gp80mac wrote:All class-1s are the same - just different colors on the locomotives. The whole rivalry between class-1s in any category is just plain silly.
I guess to clarify from my OWN experience, i should say they were, indeed, persnickety about equipment, "Obsessive Compulsive about Safety", but in their treatment of the employees? Horrible!~!! If they EVER get it for you, you just as well LOOK OUT!
You're in for a rough row to hoe, trust me!
One afternoon, when I working in the Material Management Dept, I was filling pick lists. These are computer-generated orders for materials. Anything from bolts to heavy machine components that go on track maintenance machines. Remember, I told you about one of the fellas whose nose would be broken if the boss turned a corner? He marked off early (you could do that since it was a regular 1st trick shift). The boss went back in the warehouse and was doing some sort of chore---I dont know what---and I was shuttling around with a cart filling orders. I didn't even know the suck-up had left---didn't care since it was none of my beeswax.
I finished the orders, took them to the receiving desk where you-know-who was to "key" them into the computer. Meantime this "boss", FORGETS
that he has let ole suck-up mark OFF!
So the orders didn't get keyed into the computer. Next morning at the mandatory safety meeting, MR. (I called him "ONE TON" -------- because his name rhymed with a name for a sheep)
behind his back was GLARING at ME! He was FAT! And he lays into how "certain" people didn't turn in his orders for processing the previous day! AT the end of the safety meeting and exercise session (you NS people should be familiar with THAT!), he beckons to ME,
"I Wanna see you in the office NOW!" However, a phone call interrupted him, and it gave me a chance to check on something. I FLEW out to the receiving desk, and THERE were the orders I had done the previous day---right where I had LEFt them! Right where we had always been instructed to LEAVE them! Right where they were supposed to be.
While he was still in the office where he was preparing to run me off, I summoned my immediate
line boss, "Ms Becky", we called her.
"Becky", I said, "HERE'S THOSE DAMNED ORDERS I ALLEGEDLY DIDN'T FILL YESTERDAY!!!!! CHECK 'EM AGAINST THE DAILY SUMMARY PRINTOUT!!!"
Every last one of them was there.
Old "One Ton" came waddling out of the office, "I THOUGHT I TOLD MR.---------- TO GET IN THIS OFFICE".
"Um, Mr M-----, you need to come out here and look at this!"
So he waddles out to the receiving desk and, Ms Becky points out the orders.
Wanna know what he says? "OH"! And turns around and shuffles back into his office without another word!!!!!!!!!!! I just looked at Becky and shook my head! Pathetic. A REAL man would've, at least opologized to me if not before the whole safety team the next day.
I eventually got him transferred out of that department and almost fired because there was a fork lift with a defect and he wouldn't FIX it even tho the problem had been pointed out to him numerous times! That was the time he took me out of service and they had to take me back AND PAY me 60 days of back pay!!!!!!!!!!
You have to LIVE t he railroad to KNOW the railroad!