Most likely there will be some type of compromise where as a NY crew that gets instructed to operate a late night train to Ronkonkoma will not have to physically sit on a train back to penn station at 6am just to press a button on a timeclock. That serves no one, it doesnt save the taxpayer any money, it doesnt provide any value to the railroad and it doesnt benefit the employee. Lose-lose-lose. All it would accomplish is to create more fatigue among train service employees, which i always thought was a bad thing? Did we forget about safety???? Its not acceptable to completely change the course of business and totally upend peoples lives for no other reason than "it looks good".
It seems the people that are advocating for that are just doing so out of spite and pettiness.
If the RR is so opposed to people getting paid to DH to a home terminal then why do so many jobs in the crew book not start and finish at the same place? Do the employees write the crew book?
Ive heard that we will most likely get a system that would require us to bio metrically "punch" a timeclock at least once per day verifying that we are indeed on the property. Thus satisfying any concerns that employees are staying home all day and getting paid. But no, you will not be required to dead head 4 hours back to your "home terminal" to punch out and then dead head 3 hours to get to your bed. And then wake up 2 hours later to do it all over again.
Also, whats the difference between sleeping on your dead head vs sleeping in your bed???
Sleep is sleep.
Also you will need to create another department to monitor everyones punching in and out. More wasted $$$$.
Train service already has TIMACS to verify our off times when dead heading back to a home terminal so the fraud prevention aspect is a moot point, as there is no fraud. Like i said, its just a new policy being promoted out of spite and jealousy. Not exactly a great way to manage your workforce. But apparently managers like Datenail already think there employees are dishonest thieves who need to be punished. Its no wonder the RR is in the mess its in.