As a railroad employee, I think the following should be known. I printed out a copy of this post, when "Wanderer" posted on a different thread/forum, and showed it to a few of my co workers. I was asked by my supervison as to the origins of the material. there are supervisors at CSX that are genuinely PO'd that this was made public. not so much the specifics of the "memo", as the fact that offical company business is being divulged, in direct violation of comany policies and operating rules. I personally had to face the music with my employer last year at this time regarding the posting of company affairs in public forums.
Disregarding the fact that a portion of the materials is not accurate in this case, I was contacted by my employer and questioned as to the origin of the posts. Apparently I didn't have to answer, as I was informed that the company I work for has people that monitor the internet(the source of my troubles from last year) and various sites, and that they intend to trace the origin of this post. My employer has taken a hard stance about company affairs being made public, especially verbatim, and they WILL track down those who see fit to divulge the affiars of the company.
I then asked for, and received a verbal(although a written one may be in the offing) clarification as to what is acceptable and what isn't. As an employee of a Class 1, we guided by (by my employer, at least) our Operating rule GR-12, which states in part: "without proper authorization, employees must not: 1) divulge the affairs of the company; 2) permit access to company records and materials....."
I may seem like i'm being a wet blanket but thats not the case. this post is taken, workd fro word from a company document, and the red flags were raised by my employer, as i was involved in an incident last year of a similar nature. The carrier made it clear to me that they ARE investigation the public postings of company documents, and they have EVERY intention of following the electornic trail wherever it leads. So please, in the case such as this, use discrection, as if this leads back to an active railroad employee, it may be THEIR career, THEIR paycheck, and THEIR family that suffers because they shared a company document and it went staright to the internet without the company's approval.
I shall now don my flame retardant suit, and will contact the poster via private email. Thank you.
I know I'm getting old... My insurance company sent me only half a calendar this year!