I haven't physically met any dispatchers that I deal with yet, but would like to so that I can match a face to the voice (plus some of the female dispatchers sound so cute, lol).
I work mostly with foreign railroad dispatchers (Amtrak & MBCR) and the regulars know me and work with me as far as moving me (unless we don't want to).
I'm sure Snoozer knows what I mean since he knows most of the territory which I work. There are times where we don't have much to do and if I just tell the dispatchers the truth about wanting to go for the quit, they do their best to help out, as long as we don't screw any passenger trains in the process. And as for making extra money, if we want to stay out a little longer they are willing to help with that as well.