jg greenwood wrote:
Believe me, I am not trying to one-up you, I guess we are seeing that things are getting rough all over. 4 days last week, 60 hours. It has been a lllloooonnnngggg time since I have seen that kind of abuse. Not since the CN first took over the WC.
Three days worked last week, a total of 43-hours. Almost 10-hours spent in the van! We've come to the conclusion that the most dangerous part of our job is riding with these over worked and underpaid drivers!
jg greenwood wrote:
Just beat you this week. 17'10"
BlackDog wrote:We are trying that here on the CN. In spite of what management says, it doesn't work as a cost saving tool. In theory it should work great, but out here in the Dairyland Disneyland, crews are racking up lots of overtime and the cab company is smiling all the way to the bank.
We are a scheduled railroad, you can set your calender by us.
We're scheduled alright, in THEIR dreams!
An all time record today BD, 16'30" !
I cannot wait for that paycheck to show up!
And you couldn't be more correct about the cab drivers, there is no way I am going to sleep while those clowns are behind the wheel. I like the money but I think we all need a break before something else tragic happens that the CN can say wasn't their fault because they run a scheduled railroad.
What fries my anus if the fact we'll crawl into Champaign/Fulton with less than a couple of hours to work and the weasels whip out a switch-list so we can finish up our 12-hours trimming tracks, hostling power, etc. Some of you may say: "what's the big deal, you're on the clock for 12-hours?"
That's correct. Problem is, these cretins refuse to consider the fact that we're facing another 2-3 hour van ride back to our home terminal. By the time you're back home and off-duty, you've logged 14/15-hours all total. Do this several times per week and you're hammered! Good only on pay-day. As BD says, closing your eyes with some of these drivers is tantamount to committing suicide. No power-nap on the ride home kiddies!