The Canadian Pacific Posted openings for both Conductor Trainee and Train Dispatch Trainee on 07/16/2015. I applied to both of them yesterday. I realize that they are two very different jobs. I am 54 years old and retired from police work 4 1/2 years ago. I have an okay post-retirement job, but it really doesn't challenge me very much and is quite boring. I sort of have a good feel for conductor slots, since I have done sessions with BNSF & UP. One of my biggest concerns is steady work. Would Train Dispatch necessarily be less prone to layoffs? Also, the announcement shows Minneapolis. Do I take that at face value? The reason I ask is I had heard in the past that United States operations were dispatched out of the CP building in Minneapolis, but had moved to a more suburban site in Cottage Grove. Can anybody here comment of that? Also, is Dispatch typically 8 hour shifts? Are the shifts permanent or do dispatchers rotate from days, to afternoon, to midnights on some sort of regular schedule?