been awarded to the NS and the N&W almost since its existance. Someone should investigate this.

Gadfly
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Re: Is the Harriman Medal Contest rigged?

Post by Gadfly » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:39 am

If you LIVED the NS "culture" the way employees have to you would understand! They have NO tolerance for accidents. No sympathy for even the simplest mistake! Even if it causes NO harm to people or property. Every morning, ALL NS employees have a safety briefing. NO exceptions. A General Conduct and Safety Rule is read EVERY single morning! NO exceptions!!!!! Each employee then must engage in a series of stretching exercises each morning. He is part of a SAFETY TEAM who must do a monthly "SAFETY SURVEY" once each month. ANY alleged safety violation is written up and filed. Get THREE of them, YOU WILL BE DISMISSED EVEN IF THE VIOLATION RESULTS IN NO ACTUAL ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Each employee lives in FEAR on NS of being run off! It is a frightening environment, but it is apparently VERY effective!!!!! NS says, "ALL accidents CAN be prevented"! BELIEVE it!
If you don't know about NS and its Safety Program, then you have no reason to comment! I am not defending it, but their Safety Program is frightening but effective,and their record is probably deserved with regard to Harriman. I LIVED their "safety": I KNOW about it!!!!!

Gadfly

njt5140
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Re: Is the Harriman Medal Contest rigged?

Post by njt5140 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:52 pm

Gadfly wrote:If you LIVED the NS "culture" the way employees have to you would understand! They have NO tolerance for accidents. No sympathy for even the simplest mistake! Even if it causes NO harm to people or property. Every morning, ALL NS employees have a safety briefing. NO exceptions. A General Conduct and Safety Rule is read EVERY single morning! NO exceptions!!!!! Each employee then must engage in a series of stretching exercises each morning. He is part of a SAFETY TEAM who must do a monthly "SAFETY SURVEY" once each month. ANY alleged safety violation is written up and filed. Get THREE of them, YOU WILL BE DISMISSED EVEN IF THE VIOLATION RESULTS IN NO ACTUAL ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Each employee lives in FEAR on NS of being run off! It is a frightening environment, but it is apparently VERY effective!!!!! NS says, "ALL accidents CAN be prevented"! BELIEVE it!
If you don't know about NS and its Safety Program, then you have no reason to comment! I am not defending it, but their Safety Program is frightening but effective,and their record is probably deserved with regard to Harriman. I LIVED their "safety": I KNOW about it!!!!!

Gadfly
And of course all mileage jobs work 12 hours to make up Harriman time, so if you get somewhere in decent time you rot unitil your times almost up!
They have a pill for that!

trainwayne1
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Re: Is the Harriman Medal Contest rigged?

Post by trainwayne1 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:56 pm

If any of you are interested....you can find what a lot of NS employees have to say about the working conditions and a lot of other things on here..

http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/norfol ... n-railway/
Hard work is never easy

train2
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Re: Is the Harriman Medal Contest rigged?

Post by train2 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:05 pm

I have always joked the person's who's job is most in jeopardy is the Director of Safety the year NS doesn't win a Harriman.

T2

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