It sucks that they are cutting overtime. Freight guys don't get paid a very high hourly rate, and the extra overtime helps the guys earn a living...and it's not like they don't deserve the OT....they definitely earn every hour they work. It's not an easy job, for the engineer or conductor. Lots of physical labor climbing on and off of the trains, running around throwing switches, walking brake tests where it's required to walk the entire train, and being exposed to all of the weather conditions while doing all of that. It's sad how a lot of railroads seem to be developing what I call the 'retail mentality'....and for those who have worked retail you know what I mean. Hopefully the management will learn that it's worth it to spend the extra little bit on OT, and run the cars out when the customers need them rather than waiting for the cars to pool up. I can't see the railroad as a whole being very productive trying to keep the crews to 8 hour days. Can't get much accomplished on a freight job with only 8 hours to play with.