Noel Weaver wrote:OH MY!!!! You are working under one of the best contracts in the industry and you are complaining because you have to carry some papers in a binder.
First off, i dont work for Metro North. So who cares about thier contract. Secondly, learn how to read. I am not complaining about having to carry papers in a binder. I am complaining about having to carry papers in a binder that is larger then nessecary for the task.
Noel Weaver wrote:Just imagine if you were working for Amtrak out of Rensselaer, you would have to carry rulebooks and timetables for six different outfits, Amtrak/NORAC, CSX, Metro-North, CP/Consolidated Code, Vermont Railway and CN/Canada Rules.
I do have to carry to up to that many mauals. CSX, Metro North, NORAC, GCOR, ST, CP Rail, NECR and Amtrak. So what is your point? The idea of being able to make more room in ones grip is not a new idea. If i can shave an inch off of a binder, thats one more inch of room to store other essential items. The question i posted is perfectly logical to anybody who carries alot of books and does not want to have multiple bags or a giant bag. I work some runs where i have to carry an entire seperate bag for all the rule books i need to carry.
Noel Weaver wrote:If you are looking for sympathy from me, sorry, you should consider yourself lucky you have a good job, there are lots of good railroaders who would gladly carry the stuff you have to carry if they could just work, unfortunately they can't because there is not enough business to keep them working.
Looking for sympathy? Asking if a thinner binder is made to hold a rule book comes off as asking for sympathy? Maybe in your world, in my world, it's a simple question that would never be interpreted as anything even remotley like a sob story.
Perhaps if you bothered to read my question, you would see i clearly stated the question was for "People who carry the Metro North Operations Manual". Since your retired and are not even a railroad employee, you do fall into that catergory. So no, i am not looking for sympathy from anyone, especially not from a person who seems to be unable to read a simple question. The question does not pertain to you, so just move along.