dirtydave wrote:considering applying for signal helper position, any one know how good/bad ns is to work for?NS is like CSX in that as long as you do what is expected of you, there will be no problem. The Railroad is a fantastic place to work as far as benifits and retirement. I encourage anybody who wants to find a career and can deal with working outdoors to apply. The potential to move around within the company is there as well. If working with signals turns out to be not your thing, transfer to something else. At least your foot is in the door.
NS is strict with discipline in that if you make a mistake, you will be punished accordingly. But as with any job. Strive to be the best and follow the rules and you will be ok. I have over a decade on the railroad and have never had an issue.